National Conference Features JCSS Teachers

The Jackson County School System provided two “share-a-thon” presentations and sent 18 educators to the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference at the World Congress Center in Atlanta last week, according to Deborah Riddleberger, science curriculum coordinator for JCSS. Drawing over 10,000 attendees, the NSTA conference featured more than 1,200 education sessions, including case studies, […]

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JC Reading Bowl Teams Headed for State

Jackson County School System rocked the reading bowl again March 3, and the Gum Springs Elementary and West Jackson Middle schools’ teams are headed to the state competition in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. After advancing from the East Region competition in Augusta Feb. 10, the two teams beat all comers to take first-place honors at their respective […]

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS

Bowen & Watson, Inc. is soliciting Proposals for Work Packages for renovations to West Jackson Middle School in Jackson County. The Jackson County School System posted the Advertisement for Proposals at 4:20 p.m. March 8, 2018, on its website page, “Doing Business with JCSS.”

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Dr. Howard: School Safety Issues

MESSAGE FROM DR. APRIL HOWARD, JCSS SUPERINTENDENT The faculty and staff of the Jackson County School System work every day to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students so they can benefit from a challenging and rigorous educational experience. The conversation about school safety continues in our community and across the country. […]

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Pre-K registration open for 2018-19

Pre-K registration has closed for the 2018-19 school year. The lottery drawing (for those schools where completed applications exceeded capacity) was held March 14, 2018. For more details or information on the waiting list process, click here to visit the Pre-K Registration page.   

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7 Schools earn Title I awards

Seven of the eight schools in the Jackson County School System eligible for the Georgia Department of Education’s Academic Achievement Awards Program are being recognized as Title I Reward Schools. The annual program honors and rewards K-12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in […]

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Kindergarten Round-Up March 21-22

Ready? Set? It’s time for the annual Kindergarten Round-Up. Parents can call the school their children will attend for the 2018-19 school year beginning March 5 to make an appointment for the annual “round-up” event. School phone numbers and a list of the documents required are listed in the flyer below. Click here for a […]

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Talking to children about violence

From the National Association of School Psychologists: High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel […]

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Save the date – March 12 is a “snow day” make-up day

UPDATE: February 15, 2018 — The Board of Education voted February 12, 2018, to use the previously scheduled professional learning day on March 12 as a make-up day for the day we missed January 17. All students and teachers are asked to report on a regular schedule. The change marks the second to the school […]

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