BOE reschedules January meeting

In light of the University of Georgia’s competition in the national championship game Monday, the Jackson County Board of Education has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Thursday, January 11, at 6:30 PM. It will be held at the Jackson County Central Office, 1660 Winder Highway, Jefferson, instead of JCCHS. The January work session and Parent […]

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Shrimp in Space? GSES team wins!

GSES students will send fairy shrimp to the International Space Station this summer Three fifth-grade girls from Gum Springs Elementary School will send fairy shrimp to hatch onboard the International Space Station, pending successful completion of a NASA Flight Safety Review that will begin in early February. Ella Cobb, Anna Holley and Audrey Waters’ proposal […]

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New Chromebooks distributed

Cat Flippen and Todd Nickelsen, the Jackson County School System’s director of personalized learning and innovation and its assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, respectively, presented details of a competitive grant process that awarded 1000 more Chromebooks in our schools at the Dec. 11, 2017, Board of Education meeting. Teachers from across the Jackson County School […]

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Weather Watch – Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – 12 noon Good news! The Dance Recital scheduled at EJCHS WILL take place at 6 o’clock tonight (Saturday).    Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 – 1:20 pm – updated at 3:55 pm JCSS schools are closing on time, but all afterschool programs and evening activities are canceled.   The safety of our students […]

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Verify, update contact data for your family in Infinite Campus

Looking for information on how to verify/update the data we use to contact you or those you designate about emergencies, unexpected closings or delays, and more? Review the information below; to reach the screen described and pictured, click on this link:   https://campus.jackson.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/jackson.jsp  Click here to download and save/print a copy of the information below. (Click […]

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JCSS Wellness Survey – results posted

  Research shows that healthy students are better learners. That’s why it’s important to identify policies and programs that support healthy behaviors. Website visitors were asked to complete the JCSS Wellness Survey between Nov. 17, 2017, and Jan. 4, 2018. Click here to view the results. The data will provide a baseline of information to […]

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Innovation accelerating at WJES

West Jackson Elementary School has earned a $10,000 grant as a participant for the Fiscal Year 2018 Innovation Fund Accelerator through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. “We are excited for this opportunity,” said Dr. Amity Hardegree, WJES principal. “It will provide support for our team as we strategically design and implement innovative instructional practices, […]

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WJMS takes top honors (again) at 2017 FFA convention

For the second time in three years, the West Jackson Middle School team is bringing home the highest honors from the FFA national convention. Named 2017 Middle School Model of Excellence winner at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis last week, the Jackson County School System’s team also was the outstanding middle […]

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Akins Ford helps FFA students keep on truckin’

Akins Ford in Winder has made two 2017 Ford F350 flatbed trucks available to the Jackson County School System for a $24 lease for the coming year with a commitment to replace the vehicles annually. The trucks, valued at a total of more than $100,000, bear the Akins logo, along with logos for the East […]

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Graduation Rate: Tops in the county, highly ranked in state

The Eagles are soaring and the Panthers are on the prowl as newly released graduation rates are a cause for celebration in the Jackson County School System. East Jackson Comprehensive High School students now boast the highest graduation rate among the county’s four high schools. Their 95.6 percent graduation rate ranks them 47th among the […]

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