Next Family Math Night set for March 12

It’s a simple equation: Parents + Kids + Teachers + Food = Math Success. At least that’s been the experience for the Jackson County School System. With five Family Math Nights held since the fall and three more set before the end of the school year, Dr. Katie Warwick, JCSS math curriculum coordinator, said she feels good about […]

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Outstanding service honored

Melvin and Katie Brock, longtime westside bus drivers for the Jackson County School System retired recently with “big checks” presented for “faithful service.” David Farmer, JCSS director of transportation, and Dr. Selena Blankenship, director of human resources, explained at the February 11 meeting of the Board of Education that Mr. and Mrs. Brock, who rarely […]

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Kindergarten Round-Up March 20-21

Ready? Set? It’s time for the annual Kindergarten Round-Up. Parents can call the school their children will attend for the 2019-20 school year beginning Monday, March 4, 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 […]

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Early Voting Begins on March 19 Bond Referendum

Registered voters who live within the five Jackson County Board of Education districts will decide the results of a special election on March 19. The BOE is seeking authorization to issue General Obligation School Bonds for construction of a new westside high school and other projects throughout the district, including the planned renovation of East […]

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‘Super buckets’ for Super Bowl wins

The Jackson County School System celebrated Super Bowl LIII with creative menus and prize buckets for students across the county earlier this month. From “Blindside BBQ Chicken” sandwiches and “Halftime Show Hot Dogs,” to “Touchdown Tacos” and “NFL Nachos” (and even “Blitz Burgers”), school nutrition department workers and their leader, Dr. Debra Morris, had fun […]

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New law clarifies stopping for buses

State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced a change in Georgia law Friday, one drivers need to heed. “I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a turn lane, was signed into law last year,” Superintendent Woods said. An attorney general’s […]

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WJMS Reading Bowl Team on its way

West Jackson Middle School’s Reading Bowl Team took first place for the second year in a row in the Eastern Regional competition for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, held in Augusta Feb. 9. WJMS will move on to compete in the Eastern Division competition at Georgia Southern University March 2, and the top team will […]

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Byers, Brown honored for ‘Excellence’

One east side, one west; one a volunteer, one a member of the staff; and both essential to and honored by the Jackson County Board of Education. Mandy Byers, a parent volunteer nominated by East Jackson Comprehensive High School, and Sandra Brown, Jackson County Comprehensive High School cafeteria manager, were recognized with Excellence in Service […]

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‘Dirt turned’ for new school – Bond vote March 19

It was blue skies and sunshine when the Jackson County Board of Education hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new west-side high school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 4 p.m. We live-streamed the event — click here to see it in our archive. The event was held on the new school’s property, which is bordered […]

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EJCHS, JCCHS recognized for AP enrollment, success

Jackson County and East Jackson comprehensive high schools are among just 200 across the state of Georgia recognized for participation in Advanced Placement STEM classes and only 128 recognized as AP STEM Achievement Schools. EJCHS also was cited as one of 142 AP Humanities Schools. State School Superintendent Richard Woods named a total of 230 AP […]

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