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Dismissal Time for Wednesday, May 22nd
Sand Gap--12:25 pm
Jackson County Public School System Prepares for State Assessment
Jackson County students are preparing to participate in the state required end of year testing. The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is a blended assessment with both a norm-referenced component and a criterion-referenced component. Jackson County students in grades 3-8 will be taking the state required K-PREP assessments in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and On-Demand Writing. Students in grades 10-11 will take the On-Demand Writing Test. In addition, high school students completing English 10, Algebra II, Biology, and U.S. History will take an End-of-Course Assessment. The End of Course Assessment will count for 20% of the student’s final course grade.
Jackson County Public Schools Assessment Calendar
May 8-14, 2013
||Reading & Math
||Rading, Math, Science & Language/Mechanics
||Reading,Math, Social Studies & On-Demand
||Reading, Math, Language/Mechanics & On-Demand
||Reading, Math & Science
||Reading, Math,Social Studies & On-Demand
May 6-10, 2013
Grade 10 & 11 will be taking the On-Demand Assessment.
Jackson County High School End of Course Calendar
May 8-May 21, 2013
Students enrolled in English 10, Biology, U.S. History & Algebra II will be taking the End of Course Assessment.
Parents should contact the counselor at each school for questions regarding the upcoming assessment or their child’s specific assessment schedule:
McKee Elementary, Jerene Bowling
Sand Gap Elementary, Barbara Masters
Tyner Elementary, Melony Vickers
Jackson County Middle School, Roxann Vaughn
Jackson County High School, Randi Moore
Students attend State STLP Championship
Students from McKee Elementary, Sand Gap Elementary and Tyner Elementary showcased their technology projects at the 2013 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on Thursday, March 28th at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. The State Championship was attending by nearly 5,000 students representing 400 schools and 100 districts from across the state. McKee Elementary showcased their “Your Vote Matters” project. Sand Gap presented the “Food Bank Project”. SandGap students also created a PSA for the Food Bank which received Honorable Mention. Jesse Howard submitted a Storytelling Project, Magical Flight, and also received an Honorable Mention. Tyner Elementary students showcased their “Healthy Living Blog”.
Mrs. Nina Ingram, STLP Coordinator at Sand Gap, received the Beth Henderson 120% Effort Award. This award is presented to STLP Coordinators that have shown extra effort with guiding the school STLP. This award is named for the late STLP Coordinator Beth Henderson of Christian County. Mr. Fred Tilsley, retired Library Media Specialist from Sand Gap, received the Friends of STLP Award. This award is given to an individual or business that has supported local STLP programs.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the State STLP Championship.
See pictures from State STLP Championship by visiting the JCPS Facebook page.
The 2013--2014 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is posted. To view, click on Administration, then Comprehensive District Improvement Planning. The current plan and plans from past years are posted.
Jackson County Schools receive Tablet PCs
As part of the Promise Neighborhood online learning initiative, the district received 75 Lenovo Tablet PCs and 6 Dell Laptops. These devices will be used to support Blackboard and other online learning opportunities provided by Promise Neighborhood. The computers will be divided between Jackson County High School and Jackson County Middle School. Elizabeth Norris, Curriculum Coordinator and Rhonda Thompson, District Technology Coordinator traveled to Promise Neighborhood offices in Berea on October 31st to take delivery of the computers. District technology staff, Stuart Maiden, Ragan Reece, and Sandra Robinson-Brown began the process of getting devices for use by students and teachers.
We, the stakeholders of the Jackson County School District, accept the responsibility to create lifelong learners and successful citizens by providing an exemplary instructional environment characterized by high academic standards and expectations that accommodate the individualized learning needs of all students.