District News

JCHS Guest Speaker

Mr. Bill Deaton with Senture met with JCHS juniors and seniors today in the Tech Center Auditorium.  The topic of the presentation was “Preparing for Life After High School”.  Mr. Deaton discussed the importance of education, how your attitude and goals in life determine your altitude in life, and also the commitment to be successful.

Gear Up Meeting

Several administrators from JCPS attended a partnership meeting with Berea College GEAR-UP Program at Somerset today.  The group reviewed the Walkthrough Reports for the JCMS and the JCHS.  The meeting will help everyone gain a better understanding of standards implementation and rigorous instruction, including how they contribute to college readiness within GEAR-UP schools and districts.  The meeting will also help administrators identify trends, needs and leadership actions to strengthen instruction and school/district culture.    

Sub Bus Drivers Needed

Anyone who would be interested, or might know someone who is interested in becoming a sub bus driver please contact Kathy Spurlock or Richard Lakes at 287-8165.  They will be starting a new driver training class in early April. 

Operation Preparation

Operation Preparation at the Jackson County High School and Middle School last week.  Operation Preparation assists students in career interest, career goals and career planning. 

Envisioning the Future Community

The picture above is from the Envisioning the Future Community Meeting which was held March 26, 2015 at the Jackson County Library Community Room.  Topics of the meeting were: kindergarten readiness, proficiency in core subjects, transitions, graduation, postsecondary degree/certification, student health, student safety, stable community support, and 21st century learning tools.

Calendar Committee

After gathering input and feedback from the Calendar Committee, the following changes have been made to the school calendar: 

  1. There will be school on Friday, April 3, 2015

  2. There will be school on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  3. If we do not miss anymore, the last day for students will be Friday, May 29, 2015

There will be an IC message sent out today informing parents of the calendar changes.

Non-Traditional Instructional Day Parent Survey

The Non-Traditional Instructional Day will allow our district to conduct school through virtual or other non-traditional means on days that we would normally have to cancel school (for weather, flooding, sickness, etc.)  There are currently 13 districts in Kentucky using the Non-Traditional Instructional Day.  The district is in the process of gathering input from various stakeholders to determine if the Non-Instructional Day would be an option for Jackson County for the 15-16 School Year.  The Non-Traditional Instructional Day will allow our students to continue with activities going on in the classroom and help minimize learning loss from being out of school for long periods of time. 



Board Presentation 3/17/2015

Sand Gap Elementary School did an exceptional job with their school presentation at the board meeting last night.  Also, the JCHS/JCMS Band had a great performance for the board members and others.

Barnabas Awarded Technology Grant

Congratulations to the Barnabas Home for receiving a $5,000 grant that will be used for computers and technology.   Special thanks to Betty Moore for submitting the grant application.

National Archery in Schools Program

On Wednesday, March 11th, Jackson County Middle School, Tyner Elementary and McKee Elementary participated in the NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) state tournament in Louisville. 

Jackson County Middle School finished with a team score of 3189 and finished 20th in the state.   Leana Bingham led the team with a score of 281 and Nick Lakes was the top male shooter with a score of 277.  Maximum score is 300.

Tyner Elementary finished with a team score of 2874.  Peyton Hacker led the team with a score of 271 and Nicki Seals was the top female shooter with a score of 242. 

McKee Elementary finished with a team score of 2824.  Isabelle Truett led the team with a score of 259 and Chase Morris was the top male shooter with a score of 252.

Congratulations to all the teams. 

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