Text Options Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A A Revert 

Jackson County High School News

RSS feed icon
Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

Attention ParJerry Ackermanents and Guardians:

Jackson County Public Schools Technology Department and Title I Parent Involvement along with People’s Rural Telephone Cooperative Invite parents of Jackson County students to a special event:“Parenting the Snapchat Generation”, Presented by National Speaker, Jerry Ackerman on  Monday, March 6th at 6:00 pm at the Jackson County ATC Auditorium.

Presentation Topics

  •  The Three Reasons that Student Issues are Worse Today than Ever
  •  Rules You Should Have for Technology with Your Child
  •  Apps You Need to Know About!
  •  How Parents Can be Armed to Help the Onslaught of Technology
  •  and much more!

Light refreshments provided by Title I Parent Involvement.  PRTC will be offering two door prizes:  Amanzon Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Stick.PRTC


Orders are now being taken for the 2017 yearbooks in the school store. The cost is $45 with an additional $6 if you want your name on it. You must pay at least $25 down and the full amount to include your name ($51.00). See Mrs. Jamie Coffey if you have questions.

Congratulations JCHS STLP

Congratulations to JCHS STLP. They scored a 90 out of 100 in the Regional Competition and will be progressing to the State Competition in the spring.  Way to go!!

PRTC Classic

2016 PRTC Classic

Non-Traditional Instructional Day

Jackson County Public Schools will be participating in the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID) Program this year. Teachers and administrators have been working to get lesson ready for NTID. Please look over these documents to learn more about NTI day.

Letter to Parents

NTID Information for Parents


No school for Monday and Tuesday

‚ÄčThere will be no school on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd. These two days will be in addition to the planned Thanksgiving break of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. School will resume on Monday, November 28th. Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Picture Day November 14th

PICTURE DAY NOVEMBER 14TH: underclass retakes, Sophomore & Junior class officers, senior superlatives, volleyball, cross country, boys and girl golf.

FFA Donkey Ballgame

This Saturday will be our annual FFA donkey ballgame.  The gates will open at 6:00 with the game at 7:00.  Tickets are on sale now from FFA members or at JCHS (if the grade schools/middle school would like for me to bring some tickets to the school, please just let me know).  Advance tickets are $6.00 and the admission at the gate is $8.00. Kids 1st grade and up will need tickets.  Younger kids are free. 


Thanks for the support of our program.

Red Ribbon Week

Picture Day at JCHS

Monday, October 3rd will be ALL underclass pictures and senior formal retake pictures. NO hats may be worn during pictures.

Senior Formal Pictures

Senior formal pictures will be taken at school this Friday, Sept. 9.  Any senior who has not had their casual picture taken outside of school may have those taken on Friday as well.  ALL pictures must be turned in to Mrs. Coffey by October 15.

No School Friday

REMINDER:  ‚ÄčThere will be no school in Jackson County on Friday, September 2nd.  


Also, Family Fun Night at the Jackson County Fair will be Thursday, September 1st beginning at 6:00 pm at Bond Memorial Park.

JCHS Advisory Council Meeting

Advisory Council Meeting is today Friday, August 26, @11:00a.m. @ Opal’s

2015-16 Yearbooks are NOW on Sale!

The 2015-16 yearbooks are now on sale in the school store. The cost is $50.00.  If you pre-ordered a yearbook you can come by during your lunch break and pick it up.

Welcome Back to School


We are excited to begin the 16-17 School Year.  Staff needs to report to the JCHS/ATC Auditorium on Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 am.  

Breakfast will be served from 7:00 am until 7:50 am.  The Opening Day program will begin promptly at 8:00 am.  Staff will report back to their assigned schools after Opening Day program.

Wednesday, August 3 will be a PLAN day for staff.

Students will report to school for the first day on Thursday, August 4th.  

JCHS Freshmen Orientation

JCHS Freshmen Orientation will be Monday, August 1st, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  There will be a meal provided beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Upperclassmen can Pick up Schedules

JCHS Upperclassmen can pick up their schedules and sign school information papers on Thursday, July 28th, from 5-8 p.m. 

Preschool Screening

Preschool Screening will be on Tuesday, July 26th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at each elementary school.   Please call Mrs. Lisa Hays at (606) 287-7181 to schedule an appointment.  

You will need to bring the following items to your appointment.  

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Socal security number
  • Proof of income
  • Insurance cards
  • Proof of well-child physical, eye doctor visit and dental visit.
Gym Floors Refinished

The gymnasium floors at the Jackson County Middle School, Jackson County High School and Central Office were refinished last week.  This picture is from the Central Office gymnasium floor. 

JCPS Approved for the Non-Traditional Instructional Program

Superintendent Mike Smith received the announcement below relating to the NTID application:


It is my pleasure to inform you that Jackson County Schools has been approved to participate in KDE’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program for the 2016-2017 school year.  We saw a dramatic increase in the number of districts applying for the program this year and the quality of plans was significantly higher.  The application review committee scored your district’s application for the Non-Traditional Instruction program as proficient or above.



Teachers will be receiving information regarding NTID during the August PLAN day and on Opening Day.  Parents will be receiving information when the district finalizes all NTID plans. 


Class of 2016 slideshow
16-17 STEM Camp Registration Now Open
Gifted & Talented Parent Survey Now Available!

Attention Parents & Guardians:

If your student participates in the Primary Talent Pool and/or Gifted and Talented Program we would like your input.  Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey.

GT Parent Survey

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. 

Spring Technology Surveys
Time to Vote for a 2016-17 Parent SBDM
I Am Someone

On Monday, March 21st, Scott Harvey visited JCHS and JCMS to share his I Am Someone presentation.  His presentation deals with cyberbullying and appropriate behavior online.  Scott is a police officer in Nicholasville and supervises the safety officers in Jessamine County Schools.  He also teaches the DARE program.  He was able to engage the students with his humor but also convey the importance of the topic.  For more information, please visit Scott’s website at http://www.speakingofharvey.com/ or follow him on Twitter using #IAmSomeone.

2015-2016 Yearbooks are on Sale Now!!

The 2015-16 yearbook orders are now being taken in the school store. The cost if pre-ordered is $45 or $51 with your name on the cover. ALL yearbooks purchased next year that were not preordered will be $50.00.

New Buses

The five new buses (#’s 214, 215, 216, 217 and 218) that were ordered, arrived last week and have been assigned.  The buses are 2017 Internationals (full-size; 66 passenger) with a 250 HP Cummins’ engine.  The buses also have a 2500PTS transmission.