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JACKSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                               JANUARY SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN UPDATE

2017-2018 Yearbooks

The 2017-18 yearbook orders are now being taken during lunch in the school store. The cost is $45 or $50 with your name on the cover. 

Senior Shirts

Senior shirt orders are now being taken. They will be black, long sleeve tee shirts with the design below. The cost is $20 (S-XL) & $23 (2XL-3XL). You must pay when ordering.

Senior Shirt


Early Dismissal

We will begin dismissing today at 2:00 pm due to the possibility of inclement weather.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

​Since the Hepatitis A Vaccine will become mandatory for all children, Family Health Care and the School Nurses Group will be administering those in the school clinics. If you would like for your child to get the Hepatitis A Vaccine at school, please call your child's school and speak to the school nurse.  If the school nurse does not administer the vaccine, you will need to provide the school with the child's shot record documenting the Hepatitis A vaccine.  If you have any questions, please all your school nurse Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. until 3 P.M.

NTID Lessons

All students should have received a green folder that contains lessons for NTI Day 1 & 2. If your child is planning to do the hard copy packets, they should have everything they need in the folder for Days 1 and 2. The first page of each lesson is the directions sheet. Everything your child needs to know about completing the assignment can be found on this sheet.

If your child is planning to do the lessons online, they still received a folder containing the directions sheet for each day. The directions sheet details what online platform they will be using and what they need to access when they get logged on.

These folders should remain at home so they will be available when the district calls a NTI Day.

If your child did not receive a green folder with lessons for NTI Day 1 and 2, please contact the school.

No school

No school in Jackson County on Tuesday, January 2nd.  

2017 PRTC Classic Schedule

Friday, December 8th

6:00 PM Jackson County vs Estill County (Girls)

7:30 PM Jackson County vs Estill County

9:00 PM Johnson Central vs North Laurel


Saturday, December 9th

9:15   AM  Jackson County vs Lee County (6th grade)

10:15 AM  Jackson County vs Lee County (7th grade)

11:15 AM  Jackson County vs Lee County (8th grade)

1:00 PM Phelps vs Rockcastle County

2:30 PM Jackson County vs Owsley County (Girls)

4:00 PM Owsley County vs Pineville

5:30 PM Harlan County vs Estill County

7:00 PM  Jackson County vs Johnson Central

8:30 Pulaski County vs Lexington Catholic


Admission $5- Adult each day           $2- Student each day

2017 General Madness Video Clips
College Admission Tests



Don’t put off taking or retaking these tests. Remember your deadlines when registering for ACT.  You must preregister before deadlines.   Any questions feel free to ask Randi Moore or Julia Sparks. 

 Register at www.actstudent.org/start for ACT                            

Register at www.sat.org/register for SAT

Students should file FAFSA NOW.  

  • Studentscholarship.org   has a list of scholarships that are structured from Kentucky districts.  This organization has been providing scholarship management services for students in Kentucky for over 10 years.  NEWSLETTER is available for Download at www.studentshcolarships.org/newsletter.php.
  • Students can look at scholarships in their ILP at school.  There is icon that says Scholarship and a list of multiple scholarships are listed.
  • KEHAA.com under the tab “Paying for College” you can access scholarship opportunities.


Spirit Week

JCHS Spirit Week

November 13- 17

Monday: Favorite Sports Team Free vector graphic: Basketball, Ball, Sports, Orange - Free Image ...  (Wear your favorite sports team)

Tuesday: Tourist Tuesday Free vector graphic: Pineapple, Food, Fruit, Hawaii - Free Image ...Allowed:hats, cargo pants, floral shirts

Wednesday:  Generals are tWINning (Dress up looking like twins)

Thursday: Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade)I ♥ 80s | Quentin Meulepas | Flickr

Friday: We’ve got spirit! (Wear Red & Blue)


***Dress code MUST be followed



All picture orders are due Oct 25.


Senior retakes pictures will be Oct 25 starting at approximately 10:30.


The school store now has Breast Cancer Awareness tee shirts for sale.

Sm-Xl $12.00

2XL      $15.00

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

JCHS Trail of Terror

Sponsored by JCHS Lady Generals and Cheerleaders

6:30 - 11:30

Fridays & Saturdays in October

$5 Admission

JCHS Trail of Terror

Health Fair

Health Fair

Thursday, October 19th

9:00 am-- 1:00 pm

Jackson County Board of Education Gym


health fair

Letter Sent Home Today



​Just a reminder, that there will be no school on Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th, 2017.  

Everyone enjoy the Jackson County Fair and also have a safe Labor Day Weekend!


October 6 – Seniors, Class Officers, & Retakes for Underclassmen


The deadline for senior pictures taken outside of school Oct. 15.

2017 Yearbooks

The 2017 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.

Solar Eclipse

There will be no school on Monday, August 21st due to the solar eclipse.  We encourage all parents and guardians to discuss the solar eclipse with their children and prepare them to safely watch this incredible event. 

Letter from District

Eclipse Information Sheet



Back to School--Important Dates


JCHS Upperclassmen Schedule Pickup; August 1st; 1 pm--4 pm
Freshman Schedule Pickup; August 1st; 5:pp pm--7:00 pm

Jackson County Middle School
6th Grade Orientation; Thursday, July 27th; 6 pm--8 pm
7th and 8th Grade Schedule Pickup; Friday, July 28th; 9 am--2pm

McKee Elementary
Open House; Thursday, July 27th; 5 pm--7pm

Sand Gap Elementary
Open House; August 1st; 4 pm--6 pm

Tyner Elementary
Open House; August 1; 5:00 pm--7:00 pm


Stem Camp

Summer Feeding Program

The Jackson County Public Schools are excited to announce approval for a Summer Food Service Program from June 1st through July 14th.

This summer, meals will be served at the locations/times below.  There are no income requirements or registration.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.   Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis.  For more information about current sites and meals, please contact Melissa Dooley, Jackson Co. Public Schools Food Service Director, at 606-287-7181.

Click Read More to see Summer Feading Locations, Dates and Times.

Beauty and the Beast

The Jackson County High School Drama Club performed their version of Disney's Beauty and The Beast Jr. this past Friday night (May 12th) at the ATC Auditorium. This production was made possible by support from Promise Neighborhood and Jackson County High School. Mrs. Tanya Begley and Mrs. Cinda Verdin directed the play with additional tech support from our JCPS Technology Department’s Josh Montgomery and ATC's Mr. Gerald Maupin.  This was a free show, however, the club raised $209.00 in donations during the day and night performances. All proceeds will go to support the 2017-2018 drama club. beautyandbeast

Spring Concert


Gifted and Talented Parent Survey

If you child partcipates in gifted and talented programming, please take a few minutes to complete a survey.  We appreciate your feedback.

Survey Link

Students attend 2017 State STLP Championship

On Wednesday, April 12th, all schools participated in the 2017 State STLP Championship.

Each school presented the showcases they have been working on for this school year. Students had also submitted digital products such as technical writing, digital art and digital music for state judging. Finally, students had the opportunity to participate in live competitions including robotics, tech recall, coding, and gaming.

This year Jackson County had several state winners.

Sophia Rose-- 1st Place for Technical Writing
Cheyenne Rogers and Adan Witt-- Scratch Ambassadors, teaching other students how to Code. 
Miley Witt-- 3rd Place for Digital Art
Lakyn Barrett-- 3rd Place for Original Photo Product
Wyatt Bellamy-- Honorable Mention for Graphic Design
Addan Witt-- Honorable Mention for Original Photo Product
Addan Witt-- Honorable Mention for Digital Art


Ashley Judd named PBS Digital Innovator

AshleyJuddCongratulations to Ashley Judd, 1st grade teacher at Tyner Elementary, for being named a 2017 PBS Digital Innovator. Ashley is one of 52 educators from across the nations selected to participate in this year's program. The program recognizes classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital media and resources into their classrooms in a way that sparks a love of learning for their students.

Ashley will be representing not only the district but the entire state of Kentucky when she attends 2017 PBS Digital Summit in San Antonio, Texas this summer.

Official Press Release

Ashley's Profile

Student Technology Survey

JCHS Students:  Please take a few minutes to complete the technology survey.

Clarity BrightBytes Survey for Students


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, Social Studies, Language/Mechanics, 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. 

Assessment Calendar by Grade and Subject

JC Generals Fundraiser


Preschool Screening


Photographer will be here April 10th

Monday, April 10 the photographer will be taking the following pictures: softball, baseball, senior group, A Team, STLP, and the remainder of the superlatives. Seniors need to wear their senior shirt or a blue shirt.

Comedy Caravan Fundraiser for JCHS


March 17th & Spring Break

After conferring with the calendar committee, Friday, March 17, 2017 was changed from a flex PD day to an instructional day; therefore, there will be school on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Also, we are pleased to inform you that there will be a week-long spring break beginning on Monday, April
3rd through Friday, April 7, 2017. 


If we do not miss anymore school days, the last day for students will be Friday, May 19, 2017.​

KET selects 1st Grade Video as Monthly Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Ashley Judd’s 1st Grade Class at Tyner Elementary for being selected this month’s KET School Video Project prize winner.  Mrs. Judd submitted a student-produced video, Trouble in the Valley to the KET School Video Project Website. 


Watch the video here.


Teachers can upload their own student-produced videos at https://www.ket.org/education/collections/ket-school-video-project/

JCHS Archery Advances to State Tournament

The Jackson County High School Archery Team competed on February 18th, at the NASP Region 11 Archery Tournament at North Laurel High School.  The team finished in 4th place with a score of 3,127 points.  The High School will advance to the NASP State Tournament on March 31st in Louisville, Kentucky.  The High School will also compete in local tournaments in the surrounding counties.  Coach Vaughn and Coach Davis are very proud of the team and their hard work and effort so far this season.

Tara Johnson placed 3rd overall in girls competition at the Region with a score of 284, she was only 3 points from first place.  

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




 (DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 8, 2018)  contact Alex Green @ 859-257-9521 or email alex.green22@uky.edu


(Deadline: April 2) Contact Julia Sparks, YSC for application.