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Professional Learning for Early Care Providers

Early Learning Topic 3

Special SBDM Meeting

SBDM

CSIP

Tyner Elementary School is currently working on the 2019 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.  If any one wants to review the CSIP,  please contact the school at 606-364-5105

Book Fair Coming Soon:

Book Fair will be December 3rd-7th!

Use the link below to check it out!

Book Fair

Bid Opening for Kitchen Equipment
Welcome, Mrs.Melissa Baker—Interim Principal

Melissa Baker

Letter

Parent Survey

Please click on the link below to give your overall opinion of Tyner Elementary School:

 

parent survey

THANK YOU!

Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday.....

labor day

No School - Friday, August 31st and Monday, Sept. 3rd

STOP! TIPLINE....REPORT BULLYING "ONLINE"

JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES STOP! TIPLINE …REPORT BULLYING “ONLINE”

STOP TIPLINESafety is our first priority. In an effort to use every able resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, the Jackson County Public School District proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.   The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.

Our hope is that, students who fear face-to-face reporting of bullying or other safety issues may be less reluctant to share this vital information when offered an “online” option.   By giving students the ability to report concerns over their tablets, computers or mobile phones, we can reach more students and address problems before they escalate.

New Immunization Requirements for Kentucky Students

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Back to School Bash

Back To School Bash

2018 5th Grade Graduation Video

To watch the video shown at Graduation, click here.

Summer STEM

STEM Camp

Summer Feeding

Summer Feeding

Parent Survey - Striving Readers

Please click on the link below to complete the survey for Striving Readers: 

Parent Survey - Striving Readers

Student Survey - Striving Readers

 

Please click on the link below to complete the survey:

Student Survey Link for Striving Readers

Board Accepting Bids

THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BID PROPOSALS UNTIL THURSDAY APRIL 12th, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M. FOR THE FOLLOWING SURPLUS BID ITEMS:

  1. Bus 160 - 1993 International  Vin # (1HV88PLMXPH506337)  AS IS/NO WARRANTY
  2. Bus 213 – 2003 Ford School Bus with Handicap Lift
    Vin # (1FDWE35F03HB52646)  AS IS/NO WARRANTY
  3. 2002 Ford Taurus  Vin # (1FAFP53272A213367)  AS IS/NO WARRANTY4. 1996 Jeep Cherokee  Vin # (1J4FJ28S0TL194180) AS IS/NO WARRANTY
  4. Clark C500-25 Forklift (Propane Fueled)  AS IS/NO WARRANTY
  5. Wooden Doors
  6. 2X4 Lay In Light Fixtures
  7. Metal Halide Gym Light Fixtures
  8. Assorted Size Fluorescent Light Fixtures
  9. Assorted Scrap Metal
  10. Cafeteria Furniture
  11. Kent Propane Buffer
  12. Used Electrical Motors
  13. Diesel Motor – International DT 466
  14. Brake Drums
     
School Safety Video

Mr. Stephen Gabbard and Mrs. Betty Moore provided an update on school safety during the March board meeting. The presentation can be found at https://youtu.be/wvi3ig-mXXI

Additional School Safety Measures

 

Always a priority among priorities for Jackson County Public Schools is the safety and well-being of our students and staff.  With the recent events that have happened in our state and our nation, and to ensure accurate communication, we would like to inform our parents/guardians, community and county of some of the additional safety measures that we do to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. 

 

KSP Adopt A School Program

The Jackson County Public School District is pleased to announce that we are now involved with the Kentucky State Police Adopt-a-School Program.   KSP has designed this program to prevent and intervene in an effort to reduce threats of violence toward our schools.    When specifics of the program are implemented, there will be a noticeable increase of law enforcement presence both within school buildings and on school campuses as available KSP manpower and schedules allow.    Please be aware that the presence of a law enforcement official on school property does not necessarily mean that there is a specific threat to our schools, staff, or students.     We look forward to this partnership as our school community works together to create safer schools and to improve the student learning environment.   If you have specific questions regarding the KSP Adopt-A-School Program, please contact Stephen Gabbard at the Jackson County Central Administration Office Building.    stephen.gabbard@jackson.kyschools.us   

 

Mike Smith, Superintendent

Jackson County Public Schools

School Safety Letter from Mr. Smith

School Safety Letter

JCMS

For clarification and to maintain open communication with parents and the community, JCPS would like to make everyone aware that Jackson County Middle School is NOT on lock down. Dr. Kerby was made aware of a rumor circulating on social media that the school was on lock down due to a weapon threat on campus. Again, this is just a rumor. JCMS is NOT on lock down and there are no threats against the school.

The district understands that everyone is very concerned about school safety due to recent events in Marshall County and Florida. Please know that the district has many safety measures in place to protect all staff and students.

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.

Play and Learn Group

Play Learn Group

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.

Play and Learn Group

Play Learn Group

No school

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

Born Learning Academy

Born Learning Academy

Parent Survey/Open House

Please click the link to answer a few questions about our school:

 

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/43463/30058

 

THANKS for your input!

OPEN HOUSE

Tyner Elementary School will be having Open House

for Kindergarten through 5th grade students

on Thursday, November 2nd from 5 to 7 pm.

open house

Student Technology Survey

Please click on the picture to take the survey:

Survey

Born Learning Academy - Please Join Us!!

Born Learning Academy]

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

Letter

Reminder

​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!

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

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

Preschool Screening

Preschool Screening

STEM Camp

Stem Camp

Preschool Presentation

During the May Board Meeting, Preschool Director, Mrs. Lisa Hays presented information regarding the preschool program.  

The presentation can be found here.  It is a great resource for parents of preschool children.  

If you have any questions concerning Preschool, contact Lisa Hays at 287-7181.

 

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.

5th Grade Graduation

Here is the video shown at 5th Grade Graduation:

 

 

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

springconcert

Save the Children Summer Boost CAmp

stc summer boost camp

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

Perfect Attendance Winner

Congrats to Fischer Weybright who has perfect attendance for the 2016-2017 school year. 

He won a bike that was donated by McKee Lodge.

 

Bike winner

(Mrs. Muncy, Hunter, and Mr. Johnson)

JC Generals Fundraiser

JCfundraiser

SBDM Program Review Meeting

There will be a SBDM Program Review Meeting on Thursday, March 30th at 3:30 P.M.

Comedy Caravan Fundraiser for JCHS

comedyevent

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/

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

Perfect Attendance Prize Winners

The following students won the drawing for perfect attendance between August-December for their grade level:

Perfect Attendance Winners

2nd Grade-Hannah Callahan, 1st Grade-Clara Tincher, 5th Grade-Harmony Begley,

4th Grade-Chloe Wells, and 3rd Grade-Jesse Madden  {Kindergarten-Olivia Wagers(not picture due to sickness)}

A Week of Kindness in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join us in a WEEK OF KINDNESS...in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

A Week of Kindness in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.Participation Sheet

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

​There 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.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Parent Election for Buildings and Grounds

Tyner Elementary is seeking a parent to serve on the Jackson County Public Schools local planning committee which oversees the activities regarding the buildings and grounds in the school district.  The Tyner Family Resource Center will be taking parent nominations starting November 2, 2016.  If you would like to serve on the committee or would like to nominate someone please contact Ruthie Sizemore at 364-3878.  Elections will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from 9:00AM-5:00PM in the Family Resource Center.  For more information please contact Mr. Johnson at 364-5105

Tyner Elementary Receives Funding To Improve Health and Wellness at Tyner Elementary

Tyner Elementary SCHOOL RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT

Lowe’s Donates Money For “Cardinal Corner:  Where Healthy Choices are Made”

 

Tyner Elementary has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for “Cardinal Corner:  Where Healthy Choices are Made” 

We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded Tyner Elementary School  funding for the project, “Cardinal Corner:  Where Healthy Choices are Made”. Our grant application was based on the goal of improving the health and wellness of our students and staff.   We look forward to sharing the future project with the Tyner community as well. This project will provide more opportunities for students and staff to participate in additional minutes of physical activity as well create additional learning opportunities about growing healthy foods. 

The project will begin in September by preparing the soil/ground for a school garden.  The students will raise pumpkins as a pilot project.  There will also be funds available to purchase additional sports equipment such as footballs, soccer balls and goals.   

 “Our school and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project,” said Mr. Johnson, Principal at Tyner Elementary. 

All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program.  More information is available at www.ToolboxforEducation.com.

 

Tyner Elementary Receives Funding To Improve Health and Wellness at Tyner Elementary

DONORS CHOOSE

Tyner Elementary recently received notification that they have been awarded a grant from Donorschoose.org  to promote Health and Wellness for students, staff  and families at Tyner Elementary.  

The proposed project, written by fifth grade student Katelyn Vickers under the guidance of Mrs. Ashley Judd, was approved for $750.00.  The funds will be used to purchase soccer goals and soccer balls to be used in the newly created area called “Cardinal Corner”.    The Cardinal Corner has an established walking/running track as well as outdoor exercise equipment and a shelter.   With the additional funds secured Tyner Elementary will be able to provide additional opportunities for physical activity. 

“I am so pleased with the extra initiative put forth by one of our students under the leadership of one of our teachers, Mrs. Ashley Judd”, said Mr. Johnson, principal at Tyner Elementary.  “We are constantly striving towards excellence in education by all staff and students”. 

(Pictured is Mr. Johnson, Principal and Katelyn Vickers, 5th grade student at Tyner Elementary who wrote the winning grant for the school.)

No School Friday

REMINDER:  ​There 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.

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.  

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.
School Registration Forms for the Beginning of School

We have now posted the Beginning of School Packet that is sent home with your child when school starts. There are some very important papers that must be filled out for your child. These are here if you would like to print them and fill them out ahead of time. We also have them available at school. These forms will also be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Please fill out at your earliest convenience.

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. 

 

5th Grade Class Video

Here is the slideshow from our 5th Grade Graduation. Good luck to our future 6th graders! Have a great summer!!

 

 

 

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

TESTING SCHEDULE

DATES for STATE K-PREP ASSESSMENT

Grade/Date Tuesday, May 10th Wednesday, May 11th Thursday, May 12th Friday, May 13th Monday, May 16th
5th Grade X X X X X
4th Grade X X X X  
3rd Grade X X X    

Your child makes our school successful! It is essential for your child to be here everyday. Please have them at school before 8:00 A.M. If your child is going to be absent any days of testing, please notify Mrs. Melony Bingham, our counselor.

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
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.

CAREER DAY

We held our annual Career Day on March 3rd! We had several visitors from our community come in and share their careers with our students! We were so thankful to have them! "Read more" to see the full list of visitors!

Jarred Ball, Polygraph

Shane Gabbard, Judge Executive

Jim Ball, Civil Engineer

Please click here to see the photo gallery of Career Day!

 

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. 

Family Fun Night

Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week

District Tournament

Jackson County High School will be hosting the 49th District Basketball Tournament this year.  The following is the schedule of games: 

 

 

Monday, February 22nd

JCHS Lady Generals vs. Clay County Girls at 6:00pm

JCHS Generals vs. Clay County Boys at 7:45pm

 

Thursday, February 25th

Girl’s Championship at 7:00pm

 

Friday, February 26th

Boy’s Championship at 7:00pm

JCMS Academic Team

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Jackson County Middle School Academic Quick Recall Team made history by becoming the first quick recall team in the history of the school to earn the privilege of competing at the state level! 

No School & PLAN Day

No school in Jackson County on Wednesday, January 27th or Thursday, January 28th.   

Thursday, January 28th will be a PLAN day for certified and classified staff.  The PLAN day will replace an instructional day.  Both certified staff and instructional assistants are required to work on Thursday.  Everyone should report to their assigned school by 8:30 AM. 

Christmas Break

The last day for students is December 18th.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 4th, 2016. 

Mr. Smith and the JCPS staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!

JCHS Holiday Concert

JCHS Band & Chorus performed their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 15th. 

Conservation Contest Winners

The Jackson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors would like to announce this year’s winners in the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.  There were 820 art entries and 410 written entries in this year’s contests.  The school winners are as follows:

ART CONTEST

Tyner Elementary (330 entries)

1st Place-- Kenady Ward (County Winner)
2nd Place--Larkin Vaughn
3rd Place--Hope Estep

Annville Christian Academy (25)

1st Place--Cash England (Runner up)
2nd Place--Hannah Abner
3rd Place-- Allison Bailey

McKee Elementary (260 entries)

1st Place--Kaden Muncy
2nd Place--Korey Vickers
3rd Place--Chase Morris

Sand Gap Elementary (205 entries)

1st Place--Will Rose
2nd Place--Josie Halter
3rd Place--Isabelle Shearer

 

Visiting Artists Work with Second Grade

The second graders at Tyner Elementary had the opportunity to have visiting artists Carla Gover, Mitch Barrett and Judy Sizemore to visit their classroom provided through a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council and Promise Neighborhood called Teaching Artists Together. The artists were able to introduce the students to Native American/Appalachian singing, dance, and storytelling, poetry writing and Spanish Folktale writing along with Spanish language and dance integration. Students were able to learn a variety of Native American/Appalachian stories and songs as well as some simple clogging/flatfooting dance steps and some Spanish cultural dances. The students wrote 3 different types of poems and they also co-wrote a Spanish book as a whole class. The books are on display in each second grade classroom. The students have a very engaging experience with each guest artist.

            

                      

THANKSGIVING BREAK

We will NOT have school on Wednesday, November 25th, Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, due to the THANKSGIVING holiday.

GRANDPARENTS as PARENTS Support Luncheon

GRANDPARENTS as PARENTS Information and Support Luncheon


Are you raising your grandchild?
Do you make the educational and medical decisions?
Are you the day to day adult in your grandchild’s life?
Would you like to meet other grandparents in your situation?
Do you need more information and support?
Join Our GAP group!
November 17th
at 11:30 AM
at  the Jackson County Public Library
A free Lunch will be served followed by an open discussion.

Sponsored by:
Promise Neighborhood

Please RSVP if attending by calling 606-287-7505

Science Dome

Travel the Universe on Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m. in our Gymnasium.

We will be stepping into a Planetarium to take a trip through the galaxy! We will be dazzling our budding astronomers as they take a tour of our Solar System in the SCIENCE DOME!

It's FUN, FREE, and a FAMILY NIGHT for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!!

COME JOIN US FOR THE FUN!!

PLEASE RSVP by contacting Mary Ann Keck at (606)287-7505.

 

 

Jackson County Public School District Exceeds AMO Goal on State Assessment

The Jackson County Public School District’s overall score on the state assessment Unbridled Learning: College and Career-Readiness for All is 61.4. The district overall score increased 2.9 points from last year and exceeded the 59.5 Annual Measurable Objective Goal (AMO) for 2015.  Three schools exceeded their 2015 AMO Goals: Tyner Elementary School, Sand Gap Elementary School, and Jackson County Middle School.  Tyner Elementary is classified as a Distinguished School. Tyner Elementary also earned the status of a High Performing School/High Progress School. A High Performing School has scores from the 90th to the 94th percentile in the state. A High Progress School is in the top 10 percent of schools demonstrating improvement. The district score is based on two components: Next Generation Learners and Program Reviews.  Next Generation Learners includes 5 areas: achievement, gap, growth, college and career readiness, and graduation rate.  There are four Program Review areas: Arts and Humanities, Practical Living and Career Studies, Writing, and Primary (K-3). The percent of Jackson County High School graduates who are college and/or career ready increased from 54.1% in 2014 to 54.6% in 2015. The 2015 four Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate is 87.9%.

 

RELAY RECESS - Honoring Family Members with Cancer

The Relay Recess program provides students the opportunity to become superheroes in their own communities by celebrating people who have battled cancer, remembering lost loved ones, and fighting back against a disease that has taken too many lives. The Relay Recess program also engages elementary school students in the fight against cancer through fundraising activities that support cancer programs and services in every community. The Relay Recess program teaches students the importance of community service and fosters team building.

            This week, September 21st through September 25th, we will be participating in Relay Recess. We would love to honor any family member or friend that has battled cancer. While we walk, your child will wear a name tag with that person’s name on it. Also, we are asking for any donation that you might give. The money collected will be given to the Jackson County Relay for Life Fund.

Go GOLD for Pediatric Cancer Awareness on Friday, September 25th

We want to increase awareness of pediatric cancer and support Ali Gadd by encouraging staff and students to wear GOLD/YELLOW on Friday, September 25th.

Reach Out Event

New Lighting in JCMS Gym

The new lighting for the JCMS gymnasium was completed this past Saturday.  It is a four-bar LED light system.  We have also been approved by Jackson Energy for another rebate to replace all the lighting in the JCMS with LED lighting.  The rebate will pay approximately half of the cost and we hope to have the project completed within a couple of months.  We plan to have all of our schools converted to LED lighting in the near future.

Back to School Bash

This picture was taken at the Back to School Bash, which was held at the Jackson County High School.  The event served 175 families with a total of 441 people in attendance.  This event was sponsored by Community Education, Jackson County Public Schools, FRYSC's, Promise Neighborhood & Title 1. 

Microsoft IT Academy

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Jackson County Public Schools hosted a Microsoft IT Academy Training.  The training was attended by individuals from 30 schools around the state and representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education.

The Kentucky Legislature has designated funds to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to every high school and area technology center in the state.   Microsoft IT Academy offers a comprehensive technology curriculum you can use to help students learn the IT skills they need. The following curriculum is available to Kentucky schools:

  • Digital Literacy - Teaches essential computing skills
  • Online Learning - Access to in-depth online courses
  • Lesson Plans - Full curriculum on technical subjects
  • Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) - A comprehensive program on Microsoft technologies
  • Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) - Materials for short-term courses, such as seminars and workshops
STEM Camp

Jackson County Public Schools’ Technology Department and JCPS Gifted Education Program in partnership with Promise Neighborhood offered a STEM Camp for students in grades 3-12 on July 6-9, 2015, held at the new Jackson County Board of Education, Central Office Administration Building.  Students participated in a variety of activities including: Computer Programming, Robotics, Digital Photography and Video, Multimedia Projects, and Science Projects. Students participated in a field trip to the Veteran’s Park in McKee and had the opportunity to interview Bob Gabbard and Jim Bryant for a Virtual Field Trip Video of the Veteran’s Park that the students are creating as one of their projects.

New Tables at Tyner

The pictures show the new tables and table cabinets that were installed at Tyner Elementary School.  The table cabinets are mounted to the walls allowing the enclosed tables to be let down for the students to eat lunch and breakfast on.  This should make it much better to utilize the gym for physical education activities; this should also make the clean-up after meals much easier. 

School Supply Lists for Each Grade

Please click on the grade to see a supply list:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

FourthGrade

Fifth Grade

Non Traditional Instructional Day

Jackson County Public Schools submitted an application to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID) during the 2015-16 school year.  In order to assist with the application process, our NTID Committee conducted surveys, contacted districts that had successfully implemented the NTID and attended several trainings sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and others.   Our final application was reviewed by our NTID Committee and presented to the Jackson County Board of Education at the April 21st Regular Meeting.  The NTID application was approved by the Jackson County Board of Education.

 

We were notified on Thursday that our application was not approved for the 2015-16 school year.  The applications were reviewed based on a scoring guide, and we have received feedback from KDE on how to improve our application for the 2016-17 school year.   We feel that based on this feedback, we will be able to submit an application that will be approved for the 2016-17 school year.

8th Grade Promotion

This picture was taken at the JCMS 8th Grade Promotion which was held today at the new Jackson County Board of Education Central Office Administration Building.  Congratulations to all the 8th graders and look luck on your new adventures at JCHS.

Save the Children Family Engagement Survey

 If you are a parent of a student at Tyner Elementary, please click on the apple below and take our survey:

STEM Camp

Registration Link

http://bit.ly/1QacLiK

Summer Feeding

Gifted and Talented Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about Gifted and Talented.  Your input is appreciated.

Gifted and Talented Parent Survey

Jackson County Public School System

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. 

District Reading Celebration

The District Reading Celebration was held at the JC ATC Auditorium on Friday, May 8th.  Students were entertained by Remix and received awards for their reading accomplishments.

 

 

 

Parent Night for 5th Graders Transitioning to 6th Grade

JCHS Prom Promise

 

Sub Bus Drivers Needed

Jackson County Public Schools, the surrounding districts, including the larger surrounding districts, struggle to maintain enough substitute bus drivers.  The Jackson County Board of Education did something very innovative at the April 21, 2015 Regular Board Meeting to help address the situation.  The board approved the Jackson County Public School’s New Sub Bus Driver Incentive Program.

  1. The incentive program applies to potential new sub-bus drivers who will be enrolled in the JCPS Driver Training Program only

  2. JCPS will pay for the criminal background check

  3. JCPS will pay for an initial physical not to exceed $95.00

  4. Upon full-completion of their training program and being available to drive for thirty (30) work days after they receive their license, the new sub-bus driver will receive a one-time $100.00 training stipend

By removing some of the initial costs associated with enrolling in the training program, hopefully more potential sub drivers will enroll in the training program.  Jackson County Public Schools has an outstanding bus driver training program that is facilitated by driver/trainers Kathy Spurlock and Richard Lakes.  Both are very thorough and do an exceptional job training our present and future bus drivers.

Sub Bus Drivers Needed

Jackson County Public Schools, the surrounding districts, including the larger surrounding districts, struggle to maintain enough substitute bus drivers.  The Jackson County Board of Education did something very innovative at the April 21, 2015 Regular Board Meeting to help address the situation.  The board approved the Jackson County Public School’s New Sub Bus Driver Incentive Program.  

  1. The incentive program applies to potential new sub-bus drivers who will be enrolled in the JCPS Driver Training Program only

  2. JCPS will pay for the criminal background check

  3. JCPS will pay for an initial physical not to exceed $95.00

  4. Upon full-completion of their training program and being available to drive for thirty (30) work days after they receive their license, the new sub-bus driver will receive a one-time $100.00 training stipend.

By removing some of the initial costs associated with enrolling in the training program, hopefully more potential sub drivers will enroll in the training program.  Jackson County Public Schools has an outstanding bus driver training program that is facilitated by driver/trainers Kathy Spurlock and Richard Lakes.  Both are very thorough and do an exceptional job training our present and future bus drivers.

 

 

JCHS Distinguished Lunch

Jackson County High School hosted the Annual Distinguished Luncheon today.  Students that scored Distinguished on last years assessments were invited along with their parents. 

 

JCHS Drama Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

Mr. Baldwin is inviting everyone to come out to JCHS Drama Club's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.  They have been working on the show since February and believe it showcases the kind of growth they have made in the last year towards building a stronger theatre program at the JCHS.  They have two evening performances scheduled for the general public; opening night will be Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 P.M. with a second show on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 P.M.  There will be an admission of $5.00 for both shows.  

Jackson County April Board Meeting

During the April 21st Board Meeting, we had two student presentations and all the academic teams were recognized for their accomplishments this year.

 

Teleworks and JCHS Student Sara Nunn

At a recent open house of Teleworks USA in Annville, JCHS senior Sara Nunn was highlighted as a success story of the organization.  Teleworks trains and places individuals into “work from home” jobs that make use of the high speed Internet made possible by PRTC’s Fiber-to-the-Home.  Sara completed training with Teleworks and now works 32 hours per week from home as a customer service representative of the U-Haul Company.  Her work schedule is, in addition to a full schedule of classes at JCHS.  Sara has already completed several college hours through the EKU Now program and plans to use the money that she is currently earning to assist in paying expenses as she works toward a nursing degree at EKU.

Promise Neighborhood Planning Meeting

Jackson County Public School Administrators/Staff participated in a Promise Neighborhood/Berea College-Partners for Education Planning Meeting on April 22, 2015.  The meeting involved Superintendent Mike Smith, Central Office Administrators, Principals and Staff from each school.  The meeting was to go over the Integrated Planning Process (IPP) for the upcoming school year.  The participants reviewed and discussed the new IPP planning documents, discussed school specific needs and service gaps for students and began drafting the 2015-2016 school plan fully aligned with the results and indicators of the Partners for Education programs.

Jackson County Students at State STLP

Check out the newsletter to learn about the accomplishments of STLP this year. 

Click here to download.

 

Mayor's Day

2015 Mayor's Day at Jackson County Court House

McKee Meterologist Visit

Micah Harris, meteorologist from Channel 27 WKYT News, visited with Mrs. Tina Ward’s preschool class at McKee Elementary School and talked with the children about the different types of weather that we experience in Kentucky.

JCHS Raiders Rifle Team

The JCHS Raiders Rifle Team received a 3rd place trophy on Saturday April 11th.  Mykela Caldwell was also recognized as the highest scoring female cadet in the competition

Youth Working Group Busy at JCHS

The Youth Working Group at the JCHS completed a service project on April 9, 2015.  The project was to beautify the front of Jackson County High School and the Area Technology Center. The students  planted 30 white Hydrangeas, 20 Dwarf Burning bushes and 60 Golden Guine flowers.

The Youth working group is a group of higher achieving students at the JCHS that work toward building positive change, leadership and developing a better environment for the student body. These students are supported by Berea College and elected by their peers each year. They are supervised by Kendall Coffey, PN Academic Specialist,  with additional support from Brian Hill, I3 Achievement counselor and Tanya Begley, Kentucky College Coach.

Students in the 2014-2015 Youth Working Group are:  Bethany Carrier , Aaron Raider, Morgan Hornsby, Nick Gabbard ,Stacey Allen, Aaron Duncan, Christian Bond, Laura Wilder, Annika Bingham, April Morgan, Latisha Parker, Austin Brewer, Molly Marcum, Robert Fields, Andy Bryant, Makayla Pennington, and  Ali Wade.

Abe Lincoln Visits JCMS

On April 13th, the 8th graders at the JCMS, attended a Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. Program.  The Kentucky Chautauqua performer was Jim Sayre representing the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.  He discussed the life and death of the former Kentucky native, as well as, the importance of Kentucky in the Civil War.  Students also participated in the assembly program as Mary Todd Lincoln and Abe Lincoln, himself.  President Lincoln was introduced by the Kentucky Humanities Council Executive Producer, Ben Chandler.  The program was funded by Rodney Chrisman with the Jackson Energy Cooperative.  The 8th grade students are currently learning about the importance and effects of the Civil War in their History classes.

Preschool Screening & Registration

Preschool Screening and Registration will begin soon. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Preschool for the 2015--2016 school year, please all Coreen at 287-3926 or Paulette at 287-7181 for an appointment.

Pit Crew Meeting

The Pit Crew Team at Tyner Elementary would like to invite all parents to a meeting on Thursday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m.  in the Tyner Elementary School Library. The topic will be K-Prep and ThinkLink Testing.

County Officials Visit Tyner Elementary School

Some of our elected county officials dropped by to visit with our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades! We feel honored that they took time out of their day to come and share what they do for our community! We want to say a big "THANK YOU" to Shane Gabbard, Donald "Duck" Moore, Paul Hays, Bill Dunn, Dale Vaughn, Jim Prewitt, and Lonnie Hacker.

 

 

To see more photos....

YEARBOOKS are HERE!!

Yearbooks are on sale in the office for $25! Please see Mrs. Joyce Wilson.

Limited Supply - Get them while you can!!

Board of Education Building for Sale

The current JCPS Central Office is open for On-line Bidding through Ford Realty until April 30, 2015.  

Accepting Sealed Bids for Surplus Items

Date advertised: Monday, March 30, 2015

Closing time of bid: Friday, April 17, 2015; 10:00 a.m., local time

The Jackson county board of education will be accepting sealed proposals until Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. for the following bid items:

View pictures of the items here.

 

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. 

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. 

 

 

Career Day

Tyner Elementary School will be having Career Day on  Thursday, March 19. Your child may dress like a future career of their choice! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our wonderful students!!!

 

                                                                                             

STLP Recognition

Tyner STLP students submitted 12 Digital Products for online judging in January. We were recently given the results of those products and can proudly say that 8 are advancing to the State Competition on March 26th! The following students will be taking their products:

In addition to the Digital Products, our STLP students have also been given the privilege of taking their group service project to the State Competition. Their service project is titled, “Hope for Haiti.” They are raising money to help send Haitian children to school. We will be sending more information soon to tell you how you can help!

21st Century Grant

Tyner Elementary School is currently applying for the 21st Century grant to provide before and after-school tutoring opportunities. In addition, it will provide funds for enrichment activities to support TES students.

 

The grant will be available for public view by Wednesday, March 11th, in the Family Resource Center.

 

MLK Jr. Project

Snow Plan B

Beginning in January, the Jackson County Public Schools (JCPS) will be implementing a “Snow Plan B” for selected bus routes on days when federal, state, and most (but not all) other roads are clear of snow and ice.  The purpose of this plan is to decrease the number of school days missed due to snow and ice during the winter months.  This should maximize instructional time, decrease the number of breaks in instruction, and provide a longer summer break for families.

 

Comprehensive Plans Available for Public Review

Comprehensive School Improvement Plans (CSIPs) will be made available via the links below for public review until January 2, 2015.  All CSIPs are in Draft format.

Jackson County High School

Jackson County Middle School

McKee Elementary

Sand Gap Elementary

Tyner Elementary

Kentucky Arts Council - "Teaching Artists Together" Works with Second Grade

The second graders at Tyner Elementary had the opportunity to have visiting artists Carla Gover and Mitch Barrett to visit their classroom provided through a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council called Teaching Artists Together. The artists were able to introduce the students to Native American/Appalachian singing, dance, and storytelling. Students were able to learn a variety of Native American/Appalachian dances as well as some simple clogging/flatfooting dance steps. Mr. Mitch Barrett led the student’s imaginations on a journey with many captivating Appalachian stories. The students learned the elements of dance and how they are different in the variety of dances that they learned. They also learned the beginning steps of songwriting. This was a great learning experience for our students!

SNOW CONES from the HEAD CARDINAL!

Our principal, Mr. Johnson, will be giving ALL STUDENTS a SNOW CONE on Thursday, December 18th in appreciation of all of their hard work this year!

AWESOME!!

 

Christmas Break

Our last day of school before Christmas Break will be Friday, December 19th, 2014. We will return to school from Christmas Break on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

BrightBytes Survey Links

Jackson County Public School District is participating in a state-wide initiative, Clarity BrightBytes, to gather data regarding instructional use of technology and the effectiveness of technology in the classroom.  Please use the links below to participate in the 10-15 minute, anonymous survey. 

BrightBytes for Students

BrightBytes for Teachers/Administrators

BrightBytes for Parents

PIT Crew Meeting - Improving Your Child's Development Over Christmas Break

P.I.T Crew Meeting

Parent Involvement Taskforce

Thursday, Dec.18th

 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Tyner Elementary Library

Improve your child’s development

during Christmas Break.

Please join us at our 1st PIT Crew Meeting. Enjoy some refreshments and listen to Ruthie Sizemore discuss resources that can help your child’s development during the holidays. This will also be a great opportunity for parents to learn about our PIT Crew and other opportunities for the families in our school.

 

All Tyner Parents/Guardians welcome!

 

For more information contact Cassie Pennington or Mary Ann Keck

 Email: cpennington@savechildren.org   or     keckm@berea.edu

Phone: (606)287-7505

 

Jackson County High School ROTC Visits Tyner in Honor of VETERAN'S DAY!

The ROTC visited Tyner's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to teach them about Veteran's Day. They also discussed the American flag by informing students what the colors and symbols mean. The ROTC followed up with the proper way to fold the American flag. We want to shout out a BIG THANK YOU to our VETERANS  for serving our country and the ROTC for sharing this information with our students!

 

 

TRACK WINNERS!!

TYNER WINS TRACK OVERALL!! GREAT JOB!! Girls placed first and boys tied for first!

GIRLS' Teams Win Championship Games!!

Congrats to our 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th Grade Basketball Teams for a GREAT SEASON and winning the Championship!! AWESOME JOB, GIRLS!!!

October is Bullying Awareness Month

Please click here to see what parents can do to make themselves aware of the warning signs of bullying and how to prevent it!

 

On Friday, October 24th our students wore orange to show that we are against bullying! Please check it out at the photo gallery!

Jackson County Public School District Exceeds AMO Goal on State Assessment

The Jackson County Public School District’s overall score on the state assessment Unbridled Learning: College and Career-Readiness for All is 59. The district overall score increased 5.5 points from last year and exceeded the 54.5 Annual Measurable Objective Goal (AMO) for 2014.  All 5 schools exceeded their 2014 AMO Goals.  The district score is based on two components: Next Generation Learners and Program Reviews.  Next Generation Learners includes 5 areas: achievement, gap, growth, college and career readiness, and graduation rate.  There are three Program Review areas: Arts and Humanities, Practical Living and Career Studies, and Writing. The district also exceeded the 2014 College and Career Readiness Target of 50.2%. The percent of Jackson County High School graduates who are college and/or career ready increased from 45.5% in 2013 to 54.1% in 2014. The 2014 Five Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate is 90.1%.
 

Relay Recess - Let's Walk Cancer Away! Be a Superhero for Our Communtiy

 

We will be participating in Relay Recessfrom Sept. 22nd - Sept. 26th.

We would like to honor any family member or friend that has battled cancer. While we do our walk your child will wear a name tag with that person's name to honor them and their battle with cancer.

We are also asking for any donation that you might give that will be given to the Jackson County Relay for Life fund.

Tech Academy Applications

Applications are now being taken for Tech Academy.  Any teacher interested in applying should visit the Technology Page for more information.

Free Office 2013 for Students

All students enrolled in Jackson County Public Schools have the opportunity to download the entire Office 2013 Professional Suite free of charge.  This service is being provided to students through the Microsoft Select Licensing Agreement that is purchased annually by the school district.  The download will give students access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Lync.  This package retails for close to $500 and is FREE to all students enrolled in Jackson County Public Schools.  Each student can download the Office 2013 Suite on up to 5 different devices. 

 

Click here for download directions.  If you have any problems, contact Rhonda Thompson via email at rhonda.thompson@jackson.kyschools.us

 

Freshmen Academy

Attention Parents of Freshmen at Jackson County High School 

You are invited to attend Freshmen Academy, a parent group to help 9th graders make a successful transition into high school. The first meeting will be this Thursday, September 11th at 6PM in the high school library. We will be discussing students Individual Learning Plans, giving parent portal login information, plus several other topics geared to Freshmen and their Families.

Please join us for an evening of food and valuable information on Thursday September 11th @ 6PM in the JCHS Library.

Picture Day!

Remember to SMILE - Picture Day is COMING Soon!

October 15th

September is ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH!!

Please make sure your child doesn't miss out!!

Please make each day count!

No School--LABOR DAY

School will not be in session Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.  Have a safe Labor Day weekend!

Substitute Bus Driver Traning

The bus garage is starting new training sessions for substitute bus drivers.  Anyone interested in becoming a substitute bus driver should contact Kathy Spurlock or Richard Lakes at 287-8165 for more information. 

Welcome Back!

   First day of school for students will be Thursday, August 7th.  We look forward to seeing everyone back for the 14-15 School Year.  Let's make it the best one yet!

Open House Times

Jackson County High School

  • Upperclassmen can pick up schedules on Monday, August 4th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
  • JCHS Freshmen Orientation with parents will be Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  A meal provided by Gear Up wil be provided to all freshmen students and their parents/guardians.

 

Jackson County Middle School

  • 6th Grade Orientation will be Thursday, July 31st from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • 7th & 8th graders can pick up schedules on Friday, August 1st from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

 

McKee Elementary

  • Open House is Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm

 

Sand Gap Elementary

  • Open House is Tuesday, August 5th from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm

 

Tyner Elementary

  • Open House is Wednesday, August 6th from 2:00 pm until 6:30 pm

 

Welcome to our New Site

Welcome to Jackson County's new website. Please continue to check back to see new items added. Many sections of the website are still under construction.

December Parent Group Meeting

December Meeting

Students Celebrate Different Cultures through TAT and VSA Grants Sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council

Culture Week Slide 1

Culture Slide 2

Culture Slide 3

The Showcasing the Arts Grant provided by the Kentucky Arts Council gave students at Tyner Elementary a unique opportunity to not only learn about how culture and heritage influence artist but how these influences affect an artist's career path, as well.  Beyond learning about cultural influences, students were able to experience a dramatic musical performance by Ms. Yolantha Pace.

Yolantha Pace - Guest Artist provided by grant   

  logo of kyartsco

Dr. Seuss Week - March 2nd-6th

Pumpkin Book Character Contest

Our ANNUAL PUMPKIN BOOK CHARACTER Contest has begun! Students have been inspired to create a book character pumpkin and turn it in to the library from October 8th until October 12th. Mrs. Huff, our librarian, has given out the rules for our contest to all students, plus, see the pics below for more information. Please see our photo gallery page for examples of previous entries!

PumpkinContestPumpkinContest

Book Fair is HERE!

The Book Fair will be here September 12th-16th! You can also shop online until September 20th! Get a GREAT DEAL on books and more! Click on the book to check it out!

21st Century Grant Survey - Please complete

Save the Children is applying for a 21st Century Grant for our school.

The survey is to help identify the needs of parents and students in our school.

Please click on the links below to complete:

Student Survey

Parent Survey

 

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

 

December Newsletter

Newsletter for December

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT - Order a Shirt Today!

Family Fun Night

On Thursday, March 10th Tyner Family Resource Center held a Family Fun Night for the families of Tyner Elementary.  Over 100 students and family members enjoyed a fun night of face painting, door prizes, math games, healthy snack samples as well as other activities.  Dr. Donna Grigsby, Pediatrician at the UK Children’s Clinic and state director for the “Reach Out and Read” program,  read a book to the children and also spoke to the parents about the importance of reading to their children. 

 

There were many other booths with information about programs such as the Vroom Program, Early Steps to School Success Program, and Born Learning Academy which target children birth to five and their families.  These programs also stress the importance of using every day activities to promote brain building in young children.  Each child received a high quality children’s book as well as other free gifts and prizes.  Refreshments were provided through the Jackson County Public Schools Title One Program. 

 

Tyner Family Resource Center would like to thank the following agencies/programs for collaborating on the Family Fun Night:  Title One, Save the Children,  Promise Neighborhood, Tyner Elementary’s MAF grant and Read to Achieve grant as well as the Born Learning Academy grant.  A special thank you to Dr. Grigsby and Gwen Cobb from the “Reach Out and Read” Program.  For more information about any of the programs listed above please call the Tyner Family Resource Center at 364-3878. 

Please click here to see photos from our Family Fun Night.

The BOOK FAIR is HERE!!

Please click on the pic below to check out our Book Fair, December 4th - December 8th

 

 

St. Jude Hat Day

On Friday, March 6th, bring a $1.00 to support St. Jude's Research Hospital and wear your favorite hat!

 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

Founder - Danny Thomas

Project CAFE

Project CAFE applications are now being accepted.  Project CAFE is a program that allows families in Jackson County to apply for a low interest loan to receive a new computer and Broadband Internet.

Project CAFE Flyer

Project CAFE Application

Applications can also be picked up at the PRTC Office in McKee.

If you have questions, contact Jodi Gabbard at 287-7101 or Rhonda Thompson at 287-7181,

Parent/Student/Teacher/Stakeholder Survey

In an effort to improve our school, Tyner Elementary  is conducting a Parent/Student/Teacher Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please click on the following link:

Parents:http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/1966493

Students:http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0091039

Teachers/Stakeholders:  http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9405113

 

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

JCPS Has Three Schools in Highest Assessment Designation

Last week, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released the 2017-18 student assessment results.  Kentucky continues to transition to a new accountability system; consequently, many of the accountability measures have changed or have been revised. This year, elementary schools and middle schools were measured by their performance on three indicators; proficiency, separate academic, and growth.  The proficiency indicator measures student performance on K-Prep reading and math assessments. The separate academic indicator measures student performance on K-Prep science, social studies, and writing on-demand assessments. The growth indicator measures students’ current year progress toward proficiency in reading and math and takes into account the projected likelihood that the students will achieve proficiency within the next two years.

Story Book Walk with the Grinch

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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

Non-Traditional Instruction Day (NTID) for Jackson County Public Schools Information

NTID Information SheetLetter Explaining NTID

 

Tyner Elementary are the BULLYBUSTERS - Getting Rid of Bullies Everywhere!!

Tyner Elementary Staff promoted the BULLY BUSTERS! Busting Bullies everywhere - in honor of Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week is designated to teach students about saying no to drugs and preventing bullying!  A short video on preventing bullying, our students signing pledges against bullying, and the staff doing a little dance to promote Standing UP against Bullies were just a few of the activities during Red Ribbon Week to teach our students how to prevent bullying! We also had guest speakers to help our students to be aware to make SMART CHOICES when it comes to drugs!

JUST SAY NO TO BULLYING AND DRUGS!

 

 

 

Early Steps for Success

Easter Drive

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

All Pro Dad Dad's Day - The Last Friday of Every Month

Please join us for the next All Pro Dad Dad's Day! We meet on the last Friday of every month in our library at 7:00 a.m. Dads, bring your kids for a little breakfast and together time (and some great resources to help you be the best Dad you can be)! It's fun and it's free! Hope to see you there!!

 

 

Pumpkin Contest Winners!!

 

This year the Tyner Elementary library got into the fall spirit by having its 5th Annual pumpkin/gourd decorating contest. Entries for the contest were provided by our students and  staff members from October 24th to October 28th. It was a requirement for entries to represent a favorite book or book character. The 5 contest categories were: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade; 2nd and 3rd grade; 4th and 5th grade; staff; and overall favorite. Judging was conducted by Tyner Elementary staff and students.  The winner from each category received a bag of Scholastic books or a gift certificate to use at the school’s upcoming Scholastic book fair.  The winners and winning pumpkins were as follows:

 

 

Student Survey for Best Practices

In an effort to improve our school, Tyner Elementary  is conducting a Student Survey (Elementary). We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

 

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3515520

 

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter

 

Kindergarten Registration

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Get Healthy...Support the JC Run Club

Make a healthy choice this new year by joining the JC Run Club for their many 5K opportunities! On your mark, get set, GOOOOO!

 

Gru and His Minions Visit Tyner to Persuade Our Students Not to Be Bullies!

Box Tops for Education
Our goal for Tyner Elementary is $1,000.00  in Box Tops this year.
 
Everyone PLEASE participate!
 
 
Preschool Screening

Preschool