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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

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

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Preschool Screening

Preschool

Comedy Caravan Fundraiser for JCHS

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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.  

Public Notice

 

The Jackson County Public School’s Local Planning Committee (LPC) will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Jackson County Board of Education Central Office Administration Building, 3331 Highway 421 S, McKee, Kentucky. 

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

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.

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.
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. 

 

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.