Congratulations to the JHS Math Field Day team for taking top honors in the 9th Grade category at this year's district competition! Plus, Santiago Smith and Andrew Viteri took first and second place in the 9th Grade individual competition, and Lucca Parker placed third in the 10th-12th Grade individual contest. A complete list of winners may be found here: https://www.jcswv.org/article/1442500. The top three individual winners in each category will now advance to the regional competition on March 11 at WVU Potomac State College. Way to go, Cougars!
The Jefferson High School Pop Singers recently rocked out in the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World! The ensemble traveled to Cleveland, OH, for the Northcoast Show Choir Invitational, where they made finals and placed fourth overall. JHS was the only school to represent West Virginia in the competition. The group also made a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where a few students enjoyed an impromptu jam session at The Garage. Rock on, Cougars!
Shepherd University invites high school students and their families (including rising freshmen!) to one of two upcoming dual enrollment information nights on February 22 and March 12. Students will learn how they can simultaneously receive high school and college credits while getting a head start on their college education! Register to attend at https://www.shepherd.edu/admissions/dualenrollment.
#TGIF! Many thanks to Jefferson High School FFA members Morgan Grove, Skye Purdy, Christopher Croson, and Ashlee Study for delivering yummy treats to central office staff to kick off National FFA Week! 😋 This annual recognition takes place each February during Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month to celebrate and highlight the impact of FFA chapters in our schools. We're so proud of all our FFA members around the district for their hard work supporting farming and agriculture in Jefferson County. Thank you!
Don't forget! ⏰ Submissions for the JCS Black History Month art competition are due next Friday, February 23! Students are invited to celebrate notable figures throughout Black history with original artwork that highlights strength and resilience, explores creativity, and inspires others. Winners will showcase their creations at a community-wide Black History Month celebration on March 2 in Shepherdstown. Visit www.jcswv.org/bhm-art to learn more!
Due to the forecasted inclement weather, all Jefferson County Schools extracurricular activities taking place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, are canceled. This includes extracurricular activities, athletic practices, and competitions taking place at home or away. The Regional Wrestling Tournament at Jefferson High School is rescheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. All other rescheduled activities will be communicated at a later date.
⏰ A reminder that all Jefferson County schools will dismiss two hours early today, Friday, February 16, for faculty senate meetings.
Jefferson County Schools joins the Wildwood Middle School community in mourning the passing of Principal Jodi R. Brock, a dedicated and valued member of the WMS staff since 2008. WMS will honor Ms. Brock's memory with a candlelight vigil on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the front bus loop of the school. If you plan to attend, please enter at the WMS parent entrance and park in the side or back parking lots. If those lots become full, overflow traffic may park at Jefferson High School.
Congratulations to the Jefferson High School Symphonic Band on being named West Virginia's 2024 High School Concert Band! This year marks the seventh time since 2011 that the ensemble has received the prestigious designation, the highest statewide achievement a high school band can attain. The band will now perform by invitation at the West Virginia Music Educators Conference in Charleston on March 1. Read more here 👉 https://www.jcswv.org/article/1461140
2/7/24: Phone service has been restored as of 12:50 p.m. Thank you for your patience.
2/7/2024: Jefferson High School is experiencing issues with the main phone line. Please dial 304-582-0137 if you need to reach the front office. Thank you.
JCS is proud to highlight the unique contribution of school counselors to the public education landscape! As we celebrate National School Counseling Week 2024, check out what some of our own counselors have to say about why they enjoy working with JCS students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels 👉 http://rb.gy/i3px3l
Please see the attached follow-up statement from Jefferson County Schools regarding the charges pending against a former JHS teacher.
As we kick off Black History Month, JCS is proud to recognize the achievements of Black men and women throughout history with a district-wide student art competition! We invite our numerous talented student artists to highlight the strength and resilience of notable figures in Black History with original artwork that explores creativity and inspires others. Winners will showcase their creations at a community-wide Black History Month celebration on March 2 in Shepherdstown. The contest is open to all JCS middle and high school students. Visit www.jcswv.org/bhm-art for more details!
JANUARY 31, 2024: We would like to provide an update on an external threat reported this morning. Working with our partners in law enforcement, Jefferson County Schools has learned that no credible threat existed to the communities of North Jefferson Elementary School, T.A. Lowery Elementary School, Wildwood Middle School, or Jefferson High School. Upon being detained, law enforcement determined that the suspect in question was training for the U.S. armed forces while wearing a weight belt and did not threaten any of our school communities. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
JANUARY 31, 2024: This morning, Jefferson County Schools received a report of an external safety threat in the Shenandoah Junction area. Law enforcement was notified and, as a result, North Jefferson Elementary School, T.A. Lowery Elementary School, Wildwood Middle School, and Jefferson High School were placed on secure status for approximately ten minutes. During that time, the suspect was apprehended and is now in custody. Thank you to our partners in law enforcement for working with us to put the safety of our students and staff first.
Please join the JCS Hispanic/Latino Association this Thursday, February 1, for an informative presentation on financial aid, FAFSA, and scholarship opportunities for our middle and high school students and their families.
Shoutout to our JROTC cadets who helped raise over $60,000 for the JCS Shoe and Coat Fund this year as part of their largest annual community service project! JCS teachers established the fund over three decades ago to ensure all students have access to winter-appropriate coats and footwear. Thanks to generous contributions from our community and local businesses, it has grown to support hundreds of students each year. Learn more here 👉 http://rb.gy/d9e08l
Join us for our next STEAMTalks event at Jefferson High School tomorrow evening, Friday, January 26, in person or on Zoom. Featuring presentations by JHS students and community members.
Please join the JCS Hispanic/Latino Association this Thursday, January 25, for an informative presentation on financial aid, FAFSA, and scholarship opportunities. This event is primarily for our middle and high school students and their families, but all are welcome to learn more about the HLA/HSLA! See below for details.