Congrats to Nate Kelly for qualifying for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission State Golf Tournament!!
As National Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank our JCS students and families for making it a priority to practice good school attendance! Don't forget submissions for our district-wide attendance poster contest are due this Friday, September 29 - visit www.jcswv.org/attendance for contest details. And keep up the good work! Remember… students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits. That's why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
JCS Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop speaks at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown Rotary Clubs during a lunch on Wednesday. Dr. Bishop will connect with students and the community again during a series of events in the coming months. Visit www.jcswv.org/events for details!
Good luck Cougar Golf @ the WVSSAC Region 2 Championship today!
We're proud to recognize and celebrate West Virginia School Service Personnel Day! Our service personnel play an essential role in every aspect of our JCS community, including: ✅ The bus drivers and mechanics who ensure the safe transport of our students ✅ The aides who offer vital assistance in the classroom ✅ The cooks who provide nutritious meals for students and staff ✅ The custodians who keep our schools clean and orderly ✅ The maintenance staff who keep our schools and facilities running safely ✅ And the secretaries who provide crucial administrative support. We offer our most sincere gratitude to these individuals for all they do. THANK YOU!
Did you know that practicing good attendance not only helps high school students stay on track to graduate but also increases their chances of earning a college degree and being successful in their jobs? We all prosper when our students gain the skills and abilities necessary to help them contribute to their communities. As we continue to recognize National Attendance Awareness Month, visit www.jcswv.org/attendance to learn more about why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
Schedule changes for 9/25!
Join JHS Connects, the club dedicated to building connections and opportunities for students of all abilities to create a strong community and meaningful friendships. Learn more during an informational meeting tomorrow, Sept 21, during Cougar Hour from 11:15 to 11:45!
ATTENTION: Significant outages at Frontier have made receiving incoming phone calls at Jefferson High School inconsistent today (9/20/23). We have activated our backup number to ensure you can contact the school by phone. Please call (304) 582-0137 to reach the front office today. Thank you.
Celebrate Freedom Week was amazing at J-High! Thanks to our amazing students who reminded us how proud we are of our country!
JCS joined other schools across West Virginia this week in a celebration of freedom! Celebrate Freedom Week was established to educate WV students about the founding of the United States, the values on which it was established, and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. JCS students and staff decorated their schools and classrooms, participated in special activities, and proudly wore their Red, White, and Blue!
Many people think missing a few days of school each month is not a big deal. But absences add up quickly, and too many - excused or unexcused - can have a negative impact on academic achievement. Students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits! Learn more about National Attendance Awareness Month here 👉 www.jcswv.org/attendance
Jefferson High School continues to Celebrate Freedom Week! Mrs. Smoot's class set the tone for all of our students to learn about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the values on which this country was founded.
National Arts in Education Week celebrates the value of the arts in our schools and classrooms. #BecauseOfArtsEd, our students often have the opportunity to participate in arts-inspired events and showcases at the regional, state, and national levels. Thank you to our JCS educators who work tirelessly to inspire this type of dedication, creativity, and love of the arts in our students!
We proudly recognize the Jefferson and Washington High School students participating in the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Independent Fire Company in Ranson today. Thank you to our JROTC cadets and members of the WHS Chamber Choir for representing Jefferson County Schools in this moving tribute to the 9/11 victims and their loved ones. (Photo credit for last three photos: Stephen Williamson)
Today, we remember and reflect.
Did you know Jefferson County Schools has a Parent and Education Resource Center? That's right, and our PERC is already working hard to organize activities to help connect our students across the district. If you are interested in learning more about PERC, are looking for resources to support a student, or simply want to come out and make new friends, be sure to visit www.jcswv.org/perc.
Todays Cross Country meet at Poorhouse Farm has been canceled.
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.