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E-Learning Day on March 3, 2023
Kristi Bozeman

Due to the forecast of straight line winds and gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour, we are scheduling an at home E-Learning day tomorrow, Friday, March 3, 2023 for all students and employees. Safety is our first priority and the expected weather will be a threat to transportation and especially school bus transportation.  Thank you for your understanding and please be weather aware this evening and tomorrow.

CSFO Monique Rector recognized as ASBO International Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations
Kristi Bozeman

Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson and the JCS Board of Education were honored to recognize CSFO Monique Rector in achieving the designation of Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations by the Association of School Business Officials International for having met high standards of proficiency in school business management as demonstrated by professional experience and education, passing an examination, and pledging to uphold ASBO International's Certification Code of Conduct.

"Thank you for your extraordinary service, dedication, commitment.... and friendship!" ~Ann


MPS Hosted Coaching Lab
Kristi Bozeman

Memorial Park Elementary hosted a literacy coaching lab with 3rd graders this week. Our JCS instructional coaches put their whole heart into their job, as well as motivate and encourage each other in their monthly coaching labs. We also appreciate our ARI support team, Tracie Howard and Rochelle Harrison, for facilitating our learning. The difference these leaders make each day for JCS is very valuable.


Special Honor of SROs, Counselors, & Mental Health Staff ~Thanks for being... #HerefortheKids
Kristi Bozeman

Dr. Jackson recently honored our school resource officers, counselors, and mental health staff with a special recognition breakfast at the central office.  These folks are a vital and crucial part of our system.  We greatly appreciate their diligence and dedication.  Thanks for being... #HerefortheKids

School Resource Officers: SGT. Matt Barlett, SGT. Scott Whorton
Secondary Counselors: Patrick Rider, Misty Whisenhunt, Bethany Jordan
Elementary Counselors: Cathy Jones, Beth Borders, Jessica Elliott, Anna Graves (not pictured)
Mental Health Staff: Ginger Mitchell, Stephanie Bales, Jacob Lawrence (with Barrett)

Coaching Labs
Kristi Bozeman

Maddox Intermediate School hosted a math coaching lab with fourth graders today!

Maddox Intermediate School hosted a math coaching lab with fourth graders today! We are fortunate to have amazing Instructional Coaches at each of our JCS schools. Our coaches frequently participate in coaching labs and each host district observations throughout the school year. Their work makes all the difference in the willingness teachers have to take risks with one another, to be focused in what they are learning, and to make commitments that create more coherent and productive learning experiences for our students. Coaching labs allow us to embed professional learning during the school day. It allows teachers to develop a stronger, clearer shared understanding of how to create classroom learning environments where children are invested in their own learning.