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National School Counseling Week Feb. 5-9
Kristi Bozeman

National School Counseling Week Feb. 5-9

JCS Appreciates our School Counselors!

JCS Appreciates our School Counselors!

 

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is proud to celebrate school counselors and their work in schools across the nation during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5 – 9, 2024. School counselors today are at the center of the problem-solving process and can help safeguard the mental and emotional well-being of students and parents alike. 

From offering guidance on educational choices to providing valuable mental health assistance, the work of school counselors is multifaceted as they work to ensure students’ well-being and success. As trained mental health professionals, school counselors strive to build safe, positive, and trusting relationships with their students.

Pictured - Cathy Jones (T.R. Simmons Elementary), Jessica Elliott (Memorial Park Elementary), Anna Graves (Maddox Intermediate), Beth Borders (Maddox Intermediate), Patrick Rider (Jasper Jr. High), Bethany Jordan (Jasper High), Misty Whisenhunt (Jasper High)

 

 

JCS recognized at Marzano High Reliabilty Schools Summit
Lori Blankenship

JCS recognized at Marzano High Reliabilty Schools Summit

The Jasper City School System was recently recognized at the Marzano High Reliability Schools Summit in San Antonio, Texas.  All five schools in the district have achieved Level 1 Certification: Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative School Culture. Jasper City Schools is the first school district in the state of Alabama to achieve Marzano HRS Level 1 Certification.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our JCS Principals and Faculty for your dedication and commitment to Jasper City Schools striving for excellence!

 

 

 Jasper City Schools offering free community English classes to adult learners.
Lori Blankenship

 Jasper City Schools offering free community English classes to adult learners.

Beginning this Thursday, January 25th through May 2nd, JCS is offering free community English classes to adult learners on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 -6:30 PM, the days that JCS schools are in session.  The classes will be held in the library at T.R. Simmons Elementary School and are for those who reside in the Jasper City limits. Childcare will be provided by JCS student volunteers. 

Jasper City Schools' English Learner teachers recently attended the Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference.
Lori Blankenship

Jasper City Schools' English Learner teachers recently attended the Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference.

The Jasper City Schools' English Learner teachers have recently attended the AMTESOL (Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference in Tupelo, Mississippi.  The conference title was "All Shook Up" (with an Elvis theme) and the focus was on learning more ways to reach and teach our students who are speakers of other languages.  The Jasper City Schools aim to help EVERY learner achieve his or her potential, while fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

The JCS EL teachers:  Candace Ochs (T.R. Simmons), Carina Rios-not pictured (Memorial Park), Laura Collins (Maddox Intermediate), Kassandra Wilson (Jasper Jr. High), and Kayla Goetz (Jasper High School).