Welcome to Jackson Middle School
Jason Holt, Principal
Kathy Freeman, Assistant Principal
Office hours: 7:45-4:00
School Day 7:55-3:14
“A student centered, technologically engaging learning community focused on S.T.E.M. education to encourage the highest level of career and college preparation.”
Monday-School Spirit day: dress for JMS. Wear school colors to show your support for JMS.
Tuesday- Take a Stand: wear blue for “No More Bullying”, wear green for “Keep Gossip to Yourself”, and wear red for “Respect”
Wednesday-Career Day: What do you want to be when you grow up?
The Influence Team would like to reward the classes with the most participation. 6th grade would have a winner, 7th grade would have a winner, and 8th grade would have a winner.
Read about it in the Aiken Standard.
The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, 2015
The two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.
The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire sub-test has a time limit. Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes. Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.
Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits. Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests. The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally.
We consider ourselves to be strong in all disciplines aiming to focus students on the changing world and workforce they will face in a few years. Focusing our efforts on the local economy and the global market, our school aims to bring all disciplines together focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as the anchor. We also use various collaborative approaches to help our students work in teams to learn together.
Our mission is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential through individualized strategies to student success.
Jackson Middle School is a place where:
…everybody is welcomed and encouraged to serve one another …everybody will have the opportunity to grow through hands on science and technology …we respect and care for everyone and everything around us …everybody will receive interventions tailored to the individual student’s needs at all levels.