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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
Upcoming Events
 
Success: The Jackson Way!
 

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.”
 

 
     
From the desk of the Principal:
JMS community, 

We have had such a great year that I was hoping you would join me in a very short, yet very powerful act this week.  This week we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with the rest of the country.  Our school community's PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) has planned some great opportunities to share our appreciation for their efforts to lead our students and serve our community.  

If you feel led to do so, please take a moment to share a note, send an email, or make a call to simply thank our hard working faculty and staff.  A kind word goes a long way, and I appreciate your efforts to make our school community a positive environment for our children. 

Have a great one!  

Jason A. Holt
Principal 
Jackson Middle School
jasonh@acpsd.net
ACT Aspire/PASS
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Science will be administered on Tuesday, May 5. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC
PASS testing will be given on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 for all students in science and social studies.
Cheerleading

CHEERLEADING INFORMATION!!!
ATTENTION 6th and 7th Graders:
The Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held
in the JMS Gym!
May 11-12     3:30 - 5:00
TRYOUTS ARE THURSDAY, MAY 14th 3:30 - until


Coach Slack will be collecting cheerleading tryout paperwork and money during the week of 5/4/15.  The deadline for all paperwork and money is 5/8/15.  No late paperwork or money will be accepted!
The Aiken County Teacher of the Year
Our very own Rosalyn Greene
Read all about it in the Aiken Standard
Honor Roll
Congratulations to these JMS students for earning Honor Roll for the third Quarter:
All A's:
T. Brown, C. Connelly, H. Cooper, S. Gilbert, F. Thomas, C. Hazel, M. Skinner
6th grade: E. Broome, E. Childers, H. Fulton, A. Gattis, L. Hopson, L. Jarvis,L. Kern,L. Lamar,K. Lowe, E. Mack, C. McClain, R. Moton, L. Muns, S. Woodward
7th grade:  K. Bailey, K. Garrett, N. Goff, N. Gray, B. Kennedy, M. Ketusky, J. Matlock, L. Reeves, J.Wolfe, W. Young
8th grade: K. Bowman, J. Brewer, M. Butler, B. Clark, J. Ellison, K. Epperly, A. Gregory, A. Hill, L. Hughes, A. Lin, L. Peacock, C. Powell, J. Riley, J. Robbins, D. Sams, K. Sizemore, D. Smith, D. Stevens, N. Tyler
 
Career Camp
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students!  Are you ready to get your high school experience and career started early? If so, you should apply to the Career and Technology Center's Career Camp!  This free half day camp, provides students with the opportunity to explore some of the most engaging hands-on courses the Career Center has to offer.  If you are interested please see your Career Specialist or Guidance Counselor for an application today!  Applications are due May 8th. 

Our award winning band!
Solo and Ensemble Results
Congratulations to the following students for scoring EXCELLENT ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend: Alexis F, Aly T, Makayla T, Sahura H, Morgan W, Cassidy M, Morgan C, Jessye B, A. J. W, Antonio H, Wade S, Deshawn S
Congratulations to the following students for scoring SUPERIOR ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend:  Breanna K, Noah M, Tyler L, Taylor B, Lindsey P, Mackenzie M, Antonio H, Nia T, Dylan G, Jaliyah D, Asia M, Leonard H, Matthew K, Justin P, Devin M, Wade S, Cassidy M, Fantasia T, Calvin C, Allen G, Scott G, Zyon E, Deshawn S                  
A special congratulation to the following students for receiving SUPERIOR ratings on the theory test: Leonard H, Dylan G, Matthew K, Calvin C, Allen G, Cassidy M, Morgan C, Wade S, Scott G, Antonio H, Taylor B, Deshawn S
A very special congratulation to the JMS band program; by virtue of scoring high points at Region/All State and scoring a Superior rating at the State Concert Band Festival and by scoring 21 Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble this past weekend, the band program has qualified and won the highest honor bestowed by the South Carolina Band Director’s Association: The Outstanding Performance Award!! This is Jackson Middle Schools 25th.

 
Lady Indians Volleyball
Lady Indians Basketball
Will JMS become a magnet school?
Read all about it in the Aiken Standard.
Summer STEM opportunity for 8th graders
Black History Program
Jackson Middle School
 

Our Philosophy:
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.

Mission:
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.

Science Fair
It's that time of year again!  Science projects.  Please look at the guidelines


November Student of the Month Slideshow
Veterans Day
Students of the month
7th Grade
Transitional English and Algebra