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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

Vision

“A student centered, technologically engaging learning community focused on S.T.E.M. education to encourage the highest level of career and college preparation.”

Explanation: 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 collabarotive 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.


First Day of School
School begins on August 18, 2014
Registration
Registration is on August 13 from 12-6.
Transitional English and Algebra
Palmetto Silver Award
 Congratulations to Jackson Middle for winning the Palmetto Silver Award!  Way to go, JMS!!
Parents of Rising 7th grade Students
Beginning this school year (2013-2014), South Carolina law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). Now is a good time to make a summer appointment for your child to receive this immunization if you have not already done so.  If your child has already received this vaccination, please have your healthcare provider fax a copy of the updated immunization record to the school at 803-471-2202.  If you have any further questions regarding this requirement, please contact the school.
 
Summer Reading at the Library
The Jackson Public Library is sponsoring a Summer Reading Program!  Read 5 books or read three books and attend the teen event on June 11th and you get a flashdrive, an invitation to a pizza party, and a chance to win amazon gift card!  See information on all the events at http://www.abbe-lib.org:75/jackson.
If North Augusta is more convenient, here is the calendar:http://www.abbe-lib.org:75/northaugusta.
Event Calendar missing June 11th teen event:
http://www.abbe-lib.org/SummerReading2014/Kids/AikenBranches.pdf

Field Day

8th Grade Awards Day

6th/7th Grade Awards Day
Band

Congratulations, JMS Band!
Congratulations to the following students for scoring EXCELLENT ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend:
Kaytlyn T, Jamaine E, Jamea M, Austin G, Brad W, Trinity L, Monica B, Ruben L, Alan M, Marvin I, Sage H, A. J. C, Noah M, Camden K, Luis F, Cole M, Madison C, Calvin C, Jakob H, Chandler S, and Damien R.

Congratulations to the following students for scoring SUPERIOR ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend.

Brittany L, Damien R, Alexis F, Makayla T, Nia T, Taylor B, Sarah M, Cassidy M, Calvin C, Sahura H, Camden K Fantasia T, Ernecia K, Darlene P, Matthew S, Kevin W, Jasmine K Mackenzie M, Asia M, Leonard H, Brendon U, Chandler S, Allen G, Scott G, Sage H, Noah M, Lindsey P, Ashley C, A. J. C, Alan M, Trinity L, and Monica B.

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 22 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 24th.
Thank you, PTO
Thanks to the JMS PTO for funding improvements around the school. Our staff is doing a great job getting the school to look even better and has much more in store for the future.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mike Johnson for being selected JMS Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to JMS Band Students!!!
Congratulations to the following students for making the Region 2 All Region Band. Our region includes Aiken, Lexington, Edgefield, Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, and Anderson Counties.
Flute: Allen G.
Oboe: Taylor B.
Clarinet: Sydney G.
Bass Clarinet: Brittany L.
Alto Sax: Sarah M., Matthew S. and Scott G.
Trumpet: Jakob H. and Sage H.
French Horn: Brendon U., Chandler S. and A.J.
Trombone: Damien R., Calvin C. and Alan M.
Special congratulations to Sarah M. for finishing as the number 1 alto sax player in the region!
8th grade yearbook information
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Recognize your son or daughter with a special ad in the 2014 JMS Yearbook.
See the documents on the yearbook page for more information.
Plan Ahead!
Pep rally pictures
Open House

Visitors
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