Tiger Paws

Newsletter for Parents and Students


Mission Statement: The Jefferson County High School will provide all students with a quality education in a safe learning environment.

Vision Statement: The Jefferson County High School will provide all students with the skills needed to graduate high school to succeed in college, the military or workforce.

Goal: 584

Congratulations to Students Scoring Proficient and Above on 2nd Benchmark

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Ms. Yakeidra Belle

For Immediate Release: December 28, 2020

Belle named Jefferson County High School's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

The Jefferson County School District is pleased to announce that Ms. Yakeidra Belle has been named Jefferson County High School's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.

Belle graduated from Jefferson County High School in 2014 and Alcorn State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Education in 2018. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi College. She holds teaching certifications in English (7-12) and Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12).

Belle has been employed with Jefferson County School District as an English Language Arts teacher since August 2018. She taught at the junior high school for one year, and she is currently serving her second year at the high school. Belle has served our school district in many capacities, such as Poetry Out-Loud Advisor, Chair of the English Department, Prom Committee Sponsor, Junior High and High School Leadership Team, 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) After-School Teacher, and so much more. The Mississippi Department of Education recently selected her to serve on a committee that reviews HQIM (High-Quality Instructional Materials) for future use by the state.

She is the mother of 1-year-old Jonah Nigel Banks and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

She governs her students by this short affirmation written by Walt Disney, “Around here we don’t look backwards for very long, we keep moving forward.” and this has proven to be motivational and uplifting to her classes.

“Failure is not the opposite of success. Failure is a PART of success,” Belle asserts. “I teach my students to be persistent. We won’t win every time, but we WILL try.”

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Yakeidra Belle!!

#TigerNation #TigerPride #TransformingTogether

Jefferson County High School's Parent of the Year

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Mrs. Jackie Shelvy Jackson

The Jefferson County High School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Jackie Shelvy Jackson has been named Jefferson County High School’s 2020-2021 Parent of the Year.

Mrs. Jackson is married to Carl E. Jackson, Sr. Their children, CarlJarious, senior, and Carlesha Jackson, sophomore, both attend Jefferson County High School. She has always tried to inspire her children to do their very best in all endeavors pursued. She has also instilled in them the importance of an excellent education.

Mrs. Jackson is employed by the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Mrs. Jackson’s philosophy is knowledge obtained cannot be lost or taken away.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Jackie Shelvy Jackson!!

#TigerNation #TigerPride #TransformingTogether

Senior Portraits January 13 and 14, 2021

The senior sessions are scheduled for January 13 and 14, 2021. If you need the a code to make an appointment, please email me at sreynolds@jcpsd.net. The directions are listed below.


  • January 14, 2021: Report Cards will be available
  • January 13-14, 2021: Senior Portraits - (sign up with registration code mailed)
  • January 18, 2021: MLK - Student Holiday


Students receive emails daily. It is important that they are checking emails daily. If you, the parent/guardian would like to receive emails, please contact me with your name and child's name.

New Onsite Instructor for GEOMETRY and ALGEBRA 2

Dr. Turner is the new Geometry and Algebra 2 instructor. Students will no longer participate in the distant learning platform. Students will receive zoom links and other information as soon as possible. Please be on the lookout for an email with this information.
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Senior/Parent Informational

Please make plans to attend this meeting. Students and parents will receive important information as it relates to graduation! A participation grade will be given for students when parents attend. May 14, 2021 will be here soon! The Zoom link is provided below.


The Importance of Parental Involvement

The more parents involved in their children's education, the better their entire class's motivation, behavior, and grades become. Encouraging parent engagement is more than common courtesy. It's one of the best ways to create a positive learning environment for every student. The students feel more motivated to learn, and their grades improve. It also helps improve student behavior in the classroom.

Attendance is ESSENTIAL!

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. Research shows that attendance is an important factor in student achievement.

Hot Spots

Hot spots are available for students who do not have access to high speed internet. Please contact your son/daughter's school to get his/her name on the list.
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Not sure how your child is performing?

Do you want to see your child's daily grades?

Do you want to monitor attendance and other information?

If you answered yes, please contact LaSheka Eanochs at 601-786-7160 for information on creating an Active Parent Account.