Jenkins Journal

March 19, 2023

Monday, March 20th - Holiday for Staff and Students!

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School's Mission - To ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels.

School's Vision - From School to the world: All students prepared for productive futures.

Celebrating Women's History Month Artist - Mrs. Stoudemire-Jackson

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Parent Information

Dear Parents and Students:

Please monitor the HVJ website and review the Parent Newsletters for announcements, sports announcements, and school procedures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or contact the school. We are here to support you!

If there is information that you would like added to the newsletter, please feel free to email me at It is important to us to cover all updates and announcements that are useful to our students and parents/guardians.

H. Handy, Principal

Check out your student's resume'!

All Jenkins High School students were required to design and complete a high school resume' for themselves. They have worked for several weeks during their Wednesday Advisement class to have a finished resume' by March 1st. Their advisors assisted them through the process. Ask to see your child's resume'. Help us encourage and discuss with them ways to enhance their resume'. Think of ideas such as more advanced course work, additional foreign language, increased community service, part-time job, etc. Our goal is to ensure our students are ready for post-secondary options after they graduate from HVJ! The time to start preparing and adding to your high school resume' is the first day of 9th grade. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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SCCPSS hosting job fair on March 30th!

Thursday, March 30

Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Register in the Main Office and pick up an application.

Applications due Thursday, March 23 along with a Resume

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PTSA is need of a treasurer for 2023-2024 school year! If you are interested, please email Mrs. Handy @

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Gulfstream SLP Applications are due by midnight on March 31st! Freshman who are interested in applying for the Student Leadership Team need to apply ASAP! Only 3 students have applied so far! This is a wonderful opportunity for students!

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Class of 2023 Graduation Checklist - PLEASE READ!

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Attention Seniors - Please see FASFA information below.


Blake Mercer, the Assistant Director of Financial Literacy at Georgia Southern University is hosting a new program that they have started offering called FAFSA Fridays. Every other Friday they are offering assistance in completing the FAFSA. This is taking place at the Statesboro location and the Armstrong location from 11-1. In Statesboro, the location is the Rosenwald Building, on the first floor of the Enrollment Services lobby. At the Armstrong Campus, the location is Victor Hall, on the first floor in the Enrollment Services lobby. Below is a list of the dates that they have for this semester.

  • 2/24/2023
  • 3/10/2023
  • 3/24/2023
  • 4/7/2023
  • 4/21/2023

Take advantage of this assistance!

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Interested in a Fine Arts Diploma Seal? What is involved? See link below. You can also see Mrs. Baker-Banks or Mrs. Duncan for questions.

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SCCPSS Uniform Requirements - Daily Checks in 1st block! No hats, ski masks, or hoods should be worn in the building! No slides, soccer shoes, or shoes without backs allowed at school!

School uniforms will be required for the 2022-2023. Please see the SCCPSS website and SCCPSS Code of Conduct for complete details.

Jenkins High School - Red or White collared shirt and Black or Khaki pants.

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Spring Semester - New Tardy Consequences - PLEASE READ! Please help us ensure your student is on time for school - 7:20AM!

Tardy 1-4 Written Warning

Tardy 5 Notification call to Parents

Tardy 6 Lunch Detention

Tardy 7-8 After school detention (Thursdays)

Tardy 9-10 In School Suspension/Possibly a Social Worker Referral

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Mrs. VanEllison's Marketing Principles class and Ms. Ballance's FCCLA students enjoy Guest Speakers!

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Hyatt Regency Savannah’s Executive Chef, Hector Pabon and Chef Clyde Campbell, owner of Clyde’s Big Daddy’s Sauce gave a presentation and food demonstration at H.V. Jenkins High School. Ms. Natatia VanEllison and her Marketing Principles students, along with Ms. Kaney Ballance and her Family & Consumer Science/FCCLA students hosted this career presentation and food demonstration in honor of CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) Month. Ms. VanEllison said, “This was an excellent opportunity for our students to connect with local business leaders, hear their stories and be encouraged to pursue their own dreams.”

Chef Campbell began by sharing the story of how he developed his own line of barbeque sauces. “Growing up as a kid in Savannah, Georgia, I began experimenting with sauces by adding ingredients to Kraft BBQ sauce to make it taste better. I would share my own sauce at family cookouts and get everyone’s feedback. As the years passed, a relative said to me, “If you can make Kraft taste this good, you should make your own sauce.” This inspired me to take the next step and develop my very own recipe from scratch. After fifteen years of refining and testing my recipes and including all the ingredients that people told me they liked, Big Daddy’s Sauce was born. Then I began the same process of developing a honey mustard version and twelve years ago, we gave birth to Big Daddy’s Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce. After marketing my sauces to stores and restaurants throughout the southeast, we now have over 80 locations carrying Big Daddy’s Sauces, plus an online store.”

Hyatt Regency Savannah’s Chef Pabon shared with the students the story of how the partnership developed between Hyatt Regency Savannah and Clyde’s Big Daddy’s Sauce, “In 2021, Clyde dropped off a couple of bottles of his BBQ sauce for us to try. We liked it and added to the shelves in our Corner Market. I began looking for ways to incorporate some of our small business partner’s products into our food. We decided to start with Big Daddy’s Sauce, featuring it on a trial basis at first. We are now offering it on all the BBQ items in our colleague cafeteria, plus the pork items on the banquet menu and on the pork sandwich and chicken wings in our Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Restaurant. His sauce is now a regular feature on both the banquet and restaurant menus. Clyde is a great partner and is a perfect example of the mutual success of our efforts.” This thriving local partnership has now extended into regular community outreach presentations in the local public high schools through the Exploring career exploration program. Chef Hector and Reverend Campbell have teamed up to make several presentations this year at Savannah Chatham Public High Schools to share their stories and to encourage students to consider career opportunities in Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship.

About Clyde’s Big Daddy’s Sauce: Find Clyde’s Big Daddy’s sauce on the menu at Hyatt Regency Savannah Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Restaurant, and at stores throughout Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. You can also order it online at or by calling Clyde Gilbert Campbell at (912) 257-5512.

About Exploring and the Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts America, Inc: Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America serves youth and their families throughout 22 coastal Georgia counties with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, ScoutReach and Exploring career exploration programs. Exploring, a subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, is a coeducational career development program. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’ The council website address is For more information about Exploring, contact the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, Inc. at (912) 927-7272.

Photo ID’s:

Photo #1 – Chef Hector Pabon shares marketing and career information while preparing Chicken BBQ sliders for the students to sample with their choice Big Daddy’s BBQ or Honey Mustard sauce.

Photo #2 – Chef Clyde Campbell tells his story of the development of Big Daddy’s sauces.

Photo #3– Marketing Principles student, Shawn Bulloch acts as event photographer for the presentations.

Photo #4 – The finished product, Chef Pabon’s Chicken BBQ Sliders are ready to be sampled with Clyde’s Big Daddy’s sauces.

Photo #5 – Group Photo of Ms. Kaney Ballance with her FCCLA students and Ms. Natatia VanEllison with her Marketing Principles students.

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Looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange Student - see details below!

"Greenheart Exchange is excited for the opportunity to place students at Jenkins High School for the 2023-24 school year. Please consider hosting a foreign high school student, giving your family and the student the experience of a lifetime. We have great applications coming in daily and all need hosts. Spaces are limited so apply now to guarantee a spot. Students can only come if you choose to host! For more information call, text or email Connie Polk, Area Coordinator, 502-387-8672,"
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Please join PTSA! Our goal is to have at least 350 members! Help us meet our goal!

Please use the link below to join our PTSA!

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Work Based Learning Announcement

Now taking applications for Work-Based Learning which includes Gulfstream positions for next school year

  • Must be classified as a junior or senior next school year
  • Complete and submit an application and resume
  • Must have good attendance and discipline, three positive teacher recommendations
  • Must be able to complete a pathway by graduation
  • Possibility of working at Gulfstream
  • Must be employed by July

The earlier you complete your application the better your chances are of getting into the program and positions at Gulfstream

Refer to the school website to complete the WBL Interest Form or see Mrs. Graham in room 2347. Applications are due now.

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NJROTC News for the Week

Hey Warrior Nation,

At the beginning of the month, our cadets went to the Area 12 Championship Drill Meet. Our Color Guard, Unarmed Drill Team, and 16 X 100 Relay Team placed in the top 50 percent of all competitors. Overall, everyone tried their best, and we had a lot of fun. All of our cadets received a medal for their participation in the championship.

On the 15th, we went to Fort Stewart 3rd Infantry Division Museum. We also ate lunch at Izola's Country Cafe in Hinesville, and the food was amazing.

We have several upcoming events, including a community service event for the Old Savannah City Mission 5K run, the Chatham County Drill Meet, our Annual Awards Ceremony, and the Military Ball.

Stay tuned for future updates. Go Warriors!!!

From the desk of Cadet Ensign Robinson, NJROTC Public Affairs Officer

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It's not too late to check out a chromebook. Please refer to these instructions to complete the form for your child.

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Code of Conduct Link

Please use link below to access the Student Code of Conduct. Look under the "Resources" tab.

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Attention Seniors - Please open link below!

In an effort to keep you informed about ALL things CLASS of 2023, it will be necessary to have current information. Please use the link below:

Attention Class of 2023 - Please read!

As we prepare for the Class of 2023 senior year Ms. Hall will be using Remind to share information with you. Please use the following to join Remind for the Class of 2023.

Last names beginning A-I text @22cakh to 81010

Last names beginning J-R text @bbde46 to 81010

Last names beginning S-Z text @2fff48 to 81010

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2023 Prom Information

Prom 2023

The Met Gala: "Through the Looking Glass"

May 13, 2023, Savannah Station.

8:00-11:00 PM

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased via School Cash

The last day to purchase a ticket is April 28, 2023.

Tickets will be ready for pickup May 8, 2023, for Seniors and May 9, 2023, for Juniors.

If you have a question, please see Ms. Hall in 1335.

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ASVAB Test will be administered at Jenkins High School!


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) is scheduled to be administered at HVJ on Friday, March 24, 2023. To reserve a testing seat, click on the MicroSoft Form link or scan the QR code below, complete all information, and submit the form no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

Only current 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to register for the ASVAB.


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Community Service announcement from our counseling team!

Attention Seniors: Please remember per SCCPSS board policy that 20 hours of community service is a requirement for graduation. All community service documentation must be turned in to your assigned school counselor by Friday, April 14, 2023. Seniors who do not complete this requirement will not be eligible for graduation, including participating in the graduation ceremony. Community Service documentation logs can be picked up in the school counseling center.
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Athletic Updates and Information!

All student athletes must have an updated physical exam on file with the Athletic Director or Athletic Trainer before participating!

Athletic Director- (for questions regarding physicals & eligibility)

Football –

Softball –

Cross Country -

Volleyball –

Girls Basketball-

Boys Basketball –

Wrestling -

Soccer -

Tennis -

Track and Field -


JAWS for the Week - Come support the Warriors!

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Athletic Physical Packets 2022-2023

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Looking for a summer job?

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The HVJ Counseling Team is ready to assist you!

Mrs. Tressa Gilmore-Evans (9-12 Last Names A-F)

Office: (912) 395-6314 Google Voice (912) 483-9669

Mr. Mickey Berrong (9-12 Last Names G-H and L-R)

Office: (912) 395-6314 Google Voice (912) 712-6492

Ms. Felisha Jackson (9-12 Last Names I-K and S-Z)

Office: (912) 395-6314 Google Voice (912) 509-0459

Mrs. Tiffany McNeill - Administrative Counselor Clerk

Office: (912) 395-6314

Scholarship Opportunities for HVJ Students - See your counselor with questions!

A number of scholarship opportunities have been posted on our district website, some listed below, and please see the ones attached. Career Search Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2023

  • Scholarship Link:

Wellness Warriors Scholarship


Please see below and contact Ms. Lizzy to register.

Good Afternoon,

My name is Lizzy, I am the Programs Director at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. I am reaching out to see if any of the Herschel V. Jenkins High School students would like to receive volunteer service hours.

We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming Free Cone Day, being held on Monday, April 3rd at Ben & Jerry’s on Broughton. Volunteers will be scooping ice cream, managing the line, and passing out menus. We have 2 hour shifts available -

Monday, April 3rd




We would love to have the help of the Herschel V. Jenkins High School students. Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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FASFA Information - we have quite a few seniors who have not completed the FASFA!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information

Seniors who intend to enroll in a university or technical college are reminded to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. Completion of the FAFSA could result in grants to help pay your tuition. Open the FAFSA Checklist link below for instructions. FAFSA workshop dates will be announced soon.

*National College Access Network Step 1 Create your FSA ID

FAFSA Checklist Create your FSA ID Step 1 Check with your school counselor about financial aid nights or FAFSA completion events at your school or in your community.

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DECA hosts "Marketing Madness"

DECA will be hosting our "Marketing Madness" guest speaker series starting tomorrow. The goal is to bridge the gap between classroom and industry to show our students the various lanes within the marketing industry. Each event will take place 10:00 - 11:00 am in the auditorium with the exception of March 29th which will be virtual. All Zoom links can be found below by clicking on the speaker's name for those who are unable to attend.

While not open to the public, these events are open to all students. Please have them fill out the Google Form here to join us. All participating students should report to the auditorium at 9:45 am and must present their pass for entry. NO PASS = NO ENTRY. Passes will be given on the day of and should be picked up prior to 1st block. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your continued support of our CTSO programs at HVJ!

March 1st - Da'Kwane Johnson - Event Planning

March 8th - MiQuan Green - Photography/Video Production & Marketing

March 15th - Stacey Thrower - Sports Marketing

March 29th - Sydnee Thompson - Digital Media

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No outside food or beverages! The food will be confiscated.

Per federal guidelines, outside food and beverages may not be brought or delivered to the building. This includes Door Dash and Uber Eats. Please contact us should you have any questions. This a federal guideline that schools must adhere to on all sites.

Thank you!

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Students - Please help us keep our campus clean and in good condition. The liter around the school grounds has increased recently! Let's work to keep our new school and grounds clean! Please pick up your trays and trash after breakfast and lunch too!

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Interested in being on the Yearbook Staff next year?

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Medication and Over the Counter Products

Medication and Over the Counter Products

Parents and guardians are to bring ALL medication to the school. Students may never bring medication of any kind, including over-the-counter products, to school. (With a current doctor's order on file, Nurse Smart may permit students to carry their Epi-pen or inhaler after checked in by the parent.)

SAT Information!

The SAT is offered at Jenkins in March, May, and June of 2023. There is not a finalized plan for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Students must register for the SAT on their own. If you have questions or need assistance, please see your counselor. Thank you!

Instructions for using school cash.

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Need a Work Permit? Instructions Attached.

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Need Community Service Hours?

Who wants Community Service Hours?
Remember-20 hours of community service required for graduation. Please join 2 Legit 2 Lit-Jenkins Chapter as we meet again on Saturday, March 25, 10:00-12:00 in the Jenkins staff parking lot. All materials will be provided.
For more information contact Heidi Becker Friede at 912-414-9330.
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Need to submit an address change? See directions below.

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International Paper Flyer - see information included!

Please remind your student that the school is not responsible for electronic devices that are brought to school!

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Great Week in Warrior Nation!

Have a great week Warriors! Stay Focused! GMAS and AP testing coming SOON!