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

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.


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Hybrid Pathway Available February 1, 2021

Reopening Plan Update

The Board approved the updates to the Reopening Plan. Therefore, students who selected the Hybrid Learning Pathway will begin in-person instruction on Monday, February 1, 2021. Students who missed eighteen (18) days or more must attend the hybrid model. Likewise, students who failed a core class the first semester must attend the hybrid model. Parents of those students will receive a letter in the mail. If you have any questions or concerns, contact 601-786-3919!


Juniors will take the ACT on February 23, 2021, at 8:00 am in the auditorium. This is the official ACT, and scores will be sent to the college/university of your choice. Remember, high scores on this assessment equal more money! Jumpstart Testprep will assist with getting higher scores if utilized correctly. If you have not picked up your Jumpstart booklets, please make arrangements as soon as possible.

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Why Should I Check My Email Everyday?

If you wait too late to check an urgent email, you might miss an opportunity or not have enough time to meet a deadline. A morning review of emails prevents you from holding up others. If someone needs your reply to progress, you can help out by doing your part as soon as possible. Please check your email account daily.

Motivation and Student Success

Motivation is the key to school success. Just as the actor asks a director, "What is my motivation for this scene?" the child turns to teachers, parents, and peers to discover the "why" of learning. Motivation is often defined as a need or drive that energizes behavior toward a goal.


To improve student attendance and achievement, secretaries and school counselors shall contact parents daily from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The aforementioned individuals will contact the parents of students who are not in class during the first period.

Do You Have Access to High-Speed Internet?

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 to get connected as soon as possible.

Class of 2021

May 14, 2021, is getting closer! Please remember to attend all your classes and complete all of your assignments. Do not let this moment slip away. You have come too far now!! If you need assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to contact sreynolds@jcpsd.net! We believe in you and we are here for you!

Congratulations CLASS OF 2021!

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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


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.

Dates to Remember

January 27, 2021: Senior Parent Meeting at 5:30 pm

February 15-16: Winter Break for Students

February 23, 2021: ACT for Juniors

Jefferson County High School

Mr. David Day, Principal (ext.500)

Ms. Shameka Woods, Assistant Principal (ext. 503)

Dr. Courtney Mitchell, Counselor (ext. 502)