Jenkins Journal

May 14, 2023

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.

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

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! May 8th - 12th! Thank you to our amazing and dedicated teachers at Jenkins High School! Teachers enjoyed breakfast on Monday morning compliments of MGreen Productions and a lunch on Thursday compliments of our PTSA and Administrative Team!

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Happy Nurse's Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do Nurse Stewart!

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Thank you to our School Nutrition Team!

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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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PTSA is seeking Officers and Committee Leads for the 2023-24 school year. If you are interested in serving in any capacity or have questions, please send an email to, and we will forward the duty description for any office(s) that may interest you.

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Interested in serving as a Parent Representative on our School Council for 23-24 school year? Please email Mrs. Handy at

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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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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 -

Flag Football -


Baseball and Softball Updates

Summer Baseball begins June 5 at 10am.

Summer Softball begins June 6th 9am

**You will need an updated physical and be enrolled at Jenkins High school to participate. Please feel free to email Coach

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Athletic Information for 2023-2024 - PLEASE READ!

Seniors defeat faculty and staff at the HVJ Senior Faculty/Staff basketball game! Coach Gilmore-Evans will need to strategize for next year!

HVJ Inspiration Day! HVJ teachers were asked to select one student and write a "thank you" to that student expressing how that student inspires them. Mayor VanJohnson served as a guest speaker for the event. Students were treated to a reception after the ceremony! Thank you to Mrs. McNeil, Guidance Secretary, for designing the Inspiration stationary!

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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

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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

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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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National Adult Education Honor Society hosts guest speaker Mrs. Shenequa Gresham for a Chat and Chew to discuss employabiiity options and employability skills!

News from Coach Ballance and FCCLA

Waffle House Regional VP, Regional Manager, and Regional Recruiting Director came to speak with classes about current job availability within the company and also taught the students about the difference in take home pay between fast food restaurants and serving positions in sit down restaurants.

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Interested in being on the Yearbook Staff next year?

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Thank you to our Fine Arts Department - Mrs. Baker-Banks, Mrs. Duncan, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Leggett for an outstanding Spring Fine Arts Show!

Chorus had the chance to welcome Season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover to Jenkins! She was accompanied by her band mate Willie Jones on piano. We had a great block where we shared songs with her, she shared songs with us, and we got to hear her wonderful story about how she got to the position she's in! Thank you Mr. Leggett for organizing this event!

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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 to submit an address change? See directions below.

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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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HVJ Faculty and Staff Directory

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National Art Honor Society attended SCAD Sand Arts Festival at Tybee Island

National Honor Society hosts school grounds clean up! Thank you to all participants!

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Great Week in Warrior Nation!

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