PARENT CONNECT NEWSLETTER

A bi-monhtly electronic newsletter for JCHS parents

A Taste of the Curriculum Night this Tuesday!

Join us on January 17th @ 6 PM for our annual Curriculum Night. We will have grade level information sessions about the upcoming registration process. Counselors and core teachers will give a brief overview of courses and share pertinent grade level information. Also, a presentation on the College & Career Academy and Parent Surveys. Afterwards, parents and students will be to sample cuisine from our local restaurants with our greyhound version of A Taste of Gray.

Important Parent Surveys

Parents,

We need and value your opinion. In order for us to gain valuable insight for planning the direction of our school and meeting the needs of our students, we ask that you complete the following surveys:

Georgia School Climate Survey

SACS Parent Survey for High School Students
College and Career Academy Survey

SAT Prep Workshop Offered

JCHS will be hosting a SAT prep class beginning Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Interested students should have signed up with Mr. Higginbotham by Jan. 13th. The class will meet the following Saturdays of each month for the remainder of the school year. SAT Prep Workshop dates are Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 25, Apr. 1, Apr. 22, May 13.

Marching Greyhound Band Parent Meeting

The Marching Greyhound Band will have a mandatory informational parent/student meeting on Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm. This meeting is for all current 8th - 11th grade JCHS, CRMS, and GSMS band students, as well as, all students that are interested in being a member of the Color Guard.

We will be discussing topics such as: the spring, summer, and fall calendars, auditions, the 2017 Show Theme, as well as, fees, payments, fundraising, and parent evolvement. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Robert Groves, Director of Bands via email at: rgroves@jones.k12.ga.us

Preparing for College Entrance Exams: How Parents Can Help Students Succeed

written by Sarah Cornelius, Content Marketing Specialist at Edmentum

The ACT and SAT—almost every high school student and parent is familiar with these college entrance exams, and for many, they come with a big sense of trepidation. But, preparing for these tests doesn’t have to be intimidating. With some early planning and intentional studying, parents can help take the fear-factor out of these tests for your children. Check out these eight tips! Click here to read more.

State Farm Scholarship

The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 2017 graduating high school senior.
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

The deadline is March 1, 2017 or the first 700 submitted applications.

Tell your students to apply today for the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship program!

JCHS Tome Student Literacy Society ranks 4th place in state

The JCHS Tome Student Literacy Society ranks 4th place in the state after taking their second online exam right before Christmas break. Way to go Tome!

Mr. Lattimore receives the Life Changer of the Year Award

Jones County High School lead custodian William Lattimore has been nominated for the 2016-17 National Life Changer of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the National Life Changer of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influences and leadership.

Nominated by superintendent Gibson, Mr. Lattimore, a former Marine and Army veteran, has served as Jones County High's custodian for over 20 years. Additionally, he was the strength coach for the boys' basketball team for 15 years, and he currently serves on Jones County High's Betters Seeking Team, to help lead the school mission and vision of Academics, Behavior, and Character.

Mr. Gibson stated that "Mr. Lattimore is a model for both students and teachers. He is the first one on campus every day, making sure the building is accessible to staff and students and is often the last one to leave the building. He takes the time to meet and personally get to know all students, asking them about their grades, family members and school attendance. He has a heart of service and works behind the scenes to make Jones County a better place".

In honor of Mr. Lattimore, students were served with ice cream!