Restart Jackson Newsletter No. 24

Information for parents, caregivers, and families

EIGHT JACKSON HIGH STUDENTS REACH NATIONAL MERIT FINALS

Congratulations are in order for eight Jackson High School seniors who have advanced as National Merit Scholarship finalists. Those eight are:

Allan Cao, Zachary Charlick, Ryan Farneth, Lauren Hall, Nagappranav Nagajothi, Dorothy Stuhmiller, Grace Sykes, and Matthew Visco.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.

The eight finalists are possibly the most Jackson High School ever has had. This is the most finalists of any school in Stark County and among the most for any school in Northeast Ohio.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships, awarded on a state-representation basis. About 1,000 corporate scholarships will be provided by about 220 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specific criteria. About 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance 4,100 college-sponsored awards for finalists who attend their institution. National Merit Scholarships winners will be announced from April to June.


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MARCH 5: NO SCHOOL

The Jackson Local School District is tentatively scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 5. In order to accommodate our employees and facilitate scheduling of the second dose, the district will not have instruction either remotely or in-person that day. The Jackson Local School District will send an all-call text message before March 5 to remind parents that schools will be closed that day.

CHEERLEADING QUALIFIES TO STATE TOURNAMENT

The Jackson High School cheerleading squad qualified to compete at the state cheerleading championship. On March 13, the state cheerleading competition will be held remotely.

On Sunday, the JHS team performed in front of their families, supplemented with some players from the basketball, baseball, and football teams socially distanced in the stands. The cheerleading team will compete in Division I Gameday and Division Non-Building. Below is their non-building routine.

ARTS PROGRAM: "THE SHOW MUST GO ON"

The School for the Arts program at Jackson High School has found a way to thrive this year. When COVID-19 restrictions made it impossible to have in-person events, the fall show was taped, tickets are sold for a virtual performance streamed into living rooms throughout Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio, and anywhere. JSA Arts Extravaganza fundraiser was held over the weekend, and again, JSA found a way to hold the event virtually and stay connected with supports, alumni, and fans.

Now Jackson Memorial Middle School's spring show "The Addams Family Young @Part" is available virtually. It was filmed on January 27 and January 28 and will stream Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 pm.

Streampass tickets are $8.00 each with a $1.25 processing fee for a total of $9.25 per ticket, and can be purchased here: https://jmms.booktix.com

JACKSON LOCAL AND COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please visit this website to see flyer information on youth sports and academic help provided by outside organizations.

REMINDER: ALL MEALS ARE FREE

As part of the USDA's free meals program for the 2020-21 school year, all standard meals in the Jackson Local School District are free for all students. Remote learners can pick up free lunches daily, however, those lunches MUST be ordered weekly.

Log in to PaySchoolCentral by going here and go to pre-order meals on the right-side panel menu. All meals must be ordered by Thursday for pick up the following week. More info on where meals for each building can be picked up is here.

DAILY MEAL MENUS

Check out your child's breakfast and lunch menus ... all meals are free

BE MINDFUL OF DAILY COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKS

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WE NEED YOUR HELP ON YOUTUBE

Our live stream of athletic events has been very popular with students and fans. We are able to live stream boys and girls soccer, football, and volleyball. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, which is found here. The more subscribers we have, the easier it is for us to deliver the stream on other platforms. You can also get to the live stream from the athletic webpage, found here and if you are following us on Facebook, you can watch our streaming events on that platform as well. Thanks to Akron Auto Auction and The Law Offices of Winkhart and Minor for making this possible.

HOW TO REACH US

Striving for Excellence

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Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto

Board of Education:

Thomas W. Winkhart, president

Scott Gindlesberger

Kenneth J. Douglas

Christopher V. Goff

Tonya M. Wright