JCS Staff Newsletter
February 8, 2022
JCS ESSER Funds
Johnson City Schools' Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund documents are available for review through this link. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to a Google form where we ask for feedback from all of our stakeholders. Every six months we will use this feedback for our ESSER 3.0 Public Plan-Federal Relief Spending Addendum. Please feel free to review these documents and provide us with feedback.
February 17 - Science Hill CTE Open House
February 19 - Science Hill Orchestra performance with JC Symphony - 7:30 PM at ETSU Martins Center for Arts
February 21 - Make-Up Day for January 7
Click here to view Printable Calendars for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023
February 17 - Science Hill CTE Open House
The Science Hill High School Career & Technical Education Campus will host an Open House on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., inside the CTE building, located at 251 Cotty Jones Lane. This Open House is a ‘hands-on experience’ for present and future SHHS students. Come and see the wonderful programs that Science Hill High School has to offer our high school students. This event is open to all Johnson City students, parents, businesses, and the public. For more information about the Science Hill CTE program and offerings, visit sciencehill.jcschools.org/CTE
The Science Hill High School Career & Technical Education Campus will host an Open House on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., inside the CTE building, located at 251 Cotty Jones Lane.
This Open House is a ‘hands-on experience’ for present and future SHHS students. Come and see the wonderful programs that Science Hill High School has to offer our high school students.
This event is open to all Johnson City students, parents, businesses, and the public. For more information about the Science Hill CTE program and offerings, visit sciencehill.jcschools.org/CTE
Information From Finance & Insurance
February 23, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Washington County Schools Central Office
405 W. College Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
February 24, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Johnson City Schools Central Office
100 E. Maple Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Empower Retirement Letter
If you received a letter in the mail from Empower Retirement, this is a legitimate letter. Empower Retirement is the 401k provider for the TCRS Hybrid Retirement Plan. If you received the letter, you may not currently have an active account with Empower Retirement, but you have it available to you if you wish to put aside additional funds for retirement. Empower Retirement 401k plan is one of the options available for employees looking to save additional funds for retirement. JC Schools also has available a 457 plan with The Trust Co. and 403b plans administered by OMNI Annuities. You can find links to all of these providers at jcschools.org under Departments, Finance, Retirement.
Information from Human Resources
Spring is just around the corner! Instructors, please complete the JCS New Training Request Form on our web page to submit your school and district-wide training information. TLC is in need of all coaches, tech leaders, and program coordinators to submit their district sessions in all content areas for March thru May.
Teachers, if you need help accessing your PD account and your PDP certificates, please ask now before the end of the year sneaks up on us. We're always here to assist you!
Visit our Professional Learning department web page to learn more about ordering die-cuts and classroom resources from The Learning Center. We will order materials by request to put in our district library. Contact Tracey Coffey with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 434-5218. ~Tracey Coffey, TLC Manager
Feedback? Need Help? We want to know.
If you have any questions or problems with Bloomz, please contact Collin Brooks at BrooksB@jcschools.org.
Bloomz On-Demand Training for Teachers
February Board of Education Meeting
Teachers of the Year
Building Level Teachers of The Year
Johnnie Sue Hawley
All-State Orchestra Honors
Congratulations to the following Science Hill Orchestra students for earning All-State Orchestra Honors. These students have auditioned and earned a place on the Tennessee Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra and will be performing in Nashville in April at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The six students are:
Ellen Hong: 4th Chair, Violin
Michael Hu: 5th Chair, Cello
Elizabeth Huber: 6th Chair, Alternate Violin
Gabrielle Odom: 5th Chair, Violin
Olivia Simmons: 6th Chair, 1st Violin
Josiah Skitt: 4th Chair, Viola
Next BOE Meeting
The next Johnson City Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, March 7 starting at 6 p.m. inside the Board Room at Central Office (100 E. Maple Street). Board meetings can be viewed on the Johnson City Schools' YouTube channel.
Teachers who recently earned tenure
Congratulations to the following teachers for earning tenure. We will honor them at the Johnson City Board of Education Meeting on March 7.
Cherokee Elementary School
Fairmont Elementary School
Lake Ridge Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Towne Acres Elementary School
Woodland Elementary School
Indian Trail Intermediate School
Liberty Bell Middle School
Science Hill High School
Dennis Michael Taylor
In the News
Recent SH graduate returns to help students avoid pitfalls that held him back
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Towne Acres Recycling Club
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All Pro Dad Program at Indian Trail
Indian Trail Intermediate School recently started a chapter of a national organization called All Pro Dad. The program at Indian Trail is one of 18 chapters across the state. The All Pro Dad program provides opportunities for fathers/father figures and their children to develop stronger bonds by creating connections to real-world topics that are discussed at each meeting.
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JC Schools Staff Newsletter
We will distribute this newsletter on the Wednesday following the monthly Board of Education meeting. This newsletter will have information from District Departments and other helpful tips. If you have suggestions for content in this newsletter, please send them to Collin Brooks at BrooksB@jcschools.org.