Jenkins Journal

March 26, 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

GMAS Testing Schedule - Spring 2023!

April 27 - Biology

April 28 - Make-up Day

May 1 - US History

May 2-3 - American Literature

May 4 - Algebra I

May 5 - Make-up Day

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AP Testing Schedule - Spring Semester 2023!

Students: What is your level of engagement in each of your classes?

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PTSA is need of a treasurer for 2023-2024 school year! If you are interested, please email Mrs. Handy @

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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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Gulfstream SLP Applications are due by midnight on March 31st! Freshman who are interested in applying for the Student Leadership Team need to apply ASAP! Only 10 students have applied so far! This is a wonderful opportunity for students!

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Congratulations to the Chess Team! Thank you to Mr. Westbrook for serving as the Chess Team Advisor!

Please congratulate the following members of the chess club:

Jun Hao Lin

Jorge Millan

Chris Batenga

Hart Tedder

Neil Noronha

Owen Brown

They traveled to Lawrenceville on Saturday to compete in the Georgia High School Team Chess Championship. Jenkins had a great showing, placing 7th overall for the state AND once again receiving the extremely coveted "Greatest Distance Traveled" award. All members got at least 2 wins (out of 4) Jun Hao Lin did especially well going 4-0 in his matches.

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Class of 2023 Graduation Checklist - PLEASE READ!

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Attention Seniors - Please see FASFA information below.


Blake Mercer, the Assistant Director of Financial Literacy at Georgia Southern University is hosting a new program that they have started offering called FAFSA Fridays. Every other Friday they are offering assistance in completing the FAFSA. This is taking place at the Statesboro location and the Armstrong location from 11-1. In Statesboro, the location is the Rosenwald Building, on the first floor of the Enrollment Services lobby. At the Armstrong Campus, the location is Victor Hall, on the first floor in the Enrollment Services lobby. Below is a list of the dates that they have for this semester.

  • 2/24/2023
  • 3/10/2023
  • 3/24/2023
  • 4/7/2023
  • 4/21/2023

Take advantage of this assistance!

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Interested in a Fine Arts Diploma Seal? What is involved? See link below. You can also see Mrs. Baker-Banks or Mrs. Duncan for questions.

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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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Looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange Student - see details below!

"Greenheart Exchange is excited for the opportunity to place students at Jenkins High School for the 2023-24 school year. Please consider hosting a foreign high school student, giving your family and the student the experience of a lifetime. We have great applications coming in daily and all need hosts. Spaces are limited so apply now to guarantee a spot. Students can only come if you choose to host! For more information call, text or email Connie Polk, Area Coordinator, 502-387-8672,"
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Please join PTSA! Our goal is to have at least 350 members! Help us meet our goal!

Please use the link below to join our PTSA!

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Work Based Learning Announcement

Now taking applications for Work-Based Learning which includes Gulfstream positions for next school year

  • Must be classified as a junior or senior next school year
  • Complete and submit an application and resume
  • Must have good attendance and discipline, three positive teacher recommendations
  • Must be able to complete a pathway by graduation
  • Possibility of working at Gulfstream
  • Must be employed by July

The earlier you complete your application the better your chances are of getting into the program and positions at Gulfstream

Refer to the school website to complete the WBL Interest Form or see Mrs. Graham in room 2347. Applications are due now.

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It's not too late to check out a chromebook. Please refer to these instructions to complete the form for your child.

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Code of Conduct Link

Please use link below to access the Student Code of Conduct. Look under the "Resources" tab.

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Attention Seniors - Please open link below!

In an effort to keep you informed about ALL things CLASS of 2023, it will be necessary to have current information. Please use the link below:

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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2023 Prom Information

Prom 2023

The Met Gala: "Through the Looking Glass"

May 13, 2023, Savannah Station.

8:00-11:00 PM

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased via School Cash

The last day to purchase a ticket is April 28, 2023.

Tickets will be ready for pickup May 8, 2023, for Seniors and May 9, 2023, for Juniors.

If you have a question, please see Ms. Hall in 1335.

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Community Service announcement from our counseling team!

Attention Seniors: Please remember per SCCPSS board policy that 20 hours of community service is a requirement for graduation. All community service documentation must be turned in to your assigned school counselor by Friday, April 14, 2023. Seniors who do not complete this requirement will not be eligible for graduation, including participating in the graduation ceremony. Community Service documentation logs can be picked up in the school counseling center.
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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 -


JAWS for the Week - Come support the Warriors!

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Congratulations to the following athletic signees who signed this week in a ceremony hosted afterschool!

Troy Smith-Shaw University

Joshua Pridgen-Northern Illinois University

Joshua Gadson-Allen University

Ke'shon Leggett-Savannah State University

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Athletic Physical Packets 2022-2023

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Looking for a summer job?

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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

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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DECA hosts "Marketing Madness"

DECA will be hosting our "Marketing Madness" guest speaker series starting tomorrow. The goal is to bridge the gap between classroom and industry to show our students the various lanes within the marketing industry. Each event will take place 10:00 - 11:00 am in the auditorium with the exception of March 29th which will be virtual. All Zoom links can be found below by clicking on the speaker's name for those who are unable to attend.

While not open to the public, these events are open to all students. Please have them fill out the Google Form here to join us. All participating students should report to the auditorium at 9:45 am and must present their pass for entry. NO PASS = NO ENTRY. Passes will be given on the day of and should be picked up prior to 1st block. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your continued support of our CTSO programs at HVJ!

March 1st - Da'Kwane Johnson - Event Planning

March 8th - MiQuan Green - Photography/Video Production & Marketing

March 15th - Stacey Thrower - Sports Marketing

March 29th - Sydnee Thompson - Digital Media

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Sydnee Thompson shares her experiences with HVJ students!

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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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Students - Please help us keep our campus clean and in good condition. The liter around the school grounds has increased recently! Let's work to keep our new school and grounds clean! Please pick up your trays and trash after breakfast and lunch too!

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National Honor Society participates in a campus sweep! Thank you to Mrs. Howard and those NHS members who participated!

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Interested in being on the Yearbook Staff next year?

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National Art Honor Society and Warrior Council students assisted with the City of Savannah Therapeutics Program Spring Fling on Friday, March 24th

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Medication and Over the Counter Products

Medication and Over the Counter Products

Parents and guardians are to bring ALL medication to the school. Students may never bring medication of any kind, including over-the-counter products, to school. (With a current doctor's order on file, Nurse Smart may permit students to carry their Epi-pen or inhaler after checked in by the parent.)

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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International Paper Flyer - see information included!

Jenkins FCCLA students tour University of Georgia! Thank you Coach Ballance!

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Please remind your student that the school is not responsible for electronic devices that are brought to school!

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HVJ Faculty and Staff Directory

Great Week in Warrior Nation!

Have a great week Warriors! Stay Focused! GMAS and AP testing coming SOON!