Jenkins Journal

March 12, 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

HVJ celebrates School Social Worker Appreciation Week - Thank you to our School Social Worker - Mrs. K. Wright!

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Check out your student's resume'!

All Jenkins High School students were required to design and complete a high school resume' for themselves. They have worked for several weeks during their Wednesday Advisement class to have a finished resume' by March 1st. Their advisors assisted them through the process. Ask to see your child's resume'. Help us encourage and discuss with them ways to enhance their resume'. Think of ideas such as more advanced course work, additional foreign language, increased community service, part-time job, etc. Our goal is to ensure our students are ready for post-secondary options after they graduate from HVJ! The time to start preparing and adding to your high school resume' is the first day of 9th grade. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Students: Are you interested in taking Korean as a Foreign Language next year? If so, email your counselor this week!

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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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University of Georgia Road DAWGS visit and share presentation with HVJ students!

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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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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Congratulations to Mr. Maty and the FIRST Robotics Team!

Congratulations to the HVJ Robotics Team for receiving the Innovative in Control Award at their recent competition!
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Congratulations Literary Team and Advisors - Mr. Leggett and Mrs. Golden!

Lexi Groff, Adon Oxendine, Jorge Merchan Millan, and Shawn Bulloch did a wonderful job representing our school at Statesboro High School.

Jenkins took 2nd place in the personal essay writing contest, 3rd in domestic extemporary speaking, and 4th place in the argumentative essay and dramatic oral interpretation.

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HVJ students compete in Shakespeare Competition

Shakespeare Competition

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Savannah Chapter of the English-Speaking Union held its annual Shakespeare Competition at the Historic Savannah Theater on Chippewa Square. Each competitor is required to act out a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays and recite one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Jenkins High School was represented by Leland Gillard and Eeshani Malkar.

Leland chose a monologue by Shylock from The Merchant of Venice and “Sonnet 18,” while Eeshani selected a monologue by Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing and “Sonnet 71.” Both students did an excellent job. Following stiff competition with students from other schools, Eeshani Malkar took Second Place and Leland Gillard was Fourth Place. Congratulations!

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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 Due Friday, December 9th.

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Important Announcements from our Yearbook Staff!

Senior ads are on sale until February 17; yearbooks are on sale for $60 until December 31 (price goes up after the new year)

Ads and books can be purchased at

-students and staff can contribute pictures to the yearbook by uploading to

School code: hvj23

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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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ASVAB Test will be administered at Jenkins High School!


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) is scheduled to be administered at HVJ on Friday, March 24, 2023. To reserve a testing seat, click on the MicroSoft Form link or scan the QR code below, complete all information, and submit the form no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

Only current 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to register for the ASVAB.


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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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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

HVJ Counseling Team visit middle schools to register rising 9th graders for Jenkins High School for 2023-2024 school year!

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.

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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Chemistry students complete Waste Water Recovery Lab in Mrs. Fortney's class!

In this project, students analyzed test results in order to design a procedure for recovering certain metals from wastewater using their knowledge of the Activity Series of Metals and single replacement reactions. Based on their analysis, students will create a proposal for presentation in an effort to recommend the best plan for reclaiming the metals from the wastewater.

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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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 Community Service Hours?

Who wants Community Service Hours?
Remember-20 hours of community service required for graduation. Please join 2 Legit 2 Lit-Jenkins Chapter as we meet again on Saturday, March 25, 10:00-12:00 in the Jenkins staff parking lot. All materials will be provided.
For more information contact Heidi Becker Friede at 912-414-9330.
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Coach Ballance, Coach Pearson and FCCLA students attend FCCLA trip to Disney World!

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French III students enjoy guest speaker!

The students of French 3 Honors meet with Honorary Consulate of France, Madame Valérie Grankow. They learned about what the Ambassador of France does along with her job as an Honorary Consulate. They also got to practice their French and show off their communication prowess.

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Need to submit an address change? See directions below.

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International Paper Flyer - see information included!

Great Week in Warrior Nation!

Have a great week Warriors!