This week, JCS students from several schools across the district had the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning while also enriching our community through the United Way's Day of Caring. Students from Wright Denny Intermediate School and the Charles Town Middle School Builders' Club headed to Happy Retreat to assist with beautification projects and learn about history. Meanwhile, the Washington High School Key Club was hard at work installing a Story Walk and moving 80 tons of mulch (‼️) at Jefferson Memorial Park. A big shoutout to these hardworking students for their community service endeavors! 📣💪
The Wright Denny PTO is seeking nominations for four (4) PTO Officer Positions for the 2022-2023 school year. The duties, responsibilities and nomination form may be found here: https://shorturl.at/fjmTW
La Asociación Hispano/Latina del Condado de Jefferson le invita a conocer información importante relacionada el nuevo año escolar a conocer a nuevos contactos y amigos y a comer algo rico. Las primeras 25 familias recibirán una mochila con útiles escolares. El flyer tiene más información! The Hispanic/Latino Association of Jefferson County Schools invites you to learn important information regarding the new school year. Meet new contacts and friends and eat good food! The first 25 families will receive a bookbag filled with school supplies. See flyer for additional information!
It is so exciting to have students back in our schools! Thank you for all you are doing to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please remember that all JCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a great weekend.
Hello JCS Families, We had a wonderful first week of school welcoming children back into the classroom. We are happy to share an update on WVEIS 2.0, the WVDE’s upgraded information system that impacts our communications and academic tools. Much progress has been made, and as of Sept. 6, we will have full use of our Canvas Platform. For more information about the update, please visit www.jcswv.org/canvas
✨ We're so excited to open our doors for the start of another school year! A big shoutout to our teachers and staff for working hard to prepare for a great year. Be sure to check out all the fun first-day photos from throughout the district in our "Back to School: 2022-2023" photo album on the JCS Facebook page. Welcome back, JCS! 🎉
The start of a new school year means sharing the road. Please keep the following safety tips in mind when buses start rolling on Monday: ⚠️ Be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and school parking lots. ⚠️ Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. NEVER pass a bus from behind when it is stopped to board or offload children. ⚠️ Be especially careful when children are present in school zones and residential areas. ⚠️ Pay extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones. ⚠️ Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards. ⚠️Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school. We can't wait to see you on Monday!
Hello JCS Families, Our staff have been working all summer to prepare our schools to welcome students next week. As always, there are unexpected problems that arise. An updated version of the West Virginia Department of Education's information system (WVEIS) that all school systems are required to use for everything from class lists to schedules is being upgraded. Some of the systems we worked hard to put in place over the summer are not usable right now because that system is not functioning correctly. We have created a web page about possible changes during the transition. We have taken steps to minimize the disruption for you and for students while the WVDE completes this work. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin a new year together! https://www.jcswv.org/wveis
As you wrap up your back-to-school shopping this weekend, consider including a few items for the JCS Stuff-a-Bus school supply drive! Join us August 21-27 at the Jefferson County Fair, where we'll be stuffing a bus with donations of backpacks, crayons, pens and pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, and other necessary school supplies. Volunteers from the JCS Transportation Department will be on hand to collect donations all day Sunday, August 21, and every evening from 5-8 p.m. And while you're there, learn more about how you can become a bus operator for Jefferson County Schools. It's a great way to make your mark in our caring community of educators!
Students are back on August 22! We want to make sure everyone has what they need to start the year off right, starting with the trip to school. Visit our website at www.jcswv.org/myschoolbus to get information about your student's bus this year. Everyone at Jefferson County Schools is excited to start the year with you!
Jefferson County Schools extends our appreciation to Mr. Justin P. Brown, Sr. for his service as an interim member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. Earlier this year, Mr. Brown applied and was selected in a competitive application process to serve Jefferson County students at a critical time. His dedication, thoughtful decision-making, and calm, steady leadership have been greatly appreciated in helping move our school system forward.
Jefferson County School stands in solidarity with the families, children, educators, and communities in Uvalde, Texas, in the wake of the tragic events of May 24th, 2022. There are no words that can restore what has been taken, not only from those individuals but from all of us. Everyone at Jefferson Schools is here for the community as we support our children together. You can find a list of resources on speaking to children about this difficult topic following this link: https://bit.ly/39SwBoW. We will also have counseling staff available for any of our students or staff who need that support. Please join us as we continue our end-of-year student celebrations and honors while remaining mindful of the impacted communities and our solemn responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our children.
On April 23rd, 2022, one 4th grader and three 5th graders from Wright Denny Intermediate School competed at the WV State Math Field Day Competition held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Two of Wright Denny's 5th graders placed in the competition. Their parents and the students and staff of Wright Denny are extremely proud of their amazing achievement. Pictured are Lilah McHenry who placed 4th and Owen Twyford who placed 5th. Congratulations to them both for being winners in an extremely tough competition. We would also like to congratulate the other Wright Denny students who made it to the state competition: Jonathan Gutzman (4th gr.) and Edgar Gallardo (5th gr.). All of these students had to place in the top three at the county and regional competitions to make it to the state competition.
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Congrats to Jonathan Gutzman, Amelia Mabry, Edgar Gallardo, Owen Twyford, and Lilah McHenry on their wins at the Regional Math Field Day competition on March 14! They will now advance to the state competition at WVU on April 23. Way to go, Bobcats!
This evenings PTO meeting has been *canceled* due to volunteers and members covering tonight's Family Night at the Book Fair. Please join us for Book Fair Family Night tonight from 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.
We're proud to recognize our JCS students chosen to participate in this year's West Virginia All-State Children's Chorus! Nine students from North Jefferson Elementary, Shepherdstown Elementary, and Wright Denny Intermediate were among 153 youth statewide selected to perform at the 2022 West Virginia Music Educators Conference in Charleston on March 4. The performance included selections in English, Hebrew, and German. Visit https://bit.ly/3KvVnbA for a complete list of participants. Congratulations to these talented young vocalists!
Scheduling Night at Charles Town Middle School for rising 6th graders: 3/9/22 at 6 PM.
WDIS PTO Meeting Please join us for our monthly PTO meeting this Tuesday, Feb, 15th at 6 pm in the school media center. If you are not able to join us in person, please attend via Zoom. Meeting ID = 946 5783 2130 Password = BOBCATS
This week (February 7-11) has been National School Counseling Week, a time to recognize and honor the crucial work performed by school guidance counselors. Shoutout to all JCS counselors for offering our students unconditional guidance, support, and stability all day, every day. We appreciate you!