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Charlotte's Web to be Performed by the Advanced Drama Class

The advanced drama class is proud to present the show Charlotte's Web.

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Jefferson Spring Plant Agriculture Sale

Come and buy some spring flowers, vegetables, & herbs

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Robotics Team 4189 Week 1 Competition

The Robotics Team 4189 place 23rd out of 38 teams.

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BioSTEAM Spring Family Day

Come join us on Saturday, April 13 for the BioSTEAM Spring Family Day from noon to 4:00pm.

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Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

Give the gift of reading by donating used books for any age! Sponsored by the Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America.

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The Advanced Drama class will open 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Thursday Night

Come out and support Drama on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15-17th at 7pm and 2pm on Saturday at the PAC.

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Jefferson City Schools ranks highest district CCRPI single score

Jefferson City Schools has the highest district CCRPI single score in Northeast Georgia and 2nd highest in the State according to the @georgiadeptofed (out of 180 districts)!

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Lindsay Allen- Jefferson Middle School Teacher of the Year

Lindsay Allen is starting her third year of teaching at Jefferson Middle school, and so far she is an all around favorite.

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FFA Water Wars

The first FFA meeting of the school year was on Monday, August 21 and soaked everyone involved!

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2018 Robotics Season Re-cap

A small re-cap of the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team’s 2018 season.

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There's a Surge for STEM as Robotics Season Kicks-off

The Jackson County 4-H Robotics Team 2019 season is just around the corner. The kick-off meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 12th.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest

Middle school students are invited to participate in the 2017-2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest.

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Jefferson Middle School Wins GASSP Breakout School Award

JMS wins GASSP Breakout Award. The Breakout Schools Award is Sponsored by Georgia State University Principal Center and is designed to identify, recognize, and showcase Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.

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JMS Outdoor Classroom Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettias will be sold until November 17th and will be delivered on November 28th.  Click Here to order

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Jefferson FBLA Gives Back

The Jefferson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently teamed up with the Jefferson Middle School FBLA chapter to clean up Washington Street.  The students made their way from the schools to Swirlee's Frozen Yogurt and picked up trash along the way. 

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JHS, JMS, JES Receive 5-star Climate Rating

JHS, JMS and JES received a 5-star climate rating by the Georgia Department of Education. This is the highest rating on their measure.

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Dual Credit

Get High School course credit while you are still in middle school.

There are several opportunities for 8th graders to earn a high school credit. Below is a list of these courses.

Dual Credit Opportunities

Visual Arts

High School Visual Arts is an advanced art class for students with a strong interested in learning technical drawing and sculpture skills. Students will learn the elements and principles of design, understand how to identify them in exemplar artworks, and how to use them creatively within their own artworks.  Students will be assigned a weekly sketchbook assignment to demonstrate that they understand the topics discussed in class. All art assignments are difficult and require a great amount of patience and perseverance. Students will be evaluated on creativity and skill.

High School Credit Prerequisites:

  • A strong interest in and appreciation for the visual arts
  • An intent to take visual arts in High School
  • A recommendation from the art teacher
  • *If the students has never had art before they can show the art teacher a drawing as a recommendation request
  • Students do not have to have previous art classes or art training

Chorus

Students in High School credit chorus learn and sing music at an accelerated pace. They start work on ear training, learn major and minor key signatures, sing advanced sight-reading, and delve deeper into music theory. Students in high school credit chorus will perform in four concerts over the course of the school year. Students in High School Credit Chorus MUST have taken 7th grade chorus, unless given special permission from the instructor.

Band

A student will be permitted to take 8th Grade Band for HS Credit (Course catalog: BAND I)  if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • The student has been enrolled in the JMS 7th grade band for their entire 7th grade year.
  • The instrument for 7th grade band matches the instrument for 8th grade band.
  • The student demonstrates he/she is serious about taking HS credit by having no office referrals in band/other classes throughout their 7th grade year.
  • A recommendation/permission form, signed by the band teacher and parents, must be submitted at the time requested.
  • *The band teacher reserves the right to accept or deny students the opportunity to enroll in BAND I based on these requirements. Exceptions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Basic Agriculture Science

Students in Basic Agricultural Science learn about agriculture, including the importance of agriculture, forestry, agricultural mechanics, plant science, animal science, natural resources, soil sciences, food science, agricultural careers, biotechnology, and about the FFA in this year long course. Each student has to have 20 hour Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project where they complete activities related to agriculture outside of school. Students in this class are strongly encouraged to become members of JMS FFA.

Introduction to Business and Technology

Introduction to Business & Technology provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. An emphasis will be placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Employability skills are integrated into activities and projects throughout the course. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundation knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is designed for all high school students, but is being offered at JMS for 8th graders to earn a high school credit.

PE/Health

The purpose of this year long course if to give every student the opportunity to learn and practice informed decision making in matters of personal health. Keep in mind, this is a required course for graduation. If you fail either Health or Personal Fitness part of this course, you must take BOTH parts again.

    PE/Health High School Credit Course Requirements:
  • The student must have a 90 or above in PE.
  • Any student who has never taken PE must have an informal recommendation from a fellow connection teacher to be considered for the Personal Fitness/Health HS Credit course.
  • The student must have passed all their academic classes.
  • The student must have no more than 7 absences per semester.

JMS Cafeteria

JMS Cafeteria Manager: Tina Harness - tharness@jeffcityschools.org

JCS Director of Nutrition - Sue Hamm - shamm@jeffcityschools.org

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit card. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit Lunch PrePay. To register, you will need your child’s district student number. You can find this number by logging into the Parent Portal. Your student’s district ID is located next to their picture on the homepage. Once you have created an account on Lunch Prepay, you can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low balance notifications. There is a $1.95 transaction fee. However, you can make payments and apply it to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms into central office or have your student turn them into the cafeteria staff at their school.

English Free and Reduced Lunch Form Spanish Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Jefferson City Nutritional Services

Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each schools website to see the lunch menu.

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the districts wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Sue Hamm at 706-367-2546.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.

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