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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.
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:
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.
A student will be permitted to take 8th Grade Band for HS Credit (Course catalog: BAND I) if he/she meets the following criteria:
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 & 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.
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.
JMS Cafeteria Manager: Tina Harness - firstname.lastname@example.org
JCS Director of Nutrition - Sue Hamm - email@example.com
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.
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.