JHS Students Finding a Solution

Dr. Chris Johnson and Tiffany Shettles-Tull took a team of Jacksonville High students to Junior Achievement Start Up Day at the University of Central Arkansas today. The team included ninth graders: Salim Al-Tamimi, Jimmy Freeman, Tyler Richardson, Keith Skrdlandt, Macaela Smith, and Blair Wood-Jones.

Students were tasked with presenting a problem in today's education and then pitch a solution for the problem along with research, etc.  The students worked closely with community mentors to formulate ideas for solutions.

JHS Air Force JROTC Cadets are Fit

Jacksonville High School’s Air Force JROTC competed in the Fitness State Championships last weekend against Army, Marines and other Air Force groups. JHS cadets ranked best in Air Force JROTC in the male and in the female categories. The female cadets scored second place and the male cadets took third place in overall competition.

Second Place All Female Category Team - Aletha Lester, Daniela Martinez, Chantelle Knox, Deshundria Shockley, Marta Perandres, Nakeeda Wade

Third Place All-Male Category - Maleek Curley, Isaac Johnson, Jabril Smith, Andrew Frye, Lucas Ross, Coleton McGee

JHS cadets are working now for a better result in next year’s competition. 

Giving Back at Bayou Meto

Bayou Meto Elementary Elevate students in grades 3-5 have been working on a community service leadership project. Students have been introduced to the concept of leadership and have discovered that leadership is not just about themselves, but it’s also about giving back to others. Students chose to learn the life skill of knitting in order to make hats for the homeless, cancer patients and babies in shelters. 

The purpose of the community service project is to experience firsthand the leadership concepts of contributing to the community and giving back to others.  By using what they are learning in class to learn more about their own and others’ leadership skills, students began to understand the skills of self-motivation, self-esteem, the power of action and empathy.  As their pile of hats grew, students realized that they can make a difference in the world. 

Bayou Meto’s students will continue to work on hats over spring break and will present them to community leaders in April.

JMS Band Receives Excellent Rating

The Jacksonville Middle School Band participated in the Region I Concert Assessment Saturday, March 4. The band received a composite 2-excellent rating both on stage and in sight-reading. This is the highest rating the band has received since 2011. 

All JNP Bands will perform their final concert for the 2016-2017 school year Thursday, May 4, 6:30 PM in the Sandy Reed auditorium.

Celebrating National School Breakfast Week

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and schools provide millions of breakfasts to hungry children every single school day!  This gives us reason to celebrate! 

Every March, the nation celebrates National School Breakfast Week. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed March as Arkansas School Breakfast Month!

Governor Hutchinson’s proclamation increases public awareness, provides school food service administrators a wonderful opportunity to promote the breakfast program, benefiting thousands of students in Arkansas.

JNPSD’s Director of Child Nutrition Clint Walker spoke of the District’s Community Eligibility Program where all students eat free at today’s press conference at the Capitol.