JHS Students Selected for Governor's School

This summer, some of Arkansas’ most academically gifted and creative rising high school seniors will explore cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts as part of the 2017 session of the Arkansas Governor’s School.

The 2017 session runs from June 11 - July 22 on the Hendrix College campus in Conway.

In congratulating the students, Superintendent Tony Wood said, “Governor’s School challenges our brightest and most creative students to develop their academic and creative skills in new ways. The experience of Governor’s School helps these young scholars see new opportunities that can shape their lives after high school.”


L - R  Back Row

Gabrielle Bodenstein, Kayley Shettles, Timothy Brockinton, Brendon Crow, Jason Gregory

L - R  Front Row

Tram Nguyen, Jade McPherson, Elizabeth Meneses

School Board to Meet April 3

The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education will conduct its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 3, 2017, 6pm at Jacksonville City Hall located at 1 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville.
The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.

Pinewood Educators to Participate in Innovation Institute

Pinewood Elementary third grade teacher, Courtney Reaves, and lead learner, Karen Norton, have been selected to participate in the Innovation Institute June 7 and 8 in Springdale.

Their session, Engaging Readers and Writers Using #Booksnaps, provides a fun, creative way for students to reflect as they study their notes, read books or interact with any type of text. This unique tool can also be used by adult learners to chart their own learning during book studies, note taking or personal journaling.

The Innovation Institute, now in its third year, provides educators a variety of opportunities to explore the potential of educational technology and best practices in schools across the state. More information about the Institute can be found at Innovation Institute.

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.