Moving Up to Middle School?

A mix of emotions—excitement, apprehension, curiosity and concern, often accompany the transition from elementary school to middle school. That’s why Jacksonville Middle School is hosting a meet and greet for rising sixth graders and their parents.

If your child will be in the sixth grade for the 2017-18 school year, please join us at the middle school located at 718 Harris Road Thursday, May 25, 5pm to meet the staff and receive helpful information.

We want to assist students and families by providing the groundwork for a successful middle school experience.

Pinewood is on the Energy Bus

Last August, before school started, Pinewood Elementary Principal Karen Norton and her staff read The Energy Bus, a book that emphasizes using positive energy at work and in life.

The Pinewood team knew the school year would be challenging, and they knew they would have to create their own success. So they used the actionable strategies from the book and a big dose of infectious energy to become the driver of their own bus and positively impact the school’s culture. 

Pinewood is one of a select group of schools invited to join the Energy Bus Team’s journey for the 2017-18 school year. The school team and students will be provided extensive professional development and support to help sustain a positive learning culture.

School Board Meets Monday, May 1

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

Rounding Up Little Titans for Kindergarten

Elementary schools in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District are prepping for the 2017-18 Kindergarten Roundup. This is a pre-registration opportunity for students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1 and entering kindergarten. The Roundup is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 1-2pm at all elementary schools. 

Parents must register their children at the school within their attendance zone. To locate your attendance zone click here

To register a student, parents or guardians need to present proper identification, which includes a birth certificate or a registrar statement, baptismal certificate, passport, affidavit or military identification, along with immunization records and social security card. 

Proof of residence is also necessary, which requires a current utility bill (gas, water or electric), a Little Rock Air Force Base housing verification form, home purchase closing papers or lease agreement. 

JMS Students Published

Last fall, as part of the Writers in the Schools program, University of Arkansas graduate students worked with Jacksonville Middle School students and teachers. The goal was to help students gain confidence with written and verbal communication skills and to explore new avenues of self-expression and awareness.

Nine 8th graders have been published in the WITS Anthology for their poems. To view their work click here.