Jacksonville High

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. 

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.

Titan Theater Company to Present Guys and Dolls

Jacksonville High School’s Titan Theater Company will present the classical musical comedy Guys and Dolls, March 10 and 11, 7pm in the Sandy Reed Auditorium at Jacksonville Middle School located at 718 Harris Road in Jacksonville.

Guys and Dolls, based on the short stories and characters of Damon Runyon, tells a comedic tale of the gamblers, showgirls and gangsters of the 1930s New York underworld. Director Jane Balgavy said “Guys and Dolls is a great show for any theatre to do, because it is full of comedy with a lot of classic one-liners; and the writing is fantastic, providing many opportunities for character roles. It is a really fun show for the whole family.”

Adult admission is $8 and students 17 and under pay $5.

School Board Meeting Scheduled

The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, March 6, 6pm at Jacksonville City Hall located at One Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. To view the agenda click here.

The meeting is open to the public.