Jacksonville Middle

JHS to Host Freshman Academy Parent Meeting

Jacksonville High School will host a Freshman Academy parent meeting Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-6:30pm in the school’s media center.

Ninth grade can be a very difficult time for teenagers learning to navigate new territory while developing skills for success in high school and beyond. The goal of the Academy is to ease the transition from middle school to high school and help ensure freshmen successfully graduate in four years.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet Academy teachers and visit with counselors regarding course selection and concurrent credit requirements. Please support your students as they prepare for this next step in their educational experience.

JNPSD has an App!

The latest news and information about Jacksonville North Pulaski schools is now available on smartphones and mobile devices with a new mobile app. Jacksonville North Pulaski School District is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free.

The mobile app will offer a constantly updated feed of District news and events with photos and links to the District’s website. The app can also be customized by the user by selecting the schools they are most interested in for news and updates. Users can also choose to receive push notifications to get breaking news and updates about school closures, calendar changes, or even sports updates.

Parents will be able to track information on their students including grades and attendance, school menus and bus information. They will use their HAC log in and password.

Download the new app in 3 easy steps:

1. On your smartphone, go to the iTunes App Store® or Google Play®

2. Search Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

3. Then select our JNPSD app for free download

We condensed a four-month app build process into six weeks, and want all employees to take advantage of this new communications tool. We are still working behind the scenes on the data that will make this a fully functional tool for you, parents and the community.

Stay connected with everything that is JNPSD!

Thank You School Counselors

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helpng students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take time to thank your school counselors during the week of February 6-10, 2017.

School Board Meets February 6

The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education will conduct its regular monthly meeting February 6, 2017, 6pm at Jacksonville City Hall located at 1 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville.

The meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda click here.

JMS Removed from Academic Distress

Based on results of the most recent three-year period of state mandated assessments in math and literacy, the Arkansas Department of Education will recommend to the State Board of Education that Jacksonville Middle School be removed from academic distress. The State Board will consider the recommendation at its February 9 meeting.

To be removed from the list, a school’s combined math and literacy proficiency percentages on the most recent three-year period of state mandated assessments must exceed 49.5 percent. Using scores from 2013-2014 and concordant scores from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, JMS exceeded the 49.5 percent student performance threshold for being designated as being in academic distress.  

“School turnaround is intense and focused,” said Superintendent Tony Wood. “Principal Mike Hudgeons and his staff have extended their reach with will, skill and accountability to improve student achievement. With the right policies, design and implementation to achieve instructional improvements and school culture change, teachers and principals can help students achieve success. We are on the right path, and we’re doing great things to demonstrate that,” said Wood.