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  • arts

    Students will be representing Jackson School at the Celebrating the Arts event which will be held on February 25th at Lugoff High School. Art work will be displayed and students will be singing.  The participating students were selected by either Ms. Manual, Art teacher, or Mr. Mealing, Music Teacher. The doors will open at 5:30 PM and the performances begin at 6:00 PM. Please come out and support the creative talent of our Jackson students.

    Art displayed by: 
    Morgan Champion 3rd
    Gavin Champion K
    Elizabeth Sullivan 2nd
    Maya Alexander 3rd
    Julie Seals 1st
    These students singing:
    Saniyya Boykin
    Hailey Michelsen
    Brandi Carroll
    Destinee Miller
    Destiny Ward
    Precious pretty
    Tylasha Glover
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  • Recently, Marsha Hough, a 3rd grade teacher at Jackson School received a $450.00 Dollar General Kids in Need Grant to be used to purchase Nonfiction books for her classroom. This is the third grant Ms. Hough has received this year, the others from USA Today for site licences for students to read the newspaper and First Book for books in her classroom. Hough

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  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood

    Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood means that it is better to listen first and then talk second.  Listening is a skill and we must teach children how to listen.  Have children practice listening without interrupting.  They can also practice listening with their eyes, ears, and heart.  Simply put, we have two ears and one mouth, so we can spend more time listening with the intent to understand.  Activities to do at home: Often times body language can be even more important than words. Play a game with your kids, where you both try to guess the others emotion (happy, sad, angry, bored, frustrated) without using any words, only body language.  Then discuss how some body language may make you feel.  This is a good way to spark some conversation with your children about the habits and how we should always seek first to understand and then to be understood.  

     Habit 5

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  •  Jump Rope for Heart  is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association.  It teaches kids: 

    *the importance of developing heart- healthy habits;

    * that being physical active can be fun;

    * that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save  the lives in their community and across the country.

     We will kick-off this event with an assembly on Friday, Feb. 12th. The Jump Rope for Heart event will take place the week of February 22-26, 2016. Last year we raised $1,515.

     The goal this year is to raise $1,800! We are counting on you for this very worth cause, so “Put your heart in it” Jackson School!



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  • Save the Date

    Leadership Day

    Friday, March 4, 2016


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  • The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to JES and it is Going to be “Groovy!”

    The book fair will be open to students and their families beginning on February 19th and will run through February 27th .  The hours of operation will be 7:30-3:00 daily.  Students will also have an opportunity to preview the book during their regularly scheduled library times.  Family members are also invited to shop anytime that the book fair is open.  Teachers will be previewing the book fair prior to its opening, and they will be creating a classroom wish list in hopes that students and parents will purchase a book and donate it to their classroom libraries.  All profits from the book fair go directly back to the library program to purchase additional books for the students to checkout.  We hope to see you there!


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  • Jackson School WIGS:

     WIG #1: 400 of 500 Jackson Students (80%) will show improvement in math by May 2016.  

    WIG #2: 400 of 500 Jackson Students (80%) will show improvement in reading by May 2016.

    WIG #3: All Jackson Students will help prepare for leadership day by February 17, 2016.  

    We have made great stride in reaching our goals! Checkout the 2nd Quarter School-Wide Scoreboard




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  • Congratulations to Laina Shoemake, our new 2016- 2017 Jackson School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Shoemake is a 4th grade teacher at Jackson.  She is an extraordinary educator and we are thankful that she is a member of Jackson School Family. 

    TOY 16-17    shoemake class


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  • Congratulations to Ms. Harriet Boykin-Garity, 1st Grade Teacher, who will represent Jackson School as the Reading Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.

    RTOY 2015-16


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  • excellence


    Congratulations to the following students for excelling in test scores in order to be   qualified for Duke Tip participation.


    Madison Branham-Fall 2015 MAP

    Michael Eddings-2015-ACT Aspire

    Fallon Garens--Spring 2015 MAP

    Ihliviah Greene-Fall 2015 MAP

    Landon Hinson--2015 ACT Aspire

    Cody Hinson-2015 ACT Aspire

    Tawon Jacobs-SC PASS

    Braylen Miller-2015 ACT Aspire

    Tristen Sprinkle-ACT Aspire

    Antony Turner-ACT Aspire

    Bailey Wade-Spring 2015 MAP

    Byer Ware-ACT Aspire


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  • PTO Fundraiser

    Jackson School's PTO fundraiser is coming soon: Every year we sell the famous $5 discount cards that can be used in local businesses. Please come out and purchase some or help us by selling them to your friends and family members. All proceeds support our Jackson School PTO and leadership initiatives.

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From the Principal

  • Welcome from the Principal

    Posted by Donna Myles at 1/25/2016 10:00:00 AM


    We have a lot to celebrate this school year.  At the end of the 1st semester at our school went from 57% to 77% in Math Fluency and 45% to 71% in Reading Comprehension.  We will have a school wide popcorn celebration to acknowledge our success from the 1st  semester.  I am so proud of our Jackson School Leaders and I look forward to the growth in the 3rd nine weeks. Please continue to discuss goal setting and strategies used to achieve goals with your children.  

    We have a few leadership events that will take place very soon.  We will celebrate our Moms on Wednesday, 2/3.  Our Leadership  Pageant will take place Friday, 2/5 and we are preparing for our  annual leadership day that will be held Friday, 3/4.  We do appreciate your support at the various events.  



    Mrs. Goodwin

    Matia W. Goodwin
    Jackson School
    Kershaw County School District

    Matia Goodwi

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