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  • pennies    Beginning on April 3rd, our school will begin an exciting fundraising campaign that’s all about helping others. Pennies for Patients is a three-week program in which students collect change for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS is dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. As our students participate in this program, they’ll learn how powerful helping others can be. Learn more about the Pennies for Patients program at http://www.studentseries.org/participate/elementary-schools.
    You can start now to support your child’s participation in Pennies for Patients:

    • Start talking to your child about the value of giving back.
    • Help your child set up his or her online giving page. Be ready to share it with your friends and family once Pennies for Patients is underway. 
    • Help your child set a personal fundraising goal and talk about ways to reach it. Make a list of people your child can contact. 

    Together, we can help!
    Every 3 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every 9 minutes someone loses that battle. Pennies for Patients donations help families of patients pay for medicines, doctors, or other expenses and also help fund research focused on finding a cure.
    If you have questions about Pennies for Patients, contact your child’s teacher or our school program coordinator (Ms. Baipho). Or visit LLS.org. Together we are making a difference.

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  • The 3rd Quarter Awards Days will be held March 29-31.see dates and times below. Parents are invited to attend.

    Wednesday, March 29th

    5th Grade @ 9:30 and Kindergarten @ 1:15

    Thursday, March 30th

    3rd Grade @ 9:30 and 2nd Grade @ 1:15

    Friday, March 31st

    4th Grade @ 9:00 and 1st Grade 11:45



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  • dr seuss Jackson Celebrated Read Across America with Dr. Seuss!

    Students have spent the last two weeks learing about who Dr. Seuss was and why he was so important to children's Literature. Ms. Myles read his biography and conducted many literacy activities with books like: Ten Apples on Top, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat with the younger students.  Students in the 3rd and 4th grades were able to use their knowledge of Dr. Seuss in a game of KAHOOT.

    Fifth Grade students conducted research in the library on Theodor Seuss Geisel or better known as "Dr. Seuss."  They were asked to write a biography from the research that they conducted. Students learned a lot about the"Most Loved Children's Author of All Times." Please  read one of the biographies that was submitted by Michael Dykes. 

    All students received a book mark, stickers, or writing tablet with the Dr. Seuss theme. We wore readable clothes, crazy socks, ate green eggs and ham on Wacky Wednesday, dressed like twins, and wore Cat Hats. On Friday, our school had class visits from the Camden Rotary Readers and Camden High School to read books to them.  A great time was had by all. 

    twins     fish     apples                              sam

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  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Banner for 2017

    Students in 2nd Grade worked with Ms. Myles and Ms. Manuel to create this year’s banner.  The students chose the book, Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio to design the banner on. Students selected this book because it used Habit 5, Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood. We sent the banner to the South Carolina Association of School Librarians for competition with other schools around the state.  Keep your fingers crossed! We know we will represent Jackson well! Results will be announced by the end of March.



    Mia, Mekai, Eric, Emma (Perry) Caija, Jacinda, Kaydence, Ayden, Matthew (Jayroe) Ernest, Shamari, Natalie (Gooding) Stanyah, Jaiden, Keylie (Cross)

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  • USC To kick-off our Read Across America Week, #JustAChicken authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, visited Jackson School on February 23rd. They were  former University of South Carolina football players and Langston More went on to be NFL player. They conducted an assembly and small group discussion on the importance of reading, why books are so important in the home and getting a good education is everything. Their book #JustAChicken was available for students to purchase and have autographed. We would like to thank the Camden Gamecock Club for co-sponsoring this event and for donating books to our library.  The students really enjoyed interacting with these guys and their book. Students heard a great message about working hard in school and getting a great education for a better life in the future. 

    usc vs clemson   Israel  


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  • Community Service Project

    The community service club sponsored an animal supply drive throughout the month of January. Club members delivered the supplies to the Walter M. Crowe animal shelter on February 9th. Students enjoyed a tour of the shelter and the chance to meet several of its four-legged residents during the visit.

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  • Spring Book Fair Coming to Jackson

    The Jackson Library will be hosting a new vendor for it’s spring book fair.  As your child’s reading abilities improve, it is a good ideas to reevaluate the books that you have in your home to ensure that they are challenging and interesting for their level of learning.  A great way to add books to your home library is to visit the Treehouse Book Fair.  There will be leveled books that are very affordable. So,  mark your calendars for March 27-31 for the Treehouse Book Fair.  Muffins for Mom will be on March 28th and the book fair will be open for a special shopping time for you and your child to choose books together. Look for more information  during the month on March. 


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  • habit 7

    Habit 7 — Sharpen the Saw - Balance Works Best

    Getting Ready for Testing Season

    As we prepare for testing season, I want all of our students to practice Habit 7, Sharpen the Saw.  When we sharpen our saw, we are taking care of our mind, body, heart and soul.  We eat healthy and we exercise.  During testing season, sometimes students experience anxiety.  We can help alleviate those anxious feelings by making sure all students get a good night’s sleep during testing. Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast on testing days.  Some healthy choices may include eggs, yogurt, granola and fruit.  After testing, make sure they get exercise and drink lots of water.  Exercise and water help to stimulate the brain.  We are looking forward to great testing work from all of our Jackson School Leaders!  


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  • Golden Apple Award

    The Golden AppGolden Apple Award le Award is an award that teachers and staff  give to recognize and   honor their peers for a job well-done.  The  February Award recipients were  Sandy Ridley and Jennifer Manuel. They gave the award to Virginia Johnson, instructional assistant, and Melissa Threatt, Kindergarten Teacher, for the March Golden Apple Award. Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”



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  • South Carolina Testing Schedule


    SC READY Field Test:

    April 19, 2017


    May 2, 2017 - ELA Session 1

    May 3, 2017 - ELA Session 2

    May 4, 2017 - Mathematics

    SC PASS:

    May 9, 2017 - Science

    May 10, 2017 - Social Studies

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  • TOY


    Congratulations to Ms. Aimee Nesbitt  for being Jackson School Teacher of the Year for 2017.  She  is a kindergarten teachers.


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  • 2016-17 Reading Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Baipho, 4th Grade Teacher, who will represent Jackson School as the Reading Teacher of the Year for 20162017.

    reading teacher of the year 16-17


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  • Be Great Academy AfterSchool Program Registration

    Be Great Academy

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From the Principal

  • Welcome from the Principal

    Posted by Donna Myles at 3/3/2017 3:30:00 PM
    Jackson Families,
    It looks like Spring is almost here.  During this time of the year, we wind down and begin preparing for end of the year assessments and celebrations.  I also think of this time of year as a time for renewal and re-focus.  I would love to hear from parents and community members about changes that we could implement for next year.  If you have comments or suggestions, please feel free to email me at matia.goodwin@kcsdschools.net.  We will also send home a parent survey this spring, so we can collect data, and make plans for improvement next year.  I hope you take some time and sharpen the saw while we have this beautiful weather.  As always, thank you for supporting Jackson School where we Lead, Encourage, Achieve and Dream!
    Matia W. Goodwin
    Jackson School
    Kershaw County School District


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