Tim Lowry will make a visit to Jackson School on September 15th where he will be telling stories of the people, by the people and for the people. He is from Summerville, SC and has been telling stories of South Carolina history to young and old for the past 15 years. He will spend the day in the library telling stories to students in all grade levels. This visit is made possible with the Celebrate the Arts Grant that Jackson received earlier this summer. For more information and storytelling clips, go to http://www.storytellertimlowry.com/ There will be CDS available to purchase after the show. More information will come in September.
Back to School Reminders
Jackson School has been named a Lighthouse “The Leader in Me” School by FranklinCovey, one of only 200 in the nation. Based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, over 2,500 Leader in Me schools in 35 countries teach 21st century leadership and life skills to students and create cultures where every child is a leader.
Jackson is the only Leader in Me school in the Kershaw County School District and began its program in 2012. After three years in the program, Leader in Me schools can apply for Lighthouse status, which is awarded to schools that have achieved outstanding results as proven through data analysis and a review team visit.
"Becoming a Leader In Me School was a decision our faculty, staff and parents committed to four years ago because we wanted to transform our school culture,” said Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin. “At that time, I had no idea we would see immediate results. The amount of discipline referrals continue to decrease while test scores continue to increase. We have created a win-win environment at our school, and I am extremely proud of our Jackson School Leaders. We embrace our mission to LEAD, Encourage, Achieve and Dream daily."
District APP Available
We need your help to get the word out! Our new app is a terrific way for our families and students to keep informed about what’s happening in our school. To stay up to date with breaking news from our distict, you can go to the app store and down load the Kershaw County School District app.