Jackson School


School Announcements

  • 2019 South Carolina Book Awards Announced

    The students voted for the SCPBA in February.  There were 353 votes (100%) cast for the SC Picture Book Award from Pre-K through 2nd grades.  The favorite for our school was Bobbie the Wonder Dog by Tricia Brown . It received  49 votes.  A very close 2nd was Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory John with 44 votes.  The state winner was Quit Calling Me a Monster.  Over 189 schools participated in voting for the SC Picture Book Award and there were 50,114 students voting. The 4th and 5th Graders also voted for for the SC Children’s Book Award in February. The favorite book for our school was Ghost by Raina Telgemeier with 23 votes and Save Me a Seat by Sara Weeks was a very close 2nd with 22 votes. There were a total of 97 votes (50%) cast. The state winner  was Ghost.  There were 123 schools that participated with 8,689 votes. Results were announced at the SCASL conference in March 9th.  

     ghost   monster

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  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Banner for 2019

    Banner Students in Ms. Jayroe's 2nd Grade worked with Ms. Myles and Ms. Manuel to create this year’s banner.  The students chose the book, Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jordy John to design the banner on. Students selected this book because it used Habit 5, Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood.  The banner was sent to the South Carolina Association of School Librarians for a state-wide competition.  The winners were announced on March 9th at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians' Conference.  Jackson School received the 2nd Place Ribbon in the SCPBA Category!  

    SCPBA Banner Class 2019

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  • RAA

     During the week of February 25th-March 4th, Dr. Seuss was on the loose at Jackson School.  There were many fun activities going on that promoted reading literacy with children.  There were readers from  Camden High School. Wealso hosted an author visit from Henry Cole and a Reading Magic Show with Tim Sonefelt. There were fun daily themes that students participated in throughout the week.

    • Monday-I Can Read with My Eyes Shut-Wear Readable clothes
    • Tuesday-Fox in Sox-Wear your crazy socks
    • Wednesday– Wacky Wednesday-Wear something wacky
    • Thursday-Reading and LEADing on Leadership Day- Wear your Leadership T-shirt
    • Friday-Cat in the Hat-Wear your favorite hat and donate $1 to Relay for Life

    Magic Show 1   Magic Show 2   Magic show 3   Magic show 4   Magic show 5





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  • Author/Illustrator Visit with Henry Cole

    On February 27th, Author/Illustrator Henry Cole visited our school during Read Across America.  He conducted an assembly for PreKindergarten through 3rd Grade.  His books are still availble for sale and some of them have been autographed.  They will also be available at our spring Scholastic Book Fair. 

    Henry Cole   Nest for Celeste   Another Quest for Celeste   Try a Little Kindness   Unspoken Henry Cole   Henry Cole Autographing book

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  • pennies    During the month of March, 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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  • Yearbook


    Yearbooks are on sale!  The cost is $20. You may purchase online www.strawbridge.net. The online code is 100388.  Cash or check may be sent to the school and turned into Melinda Boggs.


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  • KCSD Elementary Schools


    Participants in the challenge: Elementary Schools in Kershaw County School District

    Goal: To engage students and parents while decreasing school tardies.

    Challenge Winner: The school with the highest decrease in tardies will win a Snow Cone Party

    Challenge Begin/End date: Beginning March 1st-May 10th

    Snow Cone Party Date: To be determined by the winning school. (Kona Ice or Pelican’s)

    Jackson students, let’s get ready for the party!!

    tardy party

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  • Golden Apple Award

    The Golden AppGolden Apple le Award is an award that teachers and staff give to recognize and honor their peers for a job well-done.  The February and March Award recipients are  Kiara Wilson, 5th Grade Teacher and Nicole Hart 1st Grade Teacher,  Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”

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  • flu

    The health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost concern. Please help us in our efforts by working with your child to prevent the spread of germs.

    Here are some specific ways you can help, particularly in this season of increased flu cases:

    *  Keep your child at home if he or she has a fever of 100 degrees F or higher with a cough, headache or sore throat. Do not allow them to return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.

    * BE mindful of flu symptoms, which include fever with a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired.

    * Some people who have the flu may also vomit or have diarrhea. Children may not return to school until they have been 24 hours without diarrhea or vomiting.

    * CHILDREN with the flu will need to stay home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without taking medicines to reduce fever. This usually takes at least 3 to 5 days.

    Practice frequent hand washing and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze at home. These healthy habits will help prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses.

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  • The Lost and Found is overflowing with lost lost coats and jackets.  Please stop by the lost and found located in office to claim your items before they are donated to Goodwill.

    Lost and found


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     Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ms. Kristen Dodson for being Jackson School's Teacher of the Year for 2019!  She is a 3rd Grade teacher. 

    TOY 2019    TOY 2019 Class

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  • 2018-2019 Reading Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ms. Kristen Dodson, 3rd Grade Teacher, who will represent Jackson School as the Reading Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.

                       Reading TOY Class 18-19 Reading TOY 18-19

    Ms. Dodson and Ms. Goodwin           Ms. Dodsonr's 3rd Grade Class 2018-2019


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  • Wig Overview   Math WIG   Writing WIG   WIG Writing Process

    Jackson School WIGS:

    WIG #1: Jackson Students will show improvement in math fluency by May 2019.  

    WIG #2:  Jackson Students  will produce 6 publish writing by May 2019.

    WIG #3: All Jackson Students will LEAD.  




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  • Habit 8

     Find Your Voice  and Inspire Others to Find Theirs


    When you find your voice, you have found something that you are good at.  You focus on your strengths.  You then use the things you do well to help inspire others.  Think about people in your family, community, or world who have made a difference in your life and have inspired you in some way.  Create a list of the inspirational people in your life.   Write down some of the things that inspire you about them.  Now you practice finding your voice!



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  • Parents'/Guardians' Rights Notification

    Parents/Guardians in the Kershaw County School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the principal by calling 425-8965 or by sending a letter of request to Mrs. Goodwin.  (matia.goodwin@kcsdschools.net)

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  • Field Day Coming Our Way! - Jackson School will host their annual field days on April 11th for Kindergarten-2nd Grades and April 12th for for 3rd-5th grades There is a very fun days planned for students to play games and take part in friendly competitions. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Student must wear gym shoes to be able to participate in field day.  You may also want to include a hat, sunscreen, and water.  If you would like to volunteer with the field day, please contact PE Teacher, Jennifer White at  Jennifer.white@kcsdschools.net

    The PTO will be having concessions during both field days. Cost of concessions will range from $1.00 to $3.00. If you are interested in assisting with the concession stand during field day, please contact the school and leave a message for Mrs. Barngrover or email                       thomasina.barngrov@kcsdschools.net


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From the Principal

  • Jackson School Families!

    Posted by Donna Myles on 3/11/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Jackson School Families,

    We had an awesome Leadership Day!  Our Jackson School Leaders were able to LEAD the way for visitors from the Southeast visiting the Leadership Symposium.  We are approaching the end of the 3rd nine weeks. Please continue to encourage your children to their very best and work hard to meet their Wildly Important Goals.

    As always, Thank you for supporting Jackson School where we LEAD, Encourage, Achieve and Dream.  

    Educationally yours, Mrs. Goodwin

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Menus (now using MealViewer)

  • KCSD Menus (now using MealViewer)

    Our school cafeteria is now using MealViewer for our breakfast & lunch menus.  You can view our menus in MealViewer now or view this video to find out more!