Jackson School Daily Announcements
Heritage Tea Winners
On Sunday, February 23rd, we honored all of the students who won awards at the Annual Heritage Tea, which was held at the Wood Auditorium located at the Arts Center of Kershaw County. This event was a partnership between the Multicultural Committee and KCSD to sponsor a Black History Month Competition for grades 3-8. We would like to congratulate our Jackson Leaders who placed in this competition. Third Grader, Bryce Williams was the overall winner for the competition and 5th Graders, Jaden Artis and Makayla Wyant placed 2nd and 3rd for their grade level. Well done! We are very proud of all of your hard work and efforts that you all put in your presentations.
Bryce Williams Jayden Artis and Makayla Wyant with their teacher, Ms. Alisha Avant
Jackson School WIG:
Our school-wide WIG ( Wildly Important Goal) for this school year is in math. Our goal this year is for our students to improve on the math skills necessary for success at each grade level. The expectation is for each student to master one skill each week at 80% or higher. Students and teachers will use the program Exact Path to track the mastery of skills. Discuss with your child their success in Exact Path. This program can be accessed from home for extra practice.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
When we synergize we are working together to come up with unique ideas. Our Jackson School Leaders are taught to practice synergy in the classrooms by working with their accountability partners or working in a small group. When we work as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), we can all celebrate our many successes. Practice talking to your children at home about how you can synergize with the chores at home or while doing homework. Continue practicing the 7 Habits at school and at home.
Reminders About Chromebooks
- Bring your chromebook to school daily
- Make sure the chromebook is fully charged before coming to school
- Keep your chromebook in a safe place when you are not using it.
- Keep your chromebook away from food and any liquid.
- Do not put any stickers on the case of your chromebook
- Do not remove any labels from the chromebook.
- Occasionally wipe down your computer with dry cloth, anti-static cloth, or specially-designed screen cleaner.
- Make sure your chromebook stays safe in your backpack when you are coming to school and leaving school.
- If you know that you are unenrolling from Jackson School, you must return both the chromebook and charger before you leave school. If you are transferring to another school within the district, another chromebook will be issued to you.
- Always follow all Acceptable Use Policy Guidelines while you are on your chromebook.
Read Across America Spirit Week
February 24-28, 2020
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
By participating in the following school wide spirit days!
Monday February 24- I Can Read with My Eyes Shut- Wear readable clothes to school.
Tuesday February 25- Fox in Sox- Wear your crazy socks.
Wednesday February 26- Wacky Wednesday- wear mismatched clothes.
Thursday February 27- Green Eggs and Ham- Wear something green and eat something green.
Friday February 28- Cat in the Hat- Wear a hat to support Relay for Life for $1.
Camden High School Students will come to JES to read in classrooms on February 28th in the pm.
Congratulations to these students who will have art in the Celebrations ofArts artshow. The show is next month and the students will receive invitations through the mail. They may not know yet that they have art in this show.
Johanna Tosh 4th
Reese Hornsby 4th
Laura Ward 4th
Skylar Berry 4th
Jayden Sloan 1st
Clinton Sutton 1st
Maddison Barnes 1st
Harlem Cook 1st
Keylie Coleman 5th
Xander Black 5th
Tripp Wardlaw 5th
Maurice Patterson 5th
Armani Davis 2nd
Jamal Harrison 2nd
Kaitlyn Anderson 5th
Ford McCaskill 1st
Erlin Rodriguez Delcid 1st
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Award is an award that teachers and staff give to recognize and honor their peers for a job well-done. The January Award recipients are Kiara Wilson, 5th Grade Teacher and Ms. Eric Martin, Cafeteria Assistant, Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”
The Lost and Found is overflowing with lost coats and jackets. Please stop by the lost and found located in office to claim your items before they are donated to Goodwill. Please write your child's on items brought to school so they can be returned to your child.
Delayed Start Wednesdays:
Beginning August 21, 2019, KCSD will have their first delayed start for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is implementing a delayed start schedule on Wednesdays to provide additional professional development time for teachers without disrupting families’ schedules.
Bus routes, car rider lines and breakfast times will not be changed. Students can arrive at the normal start time or choose to come at the delayed start time, which will generally be 30 minutes later. Students who arrive on time will be supervised by adults and able to participate in learning activities.
Delayed start Wednesdays allow teachers to evaluate data and collaborate on lessons on a consistent schedule. As we develop our Professional Learning Communities, this weekly time will allow us to be more effective in improving our students’ academic achievement.
Instruction will begin at 8:10 am and students will be tardy at 8:10 am on Delay Start Wednesdays.
Parents'/Guardians Rights Notification: 2019-2020 School YearParents/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 803-425-8965 or by sending a letter of request to Principal Estelle Benson at email@example.com
The second annual Winter Wonderland Dance (Mother/Son Dance) is scheduled for Friday, March 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We are so excited about this event and hope you are also! Additional information will come home soon.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Betsy Horton for being Jackson School's Teacher of the Year for 2020! She is the Reading Coach.
2019-2020 Reading Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Nicole Hart, 2nd Grade Teacher, who will represent Jackson School as the Reading Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.
Relay for Life Events for 2019-2020
18 - Hat Day $1
Oct. 28-Nov. 1 - STAFF JEAN WEEK $5
1-22 - Emoji Keychains $5
15 - Pajama Day $1
31 - Pajama Day $1
2-6 - STAFF JEAN WEEK $5
13 - Hat Day
Please send all money to Ms. McLeod in ROOM D110!
All money needs to be sent in a ziploc bag, labeled with the Teacher’s name.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CHS Theatre Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Family Literature/Math Night
March 11, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 19, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Parenting Workshop
March 20, 2020