ICYMI...(in case you missed it!)

It's hard to believe we've been in school for over a month now and we thought we'd start this week with a little collected momentum with the JC Schools Opening Session 2019 video. Once again, the JCHS Student Council crew created a great recap video capturing staff excitement during our 2019 Opening Session event! Take a little time to CLICK HERE & tune in...you'll be glad you did!  # J C 1838  
STILL TIME TO SHARE STAFF BBQ FEEDBACK!
In an effort to keep improving our staff engagement events, we'd love your feedback about this year's annual JC Schools Staff BBQ - even if you didn't attend! Because of last year's feedback we got an additional bounce house for the kids and worked with Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities to add fresh fruit to our menu. 



HEART CHALLENGE CELEBRATION




We had a fantastic morning (on Saturday, 9/28) at the American Heart Association JC Schools Heart Challenge Celebration Event. Awards were presented and participants got their hearts pumping with walking around the track.


A tremendous thanks to Becky Pfenenger for her leadership in this event! American Heart Association JC Schools Heart Challenge 2019-2020 stats:
 
  1. 437 Participants logged 644 Blood Pressure Checks
  2. 437 Participants logged 50,054 activity minutes
  3. 437 Participants raised $360
  4. Top Team Capital City High School
  5. Top Fundraiser Participant Kristina Wilhelm
  6. Top Health Activities Participant Alonzo Findley
 


Thank you for your participation in this event! Creating healthier
Communities... #JCStrongerTogether!
STAFF & STUDENT DIFFERENCE MAKERS
The JC Schools Difference Maker Award now (also) includes a student recognition opportunity! Help us recognize JC Schools staff and students who make a difference in their schools and our community; those individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify #JCStrongerTogether. 

We are excited to recognize our first Staff and Student Difference Makers of the 2019-2020 school year at the October Board of Education meeting!

--->PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THESE UPDATED FORMS...




JC Schools will thank all staff & student Difference Makers nominated, and some will be recognized monthly at the JC Schools Board of Education meeting.

We love to spotlight Difference Makers that are tied to each of our three organizational pillars: Learning, Partnerships and Stewardship. 
JC Schools has a number of items (including surplus kitchen equipment, weight room equipment, vehicles, furniture, etc.) for sale on GovDeals.com . Check out the web site to see if there is anything you might be interested in bidding on. Please keep in mind that you need to register as a buyer on GovDeals.com before you can submit bids.
ATTN: Middle School Teachers

JC Schools is in the process of expanding our ABLE tutoring program and we wanted to offer middle school teachers the opportunity to apply to be a literacy tutor, if interested.  

If you would like to apply to be a tutor, please apply for a "7th Grade Tutor" position by Wednesday, October 9 t h!
 
Do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department if you have any questions (573-659-3013).

Thank you!
KidSight Vision Screenings

ALL #JCMO families are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their child(ren) aged six months through six years screened for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and other vision concerns through the KidSight program. Using a Plusoptix photoscreening device trained technicians quickly and noninvasively take a picture of each child’s eyes and the device produces an immediate “pass” or “refer” result. KidSight will conduct first-come, first-serve vision screenings at the Southwest Early Childhood Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 14. 
EMPLOYEE FLU SHOT CLINICS.. UPDATED INFO !
To sign up for the flu clinic, GO HERE .
UPDATES FROM HUMAN RESOURCES

FAST TRACK WORKFORCE INCENTIVE GRANT
Department of Higher Ed has a "Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant" which is a new financial aid program for ADULTS starting this year. "The grant addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. Grant recipients must maintain Missouri residency and work in Missouri for three years after graduation to prevent the grant from becoming a loan that must be repaid with interest." Education is a considered a high-need area  https://dhewd.mo.gov/initiatives/fasttrackgrant_for_students.php
MATERNITY LEAVE FAQS

We are pleased to share information regarding maternity leave. If you have any questions, please let us know. If you would like to have your bundle of joy featured in our brochure, please send your photos to Ashley Woods in the HR Office ashley.woods@jcschools.us


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION
Lincoln University will be offering online Masters programs starting January 2020! 

TECH & LIT TIDBITS
The mission of the Jefferson City School District Library Media Program is to encourage a love of reading and libraries in each student through collaborating with educators, curating a diverse collection, and teaching the effective use of information.

Visit the " Tech & Lit Tidbits " blog for information on ReadingIQ, Epic! and other FREE eBooks resources for Teachers. And check back often as new technology and literacy tips are added regularly!!
CONTACT US...
The JC Schools Wire is a communications platform utilized to share pertinent information tailored to (and for) JC Schools staff. If you have something to share, please d raft your headline, story/angle for content, link (if necessary) and accompanying graphic/description (when possible). The deadline to email content for consideration is before Monday each week for a Wednesday release.
Contact JC Schools Communications Team:
Ryan Burns, Director of Communications
Amy Berendzen, Public Relations Manager
Mallory McGowin, Communications & Marketing Manager
315 East Dunklin St.
573-659-3018