JC Schools Online Store is OPEN!
Get your JC Schools gear HERE !

This store will be open until October 25th. Orders will be processed and shipped on November 12th. Pick up will be available a few days later (on or about Nov. 14/15), or you may select direct shipping to your home.

If you have any questions about the site, or placing an order, please call 573-659-8919.
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JCHS Principal, Bob James, announced that JCHS senior, William Roehl. has been named Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the Principal to this scholastically talented senior.

"Jefferson City High School is proud to share in commending William Roehl, who clearly has demonstrated ‘the Jay Way’ with such outstanding potential for academic success," said Principal Bob James . "We believe that this recognition will inspire him to continue to pursue (and fulfill) his life’s dreams."
 
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 
Digital media students in Mr. Whelan's Video Productions and Broadcast Media classes have been putting their creative talents to work on various projects and producing the "fantastic" shows at Adkins Stadium for sporting events with the new video board. Be sure to click these links to take a look and listen!



New Capital City High School Traditions Taking Form
As Capital City High School begins its first school year, traditions are taking form, including the celebration of CCHS' first homecoming week and the premier of the school's new fight song.

Michael Brand, CCHS' choir director, said that students are "really buying into establishing a strong culture" and have put a lot of work into it.

Read more from the News Tribune here .
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SHOUT OUT...to the JCHS Counseling Crew!
ATTENTION! Staff Sergeant Jeb Waite and Sergeant John Gibson surprised the JCHS Counseling Office this week with the Guardian of Freedom Award. The JCHS counseling team received this honor for assisting with the most high school U.S. Army recruits during the 2018-2019 school year. JCHS ranked first among 21 other high schools also in the running. Thank you, JCHS Counseling Crew! We also salute you!
#JayPride #JCStrongerTogether
JC Jays Football Heads to the H.O.F.!
We are excited & honored to announce that the Jefferson City Jays High School Football Program is being inducted into the  Missouri Sports Hall of Fame  this November!! This program has meant so much to so many in our community over the decades, and we are *beaming* with Jay Pride!!

The JCHS football team was the first to win 10 state titles (1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997) in Missouri high school history. The program has played in 23 state semifinals and also has two state runners-up (1979, 1998). Additionally, it has produced 10 All-Americans. The induction will be extended to all players and coaches, past and present.

If you are a current or former player, coach, manager, or assistant coach and are interested in attending the enshrinement on November 3, 2019 in Columbia, MO, please contact Kari Norris via email  kari@mosportshalloffame.com  or phone 417-893-1593. 

Join us as we celebrate, honor and recognize one of the greatest football programs in Missouri’s history - JC Jays Football
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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!

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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.




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. 

The JCHS DRAMA DEPARTMENT Presents... LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical November 1st 12:00 PM and and November 2nd 7:00PM Featuring Music & Lyrics By LAWRENCE O'KEEFE and NELL BENJAMIN. Parental guidance recommended. At the Miller Performing Arts Center 501 Madison Street
Students: $5.00 & Adults: $7.00


**On November 1 at 12:00 p.m. the musical will hold a FREE matinee for any senior citizen in our community and take donations at the door. 
EMPLOYEE FLU SHOT CLINICS.. UPDATED INFO !
To sign up for the flu clinic, GO HERE .

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...
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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