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JCS Board of School Commissioners Celebrations
District Leadership Team

JCS Board of School Commissioner Recognitions.

High Flying ACT Scores

Students with ACT of 30+ at May Board Meeting

JCHS Assistant Principal, Kendra Kisabeth, introduced several of the 20 JCHS students that achieved an ACT score of 30 or higher. The future is looking bright for these high flyers! 

TSBA Student Congress on Policies in Education.

JCHS Student recognized for attending TSBA SCOPE

Jefferson County High School Students attended the Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) on March 5, 2024 to learn the inner-workings about how district policy is created.

Annually, TSBA hosts the SCOPE conference, which brings together 9th-12th grades students from across the state to discuss current topics in education. Participants explore education issues through mock school board meetings, group discussions, and debates with their peers. These events are designed to give students an understanding of how school boards operate. 

PES Safety Patrol

PES Safety Patrol recognized at May board meeting
Members of the Piedmont Elementary School Safety Patrol were introduced to the Board of Education by sponsor Nick Harrell. Mr. Harrell noted that these students have outstanding work ethic and that they make a very positive difference as they welcome students to school each morning. 

Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA Students recognized at May School board Meeting

Teresa Adams, JCHS Business Teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Sponsor introduced several of our 12 State and 7 National Conference Qualifiers to the Board of School Commissioners. These students proved standouts in competitions based on business leadership skills. Winning categories included Public Service Announcements, Word Processing, Impromptu Speaking, Public Speaking, and Organizational Leadership.

DECA Students Compete at International Conference

DECA Students Recognized at May Board of School Commissioners Meeting

Ron Howard, JCHS Marketing Teacher and DECA Sponsor, introduced state and national competitors to the Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. These students qualified at the state level to earn at the International Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 26th - May 1st .Topics included Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making Event and Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event.

Sweet Success at Skills USA Competition

Skills USA medalists introduced at May board Meeting

Once again, Jefferson County High School Students were recognized for a wide variety of real-world skills that are setting them up for post-secondary success in addition to earning them awards! Jeremy Dalton, JCHS Computer Science and Networking Teacher, proudly introduced State Medalists to the Board of School Commissioners. Pathways included Criminal Justice, Extemporaneous Speaking, Offering a National Bid, Welding Fabrication, Motor Control, Internet of Things/Smart House Electronics and Networking, HVAC, Appliance Repair Sheetmetal, Telecommunications Cabling, Cybersecurity, IT Services, and Internetworking.

Middle School County-Wide Golf Team

Middle School County-Wide Golf Team

The Jefferson County Middle School golf team is a Co-Op of the 4 middle schools in our County (Jefferson Middle, White Pine, Rush Strong, and Maury)  The 2023-2024 school year we had 12 boys and 5 girls on the team that represented all 4 middle schools.  We had 5 boys and 3 girls who earned spots to play in the District Tournament at Link Hills to compete against other schools in the surrounding east counties.  The boys team placed 4th out of 10 teams, with one boy from Maury representing Jefferson County in the Sectional tournament on Wednesday May 8th for a chance to compete at the state level

JCS Earns Gold Star Status from Safe Stars 

Jefferson County High School was recognized ad a Gold Star School by the Safe Stars Initiative. Safe Stars is a collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health and the Vanderbilt Youth Sports Health Center. 

he Safe Stars Initiative recognizes youth sports leagues throughout Tennessee for providing the highest level of safety for their young athletes. Safe Stars consists of 3 levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, and involves implementation of policies around topics such as concussion education, weather safety and injury prevention. Safe Stars’ goal is to provide resources and opportunities for every youth sports league to enhance their safety standards. 

he criteria for achieving recognition as a Safe Stars league has been developed by a committee of health professionals dedicated to reducing sports-related injuries among youth. Out of 151 school districts in Tennessee only 59 have achieved Gold Star Status.

JCHS Assistant Principal, Kendra Kisabeth, provided an overview of the program to the Board of School Commissioners with grateful acknowledgment of Gaines Cox, Athletic Director; Dan Jurek, Athletic Trainer; and Principal, Randy Rodgers for their hard work in ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our student athletes. 

Curriculum Associates Lighthouse District

Dr. Arnold received Lighthouse District Award from Curriculum Associates

Jefferson County Schools has been recognized as a Lighthouse District by Curriculum Associates in recognition of the success of student and staff with the iReady curriculum. 

TETA Board

2024.04 Board Recognition Hillard TETA

Deedra Hillard, Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools was recognized for her work on the steering committee for the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA) Instructional Learning Network.

2022-2023 Reward Schools

2023 Reward Schools Recognized at April 2024 board Meeting

iReady Growth and Achievement

Schools across the district were recognized based on the highest levels of student growth and student achievement on the iReady Benchmark Assessment for the Winter Diagnostic. Students and staff work very hard and are most excited to earn this acknowledgement. We are proud of the work happening in classrooms across Jefferson County!

Math

Grade Level

Highest Achievement

Most Growth

Kindergarten

New Market Elementary

Mt. Horeb Elementary School

1st Grade

Rush Strong School

Jefferson Elementary School

2nd Grade

Talbott Elementary

Talbott Elementary School

3rd Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

Rush Strong School

4th Grade

Piedmont Elementary School

Piedmont Elementary School

5th Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

Dandridge Elementary School

6th Grade

Maury Middle School

Rush Strong School

7th Grade

Maury Middle School

Jefferson Middle School

8th Grade

Maury Middle School

Jefferson Middle School

Reading

Grade Level

Highest Achievement

Most Growth

Kindergarten

Talbott Elementary

New Market Elementary School

1st Grade

Talbott Elementary

White Pine School

2nd Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

White Pine School

3rd Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

Talbott Elementary School

4th Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

5th Grade

Dandridge Elementary School

Talbott Elementary School

6th Grade

Rush Strong School

Rush Strong School

7th Grade

Maury Middle School

White Pine School

8th Grade

Rush Strong School &

Maury Middle School

White Pine School

 

Principals receiving certificates at board meeting.
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