JHS NEWS

Senior Drive-through Parade

Jefferson will be hosting a drive-through parade to celebrate the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 21st beginning at 7pm. Seniors and their families (one vehicle per graduate) are welcome to come and be celebrated by JHS and JCS Staff and community members. Feel free to wear your cap and gown, decorate your car, and honk and wave, but please remain in your car. See the attached document for directions on the parade route. Line-up will begin in the Wildwood Middle School parking lot.

Friends and supporters are welcome to park in one of the school lots (except for the front staff lot) and observe, celebrate, and cheer. Please make sure to follow social distancing guidelines and remain six feet apart while on campus. 

As a gift from Jefferson High School, each Senior will have a yard sign with their name and photo displayed on the parade route. Please wait until the conclusion of the parade to take your sign.

Immediately following the parade, the 2021 Class Officers will be hosting a Senior Sunset with a Chinese sky lantern release. The Senior Class Officers invite all Seniors to participate and to send off any messages or "wishes" they would like to make as they transition into a new chapter of their lives. After proceeding through the parade, Seniors and any guests who wish to stay, may park in the green lot or at Wildwood Middle School to wait for the lantern release which will take place around 7:45.


** Graduation 2021 **

Sunday, May 23rd at Shepherd University

JHS Commencement Ceremony 4:30pm - Butcher Center
Link to live stream --- 
https://youtu.be/c3wG5VLll9Y

JHS Grad Walk 5:45-8:15pm - Frank Center / Wellness Center
Guests must have been registered by Wed 5/12.  Contact Mrs. FitzGerald via email with any questions. sherry.ross@k12.wv.us


Please review the Graduation 2021 information posted on the county website for details regarding these events!

Please also review additional information in the JHS Graduation Letter 2021.


Seniors... watch for more information on the JHS Class of 2021 page!



Class of 2020 ~

Jefferson County Schools is committed to fulfilling our promise to the class of 2020 of an onsite graduation. If you would like to participate in the 2021 Graduation ceremonies, please complete the information on the electronic form using the link below by Wed 5/12. We will then follow up with you to provide further instructions and collect additional details.
SURVEY CLOSED. Please contact Mrs. FitzGerald via email with any questions or request for late registration. sherry.ross@k12.wv.us

Student Vaccination Clinic

 

We are again partnering with Shepherdstown Pharmacy to offer the COVID vaccination for JHS students on Monday 5/24 11:30-1:00pm. Students must submit the attached  parental consent form in advance, along with the attached pre-screening vaccine form. Please return completed forms to the Main Office by Thursday 5/20 so we can plan for the appropriate number of doses.

 

Students are asked to bring their insurance card with them on the day of the clinic. There is no cost to the student or family. Report to the Auxiliary (small) Gym according to the times below. JVA students must enter through the Main Entrance to be temp scanned and sign in.

A-F     11:30-12:00

G-M   12:00-12:30

N-Z     12:30-1:00

 

The second dose will be offered on Wednesday 6/16 from 5-7 pm and Thursday 6/17 from 8-10 am at WMS.  Students who receive their first dose on Monday 5/24 may report on either date for their second dose. No sign-up is required. 

Any parent or student with questions/concerns may contact the Shepherdstown Pharmacy at 304-876-9966.  

JVA Materials and Device Return
JVA students will return devices and materials to the school in two waves. Seniors will return items May 17-19, while underclassmen will return items May 26-28. Returns will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day.

Preparation
- It is important that all labelling is completed before arriving to avoid congestion and frustration.
- Label all books w/teacher's name. On a whole sheet of paper, write your full name clearly with your student ID#, and an explanation for any missing or damaged books. Place in a clear plastic bag.
- Place a label with your full name written clearly, student ID#, and teacher's name on all JHS issued equipment (calculators, instruments, etc.).
- Sign-out, delete your profile, and shut down your JHS issued device (laptop, Chromebook, Hotspot). Hand it to Collector #2. If device is lost or damaged, ask for a "Demand Letter." 

Traffic Flow
Enter JHS from Shenandoah Junction Road to access the 1st Collection Point (clear bag and labelled equipment) at the gym entrance then proceed to the 2nd Collection Point (devices) at the front entrance.

For more important information, click here to read the full PDF directions.


JHS Homework Club

Students, both on-site and JVA, are invited to join us for Jefferson High School's Homework Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2-3pm. Let's finish the school year strong together! See Mrs. Steen in the Counseling Office to sign up or if you have questions. You can also just drop in.

Homework Club

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

2-3 pm

Media Center

All Subjects

Onsite and JVA students welcome

Sign-Ups/ Sign-In Necessary

Mrs. Steen/ jsteen@k12.wv.us

Students will need transportation

JHS Charisma Bright Star Dance Film

Jefferson High School’s Charisma Dance Ensemble will be feature on the Arts Alive broadcast on WVPTV scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd at 7 pm with a rebroadcast on Saturday, June 5th at 11 am. The ensemble selected the theme of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and researched her contributions and influence on their lives as young woman and listed words that described her. These words were the basis of the inspiration for the movement for this piece. https://youtu.be/mnOPOQb6GbI



JHS Student Artwork


Typically, our hallways and display cases are adorned with student artwork. During these times of remote instruction, our students are still producing beautiful work. Please click the link below to enjoy a sampling of their artwork!

JHS Virtual Art Display


Tutoring Available!

After school tutoring with a teacher is now being offered for all students - JVA and onsite. Please request this type of tutoring by completing the following link:

After School Tutoring w/ Teacher Request Form


Peer tutoring is also available through the National Honor Society. They will be offering weekly in person peer tutoring in the Media Center during LINKS when COVID restrictions allow. There is also tutoring via zoom available during LINKS and in the afternoon. The Zoom tutoring options are open to both in person and JVA students. Zoom links can be found on the Tutoring page under NHS. 

Use the following link to request peer tutoring.

Peer Tutoring w/ NHS Request Form


Whether requesting tutoring with a teacher or peer tutoring, please allow up to four days for processing and matching with a tutor. If you have questions regarding the status of your request, contact Ms. DeHaven in the Counseling Office. Brittany.DeHaven@k12.wv.us / Phone Ext 6021.


Proof of Enrollment Form for DMV - JHS Students ONLY

JHS Students ONLY - please use the QR code posted around the school or this link to submit your request for a Proof of Enrollment Form.

The form is issued through central office, so please allow 5 business days for us to receive your form back.
Because the pandemic can cause delays, students are encouraged to schedule their DMV appointments AFTER receiving their form. 
Forms will be placed in 1st period teacher's box for in-person students. JVA students will be contacted with pick-up information.

Contact Mrs. Holmes with any questions. Ext 6005 / mlholmes@k12.wv.us

 

Keys to JVA / Remote Learning Success

Jefferson County Schools and JHS Leadership recognize that the school, caregiver, and student all must work together, and each have their own responsibilities to fulfill to ensure success in JVA and Remote Instruction.  

Please take time to review these Keys to Success for important reminders, resources, and expectations to support students and caregivers in being situated for success with JVA and Remote Learning. 

JCS Launches new Help Desk for Families

JCS has launched a live Help Desk hotline. Skilled technicians are standing by to help students and caregivers with questions about software like Google Classroom and to support hardware concerns on any device issued by Jefferson County Schools. 

Families can call (304) 728-9054 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mondays and Fridays and from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesdays. Those hours will likely expand as we get a better idea of how the service will be used. 

Click HERE for additional details!


Virtual School Tips for Families

Please click for a PowerPoint with Virtual School Tips for Families.

Google Classroom Tip to Students/Parents

  1. If a student has completed an assignment AFTER the due date, the student needs to message their teacher in Livegrades or Outlook, whichever the teacher prefers, about that assignment with the class period so that the teacher can go back and fix the grade.  Teachers do not get notified by Google Classroom of a late assignment as it comes in. 
  2. This short video shows students how to make a copy of a teacher's Google Doc in order to WRITE ON IT as an assignment if there is no student copy already created.  It shows how to easily ADD IT from their Google Drive in the "View the Assignment" box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-yFR056wo.

Graduate Yearbook and JVA School Picture Distribution

If you were unable to make the drive-thru distribution of school picture orders and proofs for JVA students who had their picture taken in October and 2020 graduate yearbooks, please contact Contact Yearbook Advisor Mrs. Reeder dreeder@k12.wv.us if you'd like to make alternate arrangements.


JHS Office Hours 

Due to COVID-19, the JHS Main Office and Counseling Office are open by appointment only.

For enrollment and transcript needs, please contact the registrar Mrs. DeLauney
at ddelaune@k12.wv.us / 304-725-8491 Ext 6014. 

Enrollment Forms can now be completed online! Visit the Student Registration Form link under Our School at the top of the page or on the Quick Links toolbar just below the photo banner. 

Looking for Back to School Information?

Please visit School Policies & Documents under Cougar Links at the top of this page for orientation documents and the JHS Student-Parent Guide.

School Messenger archive


Mrs. FitzGerald, JHS principal, typically sends a weekly message through the automated School Messenger system. Missed a School Messenger call? Prefer to read rather than listen? The transcript of the weekly School Messenger call is sent via LiveGrades, or follow the archive link under Cougar Links above. If you are not receiving calls, please contact the school office to update your contact information.

Register Martin's bonus card to support JHS

If you shop at Martin's grocery store, register your bonus card to have 1% of every sale donated to support our freshmen at Jefferson. Register online or in the store using JHS' code: 22516.

JHS Business Partners

  • 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg
  • 4 State Real Estate
  • A.S.K. Heating & Air Conditioning
  • BB&T, Ranson
  • Canterbury of Shepherdstown
  • Charles Town Kiwanis
  • Charles Town Rotary
  • City of Charles Town
  • DALB, Kearneysville
  • Domino's Pizza, Martinsburg
  • Eackles-Spencer and Nortorn
    Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry
  • Guy's Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GMC, Ranson
  • Hillside Veterinary Hospital,
    Charles Town
  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson
  • Jefferson Pharmacy, Ranson
  • Millville Quarry Inc., Harpers Ferry
  • Papa John's, Charles Town
  • Ranson Educational Associates, Ranson
  • Reese’s Nursery, Ranson
  • Schultz Realty, Charles Town
  • Shepherdstown Rotary
  • Sheetz
  • South Jefferson Ruritan, Rippon
  • Town of Bolivar, Harpers Ferry
  • WVU Extension Office, Kearnesyville

Jefferson County Schools' Mission

Through excellence in teaching and learning, Jefferson County Schools will ensure that all students achieve academic success, value themselves and others, contribute to their communities, and succeed in a global society.

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