Congratulations to Washington High School students Rebekah McGivern, Kaitlyn Hartzell, and Brennen Satterfield, who swept the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place categories in this year's Four-Way Speech Contest! Many thanks to the Charles Town and Shepherdstown Rotary Clubs for sponsoring the annual competition in partnership with the Wild and Wonderful Toastmasters Club of the Eastern Panhandle. Learn more here 👉 https://bit.ly/3FIeT4J
Congratulations and good luck to the Harpers Ferry Middle, Shepherdstown Middle, and Jefferson High students advancing to the Region VIII Social Studies Fair this Saturday, March 18! Click here for a complete list of the winners from the district event held last month 👉 https://bit.ly/3YY031A.
We're proud to recognize JP Lynch, director of bands for Jefferson High School, as West Virginia's Band Master of the Year! Mr. Lynch received the award at the West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference earlier this month.
Congratulations and good luck to the JCS Math Field Day winners heading to the regional competition this Monday, March 13, at WVU Potomac State College! Students from 4th through 12th grades competed individually and as teams in a district-wide event last month. Click here for a complete list of district winners 👉 https://bit.ly/3Z2IbCQ
March 10, 2023: Due to the anticipated timing of inclement weather, all Jefferson County Schools and Offices will be closed today. Students will return on Tuesday, March 14, following Monday's staff development day. Thank you.
Congratulations to Washington High School Counselor Jennifer Stuntz. She has been s the West Virginia High School Counselor of the Year. She received the award during the West Virginia School Counselor Association (WVSCA) 2023 annual conference in Morgantown. Congratulations to Ms. Stuntz! We are so proud of you!!
March 9, 2023: The boil water notice for Charles Town and Ranson has been lifted, and our systems have been flushed to ensure safe water for use on Friday, 3/10. Thank you to the staff in our JCS Maintenance Department for making sure staff and students in our impacted schools had water, and thank you for your patience while we work to ensure safe learning environments for all.
ATTENTION: The boil water notice for Charles Town and Ranson will extend through Thursday, 3/9. JCS will again provide bottled water for Washington High, Charles Town Middle, Wright Denny Intermediate, OLC, and Ranson Elementary Schools. We encourage anyone who can safely bring water from home to do so again. Thank you to our incredible staff in the JCS Maintenance Department, who worked quickly to provide schools with water today and made sure they would be ready for Thursday.
A BIG thank you to the JCS Maintenance Department! They are delivering bottles of water to schools impacted by the boil water notice this morning. Thanks to them, students at Washington High, Charles Town Middle, Wright Denny Intermediate, Ranson Elementary, and the OLC will have access to water bottles in each class as well as the cafeteria during lunch. Thank you!!⭐
March 8, 2023: In response to the boil water notice issued for Charles Town and Ranson water customers, Jefferson County Schools will provide bottled water for Washington High School, Charles Town Middle School, Wright Denny Intermediate School, Ranson Elementary School, and the OLC. Anyone who can safely bring their own water from home in addition to these resources is encouraged to do so. We'll have updates based on the progress of repair work. For more information, visit https://www.ctubwv.com/.
REMINDER: Mon. 3/13/23 is a professional development day for all Jefferson County Schools staff. There will be NO SCHOOL for students while our teachers and school service personnel work to learn new skills and information to benefit our students. Thank you for your support.
Congratulations to our own Janet Harner! Janet received West Virginia's first-ever West Virginia Executive Secretary of the Year Award, which was also named in her honor! We are all excited to see this well-deserved recognition for Janet's decades of dedicated service. You can read more about the award and the impact of Janet's career here https://www.jcswv.org/article/1026064.
Congratulations and good luck to the JCS students headed to the West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair on March 6! Students from South Jefferson Elementary, T.A. Lowery Elementary, Shepherdstown Middle, and Jefferson and Washington High Schools advance to the statewide competition following recognition at the Eastern Panhandle Science and Engineering Fair in February. Check out some of those projects here and visit https://bit.ly/3ELguq9 for a complete list of regional winners.
🎷Congratulations to the Jazz Ensembles from Washington High School and Harpers Ferry Middle School. Both have been named as 2023 WV State Honor Jazz Band, the state's top honor. They join All-State band members from across the state for the West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Charleston. We are so proud of all of our talented students! https://www.jcswv.org/article/1023400 🎼
Ranson Elementary celebrated Black History Month with a school-wide event highlighting local community and business leaders. The Black History Living Museum offered students a glimpse of Black excellence in our community through shared stories and hands-on learning activities. Read more 👉 https://bit.ly/3KAGS9D.
C.W. Shipley Elementary School celebrated the life of former student Logan Kenney during the first-ever Logan’s Lego Fair today. Their community raised more than $1,500 for the American Heart Association in memory of Logan, who passed away last year due to a heart condition. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped honor Logan's memory!✨❤️
All Jefferson County Schools will dismiss TWO HOUR EARLY on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, to give faculty senates time to meet. There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, to allow time for staff development and training. Thank you for your continued support of our schools, students, and staff.
🎶 Students from all four middle schools came together Friday for an ensemble performance at Jefferson High School. The JCS Middle School All-County Honor Choir included top vocal students across the district who spent the day rehearsing together for an ensemble performance that evening. The group also enjoyed performances by vocal ensembles from Jefferson and Washington High Schools. Bravo to all! 🎶
Jefferson County School Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn announced her retirement today. You can read more here. https://www.jcswv.org/article/990771
Feb 1, 2023: Due to unexpected snow overnight and the potential for freezing temperatures near dawn, all Jefferson County Schools will operate under a TWO-HOUR DELAY this morning. This extra time will give our partners at the Division of Highways the opportunity to treat impacted roads. Thank you for your patience as we put the safety of our students and staff first.