😻 Kindergarteners at North Jefferson Elementary practiced their reading skills on the purr-fect audience! These early readers visited the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County this week to practice their reading on shelter cats. The students have worked hard this year learning to read and were excited to show what they know! Afterward, they enjoyed a picnic lunch, learned about what the shelter does, and delivered items for donation. And just to make sure the shelter's other inhabitants didn't feel left out, they also brought along some homemade dog treats!
3 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Kindergarteners standing in front of the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County
Female student reading to a cat
Two male students reading to a cat
Male student reading to a cat
Male student reading to a cat
Female student reading to a cat
Female student reading to a cat
Female student petting a cat
Female student making homemade dog treats
✨ Miss West Virginia's Teen is sharing messages of positivity with sixth-grade girls! ✨Allison Dodson, a student at Washington High School, visited sixth-graders at Harpers Ferry Middle School to talk about the importance of creating healthy habits, cultivating self-acceptance, and embracing one's unique qualities through her program “Radiant Girls: Building Confidence from Within." Thank you to the HFMS counseling department for hosting this important conversation with our students!
4 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Allison Dodson surrounded by 6th grade girls at HFMS
🔔 Kindergarten registration begins Monday, April 22! Do you have an excited soon-to-be kindergartener? We're just as excited to partner with you as they begin their academic career! Kindergarten registration is currently open online and will begin in person on Monday, April 22. Check the schedule below for your school. Please visit www.jcswv.org/kindergarten for more information, including a checklist to ensure you come prepared!
5 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Kindergarten registration: April 22: Ranson Elementary and North Jefferson Elementary,  April 23: Blue Ridge Primary and T.A. Lowery Elementary, April 24: C.W. Shipley and South Jefferson Elementary, April 25: Page Jackson and Shepherdstown Elementary, April 26: Page Jackson and Driswood Elementary
Thank you to JCS Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop for attending the April 11 meeting of the Community CUE Committee for a coffee talk and Q&A with students across the district! The CUE Committee is comprised of teachers, administrators, service personnel, students, caregivers, and community members who serve to monitor the implementation of the district's cultural diversity plan. Learn more here 👉 https://www.jcswv.org/page/cultural-unity-and-equity-policy
5 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Dr. Bishop pictured with five high school students
The Jefferson High School Jazz Band is set to take the stage at the Kennedy Center! The award-winning jazz ensemble will perform a ✨FREE✨ concert at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. The performance will offer a preview for the "Essentially Ellington" Jazz Festival at Shenandoah University on May 2 at Shenandoah University. Visit http://rb.gy/23ecf9 to reserve your ticket today!
10 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JHS Jazz Band
The Jefferson High School Performing Arts Department is proud to present its spring musical, Mamma Mia! Showtimes are Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7p.m., and Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets on sale now at http://rb.gy/4pmp25!
10 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Mamma Mia! promo poster
What happens when you pit a porcupine against a velvet worm? And what exactly IS a velvet worm anyway? WMS students discovered the answers to these questions and more during March Mammal Madness, a fun way to learn about animals great and small. Students progressed through their brackets, choosing which mammals would advance to the next round until only a great white shark and giant squid remained. The ultimate victor? The great white, of course! Then again, we didn't see any Huskies or Gamecocks in there. 🤔
10 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Full March Mammal Madness bracket taped to school hallway wall
Connoisseur Critters Division
Epic Animals Division
Rainbow Collection Division
Take a Bow Division
The Great White Shark is the winner
JCS Reminder: Tomorrow, Friday, April 12th is a 2-Hour Early Dismissal for students and a Faculty Senate day for staff.
12 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
🏋️‍♂️ Washington High School students showed off their strength in an Iron Soldier deadlift competition during a recent table visit from the soldiers of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Martinsburg and the Frederick Army Recruiting Company. Kyree Brooks, John Wilson, and Grace Troxel emerged as the winners of the challenge to deadlift 150 pounds on a hex bar for maximum reps. Now that's what we call a flex - literally! 💪
12 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Student doing a deadlift as other students look on
Three winners holding up their U.S. Army t-shirts
JCS Reminder: Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th Juniors will be taking their SATs on campus at JHS/WHS. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will have assignments in Canvas to work on remotely.
14 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS Reminder: On Wednesday, April 10th Juniors will be taking the SAT. Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors please remember to bring your devices home tomorrow for remote learning on Wednesday via Canvas.
15 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS Reminder: Tomorrow, Monday, April 8th is a 2-Hour Early Dismissal.
16 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
A reminder that Spring Break begins on Friday, March 29, with all Jefferson County schools and offices closed. Schools will remain closed April 1-5, while JCS offices will be open. Students will return to school on Monday, April 8. Enjoy your Spring Break!
26 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Reminder March 29-April 5 Spring Break no school for students
Please review the JCS calendar reminders and changes for April. April 8th is now a 2-Hour Early Dismissal: https://www.smore.com/n/qr4xnh
26 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson Virtual Academy is collaborating with the Charles Town Library to offer Thursday evening Library Nights exclusively for JVA students! Students are invited to join library staff every Thursday through May 31 from 6-7 p.m. to check out books and enjoy a read-aloud story. Come out tonight for some storytime fun!
25 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students reading around two tables at the Charles Town Library
Congratulations to the winners of the Black History Month Art Contest! More than two dozen student artists from JCS middle and high schools submitted breathtaking original artwork for this district-wide art competition to recognize the achievements and amplify the voices of Black men and women throughout history. With so much talent on display, choosing the Top 5 proved challenging! The following winners were selected based on their inspiring creations: 1st Place: Melody White (JVA), 2nd Place: Chiara Machesse (JHS), 3rd Place: Brianna Bradford (WMS), 4th Place: Emily Jack (JHS), 5th Place: Noelle Nicodemus (JHS).
25 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
1st Place: Melody White (JVA) Artwork: "Stir It Up"
2nd Place: Chiara Machesse (JHS) Artwork: "Beautiful Swan"
3rd Place: Brianna Bradford (WMS) Artwork: "Embrace"
4th Place: Emily Jack (JHS) Artwork: "Basquidt"
5th Place: Noelle Nicodemus (JHS) Artwork: "Bessie Coleman"
💫✨ C.W. Shipley Elementary students embarked on an intergalactic journey of creativity and imagination with the "Out of This World" Art Show! Budding artists from Kindergarten through fifth grade created celestial works of art for a schoolwide art show to coincide with the school's annual book fair this week. Visitors to the book fair will find themselves transported to distant galaxies and lunar landscapes as they fuel their imaginations with tales of adventure, exploration, and discovery. Check out some of the creativity on display in the halls of CWS! 🎨
26 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Artwork lining a hallway
Three sisters, triplets, standing in front of their artwork
Artwork lining a hallway
Student pointing at his artwork
Artwork lining a hallway
Two students standing in front of their artwork
We Art Out of This World bulletin board
💵 Thanks to the Office of West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore for helping JCS middle school students "Get a Life!" Eighth-graders across the district participated in this interactive, award-winning program to learn about financial literacy. Students developed a family budget, managed an expense ledger, and participated in real-life simulations with the help of community volunteers serving as salespeople, insurance agents, and doctors. Thank you to these local business leaders for supporting our students in this crucial hands-on learning experience!
27 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Group of students gathered around a table working on personal budgets
Two students working with calculators on a financial literacy activity
Three female students deciding what to purchase
Students working on a budget
🤖 The Shepherdstown Middle School robotics club finished the season strong at states! Congratulations to the SMS robotics team "The Shepherds!" on their fifth-place finish at the 2024 VEX State Championship. The team also took home the Builder Award at the March 14 tournament at Fairmont State University. Fellow SMS teams "The Mech Makers" and "The Live Wires" placed in the top 50% of teams statewide at the event. It was a successful end to an exciting season that saw the first-ever regional VEX Robotics competition held in Jefferson County. Way to go, Cardinals!
28 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
The Shepherds! team members students Cadmon Kesecker, Tristian Meinhardt, Damien Kidwell and Colter Hash posing with award in front of Fairmont State University backdrop
Members of all three SMS robotics teams posing in front of Fairmont State University backdrop
Join members of the local STEM community and JHS students for our latest STEAMtalks TONIGHT at 6pm!
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
JHS Steamtalks graphic