Congratulations to the Washington High School Golf Team! Not only did they wrap up the regular season on Monday, Sept. 25, by defeating Goretti and South Hagerstown in a 9-hole match at Fountainhead, but they also claimed the Regional Title during a match at the Woods on Thursday, Sept. 28. Go Patriots!!!
about 1 hour ago, Washington High School
golfers holding plaque
As National Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank our JCS students and families for making it a priority to practice good school attendance! Don't forget submissions for our district-wide attendance poster contest are due this Friday, September 29 - visit for contest details. And keep up the good work! Remember… students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits. That's why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
2 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Attendance Matters: All Day Every Day posters created by students
ATTENTION: 9/27/23 We are experiencing phone outages at Shepherdstown Middle School and Shepherdstown Elementary School this afternoon. If you are unable to contact the school please call the central board office at 304-725-9741. Thank you for your patience while we work with the phone provider to find a solution.
2 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop speaks at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown Rotary Clubs during a lunch on Wednesday. Dr. Bishop will connect with students and the community again during a series of events in the coming months. Visit for details!
2 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
man at podium
group arching speaker
group sitting at tables
Once upon a time, JCS students celebrated their newfound knowledge of fables and fairy tales in fun and creative ways! At Page Jackson Elementary, first graders participated in the Fable Olympics inspired by characters and storylines in these timeless tales. And over at Ranson Elementary, second graders held a dress-up day to celebrate the end of their fairy tales unit!
3 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Two students in a race with buckets on their heads
Student and teacher playing a game with a fishing rod
Two students in a race with playground balls
Student carrying an egg on a spoon
Students and teachers dressed up as fairy tale characters
We're proud to recognize and celebrate West Virginia School Service Personnel Day! Our service personnel play an essential role in every aspect of our JCS community, including: ✅ The bus drivers and mechanics who ensure the safe transport of our students ✅ The aides who offer vital assistance in the classroom ✅ The cooks who provide nutritious meals for students and staff ✅ The custodians who keep our schools clean and orderly ✅ The maintenance staff who keep our schools and facilities running safely ✅ And the secretaries who provide crucial administrative support. We offer our most sincere gratitude to these individuals for all they do. THANK YOU!
7 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
West Virginia School Service Personnel Day
Did you know that practicing good attendance not only helps high school students stay on track to graduate but also increases their chances of earning a college degree and being successful in their jobs? We all prosper when our students gain the skills and abilities necessary to help them contribute to their communities. As we continue to recognize National Attendance Awareness Month, visit to learn more about why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
8 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day banner in front of a group of Jefferson and Washington High School graduates in caps and gowns
It's a bountiful harvest for Wildwood Middle School! Last spring, WMS students planted a school vegetable garden, and now they're enjoying the fruits of their labor right on their lunchtime plates. The result has been both sweet and savory, as cherry tomatoes, green peppers, and cucumbers proved to be a tasty addition to the school's taco and salad bars! Thanks to the West Virginia Department of Education for providing the grant for WMS to purchase raised bed kits, seeds, soil, and other tools and supplies for this project. After building and planting their garden, students spent the summer tending to it. We're so proud of their hard work and dedication and hope they enjoy the delicious results! 🥗😋
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students standing in front of a large pile of dirt with shovels
Baskets of green peppers and cherry tomatoes
Female student giving two thumbs with her lunch tray
Banana peppers, green peppers, and cherry tomatoes
Female student enjoying a cumcumber
Male student enjoying tray of healthy vegetables
Sept 20, 2023: A Jefferson County School bus was involved in a traffic accident on U.S. 340 this afternoon. No students were on board at the time. The incident may cause delays for Harpers Ferry Middle School. You can check a bus status through the JCSWV app or at
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Thanks to the Friends of Music for their recent gift of set dressings to support musical theater students at Driswood Elementary School! The Shepherdstown-based group donated three faux tree-stump ottomans for use in the school’s annual spring musical production involving all fifth-grade students. Learn more about this gift and the grant that funded it here 👉
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students on stage practicing for a play
Third graders at Shepherdstown Elementary School enjoyed a special visitor this week! Storyteller Diane Macklin of Shepherdstown's Speak Story Series stopped by to share spoken-word stories handed down over generations. There were smiles and laughter all around as students enjoyed Diane's talented storytelling!
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Group of students with special guest storyteller
ATTENTION: Significant outages at Frontier have made receiving incoming phone calls across the region inconsistent today (9/20/23). We have activated backup phones on our campuses and at the central board of education office. Please call (304) 582-5146 to reach the front office today. Backup numbers for individual schools are available through the JCSWV app and on each school website. Thank you.
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS joined other schools across West Virginia this week in a celebration of freedom! Celebrate Freedom Week was established to educate WV students about the founding of the United States, the values on which it was established, and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. JCS students and staff decorated their schools and classrooms, participated in special activities, and proudly wore their Red, White, and Blue!
14 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Teachers in group wearing patriotic colors
Three female students dressed in red, white and blue
Jefferson High School windows decorated with "Celebrate Freedom" banners
Male student dressed in American flag pants
Teacher reading to a classroom of students
Many people think missing a few days of school each month is not a big deal. But absences add up quickly, and too many - excused or unexcused - can have a negative impact on academic achievement. Students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits! Learn more about National Attendance Awareness Month here 👉
14 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Good School Attendance Means… graphic
National Arts in Education Week celebrates the value of the arts in our schools and classrooms. #BecauseOfArtsEd, our students often have the opportunity to participate in arts-inspired events and showcases at the regional, state, and national levels. Thank you to our JCS educators who work tirelessly to inspire this type of dedication, creativity, and love of the arts in our students!
16 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Washington High School's Synergy Dance Ensemble performing on stage at Arts Ed
CTMS Jazz Band performing on stage at Arts Ed
JCS student and teacher standing in front of the student's portrait at a local art show
JHS Marching Band performing at Disney World with Disney castle in background
Middle School All-County Honors Choir performing on stage
Thanks to our amazing students for volunteering to help with the United Way Day of Caring on Tuesday! Students from Washington High School, the OLC, Charles Town Middle School, Wright Denny Intermediate School, and Page Jackson Elementary School all pitched in on some amazing projects! A huge thank you to the Kiwanis Key Club, KKids, and Builders programs for making so many of these opportunities possible and planting the seed of volunteerism in our students!
16 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students in front of white building
students in garden
students collecting bags
students painting
students gardening
students getting supplies
We proudly recognize the Jefferson and Washington High School students participating in the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Independent Fire Company in Ranson today. Thank you to our JROTC cadets and members of the WHS Chamber Choir for representing Jefferson County Schools in this moving tribute to the 9/11 victims and their loved ones. (Photo credit for last three photos: Stephen Williamson)
18 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
JROTC Color Guard in front of small crowd at Independent Fire Company
WHS Chamber Choir singing God Bless America
JROTC Color Guard in formation
JROTC Color Guard marching
JROTC cadet plays Taps on trumpet
Today, we remember and reflect.
18 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
9.11.01 Patriot Day - A National Day of Remembrance
Did you know Jefferson County Schools has a Parent and Education Resource Center? That's right, and our PERC is already working hard to organize activities to help connect our students across the district. If you are interested in learning more about PERC, are looking for resources to support a student, or simply want to come out and make new friends, be sure to visit
21 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Parent Educator Resource Center
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.
24 days ago, Jefferson County Schools