Jefferson County Schools celebrates our board of education members, each of whom stepped up to the extraordinary task of governing an education system. As we wrap up National School Board Recognition Month, we invite you to join us in thanking them for their commitment to education and for always going above and beyond for the children of Jefferson County.
REMINDER: Students in all Jefferson County Schools will DISMISS TWO HOURS EARLY tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 27, for faculty senate meetings. We recognize the importance of these legally required meetings to give faculty senates time to meet and discuss important issues. Thank you for supporting their work and partnering with us for student success.
Jan. 24: All Jefferson County Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wed. 1/25. The anticipated timing and location of snow and ice will impact travel, making the closure necessary for student and staff safety. Essential personnel, please contact your supervisor
Jan 19, 2023: A second accident involving a Jefferson County School bus occurred this morning on Summit Point Road and Lloyd Road. Bus 33 was carrying students at the time. There are no injuries, but in an abundance of caution, everyone involved is being evaluated at the scene.
Jan 19, 2023: An accident involving a Jefferson County School bus occurred this morning on Flowing Springs Road. No students were on board, and we do not anticipate a delay in student pick-up. We appreciate our incredible emergency responders who reported to the scene to support our staff.
The faculty senate meeting canceled due to inclement weather in Dec. will take place on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Students in all Jefferson County Schools will DISMISS TWO HOURS EARLY that afternoon to accommodate the rescheduled meetings. We recognize the importance of these legally required meetings to give faculty senates time to meet and discuss important issues. Thank you for supporting their work and partnering with us for student success.
This is a reminder that all Jefferson County Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Jefferson County Board of Education values the input of Jefferson County Schools staff, parents, and community members. As we continue our work to support success for our children, we are inviting you to participate in a number of advisory committees. These committees will meet to consider obstacles and opportunities for success in these areas. The committee will report to the Board regularly on their progress. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please click on the link below fill out an application. Thank you for your support and commitment to Jefferson County Schools. https://www.jcswv.org/committees
JCS is excited to partner with WVU Medicine and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College on the new MedEd program for high school juniors and seniors! Beginning in Fall 2023, this FREE two-year program will offer students from Jefferson and Washington High Schools a direct career path into the healthcare industry, including a paid internship for second-year students. Visit www.jcswv.org/meded to learn more and submit an enrollment application!
Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of our students at the forefront of all we do. Our staff receives training on numerous protocols and practices to ensure student safety in our schools. An employee at Jefferson High School used that training on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, when they reported another employee for allegedly making inappropriate comments to a student in an aggressive manner. Following our safety protocol, the employee was immediately removed, and we contacted law enforcement to initiate an investigation. The families of impacted students have been notified. Any inappropriate behavior verified as part of the ongoing investigation will be shared with those involved as part of our partnership with our families in keeping kids safe.
Congratulations to JCS FFA students on their strong showing in the West Virginia State FFA Winter Career Developments competition at West Virginia University! Participating chapters included Charles Town Middle (CTMS), Harpers Ferry Middle (HFMS), Shepherdstown Middle (SMS), Jefferson High School (JHS), and Washington High School (WHS). Several teams received top placements in the competition, with JHS FFA's Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Team claiming its second consecutive state title to represent West Virginia at the national contest in October! For a complete list of individual and team winners, visit https://www.jcswv.org/article/951903.
JCS middle schoolers received a message of kindness and positivity as they headed into the winter break. Author and educator Jefferson J. Jones visited all four middle schools as part of a district-wide focus on anti-bullying and emotional intelligence development. Visit https://www.jcswv.org/article/947039 to read more about his message to "fill the buckets of others," along with student and staff reactions to that message.
Dec. 21: All Jefferson County Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 22, based on the timing of anticipated frozen precipitation. Please remember that winter break begins on Friday, Dec. 23, and that students will not return to school until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Have a safe and happy holiday.
This is a reminder that winter break begins with a two hour early release this Thursday, Dec. 22,2022, to give our faculty senates time to meet ahead of winter break. Students will return from break on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Have a safe and restful break.
C.W. Shipley staff and students welcomed the community this morning to celebrate our National Blue Ribbon status. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this process and for supporting our amazing students!
Dec. 16, 2022: A Jefferson County School Bus was involved in an accident this morning on Summit Point Rd. and Lloyd Rd. There were no students on the bus and no injuries have been reported.
After consulting with state weather officials and the state department of highways, we have determined that in the interest of student and staff safety, all Jefferson County Schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. We ask essential personnel to contact their supervisor for direction. We are grateful for your support as we work to keep students and staff safe.
EARLY DISMISSAL: Driswood Elementary School will dismiss students at 1:00 PM TODAY, Dec. 14, due to a water main break. Our partners at JUI will delay their repairs so students can eat lunch ahead of dismissal. This only impacts Driswood Elementary School students. We appreciate everyone’s support as we ensure student safety. Thank you for your understanding and trust.
Congratulations to the Jefferson High School Cheer Team! they are the WVSSAC State champions!!! Go Cougars!!
Good luck to the Jefferson High School Cheer Team! They are heading to Marshall University for the WVSSAC State Cheer Championship on Saturday. Go Cougars!