πŸŽ‰ Good luck to the Jefferson High School Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams as they head out to the WV Cross Country State Championship for the third consecutive year! Both teams advance to states having won their conference championship and regional meets with near-perfect scores. Let's go, Cougars! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JHS Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams head to states
OLC students make popcorn balls and ghost lollipops for Ranson Community Gardens(behind Ranson Civic Center) Annual Fall Festival that is Sunday, October 30th from 1-3.
3 months ago, OLC
spooky lollipop ghosts
yummy popcorn balls
HUGE congratulations to the Jefferson High School Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams on their dual sweep of their conference championship and regional meets! Both teams won the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference (EPAC) Championship and the Class AAA - Region II meet at the individual and team levels. And not only did they win, they did so with near-perfect scores! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ’ͺ Congrats also go out to new coach Brad Dugan, who was named EPAC Coach of the Year for both teams. Well done, Cougars - we're proud to have you represent JCS! πŸ† Read more here πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3ePog8G.
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JHS Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Teams Sweep Conference Championship and Regionals
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #3: Disable Bluetooth when you're not using it. Devices can be hacked via Bluetooth, placing sensitive information at risk for theft. If you have no reason to have Bluetooth on, consider temporarily turning it off. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Tip 3
"Orange" you glad for awesome people in the world? 🍊 Driswood Elementary students donned orange on Wednesday to celebrate Unity Day, the signature event of October's National Bullying Prevention Month. Students wore orange and held a parade to demonstrate their unity in displaying kindness, courage, and inclusion in their school and community. Way to go, Owls! πŸ¦‰
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
DES Aerial
DES Unity Day
National School Bus Safety Week is underway! Thank you to the bus drivers, mechanics, and all the behind the scenes administrators that get our students to and from school safely every day.
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
School Bus
We are celebrating our school leaders this month! Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. We are so grateful for our principals who step up every day for our students and staff.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National Principals Month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #2: Don't click suspicious links. Sometimes you may get what seems like an email from a friend. But is your friend really the one sending the message? Always review the sender's email before replying to a message or clicking a link. Malicious files can extract personal data, monitor and transmit your activities, and even take over your device. Avoid suspicious or unnecessary downloads and scan documents with anti-virus software before opening. If you're still uncertain about a link, visit www.virustotal.com to check its safety. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Tip 2
JCS utilizes Nutrislice as our menu partner to communicate daily menus providing nutritional information for each item and meal - it can even sort by allergens! Visit www.jcswv.org for daily menus from each school, or download the JCSWV app, available through Google Play and the App Store.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National School Lunch Week 2
We had a great time at the inaugural JCS Opportunity Expo! Thank you to all of the students who shared their experiences, and to our partners at James Rumsey Technical Institute, Blue Ridge CTC, and WVU for showing our 9th Grade students all of the incredible opportunities they can take advantage of in high school!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JROTC
Health Science
Graphic Design
Did you know that our child nutrition team serves more than one million student meals each school year? As we celebrate National School Lunch Week, hats off to the hardworking staff in our school cafeterias for keeping our students fed, focused, and ready to learn!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National School Lunch Week 1
A reminder that all Jefferson County Schools will be closed on Monday, October 10, for a scheduled staff development day. Thank you for your understanding as we support student success. Visit www.jcswv.org/calendar for the complete 2022-2023 JCS Calendar-At-A-Glance.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #1: Protect your passwords! Be sure to secure passwords for your accounts and NEVER share them with others. Many platforms now allow you to enable two-factor authentication for added security to keep unauthorized users from accessing an account. Enable this security feature whenever possible. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Tip1
A reminder that there will be a two-hour early dismissal on for all Jefferson County School students on Friday, October 7. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Congratulations to Washington High School's Marching Patriots on their recent win at the 43rd Annual Martinsburg High School Band Spectacular! Their performance of this year's half-time show, Camelot, earned them first place in their division. Way to go, Patriots!
4 months ago, Washington High School
Marching Patriots
The rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who gathered Sunday to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the founding of Storer College, including student volunteers from Black Student Alliance chapters across the district. Storer College opened in 1867 as one of the first schools in the nation to offer an education to formerly enslaved people. It operated until 1955 and is now part of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which hosted the ceremony with the Storer College National Alumni Association. JCS is proud and honored to take part in this notable anniversary commemoration!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Storer College 155th Anniversary
This is a reminder that next Friday, October 7, there will be a two-hour early dismissal for all Jefferson County Schools students. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS logo
Thanks to the Friends of Music for their recent gift to assist Charles Town Middle School music students! The Shepherdstown-based group donated four portable keyboards and accompanying stands, enabling CTMS to provide every music student with their own keyboard. Learn more about this gift and the grant that funded it here πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3LZEyrI. Thank you for supporting JCS students!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
CTMS FoM Keyboard Donation
After many years of rising scores on the WVGSA test, JCS saw a steep decline during the pandemic, from which we have not recovered. The latest scores show staggering deficits in ELA and math that keep hundreds of children below the mark for proficiency. To ensure that our students are ready for academics and life beyond the classroom, we are adjusting our elementary education program for 3-5 grade students. Please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion to learn more. There will be a district-wide TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for all students on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, to support teachers as they prepare to make these adjustments. Thank you for your trust and support.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS Logo
JCS is still hiring substitute teachers to fill short and long-term positions for this school year! Interested in substituting for JCS? Here's everything you need to know about the required training offered through our partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC). EPIC offers the training you need to be eligible to apply for open positions. Visit www.epicresa8.org/subteachertraining to learn more, and follow our JCS Careers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JoinJCS to learn about new positions as they become available!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
EPIC Training