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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
Upcoming Events
 
Success: The Jackson Way!
 

Welcome to Jackson Middle School
 
 
Jason Holt, Principal
Kathy Freeman, Assistant Principal
Office hours: 7:45-4:00
School Day 7:55-3:14

“A student centered, technologically engaging learning community focused on S.T.E.M. education to encourage the highest level of career and college preparation.”
 

 
     
ACT Aspire
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science will be administered on Tuesday, May 5. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC
Lady Indians Volleyball
Lady Indians Basketball
From the School Nurse
On March 23rd, letters were distributed to all 6th grade students regarding the required Tdap vaccination.  This year we will be offering a Tdap clinic at Jackson Middle School to help families meet this requirement.  The clinic will take place on Thursday, April 16th during the school day.   Please sign and return the packet of information as soon as possible.  All packets must be returned no later than Monday, March 30th. Please take advantage of this great opportunity!  If you have any questions regarding immunization requirements or the Tdap vaccination, contact the school nurse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
STEM Night 2
Will JMS become a magnet school?
Read all about it in the Aiken Standard.
Teacher of the Year!
Rosalyn Greene is one of five finalists for Aiken County Teacher of the Year!
Read about it in the Aiken Standard.

 
Science Fair
The following students represented Jackson Middle School at the 2015 CSRA Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 14. Out of 11 submitted projects, 3 of our projects were named winners in their respective categories. Well done students and we look forward to more amazing projects next year.
6th grade:
Jennifer R.
7th grade:
Nathan G.
Mallory S.
Matthew K.
Layne R.
Morgan C.
Laurel H.
Tre M.
Sara M.
Emilie M.
Jessica M.
Katie G.
Brianna W.
Bryson W.
8th grade:
Corey C.
Austin G.
Wade S.
 
Summer STEM opportunity for 8th graders
Black History Program
SC Student Testing Update
This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  

The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, 2015 
The two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.


The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire sub-test has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.

Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally.  
Jackson Middle School
 

Our Philosophy:
We consider ourselves to be strong in all disciplines aiming to focus students on the changing world and workforce they will face in a few years. Focusing our efforts on the local economy and the global market, our school aims to bring all disciplines together focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as the anchor. We also use various collaborative approaches to help our students work in teams to learn together.

Mission:
Our mission is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential through individualized strategies to student success.

Jackson Middle School is a place where:

…everybody is welcomed and encouraged to serve one another …everybody will have the opportunity to grow through hands on science and technology …we respect and care for everyone and everything around us …everybody will receive interventions tailored to the individual student’s needs at all levels.

Science Fair
It's that time of year again!  Science projects.  Please look at the guidelines


November Student of the Month Slideshow
Veterans Day
Students of the month
7th Grade
Transitional English and Algebra