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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.”
 

 
     
CHANGE
The All County Band will be at North Augusta High School from 8:30a.m.-8:30p.m. on Friday.  (Not Midland Valley)
Upcoming Events
March 4: Early Release
March 6: Teacher Workday/All County Band
March 10-11: MAP Testing
March 16-19: Book Fair/JMS Exams
March 20: Teacher Workday



 
Black History Program
Testing Schedule
March 10th and 11th will be our MAP testing dates. 
Exams:
March 17 - ELA and Exploratory
March 18 - Math
March 19 - Science and Social Studies
March 23 - make ups
 
 
 
Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ms. Greene, Ms. Hairston, and Ms. Lloyd for winning ACIRA book grants.  Ms. Greene also won a book grant from the SCIRA.  
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.

6th Grade Parents
A flyer was sent home with your student explaining immunization requirements for next school year.  Please be sure to read this flyer and begin making preparations to have your child vaccinated.  The Tdap immunization is a REQUIREMENT for all 7th and 8th graders.

This immunization can be given via your primary care provider or pediatrician.  Immunizations are also available through the Aiken County Department of Health Immunization Clinic (1-800-868-0404).

If your child has already had their well-child visit for the year and has received this immunization, please provide the school with an updated copy of the immunization record.

For any questions regarding immunization requirements, please contact the school nurse Tuesday-Thursday.

Ashley G. Brittain, RN
School Nurse
Jackson Middle School

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