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Jackson: Worth the Drive!

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.”

JMS is the Best!!
Way to Go, JMS Band!!!
A very special congratulations to the JMS band program; by virtue of placing 15 students in the region 2 all region band, and by scoring a Superior with Distinction at the SC Concert Performance Assessment and by scoring 17 Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Performance Assessment, the band program has qualified and won the highest honor bestowed by the South Carolina Band Director’s Association: The Outstanding Performance Award!! This is Jackson Middle School’s 26th.

Solo and Ensemble Festival Results
Congratulations to the following students for scoring EXCELLENT ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend.
Lydia M, Jessica M, Samantha A, Sarah C
Congratulations to the following students for scoring SUPERIOR ratings at the Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend.
Zaliyah S, Emily B, Breanna K, Ella M, Mathew K, Jacob C, Samantha W, Bree S, Morgan C, Nathalie E, Jessye B, Tia H, Miracle P, Lydia M, Ma’Kayla W, Justin P, Tariq G, Devin M, Kailib Y, Samantha A, Iyonia D, Gabriell M
A special congratulation to the following students for receiving SUPERIOR ratings on the theory test:
Morgan C, Jacob C, Sarah C, Breanna K, Jessica M, Zaliyah S, Emily B, Samantha A, Ella M, Matthew K, Lydia M
A total of 17 superiors and 4 excellents!
Band News
Congratulations to the following band students for being selected to perform in the Aiken County “da Capo” Band!! The “da Capo” band is the all-county band for beginners.
On Flute Sarah C and Shelby W
On Oboe Hailey S
On Clarinet Karisa B and Krista J
On Alto Sax Jennifer C
On Trumpet Madison C
On Trombone Zane M
On Euphonium Alexis

The Band Solo and Ensemble Competition will be held at Aiken High School.
A message from the transportation supervisor:
Only students registered with the transportation department with assigned bus stops will be permitted to ride the bus. Students are assigned one bus stop only and may not ride home with friends or to unassigned bus stops.
Jackson Festival Band
Jackson Middle earned a superior with distinction(all superior ratings) at the Concert Performance Assessment held at Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston.

Parent Conference Guidance for Parents
School Improvement Committee
Art--- Applique', Yarn Dog, and Tapestry/Cross Stich
2016 Gateway Program
Congratulations to the following students being accepted into the 2016 Gateway Program: Sarah C, Emily B, and Jacob C.
Congratulations, Mrs. Q!
8th grade Math
All Region Band Students
Summer Engineering Camp Information
Congratulations Ms. Lloyd, Teacher of the Year!
Jackson STEM Middle Magnet School Teacher of the Year Kendra Lloyd with her mother, Sharon Harris
All Region Band Students
Congratulations to the following band students for making the All Region Band!  Our Region is comprised of Anderson, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield, Lexington, Abbeville, Saluda and Aiken Counties.
On Flute – Jessica M, Ella M, Breanna K and Nicole G
On Oboe – Kaya H
On Clarinet – Emily B, Tia H, Zaliyah S and Jessye B
On Bass Clarinet – Miracle P and Hannah S
On Trumpet – Bree S and Keith C
On French Horn – Jacob C
On Baritone – Matthew K
Jackson Middle School had 15 students win all region honors. No other middle school had more students than JMS!

Way to Go, JMS All County Band Students!
Congratulations to the following 8th grade band students for making the Aiken All County Band!
On Flute – Nicole G, Breanna K, Jessica M and Layne R
On Clarinet – Jessye B, Tia H and Ma’Kayla W
On Bass Clarinet – Hannah S
On Alto Sax – Katie G
On Tenor Sax – Jabez R
On Trumpet – Keith C, Bree S, Louis S and Morgan C
On French Horn – Jacob C, Stephanie U and Laurel H
On Trombone – Brandon T, Mallory S, Cynthia W and Jeremiah C
On Baritone – Matthew K
On Percussion- Justin P

Congratulations to the following 7th grade band students for making the Aiken All County Band!
On Flute – Ella M and Samantha A
On Oboe – Kaya H
On Clarinet – Zaliyah S, Emily B, Nathalie E, Aubrey E and Gabriell M
On Bass Clarinet – Miracle P
On Trumpet – Samantha W, Dallon H, Tyler G and Allen W
On Trombone – Evan J

Logan H: Spelling Bee Champ

Logan wins second place at the Aiken County Spelling Bee.  He earned a $100 gift certificate to Itunes, $100 gift certificate to Books a Million and a plaque.  Read about it in the Aiken Standard.
STEM in Social Studies: Parthenon
Water Wheels STEM in ELA
JMS Future City

Congratulations Future City Team for winning the Protection of the Public Award.  Team members received a $20 Gift Card.  Way to go Caleb, Bryan, Christopher, Christian and Mrs. Virella!!
Congressman Joe Wilson visits JMS