The Jackson City Schools recently held their District Spelling Bee with 30 participants from grades 5-8. Special "Thanks" to Jackson Superintendent, Phil Howard, and Assistant Superintendent, Joe Hemsley for providing the trophies for the event and to WesBanco for providing gift cards for the top 3 spellers. Pictured are the top 5 spellers. Finishing 5th was Northview's Lilian Culp. Four place goes to Kylee Fowler, a 6th grader at JMS. Third place goes to Dayne Neff, a 6th grader at JMS. Finishing 2nd was Iman Kanooz, a 7th grader at JMS, and the Champion was Chris Hughes, an 8th grader at JMS. Congratulations to these students.
State of Ohio legislators recently passed a new attendance policy that affects all students for the 2017-18 school year.
Ohio House Bill 410 was passed, and with this new policy, school absences will be counted by hours instead of days. This means that students will be considered “habitually truant” or “excessively absent” after missing a certain number of hours.
Intervention strategies will be used after a student reaches set numbers of missed hours, this includes, but is not limited to phone calls and face to face meetings.
Also, with the new policy in place, districts are to implement Absence Intervention Plans for those students meeting a defined level of absence.
For more information and specific examples, please refer to the Jackson High School Student Handbook on pages 24-26 or contact the Jackson High School Office.
Below are links to the information presented at the OHSAA Preseason Presentation at Jackson High School