JMCSS -For the benefit of students entering high school as freshmen in 2013-2014, this meeting is important and will be very helpful for parents in making some critical decisions for their student’s high school career. Parents and students, please mark your calendar and make plans to attend. Feel free to bring the student with you to the meeting. This meeting will also be helpful if you have a student that is currently attending high school and is interested in open enrollment and/or magnet options for the 2013-2014 school year.
For the 2013-2014 school year, Jackson-Madison County School System will operate one high school magnet program: Madison Academic Magnet High School. Open enrollment applications will be available for all other high schools within the district.
High School Open Enrollment and magnet school applications will be available at the meeting and are also available on-line at www.jmcss.org, at all of the public middle schools and at the Board of Education School Service Center located at 310 North Parkway.
Students may apply for more than one high school program through the magnet process or the open enrollment process. For students who live in the JCM zone, they MUST submit a magnet application for the health science magnet program, even though they live in the JCM zone. All JCM zoned students will need to submit a magnet application to attend JCM for the 9th grade.
Elementary and Middle School Open Enrollment and Magnet process began January 15, 2013.
Elementary and Middle School open enrollment and magnet applications have been available since Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at each public elementary and middle school, online at www.jmcss.org and at the Board of Education School Service Center offices located at 310 North Parkway between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Parent information meetings for the elementary and middle school open enrollment and magnet school options will be announced at a later date.
For more information on registration, open enrollment, magnet programs or school zones, log ontowww.jmcss.org or contact Mrs. Kimberly Butler at (731) 664-2532.
The Keep Jackson Beautiful Committee met on January 22.
Statistics were given from the "Chipping of the Green" event. There were 617 trees chipped up this year and that equaled out to about 4 1/2 truckloads of wood chips.
They also shared news from the Jackson Christmas Parade. Their float placed 2nd place.
They also discussed a recycling program that began at Southside High School. John Griffin, President of the Keep Jackson Beautiful Comission, detailed some of those statistics and plans for expansion.
The commission also discussed events coming up in April or "The Month Of Miracles." On April 13, they will be refreshing the planters located in downtown Jackson. On April 20, there will be Earth Day activities for kids. Finally, on April 27, there will be a city wide clean-up.
LIFELINE Blood Services has continued the critical appeal for all blood types to meet the demands of local, West Tennessee hospitals. The blood supply remains at an extremely low level. More donors are asked to respond this week to avoid an emergency situation.
All eligible blood donors are urged to give blood as soon as possible. LIFELINE Blood Services, 183 Sterling Farms Drive, Jackson will be open extended hours during this continuing appeal:
Monday, Jan. 21 through Friday, Jan. 25- 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The LIFELINE Bloodmobiles will also be visiting the following locations this week:
Mon., Jan. 21- Dresden at Southside Church of Christ from 12-6 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Troy from 3-7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 23- Jackson at Browns United Methodist Church from 4-7 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 24- Jackson at Jackson Madison County General Hospital Main Entrance 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12-6 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 25- Savannah at Walgreens from 12-6 p.m.
Newbern at First United Methodist Church from 12-6 p.m.
Trezevant at West Carroll Elementary School from 12-5:30 p.m.
Please call 731-427-4431 for more information.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today regarding President Obama’s second inauguration, which falls on the same day the nation honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“As we mark the beginning of President Obama’s second term and the start of the 113th Congress, my hope is that Dr. King’s legacy will inspire us to have the courage to take the steps we know are necessary to leave behind a better country for future generations,” said Corker.
Three young men lost their lives on Highway76 South in Haywood County in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The one-car wreck was reported about 3:30 a.m.
Eddie L. West, 23, Martavius T. Robinson, 23, and Jarves Gause, 24, were all dead at the scene, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s report. All of the victims were from Brownsville.
The 2000 model Cadillac was northbound on Highway 76 South with West at the wheel when it “lost control and went into a high speed yaw,” according to the trooper’s report. The car left the road, careened down a deep embankment and hit a tree. Sources say all three victims had to be extricated from the wreckage. The wreck occurred between Koko and O’Neal’s lake.
The trooper says none of the three men were wearing seatbelts.
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