The JHS PTSA invites parents/guardians of JHS students to attend this important evening event, TEEN TRUTH: Parents' Night Program on Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This event is FREE to attend. A link to RSVP will be provided later this month. Your RSVP is not required to attend. Your RSVP will help the JHS PTSA with event planning purposes.
This valuable program provides parents with an inside look into the pressures that teens are facing and teaches adults how important it is to make a concerted effort to foster a loving secure relationship with their child. • Parents will get an overview of TEEN TRUTH’s school assembly* • Real life examples of how disconnected students can overcome harmful coping strategies • Insight into the importance of creating an active/connected lifestyle for their teen • Inspirational examples of how connected students can change a school community * On Wednesday, February 12 JHS PTSA is hosting a TEEN TRUTH: School Assembly for JHS students. This assembly uses engaging storytelling, real - world examples, and audience participation to teach students how to identify different forms of social - emotional pressures. TEEN TRUTH motivates students to be the difference on campus and in life.
Thank you for your support in helping the JHS PTSA to bring high quality programs to our community.
WSPTA Focus Day in Olympia Save the Date: January 20, 2020
Focus Day is an opportunity for PTA advocates from around the state to come to Olympia, meet with your legislators, and network with fellow PTA advocates. Check out our Facebook page as we get closer to the event!
Volunteers Needed We need 3 volunteers for our nominating committee. This committee’s job is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for elected PTSA positions. The members of the nominating committee have a tremendous influence on the future of tour PTSA, making it the most important committee we have. A well-established process for identifying and nominating qualified people to step into leadership positions will ensure success for many years into the future.
Members of the nominating committee must be elected at a membership meeting and we need to do this at our February meeting. Committee work includes holding confidential meetings, reviewing nominations, interviewing candidates, and searching for the best qualified candidates. There is a handbook that explains how to do everything. Please let Laura, JHSPTSApresident@gmail.com know if you are interested in helping us find our officers for next year
Membership Meeting Join us for our next meeting on February 12, 2020 at 7pm.
WSPTA Game Development Competition Attention Gamers! The WSPTA//Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program, introduced in 2016, to encourage and support student success. Students in grades 9-12 (or 7 and 8 grade students as part of a larger group of 9th graders or older) attending a school with a PTA in good standing may participate and share their knowledge of computer science based on an assigned theme. (See the FAQ for details on how 7-8 grade students may participate.) The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a computer game. Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: game of the year, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design.
WSPTA Essay Contest This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline is March 1 each year. Note: Although the name has changed and the focus has shifted, the guidelines and divisions remain the same.
The Everett School District’s board of directors on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, approved placing a $317.4 million capital bond on the April 28, 2020 ballot to fund STEM career-connected learning pathways for students, ensure equitable access and opportunities for all students, increase safety and security and ensure students have enough room to learn by adding 21st century learning classroom space.
The 2020 capital projects bond prepares our students for the future by:
Giving our students facilities and tools necessary for STEM career pathways
The bond funds modernization and upgrades to high school classrooms to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) career pathway programs and new science standards.
Increasing safety and security for students and schools
Secure locks and keying systems will be added districtwide.
Access control systems at two high schools
Upgrades to fire alarm systems, security systems and fencing
Ensuring students have enough room to learn by adding 21st century classroom space, modernizing and repairing building systems
Adds new elementary school classrooms throughout the district to reduce overcrowding, keep class sizes low and keep more kids at their neighborhood schools
Repairs aging school systems in our schools like HVAC, roofing and flooring replacements, that extends the longevity of schools
Providing equitable access and opportunities for students by funding capital projects at all schools throughout our district, while reducing the overall school district tax rate
Outstanding PTA of the Year, secondary division Standards of Excellence - GOLD Outstanding Communications Strategy - GOLD Outstanding Newsletter - GOLD Outstanding Website - GOLD 100% Staff Membership
At the 106th WA State PTA Convention on April 26-28, the JHS PTSA is proud to have received multiple Awards of Excellence for the hard work throughout the year to support our students, families, staff and school. Thank you to our members, volunteers, and staff for your support throughout the year to help achieve these awards.
Thank you to the board of directors for your dedication all year. Special thanks to Denise Constantineau, Laura Peterson, Kim Kuhne, Lisa Mills and Toni Wilson for your contributions to the award applications
Congratulations to our elected officers for the 2019-2020 school year!
Laura Peterson, President Michelle Williams, VP Membership Lisa Mills, VP Fundraising Toni Wilson, Treasurer Carla Clark, Secretary
Hello! Welcome to all the new families and students at JHS and welcome back to all our returning families. The Jackson HS PTSA plays a valuable role in its partnership with the staff at Jackson HS. We are very proud of the support, programs and resources that are provided by PTSA which benefit the students, families, staff and community.
There are 2 easy ways to become a member. You can join online (there is a small processing fees for online transactions) or you can print, complete and mail your payment to JHS.
Join JHS PTSA Online Click HERE to join PTSA and to make a Pass the Hat Donation. * Final price includes small online processing fee.
Join JHS PTSA by Mail To pay by cash or check, click HERE to print the form and send in with your payment to the school.
* To avoid paying the online processing fee, print out the membership form and send in your payment in a sealed envelope.
We are looking for volunteers to join our team and have a few open positions! These are important positions, some of which can be done from the comfort of your own home! We are looking to have these positions filled as soon as possible, and any training you would need is available. Open positions: Staff Appreciation Lunch Committee Member.
If you are interested in this position, please reach out to Lisa Mills, who looks forward to meeting up with you to share the responsibilities of the position and answer any of your questions. Thank you!
Staff Appreciation Committee Member: This position involves planning, providing food for, and assisting at staff lunches. Click here for more details about this fun committee!
Avid Facilitator/Tutor Jackson High School has a wonderful opportunity to work with some of our great students and really make a difference. The AVID Program teachers are interested in having volunteers assist with the AVID tutorial on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Training will be provided. See more information here. Questions can be directed to Assistant Principal Michelle Renee or AVID teacher Gail Walters.
2019-2020 Executive Committee Laura Peterson | President Lisa Mills | VP Fundraiser Michelle Williams | VP Membership Toni Wilson | Treasurer Joanna Ghosh| Secretary