We want to hear from you! JHS PTSA would like to recognize individuals who are outstanding volunteers, educators and advocates. Please take a moment to review the criteria below for each award and complete the appropriate nomination form and help the JHS PTSA in honoring the best at Jackson High School.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020
There are TWO WAYS to submit a nomination. You may submit a printed nomination form or an online nomination form.
Be sure to document why you think your nominee should be honored. Include examples of PTA service, community or school leadership, and any other qualifications you think are important. Please give as much detail as you can.
Click here to print the Golden Acorn Nomination Form. Click here to print the Outstanding Educator Nomination Form. Click here to print the Outstanding Advocate Nomination Form. Click here to print the Outstanding Student Advocate Nomination Form. Click here to print the Honorary Life Membership Nomination Form.
PTSA Senior Scholarship DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1 The Henry M. Jackson High PTSA strives to promote the education and welfare of our students by sponsoring school programs and events. One way in which we can directly impact our students is through our Senior Scholarship Award program which recognizes the Timberwolf seniors who exemplify excellence in academics, school pride and involvement at JHS. The Henry M. Jackson High PTSA is pleased to offer individual scholarships, each at $500, to be awarded at the Senior Awards Night in May 27. 2020 to a Jackson High School Senior who best meets the application criteria. A check issued by the Henry M. Jackson High PTSA will be made out to the recipient’s school where they will be attending in the Fall. •Applications will open January 15, 2020. •The deadline to submit applications is May 1 2020. •Late applications cannot be accepted.
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 Thank you for attending our last Membership Meeting. Click here to see what was discussed. Join us for our next meeting on April 15th.
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.
WSPTA Focus Day Recap January 20, 2020 Thank you to the following JHS PTSA members for traveling to Olympia and speaking to our legislators on our student’s behalf: Michelle Nims, Denise Constantineau, Laura Peterson, Jen Hirman, and Kim Kuhne. It was great being in Olympia with so many other PTSA members and education supporters. We would also like to thank, Region 7 and Everett PTSA Council advocacy chair, Lizzy Sebring, for making so many appointments for us to share WSPTA Legislative Issues with our legislators and their aides. Our PTSA president, Laura Peterson, even presented testimony on behalf of WSPTA to the House Education Committee regarding House Bill 2428 to provide funding to create a work group to study Epi pen use and stockpiling in schools.
On Wednesday February 19th at our JHS PTSA Membership meeting, our members voted to endorse the Everett School District proposed Bond. Bonds must receive a 60% approval to pass. The image above shows exactly how JHS will benefit from the bond. Many other schools across our district will benefit in similar ways.
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
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.
Help us bring our 2020 membership vision into focus and qualify us for an entry into the WSPTA membership contest by adding 15 new members by February 14th, 2020!
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.
Join JHS PTSA Online Click HERE to join PTSA and to make a Pass the Hat Donation. * Final price includes small online processing fee.
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, Nominating Committee Member
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! 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!
Nominating Committee (see blurb earlier on homepage)
Avid Facilitator/Tutor (NOT a PTSA volunteer position) 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.