While we are all getting used to the idea of being safe in public and what the rest of this year and beyond is going to look like, we have an opportunity to offer face coverings with our school logos on them. Even though we won't be in the buildings for school this fall, we can still show our school pride. They are very high quality and, through buying them, you will be supporting our PTA and helping us raise funds to address additional needs we will have whenever school starts again. This is one of the only fundraising opportunities we have right now so we would love to have as many people participate as possible. Thanks for your support!
This first order deadline is August 9th but more will likely be scheduled.
Jackson PTSA would like to congratulate Emi Peterson and Chanwook Park, who are the recipients of the 2020 PTSA scholarships. Each student was awarded $500 to be used to further their education.
Emi will be studying Aerospace Engineering at University of Washington.
Chanwook will be studying economics and public policy at Yale. We wish the very best to these 2 outstanding students and to all of the 2020 JHS graduates.
JHS PTSA recognized individuals who are outstanding volunteers, educators and advocates. Congratulations to our 2019-2020 winners!
Honorary Life Membership: Lisa Mills Golden Acorn: Toni Wilson Outstanding Advocate: Kim Kuhne Outstanding Student Advocate: Paige Williams Outstanding Educator: David Hutt Outstanding Educator: Ryan Simmons
6/3/2020 Membership Meeting
Thank you for joining us at our last JHS PTSA Membership Meeting of the school year on June 3rd, where we elected next year's officers and voted in our 2020-2021 budget. We are still looking for someone to be our VP of Fundraising. If anyone is interested in or would like more information for the open VP Fundraising position, please contact Lisa Mills
5/1 President's Message Hello JHS family,
I miss you and hope you are all staying safe. First, I want to say thank you to all our staff and volunteers that helped honor our seniors on the 28th during cap and gown pick up. The family volunteers that lined the public sidewalks all maintained good social distance while cheering, clapping, and waving signs. I had several cars slow down to tell me how much they appreciated that there were people cheering. My senior tried to ignore me as she drove past but I had a friend take a picture. Another way you could support our seniors (and our Jackson family) is by printing out the Jackson graphics included in the newsletter. I know I have them taped to my car windows:
Yardannouncements.net surprised us by donating this display for the drive thru event.
Happy Staff Appreciation Week. It looks a lot different this year but we did make a generous donation to the Hope Creek Food Bank and Backpack program in honor of our staff. This way the gift just keeps on giving and helps support our families and community members in need.
May Membership meeting has been changed to June 3rd via Zoom. We will elect our officers for 2020-21 and approve our budget for next year. Mr. Peters will be our highlighted speaker and he can give us some updates about the end of year plans. There are still quite a few decisions that can’t be made yet but hoping to get more clarity by June 3rd.
Speaking of electing officers- we still need a volunteer to be VP of Fundraising and a Coeditor of the Wolf Tracks Newsletter. Please see the nominating committee blurb below for more information.
Laura Peterson JHS PTSA President
Membership Meeting Thank you for attending our virtual Membership Meeting on April 15th! The principal answered questions about the remainder of the school year and we voted in our nominating committee! You can find out more about what was discussed here. Join us for our next virtual meeting on June 3rd where we will vote in our executive committee.
Goal Update Feb 1, 2020
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. (Please note that the bond date will be postponed).
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
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!
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.