Programs

The Jackson PTSA Programs committee collaborates with Jackson administration and staff to provide school programs that enhance, extend, and enrich the school curriculum. We are always looking for new suggestions and ideas, if you have one please send us an email moc.l1664227911iamg@1664227911tnedi1664227911serpa1664227911stpsh1664227911j1664227911.

Senior Scholarship Program

*2022/23 deadline information coming soon!

Scholarship Program Overview:

The purpose of the Henry M. Jackson High School PTSA Senior Scholarship Program is to help JHS seniors further their education at the college, university, trade school, technical school, or junior college of their choice.

The Henry M. Jackson High PTSA is pleased to recognize graduating JHS seniors who exemplify excellence in academics, school pride and personal involvement by offering individual $500 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who best meet the scholarship criteria outlined below. A check issued by Henry M. Jackson High PTSA will be made out to the school the recipient will be attending in the fall.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of the Class of 2023 at Henry M. Jackson High School (JHS).
  • Applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 through the first semester of senior year. Applicant must provide an official transcript that includes grades from the first semester of senior year.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship to further education beyond the high school level at any college, university, trade school, technical school, or junior college.
  • Applicant must have proven involvement in at least two school-based activities during attendance at JHS. Involvement can be in either elected or non-elected roles or positions in any area of the school (i.e. ASB, athletics, clubs/organizations/activities, honors programs, among others)
  • Applicant must provide an original essay (500 word maximum) that addresses the following prompt:

Explain how you have grown personally and contributed to the growth of others at JHS or in the community at large during your time at JHS. Examples could include how you were supportive of others, provided opportunities, inspired change, initiated constructive programs, and/or showed effective leadership and compassion.

Application Process:

The following items are required for consideration:

  • Completed and signed application
  • Official transcript (If you are not able to access your transcript, please contact us)
  • Original essay addressing the above prompt, as a Word document (500 word maximum)

Completed applications must be submitted to moc.l1664227911iamg@1664227911pihsr1664227911alohc1664227911sastp1664227911shj1664227911 no later than 11:59 p.m. on the due date listed above. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. By submitting this form, you acknowledge you have read this statement and the application and certify that to the best of your knowledge and belief all the information provided is true, correct and complete.

Please contact moc.l1664227911iamg@1664227911pihsr1664227911alohc1664227911sastp1664227911shj1664227911 with any questions.

Staff Appreciation

Staff appreciation events will look a little different this year as we will be hosting a monthly Friday breakfast spread for our Jackson staff. Staff appreciation is an easy way to get involved as a parent at Jackson! If you are interested in helping us with food donations sign-ups will be listed on our volunteer sign-up page each month. Our Jackson staff loves our breakfasts and are always so grateful for everything we provide.

Staff and Classroom Grants

Grants are an important reason why we fundraise. Each year, if funding is available, Jackson staff members are given the opportunity to apply for a grant. All grants are reviewed by the PTSA Board of Directors and either funded, partiality funded or denied depending on request and funds available.

To apply for a grant, complete our grant application and purchase order request forms and return them to the PTSA mailbox in the Jackson office or email them to the PTSA President, moc.l1664227911iamg@1664227911tnedi1664227911serpa1664227911stpsh1664227911j1664227911.

The Jackson PTSA grant program is meant to support student, staff and classroom needs. The grant application documents below should be completed and attached to your proposal. Those receiving grants will work through the Jackson High School Office Manager to access granted funds.

Please keep the following in mind when applying for a Jackson PTSA grant:

  1. The focus of our granting program is academic enrichment.
  2. Requests for consumable/supplies (paper, ink, pens, food, etc.) are not eligible for a grant except in special circumstances.
  3. Conference attendance and field trips are excluded.
  4. All grant applications are reviewed by the building administration prior to review by the PTSA.
  5. Granted funds need to be spent by April 1st. If you are unable to use your funds by the deadline please contact the PTSA president to discuss an extension.
  6. The PTSA does not accept applications from school clubs or booster groups.
  7. JHS PTSA is not responsible for upkeep of any equipment granted.
  8. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please attach a complete proposal describing your request with your application and purchase order request. Include the following items in your proposal:

  1. How many students will this grant benefit, this year and in future years?
  2. What is the total amount you are requesting including all taxes, shipping and handling, installation, service fees, etc...? Attach an invoice or quote with request showing total amount.
  3. Completed purchase order request.
  4. Please explain the sustainability of your request.
  5. How does this request enrich student learning or show innovation for the classroom?
  6. Any additional information you feel the board should know when considering this request.
  7. Clarification and/or follow-up answers to PTSA must be provided by applicant within 48 hours or the application will not be considered.
  8. Incomplete forms or forms without complete cost back-up will not be considered.

Washington State PTA Scholarship Program

Washington State PTA offers three $3,000 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either 2-year or 4-year) in the fall. The scholarship may be used to offset the cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and/or board. For more information, go to www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/scholarship-program.

Reflections

** 2022/23 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: coming soon... **

JHS Reflections Entry Form.

The Reflections Program is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school but in life. Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. For more information, go to www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections. Please contact our Reflections chair if you have questions, moc.l1664227911iamg@1664227911snoit1664227911celfe1664227911rastp1664227911shj1664227911.

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. For more information, go to www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/pta-essay-contest.

WSPTA Game Development Competition

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 7th and 8th 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. 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 game, either a physical board game or a computer game. Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: best board game, best computer game, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. The submission deadline is March 1 each year. For more information, go to www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/game-competition.