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.l1716362968iamg@1716362968tnedi1716362968serpa1716362968stpsh1716362968j1716362968.

Senior 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 $1000 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.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of the Class of 2024 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 a school 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:

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.l1716362968iamg@1716362968pihsr1716362968alohc1716362968sASTP1716362968SHJ1716362968 with any questions.

Staff Appreciation

Once again our PTSA 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 to moc.l1716362968iamg@1716362968pihsr1716362968alohc1716362968sASTP1716362968SHJ1716362968.

The Jackson PTSA grant program is meant to support student, staff and classroom needs. The grant application 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 read through our 2023/2024 Grant Application Criteria before applying for a Jackson PTSA grant.

 

2022-2023 Grants:

With your generous donations, our PTSA was able to fund the following classroom grants:

  • Two microwaves for Ms. Andersen’s Food Prep and Nutrition classes
  • Chinese Readers for Ms. Lin’s Chinese language classes
  • A drone for Mr. Poe’s Science classes
  • Aprons for Cooking Club
  • Adaptive sports equipment for Mr. Hutt's PE classes

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

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. Questions? moc.l1716362968iamg@1716362968snoit1716362968celfe1716362968rastp1716362968shj1716362968.

 

2023-2024 Theme: "I Am Hopeful Because..."

Art Submissions and Forms Due By: 11/16/23

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.