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.l1685788392iamg@1685788392tnedi1685788392serpa1685788392stpsh1685788392j1685788392.
Senior Scholarship Program
2022/23 deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2023
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 $1600 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.
- 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.
The following items are required for consideration:
- Completed and signed application - JHS PTSA Senior Scholarship Program Application 2023
- 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.l1685788392iamg@1685788392pihsr1685788392alohc1685788392sASTP1685788392SHJ1685788392 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.l1685788392iamg@1685788392pihsr1685788392alohc1685788392sASTP1685788392SHJ1685788392 with any questions.
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.l1685788392iamg@1685788392pihsr1685788392alohc1685788392sASTP1685788392SHJ1685788392.
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 2022/2023 Grant Application Criteria before applying for a Jackson PTSA grant.
Questions? Please email moc.l1685788392iamg@1685788392pihsr1685788392alohc1685788392sASTP1685788392SHJ1685788392.
2022/2023 Grant Application Criteria
With your generous donations, our PTA 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
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.
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.l1685788392iamg@1685788392snoit1685788392celfe1685788392rastp1685788392shj1685788392.
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.