The Academies at Jonesboro High School Announcements

February 14, 2019

Wednesday February 20th, the Juniors will take the ACT test. This will be a reward day for all seniors and sophomores who meet exemption requirements. Please check with your Academy secretary to get an exemption form or to see if you qualify for one.

Please come out and support the JHS Student Council in an effort to raise donations and pet toys/treats for the NEA Humane Society. This event will take place on Thursday, February 21st at the Marion versus JHS game(varsity girls and boys games). Bring a monetary donation or pet toy to be entered into a raffle with the chance to win several local gift cards.

JHS Make-A-Wish student coordinators Erica Parker and Lexi Burris want to say a big “thank you” to everyone who volunteered for or donated to “Make-A-Wish Night” at the Jonesboro vs Greene County Tech basketball game last Friday. JHS students collected $820.10 in donations, sold more than $1,000 worth of Make-A-Wish t-shirts, and made $132 with our “pie in the face” contest. In all, JHS students have raised more than $5,800 for Make-A-Wish this year with various fundraisers, and we are almost to our goal of $6,000! We have just a few “JPS Supports Make-A-Wish” shirts left. Any JHS student or staff member who donates $50 or more at the following link this week will get a FREE shirt… while supplies last! If you would like to help with JHS Make-A-Wish fundraising you can click on the following link, select “Sign Up,” then share your link with friends and family asking them to donate. Click here to donate, or sign up to help raise money:

The Civil Rights essay contest winners will go to ASU on Friday February 15th,  to hear Dr. Jones Branch. We will load the bus in Sophomore circle at 8:30 a.m.

7 of the JHS Bowlers participated in the 5A State bowling tournament Wednesday. Chloe Amick, Kelsey Stevens, and Graysen Jones bowled for the girls team while James Wilson, Raife Crum, Braydon Jones, and Drake Mullen bowled for the boys team.Kelsey Stevens earned All-State Honors and was the Silver Medalist placing second overall. Braydon Jones and Drake Mullen earned All-State honors with Drake Mullen winning the Bronze Medal as the third overall boy and Braydon Jones was the Silver Medalist taking second place overall.

STEM Academy will host the 2nd Annual STEMulate the Environment 5k February 16, 2019 starting at 8am.  Visit and search STEMulate 5K to register OR see Mrs. Pike B207 for a registration form.  Registration is $20 for students and $30 for everyone else.  Register to Walk, Run, or be a Spirit Runner.  Please come out and join the STEM Academy for a fun-filled race.  The first 150 participants to register are guaranteed a finisher medal.  If you have any questions contact Dr. Flanigan or Mrs. Pike.

The Marine Pull-Up Challenge will be March 11th during all 3 lunches. 

The Cane Smart program will start on January 22nd and end on February 28th. Sessions will last from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Snacks and meals will be provided as well as a field trip to Memphis on March 5th that includes food and fun. Apply today to guarantee yourself a spot!  

The next ACT Prep will be on Saturday, April 6th. There are registration forms in the main office and outside Mrs. Darby's room A117. Please email Mrs. Darby for all SATURDAY ACT Prep questions. 
Mrs. Darby will also teach ACT MATH after school before April 13th if there is enough interest. Again, email Mrs. Darby for questions or concerns.

Are you looking for full time work after completing your high school education? If so, please stop by your Career Coach office to learn more about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) program that allows you earn a certificate to work for a company that is in high demand, that will pay high wages, and that will teach you high skills.

There will be a JHS Dance Team Tryout Meeting on Monday, February 25th at 3:30 for any student who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2019-2020 school year. The meeting will be in the JHS Media Center. 

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