As National Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank our JCS students and families for making it a priority to practice good school attendance! Don't forget submissions for our district-wide attendance poster contest are due this Friday, September 29 - visit www.jcswv.org/attendance for contest details. And keep up the good work! Remember… students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits. That's why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
about 2 hours ago, Jefferson County Schools
Attendance Matters: All Day Every Day posters created by students
JCS Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop speaks at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown Rotary Clubs during a lunch on Wednesday. Dr. Bishop will connect with students and the community again during a series of events in the coming months. Visit www.jcswv.org/events for details!
about 5 hours ago, Jefferson County Schools
man at podium
group arching speaker
group sitting at tables
8th Grade students in Mr. Madelo's Science classes used microscopes to observe different samples in different magnifications. The students looked at the letter e, an onion cell, and a cheek cell.
5 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
students working on an experiment
students working on an experiment
students working on an experiment
students working on an experiment
students working on an experiment
We're proud to recognize and celebrate West Virginia School Service Personnel Day! Our service personnel play an essential role in every aspect of our JCS community, including: ✅ The bus drivers and mechanics who ensure the safe transport of our students ✅ The aides who offer vital assistance in the classroom ✅ The cooks who provide nutritious meals for students and staff ✅ The custodians who keep our schools clean and orderly ✅ The maintenance staff who keep our schools and facilities running safely ✅ And the secretaries who provide crucial administrative support. We offer our most sincere gratitude to these individuals for all they do. THANK YOU!
5 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
West Virginia School Service Personnel Day
9/21/2023: Our priority at Charles Town Middle School is safety, and we recognize that sharing accurate information with you is critical to that effort. Today, our staff called law enforcement officers to our school and initiated a "hold" response to support a student in crisis. We are grateful for their quick response and ongoing partnership. There is NO DANGER to students or staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to maintain the safety and privacy of everyone in our school.
6 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
Did you know that practicing good attendance not only helps high school students stay on track to graduate but also increases their chances of earning a college degree and being successful in their jobs? We all prosper when our students gain the skills and abilities necessary to help them contribute to their communities. As we continue to recognize National Attendance Awareness Month, visit www.jcswv.org/attendance to learn more about why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
6 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day banner in front of a group of Jefferson and Washington High School graduates in caps and gowns
ATTENTION: Significant outages at Frontier have made receiving incoming phone calls at Charles Town Middle School inconsistent today (9/20/23). We have activated our backup number to ensure you can contact the school by phone. Please call (304) 582-2906 to reach the front office today. Thank you.
7 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
Visit the CTMS FFA Mum Sale this Wednesday (9/20) and Thursday (9/21) from 3:00-7:00 to pick up a beautiful Mum. Please bring cash or check only. We look forward to seeing you!
8 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
JCS joined other schools across West Virginia this week in a celebration of freedom! Celebrate Freedom Week was established to educate WV students about the founding of the United States, the values on which it was established, and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. JCS students and staff decorated their schools and classrooms, participated in special activities, and proudly wore their Red, White, and Blue!
12 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Teachers in group wearing patriotic colors
Three female students dressed in red, white and blue
Jefferson High School windows decorated with "Celebrate Freedom" banners
Male student dressed in American flag pants
Teacher reading to a classroom of students
Students in Ms. Hall's 7th Grade English Classes completed two creative projects at the beginning of the year. The first one was a vocabulary word activity. The second activity was an autobiography book cover with a specific format where students told about themselves. Their work is being displayed in the hallway and Ms. Hall's classroom.
12 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
student work
Many people think missing a few days of school each month is not a big deal. But absences add up quickly, and too many - excused or unexcused - can have a negative impact on academic achievement. Students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits! Learn more about National Attendance Awareness Month here 👉 www.jcswv.org/attendance
12 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Good School Attendance Means… graphic
National Arts in Education Week celebrates the value of the arts in our schools and classrooms. #BecauseOfArtsEd, our students often have the opportunity to participate in arts-inspired events and showcases at the regional, state, and national levels. Thank you to our JCS educators who work tirelessly to inspire this type of dedication, creativity, and love of the arts in our students!
14 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Washington High School's Synergy Dance Ensemble performing on stage at Arts Ed
CTMS Jazz Band performing on stage at Arts Ed
JCS student and teacher standing in front of the student's portrait at a local art show
JHS Marching Band performing at Disney World with Disney castle in background
Middle School All-County Honors Choir performing on stage
The CTMS Builders went to Happy Retreat for the United Way Day of Caring on Tuesday! Our volunteer Panthers learned about Charles Town’s history from Charles and George Washington and their direct descendant Walter Washington. After touring the house, the crew picked up trash along the walking trails and collected sticks from the yard.
15 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
Students in front of white building
students listening to speaker
students getting cleaning supplies
students touring large room
Check out the latest edition of the CTMS Newsletter - CTMS Prowler! https://www.smore.com/qjrm2
16 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
Today, we remember and reflect.
16 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
9.11.01 Patriot Day - A National Day of Remembrance
Did you know Jefferson County Schools has a Parent and Education Resource Center? That's right, and our PERC is already working hard to organize activities to help connect our students across the district. If you are interested in learning more about PERC, are looking for resources to support a student, or simply want to come out and make new friends, be sure to visit www.jcswv.org/perc.
19 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Parent Educator Resource Center
8th grade students in art classes taught by Mr. Jones created art using spray point this week. Materials were donated to the class. The project was approved by administration and parent permission slips were sent home. Students enjoyed learning how to use spray paint and creating designs with it.
19 days ago, Charles Town Middle School
spray paint as art
spray paint as art
spray paint as art
spray paint as art
spray paint as art
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.
22 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.
22 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools Logo
Due to the heat index for today (9/5/2023), the XC meet scheduled for today is cancelled. CTMS XC will be resuming practice tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/6/2023.
22 days ago, Charles Town Middle School