Calling all teachers! This year's Summer Teachers School is waiting for you. Participants will develop skills to research a topic of their choice at the State Archives and use the primary source materials they find to create or enhance a lesson plan, classroom activity, lecture, or another teaching tool of their own design. Participants receive 3 CEU credits through Mississippi College and a $340 stipend. Apply today. Space is limited! The deadline to apply is April 27. Program dates are June 18–23.
Find more information online about the MDAH Summer Teachers School.
Presentation proposals are being accepted for Jackson Public Schools Tools for Life Champions Conference scheduled for June 8–9, 2017. Share your successes with your colleagues as a presenter at the conference. Help other school leaders realize how they too can positively impact every scholar's chance for growth and success. Presentation outlines must be submitted by February 28. Proposals that are accepted will be confirmed by March 10.
Download the Tools for Life Champions Call for Presenters announcement for more information.
Do you have a college degree and want a rewarding career shaping the minds of the future? Consider joining the ranks of classroom teachers through the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers Training Institute.
- Go to the mccfms.org website and complete an application.
- Provide a transcript from college of degree.
- Earn passing scores on Praxis Core or an overall 21 on ACT (with subscores 18 or higher).
- Earn a passing score on Praxis II in an approved subject area.
- Attend three-week summer session to obtain three-year license.
- Complete an internship year and attend nine Saturday sessions to earn a standard five-year license.
- Visit mccfms.org/mapqt for detailed entrance requirements.
For more information, please contact the Mississippi Community College Foundation at (601) 321-3902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Instructional Technology is offering Spring Professional Development Opportunities for all JPS educators. Online courses begin today, January 30 and end on March 24. Instructor-led courses begin February 4. Please see the full schedule below. CEUs are available from Hinds Community College for $25.
For more information, including how to register, refer to the Instructional Technology Spring Professional Development flyer.
Online Courses (January 30 through March 24)
- Get Wired: Blended Learning (.5 CEUs)
- Get Wired: Google Tools (.5 CEUs)
- Get Wired: Digital Citizenship (.5 CEUs)
Face-to-Face Course List (Central Office East Computer Lab)
- February 4, 2017 [8:30am-3:30pm] Enhance Instruction Using ArcGIS Online (.5 CEUs)
- February 11, 2017 [8:30am-3:30pm] Sites for Sore Eyes (.5 CEUs)
- February 20 - 21, 2017 [4pm-7pm] Using Google Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning (.6 CEUs)
- March 4, 2017 [8:30am-4:30pm] Using Google Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning (.6 CEUs)
- March 25, 2017 [8:30am-3:30pm] Introduction to Office 365 and Symbaloo (.5 CEUs)
The District’s internet and email service have been affected by a recent power outage. In order to log into your email, please take the following steps: Press Control, Alt, Delete, then select Forgot Password and begin to reset your password.
Another option is to go to the intranet page of the JPS website. Click the Support tab on the toolbar at the top of the page. Then click Self-Service Reset Password Management. This will take you to a screen to reset your password. Click Forgot My Password. You will need your Employee Identification Number to complete the process. Please contact your administrative office for your employee ID number.
If you need additional assistance, please call the Help Desk at (601) 973-8601.
Please take a few moments to complete the School Climate Survey. We value your input. This survey is for all school administrators, faculty and staff. Results from this survey will assist us in planning for improvement at the District and school level. Survey results will be used to create professional development and support programs. Survey results, analysis and action plans will be submitted to the Mississippi Department of Education as part of our Corrective Action Plan. We are establishing a District-wide planning team to assist in the development of action steps and guide improvement efforts.
Begin the School Climate Survey.
State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright addressed the Jackson Public Schools Corrective Action Plan at the December 20, 2016, regular meeting of the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees. For the convenience of schools, the segment of the meeting is available here on the Intranet. Click the link below to watch.
Dr. Carey Wright on Corrective Action Plan Progress.
The Mississippi Community College Foundation (MCCF) is accepting applications through March 20, 2017, for the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership (MAPQSL) program for educators who wish to become licensed as school administrators. All information is available on the MCCF website at www.mccfms.org. Interested candidates should refer to the website for questions.
If you wish to discuss the program with someone at MCCF, please contact Marilee Woods at (601) 321-3903.
Because of state budget cuts, the Jackson Hinds Library System has reduced public hours in all libraries. These changes became effective on October 10, 2016. Refer to the Jackson Hinds Library's press release for more details and the easy-to-reference chart that shows the new hours for each library.
Please share this information with JPS teachers, parents, and students.
For more information, please contact:
Patty Furr, Executive Director
Jackson Hinds Library System
300 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39201-1705
The Professional Learning Academy at Mississippi University for Women offers educators an opportunity to earn CEUs completely online. Each six-week course earns 2.0 CEUs. Registration is $59 per course which includes the CEU certificate. You must have internet access and basic computer skills to take courses. For more information, contact the Office of Professional Learning at (662) 329-7288 or email email@example.com. For a list of courses or to get started, go to http://www.muw.edu/outreach/professional-learning/pla.
The Office of Campus Enforcement offers training courses throughout the year for JPS employees. Registration is required. Participants must complete the registration form and return it to MSgt. Eric Greene at least one day before the training session selected.
For more information, contact MSgt. Eric Greene, (601) 960-2603.
DISCLAIMER: Announcements posted on this website do not imply Jackson Public Schools' endorsement of, or association with, a person, provider, or program. This information is for the use and convenience of JPS employees, parents, and students. Anyone who takes advantage of the information is urged to verify the claims of the opportunities and offers presented.
District News & Features
JPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Murray announced that Ashley Hewitt Rogers, a fifth-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Green Elementary, is the 2017 JPS Teacher of the Year.
Under the direction of instructor Malaika Quarterman, elementary, middle, and high school theatre students performed scenes from three different Broadway musicals.
Twenty-seven football players from JPS high schools accepted athletic scholarship offers from postsecondary institutions.
Nigerian artist Osi Anakor conducted an African art clinic for art students at Rowan Middle School.
Ambassadors of the Evers Academy for African-American Males presented a special book of letters to Myrlie Evers, the widow of slain Mississippi civil rights icon Medgar Evers.
Congratulations to the Teacher of the Quarter honorees for the second quarter—Mary McCormick, Richard Jones, and Ariana Stokes.
Vicki Latham of Spann Elementary, Shalonda Stewart of Pecan Park Elementary, and Malaika Quarterman of Power APAC named Metro Teachers of the Year.
The District has seen significant improvements in addressing several areas of the Corrective Action Plan approved by MDE in December 2016.
There's still time to file the Free Application for Student Aid for JPS high school seniors and their families.
2017 Athletics Signing Day
2017 JPS ATHLETICS SIGNING DAY
Jackson Public Schools Athletics hosted a National Signing Day Ceremony, February 1, 2017. Athletes from all seven JPS high schools participated in the program and announced their college commitments.
2017 Football Signing Day
2017 FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY
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Exactly 27 high school football players from six JPS schools made their college commitments known during a District-sponsored National Signing Day event on February 1, 2017.