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  • Posted February 16, 2017

    Earline Evans-Richardson, the aunt of Barbara Roach, Office Manager at Blackburn Middle School, passed away on Monday, February 13.  Services will be held Friday, February 24 in Los Angeles. >>

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  • Posted 02/09/2017

    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

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  • Posted 02/08/2017

    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.


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  • Posted 01/30/2017

    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.

    Here’s how:

    • Go to the 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 for detailed entrance requirements.

    For more information, please contact the Mississippi Community College Foundation at (601) 321-3902 or

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  • Posted 01/30/2017

    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)
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  • Posted 01/10/2017

    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.

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  • Re-Posted 01/26/2017

    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.

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  • Posted 12/21/2016

    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.

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  • Posted 11/01/2016

    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 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.

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  • Posted 10/11/2016

    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
    T: 601.968.5825/5805
    F: 601.968.5817

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  • Posted 09/27/2016

    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 For a list of courses or to get started, go to

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  • Posted 09/09/2016

    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.

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  • Posted 08/12/2016

    REMINDER: Teachers can earn CEUs by participating in professional learning opportunities via For more information, contact Bobby Brown, Executive Director of Curriculum, (601) 960-8872.

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  • Posted 08/12/2016

    REMINDER: AT&T is offering a 17 percent discount for wireless service to JPS employees. For more information, email Erin McKowen or call (225) 936-6768. Learn more about the AT&T discount offer.

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  • Re-Posted 02/03/2017

    To All Certified Employees: If your certification expires June 30, 2017, don’t wait until it’s too late. Please complete the Educator Licensure Renewal Process before your certification expires. For more information, contact Dr. Dyna Chambers at (601) 985-3159.

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District News & Features

2017 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.

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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. 

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