Parents for Public Schools of Jackson is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Educator Award. Principals may nominate a Jackson Public Schools teacher who plans to continue service to JPS in the 2017–2018 school year, by completing the Outstanding Educator Nomination Form and returning it to PPSJ by the March 24 deadline.
Every year, PPSJ recognizes outstanding educators in Jackson Public Schools. Winners will be celebrated at PPSJ’s first Lunch Bunch in September and will receive a monetary award.
For more information, please contact Gwen Gardner or Edie Graham at (601) 969-6015 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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)
If you are a JPS teacher who wishes to be considered for a transfer, the Transfer Period begins today. Download the Transfer Form and the 2017-2018 Teacher Vacancy List below. Your completed Transfer Request Form will be accepted in Human Resources from March 20-28. Please follow the guidelines on the Transfer Notice.
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.
The JPS Office of Human Resources Recruitment and Retention offers free Praxis Workshops for interested employees of the District. Upcoming sessions are as follows:
- MATH—March 25, 4–6 p.m., Professional Development Rooms 1 & 2, 630South State Street
- MATH—March 28, 4–6 p.m., School Board Meeting Room, 621 South State Street
- READING/WRITING—March 29, 3:30–5:30 p.m., School Board Meeting Room, 621 South State Street
- MATH—April 8, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., Professional Development Rooms 1 & 2, 630South State Street
To register, email your application and Praxis ticket to Dr. Dyna M. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call (601) 985-3159.
Download the Praxis Workshops flyer for more session dates.
The Office of Campus Enforcement will be offering School Emergency Management Plan and Crisis Response Plan Training to all District staff and personnel. The training sessions will be held at Bradley Complex, located at 2601 Ivanhoe Avenue, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. on the following dates:
- Wednesday, April 5
- Wednesday, April 19
- Wednesday, May 3
- Wednesday, May 10
- Wednesday, May 17
The purpose of this training is to familiarize JPS employees with the School Emergency Management and Crisis Response Plans and protocols. Registration for this training can be found on the Campus Enforcement Calendar. For more information, please contact Master Sergeant Eric J. Greene Sr. at email@example.com or (601) 960-2603.
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.
The 2017 Belk Spring Charity Sale is set for Saturday, April 29 from 6 a.m.–10 a.m. The Charity Sale is a private, ticketed event dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have an opportunity to raise money by selling event tickets at $5 each and keeping 100% of ticket proceeds. Belk will be conducting a Charity Day presentation on Tuesday, March 7 from 5–7 p.m. in the training room located on the first floor of Belk Northpark. If you are interested in attending the Charity Day presentation, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of courses or to get started, go to http://www.muw.edu/outreach/professional-learning/pla.
Jackson State University is accepting applications for Mathematics Advancement in Teaching through Professional Development (Project MAT-PD2) for teachers of mathematics in grades K–8. Project MAT-PD2 begins June 5–17 with workshops scheduled from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The program continues during the school year on one Saturday a month in September, October, November and February 2018.
This program provides 12 CEUs, a participation stipend, on-campus housing for summer sessions, an opportunity to compete to receive more instructional materials worth $500, and many more benefits.
For more information contact Teresa Demeritte, project coordinator, at (601) 979-2969, or visit the Project MAT–PD2 website.
The University of Mississippi Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) is hosting several professional development institutes in June 2017 for CEU credit. For more information, please call (662) 915-6621 or visit the CMSE website at http://umcmse.com/.
Download the CMSE Summer Professional Development flyer.
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.
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 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.
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
Provine soccer player Tytianna Coleman signed with the Southwest Mississippi Community College, becoming the first ever to do so from the school.
Wingfield students joined the Mississippi Youth Media Project for training on writing, video, photography, and web design.
Cadet Col. Kayla Pippins of Callaway High School was named the 2017 Jackson Public Schools JROTC Cadet of the Year.
JPS schools and partners received five MAPE awards for outstanding partnerships and four PREPS Value Added Awards for exemplary academic growth.
McWillie Elementary School hosted a Mardi Gras themed celebration to recognize their designation as a School of Excellence by the National Parent Teacher Association.
Every student from Power APAC that competed either advanced as a finalist in individual events, placed in the top three in their category, or received multiple scholarship offers from colleges.
Key Elementary Black History celebration honored the inventors that helped shape America, including three NASA pioneers made famous by the movie "Hidden Figures."
Themed "All Hands on Deck" the program honored groups and individuals who have contributed to enhancing the educational experiences of our scholars.
Power APAC fourth- and fifth-grade art students will make great use of the supplies donated by Springhill Suites and delivered by the Ridgeland location manager, Jimmy Stuart.
Baker Elementary Principal Dr. Shauna Nicholson-Johnson is the 2017 JPS Administrator of the Year. She led Baker Elementary to an A-rating and outstanding growth in reading.
2017 JROTC Cadet Competition
2017 JROTC CADET OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
The top JROTC cadets from all seven JPS high schools competed for the honor of 2016-2017 Cadet of the Year. Local business, school and military leaders served as judges for the students' oral presentations.
2017 JPS Chess Tournament
2017 JPS CHESS TOURNAMENT
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JPS Open Doors students competed for best in chess at the 2017 JPS Chess Tournament held February 24, 2017. Trophies were presented to the winners.