Parents & Students — Announcements
Millsaps College Summer Enrichment Camps
Millsaps College Summer Enrichment for 2013 is bursting with fun, imagination, and the stuff of genius! Explore the worlds of music, art, animation, birding, dance and more. There's an adventure for everyone! Check out the offerings at the Millsaps Summer Enrichment website.
Old Capitol Museum - After Dark
The Old Capitol Museum is hosting Old Capitol After Dark, Friday, June 21, 2013, from 6-8pm. Children ages 8-12 are invited to come over to search for historic clues, meet past visitors of the Old Capitol, and have a pizza supper. The cost is $20 and reservations are required. For more information, call 601-576-6920.
Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Parent Leadership Institute
Parents for Public Schools of Jackson is accepting applications for its tenth annual Parent Leadership Institute (PLI), a parent advocacy training program that provides participants with skills to support public education. The goal is to create a working partnership among parents, students, and school staff. The FREE program is open to parents, grandparents, community members, and those who work with students in Jackson Public Schools. Review the FAQs and submit the application before the June 3, 2013, deadline. For more information, contact Thea Faulkner, PPS, 601-969-6015.
Tougaloo College Educational Talent Search Program
Tougaloo College's Educational Talent Search is an educational support program currently recruiting students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students at Forest Hill, Jim Hill, and Murrah high schools and Blackburn, Hardy, Northwest Jackson middle schools are eligible to apply. The program is designed to encourage students to complete high school and attend college by offering a variety support including free academic tutoring and counseling services, and college entrance exam preparation. For more information, contact Angelia K. Smith, 601-977-7863.
Hope and a Future Learning Center
Hope and a Future Learning Center provides homework help and tutoring in math and language arts for students ages five to 14. The after-school program is open from 2:30-6 p.m. throughout the school year. The cost is $45 a week with a $30 registration fee. Childcare vouchers are accepted. Call 601-665-4034 or 601-966-3986 to register or for information, or e-mail Hope and a Future.
New Immunization Requirement for Rising 7th Graders
The Mississippi State Department of Health will require the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccination for 7th graders beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. For more information, visit the MSDH website or call 1-866-459-4984.
Kids Kollege Afterschool Program
Kids Kollege/CDF Freedom School is accepting applications for the afterschool program. Anyone interested should submit an application. For more information call Kids Kollege administrator Carolyn Coleman at 601-979-5437.
WAPT Scholarship Opportunity
Each week WAPT honors a high school senior in the metro area, and one of the weekly winners is selected as the monthly winner and receives a $1,000 scholarship. Murrah athletic and academic standout Jeredith Jiles has been named a scholarship winner. To nominate an oustanding JPS high school senior, use the online nomination form.
Important Message about Textbooks
Because textbooks are school property, parents are encouraged to help students take care of textbooks and avoid possible fines. Here are a few helpful reminders for parents and students regarding textbooks.
Mississippi Virtual Public School
Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS), a web-based educational service offered by the Mississippi Department of Education to provide students with access to online courses, now offers tutorial services for middle and high school students, including:
- Scholastic Aptitude Test practice assessments to help students prepare for the standardized SAT required by some colleges for admission;
- Algebra Readiness tutorial aimed at helping middle school students get extra practice before entering Pre-Algebra;
- AP exam reviews to prepare high school students for end-of-course AP exams.
For more information, visit the Mississippi Virtual Public School online.
The United States House of Representatives is recruiting high school juniors to participate in the U.S. House Page Program. For details and application, visit theU.S. House Page Program
The National Directory of Internships and Student Jobs is a database f active internship opportunities, and entry-level jobs for high school and college students. To search internship opportunities, visit FindInternships.com.
GEAR UP SATP Tutoring for Seniors
The Jackson Medical Mall and the GEAR UP program will offer SATP tutoring to eligible seniors beginning in February. The program helps students prepare for the SATP and meet graduation requirements. The FREE program is held in weekly sessions in the Quantum Opportunities office located in the Jackson Medical Mall. Download the announcement for details or call Dr. Ollye Shirely at (601) 713-2814.
Education Services Foundation
Offers resources to help students go to college, including an extensive list of Mississippi Scholarships.
INROADS.org Internship Program provides professional job skills training, mentoring opportunities and internships to minorities with Fortune 1000 companies and have offices across the unitied States. The program is open to high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as well as to college students. The application process begins August 1st each year. For more information, e-mail Anthony Mitchell, regional director.
Parent Involvement Checklist
JPS Parents can help improve learning and academic standing for JPS students. View the Parent Involvement Checklist for ways you can promote the academic development of your student and improve your school.
JPS High School Students Have Access to ACT Prep Service
A free, web-based ACT tutoring service is now available to students enrolled in the eight JPS high schools, the JPS Career Development Center, and the Capital City Alternative School. The program is accessible through the www.bridges.com web site. Students must first enroll or sign in using their existing Choices login. For details, contact your child's high school.
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.