Jennings County Middle School
Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!

Jennings County Middle School

Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!

Welcome to Jennings County Middle School, home of the Panthers! JCMS is located in North Vernon, Indiana. We are a school of approximately 750 students and 72 staff members. We ensure every student will continue to realize their aspirations and will develop the knowledge, skills, and character qualities needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear JCMS Parents:

As we begin our second grading period of the school year, we want to remind you of several special upcoming events:

  • October 17: Eighth Grade Manufacturing Day - Thanks to Kathy Ertel and Trish Speer from the Jennings County Economic Development, our eighth graders will have an opportunity to tour several local businesses to learn how manufacturing has advanced throughout the years and also about future opportunities.
  • November 2: Seventh Grade Reality Store - Community members volunteer their day to come to the middle school and participate in a mock-reality community that teaches students what it takes financially to live as an adult. Grade point averages determine which jobs students will have and what their annual income will be. Students must then live within their means in the reality community for the day.
  • November 12: Please feel free to join us for our Veterans Day program at 9:00 a.m. in the large gym. We will have special music and a guest speaker. The program will last approximately one hour. 

Other news at JCMS:

Several volunteers have been helping us beautify the outside of our building. Thank you to our volunteers! If you have a few hours and would like to volunteer inside or outside at the middle school, we would love to have you. If you are interested, you will need to fill out a simple one-page background check. You can pick this up at the main office, or we would be happy to mail you a copy. We have several different options for volunteers. To find out more, please contact Mr. Green, Miss Klene, or Mrs. Koelmel.

Our homework club will begin this week and continue throughout the school year. If you believe your child would benefit from this program, please contact the Guidance Department to find out more. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00 p.m.

Schneck Medical Center from Seymour has been very gracious to the students at our middle and high schools. They donated the required athletics shirts for our physical education students. We will use these shirts for two years. Please be certain to keep your child’s shirt in a safe place to prevent you from having to purchase a second shirt.

Above are just a few very important dates. Please remember to check upcoming activities by visiting our Calendar page. Please feel free to call or email if you ever have questions or concerns throughout this school year. 

Again, thank you for your involvement and support.

JCMS: Bridging Success,

Jeanie Koelmel

Jeanie Koelmel, Principal

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." Malcolm X