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


A Message from Our Principal

Dear JCMS Students and Parents,

As the holiday season is fast approaching, we have been watching Jennings County's COVID-19 status. As most know, we have been either in the orange or red for many weeks. With this status, we are asking those who attend our concerts to please:

  • Sit together with your family members.
  • Keep two seats empty between you and another group.

We are also asking for guests to wear a mask in order to help control the spread of the virus.

Although many have been vaccinated and many are healthy enough to fight the virus if contracted, we also have family members, students, and community members who are not strong enough and may become very sick if they come in contact with the virus. Therefore, we hope you will work with us as we attempt to respect and protect everyone who wants to attend our concerts.

    Thank you,
    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

    Jennings County Middle School Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Tara Kelley, Jennings County Middle School teacher of the year! 

    Tara Kelley, Teacher of the Year

    COVID-19 Updated Guidance

    Over our winter vacation, the CDC and Indiana Department of Health released updated guidance for schools. These changes will go into effect immediately. Continuing with our mask requirement allows us to keep our students in school learning with our teachers face to face. Please see our COVID-19 Updated Guidance Letter for more information.

    Parent Daily Screening Tool

    Every morning before sending your child to school, please check for signs of illness. Screening is to occur daily prior to sending your child onto the bus or dropping your child off at the parent drop-off location. Please view the COVID-19 Screening for Parents resource for more information.

    Virtual Learning

    All Jennings County Schools will be teaching by means of virtual learning beginning Monday, November 16, 2020. Students will return to the buildings after Thanksgiving.

    Please see our resources below for more information:

    Indiana Assessment Information

    The Indiana Department of Education developed several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy. We invite you to view the videos below.

    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.