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 Families,

JCMS is a great place to teach and learn! Our teachers and staff are committed to a high quality learning environment as well as your student’s welfare and safety. The staff at JCMS works tirelessly to provide engaging and innovative experiences for JCMS students. There are exciting opportunities for all students in academics, athletics, arts and technology, and extracurricular activities. Please encourage your student to become engaged in JCMS activities.

This website provides families, students, staff, and community members with valuable information and support. Thank you for visiting. We hope you are able to find helpful information as well as links to schedules and other supports. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. You are always welcome.


    Karen Pedigo

    Karen Pedigo, Principal

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

    Dates to Remember

          Parent/Teacher Conferences

          • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
          • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

          Pool Closed

          The pool is closed temporarily for maintenance. We will post our new pool hours soon!

          Jennings County Middle School Teacher of the Year 2021–2022

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

          Tara Kelley, Teacher of the Year

          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.

          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.