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:

This school year is off to a very exciting and positive start! Staff members have commented numerous times regarding how polite and responsible our students are this year. Thank you for sending us such great students!

Throughout the year, it is our intention to assure every student is happy, successful, and a valued member of our school. In efforts to make certain we focus on every single student, each staff has chosen several students to check with periodically. Each staff member has chosen to serve as a mentor, and to provide assistance to your child. The mentor is simply a professional JCMS staff member who will make every effort to assure your child has a positive and successful experience while attending Jennings County Middle School. It is important to us that each student realizes they have value and something to contribute to our team. 

Your child’s mentor will most likely be reaching out to you to introduce him or herself to you. Please know that all of us at the middle school are here for you if you ever need assistance or have questions, but also know your child’s mentor can serve as a valuable resource to you as well. The mentor may not always have the answer but will find the answer for you if needed. I also want to assure you that our staff members are not attempting to serve as counselors or friends, but as a professional adult that will work hard to provide your child with pathways and opportunities that will allow every student to be a contributing member of our middle school success.

As always, feel free to contact us at any time throughout the school year. 

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