Jennings County Middle School
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MS Panther News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Harlem Wizards Fundraiser Basketball Game

The JCMS/JCHS Dance Team is hosting a Harlem Wizards Fundraiser Basketball Game on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at JCHS main gym. Please see the dance team fundraiser flyer for more information.

Eighth Grade Manufacturing Day

On October 17, our eighth graders had the opportunity to tour several local businesses to learn how manufacturing has advanced throughout the years and also about future opportunities. Check out the pictures below!

more photos from the eighth grade field trip to local manufacturing companies
Seeking Volunteers for Book Fair

I'm a book fair volunteer - Let's raise readers! SCHOLASTICParents and families, the Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school November 5 through 9. Volunteers are the motivators to help any book fair become a success. We hope that you share with us your skills to help students discover the power of reading. 

If you have some time to help us plan or conduct our next book fair, please email Mrs. Schwering. All volunteers must have a background check on file.

Dr. McCormick Visits JCMS

JCMS had the pleasure of hosting the head of the Indiana Department of Education, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, on Monday, October 1. Dr. McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction, toured the school, visited classrooms, and talked to our staff about the future of Indiana education. Thank you, Dr. McCormick, for taking the time to visit us!

Dr. Jennifer McCormick poses with staff members in front of hay, pumpkins and flowers
Giving Back

The Cummins Involvement Team (CIT) wants to give back to the schools and community in many different ways. On September 19, a group of volunteers from Cummins Inc. spent the afternoon interacting and working with our Jennings County Middle School’s Introduction to Agriculture class. The team partnered with JCMS teacher, Anita Boggs, and her students to begin the initial landscaping improvement tasks such as trimming trees and shrubs, measuring and preparing future landscaping beds, weeding, and other beautification projects.

Throughout the course of the school year, Mrs. Boggs and her agricultural students will make many curricular connections to STEM including:

  • Science - learning about plants, dormancy, and ecosystems. 
  • Technology - demonstrating how computers tie into agriculture in landscape design, GPS, and other farming equipment advances.
  • Engineering - incorporating engineering through designing and installing landscapes to learning about structures such as buildings - grain storage, barns, etc.
  • Math - calculating facilities and feeding rates for livestock as well as landscape scale and design among other lessons.

The Jennings County School Corporation is excited about the opportunity to partner with Cummins Inc. and looks forward to future collaborative projects.

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Parent Volunteers

JCMS is looking for parent volunteers to assist in making copies of materials for teachers and students. Volunteer blocks are one to two hours anywhere from one time to weekly. If interested, please contact Debbie Andis by email or by phone at (812) 346.4940 to sign up.

Thank You to Cummins

The JCMS nutrition club is getting ready to kick off this year with help once again from Cummins' Jennings County community involvement team. Cummins sponsored the nutrition club for the second semester of last year, and they are sponsoring them for the first semester of this year. Joy Hundley and Terri Pettit, along with Joy's husband, picked up all the food items from Save-A-Lot, who helped us tremendously with costs, and brought the items to the school. Teachers, staff, and students all pitched in to get everything unloaded and brought inside. The school counseling department is so grateful to Cummins for all their help so that we can continue to meet this need of our students.

    more photos of Cummins' Jennings County community involvement members helping to set-up the JCMS nutrition club