Jennings County Middle School
Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!
group of Jennings County Middle School students on stage

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.

2019-2020 Master Calendar

The 2019-2020 Jennings County School Corporation master calendar is now available for your review. Please visit our district Calendar page for a printable version of the calendar.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

JCMS greatly appreciates the following sponsors for our newly founded clubs:

  • $400.00 to the JCMS Future Farmers of America (FFA) donated by Josh Yeager.
  • $250.00 to the JCMS FFA donated by Mary E Speer in memory of Walter Speer.
  • $250.00 to the JCMS Contractor's Club donated by Mary E Speer in memory of Walter Speer.
  • $500.00 to the JCMS FFA donated by Gary and Janet Speer.

We thank you for your support!

Día de los Muertos Calavera Coloring Contest

Congratulations to Susan Davis, Bryce McIntosh, and Olivia Lucas for winning the Día de los Muertos Calavera Coloring Contest. Many Thanks to Chalupas Mexican Restaurant for sponsoring this competition and for awarding each of the three Spanish students with a $25.00 gift certificate! Chalupas also gave a lunch coupon to every student who submitted an entry. Felicitaciones to these three students, and muchas grácias, Chalupas!

Female student holds up her winning coloringMale student holds up his winning coloringFemale student holds up her winning coloring with sunflowers

Introduction To Agriculture Foundation Grant

Mrs. Boggs holding grant check with other faculty membersMrs. Boggs and the introduction to agriculture class was recently awarded a Jennings County Community Foundation grant in the amount of $300 to purchase materials to build a classroom grow light. They anticipate using this grow light to start seeds, grow plants which we can use to beautify our school landscape, and to run experiments in conjunction with the Science Department on plant growth requirements. 

This year at Jennings County Middle School we expanded our electives offerings by adding a new class, introduction to agriculture. This class is an eighth grade elective that offers students the opportunity to earn high school credits while still in middle school. By offering this course at the middle school level, we can enhance the high school agriculture program by providing a gateway to agriculture, and the students have the chance to take additional agriculture courses within their pathway of interest. 

Since we are starting from scratch with this course, introduction to agriculture, we are currently in the process of obtaining classroom supplies, project materials, and resources to outfit the program. We are hoping to give the students a truly hands-on experience that will help them grasp the importance of agriculture and become more aware of the impact agriculture has on their daily lives.

Congratulations Band and Orchestra Students

A record number of Jennings County Middle School Band and Orchestra students have made it into honor groups made up of the top middle school band and orchestra students in southern and central Indiana. Orchestra students Susan Davis, Anna Reynolds, Kira Graham, and Kayla Moriarty (eighth grade) and Samuel Greathouse (seventh grade), performed on November 3 as members of the Central Indiana All-Region Honor Orchestra sponsored by the Indiana String Teachers Association. Band students Keagan Young and Olivia Colwell (eighth grade), performed on November 11 as members of the Southeastern Indiana All-Region Honor Band sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association. This year has seen the most JCMS students ever accepted to one of these groups!