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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.

The Sounds of Summer

The Sounds of Summer, a Beach Boy cover band, will be at Jennings County Middle School on Monday, February 25 at 8:30 a.m. in the south gym. Our convocation will include a powerful message of positive character plus good work ethic plus a well-balanced life equals success!

The highlight of this quartet will be the singing of familiar Beach Boys' melodies. Our event is open to all students and faculty of Jennings County Middle School. We invite parents to sign in at the main office to enjoy the message and music of these local, talented artists.

The Sounds of Summer A Beach Boys Cover Band February 25th 8:30 a.m. JCMS South Gym Parents are welcome to attend!
Monday, February 18, 2019

School will not be in session on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents Day.

La escuela no estará en sesión el lunes 18 de febrero en conmemoración del Día de los Presidentes.

Romeo and Juliet

Is there a more timeless tale than that of Romeo and Juliet? Family feuds, love at first sight, comedy, tragedy, and sword-fighting. It's no wonder this story has stood the test of time. Come see The Jennings County Company's rendition of this classic mixed with our own storytelling flair complete with 80's pop music.

The show is February 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the JCMS auditorium with an opening act: Death of the Doorstep Kiss, a humorous look at that awkward moment at the end of the date when you are standing at the door and wondering....

These two shows are the perfect date night for this Valentine's weekend. Adults tickets are $4, and student tickets are $2.

Jennings County Company Presents Romeo and Juliet play
Drug Prevention Training Program

Attention, parents and guardians of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! Jennings County Middle School is offering seven sessions of the Botvin LifeSkills® drug prevention training program. This opportunity is free, and parent prizes, resources, and materials will be available at each session. Please note that all sessions have a different topic, and we encourage you to attend as many sessions as you can. Please see our drug prevention training program flyer for additional details.

Congratulations to Our Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to Caleb Girt and Aaron Mifflin, our two co-winners of the JCMS spelling bee. Both will be advancing to the countywide spelling bee on Friday, February 15. Thank you to all of our participants this year:

  • Aaron Mifflin
  • Adam Turner
  • Austin Wingate
  • Brenton Tyler
  • Caleb Girt
  • Damen Dillion
  • Daniel Turner
  • Deanna Kriete
  • Emma Lane
  • Hailia Hires
  • Isaac Lightner
  • Jacob Scruggs
  • Jason Bertram
  • Kamron Carney
  • Kayeleigh Wininger
  • Kellen Boggs
  • Lillian Nowling
  • Mackenzie Wells
  • Macy Addis
  • Michael Waskom
  • Shyanne Halberstadt
  • Susan Davis


Don’t forget to order your 2018–2019 JCMS yearbook! The last day to order your yearbook is February 28, 2019. Please return order forms and money to the JCMS main office. You can also order yearbooks online using yearbook ID code: 12069119. Hurry and order yours soon!

Indiana Prepares for Early Issuance of February SNAP Benefits

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has been informed by the USDA the state must issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the month of February on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, rather than the previously-reported date of Saturday, January 19.

In Indiana, SNAP benefits are usually issued to recipients according to an alphabetical schedule over a 19-day period throughout the month. This one-time early benefit distribution was identified by USDA officials as a mechanism provide SNAP benefits during the partial federal government shutdown.

We will not issue SNAP benefits in the month of February, so recipients are strongly encouraged to budget their SNAP benefits to ensure the amount received provides for their food needs through the entire month of February. January benefits are being distributed according to the normal schedule. FSSA will continue to accept and process applications for benefits for January issuance through January 31. 

FSSA remains in contact with federal partners and will provide further updates if warranted.