Jennings County Middle School
Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!
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About Our School

Welcome to Jennings County Middle School’s online home. We  are located in North Vernon, Indiana, and are a 7th and 8th grade school of the Jennings County School Corporation. We  are home to approximately 725 wonderful students. Here at JCMS, we are proud to have some of the best students, parents, teachers, and administrators around. We strive to maintain outstanding academics and athletics programs along with exciting clubs and activities on campus to interest all our students.

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower our students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and productive members of a global community.

Our Core Values

We believe:

  • An open and positive environment promotes respect, honesty, and trust
  • Lifelong learning encourages creativity, responsibility, and productivity
  • The partnership among schools, families, and the community is essential to the complete educational experience
  • Each person is unique and has value
  • When each person contributes, the individual and community thrive
  • Understanding diversity enhances our lives and community
  • Goal setting and high expectations lead to success
  • Everyone can learn

Student Dress Code

We expect all JCMS students to dress within the bounds of decency, cleanliness, and safety. We will not permit students to dress in a manner that is lewd, vulgar, indecent, offensive, distracting, or disruptive to the educational process.

We do not allow students to wear the following:

  • Sleeveless tops
  • Tops exposing a bare midriff or low cut
  • Apparel or accessories advertising drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products
  • Apparel displaying vulgar or obscene language or content
  • Shorts or skirts that are above mid-thigh in length, as determined appropriate by the administration
  • Head gear or hats not specifically required by the instructor of a lab class (includes but not limited to bandannas) and the hoods of hoodies.
  • Coats worn to class without teacher permission (acceptable apparel includes but is not limited to sweat suit tops, hooded sweatshirts, and pullovers)
  • Wallet chains or chains as accessories that are made from heavy gauge steel of such a length as to be used as a weapon
  • Any clothing that endorses violation of school policy, immoral or illegal action, or that may suggest or demonstrate any association with gangs, gang recruiting, and other related activity
  • Any clothing that may expose undergarments
  • Pajamas or slippers
  • Any clothing or personal accessories deemed unsafe or inappropriate by an administrator

Please note: We expect all of our students to be appropriately dressed for each school day. The principal or his/her designee shall determine the appropriateness of the dress.