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.

Updates for Tests and Winter Sports

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools are offering or requiring students to learn remotely this year. Teachers are able to use many tools, tests, and classroom strategies to identify what students know and can do while providing remote instruction. However, Indiana’s statewide summative assessments, like ILEARN and IREAD-3, we must administer to students in person. For more information, please read our remote learning and testing letter to parents.

As we approach the 2020–2021 winter sports season, we believe it is important to communicate to our families the details and precautions we will be taking. For more details, please read our winter sports update in its entirety.

Paraprofessional Openings

JCMS has several 29-hour paraprofessional position openings in both title and special education settings. We are looking for dedicated and caring people to add to our staff to help our awesome students with various needs. Please apply online if interested.

Fish Free School

For the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 school years, Jennings County Middle School is fish free. Please understand that it is important for the well-being, and in this situation, life of one of our students that we do not have fish in our building. Therefore, please do not send any type of fish in your child's lunches for the next two years. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Indiana Housing Assistance Program

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has re-opened its rental assistance portal and is now accepting applications. The program can provide eligible renters with up to six months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments. Please see our Indiana housing assistance program flyer for complete details.

Substitute Teacher Meetings

All persons wishing to work as a substitute teacher during the 2020–2021 school year for Jennings County School Corporation need to attend one of the orientation meetings scheduled at Central office 34 W. Main Street North Vernon, IN 47265. The orientation meetings will be for renewing substitutes and new substitutes. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be limited to a small number of people, and masks are required. Please contact Shannon Lacoursiere at (812) 346-4483 ext. 1038 to schedule a time to attend a training session. For more information, please view our press release.