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WJMS Band Participated in Athens Tuba Christmas Concert
West Jackson Middle School band members participated in the Athens Tuba Christmas Concert at the Classic Center on December 3.
Tuba Christmas was founded in 1974 by Harvey Phillips, Professor of Tuba at Indiana University to honor his teacher, William Bell who was born on Christmas day in 1907. The first Tuba Christmas performance was given by over 300 musicians in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza. In the years since, Tuba Christmas has grown into an international event performed by hundreds of thousands of tuba and euphonium players in cities throughout the world.
Band Director William Kilgore has had students perform in this concert in previous years, and was privileged to have students Claire Hansen & Isiah Thao to participate in this year's festivities.
Performance-Enhancing Drug Awareness Week
Governor Deal has proclaimed December 8 – 14, 2013 , Performance-Enhancing Drug Awareness Week. PED's are used to gain a competitive edge in athletics and have become more prevalent among student athletes in the United States. The Jackson County Board of Education and Superintendents office have signed a resolution in support of Governor Deal's Proclamation. Along with this, Hall County created a video of a PED awareness seminar produced this year. We would like to provide the link to the video so you have the opportunity view this informative seminar.
You will have to download the file to view the entire video.
This link from the Mayo Clinic may also be beneficial.
It is essential that student athletes and parents understand the risks involved with Performance Enhancing Drugs. These links, along with other informative links, can be found on the JCCSS website under Athletics.
JCSS Athletes Visit Wellsprings Camp
On Saturday, Oct 25th, Coach Benji Harrison and Coach Mark Defoor brought around 20 athletes from the football and basketball team to eat breakfast, sing, and play games with the campers at Wellsprings Camp for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Several JCCHS cheerleaders also got in the action as they taught and performed cheers with the campers. Our students did a great job serving and it was a wonderful time for everyone involved. Thanks to everyone that participated in this event!