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West Side Schools Community Pep Rally
Save the Date!!! There will be a community pep rally for all of west side schools on the night of August 28th @ Panther Stadium starting at 6:30 p.m.
West Side Panther Spirit Shirt
The JCHS Athletic Department is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a WEST SIDE Panther Spirit T-shirt. This T-Shirt will allow Middle and Elementary School Students FREE admission to the “Feeder Program” nights at our Football, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball Games. The first of these will be at our season opening football game Vs. Madison County on August 29th at Panther Stadium. On this night we would like to see everyone in the stands wearing their Westside Panther Spirit T-Shirt. It is the goal of the Athletic Department to build a true “PANTHER PRIDE” spirit amongst our West Side Feeder Schools and let everyone know that this is the “YEAR OF THE PANTHER”. Please see your school for more information about how you can purchase your Westside Panther Spirit T-Shirt. The shirts will be on-sale at open house and for the first 4 days of the school year. Get your Shirt and show your “PANTHER PRIDE”!
Click on the following link to access the T-Shirt Pre-Order form. Pre-Order forms can be turned into the WJIS front office prior to the start of school or during open house. West Side Spirit T-Shirt Pre-Order Form
Open House and Start of School Info.
Open House Information
Open House for WJIS and WJPS will be Wednesday - August 6, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
WJMS will have their Open House August 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
JCCHS will have their Open House August 6, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
First Day of School
The first day of school for students is August 8, 2014.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Click on the following link to access the 2014-2015 Jackson County Schools Calendar - http://www.jackson.k12.ga.us/calendar/2014-2015%20School%20Calendar.pdf
New Student Registration
If you need to register your child for the 2014-2014 school year, you can download the registration packet from our website and fill it out at home or you can come in and pick up a packet in the office. Click on the following link to access the registration packet – registration forms.
Attendance Zones and Bus Route Information
To see what school attendance zone you live in, you can check your address in our bus route program at the link below.
School Choice Information
For additional information on school choice information, click on the following link -HB 251.
School Supplies for 2014-2015
Please click on the following links to view the supply lists for next year.
WJIS Summer Information
Click on the following link for the PDF version of this document - WJIS Summer Information 2014
Summer is on its way, but that shouldn't mean books are left on the shelf. When students don't read during the summer months, they lose educational ground - a phenomenon that lowers achievement potential and widens the achievement gap.
The Georgia Department of Education is challenging every student to read every day this summer, for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Find a Book, Georgia website and make a Summer Reading Pledge. Then they can use the site to find book recommendations throughout the summer, all tailored to a student's interests and Lexile score.
Suggested summer reading goals for students based on grade levels are:
* K-2 students: 10 books
* 3-5 students: 8 chapter books
Students need strong reading skills in order to be successful at school and, later, in the workplace. Research shows that students who read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to be successful later in life. Students who fail to meet this milestone falter in the later grades.
Summer reading also provides a solution to a problem parents encounter during the summer months. It is the most difficult time to keep children engaged and involved in productive activities, many parents report.
Welcome To WJIS
School Motto - "Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it takes!"
Mission Statement - The mission of the Jackson County School System and West Jackson Intermediate school is to provide and support challenging and rigorous educational opportunities to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe and caring learning environment.
West Jackson Intermediate is committed to:
Providing a highly effective, committed staff and resources needed to achieve high expectations.
Providing a safe, clean, nurturing, and respectful environment.
Providing a rigorous and challenging standards based curriculum guided by data and research-based best instructional practices.
Developing a mutual respect for and partnership among all stakeholders.
WJIS School Newsletter - April & May
WJIS Classroom Next and Best Practices
Are our classrooms designed for student success? This is the question our teachers asked themselves this summer as we prepared for the upcoming school year.
If we take a step back in time, we see that not much has changed in the design of classrooms over the past 100 years. So we asked ourselves, what are we doing to provide the best possible learning experiences for our students?
We are creating an environment where students are setting goals and monitoring their own progress. Student work and achievements are displayed and celebrated. Students are engaged as active participants in their learning and our teachers are moving from a stand and deliver format to a 21st century model of learning facilitator. We recognize that our students are digital natives and we are working to provide opportunities for them to plug in and connect to the world around them.