Enrollment Day is here! Thank you for completing enrollment today if you have not already. Even though all children will be able to eat free during the 2021-22 school year, the Household Economic Survey (HES) generates additional funding for our local educational programs. We encourage all families to consider, review, and complete the HES application. Eligibility determination will be made according to the established guidelines, and if your family qualifies the district will receive the funds accordingly. If families do not complete the application, state funding for our school district will be reduced. The HES application is attached to our online enrollment for your convenience and consideration. Please feel free to contact our district’s office at 913-774-2000 with any questions. You can submit the Household Economic Survey application by mail, email or return it in person at your child’s school. If you decide to send your documents by mail or email, please send them to the address below: Jefferson County North Schools % Superintendent of Schools 310 5th St Winchester, KS 66097 EconomicSurvey@usd339.net Thank you for your consideration of this important process.
The 2021-22 school year is just around the corner! I was hoping this would be a "calmer" start to the year but listening to the news, I realize there are unknowns creeping in again. Please know we are "staying tuned" and will keep you advised but as of this moment in time, we are heading back to school in as typical of fashion as possible (refer to our website under News for more COVID Procedures information). Also on the website, see Parent Resources-School Calendar Pages, you will find a "preview" of our school calendar. It is currently at the printer and we will have printed calendars for you at our back to school events! Last for this note, Online Enrollment is open! You should be receiving letters from our school offices explaining the procedures or you may also refer to our website see Parent Resources -2021-22 Enrollment.
The following message is from Mr. McFarland.... JCNHS students (grades 9-12) : Don’t forget to check your school email for instructions on choosing your classes. This is still a relatively new process for all of us, but the instructions will help you through the process. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. McFarland if you have questions about the process or for your PowerSchool sign-on information.
With enrollment (August 3rd) just around the corner, you may be looking for outings for your family to enjoy the last few weeks of summer. There is a new program called Sunflower Summer combining federal COVID funding and many attractions in Kansas making it possible for family members to attend free of charge! Please check out the sunflowersummer.org for more information.
JCN HS students are going to state track on Saturday, May 29th, Wichita, KS. There are 14 boys and 14 girls headed to state, traveling down on Friday. They will be departing the high school at 10:00am with a small send off starting @9:30-9:45ish. Saturday will be a full day of events starting at 8:00am and the last events scheduled at 7:22pm. Great job Chargers and good luck.
Mark your calendar to stop at the high school (north side, kitchen door) or the elementary school (west side, kitchen door) between 11:00-noon on Tuesday, June 1st, to pick up free meals (breakfasts and lunches) for your children next week. Four days of meals will be distributed on Tuesday for the first week of June. Enjoy!
EMS Dismissal at 12:45 today. Happy Last Day of the School Year 🤩!
SUMMER FREE MEALS - The National Child Nutrition Program has extended free meals for children through next school year. In June, Jefferson County North will once again be providing students age 1 - 18 (including all HS seniors) with free meals. As we did last summer, you will be able to pick up meals for your children at either building. The school lunch ladies will pack two days of meals for Monday pick up and three days of meals for Wednesday pick up. Since the first week will be Memorial Weekend, meals will distributed on Tuesday for the entire week. Please mark your calendars and plan to pick up breakfasts and lunches for your students during June. The dates for meal distribution are the following: June 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30. Distribution will be 11:00 a.m. - noon at the EMS in Nortonville or HS in Winchester, serving from the kitchen doors at both buildings.
EMS Promotions on Facebook Live 8th Grade Promotion will be viewable tonight on the Jefferson County North USD #339 Facebook page at 7:00 pm tonight. Kindergarten Promotion will be viewable tomorrow on the Jefferson County North USD #339 Facebook page at 2:00 pm tomorrow afternoon. https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyNorth/
SENIORS YOU'VE ALMOST FINISHED. JCNHS graduation is Saturday at 2:00 in the high school gym. There are not crowd limitations but we do ask that you wear a mask. We will live stream the ceremony on our YouTube Channel. "Jefferson County North USD #339. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg
Date Correction for Kindergarten Promotion. It is May 19th at 2:00 pm in the EMS gym.
Upcoming Promotions Information. We will be hosting multiple different promotions over the next week at the EMS that will have the following guidelines: Masks will be required to enter the building and there will not be limitations set on guests for the following promotions in the EMS gym. -Preschool Promotion, May 14th, @2:00 -8th Grade Promotion, May 18th, @7:00 -Kindergarten Promotion, May 18th, @2:00 We hope to see you there !
REOPENING BUILDINGS JUNE 1st At this week's school board meeting, the board voted unanimously to allow public use of the facilities this summer following any current county mask guidance. At this point, masks are recommended in our county. Thank you for your patience and endurance during our closure!
Mr. Stapp joined the first grade for their extra recess today. The children enjoyed showing him their monkey bar skills and playing games with their principal. What fun memories!
MS Awards tomorrow, Wed. May 12 @2:00 at the EMS. Parents are welcome to attend. Masks are required to be worn in the building.
The JCN Invitational Track meet is tonight starting at 4. TONIGHT IS PARENTS NIGHT. We will honor parents and seniors right before the 300 Hurdles event.
This week throughout our nation, we celebrate Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. And, what a year to celebrate! Our teachers and staff opened the buildings, buses, lunchrooms, offices, etc. back in August not sure what was ahead. Thanks to hard work and support from families and our JCN community the year has gone quite well, considering the stresses of COVID. Please help me in THANKING the Jefferson County North teachers for making learning a priority for 2020-21! Also, please recognize the many other positions that make teaching possible including: para-professionals and support staff, drivers, cooks, maintenance/custodians, our school nurse, secretaries, principals and Board of Education. This year, TEACHING and LEARNING helped us move forward despite difficulties! Thank you JCN Teachers and Staff! You've done amazingly! Mrs. Jennings
Tonight's jv track meet at Jeff West has been moved to Thursday night. The Varsity track meet at Jackson Heights has been cancelled. Varsity will will go to Jeff West on Thursday also.
MS Track meet in Lyndon has been moved to tomorrow, Monday April 19 due to inclement weather coming in on Tuesday
Tomorrow's the big event. Prom at JCN starts at 8:00PM in the high school commons. The RED CARPET starts at 6:30PM. It's time for the MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE
Class Pictures!!!! If you ordered class pictures, they will be coming home this week. Interstate Studio didn't list students not pictured and will be sending new pictures to fix their mistake. We will be sending these home as soon as we get them in.
The JCNHS Basketball Records Page (Raymond Riley's All time Records list) has been updated. Please check it out. https://www.usd339.net/o/usd-339/page/jefferson-county-north-basketball-records
We have a positive case of COVID in our elementary school. The district is closely working with the health department and contact tracing is currently underway. We have contacted families of any student possibly exposed and needing to remain home while health officials finalize their investigation. Please be aware numbers in the county have slightly increased in the past few days. I encourage you to be watching for symptoms. As usual, please keep your child home and contact your health care provider or our health department if symptoms occur. Thank you, once again, for your amazing support of our students during this pandemic. Due to our collective efforts, we have successfully had students in school three quarters. Keep up the great work through the end of the year.
The track meet scheduled for April 1st at McLouth has been moved to April 9th. The district calendar should now show the change.
MS Band Parents! Band members are allowed 6 guests each tonight. Doors will not open until 6:00pm. The concert will also be streamed on the Jefferson County North USD #339 Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyNorth/
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Scholars Bowl Team tonight as they took FIRST PLACE beating all four of their opponents at Jackson Heights!! They also had a near perfect score of 140 points (perfect is 160 points) winning 140-0. Go Chargers!! 7th grade scored first winning the tie with 3 wins and 1 loss.
Drivers Ed Information. Class will be May 24 - June 4, 2021 8:30-12:00. There will not be class on Monday May 31. Eligibility: to enroll in Driver’s education course at USD #339 a student must be 14 before May 24. Cost for class is $150 Out of District cost is $225. Mr. McFarland will set up driving days with you once class starts. Your child has a form in their school mail to let us know if they are interested. Also there is a paper in each office to let us know. Either way works.
JCNHS Girls BB Highlight video link. This is a great bunch of girls. First 11 games we were 5-6 Last 11 games we were 9-2 with overtime loss in substate championship game. This group showed a lot of character and toughness. No matter what the score was you could not count them out of any game. They grew so much over the season. I am so proud of them. Hopefully, they learned more than basketball as well. http://www.hudl.com/v/2FDF89
Don't forget parents. Come see your son/daughter's teachers tomorrow for parent/teacher conferences. We will start at 8:00am. HS parents will meet teachers in their classrooms at the HS, MS parents will go to the EMS. For more information, please click on the link below. See you tomorrow, finally face to face. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Sd2otbvyWqGAVaniJmEXW3m5Sv_lipVKdUCU1HKhDA/edit
Middle School Parents of 7th and 8th grade students. Conferences will be held tomorrow in individual teacher classrooms. Available times are a come in or zoom. The hours are 8:00-9:45am and 12:15-7:00pm for in person meeting with teachers. Teachers will have meeting rooms on Zoom you can join between 10:00-11:30am. Here is the link to the Google Document with links to all of your teacher zoom links. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UP0V8MsaWew-s7Dm21stOEH9ftKtI61JDboUjPYzmLc/edit?usp=sharing
We have a few more tickets for spectators that want to go to tonight's girls basketball final at Mission Valley. 5 spectators are allowed per participant. If you are interested, text Jill Tweed at 785-760-7283. First come first serve. The cost to enter the game is $7. This must be coordinated through Jill or you may not get into the game. Thanks
The Sub-state basketball games tonight and Friday will be live streamed on NFHS network. If you type NFHS Mission Valley High School into your browser, it should automatically pop up. NFHS charges $10.99 for 1 month which would allow you to watch all the other games including ours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Parent Teacher Conferences March 16th, 2021 PK-6th Grade Parent Teacher Sign Up! YAY!!!! We will be offering options of in-person or Zoom conferences this spring. JCN is excited to be at a point where we can offer the option of inviting parents into our building. Teachers will be sharing their links to their Sign Up Genius today. Look for them so you can get signed up to meet with them about your student. MS Parents: We will be setting up a schedule of hours for in person conferences and a block of time teachers will be available to meet virtually about your student/s. ALL in person meetings will require masks to be worn in the building and social distancing will be set up in each classroom. Parents/guardians will be the only visitors within the building during conferences. Thank you all for your continued support in educating our students here at JCN!
Tonight's HS Sub-state game against Bishop Seabury will be live streamed from our YouTube site. Jefferson County North USD #339.
the HS basketball teams have made it to Sub-state week. Some important reminders. Boys play at JCN Monday at 7. Girls play at JCN Tuesday at 7. If boys win, they play at Mission Valley on Thursday. If girls win they play at Mission Valley on Friday. Finals for both would be on Saturday. The admission price for all games is $7, adult and student.
The play tonight will be live streamed on our YouTube page. Please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg/featured
Make sure you come out to watch the HS play tomorrow at 7pm. Gates open at 6:30. The Murder Mystery At the Murder Mystery. The actors have been ready to perform for months now.
The High School is sponsoring its annual food drive for the Pantry of Hope in Nortonville. It will run until Thursday, March 4th. While the ultimate goal is to do this for a good cause, the Student Council is still hosting a competition for it. The class with the average highest points per student (the total amount of points the class has divided by the number of students in the grade) will win a prize. See the attached list for points. Both cash and nonperishable items are accepted, so send in food with a high school student if you can. Thank you!
I've always told my chemistry students that my favorite element in the world is Silver! This week we are performing a five day lab during which (the first day) we will be growing silver crystals. The sad thing is that during day two we react those beautiful silver crystals with nitric acid, and produce silver nitrate...which is no where near as pretty. These pictures show the silver crystals growing on a copper wire. The time lapse YouTube video is condensed down from two hours of actual video. (If anyone is curious, this lab is all about stoichiometry!!) https://youtu.be/QEeGyxaddps
Tonight's HS BB games at Pleasant Ridge will begin at 4:30pm with the JV Girls, followed by JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. You can livestream the games from Pleasant Ridge's Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Rams-Athletics-Activities-108491834321278/
Mrs. Deviney’s 1st grade did an experiment to see how different types of drinks affect the shell of an egg. We soaked four eggs for seven hours in soda, fruit juice, milk & water. We learned the enamel of our teeth is similar to an egg’s shell. The soda & fruit juice stained the egg shell & made the shell weaker. We were able to brush off some of the stain. The milk make the shell harder to crack. The water did not show any change to the shell. We had fun making a hypothesis & seeing if our prediction was true.
Attention Parents!!!!!!!! The order code for class picture packets that went home have the wrong order code. Inter-state Studio had a system problem that required them to change our school's order code from the forms that went out. The new order code is 57567V to order class pictures online through the company.
MS Basketball Reminder: Tonight (2/22/21) is the first round of the NEKL Tournament so we will not be accepting any JCN passes. It will be $3 for adults and $2 for kids.
Don't forget that we are having the performance of the play this Saturday at 7pm. Gate will open at 6:30pm. Come out and support our students.
Next week Sub-state basketball begins. We are expecting to host the first game for both boys and girls. Boys should play at JCN on Monday at 7pm. Girls should play on Tuesday at 7pm. Seeding will not be completed until records are sent in on Wednesday.
Tonight's HS Girls basketball games at Jackson Heights will start around 5pm. The gate at Jackson Heights will keep track of who attends (4 fans per each participant). You will not need tickets. A link to the live stream of both games can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCWBOOD6ilXYucR1KcjK9Q
Tonight's HS Boys basketball games at Oskaloosa will start around 5pm. The gate at Oskaloosa will keep track of who attends (4 fans per each participant). You will not need tickets. A link to the live stream of both games can be found at https://www.facebook.com/OskieBears/live/
Tonight's HS Girls BB game at Cair Paravel will be live streamed by Cair Paravel. Go to YouTube and search for CPLS Athletics. JV girls begin at 5pm.
The HS play, "The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery" will now be performed on Saturday, February 27th at 7:00pm. doors will open at 6:30pm.
Change to parents night for HS basketball, cheer and band. The days are the same. The time for parents night will be after the games, not at 6:30. Boys play sub state on Monday, March 1st, Girls Tuesday, March 2nd.
The Senior night for basketball band and cheer senior students has been rescheduled for our sub state games which we will host on March 1st and 2nd. Because these are KSHSAA event games, we will have the senior night presentations at 6:30pm before the games. Games for both Monday and Tuesday will begin at 7:00pm. If both boys and girls play the same school, we will have both games on the same night. This won't be know until Wednesday the 24th. More details as we get closer.
Due to possible power outages, very cold temperatures, as well as the condition of some roads, USD 339 will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.
Due to winter weather and extreme wind chills forecast through Tuesday noon, I am canceling school for Monday and Tuesday. Activities are cancelled for Monday as well. Due to many COVID cancellations and rescheduling this season, I will wait to make a decision regarding Tuesday afternoon’s activities until midday tomorrow. To recap, there will be no school on Monday or Tuesday at JCN. No activities on Monday. Tuesday activities are to be determined. I’m hoping you can all snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the warmth of reading!
The play has been postponed again - we are so sorry students. We will be looking at a make-up date in the near future. Hang in there thespians and Ms. Crocker. We're going to get this play in.
Parents, just a reminder. If you happen to change addresses or phone numbers during the year please contact us at the building offices so we can change your contact information. We want to have current info in case we need to contact you. Thanks.
Sorry kiddos, this is not the note you are hoping for…. We will be going to school tomorrow (unless something changes before morning). I’m calling to let you know we do have a new case of COVID at the high school. We have a few exposures that will be quarantined. Students have been notified of exposure and most parents have been reached. We will be postponing our high school play scheduled for this weekend. Information will be posted on our website and Facebook once we have a new date for the play. I’m sure many of you are closely watching upcoming weather. I won’t make a final call until closer to Monday but you might begin planning for closure, in the event the wind chill stays below -20 for Monday and Tuesday. For tomorrow, continue keeping your students inside your home or vehicle until you see the bus pulling up. Also, keep in mind bus times might fluctuate slightly as we ensure students keep warm by having them wait inside until the bus is visible.
The High School basketball teams will be playing at Pleasant Ridge on February 25th, starting at 4:30pm. These are make up games for those cancelled on February 12th.
The HS boys basketball team will be making up a game at Oskaloosa on Monday, February 22nd. the start time for the jv and v boys at Oskie will be 6PM.
The JCN High School play "The Murder Mystery at The Murder Mystery" will be performed now on Friday, February 12th at 7PM to avoid the severe cold weather on Saturday. Please make your changes to your calendar and come out to support our Thespians. If you have any questions please call the HS office.
The Powerlifting meet scheduled for Saturday, February 13th at JCN is postpone to Saturday, February 20th because of the frigid weather forecast. Please change your calendars.
The high school play scheduled for tonight is being postponed to next Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
Tonight's games at the HS against MHMA will start at 4:30pm. JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. The homecoming crowning will occur during half-time of the boys varsity game. As always, the games will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel; Jefferson County North USD #339.
The JV Boys basketball tournament at Jeff West on Saturday has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.
The HS boys C team will be playing at Oskaloosa tonight starting at 6:00pm or after the JH games. 4 fans can attend for each participant. Tickets are required. We will have your tickets waiting for you at the gate of the gym.
MS Boys Basketball Game can be viewed on the Pleasant Ridge Facebook site: Rams Athletics & Activities https://www.facebook.com/Rams-Athletics-Activities-108491834321278/?ref=py_c
MS Boys Basketball Tonight 2/3 PR is allowing 2 parents into the game tonight with No Kids allowed to attend
Tonight's High school basketball games will be livestreamed on McLouth's Youtube site; https://team1prep.com/ks/?S=usd342 https://www.youtube.com/.../UCpEiGEEmcYx3dAedZVzZcAg/videos Games begin at 4:30 with JV Girls (2 quarters), JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Tonight High School Boys Basketball "C" team will play at MHMA at 7:00pm. 2 fans per participant will be allowed at the game per Atchison County restrictions.
Update on Tonight's High School Basketball games. Games start at 4:30. All games are at the high school. JV Girls will play 3 quarters. No JV Boys game. Varsity Girls, then Varsity Boys. All games will be on our YouTube Livefeed. Jefferson County North USD #339.
Chargers, it's time to play! Yes the time has finally come for the JCN Theatre Department to put on their production of Brian D. Taylor's The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery! After months of dedication and hard work, our Charger Players are so excited to get to perform for YOU! Here's the details! Our show will be on Saturday, February 6th at 7:00 PM. The doors will open at 6:30 and tickets are $4 per person. Guess what else! We are live streaming the event as well! Our live stream of this show will be located on our JCN YouTube Channel! We hope that you will join us for the event! Please come out and support your local JCN Theatre Department! Just make sure to wear your mask, and have a wonderful time! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Crocker! Thank you all so much for your constant support of our JCN Theatre Department!
The games at the high school tonight (Jan 29, 2021) will be livestreamed on our youtube channel, Jefferson County North USD 339. A link to the site is following: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg
MS Boys Basketball UPDATE! Game on Monday with Xavier is a home game Feb. 1st. Attendance will be 4 guests per participant. Tickets were distributed today at school and practice for spectators on Monday. Game Reschedule: The Pleasant Ridge game is rescheduled for Wed. Feb. 3rd @ Pleasant Ridge @ 4:30
In this ever changing COVID time period, we will be moving to less restrictive plans for athletic events starting tonight. Please see "News" on our website for further information regarding the next week of games. We will be easing into (and also continually evaluating) to ensure we are able to provide social distancing as expected, while helping get the community back to participation. Mask wearing remains an expectation at KSHSAA events. Thank you!
Snow packed highways and county roads can still use attention. Today, will be a snow day at JCN.
The physics students are starting a unit on momentum, and what better way than to do our Egg Drop project. They get two sheets of paper and 1 meter of masking tape. They are to design a device that will protect the egg from the impact resulting from a drop from one, then two, then three, then four meters. The ultimate goal is to have the egg survive from the top of the high school gym (about 9 meters). So far this year, four of them have survived the first four falls and are ready to go to the top! A variety of designs have been attempted, and here are a couple of pictures of the process…and the results. Here are a few videos and pictures of what they have done. https://youtu.be/ckxFslJs5PQ https://youtu.be/_2yL_ovDR7o
Because of the chance of snow later Tonights Game times at Rossville have been moved up. Varsity Girls will start at 4:30 followed by Varsity Boys. In the other gym JV Boys will start at 4:30 followed by JV Girls.
We will be in session today, Tuesday, January 26. Roads are snow covered but passable. Use caution on highways, there are some patchy snow packed spots. We can do this! Be safe and learn well, students.
Good afternoon, this is Denise Jennings with your local weather update here in JCN country: Yes, there is sleet and slush on the roads but the forecast for drop in temperatures is not until later this afternoon. So, we are staying the course. We will be in school the rest of the afternoon. I have been on the roads the past hour and they are actually getting better instead of worse with salt treatment taking place on highways. I am cancelling all after school activities. Our buses and students will pull out of the parking lots promptly at 3:20. That will be a 5-10 minute lead time from normal. Again, we are staying in school (sorry students!). We will have all students leaving the parking lot at 3:20. All evening activities are cancelled. Have a good evening and be safe.
For those of you watching the news for school closings, give up. Wake the kiddos! We are going to school today. Roads, parking lots, windshields are just wet. Temperatures are supposed to remain above 32 degrees. I will continue to monitor snow accumulation and roads today. Be safe.
In chemistry, the students created supersaturated solutions of Sodium acetate trihydrate the other day. After letting the solutions cool down overnight, they performed a few different “treatments”; either pouring the solution onto a plate, dropping a seed crystal into the flask, or even writing with the solution. The results were pretty dramatic….and pretty neat! https://youtu.be/03lt9Kj6le8 https://youtu.be/XKeSOk_KXpQ https://youtu.be/3AGn6t3sVCU https://youtu.be/wLbzbSW_7QA
Effingham is currently having internet issues. If the internet gets fixed before the games, they will livestream on their Facebook page. KAIR Radio is also broadcasting the varsity games.
The boys and girls high school basketball teams play at ACCHS tonight. 2 parents per participant are allowed to attend. Games start at 4:00pm. JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. the game will be live streamed on their Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/acchsathletics
The High School Girls have a make-up game at home against McLouth tonight starting at 6:00pm. JV girls (2 quarters) and Varsity girls only. The games will be livestreamed on our youtube channel. Jefferson County North USD #339
We will make up the Oskaloosa/JCN game on Monday, January18th. JV girls will play at 4:00 (1/2 game) followed by JV boys, V girls and V boys. We are still following KSHSAAs rules of 2 parents per participant. Masks must be worn at all times. Thank you.
Good morning, JCN. Needless to say, I ‘m NOT a weatherman. I’ve been on roads on our northern in for the last hour. Roads and parking areas are beginning to turn white. With the significant winds, I am concerned regarding visibility with buses this morning and throughout the day. That all being said, I am cancelling school today. School and activities are cancelled for today, Friday, January 15. Please remember Monday is a holiday so we will see students back on Tuesday. Have a wonderful weekend.
I’m calling to notify you we have one additional case of COVID at the elementary/middle school. After working with the health department, we have no school exposures. We appreciate your diligence in monitoring for symptoms and working to keep others from exposure. Keep up the good work.
Tonight's home high school games will be live streamed on our Jefferson County North YouTube account. The play of games will start at 4:30; jv girls, 2 quarters jv boys, v girls, v boys. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg Only parents may attend. Please ensure you wear your mask at all times.
MS Boys Basketball Game with Everest Order of play will be B, 1/2 of C, Parents Night, then A Participants will be allowed 2 parents/guardians to attend per KSHSAA guidelines (no children). Game will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Jefferson County North USD#339 page. https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyNorth/
Tonight, 1/11/21, MS Basketball reminder, KSHSAA's requirements are still in place until after January 28th; parents only (one parent specifically in Atchison County), wear a mask at all times, social distance if possible. The games will be livestreamed on: https://www.facebook.com/acchsathletics
The High School Boys Basketball C team will play tonight at the high school gym. The start time for their game will be @6:30. There is no admission fee. Reminder, KSHSAA's requirements are still in place until after January 28th; parents only, wear a mask at all times, social distance if possible. The games will be livestreamed on our youtube channel, Jefferson County North USD 339. A link to the site is following: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg
We have three additional cases of COVID, two at the high school and one at the elementary/middle. After working with the health department, we have very few school exposures. Anyone exposed has been contacted. Please continue monitoring for symptoms and keeping us informed. Thank you for your continued work.
Friday's HS basketball games at Valley Falls will be livestreamed by VF. Please go to their YouTube site to access. Games begin at 4:30. jv girls, jv boys, v girls, v boys. All games are played in one gym. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcT4G2ga2GdiFOW0pEA3RQg
I want to welcome you all back to second semester. We returned with three positive cases from the holidays. All were connected and at the EMS. We have a small number of students home awaiting test results and/or on quarantine. None of these situations have had any exposure at school since students have been home so we are hoping our positivity rate stays low. Remember, you can see our positivity rate under "current covid info" on our website or app. Numbers are updated daily. Keep up the good work of watching for symptoms and being proactive in keeping students home. We appreciate your work in helping keep schools open for business. I hope your 2021 has started out well.
REMINDER: No Late Start tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 6th. Will be normal school day.
Change to tonight's HS Basketball games against Jackson Heights. HS Girls JV and V games have been cancelled. HS Boys JV will start play at 5:00 and V boys will immediately follow. Again, JV Girls and V Girls games are cancelled for tonight at Jackson Heights.
For tonight's BB games at Jackson Hts, we have a list of parents for each student participating. JH has this list already. You do not have to contact the school to let us know if you are going. Sorry for the confusion.
The high school library needs your help! We are missing some years in our Lancer yearbook collection--1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. If you have any extra of these years and would be willing to donate them to the high school, please let us know! Call the high school and ask for Molly Finley or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for checking your attics, basements, and closets :)
Tonight JCN HS Boys and Girls play at Jackson Heights. Games start at 4:30. To livestream go to Jackson Hts Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCWBOOD6ilXYucR1KcjK9Q More information from JH; Visiting Spectators: Please provide a list of visiting spectators (2 parents/guardians) per participant by noon the day of the contest. All spectators must have an ID, wear a mask correctly the entire time they are in the facility, have their temperature taken upon entrance, and practice social distancing. We also respectfully ask that visiting spectators depart the facility if their child will not be participating in additional events. Visitor Seating: Visitors will sit in the bleachers behind the benches on the north side of the gym.
If you want to follow tonight's games via livestream, please go to our Youtube site. When you get to Youtube, search jefferson county north usd #339. The live stream will be on the home page. All of our games will be on our Youtube site, hopefully for the remainder of the season
We do currently have a positive case of COVID at the high school. Contact tracing from early last week looks clear for other students. We appreciate your diligence at home in watching for symptoms and students doing a great job of mask wearing and other precautions. With the holidays around the corner, I’m hoping for good health for all of you.
Change for tonight's JCN v Horton basketball games. JV Girls game has been cancelled. Boys JV will begin at 5:00 at Horton. To watch a live stream of the games go to http://rainbowtel.net/rainbow-live-0 search Chargers.
Basketball Attendance Procedures slightly amended. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mBbwxaz_1n24Mtazhd4HdCixETWyCLSjcdXhYiJT1Vs/edit?usp=sharing If you are wanting to attend a basketball game please read this Procedure first. There are restrictions on attendance that you will need to know. Also note, not all schools will be able to allow 2 parents to come to games because of county restrictions. Make sure you check first.
Tonight's livestream for the girls JV and V games tonight, against Valley Falls, can be seen on our Youtube channel. Go to Youtube and search for Jefferson County North USD #339.
JCN Girls basketball team will play tonight at 5:00pm at the high school. Only parents of participants may attend. Check my previous email for details.
MS Girls Basketball Tonight Game time has changed to 6:30 with McLouth. This event requires a ticket for adults whom athletes have distributed them. The game is viewable online through either of the following links: McLouth games will be streamed live on Team1Prep and Youtube. https://team1prep.com/ks/?S=usd342 https://www.youtube.com/.../UCpEiGEEmcYx3dAedZVzZcAg/videos
Here are the rosters for tonight's high school basketball games at Maur Hill-Mount Academy. The livestream for tonight's game is on the Maur Hill Mount Academy Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=maur%20hill%20mount%20academy
We have several changes to our HS basketball schedule due to COVID. 1. The games at MH-MA tomorrow night will begin at 4:00. 2. The girls will play a make-up game on Dec. 10th with Valley Falls at JCN beginning at 5:00. JV/V girls only. 3. The Friday games against Horton are postponed to Monday, Dec.14th, 4:30 at Horton. We will probably have many changes throughout this basketball season. Please watch the updates on our website calendar and call the office if you have questions.
MS Girls Basketball game (Monday, 12/7) will be aired on Facebook through the Atchison County Community Schools Facebook page under Tiger Athletics https://www.facebook.com/atchisoncountycommunityschools/
Live feed will be up shortly before the 5:00 game.
To watch our game tonight please go to our Youtube channel at "Jefferson County North USD #339".
UPDATE-The GIRLS HS basketball games (Varsity and JV) are cancelled for tonight, Dec. 4th. Those games will be rescheduled soon. The boys will still be playing McLouth at JCN high school. JV will start play at 5:00 and Varsity will start immediately after. Games will be livestreamed on our Youtube Channel, Jefferson County North USD #339.
For information on the current KSHSAA rules for basketball please go to the link below: https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/COVID/Main.cfm
INFO for high school basketball. We are excited that we will begin our season tomorrow on Dec. 4th at home. With the recent KSHSAA decisions there have been a few changes for us. 1. All games will now be played at the high school in Winchester. 2. Games will begin at 4:30 with jv girls, jv boys, v girls, v boys. 3. No fans are allowed to attend per KSHSAA. Only players, coaches, Cheer, pep band and workers will be allowed in the gym. 4. No concessions will be available. 5. We will livestream all games. Go to our Youtube page to watch. Search for "Jefferson County North USD #339" . If you have questions don't hesitate to call the high school
MS Girls Basketball Game Cancelled Tonight 😕 Thursday, Dec. 3rd Due to NEKL Tournament beginning this Sat., this game will not be made up this season.
The USDA announced a while back, we will have FREE meals (breakfast and lunch) through the end of the school year! Originally, they had thought the funding may not be available after December. I hope your child/children is/are taking advantage of FREE meals provided by our dedicated food service team. I apologize for being delayed in announcing this great news! I hope this continues to reduce financial burdens during these trying times. If he/she hasn't been, your student may pick up a grab-and-go breakfast to take to their classroom in the morning to begin taking advantage of this program.
Between introducing freezing point depression (we called it "making ice cream") in chemistry, an excellent mini-concert (really sorry...no pics, but great music), and Jenny Cox teaching us line dancing (thank you Jenny!!) ....I'd say we had a pretty great Day Before Thanksgiving Break! I am always amazed at the level of student participation at JCNHS...and they did it again! We have great kids. Hope you all have a great (and safe) Thanksgiving!!!
JCN Families, As you are hearing some Kansas schools are closing for the semester, at JCN we have many students returning from recent quarantines. Our positivity rate also fell yesterday to 1.1% (down from 1.8%) and then fell again today to 0.9%. Utilizing our gating criteria, the board of education determined under 2.5% positivity rate would remain green…. with considerations. There may be times when we are unable to staff classrooms or bussing, for example. In those cases, we would need to make adjustments to best address learning. In Jefferson County superintendents, health department and emergency management meet weekly. We review data and discuss the current situation. As you know, our state and county numbers are at a high rate currently. However, school spread has been extremely minimal so far. Our mask wearing, distancing, hand washing, cleaning, etc. are working. You can assist us in keeping students in school by following these safety measures outside of school. Your precautions may also help prevent the flu, strep throat, etc. These illnesses typically cause us issue in the upcoming months with absences. We will continue to monitor for further spikes in the virus. We may move to more precautionary measures such as less lunchroom numbers, reducing activities, etc. as part of a yellow phase. As we proceed, I think we can all agree our work with students and instruction is much stronger in person. We are aiming to be in school through Thanksgiving and hopefully through the end of the year. If a need would arise warranting moving to remote learning, we will do our best to give preschool through 8th grade parents a minimum of five days notice. Keep monitoring for symptoms and exposures. Letting others know when you are sick, is critical in slowing our community spread. We appreciate your support.
MS Girls Basketball Tonight Postponed (Monday, Nov. 16) We will be looking at reschedule dates for our matchup with McLouth
My apologies. We will be slightly delayed with our COVID information while we work with our website host to add to our website. In the meantime, here are today's numbers of COVID cases at JCN. It also shows our quarantined numbers through yesterday. We are still investigating yesterday's new cases and will adjust quarantined numbers as they are updated through the health department. Watch our app/website over the next few days as we add new, helpful information.
We have a couple more positive cases of COVID, one in our elementary building and one in our middle school. Again any possible exposure would have taken place last week. We have contacted families of any student needing to remain home tomorrow while health officials finalize their investigation and contact parents. At this point, I realize we are all much more concerned over the operation of school. So far the cases I have reported appear to have started in the community and then, unknowingly, created exposure at school prior to symptoms beginning. We have another few days to see if the cases from last week (and primarily Halloween weekend) spread further. Hopefully, our quarantining students will be the necessary mitigation of spread. If anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms related to the COVID virus, please take the necessary precautions. I so appreciate the families of these students reaching out to us immediately and keeping their students home this week. By doing so, our quarantine list remains smaller. Tomorrow, we will be adding information to our website to share our current number of cases as well as quarantines. We will also add other important information reviewing our plans if numbers continue to rise. We do want to keep students in school but are continuously reviewing data to maintain safety in doing so. I want to thank you all for your work during this unsettling time. Keep positive and healthy!
In order to do “Live Streaming” from YouTube, our page needs to have 1000 subscribers. You can help us achieve that magic number by 1) subscribing to our channel, and 2) pushing it out to your friends, and asking them to subscribe. Right now there is very little content on the channel, but that should change quite a bit once we can live stream/feed. If you'd like to subscribe, here is the USD #339 YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdlSacSe7cAuutSSIfoEsg Thanks for helping (if you choose to do so)……just subscribe and watch the numbers grow!! Right now (Nov 11 12:07pm) we are at…..drum roll……FOURTEEN!!
SENIORS SENIORS SENIORS!!!! Senior pictures are due to Mrs. Johnson on Monday, November 16.
MS Girls Basketball Tonight (Monday, 11/9) is Postponed to be rescheduled at a later date.
We have a couple more positive cases of COVID at our High School. Any possible exposure would have taken place early last week. Please note: If you are being told you are exposed by someone, please stay home. Kansas officials are currently responding to consistently high number of cases the past few days so they are overloaded with calls to make. They are working to get notifications accomplished as promptly as possible. We can do our part to help by notifying others once you receive a positive result so they are alerted and stay home and by following our preventive measures. Thank you all for your effort during this time.
We have an additional positive case of COVID-19 at our High School, though it is unrelated to the first case. It had low impact on others. We also have our first case at the Middle School level. Any possible exposure would have taken place early this week. The district is closely working with the health department and contact tracing is currently underway. We have contacted families of any student possibly exposed at school and needing to remain home while health officials finalize their investigation and contact parents. Please be aware with the increased numbers within our county, KDHE will also be helping our county make phone calls. Our county and neighboring counties have seen a large increase in numbers this week. We are working to keep our schools open and appreciate your assistance in monitoring for symptoms and notifying us of any positive results. Together, our efforts will get us through this difficult time. Good luck JCNHS Football. You can follow them on Facebook live-streaming at Lyndon USD 421. The game will begin shortly.
The HS Financial Aid meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
Friday's Football game at Lyndon will be live-streamed on their Facebook page. Go to Lyndon USD 421 to find it.
We have a positive case of COVID-19 at our High School. Any possible exposure would have taken place last week. The district is closely working with the health department and contact tracing is currently underway. The county health officer is considering distancing as well as mask wearing within low risk activity prior to quarantining students. While there is low risk in exposure with masks and/or distancing, we do recommend you continue typical monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID. We have contacted families of any student needing to remain home tomorrow while health officials finalize their investigation and contact parents. We will continue to monitor this situation closely in the days ahead and will evaluate if there are further cases and/or a need to move from our current green level. As we continue monitoring this situation, we will notify families if any additional actions need to be taken in the near future. Again, this case is connected to the high school building only.
Picture Retakes Reminder The EMS will be having picture retakes will be tomorrow, Nov. 4th from 10:00am to 12:30pm. for anyone wanting their child to have their picture retaken.
NHS will hold their induction ceremony tonight at 7:00 in the gym to allow more social distancing. Congrats to the 11 who will be inducted.
The JCN Football team will be heading to Lyndon Friday for their regional playoff game. Both teams are 7-2 on the season.
Cross Country finished their season with 3 runners going to state; Trevor Pentlin, Zetta Noll and Sydney Myers. State was held at Victoria, KS and our runners had great weather Saturday. Trevor had a 4th place finish with a PR well under 17 minutes. Sydney also had a great day with a 10th place finish. Thank you team for a great year and congratulations to Coach Leakey and Coach Wilson.
The JCN football team is headed to regionals. They defeated Northern Heights in bracket play 72-0.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that are still in place, JCN will not be hosting a Veteran's Day Program on November 6th. We are greatly saddened that we cannot honor our greatest citizens with this program. It is always an honor for us to serve these great people and an incredible learning experience for our students. This program will continue next year if possible.
Tonight's Football game will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. search "Jefferson County North USD #339" .
JCN Football tonight at 7:00PM. This will be our bi-district game against Northern Heights. If we win we will play next week. That game is TBA. Let's end our regular season 7-2 boys.
JCN Cross Country State Qualifiers be running tomorrow at Sand Club Nature Trail, Victoria, KS. boys will run at 9:30 and girls at 10:05. Good luck Cross County runners. You've had an awesome year.
Halloween Parade at EMS tomorrow morning at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot We ask that visitors all maintain 6 feet social distancing! Looking forward to a great experience for our students 🤗🤗
Friday, Oct. 30th-Say Boo to Drugs It’s Halloween-Students will have fun wearing their costumes to school. All students will be allowed to wear their costumes to school Friday, including MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. Reminders to all--absolutely no weapons, costumes must be school appropriate, and students have to be able to sit in their seats during school. Middle school (6, 7, & 8) will not be participating in the parade. Parade is at 8:45 in the EMS parking lot for PK-5th grades, all viewers are asked to socially distance and remain 6 feet from the parade at all times, students will not be collecting candy on the parade route. Community is welcome to view the parade.
Our live-stream of the state vb game was hacked. We are switching over to our Facebook page. Please search for" jefferson county north usd #339"
We are live-streaming the volleyball game on Facebook now.
TECH DIFFICULTIES. NEW LIVE-STREAM LINK BELOW FOR STATE VOLLEYBALL. joseph worthington is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: STATE VOLLEYBALL Time: Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772351763?pwd=Y2o0MTJKbHpuZjhEZ1FzUkE4OVNrQT09 Meeting ID: 857 7235 1763 Passcode: 6WnsCP One tap mobile +12532158782,,85772351763#,,,,,,0#,,451950# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,85772351763#,,,,,,0#,,451950# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 857 7235 1763 Passcode: 451950 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc98P167W5
Information about volleyball State Semifinals tomorrow night. Cost for admission is set by KSHSAA; $7-Adults, $6-students. No passes accepted. KAIR Radio will be broadcasting live. This state semifinal is a best 3 out of 5 match. We will be able to live-stream the event. Here is the link. joseph worthington is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3828701134?pwd=YXgzaThRbTJDY2lLNnZYVGU2NDN1QT09
Due to weather concerns, NHS Induction Ceremony is postponed until November 2nd, at 7:00PM. Also, Financial Aid Night with Mr. McFarland will be moved to November 5th at 7:00PM. Change your calendars.
Jefferson County North defeats McLouth 25-16, 25-21 and the girls are sub-state champions. We will be hosting at JCN on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00PM for the STATE SEMI-FINAL match. We will be playing the winner of 2A sub-state #5. GREAT JOB GIRLS AND COACHES. Since there are only 2 teams playing there will be no limit on tickets.
McLouth defeats MHMA to make it to the sub-state finals. JCN vs. McLouth. The winner plays at home in a State Semi-final game on Tuesday.
JCN is into the final with a 25-14, 25-14 win over ACCHS.
last two first round games of sub-state volleyball. ACCHS defeats Valley Falls 25-16, 25-13. MHMA defeats McLouth defeats Riverside 25-18, 25-15. On to the semi-finals with MHMA vs McLouth and JCN vs ACCHS.
Great job JCN Cross Country boys and girls. Both teams finished 3rd in a difficult regional. trevor Pentlin finished 1st in boys, Sydney Meyers was 4th in girls and Zetta Noll was 10th in girls. These 3 will be competing at state cross country next Saturday. Great job kids. You have had an incredible season and we is very proud of you.
Sub-state VB. MHMA defeats Horton 25-6, 25-13
Sub-state volleyball. JCN defeats KCC 25-5, 25-9
Halloween Parade Guidelines for Oct. 30 Students will come to school in costume with a change of clothes recommended for after the parade. Costumes may not have any weapons while at school. Please keep those at home for Halloween night. Students do not need candy bags as the EMS Booster Club has graciously donated candy to prepackage for all of or students to get in their classrooms. Thanks to the Booster Club!!!!!!!!!!
The JCN vs Jackson Hts live-stream link is below. the game begins at 7:00PM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513321792?pwd=S0dMQzIrRFc1NVZuNmlCREpHaERZdz09
Update on Regional Cross Country. The boys will run at 12:30 and the girls at 1:05. This is a change from what was first put out. Again, it will be held at Pierson Park, 1800 S 55th St., Kansas City, KS, 66106.
Cross Country boys and girls teams will be at Regionals tomorrow. The regional will be held at Pierson Park, 1800 S 55th St., Kansas City, KS, 66106. Both boys and girls have had great seasons and are hoping for a chance to go to state next week. They would love your support. You have made JCN proud Cross Country. Good luck and go get a PR.
This Saturday we will host Sub-state Volleyball. The JCN team will play at 2:00. There will be crowd restrictions because of COVID. Only fans with an entrance ticket will be allowed into the games. Each team was given and equal number of tickets to disperse to family. The limitation on crowd will be lifted for the championship game, when only 2 teams are left to play. That game will probably begin after 5:00pm but there is not a specific time set. We are very happy that our girls are still playing and have avoided any quarantines so far. Keep playing girls.
Do you know what happens when you combine 100 toothpicks, a little glue, and a lot of thought? A "bridge" in our physics classes! As an introduction to forces, each student built a bridge. These were some of the most creative, thoughtful designs that I have seen in a while! The winner???? Cole Burk! His bridge held 110lbs before breaking! 30% of the bridges help 40lbs or more. Nice job, you guys!!
7-8 Grade Parents Here is the link to all of your teachers zoom meetings for Parent Teacher Conferences. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IgiCSE7ZdZoc7KOiJXEBytPwZlC_JiZkIkfdGYrfmYY/edit?usp=sharing
Parent/Teacher Conferences Here is the link again to the information for parent/teacher conferences. Follow the instructions. If all else fails call us and we will help. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1HvmqAZYyVzS2fmAsK4PKU0SmZv81hSu2
MS Parents- Please follow and sign up to schedule a time for you to visit with your child's teachers. Parent Teacher Conferences (Middle School Parents) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040845ABAA2CA2FC1-7th8th
My chemistry classes are getting ready to do a lab in which we determine the empirical formula for Magnesium Oxide. The lab has to be carried out in a controlled reaction, so that the magnesium doesn't burn. To show the students why we wouldn't be able to get any good data from the uncontrolled combustion of magnesium, I let them burn a few small strips of magnesium. They were warned to NOT look directly at the flame. We did turn off the lights (once, and very carefully!!!!) to see the how bright the reaction was in a dark room. Fun times in chemistry ;-)
last minute update for the VB tri tonight. If you are looking for the varsity livestream it is below. joseph worthington is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: HS Volleyball Tri JCN/Oskaloosa/Jackson Heights Time: Oct 15, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760782479?pwd=cVZRL2V4UVRPRVg1MnlnQlpFb0pGUT09 Meeting ID: 897 6078 2479 Passcode: 0ganxg One tap mobile +16699009128,,89760782479#,,,,,,0#,,076942# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,89760782479#,,,,,,0#,,076942# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 897 6078 2479 Passcode: 076942 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc9vHU5UHn Games are delayed because of a lock down. The will begin in about 5 minutes.
The sheriff's department have notified us they have a perimeter set. They believe it is safe to proceed. We will be dismissing our remaining buses. High school students are being released and we have instructed them to go straight home and not venture south of Winchester. Thank you for your patience during this situation. Students, job well done!
We are releasing buses that go north from Nortonville this includes Dan's Bus #19, Teresa's Bus #17/25, Natalie Bus #22. They will pull out shortly. We are holding buses that go to Winchester. Parents may continue to pick up students.
Elementary/Middle School - Parents may pick up their students at the EMS. Middle School Football players- leaving momentarily. High School and EMS bus riders - continue to be in lock down. So sorry for the delay!
At the Scholars bowl meet next Thursday at JCN, there will be NO spectators. Only teams and the workers will be allowed in. We are very sorry for this, but with current restrictions, we do not have the capacity in each room to accept more people. Thank you for understanding.
We have just received a call from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department. They are currently searching for a suspect on foot at about 134th and Wellman. We are staying in lockdown until we get the “all clear” notice. We are also holding busses at the EMS. I will keep you advised.
JCN HIGH SCHOOL PARENT/TEACHER INFORMATION. We will be having Zoom or telephone parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 20th, from 8AM to 7:30PM. the link below will take you to my letter that has been emailed to parents and students. If you have not received this email, please contact the school so we can get it to you. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Sd2otbvyWqGAVaniJmEXW3m5Sv_lipVKdUCU1HKhDA/edit
REMINDER: The MS FB Game tonight will be played at Horton @ 5:30 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY: If anyone is interested in being a teacher substitute for our district and has a current teaching license you can go to the following link to fill out an application and submit to the District Office along with your current license. https://5il.co/94oi If you have 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university you are eligible to apply for an Emergency Substitute License. You will apply online at https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure/License-Requirements/Emergency-Substitute-License-Requirements and will be required to have fingerprints done at a local Sheriff's Office. Fingerprint forms can be ordered on KSDE's website (www.ksde.org) Once license is received, submit along with application listed above to the District Office.
My chemistry classes have been talking about separation techniques, and decided to have some fun. Two pictures showing (paper chromatography) separation of pigments in a highlighter under the effects of an ultraviolet lamp. This link shows crystallization of sodium tetraborate using time lapse. Watch six hours of crystal growth in 26 seconds (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gdUdvcJyLJyms2_VFttSp5FwSe7C1INf/view?usp=sharing
Tonight's home football game will be live-streamed for those that can't make it. The link is below. Topic: JCN Football v Wabaunsee Time: Oct 9, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338937919?pwd=WkhzUFBpbDRDUzl0K0lPZlpsSHZEZz09
MENU Change at EMS ONLY Wednesday, Oct. 7th Breakfast: Oatmeal Round, Yogurt, Fruit/Juice, & Milk Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Garden salad, Corn, & Orange Wedges Thursday, Oct. 8th Breakfast:Chocolate Muffin, Fruit/Juice, & Milk Lunch: Hot Ham & Cheese, Sweet Potato Tots, Baked Beans, Hamburger Bun, & Applesauce Friday, Oct. 9th Breakfast: Powder Donut, Fruit/Juice, & Milk Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Green Beans, Peaches, & Rice Crispy Bar
MS Football Game with ACCMS on Thursday, October 8th is cancelled
The JCN Cross Country boys and girls will be traveling to Turner High School in Kansas City for their Regionals. They will be competing against Riverside, Valley Falls, Maranatha, McLouth, Maur Hill, ACCHS, Bishop Seabury, Horton, Kansas City Christian, and Olathe Heritage Christian. Good luck JCN runners in your bid for State.
Centralia will be live-streaming their football game tomorrow, 10/2. They will be using the NFHS network which does charge a fee. Go to NFHS network.com, search Centralia High School Centralia Kansas. When you get there is should say Centralia vs JCN. You will have to subscribe. It is $ 10 or $11 a month or $60 a year.
JCN will be hosting Volleyball sub-state on October 24th. More details will be coming out soon. Congratulations girls.
Checkout the JCNHS Girls & Boys basketball Records. Boys Records came compiled by Raymond Riley, with Raymond's help I have put together a girls list (that is still being updated). Check back in the future for updates. https://www.usd339.net/o/usd-339/page/jefferson-county-north-basketball-records
Attention Middle School Girls Basketball Parents/Guardians. Coach Scoggins and Coach Funk will be holding a parent/guardian meeting after practice, about 5:30 pm, on Monday, October 5th, 2020 to go over the upcoming season. We would like to see you all there and we look forward to practice starting that day. Please let us know if you have any questions. Coach Scoggins - email@example.com Coach Funk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention to any Middle School female students that are interested in participating in Girls Basketball this season!! Our season is quickly approaching! If you are interested in being apart of our team, email Coach Scoggins at email@example.com. Coach Funk and Coach Scoggins are looking forward to such an awesome season! Please let us know if you have any questions.
MS Volleyball Game We are playing tonight in Valley Falls at 4:30, see you there Go Chargers!!!
The Volleyball Tri at Valley Falls has been rescheduled for October 20th. Mark your calendars.
TUESDAY 9/29 VOLLEYBALL AT VALLEY FALLS HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We will set a date for make up soon. Stay tuned.
JCN HS Football tonight at home against Horton. Here is the live stream link: Topic: HS Football JCN v Horton Time: Sep 25, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83056430545?pwd=eERXYlZTOFRtam5VcUw3QzVwQlRRQT09 Meeting ID: 830 5643 0545 Passcode: 5PyKVS
Great job Cross Country at Nemaha Central. There was tough competition but both girls and boys placed 3rd. Congrats Trevor on another 1st place run.
Good luck to the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams as the compete at Nemaha Central today. Let's have some PRs.
Varsity Girls win their first match against ACCHS 25-12, 25-9. Now we play McLouth.
Last night, the Jefferson County North Board of Education approved their newly created mask plan in an effort to provide an alternative for mask breaks as cold weather sets in allowing mask breaks within the school buildings. Please see the mask policy under Parent Resources for a printable version, if preferred.
JCN volleyball tonight. If you needed the livestream link here it is: Topic: Volleyball Tri JCN/McLouth/ACCHS Time: Sep 22, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86232138722?pwd=Q01hYnBEaUczS0Z2VldoNzMydVdWZz09 Meeting ID: 862 3213 8722 Passcode: 6gtGGG
Homecoming Royalty 2020: Congratulations Kinsey Schneider and Caleb McAfee!
MS Volleyball Update for Saturday 9/19 'A' Team Tournament in McLouth Game Times: 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 'B' Team Tournament moved to Valley Falls Game Times: 8:00, 9:00, & 10:00 Details: Masks are requested at both places and social distancing between family units. No passes will be accepted. McLouth asks that parents only attend to help with social distancing.
LIVE STREAM TONIGHT The Homecoming game will be live streaming tonight. Please use the link at the bottom. Remember that all home Varsity Football and Volleyball games are live streamed. The link is posted on the website under HIGH SCHOOL/ATHLETICS/LIVE FEED LINKS Topic: HS Football JCN v Oskaloosa Time: Sep 18, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84918245785?pwd=bkxpUVpJSWFWa1RTdWdIeG4rWTZQQT09 Meeting ID: 849 1824 5785 Passcode: 9CZQLH
EMS Students!!! Tomorrow is the Homecoming Parade for the HS, who are parading at the EMS parking lot at 1:45. Let’s show some spirit and wear green in support of the HS teams. Go Chargers!!!!!!!
2020-21 Food Service Application - With our current ability to serve meals free, I wanted to remind parents of the importance of the food service application to our school budget. The number of free lunches determines additional funding for school districts. These dollars assist us in providing additional services for students. If you might qualify but have not completed the application, it is important for us to have your food service application tomorrow. You will find the application under parent resources on our website. Or, please call any of our buildings and we will get one to you. Thank you for your assistance in helping us secure dollars for our student programming.
Below is the link to the live stream of the JCN girls Volleyball game tonight. They will play Jackson Heights and Horton. Good luck girls. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCWBOOD6ilXYucR1KcjK9Q
Friday Lunch Menu Change Meat Calzone Garden Salad Baby Carrots Pears
MS Volleyball Tonight! A team-High School Gym B team-Middle School Gym Order of play: PR vs McLouth, JCN vs McLouth, PR vs JCN Fans will be temp checked upon entry Masks must be worn by spectators at all times. They ask that fans participate in social distancing in the stands.
Homecoming candidates are ---Drum Rollllll--- Kinsey Schneider Logan Ohlde Kassidy Robertson Makayla Ratzlaff Trenton Filbert Caleb McAfee Emmett Jobbins Haden Drury Congrats to these outstanding seniors. Crowning will be during half-time of Friday's football game. Thank you to the Yearbook staff for putting this picture together with your photoshop skills.
Homecoming kicks off this week. Today was "America Day" at the high school. Friday will have the following schedule: 1:45 parade at EMS through parking lot with VB team, FB team, CC team, Cheerleaders, and candidates 2:30 parade at HS starting at Storage shed past football field 2:45 Pep rally at football field bleachers 6:45 Pep band pregame 7:00 Football game Halftime Crowning of King and Queen Enjoy homecoming week and be safe
Congrats CC teams on a great start to the season. The boy's team placed 2nd and the girl's team came in 3rd at a large meet at Lyndon. 6 runners medaled on varsity and 3 on Junior Varsity.
The volleyball tournament this Saturday will be LIVE STREAMED by Riley County using their Facebook account. Please got to the link below to watch the girls live Saturday. https://facebook.com/events/s/rchs-volleyball-home-tournamen/341907466958822/?ti=icl
The JCN Volleyball Team won both matches Tuesday with a 25-19/25-20 win against ACCHS and a 25-20/25-12 win against McLouth. The JV also won both matches in 2 games. GREAT START TO THE SEASON GIRLS.
The JCN Football Team will travel to Valley Heights this Friday. Masks will be required to enter the stadium but seating is not limited. Masks are recommended and should be worn when not able to social distance. Valley Heights is live streaming the game so it will be available online. However, you will have to purchase a monthly subscription to the company they use. Go to www.nfhsnetwork.com to subscribe and find the game.
Mrs. Deviney’s 1st graders decorated mouse ears after reading “Frederick” by Leo Lionni. 🐭 Each child wrote about how they are special, just like Frederick in the story.
Good luck to the Lady Chargers Volleyball team as they compete at McLouth. They will play the 2nd and 3rd games of the night. There are no crowd limit restrictions at McLouth, but they are requesting all who attend wear their masks.
JV FOOTBALL AGAINST PLEASANT RIDGE TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Pleasant Ridge was unable to come at the last minute. We will look at trying to reschedule another game for JV football soon.
HS football JCN WINS THEIR OPENER AGAINST PR 42-14. Awesome job boys.
Happy Friday, JCN families. Thank you for your support in reopening schools at JCN and making our first two weeks successful! I hope to start your Labor Day weekend with great news. I have just received approval for our students to enjoy FREE BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES beginning on Tuesday! All enrolled students are eligible to eat breakfast and lunch free of charge. The USDA has recently released waivers allowing us to continue the summer food service programs. We will serve meals free of charge until the money runs out.... our Kansas State Department of Education is estimating this may continue through December, 2020. On Tuesday, we may need to vary our menu slightly to cover the meals for ALL children. Breakfast will include morning preschoolers. I hope this news brings relief to many of you trying to get back on your feet from the past few months. I want to give a special "shout out" to the JCN food service cooks that have done an amazing job with adapting and working tirelessly to feed our JCN students!!
Here is the live-stream link that will be used for the high school football game tonight at Pleasant Ridge (9/4). It will be on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Rams-Athletics-Activities-108491834321278/?modal=admin_todo_tour
JCN MS Volleyball is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom game to watch live. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88433143813?pwd=VjdWQktVVjB3U2EwR21YQ1pVSVdHZz09
We have no fan limits tonight at the MS games. Extended families are welcome to attend these events and support our student athletes.
Calendar Change: Homecoming Dance will not be held on Sept. 19 or when originally scheduled on Oct. 10.
CHANGE YOUR CALENDARS!!!! Homecoming will be held on September 18th, the first home football game. Senior and parent recognition will be on September 25th. We are moving homecoming up to the first home game to give us the best chance of playing the game. Make sure you update your calendar or print another one from the website.
Calendar Additions: Sept. 19 - MS VB "B" Oskaloosa Tournament 8:00 a.m. Sept. 19 - MS VB "A" McLouth Tournament 8:00 a.m. Sept. 8 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Pleasant Ridge 6:00 p.m. Sept. 14 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Valley Heights 6:00 p.m. Sept. 21 - HS JVFB @ Oskaloosa 6:00 p.m. Sept. 28 - HS JVFB @ Horton 6:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge High School will be limiting fans to the football game on September 4th. No one will be allowed to enter without a ticket. The limited tickets are being distributed to the football team first. Pleasant Ridge is complying with Leavenworth County's current guidelines. Please be patient with everyone as we try to get this football season started for our kids. Please call if you have questions.
Middle School Spectator Instructions for 9/3/20 MS Volleyball Special Procedures due to COVID-19: • Spectator’s temperatures will be taken at the door. • Spectators will be required to wear masks at all times while in JCN buildings. • The NEKL admission price ($3 adults and $2 students) will be paid by spectators at the door. • Spectators will be required to sit in designated seats that have been prepared to accommodate social distancing guidelines. • We ask that fans only attend games in which their student athlete is participating • Children will be required to remain with their family unit • Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe and assisting us in our attempt to keep athletes in activities as long as possible! MS Football Special Procedures due to COVID-19: • Spectator’s temperatures will be taken at the door. • Spectators will be required to wear masks at all times while in JCN buildings. • The NEKL admission price ($3 adults and $2 students) will be paid by spectators at the door. • Spectators will be required to sit in designated seats that have been prepared to accommodate social distancing guidelines. • We encourage spectators to social distance by bringing chairs and/or blankets for the lawn areas surrounding the field. • Children will be required to remain with their family unit and not gathering to play • Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe and assisting us in our attempt to keep athletes in activities as long as possible!
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LIVE FEED OF OUR VOLLEYBALL GAMES BETWEEN JCN, MH-MA AND PR. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87278062523?pwd=eHRPSHd1ZmxDTkFmOWhySzhleFdhQT09
The Lady Charger VB team will start play this Saturday at Perry. They are not limiting seating, but have move up the start time to 8:30. You will need to wear a mask and social distance in the gym. Go get your first wins of the season Girls.
Football Scrimmage This Friday!!!!!!! Football begins with a scrimmage tomorrow at 7:00 JH will scrimmage first followed by HS. Bring some sports drinks, to help support the team. There is no limit on fans but everyone will need to wear a mask in the stands and social distance. Bring a chair of you want to sit in the grass. With your help we're going to play football
K-5 students will be wearing bracelets to lunch this year to help the lunch ladies know of their lunch choice. Red bracelets will be for hot lunches. Blue bracelets will be for peanut butter and jelly lunches. And white bracelets will be for sack lunches. Please review this process with your child. Bracelets will be kept at school.
K-5 parents - Students will be wearing a bracelet to lunch so the lunch ladies know your child’s lunch choice for the day. Red bracelets will be for a hot lunch. Blue bracelets will be for a PBJ lunch. And if your child brings a sack lunch & wants to wear a bracelet, they will have white. Bracelets will be kept at school & not sent home. Please review this process with your child.
Calendar Change: Senior Parents Night for HS VB will be Tuesday, Sept. 1. instead of Thursday Oct. 15. Remove HS Booster Club tailgate from Oct. 9.
Calendar Change K-8 parents night is cancelled. Teachers will be sending information home in the next week about their classroom procedures, expectations, and other information with their students, on Seesaw, or Google Classroom. Looking forward to a fantastic 2020/21 school year!
First Day of School! We are all excited at the EMS! We will have lines coming into the building front doors for 1st thru 8th grade with staff taking temps, kindergarten will enter thru the primary wing doors with Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Funk. Staff will also be outside and in the hallways to help all our students get to their classrooms were teachers will be welcoming them. Breakfast eaters will enter in the side cafeteria doors where Mr. Polson will be helping them. We look forward to starting this school year! Go Chargers!!!!
I'm pleased to announce we are in GREEN for starting school tomorrow. Our county COVID data from today shows Jefferson County with a decreasing trend. Less than 5% of COVID testing is positive, currently. And, even better, the JCN district's boundaries have ZERO active cases. This information was provided by our county health officer.
Reminder Primary Parents (K-2) remember the school supply drop off from 5:30-6:30 tonight. Teachers will have tables for a drive by drop off on the west side of the building where our bus line is. Welcome Back 2020!!!!!
Bus routes are being finalized and you should be hearing from your driver soon, if you haven't already, regarding your pickup and drop off times. Here is our list of transportation COVID adjustments for starting the year. Thank you for the opportunity to get your students back to school! We are eager to have them back. More information regarding more school plans will be coming out over the next couple of days. We appreciate your patience as we have been working the past week to organize and prepare.
Our school nurse, Melissa Erpelding, will be in the buildings this week on Thursday, August 20. If your child needs a medication during school hours, it would be helpful for her to prepare for the year ahead, if you could drop off the medicine in its original container on Thursday. You may bring the medicine to either the EMS office or the HS office. Melissa and/or the secretaries will ensure paperwork is completed so we have everything in order when school begins on Tuesday.
K-2 parents - Please plan to drop off your primary student’s school supplies on Monday, August 24th, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the front drive of the EMS. This will give your student a chance to see their teacher (in a mask) 😉 and drop off their supplies. Everyone must stay inside their vehicles. Please make sure all supplies are labeled & placed inside a disposable bag marked with your child’s name, teacher & grade level. Please send book bags on Tuesday with any other supplies that won’t fit in the paper bag. Hope to see you & your child on Monday!
Reminder: MS Volleyball and Football! Practice begins tomorrow at 3:15 with participants viewing the mandatory concussion video before official practice begins at 3:30, at the EMS.
PreK-2nd grade parents - Due to water fountains being shut off this year, please send your child to school with a water bottle. All water bottles must have lids & only contain water. Please label bottles with your child's name. Children will be able to fill their water bottles at the refill stations. If questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Teachers are back and we are busy at JCN! In our conversations and planning, we have been reviewing the "Bright Spots" from the end of last year and in our current conditions. New technology and learning adaptability are two significant ones. I'm pleased to announce we have partnered with Florida Virtual School and will be delivering lessons for our remote learners utilizing their extensive course offerings. To support all learners, our JCN teachers will outline local objectives and select lessons to keep our remote learners in line with our classrooms and connected with our in-person students. Teachers will also be using some lessons from Florida Virtual School within classrooms to reinforce learning for in-person students. Preparing all students for the possibility of a quarantine time when we need to adapt to learning from home. (though, hopefully, not needed!) More information to come as we learn about the system!
Just a Reminder that our first 1/2 day of school is coming up on Tuesday, August 25th, AM only. Lunch will be served.
Attention Parents!!!!!!! Calendar Change - Beginning Band Instrument Display is Cancelled (Aug. 13th) - PK-8th Meet the Teacher Night Cancelled (Aug. 13th)
Classroom Assignments for Students Parent’s Use you PowerSchool logins to access you students teacher for K-6 Directions: 1. Go to JCN website, under Menu, select PowerSchool 2. Log in using the information you created when enrolling 3. Click on your child’s name at the top to view their teacher for the ‘20-‘21 school year
NOTICE: The calendar for the school year is now posted under EVENTS. Please be aware that the calendar this year will be ever changing so check back often.
NOTICE: The Academic Banquet has been postponed until a later time.
August calendar change: On August 11, the HS Sports Athlete Parents Meeting @ the HS Football Field will be held at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.
Parents! Online enrollment is still open. Please go online or call one of the school buildings if you need help completing the online enrollment. We are excited to get this school year under way! We had a great enrollment day with many parents using the online option. It’s a Great Day to be a Charger!!!!!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Appointments for Impact Testing for all 7th, 9th, 11th grade students involved in HS or MS extra-curricular activities will be held at the EMS in Nortonville on Monday, August 10 from 8AM to Noon and Wednesday, August 12 from 8AM to Noon Contact Coach Polson to schedule an appointment. Call or Text: 913-426-5606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Lists! EMS Class Lists will be delayed until Friday of this week. Due to the unknown remote learning students, we will be delaying the posting of class lists to ensure balancing classroom numbers. Thank you for your patience
It sounds as though some of you haven't received your enrollment envelope in the mail yet. I have added my letter to the Enrollment folder under Parent Resources on the website and app. Please see "Welcome back letter 2020" and "Questions and Answers". To begin online enrollment refer to "Instructions -Creating a Guardian account in PowerSchool". Once you have a guardian account, you may log in and click on Enrollment on the left hand side. If you have issues or need assistance, offices in both buildings open tomorrow and in-person enrollment is scheduled for Tuesday from 8-7:00. Thank you!
NOTICE: The USD 339 Return To School Plan and August, 2020 calendar is available on our website under news and Parent Resources.
The JCN Board of Education met today and have voted to delay the start of school for students by one week. Staff will report as scheduled. The first half day of school will be August 25th (K-9th) and the first full day of school August 26th (K-12th). Preschool will begin August 31st. The delay will provide staff, teachers, and administrators additional time at the beginning of the year to prepare for opening doors with preventive measures in place. Our reopening plan will be out on Monday providing us a framework for the year. I look forward to providing many, many specifics as we work through the next few weeks of this worldwide pandemic. We will be working to revise our August calendar and get that out quickly as well. We are planning to open online enrollment at the end of next week. We will have our planned in-person enrollment as scheduled, August 4th, if you would like assistance with the process. You will receive a letter next week explaining enrollment and further explaining your opportunities for educating your children this year with JCN. Thank you for being a JCN Charger!
More information to come in the next few days..... but in the meantime, don't panic. As you listen to the news and wait anxiously to hear about schools reopening, masks, etc. Give this a bit more time. We will be sharing our reopening plan next week. We will have options that I believe will help many of you feel better about the school year. I realize the "roller coaster" seems like a runaway train but learning remains our JCN goal and we will help your children continue to learn face-to-face or through a remote manner.
As a kid I loved roller coasters, but as an adult life feeling like a roller coaster is not nearly as much fun. I realize the last time I spoke with you, I said the Governor had delayed schools. While many of you may have been relieved, others may have been quite concerned. Recently, I gave an opinion that a delay of 4 or 5 days would be helpful to ensure our orders have arrived and our best plans are in place. I wanted to reach out and let you know if the State Board decides to reject her mandate, we will be ready for your children. If they support her mandate, the JCN teachers and administration will be on duty each day during the delay planning for our students to return. Teachers will be working to develop remote learning opportunities for students that will need to learn from home during quarantine or high-risk situations. We will be planning for what could be a very interesting year ahead. With teachers on duty, we are able to count half the time as our 1116 hour minimum so if you are afraid we will be attending all next summer, I believe those hours plus swapping some staff development days out of our calendar from later in the year, we can make this work. Most of all, we will be striving for once our doors open, they remain open all year. I understand this is a very difficult time. Please know the Jefferson County North school community is aiming for making it a quality year. Have a wonderful weekend.
I am so sorry this is such an unsettling time we find ourselves locked into. If you haven’t heard the news, Governor Kelly announced that she will be delaying the reopening of school until after Labor Day. Though this will give our JCN school staff and community time to outline the best plan possible for reopening schools, I realize it comes with extra demands, as well as concerns placed upon each of you. Please know our goal is to get students back to learning as soon as possible. I am eager to gather more information on Monday, as mentioned, and from there we will get to work planning for our opening day. Take care.
School supply lists are also located in Parent Resources under Document (on your App) and under Menu (on your website) for printing purposes. Note: As you shop, please don't stress over items that are not available i.e. hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes. We'll appreciate what you find and can send, but we will understand if supply and demand makes it impossible. I'm working to secure supplies to get us started.
We would appreciate your input on our reopening plans. Please complete the following survey (one per family): https://forms.gle/HAJjeE9uCzfo97x46
Due to the rain, wind, and forecast, we have moved graduation inside this morning. I encourage audience members to bring and wear face masks. We will have some available. Seniors and participants will not be required to wear face masks during the ceremony as we have allowed for physical spacing.
Rain or Shine? Given Kansas weather, it is difficult to forecast the weather for Saturday's Graduation or Tuesday's Promotion. We have planned three options for both occasions: 1st Plan A- Football stadium, outdoor air, social distancing. 2nd Plan B- Short rain delay, Football stadium, same as above. 3rd Plan C- (Rain here to stay), Move inside high school, social distancing, may have some occupancy restrictions.
Summer School Building Schedules: JCN is offering summer school opportunities to improve failing grades in the 4th quarter for MS and HS students. If a student failed a class and wishes to improve upon their grade/s they will be given the opportunity to improve. Space is limited, so please contact the school to check availability. These opportunities will only be available if prior scheduling is set up with the particular school. Weekly schedule will run until June 18th. EMS: Tu, W, & Th from 9-12 HS: M & Th from 9-12 Remember, you must make contact with the school to ensure space is available.
iPad Return at EMS Instructions The day of your iPad return please have your iPad charged and turned on so we can double check that you are logged out of your itunes accout / app store and that you disable the ipad passcode. Also make sure to return the ipad charger that we gave you when you received the iPad from the school It is important that you sign out of your itunes account / app store. It is also important to clear iPad passcode. Neither of these were set by JCN so if you or a family member did not add these then you will not need to sign out and clear passcode but we will still be double checking them upon return.
EMS Supply Drop Off! Tomorrow between 4-6 p.m. is the materials drop off at the EMS. MS students will be directed into the back parking lot where teachers will have tables out to collect school owned materials. Elementary students will circle into the front parking lot to drop off materials along the parent pickup lane. Materials include: instruments, library & classroom books, textbooks, iPads, etc... Some students may not have any materials to return. Look forward to seeing you then!!!!!!
Graduation Ceremony on KAIR today at 3:00 p.m.! Don't miss this opportunity to hear our seniors highlighted on the radio as a preview of their actual graduation later this summer.
Jefferson County North EMS YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE Online Yearbook Sales Only! Ordering available until: July 15, 2020 Full-Color Yearbook........................................$15.00 Personalize Your Yearbook Cover! Add Student Name & Image................................................$5.00 Only available until: April 30, 2020 To order your yearbook visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 43400S Thank you for your order!
Teacher Requests for EMS Please send Mr. Stapp an email with your phone number to call you. He will be making phone calls the week of May 4th-8th to discuss any possible teacher requests for the 2020-21 school year. email@example.com
Overwhelmed? MS and HS students and parents: Mr. Noll created a video that may assist you in organizing assignments, knowing due dates, and checking off items that are turned in through Google Classroom. See it here: https://youtu.be/-Piz5wME-P4
I'd welcome your input as to how our first few days of our Continuous Learning Plan (learning from home due to COVID-19) is going for your family. Please complete the following short survey: https://forms.gle/BhSfmNSURJ9waTAq8 You may complete one per child or one per family. Thank you!
Important Instructions for Thursday pick up at the EMS is in the news feed on our website and was emailed to middle school students. Thursday pick up times are 11-12 and 4-6:30, be patient and courteous to all entering the parking lot and follow the instructions for traffic Looking Forward to seeing everyone tomorrow
The Governor's Executive Order 20-16 issued this morning. Does not change any of the current directives for schools. We will be able to deliver learning opportunities this week via technology or packets. It continues social distancing of 6 feet. Wishing you all good health.
Hopefully, they won't be needed, but the schools are allowed to be used as typical for a storm shelter. Try to maintain social distancing of 6 feet, if space allows.
Meals were approved! School lunches and breakfasts will begin Thursday, March 19. You may pick up meals at either building from 11-12:00 noon. See "News" for the full information.
Parents, please complete the following survey if possible by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Thank you! https://forms.gle/c8oShpFVCo2QB3a38
Reminder: Due to the County Health Officer closing schools for two weeks and encouraging "social distancing", our buildings are closed for usage other than essential personnel. This includes building usage and the fitness center. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Governor Kelly with the State Dept. of Educ. has recommended schools close in Kansas for one week. Many schools, like JCN, have already closed by order of their local health dept. for that week and more. A task force was established to plan for K-12 needs. See WIBW for more info.
Jefferson County Schools are closed through March 29. See the news release under “News” on this app or our website. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State FBLA has been cancelled. At this point, our county schools have not been closed for next week. I continue to receive information from our state department and KDHE. Our next conference call is set for tomorrow. I will keep you updated.
JCN Families, with COVID-19 pandemic causing an unprecedented closing of social gatherings, I am closely monitoring recommendations from our state department and KDHE. I will keep you posted on Live Feed and our auto call system as to future decisions.
High School Girls Sub-State basketball semi-final game vs Jackson Heights tonight March 5, 2020 will be on KMZA radio 92.1 It can be found online at the following link https://streamdb7web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KMZA
HS Sub-State Basketball at Horton: Girls will be playing Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30 p.m. vs. Jackson Heights; Boys will be playing Friday, March 6 @ 6:00 p.m. vs. Blue Rapids-Valley Heights
Chicken eggs were recently placed in an incubator in my classroom. After 21 LONG days, we’ve had 8 chicks hatch in the last 24 hours. My classroom was quite popular with visitors yesterday & today. I’ll keep the chicks at school next week & then take them to The Keeling Farm in Kingman over spring break. 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥
Happy Leap Year! When the current 5th graders were in 1st grade they went to visit the 5th grade on February 29, 2016. The 5th graders told them about life as a 5th grader. The first graders then wrote letters to their future self. Fast forward 4 years & they were able to read their letters from 1st grade. They then met with the current 1st grade class to share their classroom & life as a 5th grader. The first graders wrote letters to their future selves & will open the letters on February 29, 2024!
Calendar change/addition: The MS track meet scheduled for April 7 has been cancelled but have added a meet on April 21 @ Lyndon 2:00 p.m.
TIME CHANGE: HS BB games on Friday night vs. Pleasant Ridge will be begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. as posted.
Parent's Night for MS Cheerleaders will be held Feb. 24.
Setup for the 7-8 grade Science Fair on Tuesday evening Feb. 18 will be 6:30 p.m.
Due to weather conditions there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday February 13, 2020. School and all activities are canceled. Buildings are closed.
CHANGE: The HS BB game scheduled for Feb. 11, No JV Girls game, all games will be at the high school beginning at 5:00 p.m.
HS BBB Valley Falls Tournament games scheduled for tonight have been rescheduled to tomorrow Sat. Jan. 25 starting at 11:00 a.m. in two gyms. 6:00 games will be at 11:00 with the other two following. The tournament will conclude on Wed. Jan. 29 starting at 6:00 in two gyms.
SNOW DAY. No school today, Friday, January 24, 2020.
NOTICE: The High School and Middle School games scheduled for tonight, Jan. 23, start time has been changed. HS JV/V GBB @ JCN vs. Valley Falls - start time will be 4:00 p.m. MS BBB @ JCN vs. Jackson Heights start time will be 3:30 p.m.
Tonights Girls Games vs Valley Falls will start at 4:00 with JV followed by Varsity Girls. This is a change from the original 5:00 start time.
Jan. 17 basketball games vs. MHMA have been rescheduled to Feb. 24. Starting time will be 4:00 p.m. with all games held at the high school.
King & Queen of Courts crowning and the HS Booster Club Dinner has been rescheduled to Feb. 11 during the McLouth basketball game.
Due to the predicted widespread ice storm, there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 17, 2020. School and all activities are canceled. Buildings are closed. Reminder: No school on Monday for Staff Development.
HS NEKL Scholars Bowl @ Valley Falls on Sat. Jan. 18 start time has been changed to 10:00 a.m.
Middle School Boys Basketball reschedule game with Pleasant Ridge will be Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Pleasant Ridge with B, C, A as the order of play
EMS Booster Club Cake Raffle to be held at home MS BBB games, Jan. 16, 30, and Feb. 6. Raffle tickets $1.00 each or 6 tickets $5.00.
JCN HS Booster Club King & Queen of Courts Dinner, January 17, 2020, 5-7:30 p.m. Menu: Smoked Pork & Turkey, Mac/Cheese, Green Beans, & Homemade Desserts. Free will donation.
School is canceled tomorrow, Monday, January 13, 2020. After school activities for students are also cancelled.
Thank you all for making an early dismissal go so smoothly! Students, have a great weekend and enjoy the snow (if it arrives). Reminder: no activities tonight or tomorrow (Saturday), Buildings are closed.
It’s that time of the year again when the 6th graders head the “Pick up the Tab” project. Our school is collecting all aluminum tabs through the month of February. We then take them and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House in Topeka. This charity uses theses tabs as a fundraiser towards funds to help provide a home away from home for families of seriously ill children staying at nearby hospitals. We will count and weigh the tabs prior to taking them to Topeka in March! Please start sending in all aluminum can tabs to help aide in this wonderful project.
Calendar changes: 6-8 Band Concert scheduled for Mar. 17 has been moved to Mar. 24. HS Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival on calendar for Apr. 4th is to be held Mar. 28.
JCNHS Girls BB JV game has been added with Patton Jr. High @ Ft. Leavenworth January 7 4:00pm
Mrs. Deviney’s class was SUPER excited to pick out their December books! 📚 Thanks to all the family, friends & patrons who donated money to the Scholastic Book Club for many of the JCNEMS students to receive a free book each month throughout the school year. What better way to improve reading than to get books into the hands of young readers!
The PreK-2nd grade decided to change things up a bit this year & have a “Christmas in Whoville” day, rather than our annual “Polar Express” day. I think the kids had fun & enjoyed the change. 🎄🎅🏼 🎁 ❤️ Look at the beautiful backdrop created by our very own, Pam Pursel! 🎨 Thanks to the JCNHS FBLA for helping with the trees! We even had a visit from Santa & the Grinch himself! 😉
“Snow Day” No school tomorrow, December 16. The 6-12 grade concert will now be on Thursday, December 19.
Middle School Drama Parents' Meeting We will have a short parents' meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5:30pm in Mrs. Berry's room for the parents of students acting in the Middle School play. Please plan to join us.
Change to HS BB Game tonight at McLouth. There will be no JV Girls game. All games will be at the high school.
CANCELLED - Thurs. Dec. 12 - HS JV Scholars Bowl @ ACCHS 4:00 p.m.
The HS Football banquet is Sunday, November 24 at 5:30pm in the HS commons. Seniors and Juniors-Bring a main dish and dessert. Sophomores and Freshmen-Bring a main dish and side dish. Table service and drinks provided.
The HS Community Clean-Up Day scheduled for Nov. 13 has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 18.
Girls Basketball Parent Meeting Thursday Nov 14 in High School Math/History Room @ 6:00 pm
On Saturday, our Boys team and Zetta Noll competed in the 2A State Cross Country Meet in Wamego. All runners competed very well, with several PR’s being set on a tough course. Trevor Pentlin earned a 2nd place finish and a PR. A huge thank you goes out to all those who have supported us this year, both at meets and in person, including those who made the trip to state, to the administration and school for their support and flexibility, to the parents of these great kids that we get to work with, and to Gigi of Gigi’s Monogramming for getting our great state shirts to us so quickly. Lastly, Coach Leakey and I would like to thank all the kids for giving their best every day, and for making this job the best in the world! It’s been a great year!
Our GREEN sure did take over the stadium, we easily had the biggest fan section at Dodge! Thank you Gigi at Gigi Monogramming for your hard work cranking out these shirts for our State birth, Tammy Gigstad for sponsoring the Pep Club bus, the students of our fantastic Pep Club, our wonderful bus drivers who made the trips safe for everyone, our administration, ALL of our supporters who have cheered us on all season, the parents and family of these wonderful kids, and most of all.. the volleyball players! It has been a successful season on so many levels and we are proud to be able to be called your coaches! It’s always a great day to be a Charger
For information on your JCN State Cross Country results, go to: https://www.usd320.com/vnews/display.v/SEC/Wamego%20High%20School%7CAthletics%20and%20Activities%3E%3ECross%20Country
If you want to watch your JCN Volleyball team live, or keep up on how matches are going, go to the KSHSAA 1A-2A State Volleyball website, https://www.dodgecity.org/statevb
Halloween Parade Change The EMS is changing their parade plans for Oct. 31. The parade will now be held in the EMS gym at 8:30 am. for our Pk-5th graders. K-2 will then travel to Winchester to parade through the high school building at approximately 9:30 am. Patrons who planned on being on our Nortonville route are welcome to come participate in the gym to pass out treats or come and see all of the costumes.
HS State Volleyball, United Wireless Arena, 4100 W. Comanche Street, Dodge City, KS FRIDAY Nov. 1st: Pool Play 4:30 p.m. - Spearville 5:30 p.m. - Wabaunsee 7:30 p.m. - Belle Plaine. If they advance will play Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Bracket Play. Games begin 2:00 p.m. TBA
State Cross Country Saturday, Nov. 2nd Wamego Country Club, W. Hwy US 24, Wamego, KS 2A Girls run at 11:10 a.m. 2A Boys run at 12:55 p.m.
NOTICE: HS Bi-District Football game scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 1 has been moved back to Thurs. Oct. 31 at 6:00 p.m. @ Valley Heights HS in Blue Rapids.
Today the cross country team traveled to Wabaunsee for the Regional meet. The boys team placed 2nd overall, qualifying for the state meet in Wamego next Saturday. Zetta Noll also qualified individually for state by placing 8th. Trevor Pentlin took 2nd place overall. Today was a great showing from the kids with many of them running a PR on a tough course. It’s been a great season and we are happy to be able to continue it for another week with so many kids.
Hooray for our State Cross Country runners! They all did an awesome job this morning! Qualifying for State are: Zetta Noll (8th) and Trevor Pentlin (2nd), and the boys team (2nd). (Sorry for my delay in getting this posted. I was heading back from a fantastic morning with cross country runners to watch Substate Volleyball.)
REMINDER: There will be "NO SCHOOL" Monday, October 28, due to Staff Development/Work Day and Oct. 29, due to Parent Teacher's Conferences.
JCN HIGH SCHOOL BAND TAILGATE Friday, October 25th - 5:00-7:00 -JCN Tech Center Beef Burgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips, Drinks, Homemade Desserts FREE WILL DONATION
On Thursday the cross country team traveled to Jackson Heights for the NEK League meet. The girls team were League Runner’s-up and the boys team placed 3rd. First Team All-League finishers were Trevor Pentlin in 2nd and Zetta Noll in 4th. Second Team All-League finishers were Ricky Maginness in 9th, Cole Burk in 13th, Triston Wyatt in 13th, and Makayla Ratzlaff in 14th. Overall a great day for the kids with many PR’s set! Thanks to all who come out and support us!
JCN FBLA TAILGATE Friday, October 18th 5:00-7:00 JCN Tech Center Mexican Casserole Taco & Burrito Bar Cheese, Chips & Salsa Drinks Root Beer Floats Homemade Desserts FREE WILL DONATION
NOTICE: The Cross Country Meet tomorrow, Sat. Oct. 12, is being held at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS not Pleasant Ridge at 9:00 a.m.
HS CC @ Centralia (Centralia Lake) scheduled for Saturday has been moved to today, Monday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 p.m.
CALENDAR TIME CHANGE: Oct. 31 Halloween Parade will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Reminder of change to HS FB this Saturday, Oct. 5 against Christ Prep time is 2:00 p.m. to be held at Blue Valley District Stadium, 6001 W 159th Terrace, Stillwell, KS
ADDITIONS TO CALENDAR: Tues. Oct. 1 - MS "C" VB Tri. @ Pleasant Ridge 4:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 2 - MS VB @ Valley Falls 4:00 p.m. (rescheduled from Sept. 12th)
JCN Booster Club Tailgate Friday, Sept. 27th at the JCNHS Tech Center, starting at 4:30 Menu: pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, potato chips, mac n' cheese, dessert, drinks. Free Will Donation.
TIME CHANGES: HS FB start time will be 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night, Sept. 27. Booster Club tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m.
JCN Booster Club Tailgate Friday, Sept. 27th at the JCNHS Tech Center, 5-7 p.m. Menu: pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, potato chips, mac n' cheese, dessert, drinks. Free Will Donation.
Time change to HS V FB game on Sat. Oct. 5 vs. Christ Prep. Changed from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ALL scheduled Monday night HS JV football games are cancelled.
The cancelled MS FB game from Sept. 12 has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 16 @ Valley Falls 6:30 p.m.
HS JV FB scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16 has been cancelled.
MS Football and Volleyball are both Postponed this evening
MS Football Tonight, Thurs. Sept. 12 with Valley Falls is postponed
HS Cross Country @ Lyndon has been cancelled for today and rescheduled to Monday, September 16.
In a battle to the end, JCN girls lose in 3 against PR 25-22
JCN girls win their first match against MHMA in 2.
Football game location and time change: Oct. 5- HS V FB @ Christ Prep Location: Blue Valley District Stadium Address: 6001 W 159th Terrace, Stillwell, KS 66085 Kick-Off: 3:00 PM Stadium Open: 1:00 PM
“TACO BAR” TAILGATE DINNER Friday, Sept. 13th 5:30 – 7:00 in the Tech Building in Winchester Sponsored by Cross Country
Middle School Girl’s Volleyball NEK Triangular – Everest, JCN and SBCS Date: Monday, September 9, 2019 Time: 4:30 PM Location : Everest Middle School – Everest, KS Order of Play: 4:30 pm A Everest vs JCN 5:30 pm A JCN vs SBCS 6:30 pm A Everest vs SBCS
Chargers win 38-12 in their first football game of the season against PR. GO CHARGERS
VB-A, B, & C Teams sweeps McLouth FB-JCN beats McLouth Great Way to Start the Season Go Chargers
CANCELLED - HS JV FB @ JCN vs. Pleasant Ridge Monday, Sept. 9.
Changes to calendar: 9/13 - Senior Night for FB/CC @ 6:30 (changed from 10/25) 9/16 - HS JVFB @ Valley Falls (not McLouth) @ 6:00 p.m. 8-man 9/23 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Oskalooa @ 6:00 p.m. - 8-man 10/7 - JV FB cancelled Additions: 9/9 - HS C VB Tri @ JCN 5:00 p.m. 9/30 - HS C VB Tri @ MHMA 5:00 p.m. JCN plays 1st & 2nd games 10/3 - HS C VB Tri @ Oskaloosa 5:00 p.m. JCN plays 2nd and 3rd games
Football Sports Drink Scrimmage on August 30th @ 7:00pm-Please donate Gatorade for the MS and HS football teams to drink after games during the season.
On the JCN App Charger Notes will be located under Documents then District
Calendar changes: Parent's Night for EMS Games are: FB&VB, September 5; GBB, October 24; BBB Jan. 9; Cheer, February 13.
Mom's Day on August 24th @ 10am for high school football moms
Starting the year with added excitement..... We will have bottled water for students tomorrow at both the EMS and HS since both Nortonville and Winchester are on a boil order. If you'd like to send bottled water with your child, that is fine also.
Fall sports begin Monday. Football, Volleyball and Cross Country come ready to practice. High School will start at 3:00pm in the band room. MS is at 3:30 at the EMS. Let's Roll...
Enrollment will be August 6, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We have added a printable 2019-20 school calendar and the school physical form to the resource link. Keep checking back for updates.
Rolling over to a new website is exciting but we have more work to do. Stay tuned as we add to the new site! We will be introducing Facebook and Twitter posts this fall!
Remember water safety tip #1, Never swim alone!