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!