Jennings County High School
Committed to Excellence, Expecting Success
Wide view of graduation speaker giving a speech to graduates and their families

HS Panther News

We appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update this page regularly.

IREAD-3 Informative Video

If you have a 3rd grade student, they are preparing to take the IREAD-3 assessment in late March. This video will provide more information about what this assessment is, what it measures, and how to prepare students for this assessment.

Jennings County High School After Prom Carnival

The Jennings County High School after prom carnival is on Saturday, April 27 from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tickets will be available during student lunches in the cafeteria or the main office from Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 26. Tickets are free for any Jennings County High School junior or senior. All guests must be under 21. You do not have to go to the prom to go to the after prom, but you do need to have a ticket. Games will include karaoke, GA GA Pit, 9 Square, Lazer Tag, Melt Down, Human Fuse Ball, Plinko, Obstacle Course, Go Fishing, Baseball Toss, DJ Downs, and many more. Free food items such as pizza, hot dogs, cotton candy, barbecue, snow cones, and soda will also be available.

Jennings County High School Prom

Please mark your calendar for the Jennings County High School 2019 A Whisper of Wonder…Secret Garden prom on April 27, 2019. Tickets will be on sale from April 1 through April 18 during all lunches. The cost is $30 for singles and $50 for couples. The prom will take place at Factory 12 Event Loft, 1235 Jackson Street in Columbus, Indiana.

Prom Events and Times

  • Photographer available beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Dancing from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.
  • Coronation is at 9:00 p.m.
Plan to Attend... JCHS 2019 PromJCHS 2019 Prom A Whisper of Wonder... Secret Garden April 27, 2019
    Welcome Back Mr. Weeks

    Please join us in welcoming Mr. Jonathan Weeks to JCHS. Mr. Weeks graduated from JCHS in 2006. Before coming here to teach, Mr. Weeks was in the United States Air Force. He was in the military for six years. We hope you enjoy your time with us, Mr. Weeks!

    Swimmers Finish Season in Sectional

    JCHS sent three wrestlers to Evansville semi-state after a third-place team win in the sectional hosted by JCHS. Qualifying for the semi-state with fourth-place finishes in the Jeffersonville regional were Sam Bennett at 170 pounds, Cameron Woodard at 182 pounds, and Logan Askew at 195 pounds. We would like to congratulate our wrestlers on their winnings!

    JCHS Students Bring Home Key Awards

    JCHS students brought home five Gold Key Awards and eight Silver Key Awards in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. We would like to congratulate our hard-working students on their success!

    Surprise Scholarship Announcement

    On Monday, February 25, JCHS senior, Thomas Schuler, got an amazing surprise! Thomas was named an Indiana State University Presidential Scholar. Thomas' family and friends were a part of the surprise announcement. We are excited to share in this moment!

    Thomas Schuler with friends, family, and school facultyThomas Schuler with scholarship award presenter

      Next Generation February 2019 Newsletter

      Our next generation February 2019 newsletter is now available! Take a look and read about the skills our students are learning.

      Scholastic Art Awards

      JCHS Art teachers Karen Chilman and Barry Hovious recently announced the students receiving Scholastic Art Awards. To see who made the list, check out our Scholastic Awards list. You can learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on their website.

      Scholastic Art Award winners with their art works

        Senior Class Donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters

        The senior class donated $250 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pictured left to right are: Bree Mefford (senior-class president), Nikki Cardinal (Big Brothers Big Sisters representative), Ashley Follmer (class treasurer), and Annie Ertel (class secretary.) Well done, senior class!

        senior class officers holding check for Big Brothers Big Sisters
          Wrestlers Advance to Semi-State

          Congratulations to JCHS wrestlers qualifying for semi-state in Evansville: Sam Bennett, Cameron Woodard, and Logan Askew. 

          Band and Orchestra Compete at I.S.S.M.A.

          Congratulations to the band and orchestra students who competed on Saturday, February 2 at the I.S.S.M.A. Solo and Ensemble Contest. In orchestra: Sam Luedeman, Kody Lucas, and Morgan Manning brought home silver ratings. In band: Zack Brooks brought home a gold, and Kameron Murphy, Kristian Koons, Tyler Ellis, Hunter Bays, and Liz Wahlman all received a gold rating and qualified for State Solo & Ensemble in Indianapolis.

          Women in Engineering Program

          The Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University is on Monday, April 8, 2019. This is for young women in their junior year of high school. If you want to learn more, or register for the event, please visit Purdue's website.

          Panther Pantry

          The Jennings County High School (JCHS) Panther pantry is open to our JCHS students and their immediate family members. The Panther pantry will be open on the following dates in 2018-2019:

          • August 23
          • September 20
          • October 18
          • November 15
          • December 20
          • January 17
          • February 21
          • March 21
          • April 18
          • May 16

          Pantry hours are 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and if we cancel school, we will also close the pantry. The pantry is located in JCHS room 125B. Please drive to back parking lot, and enter through breezeway entrance “I”. 

          The Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana assists our pantry by offering food and daily living supplies to the families of our high school students who are in need of assistance. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact the following individuals:

          • Marisa Patterson, on-site pantry coordinator, at (812) 346.5588 (ext. 3135)
          • Tracy Martin, on-site facilitator/assistant coordinator, at (812) 346.5588 (ext. 3134)
          • Taryn Kent, administrative on-site facilitator, (812) 346.5588