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.

Panther Pluses

We have many achievements to be proud of! Check out our JCHS Panther Pluses for up-to-date accomplishments. Our students never cease to amaze us!

Congratulations to Our JCHS Graduates

We would like to congratulate our JCHS graduates! The class of 2019 recently participated in graduation on June 1, 2019. We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments. We can't wait to see what their future holds!

Click to view more photos of our recent high school graduates
Free Lunch All Summer Hooray!

The Free Lunch All Summer Hooray! (FLASH) program will continue in Jennings County this summer. Please see our FLASH program flyer for dates, times, and locations.

New Outdoor Benches

Jennings County High School Ag power and structure students created new outdoor benches for the front entrance. Thank you!

students with new benches
Black Cat Racing in Indianapolis

racing teamJCHS Black Cat Racing competed in the 2019 Purdue evGrand Prix World Finals on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Purdue University hosts this event, which is part of the MSTEM3 program. Participants build their own karts, tune the powertrain and chassis dynamics, and then put them to the test in the Racing Capital of the World at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Teams compete in four categories to claim the championship trophy. Engineering design challenges teams to go above and beyond with new technologies. Community outreach encourages teams to educate those around them about EV’s. Powertrain efficiency requires teams to design their kart for maximum distance and energy usage. Lastly, how you finish in the race demands these karts to be fast!

After results finalized, the JCHS Black Cat Racing received overall first place team for the EV World Grand Prix Series. Congratulations Black Cat Racing!

Change in Breakfast Program for 2019–2020

During the 2018–19 school year, the Jennings County Schools piloted a program to provide free breakfast for all students in the district. Unfortunately, the formula we used to allow us to calculate the cost of the program was not an accurate predictor of our financial commitment. While we were able to finance this program for one year, we are not able to continue it due to the financial cost of the program. While we will no longer be providing free breakfasts, we are committed to ensuring students who are hungry have meals available. Our staff will work closely with families to make sure we do not turn any student away from breakfast or lunch if they do not have money.

To learn how to apply for free or reduced price meals and textbook assistance, please see the entire letter from Superintendent Teresa Brown.

We look forward to welcoming back our students on August 6. We have many exciting opportunities planned for our students for the 2019–20 school year. Please continue to let us know how we can better serve you.

Attendance Awards 2019

Jennings County High School promotes attendance, and therefore student success, through an incentive program using prizes from various sponsors as a reward for perfect or commendable attendance. Over the past few years, the student response has been very positive. Congratulations to all the students who received an attendance award for 2019!

View more photos. Attendance award winners in the freshman class pose together.
JCHS 2019–2020 School Registration

It’s that time of year again! Please make note of our upcoming registration dates and times. They are as follows:

SCC, Junior & Senior Registration

  • July 30: 12:00–3:00 p.m., 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Freshman & Sophomore Registration

  • July 31: 12:00–3:00 p.m., 4:00–7:00 p.m.

You can view our registration flyer for additional details.