Jennings County High School
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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.

Letter From the Superintendent

At Jennings County School Corporation, there is nothing we take more seriously than the safety of our students. In the past week, some students and members of the public have raised concerns about one or more incidents regarding school safety. Federal privacy laws prohibit us from sharing information regarding any specific student or incident. Please remember that postings on social media and shared information are based on gossip, not facts.

Please take a moment to read the important letter from Superintendent Teresa A. Brown in its entirety.

Athletics Recruiting Symposium

Please join us for our athletics recruiting symposium on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Jennings County High School. This event is open to all with free admission, and various college coaches will be in attendance. Please contact the Jennings County High School Athletics Department at (812) 346.8068 with questions, and see our athletics recruiting symposium flyer for more information.

FAFSA Information

Attention, seniors! October 1 is the starting date to begin your FAFSA. You must complete your FAFSA by April 15, 2020, or by the college/university deadline. All senior students planning to go on to a secondary school need to complete the FAFSA even if you are planning to sit out a year. All 21st Century scholar students must also complete the FAFSA. Please visit the FAFSA website to complete your FAFSA and the 2020–2021 application.

If you need help completing the FAFSA, please attend one of the following sessions:

  • October 24 at 6:00 p.m. with the College Fair following at 6:30 p.m. - A representative will available to answer questions regarding the FAFSA.
  • November 3 at 2:00 p.m. - College Goal Sunday - Representatives will available to assist you in completing your FAFSA. Bring your laptop and your parents/guardians taxes from last year.
  • February 23 at 2:00 p.m. - College Goal Sunday - Representatives will available to assist you in completing your FAFSA. Bring your laptop and your parents/guardians taxes from last year.

Examples of information necessary to complete the FAFSA are available in the Guidance office. If you have questions, please see your guidance counselor.

REACH Conference

Applications for the REACH Conference for girls is now available from Mrs. Jackson in room 132 or Ms. Evans in room 110. The conference is open to all girls in grades ninth through twelfth, and the purpose is to provide leadership and inspiration to young women here at JCHS. The conference arranged for outstanding guest speakers and will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. during the school day. The conference will have transportation and lunch provided.

MPJC at IU Band Day

MPJC was able to participate in the 28th annual Band Day at Indiana State University. 

This is an annual event that brings high school bands together from across the state of Indiana to perform in a joint show at half time with the Marching Hundred.

Band performing on the football field at Indiana State University
JCHS Orchestra Stampede

The JCHS Orchestra Stampede is on Saturday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. The performance is at the St. Mary's Parish Center. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through any orchestra student.

Homecoming King and Queen

JCHS would like to announce our homecoming king and queen! Please join us in congratulating Dana Money as our homecoming queen and Christian Brooks as our king. We appreciate you representing JCHS!

Scholarship Opportunity

North Central College in Naperville, Illinois is offering a $1,000 annual scholarship if you apply and attend their college in the fall. Applications or expressed interest is due by December 31, 2019. Please contact Mr. Stevens in the athletics office if you plan to apply, so he can notify the North Central College Admissions Office.

College and Career Expo

Jennings County High School in conjunction with Jennings County Economic Development Commission is holding a college and career expo Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This will take place in the auxiliary gym at JCHS. Please come and visit various college and industry representatives from all over the state of Indiana. A financial planning meeting is at 6:00 p.m. in the JCHS Band Room. There will be door prizes and Rosie's Off Road Diner food truck!

Black Cat Racing

On Wednesday, August 26, the JCHS Black Cat Racing team competed at Purdue University in the Tippy 600 where they were named the high school champions. Congratulations to the Black Cat team!

JCHS Black Cat Racing Team members pose together outside

Order Your Yearbook

Yearbooks are now available to order online. You can order your yearbook from Josten's. Yearbooks are just $45. 

Jennings County High School Panther Pantry

JCHS announces the Panther Pantry dates for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please note the pantry is for our JCHS students and their immediate family members. 

The Panther Pantry will be open on the following dates in 2019-2020:

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Last date for the 2019-2020 school year 

Hours: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. *If school is canceled, the pantry will be closed.

Location: JCHS Room 125B: Drive to the back parking lot, enter through breezeway Entrance “I”. 

About Us: The Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is assisting us. Gleaners offers food and daily living supplies to the families of our high school students who are in need of assistance.

Who is Eligible?: JCHS students and their immediate family members.

 If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact: 

Marisa Patterson,
(812) 346.5588 ext. 3135
On-site Pantry Coordinator

Tracy Martin
(812) 346.5588 ext. 3134
On-site facilitator/assistant coordinator

Taryn Kent
(812) 346.5588
Administrative On-site Facilitator