Jennings County High School
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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.

JCHS Panther Days 2020–2021

During the 2020–2021 school year, JCHS will run scheduled panther days, which consist of JCHS students completing all eight class periods in a digital learning format. Students may be on or off-campus depending on their academic standing and/or individual needs.

Implementation of Panther Days:

  • We will encourage students who are passing all classes and have zero missing assignments to complete their work from home using their devices.
  • We will encourage students who need academic support to attend school in order to receive necessary in-person instruction and remediation.
  • The school building will be open to students, we will serve lunch, and all staff will report as normal.

Panther Day Schedule:

Generally, these days will occur after ten days (five blue days, five white days) of instruction.

  • Thursday, August 27
  • Monday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 29
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Thursday, November 5
  • Friday, November 20
  • Tuesday, December 22
  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Thursday, February 4
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Wednesday, March 31
  • Friday, April 16
  • Monday, May 3
  • Tuesday, May 18

Student Impact:

  • Students will receive continuity of instruction through enrichment activities and/or remediation for each course on their schedule.
  • Affords 14 instructional days that will not be affected by student absences and allows for fewer students in the building on those days.
  • Students needing academic assistance will have access to JCHS staff for assistance with missing work, currently assigned work, and remedial skills.
  • By incorporating panther days, students will become familiar with their teachers’ digital lesson format/assignments prior to a potential closure.
  • Panther days allow for delivery of necessary non-course content such as, but not limited to:
    • Naviance (Stand-alone Program)
    • Graduation Pathway Information (Pe-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Scheduling Information (Pre-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Class Meetings (Pre-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Virtual Field Trips (TBD)
    • Virtual College/Career Visits (TBD)

JCHS Instructional Calendar

Our 2020–2021 High School Instructional Calendar is now available. We encourage you to download a copy and keep it for your records.

Freshmen Orientation Link

This year's freshman orientation information will be delivered virtually through a short video below. You can also find this video on our Facebook page

JCHS Alumni Hall of Fame Deadline September 30

The JCHS Alumni Hall of Fame 2020 nomination application deadline is September 30, 2020. Applications are available from JCHS Alumni page or may be picked up in the JCHS main office.

The Jennings County High School Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee invites nominations for candidates for the Jennings County High School Alumni Hall of Fame. This distinguished award honors individuals whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life’s work and/or service to their communities. The honoree’s spirit and leadership are worthy of recognition and have inspired praise and gratitude among his or her peers. This is the ninth year of the JCHS Alumni Hall of Fame and up to three individuals will be selected for induction.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The recipient must have graduated from JCHS at least 15 years ago (no later than 2005).
  • The recipient has been recognized for a high level of achievement in his/her field and has made significant contributions to that field at the state, national, and/or international levels.
  • The recipient has demonstrated leadership, character, and service in a variety of venues from his/her field of expertise to community, state and national initiatives.
  • Nominations for posthumous awards will be accepted.
Substitute Teacher Meetings

All persons wishing to work as a substitute teacher during the 2020–2021 school year for Jennings County School Corporation need to attend one of the orientation meetings scheduled at Central office 34 W. Main Street North Vernon, IN 47265. The orientation meetings will be for renewing substitutes and new substitutes. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be limited to a small number of people, and masks are required. Please contact Shannon Lacoursiere at (812) 346-4483 ext. 1038 to schedule a time to attend a training session. For more information, please view our press release.

Key Clubbers Talent

Key Clubbers Talent flyer

Eric would like to expand on a wonderful opportunity at Jenning County School. Our Key Club is participating with all the Indiana Key Clubs and completing a virtual statewide talent show open to all individuals not just students in order to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. If you or any of your students have an interest in filming your talent and supporting Riley Hospital. For those of you like me who got kicked out of elementary school choir for their singing and want to make a donation, there will be t-shirts to order as well. Thanks for any and all help and have a great start to the year!

Mary Daw explains that the Key Clubbers Got Talent has reached to a never expected level. We have gotten talents from all around the world and they just keep on coming. My team and I are so thrilled to see so many people want to help out that we made the executive decision of extending our deadline to September, 1st 2020. More people are now included in the big value of Key Club as the organization is normally inclusive! Please continue all of your efforts and encourage more talent. Have fun with this. It does not need to be perfect; one of the main goals of KCGT is to bring smiles to all. 

Here are more talented ideas you could do or share!

  • Sports clips
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Napoleon Dynamite dance
  • Rapping a famous speech
  • Improv
  • Dramatic readings
  • Mind reading
  • Hula hooping
  • Yodeling
  • Bucket drumming
  • Acapella
  • Spoon Music
  • Talk in a different language
  • Dance a Broadway skit
  • Play a musical instrument 
Please Take Special Note of The Following:
  • You can donate $5.00 on Riley Kids - Be sure to include your first and last name
  • Mary Daw your video including your first name, last name, and age
  • Requirements - 2.5 Minutes time limit, must be school appropriate, and it will be due August 1, 2020.
  • Prizes - 1 submission = a chance to win a prize with randomized drawings (announced on air)
  • Make sure to follow us on social media sites like Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook.

For more information, please reach out to Mary Daw by email or by phone at (219) 252-6031.

MPJC Community Showcase!

Hello! This is Miss Kibbler, the band director at Jennings County High School. I would like to share our video recording of today's MPJC community showcase! Please enjoy, share, and like us on our Facebook. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! I give almost everybody a shout out in the video, but one group I neglected are our wonderful custodial staff, who scheduled their plans around us being in the band room and eating in the commons. Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to seeing y'all safe and healthy!

Paige Kibbler

Jennings County High School Prepare and Care Plan

The Jennings County School Corporation is committed to providing our students with the best possible learning environment. As we re-imagine the 2020–2021 school year, we are focusing on returning to school safely while providing our students with the best possible education. We believe it is important for our families to have options to address their concerns. We greatly value community input and have used it to help us design a re-entry plan that addresses family needs.

Please see our prepare and care plan below for more information.

Athletics Forms

The Jennings County High School and Middle School Athletics Departments have partnered with FinalForms. This is an online form and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletics participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. 

You will review your information once per school year to verify the information is current and sign the forms. We are asking that all parents of middle school and high school athletes use FinalForms. Please register and complete all forms electronically on the FinalForms Website. Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Jennings County Schools. 

Jennings County High School Panther Pantry

Jennings County High School will announce the Panther Pantry dates for the 2020–2021 school year in August. Please note the pantry is for our high school 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