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.

Saturday Classics

Saturday Classics is a JCHS World Languages department community service project. We pair up high school and elementary students in grades K-3 to create an educational and interactive time in which they can learn French, German, and Spanish phrases, songs, numbers, and colors. Students will also taste ethnic food, do crafts, and learn about foreign cultures.

  • German — October 20
  • Spanish— October 27
  • French— November 3

Here are all the details:

  • For: students K-3rd grade
  • Cost: $10.00 per language session, or $27 for all three
  • Location: Jennings County High School cafeteria
  • Passport check-in: 8:45–9:00a.m. in JCHS cafeteria
  • Parent pickup: noon (enter through the doors in the commons in the back of the building).

If you have any questions, please call JCHS at 345.5588 and leave a message for Mrs. Debby Jackson, or you can email her.

Harlem Wizards Basketball game

The JCHS Dance Team is hosting a Harlem Wizards basketball game on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school main gym. The Wizards will be playing the game against several teachers/administrators from Jennings County Schools. This will be an exciting trick-filled basketball game. Tickets are available from any dance team member or the high school and middle school athletic offices. 

Tickets are:

  • General Admission $8 Students/$10 Adults in Advance
  • $10 Students/$12 Adults at the door
  • Courtside Plus Tickets (on floor) are $35 in advance only and includes a 30-minute meet and greet with the players before the game.

For more information, please view our Harlem Wizards flyer. We hope to see you at the game!

JCHS College & Career Expo

link to College and Career Expo pdfJennings County High School, in conjunction with Jennings County Economic Development Commission and Jennings County Community Foundation, will hold a college fair on Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This will take place in the auxiliary gym at JCHS. Please come and visit various college representatives from all over the state of Indiana. Juniors and seniors can register for door prizes!

Here is the list of colleges, universities, career centers, and military that are attending the college fair:
Anderson University, Ball State University, Cincinnati Christian College, Hanover University, Indiana State University, International Business College and Vet Tech., Indiana University, IUPUC, IUPUI, IUPUI Kelley School of Business, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester College, Marian University, Miami University Ohio, Ohio Christian University, Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, St. Mary’s of the Woods College, Southeastern Career Center, Taylor University, Trine University, University of Cincinnati, University of Indianapolis, Vincennes University, Vincennes University Health Sciences, Wabash College, Western Kentucky University, GT Industries, Decatur Mold Tool & Eng., Layman Fabrication, SET Enterprises, U.S. Marines, and Indiana National Guard.

    Announcing the Homecoming King and Queen

    Check out who was crowned at halftime on Friday, September 21! 

    • King - Brooks Wathen
    • Queen - Sara Morgan


    Homecoming King and Queen

    Homecoming Parade

    This year’s homecoming parade was such a blast! I don’t think any school has as much school spirit as Jennings County High School. Take a moment to check out all the awesome parade photos!

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    90's Day

    We are having so much fun celebrating our homecoming spirit week! Check out the photos from 90's day! Our students know how to show their school spirit! 

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    70's Day

    JCHS homecoming spirit week has been in full force! Tuesday, September 18 was 70's day. The students enjoyed many fun activities. Some activities included dressing-up in decade attire, dancing to Saturday Night Fever, fun in the fog machine, watching Grease in their very own "drive-in" gym, and having a groovy time.

      photos from our 70's Day event
      Class Color and 80's Day

      We love the costumes and school spirit displayed by our students during our homecoming spirit week! Check out our 80’s theme and class color day outfits!

      Click to view more photos from Spirit Week
      60’s Day

      Day one of spirit week was a success! We loved seeing so many students dressed up in their awesome outfits that look like they came right out of the 60’s. You all looked far out!

        view more photos from our 60's Day event
        Work Ethic Certificate

        The JCHS Work Ethic Certificate is an opportunity to create a partnership between Jennings County Schools and our local business community.

        This partnership will open our students’ eyes to the industry and businesses that are looking for employees who possess the skills outlined in the WEC. This will also help to educate our students on many of the businesses in our community and what opportunities are available to them post-graduation. Our goal is that the WEC will benefit the student body through a better understanding of local employment opportunities and an incentive to strive for their best during their high school experience. We also hope that the WEC will help our local business community identify the best of our student body for post-graduation employment.

        Science Fest at IU

        A STEM educational experience is like no other! Science Fest will be Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. This event will be the largest open house event that IU has ever done; we keep adding partners daily. Partners not listed on the attached flyer include Baxter Healthcare Pharmaceutical, Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes, IU Science Libraries, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. We have activities for all ages! You can learn more by viewing our flyer or going online

        College Goal Sunday

        College Goal Sunday will be on October 28 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 106. Financial aid experts will once again give free FAFSA filing help to students and families!

        The best way to stay connected with College Goal Sunday Indiana is to check this website, follow them on Twitter, or like them on Facebook.

        What students should bring

        Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2017 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form, or other 2017 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at before coming to the event. 

        Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed.

        Financial Aid Meeting

        Richard Nash, a financial aid representative from Hanover College, is coming to Jennings County High School on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. This informational meeting is to help parents and students explore financial assistance for college and help parents with questions about completing the FAFSA. We will announce the meeting location soon.

        Please note this is the same night as our college fair in the auxiliary gym, which is from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

        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