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.

Touch of Class

The JCHS Touch of Class swing choir sang the national anthem at the Indy Fuel game on Friday, January 25. We are proud of these students for their hard work and touching performance!

  • Photos coming soon.
Local Scholarship Meetings

Attention, 2020 graduates! We will have a local scholarship meeting on Monday, February 3 at 8:30 a.m. and an afternoon meeting at 1:50 p.m. for students missing the morning meeting.

We will distribute local scholarship packets on February 3, 2020, and they are due on or before 3:00 p.m. on March 11, 2020. These are your responsibility to pick up and return. There are no exceptions to the March 11 at 3:00 p.m. deadline. Applications will be available on our Guidance page, or hard copies will be available in the Guidance office.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, February 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Jennings County High School. We look forward to sharing your student's progress with you!

College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday will take place at Jennings County High School on February 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in room 106. Financial aid experts will give free FAFSA filing help to students and families. Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents should bring their completed 2019 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2019 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 2019 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 form, or other 2019 income and benefits information. We encourage students and parents to apply for their United States Department of Education FSA IDs on the Federal Student Aid website before coming to the event. Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families individual questions.

Please visit the College Goal Sunday websitefollow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook for all of the current College Goal Sunday information.

Congratulations to the Legacy 2020 Authors

A devoted team of Indiana writers and editors selected the following 10th graders for the Legacy 2020 book, which will be available on Amazon later this spring. The book compiles their family and community legacies, and the team will register the book in the Library of Congress. It is also available in some public libraries and historical society locations. If you see these students, please congratulate them on their research and writing!

Selected authors:

  • Emily Hatton - European Mounting
  • Emma Jones - English Piece Quilting
  • Jena Morgan - Crepe Paper Flowers
  • Delany Burkman - Making Butter
  • Caitlyn Schuck - Weaving on a Floor Loom
  • Paris Sporleder - Well-Witching
  • Brandon Adrian - Growing Herbs
  • Sherissa Centers - Basket Weaving
  • Coleman Haurez - Bladesmithing
  • Brady Anderson - Limb Fishing
  • Morgan Ernstes - Raku Pottery
  • Madison Johnson - Shucky Beans
  • Emma Eikelman - Cooking in a Dutch Oven
Winter Homecoming King and Queen

Seniors Lance Bailey and Kaylee Hammond were crowned winter homecoming king and queen on Friday, January 17 at halftime of the boys basketball game. Congratulations, Lance and Kaylee!

boy and girl with Homecoming crowns
Winter Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our winter homecoming court! Homecoming court candidates were selected by peers to represent their class for the 2020 Jennings County High School winter homecoming court.

homecoming court

  • Freshmen King and Queen: Bryson Webster and Megan Vogel
  • Sophomore King and Queen: Jacob Vogel and Grace Kirchner
  • Junior King and Queen: Layne Skinner and Brooke Mowery
  • Senior King and Queen: Lance Bailey and Kaylee Hammond

JCHS Teacher of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Felicia Hill. Felicia has been named as the 2019–2020 JCHS Teacher of the Year. Way to go!

Teacher of the year Felicia Hill

    JCHS Music Department Donates to Coordinating Council

    The JCHS Music Department presented a $1000 check and canned goods to Bee Murphy of the Jennings County Coordinating Council. Free-will donations and/or canned goods were collected as admission for the Christmas concerts. Many thanks to all who made this possible.

    Music Department donates to Coordinating Council
    Student Council

    Jennings County High School student council recently delivered items they collected to the local nursing home. We are very proud of all they do for our school and community.

    student council students at local nursing home student council collected items for nursing home visit
    Ashly Jacobi Named Lilly Scholar

    Ashly Jacobi Named Lilly ScholarJennings County High School senior Ashly Jacobi is the 2020 Lilly Endowment Inc. community scholar for Jennings County. Ashly is the daughter of the late John and Teresa Jacobi of North Vernon and currently resides with her grandfather, Earl Lacey. Ashly said, “I feel great! Thank you so much for this opportunity! “ after she was told she had been awarded the four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Ashly has been active in many school activities including the Jennings County High School archery team for four years as well as Job’s for Americas Graduates, Students Against Destructive Decisions, the Hope Squad, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club. Additionally, she has participated in community involvement helping feed the less fortunate and volunteered as a guest speaker on different occasions. She will also receive a $900 stipend for required books and equipment over the next four years.

    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