Jennings County High School
Committed to Excellence, Expecting Success
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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.

2019-2020 Master Calendar

The 2019-2020 Jennings County School Corporation master calendar is now available for your review. Please visit our district Calendar page for a printable version of the calendar.

JCHS Fine Arts Christmas Concerts

Tis the season for concerts to get you in the holiday spirit! We hope you will join us for one or all our Christmas concerts. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

  • Choir: December 6 
  • Band: December 11 
  • Orchestra: December 13
  • Admission: Canned goods and freewill offering
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Semester I Exam Schedule

Semester exams are right around the corner. Exams will take place Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December 21. Please take a moment to review this exam schedule for all the details.

Congratulations, Arizona Harvey!

We would like to congratulate Arizona Harvey for her recent third-place finish in the JAG National Public Speaking Contest in Washington, D. C.! Arizona represented Jennings County High School and JAG Indiana very well! Arizona worked diligently in her pursuit, making her the first Jennings County High School student to participate at the national level! If you should see her, please be sure to congratulate her on her hard work and well-earned success! We are very proud of you, Arizona! 

Letter Of Concern From Principal Dustin Roller

There are some false rumors circulating and being shared on social media that have caused concern among parents and community members. I think it is important to address these rumors and clear up the misinformation. Last week we had an isolated incident involving a small number of students and some prescription medication brought to school. This incident was investigated swiftly and addressed. In any situation at the high school, we speak to numerous students who may have information about an issue even if they are not directly involved. We take student safety seriously and will always respond to concerns thoroughly.

The incident last week did not involve large numbers of students, as the social media post suggested, and Fentanyl was not a part of the concern. We fully understand the opioid epidemic in our country and have proactive programs and conversations with students and staff to educate our high school community. As a community, it is important for us to work together to provide our young people with information and connected adults to help prevent drugs from entering student lives. We also need our community and parents to continue to reach out to us for accurate information when concerns arise. False rumors being shared on social media detract from our efforts to maintain open communication and cause unnecessary concern.

Please take a moment to view Principal Dustin Roller's letter to parents in its entirety for more information. 

Next Generation November Newsletter

Please take a moment to check out the Next Generation November Newsletter to see what our high school construction systems students, engineering students, manufacturing students, and our FFA have been up to!

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