E.g., Thursday, August 13, 2020
E.g., Thursday, August 13, 2020

Award will provide 350 Chromebooks, internet stipend, LEGO education sets to school

August 12, 2020 – ESL Newcomer Academy has been awarded an Intel Online Learning grant, providing the school with laptops, LEGO learning kits and an internet stipend to support the school’s at-risk students.  The award comes two weeks before Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) starts the 2020-21 school year through online learning.

Donations will ‘help ensure our students have the resources they’ll need to thrive’

August 11, 2020 – Individual and community donors have contributed more than $143,000 to the Student Access Project, a Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) technology initiative to help put a Chromebook or other instructional device into the hands of every JCPS student who needs one, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio announced today.

Award is highest national recognition that STEM teachers can receive

August 6, 2020 – Two Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) teachers have received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Torri Martin, who currently chairs the Math Department at the Brown School, received the award for math, and Keri Meador, a science teacher at Central High School Magnet Career Academy, received the science award.

Goal is to ‘ensure every child who needs a computer has access to one’

August 5, 2020 – Parents and guardians of Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) students who need a computer or Wi-Fi hotspot for the upcoming school year can request one through a new webpage that also includes important information about the first day of school, JCPS officials announced today.

Up-to-date email and phone numbers ensure families receive important information

July 29, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is urging families to verify that their contact information is up-to-date, and that they are registered to receive text messages from JCPS as the district prepares for the start of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). 

Students designed, built robot to 'Examine. Expand. Extend'

One by one, the young scientists dropped a colored ball into the robot they had designed and built.  The device, dubbed "B3," or beta balloon bot, examined it, selected a balloon of the same color, blew it up, and offered the inflated balloon to a bystander.

Examine. Expand. Extend. The invention was a success, just as they had planned.

Veteran JCPS educator has served as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal at elementary, middle schools

Dr. Jimica Howard has been named the new principal of Shelby Traditional Academy.

Dr. Howard is a 17-year veteran of Jefferson County Public Schools, having served as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal in both elementary and middle schools.

Background as educator, athletic director gives him experience to 'ensure individual student success'

Marlon Miller has been named the new principal of Martin Luther King Elementary School.

An educator for nearly 20 years, Miller has served as a teacher, athletic director and an assistant principal across elementary and secondary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools. 

Educator sees the opportunity to make 'the greatest positive impact on students and families' in Title 1 schools

Mike Losey has been named the new principal of Atkinson Academy.

An educator for 11 years in both Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and in Indiana, Losey most recently served as assistant principal at McFerran Preparatory Academy. Throughout his career, he has also served as an elementary school principal, goal clarity coach, and teacher for grades 1 and 2, and said his passion has been working in Title 1 buildings. 

Students will start 2020-21 school year in more robust NTI

July 21, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with all students receiving lessons through online Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI), under an amended calendar and school plan approved tonight by the Jefferson County Board of Education.