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North Jackson Elementary School members of the Panther Team are shown: David McCright, Tracy Koehler, Mandy Weingart, Brooke Sonnenfeldt, Chelsey Weeks, Carrie Shattles, Laura Pittman, Pam Comer and Troy Johnson. The NJES Panther Team responds to medical emergencies if/when they happen at sc…

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Jefferson Middle School sixth grader Sophia Cox brought two of her show sheep to school to share with her classmates how she cares for her animals and shows them in competitions. Sophia shared her knowledge during Jessica Jones’ FFA (Future Farmers of America) AgriculturalScience class.

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Jefferson Middle School students, teachers, and Therapy Dog Muffin brought back 1960s fashion in honor of their current read, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton.

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Mary Graveman, (left) a 12th grader at Jefferson High School, was selected as the September Rotary Student of the Month for JHS. As the recipient of the award, Mary was asked to choose her most influential teacher, which was JHS Assistant Principal Jenny Hardy. Mary and Ms. Hardy were recogn…

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Jefferson Academy was recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia Department of Education. The Title I Distinguished School Award is given to schools that are in the top five percent in the state with the highest absolute performance for all students. Pictured left to right: …

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Members of the Miss CHS homecoming court are seniors: Emma Davis, Hannah English, Carson Hawkins, Callie Hill and Landry Kate Martin.

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Members of the Commerce High School Miss Junior court are: Karis Allen, Faith Brown, Alexis Coker, Kylee Taylor and Jeovana Lopez (not pictured).

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Members of the Miss Sophomore court at Commerce High School are: Ansley Ayers, Faith Brown, Emi Denton, Chloe Diaz and Rachel English.

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Members of the Miss Freshman homecoming court at Commerce High School are: Rylee Allen, Anden Blalock, Zoey Owensby, Raven Parks, Yulissa Ponce and Ivy Tolbert.

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Members of the Mr. homecoming court at Commerce High School are: Tyelon Brock, Gaven Dawley, Creed Dunbar, Bryson Flint and Jakob Frates.

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe behaviors." CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant principal Kelly Shoemaker …

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Abigail Estabrooke, of Braselton, graduated from Auburn University’s School of Nursing on August 8 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She will be moving to Nashville, Tenn., to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the adult acute surgery unit with the transplant team.

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Maysville Elementary School counselor Linda Maddox (left) and bus driver Debra Hancox (right) encourage everyone to wear a masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They say, "Wearing is caring."

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe behaviors." CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant principal Kelly Shoemaker …

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Robin Richards has been selected as the August 2020 Commerce FFA Faculty/Staff Member of the Month. When the FFA needed to switch locations for the August meeting in a hurry, Mr. Richards really stepped up and helped us to change around the gym in order to accommodate our members and our "We…

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The Commerce High School FFA is collecting aluminum can tabs this year to benefit the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The ARMHC annually sells collected tabs to help pay for expenses related to their mission of providing housing and meals to families in need while their child is in …

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Jefferson Elementary School was recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia Department of Education. The Title I Distinguished School Award is given to schools that are in the top five percent in the state with the highest absolute performance for all students. Pictured left …

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Made possible with donations from Jefferson Middle School parents, JMS students participated in a science lab making homemade ice cream using five ingredients that are typically found at home (ice, salt, milk, sugar, and vanilla). Pictured are JMS students making homemade ice cream with scie…

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Jefferson City School System Bio STEAM Coordinator Liz French visits JES to teach students about wildlife, water usage, and environmental awareness. Kindergarten students focus on identifying the living and nonliving components of the environment, while first graders practice identifying, co…

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For the summer 2020 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded some 500 degrees and certificates. Ceremonies were canceled due to COVID-19, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on the UNG commencement website.

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Kaleigh Payne, a student at Jefferson Academy, was congratulated by First Lady Melania Trump for her participation in “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” to honor the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Kaleigh is sho…

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Jefferson Academy donated Clorox wipes to Amazon following the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon has generously returned the donation to JA with triple the amount of wipes. JA will use these wipes in classrooms and during the PLUS after school program. JA would like to thank Amazon, Site Leader Geen…

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." These students were nominated by their teachers for showing respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe (ROARS) behaviors. CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant principal Kelly Shoemaker and all…

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Commerce High School FFA member Jordan Pritchett attended the Georgia Premier Lamb Show in Tifton on August 8. He was named the Champion Senior Lamb Showman through a tough showmanship contest. Jordan will continue to exhibit his lambs throughout the southeast this school year.

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The deans of each of UNG's five colleges - the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Education, the College of Health Sciences & Professions, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, and the College of Science & Mathematics - announced the names of those students who made their…

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Jackson Bowen, Hoschton, a senior in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, competed in the Terry professional sales competition in February where he finished as runner up.

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Jefferson graduate Kate Hildebrand is set to return to the University of Kansas in Lawrence this fall as the Kansas Jayhawk's featured twirler. She will be a sophomore this year. 

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The Commerce FFA has teamed with Fit To A Tee promotions to launch an online store starting August 6 just in time for the start of the new school year. Multiple new shirt designs will be available in short sleeve, long sleeve and hooded sweat shirts, as well as hats and yard signs. The store…

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Jefferson City Schools student Brady Copponex was named a state-level winner in the 2019-2020 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Brady’s piece, titled “Where are the Ducks?,” earned him first place in state and can be read at the following website: ​http://galangartssup.weebly.com/yo…

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When the world began to shut down because of COVID-19, the 4-H program was left with many of the same problems that faced schools and service organizations: How can we continue our mission? When will we be able to hold face to face programs? How long will this last?

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When the world began to shut down because of COVID-19, the 4-H program was left with many of the same problems that faced schools and service organizations: How can we continue our mission? When will we be able to hold face to face programs? How long will this last?