The Academies at Jonesboro High School Announcements

January 16, 2019

Report cards are ready for pick up in your Academy office and parents can view grades in the HAC system.
The next ACT prep class will be Saturday, February 2, 2019. There are registration forms available in the main office and outside Mrs. Darby's Room A117. 

Thanks to everyone who came to the JHS Lost Pizza fundraiser for Make-A-Wish last week. We raised $1,222 towards our goal of $6,000 to sponsor the wishes of children in our area with critical illnesses. You can continue to show your support for Make-A-Wish at our annual “Make-A-Wish Night” at the Jonesboro vs Greene County Tech basketball game on February 8th! Students in the Dawg Pound and all JHS fans are encouraged to wear blue to “paint the gym blue” in honor of Make-A-Wish. You can show support AND help raise money by purchasing a 2019 “JPS Supports Make-A-Wish” t-shirt.  Shirts are available in sizes youth small to adult 4XL. Short sleeve shirts are $15 and long sleeve are $20. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Mid-South.  Deadline to order is January 23rd.  Shirts will be available for pick up at Running Threads in Jonesboro starting on February 1st. Stop by Running Threads at 3425 East Highland Drive to order with cash, or order online with a credit or debit card here: htps://

The BCAL Shooting for St. Jude fundraiser starts January 14, 2019,  and you can purchase raffle tickets during all the 3 lunches for $1. The prize is a gift basket, valued at more than $500. Giveaway will be at the January 22nd JHS v. Nettleton game, but you do NOT have to be present to win. Anyone can purchase a ticket and there is no limit to how many you can buy. 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude. See a BCAL Ambassador to purchase tickets. 

Cane Smart Applications are available in the academy offices, main office, and Mr. Jones's classroom. The program will start on January 22nd and end on February 14th. Sessions will last from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Snacks and meals will be provided as well as a field trip at the end that includes food, fun, and games. Apply today to guarantee yourself a spot!

The 2nd Annual STEMulate the Environment 5k is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8am.  The entry price is $30. This will include race entry fee, t-shirt, and a race finisher medal (guranteed to the first 150 registered).  

The Foundation for Jonesboro Public Schools oversees several scholarships for JHS students. Please visit the Foundation for JPS link on the main page of the Jonesboro Public Schools website for links to the printable applications and more info: (

The following scholarships are available:

Toni A. Williams Memorial Endowment
$350 for a senior member of the JHS Dance Team
Application Deadline: April 1st

Dr. Bill Beasley Scholarship
Two $500 academic scholarships for qualified JHS seniors
Application Deadline: April 1st

Sam VanScoy Memorial Dixie Band Camp Scholarship
One full $360 scholarship and one partial $180 scholarship for JHS band members
Application Deadline: March 14th

Nichols Stock Farm Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship for JHS seniors majoring in education
Application Deadline: April 1st

Matt Ellis Memorial Scholarship
$2,000 scholarship awarded each year to a JHS senior football or baseball player
No Application - Chosen by coaches

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