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Students sign their names, leave messages to become part in school’s history

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The beams signed last week by students at West Jackson Intermediate an West Jackson Primary schools were erected on Monday on the new classroom addition at the  intermediate school which will become a K-5 facility. WJPS will be transforming into a future middle school. See photo galleries below by LeAnne Akin and Melissa Dyer of Bowen & Watson Inc.

The beams signed last week by students at West Jackson Intermediate an West Jackson Primary schools were erected on Monday on the new classroom addition at the intermediate school which will become a K-5 facility. WJPS will be transforming into a future middle school. See photo galleries below by LeAnne Akin and Melissa Dyer of Bowen & Watson Inc.

Students from West Jackson Intermediate School (WJIS) and West Jackson Primary School (WJPS) officially became part of the new addition to WJIS Thursday, Aug. 21, when they signed a steel beam that will be used in the construction of the new wing.
Delivery of more than 200 tons of steel earlier this week marked the beginning of vertical construction for the 36,326 square-foot, 25-classroom addition. In preparation for the structural steel there has been 32 tons of rebar, 562 cubic yards of concrete and 1400 foundation block installed.
“This is not only an exciting milestone for the project but also an opportunity for the children to be included in the construction process of their new addition,” said Bowen & Watson project superintendent, Andy Ricks. “Our goal is that they will fondly remember this day and be proud their names are written within the structure of this building.”

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Jackson County Schools hosting Monday community input session

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A district-wide meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, to engage community members in the Jackson County School System’s strategic planning process.
The meeting will be held at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.
“The vision and voice of our parents and community stakeholders is vitally important,” said School Superintendent Dr. April Howard, who issued an invitation to the planning session at two previous community meetings held after recent eastside and westside school performance celebrations.
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Bright Beginnings teacher, family gets support from community

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Saturday’s fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt is still bringing in funds to assist Robin Shumake’s family. See more scenes below in Farah Bohannon's photo gallery.

Saturday’s fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt is still bringing in funds to assist Robin Shumake’s family. See more scenes below in Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery.

 

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Employees and parents associated with Bright Beginnings of Jefferson raised $1,875 for their beloved infant teacher, Robin Shumake, at their Aug.16 fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt.

Shumake was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Leimyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has advanced rapidly since doctors discovered it. This total does not include the portion of yogurt sales from Saturday; that donation is being awaited.

Donations are helping cover Shumake’s extensive medical bills as well as money for what the future holds for her family.

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First-day scenes from Jefferson City Schools

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Farah Bohannon made her way around Jefferson City Schools on the opening day of the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 1 to capture lots of smiles as students and faculty members. See some of those scenes in her photo gallery.

 

Work under way at West Jackson Intermediate

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Playground equipment has been located behind West Jackson Intermediate School where a new two-story classroom addition is under way. The school will also be getting a Field of Dreams for outdoor activities. See more scenes below.

Playground equipment has been located behind West Jackson Intermediate School where a new two-story classroom addition is under way. The school will also be getting a Field of Dreams for outdoor activities. See more scenes below.

Playground equipment has been placed on what will become part of the Field of Dreams envisioned for the expanding campus of West Jackson Intermediate School.

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars are going toward construction of a tow-story addition at WJIS which can now be partially seen from West Jackson Primary School. Removal of trees to allow for site work and leveling behind WJIS opened the view.