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    Welcome JAGS Parents 2019-20

    We believe that preparing globally competent students begins with a rigorous curriculum including:

    interdisciplinary problem-based learning, cultural awareness, world language immersion, community collaboration, service learning, leadership opportunities, business partnerships, educationally based travel.

    Upon completion of the program, JAGS students will possess the skills necessary to lead, cultivate and communicate their own ideas, excel in their chosen career paths, and work collaboratively to successfully navigate our global society.

    What we do in JAGS:

    Our Freshmen and Sophomores are in a block schedule (English, History, Science) in the morning. All of our Juniors are in the Model United Nations classes (either 0pd or 7th pd.) All of our JAGS Seniors are required to take the JAGS Senior Capstone Independent Study course. All JAGS students must have 4 years of a World Language, complete 80 hours of community service, and a graduation portfolio showcasing their four years of work in JAGS. Upon completion, the JAGS student will receive a Certificate of Global Studies from JHS and the Asia Society’s International Studies School Network.


    The Four Pillars of JAGS:





    Through the lens of S.A.G.E.:

    S - Student voice & choice (Are there opportunities for students to make choices about content, process, and/or product?)

    A - Authentic work (Are students being asked to do the kind of work professionals do in the “real world”?)

    G - Global significance (How are students being asked to investigate the world, recognize multiple perspectives, communicate effectively, and/or take action?)

    E - Exhibition to a real-world audience (How will students have the opportunity to present their learning to an authentic audience?)


    Parent Volunteers Needed:

    Football games - (Perry, McKinley, Green) help chaperon facepainting & JAGS swag sales

    Basketball games - same idea as above, general chaperoning of facepainting/swag sales

    Pancake Breakfast - Friday afterschool, help direct the Freshmen (mainly) volunteers in Commons, then on Saturday morning, help direct JAGS volunteers in helping vendors/cafeteria <--- This is a student event, parents are not doing the work, our kids are

    Haunted Hayride - General merriment…..help herd the ghouls, ghosts and zombies, hot chocolate patrol

    Yankee Candle/Popcornopolis - Help distribute candles and popcorn

    G.O. Night (Global Opportunities Night) - help organize, cook and serve dinner, donations, clean-up, help the audience navigate JHS, general order keeping...HUGE JAGS night!

    JAGSgiving - Morning joy, donations, hot chocolate patrol, feathers, general population 

    Blanket making - help direct the ‘no running with scissors' initiative, donations of fleece, pizza distribution

    Polar Bear Plunge - help find plungers, hot chocolate patrol, jump in the lake…

    JAGS Senior Capstones - help mentor our Seniors, publicize drives and service projects, general support

    JAGS Senior Night - donations, decorations

    General fundraising - to fund JAGS travel and programming, corporate sponsorship

    Publicity - help spread the word about the JAGS program, and what students are involved in doing this year in our community/world


    Important Dates:

    JAGS Students: Please join our JAGS Polaris Group: S6VG-X73Z-MX49Q


    JAGS Calendar:

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Event - JAGS Cook Your Culture

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Event - JAGS Community Meeting - 1st pd.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Event - JAGS Service Event - Place Patriot Day Flags

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Event - Freshmen leadership day with Ted Weise

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 - JAGS Parents Booster Meeting, DLL @ 6:00pm

    Friday, September 20, 2019 - Perry Home Game, Face Painting/blanket sales

    Friday, September 27, 2019 - Yankee Candle and Popcornopolis sales begin (mainly Freshmen)

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Event -JAGS Community Meeting - 2nd pd.

    Friday, October 11, 2019 - McKinley (Homecoming) Game, Face Painting/blanket sales

    Friday, October 18, 2019 - Event - JAGS Service Event - Pancake Breakfast set up afterschool, 

    Yankee Candle sales end (all money due today)

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 - JAGS Service Event - 1st shift Pancake breakfast, OR Pi Mile (Interact), 

    evening: Haunted Hayride 

    Friday, October 25, 2019 - Green Home Game, Face Painting/blanket sales

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Event - JAGS Community Meeting - 3rd pd.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - G.O. Night (Global Opportunities Night) 5:30 - 8:30pm

    Monday, November 11, 2019 -  JAGS Service Event - Place Veterans’ Day Flags - 0pd.

    Friday, November 22, 2019 - JAGSgiving - 0pd.

    Friday, December 13, 2019 - JAGS Community Meeting - 1st pd. - JAGSmas Gift Exchange

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Polar Bear Plunge

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Event -JAGS Community Meeting - 2nd pd.

    March 4 - March 8, 2020 - JAGS MUN to NYC, NHSMUN + Serbian Cultural Event (overnighter)

    Friday, May 1, 2020 - JAGS Community Meeting - 3rd pd. - JAGS Senior Goodbyes!

    May 13 - May 15, 2020 - JAGS Freshmen to Heifer Global Village & Harpers Ferry (overnighter)




    Contact information:


    JAGS Parent Organization: jagsparents@gmail.com

    Jackson H.S., JAGS web page: https://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/Page/16658

    Facebook: JAGS - The Jackson Academy for Global Studies

    Instagram: jags_jackson_high_school

    SnapChat: JAGS_JHS            Twitter: @JAGS_JHS Remind 101: @jags-jhs


    Kathryn Stone, JAGS Coordinator kas2jc@jackson.sparcc.org 

    Joseph Knopick, JHS Assist. Principal, JAGS Principal jjk2jc@bearworks.jackson.sparcc.org

    Wendy Lepsky, President JAGS Booster Club trifectamama143@gmail.com 

    Ellie Maas, Vice President JAGS Booster Club elliemaas@gmail.com 

    Brandie Phillips, Secretary JAGS Booster Club jagsparents@gmail.com 

    Lynn Baumoel, Treasurer JAGS Booster Club lrbaumoel@starkcountyohio.gov 

    Lisa Campbell, Fundraising Chair JAGS Booster Club lrcampbell72@gmail.com