Rhonda Russell, Principal
From the Principal.....
Welcome to the new year at Jena Junior High School! Although there will be many changes in education this year, our faculty and staff are committed to meeting the challenges ahead. Our school offers many academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs; as well as opportunities for community service.
I want to take this time to wish our students, faculty, and staff a successful year. I also want to encourage our parents and the community to get involved with our school. We have several projects in the works at JJHS, and we could use your help.
Again, welcome to all of our students and we hope you have a terrific school year! Our door is always open, so feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Rhonda Russell, Principal
Jena Junior High School was built in 1959 to house the 7th and 8th grades. Additions and alterations were made in 1981, and again in 2010. In 2010, the sixth grade was moved to the school. The first principal was Mr. Milton Hudnall. Subsequent principals were Clayton Taylor, Jean Andrews, Cliff Wishum, Kip Wall, David Roark, Sylvia Norris, Gawan Burgess, and June Fowler. The current principal is Rhonda Russell.
Jena Junior High's mascot is the Giant, and school colors are black and gold. The school's current enrollment is 320 students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
2014-2015 Cheer & Dance Results
Congratulations to the 2014-15 JJHS Cheerleaders!
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Congratulations to the 2014-15 JJHS Gold Dazzlers!
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JJHS Parent Night, Thursday, May 1st, 5-7 p.m.
Delta Kappa Gamma Essay Contest Winners!
Cassidy J. won 1st place in the 8th grade divisions of the Delta Kappa Gamma essay contest. Braylon B. won 1st place in the 7th grade divison. Congratulations to both winners!!
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Thank you to the following organizations for grant funding!
Dollar General Literacy Foundation $1,500 to the JJHS Library.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation $1,500 to reading teacher Michelle Carter.
Entergy $1,000 to the JJHS Library.
Cliff Williams Foundation $700 to math teacher John Barker.
Wal*Mart Community Grant $1,000 for the JJHS Outdoor Classroom project.
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Major Projects under way at JJHS
JJHS is currently in the process of constructing athletic fields and an outdoor classroom/nature trail. If you would like to help, please contact the school.
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JJHS Mission Statement
To provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment in a way that enhances student growth academically, socially, and emotionally, so that all students will become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
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2013-2014 JJHS Bell Schedule
Student of the Year
Jacob C. was selected as Jena Junior High School and LaSalle Parish 8th Grade Student of the Year for 2013-2014. Jacob will go on to compete in the regional competition this spring. JJHS congratulates Jacob on his accomplishments and wishes him luck in the next round.
Teacher of the Year
Eighth grade English Language Arts and Writing teacher Kylie Andrews has been selected as LaSalle Parish Teacher of the Year for 2014-15. Kylie has been teaching for three years, after obtaining a B.A. degree in English from LSUA and her teacher certification from Louisiana College. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in education, and hopes to become a lead teacher in the future. Kylie has been married to her husband Robin for 14 years, and is the proud mother of Audrey, age 9, and Seth, age 6. She enjoys reading her bible, shopping, and watching Saints football!
Visit the link for the State Library of Louisiana after school tutoring program, HomeworkLouisiana. This program is available from 2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and is free of charge.