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.
IMPORTANT: From our School-Based Health Center
Parents-Please read! The school-based health center at JJHS will be giving flu vaccinations soon. The school will be sending home the information sheets on Tuesday, September 2nd. Your child should not get the vaccine if they have had a severe, life-threatening allergy to eggs, gelatin, or antibiotics; or if they have had Guillain-Barre' Syndrome. You may choose either the flue shot (not live) or the nasal mist (live virus). Your child CANNOT have the nasal mist if they have asthma. Your child will be coming home with information sheets about the vaccination on Tuesday. Please read the enclosed sheets before making your decision. The consent MUST BE completed, signed, and returned by Friday, September 5th to receive the vaccine; those returned after that date WILL NOT be eligible. If you have any questions, please call the health center at 992-2732 between 7:00-3:30 Monday-Friday.
Way to go, JJHS Giants!
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade football teams on their decisive wins last night in the Grant Jamboree!
8th grade game: JJHS 16 - Grant 0
7th grade game: JJHS 6 - Grant 0
Keep up the great work, Giants!
Ready to play!
Quote of the Week
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.
P - Preparedness
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.
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.