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.
Yearbooks on sale online
You can now purchase your child's yearbook online! Click the link below and complete the order form using a credit card. When yearbooks are ready, your child's yearbook will be delivered to JJHS and then distributed to your child. Yearbook are $40. Any questions, email Mrs. G at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls' Basketball Schedule
The 2015 girls' basketball schedule is available on the Girls' Basketball page. Click on the tab above called "Athletics" and click your way to Girls' Basketball. Go Lady Giants!
2015 JJHS Football Schedule
The 2015 JJHS Giants football schedule is now available on the Football page here on our website. Click the tab labeled "Athletics" and go to the page for football. Go Giants!
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.
P - Preparedness
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Student of the Year
Casey S. was selected as Jena Junior High School for the 2014-2015. JJHS congratulates Casey on his accomplishments and wishes him luck in his endeavors going forth!
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 2013-14. 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.