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.
Students who had computer lab this year:
As the summer approaches, we here at JJHS would like to encourage you and your student to consider the importance of keeping your mind sharp during the break. Did you know that the ...more
Awards Day Slideshow
If you would like a copy of the Awards Day slideshow, you can purchase one in the office at JJHS for $5!
Here's a picture of the May calendar; feel free to copy!
Summer School Guidelines
Students in the 8th grade who fail for the year will be required to attend summer school. Summer School will be May 26-June 24, 2015 from 8:00am-12:30pm every day. Upon satisfactory completion of summer school, the student will be promoted to 9th grade. For any questions, please call JJHS at (318) 992-5815 during school hours.
Info for the 2015-16 School Year
I'm sure everyone is anxious for some information for next year! =)
Open House: Thursday, August 13
6:00pm - 6th grade tours school, 7th & 8th grade meetings in the gym
7:00pm - 6th grade meetings in the gym
Have a great summer!
Don't forget - the last 2 days of school, May 18 and 19, are half days. School will dismiss at 11:30am on both days.
Gold Dazzler and Cheer tryout results
Here are the numbers for the girls who made the 2015-2016 Gold Dazzlers:
1, 5, 10, 3, 13, 15, 4, 14, 9, 7
And here are the girls who made the 2015-2016 Cheer squad:
4, 11, 8, 14, 3, 13, 16, 9, 15, 12, 5, 2
Math help is here!
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Thanks to Mrs. Towell for recommending this great website!
Top: Charlie P., David J., Jude W., Daniel M., Braylon B.
Middle: Alyssa H., Jakyra C., Anna H., Rachel F.
Bottom: Simone K., Shaundarius T., Jensyn G., Zachary S., Keely S.
Way to go, JJHS Giants!
A BIG congratulations goes out to our JJHS Giants - they went UNDEFEATED in football this year! Congrats, boys! We will be having a celebration in honor of their achievement on Thursday, October 23 at 2:00pm here at Jena Junior High School!
Ready to play!
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.
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2013-2014 JJHS Bell Schedule
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.