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Rhonda Russell, Principal
Jena Junior High School
114 East Southern Avenue         P.O. Box 920
Jena, LA 71342
Phone:  318-992-5815
Fax:  318-992-6392

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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

JJHS Faculty

Kylie Andrews-8th Grade English John Barker-6th Grade Math Jeremy Cassels-Assistant Princial Bobbi Cornett-Math Interventionist Dareth Delhoste-Special Education Stephanie Elliot-6th Grade Social Studies Shannon Girlinghouse-Library Kelsie Jolly-Physical Education Oleva Jones-Secretary Jessica Marks-6th Grade Reading Reita Pearson-6th Grade Science Renea Prince-Paraprofessional Gail Russell-7th Grade Social Studies Susan Sharp-Librarian Laura Thomas-7th Grade Reading Betty Westbrooks-Paraprofessional Austin Whatley-Physical Education Karen Wilbanks-Read 180 & 6th Grade Reading Rhonda Russell-Principal Amy Russell-8th Grade Math Janice Spence-Paraprofessional Adam Taylor-ISS Phyllis Alexander-Paraprofessional Michelle Carter-7th Grade English Mia Poole-CMC Teacher Gayla Enterkin-Paraprofessional Mary McCarty-7th Grade Reading Reita Ann Pritchard-Lunchroom Amy Shadow-Lunchroom Sonya Pecanty-Lunchroom Retta Pritchard-Lunchroom Janice Nolker-Paraprofessional Gerri Miles-8th Grade Social Studies Loretta Smith-7th Gade Math

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School History

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. 

Staff Questionnaire

Click on the link below and fill out the form for our faculty and staff information.  Thanks!


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Fellowship Elementary School
Wednesday, 08/10/2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Good Pine Middle School
Thursday, 08/11/2016 at  4:00-7:00pm All grades

Jena Elementary School
Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 6:00 p.m. - Pre-K and 1st grade only
Friday, 08/12/2016 at 6:00 p.m. - K and 2nd grade only

Jena Jr. High School
Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 6:00 p.m. - 6th grade only
Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 7:00 p.m. - 7th & 8th grades

Jena High School
Monday, 08/08/2016 - Sign and Dine event – all grades 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 5:00 p.m. - Freshman Orientation in the auditorium.

LaSalle High School
Monday, 08/08/2016 at 6:00 p.m. - Freshman Orientation
Tuesday, 08/09/2016 at 6:00 p.m. - Sophomore, Junior, Senior Orientation

LaSalle Jr. High School - Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Nebo Elementary School - Thursday, 08/11/2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Olla Elementary School – Thursday, 08/11/2016 – all grades 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Supply Lists for 2016-2017

You can find the supply lists for all grades on the right side of this page - click on the link.  Depending on your computer settings, it'll open the file or ask you to save it.  If you are on a mobile device, the link will open a picture.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer, and we'll see you in August!

From our School Based Health Center:

For your child to be seen in the health center, we must have a completed and signed consent form with a copy of your insurance cards.


If your child is to be given prescription medicine at school, please remember you must have a written doctor's order and meet with Tammy Guin, LaSalle Parish School Board Nurse RN, to sign the medicine in.  Also, if your child has a change in dosage or in medicine, please contact the health center RN to inform of change.  No child may bring medication, including over the counter medications, to school.  Parents must bring the medication to sign it in.


If your health insurance changes during the school year, please call the health center and supply a copy of the new insurance card.


If you have any questions, please call the health center at (318) 992-2732.

Congratulations, James!

James S. recently won the art design contest for the 2016 Special Olympics logo.  Awesome, James!


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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.


               P - Preparedness                                   
               R - Respect                                            
               I -Integrity                                              
               D - Determination                                   
               E - Excellence                                        



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Today: 8/25/16

JJHS Bell Schedule

 7:50 1st Period
 8:48 2nd Period
 9:50 3rd Period
10:46 1st Lunch-7th Grade
10:48 4th Period-6th & 8th Grades
11:16 4th Period-7th Grade
11:42 2nd Lunch-6th & 8th Grades
12:17 5th Period
 1:15 6th Period
 2:05 Canteen Recess
 2:25 7th Period
 3:24 School Ends

Congratulations, Laura!

Congratulations, Laura!

Student of the Year

Laura P. was selected as Jena Junior High School Student of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year.  JJHS congratulates Laura on her accomplishments and wishes her luck in his endeavors going forth!

Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Casie Bradford

Mrs. Casie Bradford has been selected as JJHS Teacher of the Year for 2015-16.  Congratulations, Mrs. Bradford!

Homework Help!!!

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.