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  •  ACT Boot Camp Velma Jackson will be hosting an ACT Boot Camp to prepare students for the ACT on December 13, 2014. Boot Camp days will be held on October 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and December 6.  Each day of ACT Boot Camp will begin at 8 A.M., and end at 12 P.M.
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  •  VJHS Newspaper
     To view the latest edition of the Velma Jackson School Newspaper, click on the link below.
     
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  •  Veteran's Day
      
    The Veteran's Day Program will be held in the auditorium on November 11, 2014, at 10:15 A.M. We would like to invite all veterans from our community to participate. 
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  •  Sack Lunch We would like to invite all of our parents and grandparents to have lunch with their student on November 13, 2014.  
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  • College Visit Days
     
    The following dates have been scheduled for College Visits for Seniors:
     
    Oct. 31, 2014
    Tougaloo College (Pending Confirmation)
    November 7 , 2014 
    Mississippi Valley State University @ 10:00 A.M.
    November 18, 2014 
    Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS @ 11:00 A.M. (Dual Enrollment Students will take their Picture ID)
    November 20, 2014 
    University of Southern Mississippi @ 10:30 A.M.
    December 2, 2014
    University of Mississippi @ 10:30 A.M.
    (Juniors ONLY)
    December 4, 2014
    University of Mississippi @ 10:30 A.M.
    December 11, 2014
    Mississippi State University @ 10:00 A.M.
     
    Be sure to check the counselor's page for more important information and dates! 
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District News

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    Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month
     
    “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” –Bill Cosby
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    Vote Note - MCS for Best of Madison County 2014 Community Impact Award
     
    We have been nominated for the Best of Madison County 2014 Community Impact Award!  Vote Now today.  Last day to vote is November 5th.
     
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  •  logo Support "Bucks for Babies"
     
    This year, more than a million people in 900 communities will be walking together for stronger healthier babies. Join Madison County Schools in the fight for Healthy Babies!  Employees can support the March for Babies by making a donation through monthly paycheck deduction. Your gift funds programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.  Make your commitment now!
     
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Mission

The mission of Velma Jackson High School, with the collective support of parents/guardians, teachers, staff and community, is to provide a safe environment with the best educational experience possible. We strive to meet, maintain & exceed successful status while preparing students with the academic & social skills necessary to attain college and career readiness.


Goals

-Build a team climate among administrators, teachers, staff, students & parents

-Provide effective instruction and safety nets to improve student engagement & achievement

-Increase SATP Test Scores in every subject area

-Increase ACT & SAT Test Scores

 
-Enhance Students’ College & Career Readiness