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To better ensure our students’ and staff’s safety at Jack Britt High School, we have installed a buzzer system at the entrance to our building.  Beginning tomorrow, March 14th all exit doors will remain locked during school hours.  Anyone attempting to enter the school will need to press the buzzer located by the far right door of the main entrance.  

The office will ask you to state your name, the purpose of your visit and your child’s name.  Please have a picture ID handy when entering.

Once the door is unlocked for you, you and anyone with you should report to the main office.  Do not hold the door open for others to enter behind you.

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Published by Elsa McBride on March 14, 2019

        


Valentine’s Day is this Thursday and we want to remind all parents and students that we will not accept any flowers, balloons, gifts or any other deliveries for students at Jack Britt.  Students should also refrain from bringing any of these items on campus.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures will be Thursday, February 14 for the girls and Friday, February 15 for the boys. These pictures are only for purchasing purposes. They do NOT go in the yearbook. There’s a mandatory sitting fee of $10 due at your scheduled photo time. Ordering packages occur after you see proofs in 2 to 4 weeks. Caps, gowns, tassels and honor cords (only to those eligible) will be provided. Announcements will not be made throughout the day. Check the Jack Britt website for your scheduled time. If you have an FTCC class, go at an earlier time before you leave campus.

Also, if you have not ordered this year’s yearbook do so before it’s too late. Order at www.yearbookforever.com

Cumberland County Schools will hold a Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 pm at the John D. Fuller Recreational & Athletic Complex.  For more information please visit the website at www.strategicplan.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Elsa McBride on February 13, 2019

        


Exam week starts tomorrow December 17th thru Thursday, December 20th with make-up exams on Friday the 21st. Students will take an exam each morning and have a review session each afternoon for the following day’s exam. All students are encouraged to remain in school the entire school day; students will miss valuable lessons and review time if not in class each afternoon. Please try to schedule appointments after exam hours, as we cannot interrupt an exam to call for your student. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Parents and guardians if you are scheduled to proctor this week, you need to report to the school by 7:45 am.
Friday, December 21st is a full day of school. Winter break is from Monday, December 24th through Friday, January 4th. Students return January 7th.

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Published by Elsa McBride on December 15, 2018

        


First Semester Exams are scheduled for the week of December 17th thru the 21st. We are still in need of proctors. If you’re interested please contact Mrs. April Norton at 429-2800 to sign-up. All proctors must be approved on the county volunteer list. If you have not submitted your application to volunteer, you still have time; it takes about a week to process! The volunteer website is located on the Cumberland county website at ccs.k12.nc.us.

Juniors, the ACT is quickly approaching. We are offering two free ACT prep courses; one on Tuesday afternoons and the other on Thursday afternoons. Each session will consist of 6 two hour classes. You can sign up for either session tomorrow, December 10th beginning at 8:00 am in the counseling office. The first 50 juniors to sign up for each session will be included. Space is extremely limited and full commitment to the sessions will be expected as this will be a very valuable experience for juniors. Tuesday sessions will begin on January 8th and Thursday sessions will begin on January 10th.

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Published by Elsa McBride on December 8, 2018

        


The National Honor Society is collecting toys for Operation Toy Drop now through Dec. 5. New and unwrapped toys may be dropped off in room B214 or in the main office.

The Fall Sports Awards Banquet will be held on December 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  All fall athletes will need to pick up their free meal ticket during their lunch on Wednesday, November 28th, Thursday, November 29th or Monday, December 3rd.  You must show your ID to pick up your free meal ticket. Additional meal tickets for family members may be purchased at the same time.  Cost is $7.00 per person, please bring cash or check made payable to JBHS Booster Club.  The buffet is being catered by Mission BBQ.

Report cards will be sent home with all students this Thursday, November 29th.  Along with report cards, senior packets will be sent home with all seniors. Senior parents, please make sure you check with your senior for this important information.  Review the packet and return the completed Agreement Form, the Name Verification Sheet, the HS Survey and any other applicable forms to Ms. Abernathy in the guidance office by December 14th.

It’s not too late to volunteer to proctor during First Semester Exam week, December 17th through December 21st.  If you are interested and can serve as a proctor, please contact Mrs. April Norton at 429-2800 to sign-up.  All proctors must be on the approved Cumberland County Volunteer List. Parents of seniors can earn an extra graduation ticket by proctoring 2 days.  If you have not registered to volunteer yet, you still have plenty of time; it takes about a week to get your application processed.  The volunteer website is located on the Cumberland county website at ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Elsa McBride on November 28, 2018

        


Parents of Seniors, did you miss the deadline to order your child a Senior Ad for the yearbook to congratulate them? You’re in luck, there are a few more ad spaces available. You can order at www.yearbookforever.com. The deadline has been extended until Friday, November 30th or until we sell out.

Also, all students can order their yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com, the Sale price ends on January 1.

Some events this week include a swim meet on Wednesday, November 28th at St Andrews College, VAR Basketball will host SVHS also on the 28th; there is a Chorus Concert Thursday, November 29th; and our JV Basketball teams will host Southern Lee on Friday.

Report cards will be sent home with all students on Thursday, November 29th.  Please check with your student to see the 3rd quarter grades.

First Semester Exams are fast approaching, the dates are December 17th through December 20th; Make-Up exams are on December 21st.  We are in need of proctors for each of these dates. If you are interested and can serve as a proctor during any of these days, please contact Mrs. April Norton at 429-2800 to sign-up.  All proctors must be approved on the county volunteer list. If you have not submitted your application to volunteer yet, you still have plenty of time; it usually takes a week or so to process an application!  The volunteer website is located on the Cumberland county website at ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Elsa McBride on November 21, 2018

        


The last Senior Ad Yearbook Design Night is this Thursday, November 15th from 4-7pm in room A102. There is a limited amount of space left for senior ads, so don’t wait until the last minute. Ads will be sold on a first come, first served basis! Please bring payment and pictures. The only payment taken at Ad Night is by credit card!
Due to technical difficulties, all students scheduled to take the workkeys online test December 4th thru the 7th, excluding mid-year grads; will now test in April. Mid-year grads are scheduled to test December 4th and will receive further instructions.
Please come out to the Football Playoff game this Friday, November 16th. The game will be against the 71st Falcons at 71st High School. Kick-off time is 7:30pm and tickets are $8.00.
Jostens will be on campus tomorrow evening from 4 to 7PM for junior class orders. They will be located in the Atrium for your convenience.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, November 21st is a hurricane make-up day. It will be a full day of school.

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Published by Elsa McBride on November 14, 2018

        


The PreACT will be given on Thursday, November 8th from approximately 8:00 am through 12:00 pm.  We are in need of proctors.  If you are interested, please call the school at 910-429-2800 and speak with Mrs. Norton.  Senior parents can earn an extra graduation ticket for this year’s graduation ceremony by proctoring this test.  We only need a limited number of proctors so please call as soon as possible!!

The 1st of two Senior Ad Yearbook Design Nights is tomorrow, October 24, from 4-7 in room A102. There’s a limited amount of space for senior ads, so don’t wait until the last minute. First come, first served until space is sold out! Payment may only be paid by credit card. Don’t forget to bring your pictures. You can order a yearbook and also design your own senior ad at www.yearbookforever.com.

Senior Baby Pictures for the Yearbook are also due to room A102 on Friday, October 26th. This is separate from Senior Ads and it’s FREE for all Seniors.

This is just a reminder that Federal Cards were sent home with all students today. Parents, please follow the instructional letter that was also sent home with the card. It is important that all information is accurate and that you sign and date the card before returning it to your child’s teacher. Students need to bring their completed Federal Card back to school October 17th thru the 19th to their homeroom teacher. Students will report to homeroom at 8:30 tomorrow morning.

Lifetouch will hold two Senior Formal Portraits Make Up days in their studio on Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th, from 9am thru 12:00 pm. You must schedule an appointment by calling 910-425-0290. There are a limited number of appointments available. This is the last time seniors will be able to do formal make-ups. There is a sitting fee of $15.00.

Jostens will be on campus November 6th to meet with Juniors and seniors about Ring Sales and Cap and Gown orders. They will also be on campus November 14th from 4-8pm for Junior Class Ring sales; and on November 13th from 4-7pm for Senior Cap & Gown and graduation orders.

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Published by Elsa McBride on October 25, 2018

        


Students: Don’t forget to vote for your student body and class officers. Log into your CCS email and submit your vote, voting ends tomorrow at noon!

Progress reports will be sent home with all students on Monday, September 10th.

Our athletic booster club will be selling Jack Britt apparel tomorrow during all lunches.  Only cash or check will be accepted for payment.

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Published by Elsa McBride on September 7, 2018

        


Please join us tomorrow evening, August 29th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for Open House. All students and their parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  We hope to see many of you there.

Fall portraits will be taken Thursday and Friday, August 30th and 31st for all underclassmen.  Please check with your student for package prices and information.  You can also pre-order online by using the picture day ID on the Lifetouch Packet.  Seniors are reminded to take their ID Card Picture during their assigned lunch on either day.

Seniors should have taken their senior portrait over the summer months but if they are new to Jack Britt or were unable to do so, senior make-up pictures are scheduled for September 27th.

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Published by Elsa McBride on August 29, 2018