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Homecoming Game October 25th in purple text on gold banner inside purple decorative frameOCTOBER 21-25, 2019

Monday: Movie Monday

  • Dress like a character from your favorite movie or show!

Tuesday: Teen Beach Tuesday

  • Are you a biker or a surfer? Dress up as either one and see which side will win!

Wednesday: “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”

  • In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, show up in head-to-toe pink!

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

  • Which decade is your favorite? 50s, 60s, 70s… Dress up to show which decade is the best!

Friday: Battle of the Classes

  • Which grade will rule the school? Come out with your class color and show who has the most spirit!
    • Freshman: Black
    • Sophomores: White
    • Juniors: Gold
    • Seniors: Purple
    • Faculty – Pick a color and show your support.

*Dress code still applies for the entire week.

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Published by Amanda Long on October 17, 2019

        


Military Appreciation Night in Purple Font In Front of Football on Green Grass with American Flag in BackgroundMonday

  • End of 1st grading period
  • 2:00 p.m. – Women’s Golf @ Pinecrest Country Club vs SAC
  • 3:45 p.m. – Buccaneer Buddies meeting in C105
  • 5:00 p.m. – JV Volleyball @ Terry Sanford
  • 5:15 p.m. – JV Men’s Soccer @ Pinecrest
  • 6:00 p.m. – Var. Volleyball @ Terry Sanford
  • 7:00 p.m. – Var. Men’s Soccer @ Pinecrest

Tuesday

  • College representatives from FTCC will be in the atrium during lunch today.  Stop by with any of your questions.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Tennis @ home vs Swett
  • 4:30 p.m. – Cross Country @ Richmond vs Richmond, Lumberton, and Swett
  • 6:00 p.m. – ISTA Induction Ceremony in the auditorium

Wednesday

  • 3:45 p.m. – TRI-M interest meeting for band, chours, and orchestra students in room B105, see Mrs. Steslicke for more info.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Tennis @ Swett (make-up from 9/4)
  • 5:00 p.m. – JV Volleyball @ home vs Terry Sanford
  • 6:00 p.m. – Var. Volleyball @ home vs Terry Sanford
  • 7:00 p.m. – Var. Men’s Soccer @ 71st

Thursday

  • 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Tennis @ Hoke
  • 5:00 p.m. – JV Volleyball @ Scotland
  • 6:00 p.m. – Var. Volleyball @ Scotland
  • 6:30 p.m. – JV Football @ Scotland

Friday

  • 7:30 p.m. – Var. Football @ home vs Scotland (Military Appreciation Night)

Saturday

  • 3:00 p.m. – Var. Men’s Soccer @ Fay. Soccer Com vs Terry Sanford
  • Marching Band Competition @ Pinecrest

General Announcements

  • The SAVE Club is sponsoring “Start with Hello” program this week.  During this program, we hope each student will make an extra effort to meet and greet other students to make them feel welcome while attending Jack Britt.  Let’s especially reach out to those we see eating alone during lunch or sitting alone during the day.  Just simply “Start with Hello.”
  • SENIORS:  Please turn in your baby picture for the yearbook to Mrs. Newsom in A102.  This is FREE of charge!  The deadline is Friday, October 25th.

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino, author

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Published by Amanda Long on September 23, 2019

        


Red Stamp of Public Information Surrounded by Red BoxNeed help with your FAFSA?  Come out to FAFSA day at FTCC.  Be sure you bring your FSA ID and passwords for you and your parent, if applicable.  Also remember to bring your 2018 tax returns and your parents, if applicable.

Date: October 26th, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Place: Tony Rand Student Center, room 131

For more information contact Tamu Frazier, 910-678-8242

The information is available as a printable flyer.

 

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Published by Amanda Long on September 12, 2019

        


Illustration of Save the Date on Yellow Note Pad

Important Dates for Seniors:

  • Yearbook Senior Ad Design Night – October 23, 2019 – 4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in room A102.  The JB yearbook staff will be available to help you design the ad for your senior.  Payment is by credit card only.  You can create your own Senior Ad or purchase yearbooks at Mrs. Newsom.
  • Senior Baby Pictures due Friday, October 25, 2019 – Mrs. Newsom by email or delivery to room A102
  • Yearbook Senior Ad Design Night – November 14, 2019 – 4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in room A102.  The JB yearbook staff will be available to help you design the ad for your senior.  Payment is by credit card only.  You can create your own Senior Ad or purchase yearbooks at Mrs. Newsom.
  • Yearbook Submissions for Senior Formal Portraits due Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Fall Senior Breakfast – Friday, December 6, 2019 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Junior/Senior Prom – May 2, 2020 – 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Spring Senior Breakfast – Friday, May 8, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Senior Awards Night – Thursday, May 18, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Graduation Practice – Friday, May 29, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Graduation – Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 8:00 p.m.

Parents & Guardians: Interested In Earning Extra Graduation Tickets?Illustration of Volunteers Needed on Red Sign in Green Grass

Register as a volunteer with Cumberland County Schools at ccsvolunteers.com.  Tickets are capped at three per senior.

  • Volunteer to assist during both senior breakfasts to earn one ticket.  Contact Mrs. Jutson, Senior Class Advisor, for more details.
  • Volunteer to proctor during two testing sessions to earn one ticket.  Contact Ms. Norton, Athletic Secretary, for more details.
  • Volunteer with the Athletic Booster Club by emailing Whitney Owens to receive notification of the volunteer opportunities.  Five shifts earn one ticket.

Graduation RequirementsBlack Graduation Cap with Gold Tassel and Rolled Diploma with Red Cord

Core Courses:

  • 4 English Credits
  • 4 Math Credits
  • 3 Science Credits
  • 4 Social Studies Credits
  • 1 Health/PE Credit

Elective Options:

  • Career Clusters Concentrations
  • The Arts
  • ROTC
  • Physical Education

College Requirements

  • 2 Credits of the same foreign language
  • Average GPA  & standard test scores

*Note – each student’s number of credits for graduation may vary as well as concentration and cluster requirements.  See your counselor for details.  College admissions criteria may differ with the minimum graduation requirements.


Thoughts from Guidance:Advice, Help, Tips, Support, Assistance, Guidance on Directional Sign

  • Keep your grades up, you cannot slack off
  • Meet with your counselor, especially if you need a letter of recommendation for college or a scholarship
  • Take time to research each college you wish to attend and find it’s average GPA and standardized test scores.
  • Retake standardized tests if needed.  Remember colleges super score.
  • Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.  The application opens on October 1, 2019.  You can apply online.
  • College application week is October 21 – 25, 2019.  This week will allow you to apply for free to certain colleges.
  • Pass all NCFE, EOC, and teacher made finals!
  • Request transcripts earlier than later.  Some schools want them sent electronically and others prefer paper copies.  Find out what your individual college requires by visiting its website.
  • If you or your parents/guardians have questions contact your counselor.
  • Ensure you and your parents/guardians have joined the JBHS Counseling page.

Need Help Finding Your Counselor?

Other Important People to Know


Gold Wreath Surrounding JBHS CTE textCareer and Technical Education Honors Awards

  • Must be a senior who has completed or is completing a four-credit CTE concentration in one of the 16 Career Clusters, with at least one second-level or completer course
  • Overall un-weighted, un-rounded, GPA of at least 3.0 in grades 9 -12
  • An average of 90 or higher in all high school CTE courses, un-rounded
  • Demonstrated career-readiness on the WorkKeys assessment by achieving a Silver Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) or higher.
  • Averages and eligibility will be calculated after the first semester
  • Students are invited to a luncheon where they are recognized and receive their CTE Honors Cord.

WorkKeys in Black Text Over Red SmearWorkKeys

  • What is it? – WorkKeys is a job skills assessment which  measures real-world job skills that employers are looking for in employees
  • When is it? – WorkKeys assessments are given in December and April
  • How will it help me? – WorkKeys provides a credential to offer employers that gives you an advantage in getting a job.  Certain college will also give you college credit.
  • Why do I have to take it? – NC requires all seniors who complete a CTE career cluster to take the test before graduation.  A CTE career cluster consists of four credits in a certain occupational area.  CTE concentrators required to take WorkKeys will be notified in October.  There are several study sites and after school study sessions beginning in November.
  • How is it scored? – WorkKeys certificates are available in four levels
    • Platinum – minimum score of 6 on each of the three tests
    • Gold – minimum score of 5 on each of the three tests
    • Silver – minimum score of 4 on each of the three tests
    • Bronze – minimum score of 3 on each of the three tests

Benefits of WorkKeys

  • CTE Honors – Score silver, gold, or platinum and meet the GPA and CTE course required averages
  • Graduation tickets – There will be 50 tickets for graduation to be raffled in a drawing
    • Silver scores earn 1 raffle ticket
    • Gold scores earn 2 raffle tickets
    • Platinum scores receive 2 graduation tickets
  • Silver, gold, and platinum scores receive preference in hiring
  • Some employers in our area require WorkKeys – Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowes, PWC, Dupont, FTCC
  • Some colleges will award you college credit.  Be sure to ask when you enroll.  Currently Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, Citadel, Fayetteville State, and Methodist award various amounts of credit for WorkKeys

For more information contact Mrs. Hodges.


Gold Skeleton Key with Books on Top and Text Books Key to Knowledge

Media Services

 

Our media center is equipped with online access to books, videos, and research tools.  Stop by and ask Mrs. Long for more information.

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Published by Amanda Long on September 12, 2019

        


Pink Circle with Football Inside it with Text Go Team Powder PuffUPDATE – PRACTICE DATES HAVE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER (9/4/19)

The annual powderpuff game will be on 9/12/2019 at 6:00 pm at the Boneyard.

Cost for spectators is $5.00

Signups will begin on 8/29/2019, see Ms. Tracie Taylor during your lunch at the Admin table.  Junior and Senior females can participate in flag football.  Junior and Senior males can participate as cheerleaders.
Female Football Participants – $20 (this includes a t-shirt to wear in the game)
Male Cheer Participants –  $15
Practices for females will be before school at 7:00 am on 9/9, 9/10, and 9/11
Junior females will practice on the band field, Senior females will practice on the practice football field.
All proceeds will go to the Jack Britt High School media center.  Thank you for your support!
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Published by Amanda Long on September 8, 2019

        


Black Graduation Cap with Gold Tassel and Rolled Diploma with Red and Gold CordSenior Parents: Need extra graduation tickets? Please volunteer with the Athletic Booster Club!

You must:

  1.  Be a registered volunteer at www.ccsvolunteers.com
  2. Supply your email address to Whitney Owens, owensfamily@centurylink.net to receive email notifications about volunteer opportunities.

Once you’ve completed five (5) shifts, you will earn one (1) extra graduation ticket. This is capped at three (3) per senior.

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Published by Amanda Long on September 4, 2019

        


Black Graduation Cap with Yellow Tassel and Rolled White DiplomaWhat an exciting year your student is getting ready to begin! Typically a Jack Britt senior receives six graduation tickets; some families need additional tickets and opportunities to earn extra tickets are limited. Our principal, Mr. Pope does allow families the chance to volunteer with the Athletic Booster Club. Parents, guardians or family friends may sign-up to volunteer.

All volunteers must complete the CCS Mentor/Volunteer Registration criminal background check located on the Cumberland County website and be approved before you can volunteer.  For every five shifts worked, you can earn one extra graduation ticket; the maximum you can earn is three graduation tickets per senior student. The Athletic Booster Club utilizes Sign Up Genius to manage volunteer shifts and communicate with volunteers. Shifts are filled on a first come first served basis.

Last year, all volunteer shifts were filled and over fifty extra graduation tickets were earned; there were several parents that did not get a chance to participate because they waited too long to sign-up. So don’t miss out and sign-up early. The first opportunity to volunteer is this Saturday, August 10th , so if you want to get a jump on earning extra graduation tickets, please contact Mrs. Owens at owensfamily@centurylink.net.

Thank you in advance for volunteering.

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Published by Amanda Long on August 8, 2019

        


2020 CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS’
REHEARSAL AND Graduation Schedules

Graduation Ceremonies at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum

  • Douglas Byrd High
    • Rehearsal – May 28th 8:00 a.m.
    • Graduation – June 1st 8:00 a.m.
  • Westover High
    • Rehearsal – May 28th 10:00 a.m.
    • Graduation – June 1st 11:00 a.m.
  • Terry Sanford High
    • Rehearsal – May 28th 12:00 p.m.
    • Graduation – June 1st 2:00 p.m.
  • Seventy-First High
    • Rehearsal – May 28th 2:00 p.m.
    • Graduation – June 1st 5:00 p.m.
  • South View High
    • Rehearsal – May 28th 4:00 p.m.
    • Graduation – June 1st 8:00 p.m.
  • EE Smith High
    • Rehearsal – May 29th 8:00 a.m.
    • Graduation – June 2nd 8:00 a.m.
  • Gray’s Creek High
    • Rehearsal – May 29th 10:00 a.m.
    • Graduation – June 2nd 11:00 a.m.
  • Pine Forest High
    • Rehearsal – May 29th 12:00 p.m.
    • Graduation – June 2nd 5:00 p.m.
  • Jack Britt High
    • Rehearsal – May 29th 4:00 p.m.
    • Graduation – June 2nd 8:00 p.m.

Printable schedule available here

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Published by Amanda Long on July 8, 2019

        


This image gives the URL of Graduation's Live Stream.

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Published by Amanda Long on July 7, 2019

        


image of six graduates standing in caps and gownsThe Future Educators program is a recruitment initiative aimed at cultivating Cumberland County Schools’ internal student talent. Future Educator candidates are current high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in education and who commit to teaching with Cumberland County Schools for a minimum of three years upon completion of their teacher preparation programs. For more information, visit http://hr.ccs.k12.nc.us/ future-educators-program/

Future Educators Program Flyer

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Published by Elsa McBride on May 1, 2019