Tech Team Tryouts
7 days ago
We will hold tryouts/testing for 6th - 8th grade students who would like to try out for the JGS Tech Team on Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st in the computer lab. Testing will be held during study hall on both days. Those interested only need to come to one of the testing periods.
Students will be required to fill out an application, complete a series of short quizzes designed to test basic knowledge of computer systems, components, applications, and troubleshooting techniques. Students must also maintain a "C" or better in each of his/her classes to be eligible. Fifteen students will be chosen for the Tech Team based upon the completeness and appropriateness of the application, scores on the quizzes, proven ability to work well with peers and staff regarding computer matters, and the ability to maintain a grade of "C" or higher in all classes. All interested students MUST try out again this year, even if he/she was on the team last year.
Students chosen for the Tech Team will be required to help with set-up, clean-up and technical matters for the Students Involved with Technology Conference to be held in the Spring. Students will also be required to give a technology-related presentation at the Conference. Students will also learn some basic troubleshooting skills to help aid teachers and staff with common computer issues.
Highlights from SIT 2018
7 months ago
The 2018 Students Involved with Technology Conference was held at JGS on February 10th. We hosted 10+ school districts and nearly 100 attendees! This conference featured students as the presenters with sessions on such topics as LEGO Robotics, Digital Art, Printing Power, Make & Take Catapults, VR with Oculus, and much more!
This event would not have been possible without the help of community sponsors who donated prizes, food, and money to help us out. A BIG THANK YOU to these sponsors: A-J National Bank, Anna State Bank, Tech Guy Consulting, Masters Choice, Country Financial, Union County Farm Bureau, Southern FS, Save-a-Lot Jonesboro, Casey's General Store Jonesboro, BJ Foods Dongola, Moreland Eye Care, and the ladies of First Baptist Church Jonesboro.
We also had a terrific crew of volunteers who helped with everything from planning, logistics, set up, security, monitoring sessions, clean up, and so much more. Planning Committee and Volunteers were: Jama Eddleman - Jonesboro Grade School, Stephanie Hill - Jonesboro Grade School, Mindy Fiscus - Learning Technology Centers of Illinois, Butch Wilson - Christopher #99 School Dist., Steve Carrington - Murphysboro CUSD #186, Kristi Stout - U of I Extension/4-H, Dena Wood, U of I Extension/4-H, Stephanie Rhodes - Union County Farm Bureau, Danielle Stevens - Country Financial, Charley Cass - Central Jr. High West Frankfort, Kurt Strothmann - EdTech Advocate, Ann Oswalt - Robinson, IL, Haibo Wang - SIU Carbondale, Karen Gallegly - Lewis School, Karen Frick - Anna District #37, Jenny Granados - Southern Illinois Healthcare, and Jamie Modesto, Qlik.
Last, but not least, thank you to Mr. Mark Kirk from Masters Choice for being our keynote speaker. Mr. Kirk kicked off the day by explaining the role of technology in all areas of agriculture. The use of technology in agriculture has led to higher crop yields, improved food sources, finds ways of helping ag producers be more environmentally conscious, and more. Thank you Mr. Kirk!
Now, enjoy some of the photo highlights from SIT 2018 Jonesboro!
11 months ago
Halloween Parade 2017
JGS Students Are Super(heroes)!
On Thursday, Oct. 12th, AJ Lady Wildcat Volleyball hosted Paws for a Cause All-Cancer Awareness Night. The volleyball team sponsored a local girl, 3 year old Blakeleigh Grace, who is currently fighting her own battle against cancer. JGS students Marlee Smith, Lily Baker, and Kaya Coleman caught word that little Blakeleigh loves superheroes! So, the girls attended the celebration in costume and surprised Blakeleigh with bags of goodies and a photo opp. Blakeleigh was the sweetest, most thankful little girl . . . in our eyes, she's the real superhero!