Parents must get involved to make Title I status a success
By David Seale | Jemison Middle School
Jemison Middle School will host its first Title I parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the JMS lunchroom. Because this is the first year the school has been designated a Title I school, JMS principal Mark Knight said it’s important for as many parents as possible to be at the meeting.
“We’ll be discussing the new Title I standing, what that means and how parents can be involved,” Knight said. “The Parental Involvement committee will be introduced, as well, so it’ll be good for parents to see the faces of those who are coming together for the parents and school.”
The JMS Parental Involvement Committee members are: Karen Hayes, Sharon McDaniel, Holly Porter, Clarissa Smith, Amanda Bates, Crystal Bass, Tanta Nunn, Troy Anderson, Cindy Mazingo, Tonya Ray, and Robin Hand.
Topics that will be discussed will include the use of Title I funds, ways to get parents more involved in the school, and the rights and responsibilities of both the school and parents in regards to Title I designation.
“The opportunities that Title I affords are great, but along with it come some strict requirements, so the more parents who attend, the better chance we have of addressing as many questions as possible,” Knight said.
In other Jemison Middle School news, the JMS football team dominated Calera Middle in their Sept 22 game. The contest was originally supposed to be a Panther home game, but because of field scheduling conflicts, it became an away game. The change in venue didn’t stop the Panthers from winning 21-2.
Standouts on offense were Randy Satterfield, Brandon Kornegay, and Jacob Hatch, all of whom had key touchdowns. On defense, the unstoppable Tyler Henderson recorded nine tackles and two sacks, leading the defense again in those categories, and Satterfield had an interception.
The football team plays again at Marbury on Sept. 29, and then, after a week off, will play its final two home games against Calera and Homecoming against Marbury on Oct. 20.
– David Seale is the assistant principal of Jemison Middle School.