Quiz Bowl Team: No practice today, but save next Friday afternoon for our annual film festival! All who have participated in any practices or competitions this year are invited. Check your student email for details.
We have a mandatory meeting Monday, May 2 in the auditorium. Please be in attendance by 3:20.
Congratulations to Wendi Pillars who was selected as one of three finalists for the Chatham County Teacher of the Year! Ms. Pillars serves as a great representation of Jordan-Matthews and the teaching profession! Way to go Ms. Pillars!
As part of the Journalism class's Year in Review project, we would ask that all students go the survey link on the school website and answer the questions. This survey will gather data on different elements of entertainment from this school year and help the Journalism class know what was popular
Teacher Appreciation this year will be May 2-May 6. Here is the link for parents, students, and staff to sign up to bring in items to celebrate our teachers: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-uLKapGjundMIylFxSD-dYd_uCBLnRPlY1N10EvvniA/viewform
We are asking for people to bring in breakfast items on Tuesday May 3rd and/or dessert items on Wednesday May 4th. Looking forward to a great week!
Juniors and seniors, prom tickets will be on sale in Ms. McCrory's room beginning Monday, April 25 through Friday May 6. Tickets are $35, and seniors pay only $10. We look forward to seeing you May 21 for an enchanted evening!
There will be an AP Literature review session in Mrs. Harris' room after school on Monday, April 25 and Monday, May 2. All AP Literature students are encouraged to attend to review multiple choice and AP test taking strategies.
Attention, JM staff and students: Show your Chatham pride tomorrow by wearing dark blue and being ready to photos and tweets showing our support for Chatham County Schools!
Students should be turning in their signed registration forms to the counseling office for next year's classes. AP Contracts and CCCC applications also need to be turned in as soon as possible.
Cheer tryouts will be held May 10-13, 4:00-6:00 pm in the gym. Must wear athletic shoes, hair in ponytail, white shirt and dark colored shorts. No experience required. Physical required to tryout. If anyone has any questions email Cecile Jordan at email@example.com. Tryout packets will be available for pick up April 19, 2016 and need to be turned in by May 3, 2016. Locations for pickup and drop off are JMHS with Rahkie Mateen-Mason, CMS with Mrs. Wilkie, and front office at Silk Hope.
Seniors: Pick up your cap & gown and other senior supplies Friday at all three lunches in the cafeteria! Remember, you must pay your balance in full and no checks can be accepted. Your first chance to wear your Cap and Gown is on Picture Day is Friday, April 29th. Sign up for a time outside Ms. Kimrey's room.
Congratulatons to our Neon Jets robotics team for their hard work and effort over the break in the competition this past weekend. There was much improvement from the last competition, and we commend the hard work and effort by our team members.
If you get the opportunity over the next few months, you should visit the history museum in downtown Raleigh to view the Los Jets exhibit showcasing the men’s soccer team when they won the state championship several years ago as well as the 2014 team. The grand opening was held last Friday night, and there was standing room only during the showing of a portion of Los Jets. Afterwards, there was a panel discussion with Coach Cuadros and several former players. View our Twitter page to see pictures from the event.
Over the break, several of our students participated in the HOSA state conference. Congratulations to Chris Dowdy who was selected as President of Region 5, a state officer position, and Moshen Alawahishi who was selected as Vice President, a regional officer position. Joy Hinshaw was awrarded one of two District 5 HOSA Scholarships. The JM HOSA Parliamentary Procedure Team came in first place for the second year in a row! The Biomedical Technology Debate team came in third place. Visit our Twitter page for pictures showcasing our winners. Thank you to Ms. Sescilla and Ms. George with their leadership over the break with our awesome HOSA students.
Congratulations to Mrs. Sandel who received this past weekend the Lucrecia Herr Biology Teaching Award by the Assoc. of SE Biologists!
If you were unable to attend the Yearbook interest meeting and are interested in joining the yearbook staff, please see Ms. Kimrey as soon as possible to get your application.
Want to support and celebrate the accomplishments of all seventeen Chatham County Schools? Join the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) in honoring, learning about and celebrating our outstanding Chatham County Schools.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Where: Jordan-Matthews High School (910 East Cardinal St., Siler City, NC)
Come meet staff, students, teachers and administration in a casual environment where schools get to sing their own praises. Each school will have a display highlighting academics and extracurricular activities, attendees will learn about CEF supported innovative classroom projects and discover volunteer opportunities in our schools. Come show your support for the Chatham County Schools! Growing Together - Achieving Success.
All students ages 16 and older that are looking for a part-time job for the summer and seniors looking for a full time job after graduation are invited to participate in the first annual Job Fair at CCCC in Pittsboro on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Please see Mrs. Batchelor for more information!
Congratulations to the JM students who were honored at the CCS Science Fair Dec. 10:
Biological Science-B: Honorable Mention Jonathan Aguilar; 2nd Place Olivia Gregson
Chemistry: 3rd Place Hannah Glen; 2nd Place Morgan Troxler
Earth Science: 3rd Place Yasmin Aguilar
Physical Science: 2nd Place Patrick Daniel and David Smith
Engineering/Applied Science: 3rd Place Allie Hayhurst; 1st Place Oliver Mitchum
Congratulations to the following students on their success at 2015 NCFBLA Triad Regionals: Maddie Everwine placed 3rd in Job Interview, Joe Mitchell and Luke Hinshaw placed 2nd in Spirit State Tee Shirt Design, Ronald Fox placed 3rd in Future Business Leader, and Kelsey Roper has advanced in the running for NCFBLA state office.
Application information on several great summer programs is available through the Counseling Office: Summer Ventures, a science/math residential program at NC colleges, the HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award), the Shelton Challenge Leadership Camps and the Martha Guy Institute at Appalachian State! Check the JM Counseling Services Page for eligibility and application information.
JM DECA did very well at district competition December 2; congratulations to all who attended. Out of 12 trophies, Jordan-Matthews brought home 5! Forty-two club members competed and several members had top role play and test scores. Jaxon Mitchell placed 1st in Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Olivia Gregson placed 3rd overall in Retail. One highlight from the day was when JM DECA took all the top 3 places in the Quick Serve event - Lane Teague placed 3rd, Jenna Rohaly came in 2nd and Sarah Thomas took 1st. Click Here for all of our "tops" lists!
Congrats to our Senior Dairy Judging team for placing 2nd in the state FFA contest! Team members included Michaela Anderson, Katelyn Batchelor, Hannah Seitz, and Sarah Thomas. Sarah was 1st overall, Hannah was 16th and Katelyn was 38th! Also, our juniors, Baylee Fox and Seth Sheffield, did a rocking job too! Congrats to all!
On Saturday members of HOSA traveled to Providence Grove for the District HOSA Competition. Six members of HOSA placed high enough to go to districts. In Prepared Speaking Mohsen Alwahishi placed 5th and Shaimaa Ali placed 4th. In Sports Medicine Kevin Cano Ramirez placed 4th, in Medical Photography Mackenzie Clark placed 1st and in Nursing Assisting Joy Hinshaw placed 3rd and Mckayla Brown placed 1st. Congratulations to all HOSA members who participated in this competition for a job well done.
I officially wish to welcome you and your child(ren) to Jordan-Matthews High School! I know our parents of freshmen are looking forward to four amazing years. I encourage you to become a part of our school/culture, as our school has numerous, positive attributes, which will simply enamor you. Our faculty and staff continue to discuss strategies to showcase our strong academic institution, and we need your assistance in keeping this a reality. We have a truly caring culture, working with all aspects of the school community to meet our school’s mission--to graduate globally competitive, well rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe and nurturing environment.
We have approximately 760 students, which reflect the rich diversity in Siler City. Students have the opportunity to complete a college prep curriculum along with participating in numerous extra curricular activities. You can review our school profile to obtain more information regarding our school community, curriculum, and statistics.
Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you in creating a supportive triangle to meet the academic needs of your child. I look forward to seeing you at the many events that occur at Jordan-Matthews High School throughout the year. Your participation is vital to ensure your child is academically successful. We need him/her in school every day, actively engaged, with a focus on academics. I encourage you to join the fun and journey along with your child as he/she pursues a high school diploma from one of the premier schools in the state.
It’s a great day to be a Jet!