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  • March Madness Canned Food Drive In Full Swing!

    Congratulations to the North Carolina Central and UNCG fans.  They won this weeks March Madness Can Food Drive by collecting 71 cans of food!  We collected 141 cans this week.  Help the LEOs collect 359 more cans, so that they can reach their goal of donating 500 cans to the West Chatham Food Pantry.

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  • Local Scholarship Update!

    Seniors--Here's the latest list of scholarships and due dates: Local Scholarships 03.15.18

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  • Yearbook Application Now Open

    Interested in being on the yearbook staff for the 2018-2019 school year? Apply online now! Yearbook Application 2018-19
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  • Counseling Department Needs Assessment

    9th, 10th and 11th graders: please complete this survey about how the Counseling Department can better help you:

    Counseling Department Needs Assessment

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  • 2018-19 Registration Guide Available

    2018-19 High School Course Guide

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  • Local Scholarships 2018 Booklet--Updated 2.6.18

    Get busy, seniors! Download the 2018 Local Scholarships Booklet here. Deadlines are coming fast--and you can "pick" your applications from the bulletin board across from the Counseling Department!

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  • Important Information About Flu Prevention

    Help protect your family and our school from the flu! Click here for more information. Visit for the most current information about
    the flu.

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  • SECU People Helping People Scholarship Info

    Below, please find the information for the SECU PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE Scholarship. Included are the requirements for the scholarship, application (word document), guidelines for writing your brief biography, consent form, and a sample of a completed application.   This scholarship is valued at $10,000.  Please note the changes that have occurred this year:
    1. The application form must be submitted to the Counseling Department electronically in a word document.  Email the completed application to either Mrs. Myles ( or Mrs. Morris (  
    2. The Consent Form and brief biography may be turned in to Student Services.  It does not have to be emailed.
    3. A copy of your university letter of acceptance and a photo of the student (headshot only) must also be submitted as part of the application.
    4. The deadline to return all sections of the application is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018.  NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GIVEN.
    5. The applications will be sent to the Central Office.  Chatham County Schools, not JMHS' Scholarship Committee, will determine who receives one of the three scholarships available to Chatham County.
    6. You will be competing against students from the other high schools not just your classmates.
    Your completed application will consist of:
    1. Application (word document included in this email)
    2. Acceptance letter from one of the 16 public universities in NC
    3. Photo of your face (ie headshot)
    4. Brief Biography (guidelines included in this email)
    5. Consent Form (document included in this email)  MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED
    Please contact Student Services if you have questions or concerns.
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  • Local Scholarships Available

    Hey seniors! It's not to early to get started on local scholarship applications! Here are some available through the Triangle Community Foundation:
    Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Information and applications for the following scholarships are all available on our website,

    The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship was created to provide a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity. The scholarship, valued at up to $20,000 per year for up to four years for a total award up to $80,000, will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district high school.  Applications due February 28, 2018.

    The Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of James "Jay" Edmund Spence, IV who lived from January 21, 1968 until August 13, 1985. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors and alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School and Chatham Charter High School in Siler City. Scholarships are valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000.  Applications due February 28, 2018.

    The William L. Wall Family Scholarship is meant to provide an educational opportunity to a student from Siler City, NC who attended Jordan-Matthews High School.  One award will be made annually and will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of up to $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public college or university in North Carolina. Applications due February 28, 2018.

    The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship honors Mr. Ward’s extraordinary commitment to teaching and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties intending to attend a North Carolina college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and commitment to community service and involvement. Scholarships are valued at $2,500 per academic year for up to four years for a total award of $10,000. Applications due February 28, 2018.
    The George and Mary Newton Scholarship is for young persons who have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is an employee of Newton Instrument Company in Butner, NC.  Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 and can be used at any accredited educational institution.  Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research will support pre-doctoral research in the health sciences with awards of $5,000 made to students working toward the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will provide flexible support for research by students who have begun to consider a research career, as well as for research by students who are working toward a DVM/PhD. Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Awards support female medical students enrolled at Duke University Medical Center or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine who are interested in pursuing health-related research projects. Students must have an interest in health research, and must have the support of a faculty mentor. Selected students will receive an award in the amount of $10,000. Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The GSK Opportunity Scholarship is available to US citizens who are residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County and have overcome significant adversity.  Scholarships are valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award up to $20,000.  Recipients must attend a public state university or community college in North Carolina.  Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service recognizes an individual practicing artist residing in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham County who has made a significant contribution to the Triangle Community.  Nominations are welcomed from local artists or from individuals in the community on behalf of a practicing artist.  One $800 award will be distributed annually.  Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is provided for graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to working with alcoholism, drug abuse, and addictive disorder treatment, or with preventive education on the subject of addiction.  One $1,500 award will be distributed annually.  Applications due March 15, 2018.
    The Richard E. Whitted Scholarship honors Mr. Whitted's memory and commitment to public and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors attending an Orange County or Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System high school intending to attend a 4-year college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on commitment to community service and involvement and academic achievement. One $1,000 award will be distributed annually.  Applications due March 15, 2018.

    The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County provides financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school seniors who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.  The amount awarded per recipient can vary between $1,000 and $4,000 per academic year, and is renewable for up to 4 years.  Applications due March 31, 2018.

    The Edgar C. Garrabrant II & John R. Garrabrant Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Garrabrant, and his father, John Garrabrant. Dr. Garrabrant envisioned this scholarship as a means of assistance in furthering the education of students at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina who demonstrate scientific aptitude and moral character. Preference will be given to students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000.  Applications due March 31, 2018.
    The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship honors Dr. Roberts' tradition of service by providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, and Durham School of the Arts. Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community, and financial need. Scholarships are valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and can be used at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College. Applications due March 31, 2018.
    The iContact Foundation Scholarship program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for persons employed by iContact at any time from its creation in 2003 through February 2012 and their children (biological, adopted, step, or foster).  Scholarships are valued at up to $5,000 per year for up to four years, (total award of $20,000) for full-time students pursuing a post-secondary undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree at any accredited college, university, community college, or trade school.  Applications due March 31, 2018.
    The Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship honors the lives of Jason Evans and Jessica Evans by inspiring and supporting graduating seniors of Orange High School who exemplify the academic and personal excellence that Jason and Jessica demonstrated during their young lives.  Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public or private 4-year college or university. One scholarship will be distributed annually.  Applications due March 31, 2018.
    The Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship will provide $1,000 scholarships to one graduating senior from each of the following high schools in Durham: Durham School of the Arts, Hillside High School, Jordan High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, and the City of Medicine Academy. Recipients will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and an outstanding motivation for higher education success.  Applications due March 31, 2018.
    The Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. The ideal candidate is a deserving student who has strong motivation for educational success, but is not receiving other financial aid for college. Applications due March 31, 2018.

    The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship honors Ms. Winchester’s commitment to excellence in education by providing scholarship opportunities to students with financial need. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High School in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Recipients will be selected based on their financial need, academic merit, and potential for success. Scholarships will be valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000. Applications due April 15, 2018.
    The North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship assists American Indian students across the state in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to pursue a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student.  Scholarships are valued at $1,000; students may reapply each year for additional funding. Applications due May 1st, 2018.

    The Citrix Scholarship is intended to reflect Citrix System's commitment to increasing diversity in STEM fields by providing scholarships to students attending NC Central University, Shaw University or St. Augustine's University and majoring in STEM and/or computer science. Individual awards will be valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 academic years, and can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and one-time computer purchase at one of the three eligible schools. Applications due June 1st, 2018.


    All applications must be submitted by using the Foundation's online system. Applicants will create a profile, upload completed application forms and required attachments, and will provide the names and email addresses of recommenders (if applicable).  Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by each scholarship deadline.
    Official transcripts should be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
    Triangle Community Foundation
    PO Box 12729
    Durham, NC 27709
    We encourage you to share this information with your staff, students, and/or clients. The deadlines are approaching soon, and we would not want you or those you work with to miss this opportunity!
    If you need additional assistance, please contact Sarah Battersby, Triangle Community Foundation's Scholarships Officer at or 919-474-8370.
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  • Esmeralda Sibrian Zetino Featured in International Publication!

    Shout out to senior Esmeralda, who has been highlighted this month in the international Students Rebuild newsletter! She is leading the Facing Difference Challenge at JM with the goal of getting 3,000 portraits! This is her third year leading a Students Rebuild Challenge. Read about her in their newsletter here!

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Principal's Message

  • 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!


    Tripp Crayton