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  • College Coach Announcements Friday Oct. 20


    Today is the last day of College Application Week, this means that you have until 5pm today to submit those applications that are waiving their application fee.  Reminder: If you have not completed your Residency application, you must do so prior to submitting to some of these institutions.  

     If you signed up for the NC State visit today we will be in Mr. Alvarado's room during 1st and 2nd lunch.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are applying to UNC-Chapel Hill their early action deadline was extended until today, unless you requested a longer extension.

    Upcoming Deadlines:

    UNC-Chapel Hill | TODAY (10.15)

    NC State -extended deadline- November 1st

    UNC-Charlotte, App State, Meredith College, UNCW | November 1st

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  • Art Show Oct. 23

    JM Art students will hold an exhibit titled "The World Around You" this Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6pm in the media center. Prizes from JMArts will be awarded, and a light reception will follow. Everyone is welcome! Click here to preview the show program! 

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  • Develop Public Speaking Skills!

    Do you present and you start to panic you forget what to say you try to talk and the only word that comes out of your mouth is ¨ummmm¨ or ¨aaaaaa¨ Well if you fall in this category and you want to stop this bad habit then let Jose Zendejas, Mrs.White or Mrs.Castro Know you want to be part of the JM Public Speakers by the 28 of October.

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  • Athletics Updates


    All young ladies and young men interested in trying out for basketball need to come by office 121 to sign up.
    If you are trying out for a winter sport, please be sure to have your physical packet on file before October 31st.
    Students and faculty members, starting tomorrow, you can provide your input, and nominate a SAOTW.  Nominations are accepted every Tuesday.  Keep following @JMHS_Live for the link to nominate.  
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  • Volunteer Translators Needed at VCE Nov 6

    Looking for a great service opportunity? Bilingual students can volunteer to translate for parent conferences at Virginia Cross on Nov. 6. Complete this Google Form to sign up,   or email Jazmin Mendoza at

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  • Underclass and Senior Picture Retakes

    Attention Seniors: We finally have a date for Senior Picture Retakes! The retakes will be on November 9th in the auditorium. A sign up sheet will be outside of room 107 one week before. 
    Underclassman makeup pictures will be on Monday, October 22nd in the auditorium. If you need an order form, please see Ms. Kimrey in room 107.
    The senior class picture (in the shape of a 19) will be Monday, October 22nd at 1:45 in the football stadium.
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  • Homecoming Activities Update! Spirit Week!

    Student Government is proud to announce this year's Spirit Week days.  Next week show up in your finest gear to show your JM pride.
    On Sports Mania Monday, October 22, rep your favorite sports team: professional, national, college, or even J-M sports.
    On Tropical Tourist Tuesday, take a trip to the Tropics with Hawaiian shirts or Bermuda shorts, and pastel shades. A moment of summer before winter arrives.
    On Wacky Character Wednesday, get an early chance at Halloween.  Dress up as your favorite character from a movie, or a meme, real life, or make one up.
    On Thursday, prepare for the Powder Puff game by wearing your Class Color.  Baby blue freshmen, sunny sophomores, jolly green juniors, and red-hot seniors.
    Friday, October 26, is Blue and Gold Day.  Dress in your JM best to be ready for the homecoming game!
    Homecoming t-shirts are on sale in Mrs. Harris' room.  They are $13 and money is due by Monday, October 22.
    Student Government Representatives, there is a mandatory meeting after school today in Mrs. Harris' room (109).  This is our last meeting to prepare for Homecoming activities, so make sure to come prepared.
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  • College Application Week Oct. 15-19

    Hey seniors and families! Are you ready for College Application Week? Check this list of schools that are waiving application fees Oct. 15-19, and be ready on Wednesday when Ms. Herrera and helpers will be working with seniors in the media center to get those applications done!


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  • New Scholarship Opportunities

    Greenhouse Scholars is looking for students who demonstrate leadership within their communities.  Their vision is to cultivate a community of leaders who will evolve the communities of the world.  If this describes you, apply for their scholarship at  The deadline for applications is December 17th. Click here for more info.

    Are you a student who is making a difference through volunteering?  If so, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential are looking for you.  Find more information about the Spirit of Community Award at and learn how you can win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC in May 2019.  Applications must be submitted by November 6. Click here for more info.

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  • ACT Champions Scholarship

    The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. 

    Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

    • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 
    • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 

    Applications can be found Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. 

    All questions may be directed to

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  • Join the JM PTA!

    Click here to complete this short form, and join the PTA to support student learning at Jordan-Matthews!

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  • Goodnight Scholars Application Open

    Are you considering applying to North Carolina State University?  If so, the Goodnight Scholars Program, NC State University's premier scholarship for low- and middle-income North Carolina high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) students, may be an option for you!

    Do you have:

    • Exceptional academic performance, particularly in advanced math and science coursework.
    • Affinity for STEM demonstrated through extracurricular involvement or research.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to community service and civic engagement.
    • Serves as a role model and leader in the community.
    If this describes you, please visit for more information and how to apply for the Goodnight Scholars Program.
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  • Recycle Your Plastic Bottles!

    Click here to watch Jacquelinne Marroquin explain JM's new recycling program!

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  • Driver's Education Information

    Interested in Driver's Ed? You must register online at  ncdrivingschool.comLook for Chatham County, and then choose Jordan-Matthews. Click here for the schedule for the year! The next available class begins Nov. 26, and registration opens Nov. 5. 

    Click here to download the flyer with more information.

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  • Important Information for the Class of 2019 and Beyond

    Chatham County Schools has changed the format for awarding graduation honors. Please read the letters below for more information:

    Letter to Class of 2019

    Graduaran en el 2019


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  • JM Dual Language Program Featured in DPI Newsletter

    Proud of our first class of Dual Language grads! Check out their story in this newsletter from DPI:

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  • All Student Device Program Forms Now Available

    Go to the Parenting Resources section of the website to view and download all forms for the Chromebooks students will be using this year at JM. All students/parents must complete all these forms this year. Click this link to access them:1-to-1 Laptop Program Resources for Parents.

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  • Student Back-to-School Letters & Behavior Expectations 2018-19

    It's almost time! These letters are being mailed to home, but here are copies for reference you can download:

    JM Student Letter 2018-19 (English)

    JM Student Letter 2018-19 (Spanish)

    We've also uploaded information on student behavior expectations, and the cell phone policy; click this link to download that information:JM Behavior Expectations



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  • Summer Reading Reminder!

    Finished your summer reading assignments for Honors & AP English? Great! If not, it's time to start. Remember, they are due at the beginning of the school year regardless of the semester you have English.

    Can't find your assignment sheet? No worries; click on the links below to download them:

    Honors English I

    Honors English II

    Honors English III

    Honors English IV

    AP English Language (11th)

    AP English Literature (12th)

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  • Information About Student Parking Passes for 2018-19

    Parking passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m.

    In an effort to collect fines and fees from students who park on campus, students will be required to have paid all of their prior outstanding cafeteria balances, media fees, and tech fees before purchasing a parking pass for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Click to the following link to download the REVISED 8.6.18 registration form: Revised 18-18 Parking Permit Form. You may print and complete before coming to purchase your pass, and there will be copies available in the front office.

    Parking passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 6th from ​8-4.  ​Cost is $25. Please have your license, license plate number, color make and year of the vehicle available. No exceptions. If you lose your tag, you will have to purchase another parking pass. Stop by the main office and see Mrs Tobar.​

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  • How to Request a CCCC Transcript for CCP Courses

    1. Before you start, you’ll need a credit/debit card and your CCCC student ID number (on the yellow card given to you for online classes, or contact the Registrar's Office at 919-718-7201, or email/see Mr. Heesacker --
    2. Go to (or you can go to the Registrar’s Office on the main Sanford campus).
    3. Type “transcripts” in the web site search engine at the top left and click and click on the first result, or click APPLY & REGISTER, scroll down to Transcripts in the left menu and click.
    4. Once on the Transcripts page, scroll down to Curriculum Transcript and read through the information.
    5. Click on the Order Curriculum Transcript (only) Online Now link and follow the instructions to register and request a transcript be sent to any college to which you are applying.


    1. Have a transcript sent to the college you are attending.
    2. If you go with sending an electronic copy, you’ll need an email address for the college (admissions or registrar's office).
    3. Have transcripts sent directly to the college, not to you, or the high school.
    4. The cost is per transcript sent ($3.75 when requested online, or $5 if requested in person).
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  • Little Mermaid Is Fall Musical for 2018!

    It's official! Next fall, we will go Under the Sea with Disney's The Little Mermaid as our fall musical! Auditions will be this spring, on May 31 and June 6. Look for more information about auditions soon!

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  • 2018-19 Registration Guide Available

    2018-19 High School Course Guide

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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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  • DMV Practice Test

    Need to practice before taking your driver's test? Click here!

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  • Prepping for the SAT? Try Khan Academy's Free Resources!

     Click here to begin: Khan Academy SAT Practice

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  • SOLO Flight Reminder: Have your mentors complete the CCS Volunteer Registration Process!

    This is a requirement for all job shadow sites, and all volunteer sites (such as churches) that are not established community organizations. We will be checking, and if your mentor does not complete the form, you will need to choose another site. Here's the link: 

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  • Get Your Open eBooks Code!!

    Do you have your Open eBooks code yet? Come by the library to get info about the app that works on your phone or tablet and has hundreds of free eBooks! Email Mrs. Pate to get a code <>. Click here for more info.

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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