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  • School Closed Friday Jan. 19; Monday Jan 22 Final Exam Day

    School Closed Friday Jan. 19 for staff and students. Basketball games and wrestling match scheduled for tomorrow also cancelled.

    Please also note that due to recent inclement weather closures, Monday, January 22, 2018, will now be our final exam day. Here is the updated exam schedule:


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  • Musical Competition at JM Feb 22--Sign Up Now to Audition!

    Sing & Play @JM is coming! JMArts presents a musical competition open to students in grades 1-12. Complete the registration form below by Feb 5 to secure a spot in the Feb 13 auditions!

    Register now for Sing & Play @JM auditions!

    Questions? Read the competition rules:

    Sing & Play @JM 2018 Rules

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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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  • PTA Thrift Shop Work Night Sat. Jan. 20 Cancelled

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  • Parent University Session On AIG Students Jan 30

    Parent University is sponsoring an information session about the characteristics of advanced learners and AIG students. Please join us for this on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Pittsboro Elementary School in the Media Center. Registration is suggested and can be completed by using this link:

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    The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.

    Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.

    *The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.

    Survey deadline:  January 29, 2018

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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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  • Student Athletes of the Week

    Congratulations to all of our fall student athletes of the week.  Rounding out the month of October were:

    • McKinley Rogers-- McKinley was undefeated in conference play for the Lady Jets tennis team and qualified to play in the regional tournament. She does a great job in the classroom.
    • George Jacinto--George is a great student and has a wonderful personality. He works hard in the classroom and on the track. George never wants to see anyone quit and will put in extra work running to help someone else get across the finish line.
    The student athlete of the week for November 3-11
    • Inocente Mondragon--Inocente gave his all during the State Soccer Playoffs and deserves recognition for his sacrifice, leadership, and maturity. During the third round of the playoffs, Inocente led his team to victory after two overtimes and winning the game on penalty kicks. He was seriously injured during this game but despite that he helped to rally his teammates to go on to win, and advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. He exemplifies The Jets Way through his fortitude, his sacrifice, and leadership on and off the ball. A true Jet. 
    Myriah Fox and Kevin Cano are the student athletes of the week for November 13-20.
    • Myriah contributes so much to the cheer team. She never misses a practice or game. She is determined to be better, has the ability to create cheers, and helps any cheer mates. She never complains and always has the drive to become better and try new things. She represents Jordan-Matthews with pride and always goes above and beyond. 
    • Kevin is 1 of 12 returning wrestlers from last year's roster; he constantly leads by example in the wrestling room.  He had a key win by pinning his opponent in our win over Williams in our season opener. He is a humble young man that has respect for his teammates.  
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  • Be a Part of the Self-Portrait Project!

    Students, do you want to make a difference with just 10 minutes of your time? 
    Make a difference by facing differences and creating a self-portrait! For each self-portrait created, $3 will be matched and donated to help with peace-building efforts in Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the South Caucasus region. 
    This challenge represents the “face” of who we are at our best—a JM community doing what we can to create positive change and build peace. Our goal is to create 3000 self-portraits, so consider taking a few minutes to help youth around the world. 
    Bring your self-portraits to room 204. 
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  • DMV Practice Test

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

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  • Epic Kickball Showdown Vs. Northwood Oct. 31!

    The JM Basic Life Skills and Weightlifting classes take on Northwood at the JM Softball Field Oct. 31--Read the full story here!


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  • Senior To-Do List Links

    Senior Needs Assessment:
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  • Senior Mason Snavely Featured in Central Carolina Works Newsletter

    Shout out to Mason Snavely, who's getting a head start on college through CCP as he plans to study biomedical engineering and sports medicine to prepare for medical school! Read the whole article 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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  • Congrats to JM Athletes of the Week Emery Moore and Tucker Bean!

    Student Athletes of the Week from September 4-8 are Emery Moore and Tucker Bean.

    Emery plays tennis as a number three seed. She is a competitor, and is undefeated at her seeded positions (both singles and doubles). Tucker exhibits exceptional leadership both on and off the field. As a student, he excels in academic achievement and models kind and respectful behavior. He addresses adults with "Yes sir" and "Yes ma'am". As an athlete, he models outstanding leadership through team play, perseverance, hard work, and verbal encouragement to his fellow teammates. Tucker has served his team through consistent effort and excellent fulfillment of his position responsibilities on both sides of the ball as an offensive and defensive lineman. He is a pleasure to coach and an inspiration to all.

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  • Seniors: Submit Your Yearbook Quote Now!

    SENIORS: Please go to to submit your senior quote for the yearbook! We want to hear from each of you! We are also collecting baby pictures. Please bring your best baby pic, labeled with your name, to Ms. Kimrey's room. We want to feature all seniors, so make sure to get yours in!

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  • Apply Now for the Health Professionals Recruitment & Exposure Program

    Students interested in a career in medicine or science, see Mrs. Grayson in the Student Services Office to pick up the HPREP (Health Professionals Recruitment & Exposure Program) application. HPREP is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty and health professionals. Students will participate in fun, interactive activities such as the teaching of the human body organ systems and diseases, anatomy labs and more. (NOTE: Participation in this program can count for SOLO Flight hours!)

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  • 2017-18 Student Welcome Letter

    Click here to download a copy of the 2017-18 Student Welcome Letter that was mailed with student schedules; it's full of important information for a smooth and successful school year!

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  • Coach Dark and JM Athletics Featured on Chatham County School Notebook

    Click here to listen to the interview with Coach Dark about JM fall sports

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  • Parking Passes for 2017-18 Now On Sale

    Parking Passes are on sale!!! Monday- Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 dollars per pass for the whole school year. 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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  • 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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  • Summer Reading Assignments 2017-18

    Books can be checked out in the counseling office if you have not already gotten yours. Remember, you must return or pay for all checked out items before you can check out a summer reading book.

    Honors English Summer Reading Assignment (grades 9-12)

    AP English Language and Composition Assignment (11th grade)

    AP English Language and Literature Assignment (12th grade)

    Dual Language I (9th grade)

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  • Rising Juniors: Complete Your SOLO Flight Project Proposal

    Class of 2019: If you have decided where you will complete your SOLO Flight hours, plrease enter the information in this Google Form:

    If you have entered your information in last year's form, we will transfer it. If you have sent a paper copy to Mrs. Pate, we will transfer it. But from this point, please complete this form.

    We will be checking throughout the summer on project approval, and sending email confirmations.

    SOLO Flight Log Sheets will be available for pickup in the front office, or you can download and print them here.


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  • SOLO Info Update

    Juniors: Here's all the info you need for paperwork to complete your SOLO prep work:

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  • JM Featured on WNCA School Notebook

    Three JM students were recently featured on WNCA's School Notebook. Senior Caleb Sarver will talk about being part of the JM Jazz Band, junior Keelan Bailey will talk about his selection for Governor's School and junior Guadalupe Espinoza Elvira will talk about her experiences as a national winner of a writing contest for Dual Language students. If you missed the show don't worry; you can download and listen to the programs here!

    Caleb Sarver  Keelan Bailey   Guadalupe Espinoza Elvira

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  • 2017-18 Registration Procedures

    Student Services is registering all freshmen, sophomores and juniors for 2017-18 course selection through April 6. Once all students have signed up for courses, a printout will be sent home with each student, along with pertinent information such as AP contracts and course applications. At that point, families and students can make adjustments as needed, sign and send back to Student Services.
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  • 2017-18 Course Guide Link

    Here's the repaired link to the 2017-18 Course Guide:

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  • HS 1-to-1 Student Laptop Program - Fee Evaluation

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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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Jordan-Matthews Highlights

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