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  • Mr. Jeremy Patterson, Principal

    Greetings, and welcome to the 2017- 2018 school year. My name is Jeremy Patterson, Principal for Instruction. This will be my third year leading Middle School at Parkside, and my 11th year in Administration with Jackson Public School. Middle School at Parkside offers so much more than most traditional schools. Our International Baccalaureate Framework ensures a well rounded, rigorous and inquiry based method of learning that ensures our students to reach academic excellence. Our emphasis in collaboration stresses the importance of building social skills and learning from one another helps our students become workforce ready. The extracurricular opportunities such as The Arts, Athletics, Academic Games, Community Service and more provide a deeper connection to our school and community.

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  • Mrs. Krista Jarvey, Associate Principal

    Hello and welcome to The Middle School at Parkside. My name is Mrs. Jarvey and I am the Associate Principal. This upcoming school year I will be moving up with my students and will be the 8th grade principal. I am excited to see them continue to learn and grow! Parkside is the best place to be for your child! Why you ask? We offer many after school clubs such as Academic Games, French and German Club, Science Club, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society just to name a few. We also have offerings in sports such as wrestling, swimming, basketball, football, cheerleading, track, cross country and volleyball.

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  • Mr. Jerry Tait, Assistant Principal

    Welcome, parents and students! My name is Jerry Tait and I am the Assistant Principal of Middle School at Parkside. I will be the 7th Grade principal for the 2017-2018 school year. It is with excitement that I look forward to meeting you and working with you all this coming year. We are pleased to provide our students an excellent educational experience here at Parkside with learning opportunities that are

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Parkside Announcements

  • EXCITING NEWS!

    Hey Jackson Vikings! Want to support your 12 local Jackson Area Public Schools? Now you can and it’s as easy as filling up your gas tank. Stop by one of the local PS Food Mart CITGO and fill up at the designated CITGO ‘Spirit Pump.’

    STARTING MONDAY AUGUST 21 THRU SUNDAY OCTOBER 15

    JPS SPIRIT PUMPS WILL BE DESIGNATED IN BLACK AND ORANGE AT ALL CITGO/FOOD MART LOCATIONS:
    o    1301 South West Ave (West & High St)
    o    815 Lansing Ave (Lansing and North)
    o    1502 Cooper St. (I-94 entrance & exit ramps)
    o    918 Wisner St (Across from JoAnn Fabrics Shopping Center)
    o    500 Longfellow (corner of Wildwood and Ganson)

    3 CENTS OF EVERY GALLON SPENT WILL SUPPORT JPS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND WORKFORCE READINESS.

    SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP SUPPORT YOUR HOMETOWN VIKINGS!

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  • Jump on it!  Schedule your child's well check-up or sports physical today!   Make an appointment at any of the Center for Family Health’s sites, including its four school health centers. Anyone age 10 to 18 who has a physical at a Center for Family Health site in May, June or July will be entered into a drawing for a bicycle.  Two will be awarded each month. CFH accepts all health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. No one is turned away because of inability to pay.

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  • Dear Middle School at Parkside Parents, If you have any questions regarding PowerSchool please call or email our Parent Liaison - Kristy Dillon. 841-2278 or kristy.dillon@jpsk12.org
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  • INTERESTED IN GETTING SCORES FOR SPORTS? Add ATHLETICS to your notifications! NEW FEATURE ADDED TODAY
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  • Exciting News! JPS has a new, updated App! Download today and stay connected!
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Parkside Grading System

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    Watch this brief video to understand "Standards-based Grading" used at Parkside. Click here to watch...
     
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