The annual Leona Jackson Middle School Wax Museum was recently held which featured all students in grades 6th thru 8th dressing up in costume to represent a historical figure and orally reciting to visitors who they were, what they are remembered by, and what historical impact they had. A great turnout of students created their own costumes and were present to recite their life to a overflow crowd! Watch the slideshow below to view some of the students and their costumes. Forty two of the students are featured with many more to come. Enjoy!!
Leona Jackson Middle School was happy to welcome the mayor of Paramount, Daryl Hofmeyer, PUSD Supt of Schools, Ruth Perez, and PUSD Board President, Tony Pena. They were here to present Mr. Sierra and his team with a lunch for their efforts in raising over $10,000 in the recent PEP Scholarship Fundraiser. Money collected goes to help Paramount High School seniors toward scholarship for colleges. Mr. Sierra and his team were the top money collectors for our school in a very spirited and fun March Madness competition between the teachers and their classrooms.
Teacher of the Year
Jackson Middle School
ELA, Grade 8
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Jackson Middle School
Classified Employee of the Year
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Students are encouraged to wear a COLLEGE t-shirt or sweatshirt on this day to promote college awareness. It's called "College SWAG Day!"
1st Place Ribbon- Engineering and Design Mousetrap Car
1st Place Gold Medal- Mousetrap Car Speed Competition
1st Place Gold Medal Balsa Wood Glider
Jackson Middle School wrestling is in full swing as wrestlers from PHS are eagerly coaching around 24 boys and girls. They practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the week from 2:20-3:45. They are being supervised by Mr. Kirkpatrick and Ms. Guggino. Their first dual meet will be held at Alondra on April 14. Boys will be competing against boys and girls vs. girls from each school. Coaches are Sergio, Gloria, and Oscar, wrestlers from Paramount High School, who are volunteering their time and expertise to help out those young and upcoming wrestlers who one day might compete at PHS. Go Knights!!
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Jackson Wrestlers Medal!!!
The wrestlers from Jackson School competed in the All Comers wrestling meet held Saturday at Paramount High School Main Campus. They had many wrestlers medal during this meet. On the girls side, they had Arely 1st place, America 2nd place, Eliza 2nd place, and Kristen 3rd place. The boys had Ryan 1st place, Walter 2nd place, Isayah 2nd place, Henry 2nd place, Joshua 2nd place, Adam 2nd place, and David Anthony 3rd place. A big shout out to the coaches (Mike, Gloria, Kirkpatrick, Oscar, Guggino and Sergio) and all the teams members who represented Jackson well in their first ever season of wrestling. Go Knights!
MESA Field Trip
MESA Club completed another successful year by going on their annual field trip. This year they got to go to the Griffith Observatory along with other MESA groups from Paramount.
SOCCER PLAYOFF RESULTS
In yesterday's soccer playoff action, both the boys and girls team were defeated, thereby ending their seasons. The boys lost to Alondra by a score of 3-1 and the girls were defeated by Paramount Park, 3-2.
2017 Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year
Dear Jackson Knights:
We have had an exciting school year filled with many accomplishments. I am so proud to have shared in the numerous achievements of our exceptional students and committed staff throughout the past year. As we bring this year to a close, I hope you have an opportunity to reflect on the moments that made it memorable. Be proud of the efforts you have made to arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to prepare you for your future endeavors. As you look ahead to a new year, I hope you consider the countless possibilities that lie before you. Be confident in your abilities and pursue those opportunities that will empower you to find success. Have a wonderful summer.
Mrs. Anderson, Principal
Jackson Middle School
EMAILING TEACHERS at Jackson Middle School
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PADRES….para poder mandarle mensajes electronicos a los maestros, primero necesita mandar su direccion electronica con su hijo/a al maestro. El maestro le enviara un correo electronico para que de esa manera usted pueda contestar y su correo no sea detenido por los filtros contra viruses del distrito. Si usted quiere que el maestro le envie el correo electronico envie su direccion electronica a el maestro.
PEP March Madness!! Over $10,000 Raised!!!
Day of the Teacher!
Thanks so much to our administration (Ms. Anderson and Ms. Domino) for providing us (Leona Jackson School Staff) with lunch on this very special day! It is very much appreciated!!
Congratulations to Wendy McWhorter (Jackson Teacher of the Year) and Luz Soto (Jackson's Classified Employee of the Year). Both were honored last night at Paramount West High Campus for these honors.
SBAC TESTING SCHEDULES
MESA FINALS WINNERS!! Congrats!!
MESA Finals - Isabella Cano, 1st Place - Mousetrap Car Design
Donovan Andrade and Jose Friars - 2nd Place - Balsawood Glider
In late March, 30 students from Jackson competed in the Preliminary Competition at CSULB. For the preliminaries, students that are associated with MESA at CSULB compete against each other by grade levels in several areas of engineering, there were approximately 600 students who competed that day. Three of our sixth graders won first place in three categories, Isabella Cano won first place in design and first place in speed for her mousetrap car. Donovan Andrade and Jose Frias won first place as a team with their Balsawood Glider. Winning first place in the competition automatically qualifies you for the Regional Competition.
Last weekend the Regional Competition was held at UCLA. Students who placed first in their category during their preliminaries met at UCLA to compete against each other. There were students from each of the MESA college sites in our area, CSULB, CSULA, USC, and UCLA. At the Regiional Competition Isabella Cano won first place again for her Mousetrap Car design and only lost on speed by tenths of a second. Donovan Andrade and Jose Frias won third place with their Balsawood Glider. They were part of a great group of competitors from Paramount Unified School District.
Battle of the Books
Denise, Dulce, Valerie, Sarah, Melany H., Melany A. This team will be defending their title and going for 5 in a row! Good luck!!
4th-5th GRADE SCIENCE FIELD TRIP
This year our Leona Jackson fourth and fifth grade Knights enjoyed an awesome field trip to the California Science Center. The classes were able to explore the different world ecosystems. For example, students were able to see some awesome sea life, fish, eel, and even tiger sharks. After seeing all the cool stuff inside of the Science Center, our Jackson Knights were lucky enough to be able to see The Space Shuttle Endeavour! It was huge, and very exciting to be able to see in real life!
Below is a slideshow of some of the pictures taken during the field trip.
4TH & 5TH GRADE SCIENCE FIELD TRIP
2016 AVID FIELD TRIP TO CSUF
After months of hard work, the Jackson MESA Team successfully competed at the MESA Preliminary Competition at CSULB. Although the competition was tough, our team came away with two gold medals and a 1st Place Ribbon. This is a great accomplishment as our Jackson Knights were competing with schools not only in the Paramount Unified School District, but also schools in Bellflower, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs, and Wilmington.
Congratulations to all our MESA Knights. In addition, lets wish Donovan Andrade, Jose Frias, and Isabella Cano luck as they head to the Regional Finals at UCLA this upcoming April 23rd, 2016.
LEONA JACKSON SCHOOL "KNIGHTS"
7220 E. Jackson St
Principal: Kelly Anderson
Assistant Principal: Margie Domino
School Administrative Assistant: Luz Soto
MIDDLE SCHOOL BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU
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JACKSON RESOURCES & LINKS
Soccer season for boys and girls at Jackson has started. Coaches have selected their team members and are practicing getting ready for the season which starts the week they return from Spring Break.
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Leona Jackson Middle School Spirit Gear Webstore. Click on this link or on the t-shirt picture to go to the website where you will be able to order Jackson Middle School Knight Spirit Gear for all sports and activities using your debit or credit card. You can also print out the order form by clicking on ORDER FORM below and bring it to school with cash payment. We will accept orders for spirit wear at Jackson School till February 26th. Thanks and GO KNIGHTS!!! ORDER FORM