Georgia Reach Program
Parents of upcoming Pickens County 8th Graders: Would you like for your child to receive $10,000 upon high school graduation which can possibly turn into as much as $60,000 with additional scholarships? If your child meets the requirements below and you are interested, please come by the Pickens County Board of Education office located at 100 D B Carroll Street and pick up a REACH application packet beginning July 22nd until August 5th. Applications will be available Mon-Fri from 8:00-4:00. Beginning August 6th, applications will be available at PJHS. Five scholars from PJHS will be selected.
- Student will be an 8th grader at PJHS during the 2019-2020 school year
- Family has demonstrated and proven financial need
- U S citizen (documentation will be required)
- Good attendance and behavior
- At least a 2.5 grade point average in all core courses
- Crime and drug-free record
- Have support from a parent, legal guardian or other caring adult
Open House Times
- 7th grade open house will be Tuesday 7/30 from 6-8 PM
- 8th grade open house will be Wednesday 7/31 from 6-8 PM
Faculty Spotlight - Our Awesome Custodial Staff
It has been a while since our last Faculty/Staff spotlight, but we would like to celebrate a fantastic group of people who keep our building looking incredible and are always willing to help with any job that presents itself. Our custodians do a tremendous job of keeping our building clean and making it the safest and healthiest environment possible for our students and teachers. They are awesome! Our custodians are Ms. Patricia Nichols who has worked in our schools for five years. She has three children and seven grandchildren and loves spending time with them. Ms. Karen Honea who has three children and six grandchildren. Ms. Karen loves to craft and read about history. Mr. John Ray, a 17 year veteran of Pickens County Schools, is married to Tonia and has five children, nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Ms. Estelle Fitts who is a 23 year resident of Pickens County. Ms. Estelle is married to Daniel Fitts and has two children and one special granddaughter, Lili. And finally, Ms. Hazel Wofford, who is married to James Wofford and has two children, seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Thank you to all our fantastic custodians and all the work you do for our school.
Pickens County Schools Teachers Selected as Fellows in the 2019 Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows
Pickens County School District is eager to announce the selection of three teachers from Pickens Junior High School as Fellows in the 2019 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows. These teachers representing PJHS were selected as one of 9 schools in the program’s fifth cohort and will join over 120 teachers from the program’s first four cohorts. The teachers selected for this honor are William Gay, Daniel Johnson, and Cynthia Swisher. The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a competitive, three summer, two school year program that seeks to improve STEM teaching and learning for all students, especially underserved populations in STEM. Congratulations to these teachers!
Our School Mission
The mission of the Pickens Junior High School Community is to prepare our students for high school graduation and future success by inspiring them to become responsible learners and productive members of society.
Excellence in student learning is the chief priority for the school.
Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility
for advancing the school’s mission.
The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
We strive each day to reach our vision...
Pickens County Schools
Student Support Departments
Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...
The Superintendent'sl Office for the Pickens County School district provides assistance and guidance to the school district in day to day operations....
The Student Services Department plays a central role in helping to increase communication between the school, community and the home...
Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governing and leadership body for the Pickens County School District...
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
– Jean Piaget
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "
– John F. Kennedy
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
– Rabindranath Tagore
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
– Albert Einstein
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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