• Dr. Vogelsang, JMS Phenomenal Teacher

    Dr. Vogelsang & Ms. Gerald Hailed as Phenomenal Teacher and Support Staff for Marion County

    A hearty congratualtions to Dr. Vogelsang and Ms. Gerald, who took both tiles, Phenomenal Teacher and Phenonenal Staff, in the same week, highlighting their wonderful accomplishments here at JMS.  Ms. Gerald was nominated by Ty'Anna Legette and Dr. Vogelsang was nominated by Madison Smith.  Thank you, Dr. Vogelsang and Ms. Gerald, for the positive differences you make in these and other students' lives!

    See the video HERE.

    Ms. Gerald, JMS Phenomenal Support Staff

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  • Mrs. Spry's Read 180 class visits WMBF studio

    News is in the News at WMBF Studio

    Breaking News! After learning about natural disaster in Mrs. Spry's Read 180 class, 
    students got to take a field trip to the WMBF news station in Florence to learn how natural 
    disasters are reported. Thank you to the staff at WMBF for a great day of teaching us how 
    to stay informed and be mindful of the world around us.

    See more photos in our Gallery HERE

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  • Charles Towne Landing

    8th Grade Explores History at Charles Towne Landing 

    The 8th Grade visited Charles Towne Landing in Georgetown to learn about South Carolina history. The history depicted ranges from the times of indigenous peoples through Civil War times.  Groups of students went on a historical scavenger hunt that took them to early agrgiculture sites, an excavation of the early' settlers Palisade wall,  onto a colonia trade ship, past the lovely Legare Waring home, and into an animal park sheltering with bison, puma, an bears.  The students marveled at the huge "Trees of Knowledge"...... Read more and see the photos HERE

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  • See Who's Who on the JMS Honor Roll

    some of our JMS Q1 Awrds winners

    See the photos of our awards ceremony and a list of our current scholars HERE


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  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics School for Aviation Maintenance and Electronic Technology

    Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics School for Aviation Maintenance and Electronic Technology Visits JMS

    The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics School for Aviation Maintenance and Electronic Technology campus in Myrtle Beach paid a visit to Mrs. Skipper's Science classes to teach about the science of. Here aerodynamics and to generate interest in this exciting career option as well. Students appled the pricipals of aeodynamics to —what else — making and flying paper air-planes! This was a fitting presentation to conclude our Career Awareness Week festivities. 

    See the visit HERE.

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  • EVOLution Hosts Their Power of Positivity Assembly at Johnakin Middle School Dedicated to the Fallen Officers of Florence Law EVOLution Hosts Their Power of Positivity Assembly at Johnakin Middle School Dedicated to the Fallen Officers of Florence Law Enforcement

    EVOLution, a non-profit organization, partnered with Principal Mark Fraiser of Johnakin Middle School on November 16, 2018, for their immaculate “Power of Positivity” Assembly for their students. EVOLution started the Power of Positivity Assembly in order to shine a positive light through the darkness of the senseless trend of school shootings and bullying in hopes to show the students the essence of unity and brotherly love at a vital age no matter their race, gender, or beliefs. The mission of the assembly is to empower the students after two recent devastations in SC (Hurricane Florence and massive Florence shooting of officers) to promote positive change through positive plus MORE

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  • JMS Foxes Celebrate National Career Awareness Week

    Dressed for Success on Career Awareness Week

    JMS is serious about careers (plus we have a lot of fun, too!). See our many events for this week in our Gallery HERE

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  • Veterans Honored in ceremony at JMS

    JMS Honors Our Local Veterans in Ceremony

    The Johnakin Middle School Family honored the veterans of our community at our annual Veteran’s Day Program.   All of JMS attended our ceremony recognizing and honoring veterans’ contributions to our nation.  Our speaker was Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Keith Gore.  The ceremony concluded with the pinning of ribbons  by Jr. Beta Club members onto the lapels of each veteran and refreshments after. JMS looks forward each year to  this opportunity to honor our veterans and to thank them for all they do.  See the highlights in our Gallery HERE.

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  • Parent Night 2018

    Parent Night at JMS

    All 8th graders who played a sport were honored at the last footbal game of the season at Fox Field.  The weather was warm and our Foxes played valiantly against the opposing team.  The 8th graders' proud parentswere honored as well.  See the photos in our gallery HERE.

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  • Grits for Grandparents

    Grits for Grandparents

    JMS celebrated grandparents with its annual Grits for Grandparents breakfast.  Grits were cooking in the pot since 5:30 AM and many students treated their grandparents to a great breakfast compliments of JMS. 

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  • Hello Fall! Speech Services Social

    Hello Fall! Speech Services Social

    Mrs. Dixon's Speech Services hosted their Hello Fall! Social recently for students.  Students were treated to October themed treats and pizza with a chance to meet all their classmates together.  Staff was equally treated to the bounty and had a chance to explore Speech Services and all the program offers.  Thanks, Mrs. Dixon!  We look forward to the Spring event.

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  • Red Ribbon Team Jersey Day

    Students & Staff Go All-out for Red Ribbon Week

    JMS has gone all-out to get the word out to fight drugs for Red Ribbon Week.  This year's theme is

     "Life is a Journey. Travel Drug Free" plus each day features a theme: Put a Cap on Drugs! (Krazy Hat Day and staff wears red), Sock it to Drugs! (Krazy Sock Day), Team Up Against Drugs - Winners Don't Do Drugs (Favorite Team Jersey)..... See our event highlights in our Gallery at :


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  • Johnakin Middle School International Day 2018 -  “A Taste of Culture” 

    International Day

    Mrs. Spry’s classes have transformed our band room into an international showplace for our fist annual International Day at Johnakin Middle School.  Students and learned about people from all over the world, many of them our neighbors right here in Marion including many of our teachers. Among our guests were folks from foreign countries and Dr. more and see the Gallery photos here.

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  • TyAnna Legette Elected JMS Homecoming Queen

    2018 Homecoming Queen and Her Court

    What a night!  At our Homecoming game, after much anticipation, Tyanna Legette was named Home coming Queen with Jayla McGill as 1st Runner-up and Solaria Grant, 2nd Runner Up.  Each of our candidates plus their escorts looked wonderful, as the photos will show, and our evening was memorable for all.  See the many albums of wonderful photos in our Homecoming Gallery.  Many of the photos are featured by guest photgrapher Daisy ). Sellers-Bostik and our own JMS Camera Crew (grade 6).  See the albums here.

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  • JMS Pep Rally

    Homecoming Week in Full Swing

    JMS has had a very busy week with all the Homecoming activites and an amazing show of school spirit and Fox Pride!  See the many activites in our Homecoming Galleries and be ready for the game and our crowning of Homecoming Queen!  We ARE Johnakin!

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  • Jr Beta Inductees JMS Welcomes New Junior Beta Inductees

    JMS welcomed 18 new inductees to its National Junior Beta chapter in a beautiful candlelight ceremony.  These new members have met the national  qualifications for membership as being of worthy, moral and ethical character, exemplary achievement, and commendable attitude.  Congratulations to all!

    See the ceremony highlights at:

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  • MHS Teacher Cadets Visit JMS

    Teacher Cadets  
    Teacher Cadets from Marion High visited classrooms at Johnakin today to observe and interact with students and to get a taste of what it is like to be a teacher.   This is a great opportunity for these students, who are considering a career in teaching, to be on the "other side of the desk".
    A big shoutout goes to all our young Foxes who showed off their class skills and made our teacher cadets feel welcome....See more in our Gallery.

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  • 6th Grade TiP Scholars Announced

    Tip Scholars 6th Grade

    Congratulations to our 6th grade 2018 Duke TiP (Talent Identification Program) 4th – 6th Grade Talent Search qualifiers! They are Kevin Ren (Math) and Elijah Waters (Social Studies). We are very proud of Kevin and Elijah for their academic achievement. Through this enrollment, they will be offered academic enrichment benefits and accelerated learning programs though Duke University, and are eligible to participate in above grade level testing (PSAT 8/9 test administration). Congratulations, Kevin and Elijah!


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  • JMS Donates Supplies and Water to Local Emergency Shelters

    JMS Administrative Team donating a care package to shelter on behalf of the school Mr. Fraiser and the JMS staff has donated supplies and water to the local emergency shelter here in Marion to assist our storm victims who sought shelter from the effects of Hurricane Florence.  Also, on the first day our school was able to be opened since the flooding, free bottled water was distributed to all members of the community needing fresh water.  Here, the JMS Administrative Team donates a care package to the shelter on behalf of the school, and Mr. Ford poses with Red Cross Workers at the shelter where he delivered the water.  Go, Foxes!


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  • JMS Library Receives DonorsChoose Grant

    New Books from DonorsChoose! Our library has received a DonorsChoose grant to of tnew books for the JMS media center library, and is pleased to report that the project was 100% funded through the generosity of the Barker Family of Mt. Pleasant, SC.  This year and for many years to come our students will be enjoying a  wonderful collection of the books they crave.  Included are the popular Who Is/Was…” biography series, and acollection of the “39 Clues” series, Our students are over the moon with anticipation  and can’t wait to check out these books! 
    Learn about the Who Was series:              
     Learn about the 39 Clues series:                 
     Learn about Mrs. Hunkeler’s DonorsChoose project:
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  • Four JMS Students Qualify for Duke TiP Program

    Duke TiP Scholars Congratulations to our Duke TiP (Talent Identification Program) 2018 - 2019 7th Grade Talent Search qualifiers!  They are: Parker Bailey (ELA, Science) , Marvin Gause (Math), Faith Hill (ELA), and Jada Leonard (Math).

    Students are identified based on their SCREADY and SCPASS performance in Grades 5 or 6. These students are now eligible to take the SAT or ACT assessment and will be recognized for exceptional academic achievement, and possibly be named as a 2019 South Carolina Junior Scholar.

    Congratulations, again, to our JMS Fox Scholars!

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  • Mr. Ford, Emerging Teacher for 2018 Mr. Marcus Ford is Marion County's Emerging Teacher for 2018!

    Each year Marion County Schools honors a first-year techer who exemplifies the best and brightest in the field of education.  JMS is proud to present our 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher Marcus Ford as the Emerging Teacher for 2018!  Mr. Ford was announced at the MCSD end-of-year assembly to the enthusiastic cheers of his fellow JMS Foxes. Here he poses with proud mom and MCSD Intructional Coach Ms. LaTonya Yates-Ford. Way to go, Mr. Ford, you are Fox Pride at its finest!

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