Welcome to Jamaica CUSD #12

Jamaica School District is located at 7087 N. 600 E. Rd, Sidell, Illinois, 61876. It serves nearly 500 students in southern Vermilion County from four nearby towns (Fairmount, Sidell, Indianola, and Jamaica) and the surrounding area.

Latest News

Kindergarten Tea
March 12th, 2014  |  Posted in: District News, Elementary News

Kindergarten Tea for next year’s classes

April 9, 2014 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Parents and children entering Kindergarten (Child needs to be 5 before September 5th, 2014)
  • Information for parents about Kindergarten and our school.
  • Activities for students
  • Refreshments
  • Sign-up for Kindergarten Screenings
  • The New Illinois State Learning Standards (Commons Core)
  • Meet with teachers, principal, school secretary, and nurse.

To help us plan for materials and refreshments, please contact the school to let us know if you plan to attend — 288-9394 or 288-9395

End of Year Dates
February 21st, 2014  |  Posted in: District News, Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

Here are the revised dates for the end of the school year.

Monday, May 26th- Memorial Day, No School

Thursday, May 29th- 8th Grade Graduation, 7:00pm

Friday, May 30th- Teacher’s Institute, No School

Saturday, May 31st- High School Graduation, 5:00pm

Monday, June 2nd- Last Day of School, 11:30 dismissal

Job Openings
January 14th, 2014  |  Posted in: District News

Please visit our new Employment Opportunities page to view current and upcoming job openings.

Magazine orders
January 14th, 2014  |  Posted in: Junior High News

If you have ordered a magazine subscription from our Jr. High fundraiser and have not received your magazine(s), you may go to gaotrak.com or call 1-800-251-1542 for support. You may also see what your order was by visiting the website.

Committee of Ten Picked
November 11th, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the Jamaica Board of Education met to review the twenty applications for the Committee of Ten. The following individuals submitted applications: Terry Bates, Jennifer Carleton, B. J. DeAth, Dawn Eakle, Barry Eakle, Chris Filicsky, Jeff Ford, Stephen Fourez, Jared Fritz, Ryan High, Brian Lane, Matthew Myrick, Elaine O’Shaughnessy, R. H. Pierce, Rosemary Powell, Amy Russian-Crist, Wayne Scarlett, Broc Summers, Carolyn Surowka, and Craig Witte.

All of the applicants were of the highest quality, which made the selection process difficult. The following individuals were appointed to represent the Jamaica District on the Committee of Ten:

Jeff Carder, Ron Taylor, Dawn Eakle, Jeff Ford, Brian Lane

The Committee of Ten will guide much of the work related to our consolidation efforts with Catlin; however, subcommittees may form to help inform the work of the committee. Those applicants not selected for the Committee of Ten may be called upon to assist with subcommittee work.

During the next few weeks the work of the Committee of Ten will begin. I will do my best to keep you informed of the happenings of this group.
Thank you for your continued support of quality education for all of our students.

Dr. Philip T. Harrison

School Newsletter 2013-14
August 1st, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

School newsletters are being mailed out now. You can download a digital copy (without forms) HERE.

Statement on the Finances of Jamaica CUSD #12
March 5th, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

Across the state and nation school districts are wrestling with financial concerns caused by decreasing revenues and increasing costs. The Jamaica Board of Education has established a goal of fiscal responsibility and is finding it more difficult to make ends meet.The state of Illinois is providing less money for student support each year. (more…)

District Goals
February 10th, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

The Board of Education has recently approved a set of goals for the Jamaica School District. While the goals are lofty, they do provide us with a target at which to aim. Over the next few months, the administration and staff will develop a strategic plan for meeting the established goals. Click here to download the new goals.