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November 4, 2018 

From Dr. Powers

Principal, Jones College Prep.

Dear Jones Families,

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual school report cards for 2018, and the results for Jones are outstanding: Our school received a rating of "Exemplary" from ISBE. In addition, the CPS School Quality Ratings (SQRP) are also out, and Jones once again is rated 1+, the highest rating in the system.  
While these two reports contain a mass of data, one of the most important measures for college readiness is the average SAT score. In just our second year giving the SAT to juniors (Class of 2019), the JCP average was 1278, up from the 2018 average of 1247. 

Test scores are not everything, but they do provide a valuable shorthand indicator of our students' academic achievement and preparedness for college. 

We can all be proud of this very exciting news! Thanks again for all your efforts!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at any time at 773-534-8606 or

P. Joseph Powers, Ph.D.
Jones College Prep
700 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
For news about JCP, follow me on Twitter @PJOSEPHPOWERS


Thanks to all who participated in the 4th Annual 5K Eagle Run


We raised $11,000

with more than 470 participants!
A record 49 clubs and teams participated.

For your race results, CLICK HERE

Thanks again to all who volunteered!!!

If you are interested in helping plan next year's event,

contact Andy at



The Annual Fund can now accept recurring donations!

That’s right: You can give on a recurring basis!
We hope you join us and participate in the annual fund.
Use the donation method that best suits you.

The Annual Fund is the school’s most important fundraising effort. Your contribution helps raise the necessary funds for school and student needs not covered by the school’s operating budget. Many items, such as school technical equipment, student club materials, or athletic gear might not be possible.

Our goal is 100% parent participation
because every Jones student benefits from the annual fund.

Making your gift is easy – simply click on JCP Annual Fund to get started.

You may also send a check payable to:
Friends of Jones
700 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605.

Please enclose your donation form, available in English or in Spanish, with your check.

If you’ve already contributed, THANK YOU!!
We look forward to updating our donor list with many new names.



Home Coming Dance November 16th

Note the rescheduled date for this year's Homecoming Dance:

Fri. Nov. 16, 7 to 10 p.m.

We need parents to help with two jobs; coat check and dance observers.  
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Raquel Don
If you'd like to help but can't stay all night, please let Raquel know your availability.
Pizza will be provided for all our parent volunteers!

Girls Volleyball

Junior Varsity: The girls JV volleyball team racked up a perfect record in city regular season games and playoff matches (13-0), and went 24-8 overall. In Coach Hu's fourth year with the program, the girls were crowned conference champions for a third straight year, made the city championship for a fourth straight year and won their third city title.

Second year players Bella Platt, Kacey Gorman, Noel Gaytan, Senna Charles, and Taylor Schaller set the tone for this season, and continuing our winning ways. 
VarsityAll volleyball teams and families honored the Varsity 2019 graduates at Senior Night. Good luck to our amazing seniors; Ava Childers, Caroline Coon, Bailey Davis, Claire Davis, Gabby Easterly, Mara Kavalauskas and Michaela Ryan.
Congratulations to senior Bailey Davis and sophomore Jamie Schaller
who were named to the First Team All City!

Way to go Eagles!!

Fall Sports Assembly
Wed., Nov. 7 

The Fall Sports Assembly will take place on Wed. Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. 
We will meet in the gym for the initial presentation
and move to various school locations to present team awards.  

Library News
Please explore the Jones School Library website HERE

Great Young Adult Titles!
The annual Abraham Lincoln Award is given to the author of the most outstanding book as voted by Illinois students in grades 9-12. Sponsored by AISLE, the award encourages high school students to read for personal satisfaction, learn about young adult and adult book authors, and become lifelong readers. Check out the library website's books page. 

Also, please visit the home page of the JCP library website. There, you can check out the 23 titles on the JCP Library’s African American Racial Justice Booklist.

          Any questions? Email School Librarian Fran Feeley:

Jones Performing Arts Presents 
'Metamorphoses' by Mary Zimmerman

Adapted from the classic Ovid poem, Zimmerman’s play is a true Chicago original, having  premiered  at  Northwestern  University in  1996.  You won't want to miss this take on the play by Jones’ talented thespians, performing under the leadership of our own Mr Lyons!

At The Robin Bennett Theater

Thurs. and Fri. Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets available at the DOOR. 

Joneswear Now Available in our STORE!

Located on the 1st floor of the North Building
Open Tuesday and Thursday Lunch...

...and during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thurs. Nov. 15!

View Joneswear selections online HERE

To volunteer with Joneswear contact Julie Weisman

FOJ Important Dates in Fall

11/7 Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fall Sports Assembly

11/8 Thursday 8 a.m.
FOJ Board Meeting

11/8 - 11/10
Fall Play Performances

11/12 Monday 
Veterans Day (No School/ Building Closed)

11/13 Tuesday 6:30 pm
LSC Meeting

11/15 Thursday
Parent Teacher Conferences
No School

11/21 - 11/23
Thanksgiving Break

Click HERE for the full calendar of JCP events.


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