Art Postcards and more!

In this issue:

IB/Move on When Ready Parent Information Meeting
Art Postcard Show
Athletic Banquet Update
PTSA Senior Scholarships
PTSA Teacher Mini-Grants
Principal’s Coffee
WonderRoot ArtED

Parent Information Meeting: Move on When Ready and IB Diploma & Career-Related Program

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 pm, Media Center
For rising Juniors interested in the IB Program, Dual Enrollment: Move on When Ready, and/or Advanced Placement (AP). Light food and drinks provided. Contact Yusef King for more information:

Art Postcard Show

This PTSA fundraiser is coming up on Monday, Feb. 13th, 7 pm, at the wonderful Grant Park Coffeehouse! Come to the Art Postcard Show for some original art by students and other artists in our community. Buy a ticket ($5 for students/$10 for adults) and take home an original piece of art!  This year, we will also be hosting a silent auction, featuring fabulous local crafts and artwork (ceramics by Candace McCullough, jewelry by Leigh Hoss, knitted shawl by Ceri McCarron, tie-dye by Kelly Hartley, and MORE!!).  Don’t miss this fun evening!

Check here for more information about the Art Postcard Show.
Want to help? Check out the sign up genius for volunteers!


MJHS Athletic Banquet Update


Hi All! At Monday’s Booster Membership Meeting it was decided that we would forego this year’s Athletics Banquet and do two awards ceremonies and receptions instead. 

In that regard, please join us for the Fall and (partial) Winter Athletics Awards with a Reception to follow on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00pm.

Basketball and Rifle will not be included in this Athletics Awards since their seasons have not ended. They will be included in the Winter / Spring Athletic Awards in May. 

Please spread the word. Thank you. Go Jags! #mjjallday


Seniors:  Apply for PTSA Scholarships!  Deadline is March 24

The Maynard Jackson High School PTSA is pleased to announce the 2017 Senior Scholarship Awards of $500 for 4 students of the 2017 graduation class who are members of the MJHS PTSA as of March 1, 2017. Applicants must be committed to pursuing post-secondary institutions of high learning. This application must be submitted online by 4:00 pm on March 24, 2017. The scholarship recipients will be announced at the Senior Visions Program on May 21 at MJHS. Consideration is given to students who are active in the school and community, and who have shown marked growth in character, academics and pursuit of goals.


1. MJHS PTSA membership

2. Completed On-line Application

3. One teacher recommendation (submit teacher’s email with this application, and a recommendation form will be emailed to him/her)

Teacher Mini-Grants: Deadline coming up!

Teachers: Don’t miss your chance to apply for a teacher mini-grant this Spring! Grants are for up to $500, and the deadline for applications is February 21.  Check out the grant information on the PTSA website for more information and to apply. 

Principal’s Coffee
March 3, 8:30 am

Starbucks at Glenwood Kroger

Join us for a cup of coffee with Principal Stephanie Johnson!


WonderRoot ArtED

ArtED, WonderRoot’s creative skill-building program (formerly known as “Creative Explorations”) provides Atlanta Public School high school students with the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of artistic mediums, learn directly from professional artists, build community, and develop a voice on and off campus. Serving as a supplement to the APS high school fine arts curriculum, a broad range of one-time and ongoing workshops and courses are offered to students in both the fall and spring.

Workshops and courses offered through this program are free for students and no previous experience or equipment is necessary unless specified. Please note that some ArtED opportunities may only be available to students at Maynard Jackson High School. See opportunities below for more details.

Questions about ArtED? Please email WonderRoot’s Program Director, Stephanie Kong.

LIMITED 2D STOP ANIMATION – Asifa South International Animation Society

This course provides high school students with an opportunity to augment their portfolio by creating a limited 2D animated film from start to finish. This project will provide previsualization/asset creation instruction as well as hands-on instruction for animation software. Students will also receive portfolio reviews during the duration of the program. The course will conclude with a live screening of the finished films and presentations of the production/pre-production materials.

This class runs from February 8 to March 9. Register HERE today!

All ArtED workshops will take place at the Community Arts Center from 4-6pm. Transportation will be provided upon submission of a liability agreement. Pick up will be at 3:30 pm.