Athletics

Jackson Middle School has a proud tradition of excellent athletic programs. We offer OHSAA sanctioned sports for football, 7th and 8th grade girls' volleyball, cheerleading, 7th and 8th grade girls' and boys' basketball, wrestling, and track. We also have a golf club supported by volunteer parents.

As student athletes, our players must maintain a minimum academic standard in order to play sports at Jackson Middle School. Our students must be passing five classes as of the end of the quarter immediately preceding the sport in which they are participating. For example, as a fall football player, the athlete must have passed five classes the fourth quarter immediately preceding the football season, which can include 6th grade classes prior to entering Jackson Middle School. Students must also maintain a minimum 1.8 GPA to be eligible to participate as well. More information from OHSAA can be found on the "Academic Eligibility" link on our website.

An annual parent meeting is required of all parents, as well. At this meeting, we discuss eligibility, concussion information, our athletic policies (which can be found as a link on this website), and drug/alcohol/tobacco/citizenship information. One meeting is required, regardless of on how many sports the athlete participates. Please watch for announcements and our calendar for when these meetings are scheduled. They are typically scheduled as the practice season begins for each sport (August, November, and February). At this meeting, we also collect our Pay to Participate fees, which are $75 per sport, with a family cap of $500. Anyone wanting information about financial assistance can look at our "Success Beyond the Classroom" page on this website.

Finally, a physical is required of all students participating in sports at Jackson Middle School. This physical is good for one calendar year. A student cannot practice or play in a contest until we have a physical signed by a doctor in our possession. The physical form can also be found on this website.


Success Beyond the Classroom (SBC) Scholarships for Athletics and Marching Band

Does your child plan to play sports or participate in the marching band? There is scholarship money made available through the Success Beyond the Classroom Foundation (SBC) to assist in covering the Pay-to-Participate cost. SBC is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide scholarships to qualified students in the district who wish to participate in athletics and/or their school marching band. SBC members believe that extra-curricular activities help students learn and practice the skills needed for success in all areas of life. To be considered for an SBC scholarship, students must submit and fully complete an application, which is available on the district and school websites. Administrators, Athletic Directors, and/or coaches at each building can help you locate the SBC application. Applications can also be found on the building and district websites. For more information and deadline dates please visit http://athletics.swcsd.us/SBC or you may contact the school Athletic Director.

Please click on the following link to download the 2021/2022 SBC Scholarship Form:

2021/2022 SBC Scholarship Form


Important Information for all Fall Athletes!



The links below provide information for all fall athletes. Each athlete participating in fall sports must complete a signed Preseason Attendance form (given by the coach and provided digitally below) before competing in the first game of the season. If you have questions, please see your coach.


Thank you.


2021 JMS Fall Pre-Season Meeting

SWCS Athletic Policy

Concussion Information Sheet

Lindsay's Law Information

Lindsay's Law Video

OHSAA MS Guidelines

*2021 Preseason Attendance Form



2021.22 JMS Fall Athletic Ticket Sales


Electronic Ticketing:

Online ticketing will be with Vanco Events for the 2021.22 school year. Watch for information on purchasing electronic tickets on Twitter @JMS_Jaguars or https://jms.swcsd.us/athletics. For fall events, the front gate (off of Mallow Ln) will have limited cash sales. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for students. Entry through the east gate (by the softball field) will require an electric ticket. Online tickets can be purchased here:

https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/jackson



Fall Sports Pay to Participate Fees

Pay-to-participate for fall sports is due on August 13, 2021. Families wishing to pay the $37.50 with cash or check may stop into the main office anytime between 8:00-3:30, Monday through Friday. Those wishing to pay through Infinite Campus should check the portal. Please click here to pay online.


Top 55 Club Card

Are you 55 years or older? Do you live in the South-Western City School District? If so, you are eligible for the Top 55 Club Card!

The Top 55 Club Card is free to SWCS residents 55 and older. As a member of the Top 55 Club, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Attend all regular season school-sponsored HOME athletic contests for free

  • Attend all school-sponsored plays and contests for free

  • Join any of the district's three community recreation centers for a reduced fee

  • Take 10% off of tuition on SWCS Adult Community Education Classes

  • To become a Top 55 member, click here.