News & Notes

ACCESS for ELLs Testing

We will test ESOL students for their proficiency in the English language during the testing window of January 24 - March 11.  We will administer the state test called ACCESS for ELLs.  We will notify your ESOL student via school email to share specific test dates, times, and locations.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding ACCESS for ELLs testing, please do not hesitate to contact Brett Buzzell, School Test Coordinator or Carolyn Lenderman, lead ESOL teacher.

After-School Tutoring

We will NOT have in person or virtual after school tutoring or busing beginning Thursday, December 16, 2021 through Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Tutoring will begin again on Monday, January 31, 2022.

ASVAB Testing Available @ JL Mann on January 27, 2022 for Seniors & Juniors

The ASVAB is a career exploration program that includes a validated aptitude test and assessment of interests. Any student interested in exploring postsecondary options and careers can take this test. Students planning to join the armed services are invited as well. Those students scoring a 31 on the test are CCR (Career & College Ready) and qualify for a CCR cord at graduation.  Interested students should contact their counselor to be placed on the interest list for testing.

Accepting ACE Nominations


Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards are now being accepted!  The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character.  It is an annual award given to one male and one female student from each of the Greenville County middle and high schools.  The award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments.  The selection process focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but who have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please submit your nomination through the attached link:  (Paper nomination forms are available at each school as well.)  All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022 An ACE Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award.  One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County.

2022-2023 J.L. Mann Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Torri Atkins for being nominated as the 2022-2023 J.L. Mann Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Atkins was nominated by her peers to serve as TOY.  

2021-2022 Parking Passes-Update

Parking passes will be sold in room 457 during all four lunches ONLY.

If you want to purchase a pass you must have the following items with you (DO NOT EMAIL THEM): 


-Driver's License

-Alive @ 25 certificate

-Request form from the school website under parent/student link complete with signatures

-$40 cash or check made out to J.L. Mann for $40.00

-Note with a signature from the front office saying you owe no obligations

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