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JL Mann's 2018-2019 yearbook For Sale

JL Mann's 2018-2019 yearbook is on sale NOW for only $75 (+$6 for cover personalization). February 22nd is the LAST day to get your yearbook reserved! If you haven't purchased your book yet, head on over to to get your book reserved TODAY! If you would like to send in an order form or money to purchase, please send in the exact amount or a check made out to JL Mann High School with your child's name on the check. Please see Mrs. Sabillon for any questions in room 808 or by email

AP Capstone Applications now being accepted

AP Capstone Applications now being accepted. Deadline is March 29, 2019. For more information see the AP Capstone Flyer.

J.L. Mann Prom Guest Permission Form

Students who want to take someone other than a J.L. Mann student to the Prom as your guest need to complete the Prom Guest Permission Form no later than March 15, 2019. Please read and print information on form carefully. The signatures indicate that you have read, understand, and agree to the contents of the entire form. This form must be submitted to the folder outside Ms. Cummings’ room, 509.

Greenville County Comprehensive Plan Project

Greenville County Comprehensive Plan Project - Our county is updating its Comprehensive Plan.  As part of this process, they have scheduled nine community meetings throughout the county, eight at our schools. Please help spread the word about these input sessions, even if your school is not one of the host sites.  

J.L. Mann Booster Club Parent BBQ

The J.L. Mann Booster Club will host a Parent BBQ on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7:00PM-11:00PM.  For ticket information visit the J.L. Mann Booster Club eventbrite website.  

NewTech@Mann is accepting applications

NewTech@Mann is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. You can access the application form by clicking here.  The link will be available now through the March 8th deadline.  

Four JL Mann Orchestra members participated in the first Greenville All-County Orchestra last week. Students from schools across the district auditioned for positions in the honors ensemble. Sydney Beraho, Raquel Bunche, Mitchell Esbenshade, and Alex Gaffud represented Mann in a performance that took place on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Greenville All-County Orchestra

2019 SCMEA All-State Orchestra Member- Sydney Beraho

JL Mann Orchestra member Sydney Beraho, violin, has been accepted into the 2019 SCMEA All-State Orchestra. This elite ensemble is made up of students who were part of one of the four Region Orchestras in the state and completed a rigorous audition. JL Mann/FAC student Aanyra Maddox was also accepted into All-State Orchestra. All-State Orchestra will meet the weekend of Feb. 22-24 in Columbia, SC.

2019-2020 Patriot Mascot

Mann Nation is searching for our next PATRIOT! Think you have what it takes?  Click here to fill out the online application.  

Attendance Verification form for students who are applying for a driver's license

Students who are under 17 years of age and are applying for a South Carolina Driver’s License must complete the PDLA form (Practice Driving with a Licensed Adult).  This form will be used to certify school attendance or a driver training school once a student has successfully completed the driver’s education course.

An applicant under the age of 17 must satisfy the school attendance requirement in accordance with SC Code of Law §56-1-176. Part 2 of Form PDLA must be completed and signed by a high school office administrator where the applicant is enrolled certifying that the applicant is currently enrolled and not currently suspended or expelled.  The definition for “School Office Administrator” includes the principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor and administrative professional (secretary).  Along with their signature, he or she must provide the title of their position at the school. 

Changes in Powerschool for Emergency Text Messaging

Parents, in an effort to better communicate with you during times of emergency, the Greenville County Schools Communications Department is asking ONLY parents who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes to please fill out the Change in Phone Number form.  If you already have listed a cellular phone as your primary contact, you will not need to take action to receive this service.  Please return the completed Change in Phone Number form to the school guidance office or fax it to 864-355-9672.

Technology Fee and Class Dues

Technology Fee

All JL Mann students will pay a Technology Fee for the 2018-2019 School Year that will serve, in part, to protect students who have accidental damages occur with the device. The Technology Fee is based upon where students fall under the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program.  For more information about what the technology fee covers and does not cover go to 

Class Dues

Class dues are paid by each student yearly. They are $25.00 per student ($15.00 for reduced lunch students and $5.00 for free lunch students). These dues are used to pay for the following:

class activities associated with school culture and instruction
paperback copy of the book chosen for the School Wide Book Read in January
25 prints per month from their Chromebooks
each class account rolls over to ultimately pay for their Senior Graduation (Timmons Arena rental, programs, decorations). Last year graduation expenses totaled $7,000.00.

*Students who do not pay their Class Dues or their Technology Fee  will have the fees added to the obligations list and that debt will carry all applicable restrictions associated with debts for students.


Broadband internet service available for low-income individuals in SC

Through budget and policy recommendations to the General Assembly, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has supported initiatives to expand Internet access to students in classrooms and beyond the traditional school day to students at home.

 Access from AT&T® provides an affordable way for eligible low-income consumers to get affordable Internet access. Households with at least one resident participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may qualify for Internet service at $5 or $10 per month, depending on the speed available. In addition, installation and Internet equipment fees will be waived for participating households. Potential customers can learn more and see if they qualify by visiting, or by calling 1-855-220-5211 for assistance in English or 1-855-220-5225 for assistance in Spanish.

 For more information on qualifications, click here.

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