• Susan S. GrabenPortrait                                    

                                                          School year 2019-2020                                                                                            





    Dear Students and Parents, too!


    Welcome back to the new school year at VJHS!!


    I am so happy to be back at Velma Jackson this year and am eager to encourage, motivate and challenge our students. 


    Our Juniors this year will be taking the ACT test twice.  Once in September and once in February or March.  Your students score will help them to receive academic scholarships, but is also critical to Velma Jackson's ranking in the Madison County School District and in the State of Mississippi.  I want my students and parents to understand the significance of this test:  it helps identify your student's ability to be college and career ready.


    Please make sure your students understand the importance of this test.  I will be teaching all aspects of the English and Reading portion of the test to ensure our students' success.


    To my Juniors and Seniors, the bar on your academic expectations is very high this year.  Making assignment deadlines for all my students is extremely important and will decide your success in English III/IV this year.


    I am here to support my students and their parents.  Please, if there are areas/items that are being taught that are unclear, I want to do everything to be of assistance.


    Good luck and please work hard students.  God Bless!




    Mrs. Susan S. Graben

    English III/IV