Welcome to the 20-21 school year at Clinton Junior High School. I am beyond blessed to serve as the principal of this school. Whether you are beginning this school year in our building, or at home learning remotely, I want you to know how much it means to me that you are entrusting the education of your student with us.

This school year is going to come with challenges. They all do, but this year in particular feels more challenging than any we have ever faced. However, I am comforted by the fact that the same challenges we face here are being faced by every school district in every state in our country. If I’ve learned one thing about being a Clinton Maroon these last two years, it's that when times are difficult, we persevere and learn how to come away stronger than ever. I am excited to see how we work through these challenging times ahead, together.

While in a normal year, we would be preparing for open house and parent teacher conferences in person, I still encourage you to connect with your student’s teachers in other ways. In person meetings can still be made by appointment, and all teachers are available to chat over email, phone calls, and other digital means like Zoom and Google Meets. Many of our teachers also connect with families through social media like Twitter and Instagram. If you don’t already, please follow the CJHS Twitter page @CJHS_Maroons, the CJHS Facebook page, or my Instagram page @mrpeckcjhs for updates from our building, news from classrooms, and highlights of what our students and staff are doing here at CJHS.

I am looking forward to a great year with all of you. I encourage you all to live each day in the present. We can only control what is in front of us, each and every day. I promise I will work every day to serve our school community and help provide the best education for each of our students. If I can help in any way this school year, please reach out by phone 217-935-2103, or by email at jpeck@cusd15.org.

With Maroon Pride,

Mr. Jim Peck


Clinton Junior High School