The following students participated in the Math Field Day event at Wright Denny Intermediate on Tuesday, February 2, 2016:
Hunter Deshesky, Ethan Fechner, Trinity Jeffries, Kayleigh Duncan, Daveon Lane, Michael Swartz, Mary Veselovskiy, Joshua Herrington, Alyssa Dinges, Cole Lewis, Patrick Wilson, and Olivia Turpin. Thank you Ms. Taylor Parrish and Mrs. Pat Washington for working with the students. We are so proud of our MATH STARS!!!!
December 22, 2015, Joey Long, longtime school dog at North Jefferson Elementary, passed away at the home of his owner, Ms. Lisa Long, second grade teacher at our school. Joey spent thirteen birthdays at our school. He played with many children, enjoyed lots of good treats with staff members, and maintained his composure even when being threatened to leave the cafeteria. Joey was a faithful friend, companion, and "star" at North Jefferson. He will be greatly missed by all. In his honor, our school will hold a two week fundraiser for the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society beginning January 4, 2016. If you would like to contribute pet supplies or funds, please contact the school. You can also find a list of suggested items on the animal welfare website at www.awsjc.org . Joey has left us but he will never be forgotten.
Our school was truly "showered" with gifts of support for this time of the year. The Coast Guard again provided gifts for entire families of our school. Special thanks to Jennifer Mills, Gigi Anderson, and Connie Champion from the Coast Guard for coordinating this event. Our families are very grateful.
For this month, the following students received the CARING award: Aaliyah Latta, Alyssa Dinges, Trinity Woodward, Demante Warner, Christopher Croson, Damari Ferguson, Catherine Veselovskiy, Makenzie Housden, Kaylynn Emmons, Trevor Owens, Will Harrison, Uriel Talavera* and Angela Gregory. *Uriel Talavera was the Coast Guard winner. He received a special plaque from the Coast Guard acknowledging his CARING ways at North Jefferson Elementary.
Thank you Ms. Dixon, Ms. Carbonneau, Ms. Mills and Mr. Slebodnick for your help the winter concert. The program was short this year but it was "topnotch" and enjoyed by all!
Another year, another monetary gift from Dr. Lori Stilley on behalf of her nephew, the late Scott E. Stilley. Dr. Stilley presented our school with a check for $2,000. We are very grateful for this donation. We will use it for technology purchases.
The Polar Express visited North Jefferson on December 3. The conductor played games with the students. He could not fool them very much. The Polar Express gold tickets were held by all and were used at each station. Did you make a reindeer? Do you still have your reindeer food? I bet you had fun moving your snowballs? Do you believe? Are you reading your copy of the Polar Express? The hot chocolate and cookies tasted so good while listening to Ms. Dixon read this book. Everybody rushed down to the North Pole and met Santa at the end.
Ms. Potts' first grade class had wonderful Thanksgiving soup just before Thanksgiving. The parents really enjoyed the soup as well as the children. Our favorite community friend, Jane Tabb came to teach all of the first graders how to grind corn. After grinding the corn, delicious cornbread was made and shared with the Thanksgivng soup. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
On September 1, 2015 the Obama Administration launched the National "Every Kid in a Park" initiative which provides an opportunity for one million fourth grade students and their families across the nation, especially those children from low income areas, the opportunity to visit and enjoy America's National Parks and other Federal lands free for a full year. This initiative helps celebrate the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service on August 25, 2016. Each fourth grader at North Jefferson, regardless of income, received a free admission pass today for any National Park or other federal lands and waters in the United States for a full year until August 31, 2016. The students shook hands with Stan McGee, Park Ranger, from the Harpers Ferry National Park, Mrs. Jenkins, Principal at North Jefferson, and Jon and Rose Ann Smythe, volunteers for the Shenandoah National Park. Dr. Gibson, Superintendent of Jefferson County School attended this program as well and gave encouraging words of support to the students, parents, staff, and other officials present. Clark Dixon, retired Park Ranger, spearheaded this effort with the help of Jon and Rose Ann Smythe. On November 12, the fourth graders will be traveling to the Shenandoah National Park. A coach bus has been donated through a grant for this endeavor. This was a very exciting day at our school!
What fun our PreK students had visiting the BOE office today. The students received loads of instructional materials and some very nice treats. Thank you for inviting our school to come.