South Jefferson Elementary School
4599 Summit Point Road
Charles Town, WV 25414
Richard Jenkins, Principal


  • South Jefferson Signs New Business Partner

    South Jefferson would like to welcome our newest business partner, Appalachian Dead Head Designs, a small family-owned business that specializes in custom designs on shirts, hats, totes, your vehicle, etc. They offer stock images, but also are known for creative designs on just about anything you can imagine.  If you have attended any PTO family event or visited our school, you've most certainly seen Savinder or Sherri Jaspal, the parents of Alex and Paige, and owners of Appalachian Dead Head Designs.  They are extremely active parents at our school and it is our pleasure to welcome them to our school in another capacity as business owners.  If you have any design needs, or are looking for a creative idea for an upcoming Christmas or birthday present, this business is the place to go.  You can find out more information by sending them an email at deadheaddecals@gmail.com or by phone at 304-841-7651.  They can also be found on Facebook at Appalachian Dead Head Designs.


    Shown: Mrs. Sherri Jaspal, owner, and Mr. Jenkins, Principal

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  • Caleb Springstead Receives a Positive Principal Referral


    Fifth grader, Caleb Springstead, was given a Positive Principal Referral from the fifth grade teaching staff for his excellent leadership and enthusiasm during our fifth grade's annual School House Ridge field trip.  Caleb was chosen by his fifth grade peers to be the "Commander" of the SJES fifth graders as they recreated the events of the Civil War battle on School House Ridge in Harpers Ferry WV.  Caleb led his battalion with maturity and energy and we are super proud of him!  Not only did he serve as a good example for his fifth grade teammates, but he also represented our entire school with style.  Well done, Caleb!


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  • Many Thanks to Summit Point Methodist Church

    Imagine our surprise when Summit Point Methodist Church showed up at South Jefferson with baskets of goodies and told us it was in appreciation for what we do for the Summit Point community?! The gesture truly made all of us smile because it exemplified why we are so grateful to be situated in such an amazing community.  We would like to thank Karen Sassamon, who made us cookies in September, Mrs. Sandy Smith and Mary Chrisman, who baked us cupcakes in October, and all the helpful hands "behind the scenes" who helped to make this possible. Our stomachs are full, but, more importantly, so are our hearts.  Thank you!


    Mrs. Sandy Smith and Mr. Jenkins 

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  • Luke Ferrebee Receives a Positive Principal Referral

    Often times, we don't think that someone is paying attention to a change in another person, but they actually are and they are definitely noticing.  This is the case with this Positive Principal Referral from Mr. Atkins that was given to fifth grader, Luke Ferrebee.  Mr. Atkins noticed the leadership role that Luke has taken on this year and he is super proud of his great attitude and maturity that he's exhibited so far this year as a fifth grader.  We are happy to recognize this in Luke as well and are glad to see him excel this year!  Well done, Luke!




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  • Rotary Clubs Share "Rotary Reads" Program at SJES

    South Jefferson would like to thank the Rotary Clubs of Shepherdstown and Charles Town for bringing their "Rotary Reads" Program to our school today.  Rotary members, Paul Espinosa and John Sherwood, presented a dictionary or thesaurus to each third and fifth grader in our school.  They also shared the mission and goals of the Rotary program with our students as well.  Our students were excited to receive this gift to use in their classrooms and we are grateful for Mr. Espinosa and Mr. Sherwood's time as well as the presentation of the books.


    Shown, from left to right: Mr. Jenkins, Kameryn Sampson, Gracie Sams, Tyler Jones, Mr. Espinosa, Mr. Sherwood, Elli Creamer, Brayden Cooper and Robby Lopez


    Shown, from left to right: Brock Meadows, Sierra Carr, Mr. Sherwood, Savannah McCarty, Asia Wooden, Elijah Scafidi, Mr. Espinosa, Karl Vesterling and Mr. Jenkins

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  • Mrs. Zimmerman's Kindergarten Class Is Apple-icious!




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  • Jefferson High School AFJROTC Gives Back to South Jefferson

    South Jefferson would like to thank TSgt Tony Frazier and his Jefferson High School AFJROTC cadets for their time yesterday at South Jefferson Elementary.  The students, as part of their required community service projects and also in conjunction with the United Way "Day of Caring" observation came to South Jefferson and went to work, weeding and clearing the SJES Trail that surrounds our school.  Our students will be super excited to come to school today and to be able to safely use our trail again.  We are very appreciative of the young men and women who came to support us and our students.  



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  • South Jefferson Signs A "Sweet" Business Partner!

    South Jefferson Elementary is pleased to announce the official signing of Sugar Whipped Bakery and Cafe, a new business opening in Charles Town, as our newest Business Partner.  Mrs. Danie Armstrong, owner and operator of Sugar Whipped, as well as parent to current 2nd grader, Christian, and former students, Daniel and Ian, has been working hard this summer to become a successful part of the downtown business community.  Sugar Whipped will offer cupcakes and coffee, as well as specialty cakes and other delicious goodies!  Remember this new business when you are looking to throw a party or when you just need a sweet start to your day.  They will be located at 307 West Washington Street.  We welcome Sugar Whipped to the South Jefferson family!


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  • South Jefferson Celebrates Its Business Partners

    South Jefferson was honored to host our business partners with a "Back to School" breakfast this week.  Our partners were able to network and meet our newest SJES staff members while sharing delicious food together.  Following breakfast, our parnters assisted with the morning arrival of our students and shared small tokens of appreciation with them.  What an awesome way to begin our school year together!  We are always grateful for our business partners and appreciated the giving of their time.


    Shown, from left to right, back row: Mr. Richard Jenkins, Principal of South Jefferson; Mrs. Whitney Jenkins, South Jefferson Public Library; Mrs. Missy Grove, Studio M Salon & Boutique; Mrs. Barbara Scott, CEO of Summit Point Raceway Associates; Mr. Doug Allison, President of Summit Point Raceway Associates; Ms. Anne Strider, Realtor with Kable Team Realty; Mr. Marty Soltis, Coordinator of Career, Technical & Adult Education with Jefferson County Schools; Ms. Keri Mahoney, Head Teacher of South Jefferson.  Front row, left to right: Mr. Patrick Blanc, Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools; Mrs. Amber Smith, United Bank; Mrs. Danie Armstrong, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery and Cafe; Rufus, top dog and cupcake tester, Sugar Whipped Bakery and Cafe; Christian Dellinger, assistant baker at Sugar Whipped Bakery and Cafe; Mrs. Lisa Mercer, owner/photographer of Tiptoe Studios; Mrs. Tara Showen, owner/photographer of Tiptoe Studios.

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  • Positive Principal Referrals from Miss Mendzela's Kindergarten Class!

    We would like to take this time to recognize kindergarteners, Brooke Backus and Amijah Underwood, for being nominated with Positive Principal Referrals.  These two young ladies are obviously starting off their school days at South Jefferson on the right foot!  We are super proud of them both!



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