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


  • SJES Career Day: November 19, 2015

    If you are interested in participating in our Career Day as a presenter, please contact Ms. Mahoney at 304-728-9216 or kmahoney@k12.wv.us.  We'd love to have you!

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  • Parent School Climate Survey


    We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our Parent Climate Survey.  

    The online survey about school climate—the learning and teaching/working conditions—helps guide school improvement efforts.  We value your feedback. The results of this survey will be used to make changes in your child's school to ensure a positive climate for teaching and learning.
    Parent participation in the survey is very important.  If you have questions about the survey or have problems completing the survey, please contact your child's school.  When you log onto the survey you will see explanatory information about the survey and the important information below as to your rights as a survey participant:
    Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate; not to answer any questions you do not want to answer; and you may stop participating at any time during the surveywithout penalty. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential.  You can access the survey from any computer.
    Access the Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pascswv15f
    Enter this code to start the survey: P037207
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  • "Rotary Reads" Program Comes to SJES


    Shown in the picture: Marcus Allen, Lindsey Sprouse, Julie Fincham, Amari Webster, Ms. Orndorff and Ms. Anderson

    South Jefferson Elementary was thrilled to receive a visit from Ms. Arlene Anderson and Ms. Tara Orndorff, both members of our local Rotary organizations.  As part of the "Rotary Reads" program, Rotary members present dictionaries to 3rd graders and thesauri to 5th graders. The students were excited today to receive their very own dictionary or thesaurus.  We appreciate the generosity of the Rotary Clubs of Charles Town and Shepherdstown.  



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  • Miss Mendzela's Kindergarten Class Welcomes Joy Lewis, Regional Representative for Governor Tomblin

        What an awesome morning for Miss Mendzela's Kindergarten class---they welcomed Mrs. Joy Lewis, Regional Representative for Governor Tomblin, into their classroom to read and talk about the importance of fire safety.  Mrs. Lewis brought pencils and fire hats to share with the class which was a huge hit with them, as you can imagine.  We are very appreciative of Mrs. Lewis taking the time to come to South Jefferson and visiting with kindergarten.  



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  • Nature Is An Amazing Teacher

    Have you ever had one of those moments, where everything just goes perfectly and things happen at JUST THE RIGHT TIME?  We call that "a teachable moment" in our classrooms and that happened for Mrs. Noland's class.  Her students had been learning about metamorphasis in class and, lo and behold, she found a chrysalis attached to a leaf on her farm and brought it into the classroom so that her students could see metamorphasis in action.  The students were able to watch the chrysalis transform into a beautiful butterfly right before their eyes. The students researched the butterfly and found out that it was an "euptoieta claudia" species of butterfly. The students decided to name their new friend "Claudia". Mrs. Noland took the butterfly to her farm and released it back into nature, which was another wonderful lesson for her students about allowing our world's beautiful creatures to live wild and free.  Whe Claudia was released, Mrs. Noland reported that she immediately began to fly south.  We wish the best to Claudia and hope that she has an incredible journey!

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                  The Chrysalis                       Beautiful Claudia, in all her glory


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  • South Jefferson Team Named Second Highest Fundraising Team at MS Walk:Clearbrook


    South Jefferson Elementary would like to thank everyone who donated their money and/or time to "Team Atkins" for our walk in Clearbrook, VA in the Spring.  We just received notification from the Virginia/West Virginia MS Chapter that our team raised the second highest amount of funds for the walk.  The truth of the matter is that we couldn't have done it without your generosity and commitment to our team.  We had a great time that day and hope to see more of you this year.  Remembering WHY we walk and who we walk for keeps us focused on hopefully helping to find a cure for MS in the very near future.  


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  • Mr. Hill is South Jefferson's Employee of the Month

    Congratulations to Mr. John Hill for his nomination as our Employee of the Month.  Mr. Hill is one of those people who goes "above and beyond" to make sure that our school is running smoothly and safely for everyone.  He always has a smile on his face and our staff and students adore seeing him in the halls each morning.  He even came to school on his time off to assist us with our United Way "Day of Caring".  

    He is most deserving of this honor!


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  • South Jefferson Elementary and the United Way Team Up for "A Day of Caring"



    Shown in the picture: Ms. Mariah Dorfner (Chair/Teacher JHS) with her students, Kassidy James, Tiffany Flemister, Caitlyn Brown, Maura Deblois, Alex Brackman, Elizabeth Starliper, Serena Franklin, Cassi Pickett, Dana Tomlin, Mrs. Jane Carter (parent), Mr. John Hill, SJES Staff, Mr. Richard Jenkins, Principal, Scott Mangum (owner of American Veteran Lawn Services) and Scott Ayers, also of American Veteran Lawn Services.


    South Jefferson would like to thank Ms. Dorfner and her ProStart students from Jefferson High School, Mr. John Hill, Mrs. Jane Carter and Scott Mangum and Scott Ayers of American Veteran Lawn Services for their awesome support during the United Way "Day of Caring".  The group, led by Principal, Mr. Jenkins, took on the challenge of prepping our school's nature trail for the massive bulb planting that is planned for our students in October.  The volunteers worked tirelessly along the trail, spreading mulch, clearing debris and making it safe for our students and staff to use throughout the year.  It was a beautiful day and a beautiful group of people sharing their time and talents for the students of South Jefferson.  We are extremely grateful to each and every one.  Thank you! 

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  • South Jefferson Celebrates Its Business Partners

    South Jefferson celebrated our fantastic business partners with a "Welcome Back" breakfast on Friday, September 4th.  Our partners were able to visit with SJES staff members, network for possible class projects/ideas and welcome our students as they arrived to school that day.  As always, we are extremely grateful for the continued support our business partners show our school and our students.  (Shown: Mr. Puller, United Bank; Mrs. Shultz, State Farm Insurance: Mrs. Burhans, Craftwroks and Cool Spring; Mrs. Mercer and Mrs. Showen, Tip Toe Studios; Ms. Strider, The Kable Team; Mr. Hough, South Jefferson Ruritan Club and Mr. Jenkins, Principal SJES.  Not shown: Mrs. Jenkins, South Jefferson Public Library)



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  • South Jefferson Elementary School P.E. teacher, Chris Atkins, was recognized during the February 23, 2015 Board of Education meeting for his outstanding and ongoing contributions to South Jefferson Elementary.  Mr. Atkins has organized numerous programs that contribute to healthy living in our community. 
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