Former Roadrunners Visit SJES
What a "full circle" moment for us when graduating seniors from Washington High School came back to visit their former elementary school. There were tears, looks of amazement ("Look how much you've grown!") and just a wonderfully warm feeling for our staff members who had the honor to teach these young men and women. We certainly hope to make this a tradition at our school and wish the best to all of our graduating Patriots! But remember.....once a Roadrunner, always a Roadrunner!
SJES 2016 Citizenship Awards
It is always a wonderful moment when we announce our SJES Citizenship Award recipients. We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate our amazing citizens and leaders for the incredible standard that they hold for themselves and the example that they set for the other students in our school. Well done, Roadrunners!
The Citizenship Awards for Kindergarten were Cassie Wynder, Mason Lowery, Dustin Hale, Grace Custer, Luis Beamer, Rileigh Dowell, Colten Shillinburg and Aaliyah Twyman. The Citizenship Awards for Fifth Grade: Chase Bowers, Madelayne Ruffner, Logan Salyards, Paige Jaspal, Logan Glover and Maddox Showen.
Mrs. Zimmerman Wins Big with Business Partner Kable Team Realty
We would like thank our business partner, Kable Team Realty, for donating a $50 gift certificate for dinner to lucky winner, Mrs. Beth Zimmerman, kindergarten teacher at South Jefferson Elementary. Everyone at South Jefferson was excited to have this opportunity and we're sure Mrs. Zimmerman will enjoy her gift---maybe we're just a little jealous! Thank you again, Kable Team Realty, for your generosity during Teacher Appreciation Week!
Anne Strider of Kable Team Realty presents gift certificate to Beth Zimmerman
South Jefferson Staff Wishes to Thank All for an Awesome
Teacher Appreciation WeeK
The South Jefferson staff would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions of food, notes and well wishes during Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything was delicious and made us feel very special and recognized. In order for us to be at our very best, it's important for us to have a strong partnership with our families. All of those little things throughout the year sure do add up and make those partnerships grow which only assists us in the important work that we are charged with every day: to provide your children with the very best that we can give, to educate them and to nurture them while they are here at South Jefferson Elementary. Thank you for again for all that you do and a special shout out to our wonderful PTO Officers who ALWAYS make us feel appreciated. Every day.
Cub Scout Pack #420 Beautifies South Jefferson
If you notice how amazing our Parent Circle and Outdoor Classroom look lately, you definitely need to thank Cub Scout Pack #420, Mr. Greg Heflebower, Mr. Rob Poplar and Mrs. Lori Davis! They came to school on a rainy Saturday morning and cleaned up those areas for all of us to enjoy. We couldn't be more grateful for all of their support throughout the year, helping us to maintain our Nature Trail and assisting with the Outdoor Classroom and Parent Circle. These young men and their troop leaders truly exemplify what it means to be part of a community and their tireless work is always appreciated. South Jefferson is very proud to call them one of our community partners.
Shown in picture: Andrew Wickham, Victor Wickham, Logan Poplar, William Heflebower, Cole Davis, Mr. Rob Poplar, Mr. Greg Heflebower and Mrs. Lori Davis
Mrs. Correia is SJE's Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Mrs. Gwen Correia, our Secretary, for being nominated as the Employee of the Month. She was selected for assisting with a project in the office that went way beyond the call of duty! Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Correia! We are grateful for you!
Mrs. Corriea with Principal, Richard Jenkins
Our Annual Hoops for Heart Fundraising Campaign Is A Huge Success
Because of the hard work of our Hoops for Heart Coordinators, Nurse Kelley Henry and Mr. Atkins, P E Teacher, and the generosity of our families and community, our annual Hoops for Heart campaign was an amazing success, once again! We would like to thank everyone who participated and for your donations to such an important cause in all of our lives. Our students were able to win gym equipment for their classrooms as well as earn "lunch with the teacher" privileges. But....probably the most fun of all was the hot dog eating contest between Nurse Kelley and Mr. Atkins. Students were randomly chosen to select condiments for the hot dogs that would be eaten: onions, chocolate chips, caramel sauce, relish and even hot sauce! Kudos to both of them for volunteering to do this and for actually eating the ENTIRE hot dog! Superintendent, Dr. Gibson, was on hand to share in the fun and to also celebrate South Jefferson Elementary's accomplishments.
A special thank you to business partners, Mrs. Barbara Scott of Summit Point Speedway and the Zanella family of Hillbrook Inn and Spa for their generous donations this year, which helped us to raise over $16,000 for the American Heart Association. It's our hope that we will earn the title of "Top Fundraising School" in the state of WV again this year.
Ms. Heather Decker (Regional Director for the American Heart Association), Mr. Atkins (P.E. Teacher/Hoops Coordinator), the "Happy Heart" (Ms. Mahoney), Dr. Gibson (Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools), Nurse Kelley Henry (SJES Nurse/Hoops Coordinator) and Mr. Jenkins (Principal of South Jefferson Elementary).
The bravest of them all: Mr. Atkins and Nurse Kelley, getting prepared to consume their "extra-special" hot dogs.
SJES Roadrunners, putting their "heart" into our annual Hoops for Heart campaign!
Ms. Manzuk is SJES' Employee of the Month
Congratuations to Ms. Manzuk, our Reading Interventionist, for being named our Employee of the Month. Ms. Manzuk was nominated by a fellow teacher for Ms. Manzuk's support with a student in her class. We are honored to work alongside such a dedicated educator who always puts the needs of our students first! She is a one in a million!
PTO Spaghetti Dinner and Auction a Big Success!
Thank you to everyone who came to school on Friday to support our school and enjoy a fun evening together! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces walking through our doors and joining in the fun. A special thank you to the PTO Officers, parent volunteers, Mr. Densil Nibert, our business partners, the Cafeteria Staff and the SJES Staff for all of the hard work behind the scenes!
It's Crazy Sock Day at SJES
Friends in Miss Mendzela's Kindergarten class showed their school spirit by wearing their crazy socks today! What a cool way to "kick off" our Read Across America week. :)