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South Jefferson Elementary School
4599 Summit Point Road
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-9216
 
Richard Jenkins, Principal

Announcements

  •  South Jefferson Elementary Student, Laura Wilt, Wins First Place Art Award
     
       South Jefferson Elementary is pleased to announce that fifth grader, Laura Wilt, who was selected to represent Jefferson County Schools in the West Virginia Youth Art Education Youth Art Month contest in Parkersburg, WV, was awarded first place in the Elementary Division for the state.  The Sargent Art Company selected Laura's work as their first place winner as well and her work will be on exhibit at The Clay Art Center in Charleston, WV.  
       On April 4, 2014, Mrs. Chesley, Art Teacher from SJES, and Laura were recognized on stage by Superintendent, Dr. James B.  Phares,  and Cabinet Secretary, Kay Goodwin.  Arts Alive is West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase outstanding arts programs and student achievements in public schools.  
       Congratulations to both Laura and Mrs. Chesley!  They are excellent representatives of Jefferson County Schools and South Jefferson Elementary.
     
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  • Attention All South Jefferson Families: Spring Picture Day Change
    Our Spring Picture Day has been changed to Monday, March 17th.  Please mark your calendars!  Thank you!
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  • Jefferson County Art Month Celebration 
     
       Toby Cooper, Seairra Sullivan and Laura Wilt recently had their artwork on exhibit at the Charles Town Visitors' Center in the Jefferson County Youth Art Month Celebration Gallery Show.  The art show and a reception were sponsored by the Jefferson County Arts & Humanities Alliance.  Jefferson County Art educators, Bob Linde and Judith Chesley , were co-directors of the event.  Well done!  We're proud of our SJES students!
     
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    Fourth grader, Seairra Sullivan, fifth grader, Toby Cooper, and fifth grader, Laura Wilt 
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  • South Jefferson Elementary Young Writers Contest Winners
     
       Congratulations to our Young Writers Contest winners from South Jefferson Elementary:  Riley Adams and Camdyn Maloney (5th Grade Winners), Victoria Summerhill and Genevieve Costello (4th Grade Winners), Rebekah Newsome (2nd Grade Winner), Chase Marrone (1st Grade Winner), Caleb Smith (5th Grade Honorable Mention), Sophie Schafer (4th Grade Honorable Mention), and Kaylyn Jenkins (2nd Grade Honroable Mention).  We wish the best of luck to the grade level winners as they move forward to compete on the County level.  To all of our writers in our school, keep writing!  We are extremely proud of all of you! Also, a special thank you to Mrs. Prusha, second grade teacher, for all of her hard work and support.  She promotes and organizes the contest at the school level; we would be lost without her!
     
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    Principal Jenkins and Mrs. Prusha present certificates to our Young Writers Winners 
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  • Important Changes Made to School Year Calendar 

       Please note, the Jefferson County School Board approved the following calendar changes for the remainder of this year at the Monday, March 10, 2014 Board Meeting.

    Convert: 

    April 21 (IS day) – Students will attend school on a 2 hour delay after Faculty Senate

    June 3 to regular Instructional day of school (from IS day)

    June 4 to regular Instructional day of school (from CE day)

    June 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 to regular Instructional days of school (from OS days)

    June 12 to IS day (from OS day)

    June 12 (converted to an IS day) - Students will attend school with a 2 hour early dismissal for Faculty Senate

     

     

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  • A True "Hero" in Education: Mrs. Lind, Kindergarten Teacher at South Jefferson
     
        At the Chief Instructional Leaders Conference, held in Charleston on February 21, 2014, State Superintendent, Dr. Phares, recognized Mrs. Mary Lind, kindergarten teacher at South Jefferson Elementary, as an instructional hero in our state.  Mrs. Lind was one of four educators recognized by Dr. Phares during this conference for their exemplary practices in the classroom and for embracing the Common Core.  He spoke of the importance of teachers "knowing who our teachers are and for making a difference in their learning".  Mrs. Lind definitely demonstrates this approach in her classroom each day.  Mrs. Lind was presented with the State Superintendent medallion and was honored as an Exemplary Early Learning Teacher by Dr. Sherry Hetzel, K-2 Curriculum Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools and Mr. Richard Jenkins, Principal of South Jefferson Elementary.  Congratulations, Mrs. Lind!
     
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    Dr. Hetzel and Mr. Jenkins present Mrs. Lind with her State Superintendent's Medallion 
     
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    Dr. Hetzel sharing Dr. Phares remarks about Mrs. Lind with the staff of South Jefferson Elementary
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     Two South Jefferson Roadrunners Represent Jefferson County
    in the Youth Art Month Contest
       Second grader, Kaylyn Jenkins, and fifth grader, Laura Wilt, have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the Parkersburg Art Center for the Youth Art Month Contest which is sponsored by the West Virginia Art Educator's Association.  We are extremely proud of both of these students, especially when you realize that they are just two of the four students in Jefferson County Schools who were selected for this honor.  We wish them both the best of luck as they advance to this next level and we are thrilled that they are representing our school and County.  
     
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    Laura Wilt and Kaylyn Jenkins 
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  • South Jefferson Elementary Food Drive 2014: Giving Back in a Big Way!
    We should know by now that, when we ask our students to offer a helping hand, they make a huge statement.  During the month of January, we held our annual Food Drive for Community Ministries.  A contest was held to see which grade level could bring in the most items.  It was a real nail-biter as the fourth and fifth grade teams battled it out, but, in the end, the fourth grade rose to the challenge and brought in the most items, earning them an extra P.E. class (the fourth grade donated 823 items; the fifth grade donated 759 items).  Our students and their families contributed over 2,700 items for donation to Community Ministries in one month alone, bypassing our previous "records" of donations. It sure does warm your heart when you give to others, doesn't it?  Thank you so much for your generosity.  The citizens of Jefferson County who will reap the benefits of our donations will most certainly be appreciative.   
    Well done, Roadrunners! :)
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  • New Jefferson County Schools App 
     
    Jefferson County Schools has released its new mobile application for use with the Android and Apple operating systems. The free app, now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, provides information surrounding the daily operations of Jefferson County Schools.
     
    The app lists the scheduled events on the District Calendar, provides directory information for the schools, as well as information about our Board of Education. In addition, parents and students can view the Breakfast and Lunch Menus, Bell Schedules, Bus Delays Notification, and the current status on our schools regarding Closings/Delays/Early Dismissals.  The App also provides a way to login to LiveGrades, the electronic gradebook that is used at all schools in the district.
     
    “We created this app as a way to provide useful information and updates in one easy-to-use to package that will serve our community in a format that is relevant for today’s hurried lifestyle,” said Paul Hercules, Director of Technology for Jefferson County Schools.  “The Jefferson County Schools mobile app is a great source for information and serves as a quick reference guide for our students and parents.  Jefferson County Schools – yes, there is an App for that.”
     
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  • SJES Healthy Choice Ambassadors Deliver "Treats" to the Troops
     
       Our Healthy Choice Ambassadors, a student group formed by P.E. teacher Mr. Atkins to promote healthy choices and wellness, were the ones who received the "treat" this week when they had the opportunity to personally deliver over 300 pounds of Halloween candy to the Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg.  In the last three years, our SJES students have collected close to 1,000 pounds of candy to send to our troops.  This year, our students wrote letters to the service men and women who will be receiving our candy care package.   
       
       As part of this trip, our students were given a tour of a C5 airplane that would help to deliver the candy to troops overseas.  Who knew that a C5 could weigh up to 800,000 pounds, is close to 70 yards long and can fly to Afghanistan in about 16 hours?  A bonus was that we actually had the opportunity to witness a C5 taking off.  So cool! This was just one of the many "wows" of our exciting morning.
     
       We would like to thank Wing Commander, Colonel Shaun J. Perkowski, Vice Commander, Colonel David V. Cochran, Wing Command Chief CMSgt Ronald R. Glazer and Airmen and Family Readiness Program Manager, Sherry A. Lewis for helping to make this trip happen for our students.  Kudos to Mr. Atkins and Mr. Jenkins for planning this trip and a special thank you to the parents who served as chaperones.

     

     
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    Our students being escorted to the C5 that they would be touring---it was almost as long as a football field!
     
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    A C5 plane at the 167th Airlift Wing
     
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    The Commander welcoming us to the base
     
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    Fifth grader, Konnor Hawthorne, getting a "feel" of what it's like to pilot a C5
     
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     A tour of the cockpit of a C5
     
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    Mr. Atkins with Colonel David V. Cochran
     
     
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