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


  • 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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  • Positive Principal Awards Are Awesome!




    Congratulations to the following students in Mrs. Zimmerman's class for receiving Positive Principal Referrals:

    Piper Stolipher, Everett Belland, and Madison Smith.  Not pictured: Aubrey Benner

    Way to go, guys!!


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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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  • Robby Lopez Receives a Positive Principal Referral!

    We are super proud of third grader, Robby Lopez, for receiving a Positive Principal Referral from his teacher.  Robby was recognized for doing the right thing, even though other peers were not following his lead.  He chose to stand up and do what was right.  That is the kind of student that we love having at South Jefferson Elementary!  Well done, Robby!


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  • Tyler Stolipher Has Got the Roadrunner Spirit!!!

    When South Jefferson second grader, Tyler Stolipher, decides to show his school spirit at the Jefferson County Fair, he puts his whole heart and soul into it!  Tyler and his family created this Roadrunner Minion as a Fair submission for 4-H, but were kind enough to bring it into our school so that ALL the SJES Roadrunners could enjoy it each day.  We are blown away by the creativity of this project and the judges at the Fair must have been, too----he won a blue ribbon! Way to go, Tyler!  


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  • Let's Get Positive at South Jefferson Elementary!

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Sigler, Dustin Hale, Christian Kennan and Kelly Crawford-Alexander for receiving Positive Principal Referrals this week!  All four students were "referred" to the office by their teachers to visit Mr. Jenkins so that they could be recognized for their caring and helpful attitudes during our first week of school.  We are super proud of these four wonderful role models in our school and hope to see many more smiling faces in the office with Positive Principal Referrals!  Well done, everyone!  



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  • 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! 


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  • 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

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  • 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!


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