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


     First PTO Meeting: Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m.
    Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  We will be serving coffee and cookies.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you this year.
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  • Welcome Back: 2014-2015 School Year
     Please note that the Parent Student Handbook's "Important Dates" section is missing Election Day on November 4th.  This will be a day out of school for our students.  We apologize for the confusion.  
    Also, the Parent Teacher Conference date of November 3, 2014 will be removed.  As always, we ask that you keep in contact with your child's teacher and maintain good lines of communication, particularly if you have any concerns.  Thank you!
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  •  South Jefferson Elementary Celebrates Mrs. Christina Slage, 4th Grade Teacher,
    and Ms. Juanita Smallwood, Special Education Aide
           Each year, our school selects a Teacher of the Year and a Service Person of the Year to represent our school at the Jefferson County level.  Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Slagle, was selected as South Jefferson Elementary's Teacher of the Year and Ms. Smallwood was selected as our Service Person of the Year representative.  We are honored that both of these exemplary employees are representing our school this year.  Please remember to congratulate them both on this well-deserved honor and recognition.
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  •  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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  • 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!
    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!
    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.


    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!
    Dr. Hetzel and Mr. Jenkins present Mrs. Lind with her State Superintendent's Medallion 
    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.  
    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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