Jefferson County Schools will be closed Monday, February 26, 2018 and Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in response to planned work stoppages out of concern for student safety. We have insufficient staffing to safely care for Jefferson students. These days will be added to the instructional calendar barring any state waiver of currently applicable calendar laws. Thus, they will be made up on Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th.
The West Virginia State Board of Education meets Tuesday night regarding the possibility of a statewide legal action. We will make an announcement regarding Wednesday after reviewing any relevant legal update from the state. Certainly should any agreement take place prior to these closures that affect our ability to hold school we will reassess and notify the public immediately. We thank the public and our staff for their conscientiousness in respecting the diversity of opinions present during such a complex debate.
The Monday, February 26, 2018 School Board meeting will be held as scheduled at 7pm at the Board Office.
“ARITHMETICKLES”, THE MATH GAME SHOW,
CELEBRATES 21 YEARS OF MATH PLUS FUN
(Sponsored by the Jefferson County Title I Parent Advisory Council)
Arithmetickles, the most popular math assembly in the US, is celebrating 21 years of shows all over the country with creative and fast-paced interactive math fun. The show begins its 21st anniversary season at the Civic Center in Ranson on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:15 PM.
This unique and exciting way of making math lots of fun helps students from Kindergarten through 8th grade see everyday math challenges come to life in an entertaining and often hilarious way.
Ben Bendor, the host of Arithmetickles, created the show in 1996 and has been engaging and inspiring audiences of students, teachers and parents all over the United States ever since. He has taken a hugely important topic and turned it into a captivating show based on theatre games that demonstrates how much fun numbers can be.
Arithmetickles helps students make the all-important connection between textbook math, including shapes, percentages, fractions and logic, and the numbers in their daily lives. Arithmetickles reinforces the idea that math goes far beyond reciting facts or memorizing multiplication tables and often gives teachers terrific ideas to take back to the classroom. In addition to the Arithmetickles daytime assembly show, Arithmetickles Math Night for families gets parents involved in their school communities.
Using 100% audience participation in faced-paced interactive games that include courtroom investigations, puzzles, skits, improvisations, mime, magic, mental math and even ArithmeTICkleTacToe, Arithmetickles jumps right off the page and onto the stage!
To see a video of Arithmetickles, please click here.
Effective the 2018-19 school year, children must attain the age of four prior to July 1 in order to enroll in Pre-K. The 2018-19 PK application will be available after February 12. Your completed application (all components) must be turned in at the Head Start/Pre-K - T.A. Lowery site (brick building located to the right of T.A. Lowery Elementary School), 221 Warm Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442. Please note: New regulations for 2018-2019 require potential students to experience their fourth birthday prior to July 01, 2018.
NOTICE FOR KINDERGARTEN
Effective the 2019-2020 school year, children must attain the age of five prior to July 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.
On January 29, 2018 Ranson Elementary School celebrated 100 Days of School with Kindness.
Staff members turned into Trolls by wearing colorful headbands and looking for kindness. Every student observed being nice, had their name written on a pod and attached to the “Kindness Board” located in the cafeteria . The goal was to record 100 good deeds. Classes participated in collecting items in groups of 100.
Students and staff had burned more than 100 calories in Zumba classes with Amanda "AJ" Burke in gym all day. Also, the students enjoyed tasty fruits through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Mrs. Bev made a special rainbow fruit platter snack for all classes!
What a fun day to spend at Ranson Celebrating the 100th day of school.
The Gingerbread Boys and Girls did not run fast enough this year.
Aproxinately 350 gingerbred cookies were eaten last week in the name of education.
Thanks to our Cafeteria Staff, activities involving Math and ELA Concepts were absolutely delicious !!!
The buddy bench was an idea from student council.
It's a designated bench on the playground for kids to sit on if they have no one to play with.
Students are encouraged to include or talk to the student sitting on the bench, thus the sign, "Make a friend, Be a friend".
Thank you to Allstate volunteer Sandi Poole for being a positive force for change in our community.Sandi Poole gave his/her time and enabled us to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.