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


  • Makaila Michaels Receives a Positive Principal Referral

    We would like to congratulate third grader, Makaila Michaels for receiving a Positive Principal Referral from Mr. Atkins, our P.E. teacher.  Mr. Atkins was in the cafeteria, during lunch dismissal, and overheard Makaila thanking Mr. Gibson, our custodian, for dumping her tray and then told Mr. Gibson to "have a nice day!" as she was leaving.  It just goes to show you....you never know who's going to overhear your kindness and be moved to do something kind for YOU.  Well done, Makaila!



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  • South Jefferson Students Win Jefferson Memorial VFW Art Contest

    South Jefferson is extremely proud of second graders Ava Brenneke, Kiera Maloney and Marlee Silvis, who captured all three prize winning places in the annual Jefferson Memorial VFW Auxiliary #3522 patriotic art contest.  This year's theme was "Symbols of America" and all Jefferson County students in grades K - 2 were invited to participate.  Imagine our delight when we learned that the three winning pieces of artwork came from South Jefferson Elementary!  Congratulations, Ava, Kiera and Marlee!  We are very proud of your artistic accomplishments!



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  • Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of School

    Miss Mendzela's kindergarten class knows how to have fun! They celebrated their first 100 days in school in grand style and had a blast together.  You guys are halfway to first grade!  Woo-hoo!

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  • Tristan Trauger Receives a Positive Principal Referral

    Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet kindergartner, Tristan Trauger, KNOWS what an awesome student he is!  His smile lights up the room and, apparently, he is making Ms. Horne's job as his teacher a very easy one indeed!  Tristan was given the Positive Principal Referral because he works hard every day in class, helps others and does everything he can to make his teacher happy!  We are super proud of Tristan and happy that he is a South Jefferson Roadrunner!


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  • Ms. Mahoney is the SJES STAR Employee of the Month


    Congratulations to Head Teacher, Ms. Mahoney, who was selected as the STAR Employee of the Month.  She was nominated by Mrs. Calkins, third grade teacher, for her assistance with a group of students.  

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  • Congratulations to the Positive Principal Referral Recipients In January

    We would like to congratulate the Positive Principal Referral students for January: Logan Haynes, Luis Beamer and Evan Hopson.  Logan was nominated by Mrs. Shearer for pitching in and helping her in the hallway during dismissal.  Luis was nominated by Mrs. Hepner because he cleaned up in the cafeteria without being asked to help. He just did it to make our cafeteria look nice for ALL of us.  Evan was nominated by his teacher, Miss Mendzela, for working hard in class and making huge improvements since the beginning of the year.  We are super proud of all three of these young men!


    Logan with his Mom and Mr. Jenkins



    Luis with Mr. Jenkins



    Ms. Mahoney, Evan and Mr. Jenkins

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  • SJES Salutes our Positive Principal Referral Students


    We would like to take this opportunity to recognize a few deserving students who recently received Positive Principal Referrals.  First, fourth grader, Cooper Shillingburg, was nominated by Ms. Jackson for his assistance in disassembling and organizing the latest Book Fair during his recess time.  Alana Johnson, a third grader, was nominated by her teacher, Mrs. Noland, because she helped another student in the classroom when he was upset.  Kevin McMillon, a second grader, was recognized by Mrs. Hepner for helping to straighten up in the cafeteria.  Finally, second grader, Vincent Arnicar, was recognized by his teacher, Mrs. Fincham, for always being so caring to others in the classroom, always working hard in school and for being such a good example of a friend to all of his classmates.  Once again, we're reminded of the amazing students that walk our halls each day and we are proud of each one of them.





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  • These Fifth Graders Are Positive Role Models at SJES

    Three very deserving fifth graders, Rebekah Newsome, Logan Haynes and Maddox Moreland, received Positive Principal Referrals for lending a helping hand in school.  Rebekah was nominated by Art teacher, Miss Sullivan, because "Rebekah gave up her recess time to help decorate and paint the recess containers" that will be used to store playground equipment at the end of each hallway.  Logan and Maddox were nominated by Ms. Jackson, our Media Specialist, because they also "gave up recess to help pack up the Book Fair and get things organized to be shipped back to Scholastic".  We are very proud of these three leaders in our school and wish to commend them on their community service that will benefit us all!  Thank you!




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    Please note: The PTO meeting originally scheduled for this evening, January 10th, will now be moved to Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Thank you.

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  • South Jefferson's Fine Arts Educators Receive Grants

    Congratulations to Miss Sullivan, South Jefferson's Art Educator, and Mrs. Shearer, South Jefferson's Music Educator, who both were awarded "Teaching Arts Creatively" grants for upcoming projects.  Miss Sullivan will be working on a student art exhibition at Shepherd University and Mrs. Shearer will be coordinating and presenting a 5th grade musical on westward expansion.  Both of these well-deserving teachers are dedicated to promoting the arts in our school and we are grateful that they will be given the opportunity to continue to expand the creative minds of our students.  


    Mrs. Chesley, Teaching Arts Creatively grant committee representative,  and Mr. Jenkins, Principal, present the award to Miss Sullivan


    Mrs. Chesley, Teaching Arts Creatively grant committee representative,  and Mr. Jenkins, Principal, present the award to Mrs. Shearer in front of 5th grade Chorus

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