All community activities that utilize Jefferson County Schools buildings will need to be canceled or relocated on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23. The closing of schools in Jefferson County on Thursday and Friday are being treated as snow closures.
Students who are participating in regional, sectional, or state tournaments and competitions will have those competitions and practices. This includes: basketball, wrestling, cheerleading (middle school), and Jazz band (middle school).
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation
Positive Principal Referral
Congratulations to Ava Brenneke for being nominated by Mrs. Mangum for a Positive Principal Referral! Ava showed compassion to her classmate when she asked the student if they were okay after returning to class with an ice pack. Her conern for others shows her compassion and caring nature. Way to go Ava!
Congratulations to Mrs. Fincham's class for bringing in the most food for our food drive with 602 items! Mason Friend supplied approximately 500 of those! Way to go! Thank you to everyone who brought in items!
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.
Kindergarteners Celebrated Being 100 Days Smarter!
Kindergarten students had so much fun celebrating the 100th day of school! They counted to 100 many times throughout the day (maybe 100 times?!?) during various activities. They exercised 100 times, made structutres with 100 cups, counted out 100 fish for the fish bowl, dabbed 100 gumballs in the gumball machine, made hats, and much more!
Students in Mrs. Sunday's 4th grade writing class became "published authors." Look for their books on a library shelf near you!
STEM Grant in Action!
Mrs. Grantham's 4th grade class didn't let the cold weather stop them from sailing away with this STEM project! Students finished up their sailboat projects despite the bitter cold outside. This was made possible through a grant that Mrs. Grantham received last year. Looks like we have some future engineers among us! Nicely done!
The Grinch's Small Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day!
The first and second grade classes had a Grinch-tastic celebration. Below are students from Mrs. Fincham's second grade class enjoying the different activities they had planned!
SJE Teachers Receive Grants
The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County awarded four SJE teachers $2500 in grants! Mr. Atkins, Mrs. DeAnna, Mrs. Shearer and Ms. Manzuk all received grants to use in their classroom!
Mr. Atkins will be using his $1000.00 to purchase two new T6 Canon Rebel cameras to use with his fifth grade physical education classes to teach photo journalism/sports photography. Along with the cameras, Tara Showen, of Tip Tie Studios will be working with the photographers to teach proper usage, different types of photography, how to stage a shot, etc.
Mrs. DeAnna will be using her money to bring in an artist to help her students with a visual journaling project. Visual journals utilize creative techniques where artists combine images and text to make multi media art in a book format. A large scale visual art journal exhibition is scheduled for March 24th and 25th at Cool Spring Reserve thanks to the cooperation and support of The Potomac Valley Audubon Society. The exhibition will include 5th grade visual art journals, as well as visual journals created by 1st through 4th grade students. These journals are being created separately and with a different binding technique.
Mrs. Shearer will be using her grant to provide the fourth-grade students in our school an opportunity to learn to accompany themselves and others. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase a classroom set of ukuleles and to bring Mr. Valentine in to perform as an opening activity for our unit.
Ms. Manzuk is inviting Jay Foreman to assist with her third grade students in writing, illustrating and publishing a short story.