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


  • American Education Week: November 14-18, 2016

    Schedule of Events:

    South Jefferson's Theme this year is Patriotism.  Activities for this week will center around our school wide theme.

    Monday: Visit from local VFW/Flag Ceremony; Classes create Class Flags

    Tuesday: Wear red, white and blue to show off your patriotic pride

    Wednesday: Career Fair with representatives from local police departments, Homeland Security, the military, etc.

    Thursday: Yearbook Cover Contest, concentrating on our Patriotism theme.

    Friday: Dress up as your favorite patriotic American, historical figure, etc. 

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  • Jeanne Horner Receives Positive Principal Referral


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  • Miss West Virginia Visits South Jefferson

    What an exciting day for South Jefferson Elementary!  Miss West Virginia (AND former South Jefferson Roadrunner!), Morgan Breeden, spent time at our school today, talking with students about a subject very near and dear to her heart.  Entitled "I Have a Lion in My Heart", Miss Breeden shared her personal experiences about being the victim of bullying in middle school and how she was able to find the courage to speak up and change the way that she was being treated.  She answered questions and spent time in classrooms as well.  We are very proud of her accomplishments and so honored to see "one of our own" making her way in the world in such an important way!  Thank you, Morgan!








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  • Positive Principal Referrals for Kindergarten

    We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sophia Lopez, Alyssa Fort and Dustin Cote for receiving Positive Principal Referrals from their teacher, Mrs. Zimmerman.  Dustin's referral was for "always coming to school with a great attitude and being eager to learn.  he pays attention and hs made leaps and bounds already this year!"  Sophia's read that she is "always ready to learn new things.  She participates and helps others with directions and loves school.  She always has a smile on her face!"  Alyssa received the referral because she "always follows directions and helps clean up.  She uses manners and gets along well with others in class.  Plus, she always raises her hand!"  Sounds like Mrs. Zimmerman has an awesome group of students in her room, leading by example.  Well done, everyone!




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  • Pumpkin Patch Fun



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  • Kindergarten is Falling in Love with Falling Leaves

    Mrs. Zimmerman's Kindergarten Class spent the morning exploring the trail that surrounds our school, gathering leaves, comparing and sharing them and having a super exciting Fall day!

    That looks like fun!


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  • Lindsey Sigler Earns Positive Principal Referral

    Nothing makes your day brighter than when a student comes to the office with a POSITIVE Principal Referral.  Kindergartner Lindsey Sigler was the lucky recipient of one of these referrals for being such a fantastic student at South Jefferson Elementary!  She is kind, helps her friends in school, works hard in kindergarten and is an excellent role model for all the students in our school.  Miss Mendzela is super proud of Lindsey and so are we!  


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  • Washington High School FFA Visits South Jefferson

    South Jefferson Elementary would like to thank Ms. Thorsell and her FFA members from Washington High School for their visit to our school, educating our students about their animals and how the animals are part of our everyday lives.  The South Jefferson students loved interacting with the animals and learning about them.  The FFA students presented an awesome demonstration, were well informed and did a phenomenal job with our students.  We thank Ms. Thorsell and her students for their continued relationship with our school and look forward to working more with them in the future.   




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  • Mrs. Mangum Named SJES' Star Employee for November

    We would like to congratulate fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Mangum, for being nominated as November's Star Employee of the Month at South Jefferson Elementary.  Mrs. Mangum was nominated by school secretary, Mrs. Correia, for being super helpful with paperwork being sent to the office.  Way to be a team player, Mrs. Mangum! 


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  • Many Thanks to Tiptoe Studios For a Photo Finish

        South Jefferson would like to thank our business partner, Tiptoe Studios, for their generous offer to hold a fundraiser to benefit our school.  They offered "mini photo sessions" to our families and pledged to split their profits with our school.  It was an exciting day for us when Tara Showen, owner of Tiptoe Studios, PTO President and SJES Mom, walked into the school with a check for $485!  Thank you so much to this wonderful group of people for their generosity and their support of our school and to the SJES families who participated in the fundraiser.  P.S. If you missed THIS session, rumor has it that there may be another opportunity in the Spring.  Fingers crossed!



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