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


  • 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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  • South Jefferson Participates in "The Hour of Code"

    The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. 

    The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Edcuation Week, an annual recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer, Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.  South Jefferson students were fortunate to have Loudoun Valley High School teacher, Mr. Rodney Snyder, (also a former SJES parent and current LSIC member) and his students, Jackson Kennedy, Chris Cerne and Riley Schnee, as teachers during our participation in this event.  We are so grateful for their support and enthusiasm!  Thank you, Mr. Snyder!
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  • SJES' Head Start Has Holiday Fever

    Our Head Start teachers, Mrs. Weaver and Ms. Thunderhawk, were bustling with holiday spirit today!  Our Head Start students (and SJES) sure are lucky to have them!  Merry Christmas!


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  • Seeing Double: Susan B Anthony Takes SJES By Storm


    Ms. Mahoney and fourth grader, Nell Friend, dressed as Susan B. Anthony on "Patriot Day" at SJES

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  • By, George! It's the South Jefferson Patriots


    Mr. Jenkins and his "mini-me", first grader, Mason Friend

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  • Ty McAteer Receives a Positive Principal Referral

    Congratulations to third grader, Ty McAteer, for his nomination for a Positive Principal Referral. Mr. Atkins, our Physical Education teacher, nominated Ty because he stayed after class to help Mr. Atkins pick up materials used by his class, but not properly put away.  Ty did this without being asked, which demonstrates his willingness to help others, his compassion for others and his "team player" mentality.  Well done, Ty!  This obviously was a well-deserved recognition and nomination!


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  • SJES' Healthy Choice Ambassadors Present "Treats for Troops"

    South Jefferson Elementary students, as part of our annual Healthy Choice Ambassadors' project,  donated their Halloween candy to our troops serving overseas as a way of helping others, but also as a way of making healthy choices by reducing the amount of sugar that they are eating.  Members of the Air National Guard came to our school to collect the candy from our Healthy Choice Ambassadors so that it can be shipped overseas very soon.  Thank you to all that participated and a special thanks to our troops serving throughout the world!



    Members of the Healthy Choice Ambassadors and their "treats" for the troops

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