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8th Grade Student Spotlight

9 days ago

8th grade students will be randomly selected for a weekly 8th Grade Student Spotlight section.  The Spotlight will feature a picture of the student, as well as the student's answers/comments to an interview style survey to allow us to get to know the Class of 2018.  EVERY 8th grader will be featured throughout the year.  The order students are profiled is determined by random selection.  Check back each week to get to know all of our 8th grade shining stars!

November 15, 2017 Spotlight Students:

Annie Hobson & Dylan Holderfield

Annie Hobson

How many years have you been a student at JGS?  8

Favorite subject:  Spelling

Favorite hobby or pastime:  Watching Hulu or texting my friends

Favorite color:  Lime Green

Favorite song:  Don't have one right now

Favorite book:  Fatal Catch by Roxe Ann Peacock

Favorite movie:  "It"

Favorite TV show:  CW's Flash

Favorite food:  Fettuccine Alfredo 

Tell us about a special memory you have from your time here at JGS:  In 1st grade, I moved to this school.  A whole new school where I didn't know anyone but my brothers.  I was really kinda scared that I wouldn't make friends very fast but I did.  I'm glad I moved here because I wouldn't be the person I am today without meeting the crazy people I call friends.

Your class is voting on class superlatives.  You would be voted "Most likely to run into something that is right in front of me."

What will you miss most about being a Bulldog?  I will miss mostly just the people in the school, my friends in other grades, and the teachers because they have helped me get through these years at this school.

What advice do you have for younger students at JGS? My advice would be to live in the present.  Don't worry about what has already passed or the future, because you could miss something important that is going on right now.

How have you left your mark on JGS OR what do you want other students/staff/teachers to remember about you?  There's really nothing in particular that I want people to remember me for.  Just as long as they remember me.

Any other comments you would like to share (a quote, advice, thank you, etc.): Thanks to everyone who has helped me get through these past 8 years at Jonesboro.

annie pic

Dylan Holderfield

How many years have you been a student at JGS?  10 years

Favorite subject:  Computers

Favorite hobby or pastime:  Golf

Favorite color:  Green

Favorite song:  "Believer" - Imagine Dragons 

Favorite book:  Holes

Favorite movie:  "The Sandlot"

Favorite TV show:  Spartan:  Ultimate Team Challenge

Favorite food:  Pepperoni Pizza

Tell us about a special memory you have from your time here at JGS:  When we won the dodgeball tourney last year

Your class is voting on class superlatives.  You would be voted "Most likely to stay calm."

What will you miss most about being a Bulldog?  my memories

What advice do you have for younger students at JGS?  Just keep doing well and trying

How have you left your mark on JGS OR what do you want other students/staff/teachers to remember about you? the good times we shared

Any other comments you would like to share (a quote, advice, thank you, etc.): Thanks to Coach Mike for helping me out all these years.

holderfield pic

Principal's Corner

23 days ago

August 11, 2017

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

As Principal of Jonesboro Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year.  We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Jonesboro Elementary School family.  Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities preparing them for high school and beyond.  At Jonesboro Elementary School, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning.  Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and set goals for growth and improvement.  We believe that all students should graduate from Jonesboro Elementary School with the tools necessary to excel in their high school career.

The scope and magnitude of our responsibilities to our students, their parents and the community are infinite.  Our words, actions and inactions have a profound impact on the lives we are responsible for.   It is imperative that we offer nothing less than our best every day to succeed in providing everything we can in making a difference.  Jonesboro Elementary School is committed to providing the best curriculum resources, updating facilities and maintaining a clean learning environment in order to promote a productive learning environment for all students.

Again, I welcome you back for another great year at Jonesboro Elementary School.  I am honored to serve as the principal of Jonesboro Elementary School.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  If I can be of assistance as the year goes by, please feel free to contact me at 618-833-5148 or at





Tom Stark

JGS Principal

JGS Tech Team

15 days ago

Congratulations to these students who are the newest members of the JGS Tech Team:

6th Grade
Cadence Black, Liam Hale, Alicia Hernandez, Genesis Martin, Jason McAlister

7th Grade
Austin Adams, Lily Baker, Reagan Brough, Natalie Lovsey, Isabel Tehandon, Sydney Waun

8th Grade
Trevor Cochran, Abbigail Dahmer, Alli Toler, Joey Sullivan

Student Life

16 days ago

Halloween Parade 2017


7th graders patiently awaiting the start of the annual Halloween Parade


Jr, High  - Never too old to dress up!


Jr. High Teacher Roller Coaster


Salt & Pepper

cookie monster

Hungry for Cookies!


This IS normal!


Parading around


Dino Attack!





JGS Students Are Super(heroes)!

On Thursday, Oct. 12th, AJ Lady Wildcat Volleyball hosted Paws for a Cause All-Cancer Awareness Night.  The volleyball team sponsored a local girl, 3 year old Blakeleigh Grace, who is currently fighting her own battle against cancer.  JGS students Marlee Smith, Lily Baker, and Kaya Coleman caught word that little Blakeleigh loves superheroes! So, the girls attended the celebration in costume and surprised Blakeleigh with bags of goodies and a photo opp.  Blakeleigh was the sweetest, most thankful little girl . . . in our eyes, she's the real superhero!

girl heroes

Jonesboro Fall Festival Royalty

Congratulations to the 2017 King and Queen, Mason Watkins and Natalee Brown.  Once again, this year saw a large crowd enjoying games, raffles, silent auction, and haunted science lab.  The evening ended with the announcement of the new King and Queen (Mason Watkins and Natalee Brown) and a junior high dance.

Fall Festival candidate pic
Students standing on track at AJ

JGS students supporting AJ Wildcat Football

Students acting silly at football game

Fun at Football Friday

JGS Raised $1,500 to Help Knock-Out Cancer!

15 days ago

Anyone attending or visiting JGS during the week of October 16th - 20th probably saw some strange things . . .students and staff wearing their pajamas to school; superheroes in the building; hippies; hats; and of course, a sea of pink on Friday. No, you weren't hallucinating.  The themed dress days were all part of a fundraising effort to benefit the American Cancer Society and promote awareness of ALL forms of cancer.  Students and staff were asked to donate $1 for each day of participation in the theme days.  Everyone had a great time dressing up and helping out this worthy cause.  WAY TO GO  BULLDOGS!

KOC sign

KOC phrase

KOC check presentation

Jama and debbie


Say "Pink"


All that pink is blinding!


Hey, we match!


Hall of Honor


Hall of Honor


You're never too cool for pink!


Pink Ladies


Think pink


Who is that masked crusader?

whole group

PINK OUT!!!!!!!

pink king and queen

Fall Festival King & Queen Pink it UP!

survivor wall


Southern Illinois Health & Safety Day Camp

about 1 month ago

4th Grade Field Trip a Success

Students in Mrs Allgaier's and Mrs. Bundren's 4th grade classes had a fun, but warm, day at camp in Vienna on September 21st. They visited 9 stations throughout the day. The event was sponsored by Farm Bureau.

Road Safety Station with the Illinois State Police

Electrical Safety Station with SIEC

Students were able to sit in the helicopter during the visit to the First Aid Station.

Students took a quiz to see if they knew what were the dangerous chemicals at the Poison Look-a-Like Station