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Principal's Corner

4 months 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 tstark@jonesboro43.com

 

 Sincerely,

 

 

Tom Stark

JGS Principal


JGS Tech Team

3 months 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

3 months ago

Halloween Parade 2017

7thgrade

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

jrhigh

Jr, High  - Never too old to dress up!

teacherrollercoaster

Jr. High Teacher Roller Coaster

salt&pepper

Salt & Pepper


cookie monster

Hungry for Cookies!


kendranormal

This IS normal!


lineup

Parading around

dinoattack

Dino Attack!

prek

Pre-K


elementary

Elementary

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

8th Grade Student Spotlight

25 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 30, 2017 Spotlight Students:

Kaelyn George & Jace Huckstep

kaelyn George

How many years have you been a student at JGS?  9

Favorite subject:  Science

Favorite hobby or pastime:  Riding horses

Favorite color:  Pastel Pink

Favorite song:  "Head Over Boots" by Jon Pardi

Favorite book:  The Cellar

Favorite movie:  "8 Seconds"

Favorite TV show:  Grey's Anatomy

Favorite food:  Mangoes 

Tell us about a special memory you have from your time here at JGS: Last year when 7S got first in the dodgeball tournament

Your class is voting on class superlatives.  You would be voted "Most likely to make a joke that makes no sense."

What will you miss most about being a Bulldog?  Making fun of Staples for being a Cubs fan.

What advice do you have for younger students at JGS?  Enjoy the time you have because before you know it you will no longer be a Bulldog.

How have you left your mark on JGS OR what do you want other students/staff/teachers to remember about you?  By trying to make academics/sports not as serious and trying to make them the most fun that they can be.

Any other comments you would like to share (a quote, advice, thank you, etc.): I am for sure going to miss being at Jonesboro and a special thank you to all the teachers who made my time here amazing!

kaelyn pic

Jace Huckstep

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

Favorite subject:  Science

Favorite hobby or pastime:  Hunting

Favorite color:  Green

Favorite song:  "International Harvester"

Favorite book:  A Dog's Purpose

Favorite movie:  "The Last Ride"

Favorite TV show:  Grey's Anatomy

Favorite food:  Corn

Tell us about a special memory you have from your time here at JGS: N/A

Your class is voting on class superlatives.  You would be voted "Most likely to don't really know."

What will you miss most about being a Bulldog?  nothing really

What advice do you have for younger students at JGS?  It flies by fast

How have you left your mark on JGS OR what do you want other students/staff/teachers to remember about you? N/A

Any other comments you would like to share (a quote, advice, thank you, etc.): N/A

jace pic