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Mission & Philosophy

Mission

Jennings Creek develops leaders that are innovative, culturally responsive, and willing to embrace change.

Vision

Inspire Learners, Empower Leaders

By the Numbers

Over 800

Students enrolled at JCES this year

Over 50

Nationalities represented by the student body

Over 25

Languages spoken by our student body

48%

Of students are English Learners (ELs)

254

Students met or exceeded their yearly reading growth goal (2nd-6th grade)

Over 360,000

Minutes read on Amira last year

446

Students met or exceeded their yearly math growth goal (K-6th grade)

93%

Of Students who are successful with Tier I behavior supports

20

Different clubs and extracurricular activities offered at JCES

13

Awards won by students and clubs last year

1:1

Student:Technology connection

5

Golden Apple recipients employed at JCES

Principal Message

Last Week of School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

What an eventful week we've had at Jennings Creek Elementary! We successfully completed our KSA testing ahead of schedule. Despite some weather challenges, the testing process went smoothly. A big thank you goes out to Ms. Rather, Ms. Horne, and Ms. Litsey for their outstanding organization and to all our test proctors, including classroom teachers who managed both large and small testing groups. Your dedication made a huge difference!

 

SBDM Election Results

 

Last week, we also held elections for new SBDM members. Congratulations to our newly elected teacher representatives: Ms. Tara Tinsley, Ms. Rasema Hodzic, and Ms. Julia King. We are pleased to welcome back our parent representatives, Ms. Holly Ellis and Ms. Latoya Dunn. These members will serve a two-year term and will undergo SBDM training soon.

 

Field Day and Good Faith Effort Rewards

 

Field Day is on Monday, a day filled with fun and excitement for our students. This day will also include Good Faith Effort Rewards for KSA testing. It is important that students wear clothes that they can get wet and are comfortable. If they want to bring a change of clothes that would also be acceptable. We look forward to a fantastic day having fun and celebrating our KSA testers. 

 

Promotion/Award Ceremonies

 

Our promotion and award ceremonies will take place on the last day of school, with preschool, kindergarten, and 6th grade ceremonies in the gym. Please note the schedule:

 

Kindergarten: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

6th Grade: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

1st Grade: 12:00 - 12:45 PM

2nd/3rd Grade: 1:00 - 1:45 PM

4th/5th Grade: 2:00 - 2:45 PM

 

To ensure safety and smooth traffic flow, please adhere to these times. Parking was a challenge last year, so we appreciate your cooperation.

 

Upcoming Events

 

May 20: Field Day and KSA Good Faith Effort Rewards

May 21: No School (PD Day)

May 22: Kindergarten Graduation at 9:00 AM, 6th Grade Graduation at 10:30 AM, and 1st-5th grade in-class awards (see times above).

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Best regards,

 

Dr. Rich

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