Glade Elementary 
           "High Performing School"          


K-6 Grades

Lisa Ishee, Principal

Stephen Brown, Assistant Principal

990 Hwy 15 South, Laurel, MS 39443

Office: 601-428-4265

Fax: 601-425-5690


Hornets are: Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Caring.......I am proud to be a Glade Hornet!!!


Glade Elementary School Vision:

To lay a firm foundation for its students to be successful citizens by providing rigorous, diverse instruction through highly qualified teaching in a comfortable, safe learning environment

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Glade Elementary Presents:School House Rock logo

A noun is a person, place, or thing! Conjunction junction, what's your function?  Three is a magic number!  These classic songs from "School House Rock" make for a fun night of learning and laughing!!  Glade Elementary School is putting on the production, "School House Rock, Live, Jr." on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the Glade gym.  Admission is $2 for adults and free for students;  donations are also welcomed.  Bring your thinking caps and come join us as we dance and sing our way through elementary school!! 

LJA Puppet Show
Laurel Junior Auxilliary conducting puppet show for Glade 1st graders
The Laurel Junior Auxillary recently performed their annual “Child Abuse Awareness” Puppet Show for first graders at Glade. 


Arbor Day
Masonite officials plant an oak tree.
Masonite Corporation officials planted an oak tree on the Glade Elementary campus as 3rd grade students and teachers looked on.


February Teacher of the Month
February Teacher of the Month
Donna Powell has been teaching for nineteen and a half years. Most of this time has been with Jones County Schools. She is currently teaching dyslexia therapy and reading intervention for Glade Elementary and East Jones Elementary. Mrs. Powell received her degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College. She is married to Tyler Powell and they have two children, Matthew, 17, and Timothy, 14. Both of her boys, she is very proud to say, are FFA officers for the Northeast Jones High Chapter.


A Day in the Life
student dressed as Ronald ReaganStudents in front of Powerpoint
Student in front of Steve Irwin presentation boardStudent dressed as baseball player
Student in front of PowerPointStudent doing a presentation about being a chef

Fourth graders at Glade Elementary presented biography projects on books they selected, read, tested on, and created visual aids of their choice: PowerPoints, sock puppets, costumes, posters, project boards, or dioramas.  Students enjoyed the task and viewing others' presentations.   This fun project really opened their minds to a different genre that they had not considered previously.

2017-2018 Glade Elementary Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame students
Front Row (L-R): Mackenzie Tullos and Audria Belding. Back Row: Seth Staples.


January Students of the Month
January students of the month
R. Elkins, T. Lopez, D. Cooley, J. Walters, L. Williamson, M. Dickerson, A. Denman, A. Phillips, S. Doggett, L. Burge, A. Jackson, A. Jackson, E. Dearman, R. Walley, M. Walley, N. Rowland, A. Hodges, N. Tucker, K. Taylor, C. Smith, M. Tullos, and S. Mack


December Students of the Month
December students of the Month
N. Walters, T. Lopez, K. Nicholson, K. Hall, B. McDonald, L. Meadows, I. Harris, A. Hanington, J. Garcia, B. Van Orden, P. Chandler, C. Wade, B. Conn, N. Tucker, N. Cochran, K. Long, S. Smith, D. Ellard, J. Lowery, S. Staples, B. Hearn, and F. Gandy


December & January Bus Students of the Month
December and January Bus Students of the Month

S. Burke, E. Moore, P. McCurley, J. Spencer, K. Nicholson, E. Ramirez, E. McElhenney, G. Womack, K. Driver, and G. Hodges


Sam E. Soil Program
Sam E. Soil mascotSam E. Soil mascot with first grade students
Mrs. Ashley Jones and Mrs. Debra Magee from the MSU Extension Service spoke to Glade Elementary first graders about the importance of soil conservation.


January Teacher of the Month
Amy Walters named January Teacher of the Month

Amy Walters has been teaching in Jones County for 18 years, and 11 1/2 of those have been spent in 3rd grade where she currently teaches math and science. Mrs. Walters received her BS degree in Elementary Education at the University of Southern Mississippi and then pursued her master's degree in Elementary Education at William Carey University. She is married to Bryan Walters and has two children, Logan & Anna Cate.


2nd Nine Weeks Principal's List

1st Grade: J. Braddock, L. Braddock, A. DeLeo, A. Denman, K. Ducksworth, P. Ellzey, L. Evans, P. Hendry, J. Hernandez Gonzalez, R. Kelley, C. Landrum, M. Lee, S. Lightsey, K. Stewart, Z. Turner, and M. Warren
2nd Grade: A. Barber, L. Brabham, N. Brabham, L. Burge, B. Cochran, S. Decker, L. Doggett, K. Driver, D. Fenton, B. Guerrero, K. Harrison, J. McAndrew, G. Norton, Z. Sartin, L. Tuttle, and C. Wilson
3rd Grade: B. Conn, E. Johnson, E, Neal, and J. Oneal
4th Grade: C. Bourg and M. Warren
5th Grade: C. Hancock
6th Grade: A. Belding, A. Chastang, B. Hearn, C. Ingram, K. Smith, and S. Staples

2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade: M. Barry, S. Dies, K. East, A. Evans, S. Gant, B. Guillory, A. Hanington, R. Henderson, R. Holloway, K. Johnson, K. King, S. King, O. Lancaster, J. Morales, A. Phillips, C. Pitts, J. Roberts, M. Robinson, T. Singley, and C. Smith
2nd Grade: B. Byrd, N. Clifton, S. Doggett, J. Garcia, M. Herrington, V. Hinton, L. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Jones, E. Maxey, B. Moody, P. Pickering, A. Poore, A. Portis, E. Russell, C. Smith, M. Thigpen, B. Van Orden, and B. Walters
3rd Grade: C. Branch, B. Chastang, E. Dearman, B. Dungan, M. Fitzgerald, K. Fountain, I. Gray, G. Hodges, T. Jordan, B. Long, Z. McRee, C. Parker, A. Rayner, C. Rowell, K. Trevino, N. Tucker, R. Walley, T. Walters, S. Weaver, B. Williams, and M. Williams
4th Grade: D. Brewer, K. Bustin, C. Castro, N. Cochran, I. Cruz-Rodriguez, W. Ellzey, K. McRee, Z. Metz, A. Vasquez, M. Walley, and K. West
5th Grade: K. Bolton, D. Boyd, G. Conrad, A. Frazier, E. Gainey, M. Guardado, C. Harris, M. Heathcock, B. Henley, J. Johnson, J. McAndrew, J. Morgan, C. Norwood, C. Rayner, N. Tucker, and K. Van Orden
6th Grade: R. Branch, B. Byrd, N. Carroll, I. Howard, E. Johnson, A. Jordan, S. Mack, K. May, N. McLain, S. McNeil, J. Roberts, C. Rose, C. Smith, K. Taylor, L. Trejo, M. Tullos, and V. Williamson


Breakfast with Santa
Student sitting in Santa's lap
Glade Elementary students enjoyed milk/juice and doughnuts, made reindeer food, and had their picture taken with Santa Claus.


MAP Testing High Achievers
2106-2017 MAP Testing High Achievers
Glade Elementary honored two of its students, I. Howard and J. Johnson, for scoring advanced in multiple subject areas. Pictured L-R: Stephen Brown, Assistant Principal, I. Howard, J. Johnson, and Lisa Ishee, Supervising Principal.


November Students of the Month
November students of the month
J. Stokes, K. May, C. Weaver, R. Branch, A. Pitts, J. Gonzales, B. Henley, C. Bourg, H. Hillman, M. Williams, J. Overstreet, E. Johnson, L. Jackson, L. Brabham, K. Harrison, S. King, M. Coats, R. Henderson, D. Kreger, J. Welsh, A. Upton, and K. McRee.


October Students of the Month
October students of the Month

H. Parker, N. McLain, I. Howard, E. Gainey, K. Trevino, C. Rayner, L. Holland, K. Bustin, K. Trevino, E. McElhenney, T. Walters, C. Smith, E. Russell, J. Johnson, B. Holifield, T. Morgan, S. Gant, L. Walley, K. Hendry, L. Brewer, D. Nichols, and B. Dry.

October & November Bus Students of the Month
October and November Bus Students of the Month
L. Brewer, D. Boyd, Z. Milsap, J. Hadley, J. Welsh, B. Harrison, M. Tullos, B. Boreman, K. Abad, C. Wilson, A. Grantham, and A. Hodges.


Laurel Kiwanis Visit GES 3rd Graders
Laurel Kiwanis visits GES 3rd graders
The Laurel Kiwanis Club visited the Glade Elementary third grade. They gave every student a set of math flash cards! Thank you, Kiwanis!!!


Trim the Tree
Kindergarten student hangs ornament onm Christmas tree
Students hung their handmade ornaments on the Christmas trees in the rotunda.


Veteran's Day Program
Glade 3rd and 4th graders in Veteran's Day ProgramGlade Kindergarten students shaking veterans hands

Glade Elementary 3rd and 4th grade students honored veterans with the musical program, "Americans We." Each student thanked the veterans in attendance for their service to our country. Glade PTO provided refreshments to veterans after the program.

GES Students Win at Jones County School District Reading Fair
Student win 1st place at District Reading FairStudent win 1st place at District Reading Fair

B. Byrd and C. Kennedy each won 1st place.

Student won 2nd place at District Reading Fair.

C. Norwood won 2nd place.

Glade students win 3rd place at District Reading Fair

A. and A. Jackson won 3rd place.

Student won Honorable Mention in District Reading Fair.Students wins Honorable Mention at District Reading Fair.

Honorable Mentions: B. Dry, R. Holloway, and L. Doggett (not pictured).


November Teacher of the Month
Coach Ricky Cook

Ricky Cook has been the P.E. teacher at Glade Elementary since August of 2009. Ricky graduated from William Carey College in 1978. He lives in the Glade Community and attends Mount Vernon Methodist Church with his wife, daughter, and son. He enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and listening to children laugh.


Students of the Week
Students of the Week
These students were selected as "Students of the Week" for Oct. 30th-Nov. 3rd.


Just Breathe
Star Reach students marking off squares of grass.Star Reach students dabbing

After learning about photosynthesis, Mrs. Williams second grade Star Reach class, measured out how much grass it takes to produce oxygen for each student for a day. These students think plants are worth dabbing for!!


Attention to Detail
Students standing in detail square

In a cooperative group, fourth graders were given a main idea. They were sent to a maze on the floor which contained thirty supporting details. They read the details and decided whether or not they supported the given main idea. Ms. Sanders, a student teacher, asked them to explain why each detail did or did not support the main idea. If the detail supported the main idea, a student tagged it with a white piece of paper. The white papers sheets created the correct route through the maze to the end. Mrs. Wilkerson's students enjoyed the activity and improved their skills greatly as they worked through various mazes. 


Going "Batty"
Students sitting in front of their bat projects

The students in Mrs. Beech’s class have spent the last several weeks studying about bats. They have learned about many different types of bats, their habitats, their diets, and their predators. They have learned how bats are helpful to the environment and have made their own bat houses.


Shark Week
Students posing with pictures of sharks

The students in Mrs. Beech’s class have experienced “Shark Week” in their classroom. They learned about many different types of sharks and characteristics of each. They learned why sharks are fish, not mammals. They compared and contrasted different types of sharks, differentiated fact from opinion, exposed myths concerning sharks, and completed a research activity on their favorite type of shark.


Students of the Week
Students of the Week
Students of the Week received $5 "Buzz Bucks."


District Bus Safety Poster Winners
glade student winning 1st place ribbon for bus safety poster
S. Burke (Kindergarten) won 1st place for her "Bus Safety" poster. Other Glade Elementary students earning ribbons: S. Lightsey (1st grade) - 4th place, C. Hollinghead (2nd grade) - 3rd place, and K. Trevino (3rd grade) - 5th place


Setting the "Bar"
students measuring mass in triple-beam balancestudents measuring volume using water displacement

The Glade Elementary fourth grade Star Reach students had a sweet time conducting an experiment to determine which candy bars had the highest density.


1st Nine Weeks Principal's List

1st Grade: P. Elzey, J. Braddock, L. Braddock, R. Holloway, C. Landrum, S. Lightsey, T. Porter, K. Stewart, L. Evans, M. Lee, Z. Turner, and M. Warren

2nd Grade: S. Decker, L. Jackson, J. McAndrew, A. Barber, L. Burge, K. Harrison, B. Cochran, A. Portis, J. Johnson, L. Brabham, K. Busby, N. Clifton, B. Guerrero, G. Norton, and C. Wilson

3rd Grade: I. Everett, K. Fountain, E. Johnson, E. Neal, T. Walters, and Z. McRee

4th Grade: W. Ellzey, M. Walley, and C. Bourg

5th Grade: C. Hancock, J. Morgan, and A. Frazier

6th Grade: A. Belding, A. Chastang, I. Howard, S. Staples, B. Hearn, J. Stokes, and M. Tullos


1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll

1st Grade:  M. Berry, K. East, S. Gant, A. Hannington, J. Hernandez, O. Lancaster, J. Morales, A. Phillips, D. Pitts, H. Strickland, A. Deleo, K. Ducksworth, M. Edwards, J. Keyes, L. Meadows, R. Robinson, A. Dearman, S. King, J. Roberts, T. Singley, and S. Walley

2nd Grade: K. Driver, P. Pickering, N. Brabham, D. Fenton, B. Byrd, E. Maxey, Z. Milsap, K. Parker, C. Phillips, A. Poore, L. Tuttle, B. Van Orden, S. Clark, L. Doggett, S. Doggett, J. Garcia, B. Harrison, M. Herrington, V. Hinton, C. Jones, B. Kane, B. Moody, E, Russell, T. Spooner, M. Thigpen, and R. Walters

3rd Grade: N. Walters, C. Kennedy, K. Trevino, B. Long, A. Rayner, M. Williams, C. Wade, E. Ramirez, C. Weaver, J. Smith, L. Golobay, T. Jordan, R. Knight, N. Tucker, R. Walley, S. Weaver, B. Williams, C. Branch, B. Conn, E. Dearman, E. Driver, B. Dungan, M. Fitzgerald, I. Gray, J. Guillory, G. Hodges, E. McElhenney, J. Overstreet, C. Rowell, K. Taylor, and B. Walley

4th Grade: K. McCree, C. Boutwell, K. Bustin, M. Carroll, N. Cochran, I. Cruz-Rodriguez, B. Hilburn,  H. Ladner, Z. Metz, D. Moody, H. Pool, D. Ratcliff, A. Stokes, H. Walters, P. Walters, A. West, E. Street, A. Vasquez, and K. West

5th Grade: D. Boyd, B. Hurtt, M. Guardado, J. Johnson, C. Norwood, A. Pitts, K. Van Orden, M. Williamson, G. Allen, A. Cruz-Rodriguez, D. Ellard, B. Henley, S. Ingram, J. McAndrew, C. Rayner, A. Russell, N. Tucker, A Hodges, and C. Harris

6th Grade: J. Roberts, R. Branch, S. McNeil, C. Rose, C. Smith, C. Baucum, E. Johnson, A. Jordan, K. Taylor, C. Ingram, K. May, and K. Smith


1st Place Reading Fair Winners
2017 1st Place Reading fair Winners

R. Holloway, L. Doggett, C. Kennedy, C. Norwood, B. Byrd, Mrs. Landrum’s Class, and A. & A. Jackson


2nd Place Reading Fair Winners
2017 2nd Place reading Fair Winners

B. Byrd, R. Walley, H. Pool, E. Jones, Mrs. Wagnon’s Class, and Mrs. Wilkerson’s Class


3rd Place Reading Fair Winners
2017 3rd Place Reading Fair Winners

S. Decker, N. Tucker, K. Bustin, N. Brabham, Ms. Ulmer’s Class ,and M. & L. Fitzgerald


Fire Prevention & Safety Program
Helicopter landed at football fieldStudents holding fire hoseStudents around fire truck.
The Glade and Sandersville Volunteer Fire Departments conducted a program in which students learned about fire prevention and safety measures when encountering a fire situation. The entire school experienced a thrilling sight as the LifeFlight helicopter landed at midfield of the football field.


Bell of Champions
Kindergarten students ringing the "Bell of Champions"
Every Friday, students who show growth or have a major accomplishment get the honor of ringing the "Bell of Champions."


Nerd Day
male students dressing like nerdsfemale students dressing like nerds
Students wore glasses, suspenders, pigtails, and other "intellectual" items.


October Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Odom is October Teacher of the Month
Melanie Gavin Odom is the Speech- Language Pathologist for Glade Elementary. She has been a speech pathologist  for 29 years. She is married to Chuck Odom. She enjoys spending time with her four children and two daughter-in-laws.
Mrs. Odom attends First Baptist Church of Bay Springs .Her goal is for all students to be able to communicate adequately.


Churning for Learning
1st grade students eating butter
After learning about the products we receive from various farm animals, students in Mrs. Dickerson's first grade class got to make their own butter to eat.


Super Hero Day
Students dressed up as super herosStudents dressed up as super heros
Students dressed up as their favorite super hero.


September Students of the Month
September students of the month standing

A. Chastang, D. East, G. Seawright, J. Meadows, J. Morgan, C. Norwood, A. Meadows, B. Hilburn, B. Chastang, D. Nichols, K. Spencer, N. Clifton, B. Cochran, M. Maples, K. Ducksworth, J. Hernandez, M. Lee, B. Shays, B. Clark, J. Cooley, J. Thornhill, and A. Jackson


August Students of the Month
August students of the month standing

J. Keys, C. Ingram, A. McQueen, A. Frazier, J. McAndrew, C. Hancock, A. Odom, I. Cruz-Rodriguez, S. Weaver, A. Rayner, C. Wolscheid, C. Wilson, A. Barber, S. Decker, K. Stewart, P. Ellzey, J. Roberts, A. Gandy, R. Jackson, B. Norwood, H. Thomas, P. Hendry, and Z. Wolscheid


August & September Bus Students of the Month
Bus Students of the Month for August and September

B. Boreman, J. Keys, S. Burke, B. Chastang, M. Womack, M. Heathcock, M. Guardado, J. Morales, J. Overstreet, A. Barber, D. Moody, and R. Elkins


See You at the Pole
students gathered around flag pole
Students gathered around the school flag pole to honor our great country and reflect on what it means to be an American.


Tie Dye Day
girls wearing tie dye shirtsboys wearing tie dye shirts

Students wore their favorite tie dye shirt to school.


Learning History Through Song
music students dressing up as Lewis and Clark

Students in Mrs. Beech's homeroom class learned all about Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea in Mrs. Arnold's music class this past week.  Mrs. Kennedy (student teacher) taught the students a folk song about the traveler's boats and paddles and they even got to dress up to fully experience the adventure.  


Hands on Learning
girls reaching into bucket
The 5th grade class at Glade Elementary has been busy learning the real meaning of “hands on learning” in science class. From exploring the Scientific Method by mixing different solutions and setting gummy bears inside the solutions, to eating Cell-O Jell-O while learning about plant and animals cells, the students have enjoyed their edible experiments. Most of the 5th grade students agree those experiments were awesome, but there was one that was a little “disgusting.” They had to get “elbow deep” in plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, which was a mixture of kool-aid, cheerios, marshmallows, and skittles. The 5th grade class unanimously voted that the best part of these experiments were getting to eat the ingredients at the end.  


Western Day
male students dressed up for western dayfemale students dressed up for western day
Students dressed up in their favorite cowboy boots, belts, and hats.


September Teacher of the Month
September Teacher of the Month
Jimmie S Williams is the Star Reach Gifted Education teacher for Glade Elementary.  She has been a teacher for 22 years, and 18 of those has been in the field of Gifted Education for Jones County. Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Jones County Junior College, The University of Mississippi and William Carey.  She is proud to call Laurel her hometown and resides there with her husband Glenn, and five daughters.  She enjoys boating and fishing on the coast as well as playing with her new grand daughter in her spare time. She and her family attend Salem Heights Baptist Church.  One of her goals as a teacher is to instill a love for learning that will last a lifetime.


Jr. Beta Club Induction
Beta Club OfficersBeta students being inducted
Beta students lighting candlesBeta students lighting candles

The Glade Elementary Junior Beta Club recently inducted new members.  Officers led the ceremony and challenged new members to strive to serve others, be good leaders, be of good character, and strive for academic excellence.  Officers this year that led the induction ceremony were: E. Johnson, President; S. Staples, Chaplain; A. Belding, Secretary; B. Hearn, Reporter; R. Branch, Treasurer; and K. Taylor, Historian.  Vice President, C. Norwood, were inducted at the ceremony. The Glade Junior Beta Club 6th grade inductees are C. Baucum, N. Brabham, B. Byrd, N. Carroll, A. Chastang, D. Forest, I. Howard, A. Jordan, S. Mack, N. McLain, E. Moore, C. Rose, J. Stokes, and V. Williamson.  The 5th grade inductees are K. Bolton, B. Boreman, G. Conrad, A. Cruz-Rodriquez, D. Ellard, E. Gainey, M. Guardado, C. Hancock, M. Heathcock, B. Henley, A. Hodges, J. Johnson, J. Lowery, J. McAndrew, J. Morgan, C. Norwood, K. Van Orden, C. Rayner, and M. Williamson.


College Game Day
students wearing USM shirtsstudents wearing MSU shirts
students wearing Ole Miss shirtsstudents wearing Alabama shirts
Students wore t-shirts/jerseys showing support for their favorite college team.


Text Features Surgery
students wearing surgical masks reading

The second grade classes at Glade Elementary demonstrated their knowledge of text features through an "operation" of an informational text.  Pictured above:  Ms. Ulmer's class (C. Phillips and D. Fenton) 


Magnifying Learning
Students looking through Microscopes

The 4th grade Star Reach students at Glade Elementary became junior scientists as they learned about the parts and function of a microscope as well as its history. They practiced making slides and focusing while calculating the level of magnification. They all agree that learning about science is MAGNIFICENT!

Glade Elementary School | 990 Highway 15 South, | Laurel, MS 39443 | Phone: (601) 428-4265 | Fax: (601) 425-5690

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