Archived School & Student News

Illustrator Contest Winners
 

Congratulations to Hiloha Thomas! She is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Walley's homeroom and was selected as the winner of the illustrator contest for the March cover of the Bobcat Jr newspaper. Honorable mentions for their cover designs were Landon Leggett and Sofia Monsivais.

 
EJE Student Council
 

Congrats to EJE for participating in the Student Council raffle ticket sales. You helped raise $250 for the American Cancer Society!

 
Seuss on the loose at EJE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read Across America Day celebrated in Pre-K
 

Mr. Wesley Bender from Centerpoint Energy came to read to Mrs. Byrd's class. He read Which Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss  He is the father of Weston and Chloe Bender. Mrs. Byrd and Mrs. Ishee's class also read Green Eggs and Ham then tasted green eggs and ham. The day was filled with many other Dr. Seuss crafts.

 
 
 
 
 
Valentine's Day Movie Basket Raffle
 

Second grader, Marlie Anderson, was the lucky winner of the Valentine's Day movie basket raffle. EJE Student Council thanks everyone who participated in helping to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

 

 
Yummy...King Cake from Garcia's
 

The lucky winner of the Garcia's king cake drawn by Student Council member, Dawsyn Holder, was fourth grader Adarius McDonald. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

 
Arbor Day 2020
 
 

 
Special EJE Guest Visitor
 
Local active-duty veteran, Shain Vice, father of 4th grader Kylinn Vice (pictured together below), recently received his Veteran’s Day letter while stationed in Iraq. Sixth grader and  EJE Student Council member Lourdes Joe had written a letter to Mr. Vice thanking him for his service. While he was home on his two week break, he personally came to EJE to bring Lourdes a gift from Iraq and a letter in return accompanied with sincere appreciation of her thoughtful letter. While at EJE, Vice honored other Student Council members’ classrooms with his presence while thanking them for their heartfelt letters to other fellow veterans.
 
 
100 Days at EJE
 
 
 
We love our NIX!
 
 
Generosity and the Christmas Spirit
 
Fifth grade EJE student Madelyn O’Connell from Mrs. Walley’s homeroom took the initiative to donate needed items to a fellow 5th grader, Marlene Moreno as well as to her little sisters who are in 2nd and 1st grade. These sweet girls lost their home during the recent tornado that devastated our community right before Christmas. We are so proud of the love and generosity that Madelyn gave during this time as well as the many other students at EJE who came together to donate items to the affected students at our school.
 
3rd grade FaceTiming a local soldier
 
Mrs. Pitts' friend is engaged to a local soldier named Easton Pierce.  He is originally from Seminary and is stationed in Kuwait.  He has been there since June  and will return home in May 2020.  He is a carpenter in the Army.  Our students decided that we would write letters to his unit so that they would receive them for Thanksgiving.  Each class in third grade wrote the soldiers letters and we sent them along with a class picture overseas.  Mr. Pierce and his unit received the letters and he wanted to Face-time the students and tell them thank you.  While we face-timed him, we were able to ask him questions.  He plans to have letters sent back to all of the students.
 

Group Picture of the November SOTM 2019.

 
Tiger Cubs in D.C.

 

Matthew James, Ashton Thornsberry, Aiden Thornsberry, and Avery Walley were elected by their fifth grade ELA teacher Mrs. Julie Walley to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Envision Program in Washington D.C. Fortunately these students were able to attend the five day camp where they had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and valuable insight from our nation’s leaders. They were also able to explore the nation’s capital, experience the power of democracy among the monuments, were inspired by exemplary stories of courage, and worked collectively with peers to discover solutions to some of the issues they face today. This trip was an opportunity of a lifetime and these students will treasure the memories forever.

 
 
Thanking a Hero!
 
 
Our 4th, 5th, & 6th grade EJE Student Council members work hard writing letters to our school families' veterans as their November Act of Kindness Project.
 
Tone and Mood at EJE
 
Students in Mrs. Julie Walley's 5th grade ELA class learn about tone and mood by putting their hands into a sack with unidentified objects.
 
EJE Student Council visits BarT
 

 
 
 
Perfect Attendance Winners
 
Students with perfect attendance for the month of October were entered into a special drawing. These lucky students had their name drawn for the the Perfect Attendance month prizes, Kindle Fires. Congrats!
 

 
Walmart Grant for Kindle Fires
 
Students in Mrs. Allred's class are pictured as they completed a Turkey Fun Facts Internet Scavenger Hunt using the kindles she received from a Walmart grant.  The Kindles are also used for AR, research projects and test prep activities. They were purchased with the funds Mrs. Allred received a as a Walmart Grant recipient.
   
 
 
Mrs. Hankin's Class at the Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin patch pic

pumpkin patch pics

 
 

group pic of the setp students of the month

 

group pic of all the august students of the month

 
Lessons in the Library

Our EJE Tiger Cubs have really enjoyed listening to the book Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes this week in the library. It teaches students the importance of kindness and how words and bullying can affect others.

Students pictured are from Mrs. Ingram's Kindergarten class.

group pic of students in the library
 
 
Girl Scout Motto: Be Prepared!
student picture with supplies donated This is M. O’Connell, a 5th grade student from Mrs. Walley’s homeroom presenting school supplies she collected for donation to the school on behalf of her Girl Scout Troop 3802. Not only will this donation help her earn a merit badge for all her hard work, it will go a long way in helping our less fortunate students have the supplies they need to be better prepared to learn. Pictured: M. O'Connell and EJE Principal Mrs. S. Busby.
 
 

 


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