Archived School & Student News


Important Reminders!

  • School Starts promptly at 7:45am. Any student arriving after will be marked tardy and will have to serve detention after three unexcused tardies. Please keep in mind that check in times later than 10:00am will result in an unexcused absence.
  • Early checkouts must be kept to a minimum. Unless it is absolutely necessary, your child should remain in school until dismissal time. As stated in the handbook, early withdraws are to be approved by the principal in order for withdrawal to be excused. Regular check out ends at 2:00pm as we begin the early dismissal process at that time. There will be no checkouts allowed after 2:00pm. No exceptions.
  • Transportation changes should not occur on a regular basis. If you must change transportation for your child, you must do so in writing and we must receive your note no later than 12:00pm.
  • Please make sure your child arrives at school with the necessary school supplies. If we are having fun day or days when the students may need spending money, you should send your child's money in an envelope and send it with them to school. The office staff will not accept any money in the office. Students will not be allowed to call home for supplies or money.


EJE's online school meal payment system.

Picture with link to schoolbucks website.
Please NOTE: All services are free to parents EXCEPT making payments online. A fee of $1.95 is charged for making an online payment. Parents can pay on all their children's accounts in one transaction, even if children are at different schools and only be charged the $1.95. This fee goes to not the district.

Teacher Appreciation

Our amazing secretaries showed out this week! They decorated and provided a festive lunch for all the teachers as a show of appreciation.

It was fabulous! Thank you so much Apryl Holland, Leslie Waggner and Shona Parker.

To Proficiency and Beyond...

Students returned from Spring Break to see the halls decorated for this year's statewide testing theme. Testing will begin the week of March 29th and will go through the first week of May. Attendance is vitally important for your student. Please see that your student is present and on time each day.

Thank You Carter!!!


Carter Richarson recently donated 10 cases of bottle water to EJE. This EJE tiger cub used his very own allowance money to make the purchase. Carter is a 5th grader in Mrs. Holder's homeroom.


Arbor Day at EJE



6th Grade Civil Rights Projects

4th Grade Color Wars


Trim the Tree at EJE


Decades Day at EJE


Super Hero Day at EJE


Custodian Appreciation Day


Mrs Windham and Mrs Amy’s first grade thanking our custodians for keeping the school “spotless”. 


EJE 3rd Grade is Out of this World!


Celebrity Day at EJE


Disney Day at EJE


Our PTO is the BEST!


A BIG THANK you to our East Jones PTO for the special McAlister's lunch.


America Day at EJE


Showing Appreciation

EJE Student Council LOVES our cafeteria ladies and custodians. To show appreciation, the club gave them a Garcia Donut breakfast!


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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