Support Program"High 5"
Respect the Environment
Ready to Learn
Our school-wide behavior management
approach here at North Jones is "High 5".
It is a
school-wide system of supports that include proactive
strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting
appropriate student behaviors in our school environment. Throughout this system, a continuum of positive behavior
support for all our students is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (hallways, cafeteria, bus, restrooms, and playground).
The school focus is to shift the emphasis from being
reactive in addressing behaviors and social skills to
being proactive in prevention. We, as a building and
community, emphasize the teaching of appropriate behaviors
through modeling, teaching, activities, and positive
December 12th - December 16th... PTO Christmas Holiday Shop
December 13th... School Bus Safety Program (K-3) @ 9:00 a.m.
December 19th... Student Council Christmas Caroling Field Trip
December 20th... 60% day for students
January 5th...Students' Return
January 6th...Report Cards Issued
The NJE Star Reach fifth graders enjoyed a recent visit from Dr. Kris Lightsey, who spoke to them about Engineering. He presented a PowerPoint and gave them a hands-on challenge to complete! We appreciate Dr. Lightsey investing his time and expertise in our students.
Ms. Boone’s sixth grade students read the book Hoot. One of the major themes of the book was “Protecting the Environment”. In Ms. Williams’s science class, the students took an endangered species quiz online and discovered their inner animal. Then they researched their endangered species and did a project. The 6th grade students presented their information to their classmates.
Mrs. Sims’s 2nd grade star reach class was doing a unit on endangered species. The 6th grade students presented their endangered animals to the star reach students. The 6th grade students learned so much from their research about the environment and endangered species, and in turn they were able to teach and share the information to the 2nd grade gifted students.
Fourth grade Star Reach students at NJE have been involved in a unit on immigration.
After listening to a story, Everybody Cooks Rice, students practiced the art of Chinese writing on
rice paper and practiced the use of chopsticks in eating food.
Students in Mrs. Merritt's and Mrs. Davis's 5th grade science classes dissect Lima beans
while learning about reproduction in living organisms.
3rd Grade Field Trip Fun
Second Grade Star Reach students have been studying and researching Endangered Species. Students completed a booklet
including information of each animal's habitat, diet, physical description, lifespan, size, where they live,
what part of the world they live and reason for endangerment.
Students also completed a mask of each researched endangered animal.