The excitement is building in kindergarten! This week our kinders enjoyed celebrating Gingerbread Day and Grinch Day. They made ten using gumdrops, graphed which part of their gingerbread man they ate first, compared and contrasted many different versions of The Gingerbread Man, decorated gingerbread houses and cookies, did arts and crafts, enjoyed some Who pudding, and even made Grinch slime! Who said learning can't be fun?! ❤️🎄💚
Good evening T. A. Lowery families, please join us tomorrow, December 7 from 5:00-6-15 PM for STEAM night at our school. Parents must stay with their students as they explore science, technology, and math stations throughout our building. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!
As we kick off this season of giving, we're grateful to Shepherdstown Rotary for their generous gift supporting TALES students in need. The organization donated funds to the Candy Cane Express Toy Drive! Read more here 👉 http://rb.gy/7pdeoy
Happy Thanksgiving to our JCS community! We remain grateful for the privilege of serving your children.
Join JHS students and community members TONIGHT from 6-9 p.m. for the next STEAMTalks! In-person in the JHS cafeteria or on Zoom. Details and schedule below!
We want to give a huge shoutout to our substitute teachers and service personnel on Substitute Educators Day! These members of our JCS community play a crucial role in the continuity of daily education by stepping in at a moment's notice to provide school or district-wide coverage wherever it's most needed. They are talented and adaptable individuals who are relied upon by administrators, teachers, and students. We're so grateful to all our subs for their important contributions to our educational community. Thank you! Interested in subbing for JCS? Visit www.jcswv.org/careers to learn more and begin your application!
Join us this evening, November 16, at 6 p.m. for Family Information Night at T.A. Lowery Elementary. We will discuss the different supports available for students and families at our school and answer your questions. Plus, students will have the opportunity to decorate a homework assistance box and fill it with school supplies! We hope to see you there!
American Education Week continues with a shoutout to our amazing team of service personnel! These folks hold a special place in our JCS community as they work to keep our students safe, healthy, and focused. We're grateful for the many different ways they support our students.
As we kick off American Education Week, we're excited to highlight and celebrate the incredible people in our JCS community who contribute to public education! Our staff, students, and families are the heart of our community, and we're grateful to each of you for your role in creating and maintaining a safe, enriching, and fun learning environment. Keep an eye out this week for #AEW2023 celebrations throughout our JCS community!
Nov. 13: We want to let you know that emergency responders were on the T.A. Lowery Elementary School campus this morning to support a student in crisis. Following our SRP (Standard Response Protocol), TALES went on a HOLD to protect everyone's privacy. There is NO DANGER to students or staff. Thank you to our first responders and staff for keeping our school safe. To learn more about the SRP, visit www.jcswv.org/safety.
Today we take time to recognize Veterans Day with respect, honor, and gratitude to all who serve or have served in our nation's armed forces. Thank you!
A reminder that all Jefferson County schools and offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day.
Last week, several T.A. Lowery students in K-5th grade were awarded certificates for Citizenship, Caring, Caught Being Good, Bringing Up Grades, and the Principal's Award. We want to congratulate all those students who received awards!
#TGIF! JCS students across the district celebrated Red Ribbon Week with fun themes and activities related to this year's theme, "Be Kind to Your Mind." From "decade day" to "super training" their brains with crazy hairstyles to simply wearing as much red as possible, students had a great time showing their school spirit during this annual celebration of health and wellness!
Our kindergarten friends had a wonderful time on their field trip to Great Country Farms! They learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin and all about apples. They loved the slides, playgrounds, animals, and pig races! They also picked some pretty amazing pumpkins! 🎃
Jefferson County Schools appreciates everyone's hard work during the first nine weeks of the 23-24 school year. As we calculate final grades, we want to inform you about a change in schedule. Report cards will go home on Monday, October 30, 2023, NOT this Friday as previously planned. Grades will also be available in Canvas. We appreciate your patience while we ensure all grades have been assessed and calculated.
Mrs. Blue's First-grade class is learning about the human body systems during their CKLA unit. Students were adding the circulatory system to their human body poster. Enjoy the pictures!
Jefferson County Schools invites you to an informational meeting on Oct. 23 about the Standard Response Protocol we use in our schools and ways you can support student safety at home. Lt. Ben Williams from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will present the information and answer questions. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. in the Washington High School auditorium. https://www.jcswv.org/events?id=23365841
Thanks to the JCS community for supporting our teachers and staff as they worked to learn new skills and classroom techniques on this day of staff development!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Oct. 20, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. There will be NO SCHOOL for students while our staff take advantage of training opportunities to continue supporting students. Thank you, and have a great weekend!