Jefferson Jaguars

May 2022

Memorial Day Ceremony

Jefferson's Memorial Day ceremony was held on Friday, May 27th at Jefferson.

There was playing of Taps, poem reading, and singing. Through this citizenship event, we hope to teach the students about honoring the service and sacrifice of our military men and women. Students and staff wore patriotic colors to honor all of our fallen heroes.

We were fortunate to have special veteran guests at the ceremony to lead the pledge of allegiance and receive special blankets that were created by Jefferson's Kids Care Club.


We were joined by local AMVETS Commander Mr. Fred Cockayne, AMVETS Finance Officer Mr. Jim Gardner, and Mr. Daryl Daily. Thank you for your service.


On Memorial Day, students are encouraged to take some time, even if just a few minutes, to think and remember those who have served and died but who will never be forgotten. The real meaning of Memorial Day is to honor and remember all those American soldiers who died defending our freedom.

Special Veteran Guests

Fred Cockayne- Sergeant US Air Force-Vietnam, Jim Gardner-Sergeant-First Class US Army, Daryl Daily-Staff Sergeant US Army
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Patriotic Prekindergarteners

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Wearing Patriotic Colors for Memorial Day

Nova's Appreciation

Jefferson Fourth Grade student, Nova LaPorte, showed her appreciation by presenting our guests with a special bracelet that she made. Nova had also selected the special song of appreciation that her class sang for the veterans.
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First Grade Fun in Music

Fourth Grade Wiffle Ball in Mr. D's Physical Education Class

Sixth Grade Lunch Fun

Sixth Grade students enjoy some "Just Dance" time at the end of their lunch period. Being a "Jefferson Elementary Senior" has some privileges.
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Celebrating Native American Culture

On Thursday, May 19th the Native North American Traveling College visited Jefferson to teach a Mohawk cultural lesson to all students with hands on replica artifacts that the students can see and touch.

Fifth Grade Optical Illusion Art

Sixth Grade Clay Coil Containers in Art

Science Fun

Jett and Storm recently visited Mrs. Henry for a fun lesson on electricity and circuits.
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Science Fun

Storm was really excited to have a one on one electricity lesson with fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Kellogg.
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2022 All-Elementary Spring Chorus Concert

Congratulations to the 5th and 6th grade students that participated in the Massena All-Elementary Spring Chorus Concert held in the high school auditorium. All three Massena Elementary Schools were represented by amazing singers that entertained a packed auditorium for this first annual event. Excellent Job!!
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Humane Society Partnership

Ms. Charleson’s 2nd grade class and Mrs. Root’s first grade class partnered together with the Potsdam Humane Society to help animals get adopted. They wrote letters in the perspective of their pets and drew an illustration to go with it. They are hoping this will help people see what great additions they can be to the right family!
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International Baccalaurete Lesson

Massena High School International Baccalaurete students recently visited Mr. Hayes' fifth grade science classroom to present a lesson on "Osmosis"

Jannessalee Montgomery, Rachel Proper, and Shanika Manning presented the process by which water moves through a membrane (osmosis) and explained how salt effects that movement. They explained how plants used osmosis to take in water throughout the roots, and why our fingers get wrinkled up when when taking a bath too long.


The lesson culminated with an extremely fun gummy bear activity.

Thank you High School IB Students!

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Shanika Manning, Rachel Proper, and Jannessalee Montgomery

End of Year Calendar Dates


Thursday, June 16-Last full day of school for elementary students- J-day Celebration

Friday, June 17- Elementary Half-Day-Dismissal

Monday, June 20- No School- Juneteenth

Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23-Elementary Half-Day-Dismissal

Thursday, June 23- Grade 6 Moving Up/Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 23- Last Day for Students