2022-2023 School Year


Dear Journey Elementary Family,

It is with GREAT EXCITEMENT that we begin the 22-23 school year! Our theme for this school year is “Wild About Learning!”. I think that this theme is the perfect way to describe how we want Journey Elementary to feel this year. Our goal is that JES is full of engaged students and enthusiastic educators who spend each day in a community full of joyful learning! What a year it's going to be…

For me, working in education for the last 20+ years has been an absolute privilege. When I look back on the thousands of children and families who have become an important part of my life, I cannot imagine doing anything else as a career. Mrs.Herbert and I are looking forward to building relationships with our students, staff, families, and outside community this year. Please know that we aim to be responsive, supportive, and collaborative as we work as a team focused on the learning and personal/character development of every child in our school building. Any time you have questions, concerns, or just want to share some GOOD news with us, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by calling the school office.

Please take some time to read through the information in this Student Handbook and discuss any important details with your child. We tried to embed as many links as possible so that resources are right at your fingertips as you need them throughout the year.

Looking forward to a year of Joy, Excellence, and Service at JES!,

Emily Dittmer, Principal

Liz Herbert, Assistant Principal