JSE Tracks

Principal's Weekly News, November 16th

Keeping you informed of all the "tracks" we make at school and in our community!

JSE Monthly Attributes

Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL):Think Interdependently

Bucket-Filling Trait: Forgiveness

It's a Marvelous Monday at JSE!

Students proudly honored our Veterans during our Veterans Day Program last Wednesday. We thank the Veterans and their families, the JSE Choir, the Scouts, the community, and the PTO for their support!

We hope to see you this week at one or more of our exciting happenings:

  • Valpo Culver's Staff and Family Night is Tuesday evening;
  • we wish our Spell Bowl team, Tony Kaster, Jimmy Henry, Noah Baxter, Joey Silkett, Michael Bigham, Lily Branshaw, Aerial Meeks, Cory Davis, James Clark, Breanna Perryman, Katelyn Kehoe and expert coach Mrs. Koch good luck on Thursday at the Spell Bowl, 5pm at Washington Twp. Elementary;
  • Thursday is our Thanksgiving Candlelight Lunch; and
  • Friday PTO Ladies Night at JSE.

The annual JSE holiday student services fundraiser will be sent home with your child today, this supports school-wide student learning opportunities. Thank you in advance for your support.

Have a great week,

Leigh Barnes


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WHS Beginning Preschool Program

Do you have or know of a student beginning Kindergarten next year? Spread the word...WHS hosts a beginning preschool program. Preschool experience supports Kindergarten Readiness Skills! The child development class at Wheeler High School is starting up its 26th annual child laboratory to help students complete their study of preschool child development. The students need and appreciate the opportunity to have practical experiences with children. The preschool program begins Monday, November 30th, 2015 and runs until Wednesday February 10th, 2016.

Click here for Information and here for the Registration Form Information is also available on our website under latest news.

5th Graders learn first-hand during Social Studies

Anthony Salas's Grandfather, a Lakota-Sioux Medicine Man, visited the 5th graders this week. Our 5th grade students are currently studying the Native American's of North America and it was a privilege to hear first-hand the ways of their culture.

From the desk of Mrs. Fields:

The winter weather is creeping up on us. Please let us know if we can help you secure a winter coat, hat, and/or gloves for your child. All students will go out for recess, please ensure they are dressed accordingly. To avoid the lost and found closet, please label all your child's gear!

From our music teacher Mrs. Alonzo: Mark your Calendars: JSE Winter Music Program at WHS

All grades will perform on the evening of December 9th at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium. Information will continue to come home in Thursday Folders up until the event. Thank you to Mrs. Alonzo and parent volunteers, we are all looking forward to a wonderful evening!

The informational note below will be sent home in Thursday Folders and available on our website.

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  • PTO Meetings: First Tuesday of every month 6pm, JSE Cafeteria *All are welcome!
  • Culver's Family Night Nov. 17th, Valparaiso location, 5-8pm. We will have extra flyers at Culver's for you!
  • JSE Ladies Night Out Nov. 20th 6-8pm: Look for information in Thursday Folders!
  • Holiday Shop for JSE students: Monday, December 7th through Thursday, December 10th. A flyer will be in Thursday Folders.

Important Dates:

11/17 Culver's Family Night 5pm Valparaiso location

11/20 PTO Ladies Night Out at JSE 6-8

12/9 Winter Music Program at WHS 7pm *Plan ahead we will have one, all grades combined, show. More information to come.

12/7-12/10: Holiday Shop PTO

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Wear orange and green!

Be a part of the UTSC staff!

Employment Opportunities:

Bus Drivers

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Teachers

Applications are available on the district website. Please contact central office for additional information. Thank you for your interest!

You are always welcome at JSE!

Please let us know how we can strengthen our partnership with you!

Leigh Barnes, Principal

Barb Rittel, Secretary

Chris Fields, Home School Advisor

Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse