The JES Giving Tree

THE JES GIVING TREE   Food Drive JES Student Council is sponsoring our food drive beginning Friday, December 1st through Tuesday, December 19th.   Caring Cards Many of our own families find themselves out of work or unable to provide for their families at this time of year. Families who find themselves in need may contact Terri Simon, School Counselor at 952-556-6530 or . Be assured that we will treat all requests in a confidential manner. Read More... read more

Box Tops contest will run Jan. 29th-February 16th!

Keep saving your Box Tops, Milk Moola’s, Country Hearth Bread UPCs and Tyson labels. Our Boxt Top contest will be starting on January 29th-Febraury 16th. The classroom that collects the most labels will win a pizza party. Box Tops Label collection 2017 read more

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... read more

School Board approves attendance area proposal

New attendance areas go into effect fall of 2017.At a June 9 special meeting, the School Board approved attendance areas for 2017-18, school start and dismissal times and transition options for families in an area with an attendance area change.  Complete information, including an attendance area finder app and transition options, is available HERE. read more