PTA Night - 2nd grade performs 6:00pm
kindergarten registration will begin
May 13 - 16
1st grade Awards day 8:30 a.m.
2nd grade Awards day 9:30 a.m.
3rd grade Awards day 8:30 a.m.
4th grade Awards day 9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Program 9:00 a.m.
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9:00 a.m.
May 20 - 24
Second Semester District Testing
Last Day for students
Students in every JPS elementary school and middle school will be required to wear uniforms when school bells ring in August.
The JPS Board of Trustees has approved a mandatory dress code policy for all elementary and middle schools.
For more information, download the Why Uniforms? brochure.
Tops (shirts and blouses) must be navy blue or white:
Bottoms (pants, walking shorts, skirts, knee-length shorts, and jumpers) must be tan khaki or navy blue.
For safety purposes, students in grades K-12 are required to tuck in shirts and blouses.
Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K–5)
Spann was named a PBIS Model Site
Superintendent Dr. Gray and PTA President Ms. Roberts judging classroom doors for Black History Month.
Jackson Football Club visiting with Keylan
Spann Elementary was featured as the WJTV School of the Day this morning.
Click the WJTV link below to view a clip from the segment.
PROGRAM OF THE WEEK:
The Wisdom Garden
Five hundred thirty students at Spann Elementary have access to a teaching garden where science and natural history come to life through hands-on study. While students measure, count, fill, and divide, they work hard to maintain the raised garden beds where vegetables and herbs grow. Families come together to garden during Saturday Garden Club, and once a month, students give their harvest away at a student-run farmers' market. The garden is an outdoor classroom but it has also become a shared space for an entire community that volunteers time and resources to keep it growing.
Tutor winners for 1st 9 weeks!
Bottom: Javonte Smith, Jalen Skinner, Juan Manriquez, Bryce Owens, Tatyana Payton
Top: Kendarius Byrd, Jayden Floyd, Mia Gentry, Reign Grizzell, Lacedric Dodd
Mrs. Menotti and Mrs. Goffner received the community appreciation award from Kroger.
Thank you Kroger!!
Taniya, Jamiah, Imerie, Madison, Terajee and Eva from Mrs. Caudle's Kindergarten class showing off their college of choice during COLLEGE SPIRIT DAY!!
Mrs. Brewer and Keylan showing Mississippi State SPIRIT!
New Show Coming to JPS ITV
Sup with the Supt., a new show with Dr. Cedrick Gray, is coming to JPS ITV. Dr. Gray will answer questions from the community. Questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Welcome new teachers to Spann:
Mrs. Hildebrand - 3rd grade
Mr. Jones - 4th grade
Mr. Ratcliff - Exceptional Ed.
Congratulations, Mrs. Keller, for Winning The Governor’s Award/Miss. Partners in Ed. Top Honor! Here’s what one staff member wrote about how The Wisdom Foundation has impacted her students:
“When I first ventured into the newly tilled/fresh-growing garden with students in tow, I was amazed at how quickly their attitudes of enlightenment were sparked. One little girl who has had numerous home placements, school changes, and health problems worked and laughed while chattering about all the possibilities of The Wisdom Garden. I honestly think that with sweat on her brow and dirt between her fingers she was paralleling this new garden experience to her own life. As we walked back into the classroom, she exclaimed to the heavens, “I forget about all my problems when I’m working in that garden!” For this, Mrs. Keller, I am forever grateful to you.”
Spann Elementary and Wisdom Foundation - in conjunction with Raising Cane’s - is a 2012 Winner of the Governor’s Awards! (see article under adopters)
Check out the Look Around Mississippi article and video with Walt Grayson about our Camp Wisdom garden on WLBT by clicking link below!