JHES PTO begins with YOU! By joining the PTO, you are taking the first step toward helping provide your child and our teachers with all the support and resources they need to succeed. Meetings are in the evening once a month and are often combined with student programs and other events. The cost to join PTO is just $5! Join today and get involved!
This year, we will continue to promote the Million Word Challenge with an emphasis on accuracy. Last year, students read more than ever and maintained around 85% accuracy on their Accelerated Reader tests. We want to bump that average up to 90% and above which means making sure students understand what they are reading. When your child reads at home, talk to them about what they are reading. Ask them questions like, "Which character to you most relate to and why?" or "If you could write a new ending, how would you like for the book to end?" Shorter books should be read multiple times to increase comprehension. Longer books should be finished in a reasonable amount to time so that readers remember what happened throughout the story. Students struggling with reading, but have no issue with comprehension can be read to or use audio books. We have multiple resources that you can use at home to encourage your child to read. Ebooks can be found on the library media website and our public library has even more resources than we do. Check them out!