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Special Thanks to Sen. Orr

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Thank you again, Sen. Orr, for the new projector! We can't wait for our Veterans Day program to show it off.

Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the winners in each classroom for Positive Attitude. Our school winner is Zayda Gomez-Munoz.

Marco's Pizza Night

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Once a month, you can support our school by ordering from Marco's Pizza. Flyers will go home to remind you.

Thank you, PTO!

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Thank you for the much needed microwave! Our faculty is so grateful for all you do.

Fall Festival 2019

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Thank you to everyone for making this year's Fall Festival a success!

Beauty and the Beast

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JHES enjoyed a trip to the Princess to watch Beauty and the Beast. It was amazing!

Power to the Schools

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Power to the Schools For just a dollar or more a month, you can make a powerful difference! Make a donation each month on your utility bill to provide funding for ongoing technology needs such as equipment and teacher training. Funds go directly to Decatur City Schools Foundation which gives 100% of Power to the Schools funding to public education in Decatur. To support technology needs of Decatur City Schools, simply fill out and submit the form below and select "Power to the Schools". Your donation will begin with the next billing cycle and you may opt out at any time.

Homecoming Parade

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JHES Ambassadors represented the Challengers in this year's homecoming parade. Thank you to our Partners, Batteries + Bulbs, for driving our students in the parade. Also, thank you AHS Cheerleaders for our beautiful banner.

Welcome Black Bears!

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Thank you to AHS football players for greeting our students this morning and reading our announcements.

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In The Spotlight

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Join PTO!

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!
 
JHES PTO contact info
Email: julianharrispto@gmail.com
 
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Million Word Challenge

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! 
 
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