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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!

Welcome Black Bears! Featured Photo
Thank you to AHS football players for greeting our students this morning and reading our announcements.

Veterans Day

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TP the Panthers!

TP the Panthers! Featured Photo
Thank you to all who supported our toilet paper drive for the CCC.

Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Week! Featured Photo
Thank you, Austin Cheerleaders, for greeting our students this week and doing our announcements! Go Black Bears!

Thank you, Senator Orr!

Thank you, Senator Orr! Featured Photo
Senator Arthur Orr presented a check today to Julian Harris Elementary School to provide $75 mini grants to teachers who applied. Senator Orr is also providing funds for JHE to have a first class projector for the school auditorium.

Welcome, Mrs. Barnes!

Welcome, Mrs. Barnes! Featured Photo
We were pleased to meet our new principal, Mrs. Angie Barnes. She visited our school on Oct. 2 and expressed her excitement to be joining us. She will be here full time on November 1st and Mr. Phil Hastings will be returning home to enjoy his retirement.

Thank you, Donnie Lane!

Thank you, Donnie Lane! Featured Photo
We would like to thank our Board member, Donnie Lane, for providing our staff with lunch. Thank you for all you do, Mr. Lane!

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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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