J-HES holds FUN Saturday School; 1st Annual Sneakerball

On Saturday, February 25, 2023 J-HES held a fun Saturday School with targeted instruction in English, Language, Arts (ELA) and Math. Students also received a few hours of Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Sports Conditioning.

The morning of fun learning was finished with a tasty lunch, courtesy of Diggity Dawgs of Jonesboro, LA. Special thanks to our dedicated teachers: Ms. LaJulia Blankenship, Ms. Tara Mckeller, Ms. White, Ms. Connie Merritt, and Mr. Boston for making this session possible.

*Please register for our Session II of Saturday School to be held on April 1, by scanning the QR code below. Deadline to register for Session II is March 17, 2023.

PTO sponsors 1st Annual Sneakerball

On Thursday, February 16 the J-HES PTO sponsored its First Annual Sneakerball. The event was a Mardi Gras-themed hit! Students, faculty, and staff dressed in nice attire paired with sneakers! The evening was filled with dancing, painting, a photo booth, food, and many smiles! Special thanks to the committee for making this event possible: Ms. Lisa Hicks, Mrs. Sherrill Malone, Mrs. Sarah Kohler, Mrs. Mary Frith, Mrs. Irene Booker, Mrs. Rachelle Mason, Mrs. Privitor, Ms. Connie Merritt, Ms. LaJulia Blankenship, Ms. Tara McKeller, Ms. Sarah White, Mrs. Taryn Toms & GT Students, Coach Paggett, Coach Garner, Ms. Hudson, Ms. Jack, and Deputy Cole.

Black History Program held on February 23rd

Throughout February, J-HES recognized and celebrated the history and tremendous contributions of Blacks to our state and country. On Thursday, February 23, An Annual Black History Program was held at 9:00 a.m. in the Gym featuring Guest Speaker and Math Interventionist, Mrs. Jackye Belton.

The event was followed by an informational walkthrough highlighting the Underground Railroad “Quilts” display; Black Inventions Display including but not limited to: Tea Kettles, Traffic Lights, Wash Tubs, and Ironing Boards; The PK-1 Building weekly “Blacks of Jackson Parish” display including but not limited to:

Mrs. Yumeka Robinson-Washington, Attorney
Dr. James “Spike” Harris, Mayor
Mrs. Kizzy Houston-Leonard, Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Joslyn Pennywell, Model/Actress, Real Estate Agent
Captain Elliot L. Blankenship, Commerical Pilot
The late Mrs. Bertha Bradford Robinson, Educator
The late Sgt. Joe Wrightsman

“In addition to what students have experienced this month, we’re committed to making sure this is highlighted in daily instruction, and ensuring students see themselves in their learning and feel a sense of belonging in our buildings.” – Danielle Copeland, Principal

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