J-HES to celebrate 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week takes place May 8th – 12th and in an effort to show how much they appreciate their wonderful staff, Jonesboro-Hodge Elementary School has a full week of special meals planned. 

In conjunction with the JHES administration, JHES PTO, Westrock, Sonic of Jonesboro, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Mrs. Culpepper, the faculty will be treated to the following: 

Monday, May 8 – “Our Chick-Fil-A Culture includes Moo-Velous Teachers” Breakfast

Tuesday, May 9th – “Nacho Average Teachers” Nachos

Wednesday, May 10th – “Thank Cue” BBQ Lunch

Thursday, May 11th – “We Picked the Best Bunch” Sonic Cherry Limeades and Hotdogs

Friday, May 12th – “Its O-Fish-Alley Friday But We Appreciate You All Year” Fish plate or crawfish

Miles for Smiles Dental Clinic visits JHES

On Wednesday, May 3, J-HES provided its first Mobile Dental Care Visit under the care of Dr. Jeremey Sims Alexander. The Miles for Smiles Team of Shreveport was able to service 25+ students. The visit included cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and fillings (as needed). Each student received a Dental Report Card including follow-up recommendations and was able to return right back to class! The school will receive a School Dental Report Card in the weeks to come.

“I am very thankful for this resource for students. As a Wraparound School, we know the link between poor oral hygiene and academic success, and even worse, heart disease/longevity. We have found that many students miss school because of tooth pain that may still go untreated. Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on a student’s quality of life, their performance at school, and their success later in life. Therefore, we look forward to continuing this partnership in efforts to maintain healthy smiles and academic success!” – Ms. Danielle Copeland, Principal.

This service was provided as part of the Reimagaine Grant, in which the Louisiana Department of Education has provided to our school district. Superintendant David Claxton and the school board members have supported JHES in its efforts to improve services for its students. JHES administration, faculty and staff are apprecitative of the service provided in order to help students maintain good dental hygiene. Parents registered their student for the service a few weeks before the mobile dental clinic came to JHES. Another clinic visit will be held in the Fall of 2023 and Spring 2024. Thank you Miles for Smiles for supporting JHES!!

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