Degrees and Certifications:
We had a great field trip to Cade Museum on Friday. Thanks to Mrs. Ajuzie, Mrs. Briggs, and Mrs. Overly for chaperoning our students. We have the BEST BEHAVED and ENGAGED students in Marion County!
iReady: We will be taking the second iReady diagnostics in reading and math next week. This second test should show which areas have been improved upon and which still need pinpointing leading up to the FSA in April (reading) and May (math). Those students whose scores suggest an FSA correlation score of "low level 3 or below" will begin receiving more intensive practice and homework than the standard classroom instruction. Portfolio tests will be given to ensure standards mastery. Please encourage your child to do his/her very best every day at school!
Education Galaxy: "How can I help my child prepare for the reading portion of the FSA?" Students should know how to access their account and which skills to work on. This is excellent practice for the FSA.
UNIFORMS: Please make sure to adhere to our school's uniform policy, especially regarding winter wear. I have seen colored leggings and colored undershirts that are not uniform color. I have also seen students wearing boots, which is not part of our uniform for winter. Even when it is not chilly yet outdoors, our classrooms can be chilly when the air conditioner is blowing, so I suggest an approved jacket or sweater with the NHJ logo on it be kept at school. LABEL your child's outerwear. Remember that Panther Patches has uniform clothes for $3.00 each. Some are barely worn! Panther Patches is open in the cafeteria on Friday mornings before school.
Mrs. Carter and I will be using our school email as well as the "Bloomz" app to communicate with you. If you haven't signed up yet with the class code that I sent home, please do! Thank you to those who have already done so. It is a great way to communicate with us quickly without having to write an email.
CLASSROOM VIP (Very Important Person)--A student who has shown exemplary behavior, work habits, and relational skills will be chosen to sit at the VIP desk by raffle. Tickets will be given out when students show that they are following our school wide expectations and classroom rules.
1. I will maintain self space.
2. I will be an active listener.
3. I will be kind and respectful.
4. I will be honest.
5. I will do my personal best.
N. H. JONES STUDENT PLEDGE: "I am proud to be a student at Dr. N. H.Jones. Today, and every day, I promise to adhere to the lifelong guidelines of TRUSTWORTHINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, ACTIVE LISTENING, NO PUT DOWNS, AND PERSONAL BEST."