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  • "Sonic Rocks!"

    A very big "Thank You!" goes out to Sonic for sponsoring our South Carolina Book Awards at Jackson.  Every student who read and voted for the SC Children's Book Awards and SC Picture Book Awards received a coupon for a free ice cream cone.  Over 85% of our students participated in  selecting the state book for South Carolina this year.


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  • “Win with 10”

    Summer Reading Logs

    #readwithme this summer!


    Dear Parents,       

    We so appreciate you encouraging your child to read this summer! Your support and assistance is crucial as they develop this skill that they will use every day, in every subject for the rest of their lives. As budding readers, it is important for us to follow their lead in book selection, allowing them to explore a variety of books. More than anything else, we want to create a love of books and literature and avoid making reading seem like a chore.

    Through books, you and your child can visit distant lands, learn new vocabulary, and experience new ideas, all while enjoying time spent together. That is the beauty of a great book! With younger children, read the book with them, asking questions about the illustrations and the story, checking for comprehension, building vocabulary and “collecting experiences.” For older, more independent readers, ask them to tell you about the story. Of course, our children never grow too old for a great read aloud, so don’t shy away from a family read aloud, even for older readers. You’ll be amazed by how much they love it (and you will too)!


    Fun Ways to Read!


    • Read to a stuffed animal
    • Kids read to mom/dad/grandmom as they drive on trips
    • Facetime with a family member and read a story to them.
    • Record yourself reading and share your story with a family member or friend to listen to.
    • Read to a pet
    • Read in the dark with a flashlight.
    • Read in a tree
    • Listen to an audiobook
    • Have someone take pictures of you reading in interesting places
    • Visit the animal shelter and read to the animals
    • Buddy read with a friend and have fun reading discussions
    • Read a fiction book and a nonfiction on the same topic (example: I Don’t want to be a Frog and Life Cycle of a Frog)


    On the reverse side of this letter is your child’s summer reading log. Please encourage and assist your child with their reading. The Kershaw County Library also has a summer reading program for students.  Pre-K through 5th graders only need to read six books to participate in the public library program.  If your child reads at least 10 books and returns the completed and signed attached reading log, he or she will be invited to a reading celebration at the beginning of next year.


    Thank you for supporting your child’s reading,

    Donna K. Myles, Media Specialist @ JES


    Summer Reading Log

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  • Be Great Academy AfterSchool Program Registration

    Be Great Academy

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From the Principal

  • Welcome from the Principal

    Posted by Donna Myles at 4/28/2017 1:50:00 PM

    Wow this year has gone by extremely fast. I can’t believe it’s the last month of school. I have enjoyed spending the 2016-2017 school year with your children. We had a lot of progress on our school wide WIGs this year and I am hoping for great results on our end of the year state assessments. Take some time this summer and enjoy your children. Have fun and treasure the time while they are in elementary school. The elementary school years go by quickly. So make sure you sharpen the saw while you can. This week we will celebrate our teachers. Our teachers work hard everyday to make sure our Leaders our learning and doing their very best. Join me in celebrating our teachers and letting them know how much we appreciate them. If you would like to serve on Jackson’s School Improvement Council or Parent Teacher Organization, please email me. We would love to have you. My email address is matia.goodwin@kcsdschools.net 

    Matia W. Goodwin
    Jackson School
    Kershaw County School District


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