Kenna Elementary PTO
Kenna PTO would like to welcome you to our school. If your child is a student of Kenna Elementary, we invite you to come to the first meeting on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We are always looking for new volunteers! We look forward to this year and getting back to normal with exciting events. The easy way to keep informed is to join us on GroupMe. PTO works to raise funds for our students' field trips, science fairs, book fairs, classroom needs, and much more. We encourage you to serve! If you have any questions or would like more information, check out our Facebook page! You can also contact our present president, Heather Holmes, at 304-532-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Good evening. This is a reminder to submit your 2024-2025 school calendar vote before Thursday, November 2nd. The Jackson County Board of Education will vote to approve one of the three draft calendars Thursday evening. To vote, please visit the Jackson County Schools website and click the link “Vote on the 2024-2025 School Calendars", or click the following link. https://tinyurl.com/ys4ptyzz
Good afternoon parents and guardians, this is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, October 13, 2023, is a Professional Learning Day for school employees. This means that students will not have classes. We have also added parent-teacher conferences to the Professional Learning Day this year. If you would like to schedule a conference with a teacher, please reach out to them as soon as possible. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your child's progress and ask any questions you may have. Thank you, and have a great day!
Good evening. While the 2023/2024 school year is underway, it is now time to start working on the 2024-2025 School Calendar. This year, we have developed three draft calendars for guardians and employees to provide input which be presented to the Jackson County Board of Education. To review the three draft calendars click https://tinyurl.com/ylopofb3
. To review the 2024-2025 calendar guidance document click https://tinyurl.com/ytxtr88m
. To vote on a calendar click https://tinyurl.com/ys4ptyzz
Jackson County Schools will be sending out emails to the student email accounts of students who participated in the WVGSA Grades 3-8 last spring. These emails will include instructions and codes to allow you to review your child’s video report and other information from the tests. Please review the results with your child. If you have any questions about the report, please contact your child's school Thank you.
Good evening. This is a reminder that Jackson County Schools will once again give parents the ability to complete the majority of beginning-of-the-year student packets online. If you completed the online forms last year, all information is prepopulated for this year. Please ensure all information is correct before electronically signing each form. You can find the online forms on the left side of the Jackson County Schools website, or click the following link- https://app.droplet.io/form/jyEVeN
Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
Good evening. This is Will Hosaflook, Superintendent of Jackson County Schools. Wednesday brings much anticipation with the start of a new school year. I am so excited to see our students and employees back in our buildings as we continue to work together to become the #1 school district in our state.
We begin this school by sharing wonderful news – Jackson County Schools is now the 5th-ranked school district in WV in ELA and Math proficiency, moving up five spots from last year.
We are so fortunate to have a fantastic community of parents and guardians that understand the importance of a first-class education and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of our students and schools.
As I just mentioned, our goal is to be # 1. Leading the state will not come easy. It will take hard work, determination, and perseverance from our children and the entire community to demand high expectations and excellence in our schools.
I believe in the power of public education, as well as our parents, our employees, and especially our communities. Anything is possible; we must be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish our goal.
As always, I ask for your patience on the first day of school. There are many moving parts that we will continually perfect throughout the year. Once again, thank you for your support and encouragement as we start another exciting school year. Congratulations on your work being a Top 5 school district in the state of WV.
Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
Good evening. Jackson County Schools will once again give parents the ability to complete the majority of beginning-of-the-year student packets online. If you completed the online forms last year, all information is prepopulated for this year. Please ensure all information is correct before electronically signing each form. You can find the online forms on the left side of the Jackson County Schools website, or click the following link- https://app.droplet.io/form/jyEVeN
Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
If you would like to fill out your child's beginning of the year forms digitally instead of paper. Save time (last years data for those who did it is prefilled to check and modify). Please use the following link https://app.droplet.io/form/jyEVeN
It's almost that time! Our Kenna Elementary Open House will be on Friday, August 18th. See invite for specific times. Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces! You can meet our new principal, Mrs. Goff too! Mark your calendars and set a reminder on your phone. This is such an exciting time for our students!
Good evening. This is a reminder to all families that on Friday, April 21, 2023, Jackson County Schools will have a three-hour early dismissal for all students. If your child rides a bus, the bus will arrive at the drop-off location three hours before the normal drop-off time. As always, you can check the Zonar app to see the exact location of your child’s bus at any given time. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
This is a reminder that Jackson County Schools will be closed for Spring Break beginning Monday, April 3rd, through Friday, April 7th. Please have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing Spring Break.
Representatives from Curipod (an educational app/program in Norway) were invited to our school by our TIS, Brenda Brown. They visited a couple classrooms and shared technology. They may have been asked many questions about Norway as well.
Mrs. Banton's 1st grade students are proud of their baby chicks.
Thank you to Mr. Jimmy Templin and Mrs. Karen Kish for organizing a fantastic STEM night for Jackson County Elementary students last evening. Also, THANK YOU to all companies and individuals giving their time to help our students understand the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Agriculture, and Mathematics. Together, we served over 160 students with an evening filled with excitement, engagement, and hope for our youngest learners to explore and grow through STEM education. Once again, thank you to all involved for making STEM night a huge success!
This is a reminder regarding our annual Jackson County STEM night event on March 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ripley Elementary School. STEM night is open to all Jackson County School system elementary-age students. We are asking parents to accompany their children during the event. Many of our "exhibitors" will be local companies and community members who will share their knowledge and passion for science, technology, engineering, and math - including representatives from Dow Chemical, Roane Jackson Technical Center, Robotics Teams from both high schools, Constellium, STAR Plastics, WVU Extension Agents, Project Lead the Way, and many others. For more information, please visit the Jackson County Board of Education website or click the following link. https://5il.co/1qkzi
Kenna Elementary welcomed over 100 families for Parent-Teacher Data Talks on February 27 and 28th! Parents were invited in to discuss their child's iReady reading and math progress and to learn ways parents can help at home!
Good Evening. Please mark your calendar for March 23, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the Jackson County Schools’ STEM Night at Ripley Elementary School. This is a hands-on event for all Jackson County elementary students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math from experts in their respective fields. As the above date approaches, we will send out more details regarding this event.
Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.