Thank you, parents, for supporting a fantastic World's Fair event. The students have worked hard to research and prepare in order to share!
We will send out the ERB testing results next week. Please keep in mind that these are one snapshot and take them into consideration along with your child's school performance, school assessments, and reports. We flag low scores in order to double check if there is a legitimate concern and follow through at school with collection of additional data. Feel free to contact classroom teachers with follow-up questions or concerns. Please carefully consider how and why you share results with your children so we can all continue to build on feelings of success and motivation. Test anxiety is real and we want to coach students about how to become better test takers without creating anxiety about performance. Thank you!
On Tuesday, May 17th, the first grade students will travel to JES to participate in a reading celebration for all of Teton County's first grade reading stars! We'll hear from celebrity readers, including Mayor Sara Flitner, and receive books from the wonderful Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation. This is a statewide program where all first grade students in the state get a book that they got to choose earlier in the year. We'll leave from school after morning meeting and be back before lunchtime.
All School Meeting on May 20th
Elementary and Pre-K will be presenting learning that has taken place in our classrooms to the whole school at our All School Meeting. This is another wonderful opportunity for students to hone speaking, presenting, and listening skills.
Important Dates to Remember
• May 23-27: Fifth Grade Capstone Presentations in the mornings (Please see below for details!)
• May 26: K-1 Drama performance and all elementary art show from 2- 3:20pm. Musical performances by 2-5 grade students.
• May 27: Fiesta de la Familia for all elementary students; second-fifth grade students present 2:30 to 3pm.
• May 30- June 3: Final assessment week
• June 1: Journeys School Graduation; fifth grade part of the ceremony (5:15 arrival for 5:30 start)
• June 5-9: Fifth Grade Capstone Journey
Thank you to Jennifer Hansen for the rags and snack support this week! Thanks to Drew Gillingwators for hosting the fourth grade math class at his machine shop this week.
5th Grade Capstone Presentations
Monday-Friday, May 23-27, 8:45-11:00 am
All Journeys School parents are invited to the 5th Grade Capstone Presentations. Presentations will be held in the Education Center, South Classroom (third building on the right, directly across from the Dining Lodge). If you attend on a given day, please plan to stay for the whole morning's session to reduce distractions caused by people coming and going and to show support for all of the presenters. Please see below for the schedule of presenters, including their topics.
Monday, May 23rd:
8:45- Oliver Jost- "Because Jackson is a town of extreme sports, Jackson has more severe injuries, and therefore the community has a need for specific supportive services, such as search and rescue."
9:30-Ella Wallace- “Invasive species negatively impact the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”
Tuesday, May 24th:
8:45-Alden Rice- “The Jackson Hole bike path positively affects the Jackson Hole community.”
9:30-Lucy Gillett- “Food Insecurity is a serious issue in the Jackson Hole community and there needs to be more awareness and education about it.”
10:15-Ansel Givens- “Though it is important to manage the wolf population, poaching wolves has a negative effect on the ecosystem.”
Wednesday, May 25th:
8:45-Noah Pruzan- “Kayaking on Yellowstone rivers should be legal because kayaking does not hurt the ecosystem and kayaking could benefit Yellowstone.”
9:30-Anna Hitch- “Tourism has a negative impact on the Jackson Hole community.”
10:15-Kiera Kline- “Climate change negatively affects the snowpack in Jackson Hole.”
Thursday, May 26th:
8:45-Samuel Baruwa- “People in the Jackson Hole area need more education about human and animal interactions.”
9:30-Raith Wehner- “All children do not have equal opportunities to play sports in Jackson Hole.”
10:15-Chloe Wehner- “Housing in Jackson is not accessible to everyone due to cost and availability.”
Friday, May 27th:
8:45-Flynn Ellis- “Thesis- People in the Jackson area need more education about cougars in order to protect the species in our area so both humans and cougars can could coexist.”
9:30-Grace Regan- “The fish population in the Jackson Hole region is negatively affected by climate change.”
10:15-Maya Ramkowsky- “There are not enough opportunities for girls to play sports in Jackson Hole”.