Ranson Elementary welcomes author, illustrator, and story teller Kevin Sherry. Mr. Sherry is entertaining our students with stories that inspire creativity and thinking outside the box.
Another successful parent evening with a math-focused theme. It was wonderful to see the children playing and engaging with their families. Mark February 16, 2023, on your calendars for our STEM family night. Our next event will be a fantastic evening filled with interactive learning activities and perhaps even some snacks. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Jefferson County Board of Education values the input of Jefferson County Schools staff, parents, and community members. As we continue our work to support success for our children, we are inviting you to participate in a number of advisory committees. These committees will meet to consider obstacles and opportunities for success in these areas. The committee will report to the Board regularly on their progress. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please click on the link below fill out an application. Thank you for your support and commitment to Jefferson County Schools. https://www.jcswv.org/committees
Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming students back from break on Tuesday, January 3.
Best Wishes for a Wonderful Winter Break!
We're pleased to bring holiday cheer to neurodiverse students and their families again this year with the second annual JCS Sensory Santa! This event gives sensory-sensitive children and their families a chance to visit Santa in a calmer, less-chaotic environment. The fun continues the weekend thanks to our student and staff volunteers!
National Special Education Day commemorates the signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law in 1975, granting children with special needs access to free and quality public education. Today we recognize and celebrate our incredible special education community at JCS with a heartfelt THANK YOU to the teachers and aides who serve some of our most exceptional learners. 💙💛💙💛
Happy Thanksgiving to our JCS community! We remain grateful for the privilege of serving your children.
As we continue to celebrate our public school community for American Education Week, we're proud to recognize our JCS school leaders! We're so grateful for our principals who step up every day for their students and staff. Let's hear a shoutout for Mr. Astorino!
Jefferson County Schools begins our celebration of American Education Week today! Everyone at Jefferson County Schools is excited to highlight and cheer on the incredible people who work in public education here and across the country. JCS staff and students are so important to our community and our future. We are grateful to each of you for what you do to create and maintain a safe, enriching, and fun learning environment!
Today we take time to recognize Veterans Day with respect, honor, and gratitude to all who serve or have served in our nation's armed forces. JCS is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the veterans among our teachers and staff who now share their experience, skill, and insight serving students in our schools, offices, and buses. Thank you!
Ranson Elementary held its first-ever indoor Trick or Treat event tonight. Hundreds of children dressed in their unique Halloween costumes and accompanied by their families roamed the halls, letting their imaginations run free as they were given over 50,000 pieces of candy.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #4: Never leave your devices unattended, even for a short time. Always secure your laptop, tablet, phone, or flash drive so no one else can use it while you're away. And while you're at it, tidy up your desk to ensure no passwords, account details, or important files are sitting out openly exposed. You'll leave with peace of mind AND a clean workspace! We hope you've found these tips helpful. To learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #3: Disable Bluetooth when you're not using it. Devices can be hacked via Bluetooth, placing sensitive information at risk for theft. If you have no reason to have Bluetooth on, consider temporarily turning it off. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
National School Bus Safety Week is underway! Thank you to the bus drivers, mechanics, and all the behind the scenes administrators that get our students to and from school safely every day.
We are celebrating our school leaders this month! Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. We are so grateful for our principals who step up every day for our students and staff.
Ranson Elementary School kindergarteners and first graders recently enjoyed a lesson in fire safety, thanks to the Independent Fire Company 4 of Ranson! Students learned about the equipment firefighters must wear to be safe when fighting fires and had the opportunity to see the company's fire truck and learn about its equipment. Thank you to Company 4 for providing RES students with a great learning experience!
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #2: Don't click suspicious links. Sometimes you may get what seems like an email from a friend. But is your friend really the one sending the message? Always review the sender's email before replying to a message or clicking a link. Malicious files can extract personal data, monitor and transmit your activities, and even take over your device. Avoid suspicious or unnecessary downloads and scan documents with anti-virus software before opening. If you're still uncertain about a link, visit www.virustotal.com to check its safety. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
JCS utilizes Nutrislice as our menu partner to communicate daily menus providing nutritional information for each item and meal - it can even sort by allergens! Visit www.jcswv.org for daily menus from each school, or download the JCSWV app, available through Google Play and the App Store.
Did you know that our child nutrition team serves more than one million student meals each school year? As we celebrate National School Lunch Week, hats off to the hardworking staff in our school cafeterias for keeping our students fed, focused, and ready to learn!