James Ward Elementary School

News and Announcements

PreK and Kindergarten testing

Testing for all PreK and Kindergarten students will be held Friday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 14. Teachers will contact families to schedule their students' testing times. Please keep the office informed of your current phone number and address.
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Jennings Back to School Events

Monday, Aug. 7: 5:30 PM * JHS Back to School Night
Tuesday, Aug. 8: 3-6 PM * James Ward Back to School Open House
Wednesday, Aug. 9: Jennings Elementary School BTS Night
Thursday, Aug. 10: Jennings Elementary School BTS Night
Friday, Aug. 11: First day of school for Grades 1-12
Tuesday, Aug. 15: First day of school for PreK and K
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Have a Super Summer!

Thank you to all of our James Ward family members, friends, and community partners for the tremendous support you have given our students, faculty, and staff. Your commitment to our children is greatly appreciated. Have a blessed and restful summer!
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See the Leader! Be the Leader!

Your child is a leader! Give him or her leadership roles at home. At James Ward Elementary School we are preparing children to lead in many environments -- school, home, church, and community. Super learners make super leaders! We are developing leaders --- one child at a time!
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Head Start / Bright Beginnings Registration

Save the Children Head Start is conducting registration for three-year-olds; Johnnie Belle Chavis, the director, may be contacted at 616-9556. Bright Beginnings of Jennings is a Type III Child Care Center and accepts infants through three-year-olds. Director Stephanie Fontenot can be contacted at 824-1234.
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Thank you our 2016-2017 James Ward Family donors! We encourage all of our families and local businesses to become members of the James Ward Family. All donations are used to provide academic, attendance, and good behavior rewards throughout the school year. No donation is too small to honor our super student leaders.
Thank you to our Super Community Partners: JD Bank, The Bank, Broussard’s Cleaners, Rep. Johnny Guinn, Nathan Sonnier State Farm, attorney Bill Riley, Dupree Electric & Plumbing, Dr. Shane Fontenot,and I Am A Leader Foundation! We appreciate your support for our school and our little super leaders and learners!
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Pat Quinn, the RTI Guy (academic leader), is offering our parents free access to the Parent a Genius book Monday and Tuesday only: www.ParentaGenius.com/winner.html
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Parent Lighthouse Team training, Feb. 16

Our next Parent Lighthouse Team meeting will be a spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the cafeteria. The focus will be the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. This session will be repeated at 12 noon Friday, Feb. 17, for those who cannot make the night meeting.​ No meal will be served on Friday. Please RSVP to Mrs. Vickie at 824-1235 or email suzanne.doucet@jdpsbk12.org by noon, Wednesday, Feb. 15.
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