Saint Jo NIE 2015 Week 6

Saint Jo Elementary

By Denise Thurman, Saint Jo Elementary principal
Saint Jo Elementary continues to be an exciting place to be! Last Friday, the Panther football team along with some of the cheerleaders, and Pepper the Panther came to elementary to welcome students as they arrived at school. The cheerleaders and football players helped students out of their cars and walked them into the school! The pep rally was very exciting! We loved having the football team arrive on the field in the fire trucks!
Saint Jo Elementary students received their High-Progress Reward School shirts last Friday!
Saint Jo Elementary is in the top four percent of all elementary schools in the state of Texas!
We celebrated our Grandparents with Goodies for Grandparents on Thursday morning! We had waffles, fruit, muffins, juice, milk, and coffee. Thank you to the PTO for organizing Goodies with Grandparents.
Durham, our school counselor, has been visiting our classes this week. The theme for this week has been self-confidence. The students have loved working with Mrs. Durham!
Integrity is the Great Expectations life principle this week. We learned integrity is acting according to a sense of right and wrong. Denise talked about the importance of integrity this week.
The third-sixth grade PAWS drawing was Friday morning. PAWS stands for Positive Attitudes will Succeed. Students receive PAWS tickets throughout the week. Coach Tallon and some of the football players draw names out during the morning meeting each Friday. Kyler Dunn, Tara Wolf, Ashton Brown, and Mathew Sampson were drawn to wear the Panther jerseys.
Mrs. Thurman’s STAR students this week were: Kennedy Stone, Trent Gaston, Jaden Boggess, Francesca Voth, Tatum Morman, Reese Dunn, and Krista Reeves. We want to thank these students for helping out and setting a great example at Saint Jo Elementary.

Saint Jo Junior High School

Students in Shelly McAninch’s business classes created skits about Texas Child Labor Laws. Junior high students pictured are performing a mock job interview.

Student’s in Touch Data created and performed songs to help them memorize the keyboard. The student’s songs were extremely creative.

Saint Jo High School

Students decorated panther paws to add to the Panther Pride wall.  The year is off to a “paws-itve” start.