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Read Across America Week- February 23-March 2

Storybook Character Parade will be on Friday, February 23 right after the Top Dawg presentation in the gym. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character.

February 26-March 2 Special Activities:

  1. Monday-Green Eggs and Ham- Wear green day      
  2. Tuesday-Fox in Socks- Crazy sock day
  3. Wednesday – Wacky Whisker Day- Wear whiskers
  4. Thursday- Cat in the Hat- Wear a hat
  5. Friday- Read Across America Read Together Time
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2018 JJE Color Run- Come join the fun!

Color Run


Race day: March 24, 2018

Start time: 8am Walkers            8:30am Runners             9:15  Color Party

Race location: John Johnson Elementary School Bainbridge, GA


Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
State School Superintendent Visits JJE

State School Superintendent Woods, visited JJE and gave each fourth grade student a copy of the Constitution.  Superintendent Woods was very impressed with our students and school.  We are grateful for his visit and support of our school system.  Our local School Superintendent, Mr. Cochran and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Aldridge, also visited us.



Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
JJE Spelling Bee

JJE Spelling Bee was a great success. The students went 21 rounds! We are so proud of these hardworking students.


School winners are: 
1st place- Ry Day
2nd place- Julie Bocanegra
3rd place-Kellie Brown



Top 12 students that won at the classroom level are:

Tyrone Stubbs
Fallyn Marcowitz
Ry Day
Brooklyn Dawkins
Hayden Hand
Caleb Logue
Bryce Olds
Brayden Hudgins
Julie Bocanegra
Kaylie Sims
Kelli Brown
Sutton Smith

Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

Charleston Wrap Winners

The winners of the drawings for Charleston Wrap sales had a great time with the "Pig Race".  Congratulations Tucker Surratte and Mrs. Edwards class for the win!

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GKIDS Readiness Check
JJE Supply List for All Grade Levels supplies
2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

JJE Teacher and Staff Person of the Year Announced! Teacher and Staff of the Year


Mrs. JoAnn Moore was selected as the Teacher of the Year at JJE for 2017-18.  She is an enthusiastic music teacher who always looks for exciting new ways to engage children in learning music.  

Mrs. Dana Martin was selected as Support Staff of the Year for JJE.  This is Mrs. Martin's first year as lead teacher at JJE and she has done a wonderful job supporting teachers.  Her smiling face is always welcoming when anyone is in need of help at JJE.

Congratulations ladies.


School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

When: Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00 to 6:00

Where: Decatur County Student Support Center

Click here for more information.

Donations for Used Book Sale

Used book sale

As you are spring cleaning this year, please consider donating books to JJE Media Center for our used book sale in May.  We would like to get a book in every child's hand for the summer.  

We need lots of donations of children’s books and cookbooks.  The books can be hardback, paperback, or board books.  Please drop your donations off at John Johnson or call 229-248-2215 to arrange for pick up.   If you have questions, please contact Lisa Enfinger.


Parent Volunteer of the Year


Cathy Spooner has been selected as Parent Volunteer of the Year for 2016-17.  

Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


Summer Reading Tips for Parents