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Early Learners Workshop

Early Learners Workshop

Rescheduling of the JWE Fall Carnival

We will be rescheduling our JWE Fall Carnival due to possible inclement weather arriving on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. It will now be held on Friday, October 26. Further information will be sent out about the new date. We appreciate your understanding!

Grandparent's Day Pre-K 2018

Fall Picture Day https://pixabay.com/en/adult-business-businessman-cartoon-1260380/

JWE's Fall Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 15th. Get your smiles ready!

Decatur County Schools School Supply List
Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), reviews and revises our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan) and our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan.  The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meetings. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Decatur County Schools Support Center located at 507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge. There will be two repeated sessions:  11:00 am until 1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at kvarner@dcboe.com.

Summer iStation & iLearn! Stay Engaged this Summer
Anna Huynh won the JWE Kiwanis Award and she chose Susan Kelly as her Outstanding Teacher

Anna Huynh won the JWE Kiwanis Award and she chose Susan Kelly as her Outstanding Teacher.


Anna Huynh won the JWE Kiwanis Award and she chose Susan Kelly as her Outstanding Teacher


JWE Teacher of the Year

JWE would like to congratulate Mrs. Towanda Mills for being named the JWE Teacher of the Year.



JWE County-Wide Young Georgia Authors Winners:

JWE County-Wide Young Georgia Authors winners:

Essence Culver - 1st grade

Callie Jones - 4th Grade

Jorge Gomez - Kindergarten

Young Author Winners



Summer School Sign Up



21st Century Logo

        Jones Wheat Elementary

Where: Bainbridge Middle School

Date:  June 4th-June 29th    Time: 8:00 – 12:00


For more information: Contact Dr. Thea Gordon at 229-248-2218 at Jones Wheat.

If you would like for your child to participate, please complete the form below and return by Tuesday, April 30th.


Child Name: ________________________________        Grade: ________


_____ My child attended after-school program


_____ My child has not attended the after-school program


_____ I want my child to attend Summer Enrichment Program      

_____ My Child will need bus transportation.

        Car Pick up_________    Walk __________

_____ I do NOT want my child to attend Summer Enrichment Program


Parent/Guardian’s Signature: ________________________________________________________


Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

4th Grade Multimedia Georgia Technology Winners

Congratulations to Gambler Dollar and Abram McLendon on placing 2nd at the state Technology Fair for their Multimedia Project! 

Abram & Gambler

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. 



Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.


JWE Fall Festival- Rescheduled for Friday, November 9th. https://pixabay.com/en/thanksgiving-autumn-ornamental-3757192/

Due to Hurricane Michael, the JWE Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Friday, November 9th. Please click "read more" or the article title for complete schedule information. Thank you!

Technology Competition Participants

Tech Winners

Technology Competition Winners: Abram McLendon and Gambler Dollar, First Place Multi Media, Sydni Avery, Third Place Multi Media

Tech Comp. Participants

Technology Competiton Participants: Back Row: Xeronte Brown, Daylen Green, Emma Dollar, Anna Huynh, Autumn Oliver, Callie Jones, Kinsey Carruthers, Donovan Webb, Middle Row:  George Morris, Bailee Brock, Jacee Brock, Jermaine Jones, Riggs Rentz, Abram McLendon, Gambler Dollar, Front Row: Laekyn Enfinger, Madison Scott, Sydni Avery, Hannah Wilcher, and Ja'Kharia Howard

Red Ribbon Week/ School Spirit Week https://pixabay.com/en/red-ribbon-awareness-aids-hiv-913305/

Friday 10/26: School Pride- "Gator Way, Every Day" & "Team Up Against Drugs!"- Wear JWE shirts, Bearcats, or Purple & Gold to show your school spirit!

Monday 10/29: "Red, White, & Blue Day": Wear red, white, and/or blue. Students will receive their red ribbons.

Tuesday 10/30: "Sock it to Drugs Day": Wear crazy & mismatched socks.

Wednesday 10/31: "I'm Tacky, Not Wacky" Day: Wear creative and tacky outfits. (No Halloween costumes)

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
Community Wide Pep Rally Community Wide Pep Rally

Join Us for a Community Wide Pep Rally 

November 1st

Centennial Field 

6:45 p.m. 

Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
REACH Scholarship REACH Scholarship

Three Decatur County students were awarded REACH scholarships at a signing ceremony held at Bainbridge High School on Friday, September 26.  The scholars for 2018-2019 are (L-R) Skylar Jones, Thomas Spooner and LaQuirsten Williams.  During the signing ceremony, the students, parents and guardians, community members and Decatur County School officials pledged to support the students until graduation.  The ceremony consisted of a video message from Governor Deal, congratulations from Representative Darlene Taylor, and inspiration from John Wooden, Assistant Superintendent,  and Tim Cochran, Superintendent.   

Bearcats Have HEART Bearcats have HEART

"Bearcats Have Heart" is a great way for individuals to request assistance in a process that is respectful of individual needs and circumstances. Thank you to so many who have provided needed donations and support!


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Teachers & Students Return

Teachers & Paras will return on 10/23

All students will return on 10/24

Parent Family Engagement "On the Road"

If you would like for us to partner with your school, business or community event, please contact Cheryl Guy or Chip Davis at 229-248-2835. We would love to bring Parent Family Engagement to you!


College & Career Academy Concept

To learn more about Bainbridge High School's College & Career Academy Concept, click here! 

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