Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

Jones-Wheat Elementary School News

RSS feed icon
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: ________________________________________________________


Kindergarten Registration


School Choice

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.”

If your child will be in grades K-4 during the 2018-2019 school year and you desire to apply for a school out of your zone using the “School Choice Plan,” you will need to complete an application during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  Applications may be obtained (during Choice Week) at the Decatur County Board of Education, 100 West Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or printed from the website www.dcboe.com.   Applications will be available and accepted ONLY during the week of April 23 - April 27, 2018.  If you have questions regarding the “School Choice Plan” or the applications procedures, please contact Mr. John H. Wooden at 248-2806.

The availability of slots will be contingent upon the final outcome of the District’s plans to potentially consolidate one of its elementary schools.

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. 



Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

JWE Veteran's Day Program

                     JWE honored our Veterans 


First Graders made cards to honor our veterans.

First Grade made cards for our veterans.


Vitnem Vet

Mr. Ronald Carruthers (father of Coach Blake Carruters and grandfather of Kinsey Carruthers) spoke to Mrs. Deen's 4th grade class after the program about his service in Vietnam.


Us Army Soldier Pearson attended our Veteran's program with his family. 



Jakeelah Cosby's Granfather, Joseph Cosby (retired Army Soldier) was honored today at our program.  He is pictured with Jakeelah (JWE 4th grader), his daughter Anquinette Cosby along with her finace Timothy Thomas. 


Bailee and Jacee Brock's granndfather Timothy Griffin was honored as a Navy Veteran today at the Veteran's Day program.  

Learning About Native Americans

Bainbridge Artifact Collector, Mr. Kevin Dowdy, spoke to second graders at Jones-Wheat Elementary on Thursday. The students were eager and excited to learn about past Native American cultures, tools, clothing, etc. Mr. Dowdy even taught the teachers a few interesting historical facts! Thank you for supporting our students and their education in history. 


Mr. Kevin Dowdy

Show Your JWE Spirit!!

JWE T-Shirt Order Form

JWE Spirit


Click on the link above to print the T-shirt Order Form.

Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.



Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

GKIDS Readiness Check
Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Plan



Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually reviews and revises our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan and our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan). The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meeting. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at noon and 5:30 pm. at the Decatur County Student Support Center (507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge). All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

Stakeholders are also invited to visit the Decatur County Parent Resource Center on July 19th between the hours of noon and 5:30 pm to participate in the annual review process. The District CLIP, District Parent and Family Engagement Plan, and Individual Schoolwide and Parent and Family Engagement Plans will be available for review. Parents and stakeholders are encouraged to view these plans and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at 


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.

Summer School Bus Routes

Click the link below to see the bus routes for Summer School! 


Summer School Bus Routes

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.


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

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
E-verify logo
1401 E. Shotwell St.   |   Bainbridge, GA 39819
2015 CSBA Quality School Board