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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.


2017 - 2018 District Calendar 

2017-2018 Color Coded Calendar 

2017-2018 Calendar

Summer School Bus Routes

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


Summer School Bus Routes

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Mrs. McNelson on being our Teacher of the Year! We appreciate all you do for Jones-Wheat Elementary! We are so proud of you!



Summer Reading
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.”

Autumn Wiggins -SWGA RESA Young GA Authors 2nd grade winner!

JWE would like to congratulate Autumn Wiggins 

SWGA RESA Young GA Authors 2nd grade winner! 

Autumn Wiggins

Mrs. Theresa Newsome, JWE Parent Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Theresa Newsome for being chosen as the JWE Parent Volunteer of the Year

Parent Volunteer of the Year


PB&J and Milk Day

National Peanut Day Celebrated At Jones-Wheat Elementary


          March 15, 2017, declared as National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, was celebrated by the students at Jones-Wheat Elementary School.  Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black encouraged all schools in the state to educate their students on the importance of one of Georgia’s top commodities- peanuts.  Local Farmer Kevin Rentz along with Eric Floyd, a Rentz Family Farms employee and JWE parent, visited the school to share information about the peanut with the students.  Students watched a video on peanut production and harvesting as well as a video on the making of peanut butter. Mr. Rentz then answered questions asked by the students.  After the program, the students went outside to view a peanut picker and a peanut wagon belonging to the Rentz Family Farms.                

          As a part of the day’s celebration, the Kevin Rentz Family presented the Jones-Wheat Elementary library with copies of three books in memory of the late Mitchell May, former Decatur County Extension Agent who, before losing his battle with cancer, was a very vital part of the agriculture community in Decatur County. Mr. May’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Karen May accepted the books for the library on behalf of the May family.  The Georgia Peanut Commission presented the book “PB and J Hooray” to the school.  Mr. Martin Bius, Decatur County Young Farmers Teacher and Decatur County School Nutrition Director Mrs. Debbie Purcell also participated in the program.


PB&J Day

Book Fair Week

Book Fair Hours

Monday 8:00am - 3:00 pm    5:00pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday   8:00am - 3:00 pm  

Wednesday  8:00am - 3:00 pm  

Thursday  8:00am - 3:00 pm  4:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday  8:00am - 10:00 am 

Book Fair


Math Survey
Georgia School Personnel Survey

School Personnel should click on the link below to complete the survey. 




Georgia Parent Survey 2016-2017

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, smartphones or tablet.  

Student Surveys


Technology Fair Winners

Donovan Webb and Ja'Kharia Howard won 1st place at the County Wide Technology Fair for their Multi Media Presentation.  They will move on to the State Competition in March, 2017. 




Spelling Bee Champions

We are so proud of our 4th Grade Spelling Bee Winners and Participants. The winners are 1st Place, Mary Claire Killough, 2nd Place, Abby Grubbs and 3rd Place, Ineicia Florence.  Congratulations to these ladies.  We are also proud of all our participants who won at the classroom level and participated in the Spelling Bee.  The participants were: Justice King, Le'Yah Keaton, Cait Taylor, Ryhein Fuller, Trinity Lewis, Braylon Phillips, Mason Sconyers, De'angela Rowe, Jada Jones, Autimn Snell, Mary Claire Killough, Abby Grubbs, Ineicia Florence Zamiyah Ofton, Evan Hutto and Octaveous Belin.  

Spelling Bee WinnersSpelling Bee Participants

Congratulations to Cait Taylor Cait Taylor

Cait Taylor, a 4th grade student, won 1st place in the 4-H project achievement competition. 

School Cancelled Friday, November 18, 2016 GO BEARCATS

As you know our Bearcats are advancing to the second round of the state playoffs and will be playing in Rome, GA. Friday night. Due to transportation issues and to allow everyone to travel to Rome in a safe and timely manner to support our Bearcats, school will be canceled this Friday for all students, faculty and staff.

JWE Holds a Mock Election Mock Elections

All JWE students participated in a Mock Election.  They learned what it is like to vote using voting machines and many other important information regarding elections. 

To see more pictures from our Mock Election like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JWEGators/ 


Mayor Edward Reynolds Visits JWE

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds visits JWE Second Graders.  He explained his job as Mayor to the classes.

Samaritan Parenting Seminar

Memories Car Club visits JWE!

JWE would like to thanks Memories Car Club for the great school supplies and the awesome car show!




District Technology Training for Parents and Grandparents

District Technology Training for Parents and Grandparents

Need help accessing the Parent Portal on your smartphone or computer? Would you like to set up an email account? Are you interested in downloading educational apps on your computer or smartphone? Unsure how to download apps that have been recommended by your student's teacher? Be sure to come to this hands on workshop...it's designed with you in mind. Let us partner with you to increase student success.

When Mon Sep 12, 2016 10am – 11am Eastern Time
Where District Parent Resource Center, 507 Martin St.
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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