Support 4th Grades Scoops for Service at the Spring Carnival
grade will have a “Scoops for Service” booth at the Spring Carnival. Stop by
and enjoy a cold, refreshing sherbet float for $2.00. All of the money that we raise will go to a local
charity picked by the fourth grade students. Every dollar will go to that
organization. Help us support our
Looking for Summer Camps? Checkout the Title 1 2016 Camp HB3 -
The 2016 Title I Camp HB3 that is offered FREE to Fulton County Title I students in grades K-5th. Applications are due by Friday, April 29, 2016. Camp acceptance letters will be mailed on or before Friday, May 13, 2016. Please provide all of the information requested. Slots are limited and participation will be determined using a lottery process.
Title I 2016 Camp HB3 Student Online Registration Form
2016 Camp HB3 Student Registration Form (print and return)
This is just the latest summer camp flyer for activities/camps that are available to EJ students. See the activities tab above for additional camps being offered this summer.
Esther Jackson Receives RAMP Designation
Esther Jackson Elementary will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association's annual conference in New Orleans, La. The schools will be honored on July 11 for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.
The RAMP designation, awarded to schools that align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. More than 600 schools have been designated as RAMP since the program's inception.
Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director and RAMP coordinator, said this year's recipients are to be commended for their dedication to serving all students and demonstrating how effective school counseling programs can make a difference in students' lives. "This year's RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession," Cook said. "This designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to continue to strive for excellence."
SGC Election Results Are In!
The elections results are in and I am pleased to announce the parent and teacher representatives who will serve on our School Governance Council. Please join me in congratulating these parents and teachers who will help guide our school over the next few years:
|Parent/Guardian Representative||Tracy Ballot|
|Teacher Representative||Natalie Knight|
I also want to thank all of you who ran for a position on the School Governance Council. Your willingness to lead is a testament to the strength of our school community.
Our newly elected Parents/Guardians and Teachers will be joining the additional representatives from our school and community. All new School Governance Council members will participate in training. Please stay tuned to our website for updates on the work of the Council.
Milestones Testing for Students in Grades
3 – 5 will Begin on Tuesday, April 12th.
Students will take the Milestones every other day during the testing window, and not all students will test on the same day. The testing schedule is as follows:
April 12: English Language Arts Sections 1 and 2 3rd and 5th grades
April 13: English Language Arts Sections 1 and 2 4th grade
April 14: English Language Arts Section 3 3rd and 5th grades
April 15: English Language Arts Section 3 4th grade
April 18: Math Sections 1 and 2 3rd and 5th grades
April 19: Math Sections 1 and 2 4th grade
April 20: Make up day
April 21: Science Sections 1 and 2 3rd and 5th grades
April 22: Science Sections 1 and 2 4th grade
April 25: Social Studies Sections 1 and 2 3rd and 5th grades
April 26: Social Studies Sections 1 and 2 4th grade
April 27: Make up day
Testing will begin each day at 7:45, so it is important for students to be on time to school. We also encourage students to get plenty of sleep and have a healthy breakfast during testing. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Students in fourth and fifth grade will test online. They may practice the online version of Milestones by using a Google Chrome browser to open the following web page: http://gaexperienceonline.com/
We encourage students to use this website to practice the online testing experience.`
Georgia Milestones Parent Toolkit
Check out the following links to see sample test items and practice test for the Georgia Milestones. Still have questions? Contact Nicolle Trow at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Esther Jackson Elementary Jaguars are Leaping Ahead!
If you have driven by the new Esther Jackson Elementary School at 1400 Martin Road, you have witnessed the beautiful transformation of the property from the outside. Now let us give you a peek at what is going on inside!
The School Governance Council (SGC) at Esther Jackson has determined it is their goal to improve achievement for all students while meeting the diverse learning needs of our children. To do so requires some innovative ideas and approaches to education that we are excited to share! Click on photo above to find out more.
Centennial High School Teen Featured in AJC for Volunteer Work at EJES
An avid reader and book collector, Michelle Manganiello, 17, took her love for books to help other kids in her neighborhood find their love for reading.
She built a mini-library for kids in the after-school program at Esther Jackson Elementary School in Roswell, which is also a Title I school.
“I specifically chose a Title I school, and wanted the book nook to serve the kids in the Star House after-school program. I collected books, made shelving, spent many hours setting up the book nook with the teachers and my project leader,” said Manganiello.
Read the rest of the article here
Centennial is First HS in Northeast Learning Community to get tablets
Education is going digital in Fulton County. As part of a new district-wide program, the students of Centennial High School – all 1,942 – will be among the first high school students to receive new tablet computers in conjunction with the school’s vision of personalizing learning for its students. Click here to continue reading the article.
We welcome visitors and volunteers to our school! Many procedures have been put into place by our school district to ensure the safety of all students when a visitor or volunteer is on campus. Sometimes these processes can seem cumbersome, but we appreciate your patience in helping us maintain our number one focus; the safety of our children!
Charter School Information
Fulton County Schools' charter system status officially began on July 1, 2012. As a charter system, the district is well positioned to drive system-wide gains in student achievement by unleashing the innovative energies of our local school leaders and their communities. Please take a moment to view this video and white paper to learn more about the exciting work that is happening through Fulton County's charter system status! As one of the schools in Cohort 3, Esther Jackson is beginning the process of creating our own charter to better meet the needs of our community of learners.