Sixth and Fifth grade Honors and High Honors students were recently recognized for their academic achievements for Quarter 1 of the 2023–24 school year. (Not pictured: Remington Fleming Maze.) Congratulations, Spartan Scholars!
4 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
5th Grade Honors
6th Grade Honors
Jefferson's Legendary Spartans are competing in the qualifying tournament for First LEGO League at Success Academy in South Bend today. The team will present their project to a panel of three judges. The judges will look for 3 components: Project, Robot Design, and Core Values. The team will also compete in three 2 1/2–minute "robot rounds." Go, Legendary Spartans! #ExperienceWCS Photos provided by Mrs. Long, sponsor.
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Practice Round
On Their Way
Legendary Spartans 2023
Girls in STEM had their first meeting on Wednesday, November 8th in the STEM Lab at Jefferson. Led by Jodi Hanson, Adjunct Professor at Grace College, and a team of GC student helpers, Girls in STEM worked hard and had fun, engineering paper circuits. The result was a room full of glowing noses on Rudolph! Way to go, girls! #ExperienceWCS
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Girls in STEM group
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Two former Jefferson Spartans helped comprise the Color Guard for today's Veterans Day Program, and we couldn't be more proud! #ExperienceWCS
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Color Guard
Tomorrow (Friday the 10th) caps off Spirit Week with Red, White, and Blue Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear these colors—no hats, please—as we honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces. We will pay special tribute to all veterans at our Veterans Day Program tomorrow, beginning at 10:00am. ​ While Spirit Week is coming to an end, our Food Drive will continue for another week+. Would you consider picking up some extra canned/non-perishable items if you're out and about this weekend? We've heard that things like peanut butter and breakfast cereals are in need, but other items are certainly appreciated, as well. ​ Thank you for your generosity. We live in an amazing community! #ExperienceWCS
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Last week our Jefferson Spartans who played fall sports were honored at an awards ceremony. Fall sports include Soccer and Volleyball, with the addition of Cross Country. Great job to all of our athletes and their coaches! Photos provided by Mr. Wall. #ExperienceWCS
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Spartan Cross Country
Spartan Volleyball
Spartan Soccer
Thursday the 9th (tomorrow) is Dress Like a Teacher Day, so we hope everyone will have fun and participate! More importantly, we hope everyone continues to send in a can or twelve for the Food Drive. That's the real reason why we're having this crazy Spirit Week. #ExperienceWCS Photo credit: Mrs. George from last year, with a bunch of "Mr. Macs"
4 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Many "Mr. Macs"
Our students have been working extra-hard in preparation for our annual Veterans Day program, which will take place this Friday, November 10th at 10:00am. Are you a Veteran? Is someone in your family a Veteran? We want to extend a special invitation to be our honored guest. If you haven't already RSVP'd, please use the following Google Form. We hope to see you Friday! Google Form RSVP: https://forms.gle/VrykC2THG1K3Zk9v9 #ExperienceWCS
4 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Spartan Singers
Believe it or not, we are just ONE MONTH AWAY from the start of our in-person Literati Book Fair, coming to Jefferson the week of December 4th–8th! Waiting is hard, so we wanted to share that our ONLINE Literati Book Fair is open NOW for your shopping convenience. Find all the best reads while shopping from the convenience of your phone or computer. Every online and in-person purchase benefits our Jefferson Library in big ways! https://efairs.literati.com/?school=jefferson-elementary-school-winona-lake-in Did you know that funds raised from the annual book fair go to support student reading throughout the entire school year? While district funds must be spent by a certain deadline, book fair profits can be used anytime during the year to buy that newest copy in a series or add a fascinating topic or book for classroom enrichment. Your purchases from Jefferson's online or in-person Literati Book Fair have an enormous impact! Check it out today! The ONLINE Literati Book Fair will be open from now until the end of our in-person fair on December 8th. Thank you for supporting literacy at Jefferson Elementary! #ExperienceWCS
4 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Literati Online Book Fair Open Now
Once a month, Jefferson students meet together in person on a Friday morning for The Gathering. (The other Fridays are virtual in the classrooms.) This past Friday was a very packed assembly, filled with exciting announcements and introductions—and of course, Sparty, our awesome mascot, was also present. This was also the first time the older students got to sit in the bleachers, as we prepare for seating for next Friday's special Veterans Day program. ​ Mr. Wall announced the winners of our Tower Challenge from Family Groups. Categories were Best Decorated Pumpkin, Tallest Structure, and Best Engineering Design (see photos), as determined by visiting judge, Mr. McClintock. Students of the Month were also recognized. Student Council shared about our upcoming Spirit Week and Food Drive. Then girls and boys basketball teams were introduced, along with the cheerleaders, who led the student body in a rousing cheer. We finished off our time with the Spartan Creed. ​ #ExperienceWCS
4 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Best Decorated Pumpkin
Tallest Structure
Best Engineering Design
Student Council announces Food Drive Spirit Week.
2023 Jefferson Spartan Basketball Teams
Go, Spartans!
Congratulations to our Spartan Students of the Month. They enjoyed a trip to the Winona Lake canals to fish. Thanks to the Winona Lake PD and parents for supporting our trip. #ExperienceWCS
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Students in 6th grade went rafting on Grassy Creek. It was an incredible experience as students learned about water quality and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day outside. Thank you to the Kosciusko Soil and Water District for your continued support! #ExperienceWCS
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Mr. McClintock, who retired at the end of last school year after 44 years of teaching at Jefferson, returned on Friday to share his knowledge about wooly mammoths and to harvest part of our vegetable garden, with the help of some eager 5th graders. (Photo provided by Mrs. George.)
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Mr. Mac is back
We are thrilled to welcome our newest, tiniest Spartan: Noah David Wall! Noah arrived early in the morning on Friday, September 1st, and weighed in at 7lbs. 12ozs., 21" long. Mr. Wall reports that everyone is healthy and doing great! Welcome, Noah David! (Photo provided.)
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Noah David Wall
The Box Tops app is currently running multiple bonus offers for participating product purchases at Walmart, Dollar General, and Meijer. This is an easy way to maximize Jefferson's earning potential. Check it out in the Box Tops app under "Explore Bonus Offers," and don't forget to scan those receipts!
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Box Tops app
WCHS is holding an elementary Cheer Clinic next Saturday, Sept. 9th. Scan the QR code for all the details.
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
WCHS Cheer Clinic
Jefferson Families, we need your help! Would you host a table for our upcoming Cultural Heritage Night on October 5th? Are you from another country? Have you visited another country? Are you an expert on another country? Then you can host a table! When you host a table, you get to decorate it with pictures, souvenirs, garland, posters, etc. and share a tiny sample of food from your country. (Remember, you do not necessarily have to be from the country of the table you host). Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4AAFAA2BA1FC1-spartan Questions? Contact Brooke Friedberg bfriedberg@warsawschools.org or Regina Acuahuitl-Tlaca racuahuitl@warsawschools.org THANK YOU in advance for making this night a fun tradition for our Jefferson Family!
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Cultural Heritage Night
Plan to join us before the school day begins this Friday and hang out with your student(s) over a yummy pastry! Ample parking is available across the street at Winona Lake Grace Church. (Thank you for not parking at Grace College or in our bus lanes.) See you this Friday, September 1st!
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Parents & Pastries (Eng.)
Parents & Pastries (Spa.)
Time is running out—8/31/23— to purchase your student's Accidental Damage Protection Plan (iPad insurance) for this school year. For only $28, you'll have peace of mind, knowing that your child's iPad is covered for any costly repairs. https://securedtechsolutions.com/Warsaw-ADP-enrollment-form/
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Our school is once again participating in "Raise Craze: Fundraising Through Kindness." This is our major fundraiser for the entire school year, so we hope that everyone will register and participate! Students will be bringing home more information today via "backpack express." You can also get a jump on the registration process by going to the following link right now: https://my.raisecraze.com/app2/join/AMN1GBM Pictured are students who talked about ways that they have shared kindness with others, from including someone at recess to helping siblings complete chores at home.
6 months ago, Jefferson Spartans
Raise Craze Assembly