Lunch in the Library: Rockwall’s Jones Elementary students fill up on reading

Lunch in the Library: Rockwall’s Jones Elementary students fill up on reading

Every Tuesday, fifth and sixth graders take their lunch to the Jones Elementary School library to read and interact with students from other classes.  Both grades recently read The Last Kids on Earth, which is a book about school aged students who have to survive on their own after a zombie apocalypse hits their town. The main […]

Rockwall Rotary names Student of Honor from Jones Elementary

Rockwall Rotary names Student of Honor from Jones Elementary

The Rockwall Rotary Club recognized Dorris A. Jones Elementary School student Meagan Hatley as its Rotary Student of Honor today. Rotarian Kevin Pate, Executive Vice President of Lakeside National Bank, and Jones Elementary Principal Teresa Twedell presented Meagan with the award at the Noon Rotary’s lunch meeting. Twedell, who’s been Meagan’s principal since kindergarten, read aloud […]

Jones Elementary Teacher Publishes Disney Coding Adventures Book Series

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Allyssa Loya, library media specialist at Jones Elementary, has published a book series titled Disney Coding Adventures. The books are about teaching young students the basics of coding. Students complete activities and learn to think like programmers while learning correct terminology.  It’s a way for students to get started with […]

Jones kids fall in love with reading

(ROCKWALL, TX – October 22, 2018) Jones Elementary recently hosted a successful Fall Family Night. Different grade levels set up reading activities for the students and families to enjoy. One station included an in-depth look at The Hungry Caterpillar followed by the creation of a caterpillar headband. Other stations included showing how to access books from […]

Jones Elementary makes the grade

(ROCKWALL, TX, August 23, 2018) Jones Elementary has been recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by ERP Learn. This award recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools around the state. Jones Elementary focuses on closing the achievement gap and helping all students reach academic success, so this is an exciting honor! “We’re so excited that ERP Learn […]

Jones Elementary receives a Toyota of Rockwall grant

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 11, 2018) Congratulations to Ms. Cabrales (4th grade), Ms. Tate (6th grade), and Ms. Loya (LMS) for receiving a Toyota of Rockwall grant to help fund morning STEM stations.  The goal of these stations is to provide learning opportunities that students don’t normally get throughout the day or who can’t afford […]

Illustrator AG Ford visits Jones Elementary

Illustrator AG Ford visits Jones Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 15, 2018) The Jones Elementary PTA recently sponsored a visit from AG Ford, a New York Times Bestselling Illustrator.  Mr. Ford spoke to all of the students during two fun-filled and informative sessions. Ms. Loya, the library media specialist, prepared the students for the visit by giving the students information about […]

Jones Elementary “Rocks”

Jones Elementary “Rocks”

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 11, 2017) Jones Elementary has decided to spread kindness this year in a school-wide effort to spread good vibes!  The teachers and students are decorating kindness rocks that reflect them, personally, and include an uplifting message. The Kindness Rock Project is a nationwide movement where people of all ages collect and […]

Technology Night at Jones Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 23, 2017) On September 19th, the Jones Elementary Library sponsored Technology Night in the Jones Cafeteria. The goal of the event was to promote the technology that Jones Elementary has available for teachers and students to utilize. Families programmed robots including Ollie, Sphero, Parallax Scribbler, BeeBot, Codeapillar, and Robot Mouse. These […]

Jones Elementary students publish first podcast

Jones Elementary students publish first podcast

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 13, 2017) Members of the Jones Jaguars PawsUp Podcast Club finished their first podcast this week. Students met after school in the library every Thursday for one hour.  The podcast was completely done by 5th and 6th graders who researched, wrote scripts, conducted interviews, recorded “studio” sessions, found sound effects and […]

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