Jonesboro Elementary School

Parents and teachers of the Jonesboro School District are dismayed at a ruling by the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, that puts the district’s pre-kindergarten program in jeopardy.   For nearly 30 years, Jonesboro Elementary School has funded its pre-k classes with grant money from the...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 scheduled teacher institutes on Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 will hold teacher institutes Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug....
From left are Pamela Turner, Susan Ramsey, Angie Bowen and Dr. Keith Reinhardt. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Elementary School PTO has made a donation for a playground project at the school. PTO representatives Susan Ramsey and Pamela Turner presented Jonesboro School representatives with a $10,000 donation. The donation was presented at a June 26 meeting of the Jonesboro School District No...
Jim Burnes and Jonesboro Elementary School student Jaley Watkins. Photo provided.
Jaley Watkins of Jonesboro Elementary School was awarded the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, Jim Burnes Leadership Award for Region 1 on Friday, May 5, at Alongi’s in Du Quoin. Jaley is the daughter of Brad and Jaime Watkins. SIJHSAA is one of two organizations...
Dr. Susan Spellman, known in Anna and Jonesboro schools and among her squad of volunteers as the tutoring lady, is retiring. For the past 14 years, Spellman, a Jonesboro resident, has trained and directed a volunteer program to tutor at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades in Anna and Jonesboro...
From left are Olivia Bowen and Olivia Capel. Photo provided.
Union County Cadette Troop 8552 has two groups of girls who earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.  The Silver Award is the highest honor a Junior High Girl Scout can earn.  In early April, they were recognized and presented with their Silver awards at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois “All that...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
A Union County school district has been awarded funds from the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, director Wayne Rosenthal on March 2 announced the awarding of more than $98,000 in donated funds from the grant program. More than 8,300...
Kasandra Jackson spun a basketball on her finger with a little help from basketball player Corey Jones. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Cleveland basketball player turned motivational speaker Corey Jones visited Jonesboro Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to give presentations on bullying and promoting reading. Jones demonstrated a number of tricks with a basketball, including juggling and helping students spin a ball on their...

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