BLOOD DRIVE - Monday, March 2, 2015

 Jonesboro Elementary School is partnering with the American Red Cross to participate in a community service project called the Pint-Size Hero Program.  The program teaches students about blood donation, blood components and how blood is used as medicine.  As a part of the program our school will be sponsoring a blood drive on Monday March the 2nd from 1 to 6pm. 

Appointment request forms need to be turned in as soon as possible.  If you no longer have an appointment form, please call the school to make an appointment.  Our school goal is 40 donors.


5 Essentials Survey for Parents

Teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate
in the third annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.  

To complete the survey click here and follow the link in the letter.


PTO Bounce Blast

PTO is sponsoring a Bounce Blast on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Jonesboro School Gymnasium. This event is open to all Head Start and PreK through second grade students.  

Information can be viewed here.



Snowflake Dance

PTO is sponsoring the Snowflake Dance for all 3rd - 5th grade students.  The dance is Saturday, February 21st from 6-8pm.  More information can be found here



Jonesboro School District #43 is accepting applications for the following position:

Jr High Reading, Language Arts and/or Mathematics Instructor (for more information)


Scooter Raffle


Greg Madura of Anna was the winner of this eCharm motor scooter. Kenny Frick from Tri-State RV donated the scooter to Jonesboro School  and they held a raffle to raise money for student activities and curriculum. The drawing was held on December 4th during the Girls' Conference Basketball Tournament. Mr. Madura is pictured with his nieces and nephew, Grant, Ella and Amelia Lingle who go to Jonesboro School.


Thank you to all the supporters and sponsors of the Fall Festival.  Please review the complete list here.


Congratulations to Jonesboro Pre-K!

Jonesboro School's Early Childhood Program has been honored with the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality.  This designation demonstrates the school's commitment to providing quality early childhood education.  ExceleRate unifies all the state's early learning programs under a common set of standards across multiple delivery settings and supports programs that integrate and sustain best practices, while publicly recognizing a school's achievement towards higher quality. 

Jonesboro's Pre-K program is taught by Melissa Ellis with Missy Calhoun as the classroom Aide.  Congratulations!