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Congratulations to the Jonesboro Lady Bulldog Volleyball Team for winning their regional tournament and advancing to the Southern Illinois Jr. High School State Volleyball Tournament. They will be playing at Nashville on Saturday, March 28 at 10:00.



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Congratulations to the Jonesboro Scholar Bowl Team and their Sponsor, Suzanne Carter, for taking 3rd Place in the ROE 02 Scholar Bowl Competition on March 11th.

Your hard work and dedication to academics paid off and we are proud of you!!

Participants:  Megan Tehandon, Holly McAlister, Beth Ann Agne, Emma Tweedy,    Braden Benns, Sydnie Ralls and Noah Hobson.


Community Child Find Screenings

Fri April 17, 9am-4pm

1st Evangelical Presbyterian Church

315 South Street, Anna

Free screenings for children ages birth to five offered to families in the following school districts: Anna, Cobden, Dongola, Jonesboro, Lick Creek, & Shawnee. Screenings for children ages birth to three conducted by Child & Family Connections. Screenings consist of game like activities. To schedule an appt, please call 618-833-8932 starting March 23.

If you are interested in applying for Pre-School/Head Start for the 2015-16 school year, please bring the following: child's certified birth certificate, proof of family income (2015 pay stubs or 2014 W2's or taxes)



On Saturday, February 28th, fifteen Jonesboro band students participated in the Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo & Ensemble competition in Marion.  The students took home the following awards: Superior – 1; Division I – 9; Division II – 5; and Division IV – 1.

 Participants in the competition were: Lily Baker, Abby Clover, Brock Clover, Alleigh Curtis, Abigail Dahmer, Jaden Ebberts, Kaelyn George, Emma Goins, Holly McAlister, Ethan Palmer, Anna Rodgers, Donald Rodgers, Selena Rogers; Marlee Smith, and Megan Tehandon.

 Congratulations to each and every one of you on your accomplishments and hard work!



 The Blood Drive held on Monday March the 2nd from 1 to 6pm at Jonesboro Elementary had 22 people come in to donate.  Of those 22, the Red Cross was able to get 16 pints of blood.  Though we did not reach our goal, the Red Cross was very appreciative as quite a few drives were canceled due to the weather.

Thank You to those that came in and donated!


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.




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

Bookkeeper (for more information)

Special Education Teacher (for more information)

Speech Language Pathologist (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!