Schools of the Week: Jordan Elementary and Page Middle
Published January 18, 2023
The Schools of the Week spotlight is on Jordan Elementary and Page Middle this week. Take a look at the photo galleries below to see some of the fun going on in each school building, and see quotes from employees and students about what makes their school great.
"Jordan is a very special school. The whole Jordan community is amazing. You will not find a better community of students, parents and teachers who work together to ensure our students get the best education and have fun while doing so. The faculty is a supportive team inside and outside of school. I've taught 17 years across Tennessee and I can 100 percent say that Jordan teachers are top-notch educators." - JES teacher Krista Grimes
"I the community. Everyone's really nice, and it makes learning really fun. It's just a great place to be." - JES student Kate Norton
"Page Middle is a welcoming place. Faculty and staff are helpful and supportive of one another. It's a home away from home, which allows coming to school to be more enjoyable." - PMS teacher Rodney Cash
"The school looks really good, and all the teachers are nice. The students are also great." - PMS student Collin Haman
A group of fifth graders is responsible for making sure Jordan Elementary gets its daily news.
Every day, students in the school's broadcasting crew take their places at the news desk to welcome students, let the school know what's on the menu for lunch, celebrate birthdays and more. With the help of JES teachers Tracy Hetrick and Holly Puryear, as well as technology teacher assistant Chelsey Stovall, students control the soundboard and the cameras.
"You get to spend time with friends, and we get to write the scripts," JES student Lila Fern said. "It's just really fun being on air."
A Page Middle sixth-grade teacher is making math engaging and fun.
Students in Nicole Jeglie's class participated in a math scavenger hunt on Friday, January 13. Various math problems were posted around the room, and each answer led groups to a new question.
"We're answering one-step equation problems," PMS student Camryn Dillard. "The scavenger hunt helps us practice, and it's really helpful. Ms. Jeglie just makes math fun."