Shelby County Schools



 Jackson Elementary School 

Escuela Primaria Jackson

2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Escuela Nacional de Liston Azul del 2016

National Blue Ribbon Schools Announced

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2012 Tennessee Reward School

Escuela de Recompensa de Tennessee del 2012

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3925 Wales

Memphis, TN  38108

 416- 4222

          Fax 416- 4277           

Grades PK - 5

Grados Pre-k -5

School Hours 8:15 - 3:15

Horario Escolar: 8:15 - 3:15

Principal/Directora: Yolanda Heidelberg

 Click here for more information about Mrs. Heidelberg

Home of the Jackson Bulldogs

Casa de los Bulldogs de Jackson

Click here to view the TSIP

Beginning January 1, 2018 Handheld Phone Calls Illegal

Career Week

May 14-18  2018

Science Day 2018

May 7, 2018

Visual Arts and Music Day

March 29, 2018

Faculty Meeting

March 28, 2018


Read Across America

March 7, 2018

TN Ready Parent Meeting

March 5, 2018

Click here to see the video MVI_9066

Black History Program

February 28, 2018

Former Jackson Elementary Student Wins Competition

Valentine's Day Luncheon

February 14, 2018

Jackson Shooting Star Evvie McKinney

Click on the link to see former Jackson Elementary student and her success

Coffee with the Counselor

Topic:  TN Ready

February 5, 2018

Lunch with Dad

January 30, 2018

FedEx Donates Books to Jackson Library

January 30, 2018

Edible Comets

January 30, 2018

Ms Phipps 3rd grade class made edible comets during their study of the solar system

District Learning Day

January 2018

Holiday Program

December 2017

Donuts with Dad

December 11, 2017

Spelling Bee

December 8, 2017

Muffins with Moms

December 4, 2017

Thanksgiving Program

November 21, 2017

Science on Wheels

November 17, 2017

Fall Field Day

November 11, 2017

Honors Program

November 2, 2017

Hispanic-Latino Celebration

October 5, 2017

Coffee with the Counselor

September 11, 2017

Grandparent's Day

September 7, 2017

Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Character Day & Ice Cream Social

August 18, 2017

5th Grade Promotion

May 25, 2017

Green Team

May 24, 2017

Game Day

May 19, 2017

Honors Program

May 18, 2017

Career Week

May 15-19

Comedian Michael Colyar visits Jackson

May 12, 2017

Memphis in May:  A Salute to Columbia

May 12, 2017

Memphis in May International Festival sponsored a school performance by a group from Columbia.

Mad Scientist Day

May 11, 2017

A Day of Recogition

Nashville, Tn  April 21, 2017

Coffee with the Counselor

April 3, 2017

Healthy Choices with Ms. Jacobo

Visual Arts and Music Day

March 30, 2017

Family Reading, Math, and Science Day

March 3, 2017

Read Across America

March 2, 2017

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Jackson elementary participated by bringing together the community, children, and books.

Thank you to the volunteers that graciously took time out of their day to read to the children.

Black History Program

February 23, 2017

Black History Month

During the month of February, videos about famous African Americans are shown in the hallway near the office. Below, Ms. Gatson's class watches one of the videos.

Faculty Meeting

February 22, 2017

Analyzing common assessments


Valentine's Lunch with Mom

Comida con Mamá de San Valentín

February 14, 2017

El 14 de febrero del 2017

See the news clip fro WREG by clicking here

Jackson selected for District's 13 Expressions of Love Program Jackson fue seleccionada por el Programa del Distrito de las 13 Expresiones de Amor

February 14, 2017

The 13 Expressions of Love Program is an opportunity to build relationships between County Commissioners and the people they serve.  Commissioner Willie F. Brooks, Jr.  visited with classrooms and read to students. El Programa de las 13 Expresiones de Amor es una oportunidad para crear relaciones entre los Comisionados del Distrito y la gente a cuales ellos sirven. El Comisionador Willie F. Brooks, Jr. visito a las aulas de clase  y leyó a los estudiantes.

Black History Month

Mes de la Historia Afroamerica

February 2017

Febrero del 2017

Students view videos about famous African Americans and iconic moments in black history

Los estudiantes miran videos sobre Afroamericanos famosos y momentos icónicos  en la historia Afroamericana.

Faculty Meeting 

Analysis of Student Writing

February 8, 2017

Vertical Team and MAP Data Meetings

February 7, 2017

Coffee with the Counselor

February 6, 2017

Know Your Rights:  Speakers Casey Bryant with Latino Memphis and Maria Condori with CUUV

Willie Whistle Teaches Crossing Streets Safely

February 1, 2017

Please click here to watch the video presented to students.

Lunch with Dad

February 2, 2017

Faculty Meeting:  Triangulated Approach

January 25, 2017

Honors Program

January 19, 2017

Prescriptive Data

January 11, 2017

Teachers met to analyze their classroom data and create a plan to meet the needs of every student.

Coffee with the Counselor

January 9, 2017

Ms. Jacobo, UT Extension Office, leads parents in Zumba to start the new year with healthy choices.

Heidelberg University

December 19, 2016

Heidelberg University in Ohio sends congratulations for making a difference in the lives of students and for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. Click here to see the letter from Heidelberg University.

District Learning Day

December 19, 2016

Pajama Day and Holiday Talent Show

December 15, 2015

Vocabulary Parade

December 14, 2016

Christmas Program

December 13, 2016

 Muffins with Mom

December 12, 2016

Team Read Volunteer Tutoring Program

December 7, 2016

Team Read is a district program where community volunteers support students in their academic achievement. 

Coffee with the Counselor: A Healthy Lifestyle

Ms. Andrea Jacobo from the UT Extension office spoke about eating healthy and exercising.  See the video below to see a small sample of the exercise segment.

December 5, 2016

Video:  Click Here

Spelling Bee

November 30, 2016

Winner:  Guadaupe Nava was presented with a PS4 by Dove Family Dentistry.  Dr. Polk and Dr. Dove also presented Jesus and Noelia with an XBOX. 

Teacher Leader in Me:  TWAG

November 30, 2016

Video:  Click Here

Thanksgiving Program

November 22, 2016

National Blue Ribbon Celebration

November 17 2016

Skate Night

November 11, 2016

Donuts for Dad

October 31, 2016

Read for the Record

October 28, 2016

Honors Program

October 27, 2016

State Representative Antonio Parkinson Presents Proclamation

Mr. Parkinson presented a proclamation to Mrs. Heidelberg paying tribute to Jackson Elementary for being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. 

October 20, 2016

Please click her to see the presentation  IMG_1631.MOV

Latin American Heritage Day

October 20, 2016

Field Day

October 7, 2016

IStation Professional Development

October 5, 2016

Teachers Observe Peers Teaching Standard 6

October 5-6, 2016

K-5 teachers focused on one standard for a week to see the progression and alignment. 

IStation Professional Development

October 5, 2016

Coffee with the Counselor

October 4, 2016

Parent Data Meetings

September 27-29, 2016

Community Support

September 19, 2016

Dr. Carol Johnson visited Jackson Elementary on Monday to offer community support.

Character Day

September 9, 2016

Grandparents Day

September 8, 2016

Ice Cream Social

August 12, 2016

Students in 1-5 Attend Mock Writing Sessions

August 8-12

Faculty Meeting

August 17, 2016

Students Return with Summer Projects

August 8, 2016

Open House

August 4, 2016


August 1-5, 2016

Jackson Parents Speak on Panel

July 23, 2016

Jackson Elementary parents speak on a panel at New Leaders for New Schools with former superintendent of MCS, Dr. Carol Johnson about culture and climate with Latino families.

Fifth Grade Promotion

May 26, 2016

Mrs. Geater - 27 Years of Service

Happy Retirement

May 25, 2016

Game Day

May 20, 2016

Honors Program

May 19, 2016

Career Day

May 18, 2016

Mad Scientist Day

May 13, 2016

Auxiliary Staff Day

May 11, 2016

Teacher Appreciation

May 10, 2016

Principal of the Day

May 6, 2016

Angel Crisanto and Angela Guiterrez served as principal of the day

Well Child 100% Club


Representatives from Georgia Pacific and the Pink Palace observed first graders as they learned about microscopes.  Students viewed a variety of objects through the microscopes.

April 20, 2016

Litter Free School

Escuela libre de basura

Memphis CIty Beautiful recognized Jackson as a litter free school.  Jabber Blabber made a special appearance to congratulate everyone.

Memphis ciudad hermosa reconocio a la escuela Jackson como una escuela donde no hay basura. Jabber Bladder hizo una aparicion especial para felicitar a todos.

April 19, 2016

Honors Program

Programa de honores

April 7, 2016

Coffee with the Counselor

Cafe con el consejero

April 4, 2016

Tasha Jones conducted a follow-up parent meeting on parent engagement. Healthy choices was the main topic of discussion.  Afterwards, parents took a tour of our learning garden to see the vegetables their children planted last month.

Tasha Jones condujo una segunda junta de padres para hablar sobre la participacion en la escuela.  Deciciones saludables fue la discucion principal.  Despues los padres tomaron una visita a el jardin de aprendisaje para ver las verduras que los estudiantes plantaron el mes pasado.

Musical and Visual Arts Day

Musical Visual dia del Arte

Native American Culture/ Cultura Nativa-Americana

March 31, 2016

Beat that Test!

March 10, 2016

Students received encouraging words from teachers, the principal, and our Board Commisioner, Ms. Jones

Read for the Record

March 9, 2016

Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dance

February 11, 2016

Lunch with Mom

Almuerzo con mama

February 8, 2016

febrero 8, 2016

TN Ready Pep Rally

Porras para el examen TNReady

February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

Reading, Math,and Science Day

Dia de Lectura y matematicas y ciencia

February 5,2016

5 de febrero del 2016

Lunch with Dad

Almuerzo con papa

January 26, 2016

26 de enero del 2016

Coffee with the Counselor

Cafe con el consejero sobre las finanzas


January 11, 2016

Faculty Meeting

junta de la facultad

Active shooter training with Captain McEwen

entredador con el capitande entrenamiento McEwen

January 6, 2016

Professional Development

Crecimiento Profesional

January 4, 2016

Pajama Day and Winter Talent Fest

Dia de las pajamas y Talento del invierno

December 17, 2015

Vocabulary Parade

Desfile del vocabulario

December 16, 2015

Holiday Program

Programa de Navidad

December 15, 2015

Muffins with Mom

Muffins con mama

December 14, 2015

Coffee with the Counselor

December 7, 2015

A Tennessee School Safety Mentor spoke on family readiness during a disaster.

Spelling Bee and Celebration for Dr. Dove

December 2, 2015

Spelling Bee winner:  Crystian Valdez, 2nd Place:  Daniel Hurtado, 3rd Place - Leslie Molina

Thanksgiving Program

Grades k-2 presented the Thanksgiving program

November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Party

Each family in attendance received a free turkey and participated in games and activities. This event was sponsored by Life Church.

November 22, 2015

PTO Skate Night

November 10, 2015

Honors Program

November 9, 2015

Playhouse on the Square:  Junie B. Jones

October 27, 2015

Governor Haslam Offers Congratulations on NAEP Scores

El gobernador Haslam da las felicitaciones sobre los resultados NAEP

October 2015

Donuts with Dad

October 26, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Day

October 23, 2015

Read for the Record

October 22,2015

Coffee with the Counselor

Cafe con el consejero

October 5, 2015

Fifth Grade Parent Meeting

Junta de padres de quinto

September 29, 2015

Fourth Grade Parent Meeting

junta de padres de cuarto

September 28, 2015

Field Day

Dia de campo

September 25, 2015

Third Grade Parent Meeting

junta de tercero

September 24, 2015

Second Grade Parent Meeting

junta de segundo

September 23, 2015

First Grade Parent Meeting

junta de primero

September 22, 2015

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

junta de kinder

September 21, 2015


September 18, 2015

Coffee with the Counselor

cafe con el consejero

September 14, 2015

Character Day

Dia del personaje

September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Grandparents Day

Dia de los abuelos

September 10, 2015

Volunteer Tutor

voluntarios tutoros

August 28, 2015

Mr. Allen, coowner of Smoothie King, works with fifth grade students

ESL Parent Meeting

junta de padres de ESL

August 28, 2015

Open House

Casa abierta

August 25, 2015

Read, Read, Read

leer, leer, leer

August 14, 2015

Mock Writing


August 14, 2015

Summer Projects

projectos de verano

August 10, 2015

Teacher as Leader

maestros como lideres

August 5, 2015

High TCAP Scores

resultados de TCAP

August 6, 2015

Teacher Professional Development

Dia Profesional de crecimiento

August 3, 2015

Lunch with Mom

almuerzo con mama

February 13, 2015

Coffee with the Counselor

Cafe con el consejero

February 2, 2015



Officers from the Community Outreach Program volunteer as tutors

Oficiales del Programa del Alcance a la comunidad como tutores

Curiosity Day

Dia de curiosidad

January 30, 2015



Thank you Kirbi Tucker for volunteering as a tutor!

Gracias a Kirby Tucker por ser voluntaria como tutora!

Lunch with Dad

Almuerzo con papa

January 27, 2015

Volunteer Tutor

Tutor voluntario

January 21, 2015

Mrs. Harvey, an Alpha Kappa Alpha member, volunteers weekly as a tutor.

La sra Harvey, un miembro de Kappa alpha es voluntaria como tutora semanalmente

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Celebracion del dia de Marthin Luther King

January 21, 2015

The celebration was held at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.  Students attending the function won an essay writing contest.

La celebracion fue en Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. Los estudiantes asistieron a la funcion de la competencia del ensayo de escritura.

Mr. Shorb, CEO of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, and Mayor Wharton are pictured with students.

El Sr. Shorg, CEO de Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare y el alcalde Wharton estan en las fotos con los estudiantes.

Teacher as Leader

El maestro como lider

January 14, 2015

Math Follow-Up by Ms. Rivers, Mrs. Cummings, Ms. Todd

Pajama Reading Day

Dia de Lectura en pijamas

December 18, 2014

Vocabulary Parade

Desfile del vocabulario

December 17, 2014

Christmas Program

Programa de Navidad

Muffins for Moms

Muffins para las madres

December 15, 2014

Student Recognition

Reconocimiento a los estudiantes

December 12, 2014

Students earning Proficient or Advanced in Math or Language Arts on Discovery Test B received special recognition from the principal.  Students are also awarded an out-of-uniform pass.

Los estudiantes que califican a nivel o avanzado en matemáticas o literatura en la pueba Discovery B recibieron un reconocimiento de la directora. Los estudiantes también recivieron un pase de premio en no vestirse en uniforme.


Parents View Student Data Notebooks

Los padres revisan los cuadernos de datos de los estudiantes

December 10, 2014

Teacher as Leader

Maestros como lideres

December 10, 2014

Writing Workshop - Ms. Wilbern, Mrs. Morris, and Mrs. Burnette

No Uniform Day Awarded

Premios para no vestir uniforme

December 5, 2014

Students are being awarded out-of-uniform days as a motivation to try thier best.  This award can be earned by returning homework, scoring proficient on assessments, or excelling in writing class.

Los estudiantes están siendo otorgados dias de no vestir uniformes como una motivación para intentar hacer lo mejor. Este premio se puede ganado mediante la devolución de la tarea, anotando dominio en las evaluaciones, o sobresalir en la clase de escritura.

SCS Board of Education Member Visits Jackson

Los miembros de la mesa directiva de educacion de SCS visitan a la escuela Jackson

December 3, 2014

Teresa Jones, SCS Board Chairman, visited several classrooms with principal Mrs. Heidelberg.

Teresa Jones, presidente de la mesa directiva visito varios salones de clase con la directora, sra. Heidelberg

Thanksgiving Program

Programa de dar gracias

November 25, 2014



November 20, 2014

Teacher as Leader - Science

Maestros como lideres- ciencia

Presenters: Ms. Wilson & Ms. Golden

November 19, 2014

Spelling Bee

Certamen de ortografía

November 18, 2014

JCAP Pep Rally

reunión de JCAP

November 14, 2104

Intervention with I-Ready

Intervencion con I-Ready

November 12, 2013

Prescriptive Data K-2

Informacion de k-2

November 4, 2014

Coffee with the Couselor

Cafe con el consejero

December 2014

Stranger Danger

November 24, 2014

November 3, 2014

Teacher as Leader Sessions

Secion de maestros como lideres

Presenters:  Mrs. Cummings, Ms. Rivers, Ms. Todd, Mrs. Burnette, Ms. Roberts

October 29, 2014

Ice Cream Social

social de nieve

October 30, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Semana del liston rojo

October 27-31

Read for the Record

Leer para el record

October 21, 2014

TCAP Parent Information Sessions

seciones de informacion de TCAP para los padres

October 20-28, 2014

Honors Program

Programa de honores

October 16, 2014

Prescriptive Data Workshop

Taller de informacion

October 15, 2014

Coffee with the Counselor

Cafe con el consejero

October 13, 2014

Mr. Miranda spoke to parents about breast cancer awareness.

El señor Miranda hablo con los padres sobre conocimients sobre el cancer


Grandparents Day

Día de los abuelos

September 4, 2014

Character Day

Día del personaje

Open House

Casa abierta

August 19, 2014

Parents visited their child's classroom where teachers conducted presentations.  Parents also visited booths where they obtained information on homework, healthy snacks, health services through Methodist Hospital, weekend bags from Life Church, and library card information. A drawing was held where two students won bikes.

Los padres visitaron el salon de clase y se llevaron a cabo presentaciones.  Los padres tambien visitaron las mesas donde obtuvieron informacion sobre la tarea, meriendas saludables, servicios sociales con el hospital Methodista, bolsas de fin de semana de la iglesia Life Church e información sobre tarjetas para la biblioteca. Una loteria donde dos estudiantes se ganaron dos bicibletas.

Parent Meeting

Junta de padres

August 11, 2014

Mock Writing

Talleres de escritura

1st and 2nd Grade August 6, 2014

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Mock Writing

Taller de escritura de grados 3ro, 4o y 5o

August 7, 2014

Dr. Carol Johnson, former MCS Superintendent, Visits Jackson

La Dra Carol Johnson Ex-superentendiente, visita a la escuela Jackson

August 4, 2014

Students Return with Summer Projects August 4, 2014

Estudiantes regresan con los proyectos de verano, cuatro de agosto, 2014

Teachers Return

July 28, 2014

Teachers attended several professional development sessions.  Ms. Wilbern and Mrs. Burnette lead a writing workshop.  Mrs. Mitchell presented information on SRSD. Teachers received information on TEM 4.0, counseling services, literacy, and completed a data dig.

Los maestros asistieron a varias sesiones profesionales de crecimiento profesional.  La señorita Wilbern y la señora Burnette dirigen estos entrenamientos.  La señora Mitchel presento información sobre SRSD. Los maestros recibieron información sobre TEM 4.0, servicios en consejería, literatura y terminar información sobre datos de excavaciones.

2013-2014 School Year Ends

Termina el ano escolar 2013-2014

Fifth Grade Promotion

Promocion de quinto grado

May 22, 2014

Garden Dedication

Dedicación del jardin

In Honor of Sonja Crumble

En honor a Sonja Crumble

May 21, 2014

Game Day

Dia de Juego

May 16, 2014

Career Day

Día de profesiones

May 15, 2014

Honors Program

Programa de honores

May 13, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Apreciación para los maestros

May 12, 2014

Transition Day

Día de Transición

May 12, 2014

Spring Concert

Concierto de primavera

May 9, 2014

Auxiliary Staff Day

Día Auxiliar para el personal

May 7, 2014

TCAP and SAT 10 Salad Spring Feast

Festival de ensalada de la primavera TCAP y SAT

May 5, 2014

TCAP Ice Cream Social

Social de Nieve de TCaP

May 2, 2014

Students Win Principal for the Day

Estudiantes ganan Principal por un día

April 28, 2014

Terry Mitchell, Dariana Gonzales, Latavion Gaither, Giselle Rodriguez, and Cortaveon Stephens served a day as principal.  They won this prize during TCAP question week.


TCAP Pep Rally

April 25, 2014

Prizes given during the pep rally included:  school supplies, a new backpack, money, and a scooter.

Pep Talk from Life Church

April 25, 2014

Members from Life Church spoke during the pep rally to encourage students to do their best on the TCAP.  Afterwards, they worked to ensure our school looked exceptional.

Prize Winner

Keshun Tuggle wins an autographed basketball for his focus and concentration while preparing for TCAP.

TCAP Proctoring Meeting

April 24, 2014

TCAP Spirit Week

April 21-25

TCAP Ice Cream Social

April 17, 2014

Egg Hunt

April 17, 2014

Professional Development

April 2, 2014

Coffee with the Counselor

TCAP Tips for Parents

April 7, 2014

Sock Hop

March 28, 2014

TCAP Prep Night

March 27, 2014

Honors Program

Programa de honores

March 27, 2014

See the Principal's List Honorees below.  For more photos click here

Mirar la lista de la directora de honores abajo. Para mas fotos oprima arriba

Coffee with the Counselor Meeting:  Affordable Care Act

Junta de cafe con el consejero: Ley de Assistencia Accesible

March 24, 2014

Mr. Lewis, with Blue Cross, gave parents information on the Affordable Care Act.  Parents were also given the opportunity to register online.  Mr. Miranda was present to answer questions.  Ms. Price and Ms. Anderson opened the meeting with information about TCAP and tutoring.

El sr. Lewis con Blue Cross les dio a los padres informacion sobre la Ley de Assistencia Accesible. Los padres tambien tuvieron la oportunidad de registrarse por linea. El sr. Miranda estuvo presente para contestar preguntas. La srita Price y sra. Anderson comenzaron la junta con informacion de TCAP y tutoria.

   TCAP Pop It

March 19, 2014

Read Across America

March 7, 2014

Professional Development for Teachers

February 14, 2014

Ms. Peete presented a lesson on TEACH 5 and Mr. Gooch presented websites to enhance classroom lessons. 

Mother's Valentine Luncheon

February 14, 2014

Formative Assessment II Pep Rally

February 7, 2014

Family Reading, Math, and Science Night

February 6, 2014

Saturday Writing Class

February 1, 2014


January 28, 2014

Mr. Rafael Miranda and Ms. Biridiana Boiso from Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare (pictured left) and Dr. and Mrs. Mose Walker (pictured right) received a certificate of appreciation for volunteering as tutors. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the school at


Are You Curious?

Curiousity Day  January 24, 2014

100th Day Celebration

January 2013

Parent Meeting on Upcoming Writing Assessment

January 17, 2013

Parents received information about the upcoming TCAP writing assessment.  They were able to view various websites and received information about Saturday Writing Workshops at Jackson.  Please visit the MIST website and other sites available on our resources page.


January 10, 2014

Mrs. Heidelberg presented a certificate of appreciation to Audrey Bonner for her time as a volunteer tutor.  She gives up her personal time to tutor students and we thank her for her time and dedication.

Professional Development

January 6, 2014

Teachers completed a common core reflection activity which included their plan of achieving the goal of increasing scores by 10%.  Ms. Peete, Performance Improvement Team (PIT) member, presented information on TEACH 5:  Strategies that develop higher-level thinking skills which is part of the TEM 3.0 teacher evaluation.

Inclusive Schools Week

December 2-6

Superintendent Hopson visits Jackson Elementary

October 18, 2013

El Superintendente de SCS Hopson visita la escuela primaria Jackson

Prescriptive Data

October 30, 2013

Teachers in grades 3-5 analyzed student data to create a plan of action.  Teachers used the information to complete a guaranteed wellness form.  Ms White, from NE area office, was present for part of the meeting.

2nd Grade Parent Meeting

December 9, 2013

Parents reviewed the 2nd grade SDIS and viewed data outside the classroom.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

November 13, 2013

Parents of prek and kindergarten parents met to discuss information and strategies to improve the learning of their child(ren).  Parents transitioned to the computer lab to view sites to help their child practice reading and math skills.

October 21, 2013

Teachers presented information on literacy and math goals based on SDIS.  Mrs. Heidelberg spoke about the Superintendent's literacy goal and strategies the school is using to improve literacy.  Parents were given a hands-on opportunity to participate in a literacy activity that can be used at home with their child(ren). 

International Festival

October 18, 2013

Common Core Study Groups

November 13-14, 2013

October 23-24, 2013

October 16, 2013

Jackson Students to Learn Chinese

September 25, 2013

Members of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis will be teaching students about the culture of China including the language, arts, money, and many other aspects.  Students will participate in this during the after care program at school.  Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Heidelberg met with the director and assistant director of the program, Mr. Yang and Mrs. Jackson, to discuss details of the program which will begin next week.

Common Core Bulletin Boards

District Learning Day

September 20, 2013


September 18, 2013

Ms. Perkins, Ms. McCoy, and Mr. Sharp, MLGW employees, volunteer their time as tutors at Jackson Elementary.  They work with fifth grade students.

Professional Learning Communities

September 12, 2013

Ms. Pugh, Science Instructional Advisor, attended PLC sessions.  Mrs. Heidelberg and Ms. Anderson presented information on SDIS, an action plan teachers create after analyzing data. 

TCAP Conference

September 11, 2013

Students new to Jackson met with various teachers to discuss strategies on improving their assessment scores.

Parent Information Sessions

During parent information sessions, teachers present grade level expectations, assessment information, and activities for parents to use in assisting their children with learning.  Ms. Anderson presented common core information.  Mrs. Heidelberg spoke about the new security wand that will be used as students enter the building.  The wand is a device that detects hidden objects with metal and is being used for increased safety measures.

Kindergarten:  September 9, 2013

Grandparents Day

September 4, 2013

Ms. Zelma Hall ( pictured above), age 96, was present at the Grandparents Day Luncheon.  We would like to thank her and all of the grandparents for supporting our school. 

Write Like Your Hair is on Fire

August 28, 2013

Fifth grade students attended a common core writing session on narrative writing.  The session entitled, Write Like Your Hair is on Fire, was presented by Ms. Wilbern and Ms. Meeder.

Ice Cream Social and TCAP Celebration

August 23, 2013

Students enjoyed ice cream and a movie as part of the back-to-school ice cream social.  Students scoring proficient or advanced on the TCAP, attended a celebration which included pizza, chips, drinks, ice cream, and a movie.  Students were rewarded for their success on the TCAP.

Character Day

August 23, 2013

Students, faculty, and staff dressed as their favorite book or movie character.  Characters paraded throug the halls of the school and then met in the cafeteria for a special presentation by author Alice Faye Duncan.  Special guests from Curriculum and Instruction, Mr. Goforth and Mr. Barrett, spoke during the event. 

Volunteers from GCA

August 21, 2013

Volunteers from GCA will spend 2 days a week tutoring students.  Mr. Thomas, Mr. Cadet, Ms. Avery, and Ms. Johnson graciously give their time each week to assist our students in meeting their learning goals.

Open House & Informational Fair

August 20, 2013

Parents visited classrooms where teachers presented information and helpful hints for the year. 

Community Member Volunteers Their Time

August 13, 2013

Ms. Easterwood was presented with a certificate of appreciation, by Mrs. Heidelberg, for her tutoring services.  Ms. Easterwood is with Methodist Hospital and tutors Jackson Elementary students each week as part of the community tutoring program in place at the school.

Parent Orientation

August 12, 2013

Parents received beneficial information on assisting their students in the learning process.  Ms. Pena, a parent, shared her parental experiences about her involvement witht the teachers and staff of Jackson Elementary. Ms. Price presented information on common core and parenting tips.  Ms. Wilbern spoke about ESL (English as a Second Language) and reviewed the writing rubric for fifth grade assessment.  The PLC coach, Ms. Anderson, invited parents to the Title One meeting on August 20th.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Mock Writing

August 9, 2013

Students in grades 4 and 5 attended the first mock writing session for the school year.

Summer Projects

Students returned to school on August 5th with their completed summer projects.

Registration Meeting

Mrs. Heidelberg met with support teachers to discuss registration procedures.  Ms Routen was present as an observer.

TEM 3.0 Training

Teachers received training on the updated teacher evaluation system.  Teachers analyzed the rubric to locate common core connections as well as become familiar with the indicators on professionalism. 


July 30, 2013

Teachers Return

July 29, 2013

Principal, Yolanda Heidelberg, motivated teachers with her Orchestrating Attitudes presentation.  She discussed strategies teachers can employ to improve student performance.

July 22, 2013

Ms. Anderson met with new teachers prior to the 2013-14 school year.

Fifth Grade Promotion Program

May 21, 2013

We wish you well as you transition to middle school.

The Wizard of Oz

Directed by Ms. Wilbern

May 16, 2013

Honors Program

May 14, 2014

Game Day

May 13, 2013

Summer Packets

May 13, 2013

Summer packets include homework in math, reading, and science and is based on the common core standards.  All students in Pre-k thru 4th grade must complete a packet this summer and return it on the first day of school in August.  The packet will count as their first homework grade in the 2013-14 school year.  Pictured below are parents picking up their child's packet:

Common Core PLC

May 8, 2013

Mr. McCarthy visited Jackson Elementary to view how we conduct common planning time.  Teachers met to discuss common core.

Faculty and Staff Day

May 7 & 8, 2013

Transition Day

May 6, 2013

Students visited a classroom of the grade level they will be entering during the 2013-14 school year.  Fifth grade students met in the cafeteria where counselors from Craigmont Middle School spoke about middle school.

Jackson Elementary in the Commercial Appeal

Below is the photo and caption that was printed in the April 30, 2013 edition of the Commercial Appeal

Jackson Elementary student Jan Carlos, left, gets a birdy smooch as he and fellow second grader Mariana Flores get a close look at some of the tropical birds that bird trainer Francisca Andrade brought to their school Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, for Jackson's career day. Over thirty different professions were represented at the 18th annual event including dentists, bankers, engineers and police officers, but the bird trainer and her five affectionate birds were particularly popular.  (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)

Photo by Jim Weber

Jackson Elementary student Jan Carlos, left, gets a birdy smooch as he and fellow second grader Mariana Flores get a close look at some of the tropical birds that bird trainer Francisca Andrade brought to their school Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, for Jackson's career day. Over thirty different professions were represented at the 18th annual event including dentists, bankers, engineers and police officers, but the bird trainer and her five affectionate birds were particularly popular. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)

Annual Chorus Musical

May 1, 2013

The Jackson Chorus took us on an adventure as we visited various countries through music.  The chorus is led by Mr. Orland.

Career Day

April 30, 2013

Students dressed in their desired career attire on Career Day.  Members of the community shared information about their careers.

TCAP Spirit Week and TCAP Pep Rally

April 16-19, 2013

16th:  Attack the TCAP, 17th:  Put on your thinking caps, 18th:  Rock that test, 19th:  Beat that test


Saturday TCAP Session

April 6, 2013

TCAP Prep Session

March 21, 2013

Honors Program

March 21, 2013

For more photos of this event, visit our activities page

ThinkShow 2013

March 7, 2013

A special thank you to all of our jurors!

5th Grade Capstone Projects

TCAP/CRA Information Sessions

March 4-7

Parents attended information sessions to gain information about TCAP and CRA.

Read Across America

March 1, 2013

Students celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Friday March 1st.  Community members read a variety of books to students.  In the afternoon, students enjoyed a presentation by Rondal McDonald.


Valentine Lunch with Mom

February (Febrero) 14, 2013

Almuerzo de Valentine con mamás

 Our cafeteria was filled to capacity as students enjoyed having lunch with their moms, aunts, and grandmothers.  The line was long but it was worth the wait!

Book Study

February 13, 2013

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction:  Ideas for Incorporating CCSS

by Laura Pinto, Stephanie Spares, and Laura Driscoll

Teachers created remodeled lessons using common core strategies from the book and presented these strategies.

Mock Writing Prek - First Grade

Februrary 8, 2013


February 1, 2013

Students in grades 3-5 that complete their homework daily, including weekend homework, received a surprise celebration.  Drawings were held and the winners received new backpacks full of school supplies.  A monetary prize was also awarded.  These students found that hard work pays off!


Irreplaceable Award Recipients

Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Wilbern, and Mrs. Morris

TCAP Writing Session

January 2013

After Mrs. Heidelberg spoke to parents, teachers Golden, Brown, Wilbern, and Washington presented information to parents about the upcoming TCAP writing test.  Students worked with their parents to score recently written papers.

College DoorsPuertas de Universidades

All classroom doors are decorated to represent the college attended by the teacher.  This brings awareness of various universities.  The display corresponds to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards to prepare students for college.

Las puertas de los salones estan decoradas para representar la Universidad que el profesor atendió. Esto trae atencion de varias universidades. Las muestras corresponden a (CCR) para preparar a los estudiantes para la Universidad.

Common Core Bulletin Boards

Boletin informativo "preparando a los estudiantes para la Universidad y Profesiones"

Reward School


Each teacher was presented with a certificate of excellence and enjoyed lunch at a special celebration.

Cada maestra recibió un certificado de excelencia y disfrutaron de una comida en una celebración especial.



Summer Reading List

H1N1 Information     


Kingian Non-Violence Committee

Comité de No-Violencia Kingian


         Martin Luther King, Jr. 

                                                                                      Kingian Nonviolence

               Click here to see the Six

                 Principlesof Kingian






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