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   Aug 11 2014
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   Aug 12 2014
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   Aug 13 2014
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   Aug 14 2014

  Welcome to James Island Elementary School!
Check out our teachers participating in STEM training!



In preparation for our focus next year JIES is working to get webcams installed in the outdoor classroom. We are using Donor's Choose to fund this.
Outdoor Classroom STEM Webcam It Project
If you know anyone who may want to help fund this project, please pass the link along! Thanks so much!


Have a wonderful summer!! Don't forget to READ - check out the For Students tab for reading logs, calendars and other helpful information "Reading Causes a Reaction!! and other Summer Reading! 


Check out the For Students tab for some AWESOME Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Events around Charleston!

art board
Congratulations to JIES for winning the art contest at the James Island Children's Commission Memorial Day Festival! It is on display at the James Island Town Hall! Great Job Mrs. Corbett and JIES Students!



Mrs. Sim and our 5th grade ukelele players were featured on LIVE 5 last week!
Check out our 5th graders playing ukelele on Live 5!

The SC Hospital Association, Coca Cola, CVS, and MUSC are challenging families in South Carolina to get active and eat healthy. Encourage your teachers, students, and families to join this healthy lifestyle program with free classes and expert advice and nutrition tips, using the handy online fitness tracker to earn points for your family. Enter daily activities and healthy habits to earn points and win prizes. This is a great way to kick off the summer staying healthy!

Register today! The Challenge ends July 10th!

Check out our school video!




Principal's Message
The James Island Elementary Family consists of a phenomenal faculty and staff who work collaboratively with our community creating a safe, unique and innovative place where all students are expected to learn. We are proud to be a school on a beautiful campus with three gardens, a large pond with outdoor classrooms and great learning spaces that facilitate a strong instructionally-based environment that engages students every day to strive beyond excellence.  

Deborah Davis-Fickling, Principal JIES

What's Happening

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