This digital newsletter will be updated on a daily and weekly basis. New items will be added, just below the calendar. Scroll to the bottom to see all the ways you can stay connected to JRES through social media too!


16 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Learning Day

  • 17 - WCPS Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Warren Central High School
  • 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Program, 4:00 pm at Warren Central High School

21 - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • 14-25 - Yearbook Sales (each morning, 8:00-8:30 in gym) After this time, the yearbook may be ordered online through Feb. 28. See details below!
  • 22 - Blaze Pizza JRES Spirit Night, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Please take this flyer or show it on your phone when you order and JRES PTO will earn 20% of your order.
  • 29 - 100 Day of School! Our Rockets are 100 Days Smarter today!
  • 29 -Family STEM Night, 6:00 pm Plan now to attend as a family and enjoy fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities! This has become one of our very best family nights of learning together!


  • Feb. 21, 11:30-12:30 pm Internet Safety for Parents (Bring a sack lunch and come learn from the same retired detectives who are teaching our 5th graders about internet safety. 6th grade students heard the same presentation last school year.)
  • Feb. 22, Family Sweetheart Dance! PTO will sponsor this fun night again this year! Rocket students may bring their favorite adult sweetheart (dad, mom, grandparent, uncle, aunt, etc.) ! $5 per family to help cover funds for DJ and snacks!
Complete list of Important Dates for 2018-2019 (these dates may also be found on our JRES website.

PTO Spirit Shop is open each Friday during lunch hours

Lunch Menu Lunch Account Information

JRES Handbook Site (Please become familiar with our new handbook site for important information about all areas of our school.  Check out the new birthday suggestions before sending food treats this year too!)

Community Event Opportunities (including athletic camps, scouts, etc) - New Events are added regularly

Today's Leader Award

Mrs. Hannah Blankenship, 6th grade teacher, was highlighted on WBKO for Today's Leader. One of her previous students from last year nominated her for this award. We are very proud of Mrs. B and the student engagement she brings to her science classes.

You may view the clip HERE.


  • Morgan Robertson (6th grade) has earned a spot on the All District Honors Orchestra. Everyone is invited to attend the concert on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at WKU's Van Meter Hall.
  • Adriana Huggins (6th grade) is our JRES Spelling Bee Winner and will be competing at the district spelling bee event on Jan. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Bowling Green Junior High School.


4-6 pm, Saturday, January 19

Warren Central High School

Featuring a combined choir from all four middle schools!

This FREE Event is open to all WCPS families!

Dress Code Reminders

We realize many students received some beautiful new clothes for the holidays. We also realize midriff and off the shoulder styles are in fashion now. While some styles are great on the weekends, they may not be as appropriate for school. Please remember that we require that every student wear appropriate length shirts and students are not allowed to show their stomachs. This also applies to off the shoulder styles. We need all undergarments covered please. Thanks for your cooperation at home.

Want to Learn More About Why School Gets Closed for Weather?

  • Watch a fun, short video created by SWHS Spartan students on why and how the decision to cancel school for weather is made by Superintendent Clayton.
  • To learn more about inclement weather days, visit our website.
  • Students need to wear a coat every day in case we must go outside for emergency procedures.

Breakfast Menu Changes in January

Please note these changes in our WCPS published menu:

  • Monday, January 7, breakfast pizza will be served
  • Monday, January 14, pancake wrapped sausages will be served
  • Monday, January 28, breakfast pizza will be served

Yearbook Orders!

Here is how to order a yearbook. Remember we do not get many extra copies so we can't guarantee a book, unless it is ordered ahead of time.

  • Jan. 14-25 - Order in the mornings, 8:00-8:30 in the gym. ($25 ) Checks made payable to JRES.
  • Order online now through Feb. 28. ($25 plus small processing fee) Order at

Follow these steps, if ordering online:

  • Click Parents
  • Scroll to bottom - Go to New Pictavo Community
  • Enter 79132 for school code
  • Click Shop My School to make a purchase
  • Optional: On this site, you may also upload any photos you may have of your child's class or club activity. We can't promise all will be used but Mrs. Chick always reviews these and uses many of them.

Super Saturday Classes at WKU

  • Winter Super Saturdays will be offered the four Saturdays in February by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.
  • Classes feature minds-on and hands-on learning for first through eighth graders from 9:30 to noon.
  • Classes are limited to 16 students, and are filled in a first-come, first served basis.
  • The application is available to download at
  • Please email or call 270.745.6323 for additional information. Julia Roberts, Executive Director

2019-2020 School Calendar (next school year)

The WCPS Board of Education has voted on next year's school calendar.

Click HERE to view the calendar.

Ron Clark's 55 Essential Rules and 7 Habits

We focus on both of these character trait initiatives to help us become stronger scholars and citizens.

This week, ask your child about Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind, Have a Plan

Planning ahead and setting goals is an important part of the Leader in Me focus. Students are encouraged to do things that have meaning and make a difference. Being an important part of the classroom and contributing to our school’s mission and vision are key to success with this habit. We look for ways to be a good citizens.

Essential Rules:

  • Rule 26: Do not save seats in the dining room or morning meeting. If someone sits down, let him or her. Do not try to exclude anyone. We are a school family and we must treat one another with respect and kindness.

PTO has a their own website and would love for you to get involved this year. Please come and share your ideas at each of the monthly meetings. Check their website for lots of PTO related information.

PTO Meetings will at 6:00 p.m.

School Website

PTO Website

Twitter: @JresRockets


Facebook: @JRESrockets

It is the Mission of Jody Richards Elementary to begin with the end in mind to become college, career, and citizenship ready!