Programs and Activities

With an emphasis on literacy, math and real-world science, Jefferson students build a strong foundation in the core curriculum. To enhance student learning, specialists in music, art, and physical education work with students weekly. Below are additional programs and activities available at our school.

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Student Council Lead Schoolwide Food Drive

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English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Licensed ELL teachers provide classroom instruction and additional learning support for students who are non-native English speakers to ensure they acquire English proficiency.

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PACE Gifted and Talented Program
Jefferson provides a challenging extension of the classroom curriculum for students who have been identified as gifted and talented.  These activities are designed to challenge students with rigorous concepts and develop their skills in their area of giftedness.  The program also offers challenges for high ability students who are not identified as gifted.  Math Olympiad and High Ability Reading groups are just two of the many options.  PACE is one way our school meets the varying needs of our students.  Brad Washuleski is the resource teacher and contact person for the program.

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Special Education Services
The Sheboygan Area School District provides special education services for students who have been identified through an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Click here to learn more.

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Band
Beginning band is open to all 5th grade students. We offer instruction on flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone and combined percussion. Students receive one twenty minute lesson and one thirty minute full rehearsal per week.

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Orchestra
The strings program is open to 5th grade students. Students who participate in the strings program attend a weekly, small group lesson that is scheduled before school or during the school day. Instruments available for study are the violin, viola, cello, and string bass.

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After-School Program
Jefferson provides after school care to registered students (limited participation) which includes homework help, computer-based activities and structured games in the gym.

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Before-School Care
Jefferson provides before school care to a limited number of students on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Breakfast Program
Jefferson School provides its students with the opportunity to start their day out with a healthy breakfast before school.

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Geography Bee
All fourth and fifth grade students participate in the Geography Bee. A preliminary competition is held in the classrooms in December. The finalists from each classroom participate in the school competition in January. The main goal of this event is to raise student awareness and knowledge of geography. Ribbons are given. Medals are awarded to the three finalists

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Math Olympiad
Fourth and fifth grade students who have a high math ability are recommended by the classroom teacher to participate in Math Olympiad. Students apply learned skills to more complex math problems and practice higher level thinking skills. Each month they are given five multi-step problems to solve in a limited amount of time. At the end of five months medals and ribbons are awarded.

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Morning Readers Program
Jefferson School provides books and a quiet place to read in the morning before school.

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Pledge of Allegiance
Each morning the entire school recites the Pledge of Allegiance, led by a fifth grade student.

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Positive Behavior Reward Program
Jefferson Elementary School sponsors "Success Days" every quarter.  This is a reward program for students who receive no more than 1 disciplinary slip in a quarter. The school climate committee organizes the activities for the Success Day Program.

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Student Council
The Jefferson Student Council is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. The Council helps students develop leadership skills through a variety of school and community projects.

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