Principal's Message


Mr. Fuhrman speaks with a students about what she is learning.


On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to welcome you to Jere Whitson Elementary School. Our goal at Jere Whitson is to provide every student the opportunity to obtain the best education possible. We will not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color or national origin. We have high expectations of our students and stress to each of them that they can and will succeed.

Our school motto is, "Let's prove we care at JWES!" We want our students, teachers, staff, and families to exemplify this in a number of ways:

1) Let's prove we care by being present and prepared for school. Every child's family must help your child(ren) to attend school on time every day possible.

2) Let's prove we care by putting forth our best effort in our academic pursuits. Every child's family can help to support our children by reading with them, communicating with teachers about student progress, and offering multiple opportunities for our students to learn, both during the scheduled school day and beyond.

3) Let's prove we care by demonstrating our love for one another. Children need to be loved and appreciated. Through a clear and consistent demonstration of love by our teachers and staff in addition to that shown by our student's families and students to one another, students will be able to grow both academically and socio-emotionally in a safe, supportive environment.

4) Let's prove we care by being actively involved in our school family. The strength of our school is a product of our investment in it, not simply in the form of a financial investment, but an investment of time, energy, and our talents to create enduring positive relationships for our children.

We will continue in our efforts to inculcate the values delineated in our daily character pledge in every member of the Jere Whitson Elementary family, and we will observe school-wide expectations for our exemplary behavior to reinforce these ideals.

I am excited to continue as part of the Jere Whitson Elementary family and look forward to serving our students and families in the spirit of the eternal love that has been shown to me. Please join me in demonstrating how much we care for and love our children by committing to care all year long with a love that overcomes the challenges we may face each and every day.

Sincerely with love,
Thomas Fuhrman
Jere Whitson Elementary School Principal

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