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WJES Hour of Code

Students coding
Walter Jackson students go coding crazy! Click the title to see how our school participated in the Hour of Code.

New Austin and Decatur High Schools Furniture Package

New Austin and Decatur High Schools Furniture Package Featured Photo
Our two new high schools are going up around town! You may have seen renderings of what the outside of the buildings will look like, but now you can see more of what it will be like inside through the furniture package that's planned.

Decatur’s Biggest Outdoor Classroom Gets a Boost

Decatur’s Biggest Outdoor Classroom Gets a Boost Featured Photo
Thanks to the generous donation of $30,000 from Indorama Ventures, Wetland’s Edge Environmental Center (WEEC) is able to continue a free, nationally recognized outdoor classroom experience for 8,600 students of Decatur City Schools.

Veteran's Day, 2017

Veteran's Day, 2017 Featured Photo
Walter Jackson students and teachers hosted a Veteran's Day program to thank the men and women who serve our country.

PE Wins Grant!

PE Wins Grant! Featured Photo
PE teacher, Mrs. Cater, won a $10,000 grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to support the physical education program at WJES.

Events Calendar

In The Spotlight

Spelling Bee

School Spotlight

Walter Jackson Elementary will begin its classroom Spelling Bees on Monday, Dec. 4. The Spelling Bees will last until Wed., Dec. 6. Classroom teachers will sign up for a time to come to the library for Mr. McDonald to administer the Spelling Bees. Please contact your child's classroom teacher for specific date and time. Mr. McDonald will give students who progress to the grade-level and school Spelling Bees with information they will need.
Spelling Bee words were passed out before Thanksgiving. If your student needs additional copies, please see Mr. McDonald in the library.
PTO Spotlight Image

PTO Spotlight

PTO will hold a Santa Shop in the library from Dec. 12-14. Students will be able to buy small items that make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family. All money raised from the Santa Shop will support PTO school initiatives which include technology, books, fields trips, classroom supplies, and other school needs.
Decaur City Schools Foundation
Decatur Youth Symphony
UA Early College A
Decatur Utilities