Beginning with the End in Mind!


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Van Winkle Elementary School's mission is to create a safe and positive environment where we all work together to enhance the growth and development of each other. We will be loved and guided with patience of reaching our dream of becoming life-long learners.


Principal: Stacey D. Hughes

Motto: Nobody does School like Van Winkle does School!

School Colors: Blue and white

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  • MCT Spirit Week                                      Our school is gearing up for MCT tests. We have studied and worked hard!! Now, we are ready to show them what we know.                                                                       
    Posted May 9, 2014, 8:42 AM by Van Winkle
  • Mayor Visit We were very pleased and excited to have our mayor come by for a visit after our mock election. Our students knew the right choice for mayor. Mr. Tony Yarber shared and motivated our students to continue striving to be the best "mam-a-jamma" possible!      
    Posted May 8, 2014, 9:18 AM by Van Winkle
  • JPS Launches Online Registration Process Jackson Public Schools is going paperless for the first time with online registration. To get started, parents or guardians must make an initial visit to the school in the child's attendance zone. Registration for new students continues through May 30, 2014. Registration for current JPS students will not begin until July 14, 2014. For more information, visit the JPS website (www.jackson.k12.ms.us) and click the Online Registration link. This initiative will make the whole process of getting a child registered in JPS easier on parents. Registration for new students began on April 7, 2014, and will continue until May 30, 2014. A new student is any student entering a JPS school for the first time. This ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 7:45 AM by Van Winkle
  • Barnhill Reserve Animal Visit We had a very exciting Monday this week. Animals from the Barnhill Reserve came for a visit and information session. Students and teachers also got an opportunity to hold a kangaroo, tortoise, and a python.                                    
    Posted Apr 22, 2014, 6:52 AM by Van Winkle
  • BOOK FAIR We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.   Our Scholastic Book Fair theme - Book Fair Fiesta: ¡Yo Quiero Libros! ¡Vamos a Leer! (I Want Books! Let's Go Read!) –surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.   Reading is vital to every child’s ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:06 PM by Van Winkle
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