Please take a moment and consider joining our Relay for Life team - registration is free and you will receive a Relay t-shirt prior to the walk.




Upcoming Events



3rd Grade Parent Meeting for Read to Achieve Requirements -- 2/2(Tuesday) -- 9:15 am and 4:00 pm in the Media Center

3rd Grade Parents--Click Here for Information on Read to Achieve Requirements


Jump Rope for the Heart -- 2/3(All Day)

Click here for more Information


Grades 3-5 Award Ceremonies -- 2/5(Friday)

 3rd Grade -- 12:00 pm

 4th Grade -- 1:00 pm

5th Grade -- 9:00 am


PTO Meeting/4th Grade Recorder Performance -- 2/9(Tuesday) -- 6:30 pm


Relay for Life Valentine's Day Dance -- 2/12(Friday)--2:30-3:45 pm


Spelling Bee Competition -- 2/19(Friday) -- 8:30 am


Progress Reports Go Home -- 2/23(Tuesday)


Early Release Day -- 2/24(Wednesday) -- 11:15 am


Read Across America Week -- 2/29-3/4


Duke Energy Science and Performing Arts Night -- 3/1



Onslow County Science Olympiad

16 schools in Onslow County participated in this year's Science Olympiad. There were 19 events and about 1,000 students grades 1-5 that competed. We had 13 students represent JCeS TeAm AuSOMn. (Periodic Table of Elements abbreviation).

Coach: Cheryl Ryba

Assistant Coaches: Jackie Jack and Melissa Skourdolis.


Here are our winners for Science Olympiad: 

Keira Ryba 3rd Place: 3,2,1 Blast Off

Adja Riouf, Jack Mifflin, Ethan Suggs 2nd Place: STEM Design Challenge

Angelina Lopez, Jack Mifflin 2nd Place: Marshmallow Catapult

Isabel Baysden, Ayden Thomas 2nd Place: Fossil Frenzy

Isabel Baysden, Mika Gilger, Keira Ryba: 1st Place: Science Sketchers

Julian Rojas: 1st Place: First in Flight


Other participating JCE Students: Annalise Staley, Terren Burley, Antonia Romano, and Reina Lopez (absent during competition but came to every practice).


Out of 16 schools, JCE captured 5th place overall and has a trophy to display in the case!

For more information about the Science Olympiad in North Carolina, please visit 


5th Grade DARE Graduation

All 5th grade students were graduated today in the DARE program delivered by the Jacksonville Police Department.  Students were in a 10 week course conducted by Officer Wagner of the JPD.  Students were taught content including dealing with stress, decision making, peer pressure, drug resistance and much more!  Today marked the ceremony where students received DARE certificates.  Congratulations to the 5th grade students for all their hard work along with a big THANK YOU to Office Wagner for his continued support here at JCE!


Christmas Cheer Food Drive


Students have been bringing in food items for the Christmas Cheer program this past week here at JCE.  Individual classrooms and grade levels were competing on bringing in the most food items for the program!  A big congratulations to the entire school for bringing in 2,505 items!  The winning classroom was Mrs. Chase-Mapp with the 1st grade also being the grade level that brought in the most goods!  Awesome job JCE!


Science and Engineering Fair


5th grade students competed in the Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, Dec. 4th.  Students conducted experiments, formed hypothesis, analyzed data, and presented their outcomes to a number of judges which included the STEM Academy students from Northside High School.  The 5th grade students did an excellent job putting together their presentations and research!  We would like to congratulate all the participating students for a job well done!


Here were the finalists!

First Place: Jenna Hewes

Second Place: Flora Castle

Third Place: Jack Mifflin


Honorable Mentions:

Lydia Shepard

Ashlyn Hansen

Alana Bomar 




Student Tardies


In the interest of our students, we are trying to lower the amount of tardy students here at Jacksonville Commons Elementary.  We are asking students and parents to be more aware of when students are arriving on campus in order to ensure students are receiving the maximum amount of instructional time with their teachers.  When students arrive past 7:15, we have some procedures in place:


1)  We are asking parents or guardians to come into the building and check their student in


2)  Phone calls will be made keeping parents and guardians informed when a student is tardy along with the number thus far during the current school year


3)  Classes who have the least amount of overall weekly tardies will receive an incentive




We are also Score Boarding weekly tardy counts in our front lobby.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to come take a look and stay informed on how the entire school fairing.




Thanksgiving Celebration 

We would like thank all the Cafeteria Staff, our JCE PTO, Student Leaders, and Staff Members who helped make the JCE Thanksgiving Celebration a wonderful and enjoyable event!  It was great to gather as a school community along with welcoming JCE parents to come spend some quality time with our students and our school!

  Veterans Day Ceremony at JCE!

On Friday, November 13th, we celebrated Veterans Day here at JCE with a Flag Ceremony in front of the school.  We were honored to have a Camp Lejeune Base Color Guard Unit raise the American Flag at the start of the school day.  This was accompanied by the JCE Chorus signing the National Anthem with some of our students sharing what Veterans Day meant personally.



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