About Our School

Welcome to
C.B. Jennings Dual Language and
International Elementary Magnet School

CBJ Building


Mission Statement                                   

C.B. JENNINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL teaches students through a literacy-rich, standards-based curriculum using a dual language approach (Adelante: Spanish & English) ora Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) model.  Student and school data are used to drive our decision-making, as well asguide and refine our teaching and learning process. 

Our cooperative environment  supports on-going communication, collaboration and informed decision-making amongst our families, staff and community.  This focus on optimum teaching and learning will lead to ourstudents achieving at high levels,  becoming life-long learners and productive members of society.

About The School

AT C.B. JENNINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WE ARE WILD ABOUT OUR STUDENTS AND DILIGENTLY WORK TO SUPPORT THEM TO LEARN AT OPTIMUM LEVELS!    
       

" YOU CAN TEACH A STUDENT A LESSON FOR A DAY; BUT IF YOU CAN TEACH HIM TO LEARN BY CREATING CURIOSITY, HE WILL CONTINUE THE LEARNING PROCESS AS LONG AS HE LIVES." 

-- CLAY P. BEDFORD

  


Jennings Students: Demonstrating Their Learning Through Cumulative Projects

CUMULATIVE PROJECTS

 CumulativeProjects are a crucial component of Jennings’s academic program. Withstudent input, teachers will implement developmentally appropriate, yetchallenging, projects that require our students to demonstrate and applytheir learning. As in all situations, students are expected to do theirbest work. Typically these projects:

1.     Havea rubric — a set of guidelines that describes the characteristicsand/or scope of the cumulative project being assessed with clearperformance criteria and a rating scale. These are shared with thestudents at the beginning of the project. Parents will also be informedof the key elements of the project, including deadlines.

2.     Are interdisciplinary in nature à linking more than one subject area

3.     Encourage students to apply their learning in new ways

4.     Have a written (as appropriate) and oral presentation components

5.     Require students to

  • follow the rubric that was developed and agreed upon by the teacher and students
  • do research
  • develop a draft and final copy of a written report
  • make an oral presentation
  • complete a self assessment about the preparation and completion of their projects.
  • plan, organize their time and work
  • Include visuals (pictures, posters, dioramas, artifacts, etc.)
  • meet deadlines

Students and their families should understand that completing this project is a pre-requisite for moving to the next grade.

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