Introduction to the JKES House System
JKES uses a House System, based on the Ron Clark Academy House System.
At JKES, we will have six houses: Altruismo, Amistad, Isibindi, Reveur, Sollevare, and Nukumori. Every student and staff member at JKES will be randomly assigned to one of the six houses. Each house has its own unique properties, such as color, symbols, history, and character traits.
Isibindi- Green- Courage
Rêveur- Blue- Dreamer
Sollevare Gold- Uplifting
Throughout the year, students will earn points for school spirit, outstanding performance, academic excellence, good character, effort, and other. House members will celebrate their community via House Lunches, House Celebrations Monday, House T-Shirts, and House Award Days.
Mission and Vision
Through the JKES House System, we will instill a sense of belonging, pride, and personal growth in every student. We will create a positive, inclusive school community and culture that fosters internal motivation by building relationships, character, excitement, and school spirit.
Students will earn points for their houses for a variety of different things. Each day, teachers will track student points through our district's PBIS Rewards System.
Students will have various opporuntities to celebrate and connect with members of their house.
House Lunch: Each Friday students will eat lunch with their house family at their grade level. The cafeteria will be decorated in the colors of the house with the most points.
House Celebration Monday: Every Monday, the entire school will wear the color of a house, to celebrate the unity with each other.
House Shirts: Students are encouraged to wear their house shirts on Fridays or wear John Kerr spirit wear.
House Award Days: Each month students will participate in a reward during specials. The house with the most points will choose what reward all students will participate in.
Special House Celebrations: Once each quarter, students will participate in a special celebration with their house, such as a Pep Rally, Field Trip, or Water Day.