Mrs. Camp - Principal
Ignite a Passion for Learning!
Welcome to Jourdanton Elementary! My name is Chandra Camp and I am the Principal at the elementary. I have been with JISD since 2008 and am starting my 25th year in education.
We are truly a Jourdanton ISD family in my house! My husband, Andrew, teaches 5th grade on our elementary campus, and both of my daughters attend school here. I am also blessed with a very energetic grand baby who may one day be a Jourdanton Indian!
We have many great opportunities awaiting you at Jourdanton Elementary. We are a Rachel's Challenge campus where kindness and compassion are at the forefront of all that we do. Students in grades 2-5 may become members of the KC Club which strives to recognize and commit Random Acts of Kindness. Each Monday we announce the Rachel's Challenge quote of the week and challenge of the week. Please look for these in your child's agenda and encourage them to meet their challenge. In May, we will celebrate our 4th year as a Rachel's Challenge campus with a Rachel's Challenge Rally. Students will participate in a chain link parade, with each chain link representing a random act of kindness. Last year our chain link was over 2000 strong and we look forward to it being even longer this year!
Students in grades 2-5 may participate in the UIL academic competition. Contests such as oral reading, creative writing, number sense, maps, charts and graphs, music memory, spelling, and art history are just a few of the events students can try out for. The UIL competition showcases the skills that the students are being taught in their regular day of learning. We have many programs that we use to supplement student learning: Reading Plus. RAZ Kids, Stemscopes, Moby Max, I-Station and TTM. Our reading classrooms implement a Balanced Literacy approach. Math classrooms use guided math and learning stations.
We have an active Parent Volunteer Group that helps with events such as Grandparent's Day Luncheon, Fall Festival, our annual Thanksgiving Day Luncheon, the book fair, and teacher appreciation week. We are also in our 2nd year of the WATCH DOGS. WATCH DOGS is an opportunity for dads, ganddads, uncles and other positive role models to volunteer their time working with our students. We encourage our parents, grandparents, and other family members to be an active part of our school day!
Please feel free to stop by and say hi when you are on campus! If you have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please feel free to contact me at 769-5425!
I look forward to seeing you around!