Jordak Elementary School

About JES

JES houses grades K-4 and is home to an average of 280 students. Our Kindergarten classes are in school all day, every day which has resulted in 80% of students testing at the norm or higher in reading and math. Our third graders continue to attain the necessary scores on state and MAP tests to all advance to fourth grade each year, as determined by the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee Law. In addition to their classroom learning, JES students attend an enrichment class of music, art, library, or physical education throughout the week.  Third and fourth grade students also have the opportunity to participate in student council, entrepreneur fairs and the accelerated reader program. In the Spring of 2016, the Ohio Department of Education awarded JES with a Performance Index Score of an ‘A’!

Arrival/Dismissal Times

From

To

Approximate Arrival Time

8:25 A.M.

8:45 A.M.

Approximate Dismissal Time for Car Rides/Walkers

3:20 P.M.

3:25 P.M.

Approximate Dismissal Time for Bus Riders

3:25 P.M.

3:30 P.M.

Clubs and Organizations

Student Council

4th graders at JES have an opportunity to represent their classmates by running for Student Council.  Students are elected by their peers. Those on the Council then participate in school and community events.

Cub Scouts

Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow. The benefits of scouting include: Have fun, develop new skills, and learn to respect others, be in a friendly/safe environment, and learn moral/ethical values. We also encourage leadership and family time. Some of the experiences range from swim parties, pinewood derbies, bike rodeo, banquets and camping.

Community Partnerships

The Geauga County Public Library is a wonderful resource for our families and we are fortunate to have a branch located right here in Middlefield. In addition to their thousands of books, research capabilities, and digital files to borrow, the library also offers programming for young kids and teens. Be sure to check out their schedule of events to find something the whole family can enjoy!

Partnering with the Volunteers Program facilitated by the Geauga County JFS, nearly 20 Volunteers assisted our Huskie Pups and teachers in the classroom with all aspects of their learning.  They worked one-on-one and in small groups with students who needed that little extra with reading, math, and other core subjects!  They also spent time to establish relationships with students, which is a priceless commodity in education.  When our students feel cared for, they work harder and learn more!  Teachers understand that first and foremost, they need to establish relationships with their students and they work daily to do so; having our volunteers/tutors do the same only increases the level of learning in our schools!

Students were awarded for their successes in many ways by area affiliates.  Many students at Jordak enrolled in the Lake County Captains Reading Challenge.  Students read, read, and read!  Just one more way they showed pride in their learning and made sure they were on track with reading and ready for next year!  As well, students in grades 3 and 4 who received Straight A’s for Q1 or Q2 were entered into the Cavaliers & Westfield Insurance Straight A’s All-Stars contest for 2 tickets to a January and March Cleveland Cavaliers game and/or cinch-sac/certificate (all students entered received a cinch-sac/certificate).  Students in grades 3-4 with Straight-A’s and Perfect Attendance Q3 received 2 tickets to a Cleveland Gladiators game in May.  Students in grades 3-4 earning Straight A’s or Honor Roll Q4 received an Adventure Pass to Adventure Zone in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio.

As well, Jordak partnered with Family Pride to facilitate student social groups of up to 10 grade 3-4 Huskie pups, up to 10 grade 1-2 Huskie pups, and up to 10 Kindergarten pups held in 2 sessions of ten weeks each for 30 minutes to one hour weekly.  Nearly fifteen students in grades 3-4 participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters held one afternoon a week for 1.5 hours.

Our Huskie pups, their families, and school community very much appreciate and highly regard the importance of a community’s influence in raising our future citizens.

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Principal's Corner

Bob Kujala

Mr. Bob Kujala

Jordak Elementary School Principal

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A Message From the Principal

Hello Huskie Nation! My name is Bob Kujala. I am so excited to be the new Jordak Elementary School Principal! It is an incredible honor and privilege to be able to serve our JES families in this role, and I am extremely excited about this new opportunity. I have worked in administration for over ten years. I have served as the elementary principal and assistant special education director with Windham Exempted Village Schools. I then moved on to full special education director. From Windham, I spent some time with the Trumbull County Educational Service Center as the Multiple Disabilities Supervisor. I greatly missed being in the public schools so I was fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to work at Southington Local Schools as the Middle School / High School Principal and Special Education Director. I am a graduate of LaBrae High School and Hiram College with a degree in business administration with a focus on marketing. I quickly decided that I made a mistake and that I wanted to teach Social Studies. I worked nights to be able to return to Hiram (this was unfortunately before online courses) to complete my teaching requirements. I was excited to apply for the position and during the interview process it was clear that both the administration and teachers/staff are all committed to school improvement and I am excited to join a team where I will be surrounded by a staff/administration with a passion for education and a great community that has great love and pride in the local school system. In specific, I am excited about the measures that have been put in place over with the curriculum that places an emphasis on phonological skill building which is the foundation of the reading process and also other measures such as MTSS/PBIS program. I look forward to getting to know my students and their families and building relationships with all the stakeholders I will be working with and for. This includes parents, guardians, police and fire departments, teachers, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria people, etc. There are so many people who work very hard to provide the very best experience that our children have from the time they leave their homes in the morning till the moment they leave the bus or building. It is important that people trust their school and the people who serve their children. I will work to learn about the community and traditions and also work closely with the administration and our local law enforcement to continue to evaluate our safety procedures. With all of that said, I am looking forward to the 2023 school year and getting to know the people of the Cardinal Schools learning community. Proud to be a Huskie,

Bob Kujala  

   Jordak Elementary School Principal