Walkathon 2014

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the Walkathon to raise money for JW Reason!  There are a lot of superheroes who support our work at JW Reason – and we are grateful!  We wanted to share some important updates:

We will continue collecting money through next Wednesday, 10/29.   However, get your money in as soon as possible!  We will be announcing the gift card winners on Friday, 10/24.  To be eligible for the gift card drawing, your money must have been turned into the office!!!
Here are the classes and how much they have raised so far:
Classes that have raised $450 or more:
Mrs. Geckler pm – $478
Mrs. Jenkins – $695
Mrs. Boring – $457
Mrs. Lough – $616
Classes between $400 and $450:
Mrs. Zorich – $412
Mr. Jones – $442.50
Classes between $300 and $400:
Mrs. VanVleet am
Mrs. Callif
Mrs. Stephens
Mrs. Buelow/Mrs. Firestone
Classes between $200 and $300:
Mrs. VanVleet pm
Mrs. Geckler am
Mrs. Humm
Mrs. Zawisza
Mrs. DeGennaro
Mrs. Ells
Mrs. Davell
Classes between $100 and $200:
Mrs. Sullivan
Mrs. Jeckavitch
Mrs. Younkin
Miss Schumacher
Mrs. Eichar


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Meet our AmeriCorps volunteer!

Meet our AmeriCorps volunteer!  We are so fortunate to have her working with us at J.W. Reason this year!  Mrs. Stone is currently serving as the AmeriCorps Reading Tutor at JW Reason Elementary School in Hilliard, Ohio.  This service position allows her to reach out to young students and encourage them to develop a love for reading! She holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Mass Communication from Virginia State University.  Early in her career she worked as a Human Service worker for the State of Maryland for children in foster care.  After relocating to Columbus she worked as a Lead Teacher for another well-known national service driven organization.
AmeriCorps is a network of three programs that each year support the engagement of nearly 75,000 Americans in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security and other areas. The Ohio Reading Corps project is aimed at improving reading skills of K-3rd grade students who are below proficient reading level but are not eligible for special education services.  The goal of the project is to have children reach proficient reading levels by providing one-on-one and small-group instruction targeting their specific needs as determined by teacher recommendation. To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov .​


Our Story at JW Reason: Chapter One

Join us this year as we share our story about the amazing things that happen at J.W. Reason every day!  We begin with chapter one where several students describe what is important about J.W. Reason.  Be sure to check out the Curriculum tab for more information about each grade level.  And stay tuned for the next chapter of our story!

Walkathon 2014

Our annual Walkathon is scheduled for Thursday, October 16!  Money raised by the Walkathon is used to support the students at JW Reason by funding events such as Field Day and purchasing additional books for our students to read.  Important dates to remember:

  • October 3, 2014:
    • Receive Walkathon pledge sheet.
  • October 16, 2014:
    • Return completed pledge sheets and money to be entered in the Toys R Us drawing.
    • WALK!!!!  Wear comfortable shoes.
  • October 31, 2014:
    • Superhero Day for class that collect $450 or more!

Thank you for supporting our students and our school!


Dot Day

On September 15, many classes celebrated “Dot Day” based on Peter Reynolds’ book The Dot.  The idea is to “make your mark on the world and see where it takes you”.  This class combined the idea of Dot Day with information they had been learning about mindset and learning mathematics.  Check out their video!