Teacher of the Year
JJE Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. John Bribiesca for being named the 2021-2022 Joy James Elementary Teacher of the Year! Mr. Bribiesca is in his 6th year of teaching, and has been with Joy James Elementary for all of them. Known as “Mr. B”, he is a bilingual 5th grade teacher who is always going the extra mile for his students, as well as his fellow teachers and coworkers!

Mr. Bribiesca is a mentor to eager new teachersteacher of the year and says “If you have the time to help a new teacher out, do it knowing that you are helping shape the next ‘Teacher of the Year’. Take it from one that just got here!” It takes a lot of heart to shape the minds of future leaders. Mr. B is one of the best for the job!

He is an inspirational leader, and Joy James Elementary is lucky to have him!

Joy James Academy of Leadership
It’s official!! Joy James Elementary is being recognized as an Academy of Leadership beginning in 2022-2023! We are a Stephen Covey, Leader in Me School which is one of a select group of only 4,000 other schools throughout the world. Connecting to an internationally renowned leadership organization gives our teachers and students exposure to something much bigger than most elementaries–we are part of an elite organization. 
Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying Prevention
"Dude! Don't Be Rude!" assembly helped JJE students kick off bullying prevention month. 
Red Ribbon Week October 25-29
Red Ribbon Week Oct 25-29, 2021
Red Ribbon Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using drugs. 
JJE Students Spark a New Year of Board Recognitions
JJE Students Spark a New Year of Board Recognitions
Joy James Elementary is Castleberry ISD’s Board of Education spotlight campus for the month of October. Instead of the traditional format of the campus principal presenting student and staff recognitions, administration empowered its student leaders to make the presentation.  
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Pace Summer Learning Program
Castleberry ISD is holding our PACE for Learning Summer Program this year for students in grades PK-12th grade. 
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Leader in Me Parent Survey Now Available
Two years ago, Joy James began implementing a transformational process called the Leader In Me. It is based on life skills and creates a culture that EVERY child can be a leader.  
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Pre-K and Kinder Pre-Registration
Beginning April 1, 2021, parents may pre-register both Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are new to CISD for the 2021-2022 school year. This pre-registration is very important for new students and is the beginning of the registration process. Registrations will be finalized in July 2021, before the school year begins. 
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Virtual Open House
Take a virtual tour of JJE! See where our leaders lead, learn, and grow! 
3rd Grade dressed as their future for Career Day
Begin with the End in Mind: Rise Up with Career Day
JJE Leaders dressed in their dreams for Career ​Day! Mrs. Hammond, JJE’s Counselor, offered students opportunities to explore ALL possibilities while visiting with guests virtually and in-person.  
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ASDY Support Program Begins
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in ways we could not have imagined. The way we educate children has had to shift rapidly in order to ensure that every child has the same opportunity to learn and doesn’t fall behind or miss opportunities to excel. Despite heroic efforts from both parents and educators, some children are still struggling to succeed in the tumultuous and stressful times we are living in. In an effort to lend a helping hand and combat learning loss, Castleberry ISD is proud to announce the Additional Days School Year support program. As part of the Additional Days School Year support program, or ADSY, our dedicated team of educators and administrators at each campus are stepping up and opening schools for in-person instruction from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays 
Rise Up
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Welcome letter from the Principal, Ms. Turner 
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Joy James Faculty Recognize "Co-Teachers" During Remote Learning
JJE Faculty thank parents during the parent appreciation parade 
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Finishing Strong with Remote Learning
Information on the last 2 weeks of Remote Learning 
Students Posting on the Victory Wall
Leader In Me
We are pleased to announce that Joy James Elementary is officially a Leader in Me School. As a part of this experience, Our students will have the opportunity to learn the principles found in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me. 
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