419 Hixon Street
Mangham, LA 71259


Welcome to Mangham Elementary School

Principal's Message
Mrs. Sandi Jones


Dear MES Parents,

Welcome to Mangham Elementary School!  I am Sandra (Sandi) G. Jones, principal at MES.  I have served as a fifth grade teacher, gifted teacher, assistant principal and instructional facilitator for the school.  I am very excited to have been chosen to work with the wonderful teachers, staff, students, and parents of the Mangham community.

I have lived in Richland Parish for the last 30 years and worked for Richland Parish schools for 27 of those years.  Even though I was not born here, Mangham has become my home.  I am married to Jamey Jones, a Mangham native and have two daughters, Kayla and Emily. I am a member of Lone Cherry Baptist Church.  I enjoy spending time with my family, horseback riding with my friends and riding my motorcycle with my husband.

It is my goal to work with our teachers and parents to help our students gain a strong foundation in each grade.  An elementary school builds the foundation for all other learning that follows and it is important for this foundation to be strong and complete.  Each grade level has a set of standards, benchmarks, and grade level expectations.  They are the building blocks of their foundations for the next grade.  It is these grade level expectations that are necessary for your child to master each year. 

I can’t stress enough the importance of you and the school working together so we can give your child the very best education possible.  There are three critical things you can do to help your child succeed.

First, find out what your child is expected to learn in his/her current grade.  You can do this by visiting the Louisiana Department of Education website, click on the Parent’s Link, and then grade level expectations.  Talk to your child’s teacher to find out how your child is progressing in meeting the standards for his/her grade.  Ask about ways you can work with the teacher and your child to accomplish this goal.

Second, make sure your child attends school every day, unless they are ill.  Children who arrive to school on time every day learn more and experience more.  Poor student attendance goes hand in hand with poor performance.

Thirdly, know what homework has been assigned to your child every night and ensure that it is completed and ready for the next day.  Homework is an opportunity for students to practice skills that have already been taught, work on projects, and study for upcoming tests.  It is also important for children to read (or be read to) daily.  Reading skills improve through practice.  Check your teacher’s webpage for homework, test schedules, and other important information.

It is a proven fact, that when home and school work together, we can make a difference in our children’s education and ultimately their future.  I encourage you to visit the school and talk with your child’s teacher(s).  Let’s all make the commitment to give our children our very best.

Sandi Jones





parents with child and report card