News and Announcements

West Jones Presents The Little Mermaid

West Jones Middle/High School Theater Department will present Disney's The Little Mermaid on Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM in their Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 each and the doors open at 6:30. 60 middle and high school students will perform classic Disney hits "Under The Sea", "Part of Your World", and "Kiss The Girl".

SJH's Homecoming Court 2016

South Jones High School presents the 2016 Homecoming Court:

1st Row (L to R)- C. Strickland (Football Maid), R. Barber (Senior Maid), M. Wyndham (Student Body Maid), H. Smith (QUEEN), J. Hodges (Student Body Maid), M. Odom (Senior Maid), K. Karoly (Football Maid).

2nd Row (L to R)- R. Bryant (Sophomore Maid), H. Moore (Junior Maid), D. Cooley (Miss SJ Jr. High), A. Howard (Miss SJH), H. James (Junior Maid), A. Brownlee (Sophomore Maid).

3rd Row (L to R)- B. Boyette (Freshman Maid), E. Prince (Eighth Grade Maid), M. Hughes (Eighth Grade Maid), K. Skellion (Freshman Maid)

K9 Buck Visits WJHS Peer Council

WJHS Peer Council recently had a visit from K9 Buck and Sgt. Michelle Howell with the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Howell answered questions regarding Buck's duties as a narcotic K9, the ongoing training she and he have to do, and the many drug arrest that have been made due to Buck's help. Peer Council is gearing up for a new year in planning "Drug Free" activities for students at WJHS, North Jones Elementary, and West Jones Elementary. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves.

Pictured are:

Front: Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Conner Coleman, Madeleine Boykin, Sgt. Howell and Buck, Kasia Hosey, Summer Boyd

Back: Brittani Dozier, Haley Gable, Chelsea Beasley, Haylee Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Macy Kate Malone, Belle Walters, Emmy Fiala, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Hunter Green, Emma Shows, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker

SJH Receives $3k Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Congratulations to Otha Keys, SJHS Media Specialist who recently won a Dollar General Literacy Grant in the amount of $3,000.00 for the BRAVES Project. Read more here.

WJHS Driver's Ed Learns of the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Sgt. Scott Gable from the Jones County Sheriff's Department met with WJHS driver's education students to discuss the dangers of texting and driving. He gave several statics to make his point:

  1. According to the 2013 National Safety Council, 1.6 million car crashes were related to driving while texting
  2. 1 out of 4 car crashes in the U.S. are caused by drivers texting
  3. 11 teens die everyday as a result of crashes due to texting and driving.

WJHS students were able ask questions related to texting and driving and were able to see damages to a car that was wrecked due to a driver's texting. WJHS driver's education teacher is Coach Junior Smith.

Glade Junior Beta Club Inducts New Members

The Glade Junior Beta Club recently inducted new members during a candlelight ceremony led by new officers. Students who maintained Honor Roll as well as high marks in citizenship were invited to join this distinguished group. The Beta Club focuses on the ideals of leadership, achievement, service, and character. The Glade Junior Beta Club has already participated in 2 service projects this year: donating can foods to the local food pantry and collecting spare change to purchase supplies needed for the clean-up of flood areas in Louisiana.

Beta officers for this year are: J. Golobay, President; E. Johnson, Vice President; K. Smith, Secretary; A. Walters, Reporter; F. Parish, Historian; J. Hicks, Treasurer; and B. Moss, Chaplain.

New members inducted this year are: C. Walters, K. McCree, A. Myrick, L. Arrington, A.Jordan, E.Johnson, R. Branch, K. May, M. Tullos, B. Hearn, K. Taylor, S. McNeil, S. Staples, and A. Belding.

The Glade Junior Beta Sponsors are Ashley Smith, Angela Golobay, and Amy Walters.

SJH Participates in Regional FCA Reload Leadership Conference

The South Jones High FCA Leadership team recently participated in the Regional FCA Reload Leadership Conference held at JCJC. Students gained valuable insight on helping FCA grow and spreading the message to others.

SJ FCA Leadership Team members are: T. Ducksworth, T. Byrd, L. Moore, A. Whitehead, M. Windham, B. Sumrall, and C. Johns.

Hot Fox Soup at EJE

East Jones Elementary's first grade classes recently read the story, “Hot Fox Soup.” The unit included the reading of the story, constructing a map of the senses involved while eating soup, and writing and illustrating a story about their experience while eating hot “fox” soup. Upon completion of the unit, the students decided to opt for hot NOODLE soup, as opposed to hot FOX soup. They agreed to emulate the animal characters in the story that had chosen hot NOODLE soup over hot hen, pig, ox, or fox soup. Just like in the story, the students DUG IN. YUM! YUM!

Using the Newspaper in the Classroom

Mrs. Breland's 2nd grade class at SJE used newspaper donated by The Chronicle to find main idea and supporting details in different articles. They also used it to ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. They loved this!

Parade of Nations at SJE

In honor of the Summer Olympics, sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's World History class selected a participating country to research. Students gathered information using the Five Themes of Geography as a guide. Afterwards, students wrote an Expository Essay about the nation and presented it to the class, along with a visual representation of the country's flag.

NJE's Keeping Quilt

The fourth grade Star Reach students at North Jones Elementary are involved in a unit on immigration. They recently read the book, The Keeping Quilt, and created quilt squares of various animals using fabric markers. Then, the squares were sewn together to make an original "keeping quilt."

Roller Coaster STEM

Fifth grade students used creative problem solving skills and cooperative learning to construct marble roller coasters in class. The students discovered the activity was much more challenging than it appeared at first glance!

NJE Science Teacher Awarded Grant

North Jones Elementary 5th Grade Science Teacher, Mrs. Heather Davis, was recently awarded a $1000 Community Grant from Walmart. Mrs. Davis is excited about using the grant funds to purchase equipment for her science lab. Congratulations, Mrs. Davis!

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