JCSD Mission
Jones County School District is a community partnership that empowers and inspires students to reach their maximum potential and become productive citizens by providing challenging educational experiences through effective teaching strategies in environments conducive to learning.

The Jones County School District…..
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Welcome to the Jones County School District!

Jones County School District, 5204 Hwy. 11 N, Ellisville, MS 39437
Directions to Jones County Schools
Phone: (601) 649-5201
Fax: (601) 649-1613

Common Core Kindergarten Units 3 & 4

K_3_1_ELA K_3_2_ELA K_3_4_ELA
K_3_5_ELA K_3_6_ELA K_4_2_ELA
K_4_3_ELA K_4_4_ELA K_4_6_ELA

WJHS Homecoming 2014

West Jones High School recently elected the 2014 Homecoming Court.  The 50th Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday, October 24th.  The Homecoming Court is pictured as follows:

Top Row: 
Football Maid Q. Ducksworth and Football Maid A. Ellis.  
Second Row from Top: 
Senior Maid K. Kitchens, Student Body Maid D. Clark, Queen C. Shoemake, Student Body Maid K. Keene, and Senior Maid E. Marin. 
Third Row from Top: 
Junior Maid T. Zachary, Sophomore Maid S. Graves, Sophomore Maid M. Adams, and Junior Maid C. Moore. 
Bottom Row:  Freshman Maid A. G. Gieger and Freshman Maid C. Hill. 

Join the excitement for an action-packed evening of beauty and brawl as cross-county rivals South Jones Braves visit the West Jones Mustangs.  Homecoming Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with with a car parade onto the track at the football field, at 6:30 p.m. is crowning, and at 7:00 p.m. is kickoff.

Jones County FFA Chapters Sweep Fair Booth Competition

NEJ 1st Place WJH 2nd Place SJH 3rd Place
The Northeast Jones, West Jones, and South Jones FFA Chapters took First, Second, and Third Place respectively in Laurel Fair Display Booth competition! The Northeast Jones Junior FFA booth also took First Place in the junior division. The booths were all designed around the 2014 National FFA Convention theme “Go All Out” and were constructed by FFA members, FFA Alumni members, and FFA Advisors. Northeast Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters. West Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Jonathon Clark and Chip Gieger. South Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Ken Parker and Joe Robinson.

WJH's October Sertoma Student of the Month

West Jones High School Junior, D. Hall, was selected as Sertoma Student of the Month for October. He chose science teacher Mark Brown as his guest.

NEJ FFA Livestock Team Wins at State Fair

The Northeast Jones FFA Livestock Evaluation Team of (l-r) D. Wolff, M. Wagnon, B. Goode, and H. Brewer recently won Third Place in the Mississippi FFA Association Career Development Event of Senior Livestock Evaluation in competition with 19 other FFA Livestock Evaluation teams from across the state of Mississippi.  Two members of this team, Wagnon and Goode, are members of the 4-H First Place Livestock Evaluation Team that will travel to Denver, Colorado in January of 2015 for national competition.  Wolff is the son of Rodney and Gladys Wolff of the Powers community.  Wagnon is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Brewer is the son of Ricky and Missy Brewer of the Myrick community.  Their AgEd instructors/FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters. 

WJHS FCA--Praise and Worship

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West Jones High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets each Thursday morning at 7:15. On Oct. 2, three FCA members encouraged the group through praise and worship. Singing were M. Breitling (12th), K. Holifield (7th), and C. Coleman (8th).

Pictured: Singer 1--M. Breitling ; Singer 2--C. Coleman; Singer 3--K. Holifield

Glade Student Wins Coloring Contest at the Pecan Festival

A. West was the winner of the Fulmer's Farm Coloring Contest.  She is in Ms. Nikki Pippen's room at Glade Elementary.  She was awarded a basket full of goodies and her teacher received a $50 prize.  Way to go!!!

WJHS 8th Grade-Moon Pies and RC Cola

West Jones Middle School eighth grade Common Core State Standards English classes recently completed a nine week unit entitled, "It Happened In the Country: An Exploration of Rural Settings."   Within this unit, students explored a variety of literature, poetry, and artwork.  Students also read an extended text to accompany this unit titled Good Old Boy, by Willie Morris, from which they compared Morris' childhood in 1940s Mississippi to their experiences growing up in Mississippi today. At the completion of this unit, Mrs. Al-Suwaidi's and Mrs. Pierce's students were rewarded with the "favorite snack" of the characters in the book, Moon Pies and RC Cola!

Row 1: L. Parker, C. Harris, J. Fulcher, A. Dearman
Row 2: B. Bond, M. Dry, D. Kirk, C. Coston
Row 3: B. Bullock, O. Atkins, W. Allen, G. Bartran. E. Dearmon
Row 4: D. Brunty, L. Bryant

WJHS Chess Club

West Jones now has a Chess Club for grades 7-12 that meets every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school in the cafeteria. The sponsor, Rhonda Perkins, is happy to report that this new club already boasts more than 50 excited members learning chess and improving their skills in this fun and challenging game.

Glade Students Rewarded for MCT2 Scores

NEJ Middle School students from Glade who scored Advanced or Proficient on the MCT2 last year received a happy from Glade.

WJ Peer Council Teaches Scrubby Bears

The West Jones High School Peer Council recently taught Scrubby Bears to the kindergarten and 1st grade students at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary. Council members prepared activities, games, and stories to share with the students to teach health and hygiene. Scrubby Bear helped the students understand the need to wash their hands often to keep germs away. Sponsors for this event were Denise Graves, WJHS Peer Council teacher, and Teresa Harrison, Jones County School District Safe and Drug Free School, Coordinator. Pictured with the Scrubby Bears are:

Front:  C. Coleman, A. Pitts, T. Zachary, S. Shows, C. Pitts, P. Coleman, N. Rivera
2nd: L. Chandler, M. Shoemake, V. Lam, H. Gable, K. Green, T. Jefcoat, R. Hudgies, A. Green, B. Logan, N. Duran, B. Dozier
3rd:  A. Roberts, A. Pressley, H. Dyess, B. Riley

SJH's October Sertoma Student of the Month

South Jones High School student, S. Taylor, was selected as Sertoma Student of the Month for October. She chose Mrs. Sirlene Capers as her guest.

Students of the Month for September at Glade Elementary

S. Rogers, K. Spencer, A. Barber, M. Walley, K. Bustin, M. Lyn, M. Williamson, J. Morgan, C. Hancock, C. Ingram, A. Belding, K. Taylor, L. Rogers, J. Golobay, A. Tucker, N. Graves, D. Hollingshead, D. Walters, A. Taylor, S. Tisdale, L. Pugh and R. Lovett.

WJHS BETA Cookbook

In an effort to celebrate West Jones High School’s 50th Anniversary, the Beta Club at West Jones Middle School is compiling a cookbook that Beta Club members would love to fill with recipes from former Mustangs! If you’re alumni, retired/former teachers, or administrators, please consider contributing recipes to this wonderful keepsake. Email Debbie Bender at or Deann McLaurin at Or, you may bring the recipes to the middle school office  in either handwritten  or typed format. You may also fax your recipes to the middle school office at 601-729-2819. If you’re an alumnus, please include the year you graduated or years attended, and if you’re a former/retired teacher or administrator, please include the years and subject areas taught. 

South Jones High School Art Club Officers

The South Jones High School Art Club recently met to elect officers.  The membership elected the following as pictured from left to right:

M. Guthrie, Vice-President; E. Dungin, President; L. Baker, Secretary; and L. Wilks, Reporter.

Glade's 2014-2015 Jr. Beta Club Officers

The Glade Elementary's Jr. Beta Club recently inducted new members and elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Glade Jr. Beta Club participates in several service projects throughout the year.  This month, the club is collecting canned foods for the Salvation Army in preparation for the upcoming holidays.  In only 2 weeks, the students at Glade Elementary filled up two barrels with a variety of canned foods.  Officers pictured with the barrels are C. Lyons (Vice President), D. Holder (President), K. Brooks (Chaplain), and L. Wright (Historian).

NEJ Loblolly Volunteers

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Several NEJ students volunteered at Loblolly this year.

Sgt. Gable speaks to WJHS American Govt Classes

Sergeant Scott Gable spoke to American Government classes at West Jones High School on October 14.  Sergeant Gable is the Fire Investigator for the Jones County Sheriff's Office.  He shared his experiences working in law enforcement and investigating crimes in the community. The photo was taken on Mrs. Rhonda Perkins' class.

Glade's Homecoming Pep Rally!!!

Glade's PeeWee and Youth football teams are heading to the Super Bowl!! We wish the Good Luck!!!

Tew Named MBEA Teacher of Year

Northeast Jones STEM/technology instructor, Becky Tew, was named the Mississippi Business Education Association’s Secondary Teacher of the Year during MBEA’s annual fall conference in Gulfport, MS.  This award is presented to a business education instructor who exhibits dedication and professionalism in their teaching career.
Mrs. Tew has taught Business Education, Introduction to Technology and STEM at Northeast Jones for six years.  She is also the co-sponsor of Future Business Leaders of America.  Prior to her teaching career she worked for 22 years in the ROTC program at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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