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…..
We Empower and Inspire!

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

Jones County's Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Ms. Penny Wilkerson was chosen as "Jones County's Teacher of the Year" for 2014-2015.  Ms. Wilkerson teaches 4th grade reading at Glade Elementary.  She is a wonderful teacher who motivates and encourages her students to perform to their highest acheivement.  Ms. Wilkerson uses data to drive the instruction in her classroom and has done a great job transitioning student into Common Core.  We appreciate her hard work and dedication to Jones County Schools. 

South Jones Elementary Math Mania Winners

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South Jones Elementary set a goal this year in the area of mathematics.  The focus of the goal was the mastery of the addition / subtraction facts for 2nd grade students, and mastery of the multiplication facts for 3rd – 6th grade students.  The top 3 students in each class completing the most correct answer on a timed math test were given a t-shirt and certificate sponsored by South Ridge Family Clinic, Mrs. Marlana Hedgepeth, NP.  Attached are the winners from each grade level.

4-H Team Wins National Award

The Jones County 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently joined more than 900 youth from over than 30 states and Alberta, Canada in competition at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.  They returned home with a national Third Place Overall win in Goat Judging.  The team consists of R. Anderson from South Jones, A. Ivy from West Jones/Jones County Junior College, and B. Goode and M. Wagnon from Northeast Jones.  Rustin is the son of Mike and Robin Murry of the Whitfield community.  Ivy is the daughter of Neil and Robin Hinton of Soso.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Wagnon is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  The teams’ coach is Kim Tolbert Hancock, Jones County Extension/4-H Agent.  
            The Conference, now in its 95th year, is held annually in early January, coinciding with the National Western Stock Show. The aim is to leave participants with the necessary confidence and skills to be successful leaders in their self-defined future through 4-H and FFA.  Youth participants develop a mastery of their respective subject matters, but more importantly, gain life-long skills, fantastic memories, and new friendships.   
Pictured (l-r) R.Anderson, A. Ivy, B. Goode, M. Wagnon.   

Mrs. Tina Walters is SJH's Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Tina Walters has been selected as the SJHS Teacher of the Year by her peers. Mrs. Walters has taught chemistry for five years at South Jones. She lives in Ovett with her husband, Shelby, and has two sons, McCoy and Macon. She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Ellisville.

WJH's Sertoma Junior of Month for December and January

West Jones High School's Sertoma Student of the Month for December was H. Harris and January's Sertoma Student of the Month was A. Roberts. Both students recently attended a luncheon in their honor at the Laurel Country Club. Both Harris and Roberts selected West Jones High School teacher Denise Graves as their guest.

EJE's 2nd 9 weeks Principal & Honor Roll Lists

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Moselle Star Reach Completes STEM Projects

Moselle 4th grade Star Reach students recently completed an aluminum boat challenge. During the activity students were expected to design boats out of aluminum foil that would hold the most pennies without sinking. This is part of their focus on STEM projects. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines --science, technology, engineering and math--in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

EJE's Jr. Beta Club Sponsors Food Drive

East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club recently sponsored a school-wide canned food drive for the local Salvation Army. To promote participation, the Beta members awarded prizes for the top two classes, with Mrs. Donna Smith’s 2nd grade class winning first place and Mrs. Julie Walley’s 5th grade class placing second. Once all cans were collected and totaled, the final count was 1,156 cans. Sincere thanks go to all those who helped make this worthwhile project such a huge success.

SJH's Mason Strickland Staying in Ellisville

South Jones senior baseball player Mason Strickland will be in Ellisville for at least two more seasons following his playing career on The Reservation as he recently signed to play for Jones County Junior College. Strickland helped the Braves reach the playoffs last season and a 15-12 record by compiling a 10-0 record on the mound. Strickland finished with a 1.42 ERA in 59.1 innings of work, striking out 66 and walking 17. Strickland threw eight complete games. At the plate, he hit .364 with 33 RBIs. Strickland and the Braves are scheduled to open the 2015 season when they face Stringer on Feb. 27.

Pictured seated (from left):
Father Mike Strickland, Mason Strickland, mother Angela Strickland, and brother Maddox Strickland. Standing: South Jones Assistant Coach Ian Sharp, brother Blake Strickland, and South Jones Head Coach Jordan Rogers.

SJH's Sertoma Student of the Month for December

S. Barnes, of South Jones High School, Is Laurel Sertoma December Student of the Month. He is pictured with Mrs. Amy Marshall, SJHS High School Counselor

WJH's A. Waite signs with ECCC

West Jones High School Senior, A. Waite, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at East Central Community College.

Pictured with Waite are: Front: Laura Waite, mom; Waite; and Lloyd Waite, dad Back: West Jones Head Coach, Joey Ward; Lynn Lyon, West Jones High School Supervising Principal; Gabe Rayner, Cousin; WJHS Coach Corey Tolbert, and WJHS Coach Chanse Yelverton

Moselle Junior BETA sponsors Bulldog Dash 5K/2M

Moselle Junior BETA Club is sponsoring a 5K run/2M walk on Saturday, February 28th as a community service project.    All proceeds go to the Laurel Animal Rescue League. 

Pre-Registration Now – Feb.6th $20.00
Pre- registration guarantees a t-shirt.

Race Day Registration $25.00
Fun Run for Grades K – 6 $5.00

We will also have a Pet Costume Contest and the Animal Rescue League will be here with pets that are up for adoption. 

Click here for event Flyer

EJE Attends Bar-T Adventures

East Jones Elementary’s Student Council recently attended Bar-T Adventures in Heidelberg, MS. The students and teachers participated in activities that helped to develop communication skills as well as establishing leadership and learning to build strong teams. Facilitators led debriefing discussions during the day, relating the ropes course activities to everyday life.

EJE's Jr. Beta Club Induction

East Jones Elementary recently held it’s Jr. Beta Club induction. There were 52 students inducted into the 2014-15 EJE Jr. Beta Club. Each student brought fruit for a community service project that would be donated to Mission at the Cross. The induction was led by the Jr. Beta Officers: Cambry Holifield - President, Sam Mansell - Vice President, LaKell Keys – Secretary, Eli Collins – Reporter, and Chace Bolan – Chaplain.

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