Jones County Schools


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

First-Time Elementary Student Kindergarten Pre-Registration for 2016-2017
Click here to begin First-Time Elementary Student Kindergarten Pre-Registration for 2016-2017
Note:  Child must be 5 years of age on, or before, September 1, 2016.

WJHS Student Wins Congressional Award

West Jones High School Art Students recently participated in Congressman Steven Palazzo’s 4th Congressional District Student Art Contest.  K. Clark (pictured) was voted Best-in-Show.  Her art will hang in the United States Capital for the duration of a year, along with other Congressional winners from around the U.S. Clark’s achievement won her airline tickets to the Congressional Art Forum in Washington, DC, this summer.

Other West Jones students also placed in this competition. Printing: B. Kelley…1st place, K. Clark..2nd place, S. Grafton…3rd place. Photography: A. Phillips…1st place. Painting: J. Graves…3rd place. Mixed Media: A. Phillips…2nd place, J.P. Person…3rd place. Drawing: K. Clark…1st place, M. Dry…2nd place. Collage: K. Yates…1st place. Winning Overall Runner-Up: M. Dry.

WJHS 2016 Retirees

West Jones High School administration recently honored the 2016 retirees with a luncheon. Retiring as West Jones Middle School principal is Marie Keyes. Sherry Sims and Jeff Weber are retiring from the classroom, and Tonia Wells and Bonnie Holden are retiring from the West Jones High School Cafeteria. Faculty and staff of WJH wish them well!

Pictured are: Tonia Wells, Bonnie Holden, Jeff Weber, Sherry Sims, and Marie Keyes

SJE's Yearly Honor Roll 2015-2016

SJE's Yearly Honor Roll 2015-2016

SJE's 4th 9 Wks Honor Roll

WJHS Students Competed at Day in the Park

West Jones High School’s National Art Honor Society competed in Laurel’s Day-In-The-Park Student Art Competition.  Pictured are student winners. Left Picture: L. Stevens, Best-In-Show and 3rd place.  Right Picture (in order): D. Evans, 2nd; K. Clark, 1st; Laurel Jones,  3rd; J. Graves, 1st and 3rd; C. Winship, 2nd; E. Graves, 1st; C. Ngo, 1st ; P. Walters, 2nd; J. Ni, H.M.; L. Sims, two 2nd places; H. Harrison, 3rd place; B. Smith, 1st and 3rd; B. Stringer, 2nd place; J.P. Person, H.M.  Not pictured… 1st place: A. Butler (two), K. Green, A. Ford, E. Kiparizoska.  2nd place:  D. Parish, K. Yates, B. Kelley, M. Dry.  3rd Place: L. Jones, A. Thames, M. Dry, K. Jordan, K. Gomez.  Honorable Mention: S. Graves, A. Thames.

NJE Learns Business/Entrepreneurship Through Biz World

The North Jones Elementary Sixth grade Star Reach classes of Melissa Kissinger, Angie Sims, and Susan Anderson have recently been learning about business and entrepreneurship through the Biz World unit. These students created their own bracelet business, manufactured their product, marketed it, and sold it to raise funds for “Relay for Life”. Students were able to practice leadership skills, math and communication skills, and realize the importance of teamwork. The entire North Jones student body, teachers, and staff wholeheartedly supported this fund-raising effort which enabled the Star Reach students to generate over $900.00 for “Relay for Life”!

SJH's Band of Braves Students Receive Scholarships

The year's South Jones High School Band of Braves senior class racked up over $130,000 in college band scholarships to continue their education.

Pictured-Front Row (Left to Right): Shannon Murrell, Christian Lee, Kemberly Freeman, Ke'Andra Smith, Katelynn McGowen, Emily Smith, and Scarlett Sandifer Back Row (Left to Right): Jacob Brannon, Collin Robertson, Jorge Castillo, Jesse Tims, James Ellis, Taylor Riels, Ezra Sanders

WJHS Senior Jordan to cheer at USM

West Jones High School senior Kathryn Jordan recently received a Scholarship to Cheer for the USM Golden Eagles.
Pictured are: Todd Jordan, dad; Kathryn; Shannon Jordan, mom
Standing: Debbie Bender, WJHS Cheer Coach; Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal; Lynsie Brown, WJHS Cheer Coach

South Jones Student Selected for Trent Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders

South Jones Middle School eighth grader, K. Skellion, was selected to attend this summer's Trent Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders at the University of Mississippi. She was one of 48 students selected from hundreds of applicants. According to their website, “The Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders is a program designed to develop critical thinking and leadership skills in soon-to-be high school freshmen. Its aim is to cultivate and inspire honest, compassionate, and responsive leaders who will focus on responsibility and stewardship.” Skellion is a current 8th grade class officer, member of the Beta Club, co-captain of the speech and debate team, member of the middle school show choir group, and active in the drama department. She is the daughter of Jack and Gala Skellion.

South Jones High School's Top 10 of 2016

Katelynn McGowen
Mary Woodyard
Summer Taylor
Ashton Dodd
Abbey Johnson
Kyleigh Campbell
Shannon Murrell
Tristan Miller
Anna Claire Evans
Bethany Poole

Jones County 6th Grade All-Star Band

The Second Annual Jones County 6th Grade All-Star Band Clinic took place on May 7, 2016 at South Jones High School.  The students were selected from their individual Elementary Schools to come and participate.  Upon arrival, all the students had an opportunity to learn new music and new techniques before giving a fantastic concert for their family and friends at the end of that day.  This year’s clinician was Mrs. Brittany Swindoll from Biloxi Junior High School.  Mrs. Swindoll is a graduate of the South Jones High School where she went on to get her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Southern Miss before taking her position at Biloxi.  The 6th Grade Band Directors for Jones County Schools are, Artie Adams, Mark Laird, Zach Langley, Brian Joyce, Johnathan Benson, Kody Killens, and Lindsey Langley.

Dunn Roadbuilders Donate to EJE

Much thanks to Dunn Roadbuilders for donating necessary computers to the newly formed East Jones Elementary Lego Robotics team. These computers will be used during the upcoming FLL (First Lego League) season of 2016-2017 to program a robot that students will design and build themselves. The robot will perform autonomously to complete tasks related to the theme of the season.

EJE Competes at Mississippi University for Women

The East Jones Elementary Math Team recently traveled to the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, to compete in their first math competition on May 7, 2016.  The team competed in both individual and team competitions against 51 other teams from Mississippi and Alabama. 

In the individual competition, Sarah Mello placed 1st in the fourth grade division, L. Hunter placed 2nd in the fourth grade division, and J. Scott placed 2nd in the 5th grade division.  In the team competition, students were divided into teams of five with S. Craven, J. Scott, N. Jones, O. Blythe, and A. Champion placing 2nd and S. Mello, L. Hunter, C. Martin, J. George, and K. Chambers placing 3rd. 

Congratulations to these students for a job well done at their first competition!

Dixie Electric Visits EJE

Dixie Electric visits EJE 5th Grade Science classes to share information on conductors and insulators of electricity.

Students from Jones County Schools Honored

Students from Jones County Schools HonoredFront row: MaCalla Matthews (WJH) Valedictorian, Katelynn McGowen (SJH) Valedictorian, Micah Heathcock (NEJ) Valedictorian. Second row: Summer Taylor (SJH) Historian, Mary Woodyard (SJH) Salutatorian, Erin Crater (WJH) Historian, Dalton Hall, (WJH) Salutatorian, Brittany Burnham (NEJ) Salutatorian, Allyson Myrick (NEJ) Historian.

Valedictorians, Salutatorians, and Historians from the three Jones County High Schools were honored with a luncheon hosted by Jones County Junior College.  The luncheon for these outstanding students was held on May 9, 2016 in the Faculty Dining Hall on the campus of JCJC.

West Jones High School's Top 10 of 2016

West Jones High has released their Top 10 graduates for 2016. Click here to find out who they are.

West Jones High School's Hall of Fame 2016

Jamey Coleman Kayla Jefcoat Kathryn Jordan Micah Martin Marla Parker
Austin Swindall Jackson Wedgeworth Katherine Zachary MaCalla Matthews Dalton Hall
Bryce Holland Hudson Harris Erin Crater Alex Roberts Madelyn Cooley
    Josie Gamble    

West Jones High School's Class of 2016

Glade Star Reach Donates to S.C.A.R.

The 6th grade Star Reach class at Glade Elementary presented the Southern Cross Animal Rescue Center with the proceeds from their student-run Friendship Bracelet Company. The students learned how to start and run a company as part of their BizWorld Unit. They were excited to help such a worthy cause.

South Jones High Students Sign with Area Colleges

Miguel Morgan signed with JCJC for Baseball.

Mady Ciessau made the USM all-girl squad.


Tristan Miller and Leighton Knight made the JCJC Cheer Squad.


Northeast Jones FBLA Attends State Conference

FBLA members attending and completing in various events are from bottom: Row 1-J. Foster, D. Easley; Row 2-R. Gatlin, A. Middleton, H. Hollinghead, J. Rogers; Row 3-J. Wilson, M. Shoemake, A. Ramsey, B. Dykes; Row 4-C. Barnes, D. Shelton, B. Darbonne, C. Hankins; Row 5-S. Schrimpshire, L. Elkins, S. Sumrall, S. McLaurin, and Row 6-E. Page

Nineteen students, two advisors, and two chaperones recently attended the 2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Jackson at the Marriott Hotel. All members attending competed in their various events after placing at the Southern District Conference in February. The members attended networking sessions, toured the Governor's Mansion, and participated in campaign events during their trip. NEJ FBLA is led by advisors Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. The group was accompanied by chaperones Melody Easley and Angie Dykes.

NEJ's state winners are S. Sumrall-3rd-Computer Applications. A. Ramsey-1st-FBLA Principles and Procedures. D. Easley-1st-Future Business Leader and FBLA State Who's Who J. Foster-2nd-Future Business Leader, FBLA State Who's Who and represented Holly's Jumps as NEJ's Professional Business of the Year Award All these have the opportunity to further compete at nationals this summer in Atlanta.

During the awards ceremony Ms. Tew was recognized as Southern District Advisor of the Year and Ms. Griffin was recognized with a silver tray as a retiring FBLA advisor of nineteen years.


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