Our number one goal is the health and safety of all students, parents, faculty, and staff. That being the case, you are aware that the Jones County School District heeded the call of the Governor's executive order 1460 to close all Mississippi public schools until April 17, 2020. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Jones County School District Board met and approved the JCSD Pandemic Response Plan.
The goal of this plan is for the school district to provide as many essential services to the community by supporting the learning needs of the children of Jones County as possible while also maintaining the CDC guidelines for response to the serious crisis created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. As a result, the school district has placed numerous resources on the school district website to provide multiple avenues for the enrichment of student learning and to provide support for parents. Though there is no substitute for direct in-person access to a highly effective teacher, these resources will allow students to enrich the great learning they have already received across the school year. With opportunities to explore topics of personal interest, students should be able to build fluency in important knowledge and skills while also deepening their learning. Parents should see their student's teacher and counselor's email address listed on the school district website so that they can correspond with the faculty member directly for support during normal school hours which will be while school sites are open. Instructional staff at the schools are on call and can be engaged through multiple means via email, phone, Remind101, Peach-Jar, and various other innovative electronic means. Due to CDC guidelines, no visitors will be allowed to enter school buildings and parents will need to call the schools for assistance. If for some reason parents and/or students are unable to access the school district website (http://www.jones.k12.ms.us/), then they should simply call their child's school during the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, and report this issue by leaving their name, phone number, and email address so that it can be forwarded to the appropriate staff for follow-up.
Please make sure to continue to check back on the school district website to see additional updates as they become available. We look forward to supporting our students, parents, and our community through the duration of this crisis. Thank you for allowing us to serve your children.
Mr. Tommy Parker
Superintendent of Education
Jones County School District
West Jones High School Senior Madi Waters recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Pearl River Community College.
Seated: Jennifer Waters-step mom, Madi, Jill Bryant-mom
Standing: Hal Waters-dad, Coach Corey Tolbert, Coach Melanie Cavenaugh, Molli Ellzey-sister, WJH Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, Stephen Bryant-step dad
WJH Chennault Signs with JC to play Soccer
West Jones High School Senior Kaylee Chennault recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Jones College.
Pictured are: Seated--Brent Chennault (dad), Kaylee, Jennifer Chennault (mom)
Standing: Cooper Pope-WJHS Supervising Principal, Madelyn Chennault-sister, WJH Soccer Coach Craig Winship, WJH Soccer Coach Josh Sullivan
WJHS Senior Sam Hill Signs with PRCC to play Baseball
West Jones High School Senior Sam Hill recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Pear River Community College.
Seated: Jennifer Hill-mom, Sam, Brandon Hill-dad
Standing: Ethan Hill-brother, Coach Trey Sutton, Coach Chance Yelverton, Coach Michael Gavin, WJHS Supervising Principal Cooper Pope
WJHS Senior Kolbi Holifield to play Tennis at MCC
West Jones High School Senior Kolbi Holifield recently signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Meridian Community College.
Seated: Melissa Holifield-mom, Kolbi, Dwayne Holifield-dad
Standing: WJHS Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, WJH Coach Brandon Adcock, Ben Berry-Laurel Country Club Tennis Coach
South Jones Middle School "Make Bullying Extinct"
The "Make Bullying Extinct" shirts were worn on Wednesday, October 23rd for Unity Day/Anti-Bullying Day! With the help of Ms. Keys, numerous GRACIOUS donors from the community, Mrs. Gieger, and Mrs. Blackwell, Skylar Weir, SJ's 7th grade counselor, was able to purchase EVERY. SINGLE. 7TH. GRADER. a tee shirt, as well as a shirt for each of our 7th grade faculty and staff. 8th grade students were given anti bullying/take a stand against bullying bracelets. Mrs. Blackwell's students also created signs and posters that are posted in the hallways of the 7th and 8th grade building. Students also signed the "Be a Buddy, NOT a bully pledge that is posted in the halls as well. This all aligns with our be kind initiative.
WJHS Art Students win at South MS Fair.
West Jones High School art students submitted art pieces into the South MS Fair art competitions. Winning awards in the Visual Arts competition are 1st place, Allie Richards; 2nd place, Zoe Estacio; 4th place, Kylie Nguyen. Kayley Molina won Best in Show in the 4-h Art competition, and students earned 124 blue ribbons, 37 red ribbons, and 1 white ribbon for craftsmanship and design.
West Jones Middle School held its fifth annual College Fair.
West Jones Middle School held its fifth annual College Fair. Presentations were conducted by Jones College and Mississippi State University. Thank you Hanna Burnette and Bryson Wallace for investing in our students.
East Jones Elementary 1st 9weeks Honor Roll and Principal's list.
WJH Fellowship of Christian Athletes in memory of Brenna Grace Clark.
Friends from First Baptist Church Laurel presented an incredible gift to the WJH Fellowship of Christian Athletes in memory of Brenna Grace Clark. This donation will be used to purchase Bibles for Mustang athletes. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Clark, Brenna's parents, were on campus for this amazing event.
Pictured are FCA Lead Team members, Representatives from FBC Laurel, and Wade and Ty Clark.
West Jones Science Club visits Pascagoula River.
The West Jones High School Science Club visited the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point to learn about coastal ecology. The students took a swamp tour, collected and examined plankton, and spent time kayaking in the bayou, among other activities. The Science Club consists of students in grades 9-12 who are interested in experiencing science outside the traditional classroom.
Pictured are Science Club Students.
In observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the counselors created posters and sidewalk chalk art letting the students know how important they are to the school and the world. Each strip is a student's name. ALL students 9-12 are on the poster.
Sidewalk quotes, paintings, and picutres were done by Skylar Blackwell Weir, the 7th and 8th grade counselor after school one evvening. The students were met with the messages the next morning when they came to school, which made them smile.
South Jones High School Homecoming 2019
South Jones 2019 Homecoming Court:
Top Left: 8th grade Maids Shannon Morgan and Harleigh Fortenberry, Freshman Maids Issabella Hammond and Devon Lucus, Sophomore Maids Weslyn Blackwell and Sumer Boyette
Middle Left: Junior Maids Callie Bell and Thaily Moreno, Senior Maids Fakyla McGillberry and Lorran Morgan, Football Maids Kaitlyn Kirksey, Cydney Robertson, and KK Lawrence
Bottom Left: Student Body Maids Kaitlyn Millsap and Baylee Boyette Miss South Jones Jr. High Claire Flowers, Miss South Jones High Mackenzie Jones
South Jones High School Homecoming 2019
Mr. and Miss South Jones High School -- Travis Conner and Mackenzie Jones
Mr. and Miss South Jones Jr. High -- Luke Griffin and Claire Flowers
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