News and Announcements

SJH Endia Holliday Signs with JCJC

 SJH Endia Holliday Signs with JCJC.  Details follow.

Endia Holliday signed with Jones County Junior College to play basketball Pictured: Father Derrick Holliday, Endia, Mother Ebony Holliday AD Cory Reynolds, Principal Dr. Ladner, Head Coach Sherri Cooley, Principal Dr. Jones


SJH Max Sharp Signs with JCJC

 SJH Max Sharp Signs with JCJC.  Details follow.

Max Sharp signed with Meridian Community College to play baseball Pictured: Mother Julia Sharp, Max Coach Lucky, Head Coach Rogers, Coach Rogers


SJH Grace Stringer with JCJC

 SJH Grace Stringer signed with JCJC.  Details follow.

Grace Stringer signed to play softball for Pearl River Community College Pictured mother Rachel Stringer, Grace, father Chris Stringer Head Coach Hodge, Principal Dr. Ladner, AD Cory Reynolds


SJH Reid Golemon Signs with JCJC

 SJH Reid Golemon Signs with JCJC.  Details follow.

Reid Golemon signed with Pearl River Community College to play baseball. Pictured -- Father , Reid, Mother Jennifer Golemon, Coach Luckey, Head Coach Rogers, sister MacKenzie Golemon, Coach Rogers

WJHS James Signs with JCJC

 WJHS James Signs with JCJC.  Details follow.

West Jones High School senior Allie James recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the JCJC Lady Bobcats. Pictured are: Front--Bobby James, dad; Allie; Felicia James, mom Back--WJHS Supervising Principal Cooper Pope; Bailey James, sister; WJ Coach Joshua Sullivan; WJ Athletic Director Scott Pierson; WJ Coach Craig Winship; and Rob James, brother.


WJHS Gieger Signs with JCJC

 WJHS Gieger Signs with JCJC.  Details follow.

West Jones High School senior Anna Grace Gieger recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the JCJC Lady Bobcats. Pictured are: Front--Steve Gieger, dad; Anna Grace; Julie Gieger, mom Back--WJ Coach Joshua Sullivan; WJHS Supervising Principal, Cooper Pope; and WJ Coach Craig Winship


2017 District Reading Fair 1st Place Winners

 Reading Fair Winners.  Details follow.

2017 District Reading Fair 1st Place Winners They will advance to the Regional Reading Fair in Hattiesburg in January.


Glade November Teacher of the Month

 Glade Teacher of the Month.  Details follow.

Ricky Cook has been the P.E. teacher at Glade Elementary since August of 2009. Ricky graduated from William Carey College in 1978. He lives in the Glade Community and attends Mount Vernon Methodist Church with his wife, daughter, and son. He enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and listening to children laugh.


Sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's World History class recently presented Narratives featuring Anne Frank

 Ms. Holifield's World History class.  Details follow.

Sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's World History class recently presented Narratives featuring Anne Frank and those who hid with her family to escape Nazi persecution. Students also had the option of presenting their story from Mouschi the cat's point of view!


EJE Tiger Cub Art Winners

 EJE Tiger Cub Art Winners.  Details follow.

Congratulation to our EJE Tiger Cub art winners from the South MS Fair Art Competition. Best in Show, Pencils: Emilee Hembree, 6th Allred 6th Place, Painting: Abby Hodge, 5th Mackey 2nd Place Mixed Media: Jacob Thatch, K Ingram


EJE Fire Safety

 EJE Fire Safety.  Details follow.

A BIG, thank you to our local Powers VFD, who recently came and talked to our students about the importance of fire safety. The students learned how to crawl to safety in case of a fire and how to stop-drop-and-roll if they were to ever catch on fire. They discussed being careful around matches, lighters, and gasoline. Students were given tips on how to run to safety and calling 911. The firefighters also showed the students what they looked like fully dressed so the kids wouldn't be scared if they saw them in a burning house trying to rescue them. Our tiger cubs enjoyed wrapping up the lesson with up close tours of the fire truck. After the visit, students in Mrs. Jessica Smith's class wrote thank you letters to all the amazing fire fighters that came to make this lesson so memorable.


EJE Family Reading Night

 EJE Family Reading Night.  Details follow.

East Jones Elementary recently hosted its first Family Reading Night of the year in the library. Mrs. Leighan Griffin, EJE’s Media Specialist was so excited to see so many parents attend this event. Parents were able to see their students in AR action, from selecting and reading books to taking AR quizzes. Door prizes were drawn and a few lucky readers won free books. Congratulations to these readers!



Text Features Surgery.

 Text Features Surgery.  Details follow.

The second grade classes at Glade Elementary demonstrated their knowledge of text features through an "operation" of an informational text. Pictured above: Ms. Ulmer's class (C. Phillips and D. Fenton)


Magnifying Learning.

  Magnifying Learning.  Details follow.

The 4th grade Star Reach students at Glade Elementary became junior scientists as they learned about the parts and function of a microscope as well as its history. They practiced making slides and focusing while calculating the level of magnification. They all agree that learning about science is MAGNIFICENT!


South Jones Elementary Receives Allstate Grant.

 South Jones Elementary Receives Allstate Grant   Details follow.

South Jones Elementary has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Allstate. Thank you to The Allstate Foundation and Allstate volunteer David Niezgoda for being a positive force for change by volunteering. His efforts enabled South Jones Elementary to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. Pictured are: Juanna Warren, assistant principal; David Niezgoda, Allstate Agent; Mark Vaughn, assistant principal.


LEGO Cell Creations

Legocell pic

Legocell pic2.

Legocell pic 3.

Here are some pictures from Mr. Paul Anderson's 5th grade class projects on building cell models. Students had to include the cell parts from their notebooks in the LEGO model and the paper tube model, as well as including labels for the parts. This was an enrichment activity for STAR Reach days.

Paperroll project pic 1.

Paperroll project pic 3.

Paper roll project pic 2.


Glade Jr. Beta Club Induction.

Glade Jr. Beta Club Induction.   Details follow.

The Glade Elementary Junior Beta Club recently inducted new members. Officers led the ceremony and challenged new members to strive to serve others, be good leaders, be of good character, and strive for academic excellence. Officers this year that led the induction ceremony were: E. Johnson, President; S. Staples, Chaplain; A. Belding, Secretary; B. Hearn, Reporter; R. Branch, Treasurer; and K. Taylor, Historian. Vice President, C. Norwood, were inducted at the ceremony. The Glade Junior Beta Club 6th grade inductees are C. Baucum, N. Brabham, B. Byrd, N. Carroll, A. Chastang, D. Forest, I. Howard, A. Jordan, S. Mack, N. McLain, E. Moore, C. Rose, J. Stokes, and V. Williamson. The 5th grade inductees are K. Bolton, B. Boreman, G. Conrad, A. Cruz-Rodriquez, D. Ellard, E. Gainey, M. Guardado, C. Hancock, M. Heathcock, B. Henley, A. Hodges, J. Johnson, J. Lowery, J. McAndrew, J. Morgan, C. Norwood, K. Van Orden, C. Rayner, and M. Williamson.


Glade September Teacher of the Month.

Jimmie S Williams is the Star Reach Gifted Education teacher for Glade Elementary.   Details follow.

Jimmie S Williams is the Star Reach Gifted Education teacher for Glade Elementary. She has been a teacher for 22 years, and 18 of those has been in the field of Gifted Education for Jones County. Mrs.Williams is a graduate of Jones County Junior College, The University of Mississippi and William Carey. She is proud to call Laurel her hometown and resides there with her husband Glenn, and five daughters. She enjoys boating and fishing on the coast as well as playing with her new grand daughter in her spare time. She and her family attend Salem Heights Baptist Church. One of her goals as a teacher is to instill a love for learning that will last a lifetime.


Glade Elementary School is excited to welcome new faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 school year.

New faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 school year. Details follow.

Pictured (L-R): Lisa Ishee (Supervising Principal), Amber Cochran, Brandi Sullivan, Regina Rogers, Amber Flynt, Tiffany Moss, Jennifer Allred, Stephanie McDonald, and Stephen Brown (Assistant Principal).


MS Power Connections Program donated $800 to Jones County School District.

Community Connections. Details follow.

Pictured Left to Right: Kevin Lucas, James Walters, Nick Presley, Tadd Walters, and Scott Jackson.


Mackenzie Jordan and Mason Dry received a cheer scholarship to Jones Junior College. Mackenzie is the daughter of Derek and Amy Jordan and Mason is the son of Derrick and Lori Dry.

Cheer Scholarships . Details follow.

Left to right row 1: Lori Dry, Mason Dry, Mackenzie Jordan, Amy Jordan second row: Left to right: Derrick Dry, Callie Shows (Jones Representative/Former West Jones Cheerleader) Coach Bender, Kallie Jordan, Derek Jordan, Kennedy Jordan, and John Robinson.

West Jones High School Senior Dillon Rustin recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Day-in-the-Park art competition . Details follow.

Pictured are : l-r---Kevin Rustin, dad; Dillon; Stone Rustin, brother; Vanessa Rustin, mom
Standing are : l-r---Coach Craig Winship; Braxton Rustin, brother; and Coach Josh Sullivan



West Jones High School National Art Honor Society recently competed and placed in Laurel's Day-in-the-Park art competition.

Day-in-the-Park art competition . Details follow.

Front row: Samuel Waldrop, 1st place; Christopher Martin, 1st place; Sean Dearman, Honorable Mention; Brandon Stringer, 1st place. Middle Row: Mackenzie Masters, 2nd place, Abbigail Williams, 1st place; Kade Matthews, H.M.; Eva Kiparizoska, 2nd place; J.P. Person, Best in Show; Cindy Ngo, 1st place; Angilique Thames, 1st and 2nd place; Faith Gavin, 3rd place; Jeanie Ni, 2nd place. Back: Katlin Clark, 2nd place; Karson Wardell, 3rd place; Nakiyah Jordan, 1st and 3rd place; Kristen Poore, 2nd place; Bailey Smith, H.M.; Hannah Harrison, 2nd place and H.M.; Kerry Pitts, H.M. Not pictured: Emmy Scruggs, 1st place; Rogelio Reynoso, 2nd place; Virginia Hosey, two 2nd places; Paulleen Lam, 3rd place; Emily Harrelson, 3rd place; Jaiden Mertins, 3rd place; Everitt Hosey, 3rd place; MaKayla Pollard, 3rd place; Kylie Williamson, H.M.; Julia Berry, H.M.; Lauren Stevens, H.M.; Sara Ellzie, H.M.; Mason Dry, H.M.; Annalise Todd, H.M.; Creed Broom, H.M.



Students Win Congressional Awards

 Students Win Congressional Awards. Details follow.

West Jones High School Art Students recently participated in Congressman Steven Palazzo’s 4th Congressional District Student Art Contest. Mason Dry (pictured middle bottom) was voted Best-in-Show. Mason’s art will hang in the United States Capital for the duration of a year, along with other Congressional winners from around the U.S. Mason’s achievement won him airline tickets to the Congressional Art Forum in Washington, DC, this summer. Other West Jones students also placed in this competition. Painting: 1st place, Kayla Yates (left); 2nd place, Mason Dry. Mixed Media: 1st and 2nd place, J.P. Person; 3rd place, Sara Graves (middle left). Drawing: 3rd place, Mason Dry. Printmaking: 2nd place, Lauren Stevens (middle right). Overall runner-up, Katlin Clark (right).

Northeast Jones' Academic Top Ten

NEJ's #1 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #2 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #3 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #4 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #5 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow.
         
Valedictorian
Savannah Smith
Salutatorian
Parker Cruise
Historian
Kyla Mann
4th
Hanna Wilson
5th
Tyler Landrum
NEJ's #6 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #7 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #8 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #9 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow. NEJ's #10 of Academic Top Ten. Details follow.
         
6th
Sadie Braddock
7th
Shea Mello
8th
Melissa Hankins
9th
Hayden Nowell
10th
Katie Windham


West Jones High School HOBY Recipient

West Jones Student selected for honor. Details follow.

West Jones High School administration is pleased to announce J. Cooper as this year's HOBY recipient. This prestigious award is given to a deserving sophomore. For over five decades, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. HOBY aims to inspire and develop our global community of youth & volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. The vision of HOBY is to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society, through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership. Cooper is the son of Scott and Heather Cooper of the Matthews Community.


Mr. and Ms. Northeast Jones Senior/Junior High 2016-2017

Students chosen as Mister and Miss NEJ. Details follow.
Students chosen for Mister and Miss NEJ Junior High. Details follow.

Mr. and Miss NEJ 2016-2017 are T. Landrum and H. Nowell. Landrum is the son of Kirk and Lori Landrum of Ovett. Nowell is the daughter of Matthew and Tracy Nowell of the Myrick community.

Mr. and Miss NEJ Junior High 2016-2017 are J. Jones and Courtney Lee. Jones is the son of P. T. and Laquetta Jones of Hattiesburg. Lee is the daughter of Timothy Lee and Jennifer Mozingo of Laurel.


Northeast Jones' Junior FFA Team Wins at State

NEJ FFA students pose. Details follow.L

(Pictured Left to Right): B. Fenton, K. Myrick, B. Moore, and B. Middleton

The Northeast Jones FFA Junior Poultry Evaluation Team recently brought home a second place win from the recent FFA State CDE Competition held at Mississippi State University. Northeast Jones FFA AgEd Instructors/FFA Advisors are Dr. Aaron Scammahorn and Mr. David Walters.


South Jones' Suzanne Manning Chosen as Buddy Garner FCA Coach of the Year

Suzanne Manning holding an award. Details follow.

On Good Friday, FCA athletes and sponsors from all over the Pinebelt gathered at Southern Miss for the 3rd annual Breakfast of Champions. The Buddy Garner FCA Coach of the Year award is given to a coach who leads in the school and in the community. South Jones FCA has grown to have an FCA weekly huddle in each sport, hosted their own Spring FCA county-wide rally, and gathered food and funds for several charities in the area. The 2017 FCA Coach of the Year is Coach Suzanne Manning. She is the South Jones head softball coach and leads FCA on campus. Her contributions to the students on and off the field are changing lives, and Coach Manning is a shining light for South Jones and our community.


Northeast Jones' 2017 Hall of Fame

Northeast Jones students pose in front of the performing arts center.  Details follow.

Recently selected to the 2017 Northeast Jones Hall of Fame were:
(front, l-r) Hanna Wilson, Savannah Smith, Hayden Nowell, Tyler Landrum;
(middle, l-r) Sadie Braddock, Camille Hankins, Kyla Mann, Hayleigh Rogers;
(back row, l-r) Parker Cruise, Katie Windham, Taylor Manning, Brett Benigno.


West Jones Middle School Student Donates Project to School

Student poses with her recycled art.  Details follow.

B. Bishop, West Jones 7th grader and member of the West Jones Jr. Beta Club, recently created a recycled art project using wooden pallets. She constructed a bench and then painted it green and gold and lettered it with "West Jones Beta" to promote the academic club. She donated the bench to West Jones Middle School.


West Jones High School's Lindy Callahan Scholar Athletes

West Jones students selected for award. Details follow.

West Jones High School administration is proud to announce M. Follis and W. Harrelson as the 2017 Lindy Callahan Scholar Athletes. These two dynamic Mustang athletes were chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their participation in high school athletics and extracurricular activities.


Glade April Teacher of the Month

Glade teacher recognized for her accomplishments. Details follow.

Missy Beech is a special education teacher at Glade Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 20 years, and 10 of those years have been at Glade Elementary. Mrs. Beech is a graduate of South Jones High School, Jones County Junior College, and the University of Southern Mississippi where she obtained B.S. and M.Ed degrees. She lives in Ellisville with her husband, Dwayne, and daughters, Sydney and Darcy. Mrs. Beech and her family are active members of West Ellisville Baptist Church where she is the church pianist.


West Jones Middle School's Centerstage Wins Awards in Texas Competition

2 students selected for awards. Details follow. Group grabs gold ranking. Details follow.

West Jones Middle School Centerstage recently participated in a competition in San Antonio, TX where they received a Gold Ranking for their performance. The group received an unprecedented two out of six Maestro Awards given for vocal performances. One went to S. Walker and another went to B. Bishop, both seventh graders. Centerstage is directed by Melissa Kinsey. Congratulations to these students!


Volcano Erupts at South Jones Elementary

Students erupting volcano. Details follow. Students pose next to model volcano. Details follow.

Sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's class were asked to recreate the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius using a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke and Mentos. Each group was responsible for constructing a model of the ancient city of Pompeii using basic crafting materials. By employing the Scientific Method, students devised a means to insert Mentos simultaneously into their "volcano" to bring about the destruction of the ancient Roman city.


West Jones Jr. Beta Place 2nd in Book Battle

Students pose with award. Details follow.

West Jones Junior Beta students place 2nd in the Battle of the Books competition division II. The Book Battle competition is a literature-driven, written test that consists of multiple choice questions and a written response portion based on the books listed. This competition provides an opportunity for a group of three students to use an integrated study.

The group consisted of: (left to right) A. Segrest, S. Knotts, and I. Shelby.





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