News and Announcements

JCJC Bobcat Math League

West Jones won against Richton, 60-18.
Pictured are: J. Cooley, J. Taylor, L. Parker, N. Sumrall, C. Chambliss, K. Wardell, M. Boykin, B. Waldrop, R. Howell, (Not Pictured is L. Hughes).

Glade's October Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Britta Smith is in her 8th year of teaching. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from William Carey University. She is married to John Mike Smith. She has a stepdaughter, Holly Smith (16) and a daughter, Palmer Smith (almost 2).

Northeast Jones Homecoming Announced

Northeast Jones Middle/High School will celebrate Homecoming in the Jungle on Friday, October 14, 2016. Homecoming Parade will begin at 5:50 p.m. followed by the Homecoming Ceremony and presentation of the Queen and her Court!!

Back row (l-r): C. Ellis (7th Grade Escort), A. Blue (7th Grade Maid), D. Warren (Freshman Escort), S. Moore (Freshman Maid), J. Stewart (Sophomore Maid), D. Calhoun (Sophomore Escort), W. Taylor (8th Grade Escort), S. Prince--not pictured (8th Grade Maid)

Middle row (l-r): A. McCormick (Junior Escort), B. Rigdon (Junior Maid), I. Rogers (Football Maid Escort), N. Mapp (Football Maid), B. Lubin (Football Maid), J. Kepley (Football Maid Escort), K. Windham (Senior Maid), B. Benigno (Senior Escort)

Front row (l-r): Z. Matthews (Tiger Escort), S. Hutto (Tiger Maid), D. Greer (Student Body Escort), A. Stevens (Student Body Maid), E. Adams (Honor Escort), C. Jones (Maid of Honor), D. Cooley (Maid of Honor), W. Gully (Honor Escort), P. Wilson (Student Body Maid), A. McCormick (Student Body Escort), B. Bedwell (FFA Escort), G. Hodge (FFA Sweetheart)

2016 Northeast Jones Homecoming Queen H. Nowell, escorted by her father, Matthew Nowell.

WJHS Homecoming Court 2016-17

The West Jones High School administration is proud to announce the 2016-17 Homecoming Court. Presentation of queen and maids will be October 14 before the West Jones vs Provine game at Mustang Stadium. The homecoming parade begins at 6:15 with the presentation of the court immediately following.

Pictured are:
A. Booth-Football Maid, F. Gavin-12th Grade Maid, L. Gavin-Student Body Maid, M. Adams-Queen, S. Graves-Student Body Maid, K. Husser-12th Grade Maid, and B. Ducksworth-Football Maid.

L. Sims-9th Grade Maid, A. Bookout-10th Grade Maid, K. McDonald-11 Grade Maid, C. Hill-11th Grade Maid, B. Bullock-10th Grade Maid, and N. Allgood-9th Grade Maid.

WJHS Peer Council Teaches Scrubby Bears

West Jones High School Peer Council recently visited West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary kindergarteners and first graders to teach Scrubby Bears. This program reinforces good health and hygiene practices by using songs, stories, and group activities. Helping the council were Denise Graves-teacher, Teresa Harrison-Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator for Jones County School District, and Angie Bynum-Jones County School District Nurse.

1st Row
--M. Stringer, E. Fiala, M. Boykin, L. Parker, C. Dry, K. Holifield, H. Gable
2nd Row--H. Green, B. Dozier, C. Coleman, N. Duran, A. Pitts, J. Sumrall, K. Hosey, A. Parker, E. Shows, M. K. Malone, S. Boyd, B. Walters, H. Walters

WJHS AP Chemistry Aboard the R/V Franks

West Jones' AP Chemistry students recently spent a day aboard the R/V Franks collecting water quality data as part of a long-term study of the Pascagoula River.  The program is associated with the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs.

MDE Releases Family Guides for Student Success to Support Parents

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CTE Students Compete in National Championships

Shaden Bethel of Laurel won first place in the SkillsUSA National Championship Competition in Job Skill Demonstration A. The SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, KY, took place June 20-24, 2016, as part of the SkillsUSA 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students—all state contest winners—competed hands-on in 99 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

Shaden is a Junior at A P Fatheree/Jones County Career and Technical Center and Northeast Jones High School.  The Job Skill Demonstration Competition is a contest designed for competitors to demonstrate a job skill they have learned in their field of study.  Shaden is a student in the Automotive Service Technology program and took his skills that he learned about starters to win a gold medal, beating 39 other first place winners from the other states represented at the national competition. 

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Maggie Davis Savannah Holifield
Maggie Davis is a Junior at A.P. Fatherree/Jones County Career and Technical Center and South Jones High School. She is an Architectural Drafting and Design student.  Maggie competed in T-shirt Design and placed 5th out of 30 national competitors.
Savannah Holifield is a Junior at A.P. Fatherree/Jones County Career and Technical Center and West Jones High School. She is an Architectural Drafting and Design student. Savannah competed in Promotional Bulletin Board and placed 6th out of 43 national competitors.

WJ Student Art Featured in USM's Make Your Mark High School Drawing Competition

Senior Art students recently submitted art into USM's Make Your Mark High School Drawing Competition. Only 81 out of 124 pieces were selected across Mississippi's high schools to hang in USM's Gallery of Art for the duration of the summer. Twenty-three of those works came from West Jones art students.

The following students had drawings selected for the summer art exhibit: K. West, 2 works of art; A. Thames, 2; L. Stevens, 3; K. Poore, 1; K. Pitts, 2; C.Martin, 2; B. Kelley, 2; N. Jordan, 1; S. Grafton, 1; M. Dry, 3; N. Crane , 1; K. Clark, 3.

At the closing of the Make Your Mark Art Exhibit, West Jones won 6 awards. N. Jordan, K. West, A. Thames, L. Stevens, and B. Kelley won awards for drawing excellence. M. Dry won 2nd place over the whole show and brought home a $200 cash prize, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to USM's College of Art.

Pictured left to right: N. Jordan, N. Crane, K. Clark, M. Dry, B. Kelley, L. Stevens, S. Grafton.

WJHS JCJC Bobcat Math League

WJHS Bobcat Math League won it's first match of the year against Wayne County.

Pictured are: J. Cooley, J. Taylor, L. Parker, N. Sumrall, B. Waldrop, K. Wardell, L. Hughes, E. Kiparizoska, and C. Nolan.

SJH's Homecoming Court 2016

South Jones High School presents the 2016 Homecoming Court:

1st Row (L to R)- C. Strickland (Football Maid), R. Barber (Senior Maid), M. Wyndham (Student Body Maid), H. Smith (QUEEN), J. Hodges (Student Body Maid), M. Odom (Senior Maid), K. Karoly (Football Maid).

2nd Row (L to R)- R. Bryant (Sophomore Maid), H. Moore (Junior Maid), D. Cooley (Miss SJ Jr. High), A. Howard (Miss SJH), H. James (Junior Maid), A. Brownlee (Sophomore Maid).

3rd Row (L to R)- B. Boyette (Freshman Maid), E. Prince (Eighth Grade Maid), M. Hughes (Eighth Grade Maid), K. Skellion (Freshman Maid)

K9 Buck Visits WJHS Peer Council

WJHS Peer Council recently had a visit from K9 Buck and Sgt. Michelle Howell with the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Howell answered questions regarding Buck's duties as a narcotic K9, the ongoing training she and he have to do, and the many drug arrest that have been made due to Buck's help. Peer Council is gearing up for a new year in planning "Drug Free" activities for students at WJHS, North Jones Elementary, and West Jones Elementary. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves.

Pictured are:

Front: Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Conner Coleman, Madeleine Boykin, Sgt. Howell and Buck, Kasia Hosey, Summer Boyd

Back: Brittani Dozier, Haley Gable, Chelsea Beasley, Haylee Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Macy Kate Malone, Belle Walters, Emmy Fiala, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Hunter Green, Emma Shows, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker

SJH Receives $3k Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Congratulations to Otha Keys, SJHS Media Specialist who recently won a Dollar General Literacy Grant in the amount of $3,000.00 for the BRAVES Project. Read more here.

WJHS Driver's Ed Learns of the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Sgt. Scott Gable from the Jones County Sheriff's Department met with WJHS driver's education students to discuss the dangers of texting and driving. He gave several statics to make his point:

  1. According to the 2013 National Safety Council, 1.6 million car crashes were related to driving while texting
  2. 1 out of 4 car crashes in the U.S. are caused by drivers texting
  3. 11 teens die everyday as a result of crashes due to texting and driving.

WJHS students were able ask questions related to texting and driving and were able to see damages to a car that was wrecked due to a driver's texting. WJHS driver's education teacher is Coach Junior Smith.

Glade Junior Beta Club Inducts New Members

The Glade Junior Beta Club recently inducted new members during a candlelight ceremony led by new officers. Students who maintained Honor Roll as well as high marks in citizenship were invited to join this distinguished group. The Beta Club focuses on the ideals of leadership, achievement, service, and character. The Glade Junior Beta Club has already participated in 2 service projects this year: donating can foods to the local food pantry and collecting spare change to purchase supplies needed for the clean-up of flood areas in Louisiana.

Beta officers for this year are: J. Golobay, President; E. Johnson, Vice President; K. Smith, Secretary; A. Walters, Reporter; F. Parish, Historian; J. Hicks, Treasurer; and B. Moss, Chaplain.

New members inducted this year are: C. Walters, K. McCree, A. Myrick, L. Arrington, A.Jordan, E.Johnson, R. Branch, K. May, M. Tullos, B. Hearn, K. Taylor, S. McNeil, S. Staples, and A. Belding.

The Glade Junior Beta Sponsors are Ashley Smith, Angela Golobay, and Amy Walters.

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