News and Announcements

South Jones' "Vortex" Qualifies for World Championships

Pictured: "Vortex", the South Jones Band of Braves Indoor Winds Group. Details follow.
March 18th, the South Jones Band of Braves Indoor Winds Group "Vortex" competed at the WGI Power Regional in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  The qualified for finals and placed second overall.  This qualified them to compete at the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio April 22-23. They will compete March 31st for a State Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.

Glade March Teacher of the Month

Penny Stutts, Glade Elementary's teacher of the month.  Details follow.
Penny Stutts teaches first grade at Glade Elementary. Prior to coming to Glade, she held the position of Parent Liaison for the Jones County School District for 14 years. She has been in education for 28 years and is a graduate of Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Following working on her Masters at the University of New Orleans, she taught first grade, kindergarten, and Title I reading. Mrs. Stutts also worked as a Parent Educator for Parents As Teachers in the Petal School District. She lives in Petal with her husband Keith and daughters Kate and Krissy. They are an active tennis family and attend Carterville Baptist Church in Petal.

Page Signs with East Mississipppi

Pictured are:
Brenda Hill-mother, B. Page, B. Gray-sister
Standing-West Jones High School Basketball Coach, Sharon Murray, B. Gray-sister, and K. Marshall-teammate
West Jones High School senior B. Page recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Lions at East Mississippi Community College.

8th Grade-Horizons Unlimted Mentoring Day

Pictured are:

Front- A. Dickey, E. McDonald, M. French, L. Kennedy
Back- Z. Cochran, R. Williams, C. Holifield, B. James, M. Waldrup, S. Shoemake, K. Jefcoat, P. Turner, O. Gomez
A select group of West Jones Middle School 8th graders recently attended the Twelfth Annual Horizons Unlimited Mentoring Day at the Jones County Career and Technical Education Center. Students participated in activities in each area of instruction--Early Childhood Education, Drafting, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Collision Repair, Auto Service Technology, and Welding.

Math Project

Students measuring pencil machine. Details follow.

Pictured: B. Turner, I. Marks, A. Hutto
Students measuring water fountain. Details follow.

P. Jordan, C. Kilpatrick, M. Bullock
Students measuring ventilation. Details follow.

A. Richards, A. McMahon, K. Fletcher
Students measuring lockers. Details follow.

Pictured: V. Nguyen, K. Nguyen, M. Rhodes

Students in Mrs. White’s 7th grade Compacted Math class measured various 3 – dimensional shapes around campus.  The students found the surface area and volume of the shapes.

Team Max

Students pose for Team Max.  Details follow.
West Jones Middle School students and faculty members, show their support for student and classmate Max Grimaldo.  Max is an 8th grade student at West Jones and is battling Leukemia.  Students purchased "Team Max" t-shirts as a fundraiser, to help raise money for Max and his family.

Glade 6th Grade Olympic Games

Students recreating Greek Games ceremonies. Details follow.
After finishing our Ancient Greece Unit in World History, the students at Glade Elementary were to recreate their own version of the Greek Games. The students were to research one of the 12 Olympian gods of ancient Greece, work in groups to create a team name, mascot, banner, as well as create a game for their classmates to play. All components of this task had to have something to do with the Greek god's realm, symbol, and character traits. After creating the game, the students were to do a functional writing task to explain the procedures and expectations of the game. These 6th graders rose to the occasion and showed amazing creativity, sportsmanship, as well as encouragement.

SJH Student Elected Mississippi Senior High Beta Club President

T. Byrd standing in front of campaign sign. Details follow.
T. Byrd was elected as the Mississippi Senior High Beta Club President at the State Convention held in Biloxi in February. With this honor, he will have the opportunity to run for National Senior High Beta President in Orlando this summer. He is a Junior at South Jones and his parents are Eric and Stacey Byrd.

West Jones' Imagination Named Grand Champion

West Jones Show Choir, Imagination. Details follow.
Imagination, West Jones High School’s award-winning show choir, had an exceptional competition season. At the South Jones Invitational, Imagination won Grand Champion and took home trophies for best vocals, best choreography, and best show design. Continuing its winning streak, Imagination won Grand Champion at the Jackson Academy Invitational and received a trophy for best vocals. Imagination placed second runner-up at the following competitions: Jackson Prep Invitational and Petal Show Choir Invitational. Imagination will travel to New York City in March to perform at the Statue of Liberty. After returning from New York City, Imagination will compete at Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry.

West Jones' Revolution Has 2nd Undefeated Season

West Jones' women's show choir, Revolution. Details follow.
Revolution, West Jones High School’s award-winning women’s division show choir, had an undefeated season for the second year in a row.  Revolution placed first in the following show choir competitions: Jackson Prep Invitational, South Jones Invitational, Jackson Academy Invitational, and Petal Show Choir Invitational.  Revolution will travel to New York City in March to perform at the Statue of Liberty.

East Jones Elementary's Robo Tigers

East Jones Elementary students with robots.  Details follow.
Design awards won by East Jones Elementary. Details follow. East Jones Elementary students' robot with design award. Details follow.
Congratulations to the first ever East Jones Elementary LEGO Robotics team, the RoboTigers. They took home the Robot Design Award at the Regional Qualifier in December, and the Mechanical Design Award at State Competition in February. This was their first season. The team members are: O. Herrington, C. Moss, C. Holifield, C. Hodge, S. Mello, T. Milner, C. Martin, and I. Monsivais.

West Jones Sr.Beta Wins at State Convention

1st place in Visual Art. Details follow.

L. Stevens
1st place for campaign board. Details follow.

A. Geiger
Senior scholarship winner. Details follow.

N. Sumrall
3rd place in Group Talent. Details follow.

B. Sims, B. Read, K. Chandler, M. Blackwell, G. Bergin, A. Garick, J. Holifield
West Jones High School Senior Beta members attended the State Beta Convention and brought home many awards. Winning 1st Place for On-Site Acrylic Painting and 1st Place Visual Art Paining was L. Stevens. Winning 1st Place Campaign Board--A. Gieger. The $1500 Senior Scholarship Winner is N. Sumrall. Winning 3rd Place Group Talent--B. Sims, B. Read, K. Chandler, M. Blackwell, G. Bergin, A. Garick, J.Holifield
2nd place in Quiz Bowl. Details follow.

J. Cooley, L. Parker, J. Taylor, and N. Sumrall
3rd place in Banner. Details follow.

O. Williams

Placing 2nd in Quiz Bowl--J. Cooley, L. Parker, J. Taylor, and N. Sumrall. Placing 3rd--Banner--O. Williams Placing 3rd in Advertising Design--K. Broom, M. Jordan, N. Welch, and A. Sumrall

3rd place in Advertising Design. Details follow.

K. Broom, M. Jordan, N. Welch, and A. Sumrall

NEJ Senior Beta Club: Betas Go Beyond video wins 1st Place Technology at MS Beta Convention


Northeast Jones Senior Beta Wins 2nd in Living Literature at MS Beta Convention with
"The Great Gatsby"

NEJ Sr. Betas participataing in the Living Literature competition: E. Adams, J. Taylor, R. Gatlin, A. Landrum, J. Padgett, C. Lee, S. Sumrall, E. Brownlee.

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