JCSD Mission
Jones County School District is a community partnership that empowers and inspires students to reach their maximum potential and become productive citizens by providing challenging educational experiences through effective teaching strategies in environments conducive to learning.

The Jones County School District…..
We Empower and Inspire!

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

WJHS Miles Signs with Gulf Coast
West Jones High School Senior, T. Miles, recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Gulf Coast Community College.

Pictured: Seated---
Lee Miles, dad; T. Miles; Renee Miles, mom
Standing---Corey Ward, WJ Golf Assistant Coach; Tony Johnson, WJ Golf Head Coach; Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal

East Jones Beta Convention Winner

East Jones Elementary is proud to announce that Beta Member, J. Taylor, won third place in the Division I Mathematics Competition at the State Jr. Beta Convention. This year's convention was held recently in Tupelo, Mississippi. Taylor competed against numerous students from schools all over the state of Mississippi. Congratulations!!

Mission Intermodal Excellence Workshop
East Jones Elementary Gifted teachers, Mrs. Melinda Anderson and Mrs. Genny Walley, both received acceptance letters Saturday for the Mission Intermodal Excellence workshop in June hosted by the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Only 20 teachers across the state are accepted each year. This is an all-expense paid workshop and grants the teachers with a $1,000 for classroom materials. During the four days, these ladies will visit the Fed Ex distribution center in Memphis, enter the lock and dam by boat in Columbus on the Tombigbee River, and visit the AmTrak station in Meridian. In addition, MSU will put on a parent/student engineering night at our school during the 2014-2015 school year, with all materials provided. At the parent night, parents and students will work together to solve engineering challenges. Congratulations to these two excellent teachers and thank you for all you do at EJE!

Jones County Career Tech SkillsUSA State Competition Winners

Jones County Career and Technical Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 SkillsUSA State Competition. First place winners will be able to advance to national competition in Kansas City, Missouri, in June. Jones County Career and Technical Center’s SkillsUSA advisors are Philip Ray, Brandi Edwards and Charles McMillan.

Winners: A. Donald- 1st Place Job Demo Open, M. Starr and C. Herrington- 1st Place Chapter Display, D. Travis and L. Slade -2nd Place Promotional Bulletin Board

Teacher Academy Donates Coloring Books
Teacher Academy students from the Jones County Career & Technical Education Center donate coloring books to their field experience classes.

Left to Right: R. Shields and K. Arrington

WJHS STAR Student-Teacher
West Jones High School Administration is proud to announce this year’s STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student, Erik Michael Caves. STAR Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student. Mississippi Economic Council sponsors the STAR program. Click here to read more.

Mrs. Lott and Mrs. Lowe's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes just completed a unit on robotics. Students were to assemble the robot and its accessories then program it to perform certain assigned tasks. Some of the assignments included stopping on a dark line, hitting a red ball and reacting to sound.

WJHS McDonnieal Signs with JC

West Jones High School senior, W. McDonnieal, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at JCJC.

Pictured are: Seated: Jeffrey McDonnieal, Dad; W. McDonnieal; Pam McDonnieal, Mom

Standing: John Welch, former WJHS Assistant Baseball Coach; Todd McDonnieal, brother; WJHS Head Baseball Coach Joey Ward

2013-2014 Gifted Education Survey Results
Jones County Report School Report - All Schools

SJH Proudly Announces the 2014 Hall of Fame
Front Row (L to R): H. Hathorn, S. Coleman, A. Adams, T. Karoly, H. Tolbert, K. Flynt, D. McKinnon, L. Welch, S. Bynum, Brianna Woodward Back Row

(L to R): P. Lawson, D. Elkins, B. Hodge, C. Sasser, L. Tucker, A. Perkins, H. Woodyard, L. James, W. Boot, A. Swindle, B. Beard, J. James

4th Grade Poetry Projects

EJE 4th Grade students in the language arts classes of Mrs. Lori Oas & Brandie Brooks created cinquain and diamante poems on the topic of their choice. From sports to flowers and people to animals, students enjoyed constructing their own poems. Students were very creative and decorated posters to display their poetry. The 4th grade classes enjoyed presenting and sharing their poetry creations.

EJE Beta Members Greet Pre-Registering Kindergarten Students

Each elementary school in the Jones County School District recently hosted Registration for all students entering K5 in the fall of 2014. In an effort to present a pleasant, welcoming experience, East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta members greeted all EJE parents and students, escorted them around campus, and presented the K5 students with balloons, pencils, and candy. The day was filled with excitement as these students had their first experience on the East Jones Campus. Special thanks to the EJE Jr. Beta members for adding the “extra touch” to this special event.

Duck Duct Raffle, Relay for Life

East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club has the reputation of being a giving, serving club of outstanding 5th and 6th Grade honor students. True to their motto of, “Let us lead by serving others,” they have had a busy, productive year with numerous service projects. Two of their MAIN areas of community service in 2013-14 have been Mission at the Cross and Relay for Life. The club recently raffled a DUCK/DUCT crate filled with colorful DUCT tape and a stuffed Easter DUCK. All proceeds were donated to the East Jones 2014 Relay for Life Team – TEAM BENIGNO – in honor of Mrs. Gina Benigno.

Pictured: B. Hairgler, P. Brownlee, M. Waite, E. Adams, A. McFetridge, C. Tran, and L. Saul

SJH Students Sign with Area Colleges
Congratulations to South Jones High School Lady Braves S. Posey, who recently signed to play basketball with William Carey University in the fall, and Maia McCullum, who recently signed to play basketball with Meridian Community College in the fall.

Standing (Left Pic): Coach Sherri Cooley, Assistant Coach Taphne Jackson, M. Keys, William Carey Assistant Coach D. J. Pulley, Tommy Posey
Seated: T. Hales, Natasha Posey, S. Posey, Jennie Posey, M. Armond

Standing (Right Pic): Coach Sherri Cooley, Assistant Coach Taphne Jackson.
Seated: P. McCullum, M. McCullum, Mr. and Mrs. Darryl McCullum

WJHS Sertoma Juniors of Month
West Jones High School announces recipients of Sertoma Jr. of Month: September-S. Dean; October-H. Pimperl; November-A. Graham; January-B. Beach; February-M. Breitling; March-Q. Buck

Pictured: Seated-- Pimperl, Graham, Dean
Standing: Breitling, Beach, Buck

NEJ Symphonic Band Rated Superior

Northeast Jones High School Symphonic Band recently earned superior ratings on stage and in sight-reading at the MHSAA State Concert Band Evaluation. At the World Strides Heritage Festival (WSHF) in San Antonio, Texas the Symphonic Band earned a Gold Rating and was awarded Outstand Band Group. The Concert Band received a Silver Rating, and the Color Guard earned a Gold Rating.

WSHF judges presented S. Brannon (Pictured Leftt) the Maestro Award for outstanding individual.

M. McLaurin (Pictured Right) earned the Ovation Award at the World Strides Heritage Festival for her contribution to her music program and "transcending the making of music by representing a spirit of determination, inspiration and service to others".

Smart Track Parent Survey is Now Available
In accordance with the requirements of No Child Left Behind, The MS State Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools, is providing an Online Parent Survey for the parents of the students in your school(s) to take. As with the student survey, the Parent Survey is totally anonymous. This survey is available April 1-18, 2014 is for parents of students in grades 6-11. If you have more than one child in these grades, please take one survey per child. If they attend different schools, please be careful to use each school’s specific User Name and Password. If you have questions or need another form, please contact your school.

RAT 2014 Bookmark Contest Winner
N. Brabham, third grade student at Glade Elementary School, recently won first place in the state wide K-3 RAT bookmark contest. The contest was funded by a grant from the Mississippi State Department of Health with the assistance of The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Brabham is the son of Joshua and April Brabham.

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