News and Announcements

WJH Seniors Attend Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit

West Jones High School juniors and seniors were privileged to attend the Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit on October 27 at Gulf Coast Community College. Students heard speeches on how to improve their leadership skills and also attended a college fair afterwards. Speakers included Sgt. Major Ronald Green, a veteran Marine of the Iraq War, 2016 Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Representative Steven Palazzo himself, who along with his staff, sponsors and organizes the conference annually.

Pictured back l-r: J. Trujillo, A. P. Government teacher Randy Cooley, M. Chamblee, N. Sumrall, I. Harper, E. Graves, C. Chambliss, M. Poolson.

Front l-r: S. Brownlee, W. Bridges, Representative Steven Palazzo, and I. Jones.

EJE's Soctober

EJE Student Council launched a schoolwide service project to collect socks for donation to Comfort Care Nursing Home in Laurel. East Jones Elementary Student Council changed the month of October into SOCTOBER. Soctober, a small act of kindness that warms both the souls and soles of others! This schoolwide project, encouraged all of the EJE students to donate socks in all colors and patterns to brighten the elders’ spirits. Other items that were donated included adult coloring books, word search and crossword puzzle books, blankets, t-shirts, lotion, body wash, and other personal hygiene items. Along with the donations collected, each Friday, students wore CRAZY SOCKS to promote this service project and raise money to purchase items. SOCTOBER was a wonderful success!

WJHS Quiz Bowl Team

The West Jones High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Ole Miss Brain Brawl on November 12 and finished 4th of 42 teams. Before leaving Oxford, the team toured Rowan Oak, the home of Mississippi author William Faulkner. The team's advisor is Karen Deniakos.

Quiz Bowl competitors, pictured from left to right: A. Dickey, M. Hendry, L. Parker, and N. Sumrall.

EJE Thanks Vets

Students in Mrs. Tammy Windham’s and Mrs. Amy Blue’s first grade class at East Jones Elementary wrote thank you letters to veterans to be handed out at the Northeast Jones High School’s annual Veteran’s Day program. Students pictured from left to right on back row are: Carter Richardson, Kinlee Rowell, and Caroline Knight. Kneeling are Pierce Davis and Preston Davis.

WJE Star Reach Students Recognize Vets

6th Grade Star Reach students of West Jones Elementary celebrated the service of Mrs. Rachel Pitts and Mr. Arthur Crosby. We are thankful for their service to our country.

Glade's November Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Megan Geddie is in her 6th year of her teaching career. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s degree from William Carey University. She lives in Ellisville and is married to Jesse Geddie. She, along with her family, attends West Ellisville Baptist Church.

WJHS Senior B. Ducksworth Signs with JCJC

West Jones High School Senior B. Ducksworth recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball with the JCJC Lady Bobcats.

Pictured are: Seated: Early Gray, Great Grandfather; Elouise Gray, Great Grandmother; B. Ducksworth; Veronica Gray, Mother; Shuronda Emmons, God-Mother
Standing: Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal; Jermarcus Ross, Family Friend; Larry Ducksworth, Brother; Veonca Ducksworth, Sister; and WJHS Basketball Coach Sharon Murray

Glade Elementary Veteran's Day Program

The 3rd and 4th graders at Glade Elementary put on the Veteran's Day program, "Americans We," on Wednesday, November 9th. The students wrote their own speaking parts and sang joyfully about their gratitude for the veterans. Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all the men and women who sacrifice so much for our great country!

Batman and Friends Paid a Special Halloween Visit to SJE

“Saving Dolphins” at Glade Elementary

Fourth Grade Star Reach students worked hard as a team to save a mock “dummy” dolphin at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

Learning About Marine Life

The Fourth Grade Star Reach students from Glade and Moselle Elementary learned about Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, marine mammals, and conservation at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

Walters NEJ October Student of Month

Northeast Jones junior E. Walters was selected as NEJ's Sertoma Student of the Month for October. She is the daughter of Stewart and Juanita Walters of the Myrick community. Walters selected NEJ Junior AP English Instructor and Yearbook Advisor Cindy Rice to accompany her to the luncheon.

SJE Band Members


Glade Star Reach Calculates Density

5th Grade Star Reach students calculated the density of several candy bars. They formed a hypothesis as to which candy bars would float in water and created an experiment to test their hypothesis.

WJHS' T. DeSantis Signs Letter of Intent

West Jones High School senior, T. DeSantis, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS.

Pictured are: Standing-- Brad McCardle, Summer League Coach; WJ Coach Chance Yelverton; WJ Coach/Athletic Director Scott Pierson; WJ Head Baseball Coach Trey Sutton; WJ Coach Corey Tolbert; and Jeff Farris, Hitting Coach. Seated--Mandy DeSantis, mom; T. DeSantis; Robert DeSantis, dad

Glade Elementary Star Reach Measures Acidity

4th Grade Star Reach students had a sweet time measuring the acidity of different types of candies.

Glade Science Teacher Gives Presentation at MSTA Conference

Glade Elementary 5th Grade teacher Debbie Buckhaults presented a program on JogNog and Quizlet Live to fellow teachers during the Mississippi Science Teachers Association held on October 23-25 in Biloxi, MS.

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