News and Announcements

West Jones High's Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Cinda Woodyard, West Jones High's Teacher of the Year.  Details follow.

West Jones High School administration proudly announces Mrs. Cinda Woodyard 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Cinda has 14 years experience in education with 9 of those at West Jones. She is currently the Special Education LSC for 7th/8th grades. Cinda obtained her B.A. from the University of South Alabama and M.Ed. from William Carey University. She and her husband, Henry, have been married for 25 years and have 3 children.

WJHS Quiz Bowl competes at Hurricane Bowl

West Jones High School Quiz Bowl Competitors.  Details follow.

The West Jones High School Quiz Bowl team recently competed at the Hurricane Bowl, a regional competition hosted by the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab in conjunction with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition. The team competed in a quiz-bowl-style competition, heard two graduate students speak about their research, enjoyed a boat trip on the bay, won 2nd place in the scavenger hunt, and spoke with scientists from Stennis Space Center about their work.

Pictured (left to right):
A. Dickey, N. Sumrall (captain), M. Hendry, L. Parker, and J. Cooley.

Glade Elementary Presents: Peter Pan Jr.

Peter Pan Jr.: Never Grow Up Poster. March 9,  2017.  Details follow.

Glade Elementary Music Department invites you to attend their production of "Peter Pan, Jr." on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Glade gym. We would love to have you as we venture just past the second star to the right and straight on til morning! We will fly, battle pirates, save the Indian princess, and quite possibly convince you to never grow up! All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust! Admission will be $2 at the door for adults and free for children.

We will also be having a school performance for the students of Glade Elementary.  This performance will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Glade gym.  Admission for this show will be $1 for the students.

Glade February Teacher of the Month

Pictured: Acie Hamilton, teacher at Glade Elementary. Details follow.

Acie Hamilton is the 5th grade ELA teacher at Glade Elementary. She is in her second year of teaching. Acie is a graduate of South Jones High School and Mississippi State University. Acie will begin working on her Master's Degree at William Carey University in the Spring. She lives in the Glade community with her husband, Chandler, and dog Daisy.

West Jones Physics: Hot Air Balloons

Pictured: B. Kilpatrick, J. Ledet, and A. Le work on a balloon. Details follow.

B. Kilpatrick, J. Ledet, A. Le
Pictured: I. Harper, N. Jordan, M. Chamblee, and T. DeSantis take notes. Details follow.

I. Harper, N. Jordan, M. Chamblee, T. DeSantis
Pictured: J. Persons and T. DeSantis working on a baloon. Details follow.

J. Persons, T. DeSantis
Pictured: Students working on a balloon. Details follow.
Pictured: Student balloon in the sky. Details follow.

Students in Mrs. Lowe's Physics class constructed hot air balloons.  They determine volume and mass of the displaced air.  Using that information along with the mass of the balloon and current temperature, they determine the lift off temperature of their balloon.

West Jones High's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Visits Blair Batson Children's Hospital

West Jones High students posing in front of Blair Batson Children's Hospital. Details follow.

West Jones High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes lead team members visited Blair Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, MS on February 14th to help with the Annual Valentine's Day Dance and Party. FCA members had fun helping patients create arts and crafts projects consisting of beautiful Valentine bags, brightly colored tissue flowers, and Happy Caterpillars! The day was full of dancing and playing all in an effort to lighten the spirits of the children! Traveling with the lead team were Coach Craig Winship and Denise Graves.

Pictured are: E. McLaurin, C. Winship, J. Kilpatrick, F. Gavin, A. Parker, B. Smith, M. Follis Front: M. Boykin

South Jones Elementary's Spelling Bee Results

Contestants from the South Jones Elementary spelling bee. Details follow.

The contestants were: 4th grade: J. Myers, O. Parish, H. Patten, M. McGilberry, J. Denham. 5th grade: A.McMullan, S. Duong, A. Martinez, E. Carpenter, Z. Broome. 6th grade: M. Cranford, H. Bryant, G. Peters, K. Bynum, J. Deloach, D. Lucus. Winners were:

1st. J. Deloach
2nd. H. Patten
S. Duong

The winning word was: bedraggled. J. Deloach won 3rd place at district spelling bee.

Glade Elementary Arbor Day

Pictured: Masonite official with Glade students. Details follow.

Officials from Masonite Corporation spoke to Glade Elementary 3rd grade students about the importance of tree conservation and usage. A live oak was planted in front of the school in honor of "Arbor Day."

South Jones Elementary Beta Helps With Tornado Relief

Pictured: Students with donations for tornado victims. Details follow.

The South Jones Elementary Junior Beta Club collected supplies for Petal/Hattiesburg tornado victims.

One Brave Nation under God

Pictured: Students and faculty knelt in prayer. Details follow.

Ellisville peewee girls, pee wee boys, and youth boys played Roosevelt. Before the pee wee boys game, Mr. Clark, SJE principal lead all the teams in prayer in center court. At that point we were one Brave Nation under God and one school united. It was a great honor to have him do that.

West Jones Bridge Building

Pictured: Students building bridges. (1 of 4) Pictured: Students building bridges. (2 of 4)
Pictured: Students building bridges. (3 of 4) Pictured: Students building bridges. (4 of 4) Details follow.

In our January Science Club meeting, students were divided in to small groups to build the lightest bridge that would hold the most weight. In February we will finish the bridges and test them.

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