Welcome to the Jungle!

Picture of jungle leaves.


Upcoming Dates

March 2018   April 2018
March 1st: Beta/Student Council Meeting 6pm Cafeteria & 2nd Grade Star Reach Walter Anderson Field Trip   April 2nd: Holiday
March 2nd: Donuts with Dad & Last Day to order a Yearbook   April 6th: 2018-2019 Kindergarten Pre-Registration
March 5th: Spring Pictures   April 20th: Progress Reports
March 7th-11th: Beta/Student Council Disney Trip   April 26th: 2nd Grade Field Trip to NOAL zoo
March 8th: KONA Ice Relay For Life Fundraiser & 3rd Grade Star Reach Field Trip to Jackson    
March 12th-16th: Spring Break    
March 20th: Beta Convention Meeting 6pm Cafeteria    
March 22nd: Report Cards    
March 22nd: 5th Grade Star Reach Trip to Jackson    
March 28th: 1st Grade Field Trip    
March 28th-29th: Beta Convention    
March 30th: Good Friday Holiday    

News & Announcements

Star Reaching Across the Globe

Star reach group pic4

Star reach group pic 2.

Star Reach group pic 2.

Group pic of star reach number 4.

Star reach group picture 5.

Star reach group project picture 6.

Fifth grade Star Reach students in Mrs. Genny Walley's class at East Jones Elementary recently completed a research unit on countries around the world.  Each student chose a country and researched topics such as the history, government, education, customs, and food of that country.  As a culminating activity, the students created displays of their research findings, dressed in costumes from their countries, and served food from their countries to their classmates. 
February EJE Tiger Cubs of the Month

Feb 2018 student of the month lower.

Feb 2018 student of the month upper.

MegaResource 2018

Picture of Ms. Griffin, eje librarian at workshop on the campu of MSU.

Mrs. Leighan Griffin, EJE’s very own librarian, was recently invited to represent our school at the 2018 MegaResources School Librarian Workshop. This workshop was held at the Mitchell Memorial Library on the campus of Mississippi State University. The MegaResource School Librarian Workshop series began in 1999 as a series of workshop sessions, developed and presented by Mississippi State University Libraries, for school librarians throughout the state of Mississippi. Designed to cover topics related to technology, instruction, and online databases, these workshops continue to serve as a major outreach effort to the K-12 community. Mrs. Griffin was asked to be a special session speaker and present her engaging and instructional library practices for using the MAGNOLIA K-6th online databases. Mrs. Griffin (pictured far left) attended the conference with fellow Jones County School District Librarians, Mrs. Otha Keys from South Jones and Mrs. Rhonda Perkins from West Jones High School.
Arbor Day at EJE

Arbor day planting tree picture

Arbor day planinting pic.

Group picture of planting tree on arbor day.

Arbor day program picture.

Recently, a few of our EJE 3rd grade students had the opportunity to help plant a new tree on our campus in anticipation for National Arbor Day. This holiday is meant to encourage people, whether in groups or as individuals, to plant and care for trees. In 1885, Arbor Day became a legal holiday and is celebrated on different dates around the world depending on climate and suitable planting season. In much of the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of April. We would like to thank the representatives of the Jones County Forestry Association, Masonite Corp. and Jones County Extension Services for conducting and helping make this event possible.

2017-2018 Math-A-Thon

Group pic of mathathon fundraiser winners.

Congratulations to our top participants in this year's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon: I. Vance, L. Brownlee, A. Thornsberry, C. Taylor, R. Blue, A. Thornsberry, J. Webb, M. Ray.
5th Grade Planet Panorama

Class picture in pano for class project.

P Anderson class group pic.

January Tiger Cubs of the Month

Group picture of the student of the month for lower grades, Jan 18.

Group picture of the students of the upper grade students of the month, Jan 18.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

Students dressed for 100th day.

Upper grade students dressed for 100th day.


Student winners for classroom 100th day activity.

Students dressed for 100th day of school.


Students doing a 100 day activity.

Student dressed for 100 day.

EJE 2nd 9Weeks

Clipart picture of reportcard.

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Important Reminders!

  • School Starts promptly at 7:45am. Any student arriving after will be marked tardy and will have to serve detention after three unexcused tardies. Please keep in mind that check in times later than 10:00am will result in an unexcused absence.
  • Early checkouts must be kept to a minimum. Unless it is absolutely necessary, your child should remain in school until dismissal time. As stated in the handbook, early withdraws are to be approved by the principal in order for withdrawal to be excused. Regular check out ends at 2:00pm as we begin the early dismissal process at that time. There will be no checkouts allowed after 2:00pm. No exceptions.
  • Transportation changes should not occur on a regular basis. If you must change transportation for your child, you must do so in writing and we must receive your note no later than 12:30pm.
  • Please make sure your child arrives at school with the necessary school supplies. If we are having fun day or days when the students may need spending money, you should send your child's money in an envelope and send it with them to school. The office staff will not accept any money in the office. Students will not be allowed to call home for supplies or money.


EJE's online school meal payment system.

Picture with link to schoolbucks website.
Please NOTE: All services are free to parents EXCEPT making payments online. A fee of $1.95 is charged for making an online payment. Parents can pay on all their children's accounts in one transaction, even if children are at different schools and only be charged the $1.95. This fee goes to myschoolbucks.com not the district.

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