February 2018

Northeast Jones Soccer Signing Day

JUCO signees, more information to follow
Surrounded by family, friends, team mates and coaches, seven NEJ soccer players signed to play JUCO soccer next year. Araceli and Esmeralda Figueroa signed wtih Jones County Junior College. Rebecca Gregory, Mallorie Price, and Jonathan Blackledge signed with Meridian Community College. Harrison Hodge and Corban Williams signed with Holmes Community College. Congratulations!!!!
Figueroas sign with JCJC, more information to follow
Esmeralda and Araceli Figueroa signed to play soccer for the JCJC Lady Bobcats. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Pedro Figueroa, Esmeralda Figueroa, Araceli Figueroa, and Mary Figueroa, (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Matt Reid, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Casey Stroo, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Blackledge, more information to follow
Jonathan Blackedge signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Eagles. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Chris Blackledge, Jonathan Blacklede, Tonya Blackledge, and Julia Blackledge, (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Gregory signs, more information to follow
Rebecca Gregory signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Lady Eagles. Pictured (front row, left to right) Sarah Gregory, Rebecca Gregory, and Jason Gregory; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Price signs, more information to follow
Mallorie Price signed to play soccer for the Meridian Community College Lady Eagles. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Jessica Price, Mallorie Price, and Kevin Price; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.
Williams and Hodge sign, more information to follow
Corban Williams and Harrison Hodge signed to play soccer for the Holmes Community College Bulldogs. Pictured: (front row, left to right) Tammy Williams, Corban Williams, Harrison Hodge, and Rebecca Hodge; (middle row, left to right) Richard Williams, Collin Williams, James Quinton Hodge; (back row, left to right) Athletic Director Keith Braddock, Coach Casey Stroo, Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Coach Matt Reid, and Coach Brooke Zugg.

STEM Wind Powered Car Competition

STEM Wind powered cars, more information to follow
Ms. Lisa Bolivar's STEM students recently worked in groups of 2 to build a wind-powered car with limited supplies and competed with other class members for the greatest speed the car traveled in a straight line on a 9 foot track. Each group competed their car with other class members in a class race. Two runs were made, with the first being a warm-up. Team members took turns blowing air to make the car go. The first car to cross the finish line was declared the winner. Prizes were provided to the winning group in each class.

Exxon Mobile Foundation has awarded NEJ High School with a $1000 grant to be used for math and science. Thank you Exxon Mobile for supporting our students educational career at NEJ!

Mr. Slay's Physical Science Classes Explore Forces and Motion

The students in Mr. Slay’s Physical Science classes recently explored forces and motion. They used hands-on experiments to enrich learning.
Bridge Project, more information to follow Bridges:

The students designed and built bridges from toothpicks to determine how much weight each bridge could hold.  Each group was issued only 250 toothpicks and glue, The bridges were tested by adding weight in 1-lb increments.

Group Members Weight
Held (lbs)
Ethan Knight & Tyler Flynt

Carlos Hernandez & Daniel Shoemake
49 lbs
(tie)
Alex Brand & Matthew Jackson 41 lbs
Regie Russell & D.J. Allred 40 lbs
Sierra Weaver &
Laiken Burroughs
39 lbs
Hailey Walters &
Daygen Warren

Colby Westmoreland
38 lbs
(tie)
Science Rocket project, more information to follow Stomp Rockets

The students built stomp rockets from old file folders.  The rockets launch by compressed air, generated by stomping on 2-liter drink bottles.  The rockets provided a good demonstration of Newton’s Third Law of Motion.  The classes also used the rockets in a horizontal distance contest.
 
Horizontal Distance Flown:
  • Antonio Hayes, 200 feet
  • Sierra Weaver, Jasmine Pitts 176 feet (tie)
  • Jonnas Patrick, 165 feet
  • Hailey Walters, 146 feet
  • Gage Rhodes, 144 feet


Northeast Jones Senior Beta Excels at State Convention

Living Literature, more information to follow Campaign Board, more information to follow Campaign Banner, more information to follow

Living Literature, 3rd Place: Ta’Shiera Jones, Keimauri McKenzie, Shelbi Sumrall, Michael Waite, Caleb Walters, Jaylen Padgett, Joshua Rushton, Shai Moore, Erin Walters, Courtney Lee, Eden Adams, Alec McCormick, Emma Brownlee, Marley Cruise, Bethany Rigdon

Campaign Board, 3rd Place: Kayden Waller, Presidential Candidate

Acrylic, more information to follow Acrylic Close Up Banner, more information to follow Banner

On-site Acrylic Art, 3rd Place: Denise Gutierrez

Banner, 4th Place: Cambry Holifield
Science, more information to follow Social Studies, more information to follow 12th Science, more information to follow woodworking, more information to follow

Science, 10th Grade,
1st Place:
Lexi Berlin

Social Studies, 10th Grade,
4th Place:
Rachael Wade

Science, 12th Grade,
5th Place:
Jaylin Paola

Woodworking,
2nd Place:
Dalton Page
Build, more information to follow

Beta Build, 5th Place: Caleb Lee, Angela Ramsey, Dalton Page, Daniel Shelton


Basketball playoff banner

Friday February 23 at 7:00 PM in the JUNGLE!


Northeast Jones Lady Tigers Basketball Team 5-4A District Champions

Girls Basketball team, more information to follow

Congratulations to the Lady Tigers for winning District 5-4A for the second year! Congratulations to Gabrielle Bunch for being named MVP, Ky'Albri Washington for being named Defensive Player of the Year, and All District team honors to Victoria McLaurin, Courtney Boothe, Delaine McMillan. Also, congratulations to Coach Ebonie Jefferson for being named Coach of the Year. LET'S TAKE STATE, LADY TIGERS!!!!!


Gold Horizons

Gold Horizons, more information to follow

Gold Horizons won 1st Place in the High School Middle (AA) Division and qualified for the Finals competition, placing 4th, at the West Jones Show Choir Invitational on Saturday February 17, 2018. Senior Alec McCormick was named the "Outstanding Performer for Gold Horizons". Earlier in the day senior Lauren Hankins competed in the Solo Competition, earning a spot to compete in the Finals Solo Competition where she received 1st Runner Up.


Dixie EPA representative Lydia Walters speaks with STEM students about Power Industry Careers.

NEJ Students to Compete in District Competition

Jr high math, more information to follow

Four students from Northeast Jones Middle School qualified for the district level junior high math competition at Jones County Junior College. The annual  statewide competition is sponsored by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The top two students from each grade level at the district competition will compete at the state level competition in April. Pictured (L to R): Allison Jones, 7th grade sponsor; William Anderson; Solomon Staples; Luke Geddie; Keri Padgett, 8th grade sponsor. Not pictured: Annabelle Ludt.


Hudson Signs with Jones County Junior College

Hudson signs with JCJC, more information to follow
As his coach, supervising principal, and family looked on, Northeast Jones Defensive End and Outside Linebacker Tyreece Hudson signed to play football with the Jones County Junior College Bobcats next year. Pictured are (seated, l-r): Tamaria Newell, Tyreece Hudson, Kenny Hudson, (standing l-r) Dr. Jennifer Lowery - Supervising Principal and Coach Keith Braddock - Athletic Director. Congratulations Tyreese!

Gutierrez named February Sertoma Student of the Month

Student of the month, more information to follow

Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for February is Denise Gutierrez. She is the daughter of Armando and Irene Gutierrez of the Glade community. Denise chose Mrs. Jessica Stroo, NEJ French and AP World History Instructor, to accompany her to the luncheon! Congratulations Denise!


2018 Lady Tigers Soccer

2018 girls soccer, more information to follow "I'll take this group of girls as my team every single day over any other team in the world. Here's what they do:

You tell them to #BringYourWhy; they bring it.
They see an obstacle; they overcome it.
They set goals; they achieve them.
We challenge them; they rise to the challenge.
You praise them; they stay humble.
You be hard on them; they make themselves be better.
They win; they grow closer as a team.
They lose; they grow closer as a team.
They win; they thank God.
Thye lose; they thank God.
They end a season an unwanted way; they leave every ounce of heart on the field, they hug, and they don't dare hang their heads in defeat.
I'm proud of these girls.
I'm proud to be one of their coaches.

I'm proud to be a Lady Tiger!"

- written by Assistant Coach Brooke Zugg


Lady Tigers Soccer Advances to Class 4A North State Championship

Girls Soccer Team photo
Congratulations to the Lady Tigers 2nd round win against Caladonia Friday night. This win places the Lady Tigers in a playoff against West Lauderdale for the MHSAA Class 4A North Champions! The game will be Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30 pm at West Lauderdale! Let's get out a support our Lady Tigers!!!! We are... Northeast! We are... the TIGERS!!!.

NEJ Tigers Headed to 4A North Playoff

Boys Soccer Team photo
Congratulations to the NEJ Soccer team for defeating the New Hope Trojans 2-1 and advancing to the 4A North Championship! The Tigers will be facing Amory in the playoff game. Good Luck Tigers! We are proud of you!

Gold Horizons Show Choir Named Grand Champion
Purvis Show Choir Invitational 2018

Gold Horizons GH wins Purvis competition
Congratulations to the NEJ Gold Horizons Show Choir for winning 1st Place in AA Mixed Group competition as well as receiving "Best Costumes", "Best Effect", and "Best Female Performer" for senior captain Lauren Hankins. Their performance in preliminaries earned them a spot in the Finals. In Finals competition, Gold Horizons was named Grand Champions! Congratuations!!!!

2017-2018 Gold Horizon Captains

Captains, more information to follow
Pictured (left to right): Alec McCormick (Senior), Haley Holifield (Senior), Josarah Slover (Junior), Lauren Hankins (Senior), and Jonah Holland (Sophomore).

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NEJ Tiger Basketball and Lady Tiger Basketball Seniors Honored

Leah Bankston Courtney Booth Chetyra Cooley Countis Cooley
Victoria McLaurin
Delaine McMillin
Kyabri Washington

Mykia Williams

Caleb Guerra Alex Harrison
The NEJ Hardwood Club honored our Class of 2018 Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball players on Thursday February 8th. Congratulations to these seniors and the entire NEJ Tiger Baseketball and Lady Tiger Basketball teams on a great season! The Tigers and Lady Tigers start District playoff action this week at West Lauderdale with the Tigers playing Tuesday February 13th and the Lady Tigers playing Thursday February 15th! Support your Tigers as they fight for a district championship! We are PROUD of you!!!

Northeast Jones FBLA District Competition Winners

On Thursday, February 1st, NEJ's FBLA members competed in various competitions at theFBLA Southern District Competition at JCJC. At this competition, the following students qualified to represent the Southern District in competition at the Mississippi FBLA State Convention in Jackson in April. Congratulations!!
Kailee Blackledge Landon Elkins Araceli Figueroa

Kailee Blackledge
2nd Place - Business Law

Landon Elkins
4th Place - Networking Concpets

Araceli Figueroa
5th Place - Business Calculations
Layla Jackson Dev Patel Jacob Rogers

Layla Jackson
3rd Place - Introduction to
Parliamentary Procedure

Dev Patel
2nd Place - Cyber Security

Jacob Rogers
3rd Place - Future Business Leader
Gwen Rowzee Daniel Shelton Kayden Waller

Gwen Rowzee
2nd Place - Organizational Leadership

Daniel Shelton
2nd Place - Future Business Leader

Kayden Waller
3rd Place - Public Speaking
Parliamentarian Team
Brittney Darbonne, Madison Shoemake, Brandalen Eddy, and Tiffany Gambrell
5th Place - Parliamentary Procedure

3rd 9 Weeks Exam Schedule

Tuesday March 6, 2018
  • 1st period EXAM block (7:50-9:35 AM)
  • 3rd period EXAM block (9:40-11:25 AM)
  • 6th period review period (11:30-12:55 PM)
  • 5th period EXAM block (1:00-2:45 PM)
Wednesday March 7, 2018
  • 2nd period EXAM block (7:50-9:35 AM)
  • 4th period EXAM block (9:40-11:25 AM)
  • 5th period no exam (11:30-12:55)
  • 6th period EXAM block (1:00-2:45 PM)
Thursday March 8, 2018
  • Regular schedules until 12:55
  • 6th period will not meet
  • 7th period EXAM block (1:00-2:45 PM)


News and Events for February 19th - March 4th, 2018

Senior News/Activites
Senior Meeting Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 10am in the PAC
Senior Fee $40.00 - Pay Mrs. Felecia in attendance office.  This fee is due any time before graduation.  This fee is for rental of the Magnolia Center, diploma printing, etc.  It is separate from cap and gown and is payable to NEJ.
Cap and Gown ATTENTION::  If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown, a late fee will be after January 12, 2018.
Graduation Supplies Senior graduation supplies will be delivered on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, during lunch.  Balances must be paid in order to pick up supplies. Cash or money order only…no checks  Cap and gowns will not be delivered on this date.  They will be delivered at a later date.
Senior Class Photo Official Class of 2018 photo will be made on Tuesday, February 27th at 9:30 am in front of the PAC.
ACT News
ACT Workshop ACT Workshop with Mrs. Lisa Caves on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM. Sign up with Ms. Cooley - $25.00 per student.
Jostens
Letter Jacket Information 214 Mimosa Drive Raleigh, MS 39153. Phone: 601-782-9606.  He will return sometime in March for another visit
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
Feb 19th
  • Student Holiday
  • Basketball Playoffs - NEJ Lady Tigers vs Bay High School in the JUNGLE: 7 pm
  • Jr. High Baseball vs Wayne County in the JUNGLE: 5 & 7pm
  • Sr. Beta Convention
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00 & JV 5:30
Tuesday
Feb 20th
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
  • Archery @ LCS
  • Sr. Beta Convention
Wednesday
Feb 21st
  • Sr. Beta Convention
Thursday
Feb 22nd
  • Hell Fighters @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Grantham's science lab
  • First Priority @ 7:25 am in the MS Chorus
  • ACT Workshop
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
Friday
Feb 23rd
  • P7 Bible Study during lunch (12:00 pm and 12:30 pm) in room 41
  • Clash of the Classes: 10 am
  • Round 2 South State Playoff - Lady Tigers vs. Lanier in the JUNGLE
  • Tiger Vibe @ Petal Show Choir Invitational
  • Varsity Baseball @ WJ Tournament vs. Wayne County

Saturday
Feb 24th
  • Gold Horizons at Petal Show Choir Invitational
  • Varsity Baseball @ WJ Tournament vs. PCS
  • Softball @ Taylorsville Classic
Monday
Feb 26th
  • Varsity Baseball vs Lamar Christian in the JUNGLE
  • Jr. High Baseball @ South Jones
  • Softball @ Magee
  • Lunch Meet in room 41
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
Tuesday
Feb 27th
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • Senior Class of 2018 Photo - front of the PAC @ 9:30 am
  • ACT - Juniors only
  • Student Talent Show: 6 pm in the PAC
  • Jr. High Baseball vs. Laurel in the JUNGLE
  • Softball @ Enterprise
  • Tennis @ Laurel 3:30 (Sportsplex)
Wednesday
Feb 28th
  • TARS Field Trip to Mobile, AL
  • Key Club Meeting 7:25 am in Mr. Mills room
Thursday
March 1st
  • First Priority @ 7:25 am in the MS Chorus
  • TARS field trip - USS Alabama
  • PSAT - select 10th graders
  • Jr. High Baseball vs South Jones in the JUNGLE
  • Varsity Baseball vs McComb Parklane @ PRCC
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
  • Soccer Banquet - Life Church 6:00 pm
Friday
March 2nd
  • Senior Class Meeting - 10 am in the PAC
  • P7 Bible Study during lunch (12:00 pm and 12:30 pm) in room 41
  • Talent Show Finals: 1:00 pm in the PAC (cost $2)
  • Archery @ Columbia
  • Softball vs. South Jones in the JUNGLE
  • Varsity Baseball @ Richton
  • Jr. High Baseball vs. Wayne Academy in the JUNGLE
Saturday
Feb 3rd
  • Varsity Baseball vs North Forrest in the JUNGLE
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
AP English Mrs. Thrash’s AP Literature/Composition is selling various items to help offset the cost of their AP exams in the spring.  Everything is a $1.  Come before or after class, nothing will be sold during class periods.
Archery
  • Tuesday: February 20 - @ LCS
Art  
Baseball
  • Friday, 2/23: (Varsity) @ WJ Tournament vs. Wayne Co: 4:00
  • Saturday, 2/24: (Varsity) @ WJ Tournament vs. PCS: 6:30
  • Monday, 2/26: (Jr. High) @ South Jones 5 & 7
  • Monday, 2/26: (Varsity) vs Lamar Christain @ NEJ
  • Thursday, 3/1: (Jr. High) vs South Jones @ NEJ
  • Thursday, 3/1: (Varsity) @ PRCC vs. McComb Parklane
  • Friday, 3/2: (Varsity) @ Richton
  • Saturday, 3/3: (Varsity) vs North Forrest @ NEJ
Basketball The Lady Tigers play Round 2 of the 4A South State Championship vs Lanier in the JUNGLE Friday February 23! Come out and support your Lady Tigers!!!!!
Cheer
  • Cheer Clinic is Feb 13 & 15 (Tues. & Thurs) at 3:00 PM
  • Cheer/Mascot Tryouts are Friday, Feb. 16th at 3:00 PM
Drama  
FBLA  
FCA Tuesdays @ 7:25 in the Gym
FFA  
First Priority Thursdays @ 7:25 in the MS Chorus Room
Gold Horizons
  • Saturday, February 24th @ Petal Show Choir Invitational
  • Congratulations to Gold Horizons as they placed 1st in their division and 4th runner up in the finals at the West Jones Competition last weekend.  A big shout-out to Alec McCormick who was awarded the “Outstanding Performer” for GH by the judges, and to Lauren Hankins who was 1st runner up in the solo competition.
Hell Fighters 2nd Thursday of every month @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Granthams science lab
Junior Beta  
Key Club
  • Meeting in Mr. Mills room, Wednesday February 28th @ 7:25 am
Lunch Meet Mondays in room 41:  All 4 lunches—grab your lunch and join us for midday devotion.
Middle School FBLA  
P7 Bible Study Fridays @ lunch 12:00 and 12:30 in room 41
Quiz Bowl  
Serteens
  • Any Serteen who wants service hours can bring 1 -12 pack of toilet paper, large bottle of liquid washing detergent, or 12-pack of white bath cloths.  These items will be given to Mission At the Cross.  This will go to the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.  Items can be dropped off in Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thrash’s room.
  • Any member interested in gaining more service hours can sign up in Room 35 to help take down the remaining Christmas lights in Mason Park.
Senior Beta
  • Sr. Beta Club is selling Mugshot tickets. Tickets are $10 each and are for a burger, chips, and a drink.  Burgers will be passed out at the Walk A Thon on March 9.
  • Congrats to all those who placed at State Beta Convention Lexi Berlin, 1st place in 10th grade Science Jaylin Paola 5th place in 12th grade Science Rachael Wade, 4th place in 10th grade Social Studies Denise Gutierrez, 3rd place in Onsite Acrylic Art Dalton Page, 2nd place in Woodworking 3rd place in Living Literature 4th place in Banner 3rd place in Campaign Board 5th place in Beta Build
Softball
  • Saturday, 2/24: (Varsity) Taylorsville Classic Tournament: TBA
Student CouncilHigh School  
TARS Reminder for the Feb 28th field trip to the USS Alabama:  Members need to be at the school by 6am.  Please make plans for someone to pick you up when we return around 5:30pm.
Tennis
  • Practice: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - Varsity 4:00 pm; JV 5:30 pm
  • Fan Cloth items for sale now - see a Tiger Tennis player to order
Tiger Pride Band  
Tiger Vibe
  • Friday, February 23rd: Tiger Vibe @ Petal Show Choir Invitational
  • Great job by Tiger Vibe at the West Jones Competition.  They placed 3rd in group performance and Julia Blackledge placed 1st in the Vocal Competition.
Yearbook Staff
  • Just in time for the cold snap! New dry fit NEJ set: hoodie is $35; pants are $35; buy both in a set for $60. New sweat suit in dark gray: hoodie is $25; Pants are $25; buy both in a set for $40. We have a limited number of each of these so let me know soon! Dry fit in adult small thru XL; sweat suit in adult small thru 3XL. For sale in room 13 in the high school.

News and Events for February 5th - 17th, 2018

Senior News/Activites
Senior Fee $40.00 - Pay Mrs. Felecia in attendance office.  This fee is due any time before graduation.  This fee is for rental of the Magnolia Center, diploma printing, etc.  It is separate from cap and gown and is payable to NEJ.
Cap and Gown ATTENTION::  If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown, a late fee will be after January 12, 2018.
USM Official Class of 2018 photo will be made on Tuesday, February 27th at 9:30 am in front of the PAC.
ACT News
ACT Workshop ACT Workshop with Mrs. Lisa Caves on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM. Sign up with Ms. Cooley - $25.00 per student.
Jostens
High School Class Rings - The representative will return on February 7th to take orders from 9:00-12:55. Parent Night order 4:00-6:00 PM
Middle School Spirit Rings - The representative will return on February 7th to take order from 1:00-2:45 pm. Parent Night order 4:00-6:00 PM
Letter Jacket Information 214 Mimosa Drive Raleigh, MS 39153. Phone: 601-782-9606.  He will return sometime in March for another visit
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
Feb 5th
  • Lunch Meet in room 41
  • Archery @ Laurel Middle School
  • Soccer 1st Round Playoffs - NEJ Lady Tigers @ Amory  6:00
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
Tuesday
Feb 6th
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • ROTC Presentation
  • Soccer 1st Round Playoofs - NEJ Tigers vs. Pontotoc in the JUNGLE 6:00
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
Wednesday
Feb 7th
  • 9th Grade Career and Technical Center Tour (am - Girls; pm - Boys)
Thursday
Feb 8th
  • Hell Fighters @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Grantham's science lab
  • First Priority @ 7:25 am in the MS Chorus
  • Basketball vs. Newton County @ HOME 5, 6, & 7:30
  • Tennis Practice: Varsity 4:00  & JV 5:30
  • Progress Reports
Friday
Feb 9th
  • P7 Bible Study during lunch (12:00 pm and 12:30 pm) in room 41
  • Teachers and Friends Talent Show: 1:45 pm
  • Archery @ Laurel Middle School

Saturday
Feb 10th
  • Gold Horizons at Purvis
Monday
Feb 12th
  • Josten representative on campus: Class Ring (10th grade) @ 10 am and Spirt Ring (7th grade) @ 1 pm
  • Lunch Meet in room 41
Tuesday
Feb 13th
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • Cheer Clinic 3:00 pm
Wednesday
Feb 14th
  • Happy Valentines Day
Thursday
Feb 15th
  • Hell Fighters @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Grantham's science lab
  • First Priority @ 7:25 am in the MS Chorus
  • Cheer Clinic 3:00 pm
Friday
Feb 16th
  • P7 Bible Study during lunch (12:00 pm and 12:30 pm) in room 41
  • Cheer and Mascot Tryouts 3:00 pm
  • Baseball Hit-A-Thon 5:30 pm
  • Tiger Vibe at West Jones
Saturday
Feb 17th
  • Gold Horizons at West Jones
  • Baseball Jamboree @ Enterprise
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
AP English Mrs. Thrash’s AP Literature/Composition is selling various items to help offset the cost of their AP exams in the spring.  Everything is a $1.  Come before or after class, nothing will be sold during class periods.
Art  
Baseball
  • NEJ Hit-A-Thon: Friday February 16th @ 5:30 pm
Cheer
  • Cheer Clinic is Feb 13 & 15 (Tues. & Thurs) at 3:00 PM
  • Cheer/Mascot Tryouts are Friday, Feb. 16th at 3:00 PM
Drama  
FBLA  
FCA Tuesdays @ 7:25 in the Gym
FFA  
First Priority Thursdays @ 7:25 in the MS Chorus Room
Gold Horizons Saturday, February 10 @ Purvis High School
Saturday, February 17 @ West Jones
Hell Fighters Thursdays @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Granthams science lab
Junior Beta  
Key Club  
Lunch Meet Mondays in room 41:  All 4 lunches—grab your lunch and join us for midday devotion.
Middle School FBLA  
P7 Bible Study Fridays @ lunch 12:00 and 12:30 in room 41
Quiz Bowl  
Serteens
  • Any Serteen who wants service hours can bring 1 -12 pack of toilet paper, large bottle of liquid washing detergent, or 12-pack of white bath cloths.  These items will be given to Mission At the Cross.  This will go to the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.  Items can be dropped off in Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thrash’s room.
  • Any member interested in gaining more service hours can sign up in Room 35 to help take down the remaining Christmas lights in Mason Park.
Senior Beta
  • Beta Convention February 18th - 21st
Softball  
Student CouncilHigh School  
TARS Members stop by Mrs. Smith's room and pick up a memo discussing the upcoming field trip to the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL.
Tiger Pride Band  
Tiger Vibe Friday, February 16th: Tiger Vibe @ West Jones Show Choir Invitationa
Yearbook Staff
  • Just in time for the cold snap! New dry fit NEJ set: hoodie is $35; pants are $35; buy both in a set for $60. New sweat suit in dark gray: hoodie is $25; Pants are $25; buy both in a set for $40. We have a limited number of each of these so let me know soon! Dry fit in adult small thru XL; sweat suit in adult small thru 3XL. For sale in room 13 in the high school.


Northeast Jones High School
Class of 2018 Top Ten

A. Figeroa, more information to follow Gwen Rowzee, more information to follow Erin Walters, more information to follow Emma Brownlee, more information to follow Laken Daniels, more information to follow
Araceli Figueroa
Valedictorian
Gwen Rowzee
Salutatorian
Erin Walters
Historian
Emma Brownlee

Laken Daniels

Esmeralda Figueroa, more information to follow Caleb Lee, more information to follow Jaylin Paola, more information to follow Joshua Rushton, more information to follow Shelby Welborn, more information to follow
Esmeralda Figueroa

Caleb Lee

Jaylin Paola

Joshua Rushton

Shelby Welborn



Northeast Jones Middle School Students of the Month
February 2018

Middle School, more information to follow

The Northeast Jones Middle School faculty and administration have named the NEJ Middle School Students of the Month for February 2018. Congratulations to (l-r) Peyton Purdue - 7th grade (son of Brian and Kelly Perdue), Ty Herrington -8th grade (son of Jeff and Brandi Herrington), Chloe Lyons -8th grade (daughter of Mike and Tiffani Lyons), and Marcie Harrison -7th grade (daughter of Ashley Harrison).

News and Events for January 22nd - February 3rd, 2018

Senior News/Activites
Senior Fee $40.00 - Pay Mrs. Felecia in attendance office.  This fee is due any time before graduation.  This fee is for rental of the Magnolia Center, diploma printing, etc.  It is separate from cap and gown and is payable to NEJ.
Cap and Gown ATTENTION::  If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown, a late fee will be after January 12, 2018.
MSU Visit/Tour MSU Visit/Tour - Jan 25th - 30 Students - Must sign up and Pay $15.00 - 30 Students Max
USM All seniors who have applied to USM will meet with Kayla Purvis, our USM representative, on January 31 @ 10 am. Ms. Cooley has the list in the counselors' office you would like to check.
MSU MSU recruiter will be in the counselors’ conference room on Feb. 1, from 12:00-2:45 pm.
ACT News
AEE ACT Workshop The AEE sponsored ACT Workshop will be Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Tech Center. Sign up with Ms. Cooley in counselor’s office. $30 per student. Must pay by Wednesday, Jan 24. Any HS grade level may attend.
Jostens
High School Class Ring (10th grade) presentation will be on Monday, January 29th @ 10 am. The representative will return on February 7th to take orders from 9:00-12:55.
Middle School Spirit Ring (7th grade) presentation will be on Monday, January 29th @ 12:15 pm. The representative will return on February 7th to take order from 1:00-2:45 pm.
Letter Jacket Information 214 Mimosa Drive Raleigh, MS 39153. Phone: 601-782-9606.  He will return sometime in March for another visit
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
Jan 22nd
 
Tuesday
Jan 23rd
  • Tennis Tryouts
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • Basketball vs Newton County
  • Soccer @ Quitman
Wednesday
Jan 24th
  • Future Leaders
Thursday
Jan 25th
  • MSU tour - 30 students
  • Hell Fighters @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Grantham's science lab
  • Manadatory Parent meeting for Cheer - 6 pm
  • Mandatory Baseball Parent meeting in the media center @ 5:30 pm
  • Soccer @ West Lauderdale
Friday
Jan 26th
  • First Priority @ 7:25 am in the MS Chorus
  • P7 Bible Study during lunch (12:00 pm and 12:30 pm) in room 41
  • Basketball @ NE Lauderdale
  • Soccer vs Quitman in the JUNGLE: - student body attend @ 2 pm
  • Tiger Vibe at South Jones Invitational

Saturday
Jan 27th
  • Gold Horizons at South Jones Invitational
Monday
Jan 29th
  • Josten representative on campus: Class Ring (10th grade) @ 10 am and Spirt Ring (7th grade) @ 12:15 pm
  • Football Banquet @ Life Church
Tuesday
Jan 30th
  • FCA @ 7:25 am in the gym
  • Varsity Basketball vs Mendenhall in the Jungle
  • Soccer vs. West Lauderdale in the JUNGLE
Wednesday
Jan 31st
  • Future Leaders session
Thursday
Feb 1st
  • Hell Fighters @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Grantham's science lab
  • FBLA District Competition - JCJC
Friday
Feb 2nd
  • Senior Beta applications due
Saturday
Feb 3rd
  • Gold Horizons at Jackson Academy
  • NEJ Tiger Baseball Kids' Camp: 9-12
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
AP English Mrs. Thrash’s AP Literature/Composition is selling various items to help offset the cost of their AP exams in the spring.  Everything is a $1.  Come before or after class, nothing will be sold during class periods.
Art  
Baseball
  • We will have a mandatory baseball parent meeting on Today, 1/25/18 in the middle school media center at 5:30 PM.
  • NEJ Tiger Baseball is hosting its annual kids’ camp on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, from 9:00-12:00.
Cheer
  • If you signed up to try out for cheerleader or mascot, you and a parent must attend the rules meeting Thursday night at 6 in the high school media center. If you can’t attend due to another school-sponsored activity, go by and see Ms. Bolivar or Mrs. Stringer Thursday between classes.
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting on Today, 1/25/18 @ 6:00 PM
Drama  
FBLA
  • FBLA members competing in District Competition should have your study packets. You are responsible for looking up other study information. See Jacob Rogers, President, for help on finding study materials.
  • Go by Mrs. Culpepper’s room this week to pick up a Field trip form for competition. Competition will be on February 1, at JCJC. Only members competing in a competition can attend District Competition.
FCA Tuesdays @ 7:25 in the Gym
FFA  
First Priority Fridays @ 7:25 in the MS Chorus Room
Gold Horizons Saturday, January 27: Gold Horizons @ South Jones Invitational
Hell Fighters Thursdays @ 7:20 am in Mrs. Granthams science lab
Junior Beta  
Key Club  
Lunch Meet Mondays in room 41:  All 4 lunches—grab your lunch and join us for midday devotion.
Middle School FBLA  
P7 Bible Study Fridays @ lunch 12:00 and 12:30 in room 41
Quiz Bowl  
Serteens
  • Serteen members we need your help. Please come by room 35 to sign up to help take down the Christmas lights in Mason Park. Service Hours will be given for those that work.
Senior Beta
  • Sr. Beta Club is accepting new members that have a 90 or above in EVERY subject for the first semester.  Applications are in Mrs. Stroo’s room and are due by Friday, February 2.
  • NO convention meeting on Thursday due to trips.
  • Go by and see Mrs. Stroo TODAY if you are going to convention to get permission forms and information about meals.
Softball  
Student CouncilHigh School  
TARS Members stop by Mrs. Smith's room and pick up a memo discussing the upcoming field trip to the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL.
Tiger Pride Band  
Tiger Vibe Friday, January 26: Tiger Vibe@ South Jones Invitational
Yearbook Staff
  • Just in time for the cold snap! New dry fit NEJ set: hoodie is $35; pants are $35; buy both in a set for $60. New sweat suit in dark gray: hoodie is $25; Pants are $25; buy both in a set for $40. We have a limited number of each of these so let me know soon! Dry fit in adult small thru XL; sweat suit in adult small thru 3XL. For sale in room 13 in the high school.


NEJ Art Students Participate in "Make Your Mark" Competition
"Make Your Mark" Drawing Competition is a juried art show. NEJ Art students Nevada Anderson and Shelby Welborn were honored to have their artwork recognized for excellence and to have the artwork on display at USM's Museum of Art. Congratuations Nevada and Shelby!
Nevada Anderson Shelby Welborn

Nevada Anderson with her artwork displayed at USM

Shelby Welborn with her artwork displayed at USM


Fall 2017 Art Department Activities
Art Department, 2017 Fair entries Art Department Pop Art Project
Art Department Loblolly entries The Northeast Jones Art Department has been busy during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year.

Pictured (top left): the NEJ Art Department's entries and winners from the South Mississippi State Fair, October 2017,

(top right): Art II and III's Pop Art Projects - students asked teachers to donate furniture to be painted in the pop art style,

(bottom left): pictures of our artists and their entries from the Loblolly Festival Art Contest in November, 2017.

NEJ February 2018 Calendar

Thursday Feb 1 FBLA Southern District Competition @ JCJC
MSU Representative: 12 pm in the Career Center
Soccer in the Jungle: 3 & 4:30
Friday Feb 2 SEMBDA & All South
Valentine Program - EJE @ 6 pm
Tiger Vibe @ Pearl River CC competition
Basketball vs. Quitman in the JUNGLE
Saturday Feb 3 SEMBDA & All south
Varsity Baseball - Kids Camp 9-12
Gold Horizons @ Jackson Academy Invitiational
Monday Feb 5 EJE Talent Show in the PAC 6:30 pm
Tuesday Feb 6 TGIF
ROTC Presentation 11th & 12th Grade - Media Center
Basketball @ West Lauderdale
Wednesday Feb 7 9th grade to Vo-Tech (Boys - a.m.; Girls - p.m.)
Jostens return for orders (High School 9-12:55; Middle School 1-2:45)
Thursday Feb 8 Progress Reports
Basketball vs. Newton County in the JUNGLE
Friday Feb 9 Teacher Talent show
Tiger Vibe competition
Saturday Feb 10 Gold Horizons @ Purvis competition
Powerlifting @ West Lauderdale
Tuesday Feb 13 Cheer Tryout Clinic (MS chorus room)
Wednesday Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Thursday Feb 15 Cheer Tryout Clinic (Gym)
Friday Feb 16 Cheer and Mascot Tryouts in the PAC: 3 pm
Basebeall Hit-A-Thon 5:30 pm
Saturday Feb 17 Baseball Jamboree @ Enterprise (Jr. High 10/11; High 12/1:30/2:30)
Softball - FCAHS Jamboree
Gold Horizons @ West Jone Invitational
Sunday Feb 18 Beta Convention
Monday Feb 19 Jr. High Baseball vs. Wayne County in the JUNGLE: 5 & 7
Beta Convention
Tuesday Feb 20 Beta Convention
Wednesday Feb 21 Beta Convention
Friday Feb 23 Clash of the Classes - 10 am in the gym
Tiger Vibe competition @ Petal
Baseball vs. Wayne County @ WJ
Saturday Feb 24 Baseball vs. PCS @ WJ
Softball - Taylorsville Classic
Gold Horizons @ Petal competition
Monday Feb 26 Varsity Baseball vs. Lamar Christian in the JUNGLE: 5/7
Jr. High Baseball @ South Jones 5/7
Softball @ Magee 5:30/6:30
Tuesday Feb 27 ACT - Juniors
Student Talent Show in the PAC: 6 pm
Jr. High Baseball vs Laurel in the JUNGLE: 5/7
Softball @ Enterprise 5:30/6:30
Wednesday Feb 28 TARS Field Trip to Mobile, AL

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