September 2018


Yearbook News

Senior Ads are due by October 1st. See Mrs. Fitzgerald or your English teacher to pick up more information.

NEJ Yearbook  LIQUIDATION Sale
  • 2017 - $100
  • 2016 - $50
  • 2015 - $30
  • 2014 - $30
  • 2013 and before - $20
To Purchase: Visit the YEARBOOK tent at home football games, or Email Mrs. Fitz (klfitzgerald@jones.k12.ms.us). Available Years:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985



C'mon Tigers, it's Game Day. Get your Hanes on, lace up your Nike's, grab your Weaties and Gatorade, we'll pick up a Big Mac on the way.


WNEJ News Episode 3

College Day, more information to follow
We will have a college/military fair at NEJ on Friday, September 21, 2018. Students will have the opportunity to visit with recruiters and explore the many options available to them for their post-graduation plans. We will set up a tour schedule using our history classes. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to wear their college colors on that day.


Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week
Jazaylon Morris

Player of the week, more information to follow
Congratulations to Jazaylon Morris, the Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance NEJ Player of the Week for the NEJ Tigers vs Bay Springs Bulldogs game played on September 14, 2018. Pictured (l-r): Jones County Farm Bureau Agent Jeremy Holland, Jazaylon Morris, NEJ Coach Tom Lewis, and Farm Bureau Agent Channing Parker.
Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance
Laurel
1518 West 12th Street
Laurel,Mississippi 39441
Phone:(601) 649-2800
Ellisville
326 Highway 11 N
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone: (601) 477-2074
Farm bureau logo, more information to follow


Northeast Jones TARs Announce Results of 2018-2019 Officer Elections
TARs symbol, more information to follow The newly elected officers of TARS for the 2018-2019 school year include: President - Dillon Widdershoven, Vice-President - Lane Chancellor, Secretary - Cambry Holifield, Treasurer - Eli Collins, Reporter - Lara Wright, Parliamentarian - Haley Walters, and 9th Representative - Briana Middleton. Congratulations!


Northeast Jones FFA Members Serving Our School By Volunteering in the Media Center

Northeast Jones FFA Chapter Vice-President Matthew Powell and MS FFA State Reporter J.C. Doggett , as part of their Ag class, recently constructed a custom bookcase for the Northeast Media Center.  "They did a fantastic job," said NEJ Media Specialist Rachel Jordan.  I cannot thank them enough!  It is the perfect size and fit for the space where I needed additional shelving!"

Northeast Jones AgEd Students J.C. Doggett and Dillon Widdershoven recently volunteered in the school media center putting together new tables for one of the media center computer labs.

Thank you for your hard work and going the extra mile!
Bookcase, more information to follow Computer tables, more information to follow

Matthew Powell ( left) and J.C. Doggett (right) and the bookcase they built for the NEJ Media Center. Nice work!

J.C. Doggett (left) and Dillon Widdershoven (right) volunteering by putting computer tables together for one of the computer labs.


Northeast Jones Testing News
The ASVAB will take place on September 27th for all sophomores and juniors
ASVAB, more information to follow
PSAT, more information to follow
The PSAT will be given on Monday, Oct 10th for selected junior students.

ACT Prep, more information to follow
  • There will be an ACT Prep Workshop Tuesday, September 25th, for English and Reading sections of the ACT with Mrs. Lisa Caves. Cost is $25—sign up with Mrs. Johnson in counselors’ office.
  • Thursday, October 18, we will have math/science ACT review workshops on campus.  The morning workshop is from 8:00-12:00 and the afternoon is from 12:30 to 2:30 (The afternoon is an accelerated workshop for students with a current ACT score of 21 and higher.) You may sign up for either workshop with Mrs. Johnson.  The cost is only $5.  We will take 50 students for the morning and 50 students for the afternoon workshops.

News and Events for September 17th-29th, 2018

Senior News/Activites
Senior Portraits
  • Deadline for Senior Portraits at Scruggs Photography is Friday September 22nd.
  • Seniors – Don’t forget to call Scruggs Photography ASAP to let them know which picture you’d like to put in the yearbook!!!
Senior/Junior College Tours Any junior or senior who is interested in touring William Carey, USM, or MSU this fall, please see Mrs. Johnson in the counselor’s office to sign up so she can get an idea of how many are interested.
Senior Yearbook Ad Information Senior Ads are due by October 1st. See Mrs. Fitzgerald or your English teacher to pick up more information.
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
September 17th
  • Quiz Bowl: NEJ vs. PCS @ JCJC
Tuesday
September 18th
  • FCA in the gym at 7:25 AM
  • Junior High and Junior Varsity Football vs. Magee in the JUNGLE @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Volleyball @ West Jones 5:30/6:30
Wednesday
September 19th
  • Faculty Meeting 2:50 p.m.
Thursday
September 20th
  • First Priority in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room Thursday mornings @ 7:25 a.m.
  • Volleyball vs Taylorsville @ NEJ 5:30/6:30
Friday
September 21st
  • College and Career Fair - NEJ!
Monday
September 24th
  • High School LUNCH MEET in room 41 for both HS lunch breaks.
  • Middle School LUNCH MEET in room 41 during both MS lunch breaks.
  • Quiz Bowl: NEJ hosting Laurel
  • Swim Meet @ Laurel Natatorium
  • Jr. High Football vs. South in the JUNGLE 5:00
Tuesday
September 25th
  • FCA in the gym at 7:25 AM
  • ACT Workshop with Mrs. Lisa Caves - must be signed up to attend (see Mrs. Johnson)
  • Cross-Country practice after school
Wednesday
September 26th
  • Cross-Country practice after school
  • A Day of Prayer/A Night of Praise 2018 See You at the Pole Rally with Shane & Shane@ Life Church 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 - Day of show $12
Thursday
September 27th
  • First Priority in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room Thursday mornings @ 7:25 a.m.
  • ASVAB - sophomores & juniors
  • Volleyball @ Richton 5/6
  • Cross-Country practice after school
Friday
September 28th
  • Space Jam Day (2:00 p.m. pep rally)
  • KONA ICE for sale
  • Tiger Football vs. Northeast Lauderdale in the JUNGLE 7:00 p.m.
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
Community Events
  • A Day of Prayer/A Night of Praise 2018 See You at the Pole Rally with Shane & Shane
    • Wednesday, September 26
    • Life Church, 6:30-8:30 PM
    • Tickets: $10 Day of Show $12
AP English  
Archery  
Art  
Baseball  
Basketball  
Cheer  
Cross Country Practice after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Crown Club  
Drama The Addams Family Dates of Performances: October 30th (Field Trips), 31st (HS Performance), & Nov. 1st (MS Performance)
FBLA FBLA Meeting Thursday September 6th @ 7:25 a.m. in Mrs. Culpepper's room.
FCA Tuesdays in the gym at 7:25 AM. Please come and join us.
FFA
  • There will be a 2018-2019 NEJ Junior FFA Interest meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the NEJ Ag Ed building.
  • All NEJ 7th and 8th grade students and all 5th and 6th grade students from East Jones Elementary and Glade Elementary who are interested in joining NEJ Junior FFA are invited to attend!  See you there!
First Priority First Priority is Thursdays in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room.  It will meet every Thursday morning @ 7:25.
Football
  • JH game vs. Bay Springs has been cancelled instead JH and JV will play Magee on Tuesday, 9/18, in the Jungle beginning at 5:00 PM.
  • Monday, 9/24/18: Jr. High vs South Jones (Home)
  • Friday, 9/28/18: Varsity vs. NE Lauderdale (HOME) 7:00 PM
Gold Horizons  
Hell Fighters Next Hell Fighters devotions will be Thurs. Oct. 11.
Junior Beta  
Key Club
  • Our 1st official meeting will be September 5. 9th graders, who are interested in running for 9th grade Key Club officer, go by and see Mr. Mills. **** Rescheduled
  • Our meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, @ 7:25 in Mr. Mills’ room. We will be electing 9th grade officers and selecting t-shirt designs.
Lunch Meet
  • High School LUNCH MEET will meet every Monday in room 41 for both HS lunch breaks.
  • Middle School will meet the last Monday of each month in room 41 during both MS lunch breaks.
Middle School FBLA  
P7 Bible Study  
Quiz Bowl
  • Monday, 9/17: NEJ vs. PCS @ JCJC
  • Monday, 9/24: NEJ hosting Laurel
Serteens
  • Congratulations to Chloe Ward. She was chosen as the September Student of the Month for Serteens. Chloe chose Mrs. Brooke Zugg as her teacher and they will attend a luncheon with the Laurel Sertoma club.
  • We will have a Serteen meeting on Thursday 9/27 at 7:25 to discuss homecoming activities. All interested members plan to attend.
  • Any Serteen interested in service hours please come by room 35 and sign up to work the tea tent at Friday night’s football game.
Senior Beta
  • 10th and 12th grade members: pick up candy boxes and sell through Wednesday, September 26.  All candy boxes are due back to either Mrs. Stroo or Mrs. Buckhaults by 2:45 on 9/26.
  • 9th and 11th grade members: pick up candy boxes on Thursday, September 27 and sell through Friday, October 12.  All candy boxes are due back to either Mrs. Stroo or Mrs. Buckhaults by 2:45 on 10/12.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Sr. Beta Officers:
President: Courtney Lee
Vice President: Delmer Lara Ponce
Secretary: Dalton Page
Treasurer: Collin Williams
Senior Representative: Autumn Broadhead
Junior Representative: Chloe Ward
Sophomore Representative: Keimauri McKenzie
Freshman Representative: Olivia Burchfield
Softball  
Soccer  
Student CouncilHigh School  
Swim
  • The NEJ Swim Team is selling dri-fit short sleeve shirts featuring new team logo to raise money for the purchase of training aids. The shirts are $16 for adult small through adult XL, $17 for XXL, and $18 for XXXL! If you would like to purchase a shirt, bring money to room 223 in the middle school. We will place an order Friday, August 24th.
  • The NEJ Swim Team is selling visors for $20! See a swim team member or come by Mr. Smith’s room in the middle school (room 223)
TGIF  
TARS
  • TARS meeting on Wednesday Sept. 19th at 7:25 in Mrs. Smith's science lab.
  • The newly elected officers of TARS for the 2018-2019 school year include:President - Dillon Widdershoven, Vice-President - Lane Chancellor, Secretary - Cambry Holifield, Treasurer - Eli Collins, Reporter - Lara Wright, Parliamentarian - Haley Walters, and 9th Representative - Briana Middleton
Table Tennis Thursdays after school in the gym lobby
Tennis There will be a tennis clinic every Monday from 4:00-5:00 at the Laurel Country Club for any player that desires to improve their skill level before tryouts. Cost is $10.
Tiger Pride Band
  • The next band booster meeting will be Thursday, October 4, 6:30 PM and Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 PM.
Tiger Vibe Tiger Vibe is having a t-shirt fundraiser. If you’re interested in ordering these shirts, see any Tiger Vibe member or Mrs. Hodge. Orders are due on Sept. 24th.  Shirts will be in before fall break.
Volleyball
  • Tuesday, 9/4, @ Taylorsville 5:30 & 6:30
  • Thursday, 9/20/18: NEJ vs. Taylorsville @ The Jungle 5:30/6:30
  • Tuesday, 9/11, @ South Jones 4:30/5:30/6:30
  • Thursday, 9/13, vs.  Wayne Co @ HOME 5:30/6:30
Yearbook Staff
  • Forms/Access for Senior Ads are available NOW.
  • Beauty and Beau Pageant Applications are available in the HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER. Applications are due by October 31st at 1:00pm; the pageant will be Thursday, November 15th.
  • Yearbooks are available for purchase online and in Room 13. Order your 2019 book BEFORE January 1st to take advantage of the discounted price!

Fundraiser for Lisa Slaton Ishee, NEJ Class of 1985 and former EJE Secretary
Tshirt fundraiser, more information to follow
Message from Bethany Ishee, I am doing a fundraiser for my mother Lisa Ishee. As most of you know she used to work in the front office at East Jones. She had to leave, because of vision loss.

In April of 2017 she had brain/eye surgery to hopefully restore her vision. Unfortunately, she is now completely blind. We won't give up though, and we need your help to find a cure! 
I am selling t-shirts, they are $15 each. If you would like to help, please email me your order at bethany.ishee2018@gmail.com

You can pay with cash or with PayPal. If you pay with cash, please turn it into the office by September 25th, and I will pick it up. *IF YOU PAY WITH CASH PLEASE PUT YOUR MONEY IN A ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME AND WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR!*

I will need to know the following:
Name 
School
Size
Option
Quantity


Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week
Cody Hiatt

Player of the game, more information to follow
Congratulations to Tony Barns, the Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance NEJ Player of the Week for the NEJ Tigers vs South Jones Braves game played on September 7, 2018. Pictured (l-r): Jones County Farm Bureau Agent Michael Brand, Cody Hiatt, NEJ Coach Bob McCrory, and Farm Bureau Agent Jeremy Holland.
Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance
Laurel
1518 West 12th Street
Laurel,Mississippi 39441
Phone:(601) 649-2800
Ellisville
326 Highway 11 N
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone: (601) 477-2074
Farm bureau logo, more information to follow


Peprally banner NEJ versus South

Are you ready for some TIGER FOOTBALL? Get up, get loud, be proud, and beat South WHOOOOO!


Northeast Jones Testing News
ACT Prep, more information to follow
There will be an ACT Prep Workshop Tuesday, September 25th, for English and Reading sections of the ACT with Mrs. Lisa Caves. Cost is $25—sign up with Mrs. Johnson in counselors’ office.
The ASVAB will take place on September 27th for all sophomores and juniors
ASVAB, more information to follow
PSAT, more information to follow
The PSAT will be given on Monday, Oct 10th for selected junior students.

Jones County Schools will be closed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to anticipated inclimate weather resulting from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Gordon.

We plan on resuming our regular schedule on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Please monitor local media for any changes in that plan. This website will not be updated during the weather event.


News and Events for September 3rd - 15th, 2018

Senior News/Activites
Senior Portraits
  • Deadline for Senior Portraits at Scruggs Photography is Friday September 22nd.
  • Seniors – Don’t forget to call Scruggs Photography ASAP to let them know which picture you’d like to put in the yearbook!!!
Ole Miss
Recruiter
A representative from UM (Ole Miss) will be on campus Wednesday September 12th from 10-11 a.m. n the Career Center. This is for Seniors only.
Senior Yearbook Ad Information Senior Ads are due by October 1st. See Mrs. Fitzgerald or your English teacher to pick up more information.
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
September 3rd
  • Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday
September 4th
  • FCA in the gym at 7:25 AM
  • Senior Beta applications (9-12) due by 2:45
  • Junior High Football @ SJ 5:00
  • Volleyball @ Taylorsville 5:30/6:30
  • Gold Horizon Rehearsal
Wednesday
September 5th
  • Key Club Meeting ***Rescheduled for September 12th
Thursday
September 6th
  • First Priority in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room Thursday mornings @ 7:25 a.m.
  • Mandatory Sr. Beta Meeting in the PAC @ 7:25 a.m. *** Rescheduled for September 11th
  • FBLA Meeting in Mrs. Culpepper's room @ 7:25 a.m.
  • Volleyball vs Seminary @ NEJ 4:30/5:30/6:30
Friday
September 7th
  • Serteens meeting in the PAC - Membership forms and dues are due!
  • Pep Rally 10:00 a.m. - Beach Day
  • Tiger Football @ South Jones 7 p.m.
  • Progress Reports
Monday
September 10th
  • High School LUNCH MEET in room 41 for both HS lunch breaks.
  • Middle School LUNCH MEET in room 41 during both MS lunch breaks.
  • Jr. High Football @ West Jones 5:00
Tuesday
September 11th
  • FCA in the gym at 7:25 AM
  • Mandatory Sr. Beta Meeting in the PAC @ 7:25 a.m. *** Rescheduled from September 6th
  • Cross-Country practice after school
  • Volleyball @ South Jones 4:30/5:30/6:30
  • Gold Horizon Rehearsal
Wednesday
September 12th
  • Key Club meeting @ 7:25 in Mr. Mills’ room. ***Rescheduled from September 5th
  • Ole Miss recruiter in the Career Center 10-11 a.m. (Seniors only)
  • Homecoming, Class Officer (grades 7-11), and Class Favorite elections
  • Cross-Country practice after school
Thursday
September 13th
  • First Priority in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room Thursday mornings @ 7:25 a.m.
  • Cross-Country practice after school
  • Volleyball vs Wayne County @ NEJ 5:30/6:30
  • Band Booster meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday
September 14th
  • Camouflage Theme Day (no pep rally)
  • Tiger Football @ Bay Springs 7:00 p.m.
Saturday
September 15th
  • Swim @ Jones County Invitational
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
AP English  
Archery  
Art  
Baseball  
Basketball  
Cheer  
Cross Country Practice after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Crown Club  
Drama  
FBLA FBLA Meeting Thursday September 6th @ 7:25 a.m. in Mrs. Culpepper's room.
FCA Tuesdays in the gym at 7:25 AM. Please come and join us.
FFA
  • There will be a 2018-2019 NEJ Junior FFA Interest meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the NEJ Ag Ed building.
  • All NEJ 7th and 8th grade students and all 5th and 6th grade students from East Jones Elementary and Glade Elementary who are interested in joining NEJ Junior FFA are invited to attend!  See you there!
First Priority First Priority is Thursdays in Mrs. Angie Hodge’s room.  It will meet every Thursday morning @ 7:25.
Gold Horizons  
Hell Fighters  
Junior Beta  
Key Club
  • Our 1st official meeting will be September 5. 9th graders, who are interested in running for 9th grade Key Club officer, go by and see Mr. Mills. **** Rescheduled
  • Our meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, @ 7:25 in Mr. Mills’ room. We will be electing 9th grade officers and selecting t-shirt designs.
Lunch Meet
  • High School LUNCH MEET will meet every Monday in room 41 for both HS lunch breaks.
  • Middle School will meet the last Monday of each month in room 41 during both MS lunch breaks.
Middle School FBLA  
P7 Bible Study  
Quiz Bowl  
Serteens
  • Any Serteen interested in service hours please come by room 35 and sign up to work the tea tent at Friday night’s football game.
  • Serteen meeting on Friday, 9/7, in the PAC. All members need to attend.
  • Membership forms and dues are due by 9/7!
Senior Beta
  • Applications for Senior Beta Club (Grades 9-12) are available with either Mrs. Stroo or Mrs. Buckhaults. Complete membership applications (membership form, dues, report card) are due back by 2:45 on Tuesday, September 4.
  • If you are interested in being a Sr. Beta officer or going to Sr. Beta convention in February, those forms along with a convention deposit are also due back by 2:45 on September 4.
  • MANDATORY meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 7:25 in the PAC. *** Rescheduled to September 11th
Softball  
Soccer  
Student CouncilHigh School  
Swim
  • The NEJ Swim Team is selling dri-fit short sleeve shirts featuring new team logo to raise money for the purchase of training aids. The shirts are $16 for adult small through adult XL, $17 for XXL, and $18 for XXXL! If you would like to purchase a shirt, bring money to room 223 in the middle school. We will place an order Friday, August 24th.
  • The NEJ Swim Team is selling visors for $20! See a swim team member or come by Mr. Smith’s room in the middle school (room 223)
TGIF  
TARS
  • The newly elected officers of TARS for the 2018-2019 school year include:President - Dillon Widdershoven, Vice-President - Lane Chancellor, Secretary - Cambry Holifield, Treasurer - Eli Collins, Reporter - Lara Wright, Parliamentarian - Haley Walters, and 9th Representative - Briana Middleton
Table Tennis Students (7th-12th) who may be interested in joining, please tell them to pick up a form from me or Coach Stroo. Membership dues are $20 and include a shirt. After we get 2-3 more tables, we will begin playing on Thursday afternoons at 3PM in the gym lobby (faculty and staff are invited, too).
Tennis There will be a tennis clinic every Monday from 4:00-5:00 at the Laurel Country Club for any player that desires to improve their skill level before tryouts. Cost is $10.
Tiger Pride Band
  • Band Booster meeting on September 13th @ 6:30 PM in the band hall.
  • The next band booster meeting will be Thursday, October 4, 6:30 PM and Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 PM.
Tiger Vibe Tiger Vibe is having a t-shirt fundraiser. If you’re interested in ordering these shirts, see any Tiger Vibe member or Mrs. Hodge. Orders are due on Sept. 24th.  Shirts will be in before fall break.
Volleyball
  • Tuesday, 9/4, @ Taylorsville 5:30 & 6:30
  • Thursday, 9/6,  vs. Seminary @ HOME
  • Tuesday, 9/11, @ South Jones 4:30/5:30/6:30
  • Thursday, 9/13, vs.  Wayne Co @ HOME 5:30/6:30
Yearbook Staff T-shirts for sale.  See Mrs. Fitzgerald in room 13 building 1 in the HS.

NEJ September 2018 Calendar

Monday September 3 Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday September 4 Jr. High Football @ South Jones 5:00
Volleyball @ Taylorsville 5:30/6:30
Gold Horizon Rehearsal
Thursday September 5 Volleyball vs Seminary @ NEJ 4:30/5:30/6:30
Friday September 6 Pep Rally 10:00 a.m.
Varsity Football @ South Jones
Progress Reports Issued
Monday September 10 Jr. High Football @ West Jones 5:00
Tuesday September 11 Volleyball @ South Jones 4:30/5:30/6:30
Gold Horizon Rehearsal
Wednesday September 12 Elections - Class Favorites, Class Officers (7-11), Homecoming
Thursday September 13 Volleyball vs Wayne County @ NEJ 5:30/6:30
Friday September 14 Varsity Football @ Bay Springs 7:00
Saturday Septemer 15 Swim @ Jones County Invitational
Monday September 17 Swim
Volleyball @ West Jones 5/6
Tuesday September 18 Volleyball vs. Richton @ NEJ 5:30/6:30
Gold Horizons Rehearsal
Wednesday September 19 Transition Camp @ USM
Thursday September 20 Volleyball vs Taylorsville @ NEJ 5:30/6:30
Transition Camp @ USM
Jr. High Football vs Bay Springs @ NEJ 5:00/6:30
Friday September 21 Transation Camp @ USM
College/Career Fair
Monday September 24 Swim
Jr. High Football vs South Jones @ NEJ 5
Choral Festival @ USM
Correct Response to Bar-T
Tuesday September 25 Choral Festival @ USM
Tiger Vibe Choreography after school until 6
Thursday September 27 Volleyball @ Richton 5/6
Tiger Vibe Choreography after school until 6
Friday September 28 Pep Rally 2:00
Tiger Football vs. Northeast Lauderdale in the JUNGLE 7

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