2016-2017 Student Handbook (changes in red)

Dear South Jones Parents, Students, and Community Members:
It is a distinct honor to welcome each of you to a new school year at South Jones High School. The number one priority at South Jones High School is for students not to simply reach their potential, but for students to "exceed" the potential for what they thought possible. Our mision is to create a learning partnership with students, parents, and the greater community to aid students in the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be college and career ready. Together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish! Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment in which students can learn, develop a positive lifelong love for learning, and excel in achievement. To reach these goals, certain policies and procedures have been put in place to ensure that all students can be successful. It is our belief that parents and students need to know and understand not only policies and guidelines, but also the behavioral and academic expectations for student success. We look forward to partnering with parents and students to ensure that only student dreams limit what is possible for them at students at South Jones High School.

Dr. B.R. Jones, Supervising Principal


South Jones Announces Top Honors


Rounding out the Top Ten

4. Hayley Ellzey
5. Raegan Barber
6. Taylor Evans
7. Katie Cupit
8. Keegan Strickland
9. Daniel McAllister
10. Ryne Sasser


Raegan Barber

Tommy Buckley

Brandon Cox

Katie Cupit

Hayley Ellzey

Taylor Evans

Rebecca Grissom

Jennifer Hodges

Anna Kate Howard

Lauren Jones

Kaitlyn Karoly

Tyler Lack

Grace Livingston

Will Mitchell

Mallory Rigdon

Ryne Sasser

Steven Sasser

Haley Smith

Sydney Stone

Kalley Tolbert

McCoy Walters

Mary Morgan Windham


South Jones High School FFA Awards

South Jones students placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Speaking. Congratulations!
Pictured Left to Right- 3rd Place Senior Extemporaneous Speaking Jessie Tisdale, 1st Place Senior Prepared Public Speaking Colleen Ellzey, & 2nd Place Junior Extemporaneous Speaking Hunter Sumrall

South Jones students finished 1st in Welding. Congratulations!
Pictured Left to Right- Taylor Robinson, Cade Hynum, Dylan Ladner, Aaron Allbrooks, & Instructor Wes Herrington


Tyler Byrd was elected as the Mississippi Senior High Beta Club President at the State Convention held in Biloxi in February. With this honor, Tyler will have the opportunity to run for National Senior High Beta President in Orlando this summer. Tyler is a Junior at South Jones and his parents are Eric and Stacey Byrd.

South Jones Senior High Beta Club attended the State Convention in February and won awards in several divisions. The club won second place in campaign skit and third place in campaign board.
Colleen Ellzey won second place in Agriculture.
Rebecca Grissom won second place in Science.
Raegan Barber, Katie Cupit, and Caidyn Crowder won First place in Special Talent.
Seth Chittenden, Lauren Jones, Haley Ellzey, Evan Lott, and Jessie Tisdale won First place in the Inaugural Beta Build Invention Competition.
South Jones is extremely proud of these students!

Luke Youngblood competed at Mississippi State University's speech and debate tournament on February 11th placing 2nd in Expository speaking and 3rd in Humorous Interpretation.  Luke has represented South Jones proudly this speech and debate season, placing with top scores in various events at Pascagoula High School, USM, Petal High School, and Oak Grove High School.  His rankings qualify him to compete in April at the MHSAA State Champs in the events of Humorous Interpretation and Storytelling. 


Congratulations to Ryne and Steven Sasser for signing with the JCJC Bobcats to play baseball!
Pictured: L to R: Jarred Rogers, Lucas Gleason, Dr. BR Jones, Stan Sasser, Cory Reynolds, Ryne Sasser, Clint Sasser, Steven Sasser, Walton Luckie, Tara Sasser, Brad McCardle, Jordan Rogers

South Jones Faculty and Staff would like to recognize our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Shannon Millwood. Mrs. Millwood teaches 7th grade Math and 7th grade Accelerated Math. Congratulations Mrs. Millwood, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students here at SJH!

The South Jones Bravettes Win State Dance Competition!!
Pictured: Sponsor Kelly Tucker, Morgan Breland, Natalie Strickland, Timber Prince, Haley Smith, Victoria Strickland, Holly James, Taylor Ayn Martin, Rylee Gavin, Emily Youngblood, and Choreographer, Lora Davis

The team placed first in the state in the Small Varsity Kick Competition. Congratulations to the Bravettes!

February Student of the Month at SJH.
Allie Davis; pictured with Mrs. Jessica Herrington



1st Annual South Jones Faculty Softball Game was held on November 4th to raise money for the South Jones Lady Brave Softball Team.

Geri Hathorn, Jordan Hamilton, Jessica Pickering, Brian Joyce, Johna Hill, MacKenzie Sumrall, Fred Cooley, Sarah Wansley, Suzanne Manning, Koby Easterling, Kris Pierce, Lucas Gleason, Amber Jackson, Rita West, Scott Tyson, Lindy Lee, Sherri Cooley, Jarred Rogers, Eliza Boleware, Artie Adams, Cody Brooks, Reagan Gavin, Katie Freeman


Senior High Beauty Pageant Finalists
3rd-Natalie Strickland, 1st-Victoria Strickland, Most Beautiful-Haley Smith, 2nd-Caidyn Crowder, 4th-Kaitlyn Warden

Junior High Beauty Pageant Finalists
3rd-Autumn Henderson, 1st-Halie Moffett, Most Beautiful-Baylee Boyette, 2nd-Mellee Diers, 4th-Kelsey Lawrence


South Jones Drama Department Presents:


The SJ Basketball team is selling stone yard art with various logos - SJ Braves, MSU, USM, LSU, and Ole Miss. If you are interested in purchasing one or more, please contact Jan Delk at or 601-470-1844 or one of the basketball coaches. Options include logo only, logo with player number, or logo with last name and prices range from 35.00 - 50.00. 

Congratulations to the South Jones Braves Football Team 8-4 for the 2016 season!


SuperTalk MS & McAllister's

Player of the Game

Ricky Boleware vs. Richton


Ryne Sasser vs. Long Beach

Xavier Roberts vs. Pass Christian

Xavier Roberts vs. Northeast Jones


Brandon Gordon vs. West Harrison


Jason Jarrell vs. Brookhaven


Ryne Sasser vs. West Jones


Will Mitchell vs. Natchez


Desmond Newell vs. Wingfield


JaMichael Morgan vs. Laurel


Jacob Brady vs. Wayne County


Tyler Lack vs. Provine


August & September South Jones Students of the Month

August: Darby Cooley with Teacher Christina Walters
September: Rylee Gavin with Teacher Christina Walters
Congratulations to Kameron Flowers for being selected to represent Dixie Electric at the all-expense-paid Youth Leadership Workshop in Jackson in February and the Youth Tour in Washington D.C. this summer. After a full day of meetings and another day for interviews, Kameron was one of only three students selected from a multi-county area for this honor.  We are so proud of Kameron and how he represents our school and our area.



The South Jones High FCA Leadership team recently participated in the Regional FCA Reload Leadership Conference held at JCJC. Students gained valuable insight on helping FCA grow and spreading the message to others. SJ FCA Leadership Team members are: T. Ducksworth, T. Byrd, L. Moore, A. Whitehead, M. Windham, B. Sumrall, and C. Johns.

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