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313 Anderson Street Ellisville, MS 39437
(601) 477-8451 FAX: (601) 477-3505

South Jones High School is a public high school in Jones County in Ellisville, Mississippi. The original school was built in 1965 and was renovated in 1995. A special services building was built in 1993. South Jones High School serves grades 7-12 and has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. The school has an instructional staff of 94, four principals, and three counselors.

Mr. Johnson Cody Brooks
Larry Johnson

Supervising Principal
Cody Brooks

11th-12th Grade Principal
Dr. Ladner Mr. Marshall
Dr. Catherine Ladner

9th-10th Grade Principal
Jon Marshall

7th-8th Grade Principal

The South Jones High School baseball team will be honoring those in our community who have fought or are fighting a battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 31, as they host Purple Diamond Night.  The event will include a survivor recognition before the 7:00 game and a sky lantern release after the game.  If you have a family member who is a cancer survivor that you would like to have attend the event and be recognized, please let Mrs. Strickler know.
Survivors should sign in by 6:00 at the game.  Recognition will begin promptly at 6:30 on the baseball field.  Please let Mrs. Strickler know ahead of time, if at all possible, if you have someone you would like to add to the list of honorees for the recognition ceremony.  You may also purchase sky lanterns to be released in honor or in memory of a friend or family member.  The lantern form is attached and can be returned to Mrs. Strickler before Tuesday, or it may be turned in at the game on Tuesday night.  Lanterns are $25 each, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Please let Mrs. Strickler know if you have any questions about the event.

The New 2015 Track Schedule is posted on the Track page.

Relay For Life Fundraiser – Dessert Silent Auction

We will have a Relay for Life fundraiser on Thursday, April 2. The annual dessert silent auction, which is a great way to pick up a dessert or two for your Easter guests, will be in Mrs. Strickler's room.  If you would be willing to donate a dessert (cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, candies, etc.) for the silent auction, please let her know by Wednesday, April 1.  Also, she will have individually wrapped desserts available for faculty and staff to purchase throughout the day if you would like to donate individual items to be sold.  You can take your dessert donation by her room (1A in A building) before school on Thursday morning. Please be sure and stop by throughout the day to bid on your favorite desserts as well as pick up a few snacks from the individual items for sale!  Bidding will take place until 2:10 p.m.  At that time bid sheets will be collected and highest bidders notified of their winnings. Thanks for all you do to support our Relay for Life fundraising efforts!!  Stay tuned for information on additional fundraising opportunities! 

The SJ show choir will be performing for the school during 7th period on Tuesday, April 7.  Students can "get out of class" and see the performance for only $3.  Teachers and administrators are free.  This performance is to raise funds for their trip to the Show Choir National Championships in Chicago in the event that they qualify. The show choir students will need to leave 6th period a little early in order to get dressed and ready to go.  The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Wilson hopes to see you everyone there! 

The Special Education department will be making pillows.  If anyone has any material that they can donate to the special education classes, please send it to Mrs. Elisa Boleware.

Students, the cost of a yearbook is $65. You can secure your 2015 yearbook from Mrs. Bush in room 21 or from Mrs. Smith for 7th and 8th grades.

Teachers/students, our Special Education department is in need of toys. Mrs. Shows was sent to help in our Special Education department, and she has asked for toys to help teach our students. The toys can vary from light up, musical, stackable, or toys with knobs. If you have any questions or would like to donate any toys, please see Mrs. Shows.



Elizabeth Probst, a freshman at South Jones High School, was recently accepted into the People to People Ambassador Program class of 2015.  Mrs. Lynn Swindle, her English I teacher, nominated Elizabeth based on her scholastic merit, leadership potential, and exemplary citizenship.  Leadership Ambassadors are chosen from around the globe to participate in summits on careers in diplomacy, technology, film, business, and medicine at a prestigious American campus.  Elizabeth will attend the Medicine and Health Care Leadership Summit in July at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she plans to explore a future career as a surgeon.

Pictured above with Elizabeth are Dr. Catherine Ladner (9th-10th grade principal) and Mrs. Lynn Swindle, her English I teacher.

Kirkland McDuffie is Senior High Beta Club State President
Congratulations to South Jones Junior Kirkland McDuffie. Kirkland was elected Senior HIgh Beta Club State President at state convention in Tupelo. He plans to run for national beta president this summer in Nashville at the Senior High Beta National Convention.
Kirkland McDuffie is February Laurel Sertoma Student of the Month
Pictured with Mr. Thomas Hinkle
South Jones' Lady Braves Soccer Standout Signs with Southern Miss
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On February 4, surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates, Mary Kate Smith, signed a scholarship to continue her soccer career at The University of Southern Mississippi. Mary Kate, is the daughter of Jesse and Jennifer Smith of Ellisville, and sister to Conner.
Mason Strickland Staying in Ellisville

South Jones senior baseball player Mason Strickland will be in Ellisville for at least two more seasons following his playing career on The Reservation as he recently signed to play for Jones County Junior College.  Strickland helped the Braves reach the playoffs last season and a 15-12 record by compiling a 10-0 record on the mound.  Strickland finished with a 1.42 ERA in 59.1 innings of work, striking out 66 and walking 17.  Strickland threw eight complete games.  At the plate, he hit .364 with 33 RBIs.  Strickland and the Braves are scheduled to open the 2015 season when they face Stringer on Feb. 27. 

Pictured seated (from left):  Father Mike Strickland, Mason Strickland, mother Angela Strickland, and brother Maddox Strickland.  Standing:  South Jones Assistant Coach Ian Sharp, brother Blake Strickland, and South Jones Head Coach Jordan Rogers.

Mrs. Tina Walters Is SJHS Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Tina Walters has been selected as the SJHS Teacher of the Year by her peers. Mrs. Walters has taught chemistry for five years at South Jones. She lives in Ovett with her husband, Shelby, and has two sons, McCoy and Macon. She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Ellisville.

Shane Barnes Is December Laurel Sertoma Student of the Month
Pictured with Mrs. Amy Marshall, SJHS High School Counselor
SJHS Students Chosen As Future Leaders of Jones County
Future Leaders

Top Row L-R:  Kirkland McDuffie, Precious Graham, Landon Thompson
Bottom Row L-R:  Peyton Eaves, Madelyn Brewer, Anna Claire Evans, Madison McAlpin

South Jones Students Rewarded with Perfect Attendance Lunch
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On Monday, December 15, almost 200 students in grades 7-12, who had perfect attendance during October and November were treated to a special lunch in the South Jones Media Center. During their lunch times, students were treated to pizza, chips, cookies, and sodas. Mrs. Lightsey, the 9th and 10th grade counselor, also congratulated them and spoke about staying in school, the importance of perfect attendance as they prepare for tests, and the Mississippi Scholars program. Several seniors and juniors shared words of wisdom with the 7th and 8th graders about getting involved in school activities, community service, and other things that might help them as they prepare for high school. Congratulations to these dedicated and conscientious students who did not miss any days during the Perfect Attendance Challenge! Students with Perfect Attendance are the following:

7th grade - Austin Beech, Austen Breland, Hunter Callahan, Travis Conner, Connor Cooley, Carson Davis, Madalyn Davis, Jamari Dease, Lauren Deloach, Sean Ellis, Evan Ellzey, Aaron Garner, Cameron Glenn, Presly Graham, Elizabeth Hilbun, Danielle Holliday, Mackenzie Jones, Kaitlyn Kirksey, Alexander Kirkwood, Chad Locklear, Case McMullen, Kaitlyn Millsap, Joseph Murphy, Shane Nelson, Ashlan O'Quin, Conner Ogden, Caitlyn Ogden, Brendan Palmer, Reagan Poole, Mary Probst, Mariza Puebla, Austin Ramshur, Jordan Roberts, Hunter Sumrall, Gabrielle Walley, Amber Watts, Sarah Whisenhunt, A'Shaunti Young

8th grade - Aaron Allbrooks, Luke Basey, Danielle Beech, Erin Biglane, Ericca Bounds, Toree Bradley, Sharia Bramlett, Rachel Bryant, Ethan Culbertson, Mystikal Dennis, Seth Estes, Aaliyah Ferry, Faith Hebert, Tatyana January, NIkia Jones, Alex Lee, Madison Matthew, Tomoise McGilberry, Jordan Miller, Crystal Mixon, Mark Parish, Patricia Pounders, MIchelle Puebla, Sydney Runnels, Agustin Segura, Destin Shoemake, Elizabeth Smith, Kelsie Smith, Carlos Sparkman, Alex Stewart, Daisy Sumrall, Luther Thompson, Devin Townsend, Sarah Townsend,  Bonner Welch, Dallas Williamson, Jason Woodall

9th Grade - Kennedy Anderson, Jonathan Brooks, Annabelle Bryant, Zabeion Burks, Jayliyah Carter, Brianna Couch, Gina Dossett, Cody Ellzey, Julian Fairley, Kameron FLowers, Carson Garner, Joseph Gilliam, Steven Golemon, Britney Gray, John Isaac Hanna, Amber Hill, Bryson Hodge, Endia Holliday, Christopher Hoodless, Chandon Johns, Terrell Keys, Whitney Kirksey, Zachary Lacaze, Jeffery Lambert, Sidney Lee, Zachariah Livingston, Condarryl Magee, Justice McGill, Blake McKay, William McNeil, JaMichael Morgan, James Nelson, Katelyn Parker, Dylan Pittman, Kameron Powe, Carissa Rainey, Alexis Robertson, Callie Shows, Anna Smith, Sydney Stone, Abigayle Strickland, Tyler Thompson, Ariel Thornton, Richard Tisdale

10th Grade - Cameron Atwood, Michael Blanks, Marquez Cooley, Mancedarius Davis, Xaviera DeLoach, Nathaniel Grice, Keyara Hinton, Yakira Jones, Lauren Jones, Destiny Jordan, Jakeilon Kendrick, Andrew Lack, Napoleon McGilberry,
Caylee McLain, Jayla McLemore, Anna Mills, Ryan Nowell, Parker Powell, Quavier Roberts, Lanika Rogers, John Sasser, Azael Segura, Jeffrey Smith, Jakub Tisdale, Josie Vick, Tanner Walters, Clayton Watts

11th Grade - Elijah Boleware, Paige Davis, Ashton Dodd, Erin Dungan, Jennah Eddins, Kemberly Freeman, Maisen Keyes, Jalen Keys, Brandon Lee, Katelynn McGowen, Shannon Murell, Collin Robertson, John Sams, Lizbeth Sanchez,
Ezra Sanders, KeAndrea Smith, Tyler Ulmer, James Walters, Romarez Warren, James West

12th Grade - Brittany Amacker, Thomas Bryant, DeAnna Ellis, Nikita Evans, Katherine Guerra, Mandy Hester,
Gemma Hoodless, Kasey Hughes, John Ethan Hughes, Katie Jenkins, Karly Jones, Darius Jordan, Ethan Laird, Steven Lirette, Collin Loper, Kaylee Parker, Shreya Patel, Carolyn Patterson, Taniji Rogers, Elizabeth Ruple, Shakeisha Sims, Cory Skellion, William Stewart, Katelyn Stone, Ryan Taylor, Mandi Valentine, Colton Warden, Tyler Wilson, Amanda Woerter, Andrew Woerter

SJHS Students Win Ipod Shuffles

During the months of August through September, teachers nominated 127 students for various reasons to win monthly incentives. The nominated students from each grade won prizes including restaurant gift cards, Grand Theater movie passes, south Jones T-shirts, snack packs, music CDs, etc. At the end of the semester, those students were eligible to win an IPod shuffle. The drawing was held on Friday, and the winners from the nominees for each grade won an IPod Shuffle. The winners, pictured above are the following:

11th grade - Colton Houston; 12th grade - Katelyn Stone; 10th grade - Keegan Strickland; 8th grade - Ian Bullman; 7th grade - Danielle Holliday; 9th grade - John Isaac Hanna (not pictured)

Congratulations to all of the monthly student nominees and the grand prize winners. They are all remarkable Braves!


Steven Sasser Named HOBY Participant


Steven Sasser is in the tenth grade at South Jones High School and was selected as this year’s HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) participant.  He was selected by the faculty at South Jones.  He will attend the leadership seminar this summer at Millsaps College in Jackson.  Steven is the son of Stan and Tara Sasser.

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