Members of the West Jones High School Quiz Bowl Team competed against the nation's top 15% at the NAQT National Tournament in Atlanta during the summer.

Members of the West Jones High School Quiz Bowl Team competed against the nation's top 15% at the NAQT National Tournament in Atlanta during the summer. The team enjoyed riveting competition as well as educational excursions to the Georgia Aquarium, Bodies: The Exhibit, and the Breman Jewish Heritage Center and Art Gallery, where they received a tour by the museum curator. Pictured, from left: Isaiah Harper, Matt Hendry, Adam Dickey, and team captain Nick Sumrall.

Lady Mustangs along with Coach Sharon Murray hosted basketball camp on June 22-23 at West Jones High School

Lady Mustangs along with Coach Sharon Murray hosted basketball camp on June 22-23 at West Jones High School. 1st row starting from bottom- left to right : Kennedy Carr, Alyssa Dingman, Jakera Ducksworth, Natessia Windham, Katelyn Gordon ,Da'Kathyion Sinegal. 2nd row : Ja'mariyah Hilton,Kendra Carr, Aasia Wilson, Jayden Carr, Cshanti Pierce, Lindsey Cole, Chrissy Blackwell, and Halei Keyes. Lady Mustangs : Miesha Bender T'Kiaya Pough, Darianna Hawkins, Briana Carr, Felecia Ellis, Sylenna Taylor, Nevagant Jones, Ariel Loper, Brikayla Gray, Brishell Gray, and Jurnee McLaurin

West Jones High School Sr. BETA members recently competed at the National Convention

West Jones High School Sr. BETA members recently competed at the National Convention which was held in Orlando, Florida on June 29-July 2. Competing in Advertising Design were Kate Broom, Nakiyah Jordan, and Anna Grace Geiger--placed Top 5. Competing in Quiz Bowl were Joshua Cooper, Logan Pitts, Nick Sumrall, and Jess Cooley--placed 7th.

West Jones Junior Beta Wins at State Convention

West Jones Junior Beta Club recently attend the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Biloxi. The students competed in various events. The Tower of Power Team placed second in division II and received a bid to the National Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida. Tower of Power is designed for a team of 3-5 students to use innovative problem solving techniques and engineering concepts to create a tower that supports a tennis ball for one minute. Straws, masking tape, and tennis balls are supplied for each team. The club would like to thank Mrs. Connie Lowe, West Jones Physics teacher for working with the team.  Pictured from left to right: Dawson Stringer, Jaylon Everett, Justin Grayson, Noah Hosey, Daniel Chastain, and Patrick Jordan.Sponsors of the club are: Debbie Bender, Suzi Broom, Sharon Murray, Kathy Robinson, and Melissa Kinsey.

West Jones High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lead Team March Breakfast

FCA Lead Team in action at March breakfast meeting!

West Jones High School Kristi Marshall Signs with Hinds Community College

West Jones High School Senior Kristi Marshall recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Hinds Community College Lady Bulldogs. 
Pictured are--seated: Belinda Marshall-mom; Kristi; Deanna Thigpen-aunt
Standing: Brianna Page-Teammate; Terryl Ulmer-AAU Coach, Kaylin Adams-cousin, Terrance Thigpen-friend, West Jones High School Coach Sharon Murray, and Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal

West Jones Middle School 8th Grade-Horizons Unlimited Mentoring Day

A select group of West Jones Middle School 8th graders recently attended the Twelfth Annual Horizons Unlimited Mentoring Day at the Jones County Career and Technical Education Center. Students participated in activities in each area of instruction--Early Childhood Education, Drafting, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Collision Repair, Auto Service Technology, and Welding.

Pictured are:
Front--Alice Dickey, Eboni McDonald, Miller French, Lee Kennedy
Back--Zach Cochran, Rhiannon Williams, Collin Holifield, Bailey James, Molly Waldrup, Sam Shoemake, Kaleb Jefcoat, Preston Turner, Oscar Gomez

West Jones Middle School - 7th Grade Math Project

B. Turner, I. Marks, A. Hutto

P. Jordan, C. Kilpatrick, M. Bullock

A. Richards, A. McMahon, K. Fletcher

V. Nguyen, K. Nguyen, M. Rhodes

Students in Mrs. White’s 7th grade Compacted Math class measured various 3 – dimensional shapes around campus.  The students found the surface area and volume of the shapes.

West Jones Middle School is Team Max!!

West Jones Middle School students and faculty members, show their support for student and classmate Max Grimaldo.  Max is an 8th grade student at West Jones and is battling Leukemia.  Students purchased "Team Max" t-shirts as a fundraiser, to help raise money for Max and his family.

West Jones High School Page Signs with East Mississipppi


West Jones High School senior Brianna Page recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Lions at East Mississippi Community College.

Pictured are: seated--Brenda Hill-mother, Brianna Page, Brishell Gray-sister
Standing--West Jones High School Basketball Coach, Sharon Murray, Brikayla Gray-sister, and Kristi Marshall-teammate 

West Jones High School Art Student Wins Award

11th grade art student, Paulleen Lam, from West Jones High School won Artist of the Week from  Artsonia is an international online art gallery for school-aged students.  There are currently 4 million artists and 48 million artworks featured on the site.  Paulleen won “Artist of the Week” for the High School division.  She received a plaque, a $50 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials, and a $100 art supply gift certificate for her art class.

West Jones High School Award Winning Women's Division Show Choir

Revolution, West Jones High School’s award-winning women’s division show choir, had an undefeated season for the second year in a row.  Revolution placed first in the following show choir competitions: Jackson Prep Invitational, South Jones Invitational, Jackson Academy Invitational, and Petal Show Choir Invitational.  Revolution will travel to New York City in March to perform at the Statue of Liberty.

West Jones High School Imagination Award Winning Show Choir

Imagination, West Jones High School’s award-winning show choir, had an exceptional competition season.  At the South Jones Invitational, Imagination won Grand Champion and took home trophies for best vocals, best choreography, and best show design.  Continuing its winning streak, Imagination won Grand Champion at the Jackson Academy Invitational and received a trophy for best vocals.  Imagination placed second runner-up at the following competitions: Jackson Prep Invitational and Petal Show Choir Invitational.  Imagination will travel to New York City in March to perform at the Statue of Liberty.  After returning from New York City, Imagination will compete at Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry.  

West Jones High School Senior Beta Wins at State Convention

West Jones High School Senior Beta members attended the State Beta Convention and brought home many awards. Winning 1st Place for On-Site Acrylic Painting and 1st Place Visual Art Paining was Lauren Stevens. Winning 1st Place Campaign Board--Anna Grace Gieger. The $1500 Senior Scholarship Winner is Nick Sumrall. Winning 3rd Place Group Talent--Bria Sims, Brianna Read, Kassidy Chandler, Madisyn Blackwell, Gretchen Bergin, Alyssa Garick, Jenna Holifield

L. Stevens

A. Geiger

B. Sims, B. Read, K. Chandler, M. Blackwell, G. Bergin, A. Garick, J. Holifield

N. Sumrall

J. Cooley, L. Parker, J. Taylor, and N. Sumrall (Not Pictured)

O. Williams

WJHS Senior Beta members competed at the State Convention and came back with numerous awards.
Placing 2nd in Quiz Bowl--Jess Cooley, Logan Parker, Jack Taylor, and Nick Sumrall
Placing 3rd--Banner--Olivia Williams
Placing 3rd in Advertising Design--Kate Broom, Mackenzie Jordan, Natalie Welch, and Ashley Sumrall


K. Broom, M. Jordan, N. Welch, and A. Sumrall


West Jones High School Peer Council Thanks Law Enforcement with Appreciation Breakfast

Students with local law enforcement. Details follow.

The West Jones High School Peer Council recently hosted the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast to honor and thank the men and women who serve and protect our area. Council members provided a buffet style breakfast combined with lots of fun and fellowship. Also in attendance were Superintendent of Education, Tommy Parker and the administrators of West Jones High School. Peer Council teacher is Denise Graves, who is helped by Angie Bynum, Jones County School District Nurse.

West Jones High School Lady Mustangs Districk 5-5A Champs--Coach Murray Coach of Year

The Lady Mustang basketball team recently won the 5-5A District Tournament to become district champions. Coach Sharon Pendarvis Murray was named District 5-5A Coach of the Year!

West Jones High School Quiz Bowl competes at Hurricane Bowl

The West Jones High School Quiz Bowl team recently competed at the Hurricane Bowl, a regional competition hosted by the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab in conjunction with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.  The team competed in a quiz-bowl-style competition, heard two graduate students speak about their research, enjoyed a boat trip on the bay, won 2nd place in the scavenger hunt, and spoke with scientists from Stennis Space Center about their work. Pictured (left to right): Adam Dickey, Nick Sumrall (captain), Matt Hendry, Logan Parker, and Jess Cooley.

West Jones High School Teacher of the Year

West Jones High School administration proudly announces Mrs. Cinda Woodyard 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Cinda has 14 years experience in education with 9 of those at West Jones. She is currently the Special Education LSC for 7th/8th grades. Cinda obtained her B.A. from the University of South Alabama and M.Ed. from William Carey University. She and her husband, Henry, have been married for 25 years and have 3 children.

West Jones High School FCA visits Blair Batson Children's Hospital

West Jones High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes lead team members visited Blair Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, MS on February 14th to help with the Annual Valentine's Day Dance and Party. FCA members had fun helping patients create arts and crafts projects consisting of beautiful Valentine bags, brightly colored tissue flowers, and Happy Caterpillars! The day was full of dancing and playing all in an effort to lighten the spirits of the children! Traveling with the lead team were Coach Craig Winship and Denise Graves.

Pictured are: Emily McLaurin, Cassie Winship, Jacob Kilpatrick, Faith Gavin, Alexis Parker, Bailey Smith, Meredith Follis
Front: Matthew Boykin

West Jones High School Physical Science - Rube Goldbergs

While learning about simple machines in physical science, students were to use 3 simple machines to perform a task.  Examples are: pop a balloon, pull a tissue out of a box.

Pictured are: Top Left - Anna Tayor, Shyreese Taylor, Top Right - Candice Beech, Blanca Say Lopez, Left Center - Jamie Jones, Mariah Whitfield, Yasmine Lindsey, Bottom Left - Bethany Logan, Micah Smith, Bottom Right - Evan Pitts, Gage Hutto

West Jones High School Physics Hot Air Balloons

Students in Mrs. Lowe's Physics class constructed hot air balloons.  They determine volume and mass of the displaced air.  Using that information along with the mass of the balloon and current temperature, they determine the lift off temperature of their balloon.
Pictured are: Top Middle - Brandon Kilpatrick, Jacob Ledet, Andrew Le, Bottom Left - Isaiah Harper, Nakiyah Jordan, MacKenzie Chamblee, Trey DeSantis, Bottom Right - J. P. Persons, Trey DeSantis

January Science Club - Bridge Building

In our January Science Club meeting, students were divided in to small groups to build the lightest bridge that would hold the most weight.  In February we will finish the bridges and test them.

West Jones High School Drivers Education Learns about Dangers of Drunk Driving

Drivers Education learns about dangers of drunk driving
Sgt. Scott Gable with the Jones County Sheriff's Department recently visited Coach Smith's Driver's Education classes at West Jones High School. Sgt. Gable explained the dangers, laws, and consequences of driving while drunk. Students were able to ask questions and view a car that was wrecked due to a drunk driver.

West Jones Peer Council Teaches Tar Wars

Peer Council teaches Tar Wars. Details below.

West Jones High School Peer Council members recently taught Tar Wars to fourth and fifth graders at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary. Tar Wars in a program designed to teach the dangers of using tobacco products, both smoke and smokeless, as well as electronic cigarettes. Peer Council members used stories, posters, and hands-on activities to emphasize the need to be TOBACCO FREE. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves with the help of Angie Bynum, Nurse-Jones County School District.

Pictured are: Kolbi Holifield, Belle Walters, Haylee Walters, Macy Kate Malone, Madeleine Boykin, Summer Boyd, Kasia Hosey, Abby Parker, Emma Shows, Nataleigh Duran, Hunter Green, Emmy Fiala, Conner Coleman, Chelsea Beasley, Austin Pitts, Lindsay Parker, Jenna Sumrall, Chelsey Dry, Haley Gable, and Madalyn Stringer
Not Pictured: Brittani Dozier

WJHS Follis Signs Letter of Intent

West Jones student signs letter of intent. Details below.
West Jones High School senior Meredith Follis recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the Mississippi College Choctaws.
Pictured are: Melanie Follis, mom; brother Alan Follis; Meredith, and Richard Follis, dad.

WJHS Keyes signs with JCJC

West Jones High School senior LaMarcus Keyes recently signed a letter of intent to play football at JCJC.
Pictured Family and Friends:
Andreas Pickens-friend, Antonio Curry-friend, Jacky Keyes-mom, Latissia Pierce-aunt, Jaylan Keyes-brother
LaMarcus center-front

8 WJHS Athletes Sign

Eight West Jones High School seniors signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level.
Pictured l-r:
Breonca Ducksworth--JCJC Basketball; Rob James--JCJC Baseball; Meredith Follis--Mississippi College Soccer; Maddie McLeod--East Central Community College Soccer; Kameron Orman--Delta State Swim; LaMarcus Keyes--JCJC Football; Shelby McMinn--Meridian Community College Soccer; Trey DeSantis--Itawamba Community College Baseball.

Robotics--WJHS STEM Classes

T. Bullock and D. Barnette  S. Boone, B. Kelley M. Masters and M. Nixon
While studying a unit on Robotics, these students in Connie Lowe and Kathi Lott's STEM classes constructed and programmed a robot to perform certain tasks.

WJHS --From Trash to Treasure

C. Hodgson and A. Rozek K. Minter and C. Herrington
J. Pruitt, A. Velasco, and S. Howell E. Hilbun and H. Boutwell
J. Arias and J. Ramirez A. Anderson and A. Dorman
These students were to recycle/reuse items into something useful for the school or a teacher of their choice.

WJHS McMinn Signs with Meridian Community College

WJHS senior, Shelby McMinn, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Meridian Community College.

Sitting: Krista McMinn, mom; Shelby; Debbie Hinton, Grandmother
Standing: WJHS Coach Josh Sullivan; WJHS Coach Anna Sullivan; Maggie McMinn, sister; Jerry Hinton, Grandfather; WJHS Coach Craig Winship; WJHS Supervising Principal, Lynn Lyon

WJHS McLeod signs with East Central Community College

West Jones High School senior, Maddie McLeod, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at East Central Community College.

Pictured are:
Front: Kaye McLeod, mom; Mollie McLeod, sister; Maddie; A.J. McLeod, brother; Maylee McLeod, sister
Back: WJHS Coach Josh Sullivan;  WJHS Coach Anna Sullivan; WJHS Coach Craig Winship; WJHS Supervising Principal, Lynn Lyon

WJHS Rob James Signs with JCJC Baseball

West Jones High School senior Rob James recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball with JCJC.
Pictured are:
Standing Back l-r: Coach Chance Yelverton, Coach David Gavin, Head Coach Trey Sutton, Coach Corey Tolbert and WJHS Supervising Principal Lynn Lyon
Middle : Sisters...Bailey James and Allie James
Sitting: Bobby James, dad; Rob; Felicia James, mom

WJHS AP Govt Attend Youth Leadership Summit

West Jones High School juniors and seniors were privileged to attend the Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit on October 27 at Gulf Coast Community College. Students heard speeches on how to improve their leadership skills and also attended a college fair afterwards. Speakers included Sgt. Major Ronald Green, a veteran Marine of the Iraq War, 2016 Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Representative Steven Palazzo himself, who along with his staff, sponsors and organizes the conference annually.
Pictured back l-r: Jesus Trujillo, A. P. Government teacher Randy Cooley, Mackenzie Chamblee, Nicholas Sumrall, Isaiah Harper, Emily Graves, Claudia Chambliss, Madilyn Poolson.

Front l-r: Sara Brownlee, Will Bridges, Representative Steven Palazzo, and India Jones.

WJHS Quiz Bowl Team

The West Jones High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Ole Miss Brain Brawl on November 12 and finished 4th of 42 teams.  Before leaving Oxford, the team toured Rowan Oak, the home of Mississippi author William Faulkner.  Quiz Bowl competitors, pictured from left to right, are Adam Dickey, Matt Hendry, Logan Parker, and Nick Sumrall.  The team's advisor is Karen Deniakos.

Pictured are: Sumrall, Parker, Hendry, and Dickey

WJHS Senior Breonca Ducksworth Signs with JCJC

West Jones High School Senior Breonca Ducksworth recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball with the JCJC Lady Bobcats.

Pictured are:
Seated: Early Gray, Great Grandfather; Elouise Gray, Great Grandmother; Breonca Ducksworth; Veronica Gray, Mother; Shuronda Emmons, God-Mother
Standing: Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal; Jermarcus Ross, Family Friend; Larry Ducksworth, Brother; Veonca Ducksworth, Sister; and WJHS Basketball Coach Sharon Murray

WJHS Trey DeSantis Signs Letter of Intent

West Jones High School senior, Trey DeSantis, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS.

Pictured are:
Standing-- Brad McCardle, Summer League Coach; WJ Coach Chance Yelverton; WJ Coach/Athletic Director Scott Pierson; WJ Head Baseball Coach Trey Sutton; WJ Coach Corey Tolbert; and Jeff Farris, Hitting Coach.
Seated--Mandy DeSantis, mom; Trey; Robert DeSantis, dad

Drugs Will Make You Batty!

WJHS Peer Council members had fun with the students in Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Graves' Life Skills classes making bats! This timely activity tied Halloween and Red Ribbon Week together! All students learned that Drugs Make You Batty!

FCA Trick or Trot 5K

WJHS FCA members hosted the Trick or Trot 5k/Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Mustang Stadium. Over 40 participants registered to run/walk to help raise funds to purchase Bibles for WJ athletes. Jones County FCA director, Justin Graves, gave a brief overview of the FCA mission and WJHS Lead Team member, Jacob Kilpatrick, offered the prayer before the race began. Overall winners were Kaleb Smith and Jason Lopez in the 5K and Millie Arender and Kit Arender in the Fun Run. Thanks to all for making this run a success!

Pictured are FCA Lead Team members Cassie Winship, Hunter Tew, Jacob Kilpatrick, Kagen Welch, Emily McLaurin, Meredith Follis, Nataleigh Welch, Faith Gavin, Holly Smith, Alexis Parker, Emma Wedgeworth, Maddi Waters, Zack Cochran

8th Science Students Learn about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

West Jones Middle School science students recently learned about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. Pictured are Coach Luckey's students participating in a hands-on lab activity.

WJHS 8th Grader attends National Beta Club Leadership Summit

Tolbert Attends Leadership Summit 

Cole Tolbert, an 8th grade student at West Jones Middle School, represented our state as the State Junior Beta Club Vice President at the National Beta Club Leadership Summit in Tupelo. The Summit was designed to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to achieve their personal best in life through service, character, and achievement. Over two hundred middle school students from around the state attended the summit. Cole is the son of Ronnie and Melissa Tolbert.

West Jones Peer Council encourages everyone to stay DRUG FREE!

Pictured are: Front--Macy Kate Malone, Summer Boyd, Emmy Fiala, Abby Parker, Nataleigh Duran, Emma Shows, Madeleine Boykin, Brittani Dozier, Kasia Hosey, Hunter Green, Belle Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Lindsay Parker
Back: Chelsey Dry, Haley Gable, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Conner Coleman, Kolbi Holifield, Haylee Walters

Bobcat Math League Wins Against South Jones

West Jones wins their match against South Jones.

Pictured are:
Front Row: Mrs. Courtney Hagan (math coach), Logan Parker, Lindsey Hughes, Karson Wardell, Matt Boykin, Brandon Waldrup, Candace Nolan, Claudia Chambliss
Back Fow: Jess Cooley, River Howell, Jack Taylor, and Nick Sumrall

JCJC Bobcat Math League

West Jones won against Richton, 60-18, at the Bobcat Math League.  Pictured are:Jess Cooley, Jack Taylor, Logan Parker, Nick Sumrall, Claudia Chambliss, Karson Wardell, Matt Boykin, Brandon Waldrop, River Howell, (Not Pictured is Lindsey Hughes).

WJHS Peer Council Teaches Scrubby Bears

West Jones High School Peer Council recently visited West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary kindergarteners and first graders to teach Scrubby Bears. This program reinforces good health and hygiene practices by using songs, stories, and group activities. Helping the council were Denise Graves-teacher, Teresa Harrison-Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator for Jones County School District, and Angie Bynum-Jones County School District Nurse.

Pictured: 1st Row--Madalyn Stringer, Emmy Fiala, Madeleine Boykin, Lindsay Parker, Chelsey Dry, Kolbi Holifield, Haley Gable
2nd--Hunter Green, Brittani Dozier, Conner Coleman, Nataleigh Duran, Austin Pitts, Jenna Sumrall, Kasia Hosey, Abby Parker, Emma Shows, Macy Kate Malone, Summer Boyd, Belle Walters, Haylee Walters

WJHS Homecoming Court 2016-17

The West Jones High School administration is proud to announce the 2016-17 Homecoming Court. Presentation of queen and maids will be October 14 before the West Jones vs Provine game at Mustang Stadium. The homecoming parade begins at 6:15 with the presentation of the court immediately following. 

Pictured are:
Seated: Alexis Booth-Football Maid, Faith Gavin-12th Grade Maid, Landra Gavin-Student Body Maid, Morgan Adams-Queen, Sara Graves-Student Body Maid, Kelby Husser-12th Grade Maid, and Breonca Ducksworth-Football Maid.
Standing: Lindsey Sims-9th Grade Maid, Anna Bookout-10th Grade Maid, Keyasha McDonald-11 Grade Maid, Carley Hill-11th Grade Maid, Brinley Bullock-10th Grade Maid, and Natalie Allgood-9th Grade Maid.

WJHS AP Chemistry Aboard the R/V Franks

West Jones' AP Chemistry students recently spent a day aboard the R/V Franks collecting water quality data as part of a long-term study of the Pascagoula River.  The program is associated with the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs.

JCJC Bobcat Math League

WJHS Bobcat Math League won it's first match of the year against Wayne County. Names listed below:
In the first picture, 0425, the students are Nick Sumrall, Logan Parker, Jack Taylor, and Jess Cooley, and Dr. Jessica Bunch.
In the second picture, 0427, the students are Jess Cooley, Jack Taylor, Logan Parker, Nick Sumrall, Brandon Waldrop, Karson Wardell, Lindsey Hughes, Eva Kiparizoska, and Candace Nolan.

WJHS Theater Presents Disney's Little Mermaid

West Jones Middle/High School Theater Department will present Disney's The Little Mermaid on Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM in their Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $5 each and the doors open at 6:30.  Sixty middle and high school students will perform classic Disney hits "Under The Sea", "Part of Your World", and "Kiss The Girl".

K9 Buck Visits WJHS Peer Council

WJHS Peer Council recently had a visit from K9 Buck and Sgt. Michelle Howell with the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Howell answered questions regarding Buck's duties as a narcotic K9, the ongoing training she and he have to do, and the many drug arrest that have been made due to Buck's help. Peer Council is gearing up for a new year in planning "Drug Free" activities for students at WJHS, North Jones Elementary, and West Jones Elementary. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves.

Pictured are:
front: Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Conner Coleman, Madeleine Boykin, Sgt. Howell and Buck, Kasia Hosey, Summer Boyd

Brittani Dozier, Haley Gable, Chelsea Beasley, Haylee Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Macy Kate Malone, Belle Walters, Emmy Fiala, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Hunter Green, Emma Shows, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker

WJHS Driver's Education Students Learns of the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Sgt. Scott Gable from the Jones County Sheriff's Department met with WJHS driver's education students to discuss the dangers of texting and driving. He gave several statistics to make his point: 1) According to the 2013 National Safety Council, 1.6 million car crashes were related to driving while texting, 2) 1 out of 4 car crashes in the U.S. are caused by drivers texting, and 3) 11 teens die everyday as a result of crashes due to texting and driving. WJHS students were able to ask questions related to texting and driving and were able to see damages to a car that was wrecked due to a driver's texting. WJHS driver's education teacher is Coach Junior Smith.

FCA Lead Team to JCJC

FCA Lead Team Members attend Reload Workshop at JCJC

Pictured:  Front: Faith Gavin, Alexis Parker, Natalie Welch, Meredith Follis, Emily McLaurin
Back: Hunter Tew, Gage Hutto, Scarlett Gully, Jacob Kilpatrick, Cassie Winship, Kagen Welch, Emma Wedgeworth, Madi Waters

WJHS Peer Council Learns about the Consequences of Using E-Cigs and Vapes

West Jones High School Peer Council recently received a visit from Sgt. Scott Gable of the Jones County Sheriff's Department. He shared important information about the dangers of e-cigs and vapes, along with other issues related to drug and alcohol use.  This informative session helped council members prepare to teach "Tar Wars" to 4th and 5th grade students.

Pictured are:
Front--Nataleigh Duran, Macy Kate Malone, Madeleine Boykin, Summer Boyd, Abby Parker, Kasia Hosey
2nd Row--Belle Walters, Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Madalyn Stringer, Lindsay Parker, Conner Coleman, Chelsea Beasley, Emmy Fiala, Brittani Dozier, Haylee Walters, Emma Shows
3rd Row--Haley Gable, Sgt. Scott Gable, Jenna Sumrall, Hunter Green,  Austin Pitts

WJHS Peer Council with Lt. Little

Lt. Robert Little from the Jones County Sheriff's Department recently spoke to the West Jones High School Peer Council to help them better prepare to teach "Too Good for Drugs" to other students. Lt. Little answered questions regarding the numerous issues surrounding illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription drugs. Council members are getting geared up for the new year in promoting Healthy Drug Free Lives. 

Pictured with Lt. Little are: Madeleine Boykin, Conner Coleman, Brittani Dozier, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Emmy Fiala, Haley Gable, Kasia Hosey, Macy Kate Malone, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker, Austin Pitts, Emma Shows, Madalyn Stringer, Jenna Sumrall, Belle Walters, Chelsea Beasley, Summer Boyd, and Haylee Walters.

Not pictured: Kolbi Holifield and Hunter Green

West Jones Cheer

The West Jones Varsity Cheerleaders attended UCA Cheer Camp at the University of Mississippi. The team earned the following awards:
Camp Champions in the Xtreme Routine
Camp Champions in Cheer
Camp Champions in Game Day
2nd Place in Sidelines
All Superior Squad
Superior Ribbon in Home Pom
Spirit Stick
The following girls were named All American: Natalie Welch, Mackenzie Jordan, Brooke Stringer, Bethany Logan, Scarlett Gulley, and Taylor Dearmon. These girls received an invitation to attend the 2016 Varsity London, England Tour.
Mackenzie Jordan also won the Jump off.
Natalie Welch, Mackenzie Jordan, and Brooke Stringer were invited to try out for the UCA Staff.


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