Compass Odyssey is our
District's newest computer program. Your student may log into this
site and work on it at home!
Login information: Username=
student's lunch number and Password= jcs
EJE's New Online Library Link
Click here to see if a book is an AR Book?
great kids health tips!
Getting the Message out!
The Common Core State Standards provide a
consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to
learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help
them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the
real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young
people need for success in college and careers. With American
students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be
best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Jones Elementary Awards Day Schedule Grades K-5th May 21st,
2013 at Journey Church
Awards Day will be held at Journey Church
located next door to the school. You may park in
the church parking lot and go directly into the
church to be seated. Students & teachers will
arrive five minutes before each grade level
program begins. You may be allowed to sign your
child out with the teacher after the program is
Dina Martin's Class made a special poster for
all of our wonderful cafeteria ladies, to show
them how much we appreciate all they do for us
held its annual student talent show, Monday,
April 30th at the NEJ Performing Arts Center
Place - Kristi Harris & 2nd Place
- Gracie Green
EJE announces the
successful completion of the annual Math-A-Thon.This event is an educationally based
fund-raising program for St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital.The students who participate in the
program learn to do more than just math
problems: they also learn the importance of
helping children who are less fortunate than
themselves.Lisa Nix, EJE’s coordinator states “We
are very proud of our students for working so
hard on the Math-a-Thon.With their help, St. Jude’s will be able
to create new treatments that may one day lead
to a cure for many forms of cancer”.
Miss Kailee Blackledge is
our overall winner as she raided $145.00.Thank you to all
that participated in this fundraiser.
These are the students that raised
thirty-five dollars or more for St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital.
Congratulations to all of our EJE 2012-2012 Top Readers Per Grade!
These outstanding readers worked really hard ALL
year in AR and were rewarded with the AR Quest
for Gold Mystery Trip! Riding in style in a
Hummer Limo, the students first visited the JCJC
library then headed over to Space Tag in
Ellisville for a day of FUN!
First Bank...of EJE!
Last week, students in Mrs. Jennifer
Holifield's homeroom class were visited by Mrs.
M. Sykes and Mrs. T Williams. These ladies are
from The First Bank. They came to present a
lesson to the students about money. Mrs.
Holifield's wish was for her students to gain an
understanding of how they can one day be
successful with earning, saving and spending
AnTS, ANTS!!! Mrs. Parker's 2nd
grade class just buzzed through a lesson on
insects. Jackson Griffin brought his ant farm
for the class to observe during Ant Week. The
students were excited to wrap up the lesson by
making their very own insect models out of
are happening in the EJE 5th grade science
classrooms. Recently, students were discussing how
sinkholes are formed and attempted to dissolve a
piece of limestone with vinegar. While they were
able to see some
breakdown, what was even more amazing was
that crystals began to grow on the top of the
rock. There was also an attempt to grow crystals
on a sponge using salt, water, and vinegar, with
the result of several perfectly square
crystals with diagonal lines.
Students in Mrs. Cyndy
Hancock & Mrs. Tracy Hill's class, recently
studied a lesson on the life cycle of a butterfly.
At the end of the lesson, they were excited to
release their beautiful butterflies out into the
WILD EJE jungle!
Braxton Dykes, son of
Frank and Angie Dykes and a sixth grade Jr. Beta
student at East Jones Elementary, recently
attended the twenty-first Mississippi State Junior
Beta Convention in Tupelo, Mississippi.While there, Braxton was named as a
recipient of the prestigious John W. Harris
Leadership Award.Braxton was one of only twenty-five
recipients nation-wide, having been nominated by
his East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta sponsors. The
national Beta Club, an academic organization, has
been encouraging and developing leadership skills
since 1934.The ability to lead creates the conditions
that enable others to be as productive and
successful as they can be.One who is able to lead is able to
accomplish extraordinary things by employing and
maximizing their own strengths. As a result of
receiving this award, Braxton will be attending
the Broyhill Leadership Conference this summer in
South Carolina. The Broyhill
Leadership Conference (BLC)
is a nationally recognized program that offers
student leaders an opportunity to participate in a
unique presentation of issues, such as
Goal-Setting, Communication, Problem-Solving, and
Self-Concept. Braxton has exemplified the
characteristics of a true Beta in both of his
years as an EJE Jr. Beta.He has served as the Beta President, and
has worked countless hours on projects that have
benefited local charities and school needs.Braxton has truly lived the National Beta
Motto which is…”Let us lead by serving others.”
Congratulations to our EJE Jr. Beta
Convention Scrapbook Winners!
(L to R: Gabby
Hodge, Lindsey James & Josarah Slover) EJE 3rd Nine
Weeks (click here)
Flocking is an EJE FUNdraiser for Relay
homeroom gets "flocked" they are asked
to raise $20.00 in order to pass the
flamingo on to another homeroom.
Homerooms can only be flocked one
time. And boy is there a
whole lot of
going on .... specially on the EJE
Upper Hall! Mrs. Cranford in 5th grade moved her Flamingo to MR.
SMITH!!! What a picture! He quickly raised
$20.00 in his 6th grade class.
The Flamingo is moving fast
Already the bird has been to Mrs. Reid, Mrs.
Hancock, Mrs. English,
Mrs. Byrd, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Gentry,
Mrs. Oas and now the
crown of pink feathers is on Mr. Anderson's
head. One good thing about it, you can only be
Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support!
For More Student/School
School Bus Safety Month
October is school bus safety month. Please take time out to examine these important school bus safety tips from our Transportation Department:
Starting immediately, we will begin to strictly
enforce our unexcused tardy and early withdrawal policy. Upon 3 tardies and/or early withdrawals, your student will be required to
serve after school detention. Tardies and early withdrawal will
automatically be marked as unexcused. A medical excuse must be
returned to your student's teacher or the school office in order
to be marked excused. All other tardies and/or early withdrawals
must have principal approval requested by letter in order to be
**Jones County Handbook pages 14-15, Elementary