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Students can not be dropped
off before 7:20 AM.
Tardy bell rings at 7:45 AM.



ALL visitors are required to sign in at the office to obtain a visitor's pass. This is for the safety of our children.

The 2012-2013 District & School Report Cards are now available for viewing.

Report Card

Teacher Portal

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?

Click Here

 for 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.

Family Focus

Backpack  Basics

...parents and students working together

EJE Student ART Work
K-6th Grades



K-6th Grade

Mrs. Sylvia Busby, Principal

Mr. Mike Lightsey, Assistant Principal

108 Northeast Drive, Laurel, MS 39443

Office: (601) 425-9799

Fax: (601) 425-9118





October 21st: Parent University at EJE 6pm to 7:30pm

October 23rd: Deadline for EJE Pageant entry

October 24th: 3rd Grade Star Reach Field Trip

October 27th-31st: Red Ribbon Week

October 28th: 2nd Grade Star Reach Trip to Landrum's County

October 30th: Last day to purchase Thanksgiving Lunch tickets

October 31st: Fall Fest




Principal & Honor Roll Lists


2014-2015 1st 9weeks

(Click on the grade level to see a complete list.)
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade


Dear Parents,

We are pleased to announce our first annual Parent University at East Jones Elementary. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 21 2014, from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. Parent will report to the foyer and will be escorted to various classrooms for the scheduled events. During this time parents will rotate to three sessions where teachers will present lessons and explanations of Common Core Standards. Our goal is to help parents gain a better understanding of student and teacher expectations as related to classwork and homework. We are looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Sylvia Busby, EJE Principal




EJE Beta Club Pink Out

East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club recently participated in the NEJ event, Pink Out the Jungle.   This is an annual fundraiser held every October in conjunction with an NEJ  home football game to raise awareness of breast cancer and to celebrate/honor or to remember those who have been affected by cancer.  Our EJE Jr. Beta students who chose to participate worked the “Pink Tent” by selling items to contribute to the JCSD Relay for Life fundraising effort.  We wish to thank the NEJ Pink Team for allowing us to participate in this worthy cause as we strive to live by our Beta motto – Let us lead by serving others.



Allysa Davis, Breanna Williams, Emillee Hembree

Adyn Myrick, Brody Coates, Noah Lowery, Bralynn Bolan,
Madion Moreau & Samantha Stennett

Serenity Matthews, Kaitlyn Speagle & Darren Holmes



Pictured: (l to r) Doggett's  homeroom- Sarah Mello 
Sullivan's homeroom- Tucker Milner 
Sims' homeroom- Addie Ray




EJE Student Council Members Making a Difference!

The EJE Student Council members visited Southern Cross Animal Rescue to present $501.00 and pet food that was donated by the school.   From scrubbing walls to cleaning kennels, 4th-6th grade Student Council members volunteered to help out any way they could.  They enjoyed showing love for the dogs and cats while hearing stories about how some the animals were rescued.  Students learned various aspects about how the shelter works and all of the hard work that is involved in caring for the animals.  This service project provided the club with opportunities to exhibit important character traits, such as compassion and dedication.




Yearbooks go on sale today, Monday, September 8th!


Flyers/order forms will be sent home this week with students. Yearbooks may be purchased for a discounted rate of $25.00 for this week and next week until Monday, September 22, 2014.


We love helping animals... Yes, we do!!!


Students in Mrs. Doggett, Sims, and Sullivan's 3rd grade pod really enjoyed helping local animals in need by bring donations for the EJE Student Council food and penny drive. All proceeds from the fund raiser went to benefit the Southern Cross Animal Rescue.

2014-2015 EJE 6th Grade
Yearbook Ads On SALE Now!!!


(Click Here for Form)

newsParent Reminder!!!
East Jones Elementary School Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting will be held
Monday, September 8, 2014 at Journey Church. The church is located next door, adjacent to the EJE lower hall. The Title 1 Parent Meeting will began promptly at  5:30pm followed by the PTO Meeting at 6:00pm.

The Title 1 meeting will address:
-Title 1 School-Wide Program
-Title 1 Budget/Programs
-Parent-Student-Teacher Compact
-Parent Involvement Policy

Please come be a part of our first meeting of the year.


4th Grade Science Fun

Ms. Moore's 4th grade science class recently built bird nests. Students were excited to study a unit that explored different types of animals and their habitats.  


Pictured (l to r): Blake Anderson, Olivia Blythe, Kaylee Sullins, Emily Smith, and Elizabeth O'Connell 


ATTENTION: EJE 6th Graders

If you'd like for your BABY picture included on the 6th Grade Baby Picture yearbook page, please bring your pictures to Mrs. Griffin in the library.

Make sure to label your name and homeroom teacher’s name on the back of your picture. Pictures will be returned to students in January.

Pictures are due by November 21st

EJE Student Council Fundraiser

The East Jones Elementary Student Council will be selling t-shirts. The shirts will be a light gold, Comfort Colors shirt with black and white print. Order forms have been sent home with students.

Each shirt will cost $15.00

Order Forms & Money are due to
Mr. Clint Smith by September 5th!

Pennies for Pets OR Dog/Cat Food


EJE Student Council is holding a drive for the local animal shelter, Southern Cross Animal Rescue League. The drive is scheduled from August 25th to September 24th!

About the Pennies: There will be a large jug in the front foyer for your child to deposit his/her change donation.

About the Dog/Cat Food: Dog and/or cat food will be appreciated in dry or canned form.

This fundraiser and food drive will simply help animals live better lives. SCAR is a non-profit and no-kill shelter. The facility's main focus is giving lost and unhealthy animals not only a chance to survive but also the attention, affection, and socialization that they deserve. Your support in the program means that deserving pets will not have to suffer.



EJE, 5th Grade Science teacher, Mr. Paul Anderson, put in a request on back in May of the last school year. Donors Choose is a website designed to help teachers get things they need for their classroom. Mr. Anderson stated, "I never expected to have my project fully funded, which included 3 Chromebook computers. It was a great surprise and I am excited to have my students use these this school year!"

2013-2014 Shelby Clifford 5th Grade Award Winners

These awards are in memory of EJE student, Shelby Clifford. Winners are selected based on their hard work to improve his/her learning skills. They are kind, thoughtful and considerate to others throughout the school year.


J. Walley, Toby Sykes
P. Anderson, Seyonae Thomas
D. Holder, Creed Johnson
J. Holifield, Alexis Edwards
J. Mozingo, Gaby Hankins
T. Mackey, Nakayla Mingo



Our online payment system, is up and running. The benefits for parents include viewing their child's cafeteria purchases, balances, text or email alerts for low balances, and paying for meals online.

All services are free to parents EXCEPT making payments online. A fee of $1.95 is charged for making an online payment. Parents can pay on all their children's accounts in one transaction, even if children are at different schools and only be charged the $1.95. This fee goes to myschoolbucks, not the district.


                For More Student/School News

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts


 (Click the icon above and follow link.)

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:
Bus Rider Safety Tips Bus Safety Loading and Unloading Procedures
School Bus Safety Safe Crossing Reminders for Students
Safe Procedure for Loading Safe Procedure for Unloading

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 excused.

**Jones County Handbook pages 14-15, Elementary Attendance Procedures*

August 15, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,
East Jones Elementary has gotten off to a rip-roarin' Western start. Just a few reminders that will benefit your student in his/her educational behavior.

The school day begins at 7:45am; therefor, students need to arrive NO LATER than 7:40am. If your child is one who eats breakfast here on campus, please have them here NO LATER than 7:30am. As of Monday, August 18th, if a student is not in the classroom by 7:45am, he/she will receive a tardy. As stated in the JCSD Student Handbook, once a student receives 3 unexcused tardies during a semester, the student will attend an after-school detention, ending at 3:45pm on Wednesday afternoons. Parents are REQUIRED to pick their student up and sign them out.

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter. Looking forward to a successful 2014-2015 year here in the jungle.

Sylvia Busby, EJE Principal



12 Powerful Words
Trace Evaluate Support Compare
Analyze Formulate Explain Contrast
Infer Describe Summarize Predict

Unraveling a Paragraph
U- Underline the title.
N- Now predict the passage.
R- Run through the number of paragraphs.
A- Are you reading the questions? (Write down their meaning.)
V- Venture (read) through the passage.
E- Eliminate the obviously wrong answers.
L- Let the questions be answered and  write down the paragraph numbers where you found the answers next to the question.


Unraveling a Math Problem
U- Underline the question.
N- Now predict what you need to do to solve the problem.
R- Read the word problem.
A- Are the important words circled? Apply the steps you chose to solve the problem.
V- Verify your answer. (Does it make sense? Is it reasonable?)
E- Eliminate the obviously wrong answers.
L- Let the answer stay or rework your problem.