Welcome to the Jungle!
Picture of jungle leaves.
108 Northeast Drive
Laurel, MS 39443
Phone 601.425.9799
Fax 601.245.9118

East Jones Elementary School (EJE)

Grades K-6th

Mrs. Sylvia Busby, Principal
Mr. Mike Lightsey, Assistant Principal

For the safety of our students, ALL visitors are required to sign in at the office to obtain a visitor's pass.

Must have photo ID to check out students.

Students cannot be dropped off before 7:20am, Tardy Bell Rings at 7:45am.

No Check-Outs After 2pm.

Important Upcoming Dates
April 2017

6th: Kindergarten Pre-Registration 4pm-6pm

7th: 6th Grade NEJ Tour

7th: 2017-2018 Kindergarten Pre-Registration 8am-2pm

8th: NEJ Band Spring Fling

10th: 6th Grade Parent Meeting at NEJ PAC

11th: KONA Ice

11th: NEJ Band Recruitment for 5th & 6th Grades

12th: FIELD DAY Grades K-3rd

13th: FIELD DAY Grades 4th-6th

13th: Progress Reports

14th-17th: Easter Holiday

May 2017

1st-5th: Teacher Appreciation Week

9th: 2nd & 3rd Grade Program 6pm @ NEJ

10th: 6th Grade Promotion Practice & Fun Day

11th: 6th Grade Promotion Night 6pm @ NEJ

18th: K-5th Grade Awards Day @ Journey

Church 23rd: 60% Last Day of School

News & Announcements

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Awards Day Schdeule

Grade Levels


1st Grade & Evelyn Adams Class

8:30am to 9am

2nd Grade Classes

9:02am to 9:35am

3rd Grade Classes

9:45am to 10:15am

4th Grade Classes

11:00am to 11:30am

5th Grade Classes

11:45am to 12:15pm

The 2016-2017 EJE Awards Day will be held on Thursday, May 18th. We will be following the above schedule for student awards at Journey Church, located next door to our school.


Student Council Pennies for Patients

Picture of student Daniel, with pennies at a coin return system for counting. Student Council memebers holding fundraiser items up in picture

Another picture with student council memebers.

The Student Council at East Jones Elementary recently hosted a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society called “Pennies for Patients.” Our very generous students surpassed the goal of $500 and raised a whopping $1,505.83 to help in the fight against blood cancer.


Beta's Blooming at EJE

picture of eje betas and their grandmothers planting flowers of the eje campus

Mrs. Sylvia Busby and the faculty, staff, and students of East Jones Elementary would like to extend a huge “thank you” to the Country Gardeners Garden Club for all the work and support they have shown to us over the past few years.  They volunteer countless hours in helping make our campus one of the most beautiful campuses in the JCSD.  Year after year they have donated and planted a variety of day lilies under the expert direction of Mrs. Carol Byrd.  As a joint venture, some of the Beta students whose grandmothers are members of the club also help in the planting and maintenance of the front drive-thru area.

Shown in the photo are garden members Mrs. Carol Byrd and Mrs. Nell Walters.
Beta students assisting are Alexis Walters, Gabi Sanchez, and Lauren Hunter. 
EJE grandchildren of the gardeners are Celes McCraw, Lauren Hunter, and Alexis and Emily Walters.


April 2017 Tigers of the Month

Picture of the April 2017 Tigers of the month for the lower grades, K-3rd grade.
Group picture of the students pickes at APril 2017's Tiger of the month.

Learning How To Save Money

picture of T Moore's class and visitors from a local bank, all holding up money

Recently, Community Bank employees made a visit to Mrs. Moore and Ms. Rochelle's class to teach these EJE Tiger Cubs the importance of starting a savings account.


March 2017 EJE Tigers of the Month

Picture of the lower grade March 2017 tigers of the month
picture of the upper grade tigers of the month for 2017 march

RoboTigers Bring Home Awards

Team picture with awards.

Congratulations to the first ever East Jones Elementary LEGO Robotics team, the RoboTigers. They took home the Robot Design Award at the Regional Qualifier in December, and the Mechanical Design Award at State Competition in February. This was their first season.

The team members are: O. Herrington, C. Moss, C. Holifield, C. Hodge, S. Mello, T. Milner, C. Martin, and I. Monsivais.


Beta Students present EJE with a Special Gift

Picture of the EJE Beta students present a gift to EJE principal Busby.

East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club recently purchased an aerial photograph of the East Jones Elementary campus as their annual gift to the school.   The 2016-17 Beta officers presented the photo to Mrs. Sylvia Busby, Supervising Principal, on March 1, 2017. 

Pictured (L to R): Z. Dyess, A. Champion, J. Scott, and EJE Principal Mrs. Sylvia Busby.


February 2017 EJE Tigers of the Month

Group picture of the upper and lower grade students of the month for Feb 2017.

6th Grade Star Reach Special Guest Speaker

Picture of a WDAM Meterologist visits EJE students.
WDAM Metrologist, Patrick Bigbie recently visited with our EJE 6th Grade Star Reach students. The students were excited to meet a local weather hero and enjoyed learning more about hurricanes.

January 2017 EJE Tigers of the Month

Revised picture of the Jan 2017 upper and lower students of the month.

3rd 9weeks Principal and Honor Roll List

Picture of a Report Card that says to click here for link to complete list of all a's and all a's and b's list.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that the Pre-K - 8 Family Guides for Student Success are now available in Spanish. Click on the picture to follow the link.

Picture of the Family Guide in spanish website link.

MY SCHOOL BUCKS, EJE's online school meal payment system.

Picture with link to schoolbucks website.
Please NOTE: 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.com not the district.
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East Jones Elementary School | 108 Northeast Drive, | Laurel, MS 39443 | Phone: (601) 425-9799 | Fax: (601) 425-9118

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