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Snapshots from pto's grandparents breakfast 2018.

EJE 4th 9Weeks
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NEJ Senior Walk
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Recently, the graduating high school seniors from NEJ returned to where it all began here at East Jones Elementary. Adorned in their caps and gowns, these seniors set off on their “Senior Walk.” While this time is typically rich with future-pondering possibilities, it’s also a beautiful opportunity to reflect on past triumphs. This walk gave each graduate the unique opportunity to physically trek back through their years of schooling here at EJE, recalling memories and appreciating their journeys.  As they marched down the halls of each grade, our Tiger Cubs sat in awe, completely inspired by their accomplishments. Congratulations and best wishes to the NEJ Class of 2018!

EJE AR Top of Class 2017-2018
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Students with the most AR points for the year.
Teacher/Grade Student Total Points
Fox, 3rd Rebecca Gentry 439.7
Anderson, 5th Isaac Monsivais 310.8
Guthrie, 2nd Maddonsun Rayner 173.4
Lyons, 4th Braydon Bracomontes 170.5
Loper, 6th Kylie Bush 168.4
Smith, 1st McKenzie Pitts 127.1
April EJE Tiger Cubs of the Month

Group pic of lower grade student of the month for april 18.

Group picture of upper grade students selected as april 18 student of the month.

Cafeteria Appreciation Day at EJE

Picture with student council memebers giving lunch ladies donuts.

EJE Student Council wanted to show our Super Hero Lunch Ladies appreciation by giving them donuts during School Lunch Appreciation Week. Their hard work for our entire school does not go unnoticed, and we wanted them to know that.

Star Reaching Across the Globe

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Fifth grade Star Reach students in Mrs. Genny Walley's class at East Jones Elementary recently completed a research unit on countries around the world.  Each student chose a country and researched topics such as the history, government, education, customs, and food of that country.  As a culminating activity, the students created displays of their research findings, dressed in costumes from their countries, and served food from their countries to their classmates. 
2017-2018 Math-A-Thon

Group pic of mathathon fundraiser winners.

Congratulations to our top participants in this year's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon: I. Vance, L. Brownlee, A. Thornsberry, C. Taylor, R. Blue, A. Thornsberry, J. Webb, M. Ray.
March EJE Tiger Cubs of the Month

Group pic of lower March 18 students of the month.

Group pic of upper March 18 students of the month.

MegaResource 2018

Picture of Ms. Griffin, eje librarian at workshop on the campu of MSU.

Mrs. Leighan Griffin, EJE’s very own librarian, was recently invited to represent our school at the 2018 MegaResources School Librarian Workshop. This workshop was held at the Mitchell Memorial Library on the campus of Mississippi State University. The MegaResource School Librarian Workshop series began in 1999 as a series of workshop sessions, developed and presented by Mississippi State University Libraries, for school librarians throughout the state of Mississippi. Designed to cover topics related to technology, instruction, and online databases, these workshops continue to serve as a major outreach effort to the K-12 community. Mrs. Griffin was asked to be a special session speaker and present her engaging and instructional library practices for using the MAGNOLIA K-6th online databases. Mrs. Griffin (pictured far left) attended the conference with fellow Jones County School District Librarians, Mrs. Otha Keys from South Jones and Mrs. Rhonda Perkins from West Jones High School.
February EJE Tiger Cubs of the Month

Feb 2018 student of the month lower.

Feb 2018 student of the month upper.

Arbor Day at EJE

Arbor day planting tree picture

Arbor day planinting pic.

Group picture of planting tree on arbor day.

Arbor day program picture.

Recently, a few of our EJE 3rd grade students had the opportunity to help plant a new tree on our campus in anticipation for National Arbor Day. This holiday is meant to encourage people, whether in groups or as individuals, to plant and care for trees. In 1885, Arbor Day became a legal holiday and is celebrated on different dates around the world depending on climate and suitable planting season. In much of the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of April. We would like to thank the representatives of the Jones County Forestry Association, Masonite Corp. and Jones County Extension Services for conducting and helping make this event possible.

5th Grade Planet Panorama

Class picture in pano for class project.

P Anderson class group pic.

January Tiger Cubs of the Month

Group picture of the student of the month for lower grades, Jan 18.

Group picture of the students of the upper grade students of the month, Jan 18.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

Students dressed for 100th day.

Upper grade students dressed for 100th day.


Student winners for classroom 100th day activity.

Students dressed for 100th day of school.


Students doing a 100 day activity.

Student dressed for 100 day.

Mrs. Walley's 5th Grade AR Coco Party

JWally 5th grade coco party pic.

These students in Mrs. Walley's 5th grade class worked hard this 9 weeks to surpass their Accelerated Reading goal. They were rewarded with hot coco, snacks, and best of all- free time!!
Tis' the Season

Student council members and prize winner

Student council members and candy canes.

EJE Student Council members worked hard this holiday season with a holiday movie gift basket raffle and donating candy canes to be sold at EJE to go toward Relay for Life donations.
Christmas Spirit at EJE
Our EJE Tiger Cubs had a really fun week leading up to the Christmas holiday break. Each day our teachers and staff dressed up to spread Christmas Cheer!

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November Tiger Cubs of the Month
Group pic of lower grade students of the month.
Lower Grades
Group pic of upper grade students of the month for november.
Upper Grades
Beta Holiday Canned Food Drive
East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club recently sponsored a school-wide canned food drive for the local Salvation Army. To promote participation, the Beta members awarded prizes for the top two classes, with Mrs. Sara Anderson’s 3rd grade class winning first place and Mrs. Jennifer Mozingo’s 5th grade class placing second. Once all cans were collected and totaled, the final count was over 1400 cans.  Sincere thanks go to all those who helped make this worthwhile project as our EJE Jr. Beta Club once again lived up to the national Beta moto of “Let us lead by serving others.”

Pictured left to right are Beta members: A. Gentry, J. Buckhaults, C. Crager, L. Burroughs

October Tiger Cubs of the Month
Lower Grades
Group pic of Oct SOTM.
Upper Grades
South MS Fair Art Winners
Picture of student holding artwork and prize. Studen with art work. Picture of winning artwork from fair.

Best in Show, Pencils E. Hembree, 6th Allred

6th Place, Painting A. Hodge, 5th Mackey

2nd Place Mixed Media, J.Thatch, K Ingram

EJE Thankful for Fire Safety

Group picture of students holding thank you letters.

A BIG, thank you to our local Powers VFD, who recently came and talked to our students about the importance of fire safety. The students learned how to crawl to safety in case of a fire and how to stop-drop-and-roll if they were to ever catch on fire. They discussed being careful around matches, lighters, and gasoline. Students were given tips on how to run to safety and calling 911. The firefighters also showed the students what they looked like fully dressed so the kids wouldn't be scared if they saw them in a burning house trying to rescue them. Our tiger cubs enjoyed wrapping up the lesson with up close tours of the fire truck. After the visit, students in Mrs. Jessica Smith's class wrote thank you letters to all the amazing fire fighters that came to make this lesson so memorable.
September Tiger Cubs of the Month
Picture of all the lower grade students of the month for September.
Lower Grades
Picture of all upper student of the month for september.
Upper Grades
EJE Family Reading Night Door prize Winners
Picture of students with their doorprizes.
EJE hosted it's first Family Reading Night of the year on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30-7pm in the library. Congratulations to these readers!
LEGO Cell Creations

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Here are some pictures from Mr. Paul Anderson's 5th grade class projects on building cell models. Students had to include the cell parts from their notebooks in the LEGO model and the paper tube model, as well as including labels for the parts. This was an enrichment activity for STAR Reach days.

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August Tiger Cubs of the Month

Upper grades picture of august 2017 tigers of the month

Upper Grades 4th-6th

Lower grades picture of august 2017 tigers of the month

Lower Grades K-3rd


Mrs. McMullan's Science & Social Studies Lesson

In light of the Solar Eclipse, Mrs. McMullan's 3rd grade Science and Social Studies classes talked about and researched the eclipse throughout the week.  During their research, they found out that you could use pinhole cameras as a alternative way to view the solar eclipse.  They used card stock, tin foil, tape, and a paper clip to make their pinhole cameras.  They were also allowed to decorate their camera to make it unique to each student.

Mrs. Mcmullan's Homeroom pinhole cameras

PTO's Annual BooHoo Breakfast

The East Jones PTO hosted their annual Kindergarten Boohoo breakfast on Friday, August 18th. These new tiger cubs were excited to have their families here on campus and are looking forward to a wonderful school year.


Ready for School

A picture of donated school supplies from the Jones County Baptist Association.

EJE would like to recognize and thank the Jones County Baptist Association. They recently donated school supplies and snacks to our school making sure our tiger cubs were ready for the new school year.


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 fund raiser 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.


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.


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.

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.











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