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With all humility through God, family, and our team of faculty and staff, we seek to grow the souls, minds, and bodies of our students so that they can be empowered to serve and positively impact our community.

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NEJ News and Events for this week / NEJ August 2017 Calendar


Northeast Jones Middle School Students of the Month
August 2017

Middle School Students of the month, more information to follow

The Northeast Jones Middle School faculty and administration have named the NEJ Middle School Students of the Month for August 2017. Congratulations to (l-r) 8th grade Benjamin Riley (son of Johnny & Kellie Riley), 7th grade Kye Braddock (son of Keith & Melissa Braddock), 7th grade Jasmine Hinton (daughter of Brandi Hinton), and 8th grade Annabelle Walters (daughter of Jeffrey & Traci Walters).

Class of 2018 Last-First Pep Rally, August 18, 2018


Evolution of a Senior Class Photo

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it!



Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week
Jazalyon Morris

Jazalyon Morris, more information to follow
Congratulations to Jazalyon Morris, the Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance NEJ Player of the week for the NEJ Tigers vs Taylorsville Tartars game played on August 18, 2017.
Jones County Farm Bureau Insurance
Laurel
1518 West 12th Street
Laurel,Mississippi 39441
Phone:(601) 649-2800
Ellisville
326 Highway 11 N
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone: (601) 477-2074
Farm bureau logo, more information to follow


NEJ Class of 2018 Car Tag Fundraiser

Car Tag 1, more information to follow

$20.00

NEJ Car Tag 1 option is a Tiger Eye with a sports/jersey number.

Car tag 2, more information to follow

$20.00

NEJ Car Tag 2 option with NEJ
(no personalization)

Car tag 3, more information to follow

$20.00

NEJ Car Tag 3 Option is a Tiger Eye with graduation year.

Car Charm, more information to follow

$10.00

Car Charms are ¼ of the size of a car tag and are made of the same material.

Personalize them with a sports/jersey number or graduation year, and hang them in your car mirror!

Order forms can be picked up in the High School and Middle School offices or download NEJ CAR TAG FORM


Northeast Jones Tigers Football Team, 2 Bits, and the NEJ Tiger Pride! August 18, 2017


Black and Gold Pep Rally - Best Dressed Theme Day

Middle School Best Dressed, more information to follow
Best Dressed Theme Day Pep Rally, more information to follow
Students were asked to show their Tiger Pride by dressing-up on Friday theme days. A group of distinguished judges then selected a high school and middle school student that best displayed school spirit for that theme! The winners receive a free ticket to the NEJ Home game of their choice. This week's best dressed "Black and Gold" is M. Walker, 8th grade - Middle School and M. Shoemake, 11th grade - High School!


Hoodies for sale, for more information contact the high school office






 



The Lady Tiger Volleyball team is UNDEFEATED!!! Take a look at the Lady Tiger Volleyball's webpage


Check out the Tiger Spirit by visiting the NEJ Pep Rally webpage


School Day Photos will be on Tuesday, August 29th!




    2017 Football Friday Pep Rally Days/Times, Dress Up Spirit Day, and Themes

8/18 @Taylorsville (8:30 am Pep Rally) Black & Gold Day "Color the Tartars"
8/25 West Jones (9:15 am Pep Rally) Beach Day "Wipe out the Mustangs"
9/1 @ Collins Disney/Pixar Day "Mouse Trap Collins"
9/8 South Jones (2:00 pm Pep Rally) Cowboys Day "Rope the Braves"
9/15 Bay Springs College Day "School the Bulldogs"
9/22 Open NEJ Tiger Day "Represent NEJ"
9/29 @ Northeast Lauderdale Superhero Day "Shut down the Trojans"
10/6 West Lauderdale (Home Coming Pep Rally) Red Carpet Day "Blockbust the Knights"
10/13 @ Quitman Camo Day "Capture the Panthers"
10/20 @ Mendenhall Way Back Day "Flashback Mendenhall"
10/27 Newton County (1:15 pm Pep Rally) Senior/Pink Day "Age the Cougars"





Homecoming, Class Favorites, and Class Officer Elections

  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes.
  • Completed applications are to be returned to Ms. Jordan in the High School Media Center before 12:30 p.m. (end of 5th period) on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017! (Middle School students may turn in applications to their English teacher who will forward the applications to Ms. Jordan.)
  • Elections will be Sept. 11-14, 2017.  During this four day period, all English classes will have scheduled time in a computer lab so that students may vote.
  • Homecoming is October 6, 2017.

football shirt information

Yearbook Tshirts on sale, more information to follow

2017 Northeast Jones Varsity Cheer at NCA Cheer Camp - USM

Cheer camp Day 1, more information to follow
National Cheer nominees, more information to follow
Fun Day, more information to follow

Cheer Camp, Day 1

NCA All-American Nominees

Cheer Camp Fun Day
Evaluation, more information to follow Camp day 2, more information to follow Evaluations relaxing, more information to follow

Evalations

Cheer Camp Day 2

Evaluations
Squad, more informationt to follow

Northeast Jones Varsity Cheer Squad Awards

Spirit Stick, Bid to Nationals, Game Day Top Team, NFHS Certification, and 10 All-American Nominations.
5 All-American team members, including 2 mascots - Alec McCormick (Mascot), Micah Moss (Mascot), Olivia Johnston, Kamryn Clark, and Payzely Mapp. 


NEJ Junior FFA Members Elected to State Offices

Northeast Jones Junior FFA members Kendall Myrick, Briana Middleton, and Brooke Moore were named to  2017-2018 MS FFA Junior State Office during the 2017 MS FFA State Convention held on the campus of Mississippi State University in early June.  Kendall Myrick (3rd from right), daughter of Kevin and Alicia Myrick of the Powers community, is the 2017-2018 MS FFA Junior State Vice-President; Briana Middleton (2nd from left), daughter of Daniel and Lynn Middleton of the Myrick community, is the 2017-2018 MS FFA Junior State Secretary; Brooke Moore (3rd from left), daughter of Robby and Misty Moore of the Glade community, is the 2017-2018 MS FFA Junior State Reporter.  They are pictured with Northeast Jones AgEd Instructors/FFA Advisors David T. Walters (far left) and Dr. Aaron Scammahorn (2nd from right), and Northeast Jones Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer Lowery. NEJ Junior FFA State Officers, more information to come
Congratulations Kendall, Briana, and Brooke. We are proud of you and honored to have you represent NEJ!

NEJ FFA Awards and Honors

Fenton receives honor, more information to follow Wright wins honor,
Northeast Jones FFA's Brianna Fenton was named Mississippi FFA's South District Junior Star Farmer at the 2017 Mississippi FFA State Convention held on the campus of Mississippi State University in early June.  Fenton is the daughter of Todd and Carrie Fenton of the Glade community.  Her AgEd Instructors/FFA Advisors are David T. Walters, Dr. Aaron Scammahorn and Logan Dale.

Northeast Jones FFA's Lara Beth Wright won First Place in Junior Prepared Public Speaking at the 2017 Mississippi FFA State Convention held on the campus of Mississippi State University.  A Freshman at NEJ, she is the daughter of Johnny and Ashly Wright.  Wright's AgEd Instructors/FFA Advisors are David T. Walters, Dr. Aaron Scammahorn and Logan Dale.  

Junior FFA Parlimentarian Team, more information to follow The NEJ Junior FFA Parliamentary Procedure team of Kennedy Brooks (l-r) (Trent & Sheila Brooks of Tucker's Crossing), Caedence Hodge (Kevin & Dione Hodge of Myrick), Brianna Fenton (Todd & Carrie Fenton of Glade), Kendall Myrick (Kevin & Alicia Myrick of Powers), Brooke Moore (Robby & Misty Moore  of Glade), and Briana Middleton (Daniel & Lynn Middleton of Myrick), won second place in state Junior FFA Parliamentary Procedure competition at the MS FFA State Convention held on the campus of Mississippi State University in early June.  NEJ FFA AgEd Instructors/FFA Advisors are David T. Walters and Dr. Aaron Scammahorn.  
Northeast Jones FFA Alumni Vice-President Thomas Parker (right) was named MS FFA Alumni's 2017 Outstanding Member at the 2017 MS FFA State Convention held on the campus of Mississippi State University in early June.  Parker has worked tirelessly in support of the Northeast Jones FFA Chapter and the Mississippi FFA Association.  Parker is pictured receiving the award from his eldest daughter Emily (a graduate of Northeast Jones), an Agricultural Information Science major at Mississippi State University and active member of the NEJ FFA Alumni.  Parker's younger daughter, Bailey E. Parker, is a Freshman at NEJ and is an active member of NEJ FFA. Parker honored, more information to follow

 


Volleyball - Jungle Style!!!!

2017 Volleyball team, more information to follow
The first ever NEJ Lady Tigers Volleyball team won both JV and Varsity matches in straight sets last night! JV plays best 2 out of 3. JV won the first set 25-11 and the second set went into extra service, but the Lady Tigers kept fighting to win 33-31. In the Varsity, best 3 out of 5 match, the Lady Tigers won the first three sets, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-13.  We are very excited and thank the 200+ fans who came out to watch the Lady Tigers make history!  Our next game is against Wayne Co in the Jungle Thursday night starting at 5:30.

 

Northeast Jones: In a Tiger State of Mind

Northeast Jones 2017 Administration, more information to follow

Northeast Jones Middle/High School begins the 2017-2018 school year under the leadership of a Tiger administration!! For the first time in the school's history, all Northeast Jones administrators are Northeast Jones graduates --- Northeast Jones Supervising Principal Dr. Jennifer H. Lowery (2nd from left) graduated from NEJ in 1991; Mr. Petara (P.T.) Jones (far left), 11th & 12 Grade Principal, is a 1995 NEJ graduate; Dr. William R. Parker (2nd from right), 9th & 10 Grade Principal, graduated from NEJ in 2000; Mr. Cody Brooks, 7th & 8th Grade Principal, is a 1997 graduate of NEJ!

All three Northeast Jones counselors - Allison Merritt-11th & 12th, Lea Lightsey-9th & 10th, and Vicki Johnson-7th & 8th - are NEJ graduates. NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock, NEJ Office Manager Christa Butler, NEJ Attendance Clerk Felecia Smith, NEJ High School Secretary Krysti Thornton, Jones County School District Scholarship Counselor Barbara Odom, and 33 of the NEJ faculty (Lisa Bolivar, Deidra Bourg, Lacy Buckhaults, Courtney Crager, Angela Culpepper, Karen Fitzgerald, Jeremy Gentry, Rebecca Green, Davey Hales, Frances Hill, Angie Hodge, Kim Hudson, Ebonie Jefferson, Rachel T. Jordan, Brandy Lightsey, Thomas Knight, Lisa Mauldin, Doug McBride, Micah Mills, Regina Milner, Keri Padgett, Jeremy Parker, Michele Pryor, Wendy Purvis, Matt Reid, Cindy O. Rice, Michelle Robinson, Carmel Savell, Clint Smith, Casey Stroo, Jessica Stroo, Amy Tisdale, Brooke Zugg) are graduates of Northeast Jones. Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger! Our hearts are in the Jungle!!

#webleedblackandgold

NEJ Faculty and Staff Alumni


Photos and article provided by Rachel T. Jordan



News and Events for August 21st-September 1st, 2017

Senior News/Activites
Senior Fee $40.00 - Pay Mrs. Felecia in attendance office.  This fee is due any time before graduation.  This fee is for rental of the Magnolia Center, diploma printing, etc.  It is separate from cap and gown and is payable to NEJ.
Senior Meeting Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our next SENIOR meeting! Sponsored by NEJ Senior Parents:
    • DATE: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • TIME & PLACE: 6pm @ NEJ Media Center
    • TOPICS: Topics:*2018 Senior Trip Ideas*Senior Gift to NEJ*Fundraising ideas*Halloween dance 
Weekly Student, Club, and Organization Meetings/Practices/Events Calendar
Monday
Aug 21st
  • 8th grade Football @ West Jones: 5:00 pm
  • JV Football @ West Jones: 6:30 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes.
Tuesday
Aug 22nd
  • Swim team practice at the Natatorium: 6 pm
  • Volleyball vs West Jones in the Jungle: 5:30/6:30 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes.
Wednesday
Aug 23rd
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes.
Thursday
Aug 24th
  • Swim team practice at the Natatorium: 6 pm
  • 8th grade Football vs. Sumrall in the JUNGLE: 5:30 pm
  • JV Football vs. Sumrall in the JUNGLE: 6:30 pm
  • Volleyball vs Sumrall in the Jungle: 5:30/6:30 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes.
Friday
Aug 25th
  • Pep Rally: 9:15 - Theme: Beach Day "Wipe Out the Mustangs"
  • Varsity Football vs. West Jones in the JUNGLE: 7:00 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
  • Last day to turn in Jr. Beta Applications!
Monday
Aug 28th
  • Swim meet.
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
Tuesday
Aug 29th
  • School Pictures in the PAC @ 8:00 am
  • Swim team practice at the Natatorium: 6 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
Wednesday
Aug 30th
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
Thursday
Aug 31st
  • Swim team practice at the Natatorium: 6 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
Friday
Sept 1st
  • Theme Day: Disney Pixar "Mouse Trap Collins"
  • Varsity Football at Collins: 7:00 pm
  • Applications for Homecoming, Class Officer and Class Favorite may be picked up in the High School Media center and all English classes. Forms due no later than 12:30pm September 5th!
  • Beta Applications and convention payment due TODAY!
   
Fundraisers, Community Service Projects, and Activities
AP Biology  
Art  
Drama  
FBLA Membership Drive underway NOW. Pick up Membership forms from Mrs. Culpepper.
FFA  
Gold Horizons  
Junior Beta Junior High Beta applications are available in the Middle School Office.  You must have a 90 or above in all subjects and good citizenships to join.  Applications and dues are to be turned in to Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Hill no later than August 25th.
Key Club If you are interested in finding out more information about KEY Club, please join us this Wednesday morning, 8-16-17, at 7:25 AM in the media center.
Middle School FBLA Membership Drive underway NOW. Pick up Membership forms from Mrs. Robinson in 234.
Quiz Bowl Practices will be every Wednesday from 3-5 this semester, starting 8/16 and will continue until the season is over. Competitions are held on Monday afternoons starting the end of August through mid September with Finals held at JCJC. 
Serteens
  • Barrels have been placed outside Mrs. Purvis (Building II) and Mrs. Thrash’s room (Building I) for the Canned Food Drive for Glory House.  Anyone can donate.  Serteens is sponsoring this food drive.  Serteen members do not leave canned food items on the teacher’s desk or in the barrel until Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Thrash writes your name down to give you community service hours.  Serteens must bring at least 5 regular canned food items, 5 cartons of Yahoos, 5 boxes of instant grits, mac and cheese, pudding packs, etc.  Please help us support this great cause in our community.
  • All Students planning to join serteens need to pick up a remind handout from outside room 35 (Mrs. Purvis) in building 2.
  • Serteens and yearbook members are selling BBQ tickets for NEJ Alumni Scholarships.  Smokehouse is providing these plates.  Plates are 10.00 and include ¼ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and bread.  This is for September 8.  Pick up will be in the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m.  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET TO PICK UP YOUR PLATE.  Please help us with this annual fundraiser for NEJ Alumni Scholarships.  Make checks payable to NEJ Alumni Scholarships or have exact cash.
Senior Beta
  • Membership applications are available in Mrs. Stroo’s room or Mrs. Buckhaults’ room.
  • To BECOME a member, you must have a 90 or above in EACH subject at the end of the year last year.
  • Applications, a copy of last year’s final report card, and membership dues are due back to a sponsor by 2:45 on Friday, Sept. 1.
  • Convention deposits are also due on Friday, Sept. 1.
  • Mandatory meeting for members on Thursday, Sept 7 in the PAC at 7:25.  If you do not attend, you will not be in Beta and you will not receive a refund of dues.
TARS
  • Meeting on Thursday 8/27/17, in Mrs. Smith's room (Science Lab #1) at 7:30am.  If you miss the meeting, please stop by and pick up a memo.
  • Membership drive begins 8/9/17. Please pick up an application from Mrs. Smith (Science Lab #1) or the high school office.
Tiger Pride Band  
Tiger Vibe  
Yearbook Staff
  • We have a few NEJ Tiger alum t-shirts left in adult sizes small, 2x, and 3x....5 dollars each....rooms 13/15
  • School day photos for yearbook are Tuesday, August 29, in the PAC.
  •  2017 yearbook pick up times are before school or during 5/6/7 periods any day this week. Do not interrupt Mrs. Rice's English classes 1st thru 4th! Extra books available for $100.00.
  • The NEJ Alumni BBQ is Friday, Sept 8, from 5-7 pick-ups only....$10.00 plates from Smokehouse with half chicken...all proceeds to scholarships! Tickets will be available from Mrs. Thrash and Mrs. Purvis and their SERTEENS and Mrs. Rice's yearbook staff members soon!
  • Our first two shirts of the year are available: they are both short sleeves only, in adult sizes small thru 3XL, and are $15.00 each; the back collar logo this year for all of our shirts is Like No One Else...shirts are in NOW!

 

NEJ August 2017 Calendar

Tuesday August 1 New Teacher Orientation
Wednesday August 2 Teachers Return
Thursday August 3 Open House 6-8pm
2017 Yearbook Pick-up in Room 15 after 6:30 pm
Friday August 4 Professional Development
Monday August 7 First Day of School
Gold Horizons Camp: 5:30 - 9 pm
Tuesday August 8 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Volleyball vs South Jones in the JUNGLE - Gym: 6:30/7:30 pm
Meet the Tigers in the JUNGLE - Tiger Football Field: 6 pm
Thursday August 10 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Jr. and Varsity Football Pictures during 1st period
Volleyball vs Wayne County in the Jungle: 5:30/6:30 pm
Gold Horizons Camp: 5:30 - 9 pm
Friday August 11 Tiger Football: North Forrest Jamboree (@ Hattiesburg High) vs. Purvis/ Greene Co 7:00pm
Monday August 14 Meet the Tigers 6 pm
Tuesday August 15 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Volleyball at South Jones
Thursday August 17 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Volleyball at Wayne County: 5:30/6:30 pm
Friday August 18 Pep Rally: 8:30 am
Tiger Football at Taylorsville: 7 pm
Monday August 21 Jr. High Football at West Jones: 5/6:30 pm
Tshirt sale begins - Mrs. Rice
Tuesday August 22 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Volleyball vs West Jones in the JUNGLE: 5:30/6:30 pm
Thursday August 24 Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm
Volleyball vs Sumrall in the JUNGLE: 5:30/6:30 pm
Friday August 25 Pep Rally: 9:15 am
Tiger Football vs West Jones in the JUNGLE: 7 pm
Saturday August 26 Back to School Pep-Rally @ Sawmill Square Mall: NEJ Junior High performance 12:45 pm, NEJ Varsity performance 12:50 pm
Tuesday August 29 School Pictures in the PAC
Swim Team Practice: Natatorium 6 pm

 

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