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Tardy bell rings at 7:45 AM.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2014-2015
 
Calendar of Events

Nov. 21

Varsity/JV Basketball @ South Jones 5/6/7:30
Cinderella Play 9 a.m. other schools & 7 p.m. Public
French I & II and Spanish I & II to Mobile, AL
CPE FT Bar T Advent

Nov. 22

Nov. 23

 

Nov. 24-28

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

Soccer @ George County 12:00/1:30

Nov. 25—Nov. 29

Nov. 25

Soccer vs. Newton Co.—11;00/12:30 Home

Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Day

Dec. 1

JH Basketball @ SJ 4/5/6/7
Eng II Retest
Dec. 2 Soccer @ WJ—5:30/7:00 Varsity/JV
Basketball @ Laurel—5,6,7:30
Eng II Retest

Dec. 3

Dec. 4

Alg I Retest

Dec. 5

Varsity/JV Basketball @ Heidelberg 5/6/7:30
Retest Makeup

Dec. 6

Soccer @ Clinton HS
The show Tournament
Laurel Sertoma Christmas Parade/Pancake Day

Dec. 7

Dec. 8

JH Basketball @ Home vs WJ 4/5/6/7
Yearbook Christmas Dinner @ Home of Mrs. Rice 6 pm
US History Retest

Dec. 9

Band Christmas Concert @ 6:30 PAC
Varsity/JV Basketball @ Home vs Greene County 5/6/7:30
Biology 1 Retest

Dec. 10

Student Council Christmas Party 3:15-5:00 @ LRMA
Retest Make-up

Dec. 11

GH and Tigervibe Christmas Concert @ 7:30 PAC
JH Basketball @  Home vs Laurel 4/5/6/7
State Band Clinic Dec. 11, 12, 13

Dec. 12

Soccer @ home vs FCAHS 5:30/7
Varsity/JV Basketball @ Home vs SJ 5/6/7:30
GH & Tigervibe Christmas Caroling

Dec. 13

GH Disney Breakfast in Cafeteria 8 am and 10 am   $10 a ticket

Dec. 14

Dec. 15

JH Basketball @ Heidelberg 4/5/6/7

Dec. 16

Soccer @ Home vs Moss Point 5:30/7:00
Varsity/JV Basketball @ Quitman—5,6,7:30

Dec. 17

Semester Exams:
2nd Period--7:50 am-9:35 am
4th Period--9:40 am-11:25 am
5th Period--11:30 am-12:55 pm (Review Period & Lunch)
6th Period--1:30 pm-2:45 pm


Dec. 18

Semester Exams:
1st Period--7:50 am-9:35 am
3rd Period--9:40 am-11:25 am
7th Period--11:30 am-12:55 pm (Review Period & Lunch)
5th Period--1:30 pm-2:45 pm

Dec. 19

Semester Exams:
7th Period--7:50 am-9:35 am
3rd Period--9:40 am-11:25 am
5th Period--11:25 am-12:25 pm (Lunch)    

Dec. 20—Jan. 6

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Dec. 22

Dec. 23

 

Dec. 24

Dec. 25

CHRISTMAS DAY

Dec. 26

Varisty/JV Basketball @ WJ Tournament TBA

Dec. 27

Varisty/JV Basketball @ WJ Tournament TBA

Dec. 28

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve

Jan. 1

New Year’s Day

Jan. 5

Staff Development—NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Jan. 6

Students Return to School

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!!

 
Seniors Check out this Scholarship Guide!! new
Student Council, Class Officers, Class Favorites, Homecoming new
 
             District and School Report Cards 2011-2012
District Report Card                School Report Cards    

                                                                                       

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY              
Bus Rider Safety Tips          Safe Procedure for Loading          School Bus Safety 
Bus Safety Loading and Unloading Procedures         Safe Procedure for Unloading
                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                  Medical Forms                                                                                     
Emerging Disease Informationnew
Over-The-Counter Medication Form                    Prescription Medication Form

Asthma Inhaler, Anaphylaxis Medication, Insulin Supplies Form

Diet Prescription for Meals at School Form
 
ATTENTION SENIOR CLASS OF 2015 new
Click here
 For SENIOR PORTRAITS, PICTURE PACKAGES, and PORTRAIT & ADS
 
2014 -2015
Highlights!!
 

Serteens Donate to the Needy

 
Wagnon & Goode Receive Top 4-H Awards

Mark Wagnon, NEJ FFA Chapter President,was recently named Jones County 4-H 2014 Best All-Around 4-H'er. 
Brittany Goode, NEJ FFA Chapter Vice-President, was named Jones County 4-H 2014 Outstanding Senior 4-H'er!
Mark is the son of Bill & Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community. 
Brittany is the daughter of Scott & Stephanie Goode of the Myrick Community. 
Their 4-H advisors are Kim T. Hancock and Nikki Jefcoat. 
Their FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters.
 

December Serteen Tiger Teacher


Congrats to our December Seteen Tiger Teacher of the Month--Jeremy Gentry!

 
Barnett NEJ December Sertoma Student of Month

 

 

 

Northeast Jones junior Cassie Barnett was recently named NEJ’s Sertoma Student of the Month for December.  She selected Ricky Boone, NEJ Integrated Science Instructor, to accompany her to the luncheon.  Cassie is the daughter of Michael Barnett and Beverly Varner of Heidelberg.

 

NEJ’s Jobin Achieves Perfect Score

 

 

Northeast Jones sophomore Douglas Jobin recently learned he had achieved a perfect score of 688 on the SATP2 Biology I state test!  The son of Mark and Wendy Jobin of the Myrick community, he is an honor roll student and a member of the Tiger Pride Marching Band.  Jobin was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement by his Biology I instructor Mrs. Carol Smith (left) and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (right)ones sophomore Douglas Jobin recently learned he had achieved a perfect score of 688 on the SATP2 Biology I state test!  The son of Mark and Wendy Jobin of the Myrick community, he is an honor roll student and a member of the Tiger Pride Marching Band.  Jobin was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement by his Biology I instructor Mrs. Carol Smith (left) and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (right)

 
2014-2015 FBLA Officers
NEJ-FBLA held it's installation service at their annual Christmas party recently. Officers installed included from left:
Jacob Foster, Reporter; April Rudolph, Secretary; Leighton Griffin, Community Service Chair; Austin Murphy, VP;
Caytee Walters, Treasurer; Peyton Ramsey, President; and Daniel Easley, Parlimentarian.
Officers, members, and sponsors joined together at Ms. Tew's home to enjoy food, games and the installation ceremony.
The organization has chosen Caps for Chemo Kids as it's Christmas project.
The students are collecting new caps with tags and knitted or crocheted caps to donate to children who have
lost their hair from the result of cancer treatment.
NEJ-FBLA is sponsored by Becky Tew, STEM teacher and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed. (See more pics)
 
NEJ Gold Horizons to Host Disney Breakfast

The Northeast Jones Gold Horizons Show Choir will host a Disney Breakfast on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Northeast Jones Cafeteria.
 The first show will begin at 8 a.m. and the second show will begin at 10 a.m.  
Tickets are $10.00 for children and $6.00 for adults and may be pre-purchased in the high school office or may be purchased at the door.  
Come out and see your favorite Disney Characters and hear your favorite Disney songs performed by the Gold Horizons!  
 
Life Skills Class Christmas Sale
Room #20       

NEJ Students Attend Youth Leadership Summit

From left: April Rudolph, Micah Heathcock, Caytee Walters, Austin Malone, Congressman Palazzo, Hannah Grantham, Allyson Myrick and Brittany Burnham
Congressman Steven Palazzo hosted the first annual Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit for South Mississippi high school
students on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg campus.
Guest speakers included Governor Phil Bryant, former New Orleans Saints Running Back Deuce McAllister,
Major General Jeff Hammonds, and USM Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Joe Paul. 

“These students are the future of our state and our nation, and it is my hope that they will
come away
 from this summit with the tools they need to continue serving their communities.” 
- Congressman Steven Palazzo
 


Hannah Grantham
Sertoma November Student of the Month







Hannah Grantham (left), a junior at Northeast Jones High School, was recently named NEJ's Sertoma Student of the Month for November.  She selected Mrs. Robin Grantham (right) to accompany her to the luncheon.  Hannah is the daughter of James and Robin Grantham of the Mill Creek community. 
 
Veterans' Day Memories
   
   
   
 
November Serteen Tiger Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Annalee Partick


NEJ Serteen Tiger Teacher for November is Mrs. Annalee Patrick. Presenting a gift basket to Mrs. Patrick are left to right:
Brittany Burnham, Lexi Pippen, Obrie Scarbrough, Maddy Brownlee, Mrs. Partick, Brianna Stroud, Erika Shelton,
Jade Padgett, Alexis Andrews,
and Meagan Adams.
 
Halloween in the Jungle
       
       
       
       
       
50 Years
of
Seniors!!




Get yours now!!

Long-sleeved T-shirt!!

$15.00!!

See Ms. Rice
 
NEJ Beauty and Beau Pageant

In celebration of 50 years In the Jungle, the Northeast Jones Yearbook Staff cordially invites all the former
NEJ Most Beautiful and Most Handsome honorees to attend the annual NEJ Beauty and Beau Pageant on
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the school performing arts center. 
A reception will be held in their honor in the NEJ Cafeteria from 5 - 5:40 p.m. prior to the pageant. 
Admission of $5.00 will include reception tea, preferential seating for the 2014-2015 pageant,
and introduction on stage during the pageant. 
Please RSVP to marciaclark1@comcast.net, scbusby@jones.k12.ms.us, or dwmansell@jones.k12.ms.us
 
FBLA Officers Attend
Fall Conference


On October 27, 2014 NEJ FBLA officers attended the FLBA/PBL
State Fall Conference on the campus of East Central Community College
in Decatur, MS. Students were able to attend a variety of workshops
including new animation software, social graces tips, dining etiquette,
new apps for school and college, and March of Dimes updates.
Lunch was served and entertainment was provided by the ECCC
rock band The Collegians.

1st Row--L-R: April Rudolph, Caytee Walters, Leighton Griffin
2nd Row--L-R: Jacob Foster, Daniel Easley, Peyton Ramsey, Austin Murphy


NEJ FBLA is sponsored by Becky Tew and Debbie Griffin
 
Serteens Donate to the
Pink Ribbon Organization

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NEJ Serteens sold
pink ribbon lollipops with the proceedes going to the Pink Ribbon
Organization
. Tripling the amount given to this wonderful cause,
Serteen members Raven Gragory, Katie Beech and Maddy Brownlee
presented a check for $750.00 to Mrs. Thrash,
Serteen sponsor
and 3-year breast cancer survivor, to donate to the
Pink Ribbon Organization.
 
NEJ Serteens Largest in Nation



Northeast Jones  High School is home to the largest Serteens Club in the nation for the second year in a row. 
Serteens is a community service organization sponsored by Sertoma of Laurel. 
NEJ Serteens conduct numerous service projects for various organizations throughout the year including the Dollhouse Ministry for Abused Women,
Canned Food Drive for the Christian Food Mission, donations for the Southern Cross Animal Rescue League, Relay for Life,
Pink Ribbon Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness and many,many more. 
Mrs. Becky Thrash has served as sponsor of NEJ Serteens for the past four years. 
Mrs. Allison Merritt serves as co-sponsor.  Pictured (in no particular order) are the members of NEJ Serteens: 
April Rudolph (Presiden), Caytee Walters (Vice-President), Brittany Burnham (Secretary-Treasurer), Taylor Pippin, John Rushton,
Hannah Smith, Maegan Adams, Katie Windham, Hunter Byrd, Rebecca Maxey, Erika Shelton, Camille Hankins, Shea Mello,
Obrie Scarbrough, Kristina Smith, Audrey Paige, Amie McCormick, Madison Brownlee, Caitlyn Holifield, Kyla Mann, Harleigh Howell,
Sadie Braddock, Hanna Wilson, Parker Cruise, Savannah Smith, Brett Benigno, Shay McLaurin, Alec McCormick, Hannah Hickson,
Angela Ramsey, Cameron Sullivan, Jeremy Wilson, Zoe Graves, Ariel Ducksworth, Ebony Cole, Joley Brewer, Raidyn Wiklund,
C. J. Hunter, Jordan Early, Kayte Avera, Reggio Dean, Emilee Norwood, Morgan Mansell, Jade Walley, Jade Holifield, Krystal Brown,
Josh Knight, Tyler Landrum, Makayla Crane, Akeelah Jones, Lindsey, Rowzee, Emma Brownlee, Alex Harrison, Katelyn Hinton, Haley Holifield,
Mykia Williams, Mikayla Cleckler, Araceli Figueroa, Olivia Jordan, Hannah Beech, Eli Adams, Hayden Nowell, Taylor Manning, Caroline Jones,
Lyle Wood, Shelby Lowery, Hayward Hodge, Madison McDoanld, Daniel Easley, Esmeralda Figueroa, Shalea Jones, Kristopher Shaw, Ramina Collins,
Corbin Williams, Zach Taylor, Evan Chisolm, August Parker, Lexi Gatlin, Morgan Kitchens, Brianna Stroud, Lexi Pippen, Legend Waldrup, Jordan Wooten, Allyson Myrick,
Laken Daniels, Kaitlin Proctor, Marley Cruise, Laken WIndham, Shawanda Barnett, Destiney Travis, Ben Bohannon, Jedidiah Slover, Jana Pitts, Aniston Smith, Kameron Voge,
Lauren Hankins, Raghan Parish, Emily Waddill, Madison McLelland, Tamara Cooley, Austin Murphy, Micah Heathcock, Caleb West, Gabriella Dennis, Aubrey Phillips,
Patricia Hodge, Angi Middleton, Mackenzie Bounds, Kaylee Miller, Nikki Barnette, Caleb Lee, Victoria McLaurin, Nichole McLaurin, Jaquaveon Payton, Logan Walters,
Lily Hosey, Rebecca Gregory, Sarah Watson, Houston Norton, Ashley Hutchins, Haylee Waite, Julie Sanford, Ricardo January, Kelli Taylor, Lauren Lindsey, Colby Stringfellow, Philip Hilton, Beth Sanford, Zach Scardino, K. J. Andrews, Bailee Hale, Ivy Taylor, Destiny Hooks, Keyara Windham, Destiny Butler, Randi Jefferson, Allison Holifield, Lydia Myers,
Jacob Foster, Pamela Guerrero, Chance Sumrall, Willis Gully, Miles Smith, Erika Snyder, Devin Smith, Perri Purvis, Dago Guiterrez, Ty Evans, Magen Moore, Jason Kepley,
Cheyanne Boyd, Kinsey Chisholm, Katelynn Perry, Kaleigh Byrd, Julia McNeil, J. J. Harrison, Amber Williford, Olivia Pippin, Katie Beech, Austin McCormick, Breanna Purvis,
Dory Langley, Mikala Baughman, Whitney Fowler, Joi Evans, Belle McLaurin, Sommer Barlow, Molly Mize, Austin Holifield, Raven Gregory, Austin McCormick, Leighton Griffin,
Olivia Johnston, Ethan Crane, Alexis Andrews, Cassie Barnett, Jase Crane, Malachi Harrison, Alexis Love, Jade Padgett, Cole Mozingo, Christina McCann, Austin Malone, Denise Johnson, Kelsey Vaughn, Brittany Hodge.
 

Northeast Jones Middle/High School will hold the school's annual veteran's program on Thursday, November 6, 2014. 
Sponsored by NEJ Senior Beta, the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the NEJ Performing Arts Center. 
All area veterans  and their families are cordially invited to attend. 
Immediately following the program,
vetrans and their guests will be treated to a brunch in the school's cafeteria.  For additional information.
Contact:  Jessica Stroo (NEJ Beta Sponsor) at 601-425-2347. 
 
2014-2015 NEJ Homecoming Court
The Northeast Jones Tigers are proud to present the 2014 NEJ Homecoming Court with their escorts.
Pictured are: Row 5 (l-r) K. J. Andrews, Chelsea Newell – Escort & Football Maid; Russell Coleman, Mykia Williams – Escort & Freshman Maid; Anna Landrum, Wyatt Howell – Escort & 8th Grade Maid; Row 4 (l-r) Micah Heathcock, Cassie Barnett – Escort & Junior Maid; Hayden Nowell, Tanner Fenton – Sophomore Maid & Escort; Row 3(l-4) Mason Smith, Tristen Gendusa – Escort & 7th Grade Maid; Lexi Pitts, Nick Baucum – Football Maid & Escort; Paige Wilson, Hogan Brewer – FFA Sweetheart & Escort; Row 2 (l-r) Shakale Brown, Ky’Albri Washington – Escort & Student Body Maid; Braxton Taylor, Mikala Baughman – Escort & Senior Maid; Hannah Beech, J. T. Wright – Student Body Maid & Escort;Row 1 (l-r) Jake Toombs, Lacey Jones – Escort & Tiger Maid; Dilan Pryor, Morgan Mansell – Escort & Maid of Honor; Emilee Norwood – Homecoming Queen; Randy Norwood – Queen’s Escort; Audrey Paige, Daryl Merrill (Not Pictured) – Maid of Honor & Escort.
The Tigers will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 24, 2014.  Homecoming festivities will begin that morning with the presentation of the court to the student body followed by the pep rally.  The Homecoming parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m followed by the Homecoming Ceremony and crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen Emilee Norwood by 2013 Queen Shelby Yarber.  As this is the 50th NEJ Homecoming, all former NEJ Homecoming Queens are invited to attend the Homecoming game. The evening will conclude with the football game against Northeast Lauderdale.  Please come out and join the NEJ Tigers as they celebrate their 50th Homecoming in the Jungle!
 
2014-2015 NEJ Sr. Beta Officers
Northeast Jones Senior Beta recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year. 
Pictured are (front, l-r) Shelby Edwards, President; April Rudolph, Vice-President; Allyson Myrick, Secretary;
Nikki Barnette, Treasurer; (back, l-r) Kayte Avera, Senior Representative; Katelyn Hinton,
Junior Representative; Katie Windham, Sophomore Representative; Julia McNeil, Freshman Representative. 
NEJ Senior Beta is sponsored by Jessica Stroo, Casey Stroo, and Shae Clark.
 

HIPPIE DAY @ NEJ


Here's some groovy, far out flower children just saying...

 "Give peace a chance"









Robert Benoit, Doug McBride, and Micah Mills
 
 
Jones County FFA Chapters Sweep Fair Booth Competition
The Northeast Jones, West Jones, and South Jones FFA Chapters took First, Second, and Third Place respectively in Laurel Fair Display Booth competition! 
The Northeast Jones Junior FFA booth also took First Place in the junior division. 
The booths were all designed around the 2014 National FFA Convention theme “Go All Out”
and were constructed by FFA members, FFA Alumni members, and FFA Advisors.  Northeast Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters. 
West Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Jonathon Clark and Chip Gieger.  South Jones FFA Advisors/AgEd Instructors are Ken Parker and Joe Robinson. 
     
 
FBLA Celebrates Bosses' Day
The week of October 13, 2014 is a time when we honor our bosses all over the nation. The officers of NEJ's
Future Business Leaders of America showed their appreciation to NEJ's bosses (our principals) by presenting them with
McAllister's gift cards. Also, the faculty provided lunch for our principals several days during the week.
   
  Peyton Ramsey, President; Eric Walters, MS Principal; Jacob Foster, Reporter         Daniel Easley, Parlimentarian; Cooper Pope, Supervising Principal; April Rudolph, Secretary
         
Leighton Griffin, Community Service Chair; P.T. Jones, 9th-10th Principal; Daniel Easley                Jacob Foster; Jennifer Lowery, 11th-12th Principal; Peyton Ramsey
 
NEW T-SHIRTS!! HOMECOMING SHIRTS!!
                 
Hoodie--$25                                                       Long-sleeved (back and front)  $20                        HC Long-sleeved $20  Short-sleeved $15
See Ms. Rice soon to get your shirt!! They are going fast!!
 

NEJ Treats in the Street
First Annual Event



Bring the kids out to NEJ before the ballgame Friday, October 31, 2014. 
NEJ organizations will be on hand to treat the children with candy, games, and fun for all!!
 

NEJ Digial Photo Class Visits Zoo




Doug Little, Lonny Harris, Montana Simmons, Derek Jones, Alex Ellzey, Jacob Foster, Siena Moe, and Connor Ellis participated in a field trip to the Hattiesbug Zoo. During the trip they practiced their photography skills and concepts learned in class to take pictures of the animals, foilage, and each other. Students will return to class and create a PowerPoint Presentation to show their classmates. Digital Photgraphy is taught by Debbie Griffin; she along with Victoria Tucker, Career Center Coordinator, chaperoned the trip. See pics here!
 
NEJ FFA Livestock Team Wins at State Fair



The Northeast Jones FFA Livestock Evaluation Team of (l-r) Devon Wolff, Mark Wagnon, Brittany Goode, and Hogan Brewer recently won Third Place in the Mississippi FFA Association Career Development Event of Senior Livestock Evaluation in competition with 19 other FFA Livestock Evaluation teams from across the state of Mississippi.  Two members of this team, Mark Wagnon and Brittany Goode, are members of the 4-H First Place Livestock Evaluation Team that will travel to Denver, Colorado in January of 2015 for national competition.  Wolff is the son of Rodney and Gladys Wolff of the Powers community.  Wagnon is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Brewer is the son of Ricky and Missy Brewer of the Myrick community.  Their AgEd instructors/FFA Advisors are Aaron Scammahorn and David Walters. 
 
NEJ Serteen Teacher of the Month



Bottom Row: Ashley Hutchins, Molly Mize, Lexi Gatlin, Amie McCormick, Maddy Brownlee, and Kaleigh Byrd
Back Row: C.J. Hunter, Shelby Lowery, Mrs. Flowers, Jim Breland, Emilee Norwood, Mikayla Crane
 
Loblolly
NEJ Students Volunteer to Entertain Children
    
April Rudolph, Audrey Paige, Morgan Mansell, Jade Holifield, Keyra Windham, Destiny Heidelberg
 
Tew Named Mississippi Business Education Association
Teacher of the Year


STEM technology teacher, Becky Tew (left), was chosen as MBEA's 2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year on September 19, 2014.  Mississippi Business Education Association held its annual fall conference in Gulfport at the Beachfront Marriott where Ms. Tew was recognized by her peers and presented her plaque.  This award is presented to a teacher who shows dedication and professionalism in their teaching career.

Ms. Tew has taught Business Education, Introduction to Techonolgy and the STEM program at NEJ for six years. She also co-sponsors the Future Business Leaders of America organization where she leads students to learn about how they can be successful in the business world. Prior to her teaching career, Ms. Tew retired from 22 years of working in the ROTC program at USM.

 

NEJ 2014-2015 Quiz Bowl

Front L-R: Peyton Ramsey, Parker Cruise, Daniel Easley, Obrie Scarbrough (captain), Jedidiah Slover, Chance Sumrall, Micah Heathcock, Alison Clark (coach)
Back L-R: Krystal Brown, Hanna Wilson, Sadie Braddock, April Rudolph, Dago Guitierez, Savannah Smith, Caytee Walters
 
Slover NEJ Sertoma Student of Month

 
Jedidiah Slover (pictured left) was recently named Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for September.  Slover is the son of Shannon and Lisa Slover of the Powers community.  He selected Mrs. Beckie Thrash (pictured right), NEJ Serteen sponsor and English instructor, to accompany him to the luncheon. 
 
Serteen 2014-2015 Officers





Serteens will be led this year by Caytee Walters, Vice-President; April Rudolph, President; and Brittany Burnham, secretary/treasurer.
 
Pink Out The Jungle!! See new shirt!
Our 4th PINK OUT THE JUNGLE is Friday, October 3, on Tiger Field along with the glorious lantern lift at half time of the NEJ vs Quitman game. Please join us in wearing our gorgeous PINK OUT 2014 
t-shirt. All proceeds from the pink out shirts go to the Jones County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. We will do our first order next week; with a second to follow in mid-September....we always run out of these shirts, so order and pay soon! Thanks for supporting this wonderful, school-wide service project! See Cindy Rice or yearbook staff. $15 for short sleeved and $20 for long sleeved.
 
Brand new NEJ shirts!!! See yearbook staff or Cindy Rice.

                            
                 
50th Year Anniversary Shirt  $15                                                  Front and Back of NEJ ROAR shirt  $15
 
 
 
2013 -2014
Highlights!!
 
NEJ Lady Tigers are  THE STATE 4A CHAMPIONS!!

Team members are:  #1 Shelby Lowery, Freshman; #2 Becca Gregory, Eighth Grade; #3 Madison McLelland, Sophomore; #5 Morgan Mansell, Junior; #7 Odalys Garcia, Seventh Grade; #8 Haley Hill, Junior; #9 Bailey Thornton, Sophomore; #10 Tatum Dickerson, Sophomore; #11 Kayden Waller, Seventh Grade; #12 Breanna Waller, Senior; #13 Chanler Pickering, Senior; #14 Nichol DeHaan, Senior; #15 Esmeralda Figueroa, Eighth Grade; #16 Ashley Watts, Senior; #18 Sarah Sumrall, Seventh Grade;  #19 Araceli Figueroa, Eighth Grade; #20 Allyson Myrick, Sophomore; #21 Madison Gatlin, Sophomore; #22 Taylor Manning, Freshman; Kailee Blackledge, Manager, Seventh Grade; Katelynn Perry, Manager, Eighth Grade; Matt Reid, Head Coach; Zach Davidson, Assistant Coach
Click for more exciting pictures!!

 

2015 Northeast Jones Junior High Baseball new
9th 8th 7th
Alex Harrison Cameron Jones Dawson Brooks
Russell Coleman Zach Whitlock Mason Smith
Jonathan Blackledge Dylan Greer Shelby Nowell
Jackson Tisdale Kyle Chapman Kaden Howard--Mgr
Hunter Buchannan Tyler Harper Jonna Holland--Mgr
Keagan Ward Dayvis McLeod Carson Broadway--Mgr
Cole Mozingo Wyatt Howell  
  Braxton Dykes--Mgr  
 
We Don't Play When it Comes to
HISTORY DAY!
Jeremy "Martin Luther" Gentry, Robert "Ben Franklin" Benoit, Casey "Louis Pasteur" Stroo, and Matt "Paraoh" Reid





MCT2 IS HERE!

 

 

 

Katrina Lightsey's 7th grade Math student, Mason Mills came prepared for the MCT2!!!

 
NEJ Future Leaders Class 2013-2014 of Jones County


These lovey ladies completed a successful year of leadership training and special projects to benefit Jones County.
There are from left: Lydia Myers, Akeelah Jones, Haley Hill,  Emilee Norwood, Jade Walley, Morgan Manzell, and April Rudolph.
 
Kids Cheer Summer Camp new
Pre-Registration due: June 1, 2014
Pregistration: Saturday, June 7, 2014  8:30
Camp Time: 9:00-3:00 pm

Brochure       Flyer
 
 FBLA Officers Deliver Goodies to Blair E. Batson Hospital


While attending the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference in Jackson, NEJ FBLA officers took time to make a delivery to the Batson's Children's Hospital.  For the fourth straight year, NEJ's FBLA has taken an interest in helping the children at the Blair Batson Hospital. As a community service project, FBLA members as well as other NEJ students collect all sorts of toys, games, movies, etc. to donate. Shown making the delivery are Ashley Watts, Peyton Ramsey, Rebekah Page, April Rudolph, Austin Murphy, and Stormy Clark (not pictured is Tori Hodge).
 

Stroo Named March Tiger Teacher

 

Mrs. Jessica Stroo, NEJ French and Advanced Placement World History instructor, was selected as Tiger Teacher for the month of March.  Pictured with Mrs. Stroo (center) are Serteen members (l-r) Hannah Beech, Allyson Myrick, Jedidiah Slover, Bobbie Jo Davis, and Shelby Edwards.

 

 



Best Character Award


Tori Hodge, daughter of Chris and Jennifer Hodge, was recently awarded a Best Character Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletics Organization.  Tori was recognized at the Breakfast of Champions recently in Hattiesburg where Olympic medalist and pitcher, Jennie Finch, was the keynote speaker. We are proud of the character Tori displays as a NEJ senior. Congratulations, Tori!
 






April Sertoma Student of the Month

Kayte Avera was chosen as Sertoma Student for the month of April. She chose English teacher, Allison Wood, as her teacher of the month. A big congrates to both!!
 
Web Class Designs New Sports Web Pages new!


The 2014 NEJ Web Design Class has been working hard to produce new websites featuring our various athletics. These new pages will highlight the athletes with action shots, schedules, rosters, results, team pictures and coaches. Please refer to these pages often to see new action!

To begin with check out the Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Football team pages. We will add the other sports in the future.

Students working to produce these pages are Herb Sasser, Jana Cooley, and Patrick King.
 
 
Patrick Wins JCJC Scholarship






On April 17, 2014, NEJ senior Cody Patrick participated in a scholarship opportunity at Jones County Junior College along with approximately 70 other seniors from the area. The Business Department of JCJC sponored the  scholarship competition along with some area businesses--Coca Cola, Central Sunbelt and GP Cellulose.  Students took a 100-question test on all areas of business from accounting to computer applications and from personal finance to economics!

The top two students scoring the highest grades were awarded partial scholarships to JC. Cody Patrick was the receipent of one of the scholarships. Way to go, Cody!
 
NEJ History Students Visit National WWII Museum


On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the junior history classes toured the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Teachers Robert Beniot and Matt Reid's history classes along with teachers Jeremy Gentry, Cindy Rice, P.T. Jones, Nedra Jones and Ann Ramsey accompanied the class as they viewed videos, listened to war stories, and inspected WWII artifacts and pictures. The students were impacted as saw the video outlining the timeline of the war. Junior Audrey Page said, "I was moved to tears as I watched the movie because I had family in the war and this video really made it real for me." Hope Wilson said, "The movie made everything so realistic as we could feel the bombs vibrating our seats and the cold air as it blew over us. I would love to see it again!" A field trip like this really brings a reality to the students of the history they have been studying. Click for fun pics!
 
FBLA State Conference Highlights
NEJ FBLA District winners and FBLA officers attended the  FBLA 2014 State Conference in Jackson at the Marriott Hotel on April 9-11. Members attended workshops, listened to motivational speakers, toured the MS Agricultural Museum, delivered donations to the Batson's Children's Hospital, competed in various events, and relaxed at the War of Colors Dance! Here are the results of their trip.



Membership Madness Awards: Recuited 5 or more new members
Stormy Clark, Peyton Ramsey, Austin Murphy, Rebekah Page, and Tori Hodge

       
Emily Bedwell received 3rd place in FBLA's most prestigious event-Future Business Leader
Katie Manns placed 5th in Introduction to Business
Jacob Foster took 4th in Introduction to Information Technology

    
In Global Business Caytee Walters, Krystal Johnson, and Sarah Grantham placed 2nd earning them the privilige of advancing to nationals
Our very own Ms. Ann Ramsey was awarded a plaque for Business Person of the Year for her contributions to NEJ-FBLA
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Heart-Warming Acts of Kindness

The NEJ school family and community reached out recently to help a greiving family as they were making funeral arrangements for Kyle Keller, a NEJ senior, who passed away April 6, 2014. The seniors of NEJ quickly organized their efforts to collect donations by sponsoring Coffee Cups for Kyle, Confections for Kyle, and Raising Canes. Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church, Faith Tax Service, PDI's, and South Jones senior class were among the community support along with many families throughout the area. Their efforts netted $7,523! This money was used for Kyle's burial expenses and a scholarship in his name.

 Seniors from South Jones delivered a blessing to their fellow seniors at NEJ!!  The South Jones Class of 2014 collected over $300 in donations for the family of Kyle Keller!  Pictured are (l-r) Troy Orgeron, Jr. (South Jones Senior), Paige Lawson (SJ Senior), Allison Wigley (Keller family member & NEJ Senior), Cooper Pope (NEJ Supervising Principal) and Kaitlin Sellers (SJ Senior). 

From the NEJ family to the all who participated in this worthy cause – a heartfelt THANK YOU!! 
May God bless and keep you all; you are each so very special!

Kyle, you will be missed!

 
Tiger Teacher of the Month




Ms. Karen Fitzgerald, high school langualge arts teacher, was chosen as Serteen Teacher of the Month for April!! Congratulations!!
 
Art Winner


Breanna Purvis 3rd place winner in the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art art fair.  Breanna is a junior and is in  Art III.

February Sertoma Student of the Month

Northeast Jones junior Haley B. Hill was named NEJ February Sertoma Student of the Month.  Haley selected Mrs. Cindy Rice, AP English Instructor to accompany her to the luncheon.  Hill is the daughter of Shane and Tracy Hill of the Myrick community. 

 
Band Director of the Year

 Michelle Graham has been awarded the Southeast Mississippi High School Band Director of the year by (SEMBDA) Southeast Miss Band Directors Association. Ms Graham is very deserving of this recognition. Congratulations!!

 
 Future Leaders Class of 2014
 We are pleased to announce  the following students have been selected as participants in the 2014 Future Leaders of Jones County class. There was an excellent group of nominees this year that submitted very good applications and did very well on their interviews. It was a tough process for the out of town judges, but the scorers did an excellent job and we have a very engaged class for 2014. I am sure you will soon agree this will be a very committed group of young leaders in Jones County.
(Picture coming)
Haley Hill, Akeelah Jones, Morgan Mansell, Lydia Myers, Emilee Norwood, April Rudolph, Jade Walley
 
NEJ Symphonic Band Rated Superior


 
Northeast Jones High School Symphonic Band recently earned superior ratings on stage and in sight-reading at the MHSAA State Concert Band Evaluation.  At the World Strides Heritage Festival (WSHF) in San Antonio, Texas the Symphonic Band earned a Gold Rating and was awarded Outstand Band Group.  The Concert Band received a Silver Rating, and the Color Guard earned a Gold Rating.
 
                 

 Mikala McLaurin earned the Ovation Award at the World Strides Heritage Festival for her contribution to her music program and "transcending the making of music by representing a spirit of determination, inspiration and service to others". 

WSHF judges presented Sidney Brannon the Maestro Award for outstanding individual.                                                                                                    

   

NEJ Students Give Generously to American Cancer Society


In preparation for the schools annual Relay for Life Walkathon, Katrina Lightsey’s 7th grade math students raised $1,000 for the Jones County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  They were unable to participate in the actual walkathon during their class due to it being a state tested area but were super excited about contributing to the cause!  “These kids have been so excited about tallying up their donations to reach our one-thousand dollar goal,” said Mrs. Lightsey!  “It has been a humbling experience to watch them get involved in such a wonderful cause!”  The top donating students were Karson Broadway with $235, D. C. White for $100 and Jade Peacock for $86.  Others donating to the cause were Jeremy Anderson, Jakera Andrews, Madison Bates, Tomechi Bell, Corey Blue, Josie Bonner, Gabrielle Bunch, Kyle Chapman, Chastin Cooley, Averii Cotton, Zikiria Crosby, Kegan Davis, Casey Dement, Jacob Dement, Braxton Duncan, Bailey Garner, Bradley Gatlin, Samantha Genthe, Dylan Greer, June Griffith, Atlee Hamm, Tyler Harper, Antonio Hayes, Kensley Hodge, Brock Huff, Anna Hutto, Tayden Jones, Brianna Kent, T. J. Kirby, Gabe Langley, Aurora Loper, Hannah Mattison, Courtney McCann, Allison McMillan, Zedrick Merrill, Mason Mills, Logan Montgomery, Jazaylon Morris, Kye Nicholson, C. J. Owens, Curt Parker, Matt Powell, Roy Rowell, Summer Sasser, Austin Smith, Skylar Smith, Seth Strickland, Keri Stringfellow, Madison Taylor, Devin Walker, Daebreon Wallace, Rashad Wash, Jason White, Joseph Widdershoven, and Samantha Williams.

 

 

Knight Sertoma Student of the Month

 

Northeast Jones junior Joshua Knight was recently named NEJ's Sertoma Student of the Month for March.  He is the son of David and Landy Knight of the Glade community.  Joshua selected Mrs. Dana Knight, NEJ Spanish instructor, to accompany him to the luncheon.

 
Waller Signs With Jones

 
As her parents looked on, Northeast Jones senior Breanna Waller signed today to play tennis for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats!  She is the daughter of Brian (seated, right) and Kim Gatlin (seated, left) of Heidelberg.  Also present for the signing were NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope (standing, rear left), NEJ Athletic Director Keith Braddock (standing, center), and NEJ Tennis Coach Debbie Mansell. 

 

NEJ FFA Wins at Federation

Several members of the Northeast Jones Chapter of FFA recently participated in Black Gold Federation competition at Jones County Junior College.  Placing second in Junior Tool ID were Ethan Knight, Bradley Gatlin, Grace LaPan and Dylan Greer.  Perri Purvis took first place in Junior Creed Speaking while Hogan Brewer and Ford Turner won first place in Senior Tractor Operations and Maintenance.  These students will advance to South District competition on March 6, 2014.  NEJ Voc-Ag Instructors/FFA Advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis.

Senior Tractor Operations & Maintenance (Hogan Brewer, Ford Turner)

Junior Creed Speaking, 1st Place (Perri Purvis)

Junior Tool ID, Second Place (Ethan Knight, Bradley Gatlin, Grace LaPan, Dylan Greer)

 

Engineering Luncheon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four NEJ students attended the Engineering luncheon held at JCJC that  took place on Feb 20, 2014.

 

From left: Emiy Bedwell, Caytee Walters, Josh Knight, Brenna Paola

 

Stokes Named High School Heisman Finalist

 

 

 

Northeast Jones senior Blake Stokes recently received one of the highest honors a high school senior can attain – membership in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award family.  The son of Clifton and Monica Stokes of Laurel, Blake was selected as one of the 20 Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists for 2013.  This award was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas to recognize top scholars, athletes, and citizens among America’s high school students.  Each fall the program recognizes the nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, community service, and athletics. 

 

NEJ FFA to Hold Taco Soup Fundraiser

 As part of their celebration of National FFA Week, the Northeast Jones FFA Chapter officers are selling tickets for a Taco Soup & Fixin’s lunch (bowl of taco soup with fixings [sour cream and/or cheddar cheese], sweet tea or water, cornbread or corn chips, and dessert) for Friday, February 21, 2014!  Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any NEJ FFA officer or by calling the Northeast Jones Ag Department at 601-425-2236.  Lunch orders may be picked up on that Friday beginning at 11 a.m. from the Northeast Jones Ag Department.  Delivery off the school campus will not be available.

 NEJ FFA to Celebrate National FFA Week

 February 17-21, 2014 is National FFA Week! 
The Northeast Jones FFA Chapter has a different event designed to promote awareness of agriculture planned for each day. 

            Monday – NEJ FFA members will give each Northeast Jones student a ‘Dum Dum’.  The attached tag will read, “Don’t be a Dum Dum! Know where your food comes from!”

            Tuesday – The chapter will host a breakfast for the Northeast Jones faculty and staff.

            Wednesday – Each NEJ faculty member will find a packet of seeds in their mailbox.  This is to encourage plant cultivation.  Also on Wednesday, the NEJ FFA Chapter Officers and Advisors will travel to Jackson to take part in Mississippi’s annual Legislative Breakfast!

            Thursday – A bottle of water will be placed in each NEJ faculty member’s mailbox to encourage conservation awareness.

            Friday – The chapter will hold a Taco Soup & Fixin’s Lunch fundraiser in the NEJ Ag Department.

 
FBLA Wins BIG at District!!

On February 6, 2014, forty-one students and two advisors from NEJ attended the 2014 Future Business Leaders of America Southern District Conference.  FBLA  youth from all over the southern one-third of the state convenged to compete in various and numerous business events to show off their knowledge and prepareness for the world of business.  Twenty-three NEJ students placed in teams and individual events; these winners will advance to the state conference to compete again in April.

Becky Tew, STEM, and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed, are the sponsors for FBLA.

Whitney Fowler, Brittany Burnham, August Parker
6th Place ~ Banking and Financial Systems 
Krystal Johnson, Caytee Walters, Sarah Grantham
2nd Place ~ Global Business 
 
Lyndsi Ewing and Morgan Alizzi 
6th Place
Entrepreneurship
A. J. Steele, Austin Murphy, Herbert Sasser
April Rudolph, Ashley Watts
2nd Place
Parliamentary Procedure 
 
            
Rebekah Page
3rd Place
Business Communications
Krystal Brown
6th Place
Personal Finance
Katie Manns
1st Place
Intro to Busines
Tori Hodge
2nd Place
Agri Business
 
                            
Emily Bedwell
2nd Place
Future Business Leader 
                       
Josh Knight
2nd Place ~ Insurance & Risk
Management 
Click for more fun pics! 
 

NEJ Winter Wonderland Pageant Scheduled
 
The Northeast Jones Choral Department will host the annual Winter Wonderland Pageant Review at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the NEJ Performing Arts Center.  Entry forms may be picked up in the high school office.  For additional information contact Dr. Bill Myers at 601-323-1219 or call the high school office at 601-425-2347.

 

Goode Wins at Dixie Nationals

 

 

 

Northeast Jones FFA Chapter President Brittany Goode recently took 1st Place in the Ultrasound Steer Judging Contest at the 2014 Dixie Nationals Junior Round-Up.  A junior at Northeast Jones, Brittany is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community.  Her FFA advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis. 

 
NEJ FBLA Joins with Crye-Leike Premier Properties to Bring Christmas Joy to EJE

On December 13 the officers of NEJ’s Future Business Leaders of America dressed as elves to bring Christmas cheer to many young children at East Jones Elementary.  Sue White and Bryan Rowell of Crye-Leike Properties partnered with the FBLA members to provide letters from Santa to second graders  and candy canes to K-3rd graders. Also members of Crye-Leike and FBLA read Christmas stories to the children. FBLA is sponsored by Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. Click for more pics

 
Digital Class Visits Landrum's Country Homestead


Debbie Griffin's digital Photgraphy Class visited Landrum's Homestead December 3.  Students enjoyed seeing artifacts from days gone by and photographing them. Students got to practice applying their composition, lighting and other digital rules learned in the class.  They then returned to the classroom and created collages of their visit. Students attending the field trip are from left: Lyndsi Ewing, Krystal Johnson, Rebekah Page,  Jermarcus Ross, and Jarvis Carmichael.

 
Cheerleaders Bring Christmas Joy



NEJ Cheerleaders partnered with JCJC FCA and many other teams from around Jones Co to sponsor children for Christmas. One of our children wasn't able to make it to JCJC to receive his gifts, so we surprised him at his school. All the cheerleaders were delighted to see how much joy he  showed over receiving his presents and seeing the NEJ Tiger.  The girls were especially excited about giving the gifts and being a blessing this Christmas season.
 

Griffin Named November Sertoma Student of Month

 

 

 

Northeast Jones junior Leighton Griffin (right) was recently named Sertoma Student of the Month for November.  Griffin is the daughter of Greg and Lorrie Griffin of Laurel.  She selected Casey Stroo (left) to accompany her to the luncheon. 

 

Goode, Wagnon Win at State Fair


Brittany Goode (left) and Mark Wagnon (right) competed in the 4-H livestock judging contest at the 2013 Mississippi State Fair, bringing home a second place win!  The Jones County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team placed second in state fair competition under the instruction of Jones County 4-H Extension Agent and 4-H Youth Director Mrs. Kimberly Tolbert Hancock.  Goode is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Goode of the Myrick community and currently serves as president of the Northeast Jones Chapter of FFA.  Wagnon is the current vice-president of Northeast Jones FFA and is the son of Bill and Phyllis Wagnon of the Myrick community.  Their FFA Advisors are Chip Gieger and Wendy Purvis.  Team members not pictured were Kasey Tanner of West Jones FFA and Joanna Sanford of South Jones FFA.  Photograph courtesy of Joann Powell Photography, NEJ FFA Alumni member. 

 

McDaniel Challenges Students

Northeast Jones 11thand 12th grade American Government students under the instruction of Michael Kelly and Jeremy Gentry had a unique opportunity today to listen to and speak with Senator Chris McDaniel. “It’s all about character,” McDaniel told those assembled. “I ask you to remember the founding fathers of this nation and the principles on which our great nation was founded, McDaniel continued. “Remember the moral integrity and focus that should be central to both our lives and our government. Let us together, restore our nation’s character!” Senator McDaniel challenged the students to be aware of how governmental actions impact their daily lives and will impact their futures. He stressed the importance of their involvement in government, beginning on the local level. McDaniel also asked them to, “Pray for our nation and our leaders, work hard, and become active participants in government”. NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope stated,“We are honored to have Senator McDaniel speak to our students today! His message is one they can learn a great from and gives real world significance and reinforcement to their American Government studies.”


Gary Townsend-11th & 12th Grade Principal, Cooper Pope-NEJ Supervising Principal, Senator Chris McDaniel, Jennifer Lower-9th & 10th Grade Principal, Coach Michael Kelly-American Government Instructor

   

McDaniel bus pulls up outside NEJ Performing Arts Center as students file in to hear him speak.


Senator Chris McDaniel challenges students
to become aware and involved.
   

NEJ Recognized for ACS Service


L-R: Cooper Pope, Sarah Grantham, Paige McCardle-ACS District Director, Cindy Rice, Brody Doggett, Ryan Pope. Front: Kayte Avera
 
The South Mississippi American Cancer Society held the 2013 Awards Banquet Tuesday, December 3rd at the Movie Star Restaurant in Oak Grove, MS.  Northeast Jones was the only high school recognized during the program as the Tiger Yearbook Staff and Relay for Life Team walked away with the Outstanding Youth Champions Award and Mrs. Cindy Rice, yearbook sponsor, was recognized as the Community Volunteer of the Year for the Jones County American Cancer Society.  NEJ has an all-youth led Relay for Life team that participates in ACS events all year, including the Pink Out the Jungle month of October, the Great American Smoke Out in November, the Tiger-Up Walkathon in March, and the huge Relay for Life event in April.  A big thank you to all of the students, teachers, and administrators who consistently support this worthwhile project, particularly Coach Braddock and his staff, and NEJ Supervising Principal Cooper Pope. 

 

 

Norwood Wins Service Award


Northeast Jones junior Emilee Norwood was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Beckie Thrash Service Award.  Presented each year during the school's Beauty & Beau Pageant, this award is given to the contestant who has accumulated the greatest number of service hours in both the school and community.  Norwood is the daughter of Randy and Melissa Norwood of the Glade community.

 
Pageant Winners Announced at NEJ

Northeast Jones Tiger Yearbook Staff, instructed by Mrs. Cindy Rice, recently staged the school's annual Beauty & Beau Pageant. Seventy contestants participated in this year's pageant themed Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend! Student Director for the pageant was Sarah Grantham.
Top Five Junior High Beauties were (l-r) Erica Rowell, Kayleigh Breland, Lexi Gatlin, Aniston Smith,
and Shea Mello.
Selected as Junior High Most Handsome and
Most Beautiful were brother and sister,
Bradley and Lexi Gatlin.
 
 Top Five Senior High Beauties were (l-r) Jade Walley, Tatum Dickerson, Bobbie Jo Davis,
Emilee Norwood, and Kristina Smith.
Named Senior High Most Handsome and Most Beautiful were seniors Dre'Quan Cooley and Bobbie Jo Davis.
   
Most Photogenic
Photogenic winners were selected by a panel of outside judges.
Freshman Kaleigh Lilly was selected as Junior High Most Photogenic.
She is the daughter of Jennifer Mosley and Shane Lilly of the Rustin community.

Selected as Senior High Most Photogenic was junior Kayte Avera. She is the daughter of Tanya Skipper and Chris and Joni Avera of the Myrick community.

   
Miss Congeniality
Each year, during the school's Beauty & Beau Pageant contestants vote for the contestant they feel has been the kindest,
most helpful and friendliest to the other contestants before and during the pageant.
This year seventh grader Raegan Byrd was voted Junior High Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Craig and Lynn Byrd of the Rustin community. Senior Breanna Waller was voted Senior High Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Brian and Kim Gatlin and Scott and Chasity Waller of the Myrick community.
   
Crye ♦ Leike Treats Teachers to Lunch

Sue White, owner of Crye-Leike Premier Properties, provided a special lunch for the faculty and staff of NEJ MIddle/High School on Friday, November 22, 2013. Assisting her was Bryan Rowell, Director of Marketing and a NEJ alum. For their Community Service Christmas project, Crye-Leike is conducting a blanket and sheet drive for the Salvation Army. If you would like to participate, you can drop off items at their office at 235 N. 15th Ave or call 601-577-1778 for more information.

We appreciate Crye-Leike's efforts to support and recognize the faculty and staff of Northeast Jones.
 

Academic Bowl Team Wins Big!!


Northeast Jones Quiz Bowl team competed at  Mississippi College's Academic Bowl on November 19. 
The NEJ team overwhelmingly defeated
Warren Central with a score of 265 - 160. 
They
will advanced to the 2nd round on December 4, where they will compete against Meridian High School.
From left: Daniel Easley, Peyton Ramsey, Sarah Grantham, Mrs. Clark, Obrie Scarbrough, Emily Bedwell, Chance Sumrall

 

 



Tiger Teacher of the Month!!

 

Northeast Jones Serteens recently voted Mrs. Dana Knight, NEJ Foreign Language instructor, Serteen Tiger Teacher for the month of November.  Pictured are (l-r) Mrs. Dana Knight, Lexi Gatlin, Randi Jefferson, Kristina Smith, and Christen Ford. 

 

Junior Beta Makes Donation


Northeast Jones Junior Beta members recently presented Laurel Christian Food Mission with a monetary donation in support of the missions work.  Pictured seated are  (l-r) Jordan Early-Junior Beta President, Robert Smith of the Christian Food Mission, Katie Windham-Junior Beta Activities Chairperson, Hayden Nowell-Junior Beta  Vice-President.  Pictured standing (l-r) are Taylor Manning-Junior Beta Reporter, Hunter Byrd-Junior Beta Treasurer, and Hannah Smith-Junior Beta Secretary.  Northeast Jones Junior Beta is sponsored by Mrs. Ann Tucker, Mrs. Connie Wade, and Mrs. Missy Robinson.

 

Helping Hands

Recently, members of the Northeast Jones High School Tiger Football team, AG Dept., Key Club, Band, and show choir met together after school to help a single lady move her furniture and belongings to her new home in Jones County.  She was unable to move the furniture herself, so these students volunteered to take on the task.  Community service is emphasized at Northeast as it develops character and good citizenship. We are proud that our students are willing to lend a helping hand.

 
Junior Beta Officers Elected at NEJ


 
Junior Beta members at Northeast Jones recently elected officers for the 2013-2014 school year.  They are (seated, l-r) Hannah Smith - Secretary, Jordan Early -President, Hayden Nowell - Vice-President (standing, l-r) Taylor Manning - Reporter, Hunter Byrd - Treasurer, and Katie Windham - Activities Chairman.  Northeast Jones Junior Beta is sponsored by Ann Tucker, Connie Wade, and Missy Robinson

 

 Easley Named NEJ HOBY Ambassador

 

 

Northeast Jones sophomore Daniel Easley, the son of Mark and Melody Easley of Laurel, was recently selected as the 2013-2014 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador for Northeast Jones High School.  The HOBY Ambassador Program allows selected high school sophomores the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership training program utilizing compassion, critical thinking, and creativity in training young leaders for the future.  As the HOBY Ambassador from NEJ, Daniel will attend a three day leadership seminar at Millsaps College in May of 2014. 

 

 

NEJ to Hold Veteran's Program
 
All area veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend the annual Northeast Jones Veteran's Program on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the school performing arts center.  This event is sponsored by the Northeast Jones Junior Beta Club.  Following the program, the NEJ Senior High Beta Club will host a brunch in the school cafeteria for all the veterans and their guests.  For additional information, call the school office at 601-425-2347.

 
Junior High Cheerleaders Pink Out the Jungle!

Cheeleaders show their "pink" spirit at pep rally!!
 
NEJ FBLA Attends Fall Conference
FBLA officers traveled to Decatur, MS on October 15, 2013 to participate in the statewide Fall Conference.  East Central Community College hosted the almost 400 FBLA and PBL students from across the state.  Workshops were held featuring a variety of subjects from leadership skills to dining skills.  Students also participated in a walking tour of the campus. After lunch, FBLA members were treated to the choral group from ECCC--The Collegiates, who performed a variety of musical numbers including What the Fox Says!  State PBL and FBLA officers led the opening and closing sessions and gave out recognition certificates to special groups. Our FBLA officers are working as a team and accomplishing their goals. Presently they are working with the membership to gain funds for the FBLA nationwide supported charity--The March of Dimes. Advisors for NEJ-FBLA are Becky Tew, STEM and Debbie Griffin, Business Ed.

Top left: Peyton Ramsey, Ashley Watts, Stormy Clark, April Rudolph
Bottom left: Austin Murphy, Rebekah Page, Tori Hodge






   Advisors: Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew
 
Yay for Boss's Day
We Love our Principals!!
NEJ FBLA presented baskets of goodies and a Mugshots lunch to our principals on Boss's Day.

FBLA officers Tori Hodge and Rebekah Page with
Supervising Principal Cooper Pope

FBLA officers Rebekah Page and Peyton Ramsey with
Middle School  Principal Eric Walters

FBLA officers Tori Hodge and Rebekah Page with
11th and 12th Grade Principal Gary Townsend

FBLA officers Rebekah Page and Peyton Ramsey with
9th and 10th Grade  Principal Jennifer Lowery
 

NEJ Math Bowl

 

The NEJ Math Bowl team competed against Richton's Math Bowl team on Monday, October 7.  They dominated in both the paper test and the buzzer round of the competition.  The final score was 67 - 58.  Team members are Emily Bedwell, April Rudolph, Chance Sumrall, Caytee Walters, Obrie Scarbrough, Peyton Ramsey, Brenna Paola, Daniel Easley, Krystal Brown; their sponsor is Mrs Clark.

 
Pink Out the Jungle

The 3rd Annual PINK OUT THE JUNGLE will be Friday, October 18, at our home football game with Newton County. As we have done for the past 2 years, we will have a lantern release at Half-Time....the attached form can be completed to honor, celebrate, remember those who fight/fought the fight.....please let us hear from you soon if you wish to participate....we call out the names during the solemn ceremony....we will also be at the pink and white tent with pompons, megaphones, pencils, footballs, glowsticks, undereye patches, pink ribbon tattos, etc....all in PINK and all proceeds go for the cause! The EJE Beta Club will be helping to man our tables and with the lantern lift...we will also serve ribeye sandwiches with chips and drink for $8.00 with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness! Thank you all for your response on the shirts and ribeyes.....let's continue to do our part.....our faculties and staffs and parents have been so impacted by cancer.

Thank you in advance, Cindy Rice

 

Pink Out the Jungle

Friday Night Lights

 October 18, 2013

                 

Our shirt this year is dark charcoal grey with hot pink and white print. The students have put together a gorgeous shirt

(with lots of pops of color) that expresses their support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This month has special meaning for so many of us in the NEJ, Glade, and EJE family. Show your support by ordering a shirt.

ALL proceeds go to American Cancer Society: JONES COUNTY CHAPTER--all funds stay in our county.

Shirts are $15.00 and we hope to have our first order in by October 4.

Short Sleeve, DARK charcoal grey, $15.00 with checks made to NEJ.

Small logo with 3rd annual Pink Out the Jungle is on the sleeve.

Large logo that has the supporting, admiring, honoring and has Northeast Jones on the ribbon is LARGE on the back.

Logo with The C_RE NEEDS U! with ribbon on it is across the chest.

Email Ms. Rice at corice@jones.k12.ms.us today or see a yearbook member soon!

  

 
FBLA 2013-2014 Officers

Standing: April Rudolph, Secretary; Peyton Ramsey, Community Service; Austin Murphy, Parliamentarian; Tori Hodge, Treasurer
Seated: Ashley Watts, Vice-President; Rebekah Page, President; Stormy Clark, Reporter

NEJ FBLA has gotten off to a good start with nearly 70 members. Our officers are sharping their leadership skills, working as a team, and leading the organization in a positive direction. NEJ FBLA is under the sponsorship of Debbie Griffin and Becky Tew. Officers were honored and installed at a special party held at Ms. Tew's home on Sept. 23.

 
Business Teachers Attend MBEA

On Friday, September 27, 2013, three Jones County teachers attended the Mississippi Business Education Association annual conference in Pearl, MS.  Lyndie Lyon, WJ Business Education; Becky Tew, NEJ STEM; and Debbie Griffin, NEJ Business Education attended various workshops learning new technology skills and hearing from knowledgeable industry leaders. Keynote speaker was Dr. Ronnie McGeHee, Superintendent of the Madison County School District.  Madison County is one of the first county school districts to achieve an "A" rating on the statewide accountability model. At the board meeting, Ms. Lyndie Lyon was sworn in as the High School Representative for the Executive Board and will serve for three years in that position.
 
Tiger Teacher of the Month!!


Serteens is  choosing a teacher each month as Tiger Teacher of the Month. Serteen members vote on the teacher to be honored. The teacher has an awesome Tiger Teacher sign displayed in their room for the entire month and they also get a special parking space all month marked with tiger paws!

We are pround to announce our very first Tiger Teacher for the month of October as
Social Studies teacher, Robert Beniot!!
Congratulations, your students love you!!
 

NEJ Presents Homecoming Royalty

The Northeast Jones student body recently elected their 2013 Homecoming Court.  Pictured are (standing, l-r) Kayden Waller – Seventh Grade Maid, Shelby Lowery – Freshman Maid, Brittany Goode – Junior Maid, Jade Walley – Football Maid, Jayda Simmons – Football Maid, Savannah Moore – Senior Maid, Chelsea Newell – Sophomore Maid, Laken Windham – Eighth Grade Maid, (seated, l-r) Mollie Tidwell – FFA Sweetheart, Shaquetta Parker – Student Body Maid, Bobbie Jo Davis – Maid of Honor, Shelby Yarber – 2013 Homecoming Queen, Kiara Merrill – Maid of Honor, Allison Wigley – Student Body Maid, Katonna Dial – Tiger Maid.

The Tigers will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, September 27, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Homecoming Parade followed by the presentation of the court and crowning of the 2013 Homecoming Queen.  The ceremony will be followed by the Homecoming game against the North Pike Jaguars.  Everyone is invited to join the NEJ Tigers as they celebrate Homecoming in the Jungle! 

  


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FBLA Appreciates Our Maintenance Staff!!

On Sept. 13, 2013, NEJ's FBLA honored our maintenance  staff with a Mugshots lunch along with other goodies including a Walmart gift card. We want Ms. Mary and Mr. Tommy to know  how much both students and staff of NEJ appreciate all their hard work to make the campus look good and run smoothly!


From left: Rebekah Page, FBLA president; Ms. Mary; Mr. Tommy; Christen Ford, FBLA member
 
Sertoma Student of the Month

Emilee Norwood (right) was recently named Northeast Jones Sertoma Student of the Month for September.  Norwood is the daughter of Randy and Melissa Norwood of the Glade community.  She selected NEJ Serteen sponsor and Advanced Placement English instructor Becky Thrash (left) to accompany her to the luncheon. 

 
NEJ Students Celebrate Constitution Anniversary

Northeast Jones students in Mrs. Cindy Rice's Advanced Placement Junior English classes celebrated the 226th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by reciting the preamble to the Constitution, re-writing the preamble in their own words, and completing an essay on how our nation, in recent years, has sought to achieve the six goals set forth in the preamble.  Nahoula DAR provided the Constitution materials.  Picture are (front row, l-r) Morgan Mansell, Taylor Blackburn, Kayte Avera, Jade Walley, Emilee Norwood, Reggio Dean, Tyrone Stewart; (2nd row, l-r) Jacqueline  Holifield, Bethany Sanford, Amie McCormick, Priscilla Hodge, Krystal Brown; (3rd row, l-r) Austin Clark, Joshua Knight, Cheyanne Boyd, Akeelah Jones, Peyton Ramsey, Hannah Ewing; (4th row, l-r) Kasey Shepherd, Zach Cook.

 
FCA Cross at NEJ


The FCA Lighted Cross began is final trek across Jones County on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. As Laurel athletes handed the cross off to NEJ athlete leaders, the NEJ student body surrounded the athletes and showed their support.

Amid cheers from the students and faculty, the NEJ youths took turns running with the cross to reach the next leg of the journey at the Wayne County Lline.

...more pics here
 
Lady Tigers Rule!!
 
     



Lady Tiger Slowpitch Softball is 6-3. They have split with West Jones, South Jones, and Richton. Two of the losses were by 1 run in the last inning. They are young, determined athletes with tremendous work ethic. Their unity and hard work as a team has allowed them to be successful so far this season. They display a genuine heart -felt, want-to-attitude each and every time they step on the field whether it be practice or a game. The future is BRIGHT!
 
Digital Photography Class Visits Museums 





Ms. Debbie Griffin's Digital Photo Class recently visited the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art where they were treated to a delightful guided tour by Mrs. Tim Dudley, museum docent.

Students heard the history of the museum as well as all the exhibits including the Basket Room--where the 2nd smallest basket in the world is displayed, the Silver Display, and the Japanese Block Printing process. Students were also exposed to various forms of art movements as Mrs. Dudley explained the paintings and the different artists in the museum collection.

But the highlight of the tour was the SOUND AND VISION Monumental Rock & Roll Photography Exhibit. This exhibition presented 40 amazing large-scale prints of notable musicians taken by 20 of the most accomplished photographers of the genre. Photos included musicians such as Elvis, The Beatles, Jay-Z, and Tupac, just to name a few. Click here to see the museum pics.



From Left: Jermarcus Ross, Rebekah Page, Tiara Merrill, Michaelah Clark, Lyndsi Ewing, Krystal Johnson, Jarvis Carmichael









The students then traveled across town to visit the Veterans Memorial Museum on Hillcrest Drive. There the students were greeted by Jimmie Bass, veteran and museum organizer, and Debbie West, veteran and Veterans Service Center Director. Mr. Billie O'Neal, Vietnam Veteran, took the class on an amazing tour of the museum pointing out various artifacts from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam War and even the more recent wars in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. The students learned little-known facts, for example, about five Sullivan brothers from Jones County that were all on the same ship stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by Japan. The students heard personal stories from Mr. Billy about his service in Vietnam and saw many interesting pictures, guns, military uniforms and much, much more.The museum is a testimony to all veterans, whether living or dead, of sacrifice and service--without which we would have no freedoms! Please take some time to tour the museum and visit with a vertern that is there each day.

                                            Ross, Ewing, Johnson, Clark, Page, Merrill, Carmichael
 
Get Your TIGER NATION Shirt!!

 

 

 

Here is the  short sleeve black game shirt for SJ (Friday, Sept 13, in the Jungle). Shirts are $15.00 each and we have youth small thru 4X.....Go Tigers! See a yearbook staff member or contact Ms. Rice if you want a shirt....or drop by the HS or MS offices.

 
TARS Attend Jones County Republican Women's
Annual Membership Tea
 


TeenAge Republican Sponsor, Carol Smith and 10th grade TARs Representative, Angi Middleton attended the JCRW membership tea August 28, 2013 at the Laurel Country Club.  Members and guests were greeted by MS Rep. Gary Staples and MS Sen. Chris McDaniel, US Rep. Steven Palazzo and State Auditor Stacy Pickering sent greetings as they were at military events that prevented them from attending. The special guest speaker was our very own NEJ alumni, Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn. Marsha graduated from NEJ in 1970 and went on to become a United States Congressman serving the state of Tennessee. Marsha is a leading defender of conservative values and small government; she also is Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Commitee and serves on four critical Subcommittees.

 






2013-2014 Serteen Officers

Northeast Jones Serteens recently elected officers for the 2013-2014 school year.  Serving as president is senior Shelby Yarber (far left).  Vice-president is April Rudolph (center) and Caytee Walters (far right) is secretary-treasurer.  Sponsored by the Sertoma Club of Laurel, Serteens is a community service organization for high school freshmen, sophomores, and seniors.  NEJ Serteens is coordinated by Mrs. Beckie Thrash.



 
 

Hinton Signs With Crusaders

Sarah Jessica Hinton, a recent graduate of Northeast Jones High School, today became a William Carey Crusader.  As her parents, Billy and Kelly Hinton, and Northeast Jones Supervising Principal Cooper Pope looked on Sarah signed to run track for the Crusaders in the coming year.  "We are extremely proud of Sarah," stated Pope, "and we wish her continued success! "

 

NEJ Graduate to Lead Mississippi FFA Association

STARKVLLE – Emily T. Parker, a member of the Northeast Jones FFA Chapter will lead more than 3,700 members of the Mississippi FFA Association for the 2013-2014 school year as the state secretary. Members elected the 18-year-old during the 80th Mississippi FFA Convention on June 5, 2013 at Mississippi State University.  Parker is the daughter of Tommy and Lisa Parker of Heidelberg, MS and is a freshman at Jones County Junior College.  Her agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Northeast Jones was Kenneth R. Parker.

Parker has served the first month of her year as the association secretary-in-training with National FFA Organization leadership experts.  During the month of July, Parker and five other Mississippi FFA officers hosted three weeks of summer leadership conferences for nearly 250 Mississippi FFA members from across the state at the C.M. Brewer FFA Leadership Center in Raymond, MS.  Parker’s year of service will continue through June of 2014 as she visits FFA members in their schools, leads membership development workshops, speaks to community and state leaders, advocates for the agriculture industry and agricultural education programs and represents the state of Mississippi as a delegate at the 2013 National FFA Convention.

“Becoming a state FFA officer is something I have worked hard to attain,” said Parker.  “This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to make the most of this chance to grow and become a strong, positive voice for agriculture and the FFA.” Five additional FFA members join Parker for a year of service on the 2013-2014 Mississippi FFA officer team:  Kayla Walters of Stringer FFA – President, Drew Garrett of Mantachie FFA – Vice-President, Sayde Turner of Kossuth FFA – Treasurer, Tony Buchanan of Lawrence County FFA – Reporter, and Hayden West of Greene County FFA – Sentinel. 

FFA is an integral part of Agricultural Education in Mississippi’s Career and Technical Education system from within the Mississippi Department of Education.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  To learn more about the Mississippi FFA Association, visit www.mississippiffa.org or follow the Mississippi FFA Association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MississippiFFA.

 
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