Welcome to North
Our school-wide behavior management
approach here at North Jones is "High 5".
It is a
school-wide system of supports that include proactive
strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting
appropriate student behaviors in our school environment.
Throughout this system, a continuum of positive behavior
support for all our students is implemented in areas
including the classroom and non-classroom settings
(hallways, cafeteria, bus, restrooms, and playground).
The school focus is to shift the emphasis from being
reactive in addressing behaviors and social skills to
being proactive in prevention. We, as a building and
community, emphasize the teaching of appropriate behaviors
through modeling, teaching, activities, and positive
rewards. Our building's High Five rules for all
students to recognize in school are as follows:
Respect the Environment
Ready to Learn
New Employee @ North Jones
Cari Lindsey, Pre-K
Relay For Life 2014
It's a Party with Ubie!
to the following classrooms for making Model and Master through
2nd Grade, Mrs. Stell
1st Grade, Mrs. Ishee
1st Grade, Mrs. Hilton
2nd Grade, Mrs. Stewart
3rd Grade, Mrs. Allgood
2nd Grade, Mrs. Grayson
3rd Grade, Mrs. Mobley
3rd Grade, Mrs. Coccaro
1st Grade, Mrs. Nichols
1st Grade, Mrs. Hodges
2nd Grade, Mrs. Key
4th Grade, Mrs. Lightsey
1st Grade, Mrs. Sims
5th Grade, Mrs. Rogers
students at North Jones Elementary chose to participate once
again in the National Bicycling Poster Contest sponsored
by MDOT. The contest helps to promote students to ride
their bicycles in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The
winner chosen to represent North Jones Elementary in the state
contest was Ahleeona Richardson. Richardson's poster
will proceed to the state contest to compete against other
fifth grade students from across the state of Mississippi. The
winner for Mississippi will then proceed to the national
competition for the chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C.
Top sellers from the fundraiser were
treated to a limo ride and lunch at Eatza Pizza!
Perfect Attendance Winners
Fourth Graders at North Jones Elementary
recently participated in the Laurel Junior Auxiliary’s “Character
Counts” Essay Contest. Students were asked to choose one character
trait and write a 5-paragraph essay on what that trait meant to
them. Winners were chosen from each participating school. NJE’s
winners were 1st Place-Madelyn Harris, 2nd
Place-Sydney Bryan, 3rd Place-Bailey Hutchinson, and
Honorable Mention-Avery Whigham. Also pictured is Principal
Robert Hill and fourth grade Language teacher, Brandy Lightsey.
Each winner received a gift certificate to the Sawmill Square
Cinema. Winners from participating schools were honored at a
reception sponsored by the Laurel Junior Auxiliary at First
Presbyterian Church in Laurel.
Beta Blood Drive 2014
Thanks for all who came and made it a success!
Trim the Tree 2013
North Jones had a Special visitor
POLAR EXPRESS FUN!
Free Dictionaries for Third graders
Choctaw Days were held at the
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art for fourth graders all of the state.
They were expected to have over a 1000 students participating. The
students were given an indoor tour of the Native American baskets
and a "hands-on" demonstration of various weaving techniques.
The students were also allowed to visit several outdoor stations
such as bead stringing, yarn printing, paper weaving, etc. They
really enjoyed tasting the fry bread and participating in the
Native American dances on the front lawn.
Owl pellet lab was a culmination to
a science unit on animals. The unit included vocabulary such as
herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, as well as
producers, consumers, predators, and prey. The students
enjoyed dissecting owl pellets and discovering the skeletal
remains of its prey. Students found and identified the bones of
rodents and made inferences about their particular owl's diet.
What a fun way to end such an interesting unit of study!
Grade Students at North Jones Elementary presented "This Is
America" on Veteran's Day to honor the Veterans in our families
and community. The students sang about their love for our country
and our flag. The songs and spoken parts gave facts about our
country and it's fight for freedom. The ending to the program was
an acappella arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" which was
sung by Tyra Page. After the program, the students were able to
meet several Veteran's and give them a small flag as a gesture of
2013 Reading Fair Winners
Thanks to all the students who
participated in the recent Reading Fair and Congratulations to the
winners! Great Job everyone!
South MS Fair Art Winners
Jump Rope for Heart
Any student that participated in Jump Rope for Heart was
able to see Coach Johnson KISS A
Hilltop Swine Farms donated the pig to use for
this event (Pictured Jeremy Satcher)
North Jones Celebrates Success
North Jones Elementary
recognized their teachers and students on Friday, September
27, with a huge celebration! NJE had a tremendous gain of
QDI points on the MCT2 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Students were given the opportunity to enjoy jumps, movies,
and popsicles for an entire day, while teachers enjoyed a much
deserved break. Administrators manned the cafeteria,
allowing teachers to have a time of fellowship, and the
opportunity to enjoy and savor the lunch provided for them.
North Jones Elementary is proud to move from "Successful"
school to one that is now "High Performing". The day of
celebration served to motivate both teachers and students to
strive for even higher achievement in the coming school year.
Constitution Day Fun
Miss Chesser and Mrs.
Blackledge's kindergarten classes wrote sentences that stated:
of the Constitution says we will be kept safe and taken care
second grade classes
just completed a unit on community helpers. During the unit, the students learned about various community
helpers in their neighborhood. The students
chose what they wanted to be when they grow up and researched
information to create a booklet explaining what the job
consists of. During the unit,
Mrs. Cindy Shoemake
from the Sharon Volunteer
Fire Department brought a
fire truck and equipment to explain to the students what a
fireman does. The students really enjoyed
getting to see the fire gear and equipment on the fire truck.
The teachers and students really appreciate Mrs. Cindy
for taking time to explain to the students the job of a
fireman as well as fire safety since October is fire safety
AR Super Stars!
only takes 25 points to be an AR Super Star!
These pictures are also displayed in the library as
incentive to all the students!
Welborn read the Johnny Appleseed story to the first grade
classes at North Jones Elementary. Pictured with Ms.
Cynthia/Johnny Appleseed is Angela Sims' first grade class.
North Jones Is
Second Grade had a visitor...
New Teachers 2013-2014
and School Report Cards for 2011-2012 are now available for viewing..
District Report Card
School Report Card
12 Power Words
1. Trace 2. Analyze 3. Infer 4.
Evaluate 5. Formulate 6. Describe
7. Support 8. Explain 9. Summarize 10.
Compare 11. Contrast 12. Predict
What's For Lunch
Address: 650 Trace Rd. Laurel, MS 39443 Phone: 601-428-1980