Support Program"High 5"
Respect the Environment
Ready to Learn
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
May 17th...Kindergarten Promotion Program @
May 18th...6th grade Promotion-
WJHS PAC 6:00pm
May 18th...Awards Day
1st grade & 2nd grade @ 8:30
3rd grade & 4th grade @ 9:30
5th grade @ 10:30
May 22nd...Field Day
May 23rd...60% Student Dismissal/Last Day
August 7th...Students return to school for
Bus Driver of the Year for Jones County - Gloria Heckman
Star Reach raised money for the Animal Rescue League and Relay for Life
The Star Reach Sixth grade students of North Jones have been involved in a BizWorld unit, in which they learned all about running a business, manufacturing a product, and selling products. Students made friendship bracelets and sold them to their peers at school. As a result, over $900 was made to donate to charitable causes. The students were proud to present the Animal Rescue League of Laurel with a $500 check, and the remainder of the money will be donated to Relay for Life! We are very proud of these hard-working students!
WJH Peer Council leads Tar Wars with 5th and 6th grade
Mrs. Walker's 5th Grade Star Reach students are currently involved in a Desert Island STEM Unit, in which they complete a different hands-on challenge each week. Their first challenge involved building a hut that would withstand strong winds (from a hair dryer) using only given materials and within a given amount of time.
A. Graham and K. Cochran had success!
E. Davis and I. Mezo also succeeded!
Mrs. Walker's fourth grade Star Reach students are involved in a Robotics unit. They recently enjoyed designing and constructing "bristle-bots" out of nail brushes and battery powered tooth brushes.
Mrs. Walker's Star Reach 4th graders are currently involved in a Robotics unit, in which they are enjoying making their own working robots each week.
Teacher of The Year 2016-2017
North Jones Elementary has awarded Kari Stewart as Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. Mrs. Stewart has been teaching for 7 years. She is a native of the Jones County School District; she graduated from West Jones High School. She is a graduate of the William Carey University and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree there as well. She lives in the Sharon community with her husband, Brett, and 3 year old son, Caleb. She and her family attend Lebanon Baptist Church, where her husband serves as music director.
Kindergarten celebrated 100 Days of School
The NJE Star Reach fifth graders enjoyed a recent visit from Dr. Kris Lightsey, who spoke to them about Engineering. He presented a PowerPoint and gave them a hands-on challenge to complete! We appreciate Dr. Lightsey investing his time and expertise in our students.
Ms. Boone’s sixth grade students read the book Hoot. One of the major themes of the book was “Protecting the Environment”. In Ms. Williams’s science class, the students took an endangered species quiz online and discovered their inner animal. Then they researched their endangered species and did a project. The 6th grade students presented their information to their classmates.
Mrs. Sims’s 2nd grade star reach class was doing a unit on endangered species. The 6th grade students presented their endangered animals to the star reach students. The 6th grade students learned so much from their research about the environment and endangered species, and in turn they were able to teach and share the information to the 2nd grade gifted students.
Fourth grade Star Reach students at NJE have been involved in a unit on immigration.
After listening to a story, Everybody Cooks Rice, students practiced the art of Chinese writing on
rice paper and practiced the use of chopsticks in eating food.
Students in Mrs. Merritt's and Mrs. Davis's 5th grade science classes dissect Lima beans
while learning about reproduction in living organisms.
3rd Grade Field Trip Fun
Second Grade Star Reach students have been studying and researching Endangered Species. Students completed a booklet
including information of each animal's habitat, diet, physical description, lifespan, size, where they live,
what part of the world they live and reason for endangerment.
Students also completed a mask of each researched endangered animal.