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Students can not be dropped
off before 7:20 AM.
Tardy bell rings at 7:45 AM.

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Welcome to North Jones Elementary...

   


 
School-Wide
Positive Behavioral
Support Program
"High 5"


 


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:

         High Five           

Respect Myself
Respect Others
Respect the Environment
Be Safe
Be Ready to Learn


January 23...District Reading Fair @ Magnolia Center

January 29...Student of the Month ---Kindergarten-1st Grade...8:30----2nd-3rd Grade...9:30

4th-6th Grade...10:30

February 5th...Progress Reports

February 9th...PTO/Family Reading Night

February 16th...Staff Devolpment Day/Student Holiday

March 9th-13th...Spring Break


Reading Fair Winners 2014-2015

First Grade

1st place...K. Sewell

2nd place...L. Sanders

Honorable Mention...C. Myrick


Second Grade

1st place...C. White

2nd place...B. Cox

3rd place...C. Mckinnon

Honorable Mention...M. Munoz, W. Welborn, H. Duong, D. Hall, E. Stringer, H. Mann, A. Brown,

E. Mendez, G. Foster, L. Stell, B. Odom, S. Jones, K. Pickering, E. Boone


Third Grade

1st place...B. Ducksworth

2nd place...B. Cole

3rd place...C. White


Fourth Grade

1st place...C. Johnson

2nd place...E. Mann

3rd place...A. Hernandez


Fifth Grade

1st place...J. Windham

2nd place...S. White

3rd place...H. Douglas

5th Grade Honorable Mention

M. Walley, D. Kervin, K. Atkins, L. Pollard, A. Hutto, C. Clark, A. Kidwell, J. Sanchez, E. Ainsworth


Sixth Grade

1st place...N. Rosas

2nd place...A. Long

3rd place...D. Hardy (not pictured)


Non-Fiction Division

1st place...B. Simpson

2nd place...G. Bell

3rd place...J. White


Family Division

1st place...Z. Haynes and D. Haynes

2nd place...A. Lopez and M. Lopez


 

Fourth graders at North Jones Elementary and around the district recently participated in the Laurel Junior Auxiliary's Character Counts Essay Contest.  Students were required to write a five paragraph essay on one of eight character traits.  The winners were selected by the members of the Junior Auxiliary.  Pictured from left to right are: Sara Anderson and Brandy Lightsey, 4th Grade Language teachers; Cadence Rice, NJE's 1st Place Winner; Isaac Hinton, NJE's Honorable Mention; and Robert Hill, Principal.  Not pictured are: Riley Smith, NJE's 2nd Place Winner; and Cody Thomas, NJE's 3rd Place Winner. North Jones Elementary was also recognized as having the highest percentage of students across the district to participate in this contest. We are very proud of these winners and all of our fourth graders who participated in this contest.




LOCAL EDUCATOR ACCEPTED TO SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP

Adrienne Mobley was selected to participate in a weeklong summer workshop for educators at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado.

Mrs. Mobley teaches third grade at North Jones Elementary School. 

She was one of more than 300 teachers from across the United States who applied for 80 scholar positions in two sessions of the workshop, Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest.
 
The workshop is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of its Landmarks of American History and Culture program.

Mrs. Mobley worked with educators, archaeologists, and American Indian scholars to learn about archaeology, history,and culture at Mesa Verde National Park, an archaeological and historical landmark that is one of the world’s greatest archaeological preserves.  

She also took part in Crow Canyon’s current excavation of a Basketmaker III archaeological site that was inhabited by the ancestral Pueblo Indians during a time that included rapid population growth and change.

“I am extremely grateful that NEH and Crow Canyon provided this learning experience. This opportunity provided me with an amazing hands-on learning experience.  I have been able to share my knowledge about the culture of this region with my students.  We recently completed a unit on archaeology. My students were given the opportunity to explore and categorize artifacts from this region through The Bureau of Land Management and Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Colorado.  We borrowed a general survey kit, including pottery shards, bone, stone, and vegetal artifacts, that represent aspects of the Ancestral Puebloean culture.”

 

Mrs. Mobley's 3rd Grade Class

Mrs. Mobley


Just Have a Ball

Partnership for Healthy MS


Buster...the talking bus


Dying to Live Coloring Contest

Sponsored by Jones County Sheriff's Department in conjunction

with Red Ribbon Week


 

North Jones Elementary 4th graders invited veterans from the community to come to the school for a "Veteran's Day Celebration".  The students presented songs about their love for our country and those who have worked and fought to protect it.  One of the many highlights from the program was the song "You Are Our Heroes".  Mrs. Dee Walters, music teacher at North Jones, asked for assistance from Ms. Crystal O'Kelly, the deaf education teacher for Jones County Schools.  With her help, the students learned and signed the entire chorus of the song in sign language.  After the program, all veteran visitors were invited to stay for refreshments which were provided by 4th grade parents.

See You at the Pole


 

HIGH PERFORMANCE CELEBRATION

The students and teachers were treated to a day of fun for being a HIGH PERFORMING School. The students enjoyed jumps!

Everyone was welcome to wear school colors or dress as a literary character.


 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We are so thankful for Mr. & Mrs. Howard who have graciously donated to North Jones Elementary.

This donation will provide student incentives including Student of the Month and Perfect Attendance.

 


Student of the Month

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

4th Grade- 6th Grade

Perfect Attendance Bike Winner

 

Bus of the Month

Wallace Beasley

October


Art Winners from the Fair

 


North Jones Elementary fifth grade Star Reach classes participated in a Biz World Unit.  Through this unit of study students learned about entrepreneurship, formed their own businesses, applied for various jobs, created a presentation for a venture capitalist, and kept up with the finances.  Students developed and produced a product---friendship bracelets.  They also created posters and skits as advertisement.  Through this unit the students learned lessons that they will carry with them throughout their life.  With the support of the whole school, Star Reach sold their bracelets and earned $780.00 for “Relay For Life”!          
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
               










                                                          

                                                                                   
                                     


               We are excited to recognize Cole Tolbert, a current 6th grader, for scoring a perfect score on his 5th Grade Math MCT2 Test.  Cole is not only an outstanding student academically, but he also stands out as a leader at NJE.  He is a member of The Junior Beta Club and The Student Council.  North Jones is very proud of Cole Tolbert's outstanding accomplishment on his 5th Grade Math MCT2 Test.  Cole is the son of Ronnie and Melissa Tolbert.
                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

  

          

 

            New Employee @ North Jones      

                 Cari Lindsey, Pre-K

                                                       

                                     

        


Relay For Life 2014

     


                        

 


 





           
 

The District and School Report Cards for 2011-2012 are now available for viewing..

District Report Card            School Report Card

What's For Breakfast

Breakfast of eggs, bacon and hot bread coming out of the toaster

What's For Lunch

A pair of restaurant menus

Address: 650 Trace Rd. Laurel, MS 39443 Phone: 601-428-1980