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
April 24...Relay For Life @ 6:00 p.m. Fairgrounds
April 27...PARCC Testing Begins 3rd grade- 6th grade
May 11-May 15...5th Grade Science Test
May 15...Kindergarten Promotion @ 8:30
May 18...6th Grade Promotion @ 6:00 p.m. @ WJHS PAC
May 21...60% Student Day-Last Day of School
The North Jones Elementary Star Reach second grade classes are studying Canada, our neighbor to the north. To enhance their study these second graders had an opportunity to visit with Chick and Jackie Desautels from Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada. These Canadians were in the area to visit with some life-long friends, Lavon and Diane Welborn. To prepare for the visit the students made a list of questions about Canada and their culture.
Mr. and Mrs. Desautels answered questions which sparked even more questions. The students learned the many ways that the U.S. and Canada are alike and the ways they are different. The visitors spoke in both French and English. They charmed the students with not only information about their homeland but also with the French songs that they sang.
Relay for Life T-shirt Order Form
Second Grade Presents
Lights, Camera, Action!
Madison Willams is the winner of the Mississippi Junior
Spelling Contest for her division.
State Beta Convention 2014-2015
Teacher of the year 2014-2015
Tommy Parker, Wanda Rogers (Teacher of the year), Robert Hill
Reading Fair Winners 2014-2015
1st place...K. Sewell
2nd place...L. Sanders
Honorable Mention...C. Myrick
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
1st place...B. Ducksworth
2nd place...B. Cole
3rd place...C. White
1st place...C. Johnson
2nd place...E. Mann
3rd place...A. Hernandez
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
1st place...N. Rosas
2nd place...A. Long
3rd place...D. Hardy (not pictured)
1st place...B. Simpson
2nd place...G. Bell
3rd place...J. White
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
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
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
They also created posters and skits as
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
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.