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At the end of our fundraising efforts, SJE has raised over $9,792.00! What an amazing effort by teachers, students, and other faculty members. Two grades right now will have the opportunity to see Mr. Clark "kiss a pig" because they raised over $1,500 as a class. WOW! Here are the standings:

1st= $1,379.40

Students in Ms. Holifield's 6th grade Science Class had to construct a replica of Mt. Vesuvius and the ancient Roman city of Pompeii using a bottle of Diet Coke and crafting materials. Once complete, students used the Scientific MEthod in order to devise the quickest, most efficient means of inserting Mentos into the Diet Coke!

Jr. Beta Club recently attended the MS Jr. Beta Convention held at the Gulf Coast Colliseum. Students participated in numerous contests.

Cole Collum competed in the Banner competition and won 3rd place which qualifies him to compete at Nationals this summer in New Orleans! Way to go Cole and the rest of the SJE Jr. Beta Club.


6th grade Star Reach girls are finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. They were 1 of 4,100 entrants and went to New York City to represent SJE as 1 of 15 National Finalists competing for over $130,000 worth of Samsung Electronics. They are now awaiting word for whether they are 1 of 5 final winners! Good Luck girls!


SJE Talent Showcase!

What talent SJE has... We are so proud of our students

Krystal Husser was named the Teacher of the Year!

Way to go Mrs. Husser!

On December 10, sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's Social Studies class celebrated the 198th birthday of Mississippi, complete with cookie cake! Students were asked to present their favorite ad from the campaign, "Mississippi Believe It!" which aims to combat the negative image of our state by showcasing the many contributions that Mississippians have made to the Arts, Sciences, and Armed Services over the past two centuries.
Junior Beta Club helped The Fieldhouse, which is a homeless shelter on Hwy 49 that provides support for people in Hattiesburg. They help find jobs for those able to work, and they assist with temporary housing until families are able to get back on their feet. At their Christmas party, Junior Beta Club was able to help provide the children with the following items to help fill 40 backpacks for needy children with snacks, drinks, coloring books, and crayons. Children's books were also donated.
Students in 3rd grade completed a week long Language arts study on the Polar Express. The culminating event included pancakes made by Principal, Wade Clark and watching of the Polar Express. What a great adventure that students will never forget.


Star Reach students at South Jones Elementary recently presented “Lascaux III” in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the historical discovery of the cave complex near Montignac, France.  The original Lascaux contains more than 2000 Paleolithic cave paintings that are estimated to be close to 20,000 years old.  As a result of an in-depth study, the students developed a real-life simulation and presented the results of their inquiry in a variety of products including an art gallery, drawings, maps, poetry, postcards, a museum exhibit, and oral presentations.   Acting as tour guides, the Star Reach students effectively communicated their ideas and the information they learned enabling their many visitors to experience the students’ interpretation of the historic event.

Sixth graders in Ms. Holifield's Social Studies class discussed The Diary of Anne Frank while learning about the Holocaust. Students were asked to write a Narrative from the point of view of a key player mentioned throughout Frank's diary--including the cat belonging to Peter van Pels! Students were then given the option of dressing up while presenting their story about life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Europe.





The fifth and sixth grade Beta students at South Jones Elementary are helping the Salvation Army provide assistance to families in need this holiday season by leading the way as the whole school fills barrels with canned food.  Four barrels have already been filled, and  they anticipate filling several more.    

Student winners of the Pecan Festival

Coloring Contest



C.Collum , a student at South Jones Elementary, was awarded first place in the Banner Competition at the Mississippi Jr. Beta Convention held in Tupelo, MS. Cole then went on to represent Mississippi at the National Jr. Beta Convention in Nashville, TN  where his banner was awarded 5th place in the Nation.  He is the son of Karen and Richard Collum.





Students, teachers, and parents helped to

raise $700.00 for our

Relay for Life Team at SJE!

Thank you so.... much!



Students and faculty participated in a fire drill involving

the Ellisville Fire Department. The SJE family did an excellent job

exiting the building in a safe and timely manner.


Officer Holston and Officer Thrash from the Ellisville Police Department presented SJE with Anti-Smoking/Drinking/Drug posters that could be displayed through out the school! Thank you Ellisville Police Department!

South Jones Elementary                                                        Receives Clean Campus Award

South Jones Elementary was awarded the Clean Campus Award for the month of August.  GCA Services Group, the contracted custodial service for the Jones County School System, chooses a school each month to receive this award.  South Jones Elementary is proud to receive this honor on behalf of the custodial crew assigned to our school. 

Pictured are: (left to right) Dorothy Cooper, GCA Day Porter; Wade Clark, South Jones Elementary Supervising Principal; Mark Vaughn, South Jones Elementary Assistant Principal; and Gloria Ducksworth, GCA Day Porter






The third grade classes at South Jones Elementary School would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Laurel for presenting them with flash cards for multiplication and division.