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313 Anderson Street Ellisville, MS 39437
(601) 477-8451 FAX: (601) 477-3505

South Jones High School is a public high school in Jones County in Ellisville, Mississippi. The original school was built in 1965 and was renovated in 1995. A special services building was built in 1993. South Jones High School serves grades 7-12 and has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. The school has an instructional staff of 94, four principals, and three counselors.

Mr. Johnson Cody Brooks
Larry Johnson

Supervising Principal
Cody Brooks

11th-12th Grade Principal
Dr. Ladner Mr. Marshall
Dr. Catherine Ladner

9th-10th Grade Principal
Jon Marshall

7th-8th Grade Principal

The South Jones High School baseball team will be honoring those in our community who have fought or are fighting a battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 31, as they host Purple Diamond Night.  The event will include a survivor recognition before the 7:00 game and a sky lantern release after the game.  If you have a family member who is a cancer survivor that you would like to have attend the event and be recognized, please let Mrs. Strickler know.
Survivors should sign in by 6:00 at the game.  Recognition will begin promptly at 6:30 on the baseball field.  Please let Mrs. Strickler know ahead of time, if at all possible, if you have someone you would like to add to the list of honorees for the recognition ceremony.  You may also purchase sky lanterns to be released in honor or in memory of a friend or family member.  The lantern form is attached and can be returned to Mrs. Strickler before Tuesday, or it may be turned in at the game on Tuesday night.  Lanterns are $25 each, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Please let Mrs. Strickler know if you have any questions about the event.

Relay For Life Fundraiser – Dessert Silent Auction

We will have a Relay for Life fundraiser on Thursday, April 2. The annual dessert silent auction, which is a great way to pick up a dessert or two for your Easter guests, will be in Mrs. Strickler's room.  If you would be willing to donate a dessert (cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, candies, etc.) for the silent auction, please let her know by Wednesday, April 1.  Also, she will have individually wrapped desserts available for faculty and staff to purchase throughout the day if you would like to donate individual items to be sold.  You can take your dessert donation by her room (1A in A building) before school on Thursday morning. Please be sure and stop by throughout the day to bid on your favorite desserts as well as pick up a few snacks from the individual items for sale!  Bidding will take place until 2:10 p.m.  At that time bid sheets will be collected and highest bidders notified of their winnings. Thanks for all you do to support our Relay for Life fundraising efforts!!  Stay tuned for information on additional fundraising opportunities! 

The SJ show choir will be performing for the school during 7th period on Tuesday, April 7.  Students can "get out of class" and see the performance for only $3.  Teachers and administrators are free.  This performance is to raise funds for their trip to the Show Choir National Championships in Chicago in the event that they qualify. The show choir students will need to leave 6th period a little early in order to get dressed and ready to go.  The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Wilson hopes to see you everyone there! 

The Special Education department will be making pillows.  If anyone has any material that they can donate to the special education classes, please send it to Mrs. Elisa Boleware.

Teachers/students, our Special Education department is in need of toys. Mrs. Shows was sent to help in our Special Education department, and she has asked for toys to help teach our students. The toys can vary from light up, musical, stackable, or toys with knobs. If you have any questions or would like to donate any toys, please see Mrs. Shows.
Mrs. Wansley's AP English Students Present a Multigenre Museum
AP English 1
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Multigenre Museum 4 Multigenre Museum 5
On March 5, 2015, more than 200 members of the community observed the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition students at South Jones High School present their first Multigenre Museum. In addition to this year's traditional research paper, these students incorporated their research findings and information in creative ways through multiple mediums. This event allowed students to  experiment with various literacies to represent key learning and understandings and provided them an audience with which they could orally present their learning artifacts.
South Jones Beta Club Assists Piney Woods Region Special Olympic Spring Games
Beta Club
On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Senior High Beta Club at South Jones High School traveled to JCJC to assist with the
Piney Woods Region Special Olympic Spring Games

Elizabeth Probst Chosen for People to People Ambassador Program
Class of 2015


Elizabeth Probst, a freshman at South Jones High School, was recently accepted into the People to People Ambassador Program class of 2015.  Mrs. Lynn Swindle, her English I teacher, nominated Elizabeth based on her scholastic merit, leadership potential, and exemplary citizenship.  Leadership Ambassadors are chosen from around the globe to participate in summits on careers in diplomacy, technology, film, business, and medicine at a prestigious American campus.  Elizabeth will attend the Medicine and Health Care Leadership Summit in July at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she plans to explore a future career as a surgeon.

Pictured above with Elizabeth are Dr. Catherine Ladner (9th-10th grade principal) and Mrs. Lynn Swindle, her English I teacher.

Kirkland McDuffie is Senior High Beta Club State President
Congratulations to South Jones Junior Kirkland McDuffie. Kirkland was elected Senior HIgh Beta Club State President at state convention in Tupelo. He plans to run for national beta president this summer in Nashville at the Senior High Beta National Convention.
Kirkland McDuffie is February Laurel Sertoma Student of the Month
Pictured with Mr. Thomas Hinkle
South Jones' Lady Braves Soccer Standout Signs with Southern Miss
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On February 4, surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates, Mary Kate Smith, signed a scholarship to continue her soccer career at The University of Southern Mississippi. Mary Kate, is the daughter of Jesse and Jennifer Smith of Ellisville, and sister to Conner.
Mason Strickland Staying in Ellisville

South Jones senior baseball player Mason Strickland will be in Ellisville for at least two more seasons following his playing career on The Reservation as he recently signed to play for Jones County Junior College.  Strickland helped the Braves reach the playoffs last season and a 15-12 record by compiling a 10-0 record on the mound.  Strickland finished with a 1.42 ERA in 59.1 innings of work, striking out 66 and walking 17.  Strickland threw eight complete games.  At the plate, he hit .364 with 33 RBIs.  Strickland and the Braves are scheduled to open the 2015 season when they face Stringer on Feb. 27. 

Pictured seated (from left):  Father Mike Strickland, Mason Strickland, mother Angela Strickland, and brother Maddox Strickland.  Standing:  South Jones Assistant Coach Ian Sharp, brother Blake Strickland, and South Jones Head Coach Jordan Rogers.

Mrs. Tina Walters Is SJHS Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Tina Walters has been selected as the SJHS Teacher of the Year by her peers. Mrs. Walters has taught chemistry for five years at South Jones. She lives in Ovett with her husband, Shelby, and has two sons, McCoy and Macon. She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Ellisville.

Shane Barnes Is December Laurel Sertoma Student of the Month
Pictured with Mrs. Amy Marshall, SJHS High School Counselor
SJHS Students Chosen As Future Leaders of Jones County
Future Leaders

Top Row L-R:  Kirkland McDuffie, Precious Graham, Landon Thompson
Bottom Row L-R:  Peyton Eaves, Madelyn Brewer, Anna Claire Evans, Madison McAlpin

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