Giving our Best
Our Mission Statement:
Collaborating with parents, teachers, students,
and community, West Jones Elementary strives to be positive,
progressive and caring. While striving for excellence, we promote an atmosphere of individualized educational
goals which prepare our students to be leaders and equip them
to be productive citizens.
Working hard is
the key at WJE, and this year's test scores reflected our
Students & Teachers hard work.
W.J.E. is a
the Stars is our goal as we work for a rating of an
"A Performing School"
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The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear
understanding of what students are expected to learn, so
teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the
real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young
people need for success in college and careers. With American
students fully prepared for the future, our communities will
be best positioned to compete successfully in the global
Core State Standards Initiative | The Standards
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Informatin on Standards for Language & Mathematical Practices:
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires each
state to use a
unified accountability model. School,
district, and state report cards that
following accountability information are now avalaible.
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Report Card School Report Card
New Attendance Law
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WJE Star Reach
It is the mission
of the Jones County School's Star Reach program to ensure
that gifted children, who
unusually high potential, are provided with an appropriate
education that is based on their
WJE is privileged
to have wonderful parents, students, staff, and community
leaders to collaborate with to provide
educational opportunities for all of our students.
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Parental Needs Assessment Survey Results
Community Needs Assessment Survey Results
Teacher Needs Assessment Survey Results
Student Needs Assessment Survey Results
Result Summary Report
Arender’s third grade students got a special treat on
April 9th as Mrs. Priscilla Herrington, from
The First bank spoke to her class.
Students learned valuable lessons on budgeting, and
why it is important to save money.
They were also encouraged to make wise choices when
spending their money.
Not only did Mrs. Priscilla
do many activities with the students to show them the
value of money, she treated the students with a money bag,
crayons, money coloring sheets, and cookies!
West Jones Elementary is blessed to have great
business partners who invest in our students and we send a
“thank you” to Mrs. Herrington and “The First”.
Grade Dental Program
Mrs. Teresa Powell, from Ellis & Walters Dental Care,
visited with first grade students at West Jones Elementary
on February 10. She shared important dental health
information with the students and surprised them with
goodie bags containing dental hygiene products donated by
Dr. Ellis and Dr. Walters. After the special visit, the
students are excited about keeping their teeth healthy and
look forward to visiting their
dentist for regular
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Dental Program Pictures
Elementary Students recently participating in Arbor Day
festivities. Plum Creek and The Masonite Corporation gave
an informational talk along with providing a Ginkgo Tree
for the students of WJE.
Elementary appreciates both Plum Creek and The Masonite
Corporation for their dedication in helping to educate our
students in the importance of Arbor Day and
the role it
plays in helping our economy and environment.
Jones County School District
2014 Reading Fair Winners
The Jones County School District
Reading Fair was held at the Magnolia Center on Friday,
January 24, 2014.
The winners will compete on March 20, 2014 at the
Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
at the Regional Reading Fair.
The Jones County faculty and staff are very proud
of the hard work and expertise extended by each student.
row (left to right):
Buckhaults, East Jones Elementary; Ridge Jones, North
Jones Elementary; Pierce Prince, Moselle Elementary; Sumer
Boyette, Moselle Elementary; Macy Kate Malone, West Jones
Elementary; Bradyn Hosey, North Jones Elementary.
row (left to right):
Barns, East Jones Elementary; Olivia Burchfield, East
Jones Elementary; Garrett Walley, East Jones Elementary;
Creed Broom, West Jones Elementary; Noah Hosey, North
Way to go Macy Kate & creed
Elementary third grader, Madayn Robinson, recently won the
perfect attendance bike for the month of November. Madayn
had no absences, tardies, or early withdrawals during the
month. WJE P.T.O. sponsors a bike each month which is given
to a student who meets the criteria for perfect attendance.
Way to go Madalyn!!!
Treats to Eat
Perkins third grade students
language and math skills
to create and write about Christmas Trees. Yum Yum
West Jones Elementary Students didn’t know what a special
treat awaited them as they were dropped off for school this
Friday. Coach Scott Pierson, head football coach at WJH, and
Senior Football players greeted and helped unload students as
they were dropped off for school.
Pictured are Coach Scott Pierson,
Miles Huff, D.J Sanders, Austin Herrington, Mason
Cook, Hayden Tew, and Jacob Manning
Citizen of the Month
K- Gissel Rivera 1st- Dillan Williams
2nd-Cambrey Hill 3rd- Estrella Rosas Ruiz
5th-Emma Williams 6th-Isabela Cherry
West Jones Elementary prides itself in the calibar of
students who attend our school,
and would like to
congratulate the following students for being
Citizen of the Month:
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the Month pictures
and first grade students received the heads up on staying
healthy and getting rid of germs by West Jones High School
Peer Council members. Each year the W.J.H. Peer Council does
an amazing job of presenting the "Scrubby Bear" program to K
& 1st grade students. Not only did the students learn
valuable information, they also enjoyed getting to interact
with students from W.J.H.
W.J.E. 4th & 5th grade students received helpful
information on the hazards of tobacco products by West
Jones High School Peer Council members. Each year the
W.J.H. Peer Council presents the Tar Wars program to WJE
4th & 5th graders. WJE extends a big "Thank You" to the
WJH Peer Council for providing us with information to keep
Red Ribbon Week
Saying no to drugs is a
high priority at W.J.E. and this year's Red Ribbon Week was
a huge success!
West Jones Elementary
celebrated Red Ribbon Week with daily themes, a pep rally,
and hat day!
We would like to thank Mrs. Teresa
Harrison for all of her hard work and dedication to the
students of Jones County
the West Jones High Cheerleaders,
Band and Football Players for
a Great Pep Rally!
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Red Ribbon Pep Rally
WJE Red Ribbon Week Coloring Contest Winners
from left: Chase Beasley, Brenna Clark, Natalie Dewitt,
Kaitlyn James, Kaden Stevison
Front Row from left:
Marlee Hayes, Zimarion Chaney, Hannah Sherman
Bus Safety Week
Students from each
elementary school participated in the Jones County Schools
bus safety poster contest. Winners from WJE are pictured
with Mr. Mark Reddoch (WJE Principal), Mr. Tommy Parker
(JCS Superintendent), Mr. Greg Burroughs(Burrough's
Diesel), and Mr. Ken Blackledge(Ellisville Auto). WJE
winners are from left to right Abby Marroquin, Addison
Wilson and Emma Malone . Abby received 300.00, Addison and
Emma Got 100.00. Also, pictued in picture 6602 is Kadin
Stevenson who received a ribbon for HM.
WJE 6th grade students
help Mrs. Shandra Benson's kindergarten class measure
their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. WJE kindergarten
students went on a field trip to the Pumkin Patch where
they enjoyed a fun filled day!
Treating Others with Respect
First Grade Student's watched a puppet show presented by
Laurel Junior Auxiliary.
Each year the LJA presents an informative play to students on
treating people with respect.
Elementary Kindergarten Teachers and Title 1 hosted a
parent workshop where parents were informed about common
core curriculum, grading, and tips on helping their child
succeed in school.
Council Members 2013-2014
Each year, the PE
coaches at WJE select students based on attitude,
leadership, sportsmanship, and ability to be a member of
the Health Council. The members are as follows: (back)
Kelton Keen, Baily James, Abby Harper, Ariel Loper, Anna
Harper and Tanner Bullock. (Front) Coach Marie Coleman,
Richard Sims, Emmy Fiala, Braden Barksdale and Coach Kelly