WJHS McMinn Signs with Meridian Community College

WJHS senior, Shelby McMinn, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Meridian Community College.

Pictured:
Sitting: Krista McMinn, mom; Shelby; Debbie Hinton, Grandmother
Standing: WJHS Coach Josh Sullivan; WJHS Coach Anna Sullivan; Maggie McMinn, sister; Jerry Hinton, Grandfather; WJHS Coach Craig Winship; WJHS Supervising Principal, Lynn Lyon

WJHS McLeod signs with East Central Community College

West Jones High School senior, Maddie McLeod, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at East Central Community College.

Pictured are:
Front: Kaye McLeod, mom; Mollie McLeod, sister; Maddie; A.J. McLeod, brother; Maylee McLeod, sister
Back: WJHS Coach Josh Sullivan;  WJHS Coach Anna Sullivan; WJHS Coach Craig Winship; WJHS Supervising Principal, Lynn Lyon

WJHS Rob James Signs with JCJC Baseball

West Jones High School senior Rob James recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball with JCJC.
Pictured are:
Standing Back l-r: Coach Chance Yelverton, Coach David Gavin, Head Coach Trey Sutton, Coach Corey Tolbert and WJHS Supervising Principal Lynn Lyon
Middle : Sisters...Bailey James and Allie James
Sitting: Bobby James, dad; Rob; Felicia James, mom

WJHS AP Govt Attend Youth Leadership Summit

West Jones High School juniors and seniors were privileged to attend the Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit on October 27 at Gulf Coast Community College. Students heard speeches on how to improve their leadership skills and also attended a college fair afterwards. Speakers included Sgt. Major Ronald Green, a veteran Marine of the Iraq War, 2016 Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Representative Steven Palazzo himself, who along with his staff, sponsors and organizes the conference annually.
Pictured back l-r: Jesus Trujillo, A. P. Government teacher Randy Cooley, Mackenzie Chamblee, Nicholas Sumrall, Isaiah Harper, Emily Graves, Claudia Chambliss, Madilyn Poolson.


Front l-r: Sara Brownlee, Will Bridges, Representative Steven Palazzo, and India Jones.

WJHS Quiz Bowl Team

The West Jones High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Ole Miss Brain Brawl on November 12 and finished 4th of 42 teams.  Before leaving Oxford, the team toured Rowan Oak, the home of Mississippi author William Faulkner.  Quiz Bowl competitors, pictured from left to right, are Adam Dickey, Matt Hendry, Logan Parker, and Nick Sumrall.  The team's advisor is Karen Deniakos.

Pictured are: Sumrall, Parker, Hendry, and Dickey

WJHS Senior Breonca Ducksworth Signs with JCJC

West Jones High School Senior Breonca Ducksworth recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball with the JCJC Lady Bobcats.

Pictured are:
Seated: Early Gray, Great Grandfather; Elouise Gray, Great Grandmother; Breonca Ducksworth; Veronica Gray, Mother; Shuronda Emmons, God-Mother
Standing: Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal; Jermarcus Ross, Family Friend; Larry Ducksworth, Brother; Veonca Ducksworth, Sister; and WJHS Basketball Coach Sharon Murray

WJHS Trey DeSantis Signs Letter of Intent

West Jones High School senior, Trey DeSantis, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS.

Pictured are:
Standing-- Brad McCardle, Summer League Coach; WJ Coach Chance Yelverton; WJ Coach/Athletic Director Scott Pierson; WJ Head Baseball Coach Trey Sutton; WJ Coach Corey Tolbert; and Jeff Farris, Hitting Coach.
Seated--Mandy DeSantis, mom; Trey; Robert DeSantis, dad

Drugs Will Make You Batty!

WJHS Peer Council members had fun with the students in Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Graves' Life Skills classes making bats! This timely activity tied Halloween and Red Ribbon Week together! All students learned that Drugs Make You Batty!

FCA Trick or Trot 5K

WJHS FCA members hosted the Trick or Trot 5k/Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Mustang Stadium. Over 40 participants registered to run/walk to help raise funds to purchase Bibles for WJ athletes. Jones County FCA director, Justin Graves, gave a brief overview of the FCA mission and WJHS Lead Team member, Jacob Kilpatrick, offered the prayer before the race began. Overall winners were Kaleb Smith and Jason Lopez in the 5K and Millie Arender and Kit Arender in the Fun Run. Thanks to all for making this run a success!


Pictured are FCA Lead Team members Cassie Winship, Hunter Tew, Jacob Kilpatrick, Kagen Welch, Emily McLaurin, Meredith Follis, Nataleigh Welch, Faith Gavin, Holly Smith, Alexis Parker, Emma Wedgeworth, Maddi Waters, Zack Cochran

8th Science Students Learn about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

   
West Jones Middle School science students recently learned about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. Pictured are Coach Luckey's students participating in a hands-on lab activity.

WJHS 8th Grader attends National Beta Club Leadership Summit

Tolbert Attends Leadership Summit 

Cole Tolbert, an 8th grade student at West Jones Middle School, represented our state as the State Junior Beta Club Vice President at the National Beta Club Leadership Summit in Tupelo. The Summit was designed to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to achieve their personal best in life through service, character, and achievement. Over two hundred middle school students from around the state attended the summit. Cole is the son of Ronnie and Melissa Tolbert.

West Jones Peer Council encourages everyone to stay DRUG FREE!

Pictured are: Front--Macy Kate Malone, Summer Boyd, Emmy Fiala, Abby Parker, Nataleigh Duran, Emma Shows, Madeleine Boykin, Brittani Dozier, Kasia Hosey, Hunter Green, Belle Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Lindsay Parker
Back: Chelsey Dry, Haley Gable, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Conner Coleman, Kolbi Holifield, Haylee Walters

Bobcat Math League Wins Against South Jones

West Jones wins their match against South Jones.


Pictured are:
Front Row: Mrs. Courtney Hagan (math coach), Logan Parker, Lindsey Hughes, Karson Wardell, Matt Boykin, Brandon Waldrup, Candace Nolan, Claudia Chambliss
Back Fow: Jess Cooley, River Howell, Jack Taylor, and Nick Sumrall

JCJC Bobcat Math League

West Jones won against Richton, 60-18, at the Bobcat Math League.  Pictured are:Jess Cooley, Jack Taylor, Logan Parker, Nick Sumrall, Claudia Chambliss, Karson Wardell, Matt Boykin, Brandon Waldrop, River Howell, (Not Pictured is Lindsey Hughes).

WJHS Peer Council Teaches Scrubby Bears

West Jones High School Peer Council recently visited West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary kindergarteners and first graders to teach Scrubby Bears. This program reinforces good health and hygiene practices by using songs, stories, and group activities. Helping the council were Denise Graves-teacher, Teresa Harrison-Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator for Jones County School District, and Angie Bynum-Jones County School District Nurse.

Pictured: 1st Row--Madalyn Stringer, Emmy Fiala, Madeleine Boykin, Lindsay Parker, Chelsey Dry, Kolbi Holifield, Haley Gable
2nd--Hunter Green, Brittani Dozier, Conner Coleman, Nataleigh Duran, Austin Pitts, Jenna Sumrall, Kasia Hosey, Abby Parker, Emma Shows, Macy Kate Malone, Summer Boyd, Belle Walters, Haylee Walters

WJHS Homecoming Court 2016-17

The West Jones High School administration is proud to announce the 2016-17 Homecoming Court. Presentation of queen and maids will be October 14 before the West Jones vs Provine game at Mustang Stadium. The homecoming parade begins at 6:15 with the presentation of the court immediately following. 

Pictured are:
Seated: Alexis Booth-Football Maid, Faith Gavin-12th Grade Maid, Landra Gavin-Student Body Maid, Morgan Adams-Queen, Sara Graves-Student Body Maid, Kelby Husser-12th Grade Maid, and Breonca Ducksworth-Football Maid.
Standing: Lindsey Sims-9th Grade Maid, Anna Bookout-10th Grade Maid, Keyasha McDonald-11 Grade Maid, Carley Hill-11th Grade Maid, Brinley Bullock-10th Grade Maid, and Natalie Allgood-9th Grade Maid.

WJHS AP Chemistry Aboard the R/V Franks

West Jones' AP Chemistry students recently spent a day aboard the R/V Franks collecting water quality data as part of a long-term study of the Pascagoula River.  The program is associated with the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs.

JCJC Bobcat Math League

 
WJHS Bobcat Math League won it's first match of the year against Wayne County. Names listed below:
In the first picture, 0425, the students are Nick Sumrall, Logan Parker, Jack Taylor, and Jess Cooley, and Dr. Jessica Bunch.
In the second picture, 0427, the students are Jess Cooley, Jack Taylor, Logan Parker, Nick Sumrall, Brandon Waldrop, Karson Wardell, Lindsey Hughes, Eva Kiparizoska, and Candace Nolan.

WJHS Theater Presents Disney's Little Mermaid

West Jones Middle/High School Theater Department will present Disney's The Little Mermaid on Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM in their Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $5 each and the doors open at 6:30.  Sixty middle and high school students will perform classic Disney hits "Under The Sea", "Part of Your World", and "Kiss The Girl".

K9 Buck Visits WJHS Peer Council

WJHS Peer Council recently had a visit from K9 Buck and Sgt. Michelle Howell with the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Howell answered questions regarding Buck's duties as a narcotic K9, the ongoing training she and he have to do, and the many drug arrest that have been made due to Buck's help. Peer Council is gearing up for a new year in planning "Drug Free" activities for students at WJHS, North Jones Elementary, and West Jones Elementary. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves.

Pictured are:
front: Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Conner Coleman, Madeleine Boykin, Sgt. Howell and Buck, Kasia Hosey, Summer Boyd

Back:
Brittani Dozier, Haley Gable, Chelsea Beasley, Haylee Walters, Madalyn Stringer, Macy Kate Malone, Belle Walters, Emmy Fiala, Jenna Sumrall, Austin Pitts, Hunter Green, Emma Shows, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker

WJHS Driver's Education Students Learns of the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Sgt. Scott Gable from the Jones County Sheriff's Department met with WJHS driver's education students to discuss the dangers of texting and driving. He gave several statistics to make his point: 1) According to the 2013 National Safety Council, 1.6 million car crashes were related to driving while texting, 2) 1 out of 4 car crashes in the U.S. are caused by drivers texting, and 3) 11 teens die everyday as a result of crashes due to texting and driving. WJHS students were able to ask questions related to texting and driving and were able to see damages to a car that was wrecked due to a driver's texting. WJHS driver's education teacher is Coach Junior Smith.

FCA Lead Team to JCJC

FCA Lead Team Members attend Reload Workshop at JCJC

Pictured:  Front: Faith Gavin, Alexis Parker, Natalie Welch, Meredith Follis, Emily McLaurin
Back: Hunter Tew, Gage Hutto, Scarlett Gully, Jacob Kilpatrick, Cassie Winship, Kagen Welch, Emma Wedgeworth, Madi Waters

WJHS Peer Council Learns about the Consequences of Using E-Cigs and Vapes

West Jones High School Peer Council recently received a visit from Sgt. Scott Gable of the Jones County Sheriff's Department. He shared important information about the dangers of e-cigs and vapes, along with other issues related to drug and alcohol use.  This informative session helped council members prepare to teach "Tar Wars" to 4th and 5th grade students.

Pictured are:
Front--Nataleigh Duran, Macy Kate Malone, Madeleine Boykin, Summer Boyd, Abby Parker, Kasia Hosey
2nd Row--Belle Walters, Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Madalyn Stringer, Lindsay Parker, Conner Coleman, Chelsea Beasley, Emmy Fiala, Brittani Dozier, Haylee Walters, Emma Shows
3rd Row--Haley Gable, Sgt. Scott Gable, Jenna Sumrall, Hunter Green,  Austin Pitts

WJHS Peer Council with Lt. Little

Lt. Robert Little from the Jones County Sheriff's Department recently spoke to the West Jones High School Peer Council to help them better prepare to teach "Too Good for Drugs" to other students. Lt. Little answered questions regarding the numerous issues surrounding illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription drugs. Council members are getting geared up for the new year in promoting Healthy Drug Free Lives. 

Pictured with Lt. Little are: Madeleine Boykin, Conner Coleman, Brittani Dozier, Chelsey Dry, Nataleigh Duran, Emmy Fiala, Haley Gable, Kasia Hosey, Macy Kate Malone, Abby Parker, Lindsay Parker, Austin Pitts, Emma Shows, Madalyn Stringer, Jenna Sumrall, Belle Walters, Chelsea Beasley, Summer Boyd, and Haylee Walters.

Not pictured: Kolbi Holifield and Hunter Green
 

West Jones Cheer

The West Jones Varsity Cheerleaders attended UCA Cheer Camp at the University of Mississippi. The team earned the following awards:
Camp Champions in the Xtreme Routine
Camp Champions in Cheer
Camp Champions in Game Day
2nd Place in Sidelines
All Superior Squad
Superior Ribbon in Home Pom
Spirit Stick
The following girls were named All American: Natalie Welch, Mackenzie Jordan, Brooke Stringer, Bethany Logan, Scarlett Gulley, and Taylor Dearmon. These girls received an invitation to attend the 2016 Varsity London, England Tour.
Mackenzie Jordan also won the Jump off.
Natalie Welch, Mackenzie Jordan, and Brooke Stringer were invited to try out for the UCA Staff.

2016 YEARBOOKS ARE IN!!!

Yearbooks must be picked up in front office as soon as possible!!!!!

 




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