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West Jones High School
          254 Springhill Rd.
          Laurel, MS  39443
           Phone (601) 729-8144       Fax (601) 729-8148


WJHS Sr Beta Service Project

(L-R): David Berry, Hudson Harris, and Micah Martin

The WJH Senior Beta Club recently collected cat food, cat litter, and dog food for SCAR located in east Jones County. The donations from our members filled the back of this truck.

FCA November 19, 2015

Senior, Jamey Coleman, speaking at the November 19th FCA meeting! 

Peer Council--Turkey Time

WJHS Peer Council, along with Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Graves' Life Skills classes, celebrated Thanksgiving early by creating Apple Turkeys and Turkey Puppets! 

WJHS Peer Council Great American Smoke-Out

West Jones High School Peer Council members held the Grim Reaper Walk in observance of the Great American Smoke-Out. Council members marched through the halls representing people who have died from tobacco related illness, while bringing awareness to the dangers of tobacco use. More than 480,000 people in the United States die each year from cigarette smoking, and 5,400 of those deaths happen in Mississippi. Every 6 seconds, about the time it takes to blink twice, someone in the world dies from tobacco related illnesses. Peyton Flynt and Austin Reed, members of the Mustang Pride drum line, played cadence during the walk. Also helping with the event were Denise Graves, WJHS Peer Council teacher, and Teresa Harrison, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Coordinator for Jones County School District.

Pictured are: Alex Roberts, Grim Reaper;  1st row: Madalyn Stringer, Brayden Barksdale, Haley Gable, Vivian Lam, Brittani Dozier
2nd: Taylor Jefcoat, Cody Pitts, Chelsey Dry, Kolbi Holifield, Ali Green, Nataleigh Duran
Back: Austin Pitts, Lexi Chandler, Lindsey Parker, Marley Mixon, Alyssa Garick, Preston Coleman, Conner Coleman
Drummers: Austin Reed and Peyton Flynt

Lady Mustangs Open With a Victory Over Red Rebels

The Lady Mustangs opened the 2015-16 season with a 4-1 victory over 6A Harrison Central in the Laurel Showcase Tournament.
   In the 6th minute, sophomore forward Allie James stole a Red Rebel goal kick. She played a quick pass to sophomore midfielder Anna Grace Gieger who shot on goal. James crashed the goal and scored the first of the night.
   After Harrison Central scored the equalizer, James struck again off a centering pass from 8th grade forward Katie Beth Sumrall.
   In the 45th minute, freshman forward Bri Carr faked out three defenders before tapping the ball past the Rebel keeper pushing the score to 3-1.
   Sumrall would score her first career goal in the 51st minute of play off a perfect through ball from senior fullback Kayla Jefcoat.
   Junior holding midfielder Faith Gavin and fullbacks Shelby McMinn and Maddie McLeod patrolled the middle and limited the visitors to a few shots from over twenty yards away.
   Sophomore keeper Cassie Winship made four saves for the victory in goal.

WJHS Wedgeworth Signs With Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

West Jones High School Senior Jackson Wedgeworth recently signed a letter of intent to play golf for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Pictured are Sitting L-r: Jackson Wedgeworth and Natalie Wedgeworth, mom.
Back Row: Lynn Lyon, WJHS Supervising Principal; Coach Tony Johnson, WJHS Golf; Reuben Wedgeworth, dad; and Emma Wedgeworth, sister.

WJHS Peer Council Celebrates Red Ribbon Week


The West Jones High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently hosted "The Flats and That" 5k run. FCA lead team members greeted runners at the starting line, encouraged them at the half mark, and cheered for them as they ran across the finish line. Runners from all over Jones County participated in the race. Proceeds will be used to purchase FCA Bibles for athletes. Thanks to the many sponsors, volunteers, and runners who helped make this event a success. 

Picture 1 includes:

Jacob Kilpatrick, Hunter Tew, Cassie Winship, Hudson Harris, Donivan Chastain, Reagan Hood, Collin Holifield, Jackson Wedgeworth, David Barry, Jaime Coleman, Conner Coleman, Meredith Follis, Natalie Welch

Picture 2 includes:

Hudson Harris, WJHS FCA Lead Team member and Justin Graves, FCA Director Jones, Wayne, and Covington County

Picture 3 includes:

West Jones 8th grader Tanner Bullock receives medal

Picture 4 includes:

Runners line-up at the start line.


WJHS Homecoming 2015

West Jones High School celebrated its 50th Homecoming on Friday, October 30, 2015.  This year's court included:  Front:  Football Maid Denise Algoo, Senior Maid Cheyenne Easterling, Student Body Maid Madelyn Cooley, Queen Chandler Moore, Student Body Maid Taylor Zachary, Senior Maid Katelyn Jefcoat, and Football Maid Megan Dearman.  Back:  Freshman Maid Emily McDonald, Sophomore Maid Carley Hill, Junior Maid Faith Gavin, Junior Maid Morgan Adams, Sophomore Maid Nataleigh Duran, and Freshman Maid Anna Bookout.  Not pictured:  Flower Girl Diamond Keyes and Crown Bearer Garrett Sullivan.  All former West Jones High School Homecoming Queens were honored at a reception in the Media Center.

Physics Pictures WJHS

Recently Mrs. Lowe's Physics class shot off rockets while studying velocity and acceleration (gravity).  The students determined the height of each flight using equations dealing with velocity and acceleration.  The highest flight was 26.35 meters.  Members of the class are: Kate Broom, Sarah Derballout, Justin Ford, Kade Green, Will Harrelson, Demarlon Hatten, Daniel Hopkins, Jacob Kilpatrick, Kristi Marshall, Chris Martin, Conner McLeod, Brandon Nolan, Kameron Orman, Rob Parker, Rhys Thompson, David Thornton, and Damien Young.

WJHS 7th grade Project--Be Kind

Inspired by the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the seventh grade class at WJH would like to challenge their peers: "When given the choice between being right and being kind, CHOOSE KIND!" Pictured L to R: Abbie Thrash, Ellie Howard, Devin Neal, Miller French, Ben Taylor, Jorge' Barajas. 

WJHS Art Winners

West Jones High School Art Students recently participated in the Loblolly Festival’s Masonite Art Competition Sponsored by the Laurel Arts League. Students painted on Masonite door skins depicting this year’s theme, “Loblolly Pine Tree – A Closer Look.” Junior, Katlin Clark (pictured right), won 2nd place and $100. Senior, Seth Drennan (pictured left), won 3rd place and $50.

WJHS Peer Council Scrubby Bears

West Jones Peer Council members recently taught Scrubby Bears to kindergarten and first grade students at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary. The Scrubby Bear curriculum is used to teach students about germs and how to stay clean and healthy. Peer Council members used games, songs, and stories in each of the classrooms. Peer Council is taught by Denise Graves. 

Pictured are:
Front:  Ali Green, Kolbi Holifield, Chelsey Dry, Madalyn Stringer, Conner Coleman, Lexi Chandler, Vivian Lam
Back: Brayden Barksdale, Taylor Jefcoat, Cody Pitts, Austin Pitts, Preston Coleman, Alyssa Garick, Marley Mixon, Lindsay Parker, Nataleigh Duran, Haley Gable