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




West Jones Middle School Student Council members recently collected canned food to be donated to Pleasant Home Baptist Church to be used for their community food pantry project. Accepting the donation is  Mrs. Karen Matthews, Pleasant Home Baptist Church food pantry coordinator. Jr. High Student Council sponsors are Dana Pierce, Jennifer Ishee, and Shanna Matthews.

Also Pictured are l-r: Aaron Dorman, Colson Harris, Anna Bookout, Hannah Byrd, Grace Taylor, Madi Waters
West Jones High School Junior, Dalton Hall, was selected as Sertoma Student of the Month for October. Dalton chose science teacher Mark Brown as his guest.

Sergeant Scott Gable spoke to American Government classes at West Jones High School on October 14.  Sergeant Gable is the Fire Investigator for the Jones County Sheriff's Office.  He shared his experiences working in law enforcement and investigating crimes in the community. The photo was taken on Mrs. Rhonda Perkins' class.

West Jones High School recently elected the 2014 Homecoming Court.  The 50th Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday, October 24th.  The Homecoming Court is pictured as follows:
Top Row:  Football Maid Qua Ducksworth and Football Maid Annalee Ellis.  Second Row from Top:  Senior Maid Kendra Kitchens, Student Body Maid Destiny Clark, Queen Carly Shoemake, Student Body Maid Karley Keene, and Senior Maid Elvia Marin.  Third Row from Top:  Junior Maid Taylor Zachary, Sophomore Maid Sara Graves, Sophomore Maid Morgan Adams, and Junior Maid Chandler Moore.  Bottom Row:  Freshman Maid Anna Grace Gieger and Freshman Maid Carley Hill.  Join the excitement for an action-packed evening of beauty and brawl as cross-county rivals South Jones Braves visit the West Jones Mustangs.  Homecoming Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with with a car parade onto the track at the football field, at 6:30 p.m. is crowning, and at 7:00 p.m. is kickoff.

West Jones now has a Chess Club for grades 7-12 that meets every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school in the cafeteria.  The sponsor, Rhonda Perkins, is happy to report that this new club already boasts more than 50 excited members learning chess and improving their skills in this fun and challenging game.

The West Jones High School Peer Council recently taught Scrubby Bears to the kindergarten and 1st grade students at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary. Council members prepared activities, games, and stories to share with the students to teach health and hygiene. Scrubby Bear helped the students understand the need to wash their hands often to keep germs away. Sponsors for this event were Denise Graves, WJHS Peer Council teacher, and Teresa Harrison, Jones County School District Safe and Drug Free School, Coordinator.

 

Lieutenant Robert Little from the Jones County Sheriff's Office recently spoke to the West Jones Peer Council discussing illegal drugs and the illegal use of prescription drugs. Council members have been studying the different classes and schedules of drugs in preparation for teaching "Too Good For Drugs" to the 7th graders on campus. Lieutenant Little offered a question and answer session following his presentation and allowed the students to see various types of drugs. The Peer Council is very appreciative to Sheriff Alex Hodge for allowing his officers to hold these important drug education and awareness programs. WJHS Peer Council teacher is Denise Graves and Jones County School District Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator is Teresa Harrison.

Pictured are:
Hunter Dyess, Allison Pressley, Brianna Riley, Preston Coleman, Cody Pitts, Alex Roberts, Taylor Jefcoat, Vivian Lam, Ali Green, Conner Coleman, Rodria Hudgies, Kade Green, Savanah Shows, Auston Pitts, Taylor Zachary, Madison Shoemake, Haley Gable, Brittani Dozier, Lexi Chandler, Nicole Rivera, Nataleigh Duran, Bethany Logan and Lieutenant Robet Little.

 


West Jones High School Peer Council recently invited Sergeant Michelle Howell, Canine officer with the Jones County Sheriff's Department, to speak to the students about her duties, responsibilities, and experiences dealing with narcotic arrests. She brought her partner, Chief, who demonstrated specific commands and tasks. The Peer Council is preparing to teach "Too Good For Drugs" to the 7th graders on campus, and Sgt. Howell helped in providing important information. Peer Council teacher is Denise Graves.

Pictured with Sgt. Howell and Chief are: Alex Roberts, Allison Presley, Ali Green, Hunter Dyess, Taylor Jefcoat, Brianna Riley, Cody Pitts, Conner Coleman, Preston Coleman, Brittani Dozier, Kade Green, Vivian Lam, Rodira Hudgies, Haley Gable, Taylor Zachary, Savanah Shows, Nataleigh Duran, Lexi Chandler, Nicole Rivera, Bethany Logan, and Madison Shoemake.

West Jones High School administration announces the new faculty and staff for 2014-15.
Faculty: Front--Tripp Sumrall, Michelle Thomas, Donna Adkins, Suzi Broom, Chip Gieger
Middle--Chris White, Rhonda Perkins, Lacy Cockrell
Back--Corey Tolbert, Josh Sullivan, Don Moore
Not Pictured: Jan Thornton
 
New Staff:
l-r:  Pam McDonnieal, Kellie Chandler, Melissa Tolbert