Retirement Celebration
Mrs. Jones

On, Friday, May 31, 2024, Jones County Career Technical Center faculty and staff held a retirement reception for Mrs. Amanda Jones.  Mrs. Jones has been an administrative assistant at the Career Tech center for 14 years.  She is retiring after twenty-three and one half years of service with the Jones County School District. Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Jones!  We hope the years ahead are filled with new endeavors and happy adventures!

SkillsUSA State Championship
SkillsUSA State Championship

The SkillsUSA students at the Jones County Career Tech competed at the SkillsUSA State Championship on April 2-4, 2024. Karla Garcia, Mathew Defreese, and Jadon White competed in the Promotional Bulletin Board. Richard Bufkin competed in the Architectural Drafting and placed 3rd. We are very proud of these students. 

School Board Recognition
Recognition

Mrs. Dawn Smith, Mrs. Angie Bynum, Mrs. Amanda Jones and Ajani Hamilton were recognized at the Jones County School Board Meeting on May 6, 2024, for their hard work and dedication to education throughout this school year.

Pictured Left to Right:  Mrs. Dawn Smith, Health Science teacher; Ajani Hamilton, Health Science student; Angie Bynum, Health Science teacher

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Jones County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:


Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Larry Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Operations

5204 Highway 11 North

Ellisville, MS 39437

601-649-5201

Email:  lgjohnson@jonesk12.org

Section 504 Coordinator:

Kristy Boone, Assistant Federal Program Director

5204 Highway 11 North

Ellisville, MS 39437

601-649-5201

Email:  keboone@jonesk12.org

Administrative Professionals Day
Mrs. Jones

Happy Administrative Professionals Day Mrs. Jones! Thank you for everything you do!

Perfect Attendance for 3rd Nine Weeks
First Block

The Perfect Attendance Celebration for the third nine weeks was Wednesday, April 17.  Twenty-five students had perfect attendance.

State HOSA Conference Winners
HOSA

Sixteen students competed at the State HOSA Conference in Tupelo on March 26th-28th, 2024.  We had four students who placed and two who are eligible to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas this summer.  These students represented Jones County Career & Technical Center and the Jones County School District well.

Sixth Grade Career Tech Tour
Tours

Glade Elementary sixth grade gifted students toured Career Technical programs on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

NTHS Celebrates CTE Month
NTHS

To help celebrate Career and Technical Education Month, NTHS members delivered goody bags to faculty and staff on February 23, 2024.

HOSA District Competition Winners for the 2023-2024 School Year

Jones County Career Technical Center Health Science students competed in District HOSA competitions on January 23, 2024. The following students placed in the competitions.


S'Kaye Graves & Ariona McWhorter- EMT, 2nd place - Roger Castillo & Harleigh Vinson- Forensic Science, 4th place - Ajani Hamilton- Medical Law & Ethics, 2nd place - Lana Piercy- Medical Spelling, 7th place -Landon Thrash- Pharmacology, 6th place - Bella Castro- Pharmacy Science, 1st place

National School Counseling Week
School Counselor Appreciation

National School Counseling week is February 5 - 9. Jones County Career Technical Center faculty and staff want to thank CTE Counselor, Mrs. Debra Bush, for her dedication in assisting CTE students with their career goals.

National CTE Month
CTE Month

Every February the CTE community celebrates National Career Technical Education Month, and all CTE programs at Jones County Career and Technical Center are involved in the celebration. On February 1, 2024, CTE students wore CTE Month stickers to promote awareness of career and technical education and to show support for the career and technical program in which they are currently enrolled. Pictured Above: Culinary Arts students celebrate Career Technical Education Month by proudly wearing their CTE Month stickers as they make potato latkes.  

Jones College CTE Instructor Day
Jones College CTE Instructor Day

On February 1, 2024, Jones College CTE Instructors visited Jones County Career Technical Center to provide information about the CTE programs offered at Jones College.

Culinary Arts Students Assist Child Nutrition Staff at Elementary Schools for Thanksgiving Meals
Culinary Arts

On November 14, 2023, Jones County Career Technical Center Culinary Arts students assisted the Jones County Child Nutrition staff while serving the Thanksgiving Meal to thousands of students, families and teachers at the Jones County Elementary schools. The Culinary Arts students assisted Child Nutrition staff by transporting food, serving food and cleaning the cafeterias and gyms.

First Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance Celebration
Perfect Attendance

Fifty-one students had perfect attendance at the Career Tech Center for the first nine weeks.  On December 4, 2023, students received a certificate and a treat to celebrate their accomplishment.

Retirement Reception
Retirement Reception

On December 21, 2023, Jones County Career Technical Center faculty and staff held a retirement reception for Mrs. Ellene Hosey.  Mrs. Hosey is retiring after 27.5 years of teaching.  She will be greatly missed, but we wish her the best in this new chapter of her life.  

Second Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance Celebration
Second Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

Twenty-seven students at Jones County Career Technical Center had perfect attendance for the second nine weeks.  On January 30, 2024, students received a certificate and a treat to celebrate their accomplishment. 

WyoTech Guest Speaker
WyoTech

Jaime Ross, WyoTech Field Admissions Representative, visited Jones County Career Technical center on Thursday, January 25, 2024.  Ms. Ross spoke to students in the Automotive Service, Collision Repair and Welding programs. She presented students with information for the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Collision and Refinishing Technology programs at WyoTech. Students also learned of the many industry certifications which can be earned by completing one of the WyoTech programs.  

NTHS Tours Camp Shelby
NTHS Camp Shelby Tour

The Jones County Career and Technical Center National Technical Honor Society toured Camp Shelby on December 8, 2023. Students were presented with information on various careers associated with several different departments at Camp Shelby.

National Technical Honor Society members collect supplies for Animal Rescue League
NTHS 9 19 23 meeting

The National Technical Honor Society held their first meeting of the school year on September 19, 2023.  In conjunction with the meeting, the students brought donations for the Animal Rescue League.  A wheel barrel full of supplies totaling over $300 was collected.  Great Job NTHS!!  Advisors are Debra Bush and Teri Tanner.

JC CTC Student Organizations Provide Cookies and Activities to Residents of Care Center of Laurel
Care Center of Laurel Visit

Jones County Career Tech student organizations joined together on December 14, 2023 to deliver Snickerdoodle cookies and fun activities including corn hole, balloon baseball, Bingo, and puzzles to residents of Care Center of Laurel.  Culinary Arts students may participate in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) led by Mrs. Sheila Benson.  Health Science students may participate in Future Health Professionals (HOSA) led by Mrs. Dawn Smith and Mrs. Angie Bynum.  Through these student organization activities, students gain extra opportunities to develop leadership skills and career skills in their chosen field. 

Health Science II Students Visit Moselle Elementary
Health Science II

On Dec. 1,2023 the Health Science II students visited Moselle Elementary to teach the Science Club students hands-on CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and proper handwashing technique.

MS Army National Guard Representatives Speak to Career Technical Students
MS Army National Guard

On December 7, 2023, representatives from the Mississippi Army National Guard visited Jones County Career Technical Center to speak to students about the benefits of serving in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Education assistance and career training were two of the benefits explained to students.  The representatives also informed students of the eligibility requirements for the Guard and gave students an overview of the responsibilities of being in the Guard. 

Laurel firefighters visited the Jones County Career Tech Center
LFD

Laurel firefighters visited the Jones County Career Tech Center.  The firefighters presented fire safety guidelines and shared work-related experiences with the students.  After the presentation, students went outside to practice using fire extinguishers. (September 13 and 14, 2023)

Universal Technical Institute Visits JCCTC
Plutchak--UTI Admissions Rep

Larry Plutchak, Universal Technical Institute Admissions Representative, visited the Jones County Career Tech Center on Thursday, August 24, 2023. He spoke to our second year Auto Services, Welding, Collision Repair, Drafting, Information Technology students and our third year Work-Based Learning students (program completers) about career choices, financial planning, UTI and SkillsUSA scholarships.

JC CTC Fair Booth
JC CTC Fair Booth

The Architectural Drafting and Design, Automotive Services, Collision Repair, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Information Technology,  Welding, and Work-Based Learning programs created a fair booth display to aid in recruiting new students and promoting awareness to the parents and community of the programs available for students at the career technical center. The South MS Fair was held during the week of October 20-28, 2023.

Reality Fair
Reality Fair

Jones County Career and Technical students from the Architectural Drafting and Design, Automotive Services, Collision Repair, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Information Technology,  Welding, and Work-Based Learning programs participated in a Reality Fair on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. The Reality Fair helped students understand the importance of budgeting and financial planning.

JCCTC's Instructors Participate in Dyslexia Training Professional Development
PD--Dyslexia Training

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, Donna Powell presented "Schools Through the Minds of Dyslexia" Professional Development training to the instructors at the Jones County Career Tech Center. Donna is one of the Jones County School District's Dyslexia Therapist.

JCCTC Hosts Open House
Front of school

Open House will be held at the Jones County Career Tech Center Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Come by to meet your teachers.

Instructors from the Jones County Career Tech Center Attend 2023 MS ACTE Summer Conference
MS ACTE

2023 Summer MS ACTE Conference

Pictured from left to right are E. Hosey, D. Bush, D. Smith, S. Benson, A. Bynum, T. Tanner, B. Edwards and J. Breland. Those who attended the conference but are not pictured are S. Myers, R. West, C. McMillan and R. Buckhaults.