Mr. Eddie Jones, Jr.
August, 2017--Now that we have come to the end of the summer vacation, it is time to begin a new journey. As with many journeys, plans have to be made. Fortunately, many of the plans for the upcoming year have already been made, and much of the work has already been completed. However, there is still much to be accomplished. Now it is time to start our journey.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome all faculty members and students back to school. I hope that all of you have enjoyed your vacation and are eager to get started. As hectic as the first days of school often seem, they are very improtant days. There are schedules to finalize, forms to complete, and many other tasks to be completed. I know that with the teamwork of our helpful staff, dedicated students, and supportive parents that these first days of school will go smoothly. I encourage all students to keep a positive attitude, prepared and ready to learn.
I encourage each student to get involved in the many activities and extra curricular organizations as well. Research shows that students who are active in the ongoings of the school tend to do better academically than their counterparts. In addition, I also encourage each parent to be involved in the ongoings of the school. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with the new student handbook which is available on our website. You may also request a hard copy at the office.
As we start our journey, I challenge each student and teacher as I have challenged myself to set your goals high for the coming year. If each of us pursues our goals, then the sky is the limit for Florien High School.
Eddie Jones, Jr.
Graduate of Florien High School, 1985
Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State University, 1990
Master of Education, Northwestern State University, 2003
+30, Northwestern State University, 2010
2017 Graduate Louisiana Superintendents Academy
Supervision of Instruction
High School Principal
2016 NAESP Conference - National Harbor, Maryland
2015 NAESP Conference - Long Beach, California
Louisiana Educational Advancement and Development with Technology (LeadTech)
Louisiana Principal Induction Program
Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Assessor Training
Designing and Teaching On-line Courses (The Louisiana Virtual School)
Louisiana Educational Leader Induction Program Mentor
Adventure Based Counseling – Ithaca, New York
90/90/90 Schools Summit – New Orleans, Louisiana
LaTech Law Institute – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Model Schools Conference - Orlando, Florida
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Louisiana Association of PrincipalsLHSAA School Relations Committee Member
Louisiana Association of School Executives
Chairman District 4B
Sabine Association of Retired TeachersAwardsSabine Parish Principal of the Year 2015-16
FHS Teacher of the Year 2002
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (Sabine Basketball & LHSAA Presentation) - January 2015
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (Sabine Basketball & LHSAA Presentation) - January 2014
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (Sabine Basketball & LHSAA Presentation) – January, 2012
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (LHSAA Officials Presentation) – February, 2011
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (Sabine Basketball & LHSAA Presentation) – January, 2011
Open Line Radio Program (FHS Positives & Budget Concerns) – November 8, 2010
Open Line Radio Presentation (Graduation Cohort Index Presentation) - October, 2009
Louisiana State Superintendents Conference (Graduation Cohort Index Presentation) - August, 2009
Sports on Call Radio Presentation (LHSAA Presentation) - February, 2009
Louisiana Association of Principals Conference – October, 2008
Open Line Radio Program (Literacy Presentation) - October, 2008
L; Mr. Jones receives donations from LHSAA at the girls basketball playoffs
R: Mr. Jones discusses education issues with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Gerald Long
Mr. Jones presents the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen
Top: Mr. Jones addresses students on the first day of the 2017-18 school year.
2010--Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) honors
Sabine Parish schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top in the nation. Florien High School was one of two Sabine Parish schools to be recognized. Mr. Jones (pictured third from left) accepts the recognition award from BESE members.
Mr. Jones reads to a Kindergarten class.
Mr. Jones receives a plaque as a past member of the
Executive Committee by LHSAA Commissioner Kenny Henderson.
January, 2009--Mr. Jones addresses members
of the LHSAA at the annual convention.
Mr. Jones addresses students on the first day of school.
Mr. Jones receives a gift from the staff on Boss's Day.
Mr. Jones visits with Alton Mahaffey, an FHS graduate and survivor of Pearl Harbor.
Mr. Mahaffey was the Grand Marshall of the 34th Annual Free State Parade.