• Mr. Eddie Jones, Jr.


    Principal

    Mr. Eddie Jones, Jr. -- Principal

    Principal's Message

    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.

    Principal

    Education

    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

    Certification

    2017 Graduate Louisiana Superintendents Academy

    Supervision of Instruction
    School Superintendent
    High School Principal
    Elementary Principal
    Physical Education
    Health
    English

    Professional Development

    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

    Professional Organizations

    National Association of Elementary School Principals

    Louisiana Association of Principals

    LHSAA School Relations Committee Member
    Louisiana Association of School Executives
    Chairman District 4B
    Sabine Association of Retired Teachers
    Awards
    Sabine Parish Principal of the Year 2015-16

    FHS Teacher of the Year 2002

    Presentations

    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

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    LHSAA Award CheckMr. Jones with Gov. Jindel and Sen. Howard.

    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.

    US News & World Report Top SchoolsMr. Jones reads to a Kindergarten class.

    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 LHSAA plaqueMr. Jones addresses the LHSAA

    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 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, a graduate of FHS and Pearl Harbor survivor.  Mr. Mahaffey was the Grand Marshall of the 34th Annual Florien Free State Parade.

    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.