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Dr. King, Miss Lebanon, McDonald's and The Code   


Martin Luther King's birthday was shared in part by a controversy: Miss Lebanon had her picture taken with Miss Israel at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami. This caused outrage to some. Meanwhile, McDonald's is running a new commercial series of "Arch Enemies" - Dorothy and the Wicked Witch, Wiley Coyote and Road Runner, Batman and the Joker, even a Green Bay Packer fan and a Chicago Bear fan - who all become reconciled and share some fast food, while a song "Love is endless" plays on. Those "enemies" found something they had in common, and the barriers came down.

We know the Code says, "I will respect the dignity of every human being..." and yet in all of our hearts lurks one form or another of prejudice. The challenge is not just to respect the dignity of another, or to tolerate those who are different, it is to come to see and appreciate what it is that the other person has that will enrich my life. That takes more than tolerance; it takes a willingness to be open to the possibility that my life can be changed and enriched by those who are different, whether it be because of race, nationality, religion or age. Can you open yourself today in a new way to a person who is different, and seek to know them, so that your own life may be enriched? It's one way to grow, to make the world a better place, and to honor Dr. King.

 Adopt the Code for your team, school, or league:


The Code for Living

Life Principles Learned Through Sports


Because I am a role model and have the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others, I commit to this Code. I will take responsibility and appropriate actions when I fail to live up to it.


As an individual:

  • I will develop my skills to the best of my ability and give my best effort in practice and competition.
  • I will compete within the spirit and letter of the rules of my sport.
  • I will respect the dignity of every human being, and will not be abusive or dehumanizing of another either as an athlete or as a fan.

As a member of a team:

  • I will place team goals ahead of personal goals.
  • I will be a positive influence on the relationships on the team.
  • I will follow the team rules established by the coach.

As a member of society:

  • I will display caring and honorable behavior off the field and be a positive influence in my community and world.
  • I will give of my time, skills, and money as I am able for the betterment of my community and world.


School News


Nic Thrasher

May 13, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
    Courtesy: Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State linebacker Nick Thrasher received the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace Uni versity S More

The Little Pony and The Code

Mar 25, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
The Little Pony and The Code There is a national story this week about the little boy who was bullied because he had a "Little Pony" bookbag. Since then, it has also come out that another little boy committed suicide because he too was bullied for the same More

We have "Unleashed The Bull"

Mar 20, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
Coach Bull Jones has been unleashed to begin the journey putting Mount Zion back on top in football. He has begun 6:00 am workouts in the weight room every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I think the workouts have been averaging 40 peopler per day which is a good start but we are always hoping for More

Literay Team wins Region Championship

Mar 14, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
I'm happy to announce that Mount Zion has continued our tradition of success with the annual Literary Competition! Our team won the 4-AAAAA Regional Competition, with the following notable finishes: More

Check out the videos of the 4x400 at the Lions Showcase

Feb 28, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt. Zion Spring Sports The boys are off to a great start finishing Runner up at the  Chic-Fil-A Invitational. The meet fielded top schools from all over the state. The bulldogs finished second out of 21 schools only to 6 AAAAAA powerhouse West More

Boys win, boys win, boys win!!!!!!!!!

Apr 19, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt. Zion Spring Sports
The Mount Zion boys track team won the region 4 AAAAA championship on Thursday at Starr's Mill high school. To be honest is was a blow out with the team winning by 50 over the second place team. The following boys made it to the next round: 100 - Marquett Simmons, Kirklin Varnado More

Track update 3-14-2014

Mar 14, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt. Zion Spring Sports
Last Saturday the boys won the 4th Annual Eagle Invitational in a close race between Union Grove and Lakeside. This past Tuesday the school record in the 4x400 was broken. They ran 3:20. Joshua Simmonds broke his long standing personal record in the 300 hurdles with a 40.11. Kirklin Varnado ran a More

Jv Baseball Win

Feb 21, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt. Zion Spring Sports
Under the leadership of head coach John Pecora the Mount Zion Bulldogs got their first win of the season yesterday. This is Coach Pecora's first year as the head coach. They defeated our sister school Charles Drew. Way to go bulldogs keep of the good work. More

Athletes For A Better World

Feb 6, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, and the Code     Russell Wilson said his Dad asked him many times growing up, "why not you?" That was the basis for his question and challenge to his teammates at the beginning of the season, "why not us?" Those who More

Leeland Little does it again

Feb 6, 2014 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
Leeland Little has made it to the first round of state again. This guy is an animal. He competes this Friday and Saturday in the sectional meet. Way to go Mt Zion Wrestling. More

The code

Nov 8, 2013 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School

One act play

Oct 23, 2013 • by Charles Battles • Mt Zion High School
Please join me in congratulating MZHS Fine Arts Magnet Theater students, for representing CCPS at the Regional One-Act competition on yesterday.  Their hard work on and off stage truly paid off!    Four students received special recognition:    &nb More

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Mt. Zion student arrested for 'prank gone bad'

Apr 30, 2014 • WXIA-TV
Parents wait outside Mt. Zion HS after power goes out (Photo: 11Alive). 72 CONNECT 6 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. JONESBORO, Ga. -- A student has been arrested at Mt. Zion High School after what the school's police chief called "a prank ... More

Mt.. Zion High School locked down after gun scare

Mar 14, 2014 • MyFox Atlanta
A student has been arrested at a Clayton County school after bringing what school officials describe as a 'replica gun' on to the campus. The incident happened at Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro. The school was put on lockdown until the weapon was ... More

Georgia Guard visits local high school during Podium Week

Jun 16, 2014 • DVIDS
Staff Sgt. David Papava with the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion spoke about the wonders of military intelligence in front of a classroom during Podium Week for the Georgia Army National Guard on Dec. 11, 2013, at Mt. Zion High School, Jonesboro, Ga. More

New school year to usher in high school magnet arts building

May 2, 2013 •
Clayton County Chief Operations Officer Cephus Jackson, Ph.D., said a new high school magnet arts building is under construction at the center and will adjoin the Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway in Jonesboro, across from Mt. Zion High ... More

Stillwell proposed as new name for Clayton's 10th high school

Feb 28, 2014 •
##JONESBORO — Officials are recommending Clayton County's newest high school be named after a well-known pioneer in fine arts education. ##The name up ... ##Stillwell was a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., before continuing her studies ... More

Rallying for Trayvon Martin is fighting for justice, not 'skipping school'

Mar 29, 2012 • San Francisco Bay View
Mt. Zion High School students, some in hoodies, echo the theme of the mass march Monday in Atlanta, “I am Trayvon. ... We may not have done it on proper terms, but our mission was accomplished and I am proud of Mt. Zion High School for Monday's feat. More

Georgia has the third-lowest graduation rate in country

Nov 29, 2012 •
Jonesboro High School is at 58.45 percent; Mundy's Mill High School, 57.87 percent; Mt. Zion High School, 56.58 percent; Riverdale High School, 53.58 percent; Morrow High School, 51.29 percent; North Clayton High School, 48.82 percent and Forest Park ... More

Schools open house event set Aug. 8

Aug 3, 2013 •
##JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools officials have set a date for the district's annual open house. This year's event is Aug. 8. ##Meeting times are from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at elementary schools, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at middle schools and ... More

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