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JA Welcomes Todd Taylor as Band Director


Jackson Academy is pleased to announce that Todd L. Taylor will join the faculty as band director beginning June 1. Taylor has nearly 30 years experience developing musicians and leading bands in both Mississippi and Iowa.

Taylor comes to JA from Hillcrest Christian where he has served as band director for the last nine years. Taylor’s tenure at Hillcrest has been noted for growth of programs and nurture of young musicians. The band program grew from 33 students to a 96-member ensemble. His bands also earned superior ratings at MSAIS marching and concert festivals.

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Uniform Exchange


The JAA is holding our Uniform Exchange this summer on Saturday, July 23, 3016. This event is an excellent opportunity to recycle uniforms that don’t fit and shop for ones that do! Details are below on shopping, drop off, early bird shopping, vouchers, uniform acceptance guidelines, and more. You do not have to drop off uniforms to participate…the Uniform Exchange is open to all parents! Download the Uniform Exchange Flyer here.

  • Shop on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the PAC Lobby at JA
  • Drop off on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 – Times: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Early bird tickets are available for $5.00 and allow early access to the sale at 9:00 a.m. – purchase yours during drop off times!
  • Only K3 uniforms and Lands’ End uniforms will be accepted. No Sunshine uniforms will be accepted. All items must be clean and on hangers.
  • Questions? Contact Elizabeth Weeks at or 601.214.5783.

The Play That Changed Raider Football History

For the class of 1996, there was no greater nemesis than the pioneers of Parklane academy.

In the final regular season game of 1994, Parklane inflicted the worse loss the Raiders would suffer during the Shaw regime. A humiliating 45-6 defeat that would send Shaw into a post-game tirade blasting the mettle of his young squad.

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Mississippi Math and Science Competition


Jackson Academy placed fourth overall in the Mississippi School for Math & Sciences annual state-wide tournament in Columbus. The teams included Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trig, and Calculus. Competing on the team were: (from left, back) Chris Mondie, Travis Rogers, Sahil Patel, Alexander Schott, Emma Ward, Livvie Strickland, Nancy Usey, Dolph Maxwell, Lacey Irby, Braden Lewis; (third row) Webb Strickland, Lucy Clement, Lizzie Bowman, Jane Anna Vickery, Alli Perkins, Blaine Bowman, Avery Anderson; (second row) Avery Hederman, Columbia Holeman, Brandon Miller, Anna Roberson, Mary Gray White, Anna Katherine Ray (front) Milla McCormack, Erin Hederman, Camille Couey, Lilly Grace Thigpen, Courtney Francois, Amanda Ray, Hannah McCowan, and Carter Elliott.

Not pictured: Georgia Gibson, Dalton Gibson, Kyle Kantor, Jeffrey Richburg, Tyler McClellan, Davis Rippee, Clarke Wilkirson, Mary Lindley Tharp, and Russell Hawkins.

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