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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive
(From left): Coleman Edmanson, Harper Scott, and Dylan Tobias receive their food drive donation bags from Clarke Wilkirson.

Jackson Academy is doing something new this year for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

There are many children in our area who eat two meals provided by their school every day because they don’t receive enough food at home. On days that they don’t have school, these children may struggle to find enough food to eat. Jackson Academy is partnering with Kroger and local charitable organizations to provide nutritious, nonperishable meals and snacks for them to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Grocery bags will be distributed to Preschool and Lower School students on Monday, November 11th, and to Middle and Upper School Students on Tuesday, November 12th. Fill the bag with non-perishable, kid-friendly meals and snacks (suggested items are included with the bag) and return your bag and/or cash donation by Friday, November 15.

Community Service Club members will be at the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School carpool lines to collect bags and/or donations. They can also be delivered to the Grade Level Offices or first period classrooms.

Service Club Members will sort the food donations, consolidate bags, purchase food with donated money, and fill any remaining bags. They will then distribute the bags to the organizations.

Our goal is for everyone at JA to participate in some way, whether you choose to fill the bag completely, bring a few items, or make a cash donation!

Cross Country Recognition

Cross Country held its awards banquet Wednesday, November 6. Students were recognized for individual awards, and the team was recognized for its NAAA placement (Girls, 1st and Boys, 2nd ) and State AAA Meet (Girls, 2nd and Boys, 4th).

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16 WAPT’s Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week
Nominate your favorite teacher today!

Raider students, parents, alumni, and friends: Here’s an opportunity to nominate one of the teachers who has made an impact in your life or the life of your child for the Outstanding Teacher award. Each Monday, 16 WAPT will choose a new Face and Body Center Outstanding Teacher of the Week from the nominations submitted online. A program representative will contact the winning teacher’s school to schedule a Wednesday morning “surprise” presentation where the winning teacher will be awarded a Face and Body Center spa certificate valued at $250. Each winner will also be featured in a story on 16 WAPT’s Friday morning news.

To nominate a teacher, visit

Junior High Football Team North AAA Champs

Congratulations to the Junior High Football Team for winning the North AAA Championship and also to the students in seventh through ninth who received awards at the football banquet, Monday, November 4.

8th and 9th Grade Football Team

8th Grade and 9th Grade Football Team
8th Grade Awards

MVP: Toryn Steed
Best Offensive Player: Matthew Dinkins
Best Defensive Player: Kameron Palmer
Best Lineman: John Raines
Most Improved Player: Walker Pedigo

9th Grade Awards
MVP: Miles Merrell
Best Offensive Player: William Mitchell
Best Defensive Player: Ethan Mangum
Best Offensive Lineman: Jackson Golden
Most Improved Player: John Hoyt Williams
Best Defensive Lineman: Andrew Pearson
Special Team: Parker Gilbert
Raider Award: Logan Anderson
Team Chaplain: Austin Ishee

Basketball Shooting Camp

Saturday, December 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The JA Basketball Shooting Camp will be held on Saturday, December 21, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn proper shooting techniques as well as get numerous repetitions to perfect the proper shooting techniques during the time of year they need it most. The camp will feature several members of the Raider and Lady Raider Basketball teams who will serve as instructors for the camp.

The cost will be $40 per child ($45 if they want a T-shirt) made payable to JA. Return the registration form and check to the Lower, Middle, or Upper School Office, or mail to:

Ronnie Rogers

2230 East Northside Drive
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