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Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays

Please join us for informal parent workshops offered to help with a variety of “hot topics” faced by parents and students today. Feel free to bring your lunch or just come listen and learn. Each session will last one hour and will be held in the PAC (Black Box Theatre). The Third Thursday workshops are free of charge and are all scheduled from 12-1 p.m.

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Congratulations to the Band

Band at the Clinton Arrow Invitational

Congratulations to the JA Band for an exceptional performance Saturday, October 5th at the Clinton Arrow Invitational. The band earned the following awards:

Class 4A: First Place Band, Music, Color Guard, and Visual Effect

Overall: Third Place (First Place Petal HS, Second Place Germantown HS)

Music and Visual: Second Overall

General Effect: Third Overall

Thank you to the parents who helped all weekend. Special thanks to all the FIELD CREW members – this show would not make it onto the field without them – and to Charlette Oswalt and Jamie Niemeyer for organizing meals for the students.

Thanks also to Charlotte McClellan for the photos posted on the band blog at There are more of Charlotte’s photos in the online gallery: CLINTON 2013, and on the JA Band Facebook page.

Providing Guidance to Develop Perspective and Purpose

Chaplain John Hugh Tate and Students

(From Left): Steven Irby, Allie King, Chaplain John Hugh Tate, Bryan Sumner, Bailey Wood, and Eliza Lundy

Students at JA have abundant ways to build a rewarding life found in serving God and others. Chapel, Bible elective, mentoring, service, and initiating small groups are opportunities students can find here. Chaplain John Hugh Tate sees potential for students to develop additional mentoring and small group relationships in the JA community, too.

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Students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade will be taking the PSAT/NMQT on Wednesday, October 16th. Students need to be well rested and come to school focused for this important test. To provide proper testing accommodations for both space and proctors, seniors will be excused from school for the day. Students who take the PSAT will be dismissed after testing.

Schedule for Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Grade: 7:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Seniors: No School

Supervision will be provided for students as needed after testing.

JA Band Magazine Sale

Band Magazine SaleJA Band Magazine goes on-sale Wednesday, October 2nd

The award winning Jackson Academy Band will kick off their annual magazine sale on Wednesday, October 2nd. All Lower and Middle School students will receive a packet containing order forms and prize sheets. You may purchase new subscriptions or renew your existing subscriptions. Please consider buying/renewing your magazines and support the JA band. Magazine subscriptions also make great Christmas and birthday gifts. Please seek out your Lower and Middle School friends to purchase the magazine. You may also contact any band member to purchase a copy of the magazine.

Contact Charlette Oswalt at or 601-331-5450 with any questions, concerns, or to place an order.

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