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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.

MAIS Overall Swim Champions

MAIS Overall Winners
(Back, from left): Parker Alexander, Cole Phillips, Robert Crisler, and Rob Hall
(Front, from left): Malon Stratton and Dray Willson

Congratulations to the JA Raiders Swim Team for taking home the MAIS Overall Championship yesterday. Lower, Middle, and Upper School students combined efforts to take home the top award.

Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Junior Diplomat Program

Junior Diplomat Program
(From left): Eliza Lundy and Caroline Burford

The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Junior Diplomat Program is now in its 11th year. The program brings together students from area high schools and introduces them to business opportunities in our city as well as involving them in various community service projects. Two Jackson Academy students, Caroline Burford and Eliza Lundy, were chosen as Junior Diplomats out of 24 students selected for the 2013-14 program.

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