Future Engineers: Make a Freestyle Go-Cart


At the next JA Maker Station Saturday, students will create a freestyle go-cart that can navigate a student-created obstacle course! Once their go-cart is complete, students will compete in a final race. They will also design a rubber band flyer, dabbling in the dynamics of propulsion.

Join your friends Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: JA Cafeteria. Cost: $75. Click here to download the Maker Station Saturdays for sign up instructions.

White Out the Stands Friday

JA’s varsity football playoff game is this Friday, November 4 with JP in Flowood. To show support for our team, the Spirit Committee is planning to WHITE OUT the stands on Friday night. Wear your WE ARE JA T-shirt or other white clothing. Go Raiders!

Cheer and Accents Earn Spirit Titles

Congratulations to the Accents and varsity cheerleaders! Each team won first place in the MAIS Spirit Competition at the Clyde Muse Center on the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus in Pearl this past Wednesday.

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Parents: JA Memories on DVD Available in the Campus Store

The Campus Store has a selection of DVDs produced by Shorter Productions available for purchase. Regular games are $25; highlights are $35. Stop by the store to see the inventory of DVDs.

Varsity football games
Girls soccer
Girls volleyball
JA Jazz
Silver Steppers
Seventh grade football
JV football highlights and individual games
Pep rallies
Powder Puff game



Pat Taylor Honored by SAIS

Jackson Academy’s headmaster has been named the 2016 recipient of the Southern Association of Independent Schools Distinguished Service Award. The honor was presented to Dr. Taylor Sunday at a banquet during the SAIS Conference. This award is given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education, of which 25 years or more has been spent in service to one school, as well as service to SAIS.
The Distinguished Service Award was inspired by the life and work of Dale Regan, who devoted 34 years of her life to the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and who, posthumously, was the award’s first recipient in 2012.

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