Head of School Jack Milne stepped back into his role as history teacher last week when he brought to fourth grade classes a 227-year-old deed signed by Thomas McKean, who also signed the Declaration of Independence. The students were in the midst of a history unit on George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Milne, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Vanderbilt University, showed them the document and discussed George Washington’s role in the war. He also brought copies of the Declaration of Independence with him, challenging students to find Thomas McKean’s signature. “Maybe he misspelled his name,” one student exclaimed during their search. Students eventually found McKean’s signature on the declaration, spelled “ThoMcKean.”
The Lower School end of year drive-through Friday at Jackson Academy was a shining example of how JA teachers love teaching and cherish their students. The evidence was on the faces of teachers and students as they shared all the affection possible while maintaining social distancing.
Last Friday, the class of 2020 enjoyed a drive-through parade of the school’s campus and were honored in a Senior Celebration video commemorating their time at JA.
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Jackson Academy as a Common Sense School.