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JA Creates Ways to Keep Teachers and Students Connected

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.

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Postcards from Home

Within a moment, it seemed, parents, students, and teachers were operating in an uncharted, oddly constrained environment. Individually and collectively, they rose to the occasion, making the most of the situation. Parents’ cards, emails, and letters of appreciation to faculty and staff share glimpses from inside the thresholds Jackson Academy families. Some teachers say the notes and emails have “carried” them through this time. Read Postcards from Home from parents who’ve given us permission to reprint their notes. Look for more in future Tuesday Raiders.

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The Show is Going on, Online

“The show must go on” may be the theatre’s best-known maxim. Jackson Academy Theatre has taken the saying to a new level, adapting their spring plans to fit the times by taking projects and productions online. In Director of Theatre Arts Kerri Sanders’ theatre tech class, the spring syllabus includes learning costume construction using hand-sewing techniques in the classroom. Instead, students are putting those same skills to use as they sew surgical masks at home.

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Respect and Reciprocity

Upper School American English teacher Sandra McKay works to make respect reciprocal. She wants students to feel respected, to respect one another, and to respect their teachers and the educational experience.

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – Science and Spanish

JA Upper School Chair of the Science Department Sarah Shaw and Spanish Honorary Sponsor Leah Busby announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into the National Science Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. Each Thursday look for other JA academic honor society inductions presented by our faculty. Congratulations to these students for their academic accomplishments!

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Postcards from Home

Within a moment, it seemed, parents, students, and teachers were operating in an uncharted, oddly constrained environment. Individually and collectively, they rose to the occasion, making the most of the situation. Parents’ cards, emails, and letters of appreciation to faculty and staff share glimpses from inside the thresholds Jackson Academy families. Some teachers say the notes and emails have “carried” them through this time. Read Postcards from Home from parents who’ve given us permission to reprint their notes. Look for more in future Tuesday Raiders.

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JA Students Recognized as Young Authors

Senior Wisdom Ware and sophomore Natalie Turner gained recentrecognition for their writing. Both students previously received Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for creative writing and have served as editor of JA’s creative writing magazine, Images.

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – Math, Latin, and Social Studies

JA Upper School Chair of the Mathematics Department Roxie Hood, Latin teacher and Latin Honorary sponsor Rebecca Fowler, and Chair of the History Department Dee Ball announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Junior Classical League for Latin, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. Each Thursday, look for other JA academic honor society inductions presented by our faculty. Congratulations to these students for their academic accomplishments!

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