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Lower School Chapel

Lower School Chapel continued their Hands of God series, learning to be Hands of Compassion last week. So far, the Lower School has focused on being the hands of prayer, work, gratitude, healing, welcome, and now compassion.

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K3 Nursery Rhyme Parade

Our K3 classes had their annual morning parade through the Lower School and Preschool building last Thursday, February 2. Young Raiders dressed as characters from their favorite nursery rhymes that they have been learning all year. There were appearances from Jack and Jill, the Cow Jumps Over the Moon, Humpty Dumpty, the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and more!

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STEM Class Escape Room Delights JA Students

Last week, Cliff Powers’ STEM class worked in small groups to solve challenges in a Harry Potter-themed escape room. Powers created a whole experience throughout the classroom with different stations. Each station would provide a clue to the students to help them gather information to solve each challenge.

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Worldwide Leader of Apple Distinguished Schools Visits JA

Worldwide Program Manager of Apple Distinguished Schools Dr. Bill Ziegler, and other Apple Inc. representatives, met Jackson Academy students, faculty and staff on Wednesday when they visited to observe how the school has successfully incorporated Apple technology into teaching and learning. JA’s Tech Team coordinated the visit after learning about Apple’s interest in seeing JA’s approach more in-depth.

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Four-time MAIS State Champion to Continue Tennis Career

The Class of 2023 watched senior Emily Buchanan sign to continue her academic and athletic career next year at Dallas Baptist University. This marks the fifth JA athlete to sign this year. Emily has been on the JA varsity tennis team since the sixth grade and has been a starter since the seventh grade.

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SOAR Director Shares Home Buying Advice

Last Tuesday, SOAR Director Dean Arnold spoke to the Upper School finance class about buying a home. The finance class is taught by Upper School Librarian Bronwyn Burford. Burford’s finance class studies the housing market, debt-income ratios, insurance, and taxes.

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Learning about the Lungs

Ashley Adcock’s fifth-grade science students learned about the respiratory system and how air moves through the lungs. Students had a week full of related activities.

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Quiz Bowl Team Victorious

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl team that won first place in the Mississippi College Academic Competition from among 20 teams! Their score of 395 to 330 against East Rankin Academy in the finals round Thursday secured the championship. 

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