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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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JA’s First Distinguished Alumni Considered a Quiet Inspiration

The Distinguished Alumni Award is JA’s newest way to recognize the contributions of alumni. The award will be presented annually to an alumna or alumnus who is leading a life of purpose and significance through professional achievement, service to the community, and/or loyalty to Jackson Academy. JA’s first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award is Phillip Bowman ‘86.

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Sixth Graders Create Infographics on the Dangers of Binge-Watching

What is an infographic? According to Dictionary.com, an infographic is “a visual image, such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data.” Students in sixth grade literature recently read an article published in Scholastic Scope magazine titled The Truth About Binge-Watching. After reading the article, the students created infographics communicating what they learned about binge-watching.

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2019-2020 Academic Honor Society Inductions – English and French

JA Upper School Chair of the English Department Sandra McKay and Chair of the Foreign Language Department Catherine Arnold announce the 2019-20 Upper School inductees into the National English Honor Society and the National French 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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Three JA Seniors Named STAR Students

Congratulations to Anna Katherine Ray, Carter Elliot, and Miles Johnson, who have been named STAR students for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.

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Competition and Creativity Highlight Enthusiasm for STEM in Lower School

Spring break was one hour away as third graders made their way into the activities building to watch three teams compete in the final round of the third grade coding competition. Lower School STEM Teacher Cliff Powers welcomed family members who joined the audience of students and described the rules of the competition before announcing the beginning of the race for first place.

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