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Leap of Faith Leads to Technology Advances for Students

3-D Printing. STEM. Student-authored eBooks. Math assignments illustrated in iMovie. Clay models that become animated characters in educational apps. These experiences prepare students for the future and are reasons Jackson Academy has earned the coveted Apple Distinguished School designation for the third time in a row. JA received its first Apple Distinguished School mark in […]

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Four JA Students Tapped for College Athletic Teams

Jackson Academy athletes (from left) Noah Thigpen, Olivia Stringer, Edwin Smith, and Jack Gnam indicated their intent to play college sports at a signing ceremony November 8 in the Learning Commons.   Noah Thigpen Noah Thigpen of Jackson will join the baseball team at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Noah has earned accolades in […]

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Michael Barber Selected for Dandy Dozen

Congratulations to senior Michael Barber for being named to the 2017 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen as one of the 12 best basketball players in the state of Mississippi. He was also selected for the Dandy Dozen in his junior year. Members of the Dandy Dozen are selected by the Clarion-Ledger with input from coaches and basketball […]

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Students Celebrate Mississippi and Success in Statewide Art Contest

Mya Coins, Alex Guild, Abby Fielder, and Lucy Allen have been recognized in the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s ‘Celebrate Mississippi’ art competition. Drawings of futuristic architecture depicted in pencil and ink by Mya Coins received honorable mention in the grades 6-8 division of the visual arts competition. In the statewide K-6 poetry competition, Alex Guild won […]

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Band Marches to Capture 20 Awards This Year

Jackson Academy’s marching band had a stellar year, completing the season with 20 awards and top color guard honors at each of the band’s four competitions. The band attended competitions at Briarcrest School in Memphis, Copiah Academy in Gallman, Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, and hosted the MAIS Marching Band Championships at JA. […]

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Marketing Staff Helps JA Share Its Remarkable Story

Jonathan Blackwell, graphic designer, Patti Wade, director of marketing and communications, and Rachel Eason, interactive media coordinator, work with JA’s website, social media, magazine, weekly newsletter, print material, advertising, and the news media.   Once upon a time there were three people who had a story to tell. The very worthwhile story was told through […]

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JA Swimmers Earn Overall Championship

The Jackson Academy Swim Team once again has shown that we’re simply better together! JA swimmers won the MAIS Overall Championship that is awarded to the school with the most points in first through twelfth grades. In the elementary division, JA brought home a second place trophy. Congratulations to all the JA swimmers! Individual and […]

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Former Governor and JA Grandparent Haley Barbour Visits Lower School

It was a toss-up as to who was the most impressive: our former governor who wowed fourth graders with little known historical facts about Mississippi, or the fourth graders who peppered him with questions until teacher Sandra Triplett called for the last question due to time constraints. Fourth grade classes thoroughly enjoyed their time with […]

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JA Graduate in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

Mary Hunter Johnston’s credited role in “Same Kind of Different As Me” opened the acting door for the 2017 Jackson Academy graduate and gave her a chance to step inside one of her favorite books. “I really enjoyed the experience and would do it again if I have the opportunity,” she said. The movie starring […]

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800 Seats x 5 Performances = 4,000 Spoonfuls of Sugar

Spelling a snippet of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious are (from left) Latham Nance (Bert), Reese Overstreet (Mary Poppins), Francie LeDuff (Mrs. Crawley), Lucy Allen (Jane Banks), and Willis Thigpen (Michael Banks). Two leading ladies are making appearances at Jackson Academy: Mary Poppins and Kerri Courtney Sanders. Reese Overstreet, a junior at JA, is thrilled to portray Mary Poppins. […]

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