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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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Students Invited to Grow Through Community Service

At the October 24 JA Community Service Fair, Upper School students will learn about area community partners where they can volunteer. The event is from 9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Complex. During this time of focus on community service, three students reflected on previous service and what they learned from serving others. Two […]

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Impacting Writing for Middle School a Goal of Megan Logan

“Everything changed this summer,” says Megan Logan. Ready to stay at home and teach her children, she was surprised to receive a call from Middle School Dean Matt Morgan. It was two weeks before classes would start, and Morgan asked Logan to join the Jackson Academy faculty and teach eighth grade English. Sudden change is […]

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Admission Offers Fall Visit Days

Interested families can experience the action at Jackson Academy by attending one of several open houses and tour dates or by planning a personal visit. Excellent academics form the foundation for an education that is maximized to nurture students’ growth, blending competitive athletics and inspiring arts in a positive, progressive environment. At JA we are committed […]

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Jackson Academy Senior Emma Ward Commended by National Merit Program

Jackson Academy senior Emma Ward has been named a Commended student in the 2018 National Merit Corporation. Emma is a student who exemplifies more than academic prowess. A talented soccer player, Emma is most importantly known for her character. Sincerity, courage, honesty, and kindness are just a few of the traits that she has been […]

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Meet the Admission Team: Staff Realigns to Prepare for Recruitment

Jackson Academy’s Admission Office is undergoing staff changes as it prepares for another year of guiding new families as they consider JA for their children’s education. Kayla Mosal, who has worked as Associate Admission Director for the last five years, will now serve as Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. The Admission Office was previously […]

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