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Second Quarter Honor Rolls

Academy Honor Roll Twelfth Grade Parker Alexander, Anna Douglas Almand, Alexandra Barlow, Lizzie Bowman, Mary Kathryn Brogan, Grace Cartwright, Conley Chinn, Natalie Ford, Callie Hall, Grace Herfurth, Mary Hunter Johnston, Abbie Knighton, Claire McClure, Milla McCormack, Kassidy Neal, Chloe Owens, Grace Parry, Sahil Patel, Michael Payne, Alexander Schott, Elizabeth Scott, Livvie Strickland, Phillip Talley, Mitchell […]

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Lunch to Lead Offers Insight into Leadership

JA held the first Lunch to Lead for the spring semester last week. Speaker T.C. Rollins, a local attorney, veteran, and JA parent, shared his thoughts on leadership with students. Lunch to Lead has become a tradition at JA where Upper School students gather over sack lunches and listen to a speaker regarding qualities of […]

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National Football Signing Day

On Wednesday, February 1 in the Learning Commons, two senior athletes indicated their intent to play collegiate sports. During the National Signing Day event, DeQuon Sterling signed to play football with Southwest Community College and Austin Ramey signed to play soccer at Dallas Baptist University.

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Sydney Thaxton Shares Experiences Writing First Book

Sydney and her mom Amy greet students during the book signing January 25. Sydney Thaxton encouraged students who attended the reading and signing of her book to write about something they like. The fifth grader did just that when she wrote Dusk, her first published book. She selected a story about a dog that was […]

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Equestrian Team Completes Season

From left to right:  Molly McClure, Regan Felder, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Addison Armstrong and (trainer) Patti Shoemaker. Not pictured: Lauren Sutton, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Lily Rhoden, Sophie Rhoden, Alden McNamara, Anna Claire Sheffield, and Sarah Clay. The Jackson Academy Equestrian Team has completed its regular season wrapping up the group’s second year in equestrian […]

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Little Dribblers Perform

The Little Dribblers took the court last week in an impressive and entertaining performance of ball-handling skills, timing, and working together. Check out the above video of their performance.

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Alpha and Omega Cheer for Teachers and Students

Seniors and kindergarten students in Alpha and Omega attended the faculty-student basketball games together this past week. They cheered and watched games between female faculty and Upper School girls and male faculty and Upper School boys. The games were competitive and close in score, which made the event all the more exciting! Ultimately, getting to […]

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Lady Raiders Basketball Team Receives SUPER 10 Ranking

The varsity Lady Raiders were listed in the state’s Super 10 for girls basketball teams Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. Jackson Academy is the only independent school in the listing. The Lady Raiders currently lead the MAIS AAAA rankings. The boys team is currently ranked second in MAIS AAAA. SUPER 10 1. Olive Branch (21-1) 2. […]

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JA Teams Earn First Place for Mississippi in Global Competition

Robotics teams in Jackson Academy’s fourth grade earned first place in the state in a global competition for lower school students. The four JA teams that completed the coding challenge each earned a perfect score. They all tied for first place in the state of Mississippi. Globally, the JA teams were among only 180 of […]

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Lower School Teams Code in Global Competition

This year, a systematic coding curriculum has been added to the Lower School STEM program for grades first through fourth. Using various age-appropriate robots and apps, the students learn programming, predicting, and problem-solving skills. As part of their learning experience, the fourth graders participated in the global Wonder League Robotics Competition along with 5,200 schools […]

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