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A Look Back to the Rise of Raider Nation

The Clarion-Ledger named Coach Sherard Shaw and the 1995 Raider football team as one the most significant sports stories in the state that year. The championship catapulted JA into two decades of football excellence that changed the balance of power within the independent school ranks in Mississippi. The memory of Coach Shaw and the 1995 […]

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Lady Raiders Earn Top Spot in MAIS Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the JA Lady Raiders! The team attained its 32nd straight win and the MAIS Overall Championship at Mississippi College Saturday. The Lady Raiders defeated Jackson Prep for the title. Named to the MAIS Overall All Tournament Team were Conley Chinn, Lauran Sheriff, Deja Bradford, Emily McNair, and Taylor Tucker. View coverage of the […]

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JA Annual Fund Reaches Milestone!

Thanks to the generosity of so many Jackson Academy families, alumni, and friends, the JA Annual Fund has gone over $400,000 in cash and pledges for the 2015-16 school year! Never before has so much money been raised through the Annual Fund in such a short period of time. We are so grateful to our […]

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Student Organized Program includes Drama, Poetry, and Music

The Black History Program Committee organized an event that remembered the past and looked to the future. Entertainment was provided by Tevin McGuire, a Murrah High senior who has been singing and writing since age 5. The Power Academic and Performing Arts Dance Group presented a performance that was followed by a drama called Take […]

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Students Hear Talk about Leaders with Great Character

(From left): Kathryn Butler, Caroline Watson, Ken O’Keefe, Abbie Knighton, and Emma Ward. When Ken O’Keefe spoke to students at Lunch to Lead February 16, he was clear to point out that the world needs more than just leaders who can accomplish amazing goals no matter the cost. The world needs leaders with great character. […]

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Allen Broyles Discusses How Brain Research is Influencing Education

Beth Murray-Wilson, Allen Broyles, and Pat Taylor Guest speaker Allen Broyles presented a session for faculty and staff February 1 from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on Cerebro Diversity and Diversified Learning. He led faculty and staff through exercises that demonstrated how memory is enhanced when touch or movement is incorporated; how it feels to […]

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Jackson Academy Names Larry Weems Head Football Coach

Athletic Director David Sykes and Varsity Head Football Coach Larry Weems Jackson Academy Athletic Director David Sykes announced Wednesday, January 27 that Larry Weems will be Jackson Academy’s varsity head football coach. Weems brings to JA 39 years of coaching experience, with 19 of those years as a high school head coach. “Coach Weems shares […]

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Trendsetters Attend Event with Barbara Bush Foundation CEO

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Hosts Mentors and Mentees During National Mentoring Month The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy hosted an event on Thursday, January 14 to celebrate the Teen Trendsetters programs that were recently launched in Jackson. These programs are instrumental in helping struggling elementary school children improve their reading skills. […]

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JA Students Participate in Governor’s Inauguration

Gov. Phil Bryant and Kelvin Gardner At least four JA students took part in the inauguration festivities of Gov. Phil Bryant this month, serving in volunteer roles for the day, for the evening, or during the week leading up to the event. Kelvin Gardner, a JA eight grader, served as a greeter at the inauguration. […]

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