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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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Volleyball Coach Signs on with JA

Jackson area native and captain of the NCAA Division III Lady Barons volleyball team Christina Lawrence will lead the Lady Raiders as head volleyball coach beginning June 1. Lawrence began playing volleyball in the seventh grade in Mississippi. She joined the Lady Barons of Franciscan University in Ohio in 2012, serving as captain in 2015-16. In 2015, […]

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National Geographic Bee

Bo Barbour, a JA fourth grader, won first place during the school level National Geographic Society Geography Bee on January 8 in the PAC. Regan Felder came in second place, and Ty Usey came in third place. Runners up were Bryan Eubank, Bailey Berry, Reese Anderson, Chase Rush, Joseph Ciaccio, Thomas Antici, and Ethan Hill. […]

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ACT Test Scores Trending Up

From back, left to right, Tyler McClellan, Dalton Gibson, Reid Fracchia, Davis Rippee, Kyle Kantor, Mac Temple, Steven Winford, Parker Kennedy, Nathan Lucas, Nic Beddingfield, Brennan Canton, Ben McDowell, Cory Tirman, Caroline Nall, Hannah McCowan, Amanda Ray, Glennis McWilliams, Annalee Purdie, Rose Maxwell, Madison Carroll, Georgia Gibson, Robyn Hadden, Clarke Wilkirson, Sydney Hays. Not pictured […]

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Conley Chinn Named Gatorade® MS Volleyball Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Conley Chinn as its 2015-16 Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year. Chinn is the first Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Jackson Academy. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards […]

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Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education Guides New Program

David Streight, executive director of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education, visited JA November 18-19 to continue to guide and direct the school’s development of a more formal character education program. He met with the strategic plan ethics committee, members of the Soar team, the Board of Trustees, the president’s council, JA students, deans, […]

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STEM Students Build Amusement Park

Mr. Power’s fourth grade students are building an amazing project in Lower School STEM lab. Mrs. Gnemi’s class made “Powersland” during their Amusement Park Design mission using LEGO and K’NEX products. Each team made a working attraction and either a concession, game, ticket booth, or bathroom. This project encourages creativity, fine motor skill use, and […]

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YouScience Assessment Helps with Choices

Jackson Academy is dedicated to preparing all students to reach their highest potential and succeed through the college years and beyond. The challenge lies in discovering each student’s unique set of talents and understanding how those talents will drive college major, career, and even life choices. In fall of 2015, the counseling office partnered with […]

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