Chapels have been considered places of sanctuary for millions of people since the Christian faith inspired their construction. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the school year, our Performing Arts Center and occasionally our gymnasiums become places of sanctuary from the rush of the school year as students gather to learn more about God. Last week, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools all held their first chapel meetings of the year.
Margerita Jurkovic’s first step onto a football field was when she was given a sideline pass at the Brickyard in 2017. From that vantage point, she witnessed her first football game. It shocked her.
Ninth grade students spent the first full day of school competing in the August heat by taking on a series of challenges set up at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. The outing is new this year and is Jackson Academy’s most recent addition to the Soar program, which offers experiential learning opportunities.
Before students arrive each fall, teachers and staff busily prepare the classrooms and the campus. During Teacher Work Week, a pause to this pace occurs for a gathering of all faculty and staff. This year, the group heard inspiring messages from the Executive Director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Dr. Jim Futral, JA Board of Trustees Chair Scott Pedigo, and JA Head of School Jack Milne.
River water enveloped their senses – the smell, feel, sight, sound, and, sometimes, the taste of it – as seventh graders fought to navigate the current. The seventh grade took a trip to the Okatoma River last Friday, participating in a day-long canoeing excursion where students are encouraged to develop resilience and teamwork as they overcome challenges with the help of others.
One of the attributes that drew Head of Middle School James “J” Reeves to Jackson Academy was the school’s academic reputation.
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