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Rube Goldberg Machines

Conceptual physics students spent a week in the Black Box Theater creating Rube Goldberg machines that perform a simple task through an elaborate set of chain reactions. Each simple machine performed a task that results in a long string of actions that lead to an ultimate result.  These groups chose ringing a bell and popping […]

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Swim Team – MAIS CHAMPIONS!!!

Congratulations to JA swimmers for breaking MAIS records on individual swims and for winning the Overall Trophy for the meet.   MAIS records broken by JA students: Isabella Conn—third grade—broke MAIS record in the 25-yard breaststroke with a time of 18.77 seconds Jackson Conn—sixth grade—broke MAIS records in both the 50-yard backstroke with a time […]

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JA Students Recognized by the National Merit Program

(From left, back): Matt Whitfield, Will Tribble, Grady Fisher, William Bell; (front) Mary Brooks Thigpen, and Elizabeth Burford. Jackson Academy National Merit Semifinalists and commended students have a significant trait in common — they like being challenged. Whether navigating white water rapids in West Virginia, improving a cross-country track time, or delving deep into AP […]

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Homecoming Recap

Homecoming Court Seniors: Eliza Lundy, JP Clark, Sarah Allen Bowman, Wesley Rule, Elizabeth Burford, Lee Blair, Kristen Clower, Samuel Anderson, Chrisshawn Turner, and Blake Brennan Juniors: Kendall Cockayne, Gus Barnett, Rose Maxwell, Chance Waltman, Abbey Lindsay, and Ford Williams Sophomores: Malon Stratton, Win Varner, Meg Rice, Zach Brister, Conley Chinn, and Wilson Furr First Graders: […]

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Character Education on the Mississippi River

[slideshow_deploy id=’8901′] The first fifth grade overnight trip on the Mississippi River was an exciting, character-shaping adventure for 21 fifth graders and seven chaperones. Perfect weather contributed to a wonderul outing that helped students escape their comfort zones and build confidence in unfamiliar surroundings. Participants canoed, swam, explored sandbars and gravelbars, took nature hikes, and […]

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2014 Homecoming Features Student, Alumni, and Community Activities

[slideshow_deploy id=’8878′] Jackson Academy will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with a host of activities centered on the theme “Around the World.” In addition to great football action set to begin at 7:00 p.m. when JA takes on Pillow Academy, there will be presentation of the Homecoming Court and activities that remind everyone to be mindful of […]

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Lunch to Lead

Lunch to Lead is a new opportunity at Jackson Academy for Upper School students. Community members share information about their occupation, community service, and other topics.  Dr. Mike McMullan was the first speaker and addressed interested students during an extended lunch break.  He discussed his career as an interventional cardiologist and offered tips for becoming […]

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Dr. Alan Jones from UMMC Speaks to Coaches

Dr. Alan Jones, UMMC professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, spoke to coaches at JA on last Tuesday about the latest information available on hydration.   UMMC is reaching out to coaches to provide information for athletes taking part in athletic or exercise-intensive events. Dr. Jones is an alumnus of Jackson Academy. For […]

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JA Retreat

The Retreat is a student-organized Christian weekend revival on Oct. 17-19 for grades 7-12 that will be held on our campus and planned by our students. The weekend will focus on “purpose” with sessions led by David Hederman and worship times led by Rich Price. Senior class members will facilitate group discussions and seminars to […]

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Mayor Yarber Tours JA

[slideshow_deploy id=’8836′] Mayor Tony Yarber, his Chief of Staff Jackie Anderson-Woods, Office Coordinator Charity Clark and Executive Assistant Kimberly Bracey joined members of the JA administrative team and board for lunch and a tour of Jackson Academy Wednesday, September 17. They visited the Tech Center where he was given a description of the Apple one-to-one […]

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