News

2014-15 School Supplies

As this school year comes to a close, the JAA is already planning for August and the start of a great 2014-15 school year. An important part of being ready for the start of a new school year is having the required and necessary school supplies on hand and ready for the first day of […]

Read More

JA Receives Awards

JA Receives Awards for Tuesday Raider, Video, Website Writing, and Feature Story This spring, JA was acknowledged by two professional organizations for Office of Marketing and Communications projects. The projects were entered into annual competitions of the Southeast District III Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi […]

Read More

Superkids Reading Program

Superkids Reading Meets Kids Where They Are and Helps Them Reach Their Potential Superkids characters Oswald, Tac, and Doc did not get picked for the Superkids Suns ball team. After being sad and mad, they chose to cheer for their team anyway, and they helped their team win. Besides the lesson about attitude and good […]

Read More

Varsity Girls Tennis Team wins North AAA

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team for winning the North AAA championship with 10 points over Heritage Academy with 8 1/2. Individual winners: 1 Boys doubles Champions – Robert Cragon/ Gage Morgan 1 Girls singles Champion – Meredith Roberts 2 Girls singles Champion – Tori Roberts 2 Girls doubles Champions – Martha Rose Wright/ […]

Read More

May 6 Band Fund Raiser Features Special Guest Musicians

JA Band members and some special guests — including Upper School Dean Steve McCartney on trombone, President Elect Cliff Kling on sax, and others — have been preparing for the Gyros & Jazz event on May 6. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For $25 per person, each guest will receive a delicious […]

Read More

Newspaper Writing Awards Tap JA Publication and Students

The Jackson Academy Upper School newspaper and staff members were recognized for excellence in the 2014 Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Competition through the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Receiving awards were (from left) Price Waltman – honorable mention in entertainment writing, Caroline Duncan – first place in advertising design, Elizabeth […]

Read More

Beatrix Potter Stories Come to Life for PK and K

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit to a transformed music room this week where they enjoyed tea parties. The students have been reading the Peter Rabbit stories and delighted in seeing scenes from the book. Beatrix Potter Photo Album

Read More

JA Graduates Are Well Prepared for College Work

               Davis Rogers                                     Vivian Lang                                   Joseph Maxwell One of the strengths of the well-rounded […]

Read More

Upper School Awards Day 2014

Congratulations to the students recognized at last week’s Upper School Awards Day. 2014 Hall of Fame JA seniors earned spots in the Hall of Fame for their qualities of leadership and citizenship, versatility in activities, service to the school, scholastic achievement, and exemplification of honorable standards in all areas of school and community life. Chosen […]

Read More

Varsity and JH Girls Teams repeat as North AAA Track & Field Champs.

Congratulations to the Varsity and Junior High Girls Track Teams for repeating as North AAA Track & Field Champions last week in Greenville, MS. Congrats to Kate McDowell for breaking the JA School Record for 3200 meters at 12:37 previously set by Taylor Pearson in 2008. Curt Knight also set a new MAIS North AAA […]

Read More