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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 […]

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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/ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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JA Graduates Are Well Prepared for College Work

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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JA Featured in Pitsco Magazine

Jackson Academy was recently featured in the April/May issue of Pitsco Network Magazine. The article, written by Patti Wade, JA’s director of marketing and communications, highlights the STEM program and the benefits it provides to students. Read the full article on Pitsco.com.

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James Peter Jernberg, Jr. Scholarship

A scholarship honoring Peter Jernberg was announced at an April Board of Trustees event celebrating his 26 years of leadership at Jackson Academy. On June 1, Jernberg begins his service as president emeritus. The James Peter Jernberg, Jr. Scholarship is aimed at attracting, retaining, and recognizing students with outstanding academic performance who also have demonstrated […]

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