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Two great opportunities to support our award-winning band in October

Clinton Arrow Invitational, in the Clinton High School Stadium, October 5th–JA performs at 4:30 p.m. Magazine sale packets will be sent home October 2nd to Lower and Middle School students, or contact charlette.oswalt@millsaps.edu for more information. Musicianship, artistry, skill, precision, and competitiveness are all terms one could use in association with the JA Band. Our dedicated 24-member […]

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Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 is this Friday, September 20. Students in ninth through twelfth grade have designated dress up themes for Tuesday-Friday. Homecoming T-shirts are available in the Middle School and Upper School offices. Proceeds from the t-shirt, pizza, and Chick-Fil-A sales this week will benefit the Mustard Seed and CARA. Students are encouraged to bring pet […]

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Giving back by connecting with Service and Learning

Quite a few students at Jackson Academy make service a priority. By helping others in need and supporting important causes, students are challenged to become responsible citizens who strengthen their communities and improve society. One student who has a heart for endangered animals has found a way to put her concern into action. Freshman Taylor […]

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Students develop abilities to inform, entertain, or inspire with video

Instructor Will Goss and senior Ally Thigpen Students in JA’s film analysis, animation, and interactive media classes are developing literacy in a medium that is all around us. “Video is an integral part of contemporary society. Media literacy will someday become as important as being able to read,” says Will Goss, Upper School film/media instructor. […]

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Meet the new director of finance and operations

Angie Antici, director of finance and operations When Angie Antici manages the school budget, its contracts, or equipment purchases, she remembers that student success is the real bottom line. As JA’s new director of finance and operations, Angie makes this connection easily. “I do everything from working with our dining vendor and making sure our […]

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Academic Resource Center led by Beth Murray-Wilson

Beth Murray-Wilson, coordinator of studies, has been in education for 30 years. During those years, parents in the Jackson Metro area have come to rely on her wise counsel regarding learning differences and optimizing curriculum to meet specific learning needs. Now, Beth is bringing that expertise to Jackson Academy on a full-time basis after having […]

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Cliff Powers’ “Creature Corner”

(From left): Ford McDaniel and Annalee Willson with Cliff Powers Can you describe your role as 21st century learning specialist? I will be working with PK through fourth grade teachers on ways to implement and integrate technologies that enhance and expand classroom curriculums. In these grades, that will target the use of SMARTboards, iPods and […]

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JA Alternate Traffic Route

To Jackson Academy Parents and the JA Community, As you may have read in the newspaper recently, the City of Jackson will be working on a utility project on the Ridgewood Road and Sheffield Drive intersection. Jackson Academy was informed of the project several weeks ago, but was not given dates of the project or […]

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Her name was Barbara

(From left): Charlotte Palmer and Lexi Lomax Barbara sported a bright blue bow as she made her way down the Middle School hallway, just past the lockers. Her classroom was nearby. She had to be back in the classroom in three minutes, but the hallway offered a brief excursion to demonstrate her success in the […]

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School Nurse Touches Lives, Keeps JA Healthy

After graduating from JA, Kathy Cockayne Sheffield blithely selected the major of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Yet through nursing, she has touched the lives of young and old in orthopedic, home health, nursing home and school nursing. And now, as JA’s school nurse and eighth grade science teacher, Kathy’s choice of profession and her connection […]

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