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Jackson Academy

02/11/2014 - 8:01am

Jackson Academy's sixth-grade choral music group, Finale, presented “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” recently in the Performing Arts Center.  Members are (from left, back) Mary Liz Black, Reese Anderson, Gabe...

02/04/2014 - 12:45pm

Elected to the 2014 Jackson Academy Winterfest Court were (from left) Ford Adams, Hannah Hudson, Gordon Campbell, Sarah Allen Bowman, John Sharp Kirk, Maris Hardee, Hayes Walker, Meg Gordon, Duncan Maxwell, Sarah Martin Tucker,...

01/30/2014 - 1:16pm

Leaders with more than 120 combined years of educational experience will be stepping down from top positions at three of the Northside’s largest independent schools at the end of the academic year.

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01/28/2014 - 3:40pm

Jackson Academy's Service Club and several staff members volunteered to man an aid station for the seventh annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The students passed out water and Gatorade to the race participants. JA students have...

01/26/2014 - 7:57am

Denny Burkes recently spent time with music students at Jackson Academy discussing his experiences as a drummer, singer and performer with numerous bands since the 1980s.  Among others, Burkes was part of Great Big Buildings,...

01/22/2014 - 11:09am

Jackson Academy has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-2015 for its innovative use of technology in teaching and learning.

At JA, each student, grades kindergarten through 12th, has an Apple device that empowers...

01/16/2014 - 3:11pm

Jackson Academy students in the second grade participate in the Little Dribblers Program, which teaches hand/eye coordination, ball bouncing skills, and teamwork.  They perform during the year at varsity and college basketball...

01/08/2014 - 10:25am

The Jackson Academy junior high football team won the North AAA Championship for 2013.  Ninth-graders receiving awards at the football banquet were (from left) Miles Merrell- MVP, Jackson Golden - Best Offensive Lineman,...

01/02/2014 - 9:33am

The annual first-grade feast is held each November in the amphitheater at Jackson Academy.  Students choose to dress as Indians or Pilgrims, sing a blessing, then share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their parents....

12/27/2013 - 11:27am

Members of local Girl Scout Daisy Troop 6178 recently gathered at Build-A-Bear Workshop for a service project to benefit Mississippi Children’s Home Services. The girls created bears to donate to children for the holiday...

12/18/2013 - 10:34am

The National Junior Honor Society recognizes junior high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service and character.  New inductees into the Jackson Academy chapter include (from left, back) Grace...

12/13/2013 - 3:50pm

Receiving recognition for their performance on the seventh-grade football team at Jackson Academy were (from left, back) Owen Fracchia - Best Defensive Player, Hunter Wilkirson - Best Lineman, Eli Ridgeway - MVP; (front) Jack...

12/04/2013 - 1:41pm

Jackson Academy junior high soccer players receiving awards for their contributions are (from left)  Erin Hederman – Promising Youth;  Emma Ward – Best Offense;  Avery Hederman – MVP;  and...

11/21/2013 - 8:19am

City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and transition team members Rocky Wilkins and Barry Howard had lunch recently at Jackson Academy with members of the JA administrative team and JA’s board of trustees chair, John Lundy....

10/22/2013 - 1:19pm

Students in Jackson Academy’s conceptual physics class work in teams to build Rube Goldberg machines.  The projects create a machine that transfers energy through many steps in a chain reaction fashion to perform a...

10/02/2013 - 10:34am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Recent sanctions handed down against Jackson Academy (JA) won’t affect the perennial powerhouse’s chances for the postseason, according to Raider head coach David Sykes.

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10/02/2013 - 4:23am

The annual Jackson Academy fall carnival is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Raider football field.  This JAA parent association fund-raiser is one of the oldest and largest fall festivals in the...

09/12/2013 - 4:37am

The Jackson Academy Accents dance team attended a home camp led by UDA instructors, youth leaders, JA faculty and choreographers. Reagan Bartley, Blair Bush, Ashley Gnam, Grace Golden, Carly Herrin, Hannah McCrory, Alison Turbeville and Denver...

09/04/2013 - 12:53pm

IT’S TAKING three sheriff’s deputies to deal with traffic following temporary lane closures on Ridgewood Road, but officials say everything is under control.

The two southbound lanes on Ridgewood were closed last week so...

08/31/2013 - 7:54am

Jackson Academy hosted a wide variety of short-term programs and camps over the summer.  Local artist Natalie Ray offered camps designed to encourage children's love for art and develop fine motor skills. Among those...

08/22/2013 - 11:13am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Parents picking up their kids at Jackson Academy (JA) will likely have a rough go of it in September, as a major portion of Ridgewood Road is expected to be closed off for sewer repairs....

08/14/2013 - 9:46am

Jackson Academy fifth-grade students who maintained an overall grade average of 95 to 97 for the first three terms were recognized at the annual Awards Day.  Students achieving High Academic Achievement designation are (from...

07/24/2013 - 11:14am

Each year the president and the U.S. secretary of education sponsor the President’s Education Awards program. Students in this program must have a 95 cumulative average and have scored in the top 15th percentile on...

07/12/2013 - 5:49am

Academic awards are given to students who have maintained scholastic excellence and have made a significant contribution in a subject area.  Jackson Academy seniors receiving awards are (from left, back) Sarah Criddle, Bailey...

06/26/2013 - 11:42am

Jackson Academy’s Character and Service Award recognizes seniors who have brought honor and recognition to the school because of their leadership, special talents and loyalty to the school.  Receiving this award for 2013...