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Jackson Academy

04/24/2014 - 9:45am

Kindergarten students at Jackson Academy celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel by dressing as characters from his Dr. Seuss book series.  Shown in costume are (from left, back) Caroline Quinn; (middle row ) William...

04/15/2014 - 3:19pm

Jackson Academy's award winning Encore showchoir traveled to several competitions throughout the Southeast this year.  They won their division at the Petal Invitational, placed in others, and were  selected to advance...

04/10/2014 - 10:00am

Jackson Academy's Reflections yearbook staff for 2013-14 includes (from left, back) Allison Douglas Manning, Meg Gordon; (middle row) Ann Elizabeth Walker, Eliza Neely, Denver Wilson, Sarah Martin Tucker, Danielle Hodges; (...

04/01/2014 - 3:16pm

Jackson Academy kindergarten students recently spent a morning at the Mississippi Children's Museum.  Shown are  (from left, back) Shelby Grant, Baird Kennedy, Yates Elfert, Luke New, Walt Copeland, Kingston Mays,...

03/26/2014 - 12:54pm

Recognized for their contributions to the Jackson Academy junior high soccer team were (from left) John Shackelford - Most Promising Youth, John Hoyt Williams - MVP, John McIntyre - Best Defensive Player, Walker Benner - Best...

03/11/2014 - 2:37pm

Preschool students at Jackson Academy learned the history of the American flag during their library time. Librarian George Johnson, dressed in period costume as Betsy Ross, is shown with (from left, back) Audriana Gonzalez, Johnson...

03/04/2014 - 2:13pm

Sixth-grade students at Jackson Academy enjoyed a Mexican Fiesta Day where they experienced some Mexican culture. The students made colorful Mexican paper flowers, ate chips and salsa, and did the Mexican hat dance. Shown are (from...

02/28/2014 - 7:24am

Inspirational speaker Dwight Owens told the story of his recovery from being horrifically injured by a drunk driver to Jackson Academy middle and upper school students.  Owens challenged students to recognize the potential...

02/20/2014 - 2:07pm

The Jackson Academy band recently traveled to Indianapolis to perform in the Bands of American Indy Super Regional.   Many of the best bands in the country participate in this annual event. The JA band won third place...

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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