Schools




First day

Enjoying the first day of school for the 2017-18 school year at Madison Ridgeland Academy are (from left) Hannah Saulters, Emma Ducote, Casey Cash, Claire West.


The highest

Receiving Jackson Academy’s Highest Academic Achievement award for 2017 in the fifth grade are (from left, back) Red Deaton, Alex Guild, Sydney Thaxton; (front) Mason Deas, Margaret Dye, Rachel Lehman.



Character and service

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left, back) William Janous, Webb Strickland, Garrett Clarke, Michael Payne; (front) Mary Gray White, Lucy Clement, Emma Lucas, and Callie Hall received the Character and Service Award.


Junior academics

Jackson Academy presents Academic Awards to students who have maintained scholastic excellence and have made a significant contribution in a particular subject area.  Juniors receiving awards (from left, back)  Trussell Jones - Moral Leadership, Braden Lewis - Pre-Cal, Dolph Maxwell - AP Physics, Luke Pitts - US History, Walker Pedigo English,



Team builders

New seventh-graders at St. Joseph Catholic School participate in team-building exercises on the first day of school. Shown are (from left, standing) Kyndal Pace, Gia Picarella; (seated) Chloe Taylor and Kelsey Shaffer.


Diploma online

The Families First for Mississippi Online High School Diploma Program 2017 graduation ceremony was held recently at the New Summit School gymnasium.



First day

Win Pleasant (left) and Mason Taylor enjoy the first day of preschool at First Presbyterian Day School.


Excellence

Academic Awards are given to students who have maintained scholastic excellence and have made a significant contribution in a subject area.


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Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.