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Watkins Students Show off their Moves at Just Have a Ball Event 
April 18, 2014
  Watkins students learned 24 exercise moves they could perform with a basketball. ...

Murrah High Technology Students Advance to National Competition 
April 17, 2014
  Murrah TSA members are on their way to a national conference after several wins a...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Launches Online Registration Process 
April 17, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools (JPS) is going paperless for the first time with online registration. This initiative will make the whole process of getti...

Hundreds of Students Display Their Musical Talents in the Annual JPS All-City Music Festival 
April 16, 2014
  The All-City String Festival showcases the talents of JPS students who participat...

McWillie Interventionist Picked for Outstanding Teacher of the Week Honor 
April 15, 2014
  (Adults from left) Natalie Smith, WAPT; Sara Pearson, Principal; Teacher of the...

JPS Schools in Running for Seeds of Change Grant  
April 14, 2014
  Vote for your school once per day until April 21 at www.seedsofchange.com. ...

Forest Hill Basketball Coach Banks Named Coach of the Year  
April 14, 2014
  Coach Banks Forest Hill girls basketball coach Tangela Banks w...

Murrah Basketball Coach Speech Named Coach of the Year 
April 11, 2014
  Coach Speech Murrah boys basketball coach Timothy Speech was n...

Jackson Public Schools Earns PREPS Value Added Awards 
April 9, 2014
  Sixteen JPS schools were recognized as PREPS Value Added Schools at the 2014 PREP...

Jackson Public Schools Seeking Qualified Employees 
April 8, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools is hosting a Job Fair for prospective teachers, bus drivers, and cafeteria and maintenance workers. The event is scheduled...

Bailey APAC Middle Inducts 129 Students into the National Honor Society 
April 7, 2014
  Bailey Middle School inducted 129 students into the National Junior Honor Society...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS To Make Up Days for Weather Related School Closings  
April 7, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees recently approved Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Grays recommendation to schedule Saturday, April 5 and ...

State Department of Education Honors JPS JROTC Cadet 
April 4, 2014
  Presentation participants included (from left) MSG (Ret) Michael Cook, Jim Hill...

JPS Elementary Teachers Help Set Teacher Testing Standards 
April 3, 2014
  Brown Peoples Two JPS elementary ...

2014 JPS JROTC Cadet Pass in Review 
April 2, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray pins recipients of the Scholastic Excellence Awards....

Cardozo Students Get Hands-on Experiences at Career Fair 
April 1, 2014
  American Medical Response paramedics use equipment to show how they monitor patie...

2014 Region II Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair 
March 31, 2014
  Walton student Jamieya Oatis was featured by Jackson State for her achievements...

Dads' Summit Inspires Boys at Wilkins Elementary 
March 28, 2014
  Wilkins' Dads Inspiring Sons Summit helped boys...

Forest Hill Educator Recognized as Outstanding Teacher 
March 27, 2014
  Participating in the Outstanding Teacher presentation were, from left, Kimberly W...

Jim Hill High School Graduate Earns IB Diploma 
March 25, 2014
  Crudup Miller Jim Hill High School ...

Oak Forest Elementary Celebrates Read Across America Day 
March 24, 2014
  Oak Forest Principal Lorenda Cheeks, center dressed as Cat in the Hat, surround...

Murrah Soccer Player Signs with Holmes Community College 
March 21, 2014
  Jaylon George, center,with his parents, coaches and Murrah Principal Kennieth Gre...

Davis Magnet PTA President Named 2014 JPS Parent of the Year 
March 20, 2014
  Vera Johnson Jackson Public Schools named Vera McFarlin Johnso...

Hardy Middle School Holds Annual Career and Health Fair 
March 19, 2014
  Hardy Middle School hosted another successful Career and Health Fair Friday, March 7, 2014. Students were exposed to a variety of professions fro...

Callaway Wins Third State Basketball Title in a Row 
March 18, 2014
  Callaway defeated Vicksburg 49-33 for the Class 5A MHSAA Boys Basketball title on March 14, 2014, at the Mississippi Coliseum. Junior, Malik Newm...

JPS Seeks Proposals for Transportation Services 
March 17, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools will accept proposals for a four (4) year contract for Student Transportation Services. Procedures for Delivery of Propos...

Surprised Wilkins Students Get Free Uniform Shirts 
March 13, 2014
  The Junior League and Agape North passed out shirts to students at Wilkins Elem. ...

Watkins Elementary Establishes National Honor Society Chapter 
March 12, 2014
  Watkins National Elementary Honor Society Inductees taking the ceremonial oath ...

JPS Students Served as Pages for Mississippi Senator 
March 11, 2014
  Three JPS students served as senate pages for one week during the 2014 legislative session. Doneisha M. Jenkins, Ronza J. Anderson, Jr., and Cred...

Junior League of Jackson Celebrates Read Across America with JPS Students  
March 10, 2014
  JLJ member Melanie Hataway reads with aPoindexter student. The...

Key Elementary Cheer Team Scores for Character and Performance at Competition 
March 7, 2014
  Key Elementary Cougar Cheer Team at JamFest cheer competition in Biloxi, Miss. ...

Rowan Technology Team Advances to State Competition 
March 6, 2014
  Rowan Technology Student Association Some tech savvy stude...

Lanier High Junior Makes History as 2014 JPS JROTC Cadet of the Year 
March 5, 2014
  (From left) JPS JROTC Dir. Col. Paul Willis, Board Sec. Beneta Burt, Cadet of the...

Bailey APAC Wins 2014 JPS Challenge Bowl 
March 4, 2014
  Quiz Bowl teams from Bailey APAC, Blackburn, and Northwest middle schools met for the final round of the 2014 JPS Middle School Academic Challeng...

Wingfield Powerlifting Team Starts Season with Success  
March 3, 2014
  Wingfield Powerlifting Team and Coach Stanley Spell, right Two...

JPS Students Perform in Montage Dance Theater's The Dance of Lion King 
February 28, 2014
  William Johnson, front, played Simba in The Dance of the Lion King. Madison Johns...

In Memory of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba 
February 27, 2014
  The Jackson Public School (JPS)family is deeply saddened by the passing of City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. His leadership, passion for qual...

JPS Teachers Honored as 2014 Metro Teachers of the Year 
February 26, 2014
  Bender Lastique Smith ...

JPS Receives Favorable Review of its Exceptional Education Program from MDE 
February 25, 2014
  Dr. Cedrick Gray At a press conference February 21, 2014, Supe...

2014 Jackson Public Schools Chess Tournament 
February 25, 2014
  More than 130 JPS gifted students competed in the Open Doors Chess Tournament held February 14, 2014. Competitors in grades 35 took part in the d...

SPOTLIGHT: Jim Hill Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award 
February 24, 2014
  Participating in the surprise Milken award announcement at Jim Hill were (from le...

Murrah High Alum Receives U.S. Air Force Award 
February 24, 2014
  Richardson Murrah High School alum and former JROTC cadet ...

Peeples Middle Holds Career Expo  
February 21, 2014
  Marcus Pollard of Central Mississippi Medical Center talks to students about care...

JPS Inclement Weather Procedures 
February 21, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools Inclement Weather/School Closure Procedures In cases of inclement weather or other emergencies that may affect the ope...

JPS Athletes Commit to Colleges at National Signing Day Ceremony 
February 19, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a district-wide ceremony on National Signing Day February 5, 2014. Top athletes from several JPS high schools took ...

Casey Elementary Hosts Emperor’s New Clothes 
February 18, 2014
  New Stage Theatre actors brought to life the story of the Emperor's New Clothes f...

Outstanding Davis Teacher Honored with Spa Day 
February 17, 2014
  Stephanie Dees, top center, was honored as an outstanding teacher by WAPT and the...

Casey Elementary Receives $2,500 PBIS Grant 
February 14, 2014
  Casey Elementary School has been awarded a $2,500 grant for being a model PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) School. The funds ...

JPS Students Stand Out in Scholastic Art Awards State Competition 
February 13, 2014
  JPS students captured 59 state Scholastic Art Awards, including nine Gold Key awards, 16 Silver Key awards, and 34 Honorable Mentions. Most of th...

Chastain Boys and Girls Win Middle School Basketball Championship 
February 12, 2014
  The Chastain Warriors girls and boys won the 2014 Middle School Basketball Championships. The Chastain girls beat the Hardy girls by a score of 5...

Bailey APAC Wins Middle School Soccer Championship 
February 11, 2014
  Bailey Middle School beat Siwell 40 to win the JPS Middle School Soccer Championship. Both teams won division championships to qualify for the ti...

Callaway Gets $1,800 for Football Program 
February 10, 2014
  Breeland Speaks was named the overall winner of the WJMI Circle B Spot Light Player contest. The check presentation was made at Callaway High Sch...

Wingfield Hosts Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 
February 7, 2014
  Eleven Wingfield students won medals in the Vector Jiu-Jitsu tournament that drew...

Lanier High School Receives a Half Million Dollar Grant for Restoration 
February 6, 2014
  Lanier High School received a $500,000 renovation grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The funds will be used to rest...

Jackson Public Schools–Legislative Agenda 
February 6, 2014
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray reported on the Legislative Agenda items belowduring the January 21, 2014, regular meeting. He sought Board m...

JPS Gifted Students Compete in Open Doors Scrabble Tournament 
February 5, 2014
  4th Grade Winners ...

Murrah and Forest Hill Students Qualify for National Forensics League Tournaments 
February 4, 2014
  Murrah High School hosted the Jackson Catholic Forensics League qualifying tournament January 1718, 2014. Speech and Debate teams from Murrah and...

SPOTLIGHT: Pecan Park Principal Named 2014 JPS Administrator of the Year 
February 3, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools announced Pecan Park Principal Wanda Quon as the Districts 2014 Administrator of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray...

Forest Hill Sweeps 9th Grade Basketball Championships 
February 1, 2014
  Forest Hill girls and boys swept the 9th Grade Basketball Championship held Saturday, January 11, 2014. Forest Hill boys soundly defeated Provine...

Murrah Athlete Accepts Holmes CC Baseball Scholarship 
January 31, 2014
  (Front, from left) Dave Robinson, Christopher Ray Robinson, and Charla Robinson: ...

Miss Mississippi Chelsea Ricks Encourages McWillie Students to 'Be Yourself' 
January 30, 2014
  Students at McWillie Montessori School received a visit from Miss Mississippi, Chelsea Ricks, Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Ricks spoke to the exc...

JPS Football Players Named to Clarion-Ledger All-State Teams 
January 29, 2014
  Dear Speaks T...

Jackson Public Schools Well-Represented in MLK Parade 
January 28, 2014
  Hundreds of Jackson residents lined the annual MLK parade route Saturday, January 18, 2014. Jackson Public Schools was represented well bymarchin...

Davis Magnet Students Run in Blues Marathon 
January 27, 2014
  More than 70 students from Davis Magnet Elementary were ready to run in the Mississippi Blues Marathon One-Mile Kids Run on Saturday, January 11,...

SPOTLIGHT: Help Jim Hill Cheerleaders Get to Nationals 
January 27, 2014
  Update January 28, 2014 At the January 21, 2014, Board meeting, Tamika Harris, the squads sponsor stated that they have already paid all registr...

SPOTLIGHT: Jim Hill Biology Teacher Named JPS Teacher of the Year 
January 25, 2014
  Supt. Dr. Gray, left, and Principal Brown, right salute 2014 JPS Teacher of the Y...

JPS School Board Elects Officers 
January 23, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees elected new officers during the regular meeting held January 21, 2014. Dr. Otha Burton replaced Moni...

2014 JPS School Teachers of the Year 
January 23, 2014
  The teachers below were selected by their schools as 20142015 Teachers of the Year. Their names were submitted for consideration for the District...

Cardozo's Andria Veasey Named Face and Body Center Teacher of the Week 
January 22, 2014
  Andria Veasey, center, received a spa day package valued at $250 from the Face ...

Callaway Alum Selected in First Round of Major League Soccer SuperDraft 
January 21, 2014
  Marlon Hairston, a former star student and athlete at Callaway High School, was selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Supe...

Jim Hill IB Students Embrace Program's Community Service Component 
January 20, 2014
  Jim Hill IB students created the ornaments in the school's colors and tiger strip...

JPS Office Managers Start Holiday Tradition of Serving 
January 17, 2014
  Members of the Office Managers of Jackson Public Schools Association ...

Wingfield Alum Jackie Slater Honored at His Alma Mater in Pro Football Ceremony 
January 16, 2014
  Wingfield High School honored one of its legendary graduates in December 2013. Wingfield alum Jackie Slater became a star football player in co...

JPS Celebrates 2013 All-Metro Football Coach and Athletes 
January 15, 2014
  Speaks Jones Jackson Public Sch...

JPS Message about the Dads of Destiny Conference 
January 15, 2014
  The Jackson Public School District typically conducts its annual Dads of Destiny(TM) Conference in the month of January. However, this school y...

JPS Welcomes Jed Oppenheim to School Board 
January 14, 2014
  Mr. Jed Oppenheim takes the oath of office as JPS's newest Board member before ...

Cardozo Middle School Collects Cans for a Cause 
January 13, 2014
  Cardozo students and Principal Eliza Lee (2nd from left) present boxes of cann...

JROTC Salutes Cadets at 2013 Military Gala 
January 10, 2014
  COL Paul Willis presented this Trio Glass Vase as a token of appreciation to Jack...

Susan Bender Named Face and Body Center Teacher of the Week 
January 9, 2014
  (From left) Jim Hill Principal Bobby Brown; Outstanding Teacher honoree Susan B...

Pecan Park Teacher Receives Scholarship to Integrate STEM in Elementary Classes 
January 8, 2014
  Pecan Park Elementary teacher Peggy Carlisle is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from Raytheon. The funds cover training and materials to he...

Oak Forest Elementary Students Give Back to Their Community 
January 7, 2014
  Oak Forest students collected items during their Kids Helping Kids drive. The don...

Bailey APAC Honors Students for High Academic Performance 
January 6, 2014
  (Front row, from left) Victoria Baker, Madison Johnson, Kelcie Bo...

Isable Elementary School Teachers Recognized for Most TRC Visits 
January 3, 2014
  Isable Elementary teachers were recognized for making the most visits to the TRC ...

Parent Group Supplies Uniforms to JPS Middle Schoolers 
January 2, 2014
  (Seated from left) Annie Lucious, PPSJ; Rebecca Starling, PIE; and Becky Pierson,...

Whitten Students Learn Fun Ways to be Healthy at Wellness Fair 
January 1, 2014
  Whitten students enjoyed exercising with a Zumba instructor during a health fair ...

Jim Hill IB Students Raising Money for Clean Water Malawi Project 
December 31, 2013
  Jim Hill IB students pour water samples to show the plight of people in Malawi. T...

2013 JPS Pepsi Holiday Tournament Champions 
December 30, 2013
  PROVINE 65, MURRAH 60 (BOYS) The Provine Rams defeated the Murrah Mustangs for the 2013 JPS Pepsi Tournament championship.D'Angelo West led the ...

Native Mississippian Bruce Levingston Inspires Power APAC Students  
December 27, 2013
  (From left) JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray, Miss. first lady Deborah Bryant, Gov. Phi...

Entergy Nuclear Gives Early Christmas Gift to Van Winkle Elementary 
December 26, 2013
  Entergy's Timothy Crisler presents a check for $10,000 to Van Winkle Principal St...

Brown and Clausell Elementary Students Get Early Christmas Gift 
December 25, 2013
  (From left) Dr. Mitchell Shears, Exec. Dir. Elem. Schools; Serenity Luckett, Brow...

Jim Hill JROTC Cadet Receives Legion of Valor Award 
December 24, 2013
  Cadet LTC De'Ahnera Manyfield and Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins ...

JPS CESTEME Teachers Present Model Lessons at National Conference 
December 23, 2013
  (From left) Sonya Evans, Northwest Middle; Ebonie Butler, Wingfield...

UMMC Program Brings Med Students Into JPS Science Classes 
December 20, 2013
  Second-year medical students Logan Turner (far left) and Mikey Ar...

Provine High Recognizes SATP Scholars at Awards Banquet 
December 18, 2013
  Provine High School honored more than 200 students for making proficient or advanced scores on subject area tests. The students were saluted duri...

Cosmetology Instructor Wins Spa Day as Outstanding Teacher of the Week 
December 17, 2013
  (From left) CDC Principal Dr. Brenda Jackson; Caroline Fox, Face and Body Center;...

New Stage Presents 'The Emperor’s New Clothes' at Poindexter Elementary 
December 16, 2013
  New Stage cast with Poindexter's own Thespian troupe after the performance of The...

SPOTLIGHT: Superintendent Engages in Open Dialogue with Bus Drivers Over Employment Concerns  
December 14, 2013
  Bus drivers got up close and personal with Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray during a meeting held Friday, December 13, 2013, at Powell Middle Sc...

Bailey APAC Teacher Receives Spa Day for Outstanding Work 
December 13, 2013
  Bailey teacher Rachana Raghotham, center, received a spa day package from the Fac...

JPS Reading Fair Encourages Love of Reading 
December 12, 2013
  Cooper Johnson of Davis Magnet made up as the pimple-faced main character of Choc...

Local Celebrities Act as Educators for a Day at Smith Elementary 
December 11, 2013
  Former NFL player Ronnie Heard, top, volunteere...

JPS Educators Recognized at Mississippi Gifted Conference 
December 10, 2013
  JPS educators honored at the 2013 MAGC Conference include (from left) Donna Welbo...

Murrah Basketball Standout Puts College Commitment in Writing 
December 9, 2013
  Jacob Ivory puts his commitment to play basketball at MTSU in writing November 13...

MDE Honors JPS Schools as “Champions of Change”  
December 6, 2013
  Dr. Mitchell Shears, Exec. Dir. of Elem. Schools accepts the High Progress Scho...

Olympic Gold Medalist Encourages Brown Elementary Students to Exercise and Live Healthy 
December 4, 2013
  Brown teacher Amanda Sanders, top left, and her 3rd grade classroom with Olympic ...

Key Elementary Encourages Involvement of Dads and Male Role Models 
December 3, 2013
  Key Elementary hosted dads for breakfast Novemb...

Provine High School Students Selected for Community Leadership Program  
December 2, 2013
  (From left) James Bennett, Karanja Matory, and Simeon Taylor T...

SPOTLIGHT: Callaway to Play Oxford for North 5A Title 
November 29, 2013
  The Callaway football team defeated Clarksdale 517 to advance to the North 5Achampionship. The Chargers travel to Oxford High SchoolFriday, Novem...

Dr. Freddrick Murray Named Executive Director of High Schools 
November 28, 2013
  Former Murrah Principal Dr. Freddrick Murray has been named the new Executive Director of High Schools. His move to the High Schools office becam...

JPS JROTC Cadets Selected for Leadership Conference  
November 26, 2013
  Six JPS JROTC cadets were selected to participate in the annual Youth Leadership Conference. With their selection, they were awarded an all expen...

The CDC Salutes Students for Outstanding Achievements 
November 25, 2013
  The Career Development Center (CDC) saluted the outstanding academic achievements of students for the first quarter at an assembly held on Nove...

Boyd Elementary Hosts First Alignment Jackson Town Hall 
November 20, 2013
  Participating in the first Alignment Jackson Town Hall meeting at Boyd Elem. Oct....

Callaway Chargers Win First Round of State Playoffs  
November 19, 2013
  The Callaway Chargers continued their historic win streak after the first round of the state high school football playoffs Friday, November 15. T...

Outstanding Spann Teacher Wins Spa Day 
November 18, 2013
  Teresia Gray of WAPT, left, presents the Teacher of the Week gift package to ho...

JPS Students Get the College Spirit  
November 15, 2013
  JPS students, parents, and employees showed their college spirit during College Spirit Day on Friday, October 18, 2013. The event is the culminat...

Callaway Chargers Enter State Playoffs November 15 
November 15, 2013
  The undefeated Callaway Chargers will enter the state playoffs against Saltillo High School Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at Newell Field. Ticket...

Undefeated Callaway Wins Region 2-5A Title 
November 14, 2013
  The Callaway Chargers secured the Region2-5A division title with their win over Pearl Pirates Thursday night (Nov. 7). The final score was 527. W...

Mr. and Miss Northwest Pageant Promotes Community Service 
November 14, 2013
  Students at Northwest IB Magnet Middle School participated in a community service driven pageant to earn the title of Mr. and Miss Northwest IB...

JPS Students Collaborate for Winning Performance at the Mississippi State Fair Talent Show  
November 13, 2013
  The teamwork of two JPS students led to a victory at the 2013 Mississippi State Fair Talent Show. Jordan Jefferson, a 10th grader at Callaway Hig...

JPS Counselors Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness 
November 12, 2013
  This year the JPS school counselors donated more than $500 to the Baptist Health Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness.All of the 89 JPS couns...

Wingfield Football Program Gets Hand Up Through Unique Partnership  
November 11, 2013
  Cindy Ayers-Elliott, right, with Wingfield High School football players on Foot...

Men on the MOVE Challenges Students to Inspire Change  
November 8, 2013
  Principal Chinelo Evans, far right, with mentor/mentee basketball players. ...

Bailey and Power APAC Student to Star in 'The Sound and the Fury' Movie 
November 7, 2013
  A JPS student will appear in a major motion picture being filmed in Mississippi. Kylen Davis isa 6th grade theatre student at Power APAC who also...

Callaway Remains Undefeated after Canton Forced to Forfeit 
November 6, 2013
  Callaway High School remains undefeated after Canton High School was forced to forfeit the game between the two schools played October 25, 2013...

RFP: JPS Seeks Proposals for Training Partners and ACT Prep 
November 5, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools is seeking proposals for the services below. These RFPs were announced November 1, 2013. The submission deadline for the t...

JPS High School Bands Receive Honors in Marching Competition 
November 5, 2013
  Murrah's Sounds of Perfection Marching Band won 2nd place overall in the Copiah A...

Callaway's Breeland Speaks Named Spot Light Player for October 7 
November 4, 2013
  Congratulations to Breeland Speaks of Callaway High School for being named a Spot Light Player of the Week for October 7, 2013. Speaks is a sen...

Peeples Middle School Teachers Raise Money at McTeacher Night 
November 1, 2013
  Teachers and administrators from Peeples Middle School moonlighted at a local McDonald's to raise funds for the school on September 24, 2013. The...

JPS Students Win for Poster Entries at International Science Conference 
October 31, 2013
  Sara Bibbs, Jim Hill ...

Madelyn Makes a Difference–George Student Uses Birthday to Help Others 
October 30, 2013
  Instead of asking for gifts and a party for herself, a George Elementary student decided to use her 7th birthday to collect canned food for the n...

Pecan Park Teacher Featured in Book ‘American Teacher’ 
October 29, 2013
  Pecan Park teacher Peggy Carlisle is one of the subjects in a recently published book titled American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom. The book ...

Sought After Callaway Football Player Breeland Speaks Commits to Ole Miss  
October 28, 2013
  Callaway 3-Star Defensive Lineman Breeland Speaks verbally committed to Ole Miss ...

Congratulations JPS Middle Schools for City Championship Wins 
October 25, 2013
  Jackson Public Schoolssalutes Northwest Middle School and Cardozo Middle School for City Championship Wins. Middle School Volleyball Champions ...

Chastain Math Teacher Wins Spa Day for Outstanding Work  
October 24, 2013
  Candice Bold, a seventh grade math teacher at Chastain Middle School, was named WAPTs Outstanding Teacher of the Week on September 25, 2013. She ...

JPS Schools Experience Sweet Success with Kona Ice  
October 23, 2013
  McLeod students hold the $260 check from their Kona Day fundraiser. ...

Brandon Bigham Named Spot Light Player for September 30 
October 22, 2013
  Congratulations to the Spot Light Player of the Week for September 30. Brandon Bigham is a senior and plays split end for the Wingfield High Scho...

2013 Partners in Education Highlight Awards 
October 21, 2013
  30 Year Partnership Pecan Park Stuart C. Irby Company. To mark the 30th anniv...

ACT Test Prep Opportunites Abound for JPS Students 
October 18, 2013
  In keeping with our commitment to graduating students who are college or career ready, Jackson Public Schools is providing information to help ...

Power APAC Theatre Students Win at Tennessee Williams Festival 
October 16, 2013
  Jada Rau, left, Jerion Keyes, Emily Gill, Jada Bell, Kingsley Nwo...

JROTC Cadets Employ Service and Teamwork Skills for Life Changing Mission 
October 11, 2013
  JROTC instructor Major Frank Branch holds one of th...

Myrlie Evers Williams Helps Kick Off A-TEAAM Program at Blackburn 
October 9, 2013
  Myrlie Evers Williams, center, was one of the speakers at the orientation ceremon...

Ambrose Ollie Named Spot Light Player for September 23 
October 8, 2013
  Congratulations to Ambrose Ollie of Forest Hill. He was named the Spot Light Player of the Week for September 23, 2013. Ollie is a Forest Hill H...

American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Planted at JPS Schools 
October 4, 2013
  Casey Teaching Garden Plant Day September 27, 2013 ...

Demarque Brown Named Spot Light Player for September 16 
October 3, 2013
  Congratulations to Demarque Brown of Provine High School. He was named the Circle B WJMI Spot Light Player for Monday, September 16, 2013. Brow...

Geologist Brings Real Life Environment Lesson to Northwest Science Students  
October 2, 2013
  David Dockery, from left, with Northwest science teacher LaKeisha Holmes and Prin...

Jackson Young Lawyers Association Donates Supplies to JPS Teacher Store  
September 30, 2013
  Jackson Young Lawyers Association members Charli C. Searcy, left, and Nakimuli O....

Callaway High School Takes Steps to Cure Alzheimer's 
September 27, 2013
  Callaway High School formed Team OMG (On a Mission for Greatness) to take steps in the fight to cure Alzheimers. The grouptook part in the Walk t...

Northwest Middle Honors Students for Summer Reading Success 
September 25, 2013
  Northwest Magnet IB Middle School announced sixth grade student, ShaQuayla Bennett, as the Top Summer Reader for 2013. Bennett read a total of ...

Pecan Park Principal Named Community Hero of the Week 
September 23, 2013
  Congratulations to Pecan Park Principal Wanda Quon for being named a Community Hero of the Week. She was recognized on the Jumbotron at the Ole M...

Bates Elementary Celebrates Founder's Day 
September 20, 2013
  Bates Elementary School celebrated Founders Day September 13, 2013. Established in 2010, the school was named for the late former educator and ...

Callaway's Pickett Named Spot Light Player for September 9, 2013 
September 19, 2013
  Callaway High School football player Dewayne Pickett, Jr., was named the WJMI Circle B Player of the week for September 9, 2013. Pickett is a sop...

JPS to Adopt New Grade Reporting System 
September 17, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools is moving to a new online grade reporting system. The District will replace its old program, Parent Connect, with Active...

Murrah's Malik Dear Named Spot Light Player for September 2, 2013  
September 16, 2013
  Malik Dear of Murrah High School was named the WJMI Circle B Foods Spot Light Player of the Week for September 2, 2013. He is a junior and plays ...

PPS of Jackson and Community Foundation Announce 2013 Outstanding Educators  
September 13, 2013
  Dr. Cedrick Gray (center) with 2013 Outstanding Educators (from left) Vanessa Dea...

Jim Hill Student Named to Generation FREE Youth Advisory Board 
September 12, 2013
  Pablo Williams, Jr., a Jim Hill High School football player, will serve on the Youth Advisory Board of Generation FREE. Generation FREE is Missis...

Murrah Basketball Standout Makes College Commitment 
September 11, 2013
  Murrah senior point guard Jacob Ivory has verbally committed to play college basketball at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). According ...

JPS Announces 2013-2014 New Principals  
September 9, 2013
  JPS announced 12 new principals appointed to lead JPS schools for the 2013-2014 school year. They will join nearly 50 other building level admini...

Murrah Graduate Justin Porter Encourages Power APAC Students 
September 6, 2013
  Justin Porter, a 2012 graduate of Murrah High School, visited Power APAC August 23, 2013. He encouraged the assembly of fifth graders to work har...

Hundreds of Men Unite to Improve Fatherhood at JPS Dads Conference 
September 5, 2013
  Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III, (center) is greeted by JPS Superintendent Dr. C...

Junior League and Community Foundation Donate Over $100K to JPS Teachers 
September 4, 2013
  Spann Elementary Principal Nicole Menotti (center) welcomed the mini-grant priz...

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Donates Books to Jackson Public Schools  
September 3, 2013
  Participating in the presentation were (from left) Shanti Black, Sherry Terry, Da...

Callaway’s T.J. Washington Recognized as Player of the Week 
August 30, 2013
  Callaway High School quarterback T.J. Washington was named the WJMI Circle B Spot Light Player of the Week for August 26, 2013. He had nine carri...

Junior League of Jackson Distributes 600 Backpacks to JPS Students 
August 29, 2013
  The Junior League of Jackson gave away more than 600 backpacks to JPS schools August 6, 2013. Each backpack was filled with school supplies and a...

Bishop Joseph Walker to Deliver Keynote at JPS Dads of Destiny Conference 
August 26, 2013
  Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III, will headline the 9th Annual JPS Dads of Destiny Conference. Bishop Walker is the pastor ofMt. Zion Baptist C...

Banana Republic Donation Gives Casey Students a Good Start 
August 23, 2013
  Casey Elementary School received a gift of school supplies on the first day of school August 8, 2013. Employees from Banana Republic gave paper, ...

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray Welcomes New Year with a School Tour 
August 22, 2013
  Nearly 30,000 students arrived at district schools Thursday, August 8, 2013. Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray and his administrative team welcomed...

Jackson Public Schools Establishes Anonymous Tip Line 
August 21, 2013
  As part of its commitment to a safe learning environment, Jackson Public Schools has established a Tip Line.Students, parents, employees and othe...

Fox Everett Donates Supplies to Jackson Public Schools  
August 20, 2013
  Fox Everett, supporters of Jackson Public Schools, donated much needed school supplies to Partners in Education (PIE). The supplies will be used ...

JPS Seeks Proposals for Professional School Pictures 
August 19, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools is seeking proposals from commercial photographers to provide professional photographic services and printed school pictur...

JPS Joins City of Jackson and Partners for Back to School Celebration and Supply Giveaway 
August 19, 2013
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray gives words of encouragement to...

Jackson Mayor and Partners Donate Surplus School Supplies to JPS 
August 16, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools received the surplus of school supplies from the City of Jacksons back-to-school celebration. The events partners agreed t...

Provine Band Showcases New Moves at Band Night 
August 14, 2013
  The Provine High School marching band recently held their summer camp to prepare for the upcoming football season. The band showcased its new mus...

JPS Athletes Help Build Homes for Habitat for Humanity 
August 13, 2013
  Forest Hill basketball players and JPS Athletics staff ...

Superintendent Hotline Launched to Help Parents and Students 
August 12, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools set up the Superintendents Hotline for the first two days of school. JPS employees manned the call centers phones August 8...

Murrah Graduates Chronicle Their Rise to the Ivy League in New York Times Essays 
August 12, 2013
  Justin Porter Travis Reginal ...

Murrah Band Kicks Off 2013 Marching Season with Band Night 
August 9, 2013
  After two weeks perfecting thei...

2013 JPS Convocation Message: Begin with the End in Mind 
August 7, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools kicked off a new school year during its annual Convocation held Monday, August 5, 2013. Dr. Cedrick Gray, JPS Superinten...

JPS Athletics to offer Season Passes for Middle School and High School Football 
August 6, 2013
  Season passes go on sale Monday, August 12, 2013, for middle school and high school football games. The passes are good for admission to regular ...

MSMOC Gives Major Financial Support to JPS Student Athletes 
August 2, 2013
  The Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (MSMOC) made a donation of $30,000 to JPS Athletics. These funds will be used to support th...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS First Day Hotline Set Up to Assist Parents and Students 
August 2, 2013
  JPS employees are getting ready for nearly 30,000 students to start the First Day of School on Thursday, August 8. To assist parents with questio...

Jackson Public Schools Back-to-School Guide for Parents and Students 
August 1, 2013
  The JPS Back-to-School Guide provides information and links to help parents and students prepare for the new school year. The guide covers everyt...

Dawson Students Help Invent Game and Win $15,000 for the School 
July 30, 2013
  Three Jackson metro students invented an outdoor game and won $15,000 that they plan to donate to Dawson Elementary in Jackson Public Schools. Co...

JPS Students Earn AP Scholar Awards—One Earns National Scholar Recognition 
July 29, 2013
  Graeme D. Campbell, a graduate of Murrah High School, qualified for the National AP Scholar Award. The award is presented to students scoring an ...

JPS Summer Commencement 2013 
July 26, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a ceremony for 24 high school graduates July 24, 20...

SPOTLIGHT: Registration for 2013-2014 is Underway at Pupil Placement and JPS Schools 
July 26, 2013
  ATTENTION: Pupil Placement will open its office for student registration Saturday, August 10, 2013. Parents may enroll students from 8 a.m. unt...

Jackson Public Schools and the City of Jackson Reach a Settlement 
July 25, 2013
  Jackson Public School District (JPS) and the City of Jackson (City) have settled JPS lawsuit alleging that the City improperly set JPS millage le...

Murrah Athlete Recognized at USM Summer Athletic Training Camp 
July 25, 2013
  Murrah senior Alyssa Pennington earned the Best Student Athletic Trainer award at a USM camp this summer. She attended the Summer Athletic Traini...

Wingfield Senior Earns MVP Honors in All-Star Basketball Game 
July 23, 2013
  Oliver Black (left) with Wingfield Falcons Head Coach Herman Sanders. ...

Gearing Up for Back-to-School 
July 22, 2013
  The first day of school for Jackson Public Schools' students is Thursday, August 8, 2013. Two upcoming eventswill helpparents and students prepar...

Murrah Student Named President of Regional Leadership Conference 
July 19, 2013
  Justis Gibbs, a Murrah High School senior, was sworn in as the next President of the Jack and Jill Southeastern Region Teen Leadership Conference...

Big Lots $1,500 Donation Supports Callaway Teachers 
July 18, 2013
  The JPS School Board approved a $1,500 donation to Callaway High School. The funds will pay for teacher supplies and incentives. Big Lots of Jack...

Callaway's Breeland Speaks Named to Dandy Dozen Football Team 
July 17, 2013
  Callaway defensive lineman Breeland Speaks joins the 2013 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen football team. His selection was announced July 16, 2013. Sp...

JPS Transportation Changes for 2013-2014 
July 17, 2013
  In an effort to work more efficiently, JPS school buses will no longer deviate from their regular routes. Buses will not pick up and drop off stu...

JPS Students Attend All-Girls Summer Engineering Program 
July 16, 2013
  Girl students from JPS elementary schools participated in an all-girls engineering program at New Hope Church. The Summer Engineering Experience ...

JPS Custodial Employees Honored at Annual Meeting and Awards Program 
July 15, 2013
  Custodial subs Above and Beyond Award honorees (from left) John Moore, Daisy Jo...

Callaway Dandy Dozen Football Player Commits to Ole Miss 
July 12, 2013
  Callaway offensive lineman Roderick Taylor announced his commitment to Ole Miss in a press conference held July 10, 2013.The 6-foot-4, 305-pound ...

JPS Facilities Maintenance Employees Honored at Annual Meeting 
July 11, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools recognized district maintenance employees during a program held June 28, 2013, at Cardozo Middle School. Gini Tucker, Prev...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Teachers Preparing for Common Core State Standards 
July 11, 2013
  Thirty-five teachers in Jackson Public Schools are preparing for Common Core State Standards this summer. They are participating in training call...

Murrah Graduate Brings Awareness to Rare Illness through Pageant Platform 
July 10, 2013
  Kennitra Thompson, a 2009 graduate of Murrah High School, is using the Miss Mississippi stage to bring awareness to Steven Johnson Syndrome. Her ...

School Board Honors Dr. George Schimmel for Dedicated Service 
July 9, 2013
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees held a farewell reception June 28, 2013, in honor of Dr. George Schimmel. Board members, school di...

Jim Hill Volunteer Named 2013 JCPTA Parent of the Year 
July 8, 2013
  Jim Hill PTA volunteer Stanley Tillman (center) was named JCPTA Parent of the Yea...

Casey Elementary Named State PBIS Model Site 
July 4, 2013
  Casey Elementary has been selected as a PBIS Model Site for the state of Mississippi by REACH MS, the official PBIS technical assistance speciali...

Jim Hill Student Wins Michael D. Johnson Scholarship 
July 3, 2013
  Jim Hill student Elisha J. Frazier won the Michael D. Johnson Memorial Foundation Athletic Scholarship.The scholarship was presented during the M...

Jackson Community Unites to Build New Playground for Smith Elementary 
July 2, 2013
  Volunteers celebrate the completion of a new playground at Smith Elementary. ...

Important Dates for Advanced Placement Score Access 
July 1, 2013
  The College Board offers online access to Advanced Placement scores for students and educators. On June 25, teachers and school principals should...

Callaway Football Players Tackle Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson Project  
June 28, 2013
  Callaway players and their coach working at a Habitat build on Ston...

Murrah High Graduate Wins $500 Essay Scholarship 
June 27, 2013
  Holmes (center) accepts her $500 scholarship from JAFCU President/CEO Gary Fairly...

SPOTLIGHT: Blackburn Middle School Mentoring Program Named in Honor of Evers Family 
June 27, 2013
  Participating in the Blackburn Mentorship Program's announcement we...

Two JPS JROTC Staffers Selected for National Level Honors 
June 26, 2013
  Colonel Paul Willis LTC Veronica Baker ...

Adult Career and Technical Education Summer Programs 
June 25, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools Career Development Center (CDC) offers short-term adult career and technical education programs during the summer months. ...

JPS JROTC Volunteers and Instructors Recognized for Above-and-Beyond Service 
June 25, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools JROTC recognized eleven volunteers with the 2013 Award for...

Davis Magnet Ends School Year with Annual International Fun Day 
June 24, 2013
  Davis Magnet Elementary hosted its annual International Fun Day Friday, May 17, 2013. Fun Day stations included food, crafts, sports, and games f...

JPS Transportation Wins School Bus ROAD-EO 
June 20, 2013
  JPS ROAD-EO winners (from left) Mary Barnes, third place, and Deon Bowdre, first ...

JPS Athletes to Play in All-Star Basketball Game 
June 19, 2013
  Five Jackson Public Schools students will play in the Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star Basketball Game scheduled for Monday, July 8, 2013, at...

McWillie Students Donate Summer Reading Books to Book Drive 
June 18, 2013
  McWillie Montessori Elementary School presented book donations to Carol Burger of United Way from students and the school's adopters Trustmark ...

Hinds Community College Partnership Makes Dual Enrollment Possible for JPS High School Students 
June 17, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools, in partnership with Hinds Communi...

Belk Employees Give Makeover to McLeod Elementary School 
June 14, 2013
  McLeod Elementary School received a makeover May 23, 2013, after a visit from Belk employees. The volunteers from Belk built and installed booksh...

$10,000 Grant Makes Outdoor Classroom Possible at Lake Elementary 
June 13, 2013
  Lake Elementary dedicated its new outdoor classroom May 23, 2013. This innovative classroom will provide Lake teachers and students the opportuni...

Student School Board Members Present Student Bill of Rights to JPS Board of Trustees 
June 12, 2013
  Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson (left), Dr. Cedrick Gray (back, right), and members of the...

Murrah's Tamia Cavett Accepts ECCC Soccer Scholarship 
June 11, 2013
  Murrah girls' soccer player Tamia Cavett accepted a scholarship to attend East Central Community College in thefall of 2013. She is joined at t...

Food Service Employees Honored for Excellence at Annual Banquet 
June 10, 2013
  Willie Mae Rattler was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award for more...

Baker Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
June 7, 2013
  There are 369 students at Baker Elementary in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Dr. Shauna Nicholson-Johnson is principal of the school where...

SPOTLIGHT: Jackson Public Schools Presents the Class of 2013 
June 7, 2013
  Congratulations, Class of 2013. We salute you. Jackson Public Schools celebrated graduating seniors during commencement ceremonies held May 28 a...

Davis Magnet Recognized for Successful Positive Behavior Program 
June 7, 2013
  Davis Magnet IB School has been recognized as a PBIS SEEDS school. PBISSEEDS stands forPositive Behavior Intervention and Supports Seeing Excelle...

2013 JPS Summer Program Offerings 
June 7, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools parents and students are encouraged to take full advantage of the district's summer program offerings.For questions or con...

Former JPS Student Fulfilling Dreams Performing with Famed UniverSoul Circus 
June 6, 2013
  Johnny Burgess, a former Power APAC and Chastain Middle School student, is living out his dreams traveling the world as a professional dancer for...

Adult Education Graduates Join the Class of 2013 
June 5, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools Adult Education and GED Testing Center held a commencement ceremony Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Murrah High School. Bishop ...

George Elementary Teachers Kick Off Summer Reading with Performance for Students 
June 4, 2013
  George Elementary teachers and staff presented Bubbling Over Books to kick off Summer Reading with a favorite children's book. Brown Bear, Brown ...

JPS Athletics Pays Tribute to a Dedicated Former Employee 
May 31, 2013
  Athletics honored the late Ronald Tillman for his many years or service and dedication to the JPS Athletics Track Program by presenting his wife ...

JPS Salutes Retiring Employees 
May 31, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools saluted more than 100 employees who are retiring from the district after more than 25 years of service. The ceremony and r...

SPOTLIGHT: Graduation Ceremonies Available on DVD 
May 31, 2013
  Good news for high school graduating seniors and their families. You can now capture and cherish this special moment forever. Jackson PublicSchoo...

Murrah Concert Singers Win District, State, National Competitions 
May 30, 2013
  The Murrah Concert Singers have a long tradition of strong vocalmusical performance. This legacy is reaching new heights under the direction of f...

Move to Learn Debuts at Marshall Elemetnary 
May 29, 2013
  Marshall Elementary administrators, teachers and students were introduced to Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break vi...

Donation to Jim Hill to Promote Literacy and Diversity 
May 28, 2013
  In an effort to promote literacy, diversity, and community involvement, the Guru Nanak Foundation of Mississippi donated $500 to the Jim Hill H...

Bates Elementary Students Win Third Place in State Reading Fair 
May 27, 2013
  Two fifth grade students at Bates Elementary School, Brittnie and Brianna Leggett, won third place in the family division at the State Reading Fa...

Casey Elementary PTA Receives $1,000 Donation from Jackson Prep 
May 27, 2013
  Jackson Prep Foundation donated $1,000 to the Casey PTA. Jackson Prep has been working in partnership with Casey staff to provide opportunities f...

Bates Elementary Honors Nearly 100 Female Students for Academic Excellence 
May 24, 2013
  Diamond Honorees ...

JPS and JSU Partner to Form Blackburn Laboratory Middle School 
May 23, 2013
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray and JSU President Dr. Carolyn Meyers create a...

Look for Provine Rams in Upcoming Football Documentary  
May 23, 2013
  Provine football coach Willie Collins and members of the Rams football team will be featured in a soon-to-be-released documentary. Mississippi ...

SATP2 Emergency Testing for Eligible JPS Students 
May 22, 2013
  With the addition of a fourth condition of eligibility by the Mississippi Department of Education for the emergency testing of seniors, certain J...

JPS Teacher Presents at IRA Convention 
May 22, 2013
  Spann Elementary English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher Janice Cate presented at the 58th Annual International Reading Association Convention...

JPS High School City Tennis Championship 
May 21, 2013
  Jim Hill High School won the City Championship Tournament held at Tennis Center South April 19. Murrah High School's team were runner ups. Richar...

Smith Elementary Students Participate in KaBOOM! Design Day 
May 21, 2013
  Dr. Mitchell Shears watches over the careful drawing of students at Smith Element...

Forest Hill Graduate Receives Appointment to Military Academy 
May 20, 2013
  Cadet PFC Savonte Burns, a 2012 graduate of Forest Hill High School, has received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, an...

Siwell Middle School Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
May 18, 2013
  Siwell Middle School was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Siwell Middle serves 572 students in sixth through ei...

JROTC Senior Cadets Awarded $250K in Army Scholarships 
May 17, 2013
  Participating in the scholarship presentation are (from left) JROTC cadets Rab St...

Key Elementary Students Prepare for the MCT2 With Pep Rally 
May 16, 2013
  In an effort to keep students focused on learning, Key Elementary School hosted a school-wide, MCT2 (Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition) Pr...

Smith Elementary Celebrates its GEMS 
May 15, 2013
  G.N. Smith Elementary hosted its inaugural GEMS (Girls Excelling in Mississippi Schools) honor roll recognition program Friday, April 26, 2013....

School Board Member Appointed to Head New Jackson State University Department 
May 14, 2013
  JPS School Board member Dr. Otha Burton Jr., has been appointed executive director of JSU's new Institute of Government.The institute will provid...

Callaway Sophomore Basketball Player Named Max Preps All-American 
May 14, 2013
  Malik Newman of Callaway High School has been named National Sophomore of the Year by MaxPreps.com. The high school recruiting website also named...

McWillie's School Adopter Trustmark Teaches Students How to Save 
May 13, 2013
  A Trustmark employee works with McWillie students during National Teach a Child t...

Watkins Elementary Selected as National Green Ribbon School 
May 13, 2013
  Watkins Elementary has been named a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its commitment to environmental literacy, reducin...

Bailey APAC Wins Middle School Tennis Championship 
May 10, 2013
  The Bailey Middle School Tennis team won the Middle School Tennis Championship held April 30, 2013, at the Jackson State University tennis facili...

Lanier Students Finalists for Build it Better Classroom Grant 
May 10, 2013
  Three Lanier High School students recently advanced to the top ten in the Build it Better competition hosted by Raytheon.The students (from left)...

Callaway Alum Matthew O'Neal Sets School Record for Triple Jump 
May 9, 2013
  Matthew O'Neal, a 2012 graduate of Callaway High School, set a new ...

Oak Forest Celebrates Festive China in Cultural Fair 
May 9, 2013
  Students at Oak Forest Elementary completed their year-long study of China with a school-wide Chinese parade celebration April 19, 2013. While ...

2013 Middle School Track Finals 
May 8, 2013
  Bailey APAC girls' and Peeples boys' track teams were winners of the 2013 Middle School Track Finals held April 25, 2013. Congratulations to the ...

JPS and Partners Kick Off Third Annual OJMR Summer Reading Initiative 
May 8, 2013
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray (from left), United Way CEO Carol Burger, WLB...

Jackson Public Schools Salutes Top Graduating Seniors 
May 7, 2013
  The top ten graduating seniors from each high school in Jackson Public Schools were honored during a ceremony Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Murra...

JPS Students Are Dancing Their Way to Success 
May 7, 2013
  William Johnson and Shasa Cohran, both second graders at Davis Magnet Elementary school, won first place for their duet dance tribute to the popu...

Lanier and Callaway Win Track and Field District Titles 
May 6, 2013
  Lanier Lady Bulldogs, Region 4, 5A Champs ...

MDE Recognizes Six JPS Schools as Champions of Change 
May 6, 2013
  The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) honored schools across the state for academic achievement or progress during a ceremony held Thursd...

JPS Senior Athletes Make College Commitments on Basketball Signing Day 
May 3, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a signing ceremony for JPS students Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in the School Board meeting room. Athletes from JPS ...

2013 Rezoning Maps - Green Elem., Timberlawn Elem., and Powell Middle 
May 2, 2013
  Green Elementary, Timberlawn Elementary, and Powell Middle Green Elementary Zone Area from Watkins Elementary Zone Boundary Map Zone Boundary ...

Callaway Junior Named Defensive Line MVP at Spring Recruiting Camps 
May 2, 2013
  Callaway football player Breeland Speaks was named Defensive Line MVP at the Under Armour football camp in Birmingham, AL, Saturday April 6, 2013...

Two Murrah Seniors Receive Scholarships from Alumni Organization 
May 2, 2013
  Taking part in presenting Cannada Scholarships were (from left) Murrah Principal ...

Wingfield Powerlifting Team Places in State Meet 
May 1, 2013
  Wingfield's powerlifting team (from left): Coach Stanley Spell, Shamar Burse, D.T...

2013 Region II Science Fair Winners 
April 30, 2013
  More than 100 students from Jackson Public Schools were recognized for outstanding projects during the 2013 Region II Science and Engineering Fai...

Hardy Middle Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
April 30, 2013
  WJTV featured Hardy Middle School as the School of the Day for April 23, 2013. The enrollment at Hardy is 625 students in grades 6-8, and the pr...

Boyd Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
April 30, 2013
  WJTV featured Boyd Elementary School as the School of the Day for April 22, 2013. Established in 1948, Boyd is named Mary Lee Boyd, who taught a...

Murrah Students Plan Resurgence of Pleiades Literary Magazine 
April 29, 2013
  Students and friends of Murrah High School met recently to plan the reinstituti...

George Elementary Hosts Women Empowering Girls Breakfast 
April 26, 2013
  Dr. Rosie Payton, George Principal Dr. Mary Ann Bailey, and JPS Elementary Execut...

SPOTLIGHT: Jackson Public Schools Announces Parent of the Year 
April 26, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools is proud to announce Charles R. Husband, an active parent at George Elementary, as the 2013 JPS Parent of the Year. He was...

UMMC Partnership Enhances Science Classes for Davis Magnet Students 
April 26, 2013
  Students at Davis Magnet Elementary benefit from an ongoing u...

Northwest Middle School Students Raise Over $10,000 to Help Children Around the World 
April 25, 2013
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (center) joined Northwest Middle students, their teach...

JPS Hosts 36th Annual All-City Elementary Music Festival 
April 24, 2013
  Approximately 500 fifth grade studentsperformed in the Jackson Public School District's 36th Annual All-City Elementary Music Festival. Themed Bu...

Lanier and Forest Hill Claim Track Titles at City-wide Championship 
April 23, 2013
  Lanier and Forest Hill track teams won championship trophies at the 2013 JPS High School City Track Championship held April 9, 2013, at Hughes Fi...

JPS Students Hone and Showcase Performance Skills at All-City Choral Music Festival 
April 22, 2013
  Hundreds of choral music students from every middle and high school choir in Jackson Public Schools combined their voices and talents for the dis...

Are You Ready for State Tests? 
April 20, 2013
  State Testing for Jackson Public Schools students is fast approaching. Testing for secondary students enrolled in SATP2 tested subject areas Alg...

Murrah Students Advance to National Speech and Debate Tournament 
April 19, 2013
  Graeme Campbell and Alliyah Taylor with their national qualifying plaques and com...

Timberlawn Students Invite Moms and Dads to Class for Treats 
April 19, 2013
  Timberlawn Elementary's youngest students learned to show...

Davis Magnet and Power APAC Recognized at Mississippi PTA Convention 
April 18, 2013
  Participating in the PTA's Citizenship Award presentation were (from left) Deb ...

Casey Elementary Educator Named Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week 
April 17, 2013
  Casey kindergarten teacher Martha Russell was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week for April 4, 2013. She has taught at Casey Elemen...

Walton Ballers Repeat Win in Annual Multiplication Challenge  
April 16, 2013
  On Friday, March 22, 2013, Walton Elementary School held its annual Multiplication Challenge against adopters Mountain Dew. Walton's top fourth g...

Green Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
April 16, 2013
  Green Elementary was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for April 2, 2013. Established in 1959, the school is named for former JPS teacher ...

Hardy Middle School Hosts Career and Health Fair for Students 
April 15, 2013
  Hardy Middle School held its annual Career and Health Fair Friday, March 8, 2013. During the event, students met and talked with many professiona...

Callaway Athlete Selected to Play in Two National All-Star Games  
April 12, 2013
  Taylor 247Sports.com photo ...

Northwest Middle Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
April 11, 2013
  Northwest Middle School was features as the WJTV School of the Day for March 20, 2013. The school enrolls over 400 students in grades 6-8 and off...

House of Payne Star Motivates Students at JPS Schools  
April 10, 2013
  Cassi Davis embraces student Alliyah Burton at ...

Spann Elementary Heart Ambassadors Hop Out Heart Disease 
April 10, 2013
  Spann Elementary Heart Ambassadors hopped for heart health Wednesday, March 28, 2013. The students and teachers at the school participated in a...

2013 JPS JROTC Pass in Review 
April 9, 2013
  MG Augustus Collins and JPS Superintendent pin award medals in honor of Scholas...

Wingfield High School Students Participate in National Reading Challenge 
April 8, 2013
  Students at Wingfield High School engaged in valuable reading practice and took part in setting a new national record in Read The Most From Coast...

Mississippi First Lady Shares Hand Hygiene Message with JPS Kindergarteners  
April 5, 2013
  Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant taught kindergarten students from Isable El...

SPOTLIGHT: Kellogg Foundation and NBC Learn Bring Engaging Media to JPS Classrooms 
April 4, 2013
  Video: NBC Learn Welcomes Jackson Public Schools NBC Learn...

JPS Athletes Named to Clarion-Ledger's All-State Basketball Teams 
April 4, 2013
  Jordan Newman Photos ...

Callaway's Malik Newman Earns Mr. Basketball Honor 
April 3, 2013
  Photo from Clarion-Ledger Callaway High School's Malik Newman ...

Murrah JROTC Leadership Team Earns Trip to Washington, D.C.  
April 2, 2013
  (From left) C/CSM Agodtis McClendon, C/PFC Maria Thompson, C/CPT Alexandria Jones...

Parents Grade Customer Service in Jackson Public Schools 
April 2, 2013
  From time to time an organization must evaluate itself, and JPS did just that by asking parents to evalute their customer service experience at J...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Teams Win MHSAA Basketball Titles 
April 1, 2013
  Three JPS teams won state titles in theMHSAA Basketball Tournament held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Mississippi Coliseum. Callaway Boys' Cl...

Northwest Middle School Raises $5,000 for Smile Train 
April 1, 2013
  Northwest Principal Chinelo Turner leads a line dance as students and teachers fo...

Power APAC Dancers Perform in "And They Move..." Annual Recital 
March 29, 2013
  The dance department at Power APAC held its lower level dance recital February 28 and March 1, 2013, at the Power APAC auditorium. Elementary and...

Timberlawn Elementary Educator Named Teacher of the Week 
March 27, 2013
  Timberlawn Elementary teacher Kristin Brown was honored at the school March 7, 2013, as the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week. She was reco...

Woodville Heights Black History Program Celebrates Jackson Role Models  
March 26, 2013
  Rosia Crisler and students Ricshard Alexander, Joshua Walker and Joseph Walker....

JPS Athletes Named 2013 Clarion-Ledger All-Metro Basketball Players 
March 25, 2013
  Newman Jordan Coach Speec...

Boyd Elementary School Increases Heart Health Awareness 
March 22, 2013
  In an effort to teach students good health-related habits, Boyd Elementary School hosted Heart Health Awareness Day February 22, 2013. The event ...

Cardozo Middle School National Honor Society Chapter Named for Principal 
March 21, 2013
  The Josephine Kelly Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Cardozo Middle School inducted 22 Cardozo Lions Friday March 8, 2013...

Bates Elementary Students Win First Place in Regional Reading Fair 
March 20, 2013
  Brittnie and Brianna Leggett, fifth grade students at Bates Elementary, won first place in the family division at the Mississippi Regional Readin...

Murrah Girls' Soccer Player Signs with Co-Lin 
March 19, 2013
  Jayda Washington, a soccer player for Murrah High School, signed a two-year scholarship with Copiah-Lincoln (Co-Lin) Junior College during a cere...

Provine Student's Big Dreams Earn Her Trip to Walt Disney World 
March 18, 2013
  Photo from Clarion-Ledger's article Jackson Teen Dreams Big, March 5, 2013. ...

Pecan Park Kindergarten Students Raise Money for the Jackson Zoo 
March 15, 2013
  Zoo Executive Director Beth Poff (center) with Ms. Lile's kindergarten class fr...

JPS JROTC Leaders Help Plan for 2013 STEM Camp at Mississippi State 
March 14, 2013
  JROTC leaders from Jackson Public Schools and its partners from Mississippi State University (MSU) met with education and military leaders from A...

Lanier Teacher Named Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week 
March 13, 2013
  Lanier High School teacher Melzenia Taylor was honored at the school February 28, 2013, as the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week. Lanier Pr...

2013 JPS Middle School Challenge Bowl 
March 12, 2013
  Quiz Bowl teams from Bailey APAC, Blackburn, Cardozo, Chastain, and Siwell met for the final round of the 2013 JPS Middle School Academic Challen...

JPS to Host Job Fair for Teachers, Bus Drivers, and More 
March 11, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools is hostinga Job Fairfor prospective teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria, and maintenance workers. The event will be held from...

Bates Elementary PTA Sponsors African American History Celebration 
March 8, 2013
  Bates Elementary fourth graders present a tribute to President Barack Obama. ...

2013 Governor's Award Winners 
March 7, 2013
  Several Jackson Public Schools community partnerships were recognized during the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education Governors Award...

Wingfield Senior Named 2013 JROTC Cadet of the Year 
March 6, 2013
  Celebrating the 2013 JROTC Cadet of the Year are (from left) JPS Superintendent. ...

New Orleans Author Brings Literacy Message to Woodville Heights Students 
March 5, 2013
  Woodville Heights students Michael Smith and Nakiylah Frank present gifts to visi...

CMMC Teaches Cooking and Life Skills to Peeples Students 
March 4, 2013
  Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) Chef Kristin Gazaway conducted a cooking class for students taking part in the 21st Century program a...

JPS Adult Education Offers Assistance to GED Test-Takers Before Release of New Test 
March 2, 2013
  The GED testing program is making changes to ensure test-takers are just as prepared to enter college or begin a career as traditional high schoo...

JPS Transportation Salutes Bus Safety Week Poster Contest Participants 
March 1, 2013
  Richard Williams and Mary Howard of the JPS Office of Transportation and Leonard Swilley of the Mississippi Department of Education's Safe and Or...

Rowan Middle School Students Advance to State TSA Conference 
February 28, 2013
  Students from Rowan Middle School attended the Mississippi Technology Student Association (TSA) Central District Conference held in Jackson at th...

2013 JPS Open Doors Chess Tournament 
February 27, 2013
  More than 130 JPS gifted education students competed in the 2013 JPS Open Doors Chess Tournament held February 15, 2013, at the JSU Mississippi e...

Northwest Middle Hosts Blues Musician to Kick off Black History Month 
February 26, 2013
  Blues musician and artist Spencer Bohren (center) with Northwest IB students Mi...

JPS Announces 2013 Administrator of the Year During Surprise Celebration 
February 25, 2013
  2013 Administrator of the YearCandra Nelson (center) with JPS Elementary Executiv...

Central Mississippi Medical Center Proud of Partnership with Peeples Middle School 
February 22, 2013
  Peeples Middle School choir from CMMC's December 2012 Team Talk newsletter. ...

Are You Smarter than a Baker Elementary Math Buster? 
February 21, 2013
  The top math students from Baker Elementary, aka Math Busters, competed in a multiplication match against a four-member team from the Baker Donel...

JPS to Make Up Inclement Weather Days  
February 21, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools will make up two days the district was closed due to inclement weather on August 29 and 30, 2012. District schools and off...

JPS Administrator Honored by Hinds County Board of Supervisors 
February 20, 2013
  Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes made a special presentation to retiring Deputy Superintendent of Operations Wilbur Walters. He acknowledge...

Spann Elementary Achieves PBIS Model Site Status 
February 19, 2013
  Spann Elementary has joined Poindexter Elementary as a PBIS Model Site for the state of Mississippi by REACH MS. The school will receive a $2,500...

2013 Athletic Signing Day 
February 18, 2013
  Outstanding football players from Forest Hill, Jim Hill, Lanier, and Murrah high schools named their post secondary commitmentsduring a district-...

2013 Metro Teachers of the Year 
February 15, 2013
  Kenneth Boyte ...

Key Elementary Students Recognized for Academic Excellence 
February 14, 2013
  Sixty-eight scholars at Key Elementary were recognized for their academic accomplishments January 31, 2013, at an Achievement Breakfast held in t...

Division Basketball Championships Moved to Forest Hill 
February 14, 2013
  Anticipating a large crowd of supporters for the JPS teams vying for the Region 4 District 6 ...

Northwest Middle Student is Runner Up for the 2013 Hinds County Spelling Bee 
February 13, 2013
  Edison T. Brown holding 2nd place county trophy and 1st place school trophy. ...

2013 Middle School Basketball Champions 
February 12, 2013
  Middle School Basketball Championships were played January 24, 2013, at Forest Hill High School. Girls The Bailey APAC Knights defeated runners...

Use of Electronic Device Policy Consideration 
February 12, 2013
  Jackson Public Schoolsis considering adopting a new cell phone policy for students. A sample policy, Use of Electronic Device Code of Student Con...

Poindexter Elementary Hosts Mens' Breakfast Summit 
February 11, 2013
  Rev. Tommie Brown (left) and Poindexter Watch D.O.G.S. Chairman D...

JPS Student School Board Introduced at January Board Meeting 
February 8, 2013
  Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson (left), Dr. Cedrick Gray (back, right), and members of t...

Callaway's Wayne Brent Named 2013 NFHS Coach of the Year  
February 7, 2013
  The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has named Callaway basketball coach Wayne Brent the 2012 Coach of the Year at th...

1965 Lanier High Basketball Team Recognized for 48-Year-Old National Championship 
February 6, 2013
  Lanier High School has a long standing reputation as a basketball powerhouse, but until January 2013, few Jacksonians knew or remembered one of...

Jim Hill English Teacher Named 2013 JPS Teacher of the Year 
February 5, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools announced its top teacher Thursday, January 31, 2013, before a school-wide assembly at Jim Hill High School. Tracee Thomps...

Provine High Band Students Participate in Capital District Honor Band 
February 4, 2013
  Fourteen members of the Provine High School Band made the Capital District Honor Band in January 2013. The students participated in a clinic hous...

Key Elementary Educator Named Teacher of the Week 
February 1, 2013
  Participating in the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week award presentation a...

Provine High School Hosts Career Fair for Students 
January 31, 2013
  High school students from all seven JPS high schools participated in a Career Fair January 25, 2013, at Provine High School. Students received fi...

Walton Elementary Students Rock the MCT2 
January 30, 2013
  Walton Elementary School, located at 3200 Bailey Avenue, the Address of Excellence, held its MCT2 celebration in January 2013. This celebration r...

2013 JPS Open Doors Scrabble Tournament 
January 29, 2013
  More than 100 JPS elementary and middle school students in the Open Doors Gifted Education Program competed in the district's annual Scrabble Tou...

Kirksey Student's Creature Crafts on Display at Ridgeland Library 
January 28, 2013
  Kayla Joy Granberry is in the 7th grade at Kirksey Middle School. Kayla is atrue animal lover with a vivid imagination and her hobby shows it. Sh...

Entergy Makes Learning Easier at Van Winkle Elementary 
January 25, 2013
  Van Winkle Elementary School received a $7,000 donation from Entergy Charitable Foundation January 14, 2013, as part of its Using Technology to I...

2012 Pepsi Tournament Champions 
January 24, 2013
  CALLAWAY 64, PROVINE 58 (BOYS) The Chargers of Callaway High School defeated Super 10 rivals the Provine Rams for the Pepsi Tournament champions...

Baker Elementary Students Recognized for Poetry Writing 
January 23, 2013
  A group of Baker Elementary students were selected by the National Schools Project for their haiku poems chosen for publication in the 2012 Young...

Watkins Elementary School Named the Educational Institution Recycler of the Year 
January 22, 2013
  Watkins Elementary School received the Educational Institution Recycler of the Year Environmental Hero Award for the State of Mississippi durin...

Jackson Public Schools' Students Compete for Top Honors in Reading Fair 
January 18, 2013
  The goal of the reading fair is to enhance and encourage reading at all grade levels and to allow students to share their joy of reading with oth...

2012 JPS JROTC Military Gala 
January 17, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools held its First Annual Junior ROTC Consolidated Military Gala Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Jackson Convention Complex ...

JPS Superintendent Celebrates MLK Holiday with Veterans  
January 16, 2013
  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...

Wingfield Educator Named Teacher of the Week 
January 15, 2013
  Harriet Course, a biology teacher at Wingfield High School, was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week for December 6, 2012. Course wa...

Bates Elementary Named a National Title I School 
January 14, 2013
  Gladys Noel Bates Elementary enrolls 472 students in grades K-5. The principal is...

Hardy Purple Knights Annual Toy Drive 
January 11, 2013
  The Purple Knight's Club, a group of Hardy Middle School male students, donated toys they collected in a school-wide toy drive to Catholic Char...

JPS Librarians Participate in Transition to College Partnership with Jackson State 
January 10, 2013
  JPS graduates attending JSU discussthe transitions from high school to college ...

Murrah High Wins Salvation Army Ring It to Bring It Campaign 
January 9, 2013
  Murrah High School is the proud winner of the Salvation Army's Ring It to Bring It campaign. The school raised $473 in a friendly competition w...

McWillie Students Adopt an Angel for Christmas 
January 8, 2013
  Montessori students at McWillie Elementary School adopted an angel through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree campaign. The students raised $99 in o...

Spann Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
January 8, 2013
  Spann Elementary was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for Friday, December 14, 2012. Nicole Menotti is principal of the school with 487 st...

Community Recognizes Provine SATP Scholars at Awards Banquet 
January 7, 2013
  Provine High School recognized more than 200 students for achieving proficient an...

Power APAC Teachers Honored for Excellence in Arts Education 
January 1, 2013
  2012 MAAE Distinguished Educator Awards ...

JPS High Schools Join Salvation Army Bell Ringer Campaign 
December 27, 2012
  The Jackson Public Schools High School Division participated in the Salvation Army's Bell Ringer Campaign this year. On December 19, 2012, each...

George Elementary Honors Mentors with Breakfast 
December 27, 2012
  (From left) George Principal Dr. Mary Ann Bailey with keynote speaker, Dr. Dani...

Forest Hill Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
December 26, 2012
  Forest Hill High School was featured on WJTV Newschannel 12 as the School of the Day for December 7, 2012. Kimberly Warfiled is in her first yea...

Watkins Librarian Named Watson Ford Teacher of the Week 
December 24, 2012
  Watkins Elementary librarian David Schommer was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week Thursday, November 29, 2012. Schommer is servin...

JPS Gets Boost Toward Healthy Living from Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. 
December 21, 2012
  The Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. presented incentive checks to seven Jackson elementary schools and one middle school November 1, 2...

Marshall Elementary Receives 500 Books from Jackson Area Pizza Huts  
December 20, 2012
  Jackson area Pizza Huts delivered 500 books to Marshall Elementary School during National Young Readers Week, November 12-16, 2012. Each year Piz...

Davis Magnet Elementary Student Stars in The Dance of Oz Musical 
December 19, 2012
  William Johnson (center), a second grader at Davis Magnet Elementary School, performed in a musical adaptation of the classic movie Wizard of ...

Whitten Middle School Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
December 18, 2012
  Whitten Middle School was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for November 28, 2012. Nearly 600 students attend the south Jackson middle scho...

Hardy Purple Knights Present Appreciation Plaque to Omega Psi Phi, EKK Chapter  
December 17, 2012
  The Purple Knights of Hardy Middle School recently presented the Epsilon Kappa Kappa (EKK) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. with a plaque for the f...

Lee Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
December 14, 2012
  Lee Elementary School was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for November 30, 2012. Dr. Cynthia Veals is principal of the school which serv...

JPS Elementary Students' Writing Featured in Short Stories Collection 
December 13, 2012
  Eleven JPS students can say that they have authored their first published work while in elementary school. The students were recognized during an...

Northwest Middle School Raises Funds for Breast Cancer 
December 12, 2012
  The students at Northwest IB Middle School raised $267 to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The school sold pink t-shirts as a fundraiser during t...

Echelon NA-YGN Members Promote Drawing Contest at Van Winkle Elementary 
December 11, 2012
  Van Winkle Elementary students learned about Nuclear energy with Roddy Nuclear, a...

Forest Hill Music Student to be Honored at Jazz Foundation Event 
December 11, 2012
  The Pride of Forest Hill marching band member and trumpet section leader, James Burton, will be honored during the Mississippi Jazz Foundation's ...

JROTC Cadets Plot Course for the Future at Annual Jamboree 
December 10, 2012
  More than 300 JPS JROTC cadets took part in the Fifth Annual JPS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Service Academy Jamboree held Tu...

Parent Group at George Elementary Raises Safety Awareness Near School 
December 7, 2012
  Congressman Bennie Thompson (left) is among the Walk to School Day participants...

JPS CESTEME Science Teachers Present at National Conference 
December 6, 2012
  JPS science teachers presenting at the NABT conference included (from left) Eboni...

Power APAC Students Enlighten Parents about Bullying through Performance 
December 5, 2012
  Cast of Mirror, Mirror and Power APAC theatre teachers A group...

Bailey Magnet to Debut in Expanded LEGO Jackson Exhibit 
December 4, 2012
  Bailey Magnet High School, an architectural icon of the city of Jackson, will be part of the new and improved LEGO Jackson exhibit scheduled to o...

Smith Elementary Celebrates Fall with Celebrity Readers 
December 3, 2012
  Smith Elementary hosted a Reading Is a Treat Literacy Celebration Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Students and staff dressed as characters from thei...

Bailey APAC Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
November 30, 2012
  Bailey APAC Middle School was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for November 6, 2012. Formerly a high school, Bailey APAC school was repur...

JPS Bands Raise Funds and Showcase Performance Skills at Annual 'Battle' 
November 29, 2012
  All seven JPS high schools performed for the district's annual Battle of the Bands. Reminiscent of a larger band showcase hosted by Jackson State...

JPS Network Analysts Recognized for Outstanding Service 
November 28, 2012
  Bobby Harris, a JPS network analyst, received the Superintendent's Golden Bow Tie Award of Excellence for demonstrating exemplary customer serv...

Hardy Technology Teacher Named Watson Ford Teacher of the Week 
November 27, 2012
  Tanisha Young of Hardy Middle School was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week for November 1, 2012. She is an eighth grade Informati...

SWAC Hall of Fame to Induct Wingfield's Coach Herman Sanders 
November 26, 2012
  The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced that Wingfield Head Boys' Basketball Coach Herman Sanders will be among its 2012 class of Hall...

JPS Basketball Players Named to Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen 
November 23, 2012
  As the 2012-13 basketball season gets underway, several JPS high schools can boast the best players in the state. Four JPS high school players ha...

2012 JPS Middle School Football Championship 
November 22, 2012
  Cardozo Middle School celebrated its victory over Kirksey in the 2012 JPS Middle ...

George Elementary Recognized as Top 2012 Exceed School in the State  
November 21, 2012
  George is a Star school and was recognized as the No. 1 Exceed school in the stat...

Murrah JROTC Instructor Recognized by Watson Quality Ford as Teacher of the Week 
November 20, 2012
  JROTC instructor Lieutenant Colonel Veronica Baker was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week for October 11, 2012, receiving a record...

Dawson Teacher Named Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week 
November 19, 2012
  Triana Davis, a fifth grade teacher at Dawson Elementary School, was the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week for September 27, 2012. Davis ...

Poindexter Elementary Achieves PBIS Model Site Status 
November 16, 2012
  Members of the PBIS support team include (from left) Lisa Weems, instructional ...

Green Elementary Goes Pink for a Purpose 
November 15, 2012
  Included in the check presentation to the American Institute for Cancer Research ...

JPS JROTC Cadets Selected for Leadership Conference 
November 13, 2012
  Three JPS JROTC cadets were selected by the Jackson Chapter of Military Order of World Wars to participate in the annual Youth Leadership Confere...

JPS Counselors Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness 
November 13, 2012
  The counselors of the Jackson Public School District raised more than $400 for the Baptist Health Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. Their...

New JPS Principals for School Year 2012-2013 
November 12, 2012
  Jackson Public Schools appointed eleven principals to new assignments for the 2012-13 school year. Eight of these educators are serving as princi...

George Elementary Celebrates Star School Status with Parade 
November 9, 2012
  George Elementary celebrated being named a Star School with a parade around the school in October. Parade participants included the marching band...

Miss America Inspires Power APAC Students 
November 8, 2012
  2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppler (center) with JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gra...

2012 JPS Wellness Walk 
November 7, 2012
  What's Cooking? was the theme of the 2012 JPS Wellness Walk held October 18, 2012. JPS employees, parents, students, and members of the community...

Doughnuts with Dads Breakfast at Key Elementary Inspires Involved Fathers 
November 6, 2012
  Fathers and father-figures joined students at Key Elementary for Doughnuts with Dads breakfast September 28, 2012. Pastor John Wicks of Mount Neb...

First Lady Debra Bryant Talks Fitness with Casey Fifth Grade Girls 
November 5, 2012
  Mississippi First Lady Debra Bryant visited Casey Elementary school October 16, 2012, to encourage students in the Fit and Fabulous Fifth Grade...

Davis Magnet Student Wins Talent Show at State Fair 
November 2, 2012
  Shasa Cohran, a seven-year-old second grader at Davis Magnet Elementary IB World School, recently won First Place of the Junior Division (ten a...

2012 JPS Dads and Moms Conference 
November 1, 2012
  2012 Dads and Moms Conference program presenters included (from left) Lester Prin...

Lanier Alum and National News Figure Randall Pinkston Returns to Alma Mater  
October 31, 2012
  One of Lanier High School's favorite graduates visited the school October 3, 2012. Randall Pinkston (c/o '68), now an anchor for CBS News inspire...

City of Jackson Named 100 Best Communities for Young People 
October 30, 2012
  Jackson, Mississippi, is among the nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People according to the October 2012 issue of Urban Educator, a public...

Governor Phil Bryant Encourages and Motivates Lanier High School Students 
October 30, 2012
  Governor Phil Bryant and Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray toured Lanier High School Monday, October 22, 2012. After a tour of the school, Govern...

Jim Hill Tennis Coach Named 2012 Coach of the Year 
October 29, 2012
  Richard Wilson, tennis coach at Jim Hill High School, received the Mississippi Tennis Association's 2012 Coach of the Year award. He has been coa...

Wilkins Teachers Receive Walmart Gift Cards 
October 26, 2012
  Walmart and Sam's Club presented $50 gift cards to 20 teachers at Wilkins Elementary School for school supplies during a surprise presentation ...

McWillie Participates in International Walk to School Day 
October 25, 2012
  Students practice safety, like wa...

Bailey APAC Wins Middle School Volleyball Championship 
October 24, 2012
  Bailey APAC Middle School defeated Peeples Middle School in the JPS Middle School Volleyball Championship game. The Bailey team won two matches...

Callaway Athlete Named WAPT Scholar Athlete 
October 23, 2012
  Dijon Vaughans, a senior at Callaway High School, was named the WAPT Scholar of the Week for October 12, 2012. Vaughans is captain of the Callawa...

Jim Hill Celebrates Homecoming and Centennial with Annual Parade 
October 22, 2012
  Jim Hill Principal Bobby Brown and JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray ...

Murrah Athlete Named WAPT Blitz 16 Player of the Week 
October 19, 2012
  Murrah football standout Malik Dear, was voted Blitz 16 Player of the Week for his performance against Madison Central September 28, 2012. Dear a...

WAPT’s Meagan West Reads for the Record at Clausell 
October 18, 2012
  Meagan West read to students in a kindergarten class at Clausell Elementary as part of Jumpstarts Read for the Record Day held nationwide on Thur...

Bates Elementary School Celebrates Founder's Day 
October 17, 2012
  Bates Principal Stephen Johnson presents a gift to guest speaker Councilman Tony ...

Watson Quality Ford Honors Forest Hill Educator as Teacher of the Week 
October 16, 2012
  Vera Bishop, business law, journalism, and accounting teacher at Forest Hill High School, was named the Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week o...

JPS Partners in Education Highlight Awards Recognizes Outstanding Partnerships 
October 15, 2012
  Brown Bottling Group, Inc. (Pepsi) and North Jackson Elementary celebrated a 30-y...

Callaway Senior Recognized at JPS Board Meeting 
October 15, 2012
  Mark Scott, a Callaway High School student, delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the JPS School Board meeting September 4, 2012. A 17-year- ol...

Sonic Grants Fund Classroom Projects for Three JPS Teachers 
October 12, 2012
  Ashanti Barnes of Smith, with her assistant Bobbie Chambers, will use $872 for te...

North Jackson Educators Work at McDonald's to Raise Funds for the School 
October 11, 2012
  Teachers and administrators from North Jackson Elementary School moonlighted at McDonald's to raise funds for the school. The educators donned Mc...

New Show "Sup with the Supt." Airing on JPS Channels 18 & 19 
October 10, 2012
  Host Jeanette Noble with Dr. Cedrick Gray on the set of Sup with the Supt. airi...

Blackburn Eighth Graders Participate in Jackson State University Voter Registration Drive 
October 9, 2012
  Thirty-two Blackburn Middle School eighth grade students participated in the One Jackson State University Voter Registration Campaign on Saturd...

Davis Magnet Student Named Spokes-Model for Museum 
October 8, 2012
  In a recent talent search, Davis Magnet School third grader Treasure White was selected from over 400 children to serve as the Mississippi Childr...

JPS Top Readers Rewarded with Celebration at Children's Museum 
October 4, 2012
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray presented certificates and awards to 'High Re...

JPS JROTCs Join Forces in Fight to Stop Hunger 
October 3, 2012
  Murrah High School's JROTC program joined forces with five other high schools to Stop Hunger Now September 22, 2012. Murrah along with Callaway, ...

JPS Honors 29 Schools for Academic Success 
October 2, 2012
  Twenty-nine JPS schools achieved successful or higher ratings according to Mississippi Department of Education accountability results released ...

Davis Magnet Plants Teaching Garden 
October 1, 2012
  Mayor Harvey Johnson and Dr. Cedrick Gray at Davis Magnet's Teaching Garden Celeb...

Summer Reading Celebration at Woodville Heights Elementary 
September 28, 2012
  ...

Lanier High School Senior to Represent Mississippi as Youth Ambassador 
September 26, 2012
  Lanier High School senior Traeshaun Hiley with Mississippi ...

Cardozo Middle School Celebrates its Summer Readers 
September 25, 2012
  Councilman Tony Yarber spoke to students at the Cardozo Summer Reading Celebratio...

Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 
September 24, 2012
  The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $4,000 to Whitten Middle School to help students impro...

Pecan Park Teacher's Article Featured in National Publication 
September 21, 2012
  An article authored by Peggy Carlisle, an Open Doors teacher at Pecan Park Elementary, was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Science and Chil...

Walmart and Sam's Club Present Gift Cards to 20 Oak Forest Teachers 
September 20, 2012
  Walmart and Sam's Club presented $50 gift cards to 20 teachers at Oak Forest Elementary School during a surprise presentation at the school Thu...

Lake Elementary Teacher Receives $2,000 ING Unsung Hero Grant 
September 19, 2012
  Dr. Yolanda Cobb, a gifted education teacher at Lake Elementary was selected as an ING Unsung Hero grant recipient for 2012. The award comes with...

MDE Releases Accountability Ratings for School Districts 
September 18, 2012
  Dr. Gray explains 2012 JPS Accountability Ratings Twenty-nine ...

JPS Elementary Schools Earn Gold in USDA's Healthy Schools Challenge 
September 17, 2012
  JPS Food Services Executive Director Mary Hill received awards on behalf of the...

Annual PTA Conference Brings Parents and Educators Together 
September 14, 2012
  The Jackson Council PTA/PTSA hosted its annual Fall School of InstructionAugust 18, 2012, at Cardozo Middle School.The training is designed to ed...

Fox Everett and Porter's Insurance Donate Supplies to Jackson Public Schools 
September 13, 2012
  Fox Everett and Porter's Insurance, longtime supporters of Jackson Public Schools, held a school supply drive in the summer of 2012. The two agen...

Davis Magnet Student to Appear in Upcoming Films 
September 12, 2012
  Davis Magnet School first grader Kai Hart will share the big screen with actor Brad Pitt in the movie Twelve Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQ...

AP Exam Increase in the Jackson Public School District 
September 11, 2012
  AP ScholarStudents score 3 or higher on three or more AP ExamsAP ...

Kirksey Teacher to Attend Teachers for Global Classrooms Program 
September 10, 2012
  Kirksey Middle School science interventionist Jacqueline Samuel will embark upon a journey to globalize science classrooms at her school as a par...

Parents for Public Schools Jackson Honors Four JPS Outstanding Educators 
September 7, 2012
  Four Jackson Public Schools teachers were honored as Outstanding Educators by Parents for Public Schools of Jackson and the Community Foundation ...

Callaway and Murrah Featured as WJTV Schools of the Day on Game Day 
September 7, 2012
  WJTV profiled Callaway and Murrah high schools during its early morning newscast on September 7, 2012, the day the two schools are expected to me...

Kirksey Eighth Grader Earns Computer for Good Grades 
September 6, 2012
  Dominique Williams, an eighth grader at Kirksey Middle School, earned a top technology reward for remaining on High Honor Roll with a straight A ...

Clausell Elementary Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
September 4, 2012
  Clausell Elementary was the WJTV School of the Day for September 4, 2012. Established in 1962, the school is named after Odell Clausell who was...

Callaway High Graduate to Perform at WellsFest 2012 
September 4, 2012
  Taylor MacAnally Tayl...

JPS School Board Honors Hardy Middle School Student 
August 31, 2012
  JPS Board Member Kisiah W. Nolan presented a Certificate of Presentation to Marqu...

JPS Schools and Offices Open Friday, August 31, 2012 
August 30, 2012
  All Jackson Public Schools and offices are open today,Friday, August 31, 2012. All scheduled services, programs and activities, including footbal...

JPS Football Schedule Changes for August 30-31, 2012 
August 29, 2012
  Due to the anticipation of inclement weather Thursday, August 30, 2012, the JPS Department of Athletics has made the following changes to game sc...

JPS Teachers Receive More Than $100K in Mini-Grants 
August 27, 2012
  The Junior League and Community Foundation announced more than $100K in mini-gr...

Casey Student Recognized for Service at Recent Board Meeting 
August 25, 2012
  JPS Board Secretary, Timothy Collins presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Horace for leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the July 27, 201...

George Elementary Profiled as WJTV School of the Day 
August 24, 2012
  George Elementary was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for August 21, 2012. Mary Ann Bailey is principal of the school with an enrollment...

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Makes Special Delivery to Jackson Schools 
August 23, 2012
  JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray thanks JMMF for their donations to schools du...

Jackson Public Schools Accepts Uniforms from United Way and Belk 
August 22, 2012
  Partners in Education director Rebecca Starling (at podium) thanks the United Way...

Callaway Graduate Joins Cast in Tyler Perry Musical  
August 21, 2012
  Airan Chase Baker is the fourth dancer from the left in this promotional photo....

Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray's First Day of School Tour 
August 20, 2012
  Nearly 30,000 students arrived at district schools Friday, August 10, and many were welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray and his administr...

Dr. Gray Talks about New School Year with Tambra Cherie of 97.7 FM 
August 20, 2012
  (MP3) Superintendent Dr. CedrickGray sharedhis anticipation...

Murrah High Football Season Looks Promising for Playoffs According to Newspaper 
August 17, 2012
  Murrah Coach Zack Grady with players (from left) Malik Dear, Tony Williams, and...

JPS Superintendent Shares Entry Plan with Community at Public Reception 
August 16, 2012
  Dr. Cedrick Gray shares his Entry Plan at an August 2 reception at the Mississipp...

Woodville Heights Profiled as WJTV School of the Day 
August 16, 2012
  Woodville Heights Elementary was featured as the WJTV School of the Day for August 15, 2012. Amanda Thomas is principal of the school with an e...

Partners in Education Store Receives Supply Donations for Store 
August 15, 2012
  Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. (center), JPS P.I.E. Director Rebecca Starling (front...

Citywide First Day Celebration Motivates Students for New School Year 
August 14, 2012
  Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. and the City of Jackson hosted the annual First Day Celebration Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Jackson Convention Com...

Provine Graduate Wins "Marine Of The Year" Award for the United States Marine Corps 
August 13, 2012
  2007 Provine graduate Jeremy D. Butler, now a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, was named the 2nd Marine Division's Marine of the Yea...

JPS and Community Welcome Dr. Cedrick Gray During Meet and Greet Reception 
August 10, 2012
  The Board of Trustees of the Jackson Public School District hosted a Meet and Greet Reception honoring JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray. Many ...

Blackburn Middle School Featured as WJTV School of the Day 
August 10, 2012
  Blackburn Middle Schoolwas featured on the WJTV news segment 'School of the Day'during its early morning newscasts Friday, August 10, 2012. Con...

2012 Convocation Encourages District to "Build Stronger Schools Together" 
August 9, 2012
  Convocation speakers included (from left) Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., Acti...

Casey Student and Teacher Recognized in Regional Family Magazine 
August 8, 2012
  Reese Overstreet, a former Casey student, was recognized in Parents and Kids Magazine for her winning essay What I Love About My Mom. Her essay...

JPS P.I.E. Store to Re-Open after Three Year Hiatus 
July 30, 2012
  Archive photo of Partners in Education Store volunteer Jac...

JPS Parent of the Year Recognized as Finalist for State Parent of the Year 
July 24, 2012
  Tonya Murphy, a Rowan Middle School parent and the 2012 JPS Parent of the Year, was recognized as a State Parent of the Year finalist by the Miss...

2012-2013 School Zone Street Listings 
July 23, 2012
  Due to rezoning of schools for the 2012-2013 school year, Jackson Public Schools is providing school street listings for the convenience of paren...

JPS Welcomes New Administrators 
July 23, 2012
  During the first school board meeting of his tenure with Jackson Public Schools, Dr. Cedrick Gray introduced four members of his administrative t...

JPS Welcomes New Board Member Beneta Burt  
July 19, 2012
  JPS welcomed new School Board member Beneta D. Burtas she took the oath of officeduring a ceremony and reception before the regular School Board ...

JPS Maintenance Staff Awards 
July 18, 2012
  Jackson Public Schools recognized district maintenance employees during a program held June 29, 2012, at Cardozo Middle School. School Board Pres...

Lanier Students Perform in Hawaii as Members of Lions Band 
July 17, 2012
  Earnest Pate (left) and Jordan Hunter (right) with their high school band directo...

JROTC Instructor Named Murrah High School Teacher of the Year 
July 16, 2012
  JROTC instructor Lieutenant Colonel Veronica L. Baker was named the Murrah High School 2011-12 Teacher of The Year during a program held at the s...

JPS Bids Farewell to Board Member Dr. Ivory Phillips  
July 13, 2012
  JPS Board members participating in the presentation to Dr. Phillips are (front,...

Lake Student Wins Area Conservation Poster Contest 
July 12, 2012
  After placing in the Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual poster contest, Schvaie Moaton's 'Soil-to-Spoon' themed poster we...

Callaway Soccer and Track Standout Commits to Both at University of South Florida 
July 11, 2012
  A two-sport athlete, 2012 Callaway graduate Matthew O'Neal will attend the University of South Florida with scholarships in track and soccer. His...

JPS Performing Arts Alum Releases Single of Military Family Anthem 
July 10, 2012
  Olivia Perez-Breland on the There You Go Again album cover. Watch the music video...

Murrah Graduate Signs with Los Angeles Dodgers 
July 9, 2012
  Photo from Clarion-Ledger.com Zachary Bird, a 2012 graduate of...

Forest Hill Alum Elected as Miss Jackson State University 2012-2013  
July 5, 2012
  Sarah Brown, a 2009 graduate of Forest Hill High School in Jackson, was elected by her peers during a spring 2012 election to represent the unive...

JPS JROTC Cadets Learn Leadership and Teamwork at Annual Summer Challenge 
July 4, 2012
  JROTC Cadets from all eight JPS high schoolsjoined cadets from other schools across the state for the 2012 JPS JROTC Summer Leadership Challen...

JPS Custodial Services Staff Honored at Annual Meeting and Awards Program 
June 29, 2012
  School Board Vice President Linda Rush joined Jackson Public Schools' custodial foremen in celebrating the accomplishments of members of the dist...

2012-2013 JPS Board Officers Named 
June 28, 2012
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees named 2012-2013 officers during a regular meeting held in April 2012. Monica Gilmore-Love replaced K...

JPS Parent Named Parent of Year for Congressional District 3  
June 27, 2012
  2011-2012 JPS Parent of the Year Tonja Murphy was named the Parent of the Year for Congressional District 3 by the Mississippi Department of Educ...

McWillie Welcomes New Partner In Education  
June 26, 2012
  Xenia Minton admiring the art exhibit at Spectacles in Highland Village. ...

Murrah High School Recognizes Top Readers at Literary Café 
June 25, 2012
  Top readers at Murrah ended the 2011-2012 school year with food, laughs, and books. The final days of school ended with Murrah's second annual li...

Dr. Jane Everly Named Administrator of the Year Finalist 
June 22, 2012
  Davis Magnet Elementary Principal Dr. Jane Everly was named the 2012 Administrator of the Year finalist from the Second Congressional District du...

JPS Students Compete in Annual ACT-SO Competition 
June 21, 2012
  More than 100 students, including many from Jackson Public Schools, competed in the NAACP's annual ACT-SO competition held at Chastain Middle Sch...

Woodville Heights Students Place in Scholastic Chess Tournament 
June 20, 2012
  Woodville Heights was well represented at the State Individual Scholastic Chess Tournament held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Hinds Community Colleg...

Jackson Public Schools Releases 2012-2013 Proposed Budget at Hearing 
June 20, 2012
  JPS Chief Financial Officer Sharlyn Miller presented the 2012-2013 Proposed District Maintenance Budget during the first of two scheduled public ...

Walton Elementary School Adopter Donates Summer Reading Books  
June 19, 2012
  Walton students received their required summer reading books from adopter Cade Ch...

Davis Magnet Hosts Fun Day With International Flavor  
June 18, 2012
  Davis Magnet Elementary held its annual Fun Day on Friday, May 18, 2012. Fun Day activities included Cricket Matches, Join the Moroccan Band, Kan...

Wells Church Honors Galloway Educators and Students  
June 15, 2012
  Reverend Tonkel and Principal Gee-Bradley ...

Jim Hill Choir Wins Top Award in the Big Apple 
June 14, 2012
  The Jim Hill High School Choir captured the Grand Champion Award at the Big Apple Classic Music Festival in New York City on March 17, 2012. The ...

Baptist Health Systems and Jackson Heart Foundation Support Health Education at Bates Elementary 
June 13, 2012
  Representatives from Baptist Health Systems and the Jackson Heart Foundation visited Bates Elementary school in May 2012 to introduce HeathTeac...

2012 JPS Adult Education Graduation 
June 12, 2012
  More than 40 General Education Diploma graduates were recognized during a ceremony at Murrah High School, May 31, 2012. JPS Board member Dr. Ivor...

Jackson Public School District Begins Discussions On the Upcoming School Year Budget  
June 12, 2012
  Earlier this afternoon (June 11, 2012), the leadership of the Jackson Public School District met with the Budget Committee of the Jackson City Co...

Siwell Student Participates in Youth Ambassador Program 
June 11, 2012
  Owen Brown, an eighth grader enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Siwell, recently participated in a youth leaders...

Chastain Middle Student Earns Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award 
June 8, 2012
  Rhianna Harris, an eighth grader at Chastain Middle School, has earned a Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for giving over 200 hour...

Murrah Students Recognized for Performance in National Latin Exams 
June 7, 2012
  Several Latin students received national awards for their scores in the National Latin Exams this past February and March. Nearly 150,000 Latin s...

McWillie Students Learn How to be Safe and Healthy During Day of Fun 
June 6, 2012
  McWillie students had tons of fun all in the name of safety, during a carnival May 18, 2012. The event was sponsored by school adopter, Mississip...

Rezoning: New Zone Maps for JPS Elementary Schools 
June 1, 2012
  Boyd Elementary Boyd Zone Map* Boyd Zone Culley Drive on the north Meadowbrook Road on the south Interstate 55 North Frontag...

Rezoning: New Rezoning Maps for JPS Elementary Schools, Part 2 
May 24, 2012
  Boyd Elementary Boyd Zone Map Entire Zone Culley Drive on the north Meadowbrook Road on the south Interstate 55 North Fronta...

Accreditation: MDE Releases Statement Regarding District's Accreditation Hearing 
May 23, 2012
  After an accreditation hearing for Jackson Public Schools, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education released a statement regarding a r...

Rezoning: New Zone Maps for JPS Elementary Schools 
May 21, 2012
  Casey Elementary Casey Zone Map* | Street Listings From Boyd Entire Zone East Northside Drive/Meadowbrook Road on the North East ...

Rezoning: Accessing Rezoning Information 
May 18, 2012
  JPS Website visitors looking for information about JPS rezoning may easily access the JPS Rezoning page from the home page. Click Rezoning under ...

Rezoning: New Zone Maps for JPS High Schools 
May 11, 2012
  Callaway High School Callaway Zone Map* | Street Listings From Bailey, From Murrah Entire Zone City limits on the north Nothside ...

Rezoning: New Zone Maps for JPS Middle Schools (Updated) 
May 11, 2012
  This page has been updated to include information about Northwest and Siwell middle schools. Blackburn Middle School Blackburn Zone Map* | St...

Rezoning: Questions & Answers 
May 10, 2012
  ol li { padding-top: 10px; } body ol ul { list-style-type: disc; } Individuals attending the Parents for Public Schoo...

Rezoning: Dr. Sargent Addresses Community Concerns at Parents for Public Schools Lunch Bunch Event  
May 3, 2012
  At the Parents for Public Schools Lunch Bunch held May 2, 2012,Dr. Jayne B. Sargent, interim superintendent of Jackson Public Schools, addressed ...

Rezoning: JPS Rezoning Plan Community Meetings Continue 
May 2, 2012
  Rezoning plan meetings continue May 2 through May 8, 2012.The community, especially familiesaffected by the rezoning plan, will be able to ask qu...

Rezoning: JPS Releases Revised Zone Maps for Bailey High School Students 
May 2, 2012
  Students of Bailey Magnet High School will attend Callaway, Lanier, or Murrah in 2012-2013 when the JPS rezoning plan goes into effect. Revised b...

Rezoning: Jackson Public Schools Announces Rezoning Plans at Press Conferernce 
April 30, 2012
  The Jackson Public Schools announced its first comprehensive rezoning plan in decades, which will result in the closing of one elementary school an...

Bond: Namesakes Approved for New Elementary School 
March 19, 2012
  Mosley Mullen The JPS Board of Trus...

Bond: JPS Introduces New Blackburn Middle School to Students and the Community 
January 5, 2012
  Blackburn seventh grader Catina Johnson is excited about her first day of schoo...

GRIDIRON GOLD: Provine Rams Coach and Football Team Tackle Movie Opportunity 
September 27, 2011
  Provines outstanding football coach Willie Collins and the Mighty Rams football team will make an appearance in an upcoming movie about Mississ...

Bond: Wingfield Opens New Athletic Fieldhouse  
July 25, 2011
  Wingfield cheerleaders and Dr. Cynthia Armstrong, Principal pictured with JPS Boa...

Bond: Murrah Opens New Athletic Fieldhouse  
July 22, 2011
  Try Rosser, Architect; Luigia Hodge, PTSA President; Dr. Thomastine Lee, Asst. Pr...

Bond: Jim Hill Opens New Athletic Fieldhouse 
July 12, 2011
  (Left to right): Anna Jackson, Athletic Director; Bobby Brown, Principal; Lydia H...