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SPOTLIGHT: Homework Survey for Parents 2016  
February 26, 2016
  Jackson Public Schools would like all parents to participate in the Homework Survey for Parents 2016. The purpose of this survey is to learn more a...

Blackburn Scholar Creates an App that Maps Potholes 
February 11, 2016
  Chokwe Selassie was recognized by JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (center with Selassi...

JPS Board Approves National Institute of Justice Grant 
February 10, 2016
  The JPS Board of Trustees approved the project agreement between the RAND Corporation and the Jackson Public School District. JPS will receive a ...

Bailey APAC Knights Win Middle School Soccer Championship 
February 9, 2016
  Congratulations to the Bailey Middle School Knights on their 3-0 victory over the Blackburn Middle School Jaguars on January 14 at Newell Field. ...

Cardozo Middle and Bates Elementary Partner to Build Strong Readers 
February 8, 2016
  Middle school students from Cardozo read with elementary students from Bates duri...

Bailey Girls and Rowan Boys Claim Middle School Basketball Victories 
February 4, 2016
  Congratulations to the Lady Knights of Bailey and the Wildcats of Rowan on winning the 2015-2016 Middle School Basketball Championships on Januar...

JPS Open Doors Scholars Give Back 
January 27, 2016
  Scholars in the JPS Open Doors program create...

Blackburn Middle School Teacher Nominated for National Award 
January 25, 2016
  Kris McDill Kristopher McDill, sixth grade history teacher at ...

Entergy Donation to Supply SmartBoards to Van Winkle Classrooms 
January 22, 2016
  The Entergy Corporation awarded a $10,000 grant to Van Winkle Elementary School on Friday, December 18, 2015, to purchase SmartBoards for classro...

JPS Establishes District-wide P-16 Council 
January 21, 2016
  P-16 Council officers are (from left) Sherman Nunn, President; Erin Mauffray, S...

SPOTLIGHT: Superintendent 'Shares His Vision for JPS' in Jackson Expose' 
January 20, 2016
  In a special edition for the new year, Jackson Expose honors JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray. In the online magazine's cover story on educati...

Kirksey Middle School 'Brown Bagging' for the Billy Brumfield House 
January 19, 2016
  Homeroom classes donate personal care items to go to the Billy Brumfield House,...

JPS JROTC Cadets Celebrate End of Semester with Premier Formal Event 
January 15, 2016
  Errika Mallett, guest speaker for the 4th Annual JROTC Military Gala ...

Savvy Life Magazine Names JPS Superintendent Educator of the Year 
January 14, 2016
  Photo courtesy Savvy Life Magazine Savvy Life Magazine has cho...

New Garden at Poindexter Elementary Extends Classroom to the Outdoors 
January 12, 2016
  The students at Poindexter will learn about food and science as they watch the ga...

JPS Seeks Fiber Optic Data WAN and Internet Services 
January 11, 2016
  This RFP is to solicit a Fiber Optic Data WAN Services Solution at thee or five years to connect all schools and other sites in the Jackson Publi...

Balanced Scorecard Released to Guide and Measure District Success 
January 8, 2016
  Jackson Public Schools, under the leadership of the Superinte...

Callaway Wins Faceoff With Murrah for Pepsi Tournament Boys Title 
January 6, 2016
  CALLAWAY 76, MURRAH 70 (BOYS) The Callaway Chargers defeated the Murrah Mustangs for the 2015 JPS Pepsi Tournament boys title. Decardo Day led t...

JPS Educator Named Amos Wright Administrator of the Year 
December 17, 2015
  Participating in the presentation of the Amos Wright Administrator ...

Spann Elementary School Fifth Grader Wins USS Jackson Art Contest 
December 15, 2015
  Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber with USS Jackson Art Contest winner Iyanna Cotton ...

Sykes Elementary Scholars Able to Dress for Success Thanks to Kroger Donation 
December 14, 2015
  The Kroger Corporation in Jackson, Mississippi, and Agape North, a clothing company from Memphis, Tennessee, donated monogrammed uniform shirts t...

Murrah JROTC Excels at 2015 STEM Fall Competition 
December 11, 2015
  One of the Murrah High School JROTC STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teams won the Mississippi State University 2015 STEM ...

Lanier High School Receives $6,500 Grant from National Football League Foundation 
December 8, 2015
  Lanier High School received a $6,500 grant from the National Football League Foundation. The grant will be used to: Purchase and reconditi...

Brown Elementary Named PBIS Model Site School 
December 7, 2015
  Brown Elementary School achieved PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports) Model Site status after successfully passing a rigorous rev...

Football Standout Fred Hunter Wins $1,800 for Forest Hill Football Program 
December 4, 2015
  Hunter WJMI and Circle B Foods announced Fred Hunter of Fo...

Junior League of Jackson Recognized for Years of Support to Jackson Public Schools 
December 3, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray presents the Superintendent Bow Tie Award to the Jun...

JPS Partners in Education Honors School Partnerships at Annual Highlight Awards 
December 2, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (left) and Chastain Principal Anthony Moore (center)...

JPS Athletes on the 2015 Clarion-Ledger Basketball Dandy Dozen 
December 1, 2015
  Congratulations to the JPS Scholar-Athletes named to the 2015-2016 Clarion-Ledger Basketball Dandy Dozen. ...

Callaway Basketball Standouts Make Early College Commitments 
November 30, 2015
  Callaway Charger Damion Moore (left) signs with Temple Univ., and Lady Charger Tw...

Jim Hill's Catera Thomas Signs with Mississippi State 
November 27, 2015
  Jim Hill High School track star Catera Thomas signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State University. She will be the first female athlete f...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS 'Lead Teacher' Named Superintendent of the Year by National Association 
November 27, 2015
  The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) has selected Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray as the recipient o...

UMMC Donates Cold and Flu Supplies to JPS Partners In Education for the District's Schools  
November 26, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools (JPS)community partners, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), held a campus-wide drive for cold and flu su...

Fully Funding MAEP Will Hopefully Remain a Top Priority for State Lawmakers after Initiative 42 
November 25, 2015
  Fully Funding MAEP Will Hopefully Remain a Top Priority for State Lawmakers after Initiative 42 By Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackson P...

Power APAC Theater Places First at Tennessee Williams Festival 
November 24, 2015
  For the second year in a row, Power APAC won first place at the elite Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival acting competition. Several t...

C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus Makes a Stop at Rowan Middle School 
November 23, 2015
  Rowan Middle School students stepped aboard the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus November 4, 2015, to learn about the public affairs network's programs a...

Provine Scholar-Athlete E.J. Galloway Leads Fight Against Heart Disease 
November 20, 2015
  Provine senior and standout basketball player on the Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 Seniors to Watch list, Eddie E.J. Galloway, formed his first Heart W...

SPOTLIGHT: Remain Calm and Focus 
November 20, 2015
  Remain Calm and Focus By Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackson Public Schools As we anxiously await the Partnership for Assessment and R...

Scholars Share Their Favorite Books at District Reading Fair 
November 18, 2015
  JPS scholars competed for top honors in the District's annual reading fair on November 5, 2015, at Cardozo Middle School. This years competition ...

JPS Games Rescheduled 
November 18, 2015
  Laurel High School will play at Jim Hill today, Wednesday, November 18,at 6 p.m.and 7:30 p.m. The game was cancelled yesterday due to inclement w...

JPS Scholars Receive Golf Tips from Mississippi Pro 
November 16, 2015
  Golf pro Brooks Baldwin led a golf clinic for Jackson Public Schools students. ...

Callaway High Scholars and Athletes Meet Alumna with Unique Connection to Sports 
November 13, 2015
  Callaway alumna Janet Marie Smith, a guest speaker at Mississippi H...

Key Elementary Crowns First Royal Court Recognizing Outstanding Scholars 
November 12, 2015
  Key Elementary recently hosted the school's first-ever coronation to crown scholars. Mr. and Miss Key Elementary School 2015-2016 and their royal...

High School Football Scores for November 5-6, 2015 
November 11, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. November 5 ...

Murrah High School Class of 1975 Gives Students 2,000 Reasons to Succeed 
November 11, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (center) accepts a donation for $2,000 from the Murr...

Spann Elementary School Named a PBIS Model Site 
November 10, 2015
  Spann Elementary School has been named a Model Site School. Sp...

Blackburn Middle School Selected to Receive $2,500 in Math Resources from MDE 
November 9, 2015
  Blackburn Laboratory Middle School has been selected to receive $2,500 in math re...

JPS Librarian Presents Lessons from a 'Born Again Librarian' at Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference 
November 5, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools librarians traveled to Natchez, Mississippi for the 2015 Mississippi Library Association Conference held October 20-23. Th...

Cardozo Lions Win 2015 Middle School Football Championship 
November 4, 2015
  The Cardozo Middle School Lions defeated the Chastain Middle School Warriors 3412, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Newell Field, for the JPS Mid...

High School Football Scores for October 29-30, 2015 
November 4, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. Murrah ...

Rotary Club Recognizes JPS Teachers for Going Beyond the Call of Duty 
November 3, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (center) was on hand for the Teacher of the Quarter Aw...

JPS Scholars Take a 'Snap Shot' During National School Lunch Week 
November 2, 2015
  Dawson celebrates Munchie Facebook Monday with 1950s flare during National Scho...

JPS Superintendent Recognized for Gifted Education Advocacy 
October 30, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray with MASA Pres. Elect Dr. Cederick Ellis, Sr. while be...

Mississippi Voters to Decide Between Initiative 42 and Alternative 42 on November Ballot 
October 30, 2015
  Two Mississippi Public School Support Amendments will be on the November 3, 2015, ballot for consideration by voters statewide. The outcome could...

Callaway High School's Tyrese Winford Named Circle B Spot Light Player of the Week 
October 29, 2015
  Tyrese Winford Callaway's Tyrese Winford was nominated for the...

High School Football Scores for October 23, 2015 
October 28, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. Callaway ...

Jackson Public Schools Making it Easy to Read With Students with TutorMate® 
October 27, 2015
  Innovations For Learning is introducing its web-based online tutoring program, TutorMate, to first graders in Jackson Public Schools initially at...

Teen Wellness Clinic Opens at Lanier High School 
October 26, 2015
  A Lanier scholar visiting the new Teen Wellness Clinic located inside the high ...

Bailey APAC Wins Middle School Volleyball Championship 
October 23, 2015
  Congratulations to the Bailey APAC Lady Knights on winning the 2015 Middle School Volleyball Championship. The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Pan...

JPS Scholars Participate as Judges in Euro Fest Car Show 
October 22, 2015
  Davis students being guided through the Euro Fest Car Show to rate classic cars. ...

JPS High School Football Scores for October 16, 2015 
October 21, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. Greenvil...

Mr. and Miss Isable 2015 Recognized at Jackson Public Schools Board Meeting 
October 20, 2015
  As one of their official assigments as ambassadors for their school, Mr. and Miss Isable Elementary School 2015 led the Pledge of Allegiance at t...

JPS Educators and Scholars Honored with Awards and Scholarships at 2015 MAGC Conference 
October 19, 2015
  Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant (left) presented the Outstanding Administra...

Forest Hill's Diamante Griffin Named Blitz 16 Player of the Week 
October 16, 2015
  Diamante Griffin Congratulations to Forest Hill Patriots footb...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Donates More than 200 Backpacks to Jackson Public Schools 
October 15, 2015
  Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated donated over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to Jackson Public Scho...

JPS High School Football Scores for October 9, 2015 
October 14, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. Callaway...

Baker Scholars Enjoy Arts In Education Stage Play 'Androcles and The Lion' 
October 13, 2015
  New Stage Theatre presented an in-school performance of Androcles and the Lion at Baker Elementary School on September 30, 2015. ...

JPS Kindergarten Teacher Tara Johnston Profiled in Clarion-Ledger Newspaper 
October 12, 2015
  JPS kindergarten teacher Tara Johnston of Galloway Elementary School gives some helpful advice about teaching in a recent Clarion-Ledger profile....

Oak Forest Elementary Celebrates Beloved Educator During 50th Year Reunion 
October 9, 2015
  Oak Forest Elementary School hosted a 50thyear reunion for the class of 1977 onTuesday, September 8, 2015. It was 50 yearsto the daythat this cla...

JPS JROTC Cadets Participate in 'Stop Hunger Now' Relief Project 
October 8, 2015
  JPS JROTC cadets measure and fill meal packages for Stop Hunger Now. ...

JPS High School Football Scores for October 1-2, 2015 
October 7, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the tables below, JPS teams are bold. Thursday, October 1 ...

SPOTLIGHT: Casey Elementary Only School in Mississippi Named a National Blue Ribbon School 
October 7, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools held a ceremony celebrating news that Casey Elementary was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. JPS Superintendent Dr...

JPS Teachers Receive Over $101,000 to Support Academics 
October 6, 2015
  Timberlawn Elementary scholars and teachers received a big surprise during a school-wide assembly held September 23, 2015. The school was awarded...

JPS and Alignment Jackson Announce 2nd Annual Career Exploration Fair 
October 2, 2015
  Alignment Jacksons Founding Partners announced the upcoming 2nd Annual Career Exploration Fair for all Jackson Public Schools ninth grade student...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 25, 2015 
September 30, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Oak Grove...

United Way and Belk Provide School Uniforms to JPS Families 
September 29, 2015
  During a press conference held September 18, 2015, United Way of the Capital Area acknowledged a generous donation of over 3,000 school uniform p...

JPS Superintendent Shares Lessons Learned in Interview with National Association of School Superintendents 
September 28, 2015
  The National Association of School Superintendents (NASS) profiled our very own Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray as a Featured Member. Sharing his...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 17-18, 2015 
September 24, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Thursday, September 17 ...

JPS Scholar Writes and Illustrates Children’s Book 
September 23, 2015
  Josiah Calvert (right) presented a copy of his first book to Dr. Cedrick Gray a...

Lanier Senior Linebacker Nominated End Zone Sports Deck Player of the Week 
September 22, 2015
  Monya Davis of Lanier is a nominee for the MS News Now End Zone Sports Deck Player of the Week. The senior linebacker helped the Bulldogs pass la...

Vote for D'vondre Morgan of Provine High for the Blitz 16 WAPT Player of the Week 
September 21, 2015
  D'vondre Morgan of the Provine Rams is a Blitz 16 WAPT Player of the Week for Week 5 (Sept. 18). He had 5 receptions for 90 yards and scored 2 to...

Davis Magnet IB Elementary Teacher Wins 2nd Place in International Writing Competition 
September 18, 2015
  Konnie Risinger Davis IB Elementary teacher Konnie Risinge...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 10-11, 2015 
September 17, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Thursday, September 10 ...

JPS Scholars Celebrate Summer Reading Successes 
September 16, 2015
  The top readers in each division, elementary, middle, and high, received e-read...

Former JPS Board Member Sheds Light on District's Funding Needs in Clarion-Ledger Letter 
September 15, 2015
  Former Jackson Public Schools Board member addressed the District's facilities challenges in a letter to the Clarion-Ledger editorial Board which...

Forest Hill High School Wins Food for Families Challenge 
September 14, 2015
  Forest Hill High School was the winner of the 16 WAPT Food for Families Football Challenge. The schoolreceived a $200 gift certificate courtesy o...

Middle and High School Scholars to Provide Tutoring to Elementary Scholars 
September 11, 2015
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees approved an agreement between the Barbara Bush Foundation (BBF), United Way of the Capital Area and ...

Power APAC Hosts Welcome Reunion for Military Dad and Sons 
September 10, 2015
  Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex held a school-wide assembly for the surprise visit by a father to his two children at the school the m...

Forest Hill High School Alum Wins BET's Sunday Best All-Stars Competition 
September 9, 2015
  Instagram: Dathan Thigpen Congratulations to Jackson Public Sc...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 4, 2015 
September 9, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Callaway (O...

Five JPS Teachers Recognized as Outstanding Educators 
September 8, 2015
  The 2015-2016 Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Outstanding Educators are (fr...

September is Attendance Awareness Month 
September 7, 2015
  For our scholars to succeed they must be in the classroom. Together we can reduce chronic absences, improve graduation rates, increase academic a...

Project Rise: Beyond Graduation Exemplifies New Level of Collaboration Supporting Jackson Students 
September 4, 2015
  Project Rise: Beyond Graduation Exemplifies New Level of Collaboration Supporting Jackson Students By Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackso...

Circle B Spot Light Player Markel Gladney 
September 4, 2015
  Markel Gladney Congratulations to Callaway junior defensive en...

Callaway Teachers Undertake Business Tour In Support of High School Academies 
September 3, 2015
  Callaway teac...

JPS High School Football Scores for August 28, 2015 
September 2, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Callaway ...

MAAE Honors Power APAC Arts Educators for Excellence 
August 31, 2015
  Power APAC Visual Arts ChairMartha Hamburg and Dance instructor Lisa Brown were recently honored by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (...

JPS School Year Gets Off to a Great Start 
August 28, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools welcomed the return of nearly 30,000 students on the first day of school on August 10. JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray...

HUB International Donation to PIE Store Benefits JPS Teachers 
August 27, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools adopters Hub International, formerly known as Fox-Everett Insurance, donated school supplies to the Partners In Education ...

Power APAC Educators Honored with Prestigious Yale Arts Awards 
August 26, 2015
  Jackson Public School District is proud to announce that Dr. Marlynn Martin, Power APAC principal and arts director, and Carla Briggs, Power APAC...

JPS High School Football Scores for August 21, 2015 
August 26, 2015
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, JPS teams are bold. Callaway ...

JPS Spring Break Rescheduled 
August 24, 2015
  The JPS Board of Trustees recently approved a recommendation by JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray to reschedule spring break to March 7-11, 201...

Jim Hill Cheerleaders Earn Third Shot at Nationals Championship 
August 21, 2015
  In June 2015, the Jim Hill High School cheerleaders participated in a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) cheerleading camp at the University...

Rowan Middle Students Qualify for 2015 National TSA Conference in Dallas 
August 20, 2015
  Rowan Middle Schools Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter attended the 2015 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference at t...

Mississippi Department of Education Provides Resources to Develop 'Strong Readers' 
August 19, 2015
  The Mississippi Department of Education created the website Strong Readers = Strong Leadersas a component of Mississippis Literacy-Based Promot...

Merrill Lynch Donates Supplies for Boyd Elementary School Students 
August 18, 2015
  Boyd Elementary received more than 2,913 school supply items and a $250 grant fro...

JPS Convocation Sharpens District's Focus on Getting 'A' Results 
August 17, 2015
  Convocation presenters (from left) Rear Admiral Michael Jabaley, JPS Supt. Dr. Ce...

JPS Students Sweep Essence Festival #YesWeCode Competition 
August 14, 2015
  Grand Prize Winners of the #YesWeCode Essence Festival Hackathon included several...

SPOTLIGHT: We're Gearing Up for Back to School 
August 14, 2015
  FROM THE DESK OF DR. CEDRICK GRAY Welcome to another wonderful school year. This year, a...

SPOTLIGHT: Online Registration for the Upcoming School Year is Underway 
August 14, 2015
  Parents at Davis Elementary beginning the registration process. ...

JPS Athletics Year and Season Passes Now Available 
August 14, 2015
  JPS athletic passes for the 20152016 school year are available for purchase at the Athletics office. Each pass covers individual admission to JPS...

JPS Celebrates Outgoing Board Members and Welcomes New Board Members at Reception 
August 13, 2015
  Monica Gilmore-Love accepting plaque from Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray ...

JPS Honors Custodial Staff at Annual Luncheon 
August 12, 2015
  The Jackson Public Schools Facilities Department celebrated the JPS custodial staff at the 2015 Custodial In-Service and Awards Luncheon June 19,...

JPS Students Graduate from Summer School 
August 11, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a commencement ceremony for 24 summer high school graduates July 27, 2015. Family and friends cheered as the gradua...

Junior League of Jackson Donates 600 Backpacks to JPS Students 
August 10, 2015
  North Jackson Elementary students received backpacks filled with school supplies just in time for the 2015-2016 school year from the Junior Leagu...

UMMC Provides Training for the JPS High School Health Academies 
August 7, 2015
  JPS high school teachers engaged in two days of training to prepare for the addit...

SPOTLIGHT: Superintendent of Jackson Public Schools Elected to MASS Board 
August 7, 2015
  Dr. Cedrick Gray Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of the Jacks...

JPS Celebrates Maintenance Employees at Annual Luncheon 
August 5, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools celebrated maintenance employees June 26, 2015, at the annual Maintenance Awards Luncheon held at Cardozo Middle School. T...

Kona Ice Makes $5,000 Donation to Jackson Public Schools 
August 4, 2015
  Participating in the Kona Ice check presentation are (from left) Dr. Michelle Kin...

City of Jackson's Back to School Celebration Focuses on Literacy 
August 3, 2015
  Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber with JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray and Gray's daughter Pey...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Superintendent's Hotline Accepting Calls on First Two Days of School 
July 31, 2015
  It's that time of year. We are getting ready for the arrival of nearly 30,000 students expected on the first day of school, Monday, August 10, 20...

JPS Preparing Students for Final Third Grade Re-Test 
July 30, 2015
  Eighty-six percent of Jackson PublicSchools third grade students have passed the state required third-grade reading test. The Districtis making s...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS to Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals in 2015-2016 
July 28, 2015
  JPS students will enjoy free meals in 2015-2016 For the se...

Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray Host Principals Leadership Institute 
July 27, 2015
  Dr. Cedrick Gray coaches school leaders at the Districts 2015 Principals Leadersh...

JPS Celebrates Rich Legacy in JPS Proud Video Series Featuring Distinguished Alumni 
July 20, 2015
  Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber on the set of JPS Proud. Follow #JPSProud on our Facebo...

JPS Administrators Take the Lead in Learning as Participants in Millsaps College Principals' Institute 
July 17, 2015
  Twenty-one JPS administrators and school leaders participated in the 23rd annual Millsaps College Principals' Summer Institute June 712, 2015. ...

Entergy Continues Support for Van Winkle Elementary With Donation of School Supplies 
July 15, 2015
  Several Van Winkle Elementary students are ready to go back to school with an early donation of school supplies from Entergy, the school's adopte...

LeFleur's Bluff Chapter of The Links Presents Free Summer Reading Books to JPS Middle School Students 
July 10, 2015
  (From left) Patricia Baylis, Whitten Middle grandparent; April Haynes, lead cou...

JPS Spring Break Dates for 2015-2016 School Year 
July 9, 2015
  The Jackson Public School Districts spring break, scheduledfor March 2124, 2016, has raised concerns among some JPS employees and parents as it d...

All-City Music Festival Puts Performing Arts at Center Stage for JPS Fifth Graders 
July 8, 2015
  The All-City Elementary Music Festival featur...

Local Barbershops to Support JPS Literacy Programs 
July 7, 2015
  JCPTA President Rosaline McCoy (front, center), along with barbers of participati...

Power APAC to Open New Piano Lab Thanks to Parent Group's Efforts 
July 1, 2015
  Power APAC is celebrating news that through a successful parent-led fundraising campaign it will be replacing its Piano Lab for the upcoming scho...

JPS Bus Drivers Compete in State Competition 
June 29, 2015
  Bus ROAD-EO winner Maurice Lamb (left) with fellow JPS drivers Marrinia Shelton...

CDC Instructor to Attend 2015 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute 
June 26, 2015
  Kristen Thigpen JPS Career Development Center Audio and Televi...

Forest Hill Alum Selected by Green Bay in 2015 NFL Draft 
June 25, 2015
  JPS File Photo: Christian Ringo at National Signing Day 2011 F...

Free Eye Exams to Third Graders Who Did Not Pass Reading Assessment 
June 24, 2015
  The Mississippi Optometric Association and the Mississippi Vision Foundation have announced an initiative to provide free eye exams to Mississipp...

Michael D. Johnson Foundation Awards Scholarships to JPS Student-Athletes 
June 23, 2015
  JPS students, athletes, and employees joined family and friends of Micahel D. Johnson for the 5th Annual Michael D. Johnson 5K Walk/Run held Satu...

Brown Elementary Scholars Go to Space Camp 
June 22, 2015
  Brown Elementary students learned science, technology, engineering, and math thro...

Jackson Public Schools Honors Outgoing Board Members for Leadership 
June 19, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools honored outgoing Board members Monica Gilmore-Love and Timothy Collins at the June 16, 2015, meeting of the Board. JPS Sup...

Lanier High Parent Melissa Stokes Named JCPTA Volunteer of the Year 
June 18, 2015
  Melissa Stokes The Jackson Council Parent Teacher Association ...

Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards Feedback Forum  
June 18, 2015
  The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is seeking specific input on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics standards through a pr...

JPS Third Graders Passing State Literacy Exam Increases 12 Percent 
June 17, 2015
  MDE released school and district-level 3rd Grade Reading Test results after the first retest which took place between May 18 and May 22, 2015. Ja...

Bailey APAC Claims Middle School Challenge Bowl Victory 
June 16, 2015
  Bailey APAC won the JPS Middle School Challenge Bowl for the third year in a row. Finalists for the competition included Kirksey and Cardozo midd...

JPS Honors Book Buddies and Volunteers for Dedicated Service to Students 
June 15, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools Partners in Education honored Book Buddies and volunteers on May 18, 2015, at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. E...

LeFleur's Bluff Chapter of the Links, Inc. Adds to Summer Reading Books Total 
June 12, 2015
  The LeFleur's Bluff Chapter of The Links, Inc., presented a donation to JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray at the June 2, 2015, Board meeting in...

JPS Honors Retiring Employees at Farewell Celebration 
June 11, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools saluted 88 employees who are retiring from the District after more than 25 years of service. The ceremony and reception wa...

JPS PTA Units Earn Top Awards at Statewide Convention 
June 10, 2015
  Congratulations to JPS units that were honored at the 96th Annual Mississippi Parent Teacher Association (MSPTA Convention. During the spring 20...

Murrah Seniors Awarded $5,000 Cannada Mentoring Program Scholarships  
June 9, 2015
  Gomez McDonald Two outstanding Murr...

The Jim Hill High School Class of 2011 Establishes Legacy with 'Emerging Scholar' Award 
June 8, 2015
  Trenton Robinson Members of th...

JPS Campus Enforcement Officer Named Metro Area Top Cop 
June 5, 2015
  Top Cop honoree Officer Christina Brown (center) was recognized for her achieveme...

Jim Hill Class 6A State Track Meet Results 
June 5, 2015
  Congratulations to the Jim Hill girls track team on wins at the Class 6A State Track Meet. Catera Thomas won the 400 meter dash with a time of 55...

Hardy Girls and Powell Boys Win JPS Middle School Track Championships 
June 5, 2015
  Congratulations to the Hardy Middle School girls and the Powell Middle School boys track teams on winning 20142015 Middle School Track Championsh...

Murrah and Callaway Win 2015 JPS High School Track Championships 
June 5, 2015
  Murrah High School girls and Callaway High School boys track teams won the 2015 JPS High School Track Championships held April 10, 2015, at Hughe...

JPS School Board Elects New Officers for 2015-2016 
June 4, 2015
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees elected new officers during the regular meeting held June 2, 2015. Beneta Burt moved from Secretary ...

Friend of JPS Al Joyner Will Be Dearly Missed 
June 4, 2015
  Al Joyner The Jackson Public Schools family is deeply saddened...

John Hopkins Outstanding Teacher of the Week Helps to Mold Pre-K Students 
June 3, 2015
  Damon Hoskins John Hopkins Elementary pre-kindergarten teacher...

Cade Chapel Helps Walton Elementary Kick Off Summer Reading 
June 2, 2015
  Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church donated summer reading books again this year to students at Walton Elementary School to promote the love of...

JPS to Feed Thousands of Children During the Summer Months 
June 2, 2015
  JPS will start its Summer Feeding Program June 8 for more than 5,000 youths in ...

Marshall Elementary Students Pledge to Read Five Minutes Every Day 
June 2, 2015
  The students at Marshall Elementary School received a big surprise Friday, May 1, 2015. Jasmine Crowe, founder of Black Celebrity Giving (BCG), d...

JPS Celebrates the Class of 2015 at High School Graduation Ceremonies 
June 1, 2015
  Carah Young, a standout senior at Wingfield, was surprised to learn that her moth...

JPS Presents the Head of the Class, 2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians 
May 29, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools honors the 2015 valedictorians and salutatorians of each JPS high school. These students graduated with the highest grade ...

JPS Alum Graduates as Valedictorian of Morehouse College 
May 28, 2015
  Jerek Brown Jim HillHigh School 2011 graduateJerek Brownis the...

SPOTLIGHT: Board of Trustees Gives Dr. Cedrick Gray Four More Years to Carry Out His Vision to Build Stronger Schools 
May 28, 2015
  Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray has more time to carry out his vision for improving the Jackson Public School District. The Jackson Public School...

At Baker Elementary Summer Reading is a 'Family Affair' 
May 27, 2015
  On May 8, 2015, Baker Elementary School held its Summer Reading kick-off celebration. Parents, students, and school staff participated in the pro...

Bailey Middle Students Nominate Educator for Outstanding Teacher of Week 
May 26, 2015
  Jessica Brown (2nd from right) accepts Outstanding Teacher of the Week rewards fr...

Jim Hill Wins JPS High School Tennis Championship 
May 26, 2015
  Congratulations to the Jim Hill High School girls and boys tennis teams on winning the 2015 JPS High School City Tennis Championship. The Murrah ...

Bailey Wins JPS Middle School Tennis Championship 
May 26, 2015
  Bailey Middle School, North Division Champion, defeated Peeples Middle, South Division Champion, by a score of 4-1 in the JPS Middle School Tenni...

Environmental Learning Center Hosts 18th Annual Fishing Rodeo 
May 25, 2015
  Scores of students participated in the 18th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo held on t...

Educator Recognized as Distinguished Support Professional 
May 22, 2015
  Dr. Lela Bolls Jackson Public Schools educator Dr. Lela Bolls ...

JPS Student Athletes to be Honored in Clarion-Ledger's Best of MS Preps Banquet 
May 21, 2015
  The Clarion-Ledger will recognize outstanding athletes across the state during the 2015 Best of MS Preps Banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 28, ...

JPS Salutes 2015 Top Ten Scholars from Each High School 
May 20, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools honored the top ten graduating seniors from each JPS high school during the 35th Annual Salute to Scholars program held Th...

JPS Student Athletes Make College Commitments at Spring 2015 Signing Day 
May 19, 2015
  Jim Hill Girls Basketball ...

Mississippi Law Enforcement Leaders Partner with JPS to Implement Innovative Ways to Improve School Discipline 
May 18, 2015
  Wingfield Principal Dr. Willie Killins, Jr. joins forces with Hinds County Sherif...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Superintendent Seeks Parent Help in Enforcing and Refining Student Code of Conduct 
May 15, 2015
  Dr. Cedrick Gray In Jackson Public Schools, we want every ...

Jackson Public Schools Kicks off Its Summer Reading Program with a Challenge to Parents 
May 15, 2015
  Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber reads to Bates Elementary students at the JPS Summer Re...

Provine High School Claims 2014-2015 JPS Golf Title 
May 14, 2015
  Provine Rams golf team wins 2015 JPS tournament. Congratulatio...

Three JPS JROTC Cadets are National Scholarship Recipients 
May 13, 2015
  JPS JROTC cadets (from left) C/CPT Melvin Williams, Jr., C/MAJ Mesh...

JPS Partners with The Links for Just Raring to Read Summer Reading Drive 
May 12, 2015
  The LeFleur's Bluff Chapter of The Links, Incorporated rallied the community to help Jackson Public Schools middle school students reach their re...

JPS Honors Food Service Department and Schools for Successful Lunch Week Celebration 
May 11, 2015
  The Jackson Public School District celebrated the accomplishments of the employees of the JPS Food Service Department and schools throughout the ...

JPS Continues Interventions To Help Third Graders Pass State Exam 
May 9, 2015
  Approximately 6,000 third graders across the state of Mississippi may not advance to the fourth...

Isable Elementary Celebrates GEMS (Girls Excelling in Mississippi School) 
May 8, 2015
  Isable Elementary recognized 53 Girls Excelling in Mississippi honorees for their...

Lanier High School Students to Represent Hinds County at Area Environmental Poster & Essay Contest 
May 6, 2015
  Woodson Banks ...

Jackson Public Schools Enhances Pre-K Learning Through Technology 
May 5, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray observes students using collaborative learning tables ...

JPS Job Fair Provides a Fantastic Opportunity for Job Seekers 
May 4, 2015
  All JPS departments and schools conducted inter...

JPS High School Students Show off Their Talents at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition 
May 1, 2015
  Four JPS students are headed to the City of Brotherly Love to compete in the National ACT-SO Competition during the National NAACP Convention. Th...

JPS JROTC Cadets Display Skills During 28th Annual Cadet Pass in Review Ceremony 
April 29, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray pins the Scholastic Excellence medal on the lapel of C...

Key Elementary Cheerleaders Celebrating First Place Win at National Competition 
April 28, 2015
  The Key Elementary Cougar cheerleaders performed at the Deep South Cheer National Competition in Orange Beach, Alabama on April 12, 2015, and won...

SPOTLIGHT: Passionate Father at Spann Elementary Named 2015 JPS Parent of the Year 
April 28, 2015
  William Herring Jackson Public Schools is pleased to announce ...

Murrah Journalism Students Earn Top Awards at Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Competition 
April 27, 2015
  Adria Walker Murrah High School's Journalism students won more...

JPS Food Services Executive Director Named Silver Plate Winner by International Industry Association 
April 24, 2015
  JPS Food Service Director Mary Hill JPS Food Services chief Ma...

JPS Teams Represented in the Clarion-Ledger's Best of MS Preps for Basketball 
April 23, 2015
  Newman Sanders Phot...

Power APAC Students Showcase Art Work at Annual Exhibit 
April 22, 2015
  High School Winners ...

Jackson Public Schools Making Progress According to Accreditation Group 
April 17, 2015
  AdvancED, the accreditation group formally known as SACS,...

Get to Know the JPS Scholarships Page 
April 16, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools is proud to provide a list of resources for parents and students to ...

JPS Teachers Present on Next Generation Standards at National Science Teachers Conference  
April 16, 2015
  NSTA presentation participants were (from left) Betty Davis, Dr. Pr...

Wilkins Fathers Support Students at the Wilkins Elementary Breakfast with Dads Event 
April 14, 2015
  The Wilkins Elementary auditorium was standing room only on Thursday, April 2, 2015, for the Breakfast with Dads event. Fathers and father figure...

Northwest Jackson Principal Recognized by Savvy Life and Arts Alive Foundation 
April 13, 2015
  Chinelo Evans Northwest Jackson IB Middle School Principal Chi...

Online Registration is Open for New Students 
April 10, 2015
  Online registration for new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students began on April 7, 2015, and will continue until May 29.This is also pre-...

Rowan Middle School Partnership Receives 2015 Governor's Award 
April 9, 2015
  Participating in the Governor's Award presentation were (from left) Links members...

JPS Superintendent Presents Plan to Move the District Forward to PPSJ Lunch Bunch Attendees 
April 8, 2015
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray addresses plans to move the District forward during PP...

Key Elementary Educator's Down to Earth Teaching Motivates Her Students 
April 7, 2015
  Participating in the gift presentation at Key were (from left) Caroline Fox, Face...

JPS School Board Operational Procedures for Committee Meetings 
April 7, 2015
  In an effort to maintain transparency along with an open dialogue with JPS employees, parents, and community stakeholders, the JPS School Board r...

Power APAC National Elementary Honor Society Inductees New Members 
April 6, 2015
  Power APAC Elementary School celebrated academic excellence March 18, 2015, by inducting 11 students in the National Elementary Honor Society (NE...

Nine JPS Schools Named Champions of Change for Academic Achievement 
April 2, 2015
  Key Elementary achieved Distinguished School status and was presented a check f...

Mississippi Senate Presents Resolution to Nationally Ranked Callaway Boys Basketball Team 
March 31, 2015
  The Mississippi Senate honored the Callaway High School boys basketball team on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, with the presentation of Senate Concur...

MLK Contest Winners Honored at Annual Celebration 
March 30, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a celebration and reception for the winners of the Districts academic contests commemorating the life of Dr. Martin...

No Weather Make-Up Day for Jackson Public Schools 
March 27, 2015
  All JPS schools and offices will be closed Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6, 2015, for Easter Break. It was previously announced that Monday...

Hardy Middle Students Explore Future Professions at the Annual Career and Health Fair  
March 26, 2015
  Hardy Middle students get hands-on experience at one of the exhibit stations duri...

Third Grade Reading Test Blueprint and Sample Questions Available 
March 26, 2015
  Starting in the 20142015 school year, Mississippis Literacy-Based Promotion Act requires third grade students to read at or above grade level in ...

SPOTLIGHT: Callaway Claims Fourth Straight 5A State Basketball Championship 
March 25, 2015
  Callaway High School claimed its fourth consecutive Class 5A MHSAA boys basketball championship on March 13, 2015, at the Mississippi Coliseum. T...

JPS Provides Resources for Parents of Kindergarten Students 
March 25, 2015
  Students registering to attend kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1...

JPS Recognizes Workplace Safety Awards Recipients 
March 24, 2015
  Congratulations to the JPS employees who have practiced safe behavior on the job for the second quarter of 20142015. Safe behavior in the workpla...

JPS Public and Media Relations Professionals Recognized by Statewide Organization 
March 23, 2015
  Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray recognized JPS Public and Media Relations profess...

Forest Hill High School Receives Grant for School–Wide Healthy Food Initiatives 
March 20, 2015
  New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Lewis helped Forest Hill High School kick off their Fuel Up to Play 60 Pep Rally Friday, February 13, 20...

Murrah Senior Selected as the the 2015 JPS JROTC Cadet of the Year 
March 19, 2015
  2015 JPS JROTC Cadet of the Year C/COL Gregory Wilson of Murrah High School (cent...

JPS Launches App that Provides a New Way to Receive JPS Information 
March 17, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools announced recently the launch of the SchoolWay mobile app to improve the way the District communicates with its community....

Davis IB Elementary Students Win Award for Second Place Finish in Fun Run 
March 11, 2015
  Davis students in grades K-5 won second place i...

JPS Celebrates National School Counselors Week 
March 10, 2015
  JPS school counselors were honored at a luncheon during National School Counselor...

Barr Elementary Hosts Father and Son Breakfast 
March 9, 2015
  Male students at Barr Elementary performing during the Father and Son Breakfast...

Wingfield Students Celebrate Black History with New Stage Tribute to Civil Rights Movement 
March 6, 2015
  New Stage Theatre presented an in-school performance of Walk Dont Ride! at Wingfield High School, as part of the New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Educat...

Brown Elementary Students Meet Daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz 
March 4, 2015
  In celebration of Black History Month, Brown Elementary School held a read-in with Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights icon Malcolm X. ...

'Selma' Actress Jordan Rice Visits Students at Power APAC School 
March 3, 2015
  Selma actress Jordan Rice visited students at Power APAC Elementary Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Rice, herself a middle school student, told stude...

Whitten Middle School TAP Mediators Take a Field Trip to Judge Carlton Reeve’s Courtroom 
March 3, 2015
  Student mediators from Whitten Middle School visited the courtroom of Judge Carlton Reeves February 19, 2015, to see how conflict resolution work...

WEATHER: JPS Schools and Offices Open on Thursday, February 26, 2015 
February 26, 2015
  JPS schools and offices will be open on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at regular times. Buses will also run at their normal times.

Spann Elementary Hosts Second Annual Muffins for Moms 
February 25, 2015
  Mothers join children at Spann for breakfast while they learn about the Literacy ...

Murrah High Senior Gregory Wilson Wins JSU JROTC Cadet of the Year Competition 
February 24, 2015
  C/LTC Gregory Wilson Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Wilson,...

JPS Issues Request for Proposals for Qualified School Construction Bond Program 
February 24, 2015
  The objective of this request for proposals (RFP) is to identify the institution that can best provide Jackson Public Schools with a fixed rate, ...

JPS Students Perform at MLK Breakfast Hosted by the Hinds County Black Legislators 
February 23, 2015
  Madison Johnson and Jordan Jefferson Callaway junior Jordan Je...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Open Doors Uses Chess to Help Enhance Critical Thinking in the Classroom 
February 23, 2015
  More than 130 JPS gifted students competed in the Open Doors Chess Tournament held February 5, 2015. Competitors in grades 3 through 6 took part ...

Davis Magnet IB Elementary Recognized by the City of Jackson for Academic Prowess 
February 20, 2015
  Students from Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate (IB) Elementary School were recognized as Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) Scholar...

Power APAC Student Artist Wins Place in Picture Freedom Exhibit 
February 19, 2015
  Ishakarah's graphite drawing 'Free Will' goes on display as part of the Picture F...

SPOTLIGHT: Lake Elementary Principal Named 2015 JPS Administrator of the Year 
February 18, 2015
  Althea Johnson Lake Elementary principal Althea Johnson has ...

JPS Student Athletes Selected for Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games 
February 17, 2015
  The Mississippi Association of Coaches has announced the rosters for upcoming Mississippi All-Star basketball games. The 2015 Mississippi/Alabama...

JPS Celebrates School Board Members During Recognition Week 
February 17, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools joins school districts across the state in honoring our School Board members during School Board Member Recognition Week f...

SPOTLIGHT: Johnson Elementary Teacher Named 2015 JPS Teacher of the Year 
February 16, 2015
  Erica Conner Johnson Elementary teacher Erica Conner was named...

Summer Program for JPS Students to Get a Major Financial Boost 
February 16, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation from the Terracon Foundation to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) t...

Pecan Park Educator Encourages Students to Do Their Best 
February 13, 2015
  Pecan Park Elementary teacher Dr. Opara-Nadi (2nd from right) was honored as the ...

Career Development Center Inducts Students into the National Technical Honor Society 
February 13, 2015
  The Career Development Center (CDC) inducted 35 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) in the 20142015 school year. These indu...

Murrah Sophomore and Power APAC Student Will Be the First JPS Student at Shakespeare Competition 
February 12, 2015
  Jaelon Love with her theatre teacher Malaika Quarterman Ja...

Murrah High Debate Team Achieves Third Place in Tournament with Undefeated Policy Debate Duo 
February 11, 2015
  Murrah High School's Speech and Debate team celebrates another third place finish...

Siemens Donates $10,000 to Further Alignment Jackson Initiatives 
February 10, 2015
  Siemens Building Technologies made a huge financial donation to Alignment Jackson at Provine High School Friday, January 30, 2015. Siemens repres...

Power APAC Selected to Join the MAAE Arts in Academics Program 
February 9, 2015
  Power APAC has been selected to participate in the MAAE Arts in Academics program...

Mississippi National Guard Invests $15,500 in Partnership with Jackson Public Schools 
February 9, 2015
  Participating in the presentation program were (from left) Col. Paul Willis, JP...

SPOTLIGHT: Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Leads Fundraising Effort to Secure MacBooks for JPS Students 
February 9, 2015
  Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray accepts a check for $10,000 presented by Parents for Publi...

The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir Inspires JPS Students 
February 6, 2015
  The massive U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir performing a lively repertoire at Mur...

Gov. Phil Bryant Visits Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Program at Lanier High School 
February 6, 2015
  Gov. Phil Bryant stands with Lanier JMG students during a visit to the school o...

JPS Athletes Announce College Choices at National Signing Day Celebration 
February 5, 2015
  Jackson Public Schools hosted a signing ceremony for JPS student-athletes Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Blackburn Middle School. The district-w...

JPS Superintendent and Board Honor National Board Certified Teachers 
February 5, 2015
  Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed January 1724, 2015, to be Mississippi National Board Certified Teacher Week. Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally...

Jackson Public Schools Football Players Recognized as 'Best of Mississippi Preps' 
February 4, 2015
  Dear Champion Photos ...

Marshall Elementary Interventionist Featured on Website for "Best Incentive Plan" 
February 3, 2015
  Marshall Elementary School Interventionist Catrina Bolton-Davis was featured on the TE21 website after winning a Jackson Public Schools contest f...

2015 JPS Middle School Basketball Champions 
February 2, 2015
  Congratulations to the Northwest Middle School boys basketball team and the Bailey APAC middle school girls basketball team. They are the 2015 JP...

JROTC Cadets Featured on NSF Website following Participation in STEM Institutes 
January 30, 2015
  Screenshot of NSF's Math and Physical Sciences webpage featuring JROTC cadets w...

Students Use Word Skills at the Annual JPS Open Doors Scrabble Tournament 
January 29, 2015
  Approximately 100 JPS gifted students used their spelling and vocabulary skills at the annual JPS Open Doors Scrabble Tournament Friday, January ...

Jim Hill High School Cheerleaders Finish at the Top at National Competition 
January 28, 2015
  The Jim Hill High School cheer squad was the only Mississippi team to compete at ...

Provine High School Students Winners of Stock Market Competition 
January 28, 2015
  Members of the Provine Stock Market Game winning team (from left) Delmarcio Sterl...

JPS Food Services Uses New Technology to Enhance the Health of Students 
January 27, 2015
  In addition to replacing fryers, JPS has implemented an overall wellness initia...

JPS to Announce Major Partnership with Mississippi National Guard 
January 26, 2015
  The Jackson Public School District and the Mississippi Na...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Historic Season for Lanier High Basketball Team 
January 23, 2015
  During the MLK Basketball Classic held Monday, January 19, 2015, surviving members of the 19641965 Lanier High School basketball team were reco...

Northwest IB Middle School Students to be Featured on the BBC 
January 21, 2015
  BBC producers interviewed students and Principa...

Whitten Eagles Win JPS Middle School Soccer Championship 
January 19, 2015
  Congratulations to the Whitten Middle School Eagles and Bailey APAC Knights! Whitten defeated Bailey APAC 42 to win the JPS Middle School Soccer ...

Jim Hill Students Make Mississippi Bandmasters All State Honor Band 
January 16, 2015
  Jim Hill band director Christopher Little (center) with All-State Honor Band part...

Wingfield High School Freshman Academies Students Learn About Financial Literacy 
January 15, 2015
  (From left) Wingfield Principal Dr. Willie Killins, Jr., students Keishawn Hunt a...

Chastain Middle Educator is an Inspiration to Her Students 
January 14, 2015
  Chastain teacher Dedgra Whitley, 16 WAPT Outstanding Teacher of the Week honoree ...

JPS Athletics Director Named MAAA Conference President 
January 13, 2015
  Clinton Johnson Jackson Public Schools Executive Director of A...

JPS Salutes Hundreds of JROTC Cadets at Military Gala 
January 12, 2015
  JPS high school JROTC cadets dressed in their best formal attire for the Annual M...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Weather Alert 
January 9, 2015
  Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing over the next few days. Parents are encouraged to dress students warmly in layered clothing, suc...

Risk Management Recognizes Safe JPS Workplaces 
January 9, 2015
  Workplace Safety Awards Congratulations to the JPS employees who have practiced safe behavior on the job for the first quarter of 20142015. Pe...

Cardozo Honor Students Experience the Gift of Giving as Salvation Army Bell Ringers 
January 7, 2015
  (From left) Cardozo NJHS members Albert Jackson, Anna Mozingo, and Charles Everet...

Oak Forest's Annual Kids Helping Kids Drive Yields 1,500 Items for the Community 
January 6, 2015
  Cases and cases of canned food and toiletries were collected during the annual Ki...

Marshall Students Celebrate Academic Excellence with a Shopping Spree 
January 5, 2015
  Marshall Elementary School fifth grade students...

AKA Sorority Donates Hundreds of Backpacks to JPS Students 
January 2, 2015
  JPS CFO Sharolyn Miller accepts a donation of hundreds of backs packs filled with...

2014 JPS Pepsi Holiday Basketball Tournament Champions 
January 1, 2015
  CALLAWAY 85, PROVINE 69 (BOYS) The Callaway Chargers defeated the Provine Rams for the 2014 JPS Pepsi Tournament boys title. Malik Newman led th...

John Hopkins Elementary Student Wins MAE Egg Bowl Reading Competition 
December 31, 2014
  John Hopkins Principal Dr. Carri Pillers stands with MAE third grade reading co...

Northwest IB Students Profit from School's Annual Entrepreneur Fair 
December 30, 2014
  This student has set up a booth to sell socks under the brand Center Socks. ...

Brown Elementary Students Receive New Student Dictionaries 
December 29, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray helps distribute dictionaries at Brown as a member o...

JPS Issues RFQ for Enterprise Storage, Backup and Professional Services 
December 26, 2014
  The Jackson Public School District Information Technology Department has issued a Request for Qualifications for Enterprise Storage, Backup, and ...

Council of Great City Schools Explains Common Core 
December 26, 2014
  Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline wha...

Dawson Elementary Educator is Outstanding Teacher of the Week 
December 25, 2014
  (From left) Caroline Fox, Face and Body Center; Brittany Bell, WAPT; Dawson Princ...

North Jackson Donates More Than 3,000 Canned Goods to Salvation Army 
December 24, 2014
  North Jackson Open Doors students led a school wide canned food drive that result...

Whitten Middle School Students Take an Oath to Help Peers 
December 23, 2014
  Whitten Middle School students took the TAP oath as peer mediators before Judge C...

JROTC Units Enriched by Fall Competitions 
December 22, 2014
  Callaway High Schools JROTC unit was the overall winner of the 2014 Cadet Chall...

SPOTLIGHT: Murrah Student Featured on Steve Harvey Special 
December 19, 2014
  Washington Murrah High School student Alexander Washingtonappe...

Bailey APAC Celebrates "A Job Well Done" 
December 18, 2014
  Special awards were presented to students who scored advanced on both sections of...

Key and Lester Students Go to Soul Bowl for Academic Achievement & Good Behavior 
December 17, 2014
  Students from Key and Lester elementary schools visited Alcorn State University f...

JPS Educator Inducted into Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame 
December 16, 2014
  Anderson The Jackson State University Division of Athletics en...

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber Launches 'I Need You To Make It' Youth Initiative 
December 15, 2014
  Mayor Tony Yarber made stops at several JPS schools as part of his Youth Initiati...

JPS Student Dancers Star in Willie Wonka and the C & C Dance Chocolate Factory 
December 12, 2014
  (From left) Tiffany Jefferson, Director of Montage Dance Theater and her daughter...

Callaway Basketball Team to Play in Nationally Televised Series 
December 11, 2014
  The Callaway High School boys' basketball team has been invited to play in the nationally televised GEICO ESPN Basketball Showcase. The team will...

Lanier Educator Recognized as Outstanding New Science Teacher 
December 10, 2014
  Barnes Lanier High School teacher Kristen Barnes was recently ...

Jim Hill Senior Named Blitz 16 Scholar Athlete  
December 9, 2014
  Drake Congratulations to Jim Hill High School senior tennis pl...

JPS Remembers Dr. Aaron Shirley 
December 9, 2014
  Dr. Aaron Shirley(Photo: Courtesy Clarion-Ledger) ...

Jackson State University Hosts JPS Seniors for a Day 
December 8, 2014
  Students visit with representatives from the different departments at Jackson Sta...

McLeod Elementary Student Creates Winning Recipe for Health 
December 5, 2014
  Healthy recipe winner Taylor Bah (center) stands with her classmates after enjoyi...

JPS Launches Improved Parent Notification System for Parents 
December 4, 2014
  In an effort to increase our ability to keep parents informed of the District's various events, activities and announcements, Jackson Public Scho...

JPS Students Display Enthusiasm for Books at District Reading Fair 
December 3, 2014
  Elementary and middle school District Reading Fair winners ...

Jackson Mayor Inspires Students at Casey Elementary School on Career Awareness Day 
December 2, 2014
  Mayor Tony Yarber speaks to fifth grade students at Casey Elementary during Caree...

Local Professionals Visit Spann Elementary for Career Day 
December 1, 2014
  On Career Day at Spann students dressed for suc...

Clarion-Ledger Announces 2014 Basketball Dandy Dozen 
November 26, 2014
  The Clarion-Ledger announced its picks for the top 12 boys and girls basketball players in Mississippi. The players making the 2014 Basketball Da...

Tech Savvy Oak Forest Teacher Named 16 WAPT Teacher of the Week 
November 25, 2014
  Dominic Dunham Oak Forest Elementary first grade teacher Domin...

Timberlawn Students Qualify for District Reading Fair 
November 24, 2014
  Kindergarten student Javien Scott, first place winner for Individual Fiction ...

Provine Ram City Gymnasium Gets a Face Lift 
November 21, 2014
  Provine's gymnasium floor upgrade features a new Ram logo at center court. ...

JPS Alum and Opera Singer Performs and Teaches Master Class at Northwest Jackson IB Middle 
November 21, 2014
  (From left) Northwest Principal Chinelo Evans, classical soprano opera singer DeA...

Miss Mississippi Encourages Students to Set Goals 
November 20, 2014
  Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray with students from Hardy Middle School ...

SPOTLIGHT: Interactive Career Fair Helps JPS Students Plan for Brighter Futures 
November 20, 2014
  More than 2,200 JPS students descended upon the Jackson Convention Complex on Nov...

JROTC Cadets Learn about Military Career Opportunities at the Annual Jamboree 
November 19, 2014
  JPS JROTC Director Col. (Ret.) Paul Willis with 2014 Jamboree guest speaker Congr...

Isable Elementary School Donates $500 to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness 
November 18, 2014
  Participating in the check presentation from Isable were (from left) a parent vol...

JPS JROTC Student Receives Legion of Valor Award 
November 17, 2014
  Lanier High JROTC Cadet/Colonel Myuna McNair (center) accepts the Legion of Valor...

Northwest IB Middle School Principal Named Catalyst for Change 
November 14, 2014
  Chinelo Evans Northwest Jackson IB Middle School Principal Chi...

Jackson Public Schools Seeks Volunteers to Read with Elementary Students 
November 12, 2014
  Looking for a way to make a difference in a childs life? Why not volunteer to be a Book Buddy with Jackson Public Schools? Volunteer assistance ...

JPS Students Receive Golf Lessons from Pros at Jackson PGA Tournament 
November 11, 2014
  JPS students learned golf basics during a clinic held at the Country Club of Jack...

Rowan Middle 'Goes Pink' for Breast Cancer Survivors 
November 10, 2014
  Participating in the Go Pink event at Rowan Middle School were (fro...

Wingfield Cross Country Team Learns Lessons in Giving Back at Charity 5K Run 
November 7, 2014
  Members of the Wingfield Cross Country team combined their passion for running wi...

Murrah Speech and Debate Team Earns Top Awards in 2014 Saints Classic Tournament 
November 6, 2014
  Murrah Speech and Debate Team adds to win total after four events this year. ...

JPS Counselors Continue to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness 
November 5, 2014
  The JPS school counselors donated $500 to the Baptist Health Foundation for Breas...

Jim Hill Drill Team Volunteers at Local Church to Help Stop Hunger 
November 4, 2014
  (From left) Kiyanna Grant, Erika Alexander, Tigerettes drillteam di...

SPOTLIGHT: Jackson Public Schools 2014-2015 Parent Survey 
November 4, 2014
  The Jackson Public School District is committed to working together with parents/guardians and the community to support our students and families...

Hardy Middle Wins Volleyball Championship 
November 3, 2014
  Congratulations to South Division Champion Hardy Middle School on winning the 20142015 JPS Middle School Volleyball Championship. Hardy defeated ...

North Jackson Dedicates Breast Cancer Celebration to Former JPS Employee 
November 3, 2014
  Elementary students and teachers at North Jackson prepare to release balloons as ...

Powell Trojans Win the JPS Middle School Football Championship 
October 31, 2014
  The Powell Middle School Trojans defeated the Cardozo Middle School Lions 288, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Newell Field, for the JPS Middle ...

Murrah High Receives a Boost to Its CPR Curriculum with a New CPR Anytime Kit 
October 30, 2014
  Murrah High accepts CPR kit donated by the Ware Foundation and the American Heart...

JPS 'Gets in the Game' with National School Lunch Week 
October 29, 2014
  The National School Lunch Week celebration in JPS includes an annual district-w...

Murrah High School Science Teacher Named WAPT Outstanding Teacher of Week 
October 28, 2014
  Becquelyn Green Murrah High School science teacher Becquelyn G...

Callaway Dance Phenom Wins at State Fair Talent Competition 
October 27, 2014
  Jordan Jefferson performs tap routine for another first place win at State Fair ...

BankFirst Financial Services Adopts Bailey APAC Middle School 
October 24, 2014
  (From left to right) Jason Eifling, Bailey librarian; Adam Cox, BankFirst Vice Pr...

SPOTLIGHT: Induction Ceremony Held for New Board Members 
October 23, 2014
  Dr. Richard Lind takes the Oath of Office led by Rev. Larry Nicks with his wife K...

JPS Receives Over $400K Toyota USA Foundation Grant for STEM Programs 
October 23, 2014
  Participating in a press conference to announce a huge Toyota USA Foundation gran...

Murrah High Football Player Malik Dear Selected for Army All-American Bowl 
October 22, 2014
  Malik Dear The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour made...

Mayor Tony Yarber Helps Sykes Elementary Kick Off Mentoring Programs 
October 21, 2014
  Kevin Berry and Edith Rangel presented Mayor Tony Yarber with a certificate of ap...

College Spirit Week Inspires JPS Students to Think College Bound 
October 20, 2014
  Students at Bates Elementary cheered on their favorite colleges and universities ...

Arts In Education Tour Visits Baker Elementary with a Reluctant Dragon 
October 16, 2014
  New Stage brought the theatre to Baker Elementary with its production of the Relu...

Wilkins Elementary Teachers Receive Gift Cards and School Supplies from Walmart 
October 15, 2014
  Walmart Highway 18 showered 20 Wilkins Elementary teachers with gift cards, schoo...

JPS High School Football Scores for October 10, 2014 
October 14, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

CDC Culinary Arts Students Show off their Skills 
October 14, 2014
  CDC Culinary Arts students prepared athree-course menu for over 300 guests at a r...

Partners in Education Hosts Highlight Awards Luncheon 
October 13, 2014
  Outstanding Campus Contacts Dawn Jones and Rosalind Thomas (center), North Jacks...

McWillie Students Learn Character Lessons with the NED Show 
October 10, 2014
  McWillie Elementary student Isaiah Goree (center) with NED Show performers Tim an...

JPS Ninth Graders Embrace Digital Learning at "Meet Your Mac" Nights 
October 9, 2014
  Wingfield High School ninth graders were first ...

Jim Hill High School Graduate Earns IB Diploma 
October 8, 2014
  Congratulations to Keelin Carr who is the recipient of the 20132014 Jim Hill High School IB Diploma.The International Baccalaureate Diploma Progr...

JPS High School Football Scores for October 3, 2014 
October 8, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

Rapper T.I. Visits JPS Schools to Share Positive Message 
October 7, 2014
  T.I. speaks to students at Callaway High School. International...

JPS Principals Awarded Grants for Gardening Programs 
October 6, 2014
  Beneta Burt (right) presented grants to five JPS principals to support health and...

Pecan Park Teacher Wins Scholarship to Implement STEM Curriculum 
October 3, 2014
  Peggy Carlisle Pecan Park Elementary teacher, Peggy Carlisle, ...

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Continues Support to JPS Literacy Goals 
October 2, 2014
  Participating in the JMMF's book donation were (from left) Foundation members C...

JPS Celebrates the Increase in Summer Readers 
October 1, 2014
  JPS top reader Shaquayla Bennett of Northwest IB Middle with JPS Superintendent D...

Big Surprise for Barr Elementary Students 
September 30, 2014
  Rashad Strode (bottom, center), owner of Rollin...

TAP Program Empowers Jim Hill Students to Resolve Conflicts with Peers 
September 29, 2014
  Jim Hill students took part in statewide peer mediation training through the Talk...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 26, 2014 
September 29, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

Lanier Senior Wins Blitz 16 Player of the Week Vote 
September 26, 2014
  Congratulations to Lanier senior running back Jarvis Adams who was voted the BankPlus, Blitz 16 Player of the Week. Adams had 5 carries, 117 rush...

Northwest Jackson IB 'Socks It to Bullying' 
September 26, 2014
  Northwest Jackson IB students Vernecia Anderson and Brianna Gunn led an effort to...

Brown Elementary Celebrates Summer Readers with a Popsicle Party 
September 25, 2014
  Each of the summer readers at Brown received a free book during the school's read...

Charter School Announcement 
September 25, 2014
  A charter school is an available option for all students in the Jackson Public School District. Reimagine Prep is a public school and no tuition ...

Provine Educator Named 16 WAPT Outstanding Teacher of Week 
September 24, 2014
  Hazel Coleman (second from left) accepts her Outstanding Teacher of the Week gi...

JCPTA Fall Event Ends with a Splash as Participants Take Ice Bucket Challenge 
September 23, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray convinces other JPS and community leaders to join him ...

JPS Joins Move to Expand A-TEAAM Mentorship Program 
September 22, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray (center) is joined by Mayor Tony Yarbe...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 19, 2014 
September 22, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

Jim Hill Student Runs Toward Success in National Track Meet 
September 19, 2014
  Jim Hill High School track star Catera Thomas competed in the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Houston, Texas, in the...

Jackson Council PTA Hosts Annual Fall School of Instruction 
September 19, 2014
  JCPTA/PTSA Board (from left) Dr. Rosella Houston, Treasurer/Auditor Rosaline McCo...

SPOTLIGHT: School Rankings Website Shows JPS Schools Among Best in the State 
September 19, 2014
  Davis students benefit from the school's partnership with the University of Missi...

Accomplished McWillie Gifted Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of the Week 
September 18, 2014
  (From left) Teresia Gray, WAPT; Margaret Snider, Teacher of the Week honoree; Car...

Malik Dear Finalist for Blitz 16 Player of the Week 
September 17, 2014
  Murrah football player Malik Dear is in the running for the Blitz 16 Player of the Week. He ran 281 all-purpose yards and scored 2 touchdowns as ...

JPS Students Participate in Community Internship Program 
September 17, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray presented certificates to students who took part in 20...

JPS Alum Going for National Crown 
September 16, 2014
  Arekia Bennett JPS graduate Arekia Bennett is pursuing a natio...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Board Seeks Public Comments Regarding MAEP Funding for Education 
September 16, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees is considering whether tojoin pending litigation or otherwise support the pending litigation effort ...

City Council Honors Former JPS Educator with Family Ties to the District 
September 15, 2014
  Fred T. Nolan (center) accepts a resolution led by City Councilwoman LaRita Coo...

JPS High School Football Scores for September 11-12, 2014 
September 15, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

AT&T Donates $25,000 toward JPS Freshmen Academies and Career Fair 
September 12, 2014
  Alignment Jackson partners (from left) JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray, Carol Burger o...

Four JPS Teachers Honored as Outstanding Educators 
September 11, 2014
  Participating in the 2014-2015 Outstanding Educator Awards presentation were (f...

JPS Teachers Receive Surprise Grants from Junior League and Community Foundation 
September 10, 2014
  (From left) Mary Purvis, JLJ President; JLJ members Kristi Hendrix, Caron Blant...

New City of Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance is Alum of Lanier High School 
September 9, 2014
  Chief Lee Vance Lanier High School alum Lee Vance has been nam...

Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Provides Internship Opportunities to JPS Students 
September 5, 2014
  Maria Jones-Muhammad, aformer Murrah High studentwith an interest in biomedical s...

JPS and Alignment Jackson Announce Changes Coming to High Schools 
September 4, 2014
  A ribbon cutting was held as part of the press conference to celebrate the openin...

JPS High School Football Scores for August 29, 2014 
September 2, 2014
  Here are the latest scores for JPS high school football games. In the table below, home teams arelisted first and JPS teams are bold. ...

MAE President Reads to Smith Elementary Students to Promote Literacy  
August 26, 2014
  MAE President Joyce Helmick reads to Smith Elementary students as part of her cam...

Congressman Bennie Thompson and Walgreens Donate Backpacks to Key Elementary Students 
August 25, 2014
  Participating in the backpack giveaway were (from left) U.S. Congre...

Callaway's Newman Named MVP after Team USA's World Championship Win 
August 22, 2014
  Callaway senior guard Malik Newman made a return trip to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championship and repeated as Team U...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Online Registration for Returning Students Underway 
August 22, 2014
  Online registration for returning students star...

JPS and City of Jackson Unite for Back to School Celebration and Giveaway 
August 21, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray ...

JPS Superintendent Seeks Community Support for JPS Schools 
August 20, 2014
  (From left) JPS Campus Enforcement Chief Gerald Jones, Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray, In...

JPS Teachers Receive Their ‘Charge’ During the District's 2014 Convocation 
August 19, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools held its 2...

JPS First Day of School Hotline 
August 18, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools employees are preparing for the arrival of nearly 30,000 students expected to start the First Day of School Monday, August...

SPOTLIGHT: Jackson Public Schools Launches Digital Learning Initiative 
August 15, 2014
  JPS's Digital Learning Initiative begins in 20142015 with ninth graders who will ...

2014 Murrah Graduate Wins Silver in National ACT-SO Competition 
August 15, 2014
  2014 Murrah grad Krystal Jackson (right) stands on the winner's podium after wi...

Callaway's Malik Newman to Participate in Basketball World Championship 
August 14, 2014
  Callaway senior guard Malik Newman is making a return trip to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championship according to the ...

Message to the Community: Academies of Jackson & Career Exploration 
August 12, 2014
  Jed Oppenheim These are exciting times in Jackson and in Jac...

The Junior League of Jackson Donates Backpacks Filled With Supplies to JPS Students 
August 11, 2014
  JLJ members made their first stop at Van Winkle Elementary to deliver 124 backpac...

Lanier High School Window Restoration Project Underway 
August 7, 2014
  JPS announced the beginning of a grant funded p...

Summer School Graduates Encouraged to Achieve More Success 
August 6, 2014
  Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray and Board Vice Pres. Timothy Collins congratulate Summer S...

Clarion-Ledger's Top Ten Uncommonly Good Football Players 
August 5, 2014
  The Clarion-Ledger named two JPS athletes to its list of the top ten unusually good football players in the state. These standouts are: Ma...

Callaway High Cheerleaders Named Best Overall at Florida Cheer Camp 
August 4, 2014
  Callaway cheerleaders brought home numerous awards including Best Overall at the ...

SPOTLIGHT: Back-to-School Guide for JPS Parents and Students 
August 4, 2014
  The first day of school in Jackson Public Schools is Monday, August 18, 2014.This guide provides essential information for JPS parents and stud...

Murrah Versatile Athlete Named to Clarion-Ledger’s Football Dandy Dozen 
August 1, 2014
  Malik Dear Murrah all-around athlete Malik Dear was the only J...

JPS Educators Build Leadership Skills at Millsaps Principals' Institute 
July 31, 2014
  JPS participants in the 2014 Summer Principals' Institute included ...

JPS Pledges to Improve Achievement of Young Men of Color with other Urban School Districts Across the Nation 
July 25, 2014
  Dr. Gray Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray joined the Council of...

Rowan Technology Student Association Recognized Nationally for 'Chapter Excellence' 
July 22, 2014
  Rowan Middle School TSA Chapter Rowan Middle Schools Technolog...

JPS Student Gains Attention from Media for Advocacy Aspirations 
July 18, 2014
  MSNBC Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Donovan Barner, Jr., a r...

JPS Hosts Summer Engineering Program for Girls 
July 17, 2014
  SEEK participants learning engineering concepts through experiments with rockets,...

Dawson Elementary Featured in National Education Publication for 'Igniting Passion for Learning' 
July 16, 2014
  Kudos to Dawson Elementary School's principal, Vicki Conley, and computer lab technician, Samantha Webster, for their guest blog post Skipping Su...

Maintenance Workers Recognized for Job Well Done 
July 14, 2014
  Fred Davis, left,with Facilities administrators who received Years of Service awa...

Murrah Tennis Standout Makes All-Star Tennis Team 
July 11, 2014
  Brie Kemp Brie Kemp of Murrah High School has been selected to...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Launches Freshman Academies in all High Schools through Alignment Jackson 
July 11, 2014
  Learn more:JPS Academies of Jacks...

JPS Celebrates Custodial Staff at the In-Services Awards Ceremony 
July 10, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Facilities department celebrated the JPS custodial staff at the 2014 Custodial In-Service and Awards Ceremony. School ...

Heroic Actions of JPS Coaches and Others Help Save Student Athlete's Life 
July 9, 2014
  (From left) Clinton Johnson, JPS Athletics Director; Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray; Prov...

JPS Transportation Wins Big at the 2014 MDE Bus Roadeo 
July 8, 2014
  (From left) Carolyn Holmes, JPS Transportation Exec. Dir; Mary Barn...

JPS Receives Hundreds of Books from Local Women's Organization 
July 7, 2014
  (From left) Pi Beta Phi members Carrie Tilley, Emilie Hudson, Virginia Hollingswo...

Murrah Captures 7-on-7 Tournament Title 
July 4, 2014
  Murrah High School football team displaying the 7-on-7 Tournament trophy. Zach Gr...

JPS Honors Outstanding Parents 
July 3, 2014
  JPS Outstanding Parent honoree Katyna Montgomery (2nd from left) and her family w...

Power APAC Student Wins Congressional Art Competition 
July 2, 2014
  Ishakarah Power APAC students Rahzizi Ishakarah and Dion Rand ...

Callaway Alum and Two-Sport Standout Still Making Strides 
July 1, 2014
  Matthew O'Neal 2012 (JPS file photo) For the third time in 201...

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...