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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...

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 ...

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...

Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Provides Internship Opportunities to JPS Students 
August 25, 2014
  Marie Jones-Muhammad, a rising senior at Murrah High with an interest in biomedic...

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...

JPS Athletics Offering Year and Season Passes to JPS Games 
July 24, 2014
  JPS athletic passes for the 20142015 school year are available for purchase at JPS Athletics. Each pass covers individual admission to JPS home g...

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...

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

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

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...

Power APAC Students Awarded Scholarships to Ballet Magnificat! and IBC Summer Intensives 
June 27, 2014
  Power students earning spots in summer 2014 dance intensives are (from left) Autu...

Board Members Honored for Years of Dedicated Service 
June 26, 2014
  The JPS School Board honored the service of outgoing members Kisiah Nolan and Lin...

JROTC Cadets Complete National Flight Academy AIR Ambition Program 
June 25, 2014
  Participating in the NFA program were (standing, from left)Jaquan W...

JPS STEM Camp Students Learn 'Rocket Science' on Stennis Space Center Tour 
June 24, 2014
  JPS students participating in STEM camps learned space engineering during a field...

Power APAC Receives National Exemplary School Designation 
June 23, 2014
  Power APAC Performing Arts Complex has been designated a 20142016 ASN Exemplary S...

JPS Recognizes Citizens of the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom 50 Celebration 
June 20, 2014
  (From left) Jed Oppenheim, JPS Board member; Prof. Daphne Chamberlain, Tougaloo; ...

Former NFL Players Inspire Student Athletes with JPS Football Camp 
June 19, 2014
  Former NFL player Glen Collins gives instructions to a JPS athlete during the Cha...

JPS Announces Major Partnership to Give Students Firsthand Knowledge of Healthcare Careers 
June 18, 2014
  (Front, from left) Cadets: Adrianna Cooper, Murrah; Kersha Coleman, Murrah; Kanid...

Jackson Public Schools and the City of Jackson Kick Off Summer Feeding Program 
June 17, 2014
  (From left) Becky Bounds, OCN Asst. Dir.; JPS Food Service Dir. Mary Hill; Supt. ...

Over 200 Adult Education Graduates Join the Class of 2014 
June 16, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray congratulates recipients of the Adult Education GED ce...

JPS Alumna and Classical Soprano Vocalist Returns to Jackson for Special Performance 
June 13, 2014
  Deanna Tisdale DeAnna Tisdale, a 2004 graduate of Murrah High ...

Presenting the Jackson Public Schools' Class of 2014 
June 12, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools (JPS) celebrated the senior class of 2014 during commencement ceremonies held May 28, 2014, at the Mississippi Coliseum. T...

Forest Hill High Student Athletes Make College Careers Official 
June 11, 2014
  (From left) Forest Hill head basketball coach Ray Milton, David Brooks, Samuel Yo...

JPS Campus Enforcement Officer Recognized for Heroic Actions 
June 10, 2014
  Officer Jones Tuesday Jones, an officer with the Jackson Publi...

2014 State Track Results 
June 10, 2014
  Congratulations to all the JPS student-athletes who participated in the Mississippi State Track Tournament heldMay 3 and 5, 2014. Several of the ...

SPOTLIGHT: Third Grade Reading Retention Law Effective Next School Year 
June 10, 2014
  Dr. Cedrick Gray A law Mississippi adopted in 2013 requiring t...

Association of JPS Office Managers Serve Needs of Residents at Local Shelter 
June 9, 2014
  JAOM members who took part in Spaghetti for Stewpot included (from left): Ora Dix...

JPS Administration Will Continue to Manage Bus Transportation 
June 6, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees voted unanimously not to accept a proposal from the District Administration to outsource transportat...

Murrah High School Provides Assistance to Louisville Tornado Victims 
June 6, 2014
  The Murrah High School football team collected and then delivered supplies to sur...

BID NOTICE: JPS Seeks Bids from Financial Institutions 
June 6, 2014
  The Board of Trustees the Jackson Public School District is seeking Depository Bids from all qualified financial institutions for keeping the sch...

Callaway Alum Named AAC Athlete of the Week 
June 5, 2014
  Matthew O'Neal (Photo courtesy of Dani Antonucci, GoUSFBulls.com) ...

Blackburn Laboratory School Parent Named Volunteer of the Year 
June 4, 2014
  (From left) Patricia Woods, Pres. JCPTA/PTSA; Candace Smith, Volunteer of the Yea...

JPS Student Art Work Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 'Freedom Summer' 
June 3, 2014
  Marshall Elementary students show off their display at the PPSJ Ask for More Arts...

JPS Salutes the Top Ten Graduating Seniors of 2014 
June 2, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools (JPS) honored the top ten graduating seniors from each JPS high school during the 34th Annual Salute to Scholars program h...

Bailey Middle Repeats Victory in 2014 City Tennis Championship 
May 30, 2014
  Bailey Magnet Middle School defeated Whitten Middle School for the 20132014 JPS Middle School Tennis Championship. This is Bailey's second year i...

SPOTLIGHT: JPS Launches Online Registration Process 
May 30, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools (JPS) is going paperless for the first time with online registration. This initiative will make the whole process of getti...

Jim Hill Tennis Team Ends Outstanding Season with Division Win 
May 29, 2014
  Jim Hill Tennis Team The Jim Hill High School tennis team had ...

OJMR Kicks Off Summer Reading Program 
May 28, 2014
  Keeping Reading Skills Sharp and Creating a Culture of Reading is the Goal WJTV ...

JPS Women Employees Help Build a Habitat Home for a Jackson Family 
May 27, 2014
  Sandra Robinson helps raise the trusses on the first day of Women Build. ...

Thank You, Partners in Education Campus Contacts 
May 26, 2014
  As the end of the school year approaches, Jackson Public Schools is recognizing a group of people who perform an important task in our schools. T...

$28,000 Mr. Holland's Opus Grant is Music to Jim Hill Band Students' Ears 
May 23, 2014
  Jim Hill High School received a huge financial boost to their band program. The school received a $28,000 grant from the Mr. Holland's Opus Found...

Rotary Club Makes $430 Donation to Spann for Summer Reading Books 
May 22, 2014
  Rotary Club presents a check for more than $430 to Spann Elementary ...

SPOTLIGHT: Northwest IB Magnet Ranked One of 50 Best Middle Schools in the U.S. 
May 22, 2014
  Northwest Jackson ranked one of 50 Best Middle Schools in U.S. ...

Raines Elementary Inducts 21 Students into National Honor Society 
May 21, 2014
  Raines National Elementary Honor Society inductees Raines ...

Callaway Student Earns First Place in Talent Hunt Competition 
May 19, 2014
  Callaway sophomore Jordan Jefferson won first place for his tap routine The 5 guy...

Isable Elementary Honors 55 ‘Hidden’ GEMS 
May 16, 2014
  55 girls at Isable Elementary were honored as GEMS for outstanding academic ach...

JPS Pays Tribute to Retiring Employees 
May 15, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools saluted 116 employees who are retiring from the District after more than 25 years of service. The ceremony and reception w...

Sykes Encourages Fatherhood Involvement to Help Students Thrive 
May 14, 2014
  Fathers read to students at Sykes Elementary as part of Donuts for Dads ...

McLeod Teacher Named Face and Body Center Teacher of the Week 
May 13, 2014
  McLeod principal Claudine Blakey, left, honoree Judy King, Natale Smith of WAPT, ...

Bates Elementary Celebrates the Academic Successes of 79 Female Students 
May 12, 2014
  Bates Elementary School honored 79 female students on April 25, 2014, for outstanding academic achievement during the 20132014 school year. Girls...

JPS Celebrates School Web Sponsors 
May 9, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools celebrated some of its most unsung employees Thursday, April 10, 2014. JPS school web sponsors provide vital support in sh...

CESTEME Teachers Present at National Science Conference 
May 8, 2014
  (From left) Desma Kelly, Lanier High; Preston Robinson III, JPS CESTEME Coord.; R...

JPS Schools Boast Exemplary Positive Behavior Programs 
May 6, 2014
  Four JPS elementary schools achieved PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports) Model Site status. Casey, McWillie, Poindexter, and Spann...

JPS Students Earn Gold in ACT-SO Competition and Advance to Nationals  
May 5, 2014
  Callaway sophomore Jordan Jefferson wins Gold for Dance in the 2014 ACT-SO Comp...

Jackson Public Schools Legislative Agenda Update 
May 2, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools outlined its Legislative Agenda at the start of the 2014 legislative session in January. Education lobbyist Donna Echols h...

JPS Superintendent Breaks Down Student Poll Results  
May 1, 2014
  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the Parents for Public Schools of Jackson Lunch Bunch on...

JPS Hosts Spring Signing Day for 2014 Senior Athletes 
April 30, 2014
  The Jackson Public Schools Athletics department hosted a college signing ceremony for student-athletes April 16, 2014. Director of Athletics Clin...

Raring to Read Drive Pays Off Big for Jackson Students 
April 29, 2014
  JPS Supt. Dr. Cedrick Gray accepts a check for nearly $33,000 from The LeFleurs B...

JPS Educators Honored Among Best in the State 
April 28, 2014
  Jim Hill teachers Tracee Thompson and Susan Bender with principal, Bobby Brown ...

Rowan Technology Student Association to Join Murrah on Road to D.C. Competition 
April 25, 2014
  Rowan Middle School TSA Chapter Rowan Middle School Technology...

JPS Basketball Players Top Picks on Clarion-Ledger All-Metro and All-State Teams 
April 24, 2014
  Newman Williams Sanders ...

Isable Parents Trade Places with their Students 
April 22, 2014
  Parent sign in for school during Trading Places at Isable. Stu...

Murrah High Student to Represent Mississippi at Journalism Conference 
April 21, 2014
  Walker Adria Walker, ajunior at Murrah High School, has been s...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...