This Jim Hill teacher must be a proud Stanford fan.
Jim Hill cheerleaders representing Mississippi State and Jackson State
Young McWillie Elementary scholars showing their college spirit
Schools throughout the Jackson Public School District celebrated College Spirit Day on the last Friday in September. There were tailgate picnics, parades, pep rallies, and other activities. The idea was to cultivate the expectation of going to college among students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The event involves the whole community. Colleges and universities send marching bands, cheerleaders and other representatives. Government officials and business and civic leaders also join the celebrations. For many JPS schools, Friday is the culmination of a week of fun-filled, informative events centered on the post-secondary experience.
College Spirit Day is an initiative of Ask for More Jackson. It began in 2001 in the Lanier Feeder Pattern. Since then, it has grown to involve schools across the District.