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JPS Schools Celebrate College Spirit Day

October 15, 2018

High school student smiling wearing Stanford T-shirt High school students smiling wearing Mississippi State and Jackson State T-shirts Elementary school students holding hands one wearing Jackson State and Mississippi State T-shirts
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.

Photo Gallery: 2018 College Spirit Day