The Jackson Public School District kicked off the 2022-2023 school year with its annual Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, August 3rd. The celebratory event was held at the JSU Athletics and Assembly Center locatedon the campus of Jackson State University. The theme for this year's event is One District, One Direction, Marching Towards Excellence.
The District's 2021 Administrator of the Year Dr. Chinelo Evans and the 2021 Teacher of the Year Ebony Marshall-Newsome served as mistresses of ceremony. City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, JSU President Thomas K. Hudson, JPS Board President Dr. Ed Sivak, and Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene delivered powerful and memorable addresses to Team JPS. Entertainment was provided by the JPS Mass Band, all high school cheerleaders, plus musicians and choirs featuring JPS staff and scholars called UNITY.
A spirit stick competition between high school feeder patterns was also held during the pep rally-style event. Congratulations to the Jim Hill High feeder pattern on winning the spirit stick for the 2022-2023 school year.