Ready to play

Sixth-grade First Presbyterian Day School Crusaders preparing for their weekly football game are (from left) Will Dungey, Andy Brown, and Banks Hewitt.

Project fit

Students at Mannsdale Upper Elementary School recently cut the ribbon on their new Project Fit America fitness equipment. The new outdoor fitness area, along with indoor fitness equipment, is designed to enhance the physical education curriculum and further encourage students to live healthy lives.

Red riding hood

In preschool at Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline McKinnon, Bowman Sandifer, Kate Prescott Orr, Lucy Hines, and Palmer Williams reenacted the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Students practice listening, taking turns, and acting all together in this creative learning experience.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Clay Morris, Kayla Crossley, Olivia Lantrip, and Allen Ryu.


First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders presented character book reports on any biography of their choosing. Shown are (from left) Anna Davis Vernon, Rosalie Oliver, Cameron Clune, and Jacob Pritchett.

Cat hats

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers created hats based on the book “Pete the Cat.” Shown are (from left) Charlie Rich, Aden Cannada, Frances May, and McKenzie Buford.


Jackson Prep 2016 homecoming queen Rosemary Ferguson (left) is shown with the 2017 homecoming queen Maddy Mazzaferro (right).

Plan fund-raiser

First Presbyterian Day School’s Holiday Potpourri fund-raiser will be held October 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Cherry and Ted Duckworth in the Eastover neighborhood.


Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camouflage as they finished their studies of the letter C.

Go Gold

Jackson Academy’s Go Gold pep rally glittered as the school raised awareness and support for pediatric cancer research. Sporting their support are (from left) Hallie Hillman, Slates Veazey, Gavin Lomax, Pearson Greer, Gloria Helen Scott, Zoe Laney, Aubrey Mapp, Hampton Blanks, Julia McCrory, and Addie Hahn.



Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.