Ask for More Arts Exhibit 2019

Ask for More Jackson is happy to announce that the Ask for More Arts Exhibit is on display at the Jackson Medical Mall near the Security Station until May 31, 2019! We held an opening reception on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to unveil all of the 2018-2019 Ask for More Arts Projects from Brinkley, Dawson, […]

Ask for More Jackson Engages Parents in Learning Walks

Parent representatives from Walton, Dawson, Murrah and Casey joined Ask for More Jackson at Walton Elementary for the Culture Learning Walk. The focus was on 4 key dimension: External/Internal Environment, Safety, Teaching and Learning and Relationships. Ask for More Jackson is engaging parents in Learning Walks in schools across the JPS district.

Ask for More Jackson, Parents, MDE Team Up for Literacy Success

The Literacy- Based Promotion Act states that all 3rd graders in Mississippi must score a level three (3) on the English Language Arts (ELA) part of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) test to be promoted to the 4th grade. Ask for More Jackson partnered with Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Literacy Coaches to host […]

Reading is a Never Ending Adventure!

Reading is a Never Ending Adventure Ask for More Jackson participated in Read Across America Day at Walton Elementary School and Smith Elementary School. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March […]

Dawson Parents Teaming for Literacy Success

Parents Teaming for Literacy Success (PTLS)  at Dawson Elementary SchoolPTLS is a different approach to the parent-teacher relationship in an effort to develop and facilitate an authentic, culturally relevant model for parent engagement, empowerment, and community. Parents are partners in their children’s learning in the PTLS program. With teachers, other parents and the school itself, […]

Saturday School is So Cool at Johnson!

Ask for More Jackson is proud to be the convening partner with schools in the Lanier Pattern since 2000.  Saturday School is just one of the initiatives sponsored and supported by Ask for More Jackson. On Saturday, February 2, 2019, 138 selected scholars attended the first 2019 Saturday school at Johnson Elementary, Dawson Elementary, Galloway […]

Ask For More Jackson Honors 5 with Outstanding Educator Award

Presented in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Mississippi, represented by COO Jackie Bailey and Director of Finance Dawn Upchurch, Ask For More Jackson honored 5 Jackson Public School District teachers who go above and beyond inside and outside their classrooms at the annual Outstanding Educator Awards. Selected by their principals after a call from […]

Giving Back During Back-To-School Time

On August 8th, Jackson Public School District will be in full swing with busy teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Consider giving back to the Jackson Public School scholars and teachers by helping teachers and families in need with school supplies!   Ask For More: For Students   Donate school supplies. Jackson Public School District school […]

Leadership Academy Round-Up:

Leadership is formally defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Ask for More Jackson’s E3, Engage, Enlighten, and Employ’s Leadership Academy pushes that definition further. At E3, being a leader means to be a positive, influential go-getter that inspires others to be their best selves and lay stepping stones […]