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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...

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Ask for More Jackson Salutes National Elementary Honor Society Inductees at Johnson Elementary

Gwen Gardner, Assistant Director-Principal in Residence of Ask for More Jackson was honored to be the guest speaker for the National Elementary induction ceremony for scholars at Johnson Elementary on May 10, 2019. Using a blank sheet of paper, her speech focused on how dreams and possibilities begin. Eighteen scholars...

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We “DEW” Write at Walton Elementary School

You’ve heard of the Reading Fair, Science Fair, and the Cultural Fair, and now there’s a new Fair being introduced at Walton Elementary School! In collaboration with their school adopter Brown Bottling Group (Mt. Dew), 5th grade students participated in a Writing Fair. The purpose of the fair was to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ask for More Jackson Announces Gwen Gardner as Assistant Director

UBUNTU:  I am because we are. Gwendolyn (Gwen) Gardner has served as Principal in Residence for Ask for More Jackson (AFMJ) for almost 3 years. She has carried out this role with enthusiasm, experience and knowledge and a deep connection to principals, teachers, students and the communities we serve.  However,...

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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...

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Ask For More Jackson Salutes Bronze Award Winner

Ask For More Jackson salutes Mrs. Rosie R. Williams, a Green Elementary School Parent for achieving the Bronze Level Award for her participation in parent engagement activities for the 2017-2018 school year.     Ask For More Jackson’s Parents Leading and Learning Initiative (PLLI) promotes and encourages parental engagement at...

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