Jackson Day School provides specials on a rotation for students in grades K-7. These classes include Computers, Dance, Drama, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, STEAM, and Visual Art.
Music classes are offered to all of our students beginning with our TK Students. Students attend class once a week through elementary school. In addition to weekly classes, we also offer an after-school Choir Club.
There are numerous events throughout the year where students have the opportunity to show case all they have learned. Our music programs include vocal performances, hand bells, boom whackers, and even bucket drummers.
Drama is offered to all of our students. Our Kindergartners perform a readers theater, our middle and high school students perform at school wide functions and in an end of year Drama Production.
In addition to our Drama elective we offer a set design elective that allows students to participate in the year end production through set design and stage technical design. This year’s musical review is Love, Faith, Beauty, & Hope.
JDS has a shared belief that all students are entitled to a school environment that supports their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs. Developing positive character traits is essential to a student's growth. JDS focuses on the universal values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, and Excellence. Teaching these values in high school improves student achievement, reduces behavior incidents, increases compassion and empathy, and improves overall school climate and culture. JDS incorporates character education in classroom lessons and activities and through group assemblies.
JDS offers many opportunities for students and families to unwind together and build a community outside the classroom. The Fall Festival, Valentine's Day Dance, and Field Day are student favorites. We gather for Veteran's Day programs, STEAM nights, Spirit Nights, numerous Arts Showcases, and holiday programs. Students can join a fee-based after-school club, a competitive dance or cheer team, participate in middle school athletics, or the marching band. Participation in the various social events, programs, and athletics improves student productivity, builds relationships, develops empathy, and teaches students critical relationship-building skills.