This years leadership class is holding a raffle basket fundraiser to raise money for the leadership program to initiate student-led school improvement projects and end of the year activities. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be for sale in the cafeteria from May 30th to June 3rd. There will be a variety of basket themes and items. Baskets hold an average value of $150 each. Bring your spare change and buy a ticket! Winners will be announced on June 6th.
Jackson would like thank students, staff, and families for all of the submissions and feedback for the naming of our athletic teams. Jackson athletic teams will be known as the Steller’s Jays starting the 2022/23 school year.
The Steller’s Jay is the provincial bird of BC and according to traditional mythology, Steller’s Jays can teach you fearlessness, adaptability, and survival…if you follow its lead. The Jackson Jays represents new beginnings and a sense of identity. It is also a bird recognized in Secwepemc cultures known as Sqewe’y. It is a bird known to be agile, aggressive, bold, intelligent, and protective. All descriptive words that represent what athletic teams strive to be.
At Jackson, we are creating a unique identity for our unique school. We are J.L Jackson with a long history in the community of Salmon Arm. Originally our teams were known as the Jackson Jets and Jacks and then inherited the Golds and Jewels when Jackson and Sullivan were amalgamated. The Ministry of Education recognizes Jackson as independent from Sullivan and its once again time to have a name of our own.
Staff and Students are invited to submit team name suggestions: