Jackson Basketball News
Important Upcoming Dates
1st Day of winter practice
Monday, November 4th
Freshman will start their try-outs this day at 5:30 PM
JV/V will practice after school that day.
8th Grade Tryouts 6:00 AM @ Jr. High
If you have not gotten your physical make sure you have it for the first day of practice.
7th Grade Parent Meeting-Thursday, October 31st @ 5:30 PM
T-Shirt Sales Due November 8th
See a basketball player to purchase the shirts or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All money raised from the T-Shirt Sales will go toward our Team Room. We are continuing to update our team room with new things and will use these funds to add to it!
Indianhoops Former Player Spotlight
Dr. Leet's favorite memory from his high school playing days is beating Notre Dame in the Christmas Tournament Finals in 2007.
Indianhoops Teacher Spotlight
This month's teacher spotlight is Mrs. Mary Adams. Mrs. Adams teaches Algebra 1 here at the high school.
Mrs. Adams has been teaching for 11 years. She has been teaching at Jackson for the past 10 years. Her husbands name is Brad and she has two sons. Nash who is 6 and Thad who is 4. Mrs. Adams went to High School at Leopold and Graduated in 2005. She then attended SEMO for her Education Degree and graduated in 2009. She received her masters in Educational Leadership in 2015 from Arkansas State University.
Question and Answer with Mrs. Adams.
What led to you to deciding you wanted to become a teacher?
My aunt taught 1st grade for 30 years. I always loved helping her with summer school. When I got older I loved math so it all just worked out!
Favorite teaching moment.
I love when students have fun with my silly math songs or crazy activities. I also love when a kid says they have always hated math or haven't done well but then tell me that what I'm doing "isn't that bad" or that they finally get it! I love me some "a-ha" moments!!! :)
Most Famous Student you have every taught.
The most famous player I have ever taught was Otto Porter Jr. I had Otto (aka Bubba) when he was a junior in high school. He helped his high school basketball team win multiple state titles before accepting an offer to play college ball at Georgetown. He was drafted into the NBA by the Washington Wizards and now plays for the Chicago Bulls.
Favorite thing about teaching at Jackson.
I love love love who I work with and who I work for. My coworkers are my friends and at times more like family. They are also good at what they do..which pushes me to be better! They are creative and keep me always looking for new ways to help kids connect with what I teach. My bosses care about me and my family and are so supportive. I feel that their expectations keep me accountable for what my students are learning and getting out of my class.
COACHES CORNER- SPORTS MEDICINE
Jason Moore, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Jacob Klein, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jason started with Jackson athletics in July of 2013. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2007 from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He also received his Masters of Education in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2015. Jason has worked in the high school setting since 2008 covering multiple high schools in the area. He also has rehabilitation experience from working in out-patient physical therapy. He has worked with athletes of all ages from the little leaguers to professional athletes, keeping them safe and helping them return back to competition.
Jacob started with Jackson athletics in March of 2016. Jacob received his Associate's of Science and Associate's of Arts degree at Shawnee Community College. He also attended Southeast Missouri State University where he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2015. He has athletic training as well as strength and conditioning experience at Southern Illinois University.
Jason and Jake are certified through the National Athletic Training Association’s Board of Certification (NATA BOC) as well as hold a Missouri State License.
Never hesitate to contact Jason or Jake with any questions or concerns that you may have.