Late Start Schedule

Pillow Academy will run a “Late Start Schedule” on Tuesday, October 16th. The Late Start is to allow our faculty and staff to participate in Staff Development.  School will start at 10:00 a.m. for all students K4-12.   The Kindergarten and Elementary students will assume their normal schedule at this time.  Middle School and High School students will report to their 1st period class at 10:00 a.m.

Parents may drop students off at any time between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.  Middle School/High School students arriving before 10:00 a.m. should report to the Sethi Student Activity Building. Kindergarten students should be dropped off at the Kindergarten Building and Elementary students should report to the lobby in Johnson Elementary Building.

2018-2019 Mustang Memories – Now on SALE!

Order your 2018-2019 Mustang Memories at
School Code: 281
$80 from now until November 30th.  Price will then go to $85.
For an additional $5 names be may stamped on your yearbook!
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Meggan Nix,
(Yearbooks can only be purchased online! Do not send checks or money to school.)


Pillow Academy will administer the ACT on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:45 a.m. All juniors should be in the Craig by 7:45 a.m.  The test will conclude at 12:00 noon.

The ACT test date was originally scheduled for October 2nd, but circumstances forced the test date to be changed to October 16th.  While Pillow Academy also has a Late Start Schedule this Tuesday, the ACT test date is a national date – PA has no control over the date and time.

Queen Mari-Brian Crick
King Cole Tyler

Pictured 2017 Queen Analise Bush, Mari-Brian Crick, King Cole Tyler, Head of School Rodney Brown, Flower Girl Anne Michael Branch and Crown Bearer Henry Hargett

Congratulations Lady Mustangs!  MAIS DII Champs!  We are proud of you!

Coleman, Mitchell, Nichols and Patridge Awards

Pillow Academy is proud to recognize the recipients of the following awards at halftime of the varsity football game:

2017 Patridge Award: Matthew Ruscoe
2017 Nichols Award: A. J. Woodard
2018 Coleman Award: Parker Bariola
2018 Mitchell Award:  Luke Fondren

Homecoming 2018

Please make your plans to join us on Friday, September 28!
For photos and more, visit our Facebook page . . .

Senior Maids & Escorts Claire Coleman & Sunjay Chawla
Mari-Brian Crick & Thomas Burrus
Callie Galey & John Hollis Tackett
Anna Claire Harris & Graydon McCool
Catherine Grace Lary & Porter Spell
Lillie Smith & Cole Tyler
Sara Beth Steen & Hardy Vemer

Juniors Maids & Escorts Alex Sanford & Austin Alderman
Austin Alex Mitchell & Ethan Clark
Kenzie Turner & Jordan Sykes
Sophomore Maids & Escorts Caroline Brock & Bobby Bennett
Mari-Wilson Spruill & Richard McQueen
Freshman Maid & Escort Emma Kate Wallace & Nelson Hodges

Flower Girl & Crown Bearer Anne Michael Branch & Henry Hargett


PA Boys win the Cross-Country Meet at Marvel Academy.  Medalist were Porter Spell-1st place, John Hollis Tackett-2nd place, Jacob Lawes-6th place.

The girls team placed 2nd.  Medalists were Skylar Phillips-4th place and Isabelle O’Brien-6th place.

Mission: SOCKS

PA Sophomore, Carver O’Neal is on a mission – that is a SOCK Mission!

Carver learned that socks are the No. 1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters – he decided he could do something about that. His first sock drive was last November and he collected more than 650 socks. That drive was donating crazy socks but this year he is just requesting SOCKS and more SOCKS – new socks for babies, children, women and men. His goal is 1,000 pairs of socks. O’Neal decided to hold the drive this year in September, so those receiving the socks will get them before cold weather.

Please help Carver collect socks! Donation boxes are in the halls of Hardeman Hall or drop the socks off at the elementary or middle/high school offices.


Pictured L to R: Coach Matt Hudson, Bryce Miller, Maggie McDonald, Mary Kathryn Shaw, Jessica Fulgham and Carver O’Neal

2018-2019 Jr. High Honor Society Officers

President:  Dia Chawla
Vice President:  Andrew Brock
Secretary:  Juan Hernandez
Treasurer:  Christopher Winter

2018-2019 Honor Society Officers

President:  Sunjay Chawla
Vice President:  Shane Houston Stephens
Secretary:  Mallory Kirk
Treasurer:  John Hollis Tackett

2018-2019 Mu Alpha Theta Officers

President:  Sunjay Chawla
Vice President:  Porter Spell
Secretary:  Claire Coleman

PA Elementary Honor Society

Pillow Academy recently inducted 5th grade students into The National Elementary Honor Society. These students maintained an overall average of 93 or higher in every subject area during the fourth grade school year. They displayed strong evidence of responsibility and leadership skills and have no grade below “satisfactory” in Citizenship all four nine weeks of fourth grade. We are so proud of their achievements.
Pictured Back row (L to R): Ann Rogers Crowder, Macy Lamb, Hayes Brown, Charlie Dunn, Wynn Hardin, Strain Howard, James Thomas Mattox, Camryn Joiner, Neely Jordan
Front row (L to R): Anne Hall Adams, Ruby Barnes, Sarah Rylie Hardin, Molley Blackstone, Sara Michael Lary, Kylee Nix, Story Jacobson, Ainsley Melton

SENIOR ADS for ’18-’19 Yearbook   School Code: 281

Sept. 11th :  Deadline to purchase your senior ads!
October 9th: Send or email pictures to be used for the ad

Questions? Contact Mrs. Meggan Nix

PA Lady Mustangs & Mustangs Live! Watch games on YouTube!
PA Livestream Schedule.

Click the icon to take you to PA’s YouTube Channel.

Please bear with us – this is the first season of using YouTube.  At times, the link may not work correctly. Go to and search for Pillow Academy Live Steam.
Note: schedule may be updated without notification.


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AP Biology 2017-2018

Pillow Academy is proud to announce that all students in last year’s advanced placement biology class scored extremely high, allowing each to gain college credit.  AP Biology is a college-level course that a student may take while in high school.  The AP Biology course culminates in a rigorous exam.  College credit is based on the student’s performance and success on this examination.  Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP courses generally experience great academic success in college.

Congratulations to Conner Hutson, Sunjay Chawla, Cole Tyler, John Hollis Tackett and instructor, Mrs. Marietta Branch!


Parents of Students in Grades 1-5
are invited to

Pillow Academy’s Annual Open House

6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20th
The Craig

PA Campus Enhancement Plan

The 8,400-square-foot addition will be used for physical education classes for kindergarten and elementary grades during the school day. After school, it will provide indoor practice facilities for tennis, basketball, archery, soccer and other extracurricular activities. The preliminary plan calls for seating in the gym area of the multi-purpose building to accommodate up to 384 people — large enough to possibly hold 5th and 6th grade basketball games. The junior-high and high-school teams will continue to play in the larger existing Stribling Gymnasium. The new kindergarten entrance will extend the current entrance so that cars will be able to drive under a canopy when dropping-off and picking-up students. The new covered walkway, over a raised sidewalk, will connect the elementary and kindergarten buildings to the Sethi Student Activities Building. Plans are to have construction completed by the time school starts up next August.

2018 Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang
Mr. David Lott     Click for more . . .
2018 Alumnus of the Year
Mr. Russell Robertson    Click for more . . .

Please join us on SATURDAY, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Country Club as we honor Mr. David Lott as our 2018 Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang and Mr. Russell Robertson, Class of 1983, as our alumnus of the year.

Pillow Academy – Military Appreciation Night

Schedule Update:  Pee Wee Scrimmage has been cancelled tonight due to inclement weather.

Friday, August 17th … Pillow Academy will hold its first Military Appreciation Night this week at the varsity football game.  PA will host rival Indianola Academy with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  The game will be played on Bill Davis Field which was named in honor of the Pillow Associate Headmaster, teacher and coach who served in WWII and the Korean War.  Some of the special events being planned are:  Pre-Game Prayer by Emily Barnes, PA 10th Grade Student; Color Guard of the Greenwood American Legion Post 29 will post the colors; a Moment of Silence will be held for all veterans especially our fallen veterans and MIA solders; the National Anthem will be sung by PA sophomore Kayla Brown followed by a Fly–Over of WWII planes.  Back on the field the Coin Toss will be done by Floyd Melton, Jr. who is a veteran of the Vietnam War.  After he retiring of colors the flags will be posted under score board during the football game. At halftime, SFC Charles Henderson of the MS National Guard will speak.

All current military personnel and veterans will be honored as guest of Pillow Academy.

Parents of Students in Grades 6-12
are invited to

Pillow Academy’s Annual Open House

6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 13th
The Craig

  • Parents will meet in the Craig and then go meet their student’s teachers. When arriving at the Craig, please pick-up a copy of the student schedules.
  • Note: Open House is scheduled for PARENTS only. Students do not attend these meetings.
  • Immediately following 7th period, there will be two additional meeting:
    8th Grade Parents – Please meet in the Sethi Student Activity Building
    Senior Parents – Please go the Tol Thomas Library for your meeting

2018-2019 School Supply Lists
Grades 6-12

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2018 Summer Reading         Click for details . . .

Meet the Mustangs

Tuesday, August 7th
The Craig
6:00 P.M.


Band ~ Cheer ~ Cross-Country ~ Dance ~ Fastpitch ~ Football ~ Soccer

7th Grade, Jr. High and Varsity
Girls and Boys

calendaricong2018-2019 Year at a Glance

Updated July 24, 2018

Jr. High Student Council 2018-2019

Congratulations Officers-
President: Drew Lamb
Vice-President: Larkin Camp
Secretary: Emily Holmes
Treasurer: Sarah Frances O’Brien

PA’s Social Media Sites




Twitter- Athletics

Look for these links at the bottom of most of our webpages!

October 18th 2018 at 8:00am

School Day Pictures Retakes

October 18th 2018 at 6:00pm

Jr. High Football Banquet

October 19th 2018 at 7:00pm

Football: Varsity

October 22nd 2018 at 8:00am

2018 Elementary Book Fair

October 23rd 2018 at 8:00am

2018 Elementary Book Fair

Pillow Academy

69601 Highway 82 West   |   Greenwood, MS 38930

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