Summer Reading Assignments for grades 5-12 have been posted.
Summer Hours for Pillow Academy
Pillow Academy will be closed the week of July 1st- July 5th
Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The Pony Express-2018-2019 Final Edition
(Both are large files – please allow time to download.)
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Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!
Mrs. Kathy Clark and Mrs. Gwen Toomey!
School Packs for 2019-2020
Pillow Academy is using EPI for school supply packs this year! EPI Packs are available for grades K4-5.
The packs will help you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.
Order deadline for best prices is June 11! To order online:
- Go to: educationalproducts.com/
- Enter our school code: PIL029
- Supplies will be delivered before school starts
2019-2020 Year at a Glance
Updated 11 February 2019
Freshman Class Service Project
PA’s Freshman Class selected The Leflore County Humane as the beneficiary for their class service project.Funds raised were donated to the Shelter this month.Pictured with their class donation are the class officers:Avery McDaniel, Vice-President; Dia Chawla, President; Justin Hausner, Treasurer and Lillian Harvey, Secretary.The Freshman Class is sponsored by Senorita Jennifer Hernandez, Mrs. Anna Makamson, and Mr. Neil Turner.
2019 Summer School
Summer School Policy for students entering grades 6-12 in the 2019-2020 school year. Click for details . . .
Congratulations Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Sunjay Chawla and Salutatorian, John Hollis Tackett
Sunjay Chawla is the 2019 Valedictorian and will graduate with a 101.42 academic average. Sunjay has had an outstanding career at Pillow Academy. He is president of Mu Alpha Theta and the PA Chapter of the National Honor Society and he was president of the Spanish Club. He is a member of the Green & Gold Ambassadors, Model Security Council, and Quiz Bowl. Sunjay has completed four Honors English courses, four honors science classes including AP Biology, and four honors math courses including AP Calculus.
Sunjay received the HOBY Award. He attended the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and Boys State in the summer of 2018. Sunjay earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was named as a Rotary Student of the Month. This fall Sunjay was recognized nationally as the Wendy’s Heisman Winner.
Sunjay has participated in tennis, soccer and golf during high school. In tennis, he has earned 5 State Championship titles (8th grade through 12th grade). Sunjay has had an outstanding soccer career with one State Championship. He was named as an All-Division player for 3 years. At Pillow, Sunjay holds 3 individual records: Most goals in a game- 8; most goals in a season- 33, most goals in a career- 65. In golf, Sunjay placed 3rd in the Overall State Championship last spring. This season he won the Indianola Academy Invitational and the Bayou Academy Invitational.
Sunjay is the son of Suresh and Gauri Chawla of Greenwood. He plans to major in Business and Economics, but he is undecided on which university he will attend.
PA senior John Hollis Tackett is the 2019 Salutatorian and will graduate in May with a 100.21 academic average. John Hollis is a very active student being involved in school organizations, extra-curricular activities, and athletic teams. He was a member of the PA Chapter of the National Honor Society, FCA, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Club, Model Security Council, and Quiz Bowl. John Hollis has completed four Honors English courses, four honors math courses including AP Calculus and four honors and science classes including AP Biology. He is the assistant editor of PA’s newspaper, The Pony Express.
In the summer of 2018, John Hollis attended the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and will attend Boys State this summer. John Hollis received the rank of Eagle Scout. He was named as the January Rotary Student of the Month.
During high school, John Hollis had an outstanding career as an athlete. He has been a member of the Cross-Country team, the basketball team, the track and field team, the soccer team and the tennis team.
John Hollis is the son of Randy and Beth Tackett of Greenwood. He plans to attend the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss in the fall. John Hollis will major in engineering with an emphasis in pre-med studies.
Congratulations to Sunjay and John Hollis! Pillow Academy is proud of you!
Camp Invention is scheduled for July 8th-12th this summer! Spots are filling up!!!
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K5-5th this school year will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. Register and find current promotions at invent.org/camp or call 800.968.4332.
Use CODE INNOVATE25 to save $25 on registration. Code expires March 22nd.
2019 MAIS Student Council Convention
Jack Riechle was elected as the MAIS Student Council President!
Congratulations Jack! Your Mustang family is very proud of you.