Thoughts on Gratitude

I’m thankful for my mom. She’s taken amazing care of me even since before the day I was born. My mom gets up early and stays up late so that she can keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. I’m grateful that she makes so many sacrifices so that I can achieve my goals. My mom does so much for me and I’m so lucky to be her son.

The holiday that I look forward to the most is Christmas. It’s special to me because it celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Another reason is that you get presents from your family and friends. It is also a time to give. The final reason why I love Christmas is Christmas parties. You get to see the family members that you don’t see too often, and there’s lots of food for you to eat until you can’t anymore!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Mycah Bowles

You know, the things I like most about Thanksgiving are the food, the meeting with my family, and the arguing. It is so funny to get together with my family and laugh about who’s going to make the turkey. Christmas! Don’t get me started on that, that is the best. The gifts that I receive from my loving family, especially my mom and my gramma. The love I receive from them is priceless, and I would never give that up for anything. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Marco Robinson

What I love most about Christmas is the holiday spirit. The aroma of happiness spreading like a joyful plague, the Christmas songs that always play in our heads on replay, and the movies that share people’s experiences with the season bring a smile to my face. Christmas is the time of year that everyone is at their best behavior, not wanting to get on Santa’s naughty list.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Kayla Jones

The thing that I love about Christmas is being able to give back and still get presents in return. I love seeing the happiness on my family’s face when they open their presents. I love seeing the happiness on the other kids' faces when they open their presents, and I also love listening to my favorite Christmas songs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Kimaiyah Wright

I am thankful for my family, friends, food, and a roof over my head. I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love to talk and laugh when I am around them. I am thankful for a roof over my head because some people don’t have what I have, and they are living on the streets and hungry. Thanksgiving is the best time to go out and show your thanks to people and let them know how grateful you are. I always try to let somebody know that I am thankful for them and for what they do for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Tajiahna Abraham

The thing I enjoy most about Christmas is sitting at the table, telling jokes, and having fun. Another thing I enjoy is Christmas dinner with my family. I also enjoy seeing the look on my family members' faces when they open their Christmas gifts.                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Jayla Redfield

I’m thankful for my family. My family never lets me down, they always help me with my homework, and always help me keep up my grades. They help me find friends. They would never let me feel sad because they will cheer me up. They will never let me feel bad on holidays. My family will always give me a house to live in. They will give me food to eat, they would never let me be on the road with no food. My family might fight but I know that they still love each other. My family never lets me feel sad and they will never hurt anybody.

I’m also thankful for Christmas, because it is when all my family comes together. On Christmas everyone in my family is happy and all the kids are excited to see what they will get. All my family gets everybody something and they will not leave anybody out. When they don’t get what they want they are just happy for what they get.

                                -Michael Woomer

My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating Jesus’ birthday. Last year I made my family sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. One of my favorite New Year’s is when me, my brother, and my uncle counted down the seconds tlo the New Year 3 years ago. Most people think Christmas is only about presents, but it’s not. Christmas is actually about the birth about Jesus Christ. Everyone’s family coming together is the second most important thing Christmas. The people at my school always talk about how many presents they’re going to get. I always say,”That’s nice. But what about celebrating Jesus’ birthday or spending time with your family.”  Then they say, “ I know, but my favorite part is opening my presents.”  I mean, I like opening my presents with my family, but everybody knows the real meaning of Christmas. A6 my school, we get a Christmas break that lasts 2 weeks. I like that it lasts 2 weeks because it gives me more time to worship Jesus Christ.. Whatever I get for Christmas,, I always thank Jesus Christ for blessing me with a roof over my head, food, and clothes to wear.

-Morgan Walker

JNSA Fall Art & Photography Exhibit


Yup, it’s that time of the year, again! It’s the Visual Arts & Photography 2017 Fall Showcase! On November 16, 2017, students from both respective classes will be exhibiting some of their best work. The showcase will last from 5:00 pm, to 7:00 pm. Dismissal will still be at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you come by, and take the time to look at the artwork of many of our great young minds.


The Jessye Norman School of the Arts

OMG, there are so many parts.

Dance, Photo, Music, Drama, Art.

So much fun, it's off the charts.

Jessye Norman is the best,

if you don't believe us, ask the rest

When I found this school, I felt like a winner.

Made my heart so full, just like I ate dinner.


Dance, they're moving around like they are so advanced,

they put me in a trance. 

When I saw dance, I had to do it at first glance.


When I walked into art, that's when I knew I was smart

All these shapes and colours

It makes my heart flutter.


Photo is an art that no one knows.

It's so undiscovered and clear as gold.

Here a Jessye Norman, we see the art and capture it.

Come in and see our gallery show.


Drama expresses feelings. 

It shows care.

At JNSA, we care for one and another. 

Will you come and see our fall colours.


Music comes in all different varieties 

it makes you want to move and groove get 

your dance on and have fun music is for everyone.


Welcome to JNSA!

Welcome to the Jessye Norman School of the Arts! These words were officially said August 22, 2017. Ever since then, we’ve been brainstorming for ideas to bring you with this blog. These ideas consisted of having daily entrees of things that most likely won’t make it to the quarterly newsletter. These events so far are recent activities between students, new discoveries from classes, and many more random things that are exclusive to the blog. We’re working hard to build up this  page for everyone who would like to see the current and future events for JNSA. We hope you continue to check in on our blog, and see what we’re up to, and planning.