Congratulations to Jackson Public Schools on Becoming Jackson Certified

For Immediate Release 
Rebecca Calkins, Communications Director
(517) 764-4440

February 3, 2016 Jackson, MI – Jackson Public Schools was the first school district to accept the Jackson Certified Challenge and become Jackson Certified. It is our pleasure to announce Reynolds Hall, Hunt Elementary, Northeast Elementary and T. A. Wilson are the top four buildings for the JPS Jackson Certified Challenge. JPS as a whole had over 130 individuals become Jackson Certified and 14 buildings participate. Experience Jackson would like to commend the whole JPS community on their dedication to the Jackson community. 

Reynolds Hall Team First Place

“Jackson Public Schools is where the community comes together,"" says Kriss Giannetti, Marketing and Community Outreach Manager at Jackson Public Schools.  ""JPS is committed to caring and educating our families and students. We are proud to be the first school district in Jackson to accept the challenge and become Jackson Certified. For us connecting our staff to the community in this unique way was not only fun but, extremely educational for all!  We look forward to finding a way to challenge our students and families to become Jackson Certified!” 

Hunt Elementary Team Second Place

Experience Jackson challenges schools, businesses and other organizations to show their love of the Jackson community and showcase community pride by participating in their own Jackson Certified Challenge.

Northeast Elementary Team Third Place

Jackson Certified is an online and interactive community trivia program that challenges individuals and organizations to learn more about Jackson County, enhance community pride, and improve quality of life. The online trivia game consists of 30 questions. Quiz takers must answer at least 25 questions correctly in order to become Jackson Certified. All trivia answers can be found on, where study materials are available for download. Every organization’s path to Jackson Certification is different and consists of a specified number of individual certifications and/or team building exercises. Interested individuals or organizations are asked to contact Jennifer Cronkhite at (517) 764-4440 or

T.A. Wilson Academy Fourth Place


Experience Jackson’s mission is to promote Jackson County and its attributes to individual visitors and groups as a unique, affordable and attractive place to vacation, host an event or conduct a tour. 

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