• Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School

Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School

Alexa Bernard-Conday

Message from Principal

Dear Natchitoches Junior High Family,

My name is Alexa Bernard-Conday. I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School. It is truly an honor to become a part of the NJH family and community. I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job as a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. An African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at NJH. And of course, I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.

Our goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe to foster an effective learning environment. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with District of Columbia Public Schools. I am a graduate of Howard University where I received both my bachelor's and master's degrees. There, I began my career working in a wide range of roles within the educational field. I started my career as a middle school English teacher, and have taught in both elementary and high school settings. My experience extends into writing curriculum for D.C Public Schools. I have also served as a district professional development facilitator delivering district-wide and grade level professional developments to Professional Learning Communities, proactively initiating conversations about best instructional practices with teachers.

Upon relocating to Natchitoches, I taught English and served as English Chair at Lakeview Senior High School. Most recently, I have served as an Interim Assistant-Principal at Weaver Elementary School. I am now eager to begin my tenure as Principal of Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to build upon a legacy of success established at NJH by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, the use of data to drive instruction, social-emotional learning, restorative practices, and provide consistent and rigorous implementation of the curriculum so that we can continue to support student achievement.

All of us at Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a successful year. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, teachers, students, and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at NJH. Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I will be working most days this summer to ensure a smooth transition


Alexa Bernard-Conday
Principal, NJH


Natchitoches Junior High-FRJ School’s goal is to provide academic excellence and learning success for all students. In order to enable each child to maximize his/her potential, we are committed to meeting the needs of all of our learners and providing them with the highest quality education. Our efforts are directed at enhancing the intellectual, physical, emotional, moral, and social growth of each student. We commit ourselves to building an atmosphere that is safe, nurturing, and conducive to learning, so our students will develop the self-esteem, self-discipline, and skills necessary to continue individual growth and to become productive members of society.

Our school is open to the community we serve. We seek to maintain cooperation with parents, community groups, and neighboring universities. The quality of our program reflects the value that our parents and the community place on education.



Our school vision is to provide our students with a quality education that will allow them to excel both academically and socially throughout their educational career and life after graduation.


Meet the Team

    Back to School 2021

    We are pleased to announce that our student registration will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd for incoming 7th Grade students and Wednesday, August 4th for 8th Grade students. If you are not able to attend on your assigned day, make ups/late drop offs will be collected on Thursday, August 5th.

    Pre-registration packets will be available for pick up on Friday, July 30th at 8:30 am -12:00 pm.

    Completed packets must be returned between 8:30 am - 2:30 pm on the following dates:

    • August 3rd - 7th Grade Registration
    • August 4th - 8th Grade Registration
    • August 5th - Make-ups/late drop off Registration

    Registration will take place at Natchitoches Junior High - Frankie Ray Jackson School in the front of the school building.

    Returning students must bring:

    • Proof of residency
    • Picture ID of parent/guardian

    New students must bring:

    • Proof of residency
    • Picture ID of parent/guardian
    • Student's birth certificate and social security card
    • Immunization report
    • Student's last report card (from previous school or contact information for that school)

    School Supply List

    NJH 2021 Open House

    • Join us on Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:30 p.m. for our 2021 Open House event!

    1. 4-H Club
    2. Journalism Club
    3. JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates)
    4. Spirit Groups: NJH Cheer Squad, NJH Dance Line, NJH Pep Squad
    5. Student Leadership 6. Band

    1. Indian Basketball
    2. Lady Indian Basketball
    3. Indian Football
    4. NJH-FRJ Track & Field
    5. Lady Indian Softball
    6. Indian Baseball

    Please refer to these resources for more information about the plans the Natchitoches Parish School Board has implemented to establish an effective and successful school system for Natchitoches Parish.

    Administrative Staff

    Alexa Bernard-Conday
    Colonel Christopher Sylvia
    Assistant Principal of Discipline
    Karla Renter
    Assistant Principal of Instruction
    Jeanette Middleton
    Kristie Henderson
    Leslie Wren



    1621 Welch Street
    71457 LA
    United States

    Phone: 318-238-0066

    31.7789258, -93.0982763