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Campus to be busy all summer long

Campus to be busy all summer long

By Will Fletcher
May 17, 2017
Filed under News

This summer Prep is offering a large variety of summer camps and opportunities on campusa, adding twenty-one new camps to the rotation for all grades. (More information is available at jacksonprep.org/camps.) Prep is also expanding its variety of camps and splitting them into three categories: St...

10th grade takes Macbeth interpretations to the stage

10th grade takes Macbeth interpretations to the stage

By Stewart McCullough and Will Fletcher
May 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As the school year winds down, 10th grade English teacher Jessica Wilkinson decided to test her students knowledge on the play Macbeth in a new way.  Once her classes finished reading the play, she challenged them to pick a theme or motif from Macbeth and as a group, cut out 50 lines that symbolize...

Unleash Night of Worship held at Prep

Unleash Night of Worship held at Prep

By Mary Patton Murphy
May 2, 2017
Filed under News

On Monday May 1, the Unleash band, Prep’s student-led worship band, held a night of praise and fellowship for both Prep parents and students as well as for members of the community to take part in. Throughout the winter and the spring, the Unleash band practiced during countless activity perio...

Music and poetry fill the air at Earthwinds Coffeehouse

Music and poetry fill the air at Earthwinds Coffeehouse

By Caroline McIntyre
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In conjunction with the release of the 46th edition of Prep’s award-winning literary magazine, Earthwinds invited the school to celebrate writing and music at their annual coffeehouse on April 27. Earthwinds is a publication of the creative writing class taken at Prep. The staff, led by sponsor D...

Marchetti reps Prep, state in national poetry contest

Marchetti reps Prep, state in national poetry contest

By Mary Dunbar
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

Poetry Out Loud is a program that encourages students to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn more about poetry, among other things. Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million s...

Food + Fun + Fundraising = Prep Fest

Food + Fun + Fundraising = Prep Fest

By Blair Stockett
April 21, 2017
Filed under News

For years, Heart of the Home has been the premier fundraiser for Jackson Prep, but this year things are a little bit different.  Prep Fest is the PAT fundraiser this year and will be held on Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th.  Prep Fest is going to be a two day event with the main events b...

Spring play opens gateway to Narnia

Spring play opens gateway to Narnia

By Maclain Kennedy
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A cold breeze is blowing into the Jackson Prep theatre come April 22nd  and 24th. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the spring play being put on this year. Director Mr. Kenneth McDade and many students have been working hard to prepare the show for an eager audience. Originally a beloved bo...

Jackson Prep’s latest addition hits the bullseye

Jackson Prep’s latest addition hits the bullseye

By Ann Clardy Byrd
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

This year Jackson Prep started a new activity for students to enjoy.  Archery has been a growing sport for many years and has become very popular in Mississippi.  Schools gather together from all over the state to take part in competitions.  Coach Nix, who is coaching this new activity, is an exp...

Virtual tour opens Prep campus to the world

Virtual tour opens Prep campus to the world

By Alex Gibbs and Stewart McCullough
April 10, 2017
Filed under News

After weeks of buildup and promotion, Jackson Prep launched a new feature to the school’s website on Monday, April 10:  a virtual tour of the entire campus with the multi-media technology company YouVisit. Intended to reach students who are possibly moving from out of state, who lack the resources or time to come to the school in person,...

Talent show takes audiences to “La La Land”

Talent show takes audiences to “La La Land”

By Preston Dubberly and Tori Newsome
April 10, 2017
Filed under News

  On April 8, Applause!, Prep’s booster program for the arts, held its annual fundraiser, a variety-talent show. This year the talent show has its theme as “A Night in La La Land.” The talent show began at 6.  Laura Lee Lewis, Miss Mississippi 2016, was the master of ceremonies for the eve...

Mabry paging in D.C. during exciting political season

Mabry paging in D.C. during exciting political season

By Lake Wartes
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

Cameron Mabry, a 16 year old Jackson Prep junior, has been selected as one out of 30 other high school juniors nationwide to page for the U.S. Senate. Mabry left for D.C. after the Christmas break and will remain for the rest of the semester. Starting in 1829 when Senator Daniel Webster began the progr...

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