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Debate team celebrates success

Debate team celebrates success

By Payne Bell
June 13, 2017
Filed under News

Jackson Prep’s speech and debate team, guided and sponsored by Mr. Younce and Ms. Jenkins, had a very successful year competing in many different tournaments across the southeast. The team attended eleven tournaments, many in the Jackson area, but also in places such as Hattiesburg, Petal, Oxford,...

Legendary quiz bowl season for Prep

Legendary quiz bowl season for Prep

By Mary Patton Murphy 
June 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students Wesley Roberson, Robert Wasson, Lawson Marchetti and Alex Reichle are without a doubt four of the smartest Patriots at Prep,  and because of their performances on this year’s senior high quiz bowl team, these students have landed the reputations of being some of the most knowledgeable...

Class of 2017 graduates in style

Class of 2017 graduates in style

By Caroline McIntyre
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Now is the time to say your goodbyes with tear filled eyes as your beloved Seniors leave for their next step in life. Jackson Prep Graduation was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Thalia Mara Hall. Friends and family crowded this event to send off their loved ones for the “college life.”   ...

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...

Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Video

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

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

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

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...

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