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Prep students put “Global” in Leadership Institute

Prep students put “Global” in Leadership Institute

By Tynes Carroll
July 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

From June 29th to July 10th, fifteen Prep students visited three different countries and five different cities in thirteen days. From seeing Big Ben in London to marveling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, these Prep G.L.I. students made their mark on the opposite side of the globe. Paired with Educatio...

Britt takes over as interim Head of School

Britt takes over as interim Head of School

By Stewart McCullough
July 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, June 26th, Jackson Prep’s Headmaster Dr. Jason Walton resigned after three years at the helm of the school. The news reached most of the Prep community via a general statement issued by Mr. Dudley Wooley, the President of the 2016-2017 Prep Board of Trustees, saying that Dr. Walton’s letter of resignati...

Prep readies for leadership change

Prep readies for leadership change

By Stewart McCullough
June 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, June 26th, Jackson Prep’s Headmaster Dr. Jason Walton resigned after three years at the helm of the school. The news reached most of the Prep community via a general statement issued by Mr. Dudley Wooley, the President of the 2016-2017 Prep Board of Trustees, saying that Dr. Walton...

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

By Avery Andress
June 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

Death of a Salesman was presented on June 23 and 24, directed by 2017 Prep graduate Gregor Patti. Mr. Kenneth McDade was the faculty advisor for the play. The play, by Arthur Miller, was first produced in 1949. It received Tony Awards and a Pulitzer prize and is considered an American classic. The cast began pra...

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...

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