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Mu Alpha Theta Goes for Gold

Mu Alpha Theta Goes for Gold

By Hays Dubberly

April 13, 2016

On April 10th and 11th, the Jackson Prep Mathletes participated in the Mu Alpha Theta Convention. The math teachers selected students to attend the competition. 9th through 12th  graders students participated in the competition at Hinds Community College.  At 3:00 p.m., all students that were selected...

Student Profile: Caroline Pringle

Student Profile: Caroline Pringle

April 13, 2016

Caroline Pringle is a junior at Jackson Prep and is commonly known to be outgoing. She is very approachable and has a wide variety of friends. Caroline is involved with many different activities including Pacer and French Club at Prep. Caroline likes to watch TV and movies, take naps after school...

Foreign Language Food Day

Foreign Language Food Day

By Hays Dubberly

January 22, 2016

On Friday January 22nd, all students taking a foreign language bring food to celebrate the culture of the students' language. French, Latin, Spanish, Greek, and Mandarin Chinese are all the languages that taught at Prep. Students who take any of these languages bring food and participate in fo...

JP Pursuit 2016 Starts Off Strong

JP Pursuit 2016 Starts Off Strong

By Matthew Clay and Hays Dubberly

January 5, 2016

    Last year a new tradition was started at Prep --The Pursuit. This Christian event takes place annually on the first week back from Christmas break. The basic goal is to give students an opportunity to come together, worship, learn more about God, and even break off into small groups. Small...

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

By Hays Dubberly

November 12, 2015

Jackson Prep has been known for its academic excellence for decades. However, there seems to be a belief among many teachers that assigning busywork is what makes their class “challenging, rigorous, and worthwhile.” Busywork does not determine how hard a class is, but it shows how forty-five minutes of ho...

Teacher Profile: David Hogue

Teacher Profile: David Hogue

By Hays Dubberly

November 12, 2015

Mr. David Hogue teaches all levels of Latin courses that are offered at Jackson Prep. He is in his eleventh year at Prep and also sponsors the Junior Classical League (JCL). Hogue is considered by his students as very laid back and is seen as a mellow teacher. Hogue is from the small, rural town of Tensas...

The Martian Movie Review

The Martian Movie Review

By Hays Dubberly

November 12, 2015

The Martian was a book that was adapted into a screenplay and released in theaters on October 2, 2015. It was directed by Ridley Scott. Matt Damon plays Mark Watney in this science fiction movie. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and was left b...

What Is Fantasy Football?

What Is Fantasy Football?

By Hays Dubberly

September 29, 2015

Fantasy Football is an online game in which participants select imaginary teams from the players in the NFL and score points according to the actual performance of their players. It is an extremely fun way to play against your friends and possibly win some money too. Many Prep students participate i...

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Randolph

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Randolph

February 19, 2015

Jonathan Randolph is from Brandon, Mississippi, and graduated from Jackson Prep in 2007. He was one of the top golfers coming out of his class in the country. He went on to Ole Miss with great success and was named an All American his senior year. Jonathan played in the Palmer Cup which is similar to...

Student Profile: Charlie Miller

Student Profile: Charlie Miller

February 19, 2015

Charlie Miller is a 10th grader at Jackson Prep and is currently ranked 22nd in the nation for golf in his age group. He is a member of the Prep golf team. He plays in golf tournaments throughout the United States and recently played in Puerto Rico. His golf coach, Cliff Bailey, has helped elevate Ch...

Youth Legislature Called to Order

Youth Legislature Called to Order

December 15, 2014

Youth Legislature or Youth Leg is a program in which high school students from all around the state come to Jackson to participate in a mock legislative session. Just before Thanksgiving break, students from both public and private schools come together in hopes of having their bill signed into a “law...

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