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Prep students visiting the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica in Quebec City

Prep trips to look forward to

By Garner Young, Photography Editor February 14, 2024

            One of the many benefits of Jackson Prep is the variety of school trips offered. This includes trips to Alaska, Canada, China, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and...

Ms. Caroline Hunter

New Staff Profile: Caroline Hunter

By Nolan Canoy, News and Features Editor September 13, 2023

Ms. Caroline Hunter is a dedicated and passionate individual who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as the Lower School Administrative Assistant at Prep. Caroline Hunter's educational...

Ms. Claire Giachelli with students

New Teacher Profile: Claire Giachelli

By Morgan Marion, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

Ms. Claire Giachelli is a new preschool teacher at Jackson Prep starting this year. She said she has wanted to teach ever since she was little.  Ms. Giachelli went to college at Mississippi State...

Ms. Leslie Buckley instructs a student

New Teacher Profile: Leslie Buckley

By Isabella Bryant and Elizabeth Sweat September 28, 2022

Ms. Leslie Buckley is a new teacher at Jackson Prep and will be in charge of the dyslexia program as of next year.  Ms. Buckley taught first grade for about twenty-five years, and began to notice...

New Staff Profile: Emily Garner

New Staff Profile: Emily Garner

By Anna Blaire Bryant, Editor in Chief September 8, 2022

Ms. Emily Garner is Prep’s new director of Branding and Marketing. She is from Caledonia, Mississippi. She went to the University for Women. or “The W'', and graduated with a degree in publications...

Ms. Valerie Abraham in her new classroom

New Teacher Profile: Valerie Abraham

By Evelyn Waterloo and Res Ishee August 29, 2022

Ms. Valerie Abraham is not only Prep’s new French I teacher, but she is also French herself. Ms. Abraham, who has taken on the large task of teaching one of Prep’s largest classes, came to Mississippi...

Baty Newman takes a selfie with a lion.

Baty Newman, from Mississippi to Africa and back again

By Jack Impastato, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Baty Newman is a sophomore at Prep and has had the unique experience of having lived in Kenya. While the majority of Prep students come from one of several feeder schools, he got to spend several of...

The Governors Mansion in downtown Jackson, decked out for the 2021 holiday season.

Governor’s Mansion shines during Christmas season

By Evans Reynolds January 3, 2022

Every year, the first family of Mississippi decks the halls of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Over the years the Governor’s Mansion has been decorated with many different themes relating to...

Hidden Features: The Vault

Hidden Features: The Vault

By Jack Dryden, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Ms. Sarah Shaw teaching in her Guyton Center classroom.

New Teacher Profile: Sarah Shaw

By Evans Reynolds September 24, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Jackson Prep Science Department has gained a new teacher, Ms. Sarah Shaw. This Prep graduate from the class of 2000 (and former opinion editor of The Sentry)...

Coach Derek Rang teaching class.

New Teacher Profile: Derek Rang

By Jack Impastato September 23, 2021

There have been many new editions to 2021-2022 Jackson Preparatory staff, including new geometry teacher and assistant football coach Derek Rang.  Coach Rang attended Maryville College in Tennessee...

Coach Tyler Turner,  just named as the new head varsity football coach for Jackson Prep. Photo by Tanner Gough

New Teacher Profile: Tyler Turner

By Blair Hurst and Jack Dryden September 22, 2021

Tyler Turner is the new football coach for Jackson Prep Varsity Football team. He was chosen as the new coach by a search committee that thoroughly searched for the best option. His hiring was announced...

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