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Ms. Reedy impacts young minds through literature

Ms. Reedy impacts young minds through literature

By Jane Gray Barbour, Sayley Crawford, and Aubrey Scott Moak

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

After falling in love with literature and the concepts of grammar, Kimberly Reedy made it her goal to teach students and have them understand as well. Here at Prep, Ms. Reedy teaches ninth grade Honors English and select College Prep classes too. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received a major in English along with ...

Athlete Profile: Greyton Ray

Athlete Profile: Greyton Ray

By Havens Smith, Junior High Writers' Club

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Greyton Ray has stuck with a sport that many students play for about three years then quit... soccer. He has been playing since he was three years old and is now a junior. All of that hard work has paid off and he is now currently playing striker or forward for the Jackson Prep varsity soccer team. They ...

When allowances just don’t cut it

When allowances just don’t cut it

By Mary Patton Murphy

February 16, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

“Work work work work work…” Many high schoolers are familiar with it. In addition to juggling  family matters, school work, church activities, and other events, a large percentage of high schoolers across the country have decided to take on yet another responsibility: a job. From mowing ...

Stoop Kids bring a taste of New Orleans to Jackson

Stoop Kids bring a taste of New Orleans to Jackson

By Madeline Claire Hughes

February 2, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Features

Stoop Kids, a New Orleans based band, played at Duling Hall on January 26. Opening for them was Little Strange, a two-man duo, who originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Isabelle McLeod and I went to this concert on a Friday. We had no clue what to expect from both of these bands because we...

Sub Deb participants take on Winter Wonderland

Sub Deb participants take on Winter Wonderland

By Mary Virginia Baldwin, Henley Johnson, and Tori Newsome

January 24, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

On January 20th, girls from the Jackson metro area in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th attended the Jackson Symphony League Sub Deb Ball. Students from schools like Madison Central, Jackson Academy, MRA, and Prep all attended the dance. Many see the Ball as a sort of prom, but few know how it act...

Vocabulary teaching at Prep goes online

Vocabulary teaching at Prep goes online

By Carter Stockett

January 10, 2018


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This year, Prep English teachers have found a new system for the way that they teach vocabulary. Instead of learning their vocab from the traditional Vocabulary Workshop book, Prep students are now learning from a website:  Vocabulary.com. This website is Prep’s new vocabulary learning program that...

History teacher Kevin Robichaux is adored by many students

History teacher Kevin Robichaux is adored by many students

By Aubrey Scott Moak and Sayley Crawford

January 9, 2018


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For four years now, Prep has been home to the entertaining Mr. Kevin Robichaux. Using projects and many other interactive teaching styles, Robichaux engages eighth graders in all different aspects of American history. He says, “I use this method of teaching in hopes that the students will enjoy history ...

An Evening with Dawes

An Evening with Dawes

By Madeline Claire Hughes

November 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Dawes, an American folk rock band from Los Angeles, California, made their Jackson debut at Duling Hall on Tuesday, October 24th. Dawes has been touring with Kings of Leon on their fall North American tour while they have also been on an individual toured called An Evening With Dawes. Dawes band consi...

A spooky Halloween night

A spooky Halloween night

By Jane Gray Barbour

October 30, 2017


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Most every child loves to dress up for fun and get free candy because of it. This year children everywhere will dress up on this Halloween. It’s an opportunity for children of all ages to dress up as anything they want to be and go from house to house asking their neighbors, friends, and family for candy. ...

International student Felix Lyu getting the U.S. experience at Prep

International student Felix Lyu getting the U.S. experience at Prep

By Kate Oliver and Mary Virginia Baldwin

October 25, 2017


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In recent years, Prep has expanded its range of international students; one of these students is 10th grader Felix Lyu. Lyu Comes from the city of Kunming in Southern China. He came to Prep during the second semester of the past school year and has been leaving his mark ever since. Lyu has observed in his time here that China and America are very di...

New Teacher Profile: Alix Zachow

New Teacher Profile: Alix Zachow

By John Parrish

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features

  Ms. Alix Zachow is a new teacher at Prep this year. She teaches 10th and 11th grade Honors English and 11th grade College Prep English. Although Ms. Zachow is new to teaching at Jackson Prep, she is not new to teaching. In fact, Ms. Zachow has been teaching in the Jackson area for...

Prep takes seniors on college visits

By Avery Andress and Tynes Carroll

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, News

The University of Mississippi Jackson Prep took a group of seniors to visit the University of Mississippi on September 28. The bus left Prep at 6 am with Megan Thomas, the Assistant Director of Admissions, and Cole Putnam, the Ole Miss Admissions counselor for Madison and Rankin counties. Breakfast was...

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