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Alumni Profile: Tom Rice, Movie Producer, Brings Films Back Home

Actor Clark Duke, director Tom Rice, and the late Robin Williams on the set of the upcoming film

October 7, 2014

As far back as he can remember, 1992 Prep graduate Tom Rice has always wanted to work with movies. Rice was born in Jackson, where he attended Prep from seveneth to twelfth grade. He then went to New York to study film. Rice lives in Los Angeles, CA and is a producer and founder of Sycamore Pictures. As a producer, Tom has many responsibilities. A produc...

Spirit Dance Team Keeps Junior High Energetic

Spirit takes the field. Photo by Katie Rose O'Quinn

September 29, 2014

The Spirit Dance Team of 2014-2015 has flourished under the captains Elly Lamb, Miriam Box, and Anne Clark Harvey. “I love having leadership and getting to know all the sweet girls!” says Miriam Box.  The captains make up the dances preformed at pep rallies and games. They also encourage the other...

“The Highway” Leads To Prep

September 16, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id='1347'] Each week “The Highway,” which is broadcast on SiriusXM, picks a high school to feature as their Highway High.  Jackson Prep was chosen out of 1,000 high schools around the South and is featured as the school for the third week of September. "The Highway" airs on...

Speech and Debate Team Launches Into Season

Speech and Debate Team Launches Into Season

September 16, 2014

As we enter the 2014-2015 debate season, Mr. Richard Younce is in his second year sponsoring Prep's Debate Team. Mr. Younce, a Prep alumnus, was a teacher at Prep from 1994-2002, then returned 2 years ago and was asked to be the sponsor for the Debate team. Debate is open to students in grad...

New Teacher Profile: Dr. Christopher Shelt

Photo courtesy of Dr. Shelt

September 12, 2014

Dr. Christopher Shelt is entering his first year at Jackson Prep as the director of Camerata.  Camerata is a new after-school vocal program that meets on Tuesday nights. Shelt describes Camerata as an “advanced performing vocal ensemble that exists to balance and enrich the tapestry of vocal music...

New Course Profile: Chinese III

Ms. Jane Zhu in her Chinese language classroom. Photo by Paul Andress.

September 9, 2014

The Chinese language at Jackson Prep is on the rise as Prep is now offering Chinese as a core language. This means that students can take Chinese to get their two language credits for graduation. In the past, students could only take Chinese after taking two years of another language. This is also...

New Teacher Profile: Mari Farrington

New Teacher Profile: Mari Farrington

September 5, 2014

Ms. Mari Farrington is starting her first year at Jackson Prep. Ms. Farrington is Prep’s newest  6th grade teacher. She enjoys and teaches the language arts, and is serving as the 6th Grade Programs Coordinator. Farrington, a native of Missouri, recalls that in the first grade, she had alread...

New Teacher Profile: A.J. Antonescu

Coach A.J. Antonescu

August 19, 2014

One of the new staff members this year is Coach Anthony Jude (A.J.) Antonescu.  Coach A., as the football team calls him, will coach the offensive line  and teach 10th grade World History. Coach Antonescu went to elementary school in Greenwood, MS at Pillow Academy where he became friends with Coach J...

Slideshow: Book Distribution Day

Slideshow: Book Distribution Day

August 18, 2014

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