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German exchange student Luci Frank comes to Prep

German exchange student Luci Frank comes to Prep

By Mary Dunbar

October 20, 2016


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Luci Frank, a German 15 year old, has joined the Prep Family as an exchange student for the fall semester of 2016. Luci has enjoyed living in Mississippi with her host family, Dr. and Mrs. Hays. When asked about the biggest culture shock here in the South, Luci said, “All the fried food is j...

Prep falls to PCS on Homecoming

Prep falls to PCS on Homecoming

By Ellis Abdo and Paul Andress

October 17, 2016


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On October 14th the Jackson Prep football team took on Presbyterian Christian School in Prep's homecoming game. The first quarter started with a bang as PCS had a 76 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game. Prep quickly responded when Chance Lovertich threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to ...

New Teacher Profile: Alexander Romano

New Teacher Profile: Alexander Romano

By Stewart McCullough

September 21, 2016


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Alexander Romano is leading the charge at Jackson Prep into a new field of classes. This year is the first time “Intro to Psychology” has been offered and with bachelors' degrees in Science, Neuroscience, Cognitive Studies and a minor in Psychology, Mr. Romano was the perfect fit for the new posit...

New Teacher Profile: Margaret Harvey

New Teacher Profile: Margaret Harvey

By Mary Patton Murphy

September 20, 2016


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Although she is listed as a “new teacher” to Prep this year, this isn’t the first time Ms. Margaret Harvey has spent time decorating a room, creating lesson plans, and attending meetings to prepare for a year of teaching on Prep’s campus. From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Harvey worked at Prep as ...

New Teacher Profile: William Merrell

New Teacher Profile: William Merrell

By Henley Johnson

September 15, 2016


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Colonel William Merrell, who is now retired from the Army, is entering his first full school year as director of the Global Leadership Institute. This job includes teaching the 7th grade Leadership class. Although Col. Merrell was on campus last year helping to lead the GLI, he did not officiall...

New Staff Profile: Melanie Schade

New Staff Profile: Melanie Schade

By Payne Bell

September 14, 2016


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Ms. Melanie Schade is Prep’s new Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations. She worked with volunteers at Prep last school year, but was not an official member of faculty at the time. Ms. Schade lived in Texas and Illinois during her childhood, but moved to Jackson while she was in ...

New Teacher Profile: Paige Polk

New Teacher Profile: Paige Polk

By Alex Gibbs

September 12, 2016


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Ms. Paige Polk was hired this summer to teach 8th grade Integrated Science. She is in room 217 of the Junior High. Growing up in Natchez, she attended Natchez High School before going to college at Mississippi State University. After graduating college, she began teaching and has done so for 1...

New Teacher Profile: Charese Aldridge

New Teacher Profile: Charese Aldridge

By Tori Newsome

September 9, 2016


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  Ms. Charese Aldridge, one of Prep’s Spanish teachers, was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. She attended high school at River Oaks High School, and she went to college at The University of Mississippi, majoring in English with a minor in business and Spanish. Ms. Aldridge moved to Jackson after ...

New Teacher Profile: Meredith Owen

New Teacher Profile: Meredith Owen

By Mary Dunbar

September 8, 2016


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Coach Meredith Owen is starting her first year coaching at Jackson Prep. She coaches junior varsity and varsity softball. Owen is a 2010 graduate of Prep. She coaches alongside Coach Cory Caton, who was her coach in Owen’s seventh grade all the way through her senior year. Coach Owen says bec...

New Staff Profile: Laurie Van Pelt

New Staff Profile: Laurie Van Pelt

By Sarah Riley Jicka

September 7, 2016


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Laurie Van Pelt is the new Director of Instructional Technology at Jackson Prep, although she is not new to the Prep family. Ms. Van Pelt has three children currently attending Prep  and one, Ben, who has graduated from Prep. 6th grader Max, 8th grader Madie, and 12th grader Kacie are all very in...

New Staff Profile: Marla Speed

New Staff Profile: Marla Speed

By Preston Dubberly

September 7, 2016


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Marla Speed is the new manager of Prep’s on-campus Patriot Shop. Her husband, Warren, is a 1987 graduate of Jackson Prep, so Ms. Speed has been involved with Prep functions for a long time.   She has four kids, three that are currently at Prep: Elizabeth (tenth grade), Graham (eighth grade), an...

New Teacher Profile: Richard Butler

New Teacher Profile: Richard Butler

By Duncan Jones

September 6, 2016


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Mr. Richard Butler, a new instructor at Jackson Prep, teaches a relatively new elective, woodworking, behind Lindsay Hall. This is the second year of woodworking being accessible as an elective for 10th-12th grade students. A 2003 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School in, Mr. Butler attended Mississippi...

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