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Reading takes center stage for “One School, Many Books”

Coach Mariclaire Nix meets with her One School, Many Books group.

By John Henry Andress

September 2, 2020

One School Many Books, a community reading program at Prep led by Mr. Richard Younce, was held on Tuesday, September 1. This is an event in which students read a book that was also read by a faculty member, who then leads a discussion. The day is an opportunity for students to read a book tha...

Zoom issues hit U.S., Prep, on Monday morning

Zoom issues seemed mainly confined to the U.S. and parts of the U.K., according to this outage map from downdetector.com.

By Dax Murphy

August 24, 2020

On Monday morning, August 24, some Prep teachers with students attending remotely found themselves unable to easily access Zoom. While some may have initially believed that the problem was with the new campus WiFi, which was just making its debut, it was actually the result of a widespread outage, halting...

So close, yet so far: social distancing rules clarified

So close, yet so far: social distancing rules clarified

By Dax Murphy

August 21, 2020

Since school started on August 11, Prep students have been required to follow new Covid-related protection guidelines suggested by state, national, and international health agencies like the Mississippi Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. Among requirement...

Guidelines for football games, pep rallies announced

Cheer, cheer, cheer...but don't get too near.

By John Henry Andress

August 18, 2020

Like everything else in our current moment, football (and pep rallies) this fall will look a little different. Prep Athletic Director Will Crosby sent an email this week that included the details of Prep’s first home football game on Friday, August 21, against Heritage. It will be restricted due...

Reta Haire takes reins as principal of junior high

Reta Haire takes reins as principal of junior high

By Lilly Noble

August 13, 2020

This year Ms. Reta Haire has taken on the role of head of the junior high, marking a new phase in a Prep career that spans decades.   Ms. Haire has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi College and received an administration certification from Delta State University in 2013. Ms. Sus...

Prep puts forth “new normal” plans

Prep puts forth “new normal” plans

By Tanner Gough

August 6, 2020

With a temporary “new normal” on the horizon, Jackson Prep has announced its plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Unlike some schools in the metro area, Prep is starting on time, and in-person. However, there is a virtual option for those who do not feel comfortable attending classes on campus.  ...

Art by teachers on display in August

August 3, 2020

As school re-opens for the fall, the Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey Gallery, located in the library, will feature work by six artists - including five teachers - who are members of the Jackson Prep community. The six artists are Ms. Addie Louis, Ms. Emily McClain, Dr. Lynn Miller, Dr. Luke Nealey, M...

Tryouts to be held Thursday for “Smoke on the Mountain”

Tryouts to be held Thursday for

August 3, 2020

One of Prep's annual traditions is a one-act play. This year's production will take a new form due to coronavirus restrictions, but, in the best tradition of theatre, the show must go on. Auditions for this year’s one-act, the musical Smoke on the Mountain, will be Thursday, August 6, at 2:00 p...

Class of 2020 sent off with fireworks at outdoor graduation

Class of 2020 sent off with fireworks at outdoor graduation

By Cass Rutledge

July 25, 2020

After uncertainty about senior graduation due to COVID-19, the Class of 2020 finally gathered at Trustmark Park on Thursday, July 23 to put on the cap and gown, receive diplomas, and officially end their student careers at Jackson Prep. In this scaled-down graduation, members of the Class of 2020 we...

Plans for return to school falling into place

Plans for return to school falling into place

By John Henry Andress

July 22, 2020

As summer approaches its close, Prep’s administration has announced its new plans for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. This includes four separate plans for how the school could be conducted, including the regular, revised, hybrid, and remote plans. The regular schedule entails a normal schoo...

Black Lives Matter hosts peaceful protest in Jackson

Protesters in front of the Governor's Mansion on June 6

By Camp Carter

June 10, 2020

On Saturday, June 6th, a peaceful protest was held on the steps of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, and after several speakers were heard, it became a march that walked through downtown up to the steps of the Capitol building. Once the march reached the Capitol, participants observed 8 minutes and 46 ...

Reta Haire named new head of junior high

Reta Haire named new head of junior high

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Starting in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year, Ms. Reta Haire will become the new head of the junior high.  She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi College and received an administration certification from Delta State University in 2013. Ms. Susan Lindsay, former head of...

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