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“One School, Many Books” brings students and adults together through reading

“One School, Many Books” brings students and adults together through reading

By Camp Carter

August 28, 2018


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One School, Many Books is an annual program at Prep in which students choose a book from a list, similar to summer reading. The books were all chosen by faculty and staff. The books aren’t reviewed in English classes. Instead, students are grouped together based on their book choice and, after a ...

Mindprints 2018 released

Mindprints 2018 released

By Victoria Chough

August 22, 2018


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Today the junior high’s literary magazine Mindprints released its 10th volume to the public on Patriot Avenue, pairing each book with a Shipley’s donut. This year’s theme is “perspectives,” with the book delving into students’ minds through different writing and art styles. Ms. Kimberly...

Ricky Black named high school coach of the year

Ricky Black named high school coach of the year

By Stewart McCullough

August 10, 2018


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On Wednesday, June 27th, long time Jackson Prep head football coach Ricky Black was named Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association. Coach Black was selected from eight other high school coaches from around the country. He is the first Jackson Prep head coach and second Mis...

New faculty and staff, 2018-2019

New faculty and staff, 2018-2019

August 10, 2018


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BACK ROW, L to R: Chance Theriot (Science/Mathematics) Don Regan (Business/Technology) - CLICK TO READ PROFILE Mariclaire Nix (Athletics) - CLICK TO READ PROFILE Meagan Vinson (Science)-CLICK TO READ PROFILE Marcus Canoy (Athletics) Les Triplett (Social Studies/Athletics) - CLICK TO READ PROFILE   FRONT ROW, L...

Externships coming to Prep curriculum

By Eloise Moore

June 8, 2018


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Next year’s new senior high schedule is going to bring many new changes to the daily school life. Of course, class times will be different and students will go to different classes on different days.  With new changes comes new opportunities. The new schedule has given Prep the chance to offer student...

Junior Seminar to debut for Class of 2020

By Olivia Moore

June 8, 2018


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Junior Seminar will be a new required class for eleventh grade students next year.  The class will take one semester to complete, and there will be about sixty students enrolled in the class per semester.   Students will rotate between one large group and several smaller groups of fifteen to twenty p...

Graduation Day comes for Class of 2018

Graduation Day comes for Class of 2018

By Stewart McCullough

May 26, 2018


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The Jackson Prep class of 2018 graduated on Thursday, March 24th at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi. Friends and family packed the venue to capacity as they watched seniors become Jackson Prep alumni. Graduation day began with a class brunch at The South in downtown Jackson. The highlights o...

Prep students recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

Prep students recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

By Carter Stockett

May 25, 2018


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The Scholastic Art Awards has recognized youths for their creativity and talents in the field of Art since 1923. Each year the program continues to grow and more teenagers become involved and participate in the program, which is not only for artists but for poets, photographers, writers, and filmmakers...

Band wraps up another successful year

Band wraps up another successful year

By Anna Stack

May 25, 2018


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With 22 members, the Jackson Prep band has had one of its best years yet. Taking part in many festivals, the band has competed for high ratings rather than a win or a loss. They received superior ratings in marching at the concert festival this year. Senior member Jennings Duncan said, “The band...

Prep’s Class of 2018 – Who’s Going Where

Prep’s Class of 2018 – Who’s Going Where

By Tynes Carroll

May 24, 2018


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Macey Abraham  Mississippi State University John Ahanatou Univeristy of Mississippi Emme Aldridge Mississippi State University Quincy Anderson  Mississippi State University Avery Andress  University of Mississippi Shelby Andress  The University of Alabama Seth Bailey Mississi...

Physiology Fair highlights fitness

Physiology Fair highlights fitness

By Camp Carter

May 17, 2018


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The Jackson Prep Senior High recently hosted a Physiology Fair featuring the projects of the kinesthesiology class taught by Coach Meredith Lang outside the Fortenberry theater. All 84 of her students got into groups of two to three and presented their posters highlighting their fitness-focused p...

International Day celebrated at Prep

International Day celebrated at Prep

By Charles Stephenson

May 17, 2018


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International Day was held on April 11 in the gym. This day celebrated many different countries throughout the world. Booths filled with snacks, images, and items from their represented country were in the gymnasium from 10 am - 2 pm. Volunteers dressed in clothing from their country, gave out food, o...

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