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School leaders build bridges with China

School leaders build bridges with China

By Tanner Gough, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On the week of October 21-27, Jackson Prep Head of School Mr. Lawrence Coco, along with Chief Operating Officer Mr. Denny Britt and International Program director Ms. Jane Zhu, embarked on a trip to China. The trip consisted of a hectic schedule that kept the trio busy during their time there. The p...

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

By Preston Dubberly, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Ms. Anna Griffin’s eleventh grade AP English class put on a film festival on Wednesday, November 28, to showcase their summer reading book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Last year, Ms. Griffin’s classes covered the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The classes this year have been collectively ...

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

By Tori Newsome, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, November 19th, the Jackson Prep varsity girls' basketball team went to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital to make hand turkeys with the children who were well enough to go to the play area. The team was separated into two groups. One group went to the 2nd floor and the other group w...

Shrek takes center stage

Shrek takes center stage

October 17, 2018


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Prep students will perform Shrek:  The Musical, an original Broadway production, on October 20, 22, and 23. Showtimes for October 20 are 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and on October 22 and 23, students will perform at 7:00 PM.  This is the first year an ogre will appear on Prep’s stage, and John Lo...

“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


Filed under News, Sports

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) - CLICK TO READ PROFILE 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) - CLICK TO READ PROFILE ...

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...

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