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Prep students say “Ciao Italia!”

Prep students say “Ciao Italia!”

By Ainsley O'Quinn, Online Managing Editor

March 20, 2019


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   After their long, exhausting day of travel, 17 students accompanied by Beth Watts and Richard Younce arrived in Rome, Italy on March 7. From Rome they took a bus to the historical site of Cumae, an ancient Greek colony, after having their first Italian meal at an Italian-American Study Cen...

New Teacher Profile: Stacy Underwood

New Teacher Profile: Stacy Underwood

By Russ Upton, Online Managing Editor

March 20, 2019


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One of the many new courses offered at Prep this school year is Drawing. Ms. Stacy Underwood, a professional artist, comes to Prep every day and teaches Drawing during the fixed carrier at the end of the day. This is not the first time Ms. Underwood has taught an art class. She has a heart for the h...

AP Government students participate in mock elections

AP Government students participate in mock elections

By Ford Lange, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2019


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Starting in the middle of December, the senior AP Government classes began a mock election to go along with the course study. Students in both classes got assigned a specific role and everyone had one job or duty. Some were the presidential candidates; others were media outlets and party leaders. With...

Saying “bonjour” to French Day

Saying “bonjour” to French Day

By Dax Murphy, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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A whole activity-period filled with French-themed activities. What’s not to love? Accompanied by the French Club, Coach Cory Caton put on another French Day for everyone on campus to enjoy. It is an annual event, held with many different activities ranging from French trivia, a movie completely in Fre...

Prep’s Chinese sister school brings students to campus

Prep’s Chinese sister school brings students to campus

By Tanner Gough, News Editor

March 1, 2019


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From Saturday, February 9 to Thursday, February 14, Jackson Prep welcomed to campus a contingent of 17 students and 2 chaperones from its sister school, the Taizhou School in China. During their time here, they were able to experience a wide range of activities, both on and off school grounds. Prior...

Hopefuls prepare as cheerleader tryouts approach

Hopefuls prepare as cheerleader tryouts approach

By Henley Johnson, Photo Editor

February 28, 2019


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It’s tryout time again for girls wishing to be cheerleaders for the upcoming year. The process of being selected to represent the school as a cheerleader is more involved than many people may realize. This year’s junior high cheer tryouts will be later than usual. They will be held from March 26-28th. The tryouts have been sho...

Mathletes kick, add, and take names

Mathletes kick, add, and take names

By Joseph Watts

February 26, 2019


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In February, math students at Prep participated in the American Mathematics Competition, the Mississippi College Mathematics Tournament, and the Mississippi School for Math and Sciences Math Competition.   The American Mathematics Competition or AMC has two tests, the AMC 10 and AMC 12, bot...

French Club takes on Canada

French Club takes on Canada

By Dax Murphy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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On February 7th, nine ambitious French students from Prep were accompanied by two teachers to begin their journey to the “Maple Leaf” country of Canada. Students ranging from 8th-11th grade met Coach Cory Caton and Mr. Hunter Upchurch at the airport to catch their flight at 6 a.m. From Jackson, ...

Seniors bite into the Big Apple

Seniors bite into the Big Apple

By Maclain Kennedy and Alex Gibbs

February 6, 2019


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From January 16-20, 31 Jackson Prep seniors that either have taken or are taking the Financial Management class embarked on a trip to New York City. Accompanying the students as chaperones were Ms. Waynett Noe, who teaches the class, alongwith Ms. Kimberly Van Uden, Mr. Lee Ozier, and Mr. Donald Re...

Junior Class Garage Sale Set for March 2nd

Junior Class Garage Sale Set for March 2nd

By Preston Dubberly, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2019


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Every year, the junior class annually puts on a garage sale in order to finance their graduation night and senior prom. The class of 2020 has already begun this process. If you look in front of the senior high or in the foyer, you will find a wide variety of items from recent New Year’s cl...

“Get your shots!” say doctors as flu hits area schools hard

“Get your shots!” say doctors as flu hits area schools hard

By Lily Flowers, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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It’s flu season. It’s that time of the year again and people are in close quarters coughing and sneezing on each other. This year, the expected peak flu season began in December and could last as long as May.  According to the Centers of Disease and Prevention, every flu season, researchers ...

Rotating schedule to expand campus-wide

Rotating schedule to expand campus-wide

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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“How can we help better prepare the junior high students for high school and college?” This was the question that Prep’s Head of School Mr. Lawrence Coco asked himself, which led to the new schedule changes for the upcoming school year.  About a month after this school year started, Mr. Coco ...

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