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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...

The mysteries of North Korea now include leader’s health

The mysteries of North Korea now include leader’s health

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

May 19, 2020

April 15: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is notably absent from the celebration marking his grandfather’s birth, a celebration he has never before missed. Though Kim Jong-un has previously disappeared from the public eye for weeks at a time, his absence from the celebration along with the usual secrecy...

Strange senior year as Class of 2020 faces pandemic

Strange senior year as Class of 2020 faces pandemic

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

Through a string of emails over a few weeks, everything changed for the entire Prep community as the world shut down. All planned events, gatherings, sports, and other national events were cancelled, and Prep was not an exception. However, the students and teachers were still able to gather due t...

Fourth term goes remote due to coronavirus

When they couldn't be on campus, students could still be together, at least virtually.

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

Well, that escalated quickly. Tuesday, March 3: A Patriot Communication email is sent out to the Prep community that states information on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while emphasizing there is not yet a pandemic in the United States. Thursday, March 5: Students and faculty leave...

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

Students test virtual-reality physics classroom from home

By Tanner Gough, Editor-In-Chief

May 14, 2020

Even while away from the Jackson Prep XR lab, seven students were able to take part in an experiment with the virtual reality technology, from the comfort of their own homes. The initiative, led by Ms. Meagan Vinson, Mr. Donald Regan, and Ms. Jane Zhu was an effort to see if holding classes ...

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