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The Social Institute educates students about social media

The Social Institute educates students about social media

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

September 9, 2019

The Social Institute came to Jackson Prep on September the 3rd and 4th, to talk to the students about how to use social media in a positive way. One of their main beliefs is that social media users are a part of the biggest team in the world. Around 3.5 billion people in the world use social media, which is just be...

One School, Many Books brings campus together through reading

One School, Many Books brings  campus together through reading

By Cass Rutledge and Hannah Grace Biggs

August 27, 2019

Over the summer, students were asked to select and read an additional summer reading book from a list compiled by Jackson Prep’s faculty. These books included all types of material, fiction and non-fiction.  When the students signed up for their books, they did not know which teacher had placed ...

College Fair set for September 17

August 22, 2019

The College Counseling Office is excited to announce that this year’s College Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm.  Representatives from approximately 100 colleges and universities from across the country will gather in Prep’s gym to meet with students and share inform...

Campus renovations provide new looks and more leg room

Campus renovations provide new looks and more leg room

By Lily Flowers, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

As the school year begins, you may find yourself lost in all of the new changes. While we were gone, Prep made a few modifications to the senior high, junior high, and gym. One of the major changes this year is the new student lounge in the senior high. Around 7 to 8 feet of the teachers’ lounge...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to students

Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to students

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Selby Ireland, and Joseph Watts

August 16, 2019

Prep’s AP and Honors English and History students in grades 10-12 were invited, along with students from other schools in the area, to listen to sitting Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Galloway United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson on August 16th. Sotomayor was in town for the Mi...

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

Junior high joins senior high in newly tweaked rotating schedule

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

August 15, 2019

This year, Jackson Prep’s junior high will be transitioning from the six-period day to the new rotating schedule as adopted by the senior high last year. The senior high schedule will also be receiving several minor adjustments. Following these changes, all students will be operating u...

MS Sports Hall of Fame honors Coach Black

MS Sports Hall of Fame honors Coach Black

By Jake Lange, Staff Writer

August 9, 2019

Jackson Prep has had a highly successful football program for the past 20 years, producing winning teams year after year.  State title chases have become the expectation. The biggest constant during that time is head coach Ricky Black. Black’s sustained success has earned him a spot in the Mississi...

Class of 2019 prepares to exit

Class of 2019  prepares to exit

By Lilly Noble, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

UPDATED: Click here for Graduation 2019 photos UPDATED: Click here for Graduation 2019 video highlights The senior class of 2019 has taken their exams, cleaned out their lockers, and retrieved their caps and gowns in preparation for their graduation ceremony on May 23.  At this year’s Class Day,...

“A Star Is Born” night showcases Prep talent

“A Star Is Born” night showcases Prep talent

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Jackson Prep’s annual talent show, sponsored by Applause, was held on Monday April 15. The theme, A Star is Born, was inspired by the movie of the same name which was released 2018.  Mr. Mitchell McGinnis and Ms. Jessica Wilkinson, who were the MCs for the evening, opened the show by singing a ...

Student artist wins again with unique dress

Student artist wins again with unique dress

By Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

Mary Noble Howard has proved that artistic inspiration can come from the unlikeliest places.   Last year, the Prep junio won the Project Rezway competition last year with her dress made of Mindprints magazine pages.  Her inspiration for that dress came from her experiences as the editor of the magazin...

National Honor Society takes in Boston

National Honor Society takes in Boston

By Lily Flowers, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

On March 27, the National Honor Society took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding areas. This trip was only open to juniors and seniors in the National Honor Society, however, students must have an average of a 93 or higher in all of their academic classes. During their four days of traveling, they vi...

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