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Former Navy SEAL inspires students to live the “Team Life”

Former Navy SEAL inspires students to live the “Team Life”

By Avery Andress, Tynes Carroll, and Ford Lange

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

David Rutherford is a former Navy SEAL and motivational speaker. He came and spoke to the Jackson Prep student body on September 21, at the invitation of Global Leadership Institute director Col. William Merrell.  In a follow-up meeting with a smaller group of students during 5th period, Rut...

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

College Fair puts students, schools in contact

By Avery Andress

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Jackson Prep’s annual College Fair took place on September 19. The college fair was set up in the gym with many tables where college representatives could put their college information. At the college fair, many colleges were represented from all over the country. Some of the colleges included the...

Aqua Pats stay in their victory lane

Aqua Pats stay in their victory lane

By Preston Dubberly and Stewart McCullough

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Photos, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The annual MAIS State swim meet was held on September 20th at the Lakeland Courthouse. Although, this year was the year for upsets. Dr. Nealey said, “This meet was a lot closer compared to previous meets.” Once you stepped into the Courthouse, you could feel the tension.  Goggles were flying off and swim caps squeezed the bra...

Rollin’ with the Sevies: Big Sis Lil Sis

Rollin’ with the Sevies: Big Sis Lil Sis

By Sayley Crawford, Mara Liston, and Sarah Cory

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Big Sis Lil Sis is a program that has been in place at Jackson Prep for several years now.  Leading this group for her second year is Ms. Sharon Box. Ninth grade girls serve as a Big Sis to the seventh grade girls and the hope is that the two girls will grow in their friendship with one another. ...

Apple Unveils New Products for 2017

Apple Unveils New Products for 2017

By Payne Bell

September 15, 2017


Filed under News

Overview On September 12, 2017, Apple revealed the much-anticipated iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and a new version of their unique TV device, Apple TV. Also revealed at the event was the AirPower wireless charging mat, set to release in 2018. It should be noted that the AirPow...

Release of new school schedule nears

Release of new school schedule nears

By Avery Andress

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

Change is coming soon to the Jackson Prep day. The school has been working on deciding a new schedule as part of a strategic plan that began in the 2014-2015 school year, and the final result of the process will be an all-new schedule that will start in the fall of 2018. A main goal of this schedule ch...

Harvey Hurts Houston: Hurricane Harvey leaves Houston in ruins

Harvey Hurts Houston: Hurricane Harvey leaves Houston in ruins

By Caroline McIntyre

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Houston, Texas citizens are devastated seeing their homes and neighborhoods being washed away by the deadly Hurricane Harvey. This most recent natural disaster destroyed the homes of many civilians around the Houston area, and has killed 10 people and injured many more. Some parts of Harris County has...

School pauses to watch solar eclipse

School pauses to watch solar eclipse

By Russ Upton

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

(see more pictures on our Facebook page) A solar eclipse is an amazing natural phenomenon in which the moon completely blocks out the sun for a portion of the earth. On August 21, many parts of the planet, including most of North America, experienced at least a partial eclipse. Though the ...

Newly distributed yearbook “A Work of Art”

Newly distributed yearbook “A Work of Art”

By Charles Stephenson

August 17, 2017


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During activity period on Thursday, August 16, all of the school was invited to Patriot Avenue to pick up their yearbooks. It was very chaotic, but worth the wait. The theme of the Précis, the school’s yearbook, for the 2016-2017 school year was “A Work of Art,” and the cover prominently feat...

Staff releases JH literary magazine Mindprints to world

Staff releases JH literary magazine Mindprints to world

By Camp Carter

August 16, 2017


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On Wednesday, August, 16,  the staff of Mindprints, Prep's award-winning junior high literary magazine, released their latest creation, Vol. IX, to the Prep community. The book was given away on Patriot Avenue during activity period and homeroom. Members of the staff were joined by sponsor Ms. Kimbe...

New Faculty & Staff 2017-2018

New Faculty & Staff 2017-2018

August 14, 2017


Filed under News

Meet the new faces at Prep.

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