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‘Catch Me If You Can’ cons its way on stage

‘Catch Me If You Can’ cons its way on stage

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

October 24, 2019

This year, Jackson Prep’s fall musical is Catch Me If You Can and is being directed by Ms. Anna Griffin. Ms. Griffin is assisted by Ms. Thiel who is involved with actor blocking and Ms. Brumfield who is the music director. Catch Me If You Can is a comedy set in the 1960s and is based on one of the m...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: US-China trade war

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: US-China trade war

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

“ Outside the Prep Bubble” is a recurring column discussing an important current event each month that affects not only Jackson, Mississippi but the rest of the United States and the world. The purpose of this column is to expose students to events occurring outside of Jackson Prep and explain the...

Adjustment to school schedule brings longer activity period

Adjustment to school schedule brings longer activity period

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

In response to students and teachers, the school is taking 5 minutes from junior high lunch and 5 mins from senior high lunch to make a 32 minute activity period in the morning.  In the senior high, the students will use this time as an activity period, and in the junior high, the students will ...

Youngest students win “USA” dress-up competition

Youngest students win “USA” dress-up competition

By Margaret Oliver and Lulu Kellum

October 4, 2019

To encourage student participation in pep rallies, the junior high student council came up with a way to get grades more involved. The junior high football team played Oak Forest on Thursday, and the theme of that day’s pep rally was “USA.” The student council had an idea to have a battle betw...

Précis reveals long-awaited annual

Précis reveals long-awaited annual

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

September 30, 2019

Précis released the latest edition of the yearbook on the 16th of August to all of last year’s students. Ms. Anna Griffin, the Précis sponsor, was pleased with how the yearbook came together and is very proud of how hard the staff worked on this issue. Ms. Griffin said that “our biggest satis...

Mindprints XI brings poetry to the masses

Mindprints XI brings poetry to the masses

By Alex Roberson, Graphics Editor

September 27, 2019

A year of hard work has finally been completed with the release of Mindprints XI. Students gathered on Patriot Avenue for doughnuts and poetry as Junior High staff members distributed this year’s issue of the art and literary magazine. The magazine is written by junior high students and pr...

Night of Knights: Homecoming ‘19

Night of Knights: Homecoming ‘19

By Aubrey Scott Moak and Mara Liston

September 27, 2019

Homecoming week is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year at Jackson Prep, and 2019 was no exception. Jackson Prep’s students traveled back to the medieval times for this year’s homecoming theme, and school spirit was at an all time high as the homecoming game drew closer. The week consisted o...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Tensions flare in Hong Kong

NEWS ANALYSIS: Tensions flare in Hong Kong

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

Hong Kong, China: protests that began as relatively peaceful, non-violent demonstrations in March of this year have escalated as police and protesters clashed in following months. The catalyst for these protests is an extradition bill amendment proposed by the pro-Beijing faction of the Hong Kong government that would allow ...

New faculty and staff, 2019-2020

New faculty and staff, 2019-2020

September 15, 2019

CLICK ON NAME TO READ PROFILE Standing, left to right:  Butch Case (Sports Marketing/Football) Zach Allison (Basketball) Shelby Grace Mays (Volleyball) Dennis Morgan (Woodworking) and Crisler Boone (Chief External Affairs Officer).    Seated, left to right: Elizabeth Thiel (Showchoir) Kristy Brumfield ...

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...

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