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School hit with second wave of illnesses

School hit with second wave of illnesses

By Alex Gibbs, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Most years, the typical season for the flu begins in October and stretches until roughly spring break, with January and February being the months that the flu affects the most people. This year, however, Jackson Prep has seen a sudden resurgence of the flu and other illnesses in the middle of April,...

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

Quiz Bowl class puts opponents in Jeopardy

By Sarah Herring, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Two year sponsor of the Quiz Bowl Team, Ms. Zachow works hard to prepare her class of thirteen to compete and various competitions throughout the school year. Recently, the 2019 quiz bowl team made it to the quarter finals in the science bowl at Mississippi University for Women.  They work hard during class competing in what t...

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

6th grade: inside the fishbowl

By Kennedy Dausman and Frances Heidelberg

April 15, 2019

The sixth-grade program is a special program that has been at Prep since 2007. If parents are looking for a smaller class space for their sixth graders to be ready for Jackson Prep, the sixth-grade program is the best option for that.  The sixth graders get to take Language Arts, Mathematics, Sc...

What to expect at Prep Fest

What to expect at Prep Fest

By Bennett Carter, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The PAT’s Prep Fest includes activities for everyone this weekend. Prep Fest kicks off Friday evening with Supper Soiree at the Westin Jackson. This event is for adults only and features a meal of blended French and southern culinary traditions prepared by Chef Nick Wallace. Throughout the dinner,...

Junior high legislators debate bills at JYA

Junior high legislators debate bills at JYA

By John Henry Andress, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Junior Youth Assembly, a junior high version of Youth Legislature, made its return to Prep this year after an absence. This year’s group is led by English teacher Ms. Nancy Flowers. She was offered the position by Ms. Powers since the bills require a lot of writing, and she eagerly accepted. Ms...

Students, teachers attend Memphis Grizzlies game

Students, teachers attend Memphis Grizzlies game

By Walker Poole, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

On Sunday, April 8, Mr. Donald Regan, who teaches engineering design, coding, and sports marketing at Prep, took a group of students to Memphis, Tennessee to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play the Dallas Mavericks. The trip started out at ten o'clock that morning at Prep. All 14 people gathered in a...

Students get groovy at Prom 2019

Students get groovy at Prom 2019

By Preston Dubberly and Caroline McIntyre

April 8, 2019

Prom was on April 5th for the juniors and seniors of Jackson Prep. The theme was masquerade and it was decorated to the nines. Masks were provided which was really fun for everyone. Unlike last year, prom was held in a new location: the Ivy in Flowood, MS.  Many people enjoyed the Ivy more than Dulin...

Latin Students Toga Up and Solve a Mystery

Latin Students Toga Up and Solve a Mystery

By Joseph Watts, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

On March 4th, the Latin III students dressed up for another mystery dinner. Students arrived in the MPR during class to act out a story about a trial from their Latin Cambridge book, but with a Roman twist of murder. The dinner went as follows: first off, the students showed up and received letter...

Class of 2019 sets school record for STAR Students

Class of 2019 sets school record for STAR Students

By Mason Nichols, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Members of the senior class continue to build on their extensive list of achievements. This time, they are being rewarded for their academic excellence. Ten seniors have been chosen for Mississippi’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition, or STAR, Program. According to the Mississippi Economic C...

Chess team takes 3rd in Starkville

Chess team takes 3rd in Starkville

By Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

April 4, 2019

On March 23rd, the chess team traveled to Starkville and played in the 2019 State Scholastic Team Chess Championship Tournament.  The chess team had a lot of standouts in the competition, including Team Captain Payne Bell with four wins, Eli Vernarski with four wins, Selby Ireland with three wins, ...

International Day brings the world to Lakeland Drive

International Day brings the world to Lakeland Drive

By Eliza Maxwell, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

International Day is one of Prep students’ favorite days of the year. This year’s International Day was held on Wednesday, April 3. It is a day where different language classes set up booths in the gym that have interactive games, food, and displays. For example, this year the Chinese booth ha...

Prep students say “Ciao Italia!”

Prep students say “Ciao Italia!”

By Ainsley O'Quinn, Online Managing Editor

March 20, 2019

   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...

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