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Annual homecoming pep rally enhances school spirit

Claire VanAken, staff writer

September 30, 2019

Jacksonville High School celebrated its Homecoming the week of September 23-28 this year. The new school year brings lots of excitement in high school, and with Homecoming approaching fast, the whole student body had lots of ...

Bezler finds success on the West Coast

September 19, 2019

Lauren Bezler has made significant adjustments to her life since walking across the graduation stage in 2015. Although her plan after high school wasn’t traditional, she had a plan to further her career in dance.  Bezle...

2019 JHS graduate pursues elementary education

Amelia Symons, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

One of the approximately 200 2019 graduates from Jacksonville High School pursues her dream of becoming an early elementary educator. Gracie Jackson chose Illinois State University specifically for their elementary education ...

The best study tips as a high school student

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

August 26, 2019

As a junior, I have developed some serious study skills over my last two years in high school. I learned things like how to manage all my assignments better, when is the best time to do my homework to fit my schedule, and what ma...

J’ettes place seventh at IHSA State

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

February 1, 2019

The Jacksonville J’ettes competed at the IHSA State Competition for dance on January 25 and 26, 2019. The competition was held at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, Illinois. The girls competed their Pom/Dance routine in the ...

October Student of the Month at JHS

November 2, 2018

Students of the Month for October 2018: English- Freshman: Frankie Hoots Sophomore: Addison Cantrell Junior: Tyson Richardson Senior: Camri Anderson Math- Freshman: Aaron McBride Sophomore: Connor Six Junior:...

Michael Burke: History enthusiast

Olivia Perry, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

It is the 2018-2019 school year already! Maybe you’ve noticed a few unfamiliar faces in the hallways. Along with new students, there are also new staff members. One new face would be Mr. Burke. Attending Routt last year, his ...

JHS Special Education teacher receives recognition

Alice Webster, staff writer

October 15, 2018

Jacksonville High School special education teacher Bailey Brammeier has been teaching for twelve years, but this year brings her something special. She has been nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year Award, an award which ...

Dan Scott becomes new administrator at JHS

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Mr. Dan Scott took his new position on the administrative team at JHS at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. He is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Jacksonville High School. Prior to the current school year, Mr....

Andrea Lee: Bringing new blood to JHS

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

At the beginning of the school year, Jacksonville High School had a change in administration. Mike McGiles, who had the previous role as principal, moved on to Central Office and Andrea Lee swooped in. As a graduate from MacMurra...

Honor Roll recipients recognized

January 12, 2018

Jacksonville High School develops a "community of learners" who are "college and career ready." For first semester of the 2017-18 school year, 368 high-achieving students earned Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) and High Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)...

Favorite Son continues

Favorite Son continues

December 17, 2017

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