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Greg Finn: Year one at JHS

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

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Greg Finn started his teaching career when he was a college student. He was a tutor for seven years and also a teacher's assistant for three years. He also taught at a university after his studies for a year and a half, but this...

Meet the members of the JHS Homecoming court

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

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Homecoming is an exciting time for everyone throughout the JHS community, but it is an especially special time for those elected to the Homecoming court. This year’s Homecoming court was announced the Friday prior to Homecoming week. The c...

From Northern Italy to North America

Madison Cook, staff writer

September 27, 2016

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Every year at Jacksonville High School, there are several foreign exchange students. One the students this year is Giacomo Claus who hails from a small town close to Trento in Northern Italy. The town he comes from has about 17,000...

Barbie Davidsmeyer: New Vice Principal at JHS

Abby Scribner, Staff writer

September 22, 2016

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Barbie Davidsmeyer is the new assistant principal to Jacksonville High School this year. Before she came to JHS, she taught kindergarten through 8th grade special education in Cahokia, IL. Then Davidsmeyer became a special ed...

Rich McCoy: Returning to the classroom

Madison Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

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Rich McCoy is a returner to JHS. He taught at JHS for over thirty years and is a substitute for one of the teachers here at JHS. Many people always ask what the inspiration for becoming a teacher is. Well, for McCoy, his family...

Amy Ross: A rookie to JHS

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

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New this year at Jacksonville High School, Amy Ross was eager to bestow her love for reading and writing to her students. Coming from Roodhouse, IL teaching was always her number one career choice. With her interests ranging from...

Outstanding Senior Award Winners: Class of 2016

May 20, 2016

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Agriculture: Tim Seymour American Sign Language: Jessica Olsen Art: Bryce Grable Automotive Technology: Cole Wilson Business: Mason Pohlman Citizenship: Joe Brannan and Mason Pohlman Drafting: Alexandra McBride Electronics:...

Bridgett Bass: Hitting the ground and running

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 18, 2016

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Bridgett Bass, a 2003 Jacksonville High School grad, is excited to revisit her old high school in her first year of teaching here at JHS!  As a teacher, Bass strives to inspire her students through education.  She shares how it ...

Chad Suhre: A teacher of skills

Teri Black, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

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Today, many students aspire to go to college, get a degree, and have a good time. However, equally as important as high-profile jobs in technology or medicine are the vocationals, jobs which require experience and hands-on skill m...

Sandy Hartsook: Making a difference

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

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Sandy Hartsook has many things to be admired for including the fact that she is a Jacksonville High School graduate herself! She graduated in 1980, and JHS was then located on State Street whereas now we all know the Crimsons...

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