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Steven Kunz: Educating for the outcome

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Steven Kunz spends five days a week teaching groups of teenagers how to use the pythagorean theorem and how to plot a line using y=mx+b. He is one of the newest math teachers on the scene, beginning at Jacksonville High School onl...

Mark Grounds: The firefighter of JHS

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 31, 2016

Coach Mark Grounds never quite anticipated he would end up with the career he has currently as Dean of Students and head football coach for Jacksonville High School, but he doesn’t regret a single decision that has gotten him to...

Emily Feldker: Home away from home

Madison Cook, staff writer

October 24, 2016

Every year at Jacksonville High School, there are always a slew of new teachers who are welcomed by the community. This year one of the new teachers is Emily Feldker, who is 22 years old and hails from Southern Illinois University...

Judene Stock: Cooking up knowledge

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Judene Stock teaches the foods classes here at Jacksonville High School. Mrs. Stock has been teaching at JHS for 18 years, and she’s enjoyed every year of it. Teaching Foods at JHS for the past eighteen years has made her experienced...

Elisha Nelson: From 911 dispatcher to biology teacher

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Elisha Nelson is currently a new teacher at Jacksonville High School; she is also a former Crimson. While a student at JHS, she was involved in science club and swim team for four years. The best thing about returning to her high...

Pep Rally takes place

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

Homecoming week has finally came to a close, but the memories students have taken away from it will last a lifetime. Homecoming week was full of many fun activities, but many people’s favorite was the pep rally that took place...

Greg Finn: Year one at JHS

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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