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Cammie Grammar

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Cammie Symons is in her twenty-first year as a teacher at Jacksonville High School.  Her favorite thing about teaching high school is the students.  She loves how each student brings something new every day.  She realizes that...

Connie Waggaman: Taking science by storm

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

May 27, 2015

Connie Waggaman is the new chemistry teacher this year at Jacksonville High School. Waggaman teaches alongside Robinson in this subject that many students find difficult; she found her way here after facing many tough life decisions...

Rory “The Storm” Holmes

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

This first-year assistant Dean of Students is more than your average disciplinary figure.  Rory Holmes graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1994 and boasts he is a “Crimson 4 Life.”  His favorite high school memories...

Jill Dillard: Helping beyond the classroom

Lucy Deal, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

Mrs. Jill Dillard is the Assistant Principal here at Jacksonville High School.  She received a BA of Secondary Math Education at SIU-E and a MA of Educational Administration at UIS.  She taught math for nine years and has been...

Casey Zang: JHS from start to finish

Shelby Tribble, staff writer

April 27, 2015

Our beloved geography and history teacher, Casey Zang, first began her journey to becoming a teacher right here at Jacksonville High School. She first chose to become a teacher because she enjoyed learning the subject of history...

Tracey Roberts: Life is what you make it

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

“Life is hard.  It’s harder if you’re stupid.”  To quote John Wayne is to sum up Tracey Roberts’s outlook on life very easily.  “John Wayne [is my inspiration].  He’s the ‘Duke.’ Enough said.” Sarcastic...

Laura Bohlen: Biology and babies

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Everyone has a pet peeve. One of the teachers at Jacksonville High School’s pet peeve is having to take the car off of cruise control while driving. Which teacher you might ask? The one and only Mrs. Bohlen of the science department. Laura...

Stuff about Duff

Cheyanne Jockisch, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Kenneth Dufelmeier, also known as “Duff,” is definitely known around the school as nothing less than a character. He is goofy, funny, and always entertaining to be around. Most students have at least one hilarious story about...

Marie Whaley: Algebra all day, every day

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Marie Whaley is an Algebra 2 teacher here at Jacksonville High School. Whaley has a love for teaching high school students and goes the extra mile to help a student understand the material she teaches. Whaley knew she wanted...

Andrea Kelsey: Influencing the lives of students

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” This is a quote by Abraham Lincoln that Andrea Kelsey, the new guidance counselor, lives by. Kelsey is the junior counselor and also the freshmen counselor for those whose last names start...

Joe Brooks: The man who does it all

Lucy Deal, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

Joe Brooks is a currently a driver education, health, and PE teacher, as well as the boys and girls tennis coach here at Jacksonville High School.  Mr. Brooks began teaching at a very young age after receiving his Bachelor’s...

Cynthia Arnold: Strict but caring

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Cynthia Arnold, a Calculus and Algebra II teacher here at Jacksonville High School, is a perfect example of someone living her dream.  When in the 7th grade while tutoring a classmate, Arnold realized immediately that she wanted...

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