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Heather Gerrish: The new girl in town

shelby tribble, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

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The new girl in town last year at JHS was the new English teacher, Ms. Heather Gerrish. Ms. Gerrish studied at Eastern Illinois University before accepting a teaching job at JHS. Gerrish says that she was born to be a teacher,...

Lynette Cervi: My German teacher

Andrew Watret, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014

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Frau Cervi is a teacher at Jacksonville High School who teaches the interesting language, German. Frau (a nickname that her students call her, means “Mrs.” in German) has four separate German classes which are German 1, German...

Colby Luttrell: Baseball, counseling, and how many states?

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

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You know those people that you go to when you need a class changed? Or when you’re going through a rough time and just need someone to talk to? And you know how for the longest time they all used to be females? Well, all that...

Megan Waterstraat: Leading by example

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

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"No pressure, no diamonds." This quote by Mary Case describes perfectly the actions of a particularly wonderful guidance counselor here at Jacksonville High School. Megan Waterstraat, the counselor for sophomores and freshman...

Tim Chipman: Leading with laughter

Lucy Deal, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

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At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, Jacksonville High School was sad to lose its Vice-Principal, Sara Genetin-Pilawa.  The good news, however, was that she was replaced by English teacher Tim Chipman.  Though he h...

Matt Johnson: Music in the making

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

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Matt Johnson watches over his students from the edge of the football field, paying close attention as sixty pairs of feet glide across the freshly cut grass.  The thick echo of brass and woodwind instruments alike bounce off...

Recent graduate: Paige Stephenson

Anna Anderson, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

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Paige Stephenson, a 2012 graduate of Jacksonville High School, remembers her high school experience as just “something she did.” Despite her neutral attitude about her four years at JHS, she said the high point was definitely...

Hallo. Hei. Hola. Salut. Or maybe just Hello.

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

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Almost every year Jacksonville High School accepts students from across the globe. This year we have five foreign exchange students, a new record that surpasses those of past years. Maren, Max, Mirela, Ylva, and José are all...

You Make a Difference, Ms. Arnold

Christopher Bauer, staff writer

February 18, 2014

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The past couple of months have been rather hectic. It almost feels like JHS has had more snow days than school days so far in the second semester, and a lot of people seemed to agree that last year’s holiday season was just...

You Make a Difference, Mr. Homolka

Maria Rubin de Celis, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

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For the month of January, the “You Make a Difference Award” was passed to Mr. Dale Homolka. The art teacher received it from his colleague Ms. Arnold, and expressed that he was “surprised” when his name was called. He...

“You Make A Difference,” Ms. Powell

Maria Rubin de Celis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

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On November 7, the You Make a Difference award was passed from Ms. Kennelly to Ms. Powell. This award, which began in 2005, is awarded to faculty whom others feel have gone to extra lengths to make a difference for fellow faculty...

You make a difference: Ms. Kennelly

Annie Deal, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

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Ms. Mary Kennelly is the October recipient of JHS’s You Make a Difference Award. This award has been a tradition at our high school since 2005. Mr. McCoy, a retired English teacher, was the first to be honored with this award...

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