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Sesquicentennial Celebration: Through the generations

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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In a district that has undergone many changes, Jacksonville School District 117 is still thriving and ready to teach and learn. 2017 is a big year in Jacksonville history as the educational system it provides to public schools r...

Dear Class of 2021

Sydney Hembrough, Staff writer

October 2, 2017

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Welcome to high school, the land of sleep deprived students, tests you forgot to study for, and friendships you thought would last forever. If you haven’t had at least one mental breakdown in the past month, are you really ...

Senior year: Taking advantage of the opportunities

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

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When I was in elementary school, Eisenhower Elementary to be exact, I never would have imagined having the life I do now. Being a senior has made me realize and cherish so much already, and it’s only September of my senior yea...

Senior girls decorate for Homecoming

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

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As the clock strikes 10pm, the school lights flash on and the graduating ladies of 2018, with arms full of streamers, duct tape, posters and unblown balloons, pour into the empty school for the annual senior girls’ overnight. The...

Homecoming: Behind the scenes

Sydney Hembrough, Staff writer

September 14, 2017

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In the world of high school, Homecoming week is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year. There are many fun activities to boost your school pride, and the spirit days make getting up for school a little better. Girls spend we...

Jacksonville J’ettes season kicks off

Anna Bezler, staff writer

September 14, 2017

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This year, the Jacksonville J’ettes dance team is going to be better than ever!  The coaches have decided that they were going to have a JV and Varsity team. The Varsity coaches are Sara Gray, Katie Armstrong and Tiffany Hic...

Class of ’21 joins Jacksonville High School

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

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This year we are welcoming the Class of 2021 to Jacksonville High School. Some freshmen might be a little terrified to be walking the halls of such a big school and some probably feel more comfortable and excited. Don't worr...

J’ette Kiddie Camp is coming soon

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

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Just recently, the Jacksonville J’ettes got their new team for their upcoming season. This team is full of many talented and sweet girls. Every year, the J’ettes host an event over the summer called kiddie camp. This is when...

The 60th Annual Beaux Arts Ball

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

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The 60th annual Beaux Arts Ball took place in Jacksonville on Saturday, April 29. The theme for the 60th year of the ball was “Pop Revolution: Revive the Movement” and was co-chaired by Sarah Van Aken and Kristin Van Aken....

Enjoy the end of the year activities

Molly Jackson, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

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As we come near to the end of the year, Jacksonville High School students have a few things to look forward to. Prom is quickly approaching for the upperclassmen on May 6. This year’s theme is Midnight in Morocco and has the...

JHS Interact Club has had a busy year

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

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Throughout this school year the Jacksonville Interact Club has kept busy. With a growing number of members, the club has been able to do more service projects and get more involved than ever before! Here is a rundown of what the m...

New season for the J’ettes

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

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The J’ettes dance team is known for dancing at basketball games, competing, and just being great role models and supporters of Jacksonville High School. They are very popular in Jacksonville and all of them are very talented...

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