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Diagnosis: Senioritis

Sydney Hembrough, Staff writer

March 29, 2018

Filed under Student Life

My fellow class of 2018, we are almost there. We have nearly completed what some may say were the best four years of our life. Whether we believe it or not, high school is about to be a thing of the past. The days of coming to...

J’ette tryouts for the 2018-2019 season are coming up

Anna Bezler, staff writer

March 16, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The Jacksonville High School J’ettes Dance team season has recently come to an end. Last season was amazing. The accomplishments made, five state championship titles, and the basketball game performances, were unprecedented. But with th...

J’ettes compete at IHSA State competition

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The Jacksonville J’ettes Varsity Dance Team just went to the IHSA State competition. As some may know, both the Varsity and JV teams are going to the IDTA State competition next weekend, but only the varsity dance team was allo...

Sweet victory for the J’ettes

Sydney Hembrough, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

In the midst of competition season, the Jacksonville J’ettes varsity team competed at the IHSA 1A Sectional competition in Mascoutah this past weekend. This was a new adventure for the team. Before this season, the J’ettes had ...

Jacksonville J’ettes qualify for State

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The J’ettes dance team has been working very hard this year in hopes of taking home a State title. But this year has been very challenging. This year the J’ette coaches decided that there were too many talented girls and tha...

One step closer to senior year

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Filed under Student Life

As crazy as it is, another semester of school is coming to an end. Being a senior is not something one can really mentally prepare for; so many emotions about being an upcoming senior exist that it can be hard to really unders...

What you didn’t know about ugly Christmas sweater week

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Filed under Student Life

With the holiday season in full swing, JHS students continue a long lived tradition of wearing ugly holiday sweaters to celebrate their holiday spirit and to alleviate some stress before finals week. Each day students wear a ...

J’ettes ready for the first competition of the season

Anna Bezler, staff writer

December 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

In past years, the Jacksonville J’ettes high school dance team has been known for competing every year and qualifying for state almost every year. This year is no different, as the J’ettes go to their first competition of t...

How to ACE your finals

Sydney Hembrough, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Filed under Student Life

As this semester comes to a close, many exciting things are to come. The holidays, a much needed break, snowy weather, and whether we like it or not, finals. If you are in denial about this scary time of year, you're not the on...

Sara’s Dance Company Show in review

Claire Leanard, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The weekend of November 11 marked the showcase for a very prominent dance company, Sara’s Studio of Dance. Every year the studio performs a collection of intricate dances in order to exhibit the type of skill that comes out of...

JAMmin’ fundraisers

Sydney Hembrough, Staff writer

November 8, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Crimson pride is something that every club, team and organization at Jacksonville High School holds near and dear to their heart. The marching band and color guard are a capstone of school spirit within the Jacksonville communi...

Sara’s Studio of Dance annual Fall Show coming up

Anna Bezler, staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Every year, Sara’s Studio of Dance puts on a show in the fall at the JHS auditorium. Friends and families of the dancers at Sara’s get to see what is to come this year. This show is different from the recital in May because...

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