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Ready, set, DECA!

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2016

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Last year kicked off the start of DECA at Jacksonville High School. When most people hear about DECA, they question what the club entails. DECA is a worldwide club for both high school and college students across the globe that ...

Making the music of Russian composers come to life

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

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It's amazing how one thing can bring so many people together. At JHS this activity is marching band, a group of approximately 80 kids, who put hundreds of hours into a show that only lasts a maximum of fifteen minutes. This unique...

Back to school means Homecoming

Anna Bezler, staff writer

September 22, 2016

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As the 2016-17 school year rolls in, all the students and teachers are getting back in the swing of things. Everyone is reconnecting with friends and meeting new people.  The fall sports are starting up and everyone is getting...

Math + Art = Happy JHS Halls

May 23, 2016

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The long-standing tradition continues...  ...

ASL Sign Battle

Erin Lind, staff writer

May 20, 2016

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I am in American Sign Language (ASL) class at Jacksonville High School. Throughout the year I have learned a variety of signs. Even though I am a CODA (Child of a deaf adult), I learn something new every day. A couple weeks ago...

Jacksonville J’ette Tryouts 2016-2017

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 18, 2016

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There is something very new to the Jacksonville J’ettes for this upcoming dance season.  The J’ettes will be introducing new coaches Katie Armstrong and Sara Grey into their program and will be saying goodbye to 16-year co...

POST PROM INFO/ACTIVITIES 2016

May 6, 2016

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POST PROM – @JHS AFTER DANCE FROM 12:00AM-5:00AM COST - $5.00 PER PERSON CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 11:30PM until 12:00 MUST STAY UNTIL 5:00AM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES…TONS OF PRIZES, INCLUDING AN IPAD! STUDENTS MAY...

PARCC testing at JHS

Olivia Lee, staff writer

April 8, 2016

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PARCC stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.  This is a “modern assessment” that could have the potential to replace previous state standardized tests.  PARCC also strives to provide...

U of I Engineering Open House

Olivia Lee, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Filed under Student Life

Each year the University of Illinois hosts an Engineering Open House.  This is a student-led event open to the public at no cost.  Families, students, and community members of all ages are invited to attend.  This year’s open house was held on March 11-1...

District Key Club Convention

Olivia Lee, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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Each year, members of Key Club in the United States are brought together at an annual district-wide event called District Convention/Leadership Conference (DCLC).  Members of Illinois-Eastern Iowa Key Club traveled to Springfield,...

J’ettes compete at state competition

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Student Life

On February 13, the Jacksonville J’ettes competed with IDTA (Illinois Drill Team Association) at this year’s state competition at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.  The J’ettes started their day off...

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