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Jacksonville High School welcomes exchange student from Italy

Kylie McCaherty, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Every school year, Jacksonville High School welcomes foreign exchange students from all sorts of countries. Giorgia Calvia is one of this year’s students. She is 17 years old and from Italy.  She decided to spend a year in America thr...

Braces: Are they worth it?

Alice Webster, staff writer

April 11, 2019

If you walk down the hallways of any middle school or high school, you will likely see at least one brace face. Many teenagers and unlucky adults get braces at some point. Most people who have braces wear them for about eighteen mo...

Dance team goes undefeated three weeks in a row

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

March 21, 2019

Every spring, the dancers at Sara’s Studio of Dance prepare for competitions around the country every weekend. Sara Roegge, owner and director of Sara’s Studio of Dance, trains her elite and intermediate dance competition ...

JHS choir and band travels to PORTA for solo and ensemble contest

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Jacksonville High School’s choir and band traveled to PORTA for the annual solo and ensemble contest. Solo and ensemble is a competition for choir and band students. The competition is not like most competitions. ...

Hear ye, hear ye, the Madrigal dinner has arrived

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

The 2019 Madrigal dinner for the Jacksonville High School choir classes was this past Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3. The dinner consists of the top choir, Madrigals, singing songs from the Renaissance period as ...

The “FINAL” stretch

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Some would say, “It is the most wonderful time of the year.” But students and teachers would say, “It is the most stressful time of the year.” This week was the start of finals week at Jacksonville High School. The stress of fina...

JHS music blows the audience away

Gracie Jackson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

On Sunday, December 9, Jacksonville High School held their annual band and choir winter concert. Friends and family gathered in the gym at JHS to support their loved ones. The room was packed full of excited people ready to hear...

Speech team returns to JHS

Alice Webster, staff writer

October 2, 2018

There are many young actors at Jacksonville High School, but their opportunities to stretch their creative muscles have been limited to the fall play and the spring musical. Until now, that is. English teacher and Shakespeare...

Homecoming Pep Rally entertains students and faculty

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

Jacksonville High School celebrates its Homecoming the week of September 9-15 this year. The new school year brings lots of excitement in high school, and with Homecoming approaching fast, the whole student body has lots of fun wi...

Let’s get connected

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Last year, the Role Models Encouraging Freshman (REF) program teamed up with Midwest Youth Services to create a project to get students from Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville Middle School more involved in their school and co...

Tips for incoming sophomores

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

It is commonly agreed that in high school, freshman year, along with senior year, is the easiest year of high school. When one is a freshman, he or she learns the basics of certain subjects. Most high school first-years at J.H....

Diagnosis: Senioritis

Sydney Hembrough, Staff writer

March 29, 2018

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...

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