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College Prep Lounges Out for Reading Month

(Picture from left to right: Hannah Stokely, Amanda Burzynski, Rae Baker, and Nichole Mendoza) Friday, March 17, the College Preparatory at JPEC had the opportunity to come to school wearing their pajamas, to celebrate reading month. Students went to their capstone groups and took attendance, then began the fun.   Students participated in many reading […]

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Casual Friday is Changing!

(Picture source: Classdojo Howto for Teachers)   For every Friday up to this point, students earned their day of leisure clothing by having all their assignments in and not getting a reflection. Recently though, the JPEC staff decided that the current system was not working, and there needed to be a shift in the fundamentals […]

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Doc B is the Best Teacher in Jackson – Literally!

JPEC’s assembly on Tuesday, February 14, was disguised as a Valentine’s Celebration. But what most of the school didn’t know – including Doc B – was that Jackson Magazine declared JPEC’s teacher, Dr. Clinton Bartholomew, the teacher-of-the-year in Jackson, Michigan. He admits he had no clue about it before the assembly. Doc B is the […]

Advanced Choir Goes to Festival

In February, 2017, the Advanced choir will be going to Jackson County Choir Festivals. The festivals will be held at Holt High School on Wednesday, February 22. The choir will sight sing for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) and sing two world peace songs that they have chosen; “Come Follow Me,” and “River […]

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Student Spotlight: Angela Martinez

(Picture source: http://www.missjacksoncrossroads.org/) Angela Martinez, is an astonishing eighth grader at JPEC. She is not only bilingual, taking classes above her grade level, in the advanced band, a soccer player, a piano player, a former student council member, and a former dancer and gymnast, but she is also the newest winner of Jackson Crossroads Outstanding Teen. This is a […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Schaeffer

Mr. Schaeffer is a phenomenal teacher. After attending Central Michigan University (CMU), he student taught in Clare, Michigan and in Australia. Now is the College Prep Social Studies’ teacher. Mr. Schaeffer is an instrumental part of JPEC. As Social Studies’ Department Chair, he works with all of the Social Studies’ department to develop curriculum, and […]

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Talented Falcons

Two of JPEC’S own, Katelyn Gragg and Faith Kimpell, were accepted into a band performance at Western University on April 14th. The two Early College students both auditioned for a spot into the famous composer Frank Ticheli’s Allstar Band. According to Katelyn Gragg, a clarinet player, the composer only took “the top 120 band members […]