Murrah Life

By Maisie Brown | January 24. 2018
The courtyard of Murrah High School. Photo by Karsen Cowan   Jackson Public Schools has been the center of public ridicule, insult, and a Mississippi Department of Education takeover. According to city and state officials, a third party form of rehabilitation is now center stage. Jackson...
By Chloe Bishop | December 8. 2017
A student, Summer Griffin, working diligently in her history class at Murrah High School.   There has been a lot of tension among JPS administration, parents and students since August 31st when MDE released the official audit report on JPS. Every day after that, the city, the district and...
By Kayla Wilbert | October 20. 2017
The Murrah band performing at the 2017 Murrah vs. Callaway football game. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.   The Murrah High School band has been under the direction of Bryan Jefferson for 15 years and is famous for being an all SUPERIOR band. The term superior refers to scores...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | May 5. 2017
“Whoever comes aboard, it’s not going to be a picnic,” says Amber May, the Program Director for Operation Shoestring, “They need to be visionary, they need to know they’re in here for the long term. We’re not talking about the next five years, but long term. They need to come in with an open...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | April 24. 2017
How does probation work? What will it mean for me? Will it keep me from graduating? Is there anything for me to do about it? These questions are likely running through the heads of many Murrah students after the audit on JPS earlier this year. JPS was placed on probation after being found to...

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