On March 13, 2020 Greater Clark County Schools, lead by Superintendent Mark Laughner, announced GCCS’s plan in response to the global pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The plan states Greater Clark County schools will have: e-learning until Spring Break (March 16 - 20)regularly scheduled Spring Break (March 23 - 27)no school (March 30 - April 3) GCCS … Continue reading Straight From the Source: Jeffersonville High School principal Pam Hall Discusses the Coronavirus
Former Vice President Joe Biden takes the lead in the 2020 Democratic Primaries, while multiple candidates drop out of the presidential race. Former Vice President Joe Biden has appeared to take the lead in the 2020 Democratic primaries following his surge on what is known as Super Tuesday. On Tuesday, March 3, 14 states (Alabama, … Continue reading And Then There Were Three
Change is hard, but sometimes it is a necessity. In recent months, we’ve seen a lot of change at Jeff High. In this issue of The Hyphen, we talk about some of the changes that have happened in our school. However, we couldn’t ignore other important news stories, like the death of Kobe Bryant and … Continue reading PDF: Feb. 20, 2020
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On Friday, February 7, Greater Clark County Schools had their first E-learning day. E-learning days allow students to work from home. They do not make up the day at the end of the year. This has been implemented at many other public school districts, but this year is the first for Greater Clark. Schools have … Continue reading Students and Teachers React to First E-learning Day
Since Australia’s fire season began in July, the world has witnessed some of Australia’s worst wildfires in decades Nearly one billion animals have been affected nationwide, approximately 28 people are dead and thousands of homes are damaged. An ocean away, Australia is on fire. According to CNN, even though there have been fires in every … Continue reading An Ocean Away, Australia Burns
Just two days into 2020, memes about a supposed World War III were trending. The memes became more popular as more concern started to rise about the possible World War III as President Trump and Iran’s president were having their Twitter war. An article on The Washington Post discussed the point that the memes might … Continue reading World War 3?
This issue of The Hyphen follows the theme “We Are Jeff High.” In this issue there are features on students and teachers who represent all aspects of the school, as well as quotes and pictures from randomly surveyed students about what they’re passionate about. Our goal in this issue is to capture the true spirit … Continue reading PDF: Jan. 23, 2020
It was announced over the weekend that Pam Hall, current Freshman Academy Principal, will become interim principal at Jeffersonville High School for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Outgoing principal Julie Straight shared the news with faculty and staff via her weekly email newsletter on Sunday night. This move is pending board approval on … Continue reading Pam Hall Named Interim Principal at Jeff High
It’s a typical Friday night in Johnson Arena. The Jeffersonville Red Devils are taking on the Silver Creek Dragons in a highly anticipated match up. The score is tight as the game is coming down to the wire. The crowd is full and the student sections are roaring back and forth, chanting and taunting. And … Continue reading Julie Straight Looks Back on Successes, Looks Forward to New Challenges as She Takes on a New Role
On Dec. 20, 2019, Greater Clark County Schools announced that Jeffersonville High School principal Julie Straight will move into a new role overseeing the school district's Academies in January. The move is pending school board approval. The school district will name a new interim principal to lead Jeff High. On the day of the announcement, … Continue reading Jeff High Principal Julie Straight Moving Into New GCCS Role
On Thursday, November 21, school leaders gathered with past and present Jeff High baseball players to celebrate the beginning of construction for Jeff High’s new baseball facility. The project, which includes a new turf field and a replacement of the outer fencing, is being funded by a $500,000 donation from the John Schnatter Foundation. Papa … Continue reading Community, School Leaders Celebrate the Start of Baseball Facility Construction
It's homecoming season. You’ve waited all week and the pep rally is finally here. You are separated by classes. Underclassmen are wearing red and upperclassmen are wearing white. You're screaming back and forth, yelling " RED!" and " WHITE!" at the top of your lungs, all to win the spirit stick. But why is … Continue reading RED! WHITE! RED! WHITE! We all fight for the Jeff High Spirit Stick — but WHY?
With the "real world" just around the corner, that first move in The Game of Life seems a lot more relevant (and scary) than it used to be. Is college really the foundation for success? And if it is, how can a typical student afford it without taking on a lot of debt? Check out our … Continue reading PDF: Nov. 7, 2019
It was July 11, 2018, when John Schnatter (Papa John) resigned as Board Chairman of Papa John’s Pizza. His resignation came after he used the N-word on a public relations conference call, but his fall from power began earlier. Schnatter is most known for his work as Papa John and his fall from power. However, … Continue reading Opinion: Schnatter’s Donation to Jeffersonville Baseball Puts Him on the Right Path
The Hyphen is back with a new staff and fresh views. Download the September issue to read: An in-depth report on how the American immigration system works, featuring real-life stories of people who are caught in it A profile of this year's student council co-presidents, Bethia Busingye and Amelia Epperson Opinion columns about pronouns and terminology … Continue reading PDF: Sept. 17, 2019
Have your tissues ready. In this issue, our seniors say goodbye to Jeff High. #classof2019 @JHSRedDevils
In addition to a cover story about e-cigarettes, this month's issue of The Hyphen explores the psychology of addiction. Download now to view: The powerful pull of video games Might as well face it: you're (possibly) addicted to love The addictive nature of drama and gossip Sports previews for softball, baseball and girls tennis Basketball and bowling … Continue reading PDF: April 1, 2019
On Friday, March 22, Jeff High students and staff faced off in a dodgeball tournament in Johnson Arena. The event raised more than $1,000 for a much-loved member of the Jeff High family who has been battling cancer. all photos by Antonio Thompson
This month's issue of The Hyphen includes news and opinion on issues including: Efforts to suspend or change the Jeffersonville's Promise scholarship program Selection of a new superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools Opposing views on the border wall Clubs that promote diversity at Jeff High And more ... Download PDF
A promise, a college education and a future. Many students stress about having enough money to attend college. However, the city of Jeffersonville has a solution and recently announced that they have partnered with community college Ivy Tech to offer a two-year scholarship to the graduates of Jeffersonville High School, starting with the Class of … Continue reading Ivy Tech Scholarships: “Jeffersonville’s Promise” for the Future
This month's issue of The Hyphen is packed full of news and perspectives, including: Details on the newly announced Ivy Tech scholarship program A profile of Jeff High's exchange students Student and staff viewpoints on two hot topics: dress code and class size Winter sports previews A tribute to Marvel Comics' Stan Lee And more ... This … Continue reading PDF: December 13, 2018
The Hyphen is back with our first issue of the 2018-2019 school year, featuring: "This is America," an opinion piece about how the debate over kneeling for the national anthem reflects divisions in our nation Profiles of the 9th district congressional election candidates and Greater Clark County School Board candidates Behind-the-scenes photos of the JHS … Continue reading PDFs: Election 2018
story by Tristan Jackson video by Bella Bungcayao, Tristan Jackson and Kyle Tincher Four brothers. One bond. For many boys growing up in Southern Indiana, one sport has become a way for them to connect and make friends. As spring hits they flock to the field to play their favorite sport: baseball From the Little … Continue reading MULTIMEDIA: JHS’ Baseball Brotherhood
project by Ali Apman, Kristen Jacobs and Adley McMahel Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization that provides trained service dogs to wounded warriors and first responders to help mitigate their disabilities. On April 7, 2018, the doggos invaded the Big 4 Bridge to help Southern Indiana veterans.
video by Emma Ellis & Haylee Hedrick At Jeffersonville High School, the baseball field and tennis courts sit within feet of each other. While the close proximity is useful for watching two sporting events at once, it also creates a safety issue with foul balls easily reaching the tennis courts. Hyphen writers Emma Ellis and … Continue reading MULTIMEDIA: Net up or Heads up
-- STORY BELOW VIDEO -- From South Africa, JHS junior Jojo Spio's journey has been unique story by Tomi Clark & Greta Reel In a society where prejudices and discriminations still exist, it makes it tougher and tougher for immigrants to live peacefully without being labeled as different. Coming from across the world, from a … Continue reading MULTIMEDIA: Jojo Spio’s Journey to JHS
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Preview The Jeffersonville boys basketball team (10-1) faces another tough rival on the road next Tuesday -- the game was scheduled for Friday, but will be pushed back due to incoming inclimate weather-- less than two weeks after an 85-61 loss to the No. 3 New Albany Bulldogs. Jeff will travel to Floyd Central (10-2) … Continue reading Jeffersonville vs. Floyd Central Boys Basketball Preview
Although Vic was born a female, he identifies as a male. At the beginning of his sophomore year, Vic realized who he was.
Editor Carlos Molina discusses the removal of DACA and the effect it will have on JHS students.
One of Jeff High’s biggest problem has nothing to do with grades or attendance -- it’s about hunger.
Photos by Phillip Steinmetz Jeffersonville edges Floyd Central 465-464 after winning 400 yard medley relay to clinch the Sectional championship. The Red Devils finish with 24 best times, five events won, three school records, two meet records and two pool records.
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Story and Photos by Phillip Steinmetz Jeffersonville and New Albany play each other in basketball at Johnson Arena on Friday night. Is that a big enough statement for you to read further? It should be. The two prominent programs meet for what looks to be another heated battle. New Albany “supposedly” leads the all-time series … Continue reading COLUMN: Jeffersonville and New Albany renew heated rivalry Friday night
By Phillip Steinmetz & Kyle Sanders A dozen pieces of Tuesday’s homework balled up, a few spots of crushed cheddar Goldfish from two days ago and a milk carton from first period’s breakfast on Monday. That’s what the floor might look like in an average Jeff High classroom at the end of the week. … Continue reading Janitors having issues cleaning up the mess
Story by Carlos Molina With high school basketball starting back into play, Jeffersonville fans will be looking forward to watching old names, such as returning juniors Bailey Falkenstein and Gerrin Moore, with the leadership of senior Michael Minton. But few know much of the young, talented freshmen players this year’s team will carry. Jacob Jones, … Continue reading Undaunted Underclassman
Four years play a big role in our society. It takes four years for high a school student to go from the “newbie” freshman to the ruling senior. The Olympics, made to test an athlete's true expertise, happens once every four years. The United States presidential election, voting for the face of our country, occurs … Continue reading JHS: Still Going Strong After Four “Straight” Years
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Story by Phillip Steinmetz, Photos by Jay Williams On Tuesday night, Jeffersonville basketball officially started their season with a home scrimmage against Charlestown. This was the first time anyone has seen this years boys team with the first regular season game just around the corner against Southport next Wednesday. They played five 12 minute running … Continue reading Takeaways from Jeff’s 80-51 win in Charlestown basketball scrimmage
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Story by Kelsey Luce The numbers are staggering: 33 Sectional titles, seven Regional, three semi-state championships, and two final four appearances. The Red Devil tennis teams have had great success over the past 30 years coached by Mark Reilly. However this past 2015-16 season was the last year with Reilly at the helm after he … Continue reading Replacing a legend
Story by Kyle Sanders Graduation day is a special moment for many seniors at Jeff High. While many will take their last steps through Jeff High, two students are honored with an award for their academic achievements. One of those lucky students will earn the title of valedictorian, an award given to the student with … Continue reading A Valedictory to the Valedictorian
Holcomb will also suspend all state testing for the school year Updated March 19 at 3:52At a press conference on Thursday, March 19, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1, 2020. Holcomb also announced that state testing, including ISTEP10 and ILEARN will be cancelled. These changes come … Continue reading Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Announces The Closure of Indiana Schools Until May 1
The coronavirus is becoming a worldwide pandemic and it is spreading fast. According to ABC News, the virus has already reached many as twenty-seven countries around the world such as China, Britain, Finland, France, Italy, and Australia. According to the New York Times, the coronavirus is a respiratory illness that began infecting people in Wuhan, … Continue reading Coronavirus Spread Sparks Fears Worldwide
The Jeffersonville girls basketball began this season with high expectations. They had all three seniors signed to play in college: Nan Garcia signing to Penn State, Kelsie James signing to IU Kokomo, and Kiersten Poor signing to Grace College. In the course of the season, both Garcia and James would fall victim to injury, taking … Continue reading Girls Basketball Team Wraps Up a Challenging Season With a Winning Record
As they move forward toward the end of the year and wrapping their regular season with three remaining games before sectionals, the Jeffersonville High School boys basketball team is currently standing at 15-5 overall and they are currently ranked 23rd in the state of Indiana. Jeffersonville has done extremely well against conference opponents and they … Continue reading Boys Basketball Heads to Sectionals With High Hopes
The Democratic Primary season has begun with the first two states (Iowa and New Hampshire) in the book and “Super Tuesday” states tallying votes. The Primary process will finish in Milwaukee on July 13-16, where Democrats will nominate their opponent to battle incumbent President Donald Trump in the general election. (As of right now, the … Continue reading Presidential Primary Season in Full Swing
The students of Jeff High have many inspirational teachers, celebrities and other adults in their life to look up to. This Black History month, Jeff High students talked about the importance of role models, and the people of color who have inspired them. Tara Cofie, a former member of student council and debate team, says … Continue reading Inspired by Hard Work
Former NBA legend Kobe Bean Bryant has been an inspiration to his community and people around the world. On January 26, 2020, Bryant died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41 along with his daughter Gianna Bryant (13 years old) and 7 others. Around the world, people were in shock when they heard … Continue reading Kobe Bryant : An icon and inspiration to all
On the morning of Thursday, February 5, you hear the sighs of many students as Pam Hall, Jeff High's interim principal, announces that starting Monday, February 10, backpacks and “large” purses will not be permitted in classrooms. The rule has always been in effect for backpacks, yet not all teachers enforced it. Now, there has … Continue reading Safety vs. Reason
After graduating from Jeffersonville High School in the class of 1989, Pam Hall “had no desire to ever step foot in a school again.” Now more than 30 years later, she walks the halls with a new title: interim principal. Her move into the interim principal role was approved by the school board on Jan. … Continue reading Pam Hall Sees Potential in Jeff