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Principal's Notes

May 15, 2018 - Less Than 2 Weeks Until Summer

1) CONGRATULATIONS TO BOYS BASEBALL FOR A FANTASTIC SEASON  On Saturday, the Boys Baseball team traveled to Lamar, CO to compete in playoffs for the first time since 2011.  Coming back from a 2-5 deficit, the Jags beat The Academy 7-5.  And, in a heartbreaking 7-8 loss against #1 ranked Lamar, our Jags showed what hard work, determination, and grit looks like.  Thank you for an outstanding effort this weekend!

2)8TH GRADE DANCE IS FRIDAY, MAY 18, FROM 6PM TO 9PM  Calling all 8th Graders!  Celebrate your final year as a Junior High student with a Beach Party!  Wear your favorite beach attire (No bathing suits, please) and celebrate with your class on Friday, May 18 from 6-9pm in the Commons!

3) 8TH GRADE ELITCH GARDENS PERMISSION SLIPS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MAY 18
On Tuesday, May 22, all 8th grade students will be spending the day at Elitch Gardens.  If you intend for your student to join the fun, please have them submit the permission slip and payment to the office by Friday, May 18.  We must have a finalized list in order to send a meal count to them.  

4)
PLEASE PICK UP PRESCRIPTIONS FROM THE CLINIC  If your student has a prescription in the clinic, please pick it up by the end of the school year.  All remaining prescriptions will be discarded at the end of the day on May 25.

5) ATTENDING GRADUATION?  MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR ADMISSION  Everyone who attends graduation must have a ticket for admission.  Tickets are available in Ms. Jone's office.  They will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  We have approximately 300 tickets remaining.  If you do not have a ticket, you may be turned away at the door.

6) FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE FOR SENIORS  All seniors enrolled in high school classes will take their final exams on May 17 and May 18.  Seniors will attend their A & B block classes on Thursday, May 17, and take their final exams in C & D block classes.  On Friday, May 18, Seniors will take their final exams in their A & B block classes.  Once completed, Seniors will complete and submit their withdrawal paperwork.

7) FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 7 TO 11  On Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, school will be dismissed at 11:45am.  Please pick up your students as soon as school ends on these days.  On Wednesday, May 23, students will complete final exams for their A & C block classes.  On Thursday, May 24, students will complete final exams for their B & D block classes.  If your student misses their final exams on any of these days, they can reschedule them with their teacher on Friday, May 25.

8)
COUNSELOR'S CORNER FOR PARENTS
  
Jenn Marshall, Sphere Education, is a speaker we have brought on our campus many times to host parent workshops.  Last year, she taught us about a variety of apps that parents need to have knowledge of and how kids hide things on their phones.  She is currently offering an online workshop helping parents to understand the dangers of social media and the accessibility of apps to teens today, coming up on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30pm.  This is an hour online workshop (so parents can attend from home), limited to 20 attendees so the workshop can be personalized.  Cost is $25pp.  The link for it is: Online Workshop Sign Up

The workshop will:
Examine all the different social media apps
Discuss how parents can encourage good decisions
Provide a look at the dangers of the different apps
Offer ways to keep up with technology and engaging teens to keep parents up to date


9)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS  Please mark your calendars for the next set of upcoming dates.
 

  • May 16 - GOAL Fair Presentations - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • May 17 - Seniors complete their C & D block finals
  • May 18 - Seniors complete their A & B block finals
  • May 18 - 8th Grade Elitch Gardens Permission Slips Due
  • May 18 - 8th Grade Dance - 6pm to 9pm
  • May 21 - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Breakfast - 8am - 11am
  • May 23 - Graduation Ceremony - 4pm - Macky Auditorium - Pick Up Your Tickets
  • May 23 - Final Exams for A & C Block - 8am to 11:45am
  • May 24 - Final Exams for B & D Block - 8am to 11:45am
  • May 25 - Makeup Finals Day

10) THOUGHT OF THE WEEK   Thank you for working hard throughout the school year.  It is due to the efforts of the people in the building that we are able to build a strong community that values learning, character, and the contribution of others.  I appreciate what each person contributes.  I want to acknowledge the commitment it takes to be a part of JA and thank you for your support throughout the year.

Have a great week, Jags!
Ms. Grantham

 




 

2) Mark your Calendars for the 1st Annual Back-to-School BBQ  On Back to School Night, Wednesday, August 23, Student Government will be hosting a Back to School Night BBQ for our families and students.  The BBQ will begin at 5:30pm and go on until the start of Back to School Night.  Student Government will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs.  We want our families to provide the sides and desserts!  We will send out a link next week.  Please save the date for what we hope will be a great way to kick off the school year.
2) Mark your Calendars for the 1st Annual Back-to-School BBQ  On Back to School Night, Wednesday, August 23, Student Government will be hosting a Back to School Night BBQ for our families and students.  The BBQ will begin at 5:30pm and go on until the start of Back to School Night.  Student Government will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs.  We want our families to provide the sides and desserts!  We will send out a link next week.  Please save the date for what we hope will be a great way to kick off the school year.
Colorado state assessments provide valuable information about student performance as well as the performance of our school.  Having a statewide measure against a set of academic standards adds important insight to each student’s strengths and areas of need.
Colorado state assessments provide valuable information about student performance as well as the performance of our school.  Having a statewide measure against a set of academic standards adds important insight to each student’s strengths and areas of need.
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