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Principal's Notes

February 7, 2018

1) CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL SCHLAGEL & RYAN LEHMUTH  Today is National Letter of Intent Signing Day.  We are happy to celebrate with Rachel and Ryan as they commit to competing at the next level.  Rachel will be headed to Central Christian College to play Women's Soccer for the Tigers.  Ryan will stay in-state as a Runner for University of Northern Colorado as the first Jaguar Cross Country athlete to compete at the Division 1 level.  Congratulations to Rachel and Ryan on their accomplishments.  We look forward to following your athletic careers!

2) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Chaperones Needed on February 16. We are searching for parent volunteers to accompany the 8th Grade class to Fat Cats for the afternoon.  Additionally, we need parents to stay on Campus and chaperone a Movie Viewing Day for 7th grade students.  If you are interested and available on Friday afternoon, February 16, please contact Marcella Dasta at mdasta@jajags.com.

3) Breaking Down the Walls Program is Coming to JA  As a school, we value good character, close community, and knowing each other.  Next week, our students will be participating in a program known as Breaking Down the Walls in order to draw our community closer together.  More than 200 high school students will be participating on February 14.  And, all of the junior high students will be participating on February 15.  This is known as a powerful program that can be transformative to the student experience.  Both February 14 and 15 are considered school days and attendance is expected for ALL students.  For more information about the program, please click here.

4) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Drivers Needed for College Visits  We are searching for parent drivers to transport 11th Grade students to college visits on March 8th and March 13th.  Please email Ms. Mellott for more details and if you are available to drive.  Her email address is mmellott@jajags.com.

5) CALENDAR CHANGE:  MARCH 12 is a No School Day  As you are planning the next few months, please mark your calendars for a No School Day.  Monday, March 12, will be a Teacher Comp Day provided as compensation for their service for Spring parent conferences and Meet the Teacher Night.  For all students who are not scheduled for conferences on March 9, it will be a four-day weekend.  Enjoy!

6) DONATION OPPORTUNITY: Refrigerator Needed for Boosters Concessions  Thank you so much for the donations of refrigerators in the past.  Your appliances are needed once again.  Our Boosters Organization is searching to replace their refrigerator in the Indoor Concessions Stand as it has stopped cooling.  If you are looking to upgrade, please let us know!


7) Spring Assessment Dates  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.  P
lease mark your calendars with the following dates:

Tuesday, April 10th--9th, 10th grade PSAT testing
                                 11th grade SAT testing
                                  8th grade CMAS Science testing

Tuesday,  April 10th--NO SCHOOL for 7th & 12th grade.

Friday April 13th--11th Grade CMAS Science (8am to 12pm) -- Regular School day for 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12th grade students.  11th grade will attend regular afternoon classes.

Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18--7th and 8th grade students will be taking CMAS ELA & Math assessments in their Math and ELA/Social Studies classes.  Regular school days for all grades.
 
8) Mark Your Calendars  Please mark your calendars for the next set of upcoming dates. 

  • February 7 - 10:00am to 10:30am - National Letter of Intent Signing Day
  • February 9 - 8:00am to 12:00pm - College Day for all Students
  • February 9 - 7:15am to 7:45am - Students will Meet with their Link Leaders
  • February 9 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Senior Night (for real this time) for Boys BBall
  • February 13 - All Day - 10th Grade College Visit to CU Boulder
  • February 14 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Senior Night for Girls BBall

7)  Thought of the Week - Don't Expect Success, Earn Success
When we envision what we want out of life, I do not believe that anyone expects to fail or live a life without success.  In fact, I believe quite the opposite.  Most people, including myself, expect that success will follow when we set out to do anything.  It is when we do not meet our expected success that we must remind ourselves that success is earned and feels that much sweeter when it is hard-earned.  Think of the things in your life that you are most proud of and ask yourself how hard you had to work to achieve it.  I know that the harder I work to succeed, the prouder I am.  

Work hard and earn it, 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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