Activities and Events—January 15, 2021

No School-Monday, January 18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, school will be closed on Monday, January 18th.  Please enjoy your long weekend.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 19th.

Return to Hybrid Learning-Tuesday, January 19

All students who have opted for in-person learning will begin the hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19th.   Please check Infinite Campus to see what days your student is expected to report in-person. 

High School Basketball Registration

Registration for high school basketball needs to be completed today (1/15) in order to start practicing on Monday.  Use this link to access the online registration forms.

Tuesday, January 26 PSAT NMSQT Testing for 10th & 11th Grade – No School for 9th & 12 Grade

January 26th is the PSAT test day for all 10th and 11th grade students.  All 10th and 11th grade students are expected to report in-person at JA for testing.  All 9th and 12th grade students are not expected to report to school.  12th grade students in college courses should check with their FRCC Instructors to determine whether there will be classes. 7th & 8th grade students will be in school for hybrid learning.

Interested in Taking Concurrent Enrollment Classes Next Year?

For all students who would like to begin taking college courses in the 2021-2022 school year, TWO MANDATORY meetings must be attended.  These meetings are designed to give students and their families an excellent opportunity to learn what is expected of them and the process for taking college courses.  The two meeting dates/times/links are:

Wednesday, January 20 - 6:30pm - Meeting hosted by Owen Smiley, FRCC - Zoom Link

Thursday, January 28 - 6:30pm - Meeting hosted by Ms. McKinney, JA - Zoom Link

If you have already attended the meetings but have not yet taken college courses, please email Ms. McKinney ( to ensure you are on the master list of qualified students.  If you have already taken or are enrolled in college courses currently, then you do not need to attend these meetings.

GSA Alliance

JA's Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is hosting bi-weekly zoom calls for students that are interested. The club is trying to maintain a sense of community and have some fun in this online format. Please contact Mr. Whalen ( or Mr. Hartmann ( if you are interested in attending meetings or joining the club itself.  

JA Junior High Community Club

If you didn't join the club last semester, there is still time to join for this semester!

The JH Community Club exists for the purpose of developing leaders, committing to community service, and spearheading junior high social activities and school spirit. We will be involved in planning JH events and activities, creating social opportunities, and getting involved in numerous community service projectts

Events/projects 1st semester:

  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Junior High Kahoot game
  • Junior High Riddle Contest
  • Junior High Art Contest

Upcoming events/projects to look forward to this semester:

  • Clothing Drive
  • Newborns in Need
  • Trash pick-up
  • Junior High Spirit Week
  • Almost Home Cat Adoption Drive
  • Junior High Zoom Game Day

We would love for you to join our club and help us to breathe some life and fun into junior high, while looking for opportunities to serve our community. We already have 31 members that meet every Wednesday @ noon. Will you join us?

If you are interested in joining, please fill out this form:


The Yearbook? Oh, it’s happening! Yes, there is going to be a yearbook this year! Events may be cancelled, but we will still tell the story of this historic year through the voices of our students, and it is going to be GREAT! Because of COVID, we will be ordering VERY FEW extra copies to sell at the end of the year. It is HIGHLY UNLIKELY there will be a yearbook available for your child if you don’t order by January 29th.  Please note - this is also the last chance to personalize and purchase your yearbook. 

Yearbook purchases can be made at:  JOSTENS YEARBOOKS 

LAST CHANCE TO GUARANTEE A YEARBOOK - Offer ends:  January 29th. 

Purchase today before it’s too late!

Questions? Email the yearbook staff:

Have  a great week! 

Marti Porreco

Assistant Principal and Activities Director

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