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Principal's Notes

January 16, 2019

MEET-THE-TEACHER IS TOMORROW  On Thursday, January 17, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, our teachers will be in the Commons to meet the families of their second semester students.  Please stop by to greet your teachers and learn what your students will be learning in their courses.  Please bring your student’s schedules with you.  This event should not be confused with Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for March 7 and 8. 

INTERESTED IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT (CE) FOR NEXT YEAR?  All students who may be interested in enrolling in concurrent enrollment (college) classes for the 2019-2020 school year must attend the meeting TONIGHT at Front Range Community College beginning at 6:30pm.  Please meet in the Rotunda on the FRCC campus.  Parents AND Students must be in attendance in order to qualify for classes next year.

DO YOU KNOW OF A FAMILY INTERESTED IN JA? INVITE THEM TO PROSPECTIVE FAMILY NIGHT  On Thursday, January 17 beginning at 6:00pm, we are hosting a night to get to know the Secondary School.  We will be conducting school tours, demonstrating what classroom learning looks like, and showcasing our athletics and activities.  Please invite families interested in joining the JA community.  If you refer a family, your student will be entered into a raffle to win a Large Pizza of their choosing to be delivered during lunch.

SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 24 – 2ND MEETING FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT This meeting is for all NEW students to Concurrent Enrollment to review the JAHS policies and procedures.  This is vital information to know what is happening at JAHS for Concurrent Enrollment.  The meeting will be in the Commons from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.

ENROLL JEFFCO  Beginning January 22, you will be asked to confirm your spot for the 2019-2020 school year through the Enroll Jeffco system.  In order to complete the first step, your contact information must be updated through JeffcoConnect.  If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact Anne Leoni at aleoni@jajags.com.

WELCOME NEW JA STAFF MEMBERS If you have stopped by the office lately, you may have noticed some new faces.  Anne Leoni has joined our office as our School Registrar and Assistant to the Principal.  Rene McCarty has joined our office as a Receptionist and Counseling Support.  We are excited they have joined the JA Secondary team.  Please stop by and say hi to them.

TRAFFIC UPDATE  Thank you to the many families that have begun using our parking lot as their drop-off/pick-up area.  It helps tremendously with the traffic flow.  We would like for most, if not all, of our families to use this area because it helps those who are exiting the parking lot to have a quicker out.  Thank you!

HOMEWORK SURVEY FOR JUNIOR HIGH FAMILIES  Please click on the following link to complete a brief 3 to 5 minute Homework Survey.  We are always looking to provide our students with the best educational experience possible.  We would like to understand what your students are experiencing at home in order to best inform our instructional practices.  At this time, we are choosing to examine practices in junior high only.  So, this survey is for Junior High (Grades 7 and 8) families. 

 DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Wed, January 16 – 6:30pm – MANDATORY meeting at FRCC for NEW to CE students
  • Thurs, January 17 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm – Meet the Teacher Event in the Commons
  • Thurs, January 17 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Prospective Family Information Night
  • Mon, January 21 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • Thurs, January 24 – 6:30pm to 7:45pm – Meeting at JA for NEW to CE students
  • Fri, January 26 – Winter Formal for HS students – Tickets go on sale next week

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: WHAT MAKES JA GREAT   With the busyness of the week and the concentration on Prospective Family Information Night, it gives me an opportunity to concentrate on the reasons why families should join the JA community.  And the number one reason is just that, community.  Many of our successes only happen because of the group we are.  As we honored our Girls soccer team last Friday in front of a full crowd for their 3A Championship, it struck me that this was a school-wide accomplishment led by our Girls Soccer team.  Absolutely, they won and earned the championship for the school.  However, there were others involved to support their success.  Our parents put many miles on their cars driving to many practices and games and spend countless hours volunteering to keep score, film games, collect gate admissions, work concessions, etc.  Our teachers taught many of the athletes how to think.  Students and fans keep the stands Loud and Proud.  Our Facilities team keeps our building and field in top condition.  Our dedicated coaches instill the winning attitude in the team and spend many hours of planning, scouting, and coaching!  It truly takes a community effort to achieve and for that, I am thankful for being a part of JA.

Have a great week, Jags!

Heather

 

 

 

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