JDHS Principal's Corner
19 days ago
A message from Principal Casperson
As we move away from the Region V Basketball Event, and toward Spring Break, we want to remind you that with spring in the air the temptation can be to ease off of school and academic prowess. Hold steady with your student – keep up the pressure to have them in school, every day, ready to learn. The fourth quarter begins on March 27th and this is the long haul for schools and students. We will have eight full weeks of instruction before second semester finals. These forty days are crucial for student success. Please join us in supporting our Crimson Bears in finishing the school year strong!
Thank you to all in our school community who helped support the Region V Basketball tournament. From housing out students, to providing food for the hospitality room, parents from Pep Band, to Dance Team, to Cheer, to Basketball helped make this a success. We are lucky to have such amazing students and parents – always willing to lend a helping hand.
Heads up – the new state assessment is rolling out in mid-April. JDHS 9th and 10th graders will test on April 11th-13th. Know that there will be a disrupted schedule for those students that will be testing. Coming to school on time, well rested, and fueled with a good breakfast will be extra important on those days.
Finally, we are continuing to support the Year of Kindness! Please encourage your students to recognize their peers, and the adults in our school, by submitting names into the 2017YOK dropbox, which is located on the attendance counter. Several generous local businesses are supporting these efforts by donating incentives – gift cards have been donated by Heritage, Juno Froyo, Pizzeria Roma, Alaskan Fudge Co, Gross Alaska Theaters, Coppa, Subway, McDonald’s and Udder Culture. We will have weekly drawings from the names submitted to the dropbox. Please help us recognize kindness in our community.