JDHS Principal's Corner
11 days ago
A message from Principal Casperson
One of the transitions unique to this school year is the return of the end of 1st semester being in conjunction with Winter Break. This means that all work for the first semester will need to be done PRIOR to Winter Break, which begins Friday, December 23rd. Please take a moment, heading into the second half of this semester, to review with your student any missing assignments and or areas of concern. PowerSchool can provide you with access to each of their classes and the work submitted this far. Many of our teachers also maintain a website or a Google classroom, where more detailed information can be found. By the time this newsletter finds its way into your inbox there will only be 8 weeks of school remaining before final exams.
Another transition unique to this school year is the delay in Parent Teacher Conferences. We have, in years past, had conferences in the month of September. This year they do not happen until November 9th and 10th. Please do not wait until conferences if you have questions, concerns or praise for your student’s teachers. We must work together, collaboratively, year-round to support all students, and initiating early communication is a part of that partnership. It is certainly our hope that by the time conferences come around the bulk of the conversations are positive ones! Staff emails are available on our website, should you need them.
My final note is one of celebration. Juneau-Douglas High School is very pleased to announce that two of our fall sports have 4A Championships. Our talented cross-country team won the Region V boys and girls championships and our very own ninth grade runner, Sadie Tuckwood, brought home the 4A girls title for the State. Just one week later our JDHS Tennis team took second place in the State and brought home the mixed doubles state title – earned by doubles teammates Sami Good and Phillip Wall. Our fall sports are wrapping up and our winter sports are beginning – it is never too late to participate in a school activity. What a great way to represent JDHS and Juneau in a positive way. Go Bears!