JDHS Principal's Corner
9 days ago
A message from Principal Casperson
What a great month it was for our Crimson Bears! We are adding to our State Championship celebrations with our Swim/Dive team bringing home a number of wins. Kudos to Sarah Mertz (200 Medley Relay), Mia Ruffin (200 Medley Relay, 200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle Relay), Gabi Kito (200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay), Andyn Mulgrew-Truitt (200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay) and Cameron Howard (400 Freestyle Relay). Also a quick shout-out to JDHS Volleyball for winning our region and securing a berth in the state tournament!
Thank you to all of the parents and adult advocates who attended our Parent Teacher Conferences. We recognize that it is not always easy to tailor your schedules to ours, and that the process of waiting in line for individual teachers can be frustrating. Hopefully your time spent was worth it for both you and your student – we know it makes a difference in our continuing partnership supporting teaching and learning at JDHS. If you missed conferences or feel as though you need a follow-up please call or email individual teachers or your child’s school counselor.
Finally, we would like to share a quick note about the diverse and accepting student body here at JDHS. It can be so easy not to slow down and say that we appreciate JDHS and all of the unique students and families that make us who we are. As a school community we are steadfast in our appreciation of diversity and acceptance of differences, and we try to be intentional in recognizing that we each contribute to our school in individual ways. What a treat it was for students and faculty to return from a long weekend and find bright colored sticky notes on EVERY locker and every classroom door. Sayings to students, from students, reminded us that kindness and acceptance matter here at JDHS. We saw notes such as, “You can do anything!”, “You are like sunshine on a rainy day.” and “You make someone’s smile bigger.” Thank you to the National Honor Society for brightening our hallways, and reminding us that we are all proud to be Crimson Bears.