Academic Decathlon

3 months ago

COACH

Karina Reyes       karina.reyes@juneauschools.org

Congratulations to ACADECA 2017

The JDHS Academic Decathlon team brought home 21+ medals and $2000 scholarship and placed 4th overall in the 33rd annual GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon state competition.  They won third place in the Division 1 super quiz challenge which requires in depth knowledge of all the academic subjects.  Additionally each member received the Fleetwood Achievement Medal which recognizes the school that had the highest percentage of improvement from the previous year’s competition (67% or 14,000 points more than last year!).  

Congratulations to the following students:

In the honors category:

Gillian Smith won $1000 scholarship; silver medal in Literature, silver in interview, bronze in music; iPad mini for top scorer in team 1

Emme MacDonald won gold in Interview

Alex Eagan won gold in Science, silver in Economics, bronze in Social Studies

Janessa Goodman showcased her speech which won a gold in the honors alternate category

She also won a gold medal in math & gold in essay

Raven Ward received an iPad mini for highest scorer in team 2

In the Scholastic Category:

Matthew Woodland won silver in Math

Finn Yerkes won bronze in Science

Tasha Elizarde won gold in Literature, bronze in Art

In the Varsity Category:

Theo Houck won $1000 scholarship; gold in Literature, silver in Speech, silver in Music, silver in Interview

Nowielle Corpuz won bronze in Science


2017

January 2017

Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team at 2nd tournament of year.  5 JDHS students placed in the top ten for the Southeast Regional Competition held in Metlatkatla this weekend.

First place with a score of 7,050:   Gillian Smith (and the only one to break the 7,000 mark)

2nd place with 6,540 points:  Theo Houck

5th place with 6,165 points: Thomas Kappler

9th place with 6,014 points: Alex Eagan

10th place with 5,952 points: Tasha Elizarde

November 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the Academic Decathlon team who finished strong in the first Southeast Regional tournament of the season held here at JDHS.  Seven JDHS students placed in the top 10 overall highest scoring student decathlete ranking.
Gillian Smith: 1st place in Essay, 2nd in Music; 2nd in Economics, 3rd in Lang&Lit, 4th in Art and Math; 2nd place overall in competition
Alex Eagan: 1st place in Science, 2nd in Art; 2nd in Social Science; 3rd Lang & Lit; 4th Music; 4th Economics; 6th Math; 4th place overall in the competition
River Reyes-Boyer: 2nd place in Lang&Lit; 3rd in Music; 4th in Social Science, Speech, and Economics; 5th place overall in competition
Theo Houck: 1st in Interview; 3rd Music; 3rd Art; 7th place overall in competition
Tasha Elizarde: 1st in Language & Lit; 2nd Speech; 8th place overall competition
Thomas Kappler: 3rd in Math; 9th place overall competition
Raven Ward: 2nd in Math; 4th in Speech; 10th place in overall competition
For more details and placements and details about the program, check out our blog:  http://jdhsacadeca.blogspot.com



Check out these links for more on Academic Decathlon.

 

 

 

Alpine Club

3 months ago

ADVISOR

Kurt Dzinich      kurt.dzinich@juneauschools.org


Alpine Club is for skiers and snowboarders to get out and learn and enjoy the excellent winter activities that Juneau has to offer.  

The club starts sometime in November, with the first outing either being hiking up to Eaglecrest, and/or hiking up to Dan Moller cabin and spending the night.  Then in January, the club begins outings to Eaglecrest for training seminars and enjoying the hill.  

We also travel on some years, with cat skiing in Haines (note, this is not for beginners in the club, only experienced members).  

Meetings are typically once per week in Dzinich room.  

There are guest speakers who come to present to the members.  

We will go until April, assuming the weather cooperates.  



2017 Alpine Club at Dan Moller




Art

30 days ago

Art Club meets Mondays in the Art Studios for lunch (bring your lunch first). You can be a member just by showing up and contributing productively! Much of our time in the Spring is devoted to Region V Art Fest, a competitive art-making event. Tryouts for Art Fest will be during the last 2 weeks of February, and Art Club participation counts toward qualification.     

 

Beyond Fundraising efforts, Art Club is often project based and will hold media workshops on Saturdays and Sundays and after school. You must have a participation form on file to work with us around school hours. And you must have Play for Keeps and pink-slip grades for travel approval to qualify for Art Fest.

  Contact: Heather Ridgway    523-1547

heather.ridgway@juneauschools.org

 JDHS Arts website 



April 2017 Art Fest Accolades!!
All three of the pieces Juneau-Douglas High School sent to the Alaska Tsunami NOSB 2017 Ocean Connection Juried Art Show in Seward, were recognized with awards:
Maya Araujo won 3rd place with her Animal Mashup of a turtle and a shark in the Digital/Mixed Media section.
In the Crafts and Pottery section, Laurie Balstad won 3rd place with her Cereal Killer Bowl,and Andyn Mulgrew-Truitt won Second place with her Octopus Mug

.Juneau-Douglas High School's Art Fest team returned from Petersburg Monday with accolades:
JDHS's Ericka Nebert won best of workshop in both Formline on Longboards, with Ronnie Fairbanks, and Alder Spoon Carving with Jon Rowan.
Lily Deitz won Best of Paper Light-Box Sculpture with Anne Leutkemeyer. 
JD's team coach, Heather Ridgway, taught a Leather Mask workshop.  
You can see all the Art Fest team members' work - Capri Potter's, Summer Putman's, Riley Stadt's, Cody Wilson's, Grace Walli's and Mari Bell's - in our Common's Display case!  All team members found challenge and satisfaction in the 4 day event, applying full focus  in hands-on workshops for over 9 hours a day, and enjoying Petersburg's generous community support. Next year's Art fest is scheduled for Craig. Juneau is slated to host Spring, 2019!

ASAA All-State Art Competition awards have been announced. All student work submitted can be viewed on the website: Artalaska.org.
JDHS took Honorable Mention in Ceramics with Cody Weldon's Komodo Dragon mask; Summer Putman took 3rd Place in Sculpture for her ceramic Greek Theater Expression Mask made with Jennie Rehder's English class; Mason Gallanos took 3rd place with his logo design for Juneau's Stop Heroine Start Talking campaign; and Evan Rodriguez took 2nd place in the Multicultural division for his Great Grey Owl drawing. 


Art Fest 2016-17





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First Friday, December The State Farm office across from IGA downtown is hosting a JDHS Student Art Show this coming First Friday!  Stop by after school on December 4th and see what's been selected to represent us! December First Friday is always an exciting community event, and this is a great way to start the festive amble around town. Enjoy free nibbles & sips, take in carolers, and check out all the fresh arts and crafts for sale for the holidays! See you there!

End of Semester Art Show Final Every semester Ms. Ridgway host a student art show as the Final in her art classes. The Show will open Wednesday, December 14 from 1:45pm to 5pm. It will be open for your enjoyment Thursday, 8:45-5:00, and Friday from 10AM - 6pm. Come see what we've been doing all semester inn Ceramics, Drawing 1 and Advanced Studio classes. Don't forget to stop at the office for a Visitor's Pass during school hours. And, you can always check out our latest works in the Common's Display cases, even during the show.
 

If you’d like to help host Art Fest in Juneau, 2019, by teaching a workshop, organizing the event, or housing visiting students and instructors, please contact the JDHS Art Teacher at heather.ridgway@juneaschools.org.

 


                           

Art Photos! from 2014-15







   




   




Band

6 months ago

DIRECTOR

John Unzicker      john.unzicker@juneauschools.org

 

Jazz Band -  meets Zero hour - participation is approved by Mr. U.

Wind Ensemble -  4th hour

Concert Band -  3rd hour

Pep Band - practices after school, plays at Basketball games and other events.  

Contact Mr. U for more information

 

 JDHS Band & Guitar website:

Fund raising through Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:
https://sites.google.com/a/juneauschools.org/jdhs-band-guitar/fundraising

 


JDHS Music Dept. upcoming events:

  • All State Auditions due: Sept. 21
  • Honor Fest Auditions due: Sept. 23
  • 1st quarter Concert:  Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:00pm

  • Honor Fest: Oct. 23 - 27
  • All State Music Fest: Nov. 16 - 20
  • 2nd quarter Concert:  Wed., Dec. 14, 7:00pm

  • Sitka Jazz Festival - Feb. 2 - 4 (Sitka) 
    Travel info & dates TBA
  • 3rd quarter Concert:  Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band only, Monday, March 6, 6:00

  • Pep Band Region V Tournament: March 7 -  11
  • Music Fest: April 6 - 8 in Sitka.  Travel info & dates TBA

  • Spring Concert:  Tuesday, April 18, 7:00pm

  • Graduation: May 28

Baseball

6 months ago

Varsity Coach

Will Race     williamrace@gmail.com

Junior Varsity Coach
Assistant Coaches
Chad Bentz      chad.bentz@juneauschools.org
Frank Barthel   hettyfrank@msn.com
Roger Withington   withington@alaskan.com
David Cesar    dceasar3034@gmail.com


JDHS Baseball Web Site

http://www.jdhsbaseball.com/

  2015 Varsity

Basketball Boys

2 months ago

click here for the JDHS Boys Basketball website:

http://www.jdcrimsonbears.com/

 

HEAD COACH  

Robert Casperson    robert.casperson@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Brice Searles - brice.searles@juneauschools.org


 JDHS 2016-17 Boys Region V Baskteball 1st Place and now on to State!

2016-17 photos courtesy of Philip Loseby Photography




 

JDHS 2015-16 Boys Basketball team ASAA 4A State Champs!!

Photo by Klas Stolpe

Congratulations AASA Coach of The Year Coach Casperson !!! (2015-16)

Basketball Girls

4 months ago

HEAD COACH  

Lesslie Knight     lesslie.knight@juneauschools.org 

ASSISTANT COACHES

Sarah Tarver

Steven Potter 

 

 2016/2017 Varsity Girls’ Basketball Schedule

Dec. 16-17 Open

Dec. 27-30 Capital City ClassicThunder Mountain, Palmer, Marysville

Jan. 4-5 West Valley

Jan. 13-14 KTN

Jan. 18 @ Chugiak

Jan. 19-21 @ Palmer Tournament

Jan. 27-28 TMHS

Feb. 3-4 Soldotna

Feb. 8-11 @ Diamond Tournament

Feb. 17-18 @ KTN

Feb. 24-25 Open

March 3-4 @ TMHS

Mar. 8-11 Region V @ JDHS

Mar. 23-25 State @ Anchorage


2016/2017 Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball Schedule

December 10 DZ Scrimmage

Dec. 15-17 @ Petersburg

Jan. 13-14 KTN

Jan. 27-28 TMHS

Feb. 17-18 @ KTN

March 3-4 @ TMHS

Games and trips will be added on short notice

A pdf of the above game schedule can be found here at this link

2016/2017 Girls’ Basketball Schedule.pdf


VARSTIY

NUMBER

GRADE

HEIGHT

Sadie Tuckwood

4

9

5'4

Kendyl Carson

11

9

5'11

Alyxn Bohulano

14

10

5'6

Caitlin Pusich

20

10

5'10

Cassie Dzinich

21

11

5'11

Georgia Robinson

22

12

5'7

Meghna Bathija

23

12

5'7

Morgan Balovich

24

11

5'7

Shaylin Cesar

25

10

5’6

Skylar Hickok

30

10

5'8

Chloe McAdams

35

9

6'

C

 

 

 

 

Sidney Holst

3

11

5'4

Dessa Gerger

4

10

5'2

Leah Neyhart

11

10

5'9

Patricia Enriquez

15

12

5'2

Sophia Puliafico

20

11

5'6

Cameron Howard

21

10

5'8

Mesa Moran

23

9

5'7

Gracie Lazar

24

11

5'4

Gabby Price

32

9

5'8

Abby Meiners

31/33

11

5'9

Ariana Connally

35

9

5'6

Alejandra Panigua-Willis

40

9

5'5

Coach: 

Lesslie Knight

Assistant Coaches:

Steve Potter

Sarah Tarver


Cheerleading Basketball

6 months ago

Advisor

Tina Shilling      907-209-9761

Cheerleading Football

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Carlene Nore         cnore@ccthita.org


 

   2014 Squad

Choir/Orchestra

6 months ago

DIRECTOR


JDHS 16/17 Choir/Orchestra Concert Schedule

Thurs. Sept. 29 7pm JDHS Audit.

Tues. Dec. 13  7pm  JDHS Audit.

Mon. Mar. 6   7pm JDHS 

Thurs. May 18   7pm  JDHS

Music Fest April 6-8, 2017  Sitka


Singing at the govenors christmas open house

Singing at the Govenors Christmas Open House.


The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals


2015 Region V Honor Music Choir Participants
2015 Region V Honor Music Orchestra Participants

Close-Up

5 months ago

Advisor

Shanna Galluzzo          shanna.galluzzo@juneauschools.org


Close Up is the trip to DC and NYC. We have been meeting and the trip is March 24- April 1, 2016. The students are selling tickets to fund raise now.




Close-UP 2016                  


Cross Country Running

16 days ago

CO-COACHES

Merry Ellefson                         merrywayne@gmail.com

Tristan Knudson-Lombardo     tkl1289@gmail.com 

Hi JDHS XC outgoing, ongoing and incoming,

Hope the end of the school year leaves you with great memories, good times, super grades and a sports physical that allows you to participate in fall JDHS XC (physicals are good for one year). A special thank you to our graduating seniors for your unique and important contributions to our team.

Please read this entire email and note the dates/schedule. We will have our parent meeting late July/early Aug as our season starts and finishes fast, on many counts. We have learned that email is the best way to communicate, unless something is urgent, then text/call us.

We're looking forward to laughing together as we gain strength, speed and money this summer:

Summer:

Friday, June 9th: Summer fun runs: For those of you who are new, we encourage and invite you to join our JDHS XC summer fun runs when you can. These are intended to start/keep those running legs moving, prevent injuries and give us some time to explore various trails and swimming holes around town. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. We can better help you better reach your personal XC (and human) potential if you run (and/or run with us) during the summer. Runs last about 60-75 min... we'll see who shows up and help you carpool.

Monday, 8AM, Basin Rd (Mt Roberts trail head before the iron bridge)

Wednesday, 5PM, TMHS track

Friday, 5PM, Gastineau School

We will see many of you at Lynn Canal Running Camp July 9-15. There will be no xc runs this week.

Fun-draisers:

July 4th Glenn Frick Memorial Mile fundraiser:  We sponsor our first fundraiser before the Juneau 4th of July parade. Meet at 9:15AM at the IGA. We need runners and families to make/sell treats and manage this race, honoring our long time friend and mentor Glenn. Details to come!

Sunday, July 23rd is our second fundraiser: We will be sponsoring the Great AK Cruises 1/2 marathon/5K out North Douglas, supporting over 120 runners this year (they loved our aid station competition last year!). They make a very generous contribution to our team. Details to come!

The XC Season:

Wednesday, July 26th. JDHS XC Season officially starts. 4-6 in JDHS Aux Gym. You must have a current sports physical to participate (within the last year).

     stay tuned for parent and other JDHS related meetings. here you will receive JDHS forms as well      as our XC information, schedule, how you can help us, fees. 

      week 1 and 2 xc schedule will be emailed prior to July 26th

Aug 2-6: Our annual JDHS XC Yukon retreat: This is a fun week of running, hiking, camping, xc workshops, campfires and crazy dance parties. You will need a passport (or passport card). We need confirmation by July 15th as we purchase ferry tickets. We will remind you.

Season schedule is attached here. We will have a split squad the weekend Sept 2/3, taking female/male Varsity teams (based on attendance, effort, attitude, fundraiser participation and outcome) to the Palmer Invite. 

AND MORE MOre More more:

Please spread the XC word at JDHS and around the various middle schools. You'll be seeing us at your middle schools these next couple weeks as we get the word out on XC.

If you are new and your parent/guardian address is not on this list, please let us know. We want to communicate to those folks, too.

Stay tuned for details on all the upcoming events.  Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in XC.

2016 runners ONLY: a chunk of you do NOT have your required 4 fundraisers in. If in doubt, we encourage you to contact us and we will help you organize a litter clean-up; this will impact your xc travel in 2017.

 Welcome to the new season, and please contact us if you have any questions, comments, ideas, or gold.

We're excited to support you. T

hanks for running in our village.

Happy Trails,

Merry and Tristan

JDHS XC

500 8112  /   723 1772


CROSS COUNTRY

2017 – 2018

                        

      July 26                                        Season Begins

      August 26                                   @ Juneau                                                                                              

      September 2                                @ Haines

      September 2                                @ Craig

      September 9                                @ Wrangell                                                                  

      September 16                              @ Sitka

      September 23                              Region V @ Ketchikan

      September 30                              State @ Bartlett




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Dance Team

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Kayla Price      kaypar@hotmail.com

                        907-723-0317

 

ASSISTANT COACHES

Charlotte Bennett

Kelsey Castagnola

Julie Tran

 JDHS Dance Team Website

http://jdhsdance.com



JDHS 2016-17 DANCE TEAM


JDHS 2016-17 DANCE TEAM


JDHS 2016-17 DANCE TEAM


JDHS 2016-17 Dance team

Dance Team 14/15
Debate/Forensics
HEAD COACH

Shanna Galluzzo shanna.galluzzo@juneauschools.org

Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain combined team.

Drama Team

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Michaela Moore       michaela.moore@juneauschools.org

Cricket Curtain         cricket.curtain@juneauschools.org

 JDHS Drama Website : www.jdhsdrama.com

 

February 2015

This past weekend in Anchorage the drama team became the State Champions of Drama! 

It is a very big competition with ASAA Drama, Debate & Forensics State Competition. 

All 10 students were in the top 4 or above in events that had between 25-32 participants from all across the state of Alaska. 

 
Individual Awards:
Duet Acting: 3rd Place Medals: Liam Porter-Bell & Liana Porter Bell
                        2nd Place Medals: Brita Fagerstrom & Matthew Woodland
Solo Acting: 4th Place Medal: Brita Fagerstrom
Reader's Theatre: 4th Place Medals: Lydia Smith, Bethany Bibb, Selma Houck, & Keely Ewing
Pantomime Original Creation: 4th Place Medals: Ashleigh Watt & Liam Porter-Bell
                                                       1st Place Medal & State Champions of Pantomime are
                                                                    Brita Fagerstrom, Matthew Woodland, & Kyle Short
Duo Interpretation: 2nd Place Medal: Lydia Smith & Ashleigh Watt


Football

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Kevin Hamrick     kevin.hamrick@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Phil Isaak - Offensive Coordinator

Al Fenumiai - Running Back Coach

Michael Hutcherson - Offensive Assistant

Emil West - Line Coach, JV Head Coach

Matt Lehrbach - Line Assistant Coach

Trevor Pfaff - JV Assistant Coach

 

2016-17 JDHS Football Team


JDHS Football 2014

Hockey

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Luke Adams       luke.adams@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Matt Boline         bolinehockey@gmail.com

Jay Lloyd            jay.lloyd@juneauschools.org

Michael Garcia   mgarciaatc@gmail.com

JDHS Hockey Website 

http://www.jdhshockey.com/


HOCKEY TEAM 15/16

Well, it was a great experience for JDHS's hockey team up in Wasilla for their
first ever state tournament!  

They lost to Diamond 9-1 and lost to Colony 8-1, but they played hard and soaked up every second of every game throughout the tournament.  

They did come home with the All-Academic Award! 
I appreciate all the teachers that worked with the student athletes, which allowed them to stay eligible
throughout their challenging season.  

Thanks again and GO BEARS!  

Mr. Bentz JDHS Athletics Director

 

HOCKEY TEAM 14/15      

Homebuilders

11 months ago

ADVISOR  

Andy Bullick     andrew.bullick@juneauschools.org

Habitat For Humanity in Florida

Seven students representing each of Juneau's three high schools traveled to Martin County FL over their spring break where they showcased their construction skills and Alaska work ethic while enjoying the sun. 

 

The students who went on the trip are all enrolled in Career and Technical Education course offerings  and were able to gain new technical skills and develop their employability skills while working 7- hour days doing construction-related work with the Martin County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. 

The students represented Juneau well and accomplished a great deal including the painting of a 8,500 square foot warehouse where the Habitat for Humanity chapter is headquartered out of. 

In addition to working hard, the students had lots of fun and went to the beach and a spring training baseball game. Martin County residents hosted meals for the students twice-daily and spoiled them. 

This fantastic trip was made possible because of the student's families, Juneau School District CTE programs, and Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association.

Interact

11 months ago

ADVISOR

Dixie Weiss  dixie.weiss@juneauschools.org

Interact is a service club for 12-18 year olds founded by Rotary International and is sponsored by individual Rotary clubs of the area. Our club, Juneau-Douglas High School’s Interact, is sponsored by Juneau-Gastineau’s Rotary Club.

We help our community through different types of projects like operation Christmas Child and the Sock Drive. Our biggest project, which started in 2003, is the Homeless Awareness Sleep Out. This is where we sleep outside to raise awareness and money for the homeless students of our school district. 

If you would like to join, just come to one of our meetings! We meet in room 235 aka the pottery room (second floor at the end of the left wing) during lunch every other Friday.

You can visit our website at http://interactjdhs.weebly.com/ to check the dates of our next meeting. Or, talk to our Rotarian advisor Dixie Weiss in room 120. We can’t wait for you to join!

March 2016

JDHS InterAct collected 158 cans of food for the Food Bank and $200 for the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

The winner of the advisory competition is Mr. Lehnhart's,

and they will be receiving doughnuts this Tuesday for their hard work.

 

A big thank you to all who participated and donated to the Drive!

              
                                    
Model UN
ADVISOR

Karina Reyes karina.reyes@juneauschools.org
National Honor Society
ADVISOR

Jennifer Knaggs jennifer.knags@juneauschools.org

National Ocean Science Bowl NOSB

6 months ago

COACH

Megan Benhke


March 2016

In a field of 19 teams, Team Krill placed second in the project and second overall.

Team Pier Pressure placed third in the project and third overall. - Ben

     
 

Partners Club-Crimson Bears' Kindness Champions

4 months ago

The Partners Club® (Crimson Bears' Kindness Champions) is a unique Special Olympics Alaska sponsored, school based program that teams students with and without intellectual disabilities, through social & recreational opportunities and Unified Sports® training & competition.  The Partners Club® program provides opportunities to build student character, increase acceptance of disabilities, develop leadership and other skills in a service-learning environment, and enhance their school community.  It is a program that teaches beyond the classroom and expands students’ social horizons.  

Each Partners Club® determines what activities and events they wish to participate in throughout the school year.  In addition to social and recreational activities, the Unified Sports® that will be offered by Special Olympics Alaska to Partners Clubs® this year will be track and field.  Clubs are encouraged to participate in other sports opportunities outside of those offered by Special Olympics Alaska, but are not required to do so.  Clubs meet on a regular basis during the school day or after school.


Partners Club Coach


Janette Gagnon

Special Education Teacher

Head Coach Track & Field

janette.gagnon@juneauschools.org

321-5321


A happy student.

Partners club activity photo.

Partners club activity photo.
Partners club activity photo.


Partners club activity photo.

Partners club activity photo.


Macaroni and Cheese

Partners Club Member

Partners Club Member

Partners Club Member

Partners Club Member

Partners Club Member

Partners Club Members duo




Community Observation

Saw your students at Foodland today – they appeared to be having a good time and, hopefully, the other customers were as pleased to see them as I was.  Of course, I kept being handed cards because, I think, I was a familiar face.  Everyone looked happy – staff and students.

Kudos to all!

Jane 

Jane Preston, Care Coordinator

Alzheimer’s Resources of Alaska



Community Observation





Community Observation


Play Productions

25 days ago

ADVISOR

Michaela Moore      michaela.moore@juneauschools.org

Drama Website




Whistle Down the Wind Spring Play with JDHS, TMHS and AYC !!! 

and guest artists, Aaron Badilla and Shanae'a Moore.

JDHS spring musical is an important event the community will not want to miss.  The JDHS theatre department has partnered with both Thunder Mountain High School’s band (under the direction of Brian VanKirk) and Alaska Youth Choir (under the direction of Richard Moore) to bring this emotional and endearing musical masterpiece of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Whistle Down the Wind to the Juneau Community.  Another special part of this production is that JDHS alumni were offered an opportunity to come back and be a part of this musical, if they so chose.  One special guest artist who graduated with his Master’s in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory and who was also an alumnus of JDHS music and theatre programs is Aaron Badilla.  Aaron will play the part of the escaped convict who hides in one of the community’s barns and pretends to be Jesus so the children will not turn him in.  Shanae’a Moore, who is also a JDHS theatre and music alumna and graduated from Sam Houston University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and is a professional actress in Houston, Texas, designed the set for our production and was a production consultant (she performed as Swallow in this musical at a professional theatre in Houston, TX...Queensbury Theatre).  Also, present JDHS theatre and music students Lydia Smith and Dylan Rice have been exceptional assistant directors each in charge of various aspects of the play.  Both consult with me and help direct blocking and character work to the cast.  Lydia has choreographed the country and western dance and the candle dance in the production, while Dylan has designed the bar scene set, designed the props, painted and built the bar scene set, and is also wearing the hat of stage manager.  Bo Anderson who is in charge of the JDHS and TMHS auditoriums has built the huge barn portion of the set.  It has been a sheer blessing to work with all of these special and exciting people and this is one musical that Juneau will not want to miss.

Cast List: www.jdhsdrama.com

The Show Description (taken from themusicalcompany.com)

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Jim Steinman

Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ,” it’s as if all her prayers have been answered.

Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside—the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music, with lyrics by acclaimed Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler songwriter Jim Steinman. It features “No Matter What,” which was covered by Boyzone, hitting number one in 18 countries.

Whistle Down the Wind contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days—something which the community at its heart yearns to return to. The show is a great choice for secondary/high schools and programs with a broad talent pool of young performers.

Based on the original novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film produced by Richard Attenborough, directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. With book by Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber.








2016-17 Play Productions






2015-16 Plays Productions



                 
                 
2015-16 Events:  JDHS Alumni Gives Back: Brita Fagerstrom, who graduated from JDHS last May has come into the JDSH Theatre Departments acting classes for an entire week to conduct a Workshop on Choreography: Story Through Dance.  Brita is now a Musical Theatre Major at Sam Houston State University and has chosen to use a week of her break giving back to her high school by sharing knowledge learned at college.  The whole week was a fun and excellent time in the acting classes at JDHS.  Thank you Brita!
Also, the cast from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers work hard to become a close knit team and family.  Cast bonding opportunities have included a "Get to Know You Santa" where students were partnered up with cast members in an open (not secret) gift exchange to help students get to know others in the cast.  Then, Saturday evening, the cast had a private ice skating party and had a really good time laughing and dancing on ice! 
Michaela Moore

Robotics

2 months ago

Advisor

Linnell Bush     linnell.bush@juneauschools.org

First Tech Challenge is a competition where students build robots from scratch, program them, and then compete in a competition that tests the robots they have built. 


These students do everything on their own. They plan, design, build, and program their robot to do a variety of tasks and they do it as a team. Each person on the team has specific duties to get to our team ready for the big competition where we compete against other robots.


We meet in 
Room 307 
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-6pm.

We have our Robotics competition 
December 16th, and 17th at Thunder Mountain High School.

Soccer Boys

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Gary Lehnhart       gary.lehnhart@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Alex Newton         alex.newton@juneauschools.org

Michael Garcia

Luke Adams


jdhssoccer.org

Soccer Team 2015-16
Play Soccer.
Kick that soccer ball.
Great goalie catch.
Purple shirts for cancer awareness.

Soccer Girls

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Matt Dusenberry      matthew.dusenberry@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Joann Quigg

Phil Subeldia


JDHS Girls Soccer Web Site

https://sites.google.com/site/jdhsgirlssoccer2009/


Student Government

5 months ago


ADVISOR -

Tonja Moser   tonja.moser@juneauschools.org


What it is: A student-run organization that meets weekly to discuss issues within our high school and district to represent our student body's opinions. 

We also organize many school-wide events each year like homecoming, prom, talent show, and graduation.

What time the activity meets/where meetings are held: Every Thursday at lunch in Ms. Moser's room (218), all Thursday meetings are open to public comment.

We don't have a calendar of events but we do have a monthly calendar that is updated in Ms. Moser's room with our upcoming meeting days and events. 

The next major events people should be aware of are:

Talent Show on January 13th and 

Homecoming Week which is January 30th-February 3rd.

If people would like to join for next year, we will be holding elections for the 2017-2018 school year in early May.


ASB-All Student Body
President--Sarah Mertz
VP--Aidan Seid
Spirit Rep--Theo (Selma) Houck
Spirit Rep--Lena Kawakami
Secretary--Laurie Balstad
Parliamentarian--Bianca Egan

Seniors
Pres--Gabi Kito
VP--Abby Watts
Site Council Rep--Chatham Moser
Rep--Maddie Johnson
Rep--Summer Putnam

Juniors
Pres--Leah Bibb
VP--Sophia Puliafico
Site Council Rep--Sabrina Jones
Rep--Kenny Morris
Rep--Ana Vanuatu

Sophomores
Pres--Dessa Gerger
VP--Lily Otsea
Site Council Rep--Sahil Bathja
Rep--Erica Hurtte
Rep--Grace Newman

Freshmen
Pres--Noelle Duvernay
VP--Katie McKenna
Site Council Rep--Sadie Murphy
Rep--Natalie Zimmerman
Rep--Sidra Gregoire




Softball

about 1 month ago

HEAD COACH

Lexie Razor   alexandra.razor@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACHES

Dave Massey

Chuck Gordon

Annie Kincheloe

Parent Information Survey

If you have not completed the 5 minute survey, please take the time to do it now.  

http://bit.ly/JDSoftballParent


sOFTBALL gAME & pRACTICE sCHEDULE




JDHS Crimson Bears, 2017

Enjoying the Mariners game after a long weekend of softball.

Had a great time at the team bonding party!

Elisa, Amanda, Skylar, and Ally

Caitlynn, Madalyn, Alison, Mia, and Ariana

Rena, Leah, Sophia M, Sidra, and Sophia S

Abby D., Bella, Kamper, and Abby M.

Caitlin, Maddie, Gracie, and Addy

Getting ready for egg toss

Having some fun with crazy goggles
Go Sami!

Here comes Leah

Volunteering at Glacier Valley Science Night

Sophia & Ally helping with the touch tank


JDHS Crimson Bears, 2016

State Tournament, Fairbanks 2016

Junior Varsity Home Game, 2016

Maddie Johnson chasing Chuck

Maddie Johnson dowsing Chuck


Empire Photos, 2016

Sami Good with the tag at second.

Riley Stadt chasing down the out.

Morgan Balovich at the plate.

Abby Meiners with the play at second.

Swim & Dive Team

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Seth Cayce   sethcayce8@gmail.com

ASSISTANT COACHES

Josh and Jenna

 JDHS 2015 Swim Team

JDHS 2014 Swim Team







JDHS Girls 2nd Place State Champs





Tennis

6 months ago

HEAD COACH

Kurt Dzinich      kurt.dzinich@juneauschools.org

ASSISTANT COACH

Anne Kincheloe


The Tennis team starts the first week in August every year.  We practice at the Alaskaclub during the weekdays, with members playing matches on weekends against local Juneau tennis players to improve the team's abilities against real competition.  

There are typically two trips up north to play other teams, to Fairbanks, and to Anchorage.  Then, at end of season, the team heads to Anchorage for the State Championships, first week  in October.  The team plays a "Back to School" tournament in September, usually before first trip to Anchorage for the Anchorage Invitational.  


2015    Congratulations Tennis Team 

5th Place at State and 1st place in the girls doubles

                         

Track & Field

6 months ago

Coach

 Janette Gagnon        janette.gagnon@juneauschools.org

2015-16 Track Photo

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Video Crew

15 days ago

Volleyball

6 months ago

COACH

Lesslie Knight     lesslie.knight@juneauschools.org

Wrestling

6 months ago

Wrestling is a combined 

Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High School Team.

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