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Counselors' Corner

2 months ago

Letters Of Recommendation (LORs) from teachers and counselors. 

Below is the process for obtaining one from your school counselors:

  1. Find out if the school requires (vs recommends/suggests) a LOR from your school counselor
  2. Print your letter of request for the LOR and address it to your school counselor
  3. Schedule an appointment through Mrs. Kelly; let her know that it is to request a LOR
  4. Meet w/ your school counselor; we will review the packet of info we need completed by you & explain how to provide us the best information possible so you receive the best LOR possible

Don't request a meeting the week before your application is due
DO schedule your meeting 6-8 weeks before your application is due
Don't miss your appointment(s)
DO reschedule your appointment in advance if you discover you have a conflict
Don't have your parents/guardians schedule your meetings
DO treat these as formal requests and meetings
DO remember to express your gratitude to anyone who writes you a may enhance your next LOR you need for a job, scholarship, internship, etc

The first week of October 2019, Freshmen received the Signs Of Suicide presentation. 

As a prevention curriculum, students are taught to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide and to "ACT". Acknowledge, Care, and Tell a Trusted Adult.
  • Careline: 1-877-266-4357/HELP: 24/7 help & support available with trained counselors 
  • TEXT: "4HELP" to 839-863  3pm-11pm Tues-Sat
  • TEXT: 741-741
We encouraged all students to put these resources in their phones so they are easily accessible. Parents and guardians, we encourage you to talk with your students; ask them what they learned and who their Trusted Adults might be. Maybe save the above numbers in your phones as well in case you ever need quick access to them for yourself or someone else.

A helpful parent/guardian video on how to respond if you are worried about your student can be found here, from the Mayo Clinic. Teen Suicide Prevention

PSAT and Sophomores

Get Ready for SAT Junior Year
PSAT will be offered October 10, 2018 at JDHS to all JDHS Sophomores and some Juniors who sign up. Students should check in for testing at 9:00 am on Wednesday the 10th at the JDHS gym. Bring a photo ID, a snack and a water bottle.  At the end of January 2019, School Counselors will meet with Sophomores to review their PSAT results. Here are some helpful links that were shared, along with other tips on how to prepare for the SAT for the Spring of their Junior Year.  Please ask your student about this as you prepare for future testing.

If your final college choice is a Common App school, you must notify your counselor before graduation. No Final Reports on Common App will be completed unless we hear from you BEFORE graduation.

Graduation is Coming! 
Have you ordered your Cap & Gown?
Please visit the Graduation section on the website for all details.
If you are unable to purchase a cap, gown, and/or tassel for financial reasons, please contact the Registrar.

Course Request changes 
for Next Year??
If you think you'd like to make a change to the Course Requests you submitted, please see your Counselor or the Registrar ASAP. Better to do it now instead of waiting until August.


Are available on this pdf. Bree and Erin's Law Resources

Counseling Staff

about 1 year ago

Mac the Bear

Twitter http://.com/#!JDHSNews

Jennifer Knaggs

Sanaye Thompson

Terri Calvin
   Career Center

Barbara Kelly
                            Admin. Asst


Front Desk Counseling, Appointments with Counselors, AP Test Sign ups, etc........

    Donna Leigh

Graduation Senior Calendar

about 1 month ago

Important Dates for Seniors

JDHS Senior End of Year Calendar 2018-19

For more information about graduation please go to the Graduation Information Block.








Panoramic Photo


During Advisory - 9:15am


In the atrium.

Regular Exams

April and / or




Advanced Placement 



7:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

You will receive notification of test date, time and location. 

mid May


Scholarship Evening

JDHS Commons

4:45 pm

Reception will be 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm. in the Commons followed by the ceremony at 5:15 pm

mid May


Senior Awards Assembly

JDHS Auditorium

11:45 a.m.

Contact Career Center with questions

May 17, 2018

     ALL Library           Books Due     

JDHS Library

3:45 p.m.

      Do you have fines due? 

Fines must be paid before receiving transcripts / graduation tickets

May 21-24,  2018

Finals Week



Finals Schedule


 Check the Bulletin


Yearbook Distribution



    Might change if yearbooks arrive late




arrive at 5:30 p.m. ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.

        Bring cap, gown and  tassel

Check the bulletin

May 20, 2018







    Must be signed off   !!!

May 23, 2018

Graduation Walk through Elementary Schools

Start at Gastineau at 8:30 and JDHS at 9:00

Start at Gastineau at 8:30 and JDHS at 9:00

Inspire the young students of Juneau in your cap and gown!  

Bring our cap and gown to practice.  Walk with other grads to Harborview at 9:00  or meet Ms Thompson at 8:30 at Gastineau. 


May 23, 2018

All Books Due


JDHS Library

3:45 p.m.

Do you have fines due? 

Fines must be paid before receiving  transcript/graduation tickets.

May 23, 2018

Commencement Practice

Main Gym

9:15 a.m.

Practice is MANDATORY -- 

No Excuses.

Ten (10) tickets per Graduate will be handed out at practice.  

Fines/Fees must be paid before receiving Graduation tickets or transcripts.

May 23, 2018

Senior Lunch

JDHS Commons 

After Practice

Enjoy a lunch following your commencement practice

May 26, 2019

Commencement Ceremony

Main Gym

Doors open at 6:00p.m.  Commencement begins at

7:00 p.m. 


line up in the Aux. Gym at 6 p.m.

Bring cap, gown, cords and tassel. 

May 26, 2019

Commencement Reception 

JDHS Commons

Immediately following commencement 

Courtesy of Sophomore Class 

May 26, 2019

Safe Graduation Party 

UAS Recreation Center -- sponsored by Parents for Safe Graduation

10:00 p.m. - 02:19a.m.

Courtesy of Parents for Safe Graduation Party Committee and volunteers




Graduation Information

about 1 month ago

Registrar:  Donna Leigh at 907-523-1516 or

Juneau-Douglas High School's graduation ceremony is scheduled for 

Sunday, May 26, 2019 in the JDHS main gym at 7 p.m.  

Graduating seniors will need to check-in at the Auxiliary Gym at 6 p.m. for line up.

For a calendar of graduation important events please 

go to the Graduation Calendar Block.

                               All students must have ALL textbooks returned, 

                        all fines and fees paid before they will receive their tickets.

Each student will receive 10 tickets.  If your family needs more tickets please communicate with other students and families as many families do not use all their tickets. If you still need tickets please check in a few minutes early to the graduation ceremony to check on extra tickets. If you do not need all your tickets please turn them in to the counseling office or at the door before graduation.  Thank you.

If your student will be traveling with a JDHS sports team, their coach will let us know of the student’s sports travel plans and the student will be excused from the graduation practice .  Traveling students may send an adult proxy to the Counseling office to pick up their 10 graduation tickets after 1:00pm on on the Mandatory Practice Day. Again, ALL fees and fines MUST be paid and ALL books must be returned to receive tickets. (We can also hold your student’s tickets at the door on graduation night. Please note again: ALL fees, fines and books must be returned.)

Each graduate will need a matte finish black cap and gown, a red and black tassel and red cords.  For information on cap and gown, please contact:

Campus Photo, Juneau's Josten's representative  or       

                              at 907-789-7486


                            Martha’s Flowers  or

                                at 789-0760.


If you are unable to purchase a cap, gown, cords or tassel for financial reasons, 
please contact the Registrar.





10 months ago

Testing Information

Power School Access

about 1 year ago

PowerSchool Access
Information about how to access PowerSchool

Power School Access:

No Access ID? No Access password? Please contact the counseling office at 907-523-1613 or                    email 

Parents and students can access PowerSchool to see student information such as class schedules,                  class assignments, grades, attendance, Daily Bulletin and any fee balances.

Parents need to “Create an Account” which will enable them to have access to ALL their students              enrolled in the Juneau School District. In creating the account, parents will be asked to enter their            student’s name, Access ID and Access password.  The Access ID and Access Password are available        from the counseling office. 

If you are using the Power School Mobile App it may ask you for a code.

                 The code is XZDJ.