JDHS Principal's Corner
A message from Principal Casperson
Every year I find myself energized by the lighter days, the warmer sunshine and the signs of spring. For schools however, the increased energy that spring brings can combat our academic focus, even if we have the best intentions! This newsletter marks the final grading period before semester 2 finals and transcripts. That means that already our forty day grind is down to just a month left. Before we know it summer jobs will be starting and our seniors will be tossing their caps in the air. Between now, and May 26th, please continue to support your student’s academic learning by encouraging and celebrating on time, on task behaviors. Every day matters.
With the approach of May we also begin to see increased activities for our spring sports and celebrations related to graduation. Our JDHS website continues to be a great source of information on times and locations should you want to show our Crimson Bear pride at a soccer game, a softball game or at our track and field meet. Prom is scheduled for May 6th, and senior scholarship night is coming May 10th. We will also host the Taylor White Foundation’s car display here in our upper lot for two weeks – if you have not seen the display or had a conversation with your student about the display we encourage you to do so. It is an important reminder about life, life’s choices and the power of learning from mistakes.
Do you have a student who is interested in getting ahead or needs to make up some credits? We’ll be offering some summer school Plato (on-line courses) hours. From May 30 to June 22, Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00, the computer lab 219 will be open for students to work on an online course. We have a number of offerings available. Please contact the counseling office for more information and/or enrollment.
Thank you for being a part of our JDHS community.