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JDHS Principal's Corner

A message from Principal Casperson

By the time you are reading this your JDHS student should be feeling some sense of relief as the first semester of the school year has passed.  With the advent of the new calendar year also comes a new semester.  We return to school on Monday January 8th, ready to tackle the second half of yearlong courses, and to begin new semester courses for many.  It is our hope that you and your student enjoy some rest, relaxation, and recharging time over the winter break.

With the new semester also comes the start to our planning for next school year.  The budget planning process is underway for the 2018-2019 school year and it is not too late to share your thoughts and ideas.  On January 8th we have our next JDHS Site Council meeting at 5pm in the library.  We invite you to attend the meeting to share budget thoughts and priorities, and in the event that you cannot, to email the site council facilitators at  We are heading into the district conversations January 17th and want to accurately represent the budget priorities for Juneau-Douglas High School.  

Finally, please mark your calendars for the upcoming course selection nights.  As has been the longstanding tradition we will host evening times where our counseling staff will present grade-level information for your planning purposes and give you the opportunity to enter your student’s course requests for the next school year.  The schedule for the evenings is listed below – please note that all evenings start at 5pm.

Rising Seniors (Class of 2019) – January 31st (one night only!)

Rising Juniors (Class of 2020) – February 14th & February 15th

Rising Sophomores (Class of 2021) – February 21st & February 22nd


Enjoy the winter break!  

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