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JDHS Principal's Corner

A message from Principal Casperson

Course selection nights have begun.  Our rising seniors (Class of 2019) have come in to make selections and the night for rising juniors is just around the corner.  These evening times are an opportunity for you and your student to hear grade-level information for your planning purposes and give you the opportunity to enter your student’s course requests for the next school year.  In the event that your students cannot attend on their scheduled night please feel free to attend on another grade-level night.   

Rising juniors (Class of 2020) are at 5pm on February 14th & February 15th

Rising sophomores (Class of 2021) are at 5pm on February 21st & February 22nd.


In the spirit of planning for next school year we are fully engulfed in the budget planning process for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please take a moment to review the materials on the Juneau School District website so that you know what pieces and parts are being discussed.  Public forums have been held and I am pleased to say that a large number of Juneau-Douglas High School students participated, providing testimony on what they see as critical for JDHS student success.  While there are no longer public forums there is an email address that you can each use to email your comments/insight regarding the budget at  The JDHS site council also wants to remind each and every parent that there are also opportunities to provide testimony regarding school funding on the state level.  Email the site council co-chairs should you want more information on those.


I want to end with celebrations!  We are very pleased to say that Student Council hosted another wonderful Homecoming Week, complete with spirit days, a food drive, lunchtime activities and a summative assembly.  We even shifted the context for Homecoming Royalty – the court was comprised of student’s that were the most spirited, which we felt more accurately reflected the week and its events.  We also want to congratulate JDHS hockey, for heading north to compete for the state title. In just the next two weeks we will send Model UN, Academic Decathalon, NOSB and Robotics off to state competitions as well.  

We are so PROUD of our Crimson Bears!

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