JDHS Principal's Corner
Happy Winter Break and an even happier New Year! 2019 is upon us, and as always, it is a time for reflection and forward thinking all in one. As you are receiving this your JDHS student is likely mired in Final Exam studying, submitting last classroom assignments, and counting the hours until the break arrives. It is our hope that they, like you, will enjoy some time off over the two weeks, resting and recharging for the start of the new year. We return to school Monday, January 7th, beginning the second semester of our school year. Every student, in every class, begins anew.
Grades for this semester will not be finalized until January 9th, as our staff will be on their Winter Breaks as well. Please remember that while we are away most of us will be monitoring email communications less than we typically do. We all want to rest and recharge to start the new semester off strong.
A couple of reminders that with the new semester also comes budget season for the Juneau School District and course selection nights (already!) for next school year. Please take a peek at the school and district websites for dates for upcoming events. As we look ahead into January and February we already see that there are many evening opportunities each week. We ask that you once again prioritize course selection nights for your student(s) as they are one of the rare evenings where parents, students and counselors can spend time having focused planning conversations about academics and four-year planning. It is important to JDHS that you, our families, remain engaged in the academic planning conversations, right up until we hand that diploma over on graduation day!
If you are looking for things to do over the break we are hosting our annual Capital City Classic, marking the 27th year of this community tradition. The classic will feature six visiting teams and twelve match-ups over the course of three days. The girls bracket will host East Anchorage, Barrow and Sitka teams, with games at 1pm and 5pm December 27th, 28th & 29th. The boys bracket will feature Lathrop, Barrow and Maine-Endwell with games at 3pm and 7pm those same dates. Our very own Crimson Bears will play in the evening slots nightly. Join us to celebrate these talented student athletes as they represent JDHS!