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JDHS Principal's Corner

A message from Principal Casperson

Happy start to the second quarter! Somehow the first forty-five days have flown by, and we are already on the downhill side of the first semester marking period. Thank you to those of you who are prioritizing Parent Teacher Conferences and conversations, as we know that student success is often a team effort. One of the reasons that these days are scheduled right at the quarter's end is to provide ample time for our conversations to support student achievement and, occasionally, student turn-around in classes. If you are unable to attend please know that our inboxes, voicemails, and doors are open. We want to work together to support all students so reach out and we will see what we can do to conference outside of the scheduled times. 

The end of a marking period is often a great time to schedule a Parent Student check-in as well. Sitting down together, reviewing grades, learning expectations, and upcoming deadlines is one strategy to helping your student with the long-view of school. It is easy to get lost with the day-to-day chaos of school and life. Conferencing with your student(s) can help center them as they start the new quarter, connecting you to the teaching and learning that they are experiencing here at JDHS. You can also check-in with them about our recent ALICE drill, how their advisory time is going and if there are other supports they might need to be their best student each and every day! 

One quick reminder: The current data file for our school is on the JDHS website, containing information such as our PEAKS score summaries and School Climate and Connectedness Survey results. We have several years worth of data in this spot in an effort to be transparent and accessible with our continuous improvement systems. If there are data points that you would like to see added please let us know. Here is the address should you want to take a peek: https: / / jdhs. data-reports-e0515298 


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