Parents and students, on Thursday October 28, 2021 we will do picture retakes for anyone who did not have a picture taken in August and those who had their picture taken and would like a redo. Please fill out the below form by 3pm on Tuesday October 26,2021 if you need to do a picture on retake day. The student will receive an email with their picture time on Thursday. Pictures will begin about 9:30am. All pictures will be taken on the Fleming Fieldhouse stage in the Main gym. If you have any questions, please let me know.
If you plan to attend tomorrow's (10/26) volleycall champtionship at Osage, you will need to bring your student ID. This will allow you to attend for free.
Term 2 Tardies
Tardies begin over today; this is your chance to stay clear of sweeps and all the less-than-great things that come with them. Thanks to all of you who do a great job every day getting to class on time- we really appreciate you. Thanks again to all of you that just do a great job.
This is a reminder that we do not allow Halloween costumes on campus this week or next; this is one of many friendly reminders- if you wear one to school there will be a less friendly reminder as you are sent home….don’t be that person. We want you to have a great time during Halloween so much that we gave you the day off this year- use it. AND be safe Jays!
Jay Wrestling’s season starts November 2nd. Practice will be from 4:00-6:00 pm Monday - Friday, in the wrestling room. You will need a physical so get yours now. Anyone interested in being a team manager talk to Coach Cameron or Coach Cagle. Lady Jays- one of the single largest college scholarship booms is in girls wrestling- reach out to our Jay wrestling coaches for the details and you might just be wrestling your way through free college!
Track & Field Meeting
Seniors, we are meeting with Jostens representatives November 5th at 10 am in the main gym to learn about senior graduation announcements, senior apparel, etc. Jostens will be here on November 11 and 12 from 8-1 to fill any orders that you have in the connector near the library.
Questions? Please see Mrs. Dade in the main office.
Senior Panoramic Postponed
Seniors - Because we want to get as many senior in the panoramic pictures as possible, it has been rescheduled to Senior picture retake day Dec 7 during second period. We hope that by rescheduling the date and time, it will provide a better opportunity to capture the entire senior class.
Any questions please reach out to Tylisha Dade.
Join Green Team
Green Team Meetings are every other Thursday after school. Meetings are at 4PM in room 352.
Spooktakular Ghost Story Challenge
The Library is looking to feature your original ghost story on the morning announcements the last week of October. We challenge you to make your original story take place at JCHS. Please limit your story to 600 words or less, put Ghost story challenge in the subject line, and then share them with firstname.lastname@example.org . Submit your story by October 22nd. Stories will be shared October 25th through the 29th.
Girls Basketball Meeting & Tryouts
All girls interested in playing girls basketball this year, need to attend a mandatory meeting this Friday October 22nd at 8:00 am. Tryouts start November 1st from 2:00-4:00 in the Fleming Fieldhouse!!
Senior Panoramic Photo
Good morning Seniors, the senior panoramic photo will be taken on October 19 at 8am in the gym. If you have a JC shirt feel free to wear it. Please enter through the Union Street doors. I will be there to open the door. Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes early so that we get you organized, picture taken and to class on time.All students should have received an email about your senior picture time. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Dade
Late PM Bus Procedures at JCHS
In the event that an afternoon bus is going to be more than 10 minutes late, pick up students at the Union Street entrance. This offers a safer location and is covered in the event of mild weather. In the event of inclement weather, students will be moved inside the Union Street entrance to avoid severe weather and temperatures. Thank you for your understanding.
This is the time of year that events get cancelled due to weather; make sure to check the JCHS Activities page or our social media pages for information and updates on delays, postponements, and cancellations. Follow Principal James on Twitter at JCHS_Principal or go to the JCHS Facebook page @JCHSJays- get information, highlights, and pictures all about JCHS and you!
21-22 Yearbook Ordering InformationOrder your Josten's 21-22 Yearbook on the following site:https://www.jostens.com/apps/
store/productBrowse/1060577/ Jefferson-City-High-School/ 2022-Yearbook/ 20210731041813240115/CATALOG_ SHOP/Prices increase to $55 November 1st.For questions or for information on how to pay via check/cash, please email JCHSyearbook@jcschools.us
Have cool photos for the yearbook?
Free AP Exams!
Students enrolled in AP courses this year are eligible to sign up to take the exams for free. To sign up please complete the google form which is located in your google classroom. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Nov 12th by 3:40.
From the Counseling Office
1. Seniors-The Mayer scholarship is now available. You can pick up an application in the counseling office or print from your google classroom. It is due by 8:40 a.m. to the counseling office by 12/6. No late scholarships will be accepted.2. The Capital Area Regional College Fair is scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct 13th at The Linc from 7-8:30 p.m.3. Students enrolled in AP courses this year are eligible to sign up to take the exams for free. To sign up please complete the google form which is located in your google classroom. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Nov 12th by 3:40.4. Seniors - JCHS is hosting a FAFSA Frenzy on Monday, Oct 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm. at JCHS. Please bring your parents or guardians, FSA ID, and tax information. Local financial aid representatives will be available to assist you. If you have any questions, please speak to your counselor.5. End of term one is Friday, October 22nd. Grades will be posted by Monday, October 25 by the end of the day. This is mid-semester for your courses.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hy-Vee Community Room (2nd floor of grocery store)
3721 W Truman Blvd
JC MO 65109
Topic: This month's speaker is the Director of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
Z Club is made up of high school students who work to empower girls and women through service and advocacy.
It is open to all students in the Jefferson City area in grades 9 through 12.
From the Counseling Office
Mayer Scholarship is now available in the senior google classroom or applications can be picked up in counseling. We will host a FAFSA frenzy on Monday, October 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm in room 401. AND Capital Area College Night-- on Wednesday, Oct 13 from 6-8:30. Please visit the counseling website or office for more information.
Interested in Track?
If you are interested in joining Track as a competitor or manager, contact Coach Talley at Marshall.Talley@Jcschools or go by room 303! Be a part of the JCHS Track Chamionship tradition!
Multicultural Achievement Committee
Tuesday October 5, 2021 4pm to 5:15pm
The purpose of the Jay MAC Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in rigorous coursework; honors and advanced placement courses. The program’s goal is to ensure college and career readiness for students.
Questions please contact Mrs. Dade or Mr. Falls
Attn. Lady Jays B-ball Players
All Lady Jay Basketball players pick up a Trivia Night information sheet from Coach Salmon in PE or Coach Stone in Room 222. Also check your Lady Jay Group Me for Trivia Night information.
Check out these opportunities presented by the Council for Drug Free Youth:
1) Video Contest -- Oct 28th @ 6:30 pm. Scan the QR code on the flyer to enter your video in the contest.
2) Magic Show -- Sunday, Oct 10th @ 3pm Riverside Amphitheater
3) Be a part of CDFY Youth Committee -- open to individuals in grades 9-12.
See attached flyers for details.
Updated COVID-19 Protocols
Hello JC Schools Families,
The Jefferson City School District has been closely monitoring any positive cases of COVID-19 that occur within the school environment since the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.
Despite our initial concerns regarding how the Delta variant may impact the school environment, we are seeing a comparable number of positive cases and a significantly lower number of close contacts compared to last year at this time. We also have not seen any instances of close contacts from within the school environment becoming positive.
The University of Kansas invites you and your students to join us for one of our upcoming Leadership Symposiums. The theme for this year's symposiums is "Facing Forward: Looking at Our Future."
At each of these events, your students will have the opportunity to make connections, learn about preparing for college, and begin developing skills to make a difference in the world.
JCHS Speech & Debate Fundraiser
JCHS Speech and Debate is having a fundraiser; mark your calendars for September 30, 2021 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Freddy's!!!!!!!Let the cashier know what group you are with and 15% of the profits will go to the JCHS Speech & Debate Boosters. SPREAD THE WORD and let's make this a success!!!!!!!
"MyMO" Scholarship Promise Program
“MyMO” Scholarship Promise is a NEW program that will assist Missouri students on their pathway to college starting 9th grade year. See attached flyers for info!
The yearly benchmarks will help students be more college ready by senior year.
Important dates for freshmen families to join virtually to learn about MOST 529s and about MyMO.
Registration Link: https://ascensus.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-2vrjkrH9CVNxPP8GZ4kS1ISK8gokId
October 5, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.
October 12, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.
October 19. 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.
October 26, 2021 @ 6:30 P.M.
Application is set to open on October 1 through My Scholarship Central. Each flyer has a QR Code and instructions on how to find the application and families can link to the application (starting Oct 1) on our website at https://www.moslf.org/programs.aspx
MyMo Scholarship Promise Program
MyMo Frequently Asked Questions
MyMo Family Flyer
Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience
Attached is the application for CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program.
This is a three-day leadership camp in Jefferson City where students learn about cooperatives and government. Even though COVID kept us from hosting an event with students around the state this past year, the delegates had a great time hearing motivational speakers and visiting with Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe.
This program is open to high school sophomores. To participate, they need to fill out the application and return it by March 18.
Three Rivers Electric Coop will award the trip to six students and the six runners-up will receive $50.
Aspiring Musicians & Songwriters Wanted!
Of course Mr. James likes to include music in the announcements each morning, If you are an aspiring musician and song writer, I would love to play your song- So here goes- if you want to be the first ever student song on the morning announcements- Compose a song of your very own- the subject must be the announcements and include our school and mascot. If your song is chosen, you will be featured on the announcements and may win fabulous prizes and fame! Stop by the office or speak to speak with me or email me your questions at Robert.James@jcschools.us. Good luck everyone!
The ASVAB will be given at JC on 11/2 at 8:40 a.m. If you are a junior or senior interested in signing up, please see Mrs. Stevens in counseling. This exam is free to students.