As has been the case throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation surrounding the virus continues to change regularly and rapidly. Today we are announcing two changes to our COVID-19 protocols which will both take effect on Tuesday, January 18th – please continue reading for more details on each of these changes:
- All schools and district buildings will transition to yellow protocols.
- The district will adopt the new CDC isolation protocols for both students and staff.
Tutoring will be available this semester. Teachers will be available during the scheduled times to assist students with course work. (see attached pdf for dates/times)
Morning tutoring sessions will occur from 7:30 am to 8:20 am. Afternoon tutoring will occur from 3:50 pm to 4:40 pm.
Sign up through Google Classroom
Junior girls interested in Government and Current Events, Girl State might be a summer opportunity to check out. If you would like to attend an informational meeting, please complete the sign up form located in your google classroom or see Mrs. Welch in counseling. !
Courtyard Early Learning Center Volunteens
Courtyard Early Learning Center is hosting a VolunTEEN program. We are taking applications and plan to select two volunteers to work side by side our awesome teachers, to learn more about working with children. This would be beneficial to anyone looking to work in the educational field or another child related field.
Here is a link with the details, program information, and the application: https://www.courtyardearlylearningcenter.com/volunteenprogram
1. Please check your infinite campus semester two schedule BEFORE Monday to make sure you have the correct classes and room numbers.
2. SENIORS -- The Common Scholarship is available and DUE on Monday, January 31st by 8:40 a.m. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
New Semester Schedules
Don’t forget to check your infinite campus account for your schedule on Monday- 2nd semester is here- be ready for it. If you want to tour Nichols Career Center at the end of the month Sophomores, sign up in your google classroom. Applications for tours must be complete by Monday, January 10th. Good luck Jays- NCC has a lot of great programs that anyone would be lucky to get into- sign up for your tour now!
Winter Weather Reminder
Winter is definitely here! The building will not be open until 8:10 each day; it is best to avoid arriving too early. Make sure to dress warm- if you do not have a coat, please see your principal or counselor; they will be glad to help you get one. DO NOT come in prior to 8:10; open or unlocked doors are NOT an invitation. Please plan ahead and Stay warm Jays!
Junior girls interested in Government and Current Events, Girl State might be a summer opportunity to check out. If you would like to attend an informational meeting, please complete the sign up form located in your google classroom or see Mrs. Welch in counseling.
Winter Sports Attendance & Guest Form
The Winter Sports dance is right around the corner- Don’t forget you need 90% attendance or better on the day tickets go on sale to attend- that means you must have less than 9 absences. If you have questions regarding your attendance, please see Mr. Bohannon and make up your hours BEFORE tickets go on sale! All non- JC guests must have a completed guest form prior to buying a ticket for them- guest forms are available in the front office.
Start sooner than later Jays!
Guest Permission Form
Dual Credit Class Grant
Students eligible for dual credit, please check your google classroom for information regarding a need based grant for dual credit classes. If you want to take one but your budget is tight, you may just have your tuition paid for. Check your google classroom Jays! Applications are due by Friday, January 14th!
Kingdom Telephone Youth Tour
I am writing today to announce that the 2022 FRS Youth Tour to Washington, DC application process has begun. I am attaching a flyer and student registration form and ask that you please make these available to your students who qualify. They must be 16-17 years old at the time of the Youth Tour, June 1-5, 2022, and a parent or guardian must be an active share holder in Kingdom Telephone Company, 211 S Main St, PO Box 97, Auxvasse, MO. As an added requirement this year, all attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. All completed registration forms and letters of reference must be received in our office by March 4, 2022. Kingdom will sponsor 2 students on this all expenses paid trip.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. You may visit the FRS website, www.FRS.org/youthtour, for further information.
Thank you for your assistance in providing this opportunity to 2 well deserving students in our community.
Dual Credit Grant Application 2021-2022 Spring Semester
Students who are eligible to sign up for dual credit classes through Lincoln University or Drury University are eligible to apply for a need based grant to pay for a 3-4 credit hour college course. The application can be printed off from your google classroom or you can pick up an application in the counseling office.
Eligibility/Steps to complete:
1. Need based--must submit income verification in a sealed envelope.
2. Signatures required of both parents/guardians and student giving permission to review financial information
3. List Post Secondary plans
4. Description of circumstances that make it necessary for you to seek aid
Please submit the application along with income verification in a sealed envelope to counseling by Friday, January 14th.
All applicants will be notified of approval or denial of grant by Wednesday, January 19th
Please note that the number of grants awarded is based on the funds available.
Please email Mrs. Welch if you have any questions.
Dual Credit Course Assistance Application
UCM - application fee waived through Jan 1, 2022 Interested in University of Central Missouri? There is NO Application Fee, as long as you apply by Jan 1, 2022.
Use the link below to learn more about UCM.
Summer Highlights for Marcullus Yearbook
The yearbook staff wants to showcase your awesome summer! Did you have a cool summer job, or go on an awesome vacation? Then you should go to your graduating class in google classroom, and fill out the yearbook summer survey google form for a chance to be highlighted in this year's yearbook! See you in the yearbook Jays!
Cycle and Youth Tour
Attached are flyers for the CYCLE and Youth Tour programs, as well as the applications for each.
Youth Tour delegates will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C.
CYCLE delegates will attend a leadership camp in Jefferson City.
Finalists will receive a cash prize.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Don’t forget to communicate with your teachers and parents regarding parent teacher conferences; better yet, do not wait for conference weeks to speak with your teachers. Your teacher is your best partner when dealing with instructional or learning issues; take the time to talk to your teacher today!
Senior Josten Orders
Salute to Service
Good news hat lovers! This Thursday, November 12th, we are having a hat day to support the wounded warrior project and our salute to service week! Make sure to buy your bracelet for $1 at the front entrance and display it proudly so you can wear your hat! Thanks for supporting Salute to Service week and the Wounded Warrior project!
Reminders from the Admin Office
A few reminders- If you are late for any reason, make sure to sign into school; check in at the office or the Tardy bar in the morning and the office anytime in the afternoon; food may NOT be delivered to you at school for any reason; if you need a coat, please stop by the counseling offices- we will be glad to help you get one- however, a blanket is not a coat and not allowed on campus. It will be warm for a couple of days this week, please use the time to pull your winter coat out OR stop by and we will help you get one. Thanks to all of you that do a great job every day! I appreciate it!
Winter Conditioning for Track (All Events)
December 13th-17th Everyday for 1 Hour
January 18th-February 11th Everyday 1 hour
At anytime anybody can come to winter conditioning and workout for the track season. You can also pick up your paper work for the upcoming season as well.
1. AP sign up deadline is Friday, November 12th. Student questions regarding AP sign ups should see Mrs. Welch in counseling.2. Sophomore will begin Jaytime visits this week. Any sophomore interested in signing up to tour a NCC program should complete the google sign up form in their sophomore google classroom.
Sophomores interested in learning more about Nichols Career Center and touring programs you might be interested in applying to for the upcoming school year need to complete the Nichols Career Center sign up form (sent to Google Classroom).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!
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.