Principal’s Newsletter: November 25 – December 1, 2018

Jamestown High School - From the Principals Desk


A Message from the Principal

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a restful and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Even though the official start to winter is about a month away, the cold chills seem to be here. Well, cold for Williamsburg anyway…

The next interim period will end next week, December 6th. This is the final interim period for the first semester. Check with your teachers to make sure you are up-to-date with assignments. StudentVUE and ParentVUE are great tools to organize your efforts. The toughest part of the process is getting started. Being organized and ready to start feels good, but these tendencies can hinder forward progress. Karl Weick wrote, “Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction” (Peters & Waterman, 2006).

Sometimes we do not start on projects or goals because the time is not right or the situation is imperfect. While waiting for the perfect time, we miss opportunities.

Start on Monday.

Lets go to work,

H.E. Townsend, IV

Interim Principal

Jamestown High School

Counseling Corner

This is a reminder to seniors:

All January 1, 2019 college and post-secondary application deadlines need to be given to your school counselor BEFORE December 5, 2018. Make sure you have your information and paper work ready.

Interim reports

The final interim period for the first semester ends on December 6th. If you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference, please contact the teacher. If you are having trouble reaching teachers, please call the counseling department.


The winter athletic season officially opens this week with a bevy of home and away competitions. Coach Edwards, JHS athletic director, posts weekly schedules and information on the JHS athletics website:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Performances

The Jamestown High School theater department is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The performance is based on the novel not the animated film. Tickets will be 8.00 dollars in advance and 10.00 dollars at the door.

To reserve tickets, call (757) 259-3644 or email Mr. Stone at

Performance dates and times:
Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 pm

Friday, November 30th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 pm

Stay Connected!

PTSA Notes

The next PTSA meeting will be on January 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the JHS Media Center.

JHS Prom will be on May 18th in Ford’s Colony. The PTSA is currently scouting locations for After Prom. If you have any ideas for possible locations, please contact

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