Seniors, Let Your Voice Be Heard at Graduation

Any graduating senior may apply to present one of two speeches during graduation. In order to
apply, please follow the directions below.

Using your best writing ability, please write an explanation of 250 words or fewer about why
you should be chosen to represent your class as a speaker at graduation. Be sure to include the
topic of your proposed talk, as well as a title that you potentially wish to use. Please note that
you are not to write the speech itself, just a description of your proposed topic. Your essay
needs to explain the rationale behind the topic that you chose and its relevancy to your peers and
the audience. Write or type your essay on a separate paper. Be sure to attach this form to your
essay when you submit it.

Your essay will be reviewed by a panel of staff and seniors and will be judged according to…
Originality
Diverse appeal
Relevancy of message
Motivation for speaking

If selected to be a finalist, you will be contacted for an interview with the committee to discuss
further your interest in being a speaker at graduation. This interview will be mandatory, and
students unwilling or unable to be interviewed on that afternoon will not be selected to present
graduation speeches. Interviews will occur after school during the first full week of May.
Make sure to turn in your essay, attached to this form, to Mrs. Miller in the Main Office of
Jamestown High School no later than 2:30 P.M. on Friday, May 4, 2018.

2018 Graduation Speaker Application PDF

JHS earns a silver medal in the Seat Belt Challenge for Drive Safe Hampton Roads

Jamestown High School participated in the annual Seat Belt Challenge for Drive Safe Hampton Roads sponsored by AAA Tidewater of Virginia.

Jamestown was one of 30 local high schools competing against each other in a friendly challenge to get out the word to buckle up every time you get in a car. Each school would accrue a predetermined  point value with every educational awareness activity they came up with or used.

Jamestown earned Silver medal status through student participation and the different activities done to earn a specific point level.

Sarah Buljat, Lilly Mecalf and Erika Pratt earned individual Silver medals with their extra participation with this challenge.

Congratulations to Jamestown for placing 2nd with 8 other schools in the Get it Together challenge during the 2017-2018 campaign.

Announcement for March 21, 2018

Signed up to donate blood Thursday, 3/22?  Remember to bring a picture ID and eat a good breakfast.  Thanks for being willing to give the gift of life!

This week our FBLA students (Future Business Leaders of America) are raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  During lunches, we are having a grade level competition.  The grade that donates the most money by Friday will earn a special prize.  Please donate your spare change as we collect “Pennies for Patients.”

Fact:The research conducted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is trying to find a cure for blood cancers.  Your donations help fund further research!

Announcements for March 16, 2018

There will be a Key Club meeting Tuesday at 2:30 in the Lecture Hall.
The Key Club and the Red Cross want your blood.  If you are 16 or older sign up today during lunch and give the gift of life Thursday, March 22nd.  10% of us donate and 90% of us use donations in our lifetime.  Be a part of the 10%.

Seniors please bring in your college acceptance letters to the counseling office.

National School Walkout: Parent Information

WJCC Middle & High School Families,

On March 14, 2018, students across the country are planning to walk out of school at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes to honor each of the victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. In WJCC, middle and high school students have told us that they plan to participate in the National School Walkout.

While WJCC does not sanction or endorse the walkout, we recognize our students’ rights to peacefully assemble and freely express their opinions on ways to improve school safety. Groups of students have thoughtfully and respectfully shared their plans with school administrators, and we will continue to work with them to ensure that the walkout is purposeful and orderly.

Students who participate in the walkout will be able to make-up work missed during the event; however, students who leave their school campus or who otherwise disrupt the school day will be subject to disciplinary action as detailed in our Code of Conduct.

We are working closely with our school staff and School Resource Officers to identify procedures that keep our students safe and that limit disruption for students who do not wish to participate. To ensure that the walkout is comprised only of students, we will limit community access to our middle and high schools, and, for the duration of the walkout, no students will be released for appointments or other reasons. We thank you for your cooperation and ask that you please plan ahead if your middle or high school student needs to be released early on March 14.

Virginia’s new Profile of a Graduate identifies Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility as areas for us to develop the life-ready individual, and this event provides us with an opportunity for a ‘teachable moment’ for all of our students.

Please take time to discuss the national walkout with your student, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Senior superlatives are due by Monday, March 5th. Drop it off to Ms. Green in room 152 or the front office.

Senior Superlatives

Announcements for November 15, 2017

Project Discovery meets on Thursday, November 16th right after school in
room 152.

Attention seniors– The University of Mary Washington will be visiting for an on-site admissions opportunity on Monday, November 20th. If you have already applied or are planning to apply to Mary Washington, please consider signing up in the Counseling Office to meet with the representative and possibly have a college acceptance to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!