Principal’s Newsletter: February 17 – 23, 2019

Jamestown High School - From the Principals Desk


A Message from the Principal

Happy President’s Day,

The weather may feel like spring on President’s Day, but cooler temperatures are right around the corner. With the changing weather and spring sports here too, students are more susceptible to illness. The cooler temperatures does not cause colds and the flu, but our reactions to the weather can speed along and spread viruses and bacteria. Here a few helpful tips from

  1. Every time you shake someone’s hand, wash yours.
  2. Touching your nose and eyes may hurt you. Those are the most common places for germs to get in.
  3. Get enough rest. When you are tired, your body is not fighting as hard.
  4. Build up with healthy food.
  5. Work out. Working out regularly enhances immune function.
  6. Stay away. Keep your distance from people displaying symptoms of sneezing and coughing.
  7. Did you just double-dip that chip? Make sure to NOT share drinks, bottles, or salsa with double-dippers. Someone may pass their germs to you.

For more helpful tips, please follow this link:,,20250939,00.html

Have a safe and happy week Eagles!

Let’s go to work,

H.E. Townsend, IV

Interim Principal

Counseling Corner

On February 11th, 19th, and 20th, our school counselors will work in the JHS computer labs to schedule all current freshmen and sophomores. The counseling team will provide passes to these students through their classes. Please make sure to remind your students get to the lab during their scheduled times so we can have accurate course requests entered into our scheduling system.

If you would like to review our Program of Studies, please follow this link:

The Program of Studies is a helpful document to help plan the next few years and prepare for post-secondary options.

If you have any questions, please contact our school counselors.

Advanced Placement Testing Information

This year ALL AP exam registration for Jamestown High School will be online. To register for one or more AP exam(s) , please go to:

The cost for each AP exam is $98.00 and a reduced-fee is available for students who qualify (free/reduced lunch).

Students taking AP exams at Jamestown High School MUST register for exams at the website above by March 27th, 2019.

To avoid a late fee, all students should register for AP exams during the normal registration window (February 18-March 19, 2019).

Students registering for an AP exam during the late registration
window (March 20-March 27, 2019) will incur a $10.00 late fee.
Jamestown High School is excited to offer families the ability to pay their full exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration.

Families may also pay their full exam fees by mailing a check, cashier’s check or money order to Total Registration, LLC.

Registrations that have not been paid for by March 27, 2019 will be cancelled and exams will NOT be ordered.

REFUND POLICY: Students who cancel before March 19, 2019 will receive a full refund. Students who cancel after March 19, 2019 but before March 27, 2019 will incur a $20.00 cancellation fee. There
will be NO REFUNDS given after March 27, 2019.

February 18th -March 19th AP exam registration window
March 20th -March 27th AP exam late registration ($10.00 late fee)
May 6th- 17th AP Exams will be given

Please contact your counselor if you have a question about an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions.


Make sure to come and support of girls’ basketball team on Tuesday, February 19th as they play in the first round of the Regional Championship. The Eagles will face off against cross-town rivals Lafayette High School at 6:00 pm in the JHS gym.

Spring Sports

Spring sports will start soon. Make sure to check the Jamestown High School athletics webpage for up-to-date information. If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Edwards:

JHS Athletics website:

Guide to the College-Bound Student-Athlete

Jamestown High School Athletics will host the Guide to the College-Bound Student-Athlete recruiting seminar on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm in the JHS Auditorium. The event is provided by Dynamite Sports and is free for parents and students.

For more information, please follow this link:

JHS Teacher of the Year: MELISSA FURR

The faculty and staff of Jamestown High School selected Melissa Furr (Fine arts) as our Teacher of the Year.

Here are a few comments from Ms. Furr’s colleagues:

Student of the Month



Faculty Member of the Month



Stay Connected!

PTSA Notes

  • The next PTSA meeting is March 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the JHS Media Center
  • We will have a presentation regarding mental wellness and stress management by Dr. Christian Dunn and Kimberly Harlow, PLC.
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