Principal’s Newsletter: June 02 – 08, 2019

Jamestown High School - From the Principals Desk

WEEK OF JUNE 02, 2019

A Message from the Principal

To paraphrase a character from novel and HBO series The Game of Thrones, “Summer is coming”. But summer is NOT here yet!

We have much to do before our Commencement Ceremony on June 15th. Lets make sure our final essays, projects, and tests for the year do not impact our year-long work negatively. Lets stay focused on the task at hand. Make a list of tasks that must be completed for the week. With all of the different academic, athletics, and arts activities, we could easily forget a task.

If you find yourself overwhelmed, think about specific actions that you need to take to address the MOST pressing need. Everything may SEEM important, but some tasks must take precedence over others. Get those tasks done first. Next, talk to people! If you need help with something, talk to your teacher or school counselor. You have people who are ready to help you.

Finally, when the school year ends, reflect on how your year ended. What went well? In what areas do you need more support? You start planning how you plan to address the next year over the summer.

Let’s go to work,

H.E. Townsend, IV

Counseling Corner


Caps/Gowns and Commencement Tickets

If you have not retrieved your cap and gown for the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Ms. Miller in the JHS Main Office. This is where you can get your Commencement tickets.

Senior Awards Night

Seniors will be recognized at our Senior Awards Night on June 4th at 6:30 pm in the JHS Auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Lampert at Jamestown High School.

Commencement Rehearsal

MANDATORY  Commencement rehearsal will be on June 14th at 9:00 am. The program will begin at 9:00 am so plan to arrive by 8:45 am. After the rehearsal, seniors are invited to stay and have breakfast in the JHS Courtyard on last time!

Final Exam Schedule

Commencement Information

Commencement is right around the corner! To prepare for the coming event, please note the following:

  1. Students are not allowed to decorate their caps for the ceremony.
  2. Students are not allowed to wear college items.
  3. Enlisted students may wear stole of their chosen branch.
  4. Students will need to arrive 90 minutes before the ceremony to check in and verify that their diploma is in the correct position when read.
  5. Make sure your student account is clear of missing books or dues. If you are unsure of your account, please come to the main office and speak with Ms. Patterson.
  6. Traffic patterns will be different with construction of the campus of William and Mary. The College highly recommends using the entrances to Kaplan Arena from Richmond Road and Monticello Avenue. The map below this message may help.

Sports Physicals

(Photo courtesy of the Daily Press)

On June 4th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm The Jamestown High School Athletic Booster Club will host athletic physicals for the coming year. Please remember, students CANNOT participate any practices until they have a valid sports physical. The cost of the physical will be 20 dollars.

These sports physicals will be valid for all of next year’s sports seasons. Now is a great time to get this done and be “ahead of the game”.

Envirothon Team Wins the State Championship

After placing 1st in the regional competition, The JHS Envirothon team competed in the State Competition this past weekend at Mary Washington University. They went up against some tough competition from across the state. In the end, the Jamestown team came in 3rd Place in Soils, 2nd Place in Oral Presentation, Wildlife and Forestry, 1st Place in Aquatics and 1st Place overall! The team will now represent Virginia at the International Envirothon Competition in Raleigh, NC in July.

Exceptional Games

Jamestown is excited to host the 3rd Annual Exceptional Games on June 6, 2019. Student and parent volunteers are ready to make the day exciting for our young people. The work and planning of the JHS Exceptional Eagles Club, Key Club, various student volunteers, and school faculty will make a great day.

Please know that if you plan to come to JHS on June 6th, we will have additional buses that will change the usual route in the parking lot. Additionally, due to increased students on our field hockey and track and field complex, please be extra careful as you drive in the JHS parking lot.

Theatre Awards Night

The JHS Theatre Department will honor it thespians on June 3rd at 6:00 pm in the JHS Auditorium. The Theatre Department had a busy and award-winning year! From our award-winning One-Act Play and the Hunchback of Notre Dame to the crowd pleasing Disney’s Newsies, our students have pushed the level of excellence up many notches!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stone at JHS.

Athletics Update

While it is ALWAYS great to be an Eagle, last week JHS student-athletes added an exclamation point.

Girls Soccer WINS the Region I Championship!

Boys Soccer WINS the Region I Championship!

Girls Tennis Advances in the State Tournament!

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track and Field Ran Wild at the 4A State Meet!

Baseball Comes Very Close to Upsetting the Number 2 Seed in the Region!

Stay Connected!

PTSA Notes

  • Our next PTSA meeting will be on June 11th at 5:30 pm in the JHS Media Center.
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