Principal’s Newsletter: May 26 – June 1, 2019

Jamestown High School - From the Principals Desk

WEEK OF MAY 26, 2019

A Message from the Principal

The school year is coming to a close, but that does not mean that we are slowing down! Standards of Learning testing, various awards nights, and a Spring sports season that shows promise of post-season success highlights May and June for the eagles. At the end of the year, teachers and administrators reflect on performance and make preparations for the coming year. As I reflect, one incident will stick in my mind for years to come.

At one point at the JHS Prom (which was awesome by the way!) a breaker malfunctioned, and the music stopped. Instead of the students clearing the dance floor, our students sang and continued to dance. As I watched our juniors and seniors, I had to smile. The music and the DJ were great, the decorations were perfect, and the food was delicious. However, I think the biggest draw for our Prom was that our students enjoy being together. I watched students smile, dance, and sing with nothing else but a dance floor and their classmates. I am sure that everyone did not have a close relationship with every student present. Possibly, some students may not have even know everyone on that dance floor. But, for the approximately 10 minutes without music, everyone sang one song (The Hokey Pokey) and enjoyed just being a part of something bigger than themselves.

I can’t wait to see what these young people will accomplish.

Let’s go to work,

H.E. Townsend, IV
Principal

Counseling Corner

Senior Class Picnic

The Class of 2019 will have its picnic on May 31st at 10:00 am at Upper County Park. All seniors will need to come to JHS to ride the bus to the park. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE TO THE PARK.

Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal

All seniors must report on June 14th by 8:30 am for Commencement Rehearsal. Be prompt so that we can share vital information regarding the ceremony.

Commencement Name Reading

On May 29th and May 30th, the assistant principals will call seniors to the auditorium to practice reading names for the Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Thomas will read the names of students with last names from A through L. On May 30th, Ms. Scott will read the names of students with last names from M through Z.

Take FLIGHT Night

Please join JHS for our Take FLIGHT Night for parents. On May 29th at 6:00 pm in the JHS auditorium, our student FLIGHT Crew will review the following information:

  1. What is the FLIGHT Crew?
  2. How can parents be involved?
  3. What does FLIGHT look like for all students?

3rd Annual WJCC 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.

Fine Arts Night

Jamestown will host a Fine Arts Night on May 30th at 6:00 pm. Please join us to see our students’ art presentations, choir performances, band performances, and various other examples of excellence at JHS.

Final Exam Schedule

Summer Program Information

Registration for summer school courses (acceleration/first-time credit and credit recovery) will run May 6- June 7th,2019.  Registration forms and promotional flyer in English & Spanish are attached.

Registration for EPF (11-12th grade students) will be open until May 24, 2019. Registration form must include results from the test of online learninghttp://cs.txwes.edu/tools/  Registration forms and a promotional flyer in English & Spanish are attached.

Students registering for SOL Academy will do so through their School Improvement Specialist (SIS), and any questions about SOL Academy should be referred to the SIS.

Open House will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 from either 3-4 pm or 5-6 pm at Warhill High School Auditorium. Attendance at Open House is required for Summer School participation.

High school summer school acceleration courses (first-time credit):

  • Summer school acceleration will run from June 25-August 1, 2019. Courses taken for acceleration (first time credit) can be done virtually, however, a computer lab will be available onsite at Warhill High School during the Summer Program between 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Monday – Thursday) for students who need a more structured learning environment to complete online coursework.
  • The cost for an original credit course is $300 and tuition assistance is available for qualifying students.

High school summer school credit recovery courses:

  • Summer school credit recovery will run from June 25-August 1, 2019 (Monday-Thursday) at Warhill High School from 8 a.m – 1 p.m (21 instructional days).
  • Credit recovery is an on-site course, and students are required to attend the summer program Monday-Thursday.
  • Students may register for one (1) credit recovery course. The cost for a credit recovery course is $150.

Late registration will be June 10-14th, 2019, in the Summer Program Office at Warhill High School.

Acceleration-Recovery Summer School Registration Form Grade 9 – 12 only – English – 2019 (002)

EPF Summer School Flyer 11-12th

Acceleration-Recovery Summer School Registration Form Grade 9 – 12 only – Spanish – 2019

WJCC High School Summer Flyer – Spanish – 2019

WJCC High School Summer Flyer – English – 2019 (002)

Stay Connected!

PTSA Notes

Thank you to our JHS PTSA AFter-Prom Sponsors. Click slide for a complete list of sponsors

APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
AROMAS COFFEEHOUSE BAKESHOP & CAFÉ
AAA TIDEWATER
BAYPORT CREDIT UNION
BLUE TALON BISTRO
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
BUGGY BATHE AUTO WASH
CASEY TOYOTA
CHICK-FIL-A, MOORETOWN RD.
CRAFT 31
DUNKIN DONUTS
HOMETOWN BOTTLED WATER
JHS PARKING PASSES
JHS PROM TICKETS
JHS SCHOOL STORE
MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
MORRISON’S FLORIST
NEW TOWN AUTOMOTIVE / CAR WASH
NEW TOWN DENTAL ARTS
NORGE DENTAL CENTER
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA
PAPA MURPHY’S TAKE AND BAKE PIZZA
PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF
RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS
SNO TO GO
TARGET
TRADER JOE’S
WILLIAMSBURG ORTHODONTICS
THE WILLIAMS FAMILY
THE MOORE FAMILY
THE LIEBLER FAMILY
THE HARDY FAMILY
THE MAGNUSDOTTIER FAMILY
THE HARDER FAMILY
THE GUYER FAMILY
THE DUNN FAMILY
THE BORNSCHEIN FAMILY

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