Principal’s Newsletter: Week of September 24-28, 2018

Jamestown High School - From the Principals Desk

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24TH – SEPTEMBER 28TH

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Spirit Week 2018-2019!

We are excited to celebrate Jamestown High School’s Homecoming this week and host our Back to School Night. We have more information regarding those important topics later in the newsletter. I want to take a few moments to introduce FLIGHT.

For the past few weeks, you have seen different syllabi and expectations for each of the classes. Something that may be new to you are the core values of Jamestown High School: Focus, Leadership, Inspiration, Global-awareness, Honor, and Tolerance (FLIGHT). These terms were highlighted by our students as being necessary for having success at JHS, in the community, and in the world. Our faculty and students have had discussions about what these terms mean in the classroom, hallways, and cafeteria. In an effort to create common expectations of what we should do in these locations, our students created this set of values.

While these values and the expectations that come with them do not supplant our Student Code of Conduct, they give some specificity to what actions we want to reinforce. As the year progresses, we will use these values to identify students and faculty of the month.

Thank you,

H.E. Townsend, IV
Interim Principal

Back to School Night

Jamestown High School will host Back to School Night on September 25th. The event will start at 6:00 pm in the auditorium with an address from school administration. After the 15 minute presentation, you will follow your student’s academic schedule.

If you are unable to come to Back to School Night and would like to schedule a Parent-Teacher Conference, please call us (757) 259-3600 to help.

Counseling Corner

Jamestown will conduct Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Testing (PSAT) on October 10th. All ninth, all eleventh, and registered 10th grade students will take the test. Testing will start in the morning and will last through to the early afternoon. Parents and students can use the information gleaned from the test results to learn more about student strengths, college and career readiness, and Advanced Placement course potential. For 11th grade students, the PSAT is much more than a practice test. This tool is used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships.

Jamestown will operate on a modified schedule on October 10th to accommodate the testing protocols for the PSAT.

Spirit Week and the Homecoming Dance

The coming week brings our Homecoming Dance and Spirit Week. Everyone is excited to honor our school traditions and unite as one school. We want to celebrate the values of Jamestown, but maintain a safe learning environment.

SPIRIT WEEK DAYS:

MONDAY: America Monday

TUESDAY: Meme Day

WEDNESDAY: “Wayback” Wednesday

THURSDAY: Character Day

FRIDAY: Class Color Day (BLACKOUT for the football game)

Please remember the following:

  1. Dress code regarding bare shoulders and exposure of the midriff is still in effect. So, seniors, make sure your togas for “Wayback Wednesday” comply.
  2. Painting and/or tagging (even in a friendly manner) will not be tolerated.
  3. Additionally, any type of harassment or bullying will be subject to our usual processes in our Student Code of Conduct.
  4. Make sure student accounts are up to date with regard to parking passes and dues in order to purchase your homecoming tickets. Homecoming tickets will be on sale during lunch blocks. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR OF THE DANCE.
  5. And finally, let’s make the next week special by supporting each other. At the end of the day, we are all Jamestown Eagles. Be sure to make our actions reflect the values shown through our acronym FLIGHT: Focus, leadership, inspiration, global awareness, honor, and tolerance.

PTSA Notes

  • The PTSA will host a KICKBALL game for students, parents, and faculty to celebrate being honored as a PTA National School of Excellence. Please join us for some food, games, and celebration.
  • The PTSA Reflections contest is seeking students to submit their work. There are many categories for student submission: Dance choreography, film, literature, music, photography, visual arts. The Reflections theme for  2018-2019 is Heroes Around Me. The deadline for submission is OCTOBER 8, 2018.
  • The NEXT PTSA meeting will be OCTOBER 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Jamestown High School Media Center

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