|Parent Teacher Conferences: Oct. 22
Optional Parent Teacher Conferences: Wed., October 22. Conferences will be held in 15 minute increments beginning at 4:00 and ending promptly at 7:00. Please schedule your conferences at https://pickatime.com/jhhs before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. (More info)
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Performance: Oct. 23-26
Winchester Public Schools is proud to present Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with music by Tim Rice and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis.
Produced through special arrangements with R&H Theatricals in NYC , Joseph is a family-friendly show with a great storyand wonderful music and lyrics. This year’s cast also has some exciting surprises with faculty members.
Dates and Times: Thursday - Saturday, October 23-25 at 7:30 and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:00
Where: Patsy Cline Auditorium
Cost: Adults $7.00; Students with ID $5.00; Senior Citizens $3.00. Tickets will be on sale at the high school during lunch: 11:30-1:00. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Attention Senior Parents: Cap and Gown Information
Jostens will be at John Handley High School on Wed. Oct. 22nd during all lunch periods and after school from 4:00-7:00 PM during conferences to help students order their cap/gown and graduation announcements. Don’t forget to order your senior black out T shirt. These will be delivered when you place your order.
Vendors Needed for the Holiday Shop Til’ You Drop Vendor Showcase: Dec. 6 from 10 AM - 4 PM
Do you make crafts that your friends think you should sell? Are you an independent consultant for a direct sales company? Have you been looking for an opportunity to introduce your product to a wider audience? If so, then JHHS DECA Shop Til You Drop Vendor Showcase is for you! This annual event will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM in the “Commons” of John Handley High School. DECA is currently looking for interested participants to display and sell their items at this fun, family friendly event.
If you are a craftsperson, hobbyist, business owner, etc. and would like space to sell or demonstrate a product or service during our “Holiday Shop Til’ you Drop Vendor Showcase”, please contact Shane Barfield or Keith Lichliter, DECA advisors at JHHS. Cost per vendor is just $25 and includes exhibit space and a 6 foot table while they are available. Special electrical requests may involve an extra fee. Please note that all vendors must bring their own necessary display equipment and extension cords. We will only allow one representative from each direct sales company. Each vendor must also supply a raffle item ($25 retail value) which may be auctioned off throughout the event to help with fundraising for DECA. Proceeds for DECA go to support students’ competitive events held each spring.
Don’t miss out on all the FUN! Space is available on a first come, first served basis so reserve your spot today! For questions or addition information, contacts are: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 540-662-3471.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Pilot Program
Students at JHHS may bring their own personal technology devices to school for educational purposes only. The student device will be able to connect to the JHHS filtered Wi-Fi if the permission form is completed and signed by the parent/guardian and student.
The completed form needs to be returned turned in to the front office. The student will then receive directions on how to connect to the JHHS BYOD Wi-Fi. Students are not permitted to use their own data plan to access the internet.
Parents and students should read the letter and policies carefully before signing the form.
- BYOD Acceptance of Responsibility and Device Use Agreement Permission Form
- WPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
- Student Use of Personally Owned Electronic Devices
Internet Essentials Program:
Comcast has created the program, Internet Essentials for $9.95 a month. If you family has one or more of your children eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program then your household may qualify. For more information, call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) or apply online at http://www.internetessentials.com/.
Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Look, Listen, Respond
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our local Safe Kids Coalition sponsors activities to raise awareness around child abuse in our area. These include various public awareness activities, a Mayoral Proclamation, and distribution of information to daycare providers, pediatricians offices and leaders in the faith community. There are also many informative resources for parents and school staff available on the Virginia Prevent Child Abuse website, including a planning kit with handouts. Click HERE for the 2014 Virginia Campaign poster.
Eating disorders are serious health problems that usually start in childhood or adolescence and affect both girls and boys. To learn more about about this issue, please read this Parent Letter for Grades 5 - 12 (Español).
Work Permits (Employment Certificates) for Minors
The Department of Labor and Industry announces the launch of an automated, employment certificate process in accordance with the General Assembly changes to §40.1-92 of the Code of Virginia effective July 1, 2013. Children and their parents no longer need to apply for an employment certificate (work permit) at their school. The process is now fully online and parents and students are to follow the instructions at http://www.doli.virginia.gov/laborlaw/employment_certificate_instructions.html Paper applications will no longer be available at the schools.
JHHS has Joined the VA Star Program!
Students in Mr. Sager’s Computer Systems Technology class will be refurbishing donated computers to give back to the community. It is an exciting time for our students to get hands on experience while giving back to those that are in need of computers.
If you are interested in donating computers, please click on this specs link. For more information about this program, go to VA Star.
|An Assistive Listening Device is available for your use. To reserve a receiver please contact: Todd Rosier at least 48hours prior to the scheduled event.
Tenemos un dispositivo de asistencia auditiva a su disposición. Para reservar un receptor por favor contacte a: Todd Rosier por lo menos 48 horas antes del evento programado.
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