ATTN. JHHS Alumni and Parents:
SAT Test Postponed:
Health and Medical Sciences Academy 2016: Application due by March 13
Health and Medical Sciences Academy 2016 Valley Health has partnered with area high schools to offer a week-long summer medical exploration program. Rising 10th and 11th grade students interested in pursuing a Health and Medical Sciences Career Pathway may apply. Applications are due to Guidance by March 13th.
More Info: Application, Flyer
Pathway to Success: Roadmap to your Career
All Parents and Students in grades 7-12 are cordially invited to a comprehensive presentation by Valley Health on career possibilities, a panel of business/industry representatives on job readiness, Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions on career training, college admission officers on keys to admission, and Lord Fairfax Community College Academic Student Affairs on how all this information relates to students and their futures. Click HERE for more information.
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) - March 19 (Registration opens Feb. 26) Website
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day math and science conference for girls in grades 6-10. The girls participate in exciting, hands-on workshops organized by JMU faculty, attend science presentations and demonstrations, and interact with JMU students who are studying math and science.
The goals of the conference are to stimulate the participants' interest in math and science through these hands-on activities, to provide them with female scientist role models, and to foster awareness of opportunities in math and science-related careers. Parents and teachers are invited to attend EYH with their students. We plan to offer adult workshops again this year. Parents and teachers are also welcome to accompany their students to all of their activities.
All participants will receive breakfast and lunch. There is no registration fee, but all students and accompanying adults and teachers must pre-register. We thank our generous sponsors for enabling us to offer EYH to participants free of charge again this year.
Save the Date: EYH 2016 will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Registration will open on Friday, February 26.
We expect the conference to fill very quickly, so plan to register early. We hope to have the workshop choices posted by Feb. 22.
After School Bus Schedule
After school buses will now run Monday through Thursday at 4pm and 4:30 - there will be 2 buses for each time slot with one delivering students to the south and north end of town.
Activity bus schedule
Activities Buses 41 and 49 Routes
Virginia Department of Health Warnings about Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Use (ENDS)
The Virginia Department of Health has issues warnings against the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems that have become popular with teens. Please read this report.
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.
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.
- 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 your 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.
Work Permits (Employment Certificates) for Minors (for students age 14 and 15 only)
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.
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.
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