News for Juanita High School

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News for Juanita High School

October 2016

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In This Issue
Message from the Principal
Bond Updates
From the Counseling Office
Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Message From the President
Reflections Art Competition
Emergency Tips
Green News
Fear Free SAT & ACT Testing
Help Wanted
Pass the Hat donations
Ways and Mean Chair--URGENT
Donate Athletic Equipment 

dates Important Dates
October  2  -- Registration opens for PSAT/NMSQT
October 10 -- Booster Club meeting, 7pm Library
October 12 -- Boys Basketball informational meeting, 12:30-1pm, Rm 176
October 12 -- Last day for PSAT registration
October 12 -- PTSA meeting 7pm,  JHS library
October 12 -- Secrets of College Admission  JHS library 
October 19 -- PSAT/NMSQT  for sophomores and juniors  JHS  
October 19 -- LWSD Unity Day:  Wear Orange to support bullying prevention
October 19 -- Money Night 6:30-8:30 Auditorium College Scholarship & Financial Aid
October 21 -- LEAP Day no school
October 26 -- JHS band concert 7pm
November 9 -- PTSA meeting, 7pm JHS library
November 9 -- Nurtured Heart Approach Mini-Workshop JHS library

principalMessage from the Principal
Dear Juanita Parents and Families:
The Work We All Share
Each public school in the state of Washington is required to develop and submit a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) indicative of the "real work" of the particular school. Goals connected with the CIP plan and monitored throughout the year. Significant goals (improvement of SAT and ACT scores, percentage of students passing all of their classes, etc.) often span multiple school years.
I am happy to share data gathered associated with JHS CIP goals in the arenas of credit accrual and college readiness:  
  • The percentage of 9th graders earning all 6 credits increased from 78% in 2014 - 2015 to 86% last year;
  • The percentage of 10th graders earning 12 credits increased from 62% in 2014 - 2015 to 78% last year;
  • the percentage of 11th and 12th graders enrolled in a dual credit college-level course increased from 67.8% in 2014 - 2015 to 76.9% last year!  (these include WANIC, Advanced Placement, CTE, College in the High School, Cambridge)
The above data continues the wonderful story of who we are not only as a school, but as a "village" of students, parents, staff and community partnerships.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support and partnership,
Gary Moed

bondBond Updates  
Follow the district plans for all of the recent bond-funded rebuilds and renovations here:

Juanita High School

New North Redmond Elementary School

New Redmond Ridge Elementary School

New Redmond Ridge Middle School

CounselingFrom the Counseling Office
  LWSFLake Washington Schools Foundation 
 seniorcelSenior Celebration
2017 Senior Celebration

Planning and ticket sales have already begun for the senior celebration!  Please complete the following forms to register or reserve your spot.
Please contact chairperson Susie Shavey with any questions.
volunteerHelp Wanted
Join PTSA Donate to JHS!
Please consider joining the JHS PTSA.  Joining the PTSA does not commit you to volunteer for functions, it's simply a donation to your school community that is greatly appreciated and re-invested in the school, students and staff.  Thank you if you've already donated to our Pass the Hat fundraiser!  If not, while you're online, please give what you can to our Pass the Hat campaign.  It's our major fundraiser of the year. Unfortunately, we are far from our goal.  If we reach $13,000, we won't need to spend additional time and resources on more fundraisers. No magazines, candy, cookie dough, etc. Also, if you work for a company that matches donations, please indicate so with your gift. 

PTSA Ways and Means Chair Needed  
The ways and means chair works with the president and treasurer marketing and coordinating fundraisers to meet the PTSA annual budget. Also oversees Community Partnership Program, generating funds from community businesses. Can delegate committees for various projects.  The major PTSA fundraiser, Pass the Hat, already has a chair.  Interested?
Contact Aalam Samsavar 

PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee Needs YOU!
Kudos to all the volunteers who provided food for the staff at the back to school buffet in August! Once a month PTSA provides refreshments, treats or surprises to the fabulous Rebel faculty. Want to join in? Email:
  Cassandra Sage to get involved!

Donate Athletic Equipment 
Clearing out the garage?  Please consider donating athletic equipment to the PE department. Rackets and balls will be appreciated, no clothing or gear please.  Contact Dawn Maurer for more info.


JobOpStudent Job Opportunities
Boys and Girls Club Athletic Department
We are looking for mainly referees for our youth sports leagues. Right now we have fall youth volleyball and winter kindergarten-2 nd grade basketball leagues. All officials are trained before they ref one of our youth games and the pay is $13 per game. They can also continue to work as we have referee positions available throughout the school year. Games are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If interested, please contact Alec Hinn.

Boys and Girls Clubs job listings


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