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Message From the President
Reflections Art Competition
Fear Free SAT & ACT Testing
January 6 --
Reflections Open House 6-8pm
LWSD Resource Center
January 6 -- TeenCeo Competition Deadline
January 7 -- Fear-free practice ACT, 8:30am JHS library
11 -- Cambridge Info Night, 7pm JHS Auditorium
January 12 -- JHS Principal's Tea 10-11am
January 16 -- NO SCHOOL--Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16 -- WA State PTSA Focus Day in Olympia
January 18 --
7pm JHS library
January 19 -- Practice ACT follow up review session, 7-9:30pm JHS library
26 -- I
Strings Event, 7pm JHS Fieldhouse
Message From the President
I hope that everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to a great year in 2017.
Now, you can help support your Juanita High School PTSA with donations, just by shopping with your Fred Meyer rewards card! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you did before.
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Juanita High School PTSA. Please follow these simple steps to start this great program.
. Register (upper right hand corner)
. Enter all your information in the required fields. Then press create an account
. Enter your phone number / Rewards ID # (if you don't have one, then ask for it to create a digital number for you).
. Once in Account Summary page, scroll down to the bottom of the page to Community rewards and press enter to add our non-profit number.
. You can search for us by our non-profit number (NPO# 90487).
. Once you enter the above number then pick our School and add it to your rewards card.
. Use your rewards card as usual and Juanita High School will earn donations while you shop. It is that easy!
I hope to see you at our next PTSA meeting January 18th 7:00PM in the library.
Reflections Art Competition
Thank you to all of the talented JHS artists who submitted entries for this year's competions!
Congratulations to the following 14 artists who are representing Juanita High School this year with 16 outstanding submissions:
Madelyn Colantes (11th)
Kallie Nguyen (10th)
Rowan Villanueva (10th)
Brynn Baker (10th)
Jessica Campbell (11th)
Adam Chen (11th)
Sadie Cimino (10th)
Amanda Edwards (11th)
Dylan King (12th)
Payton Nagle (12th)
Patrick Ngo (12th)
Kassi Peppes (12th)
David Weatherford (10th)
Family and Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend the Open House and art walk at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center Friday evening from 6-8pm.
It is not too early to reflect creatively and start planning your entries for next year--the theme will be "Within Reach."
Fear Free Practice ACT & SAT Tests
Take a risk-free test drive of the standardized test of your choice. For $20 students can take either the SAT (new format) or ACT, receive their UNRECORDED scores in two weeks and also receive a study session to help improve their performance. Spots are still available for 2017 practice tests online registration will continue until all spots are filled.
More info and registration form
with questions or to volunteer on test days.
Emergency Preparedness Tips
TIP #1: Emergency information in student's wallet or backpack
For security reasons we teach our children to lock their cell phones, and so what happens if they are injured, are not responsive and cannot communicate? The next step for emergency responders will be to check their wallets or backpack for contact and medical information.
SUGGESTION: Prepare a simple emergency card for your student that includes: Their name, month/year of birth (for medication dispensing), address, parent's name/phone (home/cell), allergies, medical conditions, wears contact lens. For the student's own benefit, you may wish to include your out-of-state contact person's name/phone.
TIP #2: Sample emergency preparedness kit for student backpack
For students without a car, students can carry a small emergency kit in their backpack.
SUGGESTION: In a Ziplock baggie include: protein bar, hand wipes, band aids, nitrile gloves, mylar blanket, female sanitary supplies, and the out-of-area contact card.
by Susan Baird-Joshi
Save the date for Focus Day in Olympia!
January 16th school's out and kids are welcome!Check it out and register to attend.
The Lake Washington PTSA Council is providing a free bus to and from Olympia for the annual WA State PTA Focus Day. Make the day stress-free and fun - join us on the bus!
Register to ride the bus for free (must register for both attendance at focus day AND bus ride)
Watch our LWPTSA Council website ADVOCACY PAGE for more details about our legislator meetings and times - COMING SOON!
Did any of your lights lose their sparkle this holiday season? Take broken and non-functional light strings to McLendon's Hardware in Woodinville or Lowe's in Bellevue for free recycling.
Kirkland Repair Café
Bring your small household items and clothing and our expert "fixers" will try to repair and mend them.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWTech - Lake Washington Institute of Technology
East Building, Design Innovation Research Technology (DIRT) Lab
11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA
- Use NE 20th St. North Campus entrance / Park free in north lot / Use East Building's NW entrance
Sign up in advance:
Message from the Principal
Dear Juanita Parents and Families:
Welcome to 2017, a brand New Year filled no doubt, with much hope and optimism.
Schools run in their own time-line and cycle. As a new calendar year begins we always find ourselves just a few weeks away from final examinations, followed by a new semester.
I hope that our students had a chance to rest and get some "down time" and catch up on sleep, during the long Winter Break.
As these last few weeks of the semester complete, students will have many assessments and exams in which lots of points toward semester grades may be earned.
New Year is also a time for resolutions and calls to action. My hope is that each student can set a routine for completing required reading and school related work. Students who struggle often tell me that they have no time to complete their school work. When I ask how the time is spent, many tell me about hours spent on social media, listening to music, watching videos, playing video games and other pursuits.
As parents we all know that setting priorities and knowing the things that should be paid attention to - 1st, 2nd 3rd, etc. ... is important if our goals are to be achieved. Students are in the process of learning and figuring these things out, and we can definitely help by engaging our kids in conversations about how to make best use of their time relative to their goals.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Happy New Year to our extended Juanita Family!
| Career Resource Center News
Does your student have a business? The Lake Washington School District is looking for student entrepreneurs for the fourth annual Teen CEO Business Competition. Any high school student that currently has their own business is eligible for this competition. Cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline is January 6th, 2017. Stop by the CRC for additional information, or go to
to fill out the paperwork.
Now that college applications are being processed its time to turn your attention towards scholarships for seniors. Check out opportunitiesthrough the weekly bulletin, JHS website or our Power School page. Students may also visit the CRC for application forms.
Each month one student is chosen to represent Juanita High School at the Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown. The following students have attended so far this year:
Teyona McNairy - September
Dante Ludlow - October
Lucy Gordon - November
Michael Gengo - December
Camp Counselors Wanted
Students are needed for Carl Sandburg's annual camp. This year the camp runs from March 20-23rd. Contact Mr. Navalinski in the CRC for an application or additional information.
Washington Business Week
This a week-long summer program that places high school students ( grades 9-12) in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge on college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success. More
We are planning a field trip to McKinstry to learn more about apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are considered the original four-year degree. Students earn a wage while learning a skill. Interested students should see Mrs. Johnson in the CRC.
College Goal Cascadia
If your student is interested in attending Cascadia College they might want to consider this. Students are given help with FAFSA (parents are encouraged to attend), help with their college application, and early class registration. Register here.
|From the Counseling Office
Second semester starts on Monday, January 30, 2017
The staff from the Counseling Office and Career Center wishes all Juanita families a Happy New Year!!
The beginning of January marks not only the time to reflect on new personal and professional goals for the coming year, but it is also the time when perspective college students finalize their applications for colleges with due dates in February and beyond. If students and their families did not complete FAFSA online, now is the time to also get busy with this financial aid piece of the college puzzle. Although the process may feel daunting initially, millions of families every year apply successfully for financial aid. The most important rules to follow are: Apply soon (as in...now!), and pay attention to the instructions. How's that for simple?
Financial aid is intended to make up the difference between what the family can afford to pay for college and the actual cost of attendance. The federal government and/or individual colleges are the ones who decide how much your family is able to contribute, and they make this decision based on the information you provide on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This means that, if you need to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study, and/or loans, FAFSA is your first stop.
The FAFSA form
FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov , and the form for the graduating class of 2017 opened on 10/1/2016. If you haven't done it yet, complete and submit financial aid forms and scholarship applications as soon as possible. With the online application you'll be able to apply, track and submit the form, as the program automatically checks for errors. Do not worry if you get stuck on a question or need more information or documentation to continue. You can always save what you've done and come back later with the right information. You'll first need to get a PIN number, and this is the number you'll use as long as you attend college, so stash it in a safe place. You will also need the family's income information. If in 2016 your family's income was similar to 2015, you can start completing the FAFSA with the information on last year's tax return, but later you'll need to update it with the numbers from the 2016 Income Tax Return.
Programs of Study. Thinking ahead!
After mid-winter break students will sign up for their 2017-2018 classes. This is a good time to start thinking about their options, and to familiarize themselves with the special programs we offer to enhance the students' high school program of study.
Parents: PSAT results
In January students receive their PSAT scores online, at the email address they gave during the test. The PSAT provides a great preparation for the SAT which most juniors will take this spring. Go to Collegeboard.com for more details on signing up for this test. Please be aware that only the scores from the 11th grade PSAT count towards the National Merit Scholarship competition. If your student tested as a sophomore, this test was only for practice purposes and they'll have to test again as a junior.
Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Happy New Year!
Save A Date
Celebrate and support education in our community by attending your choice of the
Spring for Learning
luncheon on March 28th
breakfast on March 30th
. Pick a date or come to both! Are you interested in helping the foundation make these events a huge success? Please visit our
section on our web page if you are interested in learning more. Volunteers are needed to:
- Serve as a table captain, a corporate partner or help recruit corporate partners
- Volunteer on the spring events committee
- Help recruit table captains or community members to the event
Reaching for Success Grant Application Information.
The LWPTSA will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch at the Lake Washington Resource Center on January 19st from 12n-1p to learn about the grant making process and to answer questions. For more information, please visit
and click on Programs and Classroom Grants.
Thank you for partnering with the Lake Washington Schools Foundation in support of our students!
| Senior 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.
Also seeking parent volunteers for 2018 senior celebration!
2018 Senior Celebration Volunteers Needed
Attention Junior parents!
Looking for a few parents to take on the planning of Senior Celebration in 2018. This is a JHS tradition. A fun (and safe) way for your graduating senior to spend the night with their fellow graduates. If you are interested, now would be a great time to shadow the current parent who is leading this year's Celebration. Please contact Susan Vossler
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 tax deductible gift. Paper form
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
for more info.
|Boys and Girls Club Athletic Department
Boys and Girls Clubs job listings
The Boys and Girls Club of Kirkland is looking for mainly referees for youth sports leagues. Right now there is a need for winter youth 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
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