April, 2017
Important Dates

May 3   --   Full day--no early dismissal
May 8   --  Screenagers 7pm JHS Auditorium 
  parents and students, followed by
  panel discussion more info  
May 8-12  Staff Appreciation week
May 10  --  PTSA meeting 7pm, JHS library 
May 13 --  Rebel Pride Day 9am-12pm
May 14  --  Math SBA 
May 18  -- JHS Awards Night 7pm JHS Auditorium
May 23  --  Math SBA 
May 29  --  Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
May 31  -- 
Full day--no early dismissal
May 31  --  Bio EOC testing 
In This Issue
PTSA President Message

Dear Parents,
Please join us on May 10th at 7pm for one of the last PTSA meetings of the year.  Mr. Moed will be providing an update on the temporary campus and construction.  Our new principal, Kelly Clapp will be available for questions.We will also be thanking Mr. Moed for his many years of service and dedication and bidding him a fond farewell as he nears his well-deserved retirement. Your presence is very welcome.
Aalam Samsavar

From the Principal

Dear Juanita Parents and Families:
The 4th academic quarter is well underway - let us combine forces to ensure that students "finish strong." Nowadays we have many ways to keep in touch with the academic world of our students. Through Power Schools, Skyward and email, students (and parents) can "see where they stand," on an ongoing basis. Should an assignment turned in by a student not yet be posted in the teacher's electronic gradebook, we can email to check on the status. As the conclusion of the school year is just around the corner, please remain in contact with student(s') progress and ask questions.

This time of the year also brings with it much high stakes testing. We have Advanced Placement examinations, Cambridge Examinations, Washington SBA Testing, Washington End of Course (EOC) Biology testing, and our Final Examination schedule in June. These demands often create much stress for students. Some helping factors for students as we approach testing are getting a good night's sleep (study after study shows that we don't function at peak capacity when sleep deprived), creating a schedule for study, taking breaks, and eating a good and healthy breakfast.

Hail and Farewell to Gloria Heier
Last week Gloria Heier announced her retirement at the end of the school year. Gloria is a wonderful human being and building leader - and unparalleled in her dedication to students - the very best I have had the good fortune to work with in my career. Having come to Juanita High School in 1985, Gloria has positively influenced students for more than three decades in her roles as teacher and building leader. Those who have interacted with Gloria know of her wonderful combination of heart and head and of her deep love and dedication for students. Gloria will be truly missed and sweetly remembered!
Thanks as always for your continued support and partnership,
Gary Moed

College Outreach News
WISE camps offer exciting science, math & SAT prep camps in the morning & afternoon in July at Newport High School in Bellevue for students entering grades 3-10. The science camps are designed to give students hands-on experience with lab equipment and excite them even more about science. The math camps are designed to expose students to advanced topics in a fun way with tons of hands-on activities! Cost of the camp includes a t-shirt for tie-dying. Lunch on campus is provided for those who choose to do full day. Questions? Contact 

Counseling Center News

Third quarter is now behind us, a good time for students to prepare for a strong finish to the school year, and to finalize plans for the summer and next fall.
To do list AP examinations and some other final projects are scheduled in this month. For those students enrolled in online classes, please remember that the counseling office must get final grades from your online provider by the May 15 if the course counts as a graduation requirement.
Here I come College applicants should have responded to offers of admission from colleges by May 1st. After notifying the school you will attend, you should also remember to also notify the schools you will not be attending as this will open a spot for another student on a waiting-list.
Senior Award Night Time to celebrate! On 5/18 we will be celebrating the seniors who have been honored with an award or a scholarship. At this event, we recognize the excellence that has been displayed by seniors in academics, arts, and service. You and your family are invited to attend this special event. It will be held in the JHS Auditorium from 7-9 PM followed by a dessert reception in the Commons after the ceremony. The students have been given a yellow form to indicate their awards and scholarships. This is to be returned to Mr. Navalinski, in the Career and Resource Center, by May 4h. Students should include all the scholarships offered, including those of schools they don't plan to attend. Once we have this information, we will send out invitations with more specifics. (Please note that private information, such as the amount of an award, is not released). Once you receive an invitation, please RSVP to by May 16.
Thank you Seniors who have secured employment, found internships, been admitted to post-secondary schools, and received scholarships and awards should send Thank You notes to the people who helped you in the process or wrote recommendation letters. If you have not already performed this courtesy, do so now; your advocates are pleased for your success, and they are interested in your final plans for the immediate future.

From the Career Resource Center

Where Are You Going?
Mr. Navalinski has started gathering information for the ever popular Where Are You Going? bulletin board. It features a map tracing the various colleges our Juanita graduates will be attending. Please encourage students to stop by the CRC to let us know which institution they will be attending next fall.
Senior Awards Night
This year's Senior Awards Night will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm in the auditorium. Dessert reception to follow in the commons.
We are compiling a list of all scholarships and awards your student has received/been offered from the colleges they will/or will not be attending, to scholarships they received through Rotary, PTSA, AXA, or any other source. Formality is important, so please be specific in your description - for example: The Charles C. Nelson Engineering Award, or The Presidential Merit Scholarship of Puget Sound. Even though the form states scholarship amounts are optional, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please include the amounts each school has offered for each award. (These amounts will not be released.) This information needs to be turned into the Counseling Center or the CRC by the unchangeable deadline of 3pm Thursday, May 4th as it will be included in the Senior Scholarship and Awards Evening program.
WANIC Summer School
This year an additional 200 spaces were added so there are classes still available. Check the WANIC web page for details. All WANIC classes are $50.00, and assistance is available. Students earn .5 occupational credit. Classes run daily from 8am- 3pm and go from July 5th - July 21st. Sign up through
Tech Prep College Connections
Teachers will be instructing students to sign up for Tech Prep College Connections program in the next few weeks. This program is designed for students to earn dual credit (high school and college) while completing their high school requirements. This program is accessible to ALL high school students. Classes that qualify are: Interior Design, Digital Graphics, American Sign Language, Yearbook, Technical Theater, Marketing, Life & Finance, Architecture Design/CAD, Mechanical Engineering I & II, Biotechnology, Material Science, and Child Development.
For more information visit the Career Center or go to the website . Payment is due June 1st.

Senior Celebration

Senior Celebration is getting closer and the busses are filling up!  We will continue to sell tickets until the 5th bus is full.  Forms are on the PTSA website and in the Main Office.  Scholarships are still available.  Sign up now!  Please contact Susie Shavey with any questions.

Staff Appreciation
The Game is Afoot!
A mystery is lurking and Juanita Faculty will have time to solve it during Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12)!
PTSA is providing 5 days of treats and intrigue with a Sherlock Holmes theme.  High Tea will be served (Moriari-tea!) on Wednesday the 10th.
Sign up to help

Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Spring Fundraising events.  With your generous support, we raised over $225,000 for students and programs in our schools.  If you did not get a chance to donate, please consider doing so on May 10th during our Give Big! campaign.  More information

green tips
Green Tips

Imagine going to the grocery store and spending money to purchase 4 bags full of groceries.
You leave one of those bags behind in the store and decide not to go back to get it.
Say what?!?!? 
But yes, the average American wastes 1/4 of the food that they purchase.

Get smarter about food purchasing and storage

Let's keep JHS looking great!

Help beautify our campus-- parents and students please join us on Saturday May 13rd from 9am-12pm.  Please contact Susan Vossler to volunteer or Ms. Hasslinger for more information.

Support JHS students in Global competition

Several JHS students along with other Kirkland area high school students recently competed in and took first place in the Destination Imagination regional and state Engineering Competitions.  The group is now seeking funding assistance (flights, registration, lodging, registration) to get to the international competition in Tennessee at the end of May.  Please visit their gofundme page to help.

Summer Music Opportunity

Summer jazz camps, jazz ambassador program with service credit, vocal institute, scholarships available.
More information and registration