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Daily Announcements 5/2/16

May 9th
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m. - Johannesburg

Friday, May 13th
4th Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

Friday, May 20th
Lewiston & Johannesburg Relay for Life

Saturday, May 14th
Junior/Senior PROM

7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
at The Gaylord Conference Center
Cost is $25/Single & $40/Couple
Prom guest forms are in the office.

Thursday, May 26th
Seniors Last Day of School

Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day - No School

Wednesday, June 1st
Mandatory Graduation Practice 9:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Lewiston

Friday, June 3rd
Graduation Class of 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 9th
Corn & Cram review for Final Exams

Friday, June 10th
Final Exams for periods 2,4,6

Monday, June 13th
Final Exams for periods 5, 7
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m. - Lewiston

Tuesday, June 14th
Final Exams for periods 1,3
End of 2nd Semester - 1/2 Day of School
Last Day of School

Johannesburg-Lewiston High School Update

From Curt Chrencik - J-L High School Principal


Johannesburg-Lewiston National Honor Society

Class Of

Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019

Updated 5/2/16

J-L ROBOTICS 2015-16


J-L Guidance Department - Scholarship Information & Student/Parent Resources

J-L Archery Club
Johannesburg-Lewiston Archery Club

Send an e-mail to the Office.
Contact the High School Office
If you are in need of emailing the high school office regarding absences, items for announcements, transcript requests, etc.

J-L Student Government




Educational Development Plan

J-L Broadcasting

The JLHS Broadcasting Class highlights multiple events
throughout the year including video productions of athletic events, band concerts, ceremonies, festivities and more.

ALL bus notes must be turned in by noon or they
will not be processed by the transportation department.

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Johannesburg-Lewiston High School


Monday May 2, 2016

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets

The home track Invitational today starts at 3:00.  Track students will be dismissed at the end of 6th hour to set up for our guest.

Girls track meeting today at lunch in Mr. Kennedy's room.


You are down to 2 Graduation Commencement Speakers.  Friday you will be voting from those 2.  Same time, same place.

Students that are going on the Jostens Leadership Conference TOMORROW with Mr. Chrencik, remember to wear your Cardinal clothes.


Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 our JL bands concert will perform selections that honor the United States of America, and all who serve/served our country in the military and public safety.  They will also have a Silent Auction before the concert from 6:00-6:55.  Come one, come all to this FREE event and support our band members and troops.

REMINDER:  Students, with the warm weather coming our way please be advised of the dress codes while in school.  If you are unsure of what the dress code is, check your school handbook in your planner.

Students there is absolutely no charging of lunch after May 13.  If students don't have money for lunch, they will be offered an alternate lunch.



Prom is Saturday, May 14th from 7:00 - 10:30 at The Gaylord Conference Center.

Prom tickets are on sale NOW at lunch.  Cost is $25.  Single, $40. Couple.

Prom guest forms are in the office.


Athletic Department needs volunteer ticket takers for all Baseball/Softball games and track meets.  See or call Mrs. Townsend to sign up, extension 321.  Also, students can use this for community service.

Athletic Department needs adult workers for all track meets (timers, field event workers, etc).  See or call Mrs. Townsend, extension 321 to sign up.

11th Annual Val Kapture Memorial Baseball Tournament w/ 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 9:00 am at JL High.
You can pick up applications at either Johannesburg Elementary/Middle & High School Office.



Are you looking for a summer job?  Mrs. Nowak has information about a few opportunities.

Community Service work is available with the Lewiston Area Historical Society for this summer.  If you are interested, see Mrs. Nowak for more details.

Any Seniors who are planning to attend LSSU in the fall should see Mrs. Nowak about scholarships ASAP.

AAUW Scholarship applications are now available for female seniors.  Pick up applications in Mrs. Nowak's office.

Seniors:  If you are looking for a summer job before you head off to college, see Mrs. Nowak about an opportunity through DTE.



May 11th - All Band Spring Concert 7:00

May 13th - 4th Quarter Progress Reports

May 14th - Prom

May 20th - Lewiston Relay for Life

May 20th - Johannesburg Relay for Life

May 24th - 26th - Senior Exams

May 26th - Senior Class last half day

May 30th - Memorial Day (No School)

June 1st - Graduation Practice 9:00 am (in gym)

June 1st - Baccalaureate and Senior Awards 7:00

June 3rd - Graduation 7:00

June 7th - Underclassmen 1:45 in High School Gym

June 9th - Corn and Cram 3:15 - 5:30 (in cafeteria)

June 10th - 14th - 9-11 grades exams

June 12th - Athletic Awards 2:00 in High School Gym

June 14th - Last Day of School, dismissed at 12:00

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Schoolwork First is an opportunity to reward students who turn in all of their homework, on time, in every class. This list is turned in to the office at the end of each marking period. Students who are on the Schoolwork First list for the marking period, receive a pass to get out of class at first bell for lunch during the following marking period. Students are also awarded at the end of the year with certificates from the high school principal.

Johannesburg-Lewiston High School Update

Dear Cardinal Parents:

For the second year in a row, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School received notice from Bridge Magazine as a Top Performing school in Michigan.  This year’s rankings placed us 24th out of 507 school districts in Michigan, earning the honor of District Academic State Champions. This is a tribute to the staff and students here at JLHS and it reminds us all every day that it’s great to be a Cardinal!

Fundraising opportunities continue for all classes and activities.  We appreciate all the support the community has given and encourage you to look for ways to help our students.  If you have questions or need information please do not hesitate to call us.
As we continue to move forward and look for new ways to help our students excel, we continue to impress upon them not only the importance of academics but the qualities of good character, work ethic and sound decision making. Our staff is continuing to develop professionally as we engage in data driven decision making, transitioning into the common core education standards and modifying instruction in the classroom.  It is a continuous challenge, but one that our staff has taken on enthusiastically through multiple professional development opportunities.  Our education and desire to improve as professionals is constantly being modified, molded, improved and supported as we find better ways to communicate quality instruction.  We continue to reward students for their accomplishments.  Our student government has taken action as a unified student body to help plan activities and be a voice for students in the school.  We as a staff are dedicated to helping our students excel, self-motivate, reflect and improve as individuals. 
Lastly, please take time each day to communicate with your student.  Sit down with them, encourage, reflect, and support.  Be a part of your child’s education. 
Feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can continue to make JLHS a great place to learn.

Curt Chrencik

Principal – JLHS   989-731-4420

A few Nuts and Bolts:

Early/Middle College: JLHS is looking at options to start an Early College program that would allow students (beginning with current Freshman) an opportunity to earn an Associates of Arts Degree.  Students would “sign on” for 5 years of high school, with the 5th year being entirely college centered.  Through targeted scheduling, students would complete their high school diploma and receive an AA degree through NCMC at the end of their 5th year.  More to come on this…
Cell Phones: We understand that it is a technological world and we are looking at modifications to our policies for next year.  But under the current policy, please help remind your son/daughter that if their cell phone is seen or heard during the school day (8:20AM – 3:04PM) they face the risk of having it taken away and a parent needing to come and get it.
Text Alerts: Parents and students have an opportunity to receive texts or emails when school is cancelled or delayed, as well as receiving a variety of other area information by signing up for text alerts HERE.   This site sponsored through the “PhoneGuide” is FREE to sign up! 
JLAS Website: The technology world is a beautiful thing, but please do not hesitate to call a teacher or myself if you have any concerns or questions.  Our website,, is a great source for information but it does not always give you everything you need to know. Please don’t forget the personal side of things when it comes to your kids and their grades, activities and progress as a student at JLHS.

Home of the Cardinals!

Your student’s locker assignment and combination are located on their schedule.  To avoid the loss or theft of items placed in lockers, it is important that students keep their lockers locked at all times and do not share their combination with anyone.  Please report any locker problems to the office immediately so repairs can be made in a timely manner.  Students are not permitted to share lockers with other students.  Periodic locker inspections will take place throughout the year.  Please remind your student to bring their schedule to school on the first day if they wish to access their locker prior to the “all school assembly”.  The office will not pass out combinations on the first day, as the students will receive a copy of their schedule with their locker information in the class meetings.

Let's Go Cardinals!

Dual Enrollment/Released Time Students:
Students who have dual enrollment or released time are not expected to be in the building during this time. For school security reasons, if a dual enrollment/release time student must remain in the building they will report to media center and sign in.  Students are not allowed to roam the building or be unsupervised.  

Go Cardinals!

Student Handbook:
  Students will receive their student handbook on the first day of school.  Students are required to carry their handbook with them at all times.  I strongly encourage parents and students to sit down together to review the student handbook, as there have been many updates, changes and modifications.  Students are expected to comply with the student dress code policy beginning with the first day of school.  A replacement fee of $10 will be charged for lost handbooks.

It's a GREAT day to be a Cardinal!

Maintaining open communication between the home and the school is the most valuable indicator of student success at school.  Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s teachers or the office if they have any questions or concerns regarding their student’s education.  Shortly after school starts, we will send home information about how parents can access their student’s grades on the internet through Power School (Parent Portal).  The office sends out daily announcements to parents through a listserv.  If you would like to receive this information on a daily basis, please provide the office with your email address.

Student Work: 
We expect all JLHS students to try their very best at all times.  We also expect students to complete all their assignments and to seek help from teachers when they don’t understand a lesson or assignment.  We will mail home progress reports for any student who is failing a class approximately every two weeks.  It is critical that your student attend school every day unless they are truly ill.  Once a student falls behind in their schoolwork, it is difficult to catch up.  As we approach the start of school, it is important that students re-establish a more structured routine that is typical during the school year.  It is crucial that a high school student get adequate sleep each night, and that they have a suitable area at home to study and complete their homework.  Now would also be a good time for parents and students to sit down to establish goals and expectations for the coming school year. 

As in the past, high school students are not permitted to “charge” lunches. The cost for a high school paid lunch is the same as last year ($2.75), and breakfast is free for all students.  Parents may send in a check on a weekly, monthly, semester or annual basis to cover their student’s lunch costs.  Lunch is available on a prepaid status. 


If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me at 731-4420 (extension 244). 
We look forward to a fun and exciting year at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. 


Curt Chrencik
High School Principal

Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools
10854 M-32
Johannesburg, MI 49751
Fax # 989-732-6556

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Updated 5/2/16