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Johannesburg-Lewiston High School
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

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Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Friday,June 3rd
GRADUATION Class of 2022!
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6:00 p.m.

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LUNCH: Pizza

TOMORROW: Chicken Patty




We are doing a Can Food Drive for the Tornado Relief.  You can drop off NON-PERISHABLES items in the box in the high school office.  The list of supplies can include: Gas cards, Grocery cards, Non-Perishable foods, New Pillows, Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Toilet Paper , Batteries, Household paper products, totes, the list is endless.


Gaylord E-Free Church is having a Youth Clean Up Day THIS Saturday from 9-3PM.  You will meet at the E-Free Church. This is to help with the clean up after the tornado.  This is an important chance in your youth to help out those that need strong, young, and willing workers.  This is just a general clean-up of debris. NO chainsaws or other machinery/equipment will be used.  E-Free will provide lunch and transportation if enough students need it.  For more information and sign-up sheet come to the high school office.

You will need your student ID cards next year in the cafeteria. Please do not throw them away over the summer.



Friday,June 3rd
GRADUATION Class of 2022!
JLHS Graduation
Free Live Stream Link

6:00 p.m.

(No Cost Account Set Up Required)

You must set up a FREE NFHS account in order to access the LiveStream.


Any senior parents interested in purchasing a yard sign can contact Bearded vinyl at 989-217-4814 and purchase these on your own.  Please call and order ASAP.



The District has received a supply of COVID test kits to send home with students for household use.  If you would like some sent home with your child, please contact Mrs. Fox, School Nurse at 989-732-1773 ext. 2148.


We appreciate our families keeping students home when they are sick; please follow these guidelines for returning to school (as long as no known exposure to COVID 19):

Ø Fever: at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications

Ø Sore throat: improvement (if strep throat: do not return until at least 2 doses of antibiotic have been taken):

Ø Cough/Shortness of breath: improvement

Ø Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain: no diarrhea or    vomiting for 24 hours

Ø Severe headache: improvement


You must call the office to excuse an absence, letting the teachers know is not enough, the absence will be excused after the office is notified. 


Breakfast and Lunch is currently FREE to all JLAS students (Until the end of the school year). Individual milk is not free, it can be purchased for .40 each. You will still need to fill out the Free/Reduced application for extended benefits that may be available to you.



Academic Support will be Monday THRU Thursday from 3:07 – 5:30 in Mrs. Quay’s classroom.


Any girls interested in play basketball, there is a sign-up sheet in the high school office.


Senior basketball players, the posters that were hanging in the gym are down and ready to be picked up in the HS Library.



Students, your Chromebook will be due to your 2-White teacher on Monday, June 6th. 



With the warm weather coming this week please remember the dress code.  No shorty shorts or inappropriate tops.  Please be responsible with your clothing and dress appropriately for school.   



The junior class is responsible for holding palms at graduation. We are looking for volunteers to participate. There will be a sign-up sheet in the high school office or you may email Mrs. Campbell.



Make sure you bring your CHROMEBOOK and CHARGER with you Thursday when you meet in the library before your final walk.  You must have both to receive your cap and gown.


Turn in your parking permits TODAY!


Think about who you want to walk up with for graduation.  Once you know, see Mrs. Milbocker with your names NOW!!



Friday the track teams traveled to Indian River for the regional meet. 

Brooklyn Latuszek & Allie Nowak kicked off the day by going 1 2 in pole vault, both qualifying for the state meet and with Allie breaking the school record by vaulting 8 feet 9 inches. 

They were followed up a half hour later by the boys 4x800 relay who broke the 38 year old school record by 7 seconds. The relay team of Jacob Wartenberg, Ronin Vaden, Malaki Gascho, & Blake Fox head to the state meet in 2 weeks where they are seeded as a top 3 relay. 

As the meet continued there were a host of other qualifiers for states, from the boys Cordel Campbell, Logan May, & Joe Perry qualified in the 4x2 relay. 

Jacob Wartenberg, Ronin Vaden, Joe Perry, and Blake Fox won the 4x4 & thus advanced. 

Blake also qualified individually by winning the 400 dash. Josiah Hall heads to states in both the 110 & 300 meter hurdles, while Malaki Gascho rounded out the qualifiers by winning the 2 mile. 

The boys did just enough to win their third consecutive regional championship beating the sprints powerhouse Lincoln Alcona 158 to 154. 


Not to be outdone the girls won the 4x2 & 4x4, with Carlee Campbell, Brooklyn Latuszek, Lydia Hummel, & Natalie Zochowski going in the 4x2 & Carlee Campbell, Allie Nowak, Rosalinda Gascho & Natalie Zochowski in the 4x4. 

Carlee, Natalie & Rosie also advanced to the state meet in individual events all taking 2nd place, Carlee in the 100, Natalie in the 200 & 400, & Rosie in the 100 & 300 hurdles. 

Madalyn Agren dominated the distance races winning both the mile and 2 mile, with her friend Allie Nowak finishing just behind her in the mile, the dedicated training partners now get to race together at the state meet.  

Many of the girls who didn't qualify for the state meet still scored points for the team, which led the girls to win back to back regional titles with 209.5 points over Inland Lakes 154. 


It was a fun day at the track, dampened only by the early departure of some of our friends from Gaylord St Mary's who received horrible news of the storm during the delay.


The Cardinals head back to I Lakes on Wednesday for the conference meet. 



JL Volleyball Skills Camp are forms available in the high school office! HS Camp is June 13th-15th at the HS gym from 10 am- 1 pm. Forms and money due by NEXT Tues, May 31st. 

Any high school girls interested in playing JV Volleyball there is a sign up sheet in the high school office.

Current 10th & 11th Graders- there will be a Varsity Volleyball meeting at lunch TODAY in Mr. Peppin’s room. 



Yearbooks are in—You can pick them up either before or after schools.

Please do not come in during class time to receive your yearbook.

There might be extra books, that will be sold on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions, please see/contact Ms. Clark.



Monday 5/23

BB/SB @ Forest Area 4:00 DISMISS @ 1:30

MS Track @ Mancelona 4:00 DISMISS @ 1:45

Tuesday 5/24

BB/SB @ Rogers City 4:15 DISMISS @ 1:30

Wednesday 5/25

HS Track @ Inland Lakes 4:00 DISMISS @ 1:45

Thursday 5/26

Friday 5/27



Monday, May 30th – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Friday, June 3rd – Graduation

Monday, June 6th – Chrome Books due at students 2 White, End of 2nd Semester, Half Day of School, Last Day of School

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

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

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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.

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 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, http://www.jlas.org/, 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.

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.

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.  

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.

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. 


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)732-7963

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Updated 5/25/22