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High School Daily Announcements
Tuesday, September 27th

Monday, October 10th
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19th
1/2 Day of School

Tuesday, November 1st
Teacher In-Service - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 4th
End of 1st Marking Period

Thursday, November 10th
Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 11th
1/2 Day of School
Parent/Teacher Conferences
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15th

Deer Season - NO SCHOOL


Johannesburg-Lewiston National Honor Society

Class Of

Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020

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

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.

Updated 9/27/16

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.

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Homecoming Spirit Week September 26th – 30th

Our HOMECOMING Representatives are:
9th – Casandra Baur & Garrett
10th – Nadia Greania & Gabriel Law
11th – Destiny Sherbonda & Noah Vermilya
12th – Jacob Smith, Tyre Curtis, Dominic Cassisi, Bailey Bennett, Chelsea Ramage, Madyson Hague

Homecoming game is Sept. 30th
Homecoming dance is Saturday, Oct. 1st

J-L High School Regular Daily Schedule

(8:20 a.m. ~ 3:07 p.m.)

1st Hour ~ 8:20 - 9:11 a.m.
2nd Hour ~ 9:15 - 10:06 a.m.
3rd Hour ~ 10:10 - 11:01 a.m.
4th Hour ~ 11:05 - 11:55 a.m.
11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
5th Hour ~ 12:29 - 1:19 p.m.
6th Hour ~ 1:23 - 2:13 p.m.
7th Hour ~ 2:17 - 3:07 p.m.

Alpena Community College



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

J-L Archery Club
Johannesburg-Lewiston Archery Club


Tuesday, September 27th

LUNCH: Sloppy Joe

If you are interested in being a class officer or rep, forms are available on the student government board.  Completed forms are due Friday, Sept. 30th.

Attention Sophomore Class!
Jeff, our Jostens Rep, is offering a FREE RING CONTEST.  The sophomore who brings in the oldest high school class ring (the date does have to be visible on ring) will win a FREE WHITE LUSTRIUM RING!  Don’t forget, order day TODAY @ Lunch.  Contest is only offered on order day.  The winner will be notified after lunch on Sept 27.  Extra packets are available in the office.

We still have MANY student info and parking permit forms out.  Please get them in ASAP!

We are in need of concession workers for many home events.  We need students, teachers and sponsors.  If you are interested in doing this there is a board in the library to sign up for or you can contact Kathy Alston at 731-4420 x-321 if you are willing to work.

Seniors who want to meet with the following college representatives should sign up on the board outside of the office…
Tuesday, Sept 27 – 10 am – Lake Superior State University
Thursday, Sept 29 – 1:20 pm – Alma College
Tuesday, Oct 4 – 10:30 am – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Thursday, Oct 6 – 10:15 am – Northern Michigan University
Monday, Oct 17 – 9:15 am – Michigan Technological University
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 9:15 am – Alpena Community College
Tuesday, Oct. 25 – 9:15 – Kirtland Community College
Friday, Oct. 28 – 12:30 pm – Saginaw Valley State University

Other Upcoming Dates for Seniors:
Wednesday, October 19 – 6:30 pm – Financial Aid Workshop for seniors and parents in our media center
Tuesday, Oct 4 – 6:00 pm - College Night at Alpena High School
Wednesday, Oct 5 – 6:00 pm – College Night at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon
Wednesday, Oct 12 – 6:00 pm – College Night at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey

The next Segment 1 Driver Education class will start on October 3rd.  More information is outside the High School Office.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Foster.

Protect you and your family against the flu this season by getting your flu shot! 
Tuesday, Sept. 27th @ Johannesburg Multi-Purpose room 3:15-5:15 pm
Please bring a copy of your insurance cards.  Cash price for those without insurance is $32.99.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Our homecoming reps are:
9th –   Casandra Baur & Garrett
10th – Nadia Greania & Gabriel Law
11th – Destiny Sherbonda & Noah Vermilya
12th – Jacob Smith, Tyre Curtis, Dominic Cassisi, Bailey Bennett, Chelsea Ramage, Madyson Hague

Homecoming Spirit week will be Sept. 26th – 30th.
Homecoming game is Sept. 30th
Homecoming dance is Saturday, Oct. 1st from 7-10.  Tickets are $8.00 single or $14.00 a couple.  Tickets will be available at the door.
Dance guest forms are in the office.  They MUST be turned in by the end of the day TODAY completely filled out!

TRIO Talent Search is hosting University campus tours to Grand Valley State University on Tuesday, September 27th and to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, October 5th.
Sign-up sheets for campus visits to Northern Michigan University and Ferris State are in the high school office.  See Mr. Corpe next Thursday.

Students are reminded to purchase their yearbook at the reduced rate.  The price will go up on October 1st!

Tuesday 9/27
VB @ Central Lake 6:00      Bus leave time: 4:00 PM

Thursday 9/29
JV FB @ Inland Lakes 6:00      Bus leave time: 4:00 PM
Friday 9/30
FB vs Inland Lakes (Homecoming) 7:00 
Saturday 10/1
Cross Country at Boyne Falls 10:00     Bus leave time: Lewiston 7:45 AM Johannesburg 8:15 AM


9/26-30 Homecoming, Spirit Week, Theme is Disney
9/27   Jostens ring order due @ lunch
9/30   Homecoming Game
10/1   Homecoming Dance
10/3   Picture Day A.M. ONLY
10/7   Progress Report mailed home
10/19 Half Day Dismiss @ noon
11/1   No School – In service
11/4   End of 1st Marking Period
          Picture Retakes A.M.
11/3   Jostens for senior announcements
11/8   Senior Order Announcements
11/10 Parent, Teacher Conference 4:30-7:00
11/11 Half Day Dismiss @ noon
          Parent Teacher Conference 12:30-3:00
11/15 No School – Deer Season

11/16 Senior Composite due to High School office for class picture,
if one is not turned in we will take picture from picture day. 
Seniors will receive a template for size.

11/23 Half Day Dismiss @ noon, Thanksgiving Break
11/24-25 No School, Thanksgiving Break
12/14 Half Day Dismiss @ noon
12/16 Progress Reports mailed home
12/22-1/3 No School, Christmas Break

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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 (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 9/27/16