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J-L High School Daily Announcements
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th
1/2 Day of School Professional Day for Teachers

Bring items for Military Care Packages
and get in to the game for Free!

Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 14th
J-L All Bands Christmas Concert
7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15th
2nd Quarter Progress Reports sent home

Friday, December 22nd
End of Day Christmas Break Begins

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 25th

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Classes Resume

Monday, January 8th
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m. - Johannesburg

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Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020

Home of the CARDINALS!

2017-18 J-L High School Handbook


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J-L High School

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.

Parent Resource: Homework Help

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

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.

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

Alpena Community College

TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 2017
LUNCH: Ravioli or EZ Jammmers

Do you want to get into the girls basketball game for FREE TOMORROW?  Well you can by bringing in items to ship to our troops.  Help out with the Military Care Package by bringing in the following NEW, INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED AND SEALED IN THE PACKAGE.
Toothpaste, toothbrush, candy, gum, razors, shaving cream, beef jerky, snacks, shampoo, deodorant, body wash, soap ……
Flyers in the hallways.

Mrs. Quay will have Academic Support in her classroom on Tuesday and Thursday and Mrs. Myers will have it in her room on Monday and Wednesday.  ALL DAYS WILL RUN FROM 3:15-5:30
If you want food/snacks during Academic Support, you must sign up in Mrs. Quay’s OR Mrs. Myers room by 8:15 on the day you are attending.

Archery has begun after school.  It will be held on Tuesday and Thursday.  They will meet in the ISS/Conference room.

Cassandra Baur, Ashton Burns, and Alyssa Carroll

Student Government will be having a canned food drive 
until THIS FRIDAY.  Food can be dropped off in room 315
(Mrs. Edward’s room) from 8:00-8:15.  All food collected
will go to the Community Sharing food pantry in Lewiston.

Attention money seeking students:  Pies and Presidents is a scholarship opportunity open to all students in grades 7-12.  Applicants must write a 1000-2500 word essay about the 1st amendment to the US Constitution and why it is important to them.  See Mrs. Nowak for applications.

Once again the high school office is collecting Family Fares “Direct your Dollars” receipts.  Monies are going towards a new electronic marquee sign outside on the front lawn.  Please turn in your receipts to the office today.  For every 150,000 points we will receive $1,000.00. 

Anyone interested in playing on the golf team this spring, there is a sign-up sheet in the HS office.


Otsego Club is now open to the public.  See flyers in the office for discount on season passes based on GPA.

Josten’s will be here TODAY at lunch to deliver class rings. 

There will be a MANDATORY Student Mentor meeting at lunch on Thursday, Dec.14th   in Mrs. Beaver’s room.  Bring your lunch.

The Sophomore class will be hosting a Talent Show on FEBRUARY 3rd!  If you are interested in auditioning your amazing talent, please sign up in the high school office.
Auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 18th and Tuesday, Dec. 19th.

Coach Marcum will be doing a winter track conditioning program after school Monday thru Friday starting NOW in the gym. Flyers are in the office for more info.

Yearbooks are on sale now until 12/21 for $35. The price will go up after break to $40. Please see Ms. Clark with questions/concerns. 


Wednesday 12/13
GBB vs Pellston 6:00
Thursday 12/14
Friday 12/15
BBB @ Mancelona 6:00  ***Bus leave time 4:30***
GBB @ Central Lake 6:00  ***Bus leave time 4:00***
The Boy's Basketball game on 12/21/17 vs Pellston has been moved to Pellston due to gym floor restorations. Bus leave time 4:00.  The 2/7/18 game that was scheduled at Pellston will be played at Johannesburg-Lewiston.

Tuesday, Dec. 12th – Jostens deliver class rings
Wednesday Dec. 13th – Half Day / Professional Day for Teachers
Dec. 14th - All Bands Christmas Concert   JLHS Gymnasium 7 pm
Friday Dec. 15th – 2nd Quarter Progress Reports sent home
Friday Dec. 22nd – End of Day Christmas Break Begins
Wednesday Jan. 3rd – Classes Resume

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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.

J-L 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 12/13/17