Archery ~ Varsity Baseball ~ J.V. Baseball ~ Cross Country ~Golf~ J.V. Football ~ Varsity Football
~ Girls Basketball ~ Boys Basketball ~
J-L Photos ~ Odyssey of the Mind
J-L Robotics ~Softball ~ Track ~ National Honor Society ~ Student Government ~ Archery Club

Parents & Community Members - Please join us!

Parents and Community Members, Please Join us!
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools are hosting VAPE MAN!
We will learn about the recent surge in teen vaping and how we arrived here. 
It will also look at recent trends in this billion dollar industry.

Where and When:
Lewiston Elementary School – Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4580 Montmorency Street
Lewiston, Mi

Johannesburg-Lewiston High School – Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
10854 M32 E
Johannesburg, MI

Refreshments provided


High School Daily Announcements
Friday, January 18th, 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd
Snack & Study in Cafeteria (3:15-5:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 23rd  
Exams 1 & 3

Thursday, January 24th
Exams 2, 4 & 6

Friday, January 25th
Exams 5 & 7
Half Day of School Dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26th
Swing Dance Sponsored by the
Class of 2020

Thursday, January 31st
Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 1st
Half Day of School
Dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

February 11th-15th
The theme this year is: HOLLYWOOD
MONDAY: Millionaire Monday, dress in bling
TUESDAY: Back to the future, dress in your favorite decade
WEDNESDAY: Wear pink, from the movie Mean Girls
THURSDAY: Silent Film, Black out/White out
FRIDAY: (1/2 day of school) Rated ARRGHHH, dress like a pirate

Saturday, February 16th
Homecoming Dance from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 14th
Valentine's Day

Friday, February 15th
Half Day of School

Saturday, February 16th
Snowcoming Dance

Monday, February 18th
Mid-Winter Break - President's Day

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.

J-L Pride!

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.

Earn Cardinal Cash!
J-L Basketball Concession Stand
Volunteers Needed Sign Up Here!

Earn Cardinal Cash by working at JLAS Sporting concessions!
Cardinal cash can be used to help with school expenses
and activities like class ring, cap and gown, DC band trip, etc.


Our Academic Support will be on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s
from 3:10-5:30 p.m. in Mrs. Quay’s classroom.

Parent Resource: Homework Help

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

Alpena Community College

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LUNCH: Walking Taco
MONDAY: Chicken Tenders


Ex Red Wing Darren McCarty is bringing his Comedy Tour here to JL High School March 2nd.  Join the JL Baseball team for a night of laughs.  Student and Staff ticket prices are $20 each.  All other tickets are $25.  Tickets will be $30 the night of the event.  See any baseball player, Coach Proctor, or the high school office to purchase your tickets. Thanks in advance for your support.
A reminder that BREAKFAST is FREE to all JLAS students.
Serving time at the Lewiston building is 7:30-7:55 am
Breakfast in the Johannesburg building is served from 7:50-8:15 am

Our Academic Support will be on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from
3:10-5:30 in Mrs. Quay’s classroom.

Archery will be on Tuesday & Thursday after school in the College/Conference Room.

High school counselors needed for 6th grade camp. This year we will be going to Leelanau Outdoor Center on February 25th through March 1st. Applications ARE NOW available in the high school office.  All applications give seniors and juniors first priority then spots will be filled after. Applications will be due to Mrs. Taratuta by January 29th



Dual Enrollment Students: If you have a book from 1st semester that you want to submit for a reimbursement, bring the book and receipt to Mrs. Nowak ASAP!

There will be a Freshman class meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY at lunch in Mrs. Harjala’s room.

There will be a Junior class meeting TODAY at lunch in Mrs. Quays room.

Robotics build time will be TODAY after school and Saturday at 10:00 am.

Seniors will be having a class meeting MONDAY during lunch in
Ms. Monroe's room

There will be a Sophomore class meeting on MONDAY at lunch in Mrs. Quay’s room.

Otsego Resort is offering discounted Season Ski Passes to all students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Flyers are up in the hallways.
Boyne Mountain/Highland is offering a Student Freeride program for the 2018-2019 school year.  You must have a GPA of 2.99 or higher to qualify.  Info and forms are in the High School office.

Snowcoming will be the week of February 11th-15th with a dance being held on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10pm.  The theme this year is: HOLLYWOOD.
MONDAY: Millionaire Monday, dress in bling
TUESDAY: Back to the future, dress in your favorite decade
WEDNESDAY: Wear pink, from the movie Mean Girls
THURSDAY: Silent Film, Black out/White out
FRIDAY: (1/2 day of school) Rated ARRGHHH, dress like a pirate

JL’s Got Talent is back!
Now is the time to begin working on your act for this year show which will be held on Friday, March 15th.  A signup sheet will be in the office starting next Monday.  There will be a $10.00 entrance fee per act.  Auditions will be held on Feb. 5th & 6th after school.  Any questions, see Holly, Chloe or Cassie from the Junior class or Mrs. Davidson in the HS office.


Friday 1/18
BBB vs GSM 5:30


1/22 -        Snack & Study in Cafeteria (3:15-5:30)  
1/23 -        Exams 1 & 3 
1/24 -        Exams 2, 4 & 6
1/25 -        Exams 5 & 7 – Half Day of School-Dismiss @ 12:00
1/31 -        Parent/Teacher Conference 4:30-7:00
2/1            -        Parent/Teacher Conf 12:30-3:00 Half Day of School “B DAY”                                     
*2/11-15 -        Snowcoming Week
2/15          -          Half Day of School-Dismiss @ 12:00 (Mid-Winter Break) “A DAY”                                                                                                                                                      
2/16 -        Snowcoming Dance
2/18 -        NO SCHOOL (Mid-Winter Break/President’s Day)
3/1            -        3rd Quarter Progress Reports
3/6            -        Half Day of School-Dismiss @ 12:00 “B DAY”
3/21 -        Jostens Senior Delivery @ Lunch    
3/25-29 -             Spring Break, classes resume on Monday, April 1st
4/5            -        End of 3rd Marking Period
4/19 -        NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)
4/24 -        NHS Inductions
5/6-5/10 -         Teacher Appreciation Week
5/10 -        4th Quarter Progress Report
5/17, 18 &19 – Senior Class Trip, St. Louis Missouri
5/27 -        NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
5/29 -        Senior Exams
5/30 -        Senior Exams           
5/31 -        Senior Exams, Seniors Last Day
6/7            -        GRADUATION
6/12 -        LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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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.

J-L Freshman Focus 2018
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.


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.

J-L The Best Place to Learn!

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)732-7963

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Updated 1/18/19