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Daily Announcements 5/23/16

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

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

Updated 5/23/16

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Monday, June 6th
OMH Gaylord at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 9th
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Lewiston

Thursday, August 4th
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Lewiston

First come, First served.

Alpena Community College

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.

Johannesburg-Lewiston High School


Monday May 23, 2016


Lunch: Chicken Nuggets


Attention all Babyface and Bugseys - get your applications turned in.  The deadline is looming!


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


All books from the library MUST be checked back in TODAY!



Are you looking for a way to bring the cost down for your students extra monies that are being paid out throughout the school year (Class rings, yearbooks, class trips, band, fees & fines, senior announcements, cap and gowns, graduation flowers.....) the list is endless.  We now have open spots for parents and students to work our home game concessions for a percentage to go into your students account. If you are interested in any of the dates below, please contact Alicia McVannel @ 370-4572. May 23, May 26 and May 27.



The summer Driver Education Segment I class will start on August 1st.  Information is available outside the high school office.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Foster.



The meet scheduled for TODAY in Wolverine has been cancelled.  Practice TODAY on the range.


Remember to pay for your Golf shirts in the office.  They are $30.00.



See Mrs. Milbocker regarding who you will be walking up with at graduation ASAP!



WOW!  You have 3 dates to pick from to get your sports physical for next year.  Here are the following dates and place.

Monday June 6th starting at 5:30 at:  OMH Professional Medical

                                                           Building 829 N. Center Ave,

                                                           Suite 140, Gaylord 731-7870

Thursday June 9:00 4:00 to 7:00 at:  OMH Medical Group

                                                           3040 Bourn Street, Lewiston

Thursday August 4th 4:00 to 7:00 at: OMH Medical Group

                                                           3040 Bourn Street, Lewiston



The girls Track team placed 3rd at the Regional Track meet in East Jordan on Saturday with 15 teams competing.

State Qualifiers include:  Destiny - First place in long jump and tying the school record with a jump of 16'2".

100 meter relay of Alicia, Maddy, Savannah and Destiny.

Taylor in the shot and discus.

Outstanding performances by Sam, Jersey, Alyssa and Hannah in the 3200 relay, placing 3rd.

Marziah in the 100 hurdles, Chelsea and Jessica in the 300 m hurdles.

It was a great day to be a JL Cardinal.  Results are on the track board.

Girls track meeting at lunch today.


Boys Track placed 4th in the Regional Track meet also in East Jordan on Saturday.

State Qualifiers include:

Dale, Mike, Troy, 400 relay team and 800 relay team.



J-L Volleyball Camp June 20th-22nd. High School 10 am-1 pm.  Registration forms available in the office. Deadline is June 6th to receive t-shirt!


Only ONE open gym volleyball date left.

29th 2:00-4:00 pm @ Gaylord High School gym




If you are interested in a summer job at Garland see Mrs. Nowak for an application.



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

MONDAY:       BB/SB @ Mancelona Dismiss at 2:15
TUESDAY:      Softball Pre-district @ Hillman vs Posen Dismiss at 2:00
Baseball Pre-district @ Hillman vs Posen right after 4:00 game. Dismiss at 2:00
SATURDAY:   (If win pre-district game)
                       Softball Districts @ Hillman vs. Onaway 10:00 Baseball District @ Hillman vs Onaway 12:00ish

BUS LEAVE TIME for district game when both win pre-district or only SB win pre-district
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

BUS LEAVE TIME for district game if only BB wins pre-district
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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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 5/23/16