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High School Daily Announcements
Friday, December 14th

Monday, December 24th
Christmas Break Begins - NO SCHOOL

Merry Christmas to All!
Tuesday, December 25th

Monday, January 7th, 2019
Classes Resume

Wednesday, January 16th
Half Day of School – Dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

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.

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.


Parent Resource: Homework Help

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

Alpena Community College

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.

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MONDAY: Chicken Tenders



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.

Congratulations to our JLAS Band for the WONDERFUL Christmas performance last night.  As always, Mrs. Nieman did a great job putting it all together. 

Happy Birthday to Rose Qualmann

Cardinal Pride can food drive is due NEXT TUESDAY!  Turn in your 3 cans a day for a ticket to go into the Cardinal Pride drawing. 
We have also added a third way to earn Cardinal Pride tickets for December Giving, students can volunteer their time to help a staff member before school, at lunch or after school to earn Cardinal tickets as well.  Volunteering to help a staff member should be set up with the individual teacher and must be outside regular classroom time.  Be a part of Cardinal Pride and December Giving!

Brett Crandell & Nick Speerstra - please turn in your dual enrollment paperwork for your winter classes as soon as possible!  

Alpena duals - your paperwork is now available.  See Mrs. Nowak.  Please return it before we break for Christmas.

If you are considering CMU as a college after graduation, see Mrs. Nowak about scholarship info TODAY!

Attention females ages 16-19 – You have an opportunity to compete for a $750 Young Women in Public Affairs Award presented by The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area.  “Public Affairs” refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect our communities.  Applications are judged based upon four essay questions related to the goals of Zonta – encouraging young women to participate in public affairs and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  See Mrs. Nowak for an application.

Attention all students:  If you are a high school student who enjoys writing, please see Mrs. Nowak about an opportunity to explore your creative writing ability and win money!

ALL SAT testers who are 9th- 12th grade, you MUST have 2 items to test: a government issued personal ID (a valid driver’s license, school ID from this year 2018-19, passport, Global ID, State ID) AND their printed Admission Ticket.  

There will be an UGLY SWEATER DANCE TONIGHT after the basketball game in the multipurpose room until 11pm for high school students. $5.00 at the door.  Candy, pop, water and chips for sale at the dance.

RISE - a substance-free youth coalition, is hosting an event at the E-free church on Saturday, December 15th from 11 am until 2 pm.  Come find out more about RISE and have a few hours of fun, food, games and socializing.  See Mrs. Nowak with any questions.

There will be a robotics meeting for all students that are interested in Mrs. Quay's room on Tuesday, December 18th 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.

Any 9-12th grade girl wanting to play softball for the 2019 season, there is a meeting December 20th @ 3:30 in Mr. Proctors room. Meeting should be done by 4:00. Any questions contact Coach Marlatt @ 989-619-4024.

Yearbooks are $35 until December 21st. Please purchase your yearbook ASAP. Yearbooks will be $40 when we return from Christmas Break.

Friday 12/14
BBB vs Central Lake 5:30

12/14     -     2nd Quarter Progress Reports
12/24     -     Christmas Break Begins
1/7         -     Classes Resume
*1/16     -     Half Day of School – Dismiss @ 12:00 (PD Day) “A DAY” 
*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 Conferences 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)
*5/6-5/10 -   Teacher Appreciation Week
*5/10     -     4th Quarter Progress Report
*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 12/15/18