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J-L High School Daily Announcements
Friday, January 19th, 2018

Friday, January 26th
1/2 Day of School
(End of 1st Semester)

Thursday, February 1st
Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 2nd
½ Day of School
Parent/Teacher Conference (12:30-3:00 PM)

Monday, February 12th
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m. - Lewiston

Friday, February 16th
½ Day of School-President’s Day weekend
Dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

Monday, February 19th
Mid-Winter Break/President’s Day, No School

February 26th – March 2nd
Camp Wolverine

Friday, March 2nd
3rd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

Wednesday, March 7th
1/2 Day of School

Monday, March 26th
Spring Break Begins - No School

Tuesday, April 3rd
Classes Resume

Friday, April 6th
End of 3rd Marking Period

Friday, May 11th
4th Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day – No School

Friday, June 1st

Friday, June 8th
End of 2nd Semester - 1/2 Day Students
Dismissed at 12:00 p.m. - Last Day of School

Class Of

Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020

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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

Home of the CARDINALS!

2017-18 J-L High School Handbook


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

LUNCH: Soft Taco
TOMORROW: Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

There will be a Special Announcement TOMORROW at the beginning of lunch in the cafeteria.  All students be there, your not going to want to miss this.

Applications for Miss Alpenfrost Pageants are available in the High School Office if you are age 11-16.  The Pageant is Feb. 3rd.  More info in office.

Academic Support will be in Mrs. Quay’s classroom TODAY not in Mrs. Myers.


High School students who are interested in working as Camp Wolverine Counselors, applications are available in the high school office.  Camp runs from Feb. 26th – March 2nd.  Please return applications to Mrs. Taratuta’s mailbox by Feb. 2nd.  Responsible sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply.  The cost is very minimal this year. 

The Spring Segment I Driver Education class will start on February 26th.  Information is available outside the high school office.  A Segment II class will be held on March 12, 13 & 14.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Foster.

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. 

There is a class meeting next Tuesday 1/23 at lunch in Mrs. Monroe’s classroom.  Prom, Snowcoming and class trip are the topics.

Rival Rally will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20th.  Flyers and order forms are in the high school office for those that are interested in ordering a shirt for this event.  Orders due Tuesday, Feb.  6th.

There will be a Quiz Bowl meeting TODAY at lunch in Mrs. Beaver’s classroom.

Thursday 1/18
BBB vs Onaway 6:00 
Friday 1/19
GBB @ GSM 6:00
***BUS LEAVE TIME 4:45 pm***

Friday Jan. 26th – End of 1st Semester – ½ Day of School for Students,
                               D @ 12:00
Thursday Feb. 1st – Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30-7:00PM)
Friday Feb. 2nd – ½ Day of School-Parent/Teacher Conference (12:30-3:00PM)
                               D @ 12:00
Friday Feb. 16th – ½ Day of School-President’s Day weekend, D @ 12:00
Monday Feb. 19th – Mid-Winter Break/President’s Day, No School
Friday March 2nd – 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home
Wednesday March 7th – ½ Day of School- PD Day, D @ 12:00
Monday March 26th – Spring Break Begins, No School
Tuesday April 3rd – Classes Resume
Friday April 6th – End of 3rd Marking Period
Friday May 11th – 4th Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home
Monday May 28th – Memorial Day – No School
Friday June 1st – Graduation
Friday June 8th – End of 2nd Semester, ½ Day Students, D @ 12:00, 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.



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 1/19/18