HAJHS November Newsletter
Academic Year: 2022-2023
Message from Mr. Krott
Dear Junior High Students and Families,
It's hard to believe we are already one marking period into the school year. The schedule for November is not typical and I encourage you to take a close look at the school calendar and "Important Dates" in this newsletter so you are well informed as to what to expect this month.
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
November Students of the Month!
Each month, we celebrate outstanding students for their efforts both in and out of the classroom. Teachers and staff nominate students that exemplify what it means to be SHARP (Safe, Here, Accountable, Respectful and Prepared) and one student is selected from each grade level by HAJHS Administration.
Congratulations to the November Students of the Month!
Junior High Fundraiser & Cookie Dough Pick Up
We are excited to announce the cookie dough sold for the 2022-2023 fundraiser has arrived! Pick up for the cookie dough will be Thursday, November 3rd from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
Please use the side cafeteria entrance located next to Tiger Stadium.
If you cannot pick up your cookie dough order(s) on the specific date and time listed above, please contact Amanda Hammel by email for other arrangements @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Cookie dough cannot be picked up prior to the date and time listed above. Thank you!
If your student did not participate in the fundraiser, the "Fair Share" program is in place to help raise funds for the year end class trips/activities. Each student is required to either sell magazines, cookie dough OR pay their Fair Share amount to participate.
Fair Share for 7th Grade- $35.00 or sell 5 magazines or cookie dough
Fair Share for 8th Grade- $49.00 or sell 7 magazines or cookie dough
Fair Share for 9th Grade- $21.00 or sell 3 magazines or cookie dough
All checks for paying the Fair Share balance should be made out to HAJHS.
The following are the scheduled year end activities:
7th Grade ***** Pittsburgh Pirate Game (Fundraiser/Fair Share sponsored)
8th Grade ***** Hershey Park (Fundraiser/Fair Share sponsored)
9th Grade ***** Blue and White Dance (Fundraiser/Fair Share sponsored)
If you have any questions please email Amanda Hammel at email@example.com
Fuel Up to Play 60
In October the Fuel Up to Play 60 Team marched in the homecoming parade and handed out chocolate milk. They also went to CWL Elementary and did activity breaks and fall themed activity stations with kindergarten and first grade.
Tiger Spirit Wear Clothing Sale!
The Lady Tiger Softball program is once again hosting their annual Tiger Spirit Wear clothing sale! Place orders online at hollidaysburgsoftball.com. Orders are due by Thanksgiving break and the apparel will arrive and be delivered to the Junior High before students leave for winter break! If you have any questions, please contact Heather Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November Lunch Menu
On October 27th, students and staff got into the spirit and participated in a costume contest. Students were judged during their grade level lunch periods by select staff and administration. Winners were crowned at the end of the day. Thank you to all who participated. It was a great turn out!
November 8th - No School/Teacher In-Service
November 9th - Veteran's Day Breakfast in the JH Cafeteria at 8:30am
November 11th - No School/Veteran's Day
November 15th - 9th Grade GACTC Tour, Last Names A-L
November 17th - 9th Grade GACTC Tour, Last Names M-Z
November 17th - Thanksgiving Dinner at Lunch
November 20th - Winterfest Parade
November 22nd - Early Dismissal at 11:10am (Lunch Will NOT Be Served)
November 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12pm to 7:30pm
November 23rd - November 28th - No School/Thanksgiving Break
From the Attendance Office
- Students needing an early dismissal need to bring a written excuse indicating the time of the early dismissal and the reason for the request.
- After checking in with their first period teacher for attendance, students will report to the lobby outside the Main Office for an early dismissal pass.
- Students are responsible to report to the main office at the time of their dismissal, we do not interrupt class to call students.
- Please note the time on the written excuse is the time the student is dismissed from class, please allow enough time for them to meet you in the lobby.
- All students must be signed out by the person picking them up using the LobbyGuard system in the foyer.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets monthly during the school year at the HAJHS on the third Wednesday of the month. Please note: Meeting times have changed to 9:30 AM. All parents and guardians are members and are invited to come to the meetings. Attending meetings is a good way to meet other parents and learn about what is happening at the Junior High School. PAC organizes many activities at the Junior High.
If you are interested in volunteering, please see the Junior High main office or access the volunteer signup form at hasdtigers.com - Junior High Page - Parents Tab - Parent Advisory Committee.
Tiger Pack Program
The Tiger Pack Program is in full swing at the Junior High! We are distributing bags filled with food weekly to students in need. If you would like to participate in the Tiger Pack Program by receiving a bag of food weekly for your child(ren), please have your student(s) return the form they received in homeroom. If you need a form, they are available in the Main Office. A new signup form must be submitted every year. If you would like to donate to Tiger Pack or have any other questions, please contact Chris Burkey at email@example.com for additional information.
The Last Paw
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Robert Gildea, Superintendent, Ben Caldwell, Human Resources Director, Joe Patterson, Post 516 President, Jodie Albarano, HASD Foundation Director, Dennis Haire, Post 516 Commander and Ken Krott, HAJHS Principal.