March 31, 2023

Message from the Principal

Welcome Back Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break.

The end of the year is coming fast. There are many end of the year events coming up.

We have one quarter of school left. Lets finish this school year off strong.

We will continue with hall sweeps the remainder of the school year. We are seeing a reduction of tradies because of these sweeps.

Testing week will be April 12th,13th,14th the schedule is below

As the end of the year approaches and the weather turns nice we need to make sure our students are in classrooms learning from the great JGHS staff.

Students please make sure to check your school email regularly.

Attention: Please do not drop off students in the bus parking lot or drive across sidewalks these actions cause an extreme safety issue. Thank you

Please see this link for the buildings Standard Operating Procedures.

Important Upcoming dates:

April 7- No school (Good Friday)

May 3- No school (Staff professional development)

May 26- Half day of school

May 29- No school (Memorial Day Recess)

June 2- Graduation ceremony (Wayne-Westland Innovative Academy)

June 3- Graduation ceremony (John Glenn and Wayne Memorial)

June 7- Half day (high school students only)

June 8- Half day (K-12 students)

June 9- Half day (K-12 students)- Last day of school

Chain of Command:

State Testing Schedule

Spring State Testing Schedule

Monday 4/10: ALL students report to school (Normal School Day)

Tuesday 4/11: ALL Students report to school (Normal School Day)

Wednesday 4/12 *SAT ~ Juniors to test in the Gym

*PSAT 10 ~ Sophomores to test in classrooms in the

the building

**Dismissal @ 1:05 pm

Seniors and Freshmen do not report to school

Thursday 4/13 *Work Keys ~ Juniors to test in the Gym

*PSAT 9 ~ Freshmen to test in classrooms in the


**Dismissal @ 12:00 pm

Seniors and Sophomores do not report to school

  • Friday 4/14

    • M-STEP Testing for Juniors (2 groups - morning session & afternoon season)

    • 9th, 10th, 12th grade normal day (Library will be closed for testing)

Class of 2023 information ( Graduation and other end of year activities )

JGHS tutoring

Tutoring is offered on Thursday form 2:15- 4:15. Student's must show their I.D.

Detroit Carpenter and Millwright Training Center

The Detroit Carpenter and Millwright Training Center will be hosting some events for students and families where families can visit their training center together and learn about a four-year, tuition-free, paid apprenticeship. They teach hands-on skills to Carpenters, Floor layers, and Millwrights. No experience is necessary to start learning a skilled trade and earn while they learn. The results of this apprenticeship is an internationally recognized skills certificate.

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights are doing more now than ever to smoothly transition young, hard-working individuals into this productive workforce. This apprenticeship will offer both classroom and on-the-job learning to teach practical and soft skills as we help mold knowledgeable, skilled trades people. The 2023 Career Fair will show students and families the future they could have with union contractors who offer good jobs, benefits, and paid apprenticeships.

Please find four flyers attached for the Detroit Career Fair:

  1. Student Registration for Career Day is on April 19th.
  2. Student/Parent Registration for the Curriculum Day is on April 22nd.
  3. Contractor Registration for the Hiring Combine is on May 20th.
  4. Participant Registration for the Hiring Combine will be TBD.
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Law and Public Safety

Do you have an interest in a career in law, criminal justice, or public safety? This fall, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center will offer a new course, Law and Public Safety. In this program, students learn the Michigan Compiled Law, legal services, law enforcement, dispatch and emergency management.

Please visit to learn more about the new Law and Public Safety program, and all the offerings available at the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center.

To add this class or any career technical education course, to your 2023-2024 schedule, please see your counselor.

Counseling News

Our CCR Coach, Mr. Jackson, has a great Tech/Career Field Trip (Operating Engineers) on April 26th. There are 30 spots available and permission slips are in his office.

Xello still needs to be completed in order for students to update their Educational Development Plan. We have 253 students that have one assignment left and 342 that have not started yet. Parents, please have your students login and check their progress.

Wayne RESA's Career Counselors Presents: Help! My student is undecided about their next steps. How can I help? A Zoom meeting for parents. April 5, 2023 @ 6pm.

Our CC Team will share resources to help your student along their career development journey. This includes how to start a conversation at home, exploration strategies, summer opportunities and online career resources. All parents of middle & high school students are welcome! Register below for this online opportunity.

Seniors: It’s March Madness. Throughout the month you will have multiple opportunities to be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes like gift cards, bluetooth headphones and speakers, & more!

To be entered into the raffle you must COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA. Once that is done and you've checked in with Ms. Monai, you can earn extra tickets into the raffle by completing other tasks such as getting accepted into colleges, sending transcripts through parchment and receiving scholarship money.

You can show proof of these tasks by emailing Ms. Monai with a picture, or swing by her office and show her in-person. There will also be rocket QR codes around the building that allows you to upload pictures of proof. If you have any questions, text Ms.Monai (734) 338 8874

The Joy of Coding Summer Camp through U of M is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. Apply by April 30th.


The Internal Revenue Service is committed to providing meaningful service and assistance to meet taxpayers' needs. Many IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) across the country will open one Saturday each month in February, March, April and May, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer in-person help without an appointment. Dates and locations are subject to change, so please check back before visiting a TAC at IRS Face-to-Face Saturday Help | Internal Revenue Service.

Specific Help for taxpayers in Michigan and Ohio are: Account inquiries; Basic individual tax law assistance; Check, money order, or cash payments (Exact Change is Required); Departing alien clearances; Form 911 PDF, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance, Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, Identity Protection Personal Identification Number Request, Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and Form W-7 (More Information); Payment arrangements; and Tax forms.

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Several #IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers will provide in-person help on certain Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See:

People can receive walk-in tax help at several #IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers open on certain Saturdays. No appointments are required.



Students and families, a food pantry is now at John Glenn!

Lunch and dinner items are available, as well as some healthy snacks.

Come down to room 116 to pick up items, or contact Mrs. Rajaee at (734) 419-2313.

Help us spread the word!

Clubs and Activities

Yearbook - Final yearbook copies now available! Here’s one last chance to capture lifelong memories. We have 80 extra yearbooks. But when they’re gone, they’re gone! So order your JOHN GLENN HIGH SCHOOL WESTLAND 2023 yearbook before they sell out. Order today at

The yearbook program is running a popcorn fundraiser. Visit the link below to purchase Double Good Popcorn. It ships directly to your house, and tastes delicious! 50% of the profits go directly back to the program, so you are supporting a good cause as well.

Announcements - John Glenn has gone digital…kind of. Here is episode 1 and 2 of video announcements. Episode 3 is coming soon.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Egg Hunt - Sixteen eggs have been hidden around John Glenn. Find your correct grade’s colored egg (9th - white, 10th - blue, 11th - red, 12th - purple), write your name on the back and turn it into the box in the office. All hunters will win a prize. Get to huntin’!

Class of 2023 Yard Signs - Yard signs will be for sale starting April 3 for $20 each (cash only) from Mr. Gidley’s classroom, room 107. On May 1, the price of the signs will increase to $25.

Senior Prom - Prom is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at the Roostertail in Detroit. Tickets will be on sale May 1 - May 5 at all lunches ONLY. May 1 & 2 tickets will be $70 each and May 4 & 5 tickets will be $75 each. Only seniors who have no suspensions for semester 2 may purchase tickets to prom. Guests must be a student currently enrolled in high school or an individual who has graduated from high school in the last year. WWIA and Tinkham students may purchase tickets on May 1 from 2:30 - 3:30 in the JG office. Please start making plans to purchase a ticket for this event. Do NOT wait until the last minute. Be proactive and if any issues arise, please contact an administrator or the class sponsors, Mr. Gidley or Ms. Nimmerguth before ticket sales begin. We will have more information to follow. Be sure to read this newsletter, listen to announcements, and follow @jghsclassof23 on Instagram.

Monday, 4/3 Senior Yard Signs sales start (see info above)

Music Monday

Egg Hunt begins

Tuesday, 4/4 Trivia Tuesday

Wednesday, 4/5 Lunchtime Games

March Compassion Awards Ceremony - 5th hour

Thursday, 4/6 End of Card Marking

Rocket Spirit Wear - wear rocket gear, if your name is picked, you could

win a prize!

Popcorn (Thursday) Friday - place orders at lunch for $1. Bags delivered to student’s 6th hour.

To stay up-to-date on all the happenings at JG follow us on social media.

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