April 4, 2023

Message from the Principal

Next week is the big testing week. Please see the schedule below.

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:

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.

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.


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

Drama - The Addams Family our spring musical 4/28 and 4/29 at 7 pm and 4/30 at 2 pm. Tickets are 5.00 for staff, students and children and 8.00 for adults.

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

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

Episode 1

Episode 2

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.

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