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Principal's Message

Hello Roughriders! Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. The middle and high school administration and staff are excited to get this school year started. We will continue our culture journey with the staff and students with emphasis on our core values from the district culture playbook: scholarship, integrity, and accountability. We will be providing a newsletter each month throughout this school year. We also have social media pages where we can provide daily and weekly updates.

Go Riders!

-Mr. Adams

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Meet the Administrative Staff

Guidance News

A new academic year is a great opportunity for students to have a fresh start. Encourage your child to make the most of it by getting back into a school routine. Here are four tips to get ready for a successful school year:

1. Reset your daily schedule- It can be difficult to adjust from a summer schedule to the early-wake-up routine of the school year. Start getting back on a schedule by getting a good night's sleep and waking up early a couple of weeks before the start of school. This will help getting through those early morning classes a little easier!

2. Start (and stay) organized- From day one, keeping track of assignments and tests is key to ensuring a successful year. Find what works for you and stick to it. Here are some ideas:

  • Use a planner to keep track of assignment due dates and tests (Google Calendar works, too!)

  • Make a to-do list each day

  • Keep a binder for each class with color-coded tabs

3. Set goals- Setting goals for yourself encourages you to take action to reach them. Use the SMART goal format (goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) to make practical goals to help keep you on track.

4. Keep a positive mindset- Start the year with a positive attitude--and keep it throughout the year. Focusing more on the good, and less on the negatives, helps us keep pushing forward. This new school year is your chance to show everyone what you are capable of!

Athletic Updates & News

Any 7th-12th grade student who is wanting to participate in athletics for the 2022-23 school year must complete all FinalForms prior to the sport season starting. The link for FinalForms is :

Here is the fall composite for the 2022 fall season. This composite is a live composite and will change automatically once it is changed.**This schedule is subject to change throughout the season**

West Jefferson 7th-12th grade students must maintain the following academic standards in order to be academically eligible for athletics:

HS/MS students: Must have a 1.5 GPA each quarter

HS students: must have 5 credits worth of passing classes each quarter

MS students: must have 5 passing classes each quarter

Club Sports: As a reminder to all 7th-12th grade student athletes that once the official OHSAA season begins you may not participate in club sports that are in the same season. For example: A student may not participate in club soccer while the OHSAA soccer season is being played.

*Exception: A student may participate in a club sport that is not in the same OHSAA season. For example: A student may participate in softball while the OHSAA soccer season is being played.

High School Gym Floors Recently Refinished - Check them out!

Don't Forget!

The school day begins at 7:25. Students must be in their classrooms by the 7:25 bell or they will be tardy. Students arriving after 7:25 must enter through the front doors and report directly to the high school front office and receive a tardy slip from Mrs. Rhoades before reporting to class.

Lunch Prices

As a reminder, lunches will no longer be served at no cost. The district is working on pricing and information will be sent home as soon as possible.

Important Upcoming Dates

August 1 - All athletic paperwork due in Final Forms

August 9 - High School Open House

August 11 - Middle School Open House

August 23 - First Day of School

August 30 - All student forms must be completed and turned in

September 5 - No School

September 23 - Interims

October 3 - School fees due

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!