May 3rd to May 8th
News Flash!! Senior Meeting Friday, May 7th at 1:45 pm in the East Gym!!
US Academic Decathlon - J-Hawks Take 4th, Highest Ranked Public School In The Nation!!
This was the 21st straight year that Jefferson has represented Iowa at the national competition as Iowa State Champions.
The team earned six individual awards in the very competitive Division I.
- Brianna Olson won a gold in interview with the highest score in all of Division I.
- Ewan Greear won a bronze medal in art.
- Samuel Jahnke and Brian Lu tied for the bronze in social science.
- Brian earned a bronze in literature as well.
- Justin Cano received a bronze in interview
- Kaitlyn deBlois had the highest score on the team
- Brian Lu received a scholarship as the most valuable member of the team, as voted on by his teammates.
Jefferson's Varsity Team, consisting of Justin, James, and Brianna, took home the Director's Communication Award for having the highest combined score in speech, interview, and essay.
Team members include: Sarah Jahnke, Adam Swartzendruber, Kaitlyn deBlois, Ewan Greear, Samuel Jahnke, Brian Lu, Justin Cano, James West, Brianna Olson, and Nkasa Bolumbu.
J-Hawk Seniors Elementary School Walks
There is a lot of excitement about this year, so please share!
As just an overview:
Grant - May 20th @ 9:15am
Truman - May 20th @ 3pm
Cleveland - May 20th @ 3pm
Van Buren - May 20th @ 3pm
Hoover - May 20th @ 3pm
Taylor (Cedar River Academy) - May 21st @ 1:30pm
Coolidge - May 24th @ 3pm
Harrison - TBA
J-Hawk Mac & Cheese For Graduation!
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Link for order form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DwKIuApz_LcqCYkSs5lqGWM5s7SNIKNE/view?usp=sharing
Seniors and Senior Parents
Iowa National Guard
Click on the link below to fill out a short survey and get entered to win an Iowa National Guard t-shirt and a chance to also get a backpack filled with free swag. They will be drawing a name once a week for the free backpack.
Save the Date for Jefferson's Prom Events on Saturday, May 15
Prom will look different this year than it has in the past. We are excited to announce that there will be an outdoor Grand March held at Kingston Stadium. Following the Grand March, Jefferson staff invites you to join them on campus for our "Capture Every Moment" event as students are invited on a walk of memories and photo ops with several Instagrammable photo stations. We would like to make it clear that due to social distancing guidelines, there will be no dance. We remain hopeful that we can offer a post-prom that is not only safe, but an opportunity for our class to be together. Due to needed safety precautions, we will only be allowing Jefferson seniors and their dates to attend.
Although specific social distancing guidelines are to be determined, this is what we know so far:
- All attendees must be high school-aged and visitors must submit the appropriate permission slip.
- Masks will be required at all events.
- It is encouraged that seniors dress their best for this event while remaining in attire that is appropriate for school functions.
- We will be having a Grand March.
- There will NOT be a class-wide dance.
Please remember that we will be following the Jefferson Prom Policy for seniors:
- Must be enrolled in the necessary classes to graduate on time.
- Must be passing all necessary second term classes with a grade of C or better a week prior to Prom
- Administrative approval is necessary if these expectations cannot be met.
The Junior class has partnered with Java Joe's to sell ground coffee, coffee beans, and some sweet treats. This fundraiser will run from April 5th -April 30th. If you are a junior we need your help! Please stop by room 136, 237 or 207 to pick up your order forms today and/or check your email for online ordering information. Order forms and money are due on April 30th.
If you are someone who loves coffee and would like to help out the junior class, we are happy to announce that you can order coffee online and get it shipped to your house. All you have to do is click the link below and during checkout type in "JHS Class of 2022" in the organization field. There is also room for a name, if you know a junior and want to help them win prizes. Online orders can be placed until May 7th.
Online order form: http://javajoesfundraising.com/shop/
If you have questions please contact your friendly class sponsors: Sara McAndrew, Emma Edelen, Jennifer Middlekauff, or Kristina Helbert.
Roscoe's Pizza and the JHS Class of 2024 Team Up
Hello JHawk Families! This is just a reminder that the West Side Pantry is up and running at Jefferson High School. Orders can be placed until 1:00 PM on Wednesdays. Orders can be picked up (via student or parent pick up) from 3:00-3:30 PM on Thursdays.
Here are the links to the Order Requests:
West Side Pantry - English: https://forms.gle/N76JfiUrtA7Bx8iLA
West Side Pantry - French: https://forms.gle/PRkYjS7FkytAGgTa7
West Side Pantry - Spanish: https://forms.gle/7HbVpJQgdeCYBFg46
West Side Pantry - Swahili: https://forms.gle/QRqcNpYoaME6GdW4A
Please email Mycala MacTaggart at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Important Numbers If You Are In Need of Assistance
Jefferson Main Office: (319) 558-2435
Mr. Mike Hawley, Principal
Ms. Lorie Bateman, Associate Principal
Mr. Chris Deam, Athletic Director
Mr. Chad Szabo, Associate Principal
Mr. Mike Panoch, Facilitator
Ms. Lois Bassett, Main Office
Ms. Lori Gunn, Main Office
Ms. Nancy Coffman, Attendance Office (319) 558-2341
Ms. Nicole McCue, Attendance Office (319) 558-2341
Ms. Susan Rumelhart, Nurse (319) 558-3473
Ms. Jackie Simoens, Athletics (319) 558-2148
Ms. Debra Floyd, Bookkeeping (319) 558-2743
Student Services: (319) 558-2441
Brenda Morillo, Counseling Secretary
Nancy Priebe, Special Ed. Compliance Secretary
Kim Abram, Counselor (Freshmen)
Jason Edwards, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names A-HA)
Jamie Cummins, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names Hb-Pa)
Judy McIntosh, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names Pb-Z)
Russ Bush, Technology
Kevin Darrow, PACT
Rebecca Egli, Transition Specialist