Weekly Updates for Oct 3 - 7
Message from the Principal
We 5 days left in the first 9 week grading period, which will end this Friday, 10/7/22. For those students involved in extra-curricular activities at this time, they must pass to be eligible based on their grades after 10/7/22. Please utilize the Family/Student Access portal to keep up with grades. This is a great resource available to all and you can even set alerts on the portal to get your own notifications.
On the next two Saturdays we will be hosting The Academy! This is an opportunity for students behind in their work to come to Johnson HS on Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm and get help from teachers in each Core area. Students are responsible for signing up for this opportunity and bringing all work that they are needing to work on.
Please continue to check your email as almost all information to be shared is sent through email. We are looking forward to a great 2022-23 school year for our Jags!
Gary Comalander - Principal
Johnson HS Info
Thank You CTJ Custodians!
Please share your appreciation this week with our hard-working custodians and what they do every day to keep CTJ clean for everyone!
Currently we have 8 custodians doing the work of 19 positions and we can't say Thank You enough to the great job they do!
The Academy for academic help!
Please have your student join us on 10/8 and 10/15 from 8am-1pm for Johnson HS Academy! Students need to sign up with their core content (math, English, science, and social studies) teachers.
The Academy provides additional learning from certified teachers to practice skills students may have missed on any previous 8th grade STAAR tests or End-of-Course (EOC) exams at high school. Currently, students work in FLEX period on lessons and instruction based on concepts they may have missed on STAAR tests. The Academy would provide students additional practice time. Students may also attend before and after school tutorials with their teachers for additional support in all content areas.
Additionally, Academy time may also be used to help students complete any Credit Protection they may have been assigned. Credit Protection is offered to students that have failing grades at the 9-weeks to help bring up their grade average to help mitigate them failing at the semester and losing credit for the course.
THE ACADEMY INFORMATION:
-Saturday, 10/8 and 10/15 8:00am-1:00pm in Johnson Library
-Park at the Back of the school/ Drop-off at Courtyard Entrance
-Academy hours count toward attendance hours for non-credited courses
-Students will have access to desktops and Chromebooks for any online assignments
We will have snacks or bring your own snacks/drinks, but students cannot eat inside the library
Students need bring assignments with them to work on at Academy!
AVID collection for Socktober!
The Johnson AVID College Prep. is assisting Cibolo Green Elementary School’s Jr. Lighthouse program in meeting their goal to collect 830 pairs of socks for the annual Socktober event.
These donations will benefit the NEISD PTA’s Clothes Closet. If you or your student would like to contribute a package of new socks to this cause, your student may stop by room E301 2nd through 8th period to add to our collection beginning this Tuesday October 4th, until Friday October 14th.
Security and Attendance Reminders!
Reminder that when you come to Johnson HS during the school day, you must have your picture ID with you to come inside. Please have it out to show when you buzz in at the front door and ready to present at the Welcome Center.
For checking students out at Attendance, you will need to come inside and present your ID. Reminder that all absent notes must be paper copies. We can not use emailed notes this year.
Thank you for your help with these reminders!
PSAT School Day on 10/12/22
Seniors - seniors will have late arrival on 10/12 as we are testing all other students. Seniors must report to the auditorium and check-in by 12 pm, Noon, to be counted Present for their morning classes (1-3).
All students will go to Periods 4 - 8 (including lunches) once the PSAT exam is finished.
CTJ Spirit Paws for a Cause shirts!
Johnson High School's annual Pink Out Game is happening Saturday, October 15th at 7 PM at Comalander Stadium against Reagan H.S. Johnson Spirit's annual Paws For A Cause shirts are now available for sale. This year’s shirt is dedicated to our wonderful, Brandy Weaver. Spirit Club will all be donating ALL THE PROCEEDS from the sale of the shirt to the Thrivewell Cancer Foundation in Honor of Mrs. Brandy Weaver.
Please know, there is no deadline to order shirts this year. Due to availability in pink shirts, we have limited quantity. As of now, we currently have 125 shirts left (out of 500). We currently have the following sizes available:
If you’re interested in just donating to Thrivewell, this option is also available on the same JotForm!
Jaguar Spirit Club
Important Upcoming Dates
10/5 = Freshmen & Sophomore Parent night auditorium 6 pm
10/12 = PSAT school day for 11th, 10th, & 9th grade students
10/12 = Late arrival at Noon for 12th grade students
10/18 = School photos retake opportunity
11/9 = Junior Parent night auditorium 6 pm
Social Media connection at CTJ!
Social Media connection to CTJ! Most of the Johnson groups have their own Twitter handles but CTJ as a campus has a Twitter and Facebook account where you can stay connected with all the wonderful things happening at Johnson high school!
Facebook: Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School North East ISD @JohnsonNEISD
Sr & Jr NHS Applications
CTJ Juniors, Seniors, and Junior/Senior Parents and Guardians,
On the evening of Monday, October 3, 2022, the CTJ National Honor Society will be sending out the 'invitation to apply' letters to current Junior and Senior applicants with an unweighted GPA of 90 or higher. These invitations will be sent to the student's school email through an email database, so please make sure to check the junk mail folders.
The initial eligibility to apply list is generated by the district. If you do not receive the letter and believe you have an UNweighted GPA of 90 or higher, check with your counselor on your overall unweighted GPA (note GPAs do not round up). Students will need to verify with their counselor no later than Thursday, October 6th.
The deadline for submitting your application is at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, 10/18/22. Students must turn in a printed copy to Mrs. Wylie, A317, or Ms. Hubbard, A315. There are no exceptions to this deadline so please do not wait until the last minute.
Shannon Wylie and Abby Hubbard
CTJ National Honor Society Sponsors
Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Night meeting 10/5/22
NHS meeting this week for current members
AP Exam Payment Information
Retakes for School Photos Oct 18th
For all juniors, sophomores, and freshmen -
Lifetouch Studios will be on campus October 18th for retakes of any underclassmen student photos. Retakes will be available for anyone that missed School Photos last week or had an issue with their picture. Photo packages from the first sessions are being handed out to students in their English class starting today.
Students must follow the NEISD dress code as outlined in the student handbook to be photographed. If a student is photographed and we determine that they are not in dress code, this could result in their photo not appearing in the yearbook.
Senior Photos for the Yearbook
Seniors - please remember that your senior portrait must be taken by Prestige Portraits at their studio in the cap and gown pose to be included in the yearbook. Seniors must be photographed by Prestige by November 14 this year to be included in the yearbook. Seniors can sign up for a studio appointment time by going to this link -
Congrats and Good Lucks
Congrats CTJ Band!
What a weekend - congratulations to our CTJ band on their incredible performances at the Bands of America Katy Regional on Saturday. We are so proud of the way our students handled this busy week, and for their passion and energy on the field all day Saturday. Thank you to our crew, chaperones, meal and uniform teams, volunteers, and all our parents who came to support the band.
Class 4A Bronze Medal - 3rd Place/3rd overall out of 30 bands
Caption Award for Best Music
Advance to finals
Silver Medal - 2nd place overall out of 12 bands in finals
Caption Award for Best Visual
Congratulations CTJ Band!
CTJ Team Tennis
Last week the varsity tennis team defeated Brandeis 10-1 to earn a District 28-6A runner up finish. This is the 10th runner up finish in the last 11 years for our program. This regular season was special with first time win over Alamo Heights and wins over Boerne Champion and Clark, which are always special.
To get ready for playoffs, we will travel to Smithson Valley on Wednesday to take on the Rangers at 4 pm.
Bi district playoff match vs Steele will be Tuesday, October 11 @ 10am at Blossom tennis center. The winner of this match will travel to Westwood in Round Rock on Friday the 14th.
Please congratulate the kids when you see them in class and in the hallways.
Go Jags Tennis!
CTJ Cross Country!
This weekend, the Johnson Cross Country team competed at the SAISD Invitational. For Varsity girls, freshman Kira Albino had a huge personal record, placing her in 21st, with a time of 21:45. Mia Salas placed 7th place with a time of 20:33, and Carli Wilson finished in 5th place with a time of 19:50! The Varsity boys had some impressive performances as well. Michael Repper-Molina placed 21st place with a time of 17:25, Alexander Williams placed 17th with a time of 17:19, only 4 seconds off his personal record! Lastly, freshman Jayden Warner placed 10th with a time of 16:57.
The Junior Varsity teams had amazing performances, with a lot of personal records. Esther Ngaruiya had a season PR with a time of 25:45, placing her in 19th. In her second meet ever, Cassidy Johnson placed 12th with over a three minute PR of 24:20. Sylene Acosta placed 8th with a time of 23:50, and Danica Soto, with a personal record of 23:45, placed 7th. For the boys, Kevin Moreno placed 16th with a time of 19:45 and Parker Cardenas, with a personal record of 18:40, placed 6th. Lastly, freshman Ethan Aponte, in his second meet ever, had a PR of 18:17, placing 2nd overall!
The District meet is Tuesday, October 11th!
Go Jags Cross Country!
Good luck to the Lady Jags as volleyball will Roosevelt HS on Tuesday at the Johnson HS gym at 7:15 pm! Come out and support the Lady Jags!
On Friday volleyball will play Brandeis HS at Northside Sports Gym on 1604 at 5:30 PM.
Come out and support the volleyball team!
Good luck Lady Jags!
The Jags lost a close one this past weekend but now move on to the next game in District play!
This week the Jags will play Clark HS on Thursday night at Farris stadium (1604) with a 7 PM start!
Come out and support the Jags football, marching band, and spirit groups at the game!
Family Specialist Information!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please visit my webpage ( https://www.neisd.net/johnson/family ) for information on classes, events and opportunities to volunteer. I have attached flyers to provide more detailed information. Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions. Hope to meet you soon!
Student & Family Liaison
Johnson High School
Fall Mini-Photoshoots by CTJ Advanced Photo
This year we will have Fall/ Winter/Spring family mini shoots, giving our community the opportunity to have the Johnson Advanced Photo students do stylized shoots at a great price! The Fall Minis will be held Saturday and Sunday (October 22nd-23rd) from 5pm-7:20pm on the Johnson High School campus in the bus loop. Thank you for supporting our efforts!
Hello, Chicago! Midwest Fundraiser Orchestra
Come join us on Friday, October 21st from 7 pm to 10 pm for an evening of games and music as the Johnson Orchestra Association puts on Hello, Chicago – a fundraiser to help pay the way for our Full Orchestra to attend the 76th Midwest Clinic in December.
This event is FREE to attend – come enjoy some music, our food truck, and our silent auction. If you want to play the games, a $50 donation gets you a wristband for a game card, a drink and dessert. NEISD teachers and staff are $35 and Johnson students are $20. You can make your donation for a wristband here - https://form.jotform.com/222454916645158
Check out our event page for more information - https://www.johnsonorchestra.org/events/hello-chicago Thank you for supporting our band and orchestra students!
JHS PTSA Newsletter & Membership!
Johnson Parents & Guardians,
Please click on this link to see the JHS PTSA Newsletter, Jagwire! It will give you all the information that PTSA is currently doing! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PPUXDqtrt2ZXjUH-UmWeVNbLalE6huCz/view?usp=sharing
The JHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is ready to back the jags! You can act now and be ready for 2022-23! The Johnson PTSA is offering a $13 members-only midnight navy Comfort Colors t-shirt. The $20 Membership & T-shirt COMBO includes a $7 membership and the t-shirt. Visit www.johnsonptsa.com/store.html where you can:
- join the PTSA
- get your PTSA t-shirt
- give a greenback donation
- check out our community sponsorship opportunity
- and get your student a Smart Driving Club t-shirt to join the club.
If you are interested in volunteering with the PTSA this year, please visit https://www.johnsonptsa.com/volunteers.html and sign up. If you are interested in joining the PTSA board this year, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join us in 'backing the future' of the Jaguars!
Johnson High School PTSA
CTJ Football schedule
CTJ Team Tennis
Johnson HS Google calendar
Please go to the Johnson calendar to see all activities. There will be many games, concerts, and events happening every week. There is always valuable information on our calendar for events and deadlines. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=isa.neisd.net_1b1jb7tbikidnid7amtotnjk0o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago
Let’s have a great week and Go Jaguars!