Jasper High School

Jag News

September 8

Dear Jasper Parents:

On behalf of the Jasper staff, I want to invite you to our Fall Open House scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 16. During the evening, you will be able to tour our facilities, visit with the Jasper teachers, and experience the educational programming in place for your son or daughter. What we need to make the evening a success is YOU! Our goal is 100% attendance by our parents. Due to the limited seating in the classrooms and the desire to provide our information to parents during Fall Open House, we ask that students not attend. Students will be invited, along with their parents, to attend Spring Open House.

The building will open at 6:00 p.m. and the modified class schedule will begin promptly at 6:20 p.m. Parking for Fall Open House is extremely limited, so please utilize available parking at Gulledge Elementary, Robinson Middle School, or Christ Church’s east parking lot (located on the corner of Legacy and Archgate). Please remember that the fire lanes on campus should remain clear at all times and the handicap parking spaces remain reserved for the individuals who need them.

Please ask your student to help complete the form below and bring it with you to Fall Open House. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening, September 16.

Sincerely,

Dr. Endsley

Principal

For a copy of this letter and a chart you can fill out to bring the night of open house, please click here: http://goo.gl/zPG1mb

PSAT Class

This year, all sophomore students will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. In order to help students prepare for this exam, Jasper High School is offering a PSAT Preparation Class beginning Monday, September 21 and ending Friday, October 9, either before or after school. This class is open to all 9th and 10th graders, although only 10th graders will take the exam.

Registration for sophomores will be held during all lunch periods on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16. Registration for freshmen (and sophomores) will be held during all lunch periods on Wednesday, September 16. The class will be limited to the first 100 applicants. If your student is not able to register at lunch, the front office will also accept registrations on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 from 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Classes will begin Monday September 21 and will be held from 8:00 - 8:50 each morning and from 4:25 - 5:15 each afternoon. There will be a total of 15 instructional sessions - 8 Math and 7 Verbal. Classes will alternate between Math and Verbal during each week. Students have to register for either morning or afternoon classes.

The fee of $65 includes the PSAT Prep Workbook and instructional classes offered each morning or afternoon. The PSAT Workbook will serve as the students’ hall pass and entry to class.

Payment Procedure: Students should bring a check made out to Jasper High School PSAT in the amount of $65 (with student’s legal name, ID # and phone # on the check) or cash. The registration form must be filled out completely and accompany the check or cash. Each student will be issued a receipt and a PSAT workbook. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please note, the PSAT prep classes are optional and students will NOT be excused from other school-related activities (i.e., marching band, athletic practice, etc.) to attend the PSAT classes. Classes are being offered in the mornings and afternoons to accommodate extracurricular activities. In order to maintain the appropriate atmosphere, once students leave the class, they will not be allowed to return.

Please contact Coryn Prince if you have any questions.


For a copy of the registration form, please click here: http://goo.gl/sJGSWz

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General Announcements:

  • College Night
  • Student ID's
  • Schedule Change Request (Updated)
  • Yearbook Orders
  • Congressional Youth Advisory Council
  • House District Student Leadership Advisory Council


College Night

College Nights will be hosted at Plano West on Monday, September 14th and at Plano Senior High on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit with over 200 college representatives!


Student ID's

Student id's should be delivered soon. They will be distributed through their English class.


Schedule Change Requests (Updated)

Tuesday, September 8th is the last day to turn in a schedule change request form for course level and performance based changes. Forms can be turned in to the Counseling office.

Students who wish to drop the level of a course will be able to make changes to these classes until the end of the 1st six weeks.


Yearbook

Yearbooks are available to be purchased online beginning August 1. These may be purchased with a credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com .


Congressional Youth Advisory Council

For more information about the Congressional Your Advisory Council, please click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/SamJohnsonCYAC The deadline is September 16th.


House District Student Leadership Advisory Council

The Office of State Representative Jeff Leach will begin accepting applications for Class 2 of the House District 67 Student Leadership Advisory Council. For more information, please click here: https://goo.gl/tZMg2f

PTSA/ Jasper Booster Club Announcements:


  • PTSA Meeting and Meet the Principal
  • Join PTSA
  • Jasper Athletic Booster Club
  • Jasper Jazz Sales and Fundraiser
  • Princeton Review Practice Tests
  • Theater Booster Fundraiser


PTSA Meeting and Meet the Principal

What is "block lunch"? What is "homework free Thursday"?

Thursday, September 10 at 11:30, Jasper HS principal, Dr. Matthew Endsley, will answer those questions and more! Join us at the first Jasper PTSA General Meeting of the year in Room 1100. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Join PTSA

There is still time to join the Jasper PTSA.

Single family memberships are $15.50, additional family members are $8.50. Students who are members in both 9th and 10th grades are eligible for a senior scholarship.

How do we use those funds? Last year, the Jasper PTSA was able to support the school by purchasing items such as: science dissection specimens, math supplies, band sound equipment, and orchestra uniforms. We give away 2 Senior Scholarships per year. We support the band, orchestra, choir, theater, athletics, drill team, and other clubs. We support the teachers by purchasing things from their wish lists for their classrooms, providing lunch, and treats throughout the year. We pay for guest speakers for student assemblies. We provide speakers for College Night, Driver's License Eduction Night, and other programs. We fund the materials needed for spirit week. We orchestrate JagFest lunches, so the students and teachers can enjoy a school-wide outdoor lunch.

Please join today, at jasperptsa.org, so we can continue to support your student's learning and activities at Jasper.


Sweet deal at Rusty Taco

Looking for something sweet? Fabulous Jasper HS supporter Rusty Taco (located at Coit and Hedgcoxe) will host a Jasper Jazz bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 12. Head on over during lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and/or dinner from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for delicious goodies baked fresh by the Jasper Jazz drill team. Donations benefit the Jasper Jazz. Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.


Get Your Jasper Spirit Wear!
Show your school spirit and get the trendiest t-shirt designs hot off the press! Purchase your Jasper spirit wear today by contacting Kim Butler at kkbutler@airmail.net. T-shirt prices range from $20-45. Proceeds benefit the Jasper Jazz drill team. Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.


Princeton Review Practice Tests

Thinking about taking the SAT or ACT? Don't practice on the real thing! The Jasper Band Boosters and Princeton Review are sponsoring practice SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests at Jasper High School on Saturday, Sept. 12. The tests are open to all students. Online registration is now open at https://jasperband.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms.

You don't have be a band member to take the test.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 9.

For more information, please contact Yining Li at yiningli_1@yahoo.com


Theater Booster Club Fundraiser

Jasper Theatre Booster Club Fundraiser

Begins: 8/24/15 Ends: 11/30/15

Support Jasper Theatre by purchasing FUN PASTA online!

To order the delicious and fun food options, go to:

https://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/jasper-theatre-booster-club

and click on the blue SHOP NOW button.

The items will be shipped directly to you.

Jasper Clubs/ PWSH Announcements:

  • National Honor Society Information
  • Film Making Club
  • PWSH Royales Event
  • Plano West FFA – Pecan Fundraiser


National Honor Society Information

Attention Interested SOPHOMORES ONLY! Jasper High School’s National Honor Society will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 8, in Room 1100 at both 8:20 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. so everyone has a chance to attend one of the informational gatherings. Mrs. Radebaugh and Ms. Diers will be there to distribute information packets and answer questions about eligibility. The most important criterion for candidacy include: Sophomore standing, a GPA 3.6 or higher (cumulative), and the ability to complete 12 hours of community service during each semester in the 2015-2016 school year (24 hours total).


Students who meet the above criteria become candidates. You are not a member of NHS until you have completed all of the necessary requirements for membership. Candidates who successfully complete requirements will receive notification of membership induction which will occur in mid-May.


NHS membership is not a right guaranteed to all students; it is an honor granted by the faculty to students who uphold the four ideals of National Honor Society: scholarship, leadership, character, and service.


If you believe that you qualify for candidacy for membership in Jasper’s NHS chapter, be sure to come to one of the meetings listed above on September 8! We’ll be looking for you!


Film Making Club

Filmmaking Club- the next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 8th during B Block Lunch in room 1130.

If you have any storyboards or story ideas for films, bring them so we can discuss Production Teams.

Be sure to visit tinyurl.com/JasperTheatre for more information.


PWSH Royales Event

Join the Royales and the Drill Team Booster Club at our annual “Dancin’ Out West” event on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 in the Plano West Cafeteria. The night begins with dinner catered by Chilada’s Fresh Mex Grill and shopping at the silent auction including a variety of retailers, restaurants, and businesses. The night continues with entertainment, a prize drawings of a MacBook Pro and iPad Mini 3, and a live auction to top off the night! Prize drawing tickets are $5 each and dinner tickets are $15. (Need not be present to win the Prize Drawing.) Contact a Royale for tickets or for questions contact Kristin Ehlers atLKEHLERS@YAHOO.COM .


Plano West FFA – Pecan Fundraiser

FFA is selling Durham Ellis Pecans again this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to have freshly picked pecans for Thanksgiving. We are selling 1 lb. bags of halves or pieces, 12 oz. bags of frosted pralines, and jars of syrup pecan topping. Prices range from $6.50 - $10.50. Contact an FFA member or Jamie Hanna at jamiehanna@verizon.net to order some today!

Other Plano ISD School Information

PSHS Choir Craft Fair October 3. 10 Am to 5 PM go to www.PSHSchoir.com

Jasper High School

Jasper High School Website:

http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/jasper/


PTSA Website:

https://jasperptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/home


Remind Texts:

send the following message "@2015-16jas" to 81010