LAJH Guidance News

December 2018

We want to wish all of our students and their families a safe and wonderful holiday season! We are proud of the growth we have seen from our students during the first semester, and we look forward to seeing our students continue to flourish as the school year progresses in 2019.

Happy Holidays!

From the Staff @ LAJH

🎄Finish 2018 Strong!

The second quarter of the school year will end soon on December 14th, and the following week consists of three short or early dismissal days before Christmas Break. Students have a small window of time to complete missing assignments and/or improve grades to the best of their abilities. Besides incomplete class work, another area that lowers a student’s grade is the incompletion of time spent on required online programs, such as I-Ready and Achieve 3000. The Clay County school district requires K-8 students to spend a certain amount of time utilizing both online programs on a weekly basis.

LAJ students are given the opportunity or time during the school day to work on I-Ready and Achieve 3000 at least once per week. Students can also access both programs on a home computer or device with an internet connection. If students do not have access to technology devices at home, they can utilize computers in the school library before school starts. Best practice is to communicate with teachers about any difficulties with online programs.

🎄Academic Support

All of our LAJ Teachers are highly involved with various types of clubs, organizations, and meetings before and after school. It is best for students or parents to communicate with teachers prior to tutoring days or when making arrangements for their child to receive academic support. Communication is key to making sure that teachers will be available for tutoring sessions. The tutoring schedule for math support has been provided below, and check out Kahn Academy for more academic support in math or in other subjects too!

7th Grade Math Tutoring

Tuesdays 8:30-9:10am

  • Teachers: Sullivan, Swenson

Tuesdays 3:42-4:30pm

  • Teacher: Harmon, Wernisch

8th Grade Math Tutoring

PreAlg: Mondays/Fridays 8:30-9:00am

  • Teachers: Tim Hamel, H. Moore

PreAlg: Thursdays 4-4:30pm

  • Teacher: Flach

ALG: Wednesdays 3:50-4:30pm

  • Teachers: Alfano, Caraway

Geom: Wednesdays 4-4:30pm

  • Teacher: H. Moore

🎄LAJH in December

12/01: JR Thespians Pre-Festival

12/3-12/7: School Book Fair

12/07: NJHS Holiday Dance (6-8pm)

12/11: Chorus Concert (6:30-7:30pm)

12/13: Band Concert (7-8:30pm)

12/14: Skate Station Fundraiser (7:00pm)

12/20/18-1/7/19: Christmas Break!

🎄Holiday Donations & Volunteer Opportunities!

🎉 LAJH in January 2019

1/01: Happy New Year!

1/08: Students Return to School

1/10: CTE Coaches visit LAJH

1/11: Report Cards Online

1/19: IB Showcase @ Ridgeview HS

1/21: MLK Holiday (no school)

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