Ocotber 6, 2023
Message from the John Glenn Administration
Homecoming week has been a huge success. It is always an exciting time for students, staff, and the school community. If you have any specific experiences or stories you'd like to share related to it, feel free to send them our way.
The end of the marking period is approaching fast. As the date approaches, both students and educators are likely busy with assignments and tests to wrap up the current grading period. It's a time when students can reflect on their academic progress and work towards achieving their goals.
This period can also be a time for teachers to provide additional support and guidance to students who may need extra help to improve their grades or meet specific learning objectives.
The administrative team of John Glenn High School plays a crucial role in overseeing the educational environment and ensuring that students have the resources they need to succeed. If there are any specific topics or concerns you'd like us to address related to the end of the marking period or any other school-related matters, please feel free to reach out to us.
Please remember as the weather turns colder, no ski masks or hoods can be worn in the building. This is a student safety and security matter.
Attention all Seniors: there will be a senior class meeting on October 17th starting at 8:15 a.m. Graduation Packets (including graduation items and Cap and gown information) will be distributed at the meeting.
September 15th - October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month - we will recognize and celebrate the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements in the United States.
Chain of Command: https://www.wwcsd.net/resources/our-families/chain-of-command-process/
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually. The link is below for you to sign up for conferences. Find your student's teachers and select the day and time you want to meet with them.
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 11th (5:00 -8:00 PM)
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 12th (2:30 - 5:30 PM)
Senior Parent Information Night October 11th
One session is from 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and the other session is from 7:00 pm-7:30 pm.
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 11th (5-8 PM)
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 12th (2:30 - 5:30 PM)
Picture Retakes -Thursday, October 12th
End of 1st Quarter - Friday, October 27th
LTU Blue Devil Promise Scholarship
To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completed FAFSA on file for every year this scholarship is utilized
- Must be a newly admitted first-year student at Lawrence Tech with around a 3.0 GPA
- 2024 graduate of one of the following high schools:
- John Glenn High School (Westland, MI)
- Wayne Memorial High School (Wayne, MI)
- William D Ford Technical Center (Westland, MI)
*Students must submit the application for admission by April 1
*Students who receive this scholarship are not eligible to receive any additional merit, athletic, or LTU funded scholarships.
*Scholarship funds are for tuition use only.
Award Amount: $20,000 annually ($80,000 over 8 semesters)
Student ID and Lanyard Policy
We have a new student ID/lanyard policy for the 23/24 school year. Click on the link below to find out the details of this new policy. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d2jAiXuohNVQxLFqFG-wduxzJ-tR-zoxBSsI4zGdfUs/edit?usp=sharing
Student Parking Passes
Senior Parent Information Night(College and Trades application planning) will be held at John Glenn High School in two sessions on October 11th. Both sessions will be in the JGHS Lecture Hall. One session from 5:00 pm-5:30 pm and one session from 7:00 pm-7:30 pm.
Local Scholarship Opportunity!
Are you a Senior with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher? If so, you are eligible to apply for several JGHS local scholarships with one application! The application, essay, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Counseling office by February 1, 2024 to be eligible.
- There are many other scholarship opportunities. Please go to our Scholarship link here on our JGHS counseling website for more information.
- Our new MCAN senior advisor, Victoria Sparks, started last week. Be on the lookout for information coming from her to support you in your after-high school plans.
If you have not completed your senior survey, please click here to complete it.
Senior PostSecondary small group talks: Counselors have started to call down seniors in small groups to discuss postsecondary plans starting this week, and they will continue until November 1st.
College Visits: Any senior who may be interested in meeting with a college or university admissions representative during the school day, please stop by the College & Career Readiness, scan the QR code, or click here, and get signed up.
College and Career Readiness
October is CCR Month:
The week of 10/9 is College Application Week
10/9 US Army during Lunch
10/10 Wayne State Admissions Talk
10/11 Elevate Salon during Lunch (Cosmetology, Esthetics, Manicuring)
10/12 "Soft Opening" John Glenn Student Community Financial Credit Union
10/13 Permission Slips DUE for EMU Build IT Field Trip
Regular attendance is crucial for your child's academic success. Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school on time every day and stays throughout the whole day. Consistent attendance throughout the school day allows your child to engage in learning and maximize their educational opportunities fully.
Illness: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please notify us immediately. Students who are ill should not attend school to prevent the spread of illness to others.
Excused Absences: We understand that there may be instances when your child needs to be absent due to illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, or other legitimate reasons. Please notify the school in advance whenever possible to classify the absence as excused.
Unexcused Absences: Unexcused absences negatively impact your child's education. Absences without valid reasons will be considered unexcused, and appropriate actions may be taken per district policy.
Timely reporting of absences helps us maintain accurate attendance records and ensures that your child's absence is properly documented. Absences must be reported within 24 hours.
There are two convenient methods for reporting your child's absence to facilitate efficient communication and accurate attendance records.
You can notify your child's school through the dedicated attendance line. Please leave a detailed message stating your child's name, grade, and reason for absence.
You can report absences directly through MiStar, our secure online portal for student information. MiStar provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to submit absences.
Thank you for your ongoing support in creating a positive and productive learning environment for all our students.
Family Resource Center
JGHS Health Clinic Hours of operation
The Corewell Health John Glenn Teen Clinic is open! We provide physicals, hearing and vision screenings, immunizations, sick care, and asthma management. We are grant-funded and accept all insurance. However, no patient will be turned away for inability to pay.
The clinic will be closed on the following dates and times:
October 23 - clinic closed
November 24 - clinic closed
December 1 - clinic closed
December 15 - clinic closed
December 20 - clinic closed
Phone number: 734-419-2270 (Future Phone number 734-895-6275)
23-24 Yearbook Information
Order your 2023-2024 yearbook today! There are limited books at the next price point. Ensure your copy today.
The general yearbook page link contains senior photo and senior recognition ad information: