Jag News

Weekly Updates for Nov 16 - 20

Message from the Principal

Good afternoon Jags!

It is one week away from the Thanksgiving Break and this nine weeks is moving quickly. This is week 5 of the 2nd nine weeks. When we return after the Thanksgiving break there are only 3 weeks of school left in the first semester. The 1st semester exam schedule was emailed to everyone last week, but is also included below. If you are wanting to exempt a 1st semester exam be sure you have read and follow the requirements.

If you indicated your child will continue to participate in virtual instruction, we realize circumstances can change and you may wish to change from virtual back to in-person learning for your child(ren). You will be able to do so by notifying Johnson HS that you wish to send your child back to school. The deadlines each month to notify us are as follows:

December 18

February 3

March 5

April 16

We would get your child to in-person learning within 48 hours of these dates above.


Gary Comalander - Principal

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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!

Twitter: @CTJohnsonHigh

Facebook: Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School North East ISD @JohnsonNEISD

Johnson Counseling Social Media info

Here is a great place to go where we will be advertising lots of scholarship information. Our Twitter account is: @CTJcounseling

Counseling Smore: https://www.smore.com/1c3j2-johnson-virtual-guidance?ref=email

Johnson HS information

Virtual College Fair - Nov 20th

If you missed the virtual college fair last week, you have one last chance on November 20th.

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Veteran's Day JROTC

Thank you to the CTJ JROTC for honoring veterans on the morning of 11/11/20. Many of our JROTC cadets were on TPC holding the flags and waving to cars in honor of our veterans.

November Teachers of the Month

Congrats to the CTJ November Teachers of the Month, Mrs. Kacee Saylors and Mrs. Carla Jacobs! Mrs. Saylors is in our World Languages dept and teaches French. She has been a great help to her students and as a mentor to a new teacher! Mrs. Jacobs, our CATE dept head, has been busy overseeing her dept, helping create resources for students in this virtual world, and running her health care classes! Thank you both!

Symptoms Reminder

Please do not come to campus if you have any of the below symptoms. Remember, all students and employees should self-screen prior to coming to school and stay home if you or someone in your household are experiencing any of the following:

  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Feeling feverish or temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Known close contact in the last 14 days with a person who has COVID-19 NEISD is continuing to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed.

If you have any of these symptoms at school, you will be sent home and have to quarantine for 10 days, or provide a 'negative' COVID test, or see a doctor for an alternative diagnosis. Please do not come to school if you have any of these symptoms. Thank you

Student Information

Semester Exam Schedule and Exemptions Information

Please be sure and read the following attachments regarding the Fall Semester Exam schedule and Semester Exam Exemption policy and FAQ.

Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, attendance requirements for exam exemptions will be waived for the 2020 – 2021 school year only. The previous baseline course semester average of 80% has changed to an 85% because attendance is not part of the semester exam exemption criteria for the 2020 – 2021 school year. All other criteria still applies.

CTJ Yearbooks for 2020-21

We have a sales link up and running if you are ready to purchase your 2021 yearbook. This book will be unlike any other as the students work to document a most unusual year.

Right now, yearbooks are $70. Just go to www.myjagyearbook.com and you'll find the link to make your purchase.

This is where we have the sales link posted, the senior ad sales link as well as ways you can help us out by contributing photos to the yearbook. Check back often to see our updates!

Johnson Library News

Find out what is happening in your Johnson Library!! Click here! https://www.smore.com/94n07

Congratulations and Good Luck

TMEA All-State Jazz

We are excited to announce that Alejandro (Hondo) San Miguel, 12th grade, placed first in the state for Jazz baritone saxophone. Hondo made All-State as a sophomore for classical saxophone and now earns the Jazz chair this year. It is remarkable for a student to make it to state in one genre, and he’s now done it in both, classical and jazz. We are very proud and congrats on your accomplishment!

Jags Cross Country

Congratulations to the Girls & Boys Varsity Cross Country teams on their performance at the Regional Cross Country meet last week! Both groups ran hard and competed against the best runners in Region IV. The boys team finished 3rd as a team and will move on and compete at the State meet on Nov. 24th! They will run in Round Rock Old Settler's Park at 3:15 PM.

A big congratulations to Taj Lee for placing 1st and being the Region Champion on the boys side! Way to run!

Congratulations & Good Luck Johnson Cross Country!!

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CTJ Marching Band

Congratulations again to our CTJ Marching Band members on their fantastic performance at UIL Saturday! The Johnson band earned a Division I rating from all three judges also known as a “Sweepstakes” and advanced on to the UIL 6A Area Marching Contest, scheduled for Saturday December 5th. Our tentative area performance time is 10:30am on Dec. 5th.

Saturday’s performance was a culmination of months of patience and hard work. We are so proud of the resilience, perseverance, and dedication shown by our students and look forward to working towards Area and State.

Here is the video in case you would like to watch it:


Go Jags Band!

CTJ Debate

Congrats on the following Debate results. Last week, Debate participated in the UIL Region Congressional Debate meet with Joshua Walkingstick coming in 6th in the Region making him the 2nd alternate to UIL State Congress.

Last weekend, the Debate team participated in the National Speech and Debate Central Texas Pay It Forward tournament held for 1st and 2nd year competitors across San Antonio. The following students were awarded:

William Giffin 1st place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Daniel Ha 1st place in Congressional Debate

Emma Blanchette 2nd place in Congressional Debate

Kerrigan Hale 3rd place tie in Congressional Debate

Bianca Perez 3rd place tie in Congressional Debate

Way to go Jags!

Lady Jags Basketball

Lady Jags basketball have three big games this week! Come out and watch them play on Tuesday v Incarnate Word at Incarnate Word HS, 7 PM start. On Friday we play at Pflugerville HS with a 5:30 PM game. Then Saturday you can the Lady Jags at Lake Travis with a 2 PM game.

Thanks for your support and Go Lady Jags!

Jags Football

Congrats to the Jags on their exciting win v Madison HS, 42-7! This week football has an Open week. During the Thanksgiving break we will play Reagan HS on Friday, 11/27. The game is at 2:00 PM at Heroes Stadium. Come out and support the football team, band, and spirit groups in all they do. Go Jags!

Johnson Volleyball

Congrats to the Lady Jags on their victory over LEE and MacArthur this past week! Great matches in both contests to finish the season!

We are proud of how you finished the season strong!

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Community Info

PTSA Thanksgiving pie collection

Happy Fall Johnson!

We are thankful for your continued support this semester. With Thanksgiving in sight, we want to show every teacher and staff member at JHS how incredibly thankful we are for everything they do! We are asking for donations that total 225 pies! Pies must be store-bought and non-refrigerated. Please deliver pies to JHS Welcome Center on Monday November 16th through Wednesday November 18th. https://signup.com/go/pKZLMzo

We are over halfway to our target of 225 pies so any help would be appreciated!

Take care,


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Johnson Dance- Kendra Scott gives back

Mark your calendars to start shopping for the Holidays, while you support the Johnson Dance Teams.

Please use the code on the flyer so our Legacies & Belles can receive credit. Any and all support is appreciated. Go Jags!

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Jags Football Schedule

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Johnson Swim team schedule

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Johnson HS Google calendar

Please go to the Johnson calendar to see all activities. Soon we are hoping that 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!


Gary Comalander

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