Jasper High School

Jag News

May 9

General Announcements:

  • Message from Dr. Ensley
  • Course Request for the 2016-2017 School Year
  • AP Testing
  • Message from Nurse Dottie
  • Summer School Registration
  • Fans department new mobile and website
  • Fans letter about student accounts at the end of the year


Jasper Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to make a few friendly updates and reminders as student clothing choices start to change a bit with the warmer weather. We typically see an increase in students out of dress code in the months of May and June. We want to continue partnering with you to keep our students in the classroom and in learning mode. A student who is out of dress code will be sent to the student center where they will need to correct the dress code violation (either with clean clothes we have to change into or a change of clothes from a parent). Students will not be allowed to go back to class until the dress code violation is corrected. We will also issue a reminder announcement to students today. You can find the district dress code in the student handbook, http://tinyurl.com/jenf4g2. Thanks for partnering in this effort.


Sincerely,


Matt Endsley


Course Request for the 2016-2017 School Year

Course requests for the 2016-2017 school year can be found on Parent Portal in the Student Registration Section. If a student wants to make a change in his/her course requests, follow the steps below.

-Print the course selection page, cross out the course(s) to be changed and write in the new course(s).

-Include a parent or guardian signature and return the course selection page to your current counselor.

The deadline for turning in all course request changes is June 3, 2016. After Friday, June 3rd, scheduling change requests will not be accepted until Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Schedule change requests beginning August 31 will be considered for the following instances.

-Student no longer wants to participate in a performance-based course requiring an outside of the school day time commitment (athletics, band, orchestra, choir, cheer, drill team, debate or ROTC).

-Student needs to change levels. For example, a student is in an on level course and should be in an honors course or vice versa. Changes will be honored based on seat availability in courses.

Prior to August 31, 2016, the Counseling office will accept schedule change requests for the below instances.

-A student is enrolled in a class for which he/she has already received credit.

-Student has not met a course pre-requisite.

-Student does not have seven periods.

-Student has an obvious error, such as the same class scheduled twice or two classes scheduled in the same period.

-Student passes a credit-by-exam or an eSchool course and should be moved into a different class.


AP Exams

1. Advanced Placement (AP) exam time is here. The dates and times for these exams are established by the College Board, the developers of the Advanced Placement program.

§ Calculus BC AP - Thursday, May 5 at 7:45 a.m.

§ European History AP (EHAP) - Friday, May 6 at 11:45 a.m.

· EHAP students will eat lunch from 11:15-11:40 a.m.

§ World History AP (WHAP) - Thursday, May 12 at 7:45 a.m.

§ Human Geography AP (HGAP) - Friday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m.

2. Morning AP testing (Calculus BC AP, WHAP, HGAP) begins before the normal school start time. AP students who ride a bus to Jasper will have to make other transportation arrangements to arrive on campus for their exam start time. Students should report immediately to their testing room, and testing will begin promptly.

3. European History students’ exam will not be completed until after the normal school end time. AP students who ride a bus home will have to make other transportation arrangements to get home on May 6.

4. AP students arriving late to their testing room on their test day will not be allowed to test. AP exam fees will not be refunded.

5. Students who participate in off-campus athletics at Plano West or off-campus PE should inform their coaches of their upcoming absence for AP testing if their off-campus time is during the exam. Students taking Calculus, WHAP, HGAP should report to the Jasper campus at the designated AP time in the morning. Students taking the European History AP test on May 6 will not be dismissed from Jasper until 4:25 p.m.

6. For additional information, please consult the Bulletin for AP Students & Parents at

7. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/about-exams


Message from Nurse Dottie

Parents, please pick up any of your student’s medicine or medical supplies from the school clinic on or before June 3rd. In compliance with PISD policy, medicine will not be sent home with your student. All medicine and supplies left at school after this date will be discarded. Have a safe and healthy summer.

Nurse Dottie


SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION-HIGH SCHOOL

On-line registration for High School Summer School is available Monday, March 21st. Counselors must pre-approve courses in the registration portal. To register, visit with your counselor about course selections, then login to parent portal and complete the student emergency information from any computer with internet access. Courses pre-approved by the student’s counselor will be viewable and available for selection. Online registration and payment is the most efficient and convenient way to enroll in Summer School courses. Questions regarding registration can be directed to the campus counseling office.

Dates

First Session

June 13 - June 30

8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Second Session

July 5 - July 22

8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Session Break

July 1, July 4


Note: On the last day of each session students will be released at 10:00 am.

Attendance:

Only one absence is permitted per session.

Locations

  • Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano TX 75074

o English, Spanish, Math, Communication Applications and SAT-PSAT Preparation Classes.

· Plano West Senior High School, 5601 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

o Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.

For a comprehensive list of High School Summer School course offerings, visit: http://www.pisd.edu/students/summer.school/high.school.shtml


Fans Department new mobile app and website:

To view directions about the new fans department mobile app and website, please click on the desired information below:

Mobile

Website


Fans letter about student accounts at the end of the year
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PTSA/ Jasper Booster Club Announcements:

  • None

Jasper Clubs/ PWSH Announcements:

  • 2016-2017 Yearbook Class Sign up
  • Technical Theatre Class sign up
  • 2016-2017 Tennis Team Tryout information
  • 10th grade families going to PWSH
  • PWSH Cheer fundraiser
  • PWSH Golf Clinic Information


2016-2017 Yearbook Class Sign up

Join Yearbook! Love the 2016 yearbook? Be a part of Jasper's yearbook team! See Mrs. Henvey in room 2016 to sign up for yearbook for next year! No application required.


Technical Theatre Class sign up

Need to learn Creative Problem Solving?

Interested in Power tools, painting, costume/makeup design, lighting design/programming and sound editing/engineering? Then sign up for Technical Theatre!

Visit Mrs. Harris in 1114 or email renee.harris@pisd.edu for more information


2016-2017 Tennis Team Tryout Information

There will be an informational meeting on May 9th at 6pm in the Plano West Presentation Room for all kids (and their parents) who are interested in trying out for the Plano West Tennis Team. Packets with required paperwork will be distributed and all questions concerning tryouts and the Plano West Tennis Team will be answered. For more information, please contact Morgen Walker at Morgen.walker@pisd.edu .


10th Grade Families going to PWSH

10th grade families going to Plano West next year, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and sign up for the Plano West E-news. You will automatically be put on the Plano West e-news August 1, but we do not want you to miss any important information we share through e-news throughout the summer. This can be completed by going to parent portal: https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/


PWSH Cheer Fundraiser

Plano West T-shirt Spirit Packs5 football game day shirts for $25ach home game is designated with a certain Plano West shirt.Parents and Students get your 5 different Gameday shirts for only $25Anyone interested can contact jasperhscheer@gmail.comLet’s paint the stands blue, black and white.Hurry get your order in quickly! Orders and money due May 26th.


PWSH Golf Clinic Information

All boys and girls entering 7 – 9 grades in the Fall of 2016 that are interested in attending a golf camp/clinic that will help your game and also prepare you for high school golf tryouts, please contact Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu for information and an application.

Where: Pecan Hollow Golf Course

4901 East 14 St.

Led By: Daniel Olheiser, Teaching Professional

Jon Engelking, Head Coach, Plano East Golf

Rick Hardison, Head Coach, Plano West Golf

Who: Boys and Girls entering 7 – 9 grades in the Fall of 2016

Dates: Week 1: July 25 – 28

Week 2: August 1 -4

What to Bring: Golf attire, shoes, and golf clubs

Details: Introductory to high school golf. Clinic will prepare students for High School Golf Tryouts, Practice, Tournaments, Learn Rules, and meet future teammates. Minor instruction will be provided or wil be available through private lessons with Daniel Olheiser.

How to Register: Please email Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu for information and an application.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: "Did You Know"

Did you know approximately 25,00 people overdosed and died from prescription drugs in 2014? You can help keep unused and expired prescriptions from being abused. The DEA holds a drug “take back” day where you simply bring any unused or expired medications to a site and drop it off. It is FREE and it is EASY to do! On April 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can stop by any collection site nearest you and drop off your medications. There will be sites at PSHS, PESH, PWSH and Clark schools this year. I have included the website if you need a site closer to home.

Please consider cleaning out your medicine cabinets and help us fight the battle of prescription drug abuse. Together, we can make a difference!

Check out the article from the Plano Police Department. https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/tx/plano/plano-police-department/national-drug-take-back-2016-20761427/

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