November 17, 2023
Message from the John Glenn Administration
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, We want to take a moment to remind our John Glenn High School community of the power of gratitude and positivity. This time of year provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our achievements, our strengths, and the potential for growth. The spirit of thankfulness is in our classrooms and daily interactions, and this leads to a supportive environment. Your hard work and dedication make our school a special place. Wishing everyone a motivated and inspiring lead-up to Thanksgiving!
Our school offers tutoring. Take advantage of our tutoring on Thursday if you need extra help or guidance.
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.
Chain of Command: https://www.wwcsd.net/resources/our-families/chain-of-command-process/
Community Financial Credit Union
Wayne-Westland Early College
Wayne-Westland Early College provides students an opportunity to simultaneously complete the high school diploma and an associate degree at no cost to families. The district will host a virtual Early College Information Night for current 8th through 10th grade students on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.wwcsd.net/earlycollege
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)
Paying for College
Oakland University is hosting a virtual presentation for students and families to learn about paying for college. All participants must register at this link: https://oakland-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-CqrDgtEtSLGgd9ehi07N6BdnqIv-W5
If families are unable to join the webinar on the date/time you selected, they can always access OU-sponsored presentations or watch the recorded version on the Financial Aid Events website for students and families.
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
Women’s Leadership Summit
Twelve women student JG leaders attended the Women’s Leadership Summit in Grand Rapids last weekend. They heard from three Michigan State Legislators, Jenae Lodewyk, Detroit Pistons Player and Family Engagement liaison, and Dr. Breanna O’Keefe. The students also participated in numerous breakout sessions that ranged from Lessons From Barbie to Title IX to Self-Defense. At night, the students had the whole conference dancing as they led a choreographed dance. A lot of networking, education, bonding, and fun happened in the short 24-hour period.
Announcements - Here are the links to the video announcements. Enjoy!
Music Monday, Lunchtime Games, and Trivia Thursday are back! Each Monday and Thursday, Leadership students will play a portion of a song or ask a trivia question of the PA during announcements. The class with the correct caller with the right answer will receive a treat. Also, most Wednesdays, students can participate in Lunchtime Games at all lunches. Leadership students will lead fun, easy, minute-it-to-win-it-style games for students to participate in and possibly win prizes.
Hot Chocolate Fridays
This Friday also kicks off our Hot Chocolate Fridays. Students will collect orders for cups of hot chocolate at all lunches for $1. The hot chocolate will then be prepared and delivered to the student’s fifth or sixth-hour class.
To stay up-to-date on all JG happenings, follow us on social media.
FAFSA Information night for Parents
Counseling Office Quote of the week: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle.
All Students Info :
If you or your family is looking for holiday assistance here is a link to a list of places in the metro Detroit area that offer holiday assistance.
Students who are completing a credit recovery class with Mr. Christiansen or Mr. Gidley, the last day to complete work is December 22, 2023.
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.
Scholarship Application 2024 (Fillable).pdf
There are many other scholarship opportunities. Please go to our Scholarship link here on our JGHS counseling website for more information.
If you have not completed your senior survey, please click here to complete it.
Senior Parents: If you missed our Senior Parent information night regarding post-secondary options. Here is the link to our website with senior parent night resources https://sites.google.com/wwcsd.net/jgcounseling/home/senior-parent-information-ni
College and Career Readiness
Xello: Complete your EDP; only 47% of our school has completed their EDP
Elevate Salon: 11/27
Automotive News, Women in Leadership Workshop 11/30
Lunar North Animation Studio 12/8
10th Grade Tech Center Tours:
12/6: 8-9:30, 12-1:30 pm
12/7: 8-9:30, 12-1:30 pm
College Visits: (QR Code at CCR)
Aveda Institute (Salon) 12/6
WorkForce Presentations w/ Blair:
11/29 During Lunch
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:
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: