October 20, 2023
Message from the John Glenn Administration
The end of the quarter will arrive next Friday. This quarter was marked by remarkable achievements from our students. Their hard work, dedication, and resilience have shone through, and we are proud of their progress. We encourage both parents and students to take a moment to review their performance and set new goals for the upcoming quarter. Remember, we're here to support you every step of the way.
Now, we look ahead with excitement to a fresh start. The opportunity for new experiences, learning, and growth comes with the beginning of a new quarter. Our dedicated team of educators is ready to guide and inspire our students.
Maintaining a safe and harmonious environment is a collective responsibility, and it's crucial that we all work together to discourage fights and promote a culture of respect and understanding. I urge all students to consider the following points:
Communication: Instead of resorting to physical confrontation, we encourage open and respectful communication to resolve conflicts. If you have a problem with someone, consider talking to them or seeking help from a trusted adult or our counseling services.
Conflict Resolution: Our school has trained staff members who can help mediate and resolve conflicts. Please utilize these resources to find peaceful solutions to your problems.
Zero Tolerance: Remember that violence and fighting are strictly against our school's policies. Consequences for those involved in fights may include suspensions and other disciplinary actions.
Role Modeling: As students, you play a significant role in setting an example for your peers. Choose kindness, empathy, and cooperation over aggression.
Parents and guardians, your support in this matter is invaluable. Please have conversations with your children about the importance of peaceful conflict resolution and encourage them to contact teachers or counselors if they encounter problems at school.
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/
Varsity Football is playoff bound!
This store will close on 10/22 (late orders will not be accepted), and the gear will be available for pick up at the school on 10/26 – just in time for our first playoff game!
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
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Staff and students honored those in their lives affected by breast cancer.
Class of 2027!
Are you interested in representing your class? Are you a leader? Do you want to make decisions for your class? Do you want to get involved in a club at JG? Join Student Council! The application and details to become a member will be explained in an email that will be sent to all Class of 2027 students on Monday, October 23. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 27. Please see or email Ms. Nimmerguth nimmerguthh@wwcsd, room 131, with any questions.
Announcements - Here is the first episode of video announcements for the 23-24 school year. Enjoy!
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FAFSA Information night for Parents
Counseling Office Quote of the week: "Whatever you do.. Is it necessary, truthful, and kind?" (adapted from Socrates quote)
All Students Info :
- The end of the marking period is approaching. Please look over your student's grades on ParentConnect and encourage them to speak with their teachers.
- Any student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) class who wants to take the test in May can now register and pay for the exam. The cost is $100 per test ($40 for those who qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program), and the deadline to pay/register is November 10th. Students can pay online through THIS LINK, or they can pay cash to Ms. Kolcz in the Counseling Office. Once payment is received, students will be issued a receipt, and the test will be ordered. Any questions can be directed to Ms. Kolcz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: the Early Action Deadline for College Applications is November 1st.
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.
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.
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-night-resources
College and Career Readiness
Making decisions about your future career can be overwhelming, whether you're a student or an adult. However, Wayne Westland College and Career Week provides an excellent opportunity to start thinking about career pathways while having fun. The Wayne Westland College and Career Readiness department focuses on three key areas: Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation. To help our students navigate this space and make informed decisions about their future, we have highly qualified staff, including teachers, counselors, Michigan College Access Network Advisors, and CCR Advisors at our comprehensive high schools. Our goal is to provide top-quality career guidance and develop a range of career tools available all year round to assist our students. As we kick off our district-wide College and Career Awareness Week, we encourage everyone to participate, have fun, and explore the many ways students can acquire valuable information about different careers.
Schedule a meeting to complete your College Application with Miss Sparks or Mr. Jackson.
Mrs. LaTanji Lilly is here EVERY Monday to talk about Careers/Trades in the Counseling Office. SENIORS, please complete her survey!
College In-House Visits:
Alma College 10/23
Hope College 10/24
Upcoming FIELD TRIPS:
Digital Divas 11/3
Digital Dudes 11/10
MI Career Quest 11/14
John Glenn Branch: Community Financial Credit Union Grand Opening 10/16
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: