Jonathan Alder Junior High

March 3, 2023

Message from the Principal

Good afternoon, JAJHS Families,

It sure is nice to get some glimpses of spring weather, isn’t it?

As students were off today, our teachers worked on projects such as collaborating with other teachers on supporting students through transitions between buildings and working on curriculum-related activities. We appreciate the time to focus on making our building and district even better for our kids!

Our track athletes have enjoyed their first week of outdoor conditioning and are enjoying moving into track season!

As a reminder, we have two weeks left in the 3rd Quarter. Please be sure you and your student are checking Canvas for updates on grades and progress. 3rd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 31st.

Finally, remember our Spring Break will be from Monday, March 20th, through Friday, March 24th.

I hope that you and your family have a great weekend!


Mr. Malany


It's Time to Order Yearbooks!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your student, please click HERE. The deadline to order is Friday, March 17th.

JAJHS Washington, D.C. Trip

Jonathan Alder Junior High School is planning a tour of Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D.C. for 8th grade students from May 30, 2023 - June 2, 2023.

If your student is registered to go on the trip, the next payment of $200 is due by Friday, March 10th.

To make a payment, click HERE.

Students who have registered for the Washington D.C. trip will be receiving additional information soon. Any immediate questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Kaumeyer (

Jonathan Alder High School Musical Tickets on Sale Soon!

NEWSIES the musical will be performed on the Jonathan Alder High School stage from May 4th - May 7th. Tickets will be on sale HERE starting Wednesday, March 20th, at 10:00 A.M.

Music Booster meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the High School Choir room. We'd love to meet you!

FREE CSCC Summer STEM Programs!

Columbus State Community College is once again excited to offer local high school students the opportunity to explore their futures in STEM related fields at our 2023 summer camps! CSCC is offering the following camps FREE to rising high school freshmen through rising college freshmen:

· Engineering Basics, June 5-9

· Additive Manufacturing, June 12-16

· Robotics, June 20-23

· GenCyber, June 26-30

To learn more and apply click HERE. The application window is from March 1 – April 15.

How to Pair With Your Student on Canvas!

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to watch this helpful VIDEO on how to pair with your student and set up notifications on Canvas!

Pioneer Planners

Having a student planner is an essential part of success at JAJHS. Planners are used as hallway/restroom passes. In each class, teachers explicitly share with students what reminders to write in their planners. We believe that developing these executive functioning skills are an important part of helping students grow.

As we enter a new semester, this is a great time to check in on this. Please ask your child to see her/his planner. If it has been misplaced or is not in a functional condition, replacement planners can be purchased in the JAJHS office for $5.00 with checks being payable to “Jonathan Alder Junior High School.”

Thank you for your help with developing this important life-long skill.

Free Sports Physicals!

If you have a student athlete, free sports physicals will be available this summer through Memorial Sports Medicine June 1st through July 31st for the 2023-2024 season. See flyer below!
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an online tool that can help parents and students make informed decisions regarding media use. This tool can be used for many types of media, including books, movies, video games, and apps. Additionally, the “Parent Tips and FAQ” section can provide families with valuable support on facilitating social media, cell phone, and screen time use with their child.

Join Our Team

We have a few vacancies available for our building! If you know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to apply on our district website. We have the following positions available:

  • Substitute teachers

  • Substitute bus drivers

  • Substitute custodians

Academic Calendars

The approved, revised 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic calendars are now available on the District's website and can also be found in the links below.

2022-23 Academic Calendar (Revised Dec. 15, 2022)

2023-24 Academic Calendar (Revised Dec. 15, 2022)

Mark Your Calendar!

3/3/23 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

3/17/23 End of 3rd Quarter

3/20/23 - 3/24/23 - Spring Break

4/7/23 NO SCHOOL

JAJHS MARCH LUNCH MENU (**subject to change**)

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