Jonathan Alder Junior High

August 26, 2022

Message from the Principal

JAJHS Families,

As we wrap up our first full week of the school year, I want to take a moment to share how impressed I am with our opening few days! Our kids are fantastic! Thank you for sending us such a responsible, fun and respectful group of kids. One of my favorite parts of my job is watching a new school year unfold: new friendships being formed, returning students welcoming new students, classroom cultures being established and new learning and exploring beginning!

Around the building, we are starting to move into some deeper content and engaging activities. Our incredible team of teachers is excited to lead our students through their junior high experience!

As I shared at our orientation meetings, we are committed to making this year a positive time for our kids. Our students have adapted well to the expectations surrounding cell phones, planners, dress code, backpacks and Canvas. I am really proud of how well our students have approached this school year.

Please be on the lookout for grade-level team updates over the next week or so. These updates will give you a sneak peek at the upcoming topics and units that students will be covering in each grade and subject. We hope you find this a valuable way to stay connected.

Thank you again for the chance to work with your child. We are looking forward to a great year!


Ryan Malany


Jonathan Alder Junior High School


It has been a great week with volleyball, cheerleading and football opening up their regular season this week! Cross country also begins their season tomorrow with the first meet. There has been a lot of excitement and positive energy with the start of our fall season. Our student athletes and coaches have been working hard!

With the start of our fall events, we have had some questions about ticketing and passes for admittance to games. Please visit our ticketing website (linked below) to review our online ticketing options to attend games. We do not accept cash at any athletic event. Also, please note that any ticket or pass on the high school ticketing website can not be accepted at a junior high event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.

Go Pioneers!!!!

Mr. Moyer

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

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9/05/22 Labor Day/No School

9/13/22 JAJHS Picture Day

9/23/22 8th Grade Band Night

10/10/22 Professional Development Day/No School for Students

10/21/22 No School



To stay connected to your child's classrooms, we encourage you to visit our Canvas pages. Instructions for creating accounts, downloading apps, and pairing your account to your child's can be found on the Digital Learning Tools website. Students' grades as well as many lessons and activities will be shared through Canvas. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


School meals are no longer universally free. Parents/Guardians must apply for Free & Reduced Meals through Final Forms. School meal costs are as follows:


FREE for free or reduced approved students

$1.50 for full pay students


FREE for free students

$0.40 for reduced students

$3.25 for full pay students

$0.65 for Milk


School Pictures will be Tuesday, September 13th. To order directly online, please use this link

To ensure your background color and order, please print your order confirmation form and bring it to picture day. If you are unable to print the order confirmation form, please fill out the school picture day envelope, including the background color and write on the bottom of the form ONLINE order. If you choose NOT to pay online, please use the order envelope and pay by cash or check.

If you have any questions, please email

Parking Lot Procedures for Car Riders

Morning Drop-Off Reminders

Please use the entrance closest to the old football field. Slowly follow the cones around the gravel lot. Please pull up to the sign if there is space in front of your car. This allows multiple cars to unload at a time and prevents back-up. Exit through the middle entrance.

Afternoon Pick-Up Reminders:

Please use the entrance closest to the old football field. The line will form alongside the building. Please stay to the left in the lane closest to the building. Once your student has loaded, carefully pull to the right lane and exit the parking lot. As the pick-up lane backs up, you will be directed to form additional new lines to the right. Please wait in line and avoid cutting in front of other cars.

Thank you for your help in getting our students in and out of the building in a safe and efficient manner!

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Message from the District Nurse

Parents/Guardians of 7th graders:

Please turn in Immunization records showing your 7th grader received the required TDAP and Meningitis Vaccines or an Exemption Form, if necessary. You can fax the records to the junior high office at 614-873-0845, email them to or bring the paperwork to the junior high office.

Reminders from JAJHS Office

Medications at School

Sometimes parents ask that school personnel administer medication to their child during the school day. When this is necessary, we require written permission and instructions from the parent and in some instances from the doctor.

The required form Distribution/Student Use of Medicines/Medications must be completed and turned in to the junior high office with the medication to be administered.

School Fees

The school fees for 7th and 8th grade can be paid online using MyPaymentsPlus or you can bring cash or check to the school office. The fees are $30 per student for the 2022-2023 school year.


Our PTO is busy preparing for the school year. Stay connected to our PTO by following the PTO Facebook Page. Thank you to our officers:

President Jean Sowers

Co-President Kelly Timberlake

Vice President April and Jason Weese

Treasurer Jean Sowers

Co-Treasurer Kelly Timberlake

Secretary Sonya Murdock

Co-Secretary Brandi Nixon

Our meetings are held via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. If you would like more information to be involved with the PTO, please contact: Jean Sowers at or Sonya Murdock at