May 5, 2023

Message from the Principal

Lets finish this school year off strong. Attendance is a huge factor of student success. We need to make sure our students are in classrooms learning from the great JGHS staff.

This time of year moves extremely fast. We are finishing one school year and getting ready to start another. Let's make sure we keep focused on our grades and finish this year off right.

We will continue with hall sweeps the remainder of the school year. We are seeing a reduction of tradies because of these sweeps.

Students please make sure to check your school email regularly.

Attention: Please do not drop off students in the bus parking lot or drive across sidewalks these actions cause an extreme safety issue. Thank you

Please see this link for the buildings Standard Operating Procedures.

Important Upcoming dates:

May 26- Half day of school

May 29- No school (Memorial Day Recess)

June 2- Graduation ceremony (Wayne-Westland Innovative Academy)

June 3- Graduation ceremony (John Glenn and Wayne Memorial)

June 7- Half day (high school students only)

June 8- Half day (K-12 students)

June 9- Half day (K-12 students)- Last day of school

Chain of Command:

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Class of 2023 information ( Graduation and other end of year activities )

Attentiion Seniors

Below are directions on how to login into your Destiny account where you can see everything you have checked out and any fines that you might owe.
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Scholarship Opportunity Class of 2024

Attention all Juniors and parents of Juniors. If you (or your child) have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and are interested in a college scholarship, please keep reading!

Kirk of Our Savior has teamed up with John Glenn to offer two lucky students the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship. There is an application (available in the counseling office) due to the counseling office by May 22nd and a letter of recommendation due by June 1st in order to be considered for an interview by the panel of the Kirk of our Savior. Again, they will be choosing 2 lucky John Glenn students to receive this scholarship. Please note, there will be further requirements for the chosen candidates that Mr. Craig and/or Mrs. Rajaee can go over in detail if you have further questions. Please do not hesitate to contact the counseling office for additional information!!

Westland Housing Commission

The Westland Housing Commission (WHC) will open the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for applications on June 2, 2023, 3:00 am. and will close on June 5, 2023, 11:59 pm.
Applications for the waiting list are available online ONLY at: (this site is active only June 2- 5, 2023).

For more information, call 734-793-9388 or visit

JGHS tutoring

Tutoring is offered on Thursday form 2:15- 4:15. Student's must show their I.D.

Law and Public Safety

Do you have an interest in a career in law, criminal justice, or public safety? This fall, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center will offer a new course, Law and Public Safety. In this program, students learn the Michigan Compiled Law, legal services, law enforcement, dispatch and emergency management.

Please visit to learn more about the new Law and Public Safety program, and all the offerings available at the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center.

To add this class or any career technical education course, to your 2023-2024 schedule, please see your counselor.

Clubs and Activities

May 5

Drama Department-On behalf of the John Glenn Drama Department, we want to thank all the staff and students who showed us support for our musical, The Adams Family. We had 3 sold out shows! Please congratulate the cast and crew for an amazing run. Follow us on Instagram: @JGHSDrama for photos, videos, and updates on our next shows!

Advocacy Club - John Glenn's Advocacy Club is helping promote Mental Health Awareness month all throughout May! We are working with the Counseling team and asking everyone to wear green on Fridays. Mental Health Matters, so wear green to help us promote the importance of making 'Space' for Mental Health throughout our Rocket Nation.

Yearbook - Final yearbook copies now available! Here’s one last chance to capture lifelong memories. We have 55 extra yearbooks. But when they’re gone, they’re gone! So order your JOHN GLENN HIGH SCHOOL WESTLAND 2023 yearbook before they sell out. Order today at

Announcements - John Glenn has gone digital…kind of. Below are links to this year’s episodes






Class of 2023 Yard Signs - Yard signs are on sale for $25 each (cash only) from Mr. Gidley’s classroom, room 107. We only have a limited supply. Get yours before they are gone.

Senior T-Shirts - We have a small supply of Senior t-shirts available for purchase. Shirts are $20 cash and can be purchased from Mr. Gidley in room 107.

Senior Clap-Out - ALL seniors must attend school on Thursday, May 25. They will have breakfast and spend their last few hours as a student of John Glenn together. Seniors will then be clapped out of John Glenn, Stevenson Middle School and an elementary school of their choice. More information to come this coming week in all Senior ELA classes.

Senior Prom - Prom is Thursday, May 25 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm at the Roostertail in Detroit. Ticket is required to attend. All students and guests should bring a picture ID (school ID or state ID) with them to check-in. Doors will close at 7:30 p.m., at which time dinner will be served.

To stay up-to-date on all the happenings at JG follow us on social media.

@JGLaunchpad @JGHSLaunchpad

Counseling News

Xello still needs to be completed in order for students to update their Educational Development Plan. We have 253 students that have one assignment left and 342 that have not started yet. Parents, please have your students login and check their progress.

Henry Ford college oppurtunity:

Zekelman Holocaust Center

Join us at the Zekelman Holocaust Center for a FREE special private event on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will include guided tours of the current core exhibit and a child of a Holocaust survivor will share the story of their parent’s resilience. Light refreshments will be served. Register here today:

Summer School

Summer School for Students Who Need to Make Up Classes: Wayne-Westland Community Schools is hosting an opportunity for high school students who are behind in credits to take courses this summer, free of charge. Students will be learning online at home through Graduation Alliance.

The FORM TO APPLY is now available. Once the form is filled out, the Counseling Team will identify the courses that are needed for each student.

All students will be required to attend an orientation session with Graduation Alliance (either virtual or in person) prior to the program starting (date(s) TBD).

Online Credit Recovery Classes start on June 19 and must be completed by August 4, 2023.


You can use this QR code to purchase tickets electronically for John Glenn Athletics


Students and families, a food pantry is now at John Glenn!

Lunch and dinner items are available, as well as some healthy snacks.

Come down to room 116 to pick up items, or contact Mrs. Rajaee at (734) 419-2313.

Help us spread the word!