Jonathan Alder High School
Oct. 14, 2016
Please take some time this week's review all the important newsletter items. We have lots of activities and upcoming events. Appreciate all your help and support!
Have a great weekend!
Important Community Health Information
We have 8 cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in the High School. Although it is possible for older children and adults to get the infection, it usually affects children under the age of 5. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease can be transmitted through close personal contact, coughing/sneezing, contact with feces, or contact with a surface containing traces of the virus.
We are wiping down desks, doorknobs, electronic devices, and other surfaces that multiple people come in contact with during the school day. Please remind your children to wash their hands and to not share utensils/drinks with other students.
Children with the infection may experience:
Sores in the mouth
For more information from The Madison County/London City Health Department click here or call (740) 852-3065.
General Information and Resources
Thursday, Oct. 20th, 4-7:30pm
9200 U.S. 42
Plain City, OH
SOS "Signs of Suicide" Prevention Program
SOS (Signs of Suicide) Parent Informational Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 20th, 7:30-9:30pm
9200 U.S. 42
Plain City, OH
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
National Bullying Prevention Month is in its 10th year. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities. The goal of this month is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
This week's activities:
Wednesday, October 19th
UNITY DAY: Together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! We ask that all students wear Orange and that day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
October 17 through October 20:
The NHS anti-bullying campaign will begin. Students will write share their ideas on ways to prevent bullying on hand prints. These hand prints will be made into a collage in the main hallway. Students will also be able to sign a lifesaver pact, which students can sign. This pledge states the student signing will help put an end to bullying. When the student turns in their pledge they will get a lifesaver. NHS representatives will be passing out forms during all lunch periods.
Digital Citizenship Awareness
In addition to the Bullying Prevention Activities that will be ongoing throughout the month, we have also integrated some Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Nicole Schrock, Alder technology integration specialist, has developed a variety of activities for students to engage throughout the month.
She has also developed parent resources that may be helpful to you to support your child as technology use changes through their education career.
Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 7:30am
9200 U.S. 42
Plain City, OH
Testing will begin promptly at 7:30. Students should be here on time will all appropriate materials.
Total testing time is 3 hours and 30 minutes with preadministration activities included. The actual test takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes and scheduled breaks.
It is important that students get to bed at a decent hour and eat breakfast in the morning. Food and drink are NOT permitted while testing. Students may have a snack during the breaks. A student ID number will be used to complete preadministration.
Each student has received a study guide booklet that includes all necessary information for test day. Important information can be seen in the links below to assist with any questions you may have.
Yearbook are on sale NOW!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Order your yearbook today at www.yearbookordercenter.com.
If you order before October 31st, use the Early Bird options to receive a $5 discount. All orders must be placed by January 23rd, no exceptions! We do not order extra books.
SENIORS: Start sending in your senior pictures for the yearbook. Please see the link on the high school webpage for details. All senior photos and senior ad purchases are due by December 16th.
Please email Mrs. Zimmerman if you have any yearbook questions.
Student Council is participating in Socktober this year. As such we are collecting socks and other basic necessities to donate to DNA. We are collecting in our 7th-period classes boxes will be in those rooms for donations beginning Monday, Oct. 10th.
We will be doing this throughout the month of October. Student council will come and collect donations every week. The class with the most donations will win...something...it's to be determined. Questions see Mrs. Russell.
If you'd like more information you can find it here: http://soulpancake.com/socktober/
Graduation Requirement Update: State Funded ACT for ALL Juniors
There will be more details to follow over the coming months but if you would like to learn more please click here.
CPM Math Parent Resources
Please do not hesitate to contact your son or daughter's classroom teacher with specific questions. We are excited about these resources and the impact it will have on our students learning.