LAJH Guidance News

November 2018

What are you thankful for?

“Of all the gifts your kids could get their hands on this season, there’s probably only one that will ensure their happiness will outlast a pack of batteries. I’ll give you a clue: It’s nothing you can put a bow on. I’m talking about the gift of a grateful heart.” Read more from the Parent Toolkit article, Get Grateful! 20 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude, from Tots to Teens. In addition to discussing gratitude with your children, reinforce your conversation by helping with your local schools and organizations that are helping people who are facing hardship. Let’s embrace the concept of gratitude by paying it forward.
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LAJH Canned Food Drive

Each year, LAJH partners with The Salvation Army by having a canned food drive to help those in need in our community. Did you know that 10.2% of Clay County's population are below poverty levels? Our canned food drive allows us to give back to those in need.

When: October 29th - November 15th

Where: Canned foods or non-perishable items are turned in to your student's 4th period teacher

The 4th period class with the most collected goods will win a pizza party provided by Mrs. Murphy.

Take Stock In Children

Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, their mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. They offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. Their comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school, and include students' transition into college and career. Stop by the Guidance Office for an application!

TSIC Recipient

In May of 2018, Brooke Swenson became the first student from Lake Asbury Jr. High to be accepted into the “Take Stock in Children” scholarship program. Brooke plans to pursue a career in Engineering, and wants to attend the University of Florida after graduating from Middleburg High School.

The LAJ Guidance Department is looking for more ambitious students who would like the opportunity to attend college through the Take Stock In Children program. For more info about TSIC, visit...

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage in the month of November involves taking the time to recognize the rich diversities of the cultures that existed in America before it became the world power it is today. There are hundreds of tribes across the nation, but most people are only capable of naming a few, and even fewer are represented in the media of the day. If you live in the Americas, Native American Heritage Month is a great opportunity to research your local history and discover which tribes called the land you now live on home.

LAJH will celebrate Native American Heritage Month by inviting the “All Creations Intertribal Pow Wow” on November 16, 2018. They will teach our 8th grade students about the cultures of the Cherokee and Lakota Native Americans through storytelling and dance. It will be an amazing experience that 8th graders don’t want to miss!

LAJH in November

Nov 08: Interim Reports Online

Nov 12: Veteran's Day! (No School)

Nov 16: Native American Exhibition

Nov 16: Turkey Trot!

Nov 19-23: Thanksgiving Break!

Nov 30-Dec 7: School Book Fair

School Fundraisers

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