Jasper High School

Jag News

May 2

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General Announcements:

  • 2016 Bond Information
  • Course Request for the 2016-2017 School Year
  • Upcoming EOC Information
  • AP Testing
  • Message from Nurse Dottie
  • Summer School Registration
  • Fans department new mobile and website
  • Fans letter about student accounts at the end of the year


2016 Bond Information

Election Day is this Saturday, May 7. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. For more information, including specific project allocations and voting locations, visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond.


Course Request for the 2016-2017 School Year

Course requests for the 2016-2017 school year can be found on Parent Portal in the Student Registration Section. If a student wants to make a change in his/her course requests, follow the steps below.

-Print the course selection page, cross out the course(s) to be changed and write in the new course(s).

-Include a parent or guardian signature and return the course selection page to your current counselor.

The deadline for turning in all course request changes is June 3, 2016. After Friday, June 3rd, scheduling change requests will not be accepted until Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Schedule change requests beginning August 31 will be considered for the following instances.

-Student no longer wants to participate in a performance-based course requiring an outside of the school day time commitment (athletics, band, orchestra, choir, cheer, drill team, debate or ROTC).

-Student needs to change levels. For example, a student is in an on level course and should be in an honors course or vice versa. Changes will be honored based on seat availability in courses.

Prior to August 31, 2016, the Counseling office will accept schedule change requests for the below instances.

-A student is enrolled in a class for which he/she has already received credit.

-Student has not met a course pre-requisite.

-Student does not have seven periods.

-Student has an obvious error, such as the same class scheduled twice or two classes scheduled in the same period.

-Student passes a credit-by-exam or an eSchool course and should be moved into a different class.


EOC Testing Information

STAAR EOC Testing

STAAR EOC Testing will take place for 9th grade students according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 3 - STAAR Algebra 1 EOC

Please take a few minutes to review the information below.

*Campus will be closed on Monday’s testing day. Parents, this means if your student brings their lunch or you deliver their lunch, their lunch must be sent to school with your child. You will not be able to drop off lunches or other materials on these days. We know this may seem inconvenient, but it is essential that we provide a safe, secure, and quiet environment for all students who are testing. The cafeteria will be open for students to purchase their lunch if they did not bring their lunch.

*Students should not attend school on a testing day if they are sick. Please follow the district guidelines for illness and keep your child home, if needed.

*Students need to get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast! We hope this is the routine every day and especially for testing!

*Students are not allowed to have electronic devices in the testing room. This includes e-readers and iPhone watches. Students will be instructed to have all electronic devices off and locked in their lockers, or they must turn them in to their test administrator. Use of electronic devices by a student is considered a testing irregularity and could result in his/her test being invalidated. Students must bring a hardback or paperback book with them on the day of testing.

*A student cannot leave the building and return later to complete his or her test. If your child has an appointment on any of the testing days that affects him or her, please try to change the appointment. If a student does leave in the middle of a test, for any reason, the test may be submitted to be scored, and the student will be unable to make it up.

*We will have make-up testing days after each test for students who were absent the day of testing.

*All 9th and 10th grade students are expected to be in attendance. Students not testing will have an alternate academic activity.


AP Exams

1. Advanced Placement (AP) exam time is here. The dates and times for these exams are established by the College Board, the developers of the Advanced Placement program.

§ Calculus BC AP - Thursday, May 5 at 7:45 a.m.

§ European History AP (EHAP) - Friday, May 6 at 11:45 a.m.

· EHAP students will eat lunch from 11:15-11:40 a.m.

§ World History AP (WHAP) - Thursday, May 12 at 7:45 a.m.

§ Human Geography AP (HGAP) - Friday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m.

2. Morning AP testing (Calculus BC AP, WHAP, HGAP) begins before the normal school start time. AP students who ride a bus to Jasper will have to make other transportation arrangements to arrive on campus for their exam start time. Students should report immediately to their testing room, and testing will begin promptly.

3. European History students’ exam will not be completed until after the normal school end time. AP students who ride a bus home will have to make other transportation arrangements to get home on May 6.

4. AP students arriving late to their testing room on their test day will not be allowed to test. AP exam fees will not be refunded.

5. Students who participate in off-campus athletics at Plano West or off-campus PE should inform their coaches of their upcoming absence for AP testing if their off-campus time is during the exam. Students taking Calculus, WHAP, HGAP should report to the Jasper campus at the designated AP time in the morning. Students taking the European History AP test on May 6 will not be dismissed from Jasper until 4:25 p.m.

6. For additional information, please consult the Bulletin for AP Students & Parents at

7. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/about-exams


Message from Nurse Dottie

Parents, please pick up any of your student’s medicine or medical supplies from the school clinic on or before June 3rd. In compliance with PISD policy, medicine will not be sent home with your student. All medicine and supplies left at school after this date will be discarded. Have a safe and healthy summer.

Nurse Dottie


SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION-HIGH SCHOOL

On-line registration for High School Summer School is available Monday, March 21st. Counselors must pre-approve courses in the registration portal. To register, visit with your counselor about course selections, then login to parent portal and complete the student emergency information from any computer with internet access. Courses pre-approved by the student’s counselor will be viewable and available for selection. Online registration and payment is the most efficient and convenient way to enroll in Summer School courses. Questions regarding registration can be directed to the campus counseling office.

Dates

First Session

June 13 - June 30

8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Second Session

July 5 - July 22

8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Session Break

July 1, July 4


Note: On the last day of each session students will be released at 10:00 am.

Attendance:

Only one absence is permitted per session.

Locations

  • Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano TX 75074

o English, Spanish, Math, Communication Applications and SAT-PSAT Preparation Classes.

· Plano West Senior High School, 5601 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

o Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.

For a comprehensive list of High School Summer School course offerings, visit: http://www.pisd.edu/students/summer.school/high.school.shtml


Fans Department new mobile app and website:

To view directions about the new fans department mobile app and website, please click on the desired information below:

Mobile

Website


Fans letter about student accounts at the end of the year
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PTSA/ Jasper Booster Club Announcements:

  • None

Jasper Clubs/ PWSH Announcements:

  • Technical Theatre Class sign up
  • Plano West Senior High Percussion Program
  • 2016-2017 Golf Team Tryout information
  • 2016-2017 Tennis Team Tryout informationn
  • 10th grade families going to PWSH


Technical Theatre Class sign up

Need to learn Creative Problem Solving?

Interested in Power tools, painting, costume/makeup design, lighting design/programming and sound editing/engineering? Then sign up for Technical Theatre!

Visit Mrs. Harris in 1114 or email renee.harris@pisd.edu for more information


Plano West Senior High Percussion Program Presents……

THE PLANO WEST SENIOR HIGH PERCUSSION PRESENTS

OUR ANNUAL PERCUSSION SHOW

“Pixelated”

Featuring musical arrangements of Popular Video Games Through the Ages

Guest Artist: Dallas-based rock band, Abacu5!

May 7, 2016 (Saturday)

Starts: 7:00 pm

Plano West Senior High Auditorium

5601 W. Parker Rd. Plano

Tickets: $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door

To purchase tickets visit our website at www.planowestband.org

2016-2017 Golf Team Tryout Information

All boys and girls interested in trying out for the Plano West Golf Team for 2016-2017 must attend an informational meeting with Coach Hardison on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Plano West Library. Parents should also attend. Information about the golf team and tryouts will be discussed. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu


2016-2017 Tennis Team Tryout Information

There will be an informational meeting on May 9th at 6pm in the Plano West Presentation Room for all kids (and their parents) who are interested in trying out for the Plano West Tennis Team. Packets with required paperwork will be distributed and all questions concerning tryouts and the Plano West Tennis Team will be answered. For more information, please contact Morgen Walker at Morgen.walker@pisd.edu .


10th Grade Families going to PWSH

10th grade families going to Plano West next year, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and sign up for the Plano West E-news. You will automatically be put on the Plano West e-news August 1, but we do not want you to miss any important information we share through e-news throughout the summer. This can be completed by going to parent portal: https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: "Did You Know"

Did you know approximately 25,00 people overdosed and died from prescription drugs in 2014? You can help keep unused and expired prescriptions from being abused. The DEA holds a drug “take back” day where you simply bring any unused or expired medications to a site and drop it off. It is FREE and it is EASY to do! On April 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can stop by any collection site nearest you and drop off your medications. There will be sites at PSHS, PESH, PWSH and Clark schools this year. I have included the website if you need a site closer to home.

Please consider cleaning out your medicine cabinets and help us fight the battle of prescription drug abuse. Together, we can make a difference!

Check out the article from the Plano Police Department. https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/tx/plano/plano-police-department/national-drug-take-back-2016-20761427/

Jasper High School

Jasper High School Website:

http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/jasper/


PTSA Website:

https://jasperptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/home


Remind Texts:

send the following message "@2015-16jas" to 81010