Jonathan Alder Junior High
March 17, 2023
Message from the Principal
Good afternoon and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We’ve arrived at Spring Break! I’m SO proud of how hard our students have worked this year as we hit this milestone. Today marks the end of the 3rd Quarter and we are looking forward to a strong 4th Quarter to wrap up the year!
I hope that your student and your family are able to enjoy a change in pace over the next week. It’s important to reset and recharge away from school routines in order to finish the year strong when we return to school on Monday, March 27th.
As a reminder, 3rd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 31st.
I hope that you and your family have a great weekend!
LAST CHANCE FOR YEARBOOKS!!
Community Connections Lunch
It's Time to Dance Again!
If you would like to donate your time or resources, please follow this link.
Ohio's State Tests
Each spring, Ohio students are administered the Ohio State Tests. To assist families with planning for any appointments or trips, here are the dates we anticipate testing:
7TH GRADE OST'S
April 17th: Language Arts Part 1
April 19th: Language Arts Part 2
May 2nd: Math Parts 1 and 2
8TH GRADE OST'S
April 18th: Language Arts Part 1
April 20th: Language Arts Part 2
May 1st: Math and Algebra Parts 1 and 2
May 3rd: Science Parts 1 and 2
GEOMETRY OST'S (at High School)
Congratulations, Mrs. Conley!
JAJHS Washington, D.C. Trip
If your student is registered to go on the trip, the final payment of $200 is due by Friday, April 21st.
To make a payment, click HERE.
Students who have registered for the Washington D.C. trip will be receiving additional information soon. Any immediate questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Kaumeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jonathan Alder High School Musical Tickets on Sale Soon!
NEWSIES the musical will be performed on the Jonathan Alder High School stage from May 4th - May 7th. Tickets will be on sale HERE starting Wednesday, March 20th, at 10:00 A.M.
Music Booster meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the High School Choir room. We'd love to meet you!
CTE Awareness Campaign Survey
FREE CSCC Summer STEM Programs!
Columbus State Community College is once again excited to offer local high school students the opportunity to explore their futures in STEM related fields at our 2023 summer camps! CSCC is offering the following camps FREE to rising high school freshmen through rising college freshmen:
· Engineering Basics, June 5-9
· Additive Manufacturing, June 12-16
· Robotics, June 20-23
· GenCyber, June 26-30
To learn more and apply click HERE. The application window is from March 1 – April 15.
How to Pair With Your Student on Canvas!
If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to watch this helpful VIDEO on how to pair with your student and set up notifications on Canvas!
Having a student planner is an essential part of success at JAJHS. Planners are used as hallway/restroom passes. In each class, teachers explicitly share with students what reminders to write in their planners. We believe that developing these executive functioning skills are an important part of helping students grow.
As we enter a new semester, this is a great time to check in on this. Please ask your child to see her/his planner. If it has been misplaced or is not in a functional condition, replacement planners can be purchased in the JAJHS office for $5.00 with checks being payable to “Jonathan Alder Junior High School.”
Thank you for your help with developing this important life-long skill.
Free Sports Physicals!
Common Sense Media
Join Our Team
We have a few vacancies available for our building! If you know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to apply on our district website. We have the following positions available:
Substitute bus drivers
The approved, revised 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic calendars are now available on the District's website and can also be found in the links below.
2022-23 Academic Calendar (Revised Dec. 15, 2022)
Mark Your Calendar!
3/17/23 End of 3rd Quarter
3/20/23 - 3/24/23 - Spring Break
4/7/23 NO SCHOOL