Jasper High School

Jag News

March 21

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General Announcements:

  • EOC Testing Information
  • Cheer Tryout Information
  • Free Breakfast in the Jasper Cafeteria for EOC testing
  • Jasper Jazz Spring Show
  • Plano Youth Leadership
  • Summer School Registration
  • Talent Show Auditions


STAAR EOC Testing will take place for 9th and 10th grade students according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, March 29 - STAAR English 1 EOC and Thursday, March 31 - STAAR English 2 EOC

Please take a few minutes to review the information below.

*Campus will be closed to visitors on each testing day. Parents, this means if your student brings or you deliver their lunch, the 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.

Students who are testing will have lunch in their testing areas. The cafeteria will be open for students to purchase their lunch if they did not bring their lunch. Students who are unable to bring a sack lunch will be walked to the cafeteria. They will return to their testing areas to eat their meals.

*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 cell phones, e-readers and apple/smart 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 are encouraged to bring a book with them on the day of testing to read once they are finished.

*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.

Cheer Tryout Information

Tryouts for the 2016-2017 Jasper Cheer squad are quickly coming. Please find the link below to the cheer tryout packet. Cheer applications are due March 29th at your home campus. Middle schools by 4 pm and high school by 4:45 pm. There will be a candidate and parent meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at Jasper high school. The meeting will start at 6:30 and be located in our presentation room (1100).

For a copy of the cheer tryout packet, please http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/jasper/Documents/2016%20cheer%20tryout%20packet.pdf

Free breakfast in the Jasper Cafeteria for EOC testing

Students will be able to receive a free breakfast on the following dates:

3/28 through 4/1.

5/9 through 5/13.

Jasper Jazz Spring Show

The Jasper Jazz drill team showed exceptional talent at the recent MA Dance Contest as the top scoring school overall for the day. Come watch their award-winning, spring show performance, titled The Heist, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School. Tickets are $10 pre-order or $12 at the door. We anticipate a full house, so purchase your tickets today at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html . Pre-order by April 15 to ensure your seat.

Calling all Jasper Jazz alumni and fans: Pre-order your commemorative t-shirt today!

The Jasper Jazz national champions are celebrating 20 years of dance and performance excellence since the drill team’s founding in 1996. In honor of the Jazz’s 20th anniversary, the members are calling all Jasper Jazz drill team alumni and fans to show their Jazz pride and pre-order the commemorative Alumni Spirit Tee featuring a black short-sleeve t-shirt with silver alloy lettering for $20. Pre-order by April 10 at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html . Email Dana Tocci with questions at dablue2560@yahoo.com . Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.


For Additional Information: www.planoyouthleadership.org

Plano Youth Leadership (PYL) is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 (Class 22) class. Students currently enrolled in the 9th grade and planning to enter the 10th grade during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply. Applicants must reside in the area served by the Plano Independent School District (PISD) or within the City of Plano, regardless of whether the applicant attends public or private school or is home schooled.

PYL provides student with an opportunity to explore leadership and learn more about becoming an effective leader, working with different leadership styles, becoming more aware of their community, all in order to raise their awareness and to help prepare them to make positive impacts on their community today and in the future. Through a series of monthly class sessions, running concurrently with the school year, students develop the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed in leadership positions while learning about leadership and service opportunities in the community.

According to Jeri Chambers, Incoming PYL Board President, "Plano Youth Leadership is designed for 10th grade students at a time in their personal growth when they are developing an interest and comprehension of the broader community in which they live. PYL provides participants a unique opportunity to meet with and to learn from community leaders representing government, education, community service and business in an effort to maximize their individual leadership skills." Added PYL alumnus Haley Roper, "PYL taught me how to work with many different leadership styles. This program has made an amazing impact on my life."

The PYL Selection Committee chooses participants representing a cross section of the community based on information provided in the written application. Completed application must be submitted by April 29, 2016. Applications are available at area Plano High Schools and can be downloaded from the Plano Youth Leadership website: www.planoyouthleadership.org.

Tuition for the program is $175 per participant, and need based scholarships are available for qualified students.

For additional information, contact Renee Godi at reneegodi@gmail.com or Jeri Chambers at jericham26@gmail.com


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.


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.


Only one absence is permitted per session.


  • 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

Talent Show Auditions:

If you have not turned in your talent show application, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday 3/21 9am.

PTSA/ Jasper Booster Club Announcements:

  • PTSA Casserole Day Help
  • Jasper PTSA Student Scholarship
  • Jasper Jazz Booster Club

Jasper Parents:

The deadline for ordering a casserole for the PTSA Casserole Day through Central Market is THIS FRIDAY, March 18.

Please help us show our appreciation to the faculty and staff by providing them with a meal that they can take home to enjoy with their families, without having to cook. If you’ve already ordered, we wish you thank you. If you haven’t, please take a moment to help us reach our goal of 120 casseroles.

The casseroles can be homemade or purchased. You can donate one or more. We have arranged with Central Market to allow for online orders of a package that includes a casserole and salad. The store will deliver for you, making this an easy option. Please note: Central Market no longer takes phone orders.

Because of limited storage and carpool complications, parents who wish to drop off donations must do so between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 29, the day we will be distributing the casseroles.

You have three options:

1. ONLINE ORDER: Use our Jasper PTSA Toolkit, and place your order online using your credit card by March 18 for one or more Central Market casserole packages. They will be delivered for you on March 29. Click here to order online.

2. COOK: Provide a homemade casserole. If you plan to make one or more, please email us by March 21 so we can keep count. We request that you use a disposable pan and note on top what is in your casserole. You’ll deliver between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 29.

3. SHOP: Buy a casserole (Stouffer’s or some other frozen brand, or premade by any grocery store) and deliver it. If you plan to buy one or more, email us by March 21 so we can keep count. You’ll deliver between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 29.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Leavell at lindaleavell@yahoo.com or Carrie Flores at carrie.flores32@verizon.net.

Jasper Senior Scholarship

2016 JASPER PTSA Student Scholarship

One (1) $500 scholarship for a male; One (1) $500 scholarship for a female

To be eligible, student must:

1) Have been a paid PTSA member for both 9th and 10th grade at Jasper High School

2) Must be a 2016 graduating senior from a Plano Independent School District school

3) Student must attend a college/university or vocational program for Fall, 2016. Transcript must be attached. No exceptions.

Applications will be accepted February 1, 2016 and are must be received by Noon May 1, 2016.

Winners will be drawn at the general PTSA meeting in May. Please complete this form and attach transcript and return to:

Kim Funk, Jasper HS VP of Membership, 6800 Archgate, Plano, TX 75024.

Jasper Jazz Booster Club

Sweet deal at Rusty Taco
Looking for something sweet? Fabulous Jasper HS supporter Rusty Taco at Coit and Hedgcoxe will host a Jasper Jazz Bake Sale on Saturday, April 9. Head on over for delicious goodies baked fresh by the Jasper Jazz drill team. Donations benefit the Jasper Jazz. Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.

Kendra Scott teams up with Jasper Jazz
Shop the “just-in” spring jewelry collection at Kendra Scott boutique and support Jasper Jazz at the “Kendra Gives Back” shopping party from 5-8 p.m. this Thursday, March 24 at Kendra Scott Plano, located at The Shops at Legacy, 5800 Legacy Drive. Enjoy bubbles and bites at this fun event with 20 percent of sales benefiting Jasper Jazz. Contact Kim Butler with questions at kkbutler@airmail.net .

Jasper Clubs/ PWSH Announcements:

  • PWSH Jim Miller Night
  • PWSH Royales Spring Show
  • PWSH Lady Soccer Youth Night

Plano West Senior High Jazz Band Presents……




April 2, 2016

Dinner 6:30 pm

Dancing and Show 7:30 pm

Plano West Senior High School Cafeteria

5601 W. Parker Rd. Plano

Tickets: $25.00 (Presales only)

No dinner tickets will be sold at the door

Orders must be received by _Friday, March 25, 2016______

For tickets visit our website at www.planowestband.org

PWSH Royales Spring Show

Celebrate with the Royales - Plano West Royales invites the Plano West Community to our Royales Spring Show April 7, 8, and 9 (7PM) in the Plano West Auditorium. Tickets $10, more information on where and when to pick up your tickets coming soon!

PWSH Lady Soccer Youth Night



Come watch some great high school soccer…

Plano West Lady Wolves


Flower Mound Jaguars

When: Monday, March 21, 2016

Junior Varsity: 5:30 pm

Varsity: 7:30 pm

Where: Tom Kimbrough Stadium

700 N Murphy Rd, Murphy, TX 75094

Needed: Ball girls and boys!

Half-time Shooting Contest with Plano West prizes!

Autographed posters from current players after the game!

FREE for 8th grade and younger

when you wear your youth soccer team jerseys or

Plano West Spirit Wear!!


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