LAJH Guidance News

June 2019

The 2018-19 school year is coming to a close, and it was an extraordinary school year at Lake Asbury Jr. High! Our students have demonstrated great character and a love for learning. We wish our 8th-grade students much success as they move on to high school, and we also look forward to seeing our returning and incoming students on August 13, 2019.

Enjoy your summer! And remember...

Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours!

Go Get' em Tigers!!!

Beat the Summer Brain Drain!

As families make plans for the summer, many parents may be concerned about the “summer brain drain.” The summer brain drain, also called the “summer slide,” refers to the loss of skills and knowledge that can occur in the summer months. Not only can summer learning loss put children at a disadvantage for the beginning of the school year, but it also can cause delays in classroom progress. Educators often spend the first six weeks of school re-teaching skills that students learned in the previous grade before they can move on to new material.

This summer, your child has the opportunity to beat the summer slide by using Achieve3000 at home. After school ends, students can continue to read articles and complete activities so that they’ll start the new school year with an edge! Read more about how your child could win exciting prizes by participating in the Achieve Summer 40-Activity Challenge.

LAJH Summer Reading

7th Grade ELA: Students, be prepared to turn in your answer sheet and essay to your new 7th grade Language Arts teacher by Monday, August 26, 2019.

7th Grade STEAM ELA: The Steam summer reading project covers a multitude of standards but the main ones are LAFS.7.RL.1.2 (Theme, Analyzing, Summarizing) and LAFS.7.RL.1.1 (Inferencing and Support). The assignments will be due on August 30, 2019.

8th Grade ELA: Students are required to read the novel and complete the accompanying question packet located below. Packets will be collected for a grade the second week of school on Monday-August 26, 2019.

Superintendent's SAC Committee

The District is now accepting applications for the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council for the 2019-2020 school year. This opportunity provides a forum for students to have direct communication and interaction with Mr. Davis, as well as the chance to discuss strategies to improve the educational experiences for students enrolled in Clay County District Schools. The council allows students to voice their opinions on a variety of topics and work together to create solutions for select issues that are important to students and the school district. Students must be signed in to their CCDS Google account in order to complete the application. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Summer School Programs

Summer School 2019 will take place at Lake Asbury Jr. High School for eligible students from Green Cove Springs, Wilkinson, and Lake Asbury Jr. High schools. Eligible students will be notified during the week of June 10, 2019 and schools will contact the parents of students who qualify via a parent letter and phone call in order to ensure student attendance. Clay County District Schools will also host the following academic Summer programs:

  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade Summer Reading Camp
  • 6th-12th Grade Credit Recovery
  • Algebra 1 Credit Recovery for ESE ONLY
  • Algebra 1 Boot Camp - 7 high school sites
  • 11th-12th Grade ESOL Summer Reading Program
  • Extended School Year Services as determined by the IEP team.
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LAJH Summer Camps

What is happening in our community?

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The Grade Angels Network presents the inaugural Clay County, "Teacher Appreciation Event." You are invited to an epic, one night event, that brings together the entire community of Clay County to show our support and appreciation for our educators.

The event will feature a live band, food trucks, adults games with cash prizes, a cornhole tournament, kids game zone, special performances and more! Everyone is invited, however teachers must register for a ticket to get into the exclusive Teachers Lounge featuring many special gifts ands prizes!

Entry to the event is free but if you bring a new unopened toy you will be entered into a raffle to win cash prizes! All toys will be donated directly to Wolfson's Child Life Department.

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*Half Days are from 9:30am-12:45pm.

June 03: Half Day (periods-1, 6, 3)

June 04: Half Day (periods-2, 3, 5)

June 05: Half Day (periods 4, 5, 6)


June 03: 7th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am

June 04: 8th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am

June 12: Report Cards Online

June 16: Father’s Day

June 17: Summer School Starts


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