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Jonathan Alder High School

September 16, 2016

Good Afternoon!


Next week will mark the fifth week of the first quarter. It is hard to believe how quickly the days pass. Please take some time next week to review ProgressBook or Canvas for a current update on the progress of your son or daughter. Assignments and grades are typically updated weekly (if not more so). If there is an area of concern, I would encourage you to communicate directly with that teacher to get specific details. Teachers will also make contact by email or phone if they have specific concerns. Our ability to keep open lines of communication is key to our students learning success.


As always, thank you for your help and support! Have a wonderful weekend!

General Information and Resources

Spirit Week and Homecoming 2016

Homecoming Week is September 26-30 culminating with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 1. There are various activities that occur throughout the week for students and their families.


Spirit Week Themes:


Monday 9/26: PJ Day

Tuesday 9/27: Twin Day

Wednesday 9/28: Disney Day

Thursday 9/29: College Day

Friday 9/39: JA Day


Wednesday, Sept. 28 (6:30pm): Homecoming Parade

It will begin promptly at 6:30 leaving from Pastime Park taking the route through town and back to the park. Following the parade the community is invited back to the high school for the homecoming bonfire and band performance.


Friday, Sept. 30 (7:00pm): Homecoming Game vs. Buckeye Valley @ Volunteer Field


Saturday, Oct. 1 (8:00-11:00pm): Homecoming Dance @ Jonathan Alder High School

The Homecoming Dance is a great evening of fun for all students. We invite all students that would like to attend to do so. While there are many students that come with a date, we also have many others that come in groups. Please know that all students are welcome if they would like to take part.


Tickets cost $10.00/student. In order to receive a ticket, students must complete the Homecoming Guidelines form signed by a parent. If a student is bringing a guest from another school, they must also complete a guest form. This must be signed by the guest school's administrator. Please do not leave this until the last minute. If you son or daughter is bringing a guest, encourage them to pick up a form soon. Both forms can be picked up in the main office or from Mrs. Russell.


Tickets will be sold beginning Monday, Sept. 26 thru Friday, Sept. 30. They will NOT be sold at the door the night of the dance.

Homecoming "Dark Night at Alder" T-Shirts

Ordering can begin Sept. 12 and will end Sept. 23rd. This sale is not a fundraiser it is simply to help create participation for the "Black Out." We encourage the entire community to partcipate.

PSAT Deadline Extended to Monday, Sept. 19

We have limited spots remaining. If you are interested please sign up by Monday at the end of the day.
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Pioneer Press Print Subscription Sale!

The Pioneer Press will be selling the subscriptions from September 16th-September 23rd. The subscriptions are sold for $10 and that includes all three printed editions. Each individual printed newspaper is $5.00 therefore, the $10.00 subscription is a great deal!


The Pioneer Press also has a electronic edition. Click on the link about to check it out!

Volunteers Need for L.I.F.T Leaning Center

Ohio State Assessments Family Reports

Last Friday in English classes all students that participated and completed an end of course assessment in the following courses: ELA 1, ELA 2, US History, American Government, Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. These reports provide specific information about your son or daughter. If you have specific questions about the results please do not hesitate to review the resources from ODE or contact a school counselor.

Junior Class Fundraiser

The Junior Class Scentsy sale is going on until Monday, September 19th. Orders may be placed at the home football games between now and then, through a junior at JAHS, or online at our online event at https://angieo.scentsy.us/ (please click on "Alder High School" Party for us to get credit. If you want to order the customized Alder Scentsy burner, you must order that via paper, not online. All proceeds go to the class of 2018 prom and senior events.

Meningococcal Vaccine

All students entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. If not completed there is a potential that a student without the vaccine will not be permitted to attend school. The ODE Website has details about the requirements. Students that have not met this requirement will begin receiving notifications about this requirement.


Please contact us if you have questions on concerns for details.

CPM Math Parent Resources

Please click here to read more about CPM.


Parent Resources


Algebra I Parent Guide


Geometry Parent Guide


Algebra II Parent Guide


Please do not hesitate to contact your son or daughter's classroom teacher with specific questions. We are excited about these resources and the impact it will have on our students learning.

Change of Address

If you have moved over the summer please be sure to complete a change of address form. It is important information that needs to be updated for the district.

Events on District Website and OHSAA

We continue to work to update all of the high school events on to the district calendar. This process takes some time and we are doing our best to be timely. We appreciate your patience.


OHSAA has also changed the service they use to schedule and share events. This service is called ArbiterLive. Arbiter is being used by all athletic programs affiliated with OHSAA. As with all technology transitions, there have been some bugs. ArbiterLive is much more aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly compared to myOHSAA but some of the schedules in ArbiterLive have been incomplete (i.e Football). We are doing our best to get all Fr/JV/Var athletic events on the district calendar. Please contact the main office if you need confirmation on an event.

JAHS Counselor Corner

  • ACT TEST PREP CLASS for the October or December ACT Test. Test Prep classes will teach test-taking strategies, time management and is a great review. Classes are after school and begin Monday, Sept 19. Registration forms and a class schedule can be picked up in the guidance area. Cost is $35.00 (check made out to Jonathan Alder High School). To sign up please bring a check to Mrs. Davis along with your registration form. If you are free/reduced lunch please see Mrs. Davis for financial assistance. If you have questions please see Mrs. Davis.

This Week!

Senior Class Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 8:30am

9200 U.S. 42

Plain City, OH

Seniors will have a class meeting to discuss Bowl-A-Thon and some general information. Seniors that attend Tolles should plan on starting the morning here and will return to Tolles promptly after the meeting. A bus will be provided for students who need transportation. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Doc Lorson or Matt Carpenter.

NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7:30-9:30am

9200 U.S. 42

Plain City, OH

Sophomore Ring Orders (Make-Up)

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 11am

9200 U.S. 42

Plain City, OH

Students will be able to submit orders during lunch and after school until 6:00pm There is a $75.00 deposit for a ring order. All Sophomores received a catalog this past Monday with all relevant details. Please contact the Balfour rep found on the catalog with questions.