The Weekly SharkBeat!

SJHS Weekly Parent Newsletter - March 12, 2023

Spring Is Around the Corner

With Spring just around the corner that means warmer days ahead, prom, senior trip, senior projects, fourth quarter, and summer plans. Warmer days bring excitement and causes our minds to wander about beach days and meeting up with friends. Please remind your student to stay focused- attendance counts! Keep up with your days and don't get caught up in trying to find time for makeup school. Continue to plan well and make good choices.

With nicer weather coming, we hope you will support our athletes on the field, court, or diamond. They would love to see you in the stands. Go to for schedules and ticket information.

I have listed some upcoming dates below for you and your student. Please encourage your child to take advantage of these opportunities.

Have a great evening, and as always, Go Sharks!

Ryan Poston

Principal, SJHS

No School Monday

Schools are closed Monday for a student holiday. Enjoy your time, be safe, and we will see everyone back Tuesday morning.

Congratulations Sharkies!

The Varsity Dance Team competed at the NDA National Championship in Orlando, FL this past weekend. It was only our 2nd time attending and the team did very well! They competed in both the Small Varsity Pom and Medium Varsity Game Day divisions. We are proud to announce the Sharkies won 9th place in Medium Varsity Game Day out of 27 teams. Sharkies are #9 in the NATION! We are so proud of these girls and coaches. Congratulations!!

Mark Your Calendars

3/16- ACT Workshop (See Mrs. Vargo to sign up)

3/16- Senior trip parent meeting at 6:00 in the cafeteria

3/19- Miss St. James pageant

3/21- ACT will be administered at SJH

3/23- Dinner and Theatre

3/25- JROTC Car Show at SJH

3/28- 8th grade Academic Fair

Senior Trip Parent Meeting

Attention Seniors who are signed up to go on the Senior Trip to Disney:​

Remember there is a mandatory parent & student meeting on Thursday, March 16 @6pm in the cafeteria. You will need to bring a paper copy of your insurance card with you to the meeting. Please be sure that you have joined the Disney Remind group; the code to text to phone number 81010 is @sjdisney23. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Crews or Mr. Hudacko. ​

Student Job Fair

Parents, if your student is look for summer employment, we have businesses visit during lunches and set up outside of the cafeteria to speak with students. Some offer an application at the visit and others give information on how to apply. Encourage your student to check out this opportunity.
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Information from Guidance

This is for the Parent/Student newsletter:

We are still having IGP meetings with parents and students to talk about our academic plans for the next school year and plans for after high school. Please contact your counselor to get a meeting scheduled. We look forward to working with you during these conferences.

We will be offering 2 new programs next year for our students. These will be agriculture and engineering. Check out the Program of Studies for more information about the classes. If you are interested in signing up please let your counselor know.

We are excited to announce that our school has been selected to participate in the 2023 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do in a variety of subjects. Some of our twelfth-graders have been selected to take assessments in mathematics and reading. To those who have been selected for this important test, you have all our support, and we have NO doubt that you will represent us well! You received an email last week if you were selected to take this assessment. Thank you in advance for your involvement.

Looking ahead at testing:

March 21 ACT (juniors who signed up)

March 27 WIN (all 3rd year high school students)

April 13 NAEP (seniors who were selected)

Senior parents and students please take a look at the link below to see what scholarships are available to you.

Scholarship list

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PROM 2023

Juniors and Seniors, your 2023 Prom is just a few weeks away. Don’t wait until it’s too late to buy your tickets! Purchases can be made on MyPaymentsPlus. The last day for ticket sales is Monday, April 10. Please be sure to check your school Gmail account or the SJHS Prom website for more information about ticket purchases, guest approval, and attendance on the day of Prom.

SJHS Prom website


Please send a note with your student to be turned into the Welcome Desk before school. In return, your student will receive a pass to meet you at the welcome desk according to the time requested.

Thank you for your assistance. This helps cut down on

classroom disturbance and interruptions.

As a reminder, phone calls/emails are not accepted for the release of students to leave early. Thank you for your understanding.

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SJH Graduation will be held June 2, 2023 at the HTC Center at 2:00

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Attendance Make Up

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Emergency Protocol

If the school is conducting a drill, is placed "on hold", or there is an emergency of any kind, our staff, along with students, must follow protocol, including our receptionist. Phones are placed on hold and staff must cover along with students. The front doors are locked with no entry during these times. Students are in their respective safe zones, with the halls clear. Unfortunately, we cannot release students during an emergency or a drill. Once the emergency is over and students are safe, parents will be contacted by a phone call and email with information from our administration.

Thank you for your understanding. Should you have questions or comments, please contact one of our administrators.

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