LAJH Guidance News

April 2018

Happy Easter!

We are in the last quarter of the school year, and it is important for every student to do their best in all of their classes. In order to pass any class for the school year, students must accumulate 240 percentage points or a 60% average from all four quarters. If your child is taking a Civics class, 280 percentage points or a 70% average is recommended, due to the End of the Year Exam. Please encourage your child to study for the Civics EOC, because the exam is 30% of their final grade. The following suggestions or plan of action can help your child finish out the school year strong.

Plan of Action:

1. Students should get organized, use a planner, and check on their grades daily in FOCUS.

2. Complete all assignments and study for quizzes/tests.

3. Take advantage of any extra credit opportunities.

4. Communicate with their teachers about tutoring days/times.

5. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to get/complete make-up work from their teacher(s) in a timely manner.

FSA Continues...

The Florida Standards Assessments continues during the month of April, and our students will be taking the Reading portion of the FSA ELA-English Language Arts. Our teachers have been working tirelessly in preparing students to do their best on all tests! For more FSA practice resources, students and parents can visit the FSA Portal online by clicking on the following link.

Listen to the catchy tune below to prepare for any test!

LAJH Test Schedule

FSA ELA (7th Grade): April 17-18

FSA ELA (8th Grade): April 24-25

Science (8th Grade): May 1

FSA Math (7th Grade): May 1-2

FSA Math (8th Grade): May 8-9

Algebra/Geometry: May 8-9

Civics (7th Grade): May 10

Teachers will begin testing procedures after morning announcements (approximately 9:45am). Please make sure your child is in attendance on the test dates listed above. FSA scores are used to help with the placement of students into standard, advanced, and remedial core classes for the upcoming school year.

Month of the Military Child

April is also designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas.

Celebrate MOMC @ LAJH

We encourage everyone to support our military students and their families by participating in MOMC during April 9-13, 2018. Be sure to wear purple on Friday-April 13th, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices.

4/09 Mon- "Military Parents are our Superheroes”-wear your favorite superhero shirt.

4/10 Tues.-“Favorite State Day”-wear one of your favorite places visited shirt.

4/11 Wed.- “Proud to be an American Day”-wear your red, white and blue.

4/12 Thurs-"Crazy Camo Day”- wear your camouflage.

4/13 Friday-“Purple Up Day”-wear purple to support our military students.

Support for Military Students @ LAJH

The Military and Family Life Counseling program provides a wide range of support to military children and youth, family members, and staff who work with children of military parents. All MFLC services and programs take place at the school and are designed to occur during times that do not interfere with core academic classes. All services are available at no cost to military families, and are confidential with the exception of child abuse/neglect, domestic violence and other duty-to-warn situations. A child must be signed up for the program in order to participate in small group and one-on-one activities.

If you would like for your child to participate in the Military and Family Life Counseling program at LAJH, please contact Arlett Sabella at 904-484-8445 or at

Congrats to our new NJHS members!

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. For more information about NJHS, visit
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Dates to Remember

April 2- Fair Day (No School)

April 13- NJHS Induction Ceremony

April 26- Interim Reports

April 27- 8th Grade Dance

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