Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Join us in supporting the JOHS Bobcat Players as they present Hairspray Dec. 1-5 in the auditorium. Purchase tickets on GoFan.co.
Thursday, Dec. 1: 7pm
Friday, Dec. 2: 7pm
Saturday, Dec. 3: 1pm and 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 4: 3pm
Monday, Dec. 5: 7pm
Winter Band Concert
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, come to the large gym to see our multiple bands and orchestra perform a free holiday concert at 6:30pm.
Congratulations to the following 11th and 12th grade band and strings students who auditioned and made Midstate!
Fall Exam Schedule
The end of the first semester is rapidly approaching! Semester exams will be held for all students December 13 - December 16, with two exams taking place each morning. Please click the link to access the Fall 2022 Exam Schedule
Seniors may be exempt from semester exams if they meet the requirements set forth by the District. The District's policies and procedures for Examinations and Exemptions from Semester Exams can be found at Exams and Exemptions. Due to the new grading scales, there have been changes to the district’s policy regarding exemptions. Please take time to read the exemption policy in its entirety.
Next Steps After Student FAFSA Appointment
Most seniors had an appointment last week to start their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This is the form students complete each year to see if they are eligible for financial aid for college or technical school. Students must complete the FAFSA to remain eligible for TN Promise and to receive state scholarship like HOPE or Wilder-Naifeh. Now, parents will need to complete their sections of the FAFSA and submit the form.
Step 1: Log back into the FAFSA within 30 days of when your appointment happened. If not, the information you entered will disappear, and you will have to start over.
Step 2: Parent should check all the sections student completed.
Step 3: Parent should complete the parent demographics and parent financial information sections.
Step 4: Parent and student should complete the student financial information section.
Step 5: Parent and student must sign the FAFSA using their FSA IDs.
Click the link for a list of documents needed to complete the FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/help/info-needed Be sure to use 2021 Federal Tax forms.
Who is a parent for FAFSA purposes? See the attached flowcharts in English and Spanish which explain who is a parent and which parents’ information needs to be included on the FAFSA. It does not matter which parent claims the student on their taxes.
Parents with no Social Security Number
- Parent citizenship does not matter when completing the FAFSA, only the student's citizenship or visa will matter. Parents with no social security number cannot create an FSA ID and will need to print a signature page to sign the FAFSA. The signature sheet must be mailed to the address on the form.
- The parent will enter 000-00-000 in the box for social security number in the parent demographic section of the FAFSA. A tax identification number cannot be entered in place of a social security number.
- The parents will need to print a signature sheet, sign the sheet, and mail to the address listed in order to fully process the FAFSA.
Parents with questions may contact the following college support personnel:
Dayana.email@example.com (Conexion Americas)
Deadlines over Winter Break
If you have college or scholarship applications that are due over winter break or the week after we return in January, please have your letter of recommendation requests to teachers and counselors by Wednesday, December 7. This gives counselors and teachers a week and a half before break to complete your request as they may not check email regularly during the winter break.
Holiday Volleyball Tournament
The FANS: Foundations for Athletics in Nashville Schools
In collaboration with many partners, stakeholders, and community members, The FANS is undertaking a massive project with the best interests of the student-athlete being our primary consideration. The goal is to bring every stadium field (football/soccer) up to today’s standards. It is easily one of the biggest projects involving athletics and public schools in Nashville. The Tennessee Titans and Metro Government have each donated $5 million to this project, and The FANS aims to raise the remaining $5 million to reach this goal. For more information or to donate, please follow the link: Home - The Fans (wearethefans.org)
Weekly Game Schedules
The basketball team plays at home on Nov. 29 and away on Dec. 1&2. The wrestling team has a match at home on Nov. 29 and away on Dec. 1. Use the QR code to the right or click HERE to visit the GoFan site to buy tickets to events. For any questions about athletics, please email Lisa.Gaines@mnps.org.
For entire season schedules, please click the pictures below
or click the links:
2023-2024 Academic Calendar
If you are interested in finding out more information about a club, their activities, the sponsor’s information and/or their meeting schedule, please visit https://bit.ly/JOHSclubs2022-23. Questions regarding clubs should be directed to the appropriate sponsor. If a club is not listed on the spreadsheet, it is not currently active for this school year. The spreadsheet will be updated as new clubs form.
Threads of Care
Hey bobcats our very own threads of care club is having a clothing drive. If you or your family have any clothes that need to be donated bring it to school and drop if off at your academy office. The founders and presidents of the club will be holding a competition between the academies for whoever brings in the most clothing! Competition will be over before Christmas break! They have so far raised 360 pieces of clothing lets get it to 500!!
Repeats from previous newsletters.
AICE Exam Schedule for Spring 2023
Exams are required in the spring 2023 for all students in AICE courses. There are no make-up dates. Please click the link for all testing information and click the picture to enlarge the calendar. AICE Exam Info
The date has been set for the Class of 2023 Graduation!
Thursday, May 18th at 6p.m. at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
Free homework help and tutoring for students K to 12 is available from the Homework Hotline. It's a great resource and available Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 615-298-6636. We offer help in: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Hindi, and Farsi. https://homeworkhotline.info
Campus Portal allows families to see real-time class and assignment grades, homework, test scores, upcoming due dates, attendance information, and discipline incidents.
To create your Campus Portal account, email Mr. Krech for your activation code: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have a Campus Portal account, you can receive notifications through the mobile app. For step by step instructions follow this link: Receiving Notifications.
Schoology Parent Account
Student work also can be reviewed in Schoology, the district's learning management system. Families can sign up to receive an update on student work via email from Schoology. To create your Schoology Parent account, email Lori Bervoets for your activation code: email@example.com.
If you’re having trouble with your account, Ms. Bervoets can contact the appropriate providers for help.
How to view the Newsletter in additional languages.
To translate the newsletter into another language, click anywhere on the newsletter so that it opens in a browser. At the top of the screen will be a "translate" dropdown box where you can choose which language and have it translated (see picture).
Para traducir el boletín a otro idioma, haga clic en cualquier parte del boletín para que se abra en un navegador. En la parte superior de la pantalla habrá un cuadro desplegable de "traducir" donde puede elegir qué idioma y traducirlo (ver imagen).
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