Ahead of the Curve

Jasper Weekly 9.28.15 to 10.04.15

Serve. Matter. Experience. Together.

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Spirit/Red Ribbon Week is Here

I ran across a tweet this weekend that showed a picture of the Jasper foyer in all of its Spirit/Red Ribbon Week glory that read, "reason #107634 I want to go to Jasper." It had been re-tweeted and favorited over 40 times shortly after being tweeted. That is a powerful message. That was tweeted out by a teenager on the weekend (take a moment to consider the significance).

Spirit/Red Ribbon Week is more than school spirit and anti-drug messages, which are both incredibly important and instrumental, it's also about the relationships, pride, and culture of a school community. To all of you that have helped create this experience for students and to everyone else that is continuing the legacy, thanks!

Anytime a 9th and 10th grader can identify Jasper as a school they want to be a part of, let's "re-tweet" and "favorite" those experiences. Research after research confirms that happy, motivated students are successful learners.

Spirit/Red Ribbon Week 2015 is here!

Staff Birthdays

Yvonne Miller-Wednesday, September 30th

Rob Eppler-Sunday, October 4th

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Upcoming Weeks at Jasper

9/28-10/2-Spirit Week

9/29-End of 1st Six Weeks

10/2-The Return of JagFest!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/9-First Friday Breakfast (moved from 10/2)

10/12-Parent/Teacher Conference Day


10/22-Progress Reports Distributed

10/30-Friday before Halloween (just something to keep in mind)

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General Announcements and Reminders

    1. (NEW) First Friday Breakfast Moved
    2. PTSA Sign-Up
    3. Staff Traveling Procedures
    4. Parent/Teacher Conference Day

1. (NEW) First Friday Breakfast Moved

Our First Friday breakfast has been moved to Friday, October 9th in an effort to spread out a little bit of the awesomeness of Spirit Week.

2. PTSA Sign-Up

Our goal this year is 100% staff participation. If you haven't signed up for PTSA membership, I would highly encourage you to do so ASAP (payday is Friday). You can sign up and pay for membership at https://jasperptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/

Our PTSA if fabulous (as you all know) and our support means a lot to them and the students at Jasper.

3. Staff Traveling Procedures

If anyone is planning on taking a non-PISD trip with kids, they must see Rob Eppler for rules and sign a form. Examples would be social studies to New York or foreign language traveling out of the country.

4. Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Parent teacher conference day is returning on Monday, October 12th. You will need to have a minimum of 8 conferences between the dates of Monday, October 5th and Friday, October 16th. Face-to-face meetings are preferred. If the conference has to be a phone call, please document the reason. No e-mail conferences. If you would like an admin to be present for the conference, please contact them as soon as possible for assistance.

Important Bookmarks

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Honor the Past, Be Present, & Forge Ahead of the Curve