James Clemens Updates
Events, Clubs, Sports and More
The Week Ahead...
**Grades can be checked anytime through PowerSchool.
Wednesday, Oct. 19th- PreAct Test
ALL 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the PreACT on campus at James Clemens. Please arrive on campus at your regular time. Report directly to your testing location rather than your 1st block class. There will be signs throughout the building with testing locations.
**Students need to bring a calculator for use on the math portion of the test if they would like to use one. Calculators are not provided by the school. The approved calculator list is attached.
The standard test administration is scheduled to conclude around 12:15 pm. (Students who have extended time accommodations will be dismissed after they conclude testing.) Once testing has concluded, students involved in testing will be dismissed for the day.
Buses transportation and lunches will be available for students who request them. Please use the link found HERE to request afternoon bus transportation and/or lunches.
Car riders will be picked up in the auditorium parking lot. Parents are asked to PARK in a parking space in the auditorium parking lot to wait for your student rather than in the traditional car line. This will help with the traffic flow at dismissal.
Students in grades 11 and 12 will have an eLearning day on Wednesday, 10/19/22.
Alabama College Application Week(ALCAW) begins Monday, Oct. 17th
70 colleges waiving their appication fees, ask your teachers to see the list of schools
**Senior Parents and Students see the Senior section below with more information.
Yearbooks and Fall Pictures
Remember to purchase your 2022-2023 yearbook!
Fall Picture orders will be distributed during Advisory on Monday, October 17. When picture proofs arrive from the make-up day, families will be able to order at that time.
Students cannot be dropped off or picked up at the front circle of the school. Please follow the instructions to carline at the auditorium side of the building. This is for the safety of our students and to help the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation!
Students checking in or who arrive at school after the start of the school day, should ONLY enter the building from the front entrance and go through the attendance office.
Students are allowed 5 parent notes PER semester. If your student is out of parent notes then any tardy or absence will be unexcused without a doctor's excuse. You can monitor your students attendance in PowerSchool as well.
**Send all school excuses or concerns about attendance to email@example.com
Senior Class Information
Opt-out waivers will be going home with seniors Monday, Oct. 17th during Advisory. The waiver is also attached to this email. They are due to Mrs. Meskunas by Dec. 1st. Seniors must have completed the FAFSA or signed an opt-out form which is a graduation requirement. Even if you fill out an opt-out form now, you can still fill out the FAFSA later. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Meskunas at 256-216-5313.
Alabama College Application Week (ALCAW) begins next Monday! We’re excited to announce that 70 colleges and universities are waiving their college application fees; find more details here. Some college applications require a student essay. Get Schooled is offering free essay review and TEN $1,000 scholarships to students who complete and submit essays for review by midnight on October 23. Additional information can be found here.
College Visits in the Landing during Refuel(10/17-10/21)-
Mon, 10/17- Alabama State & University of Memphis
Tues, 10/18- Berea College & University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB)
James Clemens Theatre
Club and Sports Updates
To find a complete list of our clubs and sponsors, please use the following link-
German Club October Event-
Oktoberfest (trivia games, history, food, music, costumes and more)
Monday, Oct. 17th during Refuel
Students for Democracy- Voter Registration Drive
Monday, October 17th in the Harvard Room during Refuel
**You MUST be 17.5 years old to register
National Beta Club-
If you received an invitation to join the JCHS chapter, the deadline to pay dues has been extended to Monday, October 17th.
Please send payment to Mrs. Vess in room A118 or Mrs. Bergquist in room D111 before or after school or during Refuel.
Tuesday, 10/18, 6-7pm- Beta Club Inductions, JC auditorium
National English Honor Society
CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY will have a brief meeting in room A211 on Tuesday, October 18th during the 1st half of Refuel.
Follow JC Athletics at https://www.jcathletics.net/ for all the up to date information and schedules.
Boys Basketball Tryouts
October 19th @ 5:00pm
Open to ALL new students and 9th graders ONLY
See Coach Sullivan or Coach Hunt for more details.
Friday, 10/14, 7pm- Football @ Albertville High School
Saturday, 10/15, 10:30am- Swim and Dive @ Huntsville High Invitational, H'ville Aquatic Center
Monday, 10/17, 5pm-Freshman Football @ Athens
7pm- JV Football @ Athens
Tuesday, 10/18, 7pm- Boy's Soccer Parent Meeting in the JCHS cafeteria
Thursday, 10/20, 10:15am- Volleyball Regionals vs Hoover @ Von Braun
News from PTSA
Need some SPIRIT WEAR or JC GEAR to show your school spirit?!? Be sure to get yours at https://jamesclemensptsa.square.site/.
We offer pom-poms (shakers), magnets, rulers, cell phone pockets, chip clips, bags, and tees! Our SPIRIT GEAR Store is OPEN NOW!!! Items can be picked up weekly on Fridays at the JC front desk.
JC PTSA General Meeting: PTSA Update:
Please join us in the Harvard Room at JCHS on Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm to get a brief PTSA quarterly update.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS:
We are continuing our Mental Health Matters initiative with free parent/community workshops this year. The first one coming up on October 28 will address Helping Students Cope with Anxiety. Parents can attend just one workshop that interests them or attend them all. These workshop sessions are provided in partnership by Madison City Schools and Madison City Council of PTAs to bring deeper understanding on how to support the mental health of young people. All sessions are led by area mental health professionals.
More information at https://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/domain/2411