For HSA Newsletter- March 2017
JCHS Valedictorian & Salutatorian
With the end of the second marking period, we calculate mid-year grades and establish cumulative GPA. This is what we use to officially determine the Class of 2017 Valedictorian & Salutatorian. The valedictorian for the Class of 2017 is Jenna Martinez. This year’s salutatorian is Roxanne Wilcox. Not only are they incredible, academic role models, but they demonstrate outstanding character through their daily interactions with staff and students. As valedictorian and salutatorian, they will have the honor of addressing their peers at graduation. We are incredibly proud of them. Congratulations Jenna & Roxanne!
Senior-Staff Volleyball Game
There was a great deal of excitement at the annual Seniors vs. Faculty Volleyball Night that took place on March 2. Seven senior teams and two faculty teams competed for the title. Teachers 1 made it to the finals, but at the end of the night, the team named Confused won the volleyball championship. There is an attached photo of the champions.
Excited for the upcoming production of Legally Blonde
Omigod You Guys…. Legally Blonde is coming to JCHS from March 23-26. Come see Elle Woods and the girls of Delta Nu. You should also visit Paulette’s “Hair Affair” in the JCHS Cafeteria on March 25 & 26 before the show and get your photo taken with the canine co-stars. See the JCHS website for more information.
The Red Cross Club, National Honor Society, and their advisors, Ms. Baut and Ms Astorino, ran a blood drive for March 9. Thank you to the brave volunteers who donated. They hit 110.7% of their goal. The total number of units collected will help 93 people. See attached photos
Congratulations to the JCHS Forensic Team. BOTH Julia Tuck and Jessica Rizzo will be representing James Caldwell High School in the National Forensic Tournament to be held in Kentucky over the Memorial Day Weekend! Julia placed first in the Declamation category on Saturday, March 4 at the Union Catholic Tournament, and Jessica accumulated enough first place points over the course of the season to qualify for Nationals. Congratulations to the whole team and good luck to Julia and Jess!!!
New Presentation System in the JCHS Cafeteria
With a generous donation from our Home and School Association, we installed a new presentation system in our cafeteria on February 21. A mounted LCD projector, motorized screen, ceiling mounted speakers, and a cordless mic are a few of the components of the new system. The cafeteria is used for many of our student information sessions, staff professional development workshops, and night guidance presentations. Thank you to the Home and School Association Officers and all who support the HSA!
On February 28, 2017, Service Night joined forces with the Patriots Club to cut and organize coupons for military families. On March 28th, the students will be making Care & Comfort bags for women who enter the Jersey Battered Women’s shelters. There will also be a guest speaker from this organization. This meeting will also be the kick-off for the district-wide cell phone drive to benefit victims of domestic abuse.
Annual Shredding Event
The JCHS Scholarship Fund Committee has scheduled their annual shredding event for Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am -12:30 pm at the Caldwell municipal offices. They are collaborating with the Caldwell Environmental Commission again this year to promote Earth Day.
The Guidance Department has been meeting with students to discuss schedules for next year. When counselors meet with students they have been sharing course placements, based upon teacher recommendation, and elective options. Students should make themselves familiar the course offerings of JCHS by looking at the 2017-18 Curriculum Handbook, which is available online on the Guidance Webpage at http://cwcboe.org/Page/8640. A copy of proposed courses will be sent home with the student. These meetings are ongoing and will continue through the end of this month. If your child has not yet met with their Guidance Counselor, please know that they will have their appointment shortly.
In addition to discussing next year’s courses, current juniors will also discuss the college search process. Students are reminded to utilize their Naviance account to research college options and work on their resume. We want to remind students that they should be focused on the following 3 points: research colleges and work on generating a list of schools of interest, prepare for and take standardized tests (SAT or ACT), and consider which two teachers to ask for a letter of recommendation. As always, students should see their Counselor if they have any questions about how to proceed with this process.