John Jay High School
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    John Jay Morning Announcement

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Today is Day 5

     

     

    Want some FREE BOOKS? Stop into the Library or visit the Library website to choose from a variety of titles donated by the Wappingers Congress of Teachers. Books will be available for pick up from the Library on Tuesday, December 10th, so come check them out!

     

    Hey Seniors! Are you feeling stressed out? Having worries or concerns about college? Leaving home? Any other anxious feelings? Then come to the Senior's Group being held on Tuesdays in the LGI! Come to talk, practice skills, and yes, even have a little fun! Today's group is being held 2nd period! Stop by the LGI to see what it is all about!

     

    ATTENTION JUNIORS:  This Friday, December 13th we will be having a class bake sale.  Anyone that brings in bake goods, or signs up to sell during a lunch period will get community service hours.  Be sure to drop off baked goods Friday before period 1 to Dr. B. in Room 245 and sign in for your service hours.

     

    TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY:

    Do you have a band or orchestra instrument sitting at home collecting dust? The Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a used instrument drive! Donate your instrument to benefit future Wappingers Musicians. Contact Mrs. Esposito for details.

     

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT: HAS placed boxes in ALL SCIENCE CLASSROOMS for donations to the Grace Smith House in Poughkeepsie.  They have requested non-perishable food items for their food pantry as they are very low.  We will also take personal care items as well. We will be accepting donations until Monday, December 16th.  Please consider helping others around the holidays by donating!

     

    The Learning Center is looking for tutors for all subjects.  If you are interested, pick up an application in the main office. 

    CLASS OF 2020 - check out our online apparel store! Orders are due by Today, December 9th so we can get the orders in before the Holidays. You can access the store through google classroom ( code r3td10) or the website https://jayclassof2022.itemorder.com

     

    GIRLS LACROSSE: THANK YOU to all who supported the shoe collection for Wappingers Girls Lacrosse.  Because of your support we surpassed our goal! 

    ATTENTION JUNIORSClass T-shirts are now available for order.  Order forms are available in the main office or in rooms 191 or 245 if you'd like to order by cash or check.  Online orders can be placed at our online store.  Please check the junior class google classroom for on line orders.

    AP EXAMS: AP exams given May 4 - May 15, 2020.  There is a $40 late fee for any exams ordered after November 15th and a $40 fee for any exams cancelled by February 28th, 2020.  No refunds will be available after February 28th, 2020.  Check the AP exam schedule to find out when each of your AP exams are being given. Make sure there are no conflicts. If you have a testing conflict, see your school counselor.     Students with an IEP or 504 who would like to use their testing accommodations for an AP exam need to submit a request to College Board by January 17th, 2020. Testing accommodations must be preapproved by College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).  Students who have already submitted a request for College Board testing accommodations, including for PSAT or SAT, do not need to apply again. See your school counselor if you need to apply or if you have any questions. 

    There is a partial fee reduction available to students who qualify. See your school counselor with questions regarding this.

     

    ATTENTION SENIORS: BABY PICTURE AD IS $5 - CASH ONLY TO SUBMIT: PLACE PICTURE AND CASH INSIDE AN ENVELOPE AND PLEASE LABEL THE BACK OF THE PICTURE AND THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE WITH YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME FOLLOWED BY YOUR STUDENT ID#, ENGLISH TEACHER’S NAME, AND PLACE IT INSIDE THE BOX LOCATED IN THE MAIN OFFICE. **Pictures and money are DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th - NO EXCEPTIONS.

    YEARBOOKS: are now on sale.  Please go to Jostens Yearbooks to order your book online.

    ATTENTION SENIORS:

    Senior counselors will be in the computer lab on December 13 periods 2, 3, 7, & 8. Bring your college application questions.

     

    If your college requires 1st quarter grades and/or mid-year grades please fill out the request form which you can get from your counselor.

    Project Homework: has begun and will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:20 to 3:30 in Room 198 with Mrs. Martire,

    The Learning Center: is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 197. We are always looking for tutors for all subjects.

    WAPPINGERS CONTINUING ED: is offering the state-mandated 5-hour course for those students with Learner's Permits who wish to schedule their road test. The next class will be held Tuesday, December 10th from 3:00-8:00 pm at Ketcham H.S. The cost is $40. To register call Continuing Ed at 298-5000, ext. 40137. Students who attend must bring their permit, a pencil, and a snack to class with them, along with cash in the amount of $40.     

    CLUBS

    A SPECIAL NOTE TO OUR CULTURAL CLUBS: CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE FOR OUR HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD CELEBRATION – YOUR COLLABERATION WAS A GREAT SUCCESS – A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

    Hey Hey FBLA. Regional competition is coming up soon.  Come to the meeting TOMORROW to test for your seat on the bus. Sign up on Google Classroom for up to 2 tests or for one performance event and one written test. See you there!

    FFA : meeting Today, December 9th in Room 197

    INTERACT:  will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec 10th in the LGI right after school at 2:30 pm. New members are always welcome !! 

     

    SKI CLUB: APPAREL ORDER FORMS ARE IN THE MAIN OFFICE PLEASE PICK ONE UP AND PLACE YOUR ORDER BY THE DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 11TH! 

    THE SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY: We are starting the application process for the Annual John Jay Talent show Which will be held February 7th, 2020. The applications to audition are located in the main office with a deadline of December 13th 2019.

    HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11th. We will be gift wrapping for the Astor Home Drive ! Help out and get hours ! Bring in all Astor Home donations by Monday, December 9th, also the date of our bake sale !

    PROSCENIUM:

    We will be selling official John Jay puravida bracelets for $6 during lunch periods from December 2-6.

    We are proud to present A Year with Frog and Toad on January 17 @ 7:30 PM, January 18 @ 4 PM, and January 19 @ 2 PM.

    And to present our spring musical, Newsies, March 27 @ 7:30 PM, March 28 @ 7:30 PM, and March 29 @ 2 PM.  Auditions for Newsies begin the first week of December.  Click the link for more information about auditions.  https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/newsies-proscenium-spring-2020/audition-information

     

    SPORTS

    CREW CLUB: There will a parent meeting on December 10th at 7pm here in our Cafeteria,  and we will be having a bake sale on December 11th from 8am-1pm  

     

    GIRLS LACROSSE:   Open workouts this week - 12/10 and 12/12 at John Jay from 5-6:30pm.  Be prepared for inside and out.  Meet at the weight room.

      

    Congratulations to the Fall John Jay Athletic Teams on receiving the following NYS Scholar Athlete recognition:

    Boys Cross Country - Team Award and 37 individual award recipients (Team average 93.43)

    Girls Cross Country - Team Award and 14 individual award recipients (Team average 94.92)

    Competitive Cheer - 7 individual award recipients (Team average 89.67)

    Field Hockey - Team Award and 11 individual recipients (Team average 92.52)

    Football - 12 individual award recipients (Team average 87.58)

    Gymnastics - Team Award and  individual recipients (Team average 93.57)

    Boys Soccer - 8 individual award recipients (Team average 89.24)

    Girls Soccer - Team Award and 19 individual award recipients (Team average 95.37)

    Girls Swimming - Team Award and 7 individual award recipient (Team average 91.24)

    Girls Tennis - Team Award and 11 individual award recipients (Team average 95.23)

    Volleyball - Team Award and 12 individual award recipients (Team average 94.35)

     

    Criteria for receiving the team award - The team's average for 75% of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00.

    Criteria for receiving the individual award - 90.00 or greater GPA

     

    JOHN JAY HOCKEY CLUB: (JJHC) - which incorporates John Jay, Roy C Ketcham, Wappingers Junior High School, Van Wyck, Lourdes and Beacon - games this weekend:

    Saturday 12/14/19 @ 7:30pm JJ Patriots Varsity vs FDR Presidents followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at Ice Time Sports.

    Sunday 12/15/19 @ 3:30pm JJ Patriots Varsity vs Washingtonville Wizards followed by Junior Varsity at  5:15pm at Ice Time Sports. 

    Please join us and show your support!!

     

     Faculty, staff and families will continue to receive full announcements and updates. Students, for the full announcements and updates, please check your school email. Hard copies are available in the main office.