John Jay High School
  •  

    John Jay Afternoon Announcement

    Thursday, October 10, 2019  

    Today is Day 6

     

     

    ATTENTION STUDENTS: this week is spirit week and homecoming week. The spirit days are:

     

    Friday: Patriot Day

     

    Proscenium Hair Crew, Makeup Crew, and Costume Crew will meet this Today, October 10th in room 189. Attention all Proscenium Cast members, $20 for your make up kit is due to Mrs. Green by Today. Please stay today to get your skin tone matched and to consult with costume crew.

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

    Project Homework will NOT meet today or next Thursday, October 17th.

     

    Attention any girls interested in trying out for basketball this year. There will be Girls Basketball open gym October 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and November 4th and 5th.  These will all be held from 7pm until 8:30pm.  Any questions please see Coach Bianco in the Phys Ed office. 

     

    Congratulations to the John Jay Girls Tennis Team for their 4th win in a row, blanking Mahopac High School 5-0

    Great team win before advancing to the Sectional Playoffs on today!

     

    Homecoming is this weekend! Dance tickets are still on sale through Friday. They are $10 in advance and $12 at door. Guest tickets need to be purchased with a completed guest form ahead of time and guest tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door. All guests need a student ID to enter. No outside food and beverages will be permitted. 

    Attention Students:  Also, tickets for the John Jay Senior Tailgate are also available. Tickets are $10. The event is from 4:30-6:30 before the football game in the science courtyard! 

     

    COLLEGE VISITS

    Tuesday, October 15th

    St. Bonaventure - 2nd period in LGI

    University of Massachusetts – Amherst – 3rd period LGI

    Western Conn. State – 4th period Main Office Conference Room

    SUNY Purchase – 6th period LGI

    Lassell University – 7th period LGI

     

    Wednesday, October 16th

    Johns Hopkins University – 2nd period LGI

    LeMoyne College – 7th period LGI

     

     

     

    John Jay Morning Announcement

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Today is Day 6  

     

    Attention students taking the December SAT: Wappingers Continuing Education is offering SAT Review classes. Cost is $95 and includes book. Classes begin week of October 14th. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TODAY, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th! For more information and to register, go to https://www.familyid.com/wappingers-central-school-district-continuing-driver-education and select Continuing Education. Questions? Contact the Continuing Ed office at 298-5000, ext. 40137.  

     

    ATTENTION STUDENTS: this week is spirit week and homecoming week. The spirit days are:

     

    Today: Country Day

    Friday: Patriot Day

     

    Attention Students: Homecoming Dance is this Saturday night! Tickets will be on sale this week during all lunch periods. The cost is $10. Come out for a great night! 

     

    Also, tickets for the John Jay Senior Tailgate will be this week. Tickets are $10. The event is from 4:30-6:30 before the football game in the science courtyard! 

     

    AP STUDENTS – IMPORTANT UPDATES:

    The AP Program is making some improvements to their program beginning this fall.  

    Students will be given directions to “join” a class by your teacher.  This information will allow you to access a set of new resources designed to provide practice opportunities and will be used to prepare new personalized labels that you will use on AP Exams.  

    Registration and payment for the AP exam is due this fall. 2020 AP Exam fee remains $95 per exam.  Fees will now be collected during a fall registration period, October 21, 2019 – November 8, 2019. 

    An important change by College Board to note, additional fees apply to any exams ordered after the November 15 deadline and any exams that are canceled by February 28, 2020.

     

    Additional fee for exams ordered between November 16 and February 28       $40 per exam

                     Fee for exams canceled by February 28                                           $40 per exam

    ($55 of the $95 fee would be returned to you) No refunds will be available as of March 2, 2020.

     

    Registration forms and information will be given in your AP class and will also be available on the school website.

     

    Attention Freshman Class: please complete and return your Smart Goal as soon as possible to the box in the school counseling office. (across from the main office)

    A MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE COUNSELOR:. Did you know that children and teens who use alcohol and drugs are more likely to have a substance use disorder as adults? Start learning about prevention now. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Red Ribbon Awareness Week is October 23rd-October 31st. The student assistance counselor is looking for students willing to help with awareness activities. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the health classroom, Room 205, and in the student assistance counselor's office, Room 268. Please think about signing up and to Send the Message, Stay Drug Free

    SENIOR PARKING: All seniors parking in the school lot must have a parking pass or you will be tagged. Please be sure to park in a row with yellow lines only.

    Just a Reminder to Students and Parents:  please make sure you are using the student drop off loop in the mornings, it is unsafe for our students to be dropped off anywhere else on campus!

    ATTENTION STUDENTS: PSAT's will be administered at John Jay High School Saturday, October 19, 2019. Registration is October 1st through October 16th.  Students should pick up a registration form from Mrs. Jakuba in room 223. The completed form and check should be returned by October 16th. The cost is $17.00 per student.  No registrations will be accepted after October 16th, 2019.

    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.

    AP SPANISH CLASS: will be holding a Spanish Book Drive for the Blodgett Memorial Library. Please donate (Spanish Only) books to the Main Office in the box marked.

    **THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR JOHN JAY JUNIORS AND PARENTS REGARDING THE JUNIOR PROM!  

    Junior Prom: The Date of this year’s Junior Prom has been changed. This year’s junior prom will be held on Friday, May 1st at the Villa Barone from 6:30 -11:30 PM.  Pricing and ticket information will follow in March.   

    Please be aware that SAT’s will be offered the following day (Saturday, May 2nd).   SAT’s are offered numerous times throughout the year. Please plan accordingly. 

    As a reminder, school is NOT in session for students the day of the junior prom as it is a Teacher Conference Day.

    COLLEGE VISITS

    Today, October 10th

    Assumption College – 2nd period in the LGI

    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, October 15th 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. 

     

    Wappingers Continuing Ed is offering a seminar for college-bound students & their parents entitled "Admissions & Financial Aid: What it Takes to Get Into College Today." This seminar will cover grants & forms of merit aid, the importance of the ACT & SAT tests and the ins and outs of the college financial aid system. The seminar is being held Thursday evening, October 24th at John Jay HS from 6:30-8:00 pm. The seminar is free but you must pre-register! For more information or to register, contact the Continuing Ed office at 298-5000, ext. 40137. 

     

    CLUBS

    FBLA:   FBLA Induction will be held on Tuesday, October 15th. If you are interested in joining the club, please try to get your membership dues in this week.

     

    Frozen Trip: will now take place on Tuesday, November 19.  With the change of date we were able to get more tickets, so if you were on the waitlist, you are no longer on the waitlist.  There will be a meeting on Thursday, November 14 in the auditorium from 2:20-3:20 for all students going on the trip to go over expectations, ask questions, etc.

     

    Project Homework: has begun and will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:20 to 3:30 in Room 198 with Mrs. Martire, but will NOT meet TODAY, Thursday, October 10th or next Thursday, October 17th.

    Proscenium Hair Crew, Makeup Crew, and Costume Crew: will meet TODAY, Thursday, October 10th in room 189. Attention all Proscenium Cast members, $20 for your make up kit is due to Mrs. Green by this Thursday. Please stay TODAY to get your skin tone matched and to consult with costume crew.

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

     

    SPORTS

    Girls Tennis: Congratulations to the Girl's Tennis team for a dominating victory over Kennedy Catholic, 5-0. Special congratulations goes to Aiyana Freeman for winning her first varsity singles match: 8-3! Great team effort!"

    ATTENTION STUDENTS PLANNING ON PARTICIPATING IN A WINTER SPORT:   The district physician will be offering sport physicals on October 22.   Please see the nurse as soon as possible to make an appointment as time slots are limited.

    Attention Students: Any girls interested in trying out for basketball this year, there will be Girls Basketball open gym October 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and November 4th and 5th.  These will all be held from 7pm until 8:30pm.  Any questions please see Coach Bianco in the Phys Ed office. 

     

    Athletes of the Week 9/30 /19 - 10/6/19

     

    Sarah Gosniowski and Vasuda Kilambi - Tennis, this doubles team dominated their opponents from Mahopac winning 6-0, 6-0. They play hard and always bring a positive attitude to their games.

    Amelie Guzman and Serenity Delgado - XC, finished 8th place and 11th place respectfully at Brewster Invitational leading the team to a 2nd place in the Girls Division 1 race. Ashley Tricarico - Field Hockey, a big part of the Midfield all season.  She never gives up and always gives 100% effort.  Ashley has 4 goals for the season because she is in the right place at the right time with a drive for the goal.   

    Maxine Payton - Volleyball, had 22 kills and 23 digs in our two wins against Mahopac and Horace Greeley.   

    Brooke McHenry - JV Field Hockey, as a returner Brooke does an amazing job at making every girl on the team feel welcome and wanted. Her aggression on the field & desire to score is what makes her an amazing athlete.  

     

     

      

     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.