Jay County Jr./Sr. High is thrilled to announce that after a years-long absence, Construction Trades has returned! The program is being taught by Mr. Brian Dishman. Recently, Mr. Dishman took his junior and senior students to visit the Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Center in Greenwood. While there, he was able to capture images of his students as they were engaged in the learning process. We are proud to have added this program to our wide selection of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and look forward to watching students flourish in the field.
As part of our continuing homecoming festivities, each advisory class was asked to decorate their classroom door according to the board game theme. Students and staff put together some spirited displays this week! Here are just a handful of the many great doors.
These junior high students really understood the assignment! Their rhyme-without-reason outfits were great! Here we have Sharpay, beach day, and Kim K; construction worker and Hawaiian surfer; Slim Shady and Tom Brady; frat bro and tennis pro; and Kanye West and hot mess. Great job, kids!
Here are some additional rhyme without a reason participants. Enjoy!
It's homecoming week "rhyme without a reason" dress up day. Pairs or groups dress up as things that rhyme but have no real relationship otherwise: cheese grater and Darth Vader, lobster and mobster. Can you guess what these pairs are? The answers will be posted later in the day.
Please see the attached photos for updated parade route information as of Wednesday, Sept. 13.
And finally, the freshman class with Clue!
The sophomores got creative with Monopoly!
Check out this cool learning opportunity that students recently had in Mrs. Kerri Wright's junior high Life Skills classroom! The class had been discussing the scientific method and how to form and test a hypothesis. Students made observations about a gummy worm before they put it in water for 24 hours. The next day, students made observations about the gummy worm's appearance after the 24-hour mark. Some even taste-tested the water. Students made observations regarding the appearance, smell, taste, and texture before and after the experiment.
Jay Schools are now closed today, Thursday, August 31, 2023. No online learning. Students will make this day up on February 19, 2024.
Jay Schools are on a 2 hour delay, Thursday, August 31, 2023.
Please join us in congratulating Hannah Laux! Hannah, a current senior, auditioned last May for an All-State Honors Show Choir and was accepted. She will be traveling to Chesterton High School accompanied by Jay County Jr./Sr. High choir director Susan Denney. While there, Hannah will have the opportunity to work with outstanding clinicians in the field along with the other selected participants. The group will then perform on Saturday 9/2. Jay County Jr./Sr. High is proud of you Hannah!
The school year is back in full swing for the Early College program! Students in Mr. Keller's freshman EC class and Mrs. Stockton's sophomore EC class have already had four guest speakers. Our IVY Tech partner institution liaison, Tammy Herschberger, came to help students navigate the process of completing the ICC program. She shared a new digital platform for students to track their progress. Additionally, Ms. Herschberger has been helping all of our IVY Tech dual credit students register for their in-person and online classes. Then, Chief Keith Cockrell from the US Navy came to encourage students to set goals and consider options for their future. Finally, two recent Jay graduates--Lauren Brewster and Destiny McManus--Zoomed with the students to speak about what it has been like getting started as college students and how they were able to successfully transfer their ICC credits. Stay tuned for more updates from the EC program. In the meantime, take a look at how students can save money and time by earning the Indiana College Core. https://www.ivytech.edu/programs/special-programs-for-students/transfer-options/start-as-a-sophomore-pathway-indiana-college-core/
Jay Schools are now closed for today, Monday, August 21, 2023.
Jay Schools are on a 2 hour delay, Monday, August 21, 2023.
This morning, approximately 50 students from the senior class gathered together to watch the sun rise. This first ever Senior Sunrise was organized by the class officers who plan to bookend the event with a Senior Sunset in the spring. It was a beautiful morning for these Jay County seniors to spend time together creating wonderful senior year memories. After viewing the sunrise, most students headed to Bizy Dips for half price drinks. Thank you to Hannah Long and her crew at Bizy Dips for supporting the class of 2024.
Information regarding Makeup days and Remote Learning / eLearning Plan for the 2023-2024 school year is available here: bit.ly/3s91pef For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/jayschools.k12.in.us/elearningvsremotelearning/home.
Dear Parents and Guardians, We are providing Universal Free Breakfast for all Jay Schools students again this year! 2023 – 2024 School Year Breakfast is FREE for all grades, Elementary Schools Lunch $3.05, Jr-Sr High School Lunch $3.30 We encourage all families, regardless of income, to complete and submit a short, confidential school meal application prior to the start of the school year to ensure that there are no gaps in meal benefits for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Parents or guardians can submit this application online using the school website link https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/JAY_IN?langid=1 , during Registration or in person at your child’s school office. It’s an easy and confidential way to ensure your child stays well-nourished at school. Convenient! Pay Online for School Meals with My School Bucks If you would like to use a debit or credit card to pay for school meals, visit MySchoolBucks.com You may also continue to send cash or checks to the school. Getting started is a simple three-step process! 1. Download the app or visit the MySchoolBucks homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”. 2. Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions. 3. Add a Student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number. Now you’re ready to make payments! • Make payments anytime, anywhere with your credit/debit card • Check balances whenever • Get low balance notifications If you have questions, please contact Parent Support at 1-855-832-5226 Check Daily Menus with Nutrislice Jay Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is using Nutrislice to publish school menus to an interactive website and free smartphone app. Now our school community can access menus anywhere, anytime! View Daily Menus at: https://jayschoolcorp.nutrislice.com/menu or download the app on iOS or Android. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Jennifer Gelhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 726-9306.
With one more day of school left, let's do one more Early College spotlight! Here is Linda Braun from the math department in her own words: My name is Linda Braun. I teach Quantitative Reasoning at Jay County Junior/Senior High School. I have taught at Jay schools for 12 years. I am originally from Columbia City, IN. I have lived in Celina, OH; Huntington, IN; and Portland, IN. I completed my undergraduate degree in Math Education at Huntington College. I am currently finishing my Master's in Math Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. My husband and I will celebrate our 32nd anniversary this summer with a cruise accompanied by our 4 children, their two spouses, and our granddaughter. I play piano and organ at two local churches and also participate in choir and bell choir. I enjoy cooking, baking, sewing, and camping.