Students & Families
Johns Creek High School News Feed
by Chris Shearer
Morning Creek Community,
Hope you are well. Another rainy day in the ATL. Stay dry.
Putting the School Satisfaction Survey link here. I have appreciated reading the feedback and sharing with the team. Just a reminder. The more specific, the better able we are to address your concern. For example, instead of saying teachers, name specific teachers or staff. Also, I welcome positive feedback as well. It's good to know what's going right for your student. I look forward to reading your comments.
Cookies with Counselors (and me) - You have an opportunity to hear from our great Counseling staff. It will be Monday, February 13 at 10 am and 6 pm in the Media Center. They'll discuss the scheduling process, graduation requirements and how they relate to college admissions, and the Hope Scholarship. It promises to be an informative session.
Spring Final Graded Experiences and Recovery Schedule - the schedule for Spring Finals Graded Experiences and Recovery is attached. Review it closely. A few things to note. First, Seniors finish on May 12. Final Graded Experiences will take place during their last three days. If they need recovery, they will be invited by their teacher over the course of the last two weeks of school. Second, Final Graded Experiences cannot be taken early and cannot be exempted. Last, if your child is an underclassmen and does not need recovery, their last day is Monday, May 22. If they do not have recovery, they do not attend the last three days of school. I repeat ... if your child does not need recovery, they do not attend the last three days of school.
Teacher of the Year Nominations - This year, JCHS would like to include the community on the nomination process for recognizing outstanding teaching for teacher of the year. If you or your student would like to nominate a current or previous teacher, please use do so HERE . Nominations will close at 4pm this Friday, February, 3. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Zeigler- Zeiglerk@fultonschools.org
First Period Reminders - As a friendly reminder, the bell rings for 1st period at 8:20AM each morning. Students are expected to be in their classroom at that time. If they are late, they will be marked as tardy. Students are allowed up to three warnings before it becomes an office referral. Please refer to your parent portal on Infinite Campus for their attendance and have a conversation with your student about reporting to class in a timely manner.
***IMPORTANT DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION***
Based on scheduling feedback from the community, the JCHS Counseling department has moved the Dual Enrollment (DE) Information Night to an asynchronous virtual session. All information, including the required presentation, application steps, the FCS DE contract, DE college admission links, Georgia Tech math information, and application directions, has been posted to the DE page of the JCHS Counseling website. All students planning to pursue DE next year, including current students, need to review the posted presentation for the latest program information.
**All steps are due by March 31, 2023 @ 3:30pm**
Note: This is the day before spring break so students are encouraged to complete their application process early.
Spring TAG Testing: The TAG Department has completed its teacher screening of students and referred qualifying students to testing for the program. TAG Consent to Test forms have been issued electronically in the Parent Portal. Parents are requested to complete the form indicating whether they give permission for their child to participate in TAG testing. TAG Testing is scheduled March 1, 2023. Further information about the TAG program can be found on the JCHS Academic Advisement page at Course Catalog – Johns Creek Counseling (johnscreekguidance.com).
Mood for Food Week and Canned Food Drive from StuCo - see attached flyers for details. StuCo will have some great goodies for students next week. They will also host a canned food drive.
Public Speaking Course - Mr. Schultz and the English Department are pleased to offer a Public Speech and Debate elective class for the 2023-2024 school year. The class is a year long class, and will be the only class in the building that focuses entirely on public speaking. Students will learn to research, plan, outline, draft, and deliver speeches in a variety of contexts. In addition students will learn oral argumentation and research through the debate component of the course. This is the perfect class for students needing to hone their interpersonal skills outside of the confines of a more traditional English class. Mr. Schultz will be holding a 20 minute second information session for the class for any interested students or parents next Tuesday, February 7th, at 6 PM via Teams. The link to join the meeting is: