Students & Families
Important- Device Checks
Dear JCHS students/families,
Johns Creek High School will be conducting our 1st Device Day on Wednesday, Sept. 13. On this day, we are requesting all students to bring their school-issued laptops and charger to their FLEX period in order to check for any updates or repairs that may be needed. At that time, students will restart their school-issued laptop, sign in, then allow the setup actions to complete and all district updates to download so students can ensure that the device is working properly. Students, if you have any issues after restarting (trouble logging in, missing/broken charger, no internet, etc.), please take your school device to the media center BEFORE SCHOOL or DURING YOUR LUNCH. If you plan on going during lunch, please make sure to get a lunch pass from the media center beforehand.
We will conduct our 2nd Device Day on Wednesday, October 4, also during FLEX. Parents/guardians, please remind your child to bring their school-issued laptop and charger on both of those days. Without these software updates, students WILL NOT be able to take some of the required exams this school year such as EOC Milestones, PSATs, and select AP exams
Johns Creek High School News Feed
Hope you are good. Another week where there is no room for chit-chat. Too many news and notes items. So, here we go.
Important Docs (attached):
- Attendance One-Pager
- Grading FAQ
- Code of Conduct
- Fall Final Graded Experiences and Recovery
NEW Counseling Website - our Counseling website has moved and has a new address. It's live and a GREAT resource. So, check it out and bookmark it for later reference. It is here.
Class of 2025 Junior Advisements: Junior advisements will begin next week on September 27th. Junior advisements are 30-minute meetings with students and their school counselor to review graduation status and discuss plans/resources for after high school. These are mandatory meetings for every 11th grader, but parent participation is optional. Parents wishing to join their students in these meetings can schedule appointments with their student’s counselors via the counselor’s individual booking links, available starting Friday, September 22nd. Counselors will meet with the students individually if their parent/guardians do not schedule an advisement meeting.
College & Career Presentation - Tune in this Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm for the JCHS Counseling Team's College & Career Night Presentation. 11th and 12th grade parents and students will be welcome to join using the link provided below. This will be a pre-recorded presentation with a Counselor available to answer questions if needed. Please note that this presentation will be added to the Counseling website next week.
The JCHS PTSA needs your help! Did you know that 100% of your PTSA membership dollars goes directly back to the school to support your students? Each year our membership numbers are dropping. Which means each year there is less money for us to spend on student scholarships, classroom mini grants to enhance the learning experience, and wellness programs every month for student benefit, just to name a few. This is a critical year for us. If we are unable to increase our membership base, we will have to cut funding to programs that benefit our students. Please help us build back our membership base so we can expand programs that benefit our kids! There are various levels of membership and any donation is greatly appreciated. Please see the attached flyer with a QR code to our website where you can join today!
Picture Day is October 3 - Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will go with their English classes to the auxiliary gym on Tuesday, October 3 to have their pictures taken. For students who don’t take English on campus, they can visit the gym at any point during the school day when it fits with their schedule (if missing another class, please check in with that teacher first). Photographers will be here until 3 pm. Order forms will go home this week.
The JCHS Theatre department will be holding a dance workshop for our winter musical, Mamma Mia on Sept 28th, 4-6pm in the JCHS Auditorium. Our choreographer, Allison Polaski, will be offering a pre audition workshop to help students learn the choreography that will be required for auditions. It is a great way for your student to get a jump start and have time to rehearse the dance before the auditions October 30-November 3rd. This workshop is not a requirement for auditions, just an aid to prepare. Please reach out to Debbie Prost with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applerouth is kicking off the school year with our Digital PSAT Prep Rally - free online prep for the new Digital PSAT. Sessions will be offered from September 23 - October 7—secure your spot at applerouth.com/preprally
SWIMMERS! - Do you find yourself wondering what the life of a fish is like? Do you keep a towel with you at all times? Is speedo the ONLY suit option? Swim and Dive will have their meeting for all interested swimmers and divers on September 20th, at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Come to learn what you need to do to be ready for tryouts, the season and what pools you will be dominating this winter! ALL swimmers and their parents should plan to attend. See Coach Smith with questions about swimming, or life in general.
It’s Pink Out time! Join the JCHS Cheerleaders in raising funds for The Karen Wellington Foundation for supporting women living with breast cancer. There are many ways to give! Click the link below to donate or bid on silent auction items. Check back regularly as we add items to the auction! Join us at the Pink Out game on Friday, October 6th at 7:30. You can visit the raffle table, bid on the silent auction, and donate to the cause all while watching the Gladiators take on the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets! Don’t forget to wear PINK!
We are still accepting donated items for our raffle table. Please reach out to email@example.com to donate items to our raffle. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Karen Wellington Foundation.
Looking to enhance your lacrosse skills? Join us on Saturday, October 14th for a half day session at Johns Creek High School with professional lacrosse players Nate Solomon and Matt McMahon and our varsity lacrosse coaches. Discounted price for sign up before October 1st. Please direct any questions to Danielle Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country Team Papa Johns Fundraiser - Got a busy week next week? Of course you do! You will probably be ordering pizza at least one night anyway, so why not order from Papa Johns and help out our cross country team? Mark your calendars to order pizza from Papa Johns any day next week (Monday-Thursday, September 25-28) and use promo code: GLADIATORS and 20% of your purchase goes to support the cross country team. See attachment for more details. Thanks for your support!
Trunk or Treat - The Johns Creek Police Department is having its annual Truck or Treat in October and needs candy donations to make the event awesome! Students and staff are asked to bring in new bags of candy and drop them in the decorated boxes in the main lobby and admin office. The more bags the better since we are in a competition with Hooch and Northview. Let's show the JCPD how generous we are by filling up those boxes. Donations can be brought in through the week of October 9th.
Keeping Children Safe in a Digital World - Online ParentU Hosted by CHOA Hurley, Traci - 9/27/23 6pm-7pm Please RSVP HERE
It's 9pm..Do you know what apps your teens are using?
Please join our Online Parent University "Keeping Teens Safe in a Digital World" on 9/27/23 Wednesday, 6pm-7pm.
In this meeting, you will learn about the safety concerns of popular apps among teens, unsafe default settings/parental controls, cyberbullying, and ways to teach teens to stay safe as they navigate the digital world.
History, mythology, and natural beauty envelope the traveler on this breathtaking Athens, Santorini, and Crete tour. First, explore Athens, Europe’s first capital and the birthplace of democracy. Then, marvel at Crete’s architecture and ancient ruins as you explore the island where European civilization began. Finally, get your fill of natural splendor as you take in Santorini’s stunning cliffside towns and famous Perissa Black Sand Beach.