May 9, 2014 - Jackson Heights High School

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May 9, 2014 - Jackson Heights High School
North Jackson USD 335
Jackson Heights Schools
Volume 28, Issue 9
May 2014
Superintendent’s Message
The 2014-15 school year is coming to an end and we have many successes to
celebrate in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. I hope your child
will look back on this year as a time of great learning and enjoyment in school
events. It seems fitting to share information about college and career readiness
as well as summer activities in the district as the Class of 2014 prepares for life
after high school.
In This Issue
2…GS Activities
3…HS/MS News
4…GS News
10…Board Minutes
16…May Calendar
17…Menu

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS-If the waiver from Kansas is approved by the federal government this summer, we will soon get to offer
high school students some choice about their high school assessment. For
example, instead of taking the traditional test, some students who are interested in going to college could have the option of taking the ACT,
which is a more meaningful test for their future. This year the Kansas
State Board of Education also recommended that every school implement
an individual plan of study. An individual plan of study acts as a road
map for students and provides direction through high school and beyond.
We believe it is important to guide students in getting on the right path for
a successful future after high school because 64% of jobs in Kansas will
require post secondary education by 2018.

CLASS OF 2014-Graduation is an exciting time; it is both an ending and a
beginning. According to Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” My hope is that the
educational foundation you have received at Jackson Heights makes you
feel “armed and dangerous” to be successful in college and your career.
Congratulations on all your accomplishments during your time at Jackson
Heights and best wishes for a wonderful future!

SUMMER TIME-There will be many camps that take place at school and
you can check out the district website for details. Students also have the
chance to lift weights daily throughout the summer and participate in driver’s education class. See inside this edition of the newsletter to learn
about The Book Mobile, which will bring books and summer learning opportunities to each of our four communities. Our custodial and maintenance staff will be working on a variety of projects to enhance our facilities throughout the summer. Hope everyone has a good summer!
— Adrianne Walsh, Superintendent
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JHES Wraps Up a Blockbuster Year
By Adrianne Walsh
The end of our school year will be here before we all know it and lots of activities
will be happening in May before school’s out for summer. The following is a list and
information about important upcoming events:
May 2 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 6 - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 7 - Summer Learning Parent Meeting at 7:00 PM.
We want to show you the new Lexia online reading program that students can work on at home. This is a
chance for students to maintain their reading skills over the summer and it would only take a few minutes a
day. Information about The Book Mobile will also be shared at this meeting.
May 9 - K-6 Play Day
Field events will be in the morning and running events will be in the afternoon. JHES PTO is providing some
bounce house activities for the students during the day and the high school cheerleaders will be running the
concession stand. Parents will also get the chance to check out The Book Mobile that will be coming to the
four Jackson Heights communities during the summer.
May 13 - 6th Grade GREAT Graduation at 2:15 in the gym
6th grade parents are invited to attend this event. The students will receive T-shirts and certificates and refreshments will be served.
May 14 - Ag/Water Festival for 3rd and 4th Grade
Denison State Bank is providing lunch for the students at the festival.
May 14 - 5th & 6th Grade Royals Field Trip
May 15 - Awards Assembly at 9:00 and 1:00 Dismissal for K-6 Students
Parents are welcome to attend our assembly. It is a chance to celebrate all the student accomplishments from
the 2013-14 school year. There will be no PM preschool class due to our early dismissal.
National Teacher Day
May 6, 2014
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
--Japanese Proverb
Thank you to USD 335 teachers for making our schools great!
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From the desk of the High School and Middle School Principal:
The 2013-2014 school year is coming to an end and there are many activities for students and parents to be
aware of. Please take a moment and read the following information about some of the upcoming events. May
is always is a busy time for schools. It is a time to celebrate our student’s accomplishments as we prepare to
graduate another senior class from Jackson Heights. I would like to thank our students, staff, parents, and community members for your continued support of USD 335.
May 5th - Senior community service project- Seniors will be spread out throughout the district to help with
projects in the towns of Soldier, Circleville, Netawaka, Whiting and at Jackson Heights. The senior class is
looking forward to giving back to the communities that have supported them over their school career.
May 6th - Seniors’ last day of school.
May 8th - HS Winter/Spring Athletic & Academic Awards Night- The ceremony will begin at 7pm. The
following activities will be recognized: Academic Awards/Scholarships, Basketball, Track, and Cheerleading.
May 11th - High School Commencement - 2pm
May 13th- MS awards assembly - 1pm & 8th grade promotion - 7pm
May 13th – High School Finals= (1,3,5,7)
May 14th – High School Finals= (2,4,6,8)
— Darren Shupe, MS/HS Principal
The Bookmobile Is Coming To Town
A new Bookmobile sponsored by CommunityCORE will be operating this summer in the towns of Circleville, Soldier, Netawaka, and
Whiting. The Bookmobile is a 33-foot camper converted into a space
for browsing and checkout. The Bookmobile will be in each town once
a week and during ball games.
“How did The Bookmobile get started?” some people may ask. It got
started with the thought that some kids don’t have any access to libraries in the summertime.
The Bookmobile will have boxes of nonperishable foods for distribution to qualified families. The Bookmobile will also provide library
checkout services for Jackson Heights students and their family members. They will offer weekly story time, snacks, and reading incentive
prizes. Watch for local postings to see what time The Bookmobile will
be in your town.
— Jace Nelson, JHHS Junior
*More information about The Bookmobile can be found on page 12.
Pictured is the inside of The Bookmobile
in progress. Interior painting done by Kay
Messer.
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5th Grade Learns About the Rock Cycle
My Science class just finished Chapter 7 The Rock Cycle.
While learning about minerals, different types of rocks, and how
they form we conducted a few experiments. Our first experiment
was testing the hardness, the streak, and acidity of a mineral. We
then used this information to classify our 10 minerals. The last
experiment for Chapter 7 was over the rock cycle. The class was
able to recreate the process a rock goes through while changing
from a sedimentary rock to an igneous rock by using crayons.
Here are two paragraphs wrote by a few of my students to summarize the experiments.
— Jena Kramer, 5th Grade Teacher Paige Deneault, Amaya Marlatt, and Abby Watkins
conduct a rock experiment.
In science class we have been testing the chemical reactions, density, and streaks of minerals. We having
collected many results that you may find interesting. In the acid test, (chemical reactions) we poured vinegar
on several minerals to see if they contained Calcium Carbonate. Almost all of them had no chemical reaction
what-so-ever. In our favorite test we tested the powdery color of minerals by rubbing them against a white tile.
We spotted some unique colors. Some were sparkly white, goldish black, and some showed no streak at all. In
our last test we tested the hardness (density) of the mineral. We used the Mohs’ Scale to determine our answers. According to the scale, the softest could be scratched with a fingernail and the hardest had a rating of
ten and was very hard to scratch.Calcite which has a hardness of three could be scratched with your fingernail,
penny, and nail. We hope you found these facts interesting because we sure did. We hope you learned something new as well.
— Amaya Marlatt, Abby Watkins, Sarah Marshall, Clairissa Bottom, Alyssa Harris, 5th Grade Students
We made crayon rocks to show parts of the rock cycle. First we got a coin and a crayon; we used the coin
and shaved part of the crayon to represent weathering. Next we did it to more crayons. Then we squished our
pile of crayon for 60 seconds, it looked like a sedimentary rock cemented together. After that we held it over a
candle for 60 seconds. his represented the Earth’s heat. Afterwards we held it on ice for 3 minutes to represent the Earth’s cool crust. When we pulled back the tinfoil we discovered that the crayon had melted together
forming an igneous rock. That is how we learned about the parts of the rock cycle.
— Jason White, Colby Doyle, Dylan Thompson, Garrett Klahr, 5th Grade Students
Crayon shavings which represent rock
sediments.
Doing the acid test by pouring vinegar
on the mineral to see if it bubbles.
Crayon shavings after they have
been cemented and heated. They are
now igneous rocks.
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History Comes Alive in 4th Grade
Social studies was spiced up this year in 4th grade when students were given the task of creating a covered wagon. This project was to be done at home with a parent or other adult. The objective of this project was to help each student better visualize,
understand and appreciate the history of our ancestors in the early
1900’s. Bringing history to life has been one of the most enjoyable memories 4th grade has had the opportunity to do throughout
the year. In May, students visited Stach School in Topeka where
they dressed the part, acted the part, and experienced first hand
what life was like going to school in a one room school house in
the 1920’s. A lot was covered this year among all their studies and
they were able to take away some great memories by connecting
textbook academics to real life situations.
— Jennifer Willcott, 4th Grade Teacher
Pictured above is Mrs. Willcott’s 4th grade class at Stach School
in Topeka.
The 4th grade students show off their covered wagons.
Students experience 1920’s one room school house
learning.
JH Solo and Ensemble Festival
An incredible amount of young musicians participated in the annual
JH Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, April 12. Students from
grades 6-8 performed solos and ensembles for judges, received ratings,
and also had a short clinic from the judge. Judges for the day were
Damian Johnson, band director at Hiawatha High School and Stuart P.
O’Neil, band director at Oskaloosa High School. Two students received the highest rating available of I+ which is “a perfect performance of exceptional literature”. Those students are Hanna DavaultClarinet and Kate Lierz-Tenor Saxophone.
—Laura Holliday, Music and Band
*Results from the JH Solo and Ensemble Festival can be found on Page 8-9.
Flute soloist Jodi White receives
instruction from Mr. Damian Johnson.
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Headed to Ottawa University
Jackson Heights seniors Tim Rupnicki and Nate Bryan recently signed letters of intent to play football for
Ottawa University this coming fall. “Nate and Tim both committed themselves to the weight room,” said JH
Head Coach Caleb Wick. “They did everything in their power to become better football players. They both
worked extremely hard in the off-season to be where they are today.”
Pictured: (front row) Geraldine Rupnicki, Tim Rupnicki, Nate Bryan, Janelle Eisenbarth, (back row) JH
Head Coach Caleb Wick, and Aaron Eisenbarth.
Jordan Wells Sworn Into US Army
Jackson Heights junior Jordan Wells was sworn into the Army on
April 1. When I asked Jordan what motivated her to be in the Army,
her response was, “My grandpa was in the Navy, and I looked up to
him because of it. I also want the challenge.”
One of the things Jordan likes about the military is the financial
support it provides for her college education. “I have enlisted in the
Reserves for six years so I can get college schooling. I plan on going
active duty after college.” When she goes on to college, she would
like to get a three or four year scholarship through the ROTC Program.
The Army requires multiple levels of training: She will leave for
basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on May 27th and will graduate
August 8th. Then, after basic training, she will train for her MOS
(Military Occupational Specialty) which is called AIT (Advanced
Individual Training). Her MOS is “68J” (68 Juliette). She will head
to AIT after she graduates from her senior year of high school at
Jackson Heights.
— Lizzy Swindale, JHHS Senior
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A Night to Remember
The Jackson Heights High School junior and senior classes
danced their night away at prom on April 12, 2014. The red
carpet started at 6:00 p.m. People came in different styles of
dresses and tuxedos with different rides. I got to speak to some
girls about their prom details: Some girls spent from $150 to
$300 to even $1,000 on dress, nails, hair, makeup, etc. Some
people said their favorite entrance was the limos. One group
said it cost $50 a couple to ride in the limo. Dinner started at
7:00 p.m. and the menu was chicken, green beans, red potatoes,
rolls and, for dessert, cake. After dinner guest speaker Luke
Schreiber gave some wise advice about what you can learn at
prom. After the speaking and the wills and prophecies it was time to get pictures taken by Susan Rollins Photography. The dance started at 9:00. Juniors Payton Thomas and Senior Lizzy Swindale said they loved dancing with friends and having a blast at prom. The dance ended at midnight.
Post prom was held at the Hornets’ Nest in Netawaka. A lot of people loved hanging out with friends and
guessing the estimation jars and playing games. Some games were tug-a-war and volleyball. Prizes started at
2:30 a.m., and post prom got over at 3:30. The junior and senior classes would like to thank all the sponsors
and helpers that made our night amazing.
— Kaylee Wilson, JHHS Junior
Blood Drive
Student council will be
hosting a blood drive on
Monday, May 5 from
1:30-6:00 p.m. in the high
school gym. Please give the gift of life. If you
are interested in donating, you can schedule a
time or walk-ins are also welcome. Please
contact either Aidan Allen at [email protected] or Amy Maiers at
[email protected] to schedule an appointment. Some tips for donating: Drink
plenty of fluids, eat regularly and get a good
night’s sleep the night before donating. Don’t
Forget to bring a Photo ID. Hope to see you
there!
Art Work on Display
The art department will be hosting an art
show during the high school awards ceremony
on May 8. Please take the time to walk through
the show and enjoy the great talent of our
young artist.
Thank you to all the juniors that made prom such a
wonderful success! You worked very hard and the results were amazing. I believe that a wonderful time was
had by all. Seniors, I hope you enjoyed one of your last
events as students of Jackson Heights. Thank you to the
Board of Education, the administration, staff, faculty,
and parents that helped, assisted, and attended. We
couldn’t have done it without your assistance.
— Amy Maiers, Prom Sponsor
Students Help Plant Trees
Mr. Keehn’s Wildlife classes recently
lent a hand in planting 15 new tress to replace the trees that died last year. The trees
are located in the wind row just west of the
track.
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Results of 2014 JH Solo and Ensemble Festival
I+ Ratings:
Clarinet-Hanna Davault
Tenor Sax-Kate Lierz
I Ratings:
Sax Quartet-Jessica Buck, Ty Binkley, Kate Lierz, Garrett Hartman
Mixed Instrumental Ensemble-Brady Holliday, Braden Dohl, Garrett Hartmann,
Chase Gigstad, Kate Lierz, Jason Parker
Vocal Duet-Sydney Raborn, Caitlyn Morrissey
Clarinet Duet-Hanna Davault, Shelby Zule
Sax Quartet-Drew Holliday, Blayne Gibson, Ashley Flowers, Erin Curtis
Alto Sax Solo-Blayne Gibson
Baritone Solo-Jenna McAllister
Baritone Solo-Jason Parker
Flute Solo-Sydney Raborn
Flute Duet-Sydney Raborn, Caitlyn Morrissey
Sax Trio-Erin Curtis, Cable Wareham, Drew Holliday
Flute Duet-Alyssa Keehn, Sydney Raborn
Brass Quartet-Jenna McAllister, Karley Dieckmann, Jason Parker, Faith Little
Trumpet Ensemble-Abby Brey, Katelynn Pino, Southern Raborn
Clarinet Trio-Harlee Borders, Faith Bratcher, Emilee Borders
I- Ratings:
Snare Drum-Braden Dohl
Flute Solo-MaKenzie Kennedy
Clarinet Quartet-Erika White, Shelby Zule, Abby Williams, Hanna Davault
6th Grade Flute Trio-Jodi White, Kylie Dohl
Alto Sax Solo-Ty Binkley
Trumpet Solo-Katelynn Pino
Trumpet Solo-Southern Raborn
Girls Vocal Ensemble-Jenna McAllister, Faith Little, Karley Dieckmann, Chase Gigstad,
Abby Williams
7th Men’s Instrumental Ensemble-Ty Binkley, Rhett Kennedy, Jackson Ahlgren
Mixed Instrumental Ensemble-Karley Dieckmann, Chase Gigstad, Faith Little,
Jenna McAllister, Grace Bowhay
Instrumental Duet-Jill Buck, MaKenzie Kennedy
Trumpet Trio-Southern Raborn, Katelynn Pino, Abby Brey
Instrumental Duet-Alyssa Montgomery, Emilee Borders
Bell Solo-Katie Vance
Clarinet Trio-Alyssa Henry, Harlee Borders, Faith Bratcher
II+ Ratings:
Flute Solo-Kylie Dohl
Baritone Sax Solo-Garrett Hartman
Trumpet Solo-Jill Buck
Tenor Sax Solo-Cable Wareham
Flute Solo-Caitlyn Morrissey
Trumpet Solo-Trinity McMahon
Trumpet Solo-Abby Brey
Flute Solo-Alyssa Keehn
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Results JH Solo and Ensemble Festival … (Continued from page )
Clarinet Solo-Harlee Borders
Vocal Solo-Chase Gigstad
Vocal Solo-Caitlynn Morrissey
Mixed Instrumental Trio-Cable Wareham, Blayne Gibson, Mark Tessendorf
Girls Vocal Ensemble-Trinity McMahon, Grace Bowhay, Sydney Raborn, Alyssa Keehn
Vocal Solo-Alyssa Montgomery
Vocal Solo-Alyssa Keehn
Instrumental Trio-Trinity McMahon, Alyssa Keehn, Katie Vance
II Ratings:
Flute solo-Jodi White
Trumpet Solo-Brady Holliday
6th Flute Quartet-Jodi White, Kylie Dohl, MaKenzie Kennedy
Alto Sax Solo-Drew Holliday
Trumpet Solo-Rhett Kennedy
Alto Sax Solo-Ashley Flowers
Trumpet Solo-Faith Little
Flute Solo-Alyssa Montgomery
Trumpet Solo-Mark Tessendorf
Snare Drum Solo-Dalton Chartier
Mixed Vocal Ensemble-Chase Gigstad, Karley Dieckmann, Abby Brey, Braden Dohl,
Garrett Hartman, Tyler Wendorff, Colt Hamner
Mixed Instrumental Duet-Jaden Baker, Alyssa Montgomery
Vocal Solo-Alyssa Henry
Instrumental Duet-Mark Tessendorf, Andrew Bottom
II- Ratings:
Baritone Solo-Andrew Bottom
Vocal Solo-Jenna McAllister
III+ Ratings: Vocal Solo-Tyler Wendorff-Vocal Solo,
Trumpet Duet-Jill Buck, Katelynn Pino
Vocal Ensemble-Alyssa Keehn, Alyssa Montgomery, Rhett Kennedy
III Ratings:
Mixed Vocal Ensemble-Sydney Raborn, Colt Hamner, Karley Dieckmann,
Caitlyn Morrissey, Tyler Wendorff, Rhett Kennedy
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BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Roll Call:
The following board members were present for the board meeting held April 14, 2014:
Dr. David Allen
Neal Keeler
Ed Rostetter
Konrad Coe
Vern Andrews, Darren Shupe and Brian Sanders were also present for the meeting.
Call to Order
Dr. Allen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Pledge of
Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Public Forum
None.
Agenda
Mr. Rostetter moved to approve the agenda as presented. Mr. Keeler seconded the motion. Motion carried
4-0.
Doug Amon arrived at 7:02.
Consent Agenda
Mr. Coe moved to approve the consent agenda which included minutes of the March 10, 2014 board meeting and the monthly bills and activity accounts. Mr. Keeler seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Kelly Kennedy arrived at 7:03 p.m.
Technology Needs
Mr. Andrews presented the technology needs for the 2014-2015 school year. Replacement of netbooks, a
server and replacement of the elementary teacher’s computers were some of the items. The list totaled
$74,369.63. Mr. Rostetter moved to approve the proposed technology requests. Mr. Amon seconded the
motion. Motion carried 6-0.
KASB Membership
Mrs. Walsh presented the information on the Kansas Association of School Board membership dues and
legal fees for the 2014-2015 school year. They are the same fees as last year. The dues are $5,239 and
the legal assistance fees are $1,650 for a total cost of $6,889. Mr. Amon moved to approve both items for
the next school year. Mr. Rostetter seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Driver’s Education
Mrs. Walsh said that currently there are 27 students interested in taking Driver’s Education this summer.
She recommended that the tuition for the class stay the same as last year at $110. Mr. Kennedy moved
that the tuition fees be set at $110 and Mr. Coe seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Pre-School Tuition
Mrs. Walsh said that she estimated that 24 students would be in the preschool classes next year. A few
others have inquired but she was hopeful the numbers wouldn’t decrease from the current enrollment figures. She recommended that the tuition be set at $130 per month and a daily charge of $5 for children that
attend both pre-school classes. Mr. Keeler moved to approve the recommended rates with Mr. Amon seconding the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Athletic Trainer
Currently the Holton Community Hospital provides an athletic trainer on site twice a week for $1,500. For
the 2014-2015 school year they are proposing a fee of $1,750. Mr. Amon moved to approve the contract
for $1,750 for the upcoming school year. Mr. Coe seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Summer Project List
Discussion on items for summer projects were considered and will be reviewed at the May board meeting.
Administrative
& Board Reports
Mrs. Walsh reviewed the property insurance replacement costs and premiums, shared that
National Teacher Appreciation week will be May 4 – 10, and reported on the survey concerning the parentteachers’ conferences.
Reports from the elementary were about the upcoming preschool parent meeting, end of the year programs, field trips, testing, play day activities, celebrations and awards. Mrs. Walsh reported that a grant
was received for a book mobile and lunch box that will visit our communities throughout the summer to
promote reading and nutrition.
.
Mr. Shupe reported on state assessments, pre-enrollment packets, drivers’ education classes, freshmen
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orientation, class schedules, middle school awards day and high school graduation.
He talked about
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upcoming trip to Abilene that the juniors will be taking, senior community service day on May 5, seniors’
last day of school will be May 6, physicals will be May 7, and the awards banquet on May 8.
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Board Minutes … (Continued from page )
Executive Session
Mr. Rostetter moved to enter into executive session with Mrs. Walsh and Mr. Shupe at 8:35 for 40 minutes
to discuss personnel matters and to protect the privacy interest of an identifiable individual or individuals.
Mr. Keeler seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
At 9:15 p.m. Mr. Amon moved to return to executive session for an additional 20 minutes. Mr. Coe seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
At 9:35 p.m. Mr. Kennedy moved to return to executive session for an additional 15 minutes. Mr. Coe seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
At 9:50 p.m. Mr. Rostetter moved to return to executive session for an additional 15 minutes. Mr. Keeler
seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
The Board of Education returned to open session at 10:05 p.m.
Personnel Matters
Mr. Kennedy moved to accept the resignation of Karla Groves as cook, also supplemental resignations for
next year from Joel Hesed for prom and scholar’s bowl, Phyllis Slipke for assistant high school volleyball,
Marvin Keehn for middle school volleyball and high school track. He also moved to approve a contract for
Theresa (Kathleen) Bowman as an instructional aide. Mr. Amon seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.
Adjourn
Mr. Coe moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 p.m. Mr. Rostetter seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Sheri Dibbern, Clerk of the Board
Dear Jackson Heights Supporters:
We have exciting news! Our school is participating in the Tyson Project A+™ program,
a fund-raising program sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. Through this program, we can
raise up to $12,000 for our school this year! The money can go towards supplies,
building improvements, school programs, or anything else we choose. It’s an easy way
to raise much needed funds by sending Tyson Project A+ labels from products you
probably already buy.
Here’s how it works: Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from participating
Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your child. We’ll collect the
labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check.
Each label is worth 24¢!
We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the program. You can also find
details online at ProjectAPlus.tyson.com
We hope you’ll join us in collecting Tyson Project A+ labels this year and spread the
word to your friends and relatives. It’s such an easy way to raise much needed funds
for our school!
Phyllis Slipke (785-231-0417 or [email protected])
Jill Doyle (785-364-0984 or [email protected])
Tyson Project A+ Coordinators and 2014-2015 JHES PTO Co-Chairs
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CommunityCORE is excited to bring to you The Bookmobile, a mobile library coming to your
town each Wednesday this summer. You will have an opportunity to check out books to read at
home as well as attend a storytime each week where we will share a great book, make a fun
craft and have a nutritious snack. Make plans to join us and make reading a part of your families summer fun.
May 28, 2014 - August 13, 2014
Story time
9:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Whiting Baptist Church
Netawaka Community Building
Circleville Christian Church
Soldier City Hall
Check-out
8:30-10:00
10:30-12:00
12:30-2:00
2:30-4:00
CommunityCORE has a companion program called The Lunchbox. The Lunchbox is a summer version of the backpack program currently available at Jackson Heights. The purpose of
The Lunchbox program is to help stretch the family food budget during the summer months.
Participant may be eligible to receive a box of non-perishable food, at no cost, once a week beginning Wednesday, May 28th. Distribution of these foods will be handled by The Bookmobile. “Lunchboxes” will be available for pickup at The Bookmobile every Wednesday throughout the summer break. An alternate pickup site will also be available in each town.
The Lunchbox is being sponsored by CommunityCORE, a nonprofit based in Soldier, and is
funded through a United Way grant awarded to the Jackson Heights Educational Foundation.
For more information about The Bookmobile or The Lunchbox contact Ange Allen at 785-3645820. For more information about CommunityCORE check us out on Facebook or email [email protected]
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Grade School Play Day
May 9, 2014
Schedule of Events
Morning Events
Long
Jump
Long
Jump
Ball
Throw
Frisbee
Throw
Sack
Races
Ball
Kick
Obstacle Course
9:00-9:20
6
5
4
3
2
1
K
9:25-9:45
1
K
6
5
4
3
2
9:50-10:10
2
3
K
6
5
4
1
10:10-10:20
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
Break
10:20-10:40
4
1
3
2
5
10:45-11:05
2
4
K
6
3
11:10-11:30
3,5
K,2
1
K
4
LUNCH
Afternoon Events
Archery
Audience
Track
12:30-1:20
6
3,4,5
K,1,2
1:25-2:15
5
K,1,2,6
3,4
2:20-3:10
5,6
JHES Parent Meeting
May 7, 2014
at 7:00 PM
Come and learn about summer
reading opportunities!
Sign Up Today for the
USD 335 District
Preschool Program
A.M. and P.M. spots are still
available for the
2014-15 School Year
Contact Adrianne Walsh
at 364-2244
for more information.
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JHES PTO is
CAUTION: 2014-2015 will be a year of new leadership, ideas and smashing success!
FORE(WO)MEN: Jill Doyle (785-364-0984 or [email protected])
Phyllis Slipke (785-231-0417 or [email protected])
CREW: You!!!! Anyone who would like to help organize and execute
1) fundraising for classroom/school needs
2) teacher/staff appreciation
3) student encouragement
4) family friendly events
CREW SHIFT START DATE: Groundwork has started, so let us know when you’re ready to dig in! No contribution will be too small and all are welcome!
BE ALERT: Over the summer, please watch for opportunities (at your place of employment, companies you do
business with, etc) that we could participate in (grants, contests, point systems, etc).
GRAND OPENING: Back-To-School Open House
Jackson Heights FFA Alumni
TRACTOR DRIVE
Saturday, May 31
Circleville Gym
Hwy 79, (South of 703 Grant) Circleville, KS 66416, (Rain or Shine)
Registration – 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,
Lunch – Noon, Driver’s Meeting 1 p.m. Start Time – 1:15p.m.
$25 Registration fee
(Lunch provided by JH FFA at Noon for participants, or come eat at $5/extra plate)
We hope you will participate and encourage others as well.
It will be a great time for all...tractor drive, food, prizes and a great cause!
Tractor Drive held in memory of Dwayne Klahr and Joe Patterson
For questions call JH FFA Alumni President, Garett Schreiber
785-305-1399 or Paul Lierz, JH FFA Advisor 785-364-2195
(Route involves some gravel)
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JH FFA Celebrates Many Accomplishments
Recently at the NE KS District FFA Banquet on April 21 the JH FFA Chapter placed third highest out of 24 teams. The district sweepstakes is based on the top 5 career development events a
chapter competes in. You get one point for first and two points for second and so on. The best
score you can get is a 5 which is 5 first place finishes. Jackson Heights had a combined score of
ten and placing them in third out of the 24 schools in the Northeast district. Also at the district banquet Will
Patterson and Joel Nelson ran for a district officer, Joel made the stage, but unfortunately neither student made
the officer team.
The Ag Sales team placed first in the super CDE contest held on April 9th at Highland Community College. Joe Kennedy was high individual. In the Vet. Science CDE which is new this year, Will Patterson place
5th and we received 5th as a team. In the food science CDE, Jessica Blum placed third and the B-team received
second as a team. The teams will compete in the State CDEs on May 4,5,and 6.
— Paul Lierz, FFA Sponsor
Last Day of School
May 15
K-6 Dismissal at 1:00 PM
No PM Preschool Class
FFA Alumni Meeting
May 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
JHHS Ag Classroom
Sports Physicals Offered at JH
Sports physicals for the 2014-15 school year will be offered on May 7 at Jackson Heights High School and
Middle School . Starting at 8:30 a.m. for 6th-11th graders. The permission forms have been sent home with
your child. Forms must be signed and returned in order to participate. Contact school nurse Terri Oswald with
questions.
Jackson Heights Summer Events
June 5-6
June 9-13
June 9
June 15-18
June 16-20
July 14
July 14-18
July 14-18
July 28-30
August 13
HS/MS Volleyball Camp
HS Girls Basketball Camp 8:00am-10:00am
BOE Meeting, 7:00pm
CDE NAAE Region 2 Conferences in Manhattan
HS Boys Basketball Camp 8:00am-10:00am
BOE Meeting, 7:00pm
MS Football Camp 4:00pm-6:00pm
HS Football Camp, 6:00am-9:00pm
Power Cheer Camp HS Cheerleaders, 9:00am-4:00pm
Cobra Camp K-6th Grade, 8:00am-3:30pm
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Memorial Day
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Mother’s Day
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BOE Meeting, 7:00pm
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Commencement, 2:00pm
Blood Drive 1:30-6:00pm
High School Gym
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MS Awards Assembly,
1:00pm
8th grade Promotion,
7:00pm
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HS Track at Nemaha
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CDE State FFA
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GS Awards Assembly
Dismiss at 1:00pm
HS Track NEK at
McLouth, 3:00pm
Last Day of School
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Winter/Spring/Academic
HS Awards Ceremony,
7:00pm
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CDE State FFA
Convention, Manhattan
HS State Track
at Wichita
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HS Track Regional
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Work Day/Staff
Development
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GS Play Day
Field Events 9:00am
Running Events 12:45pm
HS Track at Onaga,
1:00pm
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Grades 9-12 Spring
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5th-6th Grade Field Trip
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PTO Meeting 7:00pm
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B: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Taco burger on a bun, lettuce/
tomato, refried beans, whole grain
chips/salsa, pears, milk
B: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Cooks Choice
Wednesday
Last Day
B: Cooks Choice, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Pizza, garden spinach salad,
fresh veggies, fruit choice, milk
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Grade School Play Day
B: Biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit,
juice, milk
L: Sloppy Joe on a bun, whole
grain chips, fresh veggies, fruit
choice, milk
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2
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B: Biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit,
juice, milk
L: Hamburger on a bun, lettuce/
tomato, sweet potato fries, fruit
cocktail, graham snack, milk
1
B: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh veggies, fruit
choice, milk
8
B: Egg Omelet, tater tots, fruit,
juice, milk
L: Baked chicken leg, mashed
potatoes/gravy, corn, wheat bread,
peaches, milk
Friday
Thursday
We offer a choice of 1% white milk, or chocolate skim milk with each meal. Our meals are planned to meet the requirements of the National School Lunch Program. Our goal is to provide a nutritious, well balanced meal
while still providing foods our students like. The asterisk indicates food items that do not count towards a reimbursable meal. Students should choose at least three food items for a reimbursable meal. Milk counts as one
food item. Meals are subject to change to make the best use of available products. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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B: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit,
juice, milk
L: Hamburger on a bun, green
pepper strips, carrots, sun chips,
applesauce, graham snack, milk
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B: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Country style beef patty,
mashed potatoes w/gravy*, green
beans, wheat bread 5-12, orange
wedges, milk
6
B: Pancakes, sausage link, fruit,
juice, milk
L: Pork rib on a bun, lettuce/
tomato, tater tots, green beans,
orange wedge, milk
5
Tuesday
B: Cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice,
milk
L: Whole grain corn dog, tossed
salad, seasoned peas, fresh fruit,
milk
Monday
North Jackson
USD #335
12692 266th Road
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-2194
Non-Profit Org
US Postage
Paid
Permit No 1
Netawaka, KS
66516
Jackson Heights Elementary
12763 266th Rd
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-2244
Jackson Heights High/Middle
School
12719 266th Rd
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-2195
Congratulations
2014
Graduates