Thursday, July 24, 2014

TJHS Summer 2014 Update

The new Adams Street access drive
It's hard to believe that July is nearly behind us!  Summer projects at TJHS are in full swing.  The custodians have done an excellent job, as usual, in cleaning the building and waxing the floors.  The second story roof at TJHS is in the process of being replaced.  Also, construction is under way for the new access drive from Adams Street.  This should greatly improve the flow of traffic in the morning and afternoon, as well as increase the number of parking spaces in front of the building.
Look at the fresh wax shine

New second story roof

Another change this year is the move to a 7 period day as opposed to the 6 period day that we have had in recent years.  This change is occurring so that we can offer an additional period for our Language Arts classes.  As a building we believe that this will provide us a greater opportunity to meet the needs of our students in both reading and writing.  The daily schedule, as well as the 2 hour delay and 1 hour early release schedules are posted on the TJHS website.  You can locate them by hovering over School Info on the right side of the page, and then clicking on Bell Schedules.  You will notice that the regular student day will now be 7:40am to 2:40pm.

This year we will not have a 7th grade orientation in the summer.  Instead, we will be providing a schedule pick-up day for both 7th and 8th grades prior to our open house.  We will incorporate 7th grade orientation into the first day of school.  Below you will find some important upcoming dates and info as we head into August:

Athletics - Fall sports schedules are posted to the TJHS website under Forms and Resources on the right side of the page.  Volleyball will hold try-outs Aug. 4-6 from 10am-Noon at TJHS.  CC practice starts Aug. 4 at 8am at the levy.  Football practice starts Aug. 4 from 9-11:30am.

First week of August - Team Letters, Math Letters (8th Grade Only), Emergency Med. Forms, Fee Envelopes all mailed home.

8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up
Aug. 13

7th Grade Schedule Pick-Up - 
Aug. 15
10am-2pm, 3-6pm
7th Grade orientation will be incorporated into the 1st Day of School

Open House - 
Aug. 18
8th Grade - 5:30-6:30
7th Grade - 6:30-7:30

First Day of School - 
Aug. 20

Labor Day - (NO SCHOOL)
Sept. 1

Academic Awards
Nov. 11, 7:45-9:30am
Jan. 27, 7:45-9:30am
Apr. 2, 7:45-9:30am

Conferences -                               
Oct. 2, 3-7pm
Nov. 6, 3-7pm
Jan. 22, 3-6:30pm
Feb. 19, 3-6pm

Enjoy the remaining days of this beautiful Ohio summer.

Go Trojans!

Dave Dilbone