February 2018 High Lites

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Congratulations to our February Seniors of the Month 

Jake Seelinger, Robbie Bell, Kaitlyn Brunsink and Caylin Schneider







 Attention Juniors:

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Multicultural Advancement Scholars

Our Multicultural Advancement Scholars sponsored special events during January and February in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month.  Artwork featuring Dr. King’s image, and his most powerful quotes, was displayed throughout the building.  The students created a bulletin board and shared daily announcements celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. King and other inspiring African-Americans.  The movie”Hidden Figures” was played after school in the Learning Center for students interested in learning more about the pioneering African-American women whose contributions were invaluable in the early days of the space program.  The students are planning a number of future events celebrating diversity within our school and community and invite all JHS students to become involved in this important endeavor. 

Social Media Presentation for Parents 

Jenison Public Schools is excited to offer an opportunity for you to learn about current trends in social media and the impact on your child.  There will be a presentation for parents on February 7th at 6:00 pm in the Jenison Junior High Media Center.  Stephanie Tuttle, a local licensed attorney in West Michigan, will present on the potential dangers of inappropriate use of social media by your children, give practical tips on how to protect your family, and offer guidelines for safe social media use.  Come with questions!  We hope to see you there.

Women’s Self Defense Class

JHS Student Council will be hosting a Women’s Self-Defense Class March 6, 9, 13 and 15 from 6-8 pm in the mat room at the High School.  There will be approximately 20 spots available.  Students who sign up are expected to attend all four sessions.  Sign ups will be available starting the week of February 12. There is NO cost to attend this class.  Waivers will need to be signed by a parent/guardian and are due by the start of the first class.  If you have questions, please contact Tracy Mosssburger at tmossburger@jpsonline.org.

Food Resources

Food resources are available in Ottawa County, and it’s now easier than ever to find those resources online. Residents can search for food pantries and community meals, either by date or location, at ottawafood.org/findfood.

 Note to Parents:

 The high school building closes every day at 4:00 p.m.  If your student does not have a specific “after school” activity, please be sure they catch the bus or that they are picked up no later than 4:00 p.m.   After 4:00 p.m., students will no longer have access to the office area or academic wings, they may be picked up at the atrium of the cafeteria.

 Reminders from the High School Office:

  • “With the the cold season and inclement weather upon us,  we would like to remind parents to PLEASE call in your student’s absence or tardiness first thing in the morning.
  •  When you know of an appointment for your student, PLEASE call the office in           the morning to allow a pass to be given to your student during the day without         interrupting classes.
  • It is helpful to have all attendance information logged before the attendance secretary leaves at 2pm each day.  Our main office opens at 7:30am, but phone messages may be left 24 hours a day.
  • If your student needs to take medication during the school day, an Authorization for Medication form must be on file in the office.
  • As per the student handbook (page 10), students are not allowed to wear hats, hoodies, etc. during the school day.


If you have not already done so, please complete the online Returning Student Confirmation form as soon as possible.  It is imperative that you do this so that we have updated phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts and directory information permissions for your students.

A new email containing the link you need will be sent so it is easier to locate among other emails.

JHS Calendar 17-18

Hall of Fame Banquet and Auction

Class of 2018 News


Strengthening Families Program

Weather Related School Closings