March 2018 High Lites

SOM March

Congratulations to our March Seniors of the Month 

Larissa Walker, Emma Zuber, Blake Kunzi, Josh Barbachyn and Eva Russa


If your student has not yet registered for their AP Exams,  the deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 18.  If your student qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch, please contact Kris  Banta at kbanta@jpsonline.org or 616-667-3355 to take advantage of  your reduced test fee.

You may register using the following link:

AP Link

Spring Testing News

JHS will be participating in important State testing starting on Tuesday, April 10, students will have an early release at 1:00 pm.  Participation during this testing is a graduation requirement so we ask that you encourage your son/daughter to do their best.  Please do not schedule any appointments during testing time.

Spring Musical – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Jenison High School Thespians and Music Department are proud to present the West Michigan premier of the new musical,  The Hunchback of Notre Dame, March 21-24 at 7:30 pm and March 25 at 2:30 pm.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.  Peter Parnell’s new book embraces the story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris.  Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Festival of Fools.  Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit- the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

JPS Student night (tickets $8.00) and the Jenison Senior Citizen Appreciation Night (tickets free for Senior Citizens 60+ who are Jenison residents) is Wednesday, March 21st.  Tickets are available until 4:00 pm at the JCA Box Office or online at jpsarts.com.

***The Hunchback of Notre Dame contains mature themes, simulated violence, and the deaths of some characters.  This show is recommended for students 12 and older.

 Attention Juniors:

Please visit the link below for important SAT Prep Information


Athletic Physicals

In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year,  Jenison Athletics is pleased to announce Physical Night on June 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Kamstra gym.  Again, we are offering three female doctors and three male doctors to help facilitate quick flow.  Cost is $15, no appointment necessary.  PARENT AND STUDENT SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED!

Please make checks payable to JPS.  Physical forms will be available in the Athletic Office,  at jpsonline.org and on site.  If you have any questions, please call the Athletic Office at 667-3366.

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.


JHS Calendar 17-18

Entrepreneurs Swim with Sharks

Hall of Fame Banquet and Auction

Class of 2018 News

Orchestra News-Performance w/ “The Outer Vibe”


Weather Related School Closings

Pool Rates March 2018