Adam Gehlhar, Principal
Mr. Gehlhar, Principal
Asst. Principal John Conway
Mr. Conway
Assistant Principal
Mr. Heinert, Assistant Principal
Mr. Heinert
Assistant Principal JHS

 

Mr. Roaldson, Athletic Director
Mr. Roaldson
Activities Director

JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

JHS Parents and Students,

JHS 2022-23 Schoolyear

Jamestown High School will begin classes on Thursday, August 25th.  Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and all students will report to their 2nd hour class at 8:30 a.m. to complete forms and receive student devices.   From there we will begin our “Wednesday” class schedule so each student gets an opportunity to get to know their teachers and courses. Textbooks and other classroom resources will be issued by classroom teachers in the first days of school.   Below is an outline of our schedule for 2022-23, please note we will again have a late start on Wednesdays.  

                High School and JVCTC   (M,T,TH,F)                                               

                Period 1                 8:00- 8:55                                            

                Period 2                 9:00-10:00                           

                Period 3                 10:05-11:00                                                        

                Period 4A CL         11:05-12:00

                                   LU        12:00-12:30

                Period 4B LU         11:00-11:25

                                   CL         11:30-12:25

                Period 5                 12:30-1:25

                Period 6                 1:30-2:25

                Period 7                 2:30-3:25

 

                High School and JVCTC       (Wednesday Schedule)

                Period 1                 9:10- 9:50                            

                Period 2                 9:55-10:35                           

                Period 3                 10:40-11:20                        

                Period 4A CL         11:25-12:05                                                                                        

                                   LU        12:10-12:40

                Period 4B LU         11:25-11:55

                                   CL         12:00-12:40

                Period 5                 12:45-1:25

                Period 6                 1:30-2:10

                Period 7                 2:15-3:05

                Student Support  3:05-3:35

 

We are happy to welcome several new teachers to JHS this fall.  Levi Hirschkorn is joining our PE Department, Brittany Chandler and Megan Scott have joined our Special Education Department, our Family and Consumer Science Department is welcoming Hannah Lloyd, our Social Studies Department is welcoming Colton Altringer and we brought on Amy Tarno and Shane Ede in the Business department.   In our Blue Jay Academy Marty Hochhalter will join us to support Mathematics instruction and mentoring and Patrick Schlosser will provide wellness instruction and mentoring supports in Blue Jay Academy.  At JVCTC Allison Nord will be joining us as the new Agriculture Education Instructor.  

JHS Open House, Freshmen and New student orientation will be held on Monday, August 22nd at 5:00- 6:30p.m. beginning in the JHS Commons.  All members of the Class of 2026 and their parents are encouraged to attend.  Those attending will hear from building administrators and counselors about policies, procedures, and opportunities for the school year.  After a quick meeting in the commons at 5:00pm freshman will follow their daily schedule cards from class to class.  In each class students and parents are invited to participate in a meet-the-teacher orientation including a brief presentation. New students and parents are also encouraged to attend the JHS orientation presentation at 6:00pm in the theater.

Our counseling team will be reaching out regarding any individual scheduling issues beginning August 1st. All schedules will go live in power school on August 12th or sooner.  Students who cannot see their schedule on PowerSchool are welcome to come request a paper copy August 17th and 18th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Also, at this time students and parents can take care of paying for bussing, school lunches, and purchase activity tickets at the Jamestown Middle School location.  Our staff, students, and families understand that a great deal of time and resources are allocated in the registration and scheduling process.  We assign teachers and courses based on the courses that students request for.  For these reasons, no schedule changes will be allowed unless they are deemed necessary by our schedule committee.  Schedule change requests are available in the counseling office.  

Student pictures will be taken on Thursday September 22nd.  Students will receive order packets in their 2nd hour prior to picture day for those who wish to purchase.  No purchase is necessary but all students need to have a photo taken for their school ID and the yearbook.

Students will receive an updated student handbook, which is also posted on the school website.  Parents are encouraged to review the handbook for schedules and school policies.

Our dedicated school staff continues to do amazing things, adding new courses, programs, increasing technology access, enhancing student literacy and success skills. We look forward to the 2022-23 school year, and we are excited to work toward our district mission of “Engaging students with challenging and innovative experiences to prepare them for future success.”  

In 2022 we have continued to learn and grow as a school and are working to align with the knowledge and skills our students need in their future.  Last winter we pulled together staff, students, parents and community members for our Innovative Education Taskforce and developed several future goals for JHS and our community.  Be sure to watch your email for opportunities to continue to engage in this important work in making JHS even better.  

Parents are reminded that their student’s grades and attendance information are available online using the PowerSchool software.  Please call JHS at 952-4003 after school starts if you need access to your information.  Check out our website or call with questions. 

Take care and Go Blue Jays!