• 11/9/2018  Announcements

     

     

    STUDENT SERVICES

     

    Student Services will be holding scholarship clinics in the media center to assist seniors with the scholarship application process, help identifying scholarship opportunities and apply for scholarships. The dates will be Tuesday, November 5, 19, 26 and December 3.  Please get a pass from Student Services.

     

    Sister Cities of Durham – Toyama Committee is sponsoring a delegation of high school students on a thirteen-day visit to Toyama, Japan, in July of 2019. The heart of the trip is a seven-day visit in Toyama, staying in host homes, visiting schools, and touring local sites of interest.  For more information and an application, please see your school counselor.  Deadline for receiving applications: Today

     

    Spelman College is holding a preview session on Friday, November 9 from 7:00 to 9:00PM for interested seniors in Raleigh.  https://apply.spelman.edu/portal/preview-sessions

     

    College Visits

    (Open to Grade Levels)

    College

    Date

    Time

    NC State University

    November 14th

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    Savannah College of Arts and Design

    November 26th

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

     

    Visit the Student Services Section of the Jordan website, see your school counselor, or schedule an appointment with Mr. Choi for more details as well as additional Student Services announcements.

     

     

     

     

     

    The ASVAB Career Exploration Test has been rescheduled for November 19th at 9:00 am. Please see Ms. Daye in the Media Center to sign up. 

     

    Seniors:  If you would like to receive help with Residency Determination Services (A North Carolina college application requirement) or FAFSA, schedule an appointment with Mr. Choi in Student Services or your school counselor.

     

    The HOBY Seminar is a three-day interactive leadership training for rising juniors to meet state leaders, make new friends, and explore leadership. Students have the opportunity to discover how leadership can lead to social change, and they gain skills and inspiration. Find out more information at HOBY.org.

    • Applications will be available for pick up in Student Services or in the Sophomore Tab of the website starting November 1st. They are due to Ms. Oertel in Student Services by November 30th at 4:30pm.

     

     

    Semper Fidelis All-American Program -High-Achieving Junior Student-Athletes are encouraged to apply or be nominated for the Semper Fidelis All-American Program. Students will be chosen based on moral character, academic performance, and athletic abilities. Selected students will receive an all-expenses paid round trip to the Battles Won Academy this July in Washington, DC to be honored as an All-American. Interested students should see their school counselor to be nominated by November 30th. Applications are due December 31st.

     

    LEDA Scholars- The Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse American is calling for juniors to apply to become a LEDA scholar. As a LEDA scholar, students will attend a 7-week extensive summer program at Princeton University where they will gain leadership skills.  For more information and to apply, visit the Jordan website. Applications are Due December 10th.

     

    Study Abroad for High School Students: The U.S. Department of State offers merit-based scholarships for American high school students to study abroad from three weeks to an academic year. Students live with host families, engage with local schools and gain skills to be competitive in the global workforce. Previous language study is not required for most programs. Applications are due Dec. 11, 2018. (https://exchanges.state.gov/highschool/)

     

    NC Teaching Fellows:  If you are thinking about teaching about majoring in education, consider applying for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program.  This competitive program provides merit-based forgivable loans to students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. The application is now available online at ncteachingfellows.com and is due January 7, 2019. 

     

    Design Camp 2019: NC State will be hosting high school day camps as well as high school residential camps. The camps introduce participants to the design process through brief projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. Registration will open Monday, January 14, 2019. For more information visit: https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/designcamp/.

     

    A Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to two High School seniors who plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. The recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of an essay on the assigned topic, plus character and scholastic record and need.  Applications will be located in the scholarship corner outside of student services.  Deadline: February 3, 2019.

     

    Spoleto Study Abroad July 11th-August 4th: A hands-on immersion program in the arts and humanities for high school students, this unique experience provides students with the tools to enhance their artistic expertise by working closely with talented faculty and motivated peers from around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to study in Spoleto, Italy, in which you’ll also be able to visit Umbria and Tuscany. Application Deadline:  February 22. Visit spoletostudyabroad.org to apply.

     

    Calvin College Entrada Scholars Program: Estrada Scholars is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience life as a college student. Entrada is designed for ethnic and racial minority students who are typically underrepresented in higher education. Students will receive a grant to cover expenses.  Application deadline: March 1, 2019.  https://calvin.edu/offices-services/college-access-programs/programs/entrada/

     

    Sustainable Development Challenge at Seton Hall: Offers high school students the opportunity to share their impactful ideas and win amazing prizes. All submissions must be received by March 3, 2019. For more information visit: www.shu.edu/go/UNchallenge.

     

     UA Early College: The University of Alabama’s UA Early College allows students to earn credit while you are still in high school. UA early college allows students to earn up to 30 credit hours online or on the University of Alabama campus. The online option offers online courses during the fall, spring, and summer terms. For information about tuition and scholarships visit: earlycollege@ua.edu.

     

    WashU Architecture, Art, and Design Pre-College Programs: The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts offers top-ranking programs within a world-renowned academic and research institution. Students will attend lectures from WashU faculty and professionals, participate in workshops on portfolio preparation and college admissions, learn new tools and techniques, present work in a public exhibition, and earn college credit. To apply visit: www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege.

     

    Red Hat Shelton Challenge: A six-day summer experience for rising 9th-12th grade students focusing on Leadership Traits. Students will have the opportunity to complete a service project, experience a high and low ropes course, coordinate events for their fellow camps, and build a network of fellow youth leaders from around the country. For the online application visit: www.sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu.

     

    Oxbridge Academic Summer Programs: For students aged 13-18, Oxbridge academic programs one, two, and four-week program options in Oxford, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves academically in subject areas such as Art History, Literature, Politics, Medicine, Law, Business, etc. The programs in Barcelona and Paris offer intensive Spanish and French language classes at all levels. For more information visit: info@oxbridgeprograms.com.

     

    March2Success Test Prep: March2Success is a free interactive online test preparation system that provides cutting-edge assessment software and education content in an easy-to-use, self-paced format for state assessment testing, SAT and ACT practice and preparation. Learn more at www.march2success.com.

     

    MEETINGS AND NEWS

    National Career Development Month is a time to reflect on your own career development, tap into helpful career resources, and take action toward your career goals.

    Celebrate National Career Development Month by participating in Career Exploration Activities in the Media Center during all lunches. Tuesday, Nov 13th-28th

    Sign-up

     

    The PBIS Falcon Feather Drawing, for this week, is for a Smoothie King gift card.  When you see the JAR, don’t forget to drop some Falcon Feathers in it for a chance to win!!!  The winner will be announced the following Monday. Good Luck Everyone!!! 

    “Join the JHS Wellness club in a No Sugar November Challenge! Sign up in Room 15 and try your best to reduce added sugar from November 1st-20th. Prizes will be given to participants on November 20th!”

     

    JHS PBIS is now on Twitter! Follow our new page to find out about exciting events and opportunities to earn and use your Falcon Feathers. Be one of the first 50 students to follow us @JHSFalconsPBIS and receive one falcon feather! Please see Ms. Redmond to receive your Falcon Feather.

    Salamanca or Seville your choice. There’s still some spots available for the Spain study abroad program this summer see Mr Bernal in room 118 for more information

     

    ATHLETIC NEWS

     

    Indoor Track will start Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the track. You must have a Ticket to Play on the first day of practice.   Coach Gray and Coach Love