Varsity Girls win their first match against ACCHS 25-12, 25-9. Now we play McLouth.
Last night, the Jefferson County North Board of Education approved their newly created mask plan in an effort to provide an alternative for mask breaks as cold weather sets in allowing mask breaks within the school buildings. Please see the mask policy under Parent Resources for a printable version, if preferred.
JCN volleyball tonight. If you needed the livestream link here it is: Topic: Volleyball Tri JCN/McLouth/ACCHS Time: Sep 22, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86232138722?pwd=Q01hYnBEaUczS0Z2VldoNzMydVdWZz09 Meeting ID: 862 3213 8722 Passcode: 6gtGGG
Homecoming Royalty 2020: Congratulations Kinsey Schneider and Caleb McAfee!
MS Volleyball Update for Saturday 9/19 'A' Team Tournament in McLouth Game Times: 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 'B' Team Tournament moved to Valley Falls Game Times: 8:00, 9:00, & 10:00 Details: Masks are requested at both places and social distancing between family units. No passes will be accepted. McLouth asks that parents only attend to help with social distancing.
LIVE STREAM TONIGHT The Homecoming game will be live streaming tonight. Please use the link at the bottom. Remember that all home Varsity Football and Volleyball games are live streamed. The link is posted on the website under HIGH SCHOOL/ATHLETICS/LIVE FEED LINKS Topic: HS Football JCN v Oskaloosa Time: Sep 18, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84918245785?pwd=bkxpUVpJSWFWa1RTdWdIeG4rWTZQQT09 Meeting ID: 849 1824 5785 Passcode: 9CZQLH
EMS Students!!! Tomorrow is the Homecoming Parade for the HS, who are parading at the EMS parking lot at 1:45. Let’s show some spirit and wear green in support of the HS teams. Go Chargers!!!!!!!
2020-21 Food Service Application - With our current ability to serve meals free, I wanted to remind parents of the importance of the food service application to our school budget. The number of free lunches determines additional funding for school districts. These dollars assist us in providing additional services for students. If you might qualify but have not completed the application, it is important for us to have your food service application tomorrow. You will find the application under parent resources on our website. Or, please call any of our buildings and we will get one to you. Thank you for your assistance in helping us secure dollars for our student programming.
Below is the link to the live stream of the JCN girls Volleyball game tonight. They will play Jackson Heights and Horton. Good luck girls. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCWBOOD6ilXYucR1KcjK9Q
Friday Lunch Menu Change Meat Calzone Garden Salad Baby Carrots Pears
MS Volleyball Tonight! A team-High School Gym B team-Middle School Gym Order of play: PR vs McLouth, JCN vs McLouth, PR vs JCN Fans will be temp checked upon entry Masks must be worn by spectators at all times. They ask that fans participate in social distancing in the stands.
Homecoming candidates are ---Drum Rollllll--- Kinsey Schneider Logan Ohlde Kassidy Robertson Makayla Ratzlaff Trenton Filbert Caleb McAfee Emmett Jobbins Haden Drury Congrats to these outstanding seniors. Crowning will be during half-time of Friday's football game. Thank you to the Yearbook staff for putting this picture together with your photoshop skills.
Homecoming kicks off this week. Today was "America Day" at the high school. Friday will have the following schedule: 1:45 parade at EMS through parking lot with VB team, FB team, CC team, Cheerleaders, and candidates 2:30 parade at HS starting at Storage shed past football field 2:45 Pep rally at football field bleachers 6:45 Pep band pregame 7:00 Football game Halftime Crowning of King and Queen Enjoy homecoming week and be safe
Congrats CC teams on a great start to the season. The boy's team placed 2nd and the girl's team came in 3rd at a large meet at Lyndon. 6 runners medaled on varsity and 3 on Junior Varsity.
The volleyball tournament this Saturday will be LIVE STREAMED by Riley County using their Facebook account. Please got to the link below to watch the girls live Saturday. https://facebook.com/events/s/rchs-volleyball-home-tournamen/341907466958822/?ti=icl
The JCN Volleyball Team won both matches Tuesday with a 25-19/25-20 win against ACCHS and a 25-20/25-12 win against McLouth. The JV also won both matches in 2 games. GREAT START TO THE SEASON GIRLS.
The JCN Football Team will travel to Valley Heights this Friday. Masks will be required to enter the stadium but seating is not limited. Masks are recommended and should be worn when not able to social distance. Valley Heights is live streaming the game so it will be available online. However, you will have to purchase a monthly subscription to the company they use. Go to www.nfhsnetwork.com to subscribe and find the game.
Mrs. Deviney’s 1st graders decorated mouse ears after reading “Frederick” by Leo Lionni. 🐭 Each child wrote about how they are special, just like Frederick in the story.
Good luck to the Lady Chargers Volleyball team as they compete at McLouth. They will play the 2nd and 3rd games of the night. There are no crowd limit restrictions at McLouth, but they are requesting all who attend wear their masks.
JV FOOTBALL AGAINST PLEASANT RIDGE TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Pleasant Ridge was unable to come at the last minute. We will look at trying to reschedule another game for JV football soon.
HS football JCN WINS THEIR OPENER AGAINST PR 42-14. Awesome job boys.
Happy Friday, JCN families. Thank you for your support in reopening schools at JCN and making our first two weeks successful! I hope to start your Labor Day weekend with great news. I have just received approval for our students to enjoy FREE BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES beginning on Tuesday! All enrolled students are eligible to eat breakfast and lunch free of charge. The USDA has recently released waivers allowing us to continue the summer food service programs. We will serve meals free of charge until the money runs out.... our Kansas State Department of Education is estimating this may continue through December, 2020. On Tuesday, we may need to vary our menu slightly to cover the meals for ALL children. Breakfast will include morning preschoolers. I hope this news brings relief to many of you trying to get back on your feet from the past few months. I want to give a special "shout out" to the JCN food service cooks that have done an amazing job with adapting and working tirelessly to feed our JCN students!!
Here is the live-stream link that will be used for the high school football game tonight at Pleasant Ridge (9/4). It will be on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Rams-Athletics-Activities-108491834321278/?modal=admin_todo_tour
JCN MS Volleyball is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom game to watch live. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88433143813?pwd=VjdWQktVVjB3U2EwR21YQ1pVSVdHZz09
We have no fan limits tonight at the MS games. Extended families are welcome to attend these events and support our student athletes.
Calendar Change: Homecoming Dance will not be held on Sept. 19 or when originally scheduled on Oct. 10.
CHANGE YOUR CALENDARS!!!! Homecoming will be held on September 18th, the first home football game. Senior and parent recognition will be on September 25th. We are moving homecoming up to the first home game to give us the best chance of playing the game. Make sure you update your calendar or print another one from the website.
Calendar Additions: Sept. 19 - MS VB "B" Oskaloosa Tournament 8:00 a.m. Sept. 19 - MS VB "A" McLouth Tournament 8:00 a.m. Sept. 8 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Pleasant Ridge 6:00 p.m. Sept. 14 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Valley Heights 6:00 p.m. Sept. 21 - HS JVFB @ Oskaloosa 6:00 p.m. Sept. 28 - HS JVFB @ Horton 6:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge High School will be limiting fans to the football game on September 4th. No one will be allowed to enter without a ticket. The limited tickets are being distributed to the football team first. Pleasant Ridge is complying with Leavenworth County's current guidelines. Please be patient with everyone as we try to get this football season started for our kids. Please call if you have questions.
Middle School Spectator Instructions for 9/3/20 MS Volleyball Special Procedures due to COVID-19: • Spectator’s temperatures will be taken at the door. • Spectators will be required to wear masks at all times while in JCN buildings. • The NEKL admission price ($3 adults and $2 students) will be paid by spectators at the door. • Spectators will be required to sit in designated seats that have been prepared to accommodate social distancing guidelines. • We ask that fans only attend games in which their student athlete is participating • Children will be required to remain with their family unit • Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe and assisting us in our attempt to keep athletes in activities as long as possible! MS Football Special Procedures due to COVID-19: • Spectator’s temperatures will be taken at the door. • Spectators will be required to wear masks at all times while in JCN buildings. • The NEKL admission price ($3 adults and $2 students) will be paid by spectators at the door. • Spectators will be required to sit in designated seats that have been prepared to accommodate social distancing guidelines. • We encourage spectators to social distance by bringing chairs and/or blankets for the lawn areas surrounding the field. • Children will be required to remain with their family unit and not gathering to play • Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe and assisting us in our attempt to keep athletes in activities as long as possible!
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LIVE FEED OF OUR VOLLEYBALL GAMES BETWEEN JCN, MH-MA AND PR. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87278062523?pwd=eHRPSHd1ZmxDTkFmOWhySzhleFdhQT09
The Lady Charger VB team will start play this Saturday at Perry. They are not limiting seating, but have move up the start time to 8:30. You will need to wear a mask and social distance in the gym. Go get your first wins of the season Girls.
Football Scrimmage This Friday!!!!!!! Football begins with a scrimmage tomorrow at 7:00 JH will scrimmage first followed by HS. Bring some sports drinks, to help support the team. There is no limit on fans but everyone will need to wear a mask in the stands and social distance. Bring a chair of you want to sit in the grass. With your help we're going to play football
K-5 students will be wearing bracelets to lunch this year to help the lunch ladies know of their lunch choice. Red bracelets will be for hot lunches. Blue bracelets will be for peanut butter and jelly lunches. And white bracelets will be for sack lunches. Please review this process with your child. Bracelets will be kept at school.
K-5 parents - Students will be wearing a bracelet to lunch so the lunch ladies know your child’s lunch choice for the day. Red bracelets will be for a hot lunch. Blue bracelets will be for a PBJ lunch. And if your child brings a sack lunch & wants to wear a bracelet, they will have white. Bracelets will be kept at school & not sent home. Please review this process with your child.
Calendar Change: Senior Parents Night for HS VB will be Tuesday, Sept. 1. instead of Thursday Oct. 15. Remove HS Booster Club tailgate from Oct. 9.
Calendar Change K-8 parents night is cancelled. Teachers will be sending information home in the next week about their classroom procedures, expectations, and other information with their students, on Seesaw, or Google Classroom. Looking forward to a fantastic 2020/21 school year!
First Day of School! We are all excited at the EMS! We will have lines coming into the building front doors for 1st thru 8th grade with staff taking temps, kindergarten will enter thru the primary wing doors with Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Funk. Staff will also be outside and in the hallways to help all our students get to their classrooms were teachers will be welcoming them. Breakfast eaters will enter in the side cafeteria doors where Mr. Polson will be helping them. We look forward to starting this school year! Go Chargers!!!!
I'm pleased to announce we are in GREEN for starting school tomorrow. Our county COVID data from today shows Jefferson County with a decreasing trend. Less than 5% of COVID testing is positive, currently. And, even better, the JCN district's boundaries have ZERO active cases. This information was provided by our county health officer.
Reminder Primary Parents (K-2) remember the school supply drop off from 5:30-6:30 tonight. Teachers will have tables for a drive by drop off on the west side of the building where our bus line is. Welcome Back 2020!!!!!
Bus routes are being finalized and you should be hearing from your driver soon, if you haven't already, regarding your pickup and drop off times. Here is our list of transportation COVID adjustments for starting the year. Thank you for the opportunity to get your students back to school! We are eager to have them back. More information regarding more school plans will be coming out over the next couple of days. We appreciate your patience as we have been working the past week to organize and prepare.
Our school nurse, Melissa Erpelding, will be in the buildings this week on Thursday, August 20. If your child needs a medication during school hours, it would be helpful for her to prepare for the year ahead, if you could drop off the medicine in its original container on Thursday. You may bring the medicine to either the EMS office or the HS office. Melissa and/or the secretaries will ensure paperwork is completed so we have everything in order when school begins on Tuesday.
K-2 parents - Please plan to drop off your primary student’s school supplies on Monday, August 24th, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the front drive of the EMS. This will give your student a chance to see their teacher (in a mask) 😉 and drop off their supplies. Everyone must stay inside their vehicles. Please make sure all supplies are labeled & placed inside a disposable bag marked with your child’s name, teacher & grade level. Please send book bags on Tuesday with any other supplies that won’t fit in the paper bag. Hope to see you & your child on Monday!
Reminder: MS Volleyball and Football! Practice begins tomorrow at 3:15 with participants viewing the mandatory concussion video before official practice begins at 3:30, at the EMS.
PreK-2nd grade parents - Due to water fountains being shut off this year, please send your child to school with a water bottle. All water bottles must have lids & only contain water. Please label bottles with your child's name. Children will be able to fill their water bottles at the refill stations. If questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Teachers are back and we are busy at JCN! In our conversations and planning, we have been reviewing the "Bright Spots" from the end of last year and in our current conditions. New technology and learning adaptability are two significant ones. I'm pleased to announce we have partnered with Florida Virtual School and will be delivering lessons for our remote learners utilizing their extensive course offerings. To support all learners, our JCN teachers will outline local objectives and select lessons to keep our remote learners in line with our classrooms and connected with our in-person students. Teachers will also be using some lessons from Florida Virtual School within classrooms to reinforce learning for in-person students. Preparing all students for the possibility of a quarantine time when we need to adapt to learning from home. (though, hopefully, not needed!) More information to come as we learn about the system!
Just a Reminder that our first 1/2 day of school is coming up on Tuesday, August 25th, AM only. Lunch will be served.
Attention Parents!!!!!!! Calendar Change - Beginning Band Instrument Display is Cancelled (Aug. 13th) - PK-8th Meet the Teacher Night Cancelled (Aug. 13th)
Classroom Assignments for Students Parent’s Use you PowerSchool logins to access you students teacher for K-6 Directions: 1. Go to JCN website, under Menu, select PowerSchool 2. Log in using the information you created when enrolling 3. Click on your child’s name at the top to view their teacher for the ‘20-‘21 school year
NOTICE: The calendar for the school year is now posted under EVENTS. Please be aware that the calendar this year will be ever changing so check back often.
NOTICE: The Academic Banquet has been postponed until a later time.
August calendar change: On August 11, the HS Sports Athlete Parents Meeting @ the HS Football Field will be held at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.
Parents! Online enrollment is still open. Please go online or call one of the school buildings if you need help completing the online enrollment. We are excited to get this school year under way! We had a great enrollment day with many parents using the online option. It’s a Great Day to be a Charger!!!!!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Appointments for Impact Testing for all 7th, 9th, 11th grade students involved in HS or MS extra-curricular activities will be held at the EMS in Nortonville on Monday, August 10 from 8AM to Noon and Wednesday, August 12 from 8AM to Noon Contact Coach Polson to schedule an appointment. Call or Text: 913-426-5606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Lists! EMS Class Lists will be delayed until Friday of this week. Due to the unknown remote learning students, we will be delaying the posting of class lists to ensure balancing classroom numbers. Thank you for your patience
It sounds as though some of you haven't received your enrollment envelope in the mail yet. I have added my letter to the Enrollment folder under Parent Resources on the website and app. Please see "Welcome back letter 2020" and "Questions and Answers". To begin online enrollment refer to "Instructions -Creating a Guardian account in PowerSchool". Once you have a guardian account, you may log in and click on Enrollment on the left hand side. If you have issues or need assistance, offices in both buildings open tomorrow and in-person enrollment is scheduled for Tuesday from 8-7:00. Thank you!
NOTICE: The USD 339 Return To School Plan and August, 2020 calendar is available on our website under news and Parent Resources.
The JCN Board of Education met today and have voted to delay the start of school for students by one week. Staff will report as scheduled. The first half day of school will be August 25th (K-9th) and the first full day of school August 26th (K-12th). Preschool will begin August 31st. The delay will provide staff, teachers, and administrators additional time at the beginning of the year to prepare for opening doors with preventive measures in place. Our reopening plan will be out on Monday providing us a framework for the year. I look forward to providing many, many specifics as we work through the next few weeks of this worldwide pandemic. We will be working to revise our August calendar and get that out quickly as well. We are planning to open online enrollment at the end of next week. We will have our planned in-person enrollment as scheduled, August 4th, if you would like assistance with the process. You will receive a letter next week explaining enrollment and further explaining your opportunities for educating your children this year with JCN. Thank you for being a JCN Charger!
More information to come in the next few days..... but in the meantime, don't panic. As you listen to the news and wait anxiously to hear about schools reopening, masks, etc. Give this a bit more time. We will be sharing our reopening plan next week. We will have options that I believe will help many of you feel better about the school year. I realize the "roller coaster" seems like a runaway train but learning remains our JCN goal and we will help your children continue to learn face-to-face or through a remote manner.
As a kid I loved roller coasters, but as an adult life feeling like a roller coaster is not nearly as much fun. I realize the last time I spoke with you, I said the Governor had delayed schools. While many of you may have been relieved, others may have been quite concerned. Recently, I gave an opinion that a delay of 4 or 5 days would be helpful to ensure our orders have arrived and our best plans are in place. I wanted to reach out and let you know if the State Board decides to reject her mandate, we will be ready for your children. If they support her mandate, the JCN teachers and administration will be on duty each day during the delay planning for our students to return. Teachers will be working to develop remote learning opportunities for students that will need to learn from home during quarantine or high-risk situations. We will be planning for what could be a very interesting year ahead. With teachers on duty, we are able to count half the time as our 1116 hour minimum so if you are afraid we will be attending all next summer, I believe those hours plus swapping some staff development days out of our calendar from later in the year, we can make this work. Most of all, we will be striving for once our doors open, they remain open all year. I understand this is a very difficult time. Please know the Jefferson County North school community is aiming for making it a quality year. Have a wonderful weekend.
I am so sorry this is such an unsettling time we find ourselves locked into. If you haven’t heard the news, Governor Kelly announced that she will be delaying the reopening of school until after Labor Day. Though this will give our JCN school staff and community time to outline the best plan possible for reopening schools, I realize it comes with extra demands, as well as concerns placed upon each of you. Please know our goal is to get students back to learning as soon as possible. I am eager to gather more information on Monday, as mentioned, and from there we will get to work planning for our opening day. Take care.
School supply lists are also located in Parent Resources under Document (on your App) and under Menu (on your website) for printing purposes. Note: As you shop, please don't stress over items that are not available i.e. hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes. We'll appreciate what you find and can send, but we will understand if supply and demand makes it impossible. I'm working to secure supplies to get us started.
We would appreciate your input on our reopening plans. Please complete the following survey (one per family): https://forms.gle/HAJjeE9uCzfo97x46
Due to the rain, wind, and forecast, we have moved graduation inside this morning. I encourage audience members to bring and wear face masks. We will have some available. Seniors and participants will not be required to wear face masks during the ceremony as we have allowed for physical spacing.
Rain or Shine? Given Kansas weather, it is difficult to forecast the weather for Saturday's Graduation or Tuesday's Promotion. We have planned three options for both occasions: 1st Plan A- Football stadium, outdoor air, social distancing. 2nd Plan B- Short rain delay, Football stadium, same as above. 3rd Plan C- (Rain here to stay), Move inside high school, social distancing, may have some occupancy restrictions.
Summer School Building Schedules: JCN is offering summer school opportunities to improve failing grades in the 4th quarter for MS and HS students. If a student failed a class and wishes to improve upon their grade/s they will be given the opportunity to improve. Space is limited, so please contact the school to check availability. These opportunities will only be available if prior scheduling is set up with the particular school. Weekly schedule will run until June 18th. EMS: Tu, W, & Th from 9-12 HS: M & Th from 9-12 Remember, you must make contact with the school to ensure space is available.
iPad Return at EMS Instructions The day of your iPad return please have your iPad charged and turned on so we can double check that you are logged out of your itunes accout / app store and that you disable the ipad passcode. Also make sure to return the ipad charger that we gave you when you received the iPad from the school It is important that you sign out of your itunes account / app store. It is also important to clear iPad passcode. Neither of these were set by JCN so if you or a family member did not add these then you will not need to sign out and clear passcode but we will still be double checking them upon return.
EMS Supply Drop Off! Tomorrow between 4-6 p.m. is the materials drop off at the EMS. MS students will be directed into the back parking lot where teachers will have tables out to collect school owned materials. Elementary students will circle into the front parking lot to drop off materials along the parent pickup lane. Materials include: instruments, library & classroom books, textbooks, iPads, etc... Some students may not have any materials to return. Look forward to seeing you then!!!!!!
Graduation Ceremony on KAIR today at 3:00 p.m.! Don't miss this opportunity to hear our seniors highlighted on the radio as a preview of their actual graduation later this summer.
Jefferson County North EMS YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE Online Yearbook Sales Only! Ordering available until: July 15, 2020 Full-Color Yearbook........................................$15.00 Personalize Your Yearbook Cover! Add Student Name & Image................................................$5.00 Only available until: April 30, 2020 To order your yearbook visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 43400S Thank you for your order!
Teacher Requests for EMS Please send Mr. Stapp an email with your phone number to call you. He will be making phone calls the week of May 4th-8th to discuss any possible teacher requests for the 2020-21 school year. email@example.com
Overwhelmed? MS and HS students and parents: Mr. Noll created a video that may assist you in organizing assignments, knowing due dates, and checking off items that are turned in through Google Classroom. See it here: https://youtu.be/-Piz5wME-P4
I'd welcome your input as to how our first few days of our Continuous Learning Plan (learning from home due to COVID-19) is going for your family. Please complete the following short survey: https://forms.gle/BhSfmNSURJ9waTAq8 You may complete one per child or one per family. Thank you!
Important Instructions for Thursday pick up at the EMS is in the news feed on our website and was emailed to middle school students. Thursday pick up times are 11-12 and 4-6:30, be patient and courteous to all entering the parking lot and follow the instructions for traffic Looking Forward to seeing everyone tomorrow
The Governor's Executive Order 20-16 issued this morning. Does not change any of the current directives for schools. We will be able to deliver learning opportunities this week via technology or packets. It continues social distancing of 6 feet. Wishing you all good health.
Hopefully, they won't be needed, but the schools are allowed to be used as typical for a storm shelter. Try to maintain social distancing of 6 feet, if space allows.
Meals were approved! School lunches and breakfasts will begin Thursday, March 19. You may pick up meals at either building from 11-12:00 noon. See "News" for the full information.
Parents, please complete the following survey if possible by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Thank you! https://forms.gle/c8oShpFVCo2QB3a38
Reminder: Due to the County Health Officer closing schools for two weeks and encouraging "social distancing", our buildings are closed for usage other than essential personnel. This includes building usage and the fitness center. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Governor Kelly with the State Dept. of Educ. has recommended schools close in Kansas for one week. Many schools, like JCN, have already closed by order of their local health dept. for that week and more. A task force was established to plan for K-12 needs. See WIBW for more info.
Jefferson County Schools are closed through March 29. See the news release under “News” on this app or our website. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State FBLA has been cancelled. At this point, our county schools have not been closed for next week. I continue to receive information from our state department and KDHE. Our next conference call is set for tomorrow. I will keep you updated.
JCN Families, with COVID-19 pandemic causing an unprecedented closing of social gatherings, I am closely monitoring recommendations from our state department and KDHE. I will keep you posted on Live Feed and our auto call system as to future decisions.
High School Girls Sub-State basketball semi-final game vs Jackson Heights tonight March 5, 2020 will be on KMZA radio 92.1 It can be found online at the following link https://streamdb7web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KMZA
HS Sub-State Basketball at Horton: Girls will be playing Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30 p.m. vs. Jackson Heights; Boys will be playing Friday, March 6 @ 6:00 p.m. vs. Blue Rapids-Valley Heights
Chicken eggs were recently placed in an incubator in my classroom. After 21 LONG days, we’ve had 8 chicks hatch in the last 24 hours. My classroom was quite popular with visitors yesterday & today. I’ll keep the chicks at school next week & then take them to The Keeling Farm in Kingman over spring break. 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥
Happy Leap Year! When the current 5th graders were in 1st grade they went to visit the 5th grade on February 29, 2016. The 5th graders told them about life as a 5th grader. The first graders then wrote letters to their future self. Fast forward 4 years & they were able to read their letters from 1st grade. They then met with the current 1st grade class to share their classroom & life as a 5th grader. The first graders wrote letters to their future selves & will open the letters on February 29, 2024!
Calendar change/addition: The MS track meet scheduled for April 7 has been cancelled but have added a meet on April 21 @ Lyndon 2:00 p.m.
TIME CHANGE: HS BB games on Friday night vs. Pleasant Ridge will be begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. as posted.
Parent's Night for MS Cheerleaders will be held Feb. 24.
Setup for the 7-8 grade Science Fair on Tuesday evening Feb. 18 will be 6:30 p.m.
Due to weather conditions there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday February 13, 2020. School and all activities are canceled. Buildings are closed.
CHANGE: The HS BB game scheduled for Feb. 11, No JV Girls game, all games will be at the high school beginning at 5:00 p.m.
HS BBB Valley Falls Tournament games scheduled for tonight have been rescheduled to tomorrow Sat. Jan. 25 starting at 11:00 a.m. in two gyms. 6:00 games will be at 11:00 with the other two following. The tournament will conclude on Wed. Jan. 29 starting at 6:00 in two gyms.
SNOW DAY. No school today, Friday, January 24, 2020.
NOTICE: The High School and Middle School games scheduled for tonight, Jan. 23, start time has been changed. HS JV/V GBB @ JCN vs. Valley Falls - start time will be 4:00 p.m. MS BBB @ JCN vs. Jackson Heights start time will be 3:30 p.m.
Tonights Girls Games vs Valley Falls will start at 4:00 with JV followed by Varsity Girls. This is a change from the original 5:00 start time.
Jan. 17 basketball games vs. MHMA have been rescheduled to Feb. 24. Starting time will be 4:00 p.m. with all games held at the high school.
King & Queen of Courts crowning and the HS Booster Club Dinner has been rescheduled to Feb. 11 during the McLouth basketball game.
Due to the predicted widespread ice storm, there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 17, 2020. School and all activities are canceled. Buildings are closed. Reminder: No school on Monday for Staff Development.
HS NEKL Scholars Bowl @ Valley Falls on Sat. Jan. 18 start time has been changed to 10:00 a.m.
Middle School Boys Basketball reschedule game with Pleasant Ridge will be Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Pleasant Ridge with B, C, A as the order of play
EMS Booster Club Cake Raffle to be held at home MS BBB games, Jan. 16, 30, and Feb. 6. Raffle tickets $1.00 each or 6 tickets $5.00.
JCN HS Booster Club King & Queen of Courts Dinner, January 17, 2020, 5-7:30 p.m. Menu: Smoked Pork & Turkey, Mac/Cheese, Green Beans, & Homemade Desserts. Free will donation.
School is canceled tomorrow, Monday, January 13, 2020. After school activities for students are also cancelled.
Thank you all for making an early dismissal go so smoothly! Students, have a great weekend and enjoy the snow (if it arrives). Reminder: no activities tonight or tomorrow (Saturday), Buildings are closed.
It’s that time of the year again when the 6th graders head the “Pick up the Tab” project. Our school is collecting all aluminum tabs through the month of February. We then take them and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House in Topeka. This charity uses theses tabs as a fundraiser towards funds to help provide a home away from home for families of seriously ill children staying at nearby hospitals. We will count and weigh the tabs prior to taking them to Topeka in March! Please start sending in all aluminum can tabs to help aide in this wonderful project.
Calendar changes: 6-8 Band Concert scheduled for Mar. 17 has been moved to Mar. 24. HS Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival on calendar for Apr. 4th is to be held Mar. 28.
JCNHS Girls BB JV game has been added with Patton Jr. High @ Ft. Leavenworth January 7 4:00pm
Mrs. Deviney’s class was SUPER excited to pick out their December books! 📚 Thanks to all the family, friends & patrons who donated money to the Scholastic Book Club for many of the JCNEMS students to receive a free book each month throughout the school year. What better way to improve reading than to get books into the hands of young readers!
The PreK-2nd grade decided to change things up a bit this year & have a “Christmas in Whoville” day, rather than our annual “Polar Express” day. I think the kids had fun & enjoyed the change. 🎄🎅🏼 🎁 ❤️ Look at the beautiful backdrop created by our very own, Pam Pursel! 🎨 Thanks to the JCNHS FBLA for helping with the trees! We even had a visit from Santa & the Grinch himself! 😉
“Snow Day” No school tomorrow, December 16. The 6-12 grade concert will now be on Thursday, December 19.
Middle School Drama Parents' Meeting We will have a short parents' meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5:30pm in Mrs. Berry's room for the parents of students acting in the Middle School play. Please plan to join us.
Change to HS BB Game tonight at McLouth. There will be no JV Girls game. All games will be at the high school.
CANCELLED - Thurs. Dec. 12 - HS JV Scholars Bowl @ ACCHS 4:00 p.m.
The HS Football banquet is Sunday, November 24 at 5:30pm in the HS commons. Seniors and Juniors-Bring a main dish and dessert. Sophomores and Freshmen-Bring a main dish and side dish. Table service and drinks provided.
The HS Community Clean-Up Day scheduled for Nov. 13 has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 18.
Girls Basketball Parent Meeting Thursday Nov 14 in High School Math/History Room @ 6:00 pm
On Saturday, our Boys team and Zetta Noll competed in the 2A State Cross Country Meet in Wamego. All runners competed very well, with several PR’s being set on a tough course. Trevor Pentlin earned a 2nd place finish and a PR. A huge thank you goes out to all those who have supported us this year, both at meets and in person, including those who made the trip to state, to the administration and school for their support and flexibility, to the parents of these great kids that we get to work with, and to Gigi of Gigi’s Monogramming for getting our great state shirts to us so quickly. Lastly, Coach Leakey and I would like to thank all the kids for giving their best every day, and for making this job the best in the world! It’s been a great year!
Our GREEN sure did take over the stadium, we easily had the biggest fan section at Dodge! Thank you Gigi at Gigi Monogramming for your hard work cranking out these shirts for our State birth, Tammy Gigstad for sponsoring the Pep Club bus, the students of our fantastic Pep Club, our wonderful bus drivers who made the trips safe for everyone, our administration, ALL of our supporters who have cheered us on all season, the parents and family of these wonderful kids, and most of all.. the volleyball players! It has been a successful season on so many levels and we are proud to be able to be called your coaches! It’s always a great day to be a Charger
For information on your JCN State Cross Country results, go to: https://www.usd320.com/vnews/display.v/SEC/Wamego%20High%20School%7CAthletics%20and%20Activities%3E%3ECross%20Country
If you want to watch your JCN Volleyball team live, or keep up on how matches are going, go to the KSHSAA 1A-2A State Volleyball website, https://www.dodgecity.org/statevb
Halloween Parade Change The EMS is changing their parade plans for Oct. 31. The parade will now be held in the EMS gym at 8:30 am. for our Pk-5th graders. K-2 will then travel to Winchester to parade through the high school building at approximately 9:30 am. Patrons who planned on being on our Nortonville route are welcome to come participate in the gym to pass out treats or come and see all of the costumes.
HS State Volleyball, United Wireless Arena, 4100 W. Comanche Street, Dodge City, KS FRIDAY Nov. 1st: Pool Play 4:30 p.m. - Spearville 5:30 p.m. - Wabaunsee 7:30 p.m. - Belle Plaine. If they advance will play Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Bracket Play. Games begin 2:00 p.m. TBA
State Cross Country Saturday, Nov. 2nd Wamego Country Club, W. Hwy US 24, Wamego, KS 2A Girls run at 11:10 a.m. 2A Boys run at 12:55 p.m.
NOTICE: HS Bi-District Football game scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 1 has been moved back to Thurs. Oct. 31 at 6:00 p.m. @ Valley Heights HS in Blue Rapids.
Today the cross country team traveled to Wabaunsee for the Regional meet. The boys team placed 2nd overall, qualifying for the state meet in Wamego next Saturday. Zetta Noll also qualified individually for state by placing 8th. Trevor Pentlin took 2nd place overall. Today was a great showing from the kids with many of them running a PR on a tough course. It’s been a great season and we are happy to be able to continue it for another week with so many kids.
Hooray for our State Cross Country runners! They all did an awesome job this morning! Qualifying for State are: Zetta Noll (8th) and Trevor Pentlin (2nd), and the boys team (2nd). (Sorry for my delay in getting this posted. I was heading back from a fantastic morning with cross country runners to watch Substate Volleyball.)
REMINDER: There will be "NO SCHOOL" Monday, October 28, due to Staff Development/Work Day and Oct. 29, due to Parent Teacher's Conferences.
JCN HIGH SCHOOL BAND TAILGATE Friday, October 25th - 5:00-7:00 -JCN Tech Center Beef Burgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips, Drinks, Homemade Desserts FREE WILL DONATION
On Thursday the cross country team traveled to Jackson Heights for the NEK League meet. The girls team were League Runner’s-up and the boys team placed 3rd. First Team All-League finishers were Trevor Pentlin in 2nd and Zetta Noll in 4th. Second Team All-League finishers were Ricky Maginness in 9th, Cole Burk in 13th, Triston Wyatt in 13th, and Makayla Ratzlaff in 14th. Overall a great day for the kids with many PR’s set! Thanks to all who come out and support us!
JCN FBLA TAILGATE Friday, October 18th 5:00-7:00 JCN Tech Center Mexican Casserole Taco & Burrito Bar Cheese, Chips & Salsa Drinks Root Beer Floats Homemade Desserts FREE WILL DONATION
NOTICE: The Cross Country Meet tomorrow, Sat. Oct. 12, is being held at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS not Pleasant Ridge at 9:00 a.m.
HS CC @ Centralia (Centralia Lake) scheduled for Saturday has been moved to today, Monday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 p.m.
CALENDAR TIME CHANGE: Oct. 31 Halloween Parade will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Reminder of change to HS FB this Saturday, Oct. 5 against Christ Prep time is 2:00 p.m. to be held at Blue Valley District Stadium, 6001 W 159th Terrace, Stillwell, KS
ADDITIONS TO CALENDAR: Tues. Oct. 1 - MS "C" VB Tri. @ Pleasant Ridge 4:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 2 - MS VB @ Valley Falls 4:00 p.m. (rescheduled from Sept. 12th)
JCN Booster Club Tailgate Friday, Sept. 27th at the JCNHS Tech Center, starting at 4:30 Menu: pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, potato chips, mac n' cheese, dessert, drinks. Free Will Donation.
TIME CHANGES: HS FB start time will be 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night, Sept. 27. Booster Club tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m.
JCN Booster Club Tailgate Friday, Sept. 27th at the JCNHS Tech Center, 5-7 p.m. Menu: pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, potato chips, mac n' cheese, dessert, drinks. Free Will Donation.
Time change to HS V FB game on Sat. Oct. 5 vs. Christ Prep. Changed from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ALL scheduled Monday night HS JV football games are cancelled.
The cancelled MS FB game from Sept. 12 has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 16 @ Valley Falls 6:30 p.m.
HS JV FB scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16 has been cancelled.
MS Football and Volleyball are both Postponed this evening
MS Football Tonight, Thurs. Sept. 12 with Valley Falls is postponed
HS Cross Country @ Lyndon has been cancelled for today and rescheduled to Monday, September 16.
In a battle to the end, JCN girls lose in 3 against PR 25-22
JCN girls win their first match against MHMA in 2.
Football game location and time change: Oct. 5- HS V FB @ Christ Prep Location: Blue Valley District Stadium Address: 6001 W 159th Terrace, Stillwell, KS 66085 Kick-Off: 3:00 PM Stadium Open: 1:00 PM
“TACO BAR” TAILGATE DINNER Friday, Sept. 13th 5:30 – 7:00 in the Tech Building in Winchester Sponsored by Cross Country
Middle School Girl’s Volleyball NEK Triangular – Everest, JCN and SBCS Date: Monday, September 9, 2019 Time: 4:30 PM Location : Everest Middle School – Everest, KS Order of Play: 4:30 pm A Everest vs JCN 5:30 pm A JCN vs SBCS 6:30 pm A Everest vs SBCS
Chargers win 38-12 in their first football game of the season against PR. GO CHARGERS
VB-A, B, & C Teams sweeps McLouth FB-JCN beats McLouth Great Way to Start the Season Go Chargers
CANCELLED - HS JV FB @ JCN vs. Pleasant Ridge Monday, Sept. 9.
Changes to calendar: 9/13 - Senior Night for FB/CC @ 6:30 (changed from 10/25) 9/16 - HS JVFB @ Valley Falls (not McLouth) @ 6:00 p.m. 8-man 9/23 - HS JVFB @ JCN vs. Oskalooa @ 6:00 p.m. - 8-man 10/7 - JV FB cancelled Additions: 9/9 - HS C VB Tri @ JCN 5:00 p.m. 9/30 - HS C VB Tri @ MHMA 5:00 p.m. JCN plays 1st & 2nd games 10/3 - HS C VB Tri @ Oskaloosa 5:00 p.m. JCN plays 2nd and 3rd games
Football Sports Drink Scrimmage on August 30th @ 7:00pm-Please donate Gatorade for the MS and HS football teams to drink after games during the season.
On the JCN App Charger Notes will be located under Documents then District
Calendar changes: Parent's Night for EMS Games are: FB&VB, September 5; GBB, October 24; BBB Jan. 9; Cheer, February 13.
Mom's Day on August 24th @ 10am for high school football moms
Starting the year with added excitement..... We will have bottled water for students tomorrow at both the EMS and HS since both Nortonville and Winchester are on a boil order. If you'd like to send bottled water with your child, that is fine also.
Fall sports begin Monday. Football, Volleyball and Cross Country come ready to practice. High School will start at 3:00pm in the band room. MS is at 3:30 at the EMS. Let's Roll...
Enrollment will be August 6, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We have added a printable 2019-20 school calendar and the school physical form to the resource link. Keep checking back for updates.
Rolling over to a new website is exciting but we have more work to do. Stay tuned as we add to the new site! We will be introducing Facebook and Twitter posts this fall!
Remember water safety tip #1, Never swim alone!