Juanita High School PTSA
PTSA Board Positions Open
The JHS PTSA does great things for our school, advocating for students and teachers.   We appreciate all the families that are PTSA members.   The PTSA Board is a great team of members that determine how funds will help our school.   There will be three positions opening up on the PTSA Board at the end of this school year:   President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Some committees will need new leads as well.   If you have an interest in one of these positions or know of someone that you’d like to nominate, we’d love to hear from you. ... read full article
Author:
Nikki Meredith 
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2/12/2018-5/31/2018

SENIORS - Scholarships Available!
Juanita High School PTSA Scholarships Reminder to graduating seniors that the 2018 JHS PTSA Scholarship application deadline is  April 13th .   The application and more information can be found here:  2018 Scholarships Info and Form Completed form should be dropped off with Mr Navalinski at the Career Resource Center. ... read full article
Author:
Nikki Meredith 
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12/27/2017-4/13/2018

It's Never Too Late to Help the Hungry!
FeedWashington.org is helping to feed hungry LWSD students on the weekends. They are asking for your support! "Hi Friends, Over the last two years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of requests for Pantry Packs within our school district. Can you support our efforts with a donation as little as $25 to feed a student for a month? Student hunger is something that no child should ever have to worry about. Please go to the  Feed Washington fundraising campaign page  to donate. Thank you in advance for your support!  Please help us spread the word and share ... read full article
Author:
Nikki Meredith 
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12/27/2017-6/22/2018

Did You Know ...
... that the JHS PTSA has an Advocacy Chair who researches education-related issues, attends meetings and hearings, and shares updates and proceedings on the legislature that relate directly to our schools and our students. Susan Baird-Joshi , JHS parent and education advocate, shares her findings and updates at the monthly JHS PTSA meetings as well as in articles linked on this website. For more information, click on the Advocacy menu option on this page or read  this article . Or, f or a more personal touch ... come to our PTSA meetings and hear Susan's updates. Susan is very knowledgeable ... read full article
Author:
Nikki Meredith 
Show from:
10/17/2017-6/15/2018
PTSA Board Positions OpenNikki Meredith2/12/20185/31/2018
PTSA Board Positions Open
The JHS PTSA does great things for our school, advocating for students and teachers.   We appreciate all the families that are PTSA members.   The PTSA Board is a great team of members that determine how funds will help our school.   There will be three positions opening up on the PTSA Board at the end of this school year:   President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Some committees will need new leads as well.   If you have an interest in one of these positions or know of someone that you’d like to nominate, we’d love to hear from you. ... read full article
Vote Before Feb 13th!Nikki Meredith2/12/20182/13/2018
Vote Before Feb 13th!
Please read this timely letter from the Principal of Finn Hill and EAS: "As principal of Finn Hill Middle School and Environmental & Adventure School I want to make sure that families in our school have information about the upcoming school election for Lake Washington School District. All three measures fund construction, programs, staffing, and student services not funded by the state. On January 24, the 2018 Special Election ballots were mailed to all Washington voters. For residents residing in Lake Washington School District (LWSD), these ballots include three funding measures: (1) a replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy, (2) ... read full article
STAFF APPRECIATION - Helping is Easy!Nikki Meredith1/25/20181/30/2018
STAFF APPRECIATION - Helping is Easy!
Show your appreciation to the wonderful JHS teachers and staff Staff Appreciation Day is Tuesday 30th. We are still looking for chips, juice and cookies for to go along with the 6 foot Subway sandwiches the staff will be enjoying on the 30th (Subway is donating 12 feet!) If you are able to participate, sign up HERE ... read full article
REFLECTIONS - JHS Artists Win Awards!Nikki Meredith12/10/20171/31/2018
REFLECTIONS - JHS Artists Win Awards!
We are pleased to announce that two works by Juanita students were selected by independent judges at the Lake Washington School District level to advance to the next round – the Washington State level of this year’s Reflections contest, "Within Reach" .   Kudos to: Adam D.C.B. Chen , 12th grade, who received the Outstanding Interpretation award, High School age group in Photography for his photograph "Almost There". Angelyiah Lim , 9th grade, who received the Award of Merit, High School age group in Music Composition for her piano composition "Spring Tides" .   In addition, a drawing by Simone Marrujo , ... read full article
Holiday Hunger Campaign - Will You Help?Nikki Meredith11/29/201711/29/2017
Holiday Hunger Campaign - Will You Help?
HUNGER HURTS! WILL YOU HELP FEED STUDENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY? From December 4-17 Feed Washington is running a Holiday Hunger Campaign to make sure every student at JUANITA HIGH SCHOOL has enough to eat each weekend. Pantry Packs is a weekend food program in the Lake Washington School District. Identified students receive food packs for the  weekend, when they are most vulnerable to hunger. **WE PROJECT THREE STUDENTS AT JUANITA HIGH SCHOOL WILL GO HUNGRY THIS YEAR** TO HELP, CLICK ON JUANITA HIGH SCHOOL AT: FEEDWASHINGTON.ORG/HOLIDAYHUNGERCAMPAIGN $25/month provides a weekend food pack to a hungry student. Pantry Packs Flyer ... read full article
Juanita Learning Community Meeting at KaMSNikki Meredith11/29/201712/5/2017
Juanita Learning Community Meeting at KaMS
Kamiakin Middle School PTA invites you to a special PTA meeting on  Tuesday December 5th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. , held in the KaMS library.  We will be discussing the upcoming 2018 bond and two replacement levy proposals which will be on the ballot February 2018.  Dr. Traci Pierce, LWSD Superintendent, will be presenting relevant information regarding the bond/levies and how they affect the Juanita community.  KaMS PTA will vote on whether to endorse and support these proposals.   Please join us for this important night.   All are welcome; you do not need to be a PTA member to attend; child ... read full article
Parents! Bring your Students on Wednesday!Nikki Meredith11/2/201711/8/2017
Parents! Bring your Students on Wednesday!
JHS PTSA Invites you to a FREE College Planning Class Wednesday, November 8 th 2017 Come to the PTSA meeting at 7:00 followed immediately by the class 7:00pm – 8:30pm Juanita High School Library   We look forward to seeing you there!   “ How to Choose the Best College for your Student and your Pocketbook ” Speaker: Crystal Tate president of Crystal Clear College Planning   This will be a valuable class for all parents with college-bound students.  In this informal class you will learn: How to help students decide which colleges to apply to What the more selective ... read full article
HOMECOMING - Parent Volunteers Needed 10/21Nikki Meredith10/7/201710/21/2017
HOMECOMING - Parent Volunteers Needed 10/21
On  October 21st , we are having our Juanita High School Homecoming and we need parent volunteers.   We are looking for chaperones who would be available on this night from  7:45 to 11:15 p.m.   The duties include helping with coat check , ticket sales/admission , and walking around keeping students safe . Please email ASAP at  adam@adamlamb.info  if you can do it! Currently we have 3 volunteers and we need about 20 so please consider volunteering! All volunteers have to be LWSD volunteer approved! Thanks, Adam Lamb  Juanita ASB President ... read full article
Fear-Free Practice SAT Test on 10/14Nikki Meredith10/4/201710/8/2017
Fear-Free Practice SAT Test on 10/14
Sign up now for the Fear-Free Practice SAT test, which is on Saturday October 14th. Last day to register is Sunday October 8th. To sign up, complete and turn in  this FORM  or register online HERE . For more information, click on the "SAT and ACT" menu option to the left. ... read full article
Homecoming Corsages & Boutonnieres - Order by 10/17Nikki Meredith10/1/201710/20/2017
Homecoming Corsages & Boutonnieres - Order by 10/17
Order your Homecoming  Corsages & Boutonnieres today! Order forms are located on the PTSA  bulletin board and  HERE Turn in order forms to the PTSA box in  the Main Office of the school   Orders due no later than Tuesday, October 17th Corsages and Boutonnieres will be available for pick- up at the school on Friday, October 20th, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Proceeds support the 2018 Senior Celebration For more information and to buy tickets for the 2018 Senior Celebration, click on the "Senior Celebration" menu option  ... read full article
REFLECTIONS Art Contest - Entries Due 11/1Nikki Meredith9/21/201711/1/2017
REFLECTIONS Art Contest - Entries Due 11/1
FALL IS THE SEASON.... TO ENTER THE PERENNIALLY POPULAR  REFLEC TIONS COMPETI TION The Reflections program is National PTA's largest program and is focused on encouraging students to engage in creative activities and use their imaginations to make artwork in various categories for the purpose of expressing the theme with a new piece of work. The 2017-2018 Reflections theme is "Within Reach" .  Art categories include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts 2D .  Only original works of art from individual students are accepted.  Special Artists are also encouraged to enter.  Here is How The Contest Works: ... read full article
Recycling Event - Support the Senior CelebrationNikki Meredith9/19/20179/30/2017
Recycling Event - Support the Senior Celebration
***THIS SATURDAY*** Free Electronics Recycling Event!   Saturday, September 30th 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.  in the JHS parking lot. Bring your old electronics, such as computers, printers, stereo equipment. Also scrap metal, such as appliances, bikes, barbecues.   NO propane tanks or hazardous material. Donations gladly accepted to benefit the 2018 Senior Celebration which provides a safe party venue following graduation. For more info, see flyer HERE Contact:  Susan Vossler   vosslers66@gmail.com ... read full article
First PTSA Meeting - All Welcome!Nikki Meredith9/12/20179/14/2017
First PTSA Meeting - All Welcome!
Join us at the First PTSA meeting of the 2017-18 school year! These meetings are a great source of information about what's going on at school. Principal Kelly Clapp always updates us on what is new and is happy to answer questions. With your support, we can continue to make Juanita a great school for our children. Your contribution, whether it is your time, knowledge or resources, makes a difference. We invite you to become an involved member at our high school. A strong PTSA represents parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success! M eet in Room 175 (Science ... read full article
Fear Free Practice SAT and ACT TestsNikki Meredith8/31/20179/30/2017
Fear Free Practice SAT and ACT Tests
***First Practice Test Session This Saturday*** Are you... Worried about the SAT or ACT test? Not sure what the difference is between the tests? Not sure which one you should take? Wanting to take the test, but don't want the results to count? Wishing you could take a practice test and then have an expert help you analyse the results? Well, you're in luck because the Juanita High School PTSA is bringing you several "Fear Free" Practice ACT and SAT Test  opportunities (presented by the Princeton Review).  For more information and to register for one or more of the upcoming test ... read full article
SENIORS - Scholarships Available!Nikki Meredith12/27/20174/13/2018
SENIORS - Scholarships Available!
Juanita High School PTSA Scholarships Reminder to graduating seniors that the 2018 JHS PTSA Scholarship application deadline is  April 13th .   The application and more information can be found here:  2018 Scholarships Info and Form Completed form should be dropped off with Mr Navalinski at the Career Resource Center. ... read full article
It's Never Too Late to Help the Hungry!Nikki Meredith12/27/20176/22/2018
It's Never Too Late to Help the Hungry!
FeedWashington.org is helping to feed hungry LWSD students on the weekends. They are asking for your support! "Hi Friends, Over the last two years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of requests for Pantry Packs within our school district. Can you support our efforts with a donation as little as $25 to feed a student for a month? Student hunger is something that no child should ever have to worry about. Please go to the  Feed Washington fundraising campaign page  to donate. Thank you in advance for your support!  Please help us spread the word and share ... read full article
McCleary Case UpdateNikki Meredith12/11/201712/11/2017
McCleary Case Update
Court Rejects Legislature's Solution to McCleary and Retains Jurisdiction Dec 2017 by Susan Baird-Joshi sdbj.pta@gmail.com Juanita High School PTSA Advocacy Chair In less than 400 words, the entire Washington State Supreme Court told the Washington State Legislature and Governor to finish what they started--fulfill the state's obligation to provide ample funding for basic education. The court rejected the state's arguments that close was enough. For the Court, partial compliance was not full compliance. "Amply Fund Basic Education" is a Top 5 legislative issue for Washington State PTA for the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. The WA State PTA web site ... read full article
Did You Know ...Nikki Meredith10/17/20176/15/2018
Did You Know ...
... that the JHS PTSA has an Advocacy Chair who researches education-related issues, attends meetings and hearings, and shares updates and proceedings on the legislature that relate directly to our schools and our students. Susan Baird-Joshi , JHS parent and education advocate, shares her findings and updates at the monthly JHS PTSA meetings as well as in articles linked on this website. For more information, click on the Advocacy menu option on this page or read  this article . Or, f or a more personal touch ... come to our PTSA meetings and hear Susan's updates. Susan is very knowledgeable ... read full article
Is Your Student Ready to Vote?Nikki Meredith10/17/201710/30/2017
Is Your Student Ready to Vote?
If your student... will be 18 years old by election day,  November 7, 2017 is a United States citizen, and is a legal resident of Washington State ... they can vote!   Just drive them down to Renton and register in person, Monday-Friday,  8:30am - 4:30 pm .   King County Elections 919 SW Grady Way Renton, 98057   The deadline is  October 30 . More details are on the King County Elections web site   From:  Susan D. Baird-Joshi, JHS PTSA Advocacy Chair     ... read full article
Staff Appreciation for OctoberNikki Meredith10/17/201710/24/2017
Staff Appreciation for October
Parents! Sign up now to provide delicious goodies for the JHS teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all they do. It's been a BUSY and CRAZY start to the year and they have all worked EXTRA HARD to make things as smooth as possible for our kids. Please consider this event as one way to show your appreciation. What: Sweet Breads and Fruit Who: For our Awesome Juanita Faculty! When:   Tuesday, October 24 th Where: Drop Off in Main Office Portable by  8AM How: Use this volunteer sign-up sheet Thank you, Cassandra Sage, Staff Appreciation Chair    ... read full article
Senior Celebration - Tix on sale NOW!Nikki Meredith8/31/201712/15/2017
Senior Celebration - Tix on sale NOW!
Seniors! This one is for YOU! Tickets are being sold now for the Senior Celebration that will be held after graduation in June next year. It's not too early to sign up and take advantage of the Early-Bird Pricing . After December 15th, the ticket prices go up. For more information and to purchase your ticket, click on the "Senior Celebration" menu option on the main JHS PTSA web page. Or click HERE . Any questions? Email Senior Celebration Co-Chairs Theresa Harrington ( tk.harrington@frontier.com ) or Susan Vossler ( vosslers66@gmail.com ).   ... read full article
Did You Know ...Nikki Meredith11/2/201712/15/2017
Did You Know ...
Seniors! Did you know ... Scholarships (Financial Assistance) is available for Senior Celebration tickets. To apply for a scholarship or to donate to the scholarship find, click HERE .   For more information, contact  Susan Vossler or  Theresa Harrington ... read full article
Parents - Volunteer on Scholarship Committee!Nikki Meredith12/27/20171/11/2018
Parents - Volunteer on Scholarship Committee!
We are looking for parent   volunteers  to join the 2018 JHS Scholarship Committee ! Duties will include reading scholarship applications and meeting early in May with the other committee members to select the 2018 recipients. We are looking for parents of freshmen or sophomores . Anyone interested or have questions can email the scholarship chair Caroline Appleyard cappleyard@psm.edu   ... read full article
Job Opportunity for JHS StudentsNikki Meredith10/1/201711/30/2017
Job Opportunity for JHS Students
Check out this Job Opportunity from the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club: The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club is looking for referees for our youth sports leagues. Right now we have fall youth volleyball and winter kindergarten-2 nd  grade basketball leagues. All officials are trained before they ref one of our youth games and the pay is  $15  per game. They can also continue to work as we have referee positions available throughout the school year. Games are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If interested, contact Alec Hinn | Athletic Director |  ahinn@positiveplace.org  | 425-250-4756.  You can apply online by following ... read full article