Weekly Newsletter

JFHS Parent /Family UpdateDecember 1, 2023

Mr. Wilson's Message

This time of year is full of traditions. Perhaps you and your family always decorate your house with trees or light displays. Perhaps you had a turkey for Thanksgiving, or your family gathered at one particular family members house. Maybe you always watch the same movie together this time of year, or everyone jumps in the car to go look at various light displays.


In many ways, traditions are like habits; things we do over and over until it almost becomes second nature. We have our own traditions here at school. We hope to instill a love of learning, or at least the habits that support life-long learning. We say the pledge every morning to remember this great country we live in. We try to instill in students problem solving and creative thinking.


Our habits, like our traditions, say a lot about who we are and what is important to us.


Here are a few questions to get the conversation started this week::


1. What are your traditions this time of year?

2. What are some habits that you hope to develop?



Have a great week!


December 9 - Christmas Vendor Village


  • we_are_jf - Our Instagram page allows you to look into some of the creative things our students and teachers are doing, and stay up to date on important announcements
  • The Cavalier Podcast - This student produced podcast can be found on Apple and Spotify.


Seniors, if you have a college application, with a January 1st deadline, please get with your counselor this week to make sure everything is in order before we leave for break on Dec 15.


Key Club is partnering with Foster Fuels for their Give the Warmth Coat Drive. They are gathering gently used kid sized and adult sized coats that will be distributed to families in the area. There is a box in the front atrium where coats can be dropped off during school hours.


From Your School Psychologist

Click here to see a unique list of gift ideas for your teenager that don’t involve technology from the creator of the Screenagers movies, Dr. Delaney Ruston. At the end of the list are links to previous years’ lists as well as two short videos on developing good communication skills with your teen