Welcome JAGS Parents 2019-20
We believe that preparing globally competent students begins with a rigorous curriculum including:
interdisciplinary problem-based learning, cultural awareness, world language immersion, community collaboration, service learning, leadership opportunities, business partnerships, educationally based travel.
Upon completion of the program, JAGS students will possess the skills necessary to lead, cultivate and communicate their own ideas, excel in their chosen career paths, and work collaboratively to successfully navigate our global society.
What we do in JAGS:
Our Freshmen and Sophomores are in a block schedule (English, History, Science) in the morning. All of our Juniors are in the Model United Nations classes (either 0pd or 7th pd.) All of our JAGS Seniors are required to take the JAGS Senior Capstone Independent Study course. All JAGS students must have 4 years of a World Language, complete 80 hours of community service, and a graduation portfolio showcasing their four years of work in JAGS. Upon completion, the JAGS student will receive a Certificate of Global Studies from JHS and the Asia Society’s International Studies School Network.
The Four Pillars of JAGS:
INVESTIGATE THE WORLD
Through the lens of S.A.G.E.:
S - Student voice & choice (Are there opportunities for students to make choices about content, process, and/or product?)
A - Authentic work (Are students being asked to do the kind of work professionals do in the “real world”?)
G - Global significance (How are students being asked to investigate the world, recognize multiple perspectives, communicate effectively, and/or take action?)
E - Exhibition to a real-world audience (How will students have the opportunity to present their learning to an authentic audience?)
Parent Volunteers Needed:
Football games - (Perry, McKinley, Green) help chaperon facepainting & JAGS swag sales
Basketball games - same idea as above, general chaperoning of facepainting/swag sales
Pancake Breakfast - Friday afterschool, help direct the Freshmen (mainly) volunteers in Commons, then on Saturday morning, help direct JAGS volunteers in helping vendors/cafeteria <--- This is a student event, parents are not doing the work, our kids are
Haunted Hayride - General merriment…..help herd the ghouls, ghosts and zombies, hot chocolate patrol
Yankee Candle/Popcornopolis - Help distribute candles and popcorn
G.O. Night (Global Opportunities Night) - help organize, cook and serve dinner, donations, clean-up, help the audience navigate JHS, general order keeping...HUGE JAGS night!
JAGSgiving - Morning joy, donations, hot chocolate patrol, feathers, general population
Blanket making - help direct the ‘no running with scissors' initiative, donations of fleece, pizza distribution
Polar Bear Plunge - help find plungers, hot chocolate patrol, jump in the lake…
JAGS Senior Capstones - help mentor our Seniors, publicize drives and service projects, general support
JAGS Senior Night - donations, decorations
General fundraising - to fund JAGS travel and programming, corporate sponsorship
Publicity - help spread the word about the JAGS program, and what students are involved in doing this year in our community/world
JAGS Students: Please join our JAGS Polaris Group: S6VG-X73Z-MX49Q
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Event - JAGS Cook Your Culture
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Event - JAGS Community Meeting - 1st pd.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Event - JAGS Service Event - Place Patriot Day Flags
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Event - Freshmen leadership day with Ted Weise
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - JAGS Parents Booster Meeting, DLL @ 6:00pm
Friday, September 20, 2019 - Perry Home Game, Face Painting/blanket sales
Friday, September 27, 2019 - Yankee Candle and Popcornopolis sales begin (mainly Freshmen)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Event -JAGS Community Meeting - 2nd pd.
Friday, October 11, 2019 - McKinley (Homecoming) Game, Face Painting/blanket sales
Friday, October 18, 2019 - Event - JAGS Service Event - Pancake Breakfast set up afterschool,
Yankee Candle sales end (all money due today)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - JAGS Service Event - 1st shift Pancake breakfast, OR Pi Mile (Interact),
evening: Haunted Hayride
Friday, October 25, 2019 - Green Home Game, Face Painting/blanket sales
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Event - JAGS Community Meeting - 3rd pd.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - G.O. Night (Global Opportunities Night) 5:30 - 8:30pm
Monday, November 11, 2019 - JAGS Service Event - Place Veterans’ Day Flags - 0pd.
Friday, November 22, 2019 - JAGSgiving - 0pd.
Friday, December 13, 2019 - JAGS Community Meeting - 1st pd. - JAGSmas Gift Exchange
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Polar Bear Plunge
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Event -JAGS Community Meeting - 2nd pd.
March 4 - March 8, 2020 - JAGS MUN to NYC, NHSMUN + Serbian Cultural Event (overnighter)
Friday, May 1, 2020 - JAGS Community Meeting - 3rd pd. - JAGS Senior Goodbyes!
May 13 - May 15, 2020 - JAGS Freshmen to Heifer Global Village & Harpers Ferry (overnighter)
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE JAGS POLARIS PAGE FOR UPDATES, FORMS AND INFORMATION, AS WELL AS THE JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL JAGS WEBSITE: https://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/Page/16658
JAGS Parent Organization: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson H.S., JAGS web page: https://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/Page/16658
Facebook: JAGS - The Jackson Academy for Global Studies
SnapChat: JAGS_JHS Twitter: @JAGS_JHS Remind 101: @jags-jhs
Kathryn Stone, JAGS Coordinator email@example.com
Joseph Knopick, JHS Assist. Principal, JAGS Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Lepsky, President JAGS Booster Club email@example.com
Ellie Maas, Vice President JAGS Booster Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandie Phillips, Secretary JAGS Booster Club email@example.com
Lynn Baumoel, Treasurer JAGS Booster Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Campbell, Fundraising Chair JAGS Booster Club email@example.com
JAGS Parent group and Booster Organization
firstname.lastname@example.orgWendy Lepsky, President JAGS Booster ClubEllie Maas, Vice President JAGS Booster ClubBrandie Phillips, Secretary JAGS Booster ClubLynn Baumoel, Treasurer JAGS Booster ClubLisa Campbell, Fundraising Chair JAGS Booster Club