Spartans – The Legend Lives On!
Looking back over time many legends can be thought of – Joan of Arc, Plato, Socrates, Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, General Patton, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bart Starr, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Richard Petty, Albert Einstein, and the list goes on.
During class breaks and lunches you will see other legends and legacy’s moving about hustling from one class to another. These legends are our students!
SOJH has a great mix of personalities, sizes, shapes, and academic levels bustling and moving about towards a very worthy goal – to be better than they were the day before. Teachers, administrators, counselors, secretaries, para-professionals, child nutritionists, custodial staff, etc. are all committed to assist each and every student to have a learning and challenging experience. All of us are committed to helping you achieve your goals—seeing that every student has every opportunity to learn all they can in order to have a successful future.
Along with the theme - Spartans - The Legend Lives On! - the SBO's and student government officers are also focusing on ‘Pride’ and ‘Spirit’. There will be a variety of activities, contests, topics, character ed, concerts, sporting events, after school groups, etc. that will focus on pride and spirit. We encourage everyone to attend our activities and get involved. Bring your enthusiastic pride and spirit to share.
We are looking forward to working with the students and everyone involved with SOJH this school year.
Keep your eyes open and watch our ‘Legends Live On!’
It’s that time of year again that summer break begins to come to an end and everyone begins to look forward to having school begin. SOJH staff hopes that you have had a rewarding and great summer. We are looking forward to having a great year this year. The T-shirt shows the theme chosen by the SBO’s – Spartans – The Legend Lives On! An underlying theme is also on the T-shirt – Pride & Spirit. This year with the theme about legends, we see our students as legends, living on, promoting positive behavior, high educational goals, enduring lessons learned, pride, and spirit just to name a few qualities seen in all Spartans. What a year this will be!
The pre-paying of registering is coming to a close. The last day to pre-pay for registration is August 4, 2014 by 2:15 pm. The main office will be closed August 5, 6 & 7, 2014 in order to prepare and be ready for schedule pick-up on Friday, August 8, 2014.
August 8, 2014 is schedule pick up days at the following times:
Pre-paid* schedule pick up/locker assigning 8:00 – 9:30 All grades in cafeteria
Non-Pre-Paid** schedule pick up/locker assigning 10:00 – 11:30 All grades in cafeteria
*- Pre-Paid payments can be paid on-line at MySchoolFees.com or in person at the school office (up thru August 4, 2:15 pm), by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
**-Payments can be made August 8, during the Non-Pre-Paid time by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
*NOTE: School/ID pictures will be taken on August 26, 2014 during school. School/ID pictures will NOT be taken on August 8.
‘7th grade & New Students Orientation’
SOJH offers an orientation on the day of schedule pick up, August 8, 2014. For your convenience we have expanded this orientation into two sessions for students to attend (parents are welcome and encouraged to attend). This is by choice to attend and is not mandatory.
1st Orientation 9:30 – 11:00 am Gym (South end)
2nd Orientation 11:30 – 1:00 pm Gym (South end)
This orientation is specific for 7th graders as well as new incoming students (any grade). Counselors will discuss with students expectations, standards, rules, goals, attendance, lunches, classes, changing from one class to another, interactions among others, etc. along with ideas of what to expect the first couple of weeks of school. They will also address how not to be nervous about attending SOJH. SBO’s, Student Government officers, Peer Leaders, and Cheerleaders will also take students around to introduce them to the school layout and how to work their lockers. This is a great time for students to meet their peers.
We are really excited about this up-coming year. We will do all we can to make it a safe, friendly, enjoyable, and educational experience.
Show your pride!! T-shirts such as the one you see here can be purchased and picked up during schedule pick-up for a mere $10.00. Get one before they’re all gone! Sweatshirts will also be available to be ordered from the PTSA. (Future purchases will be available in the first part of the school year)
SPARTANS – THE LEGEND LIVES ON!