From Dr. Clint Calzini- High School Principal
Dear Class of 2024,
Welcome to JIS HIgh School!
As you continue your educational journey, I want to welcome you to JIS High School! To support your transition from middle school, we have a number of events planned over the 2020-2021 school year and we are excited to begin your transition today! This website will provide tons of information and details so dive in and take a look! Moving from middle school is an important event in your life and we look forward to welcoming you on campus.
Looking ahead, we have set a tentative date of August 11 to meet with you on campus for our 9th grade orientation and I look forward to meeting you (in person!) then.
Dr. Calzini, Ph.D.
From Mrs. Barbara Wiemers- Vice Principal of Student Affairs
Dear Class of 2024,
Welcome to the High School I am very excited to welcome you to the High School and particularly look forward to extending this welcome in person in August 2020.
My main area of focus is supporting students with their wellbeing, ensuring that you are connecting with your classes, teachers, and friends. Encouraging you to get involved with the life of the school, for example joining service clubs, trying out for sporting teams, joining clubs which interest you and auditions for school productions – we want all of our High School students to be involved and never want an opportunity to pass them by. We want every day to count!
Another area I oversee is ensuring that our High School polices are upheld. This sometimes means having difficult conversations, but this happens so that we are all on the same page, following the same rules and when you have not been your best self, being able to move on after consequences, conversations, and reflections.
I have an open-door policy and although many students come to see me – because I send them a slip asking them to come! I also have many students who drop in to see me as they seem to think I might have the answer to a question they have. There is so much new information to know when you join High School so please do drop in if you have any questions.
Enjoy your High School journey, I am really happy that I am going to be part of it.
Best wishes, Mrs. Wiemers
From Mr. Ryan Campbell- Vice Principal of Curriculum and Learning
It is with very great pleasure that I welcome you to the High School, Let's begin at the end, I want you to imagine yourselves striding across our graduation stage at the end of Grade 12 ready to go into the world. So how did you get to that point? You began in Grade 9, as you are all doing now, by leaning in and setting the habits of success that will stand you in good stead throughout high school. You got your self-organized, used your honor passes wisely, and made sure you were on top of your work. You experimented as Grade 9 has a huge array of creative arts options, and you took learning beyond the classroom walls by engaging fully with service learning and sports. As you did so well in Grade 9, you then felt in a really strong position to excel with the increased option choices in Science and Social Studies that come your way in Grade 10. From there you coped easily with the challenging external courses on offer in Grades 11 and 12 all because you had wisely built strongly positive habits for learning in Grade 9. What is the moral of the story? Grade 9 isn't really your freshman year, it's your foundation year as with all buildings, the stronger the foundations the greater the final construction will be. Embrace Grade 9, try and learn everything you can both inside and outside the classroom, and most of all, have a wonderful year.
From Ms. Darby Davis- Activities Director
High School Activities Offers Something For Everyone.
Welcome to the high school! Along with our sports and service programs, we offer more than 50 activities for you to get involved within the high school. Try something new like the Magic Club, or share your expertise in the Photography Club. There is something for everyone. Click HERE to get more information about student activities, IASAS Events (Model United Nations, Art, Film, Debate, Forensics, Dance, Drama, Music), and leadership opportunities. At the beginning of the school year, keep an eye out for the Activities Fair where you can learn more about the programs and talk with current members. Also, stay informed with the Dragon Bites newsletter sent out weekly via email.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or stop by the Activities Office in F306.
From Mr. Jake Stockman- Athletic Director
Welcome to High School Athletics at JIS: Home of the Dragons!
JIS offers a comprehensive athletics program for students in the 9th to 12th grades. Our teams play friendly games with local schools and sport clubs as well as participating in one local conference(JAAC) and one international conference(IASAS). The sports calendar is split into three seasons spread throughout the school year:
Season 1- August to October: Cross-country, Soccer, and Volleyball
Season 2- October to January: Basketball, Rugby (boys) & Touch (girls), Swimming, and Varsity Tennis
Season 3- February to April: Badminton, Baseball (boys) & Softball (girls), Golf, Track & Field, and JV Tennis
If you have any questions about registration and tryouts, game and practice schedules, uniform policies, being a host family during an IASAS event, and any other detail of being a student-athlete at JIS, please don't hesitate to contact us or check out the JIS Athletics page on JISNET.
The High School Student Handbook offers a wealth of useful information to students and parents about our high school programs, policy, and expectations. Every member of the high school community should take some time to peruse its contents and the amazing opportunities afforded to us in the High School at JIS.
|How Can the Counselors Help You?|
|For Students:||Resources for Parents:|
|Questions About Your Schedule||Counselors Corner|
|Choosing Courses||The Counseling Department Website|
|University Exploration and Preparation||Individual Appointments|
|Time and Coursework Management||Book Club|
|Confronting Stress, Anxiety, and Conflicts||
Parent Support and Informational Meetings
For individual appointments with counselors, please contact the following:
We understand this will be a very different year. The Counselors will also be working to develop more programming around mental health & resilience. We are here to help support you and your family through this time.
Our parent organizations are an important part of the JIS community and contribute greatly to the High School. We have several groups that work together to make our community run smoothly.