Julesburg High School’s New Year's Resolutions By: Julesburg High School Journalism Team When the New Year rolls around, people like to make ambitiously personal goals. The Julesburg Journalism Team sees New Year’s resolutions as a way of self betterment so that individuals can better themselves for tomorrow. During the first two weeks of the new year, we decided to interview people in the Julesburg High School community to see if they had created New Year's resolutions for themselves. Those people include Bryan Bagby, Owen Harris, Kierra Ehnes, Jaymee Lanckriet, Emily Fowler, Hope Myslive, Jayce Strasser, Mrs. Monette, and Mrs. Ehnes. The first person we went to was Bryan Bagby. His goal is to workout more to get bigger and stronger. His motivation comes from “Just the fact that I'm doing good in sports, and if I could get bigger I could be 10 times better.” For a first time New Year's Resolution maker, Bryan has a pretty hefty goal. Although hefty, he sees this goal as valuable, saying: “If I'm able to become stronger as one unit…hopefully get others on our football team and maybe even members of the wrestling team that want to go out and play football.” What an outstanding goal that is as it is very encouraging to us at the Julesburg Journalism Team and many others. Owen, our next interviewee, has goals similar to Bryan’s in that he wants to jump into the weightroom and get on his grind. “One of my New Year's resolutions is to work out every day if possible,” he explained. Owen’s inspiration starts with his family and friends. He says: “All of my friends and family are pushing me,” and we are thrilled to see the support he receives as he strives to improve himself. Next was Kierra, who wants to improve herself in every aspect of life. We witnessed Kierra’s dedication to self improvement when she told us: “My New Year's resolutions are to just focus on myself and bettering myself.” She is looking for ways to enhance her skills in school, at home, “And looking for ways to enhance everything I do and make myself better at everything I do.” She really wants to make sure that she is using her time wisely, because she realizes she doesn’t have a lot of it left here at Julesburg High School. Kierra told us that “Being a senior next year, I just want to make sure that I'm really utilizing my time as I don't have a lot of time left in high school. I want to make sure that I'm putting my best foot forward every time I do something.” The next person we got a hold of was Jaymee whose goal was to better her grades. Jaymee draws inspiration from her older sister “Because she's the first one in my family to go into college and succeed past the first year.” Her greatest challenge has been overcoming time management challenges. Like Owen and Bryan, Emily wants to get better at physical activities. Overall, Emily wants to improve all aspects of her life which seems to be a common goal for the students of Julesburg. Emily is using her betterment for physical activities to get a headstart on the track season. Emily feels now is the perfect time to work on her athletic abilities because she “wants to use [them] to set new PR’s in track for the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and all of my other events.” With the main theme of interviewee goals being to physically improve themselves, Hope Myslive’s goal is no different. This goal stems from the fact that Hope has “never really thought about [her] figure until this year.” Her main inspiration is Journalism team member Luis Gonzales who is very adamant in being physically active. Unlike most people that we interviewed, Jayce makes a full 180 and focuses on his mind instead of his body. He explains that: “I haven't been feeling like I've been focusing on my mental health lately, and I feel like I need to focus on that more to be a better person overall.” Like Jayce, Mrs. Monette also wants to improve her mental health by being more positive. This shows how ambition can span generations. Overall, most of the priorities in Julesburg High School seem to be focused on improving themselves in every aspect. However, some people like Mrs. Ehnes don't make New Year's Resolutions. At first, this may seem strange, but we found a lot of motivation in her reasoning. As you embark on your journey of 2022, join us in reflecting on Mrs. Ehnes’ words: “I typically do not make New Year's resolutions as I try to be that person daily and not wait for one time of year to set myself up for something that may or may not come to fruition.”
Missoula Children’s Theatre is back! Thank you to Marsha Hill and the Hippodrome for providing this wonderful opportunity to our students!
5th period Art students are practicing color mixing by creating their own color wheels, tinting & shading the colors, and then labeling them in their sketchbooks.
Service & Leadership Team Members Rafe Buettenback, Emily Fowler, Jayce Strasser, Kaden Harens, Itai Gonzales, Jensen Renquist, Vivian Fraire, Rylie Ingram & Katelyn Reichman with SC Basketball Players Kellum Carnahan & Josh Kler volunteering at the Youth Basketball Tournament.
Throwback Thursday this week features some photos from 1960 & 1961! #1- Pep Club officers: D. Beal, C. Fender, B. Smith, L. Beckman, J. Hensley, & J. Hodges. #2- National Honor Society Officers: Nancy Harold, Jim Jenkins, & Carol Fender. #3- Drum Major and Majorettes from 1960. Can anyone identify them?
Happy Sunday! Did you know that Julesburg School District has its own Instagram now, where you can stay up to date on all the happenings through the art of photographic storytelling? Now you do. Follow our Instagram page @julesburgschooldistrictlions
January is School Board Appreciation Month! Help us recognize and appreciate the Julesburg School Board: Perry Campbell, Josh Lechman, Tammy Aulston, Chris Hoschouer, Kyla Kizer and Elyshia Harris! THANK YOU for all the Great Things you do for our school and community!
Due to deteriorating road and weather conditions, school will be dismissed early @ 12:30 p.m. today (January 5th). In addition, there will be no school tomorrow (January 6th) as weather and road conditions will continue to worsen.
New/Updated COVID Isolation/Quarantine Guidelines (January 3rd, 2022) Isolation - Individuals, who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate. Isolation expectations include: • Isolate for at least 5 days. • If no symptoms exist or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, end isolation but continue wearing a mask for 5 additional days. • Continue isolation if a fever is present, regardless of the length of time. • A negative test is not required to return to school upon completion of the isolation period. Quarantine - Close contact (All individuals living in the same residence are defined as close contacts) with a COVID positive individual should use the following quarantine guidance: • Anyone who develops symptoms following exposure should get tested then stay home. • Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, or have an up to date vaccine: ■ Do NOT need to quarantine at home ■ Do Wear a mask around others for 10 days ■ Do Test 5 days after exposure (*Free BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Self Tests available) • Individuals who do not have an up to date vaccine: ■ Do Stay home for 5 days, then wear a mask around others for another 5 days ■ Do Test 5 days after exposure (*Free BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Self Tests available) * Up to date vaccine is defined as follows: Individuals who have been boosted, OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 6 months, OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the past 2 months. * Quarantine expectations start on the date of last known exposure to a COVID positive individual. Quarantine expectations for household contact with a COVID positive individual begin on the same day as the isolation order for the COVID positive individual in the household. Household contacts should attempt to separate from the COVID positive individual. *FREE BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Self Test Kits available for any students/families that would like to have a COVID test kit available to use as/when you see fit. If you would like to receive a FREE COVID Rapid Self Test Kit, click on the link below and enter your student(s) name and grade. Upon receiving your request via this form, we will send home a COVID test kit with your student for use at home. BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Self Test Kit Request Form Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEqo1rNok7GBRQYUkX7eiLeFSzvIdMLkuWfm_xbuvI8sDKtw/viewform?usp=pp_url
The Julesburg School District has free BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Self Test Kits available for any students/families that would like to have a COVID test kit available to use as/when you see fit. If you would like to receive a FREE COVID Rapid Self Test Kit, click on the link below and enter your student(s) name and grade. Upon receiving your request via this form, we will send home a COVID test kit with your student for use at home. BinaxNOW Covid Rapid Self Test Kit Request Form Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEqo1rNok7GBRQYUkX7eiLeFSzvIdMLkuWfm_xbuvI8sDKtw/viewform?usp=pp_url
JHS’s Service and Leadership Team (SLT) assisting SCOR in preparation for their New Year’s Eve party. SLT is looking for service projects that would benefit our community. For more information, please contact Ryan Renquist at 970-474-3365 or email@example.com
Mrs. Jacobs and the elementary students took a few days this week to practice the Philipino dance of Tinikling. Students learn 5 basic steps and practiced moving to the beat of music. It was so fun!
Christmas Break Here We Come!!! Preschool celebrated the final day of school before break with some cookie decorating a short movie. We ended with a short singing program for our families to enjoy!
Enjoying our last school day of 2021. Students presented their finals and snacked on the food associated with their artist!
Good afternoon JES Families. Please click on the link below to access the January Parent Newsletter. Also, for the families who signed up for the winter break meals, please remember to come to the front entrance of the elementary tomorrow, Friday, December 17th at 12:30 to pick up your box of meals. Thank you! Link to Newsletter: https://5il.co/13api
Our last day of school before break. Instead of snow we are playing in corn husks.
Kindergarten visited the Post Office this morning to send our Santa letters off to the North Pole.
Julesburg FFA is proud of Katelyn Reichman as she represented our chapter for Creed Speaking at the District Leadership Conference. She delivered the FFA Creed memorized, answered 3 questions on the creed, and represented us well. She placed bronze. Congratulations, Katelyn!
It's semester finals time!! Sophomores work diligently to take their individual finals, which encompasses an entire semester of learning. Each class is allowed a minimum of 60 minutes with the possibility of 75 minutes on each test. Finals count as 20% of their semester grade.
The 7th graders are reading "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien in English Class and learning to make Hobbit bread, from the book, in their Life Skills Class!