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We are partnering with BrightBytes in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives. Please check our latest newsletter for information about how you can participate.
6th Grade Parents
Is your student ready for 7th grade? A whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) is now required before starting 7th grade. Proof of imunization must be received by the school office before the first day of school. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse at [email protected]
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Parent Annual Notification 2013-2014
The Parent Annual Notification is available on the Healdsburg Unified School District website (www.husd.com) in the "Parents" Locker.
Please download and review this material, then sign and return the accompanying acknowledgement page. If you would like a paper copy of it, please contact Debbie Odetto at 431-3488 or [email protected].
Healdsburg Junior High Jazz Band Plays at Kiwanis Luncheon
The Healdsburg Junior High Jazz Band under the direction of Gary Johnson played for the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, April 8th. The program included works by composers Herbie Mann, Cannonball Adderly, Duke Ellington and the Band's own composition, "4th Period Blues."
Members of the band are: Shelby Van Dorn, Natasha Marsden, Olivia Grande, Henry Dreiling, Lucy Carroll, Annalise Rackerby, Cayla Miller, Giovanni Perez, and Beatriz Savin y Juarez
Several of these students have only been playing for a couple of years. They all did a fine job and were a credit to their Director and their school. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for all the support they provide to our music program through funding for HEF.
Healthy Kids Survey
All seventh grade students will be asked to take the California Healthy Kids Survey at school during the month of April. The California Department of Education requires us to ask students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety and the learning environment. Participation in the survey is voluntary on the part of the student. We hope you will encourage your child to participate so that his or her opinion and knowledge can be part of the information gleaned from the survey. We use information from the surveys to plan for school safety and to continue to shift the educational program to address any issues reflected in the survey results.
The survey is anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school.
If you wish to view the survey, you may do so at https://chks.wested.org/resources/chks-ms-core-1314.pdf
We will be sending home a letter about the survey with your child. If you do not want your child to take the survey, please sign and return the letter to the school office by Wednesday, April 9.
If you have questions, please contact Bill Halliday, Vice Principal.
HJH Students Enjoying Landscaping
HJH Horticulture and AVID 7 students took on the great responsibility of transplanting over 200 plants around the new basketball courts on Fitch Street. This project is part of the overall HUSD ...more
Standardized Testing in 2014
Students at HJH will take the Smarter Balanced Test (known as the SBAC) between April 7 and May 18. Information on the test has been sent home to our families. Learn more about the test; including taking a practice test, here.
This year is a field test for the SBAC to give us all an opportunity to try it out before the “real” thing next year. The California Department of Education is testing how well the new on-line testing goes. In consequence, the state will not have results to report to parents. Next year, in 2015, the test is planned to go fully operational.
The STAR test is still in place for 2014, but on a limited basis. In the same April/May window as the SBAC, students in Grade 8 will take the Science test together with students throughout California. Please contact Deborah Hall, Principal for any questions or concerns you may have.
The Healdsburg Junior High School Modernization and New Construction Project is scheduled to begin summer 2014. The new construction will consist of seven new classrooms including a science lab and science lecture classroom. Below are the renderings showing the exterior of the new courtyard and the interior of a new classroom.