University of Tennessee in Knoxville Big Orange Preview: October 26-29 Big Orange Preview will take place on October 26-29 from the comfort of your homes! During this Open House event, the students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and college students. This will introduce you to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life! Come See Tennessee: October 13-14 From October 13-14, students can Come See Tennessee from the comfort of their home! This Diversity & Inclusion-focused event is a unique two-day experience to highlight UT's Pride Center, Multicultural Student Life, a current student panel, and much more. Students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and scholars during this event. For more information, go to https://admissions.utk.edu/visit/events
This is just a reminder that SCC will be hosting their first 2020-2021 FAFSA completion this Thursday, October 1. If you want assistance with the FAFSA, you are encouraged to call SCC for a Zoom appointment,(618) 634-3246 or (618) 634-3280.
Every year, CBAI (Community Bankers Association of Illinois) awards over $20,000 in scholarships funds to high school seniors statewide through their Annual Essay Scholarship Program. Legence Bank has the opportunity to nominate local students in the area for a chance to win one of these scholarships! The scholarship information and application is DUE by Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 3 pm. Seniors may turn in the essay and application to the local Legence Bank branch or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications have been emailed to the seniors' school email address. The following is the information required for the bank portion of the CBAI Scholarship Application: Sponsoring Bank/City: • Legence Bank/Eldorado Sponsoring Bank Contact/Title: • Tricia Johnson/VP of Marketing and Communications Bank Address: • 1200 US Hwy 45, Eldorado, Illinois 62930 Phone Number: • 800-360-8044 or 618-273-2271 Email: • Marketing@legencebank.com or email@example.com
SEMO would like to let you know about Southeast Missouri State University's upcoming virtual exploration weeks. This will take place October 5-8 and October 26-29. Each week will include various 30-minute Zoom presentations that will include sessions with our colleges and departments, student life, and student support services. Students will get to interact with faculty from departments across campus. They'll also get to chat with members of our student support services to get a better idea of the personalized support that Southeast offers. Students can attend as many sessions as they want, so they can get a feel for what Southeast has to offer on their college journey. For more information, go to https://visit.semoadmissions.org/.
The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) cycle, including FAFSA on the Web, will open next Thursday (October 1, 2020). The Central Processing System (CPS) will begin processing 2021-22 FAFSA data on October 2. Students must submit the FAFSA each year in order to be considered for all federal financial aid programs and most institutional programs. FAFSA results are also used to determine eligibility for most state programs, including the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant. For more information, go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
The end of the first quarter is October 16. Have you checked your grades lately? Students, if you need your StI username or password, place your name on Mrs. Bellamey's door as soon as possible, or drop her an email.
Southeast Missouri University’s Department of Art and Design has opened their scholarship applications for 2021-2022. For more information, go to https://semo.academicworks.com/ or see Mrs. Bellamey.
The Southern Illinois University’s Army ROTC department has invited all high school students who are interested in obtaining information about Army ROTC to a Virtual Meet and Greet. Their first Meet and Greet will be on the 7th of October at 3:00 pm. If a student is not able to attend the first meeting, the second Meet and Greet is on the December 4 at 10:00am. The Virtual Meet and Greets are intended to provide the students information regarding the basics of Army ROTC, as well as its many benefits to include financial benefits obtained as a Cadet in the program. They will also discuss the National Scholarship process, where a high school senior can apply for an Army ROTC Federal Scholarship as well as other scholarships, Cadet stipends, and tuition waiver opportunities. They will have Cadets that are currently in the program available to answer any questions about the program, as well as providing their own personal feedback on why they chose Army ROTC and SIU. The Department Chair and Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Jarrad Glasenapp will be hosting the event, providing his own personal story as a student and graduate of an Army ROTC program, as well as answering any questions. The Zoom link for both of these events is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9941071310.
EIU will reduce the cost of your remaining tuition and required fees to $0 if you meet all of these criteria: 1. Your family's annual income is $63,575 or less 2. You are an Illinois resident and current high school student 3. You have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale 4. You are admitted to EIU as a full-time incoming freshman (maximum 15 credit hours) 5. You have your EIU financial aid packaged and completed by April 1 6. You meet all other AIM HIGH Grant requirements For more information, go to https://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/eiu-promise.php
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is excited to offer an opportunity to assist students in their desire to become an SIUE Cougar! October 5 – 18 they are waiving the $40 application fee for students who apply and are admissible based on our criteria for both automatic and provisional admission. The program is open to all seniors interested in attending SIUE in fall 2021 who meet the following criteria: • Minimum cumulative 2.6 GPA (4.0 grading scale) for automatic admission • Cumulative 2.0 to 2.59 GPA (4.0 grading scale) for provisional admission NOTE: Students who qualify for provisional admission are encouraged to apply; however, they must submit/request one of the following for committee review: o 7th semester official high school transcript o Letters of recommendation o A graded writing sample o A personal statement that is 250 to500-words addressing why the student wants to attend SIUE and how they plan to overcome any prior academic struggles to ensure success as an SIUE student o Request a personal interview with the committee The process is simple! Students may apply online between October 5 – 18, 2020. Please note: The following code should be included when students apply to receive the fee waiver: APPWK20.
The 2020 application for The Heisman High School Scholarship program presented by Acceptance Insurance is currently open. All High School students graduating as part of the class of 2021 are encouraged to apply. Applicants will have the chance to win up to a $5,000 college scholarship along with the possibility of attending and being highlighted during the ESPN televised Heisman Trophy Presentation Ceremony. Community-minded scholar-athletes can learn more and apply at https://heismanscholarship.com.
Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, a law firm in Grand Junction, Colorado would like to announce the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship. This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. They understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and law school, and want to help someone afford a better education. Here are some brief notes on this scholarship: $1,000 (One-time award) Due April 30, 2021 Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021 Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted For more information, go to https://cimarron-law.com/practice-areas/grand-junction-auto-accident-lawyer/#scholarship.
Joppa students can join SIU for the Fall Virtual Open House and Virtual SIU Week! They are giving local high schools advance registration VIP access! These popular events fill up fast – reserve your spot before registration opens nation-wide on Wednesday! Both the Fall Virtual Open House and Virtual SIU Week are free, live, interactive opportunities for high school students to discover what SIU has to offer. Fall Virtual Open House October 12, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM CST via Zoom Event details at siu.edu/openhouse Virtual SIU Week October 19 – 23, 2020 Multiple session times available via Zoom Event details at siu.edu/siuweek
The IHSA is excited to share a new, virtual leadership initiative for students and athletes! This initiative is a joint effort between the IHSA and Special Olympics Illinois. Students from both the IHSA Student Advisory Committee and the Special Olympics Illinois Youth Activation Committee have worked together to put this program in place. They are offering it free to all students. Upon completion, you will earn a Youth Leadership Certificate. This is a valuable item for them to include on your resumes and college applications! The program will run from October 5 - March 15. Each student who signs up will be admitted to a Google Classroom which will house all of the information they need to proceed. Each lesson that the student accesses will include a 40-60 minute session with a quiz at the end. Students will have 2 weeks to complete each of the 10 lessons. The registration link is: https://forms.gle/jUAdg9i24feiGRwW6
We would like to thanks Chad Lewis and Harrah's of Metropolis for the nice tumblers. We appreciate you and your staff taking the time to write us notes and wish us well.
Meals will be provided for students on Wednesdays at the request of parents. Please call by Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. to be added to the Wednesday drop off list. (Call either Maple Grove Elementary or Joppa Jr/Sr High) The Wednesday bus routes will run on their regular route to drop off meals beginning at 11:00, and meals will be provided at the high school for student pick-up from 11:15 to 11:45. We will provide breakfast and lunch.
Dear Parents, Community, and Students, An individual(s) at Joppa High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with So. Seven Health Dept. to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Joppa-Maple Grove USD #38 students and staff is our highest priority. We are following guidance from the CDC as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. To prevent further spread of the disease, Joppa-Maple Grove USD #38 is taking the following steps: • Close contacts will receive a separate notification from the Southern Seven Local Health Department. • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. We are committed to providing your child and our staff a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. Sincerely, Dr. Vickie Artman Superintendent
SIU Carbondale is now offering the Saluki Commitment. The Saluki Commitment is a pledge that all students who meet the following criteria are guaranteed that tuition and mandatory fees will be fully covered for eight consecutive semesters at no cost to students or families. Recipients must meet all of the following criteria: Be a first-time incoming freshman enrolling full-time in the fall 2021 semester or later Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 or higher Have an annual family income less than $63,575 with assets less than $50,000 based on the FAFSA Be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school Be a dependent student under age 24 Be eligible for Federal financial aid Visit https://fao.siu.edu/types/saluki-commitment.php for more details.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois. Currently, EIU has approximately 8600 students. To apply, go to https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/. Seniors may apply for free until October 15, 2020.
Plan to attend an Illinois college or university? Want to find out where a degree or program is offered? Check this out! At-A-Glance chart lists the majors offered in Illinois along with each college or university where it is offered. Go to: https://www.iacac.org/wp-content/uploads/At-A-Glance-Majors-2020.pdf
JHS Beta Club will hold its first virtual meeting of the school year on Friday, September 18th at 3 P.M. Interested and returning members may contact Mr. May(firstname.lastname@example.org) with information on how to join the meeting before Friday.
Full Sail University offers live virtual tours of their campus and workshop experiences for teachers and students. These live experiences are conducted entirely online and include information about Full Sail, interactive segments, and time for questions and answers. All that is required of you is an internet connection and enthusiastic attention. Live virtual offerings include: Campus Virtual Tour Music Creation Virtual Workshop Stop Motion Animation Virtual Workshop Storytelling Virtual Workshop Digital Media Virtual Workshop 3D Modeling Virtual Workshop To learn more, go to https://go.fullsail.edu/live-virtual-experiences.
The Hagan Scholarship recipients are high achieving, self-motivated students who will require substantial financial assistance to attend college. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years. The Application Deadline is 5:00 PM CST, November 15, 2020. To apply or to find out more, go to Haganscholarships.org.
Please support our JHS Freshman class, the Class of 2024! Purchase Some Texas Roadhouse Rolls and butter! Orders with payment are due no later 9/23. Pick up will be shortly after 11/2/2020, just in time for Thanksgiving! Remember bread must remain frozen until ready to prepare. Contact Mrs. Carder at JHS, or any member of the Freshman class to order.
**SEMO Fall 2021 Admissions Updates** $0 Application Fee & Self-Reported Academic Record: Students can simply submit the online application for admission and self-report their academic record at semo.edu/apply Test Optional Admission Policy: (On a 4.0 scale) 2.75 GPA = no test score requirement 2.5 GPA with 19ACT/990SAT No GPA with 21ACT/1060SAT Expanded Test Optional Scholarships: Redhawks Achievement Award 3.25 GPA = In-state tuition Copper Dome Scholarship 3.25 GPA = $1,000 Copper Dome Scholarship 3.50 GPA = $2,000 Copper Dome Scholarship 3.90 GPA = $3,000 Copper Dome Scholarship Residence Life Leadership Award 3.25 GPA = $1,000 Residence Life Leadership Award President’s Scholarship 3.90 GPA = Invitation to apply for the $10,000 President’s Scholarship All finalists receive a $1,500 Housing Scholarship Schedule a campus visit at semo.edu/visit.
Below is an update from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Beginning with Spring 2021 applicants, first-time freshman admission will be test-optional for students with an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater. While students must have a minimum 2.0 unweighted, cumulative GPA in order to be considered for admission, only those with an unweighted, cumulative GPA between 2.0-2.49 will need to submit an ACT/SAT score for admission consideration. Select scholarships and departmental applications may still use the ACT/SAT score for admission consideration.
This week Miss Ross’s pre-k has been learning the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet.” They acted out the story and made a puppet that they can use to retell the story at home!
Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Apply for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program today: www.goldenapple.org/scholars.
SIUE's latest updates that were just announced! 1) SIUE will now not require a standardized test score for admission for spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021. (www.siue.edu/undergraduate). 2) SIUE direct entry criteria has also been adjusted! This can be found here: https://www.siue.edu/undergraduate/direct-entry-meridian/index.shtml 3) SIUE is announcing the SIUE Commitment. This will be for fall 2021 IL residents. The criteria is if family income is $63,000 or less AND assets are $50,000 or less (based on FAFSA data); then SIUE will cover tuition and mandatory fees using all federal, state, and institutional aid (no loans). More details will be shared and posted on SIUE website very soon.
SEMO is offering virtual college fairs. Register for an event to learn more about SEMO. https://virtualcollegefairs.org/exhibitors/1164/upcoming-events?eid=5f45682c13563124740046e0
Seniors will take the SAT at Joppa on October 14. This is part of the state's graduation requirement.
In order to accommodate the needs of every student and the time needed for teachers to meet those needs, plus the efforts to maintain a safe environment, Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38, will be switching to a 4-day in-person instruction starting the week of September 21, 2020. This will consist of Monday, Tuesday in-person, Wednesday Remote Learning; and then Thursday, Friday, in-person instruction. The in-person days will remain the same; 8:00 - 2:00 with Remote Learning 2:00-3:00. We will also be delivering meals on those Wednesdays. The Wednesday bus routes will run on their regular route to drop off meals beginning at 11:00, and meals will be provided at the high school for student pick-up at 11:15 to 11:45. Please reach out to your school if you desire meal delivery. Thanks so much for your understanding and flexibility.
Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT need to let Mrs. Bellamey know this week. Email her or sign up and mark as PSAT/NMSQT.
Seniors, if you are interested in attending SIU next year, apply! The application fee will be waived until October 31.
Seniors and Senior parents/guardians be sure to visit the Before College to learn about the many outreach initiatives offered by ISAC. Along with online resources to explore careers, find colleges, and learn about applying for financial aid, they'll find information about the ISACorps, which is a group of recent college graduates who are trained to serve as near peer mentors to high school students, helping students and their families navigate the process of applying to and entering college. Go to https://www.isac.org/students/ for this information.
Juniors & Seniors who are interested to learn more about SIU-E should sign up outside Mrs. Bellamey's guidance room. A virtual meeting will be set up for these individuals.
It is time for high school seniors planning to start college in the fall of 2021 to create an FSA ID. Go to https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch to create your FSA ID. This ID will be used in October when completing the FAFSA. FAFSA results are used to determine eligibility for the MAP grant, as well as several other forms of federal, state and institutional financial assistance. The 2021-22 FAFSA, which will require 2019 income information, should be completed as soon after October 1, 2020 as possible.
Educational Talent Search (as known as TRIO) is a federal program funded by the United States Department of Education and sponsored by Shawnee Community College. The ETS program is dedicated to increasing middle and high school retention/graduation rates as well as post-secondary completion. Services are provided FREE of charge. Parent/Guardians of interested sixth grade students through seniors, please complete all items. All information will remain confidential. Application: https://botform.compansol.com/201904327230040 Middle School Assessment: https://botform.compansol.com/201904599765064 High School Assessment: https://botform.compansol.com/201904270323040
Parents of 4th - 12th Graders . If you have not yet filled out the Chrome book agreement or paid the technology fee please do so at your earliest convenience. Chrome books will be allowed to be taken home for those that have met that requirement on Thursday afternoon. Students will be expected to charge their devices prior to returning to school each day. Please see Deanna at Joppa Jr/Sr High or Donna at Maple Grove if you still need to fill out the agreement or pay the fee.
First things first: What is synchronous learning? The first thing to know about synchronous learning is that it takes place in real-time, thus, a group of students engage in learning at the same time. At Joppa/Maple Grove USD#38, the delivery of remote learning will primarily be through synchronous learning. Through synchronous learning, students can collaborate freely, ask questions and receive answers from the teacher in real time. The students that are in remote learning also have the opportunity to collaborate with their fellow students as if they were sitting in the classroom. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in our Google Classrooms across our district.
Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) will be shifting to test optional admission requirements. Under the new requirements, students with a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 will not need to submit test scores for an admission decision. Please note, some WKU scholarships may still require submission of test scores to determine eligibility. Students with a 2.00-2.49 unweighted cumulative GPA will still need to submit test scores, and the student’s application will be evaluated on a competitive basis. More information is available online at wku.edu/admit.
Seniors check your school email for scholarship information.
There will be a meeting for all remote learners that are using Chromebooks on Monday, August 31st, 2020, at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Joppa Jr./Sr. High cafeteria. A Chromebook class will be given, questions answered, and Chrome books issued at the end of the session. If the Chromebook fee has not been paid, we will take payments at this session. A mask will be required of all attendees and temperatures will be taken at the front door. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have additional questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour at email@example.com for more guidance and information.
Juniors or Seniors interested in taking the SAT remember the registration deadline for the September SAT is August 26. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch can see Mrs. Bellamey for a waiver. Current TRIO students qualify for a waiver, as well.
When visiting Maple Grove Elementary for student testing, to pick up remote learning materials, or to attend teacher meetings, please call the office at 543-6205. Do this immediately upon arrival rather than coming into the building. All visitors must be asked a list of questions to verify health status. Once this is taken care of, the teacher will be notified you are on site. Someone will come out and get you when they are ready. Dismissal time is 2:00 p.m. Please be patient with us as it takes time to get the buses safely loaded. We must follow guidelines for masks, social distancing, and the COVID Checklist to help ensure everyone's safety. Thank you for your cooperation!
Last day to change a high school schedule is Friday, August 21. See Mrs. Bellamey if you have any questions.
Students and Families of Maple Grove Elementary School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. All students will unload and load at the side entrance to the gym. No unloading will occur prior to 8 a.m. for buses and cars. We will unload one bus at a time with all 5th and 6th graders staying in the gym until the hallways have cleared. Car riders then will enter the building. Pre-K and Kindergarten will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria in the morning with all other classes eating in their respective rooms. For lunch we will have two classes in the cafeteria and one in the gym to maintain low numbers and proper social distancing. Dismissal time for the students will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
Students and Families of Joppa Jr./Sr. High School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. The doors at the high school will open at 7:50 for high school students only that are eating breakfast. All other students will enter the building at 8:00 a.m. High School students will report to their first period class, 7th graders will report to Ms. Carder’s class and 8th graders will report to Ms. Bellamey’s class. The 7th grade and 8th grade class will have breakfast delivered to their class. Dismissal in the afternoon will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
The staff at Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38 are so ready for the 2020-21 school year to begin on Monday morning. The teachers and support staff have been working very hard the past few days and are excited about the school year. More will be posted tomorrow about arrival times for both schools. Go Jets and Rangers.
Joppa-Maple Grove is in need of sub custodians. If you are interested please contact Dr. Dufour or Deanna at 543-7589, or stop by the high school for an application.
Acorn Equality Fund will award scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents in downstate Illinois. Applications are available at https://www.acornequalityfund.org/scholarships--grants.html. Deadline is September 18.
Students now have access to their 2020-21 schedule. To view the schedule, students or parents/guardians should log into their StI account. Make sure you have selected 2020-21 school year and click on schedule. The last day for students to change their schedule is Friday, August 21.
Just a quick reminder that drive up registration is today at the high school from 1 pm-7 pm for all students. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Hey Ranger Nation! I am so excited for us to come back together for classes! JHS English students will need the following school supplies: -a 3-ring binder with dividers, 1.5 in. preferred -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -a face mask JHS Speech students will need: -a 3-ring binder, 1.5 in. preferred -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) JJHS Keyboarding students will need: -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) I will be providing my JHS English students with a college-ruled composition notebook at the start of the school year. I can't wait to see you!
Junior High supply list for Mrs. Carder: Binder - in the past I have requested each student to have a 3 inch binder to be able to incorporate all classes in one binder. If you choose to use different, smaller binders, you will need to ensure you are taking the appropriate binder to each class. I do require students to keep all work that has been passed back. This is an easy way to study for exams. I also check, on occasion, to see if students are keeping their work. -Ear buds/ear phones -Pencils (if you use mechanical pencils you must supply your own led) -Erasers -Paper -Masks (at least 2) -Water bottle (must have a secure lid to prevent spills) -We will occasionally complete posters and projects and will require other items as needed (crayons, colored pencils, poster board.) Requested Items - if you are able to purchase anything extra for our classrooms it would be greatly appreciated! -Kleenex -Pencils -Cleaning/disinfecting wipes -Bandaids -Personal supplies (there is a “closet” of hygiene items in the office that we would like to try to keep stocked, but there are also some items that we would like to keep in the classroom on hand for students - deodorant, female products, etc.) -Disinfectant spray -Hand sanitizer
Registration day for all returning students will be Tuesday, August 11 from 9-11 and 1-7 at the high school building. ALL students must register for the 2020-21 school year and ALL registration information must be turned in by Wednesday, August 12. If you are unable to pick up your students packet on August 11 or return it on the 12, please contact either office for arrangements. Packets are also on the jmg38.com website.
Important back to school dates Drive thru Registration August 11, 9-11 and 1-7 pm for all JMG#38 students at the high school. Teacher In-Service August 13th and 14th First day of school is August 17th School will be in session from 8am - 2 pm There will be two options: Option 1 - In person at school, either MG or JHS JR/SR High. Option 2- Remote learning. If you commit to remote learning that option will be in place for 9 weeks. We look forward to seeing you all very soon for our 2020-21 school year.
Students transferring in from another district may come to the high school office on Monday, August 10 from 9-11 or 1-3 to register. If a later time is needed, please call and speak with the office. Remember to bring proof of residency as well as any legal documentation needed.
Registration for Maple Grove Elementary, Joppa Jr./Sr. High will be held on August 11th from 9-11 am and 1-7 pm at the Joppa Jr./Sr. High entrance. The packets may be picked up and filled out in the parking lot and returned the same day or the day following for those desiring to do them at home. All information will be inside the manila envelopes and when returned can be placed in the designated box in front of the school. We are looking forward to seeing you then.
There will be a community and parent meeting regarding the 2020-21 school year reopening on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 pm in the Joppa Jr/Sr. High Cafeteria. This meeting can either be attended on Zoom or in person. If you are attending in person, please send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your attendance. Due to state mandates, we are allowed to have no more than 50 people in attendance. If the number of attendees exceeds this number, then we will open an additional meeting immediately following the 6 pm meeting. You are more than welcome to attend this meeting virtually. If you do attend, please adhere to social guidelines. You must wear a facial mask and follow the 6 ft. social distance guidelines. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you soon. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour Topic: Community and Parent Information Meeting Time: July 22, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97670197526?pwd=R1VaOWszd1lzSE9acFRCUGNoVWRCUT09 Meeting ID: 976 7019 7526 Passcode: 3jbJBy
Governor Pritzker and Coursera recently launched the Workforce Recovery Initiative, which offers virtual career training for unemployed Illinois residents. Registration for the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative will be made available to Illinois residents from now through September, and all courses must be completed by Dec. 31, 2020. Upon completion of the program, participants may earn an industry-recognized credential as well as information about continuing building upon their new skilled through continued education at their local community college. Go to: https://www.coursera.org/government/workforce-recovery
Welcome Principal, Dr. Dufour Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District 38 is excited to welcome Dr. Dufour as the new school principal for Joppa Jr/Sr High School and Maple Grove Elementary School. Dr. Dufour has been the Physical Education Teacher at Joppa for the last year. Prior to that, he worked in North Carolina as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and as a PE teacher throughout his career. His enthusiasm and love for education will enable him to foster relationships and provide the leadership to build and maintain a positive school culture.
Report cards may be viewed online in the home portal at https://510410.stiinformationnow.com/informationnow Parents needing login credentials may email me at email@example.com or call the office at 618-543-7434 Ext. 1201
2020 Report cards are available to view in the home portal.
Retrieval of Personal Items - If you haven’t been able to get to your school to pickup your personal items, please call to let the Administrative Assistant know when you will stop by the building. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary had an awesome Spirit Week last week. Thanks for sharing all those awesome pictures.
Good morning , The Illinois State Board of Education released information late Friday on converting our school days to something called a “Remote Learning Day.” We are quickly trying to determine what that means for providing educational services to our students. We hope to have more information on that front in the next couple of days as we polish our E Learning Plan now that we have a better idea of state requirements. The Act of God Days end on March 30. We will be moving into the Remote Learning Days after the faculty and staff have had adequate time to prepare for this type of learning delivery. Please stay posted and I will keep you updated. Sincerely, Dr. V. Artman