Jaser High School



Jasper High School is dedicated to providing a unified,
caring environment where each student will be
prepared to succeed in a diverse and challenging world.

For a list of the accomplishments at Jasper High School please click here

2016 School Report Cards-SRC

The State 2015-2016 School Report Card for Jasper High School has now been released, and posted to the Jasper High School website http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/jasper/. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Jasper High School.

Choir Java Night

Java Night is a fun evening of desserts, coffee and music by our Jasper High School Choir! It’s a very special and exciting event for our kids, parents and community. Please come join us!

What:     Java Night
When     January 26, 2017 @ 7pm, Thursday 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Theme:   Sounds of the 60's
Where:   Jasper HS cafeteria & stage

2017 Winter Formal Information

Winter formal: Attention all Jags! On January 28th , Jasper presents your winter formal: Moonlight Masquerade! Tickets will be on sale the week of the winter formal, during all lunches. Feel free to dress as fancy as you want for the dance, and wear a masquerade mask! Just so you know-The mask must NOT cover your entire face, and must be able to be removed if needed. Dresses may be strapless, or have spaghetti straps. Join us on January 28th for music, food, dancing, and a lot of fun! We can’t wait to see you there!

Guest Form: Click here

Sadie Hawkins: Ladies, this year the formal is a Sadie Hawkins. Are you planning on asking someone to the big dance? Take a picture or video and tag it with #jhsask. The winner of the most creative ask will get two free tickets to the dance. The deadline for your #jhsask submissions is Monday, January 23rd. If you are planning on taking someone from another school, you must pick up a guest form from the student center, or check the STUCO board outside of Ms. Mallory’s room. You don’t have to have a date to be able to attend. Grab some friends and just have a good time!

Final Chance for Yearbook Sales for the 2016-2017

The deadline to order a 2017 JHS yearbook is Friday, January 27.  You will not be able to order a yearbook after this date.
You can order online at jostensyearbooks.com.  Students may also pick up order forms or make payments in room 2016.  For questions, please contact Mrs. Henvey at Emily.henvey@pisd.edu
To ensure that you have a book in May, please be sure to place your order no later than Friday,  January 27.

Jasper High School Drill Team Tryout Meeting

Does your girl love to dance? Parents of 8th and 9th graders are invited to the Jasper Jazz mandatory tryout meeting from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Jasper HS room 1084 to learn more about the tryouts. Be a part of this award-winning drill team! Email Elizabeth Davis for more information Elizabeth.davis2@pisd.edu.

AMC – “A” Day - Test February 7, 2017 sign-up form

Any Jasper student that needs to sign up for the AMC math test, should click on the link below and fill out the form:


Any questions should be directed to Julie Jones

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Jasper will be hosting a Winter Formal on Saturday, January 28th and a few parent volunteers are needed. Jasper staff and Student Council handle almost everything, but parents are needed to help with the Coat Closet during the event. Please consider helping to make this a fun night for the kids!

Sign-up to volunteer at the Japer PTSA website athttps://jasperptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/.

Freshman Boys Track Tryout Information

Freshman boys track tryouts are January 17th. If you are not currently enrolled in an athletics you need to see Coach Goff or Coach Hillman BY THE 13TH FOR PAPERWORK to be filled out.

Dual Enrollment Information

Counselors are already preparing for academic conferences that will begin in the spring. Senior High school students have the opportunity to take dual credit courses through Plano ISD and Collin College, which will allow them to earn both high school and college credit for a particular course. 11th graders may take US History and 12th graders may take English 4, Government and/or Economics. Students will be required to register for their Collin College classes and make payment to the college no later than May 26, 2017 in order to be eligible to participate in dual enrollment.

This is an important change from past practice that you need to be aware of if your student is considering dual enrollment. Your student’s counselor will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the process.

Campus Ratings

Jasper High School Exemplary Campus
2010 Reports

Accountability, CSEAS and Campus Reports

**For results of athletic events, please click here on scoreboard.

**Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday David Yue, Alice Hou, Khushi Thakkar and Ellen Qian competed in the Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Texas A&M University.  The students did an amazing job with amazing results.  Out of around 80 projects, David Yue placed 1st and Khushi Thakkar placed 4th!!  They will be going to San Diego in April to compete at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.  Please congratulate ALL of these  awesome students for a job well-done!

**Please congratulate the following  students who competed in the Regional  Business Professionals of America competition held this past weekend.

Alice Hou, 2nd place, SQL Database Fundamentals
Brandon Chen, 2nd place,  Personal Financial Management

They will now move on to the state competition this March.

**We were thrilled back in November, when a team of Jasper students, Joy Fan, Anthony Jiang, Neha Kalakuntla, Jennifer Lin, Mukund Rao, Jacqueline Wei, David Yue and Michelle Zhang, were named one of the top 64 teams in the 2016-2017 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), a worldwide debate tournament conducted over a period of months, in writing until the final round in May in New York City.

While teams from Plano West and Plano Senior have won this tournament in past years, no prior Jasper team has ever made it past the qualifying round. This year Jasper, Plano West, and Plano Senior are all, with only one other Texas school, among the Top 32 teams worldwide, still advancing!

Please congratulate these exceptional Jasper students when you see them, and wish them well in the round of 32!

**All State Band
Jasper has six All-State band members! All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can earn. There are three rounds of auditions and less than 1% of Texas high school students that enter make it to All-State!

Please congratulate:

Leon Chen, oboe
Jason Huang, bassoon
David Park, clarinet
Mukund Rao, flute
Jenny Tan, bassoon
Noah Yi, clarinet


**All State Choir
We had Area Choir Auditions on Saturday in Fort Worth. All of our candidates sang and represented Jasper so well. Jasper had 7 students -
Sophie Albert
Avantika Chellury
Vilasini Nayar
Jack Forden
Parsa Maboudian
Novin Nekoui
Daniela Diano
, a first alternate - ready to audition.
They are commended for making it to this level. There are thousands across the state who would like to have that chance to be at Area. As I talked to other directors, most of them had a few students auditioning. Some who had more were a 9-12 campus. Our Jasper 9-10 gives them a group to be aware of. After Saturday, now they know to watch out!!

Congratulations to Jack Forden and Vilasini Nayar for making the Texas All-State Choir!! Jack, a sophomore Tenor 2, will be a member of the Men's Choir and Vilasini, a freshman Alto 2 -  who is #1 in her section will be in the Mixed Choir. They will be performing in San Antonio at the TMEA convention in February with their All-State Choirs! They are probably either still in shock, way excited or a little zoned out today from their well-earned success!  Be encouraging to our other candidates – they are pretty bummed out, but positive towards Jack and Vilasini.

Thanks ALWAYS for your support!

** We are pleased to report that 43 Jasper students earned a spot in one of the 6A bands and a record 17 students advanced to the Area round of auditions! Area is the final round of the All-State audition process and those auditions will take place on January 7. We also had 9 students earn a position in the All-Region Symphony Orchestra.

Area Band Members
Dhvani Patel, Mukund Rao, Leon Chen, Noah Yi, David Park, Evan Li, Kenny Huang, Jenny Tan, Jason Huang, Kevin Li, Joey Allen, Eric Pacheco, Russell Struve, Emory McDowell, Max Fan, Austin Liu, Brandon Chen.


All-Region Band Members

Wind Ensemble
Flute: Mukund Rao
Oboe: Leon Chen
Bassoon: Jenny Tan (1st chair), Jason Huang(2nd chair)
Clarinet: Noah Yi (1st chair), David Park, Evan Li, Kenny Huang
Trumpet: Joey Allen
Horn: Eric Pacheco
Trombone: Russell Struve
Euphonium: Max Fan
Percussion: Brandon Chen

Symphonic Band
Piccolo: Dhvani Patel
Flute: Erin Jiang, Michelle Min, Angela Ge, Malvika Vaidya
Bassoon: Kevin Li
Clarinet: Andrew Zhang, Daniel Pearson
Bass Clarinet: Jyotishka Sen
Alto Sax: Mark Schara, Jason Tan
Trumpet: Jatin Himatsinghani
Trombone: Yukana Goto
Bass Trombone: Emory McDowell
Tuba: Austin Liu

Concert Band
Flute: Sahil Bolar
Clarinet: Jeffrey Xie, Sharanya Vunnava, Nicholas Zhong, Erica Chang
Bass Clarinet: Samantha Mathew, Andres Plascencia
Tenor Sax: Viswajith Rajagopalan
Trumpet: Jonathan Han, Ibuki Okano
Horn: Schachi Patel
Trombone: Daniel Sun
Euphonium: Marigrace McDowell
Tuba: Harshika Jha
Percussion: Daniel Schmitt

All-Region Symphony Orchestra
Mukund Rao, Leon Chen, Jenny Tan, Jason Huang, Noah Yi, David Park, Eric Pacheco, Russell Struve, Brandon Chen

**Auditions for the 9th Grade All-Region Band were Tuesday night and I’m pleased to report that Jasper placed 25 students in the band! We also had 8 students named as alternates.

Jasper had more students make the band than any other school in our region!


Erin Jiang
Kayla Wong
Malvika Vaidya

Sophia Jiang – 1st chair

Ian Fan
Cathy Shen, alternate

David Park – 1st chair
Daniel Pearson – 2nd chair
Evan Li – 3rd chair
Nicholas Zhong
Andrew Zhang
Sharanya Vunnava
Jeffrey Xie
Kritika Ramesh, alternate
Lauren Looi, alternate

Alto Sax
Oscar Wei

Bari Sax
Saket Gayake

Joey Allen – 1st chair
Jatin Himatsinghani – 2nd chair
Mariah Lima – 3rd chair
Jake Schumaker

Daniel Ryan, alternate

Bass Trombone
Elizabeth Mackenroth, , alternate

Zantha Buirse – 1st chair
Marigrace McDowell
Eshan Damle
Nick Maddox
Anuj Trivedi, , alternate

Soma Fukuta
Kaveri Iyengar
Marvin Martinez, alternate

Kavya Narayanan
Bruno Philippon, alternate
Daniel Schmitt, alternate

**We had a GREAT night last night!  Here are the results of the Pre-Area Auditions. Jasper has 6 students out of our 14 who will be advancing to the Area auditions in January J 
5 students from each of the 8 voice sections were chosen from our region of 9-12th graders.

Avantika Chellury   - Sop 1 - #3
Vilasini Nayar  - Alto 2 – NUMBER ONE!!...and a FRESHMAN
Sophie Albert – Alto 2 - #3 (just recovering from Strep throat)
Jack Forden – Tenor 2 - #5
Novin Nekoui – Tenor 1 - #5
Parsa Maboudian – Bass 1 - #4
Also named was
Daniela Diano – Sop 2 (#6 1st alternate)

SUPER EXCITED FOR EVERYONE!! Proud of all of the efforts from our students.
Jasper had the 3rd highest number of students selected!! Woohoo!!

**The Plano West FFA Chapter had a great night at the District V Leadership Development Events last night. We had 4 teams place 1st or 2nd and advancing to the Area V Contest on Saturday. As well as high marks as individual teams, we are in the running for overall best chapter in our district. This award will be announced at the district banquet in December. All of these teams worked extremely hard and we couldn’t be more proud of them!

If you see these students, congratulate them on a job well done and good luck on Saturday!

Agricultural Issues – 1st (Area Qualifier)
Moni Akinsola (Jasper)
Fiama Cruz (Shepton)
Sarah Diebert (Jasper)
Rebekah Flores (Shepton)
Callie Nunan (Shepton)

Greenhand Skills – 1st (Area Qualifier)
Alex Platt (Shepton)
Amelia Hughes (Shepton)
Hannah Hughes
Harrison Hornbrook (Shepton)
Greyson Slaughter (Jasper)

Greenhand Chapter Conducting – 2nd (Area Qualifier)
Zoe Nguyen (Jasper)
Ben Ganoe (Jasper)
Aleece Skogsbergh (Jasper)
Hannah Berryhill (Shepton)
Shayne Leckband (Shepton)
Brandon Sayegh (Jasper)
Taryn Chism (Shepton)
Kane Vasquez (Shepton)

Public Relations – 2nd (Area Qualifier)
Alexis Kool
Michaela Nix
Quinton Artho
Charles Wassberg

Greenhand Creed Speaking – 3rd
Zoe Nguyen (Jasper)

Agricultural Advocacy - 3rd
Jennifer Blanco
Michaela Eikelbarner
Brittany Feaster
Ryan Zodrow

Job Interview – 5th
Kate Bearden

Greenhand Quiz – 6th
Gabriel Eslao (Shepton)
Samantha Albright (Shepton)
Rachel Snyder (Shepton)
Kimberly Jiminez (Shepton)

Radio Broadcasting – 6th
Ali Flores
Blake Foley
Conner Grindinger (Jasper)

Senior Skills – 6th
Alex Hanna
Hannah Priddy
Conner Jarrell
Lane Evans
Pamela Murphy

Senior Quiz – 7th
Makayla Hecker
Shayla Farber
Kate Bearden
Alexis Baggett

Senior Creed Speaking – 12th
Blake Foley

**I have more wonderful news to share about our orchestra students. This past weekend, judging was held for the TMEA Texas All-State Orchestra- Area Competition and the official results have been released.

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 65,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 31 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.

While most high schools might have a couple of students make All-State, Jasper alone has a record TWELVE students who earned this title! This is the highest honor for a high school music students and was no easy task for any of them as they each put around 300 hours of practice towards their audition. Their names are listed below and I hope that you will find a chance to congratulate each of them. They will take part in an unforgettable performance come February.

Jacqueline Jia *2nd year in a row
Samantha Liu  *2nd year in a row

Eric Zhang *2nd year.  Ranked 1st  in state!
Yenna Lee-Gannon *2nd Year. Ranked 7th overall
Hannah Sung

Bryan Han *Ranked 8th overall
Kihan Sung
Eddie Xu
Jett Wang
Shawn Ha
Caleb Park

Kevin Meng

**The following students will be competing in the District V LDE Contests tomorrow in Anna, TX
If you see these students, wish them good luck. They have worked very hard on their presentations and spent countless hours before school, during lunch and after school working with their teams.
They are responsible for all work they miss during 5th -7th periods.

Sarah Diebert
Moni Akinsola
Zoe Nguyen
Aleece Skogsbergh
Ben Ganoe
Brandon Sayegh
Greyson Slaughter

** This Saturday, Jasper competed in the UIL One Act Play competition against all of the other high schools in the district, as well as the Plano East Senior High IB Theatre Program.
We placed 3rd overall in the competition (Williams placed 2nd, and Shepton placed 1st), and the following students were honored:

Allison Ayo – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
Hope Mayo – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
Sinan Beskok – All-Star Cast
Alyssa Cohen – Outstanding Crew

**We have 5 students that have art work hanging in an art gallery in downtown Plano.  The Ten20 Gallery has so graciously allowed PISD high school students to experience what it is like to have their art hang in a gallery.  The reception is tonight at 7 and the pieces will be there until next Friday.  If you have the opportunity to come see the work please do so.  You will recognize our students art pieces because they are the best!

Student Artists:

Joyce He(10th)
Michelle Jiang (10th)
Ellen Qian(10th)
Maxwell Jiang (9th)
Andrea Zhou (10th)

**The band received first division ratings at UIL this past Saturday, Occtober 22.

**This past week 9 jasper students competed in the TJAS Science fair competition at Texas A & M.  Three of our students were first place in their category which qualify them to attend the National competition AAAS in Boston in February. We also had five 2nd place finishes and one 3rd. Please congratulate the students if they are in your classes.  ( Especially the 9th graders they rocked!  Best freshmen I have taken to early competitions)

David  Yue – 1st
Eric Zhang – 1st
Khushi Thakkar- 1st

Maansi  Srinivasan – 2nd
Kevin Meng – 2nd
Yiingi Wang – 2nd
Natash Chugh – 2nd
Sangita Vasikaran- 2nd

Jacob Mammen – 3rd

Pat Kite & Pamela Grow

**I am very excited to share with you that after submitting Jasper into the state wide competition known as TMEA Honor String Orchestra, the Legacy Orchestra was selected a finalist over the weekend and once again placed as the number two high school orchestra of Texas!

While Jasper orchestra has frequently ranked in the top 2 of all Texas high school orchestras, I need to remind everyone that we are an anomaly.  These are 9th and 10th graders earning this status while going up against high schools that are 9-12th grade, meaning we are technically a JV level orchestra placing higher than Varsity level groups.

I am constantly in awe of the amazing things our kids at Jasper are capable of.  Any orchestra that ranks as a finalist in the TMEA contest is performing at a near professional level and our students work so hard every year, in the first 7 weeks of school no less, to earn that status.

**This past Saturday was the Orchestra All-Region auditions. I’m happy to let everyone know that out of the 800 students from all the Plano and Frisco High Schools (9-12 grade) who competed for a place in the orchestras, 35 of our Jasper students earned a spot as well as 6 other students placing as an alternate! 14 of those students also earned a high enough ranking to audition at the All-State level in two weeks. The Jasper orchestra students had a more than impressive showing as they took a large portion of spots in the All-Region orchestras.  Below are those students. Please help me in congratulating them if you have them in your class.

Samantha Liu – Violin *All-State
Jacqueline Jia – Violin *All-State
Richard Liu – Violin
Grace Lee – Violin
Eric Ye – Violin

Eric Zhang – Viola *All-State
Yenna Lee-Gannon – Viola *All-State
Hanna Sung – Viola *All-State

Seung (Bryan) Han – Cello * All-State
Kihan Sung – Cello *All-State
Jett Wang – Cello *All-State
Shawn Ha – Cello *All-State
Eddie Xu – Cello *All-State
Caleb Park – Cello *All-State
Hunter Liang – Cello *All-State

Kevin Meng – Bass *All-State

Kevin Fang – Violin
Ellen Qian – Violin
Aditya Paul – Violin
Kesavan Venkatesh – Violin
Jimmy Ding – Violin
Destiny Dong – Violin
Sanjana Shriram – Violin
Emily Huang – Violin
Audrey Sun – Violin (Alternate)
Eric Zhang – Violin (Alternate)
Anqy Tong – Violin (Alternate)

Raghav Sriram – Viola
Johnathan Shih – Viola
Grace Zhu – Viola
Andrew Yu – Viola
Darren Huang – Viola

Ethan Tan – Cello
Vincent Huang – Cello
Daniel Cao – Cello

Jonathan Vasilyev – Bass *All-State
Caroline Peters – Bass (Alternate)

Kira McMahon – Violin
Tingfan Mao – Violin
Jeremy Hsu – Violin (Alternate)

Michael Igwe – Viola (Alternate)

**Region Choir Results:
Congratulations to all of the students who auditioned for Region Choir this past weekend. This is quite a big event just six weeks from the beginning of school! These kids have been practicing diligently – at home and school .  Thank you for your support of these students as they work to achieve their goal of making the Region Choir. We have so many talented students that are not placed in a choir. There is a big adjustment in the material and time frame experience from middle school to high school audition. This is in addition competing against juniors and seniors, allergies and colds that have hit and as always the “fear factor” aka nerves! I could not be prouder of the dedication and commitment from any of our students who take on this challenge regardless of placement. Way to go Jags!

Pre-Area Mixed Choir (these students advance to the next audition in November and will perform on the Region Concert )
Sophie Albert, Tim Anderson, Shivesh Basu, Avantika Chellury, Alex Collier, Daniela Diano, Paige Evans, Jack Forden, Parsa Maboudian, Rishi Malhotra, Chetan Moghe, Vilasini Nayar, Novin Nekoui and Megan Simmons.

Region Treble Choir (these students will perform on the Region Concert)
Rhea Karkera, Jasmine Lu, Zoe Pitts, Alex Poole, Divya Ramesh, Leena Sears, Caroline Shee, Morgan Smith, Shriya Telakalapalli, Anushri, Tripathi and Grace Yu


Directory of Human Services in Collin County, TXopens in new window
(maintained by the Assistance Center of Collin County)