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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

Remodel of front entryway

Over the past couple of weekends the district has begun remodeling the front entry way to create a more secure entry for the campus.  We hope to have this renovation completed quickly with as few disruptions to regular campus operations as possible.  All work is being completed in the evening and on weekends.  The outcome of the renovation will create an entry where all visitors will have to be buzzed into the entry foyer and then again be buzzed into the office.  Visitors will no longer be able to walk straight into the main building without going through the front office.  We will send more information when the renovation is completed and any changes the new entry way might bring to standard operations for parents and visitors coming to campus.

Alternative Schedule Thursday, 10/23

In an effect to provide teachers with valuable planning and collaboration time, this coming Thursday, October 23, Jasper will be on an alternative bell schedule.  Students will continue to go to all classes, but the students’ lunches and length will be a little different.  This will not cause any conflict with senior high athletics or off campus PE during 1st or 7th period.  To view a copy of the schedule, please click here.

Jasper Jazz “Great Jazzby” Dinner and Auction Night

The Jasper Jazz “Great Jazzby” night is soon approaching! This fun evening benefits the Jasper High School Drill Team, the “Jasper Jazz.” Mark your calendar NOW for Saturday, November 1st, from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Jasper Cafeteria. We will have a live and silent auction that includes restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, country club social membership, 9 Rounds gym membership, hotel stays, and much more! Jazz girls will be performing! Dinner this year is being catered by Macaroni Grill. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any Jazz member or by emailing Arpana Kagal at arpanakagal@hotmail.com. Thank you for supporting the Jazz girls! We look forward to seeing you on November 1st!

District Greeting Card Contest

For infomration about the PISD District Greeting Card contest, please click here.

Final Exam Grade Waiver and Final Exam Exemption

Our exam exemption guidelines have been revised so that we are in compliance with state attendance requirements.  Below you will find the 2014 – 2015 Final Exam Grade Waiver Guidelines. 

Final Exam Grade Waiver
9th, 10th, 11th grade
Students enrolled in an AP/IB course for the second semester of the school year may be eligible for a grade waiver from the final exam in that subject for the second semester if the following conditions exist:

  • A minimum grade of 80 overall 2nd semester average (per class) and 80 for the 6th six weeks must be maintained (per class).
  • Student takes the National AP or IB exam for that course in May.
  • Student shall have no more than four absences during the second semester (per class).
  • Student shall have no more than five tardies in that AP/IB class.
  • No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School, Out of School Suspension, or Special Program Center.
  • Student must have no outstanding fines, fees, or debts for school property or other PISD services.

To qualify for the grade waiver, students must report to class on the day of the exam and take the final exam for the course. Students will have the option of allowing the final exam grade to be counted towards their grade or utilizing the grade waiver option.

Failure to report to class will result in a zero as the grade for the examination. If the student has an excused absence, he/she will be allowed to take the make-up examination on the scheduled date.

Final Exam Exemption
12th grade
Seniors may qualify for exemption from final exams during the second semester of the school year if the following conditions exist:

  • A senior in an AP/IB class must meet the criteria noted above to qualify for exemption in that AP/IB class.

For seniors in all other classes:

  • A minimum grade of 85 overall 2nd semester average (per class) and 85 for the 6th six weeks must be maintained (per class).
  • Student shall have no more than four absences during the second semester (per class).
  • Student shall have no more than five tardies in each class.
  • No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School, Out of School Suspension, or Special Program Center.
  • Student must have no outstanding fines, fees, or debts for school property or other PISD services.

To qualify for the exam exemption, students must be present in class for each exam. Various activities will be conducted at this time for students qualified to use exemptions, including the completion of course evaluations, student surveys, and projects.  Exempt students may choose to take the exam and have the option of utilizing a grade waiver or allowing the final exam grade to be counted towards their grade.

Failure to report to class will result in a zero as the grade for the examination. If the student has an excused absence, he/she will be allowed to take the make-up examination on the scheduled date.

Spirit Week Pictures

To see pictures of spirit week, please click here

Spirit Week Information Winners

2014 Hall Decorating Contest Winners

1st Place-YWAC
2nd Place-Cheer
3rd Place-Band
Honorable Mention-FFA, AVID, PALS, ASL

2014 Parade Contest Winners

1st Place-FFA
2nd Place-PALS
3rd Place-Orchestra
Honorable Mention-Choir & Administration

Campus Ratings
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Jasper High School Exemplary Campus
2010 Reports


TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Reports)
 

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

**This past Sunday, I’m pleased to report that Jasper’s Legacy Orchestra (the top orchestra) placed 2nd in the TMEA Honor String Orchestra contest.  This is a statewide contest with entries from all the finest string programs in the state, and it is essentially our “state championship” for string orchestras.

This is especially wonderful because Japer is the only non-varsity ensemble in the contest (without 11th and 12th graders).  All the other schools in the competition are traditional 4 year high schools (with all the best players grade 9-12 in the top group), or the Plano Senior Highs.  However, time and time again, the Jasper students prove themselves to be the musical equals of much older and experienced orchestras.

Competition was in 2 rounds, and the finalist schools are listed below in final rank order.  Plano Senior High was not eligible this year because they are the Honor Full Orchestra.

**This weekend, Region 25 had their auditions for the HS All-Region orchestras – a select, highly competitive process that includes all the high school orchestra programs from Plano, Allen, Lovejoy, and Sherman.  I’m happy to report that Jasper had more students selected than any other school in the region!  The list is below, so be sure to congratulate these students if they are in your class.

We also had a number of students rank high enough to qualify to audition for the Texas All-State Orchestras.  Next Saturday, they will record an audition that will be judged in several weeks to select the All-State members.  Be sure to wish them luck as they strive for the highest honor available to a Texas public school music student.  Students who will be taping are marked with an *.

SYMPHONY
Violin
Kevin Bai* – 4
Tim Wang* – 5
Samantha Choo* – 7
Raymond Chen* – 21
Daniel Che – 28
Heewon Kim – 39
Viola
Navin Ahire* – 3
Jarod Stone* – 6
Serena Cheng* – 10
Nisha Rajesh* – 14
Cello
Angel Yi* – 1
Daniel Zhong* – 7
Gahwon Lee* – 11
Richard Zhu* – 15

PHILHARMONIC
Violin
Cedric Hu – 1
Emily Nam – 8
Choong Gao Lee – 9
Boris Tsang – 14
Sharon Son – 26
Kevin lee – 28
Kathleen Shao – 32
Sharon Zang – 33
Tiffany Kang – 39
Brian Lee – 40
Matthew Zhao – Alternate 1
Darshan Shaastri – Alternate 4
Patrick Yu – Alternate 5
Viola
Zoie Fan – 6
Luke Fullington – 7
Angela He – Alternate 3
Cello
Collin McMahon – 11
Michael Lee – 12
Jacqueline Chou – Alternate 2
Bass
Kate Dedrick* – 2nd bass
Reegan Jiang – Alternate 1

**Congratulations to the Jasper High School Band for getting 1st Division results in the UIL Marching Competition Saturday, October 11.

**Congratulations to the following students who made All Region Choir!!

MIXED  Pramanik, Aayushi                          
MIXED  Fan, Arta                                             
MIXED  Bender, Madison                            
MIXED  Cinclair, William                
MIXED  Xia, Alan                                              
MIXED  Christa, Adam                                   
MIXED  Patys, Nicholas                                 
TREBLE  Kumar, Varsha                                 
TREBLE  Cover, Hallie                                      
TREBLE  Givens, Megan                                
TREBLE  Moore, Allison                                 
TREBLE  Nguyen, Kaitlyn                                               
TREBLE  Warrier, Manju                                
TREBLE  Stevens, Adriana                             
TREBLE  Kasturi, Devi                                      
Escarfullery, Isabella       ALTERNATE TREBLE CHOIR
FHC        Wu, Ariana
FHC        Sil, Aishani
FHC        Prabhu, Sahana
FHC        Nayak, Sachi
FHC        Nandigam, Likhita
FHC        Kiasaleh, Alison
FHC        Desai, Ananya
FHC        Wariyar, Rohan
FHC        Patel, Raul
FHC        Gaetjen, Anthony
FHC        Wang, Gabriel
FHC        Sivils, Camden
FHC        Clayton, Lucas
FHC        Fain, Jackie         ALTERNATE TREBLE CHOIR
FHC        Bhatt, Ritu           ALTERNATE TREBLE CHOIR

**Please congratulate them the following Jasper students have had their research papers selected to participate at the Texas Junior Academy of Science Symposium at Texas A&M College Station later this month. 

Ritvik Annam for Computer Science -Analyzing the Entropy of Random Number Generators in a Cloud Computing Environment     
Nicky Wojtania  for  Biochemistry -  What’s Cooking – Cis-trans isomerization of Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Aakash Samhariya for Botany -   The Effect of Macronutrients on the growth and Energy Yields of Algae
John (Wenyao) Li for  Engineering - Creating a Portable Device that Can Extract Drinking Water From the Air

**Congratulations on our Jasper Choir Students who auditioned at Phase I in McKinney! A lot of preparation and rehearsal went into this and we are proud of their efforts.

Advancing to the next round:
The following students will be advancing to auditions on Saturday. In no particular order:

Sop 1  : Allison Moore, Manju Warrier, Megan Givens, Ritu Bhatt, Jackie Fain, Kaitlyn Nguyen,
Sop 2 : Hallie Cover, Adriana Stevens
Alto 1 – Mita Dixit, Arta Fan, V
Alto 2   Varsha Kumar, Devi Kasturi, Maddie Bender, Isabella Escarfullery
Bass 1 Rajan Cinclair, Alan Xia, Lucas Clayton, Camden Sivils

The following students will audition for a spot in the Freshman Honor Choir:
Sop 1 -– Alison Kiasaleh, Isha Chiplonkar, Ananya Desai, Aishani Sil
Alto –   Sanjna Bhatia, Sahana Prabhu, Sachi Nayak, Likhita Nandigam, Ariana Wu

Note: Our Bass 2, Tenor 1 and 2 Voices will audition on Saturday.
Adam Christa, Kevin Hoodwin, Gabriel Wang, Nick Patys, Raul Patel, Rohan Wariyar, Anthony Gaetjen

Jasper Choir is awesome!!

**PWSH Jasper Representatives for the Homecoming Court:

Ryan Sklar & Izzy Vivas

**Westside Community / Service Award Winners:

Cole McIntosh:
Cole is a member of Jasper’s AVID program and Plano West soccer. Jasper staff and students report that Cole always puts others before himself. He volunteer tutors elementary students on a weekly basis and is part of a family charity that gathers materials from local hotels to use for distribution to homeless and disadvantaged families.

Carina Masser:
Carina is a member of Jasper NHS and SPCA club. Carina was involved with creating and leading Jasper’s SPCA club on campus after a positive experience with volunteering at a local SPCA. Jasper staff and students are amazed at her commitment and dedication to the care of animals. The Jasper SPCA club, under Carina’s servant and selfless leadership, have organized events to make blankets and toys for shelter animals.