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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.

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Fall Semester Exam Schedule & Tutorial Schedule

For a copy of the Semester Exam Schedule, please click here.

For a copy of the Semester Exam Tutorial Schedule, please click here.

Semester Exam Expectations

On December 16-19, PISD/ Jasper will be conducting final exams on all campuses.  At the high school campus, student exams are given from 9 to 10:50 and 11:10 to 1.  There is an early release for students at 1 pm each day.  Tutorials start at 2:30 and a schedule for these tutorials can be found on the Jasper website.  Students are allowed to leave campus and eat then return for tutorials.  They can also bring their own lunch or purchase a lunch from the cafeteria and remain in the lunchroom, where they will be supervised from 1:30 to 2:30.  Any student that chooses to leave cannot return to campus until 2:30.  Students are not allowed to go to any other PISD campus after they leave at 1 pm.  If a student is found on another PISD campus, they could receive a criminal trespass warning and campus consequences from Jasper could be given as well.  Any student that is going to be absent during exams needs to contact our attendance clerk, Teresa Brown.  She can be reached at 469-752-7404 or visit her in the foyer on campus.  Per district practice, no student is allowed to take an exam earlier than before the first day exams are scheduled.  We wish all students the best of luck with their finals!

ATHLETICS DURING FALL SEMESTER EXAMS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18

1:00 p.m. - Shuttles, driven by our usual coach drivers, will transport high school
in-season athletes to the senior high campuses.

Friday, December 19

No shuttles during 7th period exams due to differing schedules.

1:00 p.m. - - Shuttles, driven by our usual coach drivers, will transport high school in-season athletes to the senior high campuses.  

Student textbook checks

Parents, please be aware that teachers will be checking each student for lost textbooks.  If a student has lost a textbook, they will need to pay for their book(s) in the front office.

Jasper Announces their Experienced Teacher of the Year and New Teacher of the Year

Congratualations to our New Teacher of the Year Traci Virdin and our Experienced Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Negoslawski for 2014-2015.

3rd Six Weeks Report Cards Mailed Home

Report cards for the 3rd six weeks that will also include first semester final averages will be mailed home on Monday, January 5th.  You can log into parent view to view grades any time at your convince over the winter break.

Moving?

If your family is planning to move over the upcoming holidays, please stop by the Counseling Center and let us know.  A Parent or Guardian must complete and sign withdrawal paperwork before the move.  All textbooks and library books must be returned. 
Contact Brenda Jordan at 469-752-2475

Talent Show

Do you have a talent you would like to showcase in Jasper’s Talent Show?  We welcome all types of acts- singers, bands, magicians, jugglers, martial artists, dancers, musicians, actors, etc…Auditions are in January, so start practicing your acts.  Information can be found on the call board outside room 1114.  Contact Mrs. Harris for more details. 

Parent Survey

Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing efforts to receive feedback on important topics, we would appreciate your participation in a brief five minute survey to rate your perceptions of common reporting strategies related to student performance. Examples include report card grades, state assessments, homework, college courses and college prep exams. This information will help us in our ongoing efforts to engage the community and improve communication regarding the progress of your child.

The survey is accessible through the web site and phone number listed below. It will be open until December 31, 2014. Thank you so much and we appreciate all you do to help your child succeed.

http://bit.ly/reg10survey2014

On-Line School Transfer Information

PISD is implementing a new On Line Numbering System for secondary transfer requests.  Parents will have the opportunity to log in beginning December 15th to receive a number which will hold a place in line for them on January 5th.

Click here for a flyer

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TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Reports)
 

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

**The following 5 students have passed their MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist ) exam and are now Certified Specialists in MS Word:
Divya Solaippan
Nimisha Kanchi
Akshay Gadodia
Nathanial Mars
and new the district Vinutha Venkatesh

**The following Jasper students have been selected to present their research papers at TJSHS (Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium) at Texas A&M in January.

Nicky Wojtania, was chosen as a Paper Presenter* in the Life Science Category for their project: Butterflies, Berries, and Cellulose: Tuning Optical Properties of Iridescent Chiral Nematic Films from Cellulose Nanocrystals.

Ritvik Annam, was chosen as a Paper Presenter* in the Mathematics; Computer Science; Computer Engineering Category for their project: Analyzing the Effect of Block Modes on the Security of AES Encryption.

Sydney Tay, was chosen as a Paper Presenter* in the Life Science Category for their project: NO+ just an ice bucket challenge: Additive effect of Riluzole and inhibiting Nitric Oxide level in prolonging life.

 Wenyao (John) Li, was chosen as a Paper Presenter* in the Engineering - General Category for their project: Creating a portable device that can extract drinking water from the air.

Wendy Wang, was chosen as a Paper Presenter* in the Chemistry Category for their project: Cellulose Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Generate Glucose for Sustainable Biofuel.

The 1st place finalist of the research paper competition will receive a $2,000 undergraduate tuition-based scholarship; the 2nd place $1,500; and the 3rd place $1,000.  Additionally, 1st and 2nd place have the opportunity to compete for scholarships at the National JSHS. (3rd, 4th, and 5th place regional finalists will receive an expense-paid trip as observers to the National JSHS, scheduled for April/May 2015.

**Congratulations to Arta Fan and Adam Christa on being selected for Area Auditions. Last, night the music selections for the audition were incredibly difficult and the competition was really intense. As a matter of fact, a few former All-State students did not make the cut this year.  We are very proud of Arta (3) and Adam (4)for making the top 5 who will move on! They were the only sophomores among the other juniors and seniors selected for their particular voice part. They will compete on January 10 in Commerce, TX for a spot in the Texas All-State Choir

**Jasper Science Students brought home the 1st place trophy from TAMS competition this weekend.

**This past Saturday, the cast/crew of Trojan Women competed against the other 9/10 students in the district in PISD’s One-Act Competition.
While we did not place in the top three shows, I was very proud of their performance and how well they represented Jasper.

We did win 3 individual awards.  Please congratulate the following students on their achievements:

Breck Sunlin- All Star Cast
Mary Elizabeth Woodward- Honorable Mention All Star Cast
Rachael Thompson- All Star Technician

**Last night Plano West FFA traveled to Anna High School to compete in the District Leadership Development Events. The results are as follows:

Public Relations  was 3rd Place
Amaya Burns – Jasper
Michaela Eikelbarner – Jasper
Brittany Feaster – Jasper
Natalie Yanez – Jasper

Senior Chapter Conducting was 3rd Place
Hannah Fisher – Plano West
Katherine Goodrich – Jasper
Alexis Kool – Jasper
Madison Witzig – Jasper
Ryan Zodrow – Jasper

Plano West FFA again won the DISTRICT SWEEPSTAKES Award! Please congratulate our students.

**Please congratulate the 10 Jasper string students were named to the All-State Orchestras this weekend!  This is a tremendous honor for these students, as membership in the Texas All-State Orchestras is one of the most grueling and difficult processes imaginable, and it reflects hundreds of hours of work that began on the audition repertoire last June.

This honor places them among the most elite fraction of string players in Texas and America.

The number next to their name reflects the overall ranking in the state for their instrument.

Violin
13 – Samantha Choo (Symphony Violin I)
41 – Raymond Chen (Philharmonic Concertmaster)
57 – Kevin Bai (Philharmonic Violin I)
Viola
9 – Jarod Stone (Symphony)
24 – Navin Ahire (Philharmonic)
26 – Nisha Rajesh (Philharmonic)
30 – Serena Cheng (Philharmonic)
Cello
22 – Gahwon Lee (Philharmonic)
35 – Daniel Zhong (String)
36 – Angel Yi (String)

**Please congratulate the students on a job well done in the Science fair competition.

1st Place - Biochemistry - Nicky Wojtania
    Nicky will represent Jasper at National AJAS in San Jose, California in February

2nd Place -Computer Science - Ritvik Annam

2nd Place- Engineering - John Li

HM - Botany/Zoology - Aakash Sambhariya

**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.