Early College Notes November 3, 2019

PSAT 10 and SAT Success at JPEC

Hard work pays off and JPEC students are proving that. In this spring's tests, JPEC students earned the highest PSAT 10 and SAT scores. We're so excited for our students' success and for where it will lead in the future.

Community Service and Job Shadowing Requirements

Earlier this year the community service and job shadowing requirements were changed, based on the difficulty of students finding shadowing opportunities locally. The new requirements reflect those that are required for the awarding of the Michigan Early & Middle College Association Certificate of 70 hours combined of community service and/or job shadowing. Job shadowing can include career center participation, apprenticeships, and paid positions. Service hours do not have to occur at only one institution.

Parent Schoology Log-Ins

Log-ins for parents were mailed to parents. If you're having difficulty using your code to sign up, please see the instructions on this page for more assistance: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000823-Sign-Up-as-a-Parent

There will be a Schoology Parent Info Session on Wednesday, at 7:45 AM, in JW 158, if you would like help getting signed in or connecting to your students on the Schoology app.

Music Trip Opportunity!

After School Student-Led Bible Study

For all those interested in being a part of a student-led bible study group, one will be meeting on Mondays, from 4:00 - 4:20 PM. The meeting will be held in JW 165.

JPEC Birthdays this Week!

  • Nov 4th- Daniel Casey

Community Engagement Events

Meet with Malmquist (MwM) and Coffee & Conversation (C&C) are opportunities to meet with school leadership in an informal environment to discuss the Jackson Preparatory & Early College program for the purpose of reaching a deeper understanding of the program and help families access the full potential of the JPEC opportunity. We will alternate hosting the events between the two buildings to provide opportunities for our parents to participate. We welcome both your participation and feedback.

Please join us for Schology information sessions to learn how to understand the parent dashboard, link student accounts, and engage in your student’s education via Schoology. For more information and dates: https://www.jacksonpec.org/Core/News/Article/1182

Klavon's Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday, JPEC will offer Klavon's pizza for $2 a slice. Pizza will be available just outside the school store, which will still be open to allow for drinks or snacks to be purchased.

Parent Advisory Committee Update

Turkey Bowl Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, November 22 from 10-12 pm at JAX 60. Please join us for a night of fun. Tickets are $25/person or $100/lane (up to 5 people). Fee includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and 1 pizza per lane. In addition, we will have raffles available including a 50/50. Tickets are available for purchase in the main office at Justin Whiting Hall. Reserve your lane today! [No actual turkeys are harmed during the event.]

Donations accepted until 11/18. We are asking our students to bring in donations by grade level for our themed raffle baskets. Items can be turned in at the office during school hours.

EC 1: Snacks

EC 2: Game Night

EC 3: Spa Night

EC 4/5: Gift Cards

Join us at our next PAC Membership meeting. There is no fee to join, you just need to be a parent/guardian of a JPEC student. Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30 - 7 pm.

Upcoming Community Engagement Events:

Coffee & Conversations: NWEA testing- Thursday Nov 7 from 8-8:45 am at the Educational Innovation Center (College Prep) Building

Meet with Malmquist: SAT Prep and it's Impact - Thursday Nov 21 from 4:15 - 5 pm at Justin Whiting Hall (Early College) Building

Schoology Information Sessions- Wednesday Nov 6 from 7:45 am-8:45 am and Thursday Nov 19 from 5:15-6:15 pm at Justin Whiting Hall Rm 158

Winter Community Forum- Monday, February 10, 2020 from 6:15 - 7:45 pm

Travel Opportunities at JPEC!

Friday, November 8th: Final Enrollment Opportunity for dual-enrolled Early College students to join the 2021 tour to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome

How does the Duomo in Florence compare to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome? Which unmistakable building makes a stronger impact on you—the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Houses of Parliament in London? Explore these four iconic cities in one fell swoop and connect their histories and cultures, gaining worldly perspectives to draw on for the rest of your life.

Meet in room 158 from 8:00-8:45 am on Friday, November 8th. Enrollment for this 10-day tour will close at the end of the term. Students earn college credit while on tour, and therefore must be dual-enrolled at the time of travel.

Not able to join us in 2021? Not to worry! JPEC will offer this same tour in June of 2024. Enrollment for the 2024 tour will open in May of 2021.

Friday, December 6th: Informational Session for dual-enrolled early college students to join the 2022 tour to Edinburgh, London, and Paris

Paging the next generation of doctors, nurses, and health professionals—this tour through England and Scotland is for you. Journey back to a time when the plague was at its prime and surgery doubled as entertainment as you explore the underground streets of Edinburgh and try your hand at forensic sleuthing in London. Trace the innovations that shaped Britain’s modern healthcare landscape, and participate in hands-on workshops to discover how real-life medical careers operate.

Doc B will lead this 11-day tour in 2022, which is perfect for students interested in the Medical Pathway. Students earn college credit while on tour, and therefore must be dual-enrolled at the time of travel. Meet in room 158 on Friday, December 6th from 8:00-8:45 am for more information.

College Advising

If you need to make college schedule adjustments, JC Navigator to JPEC, Chris Kimball can be scheduled with by following this link: www.jccmi.edu/chris

Chris's normal office hours are Thursdays, from 1 - 3 PM in the main office.

Yearbooks Available For Pickup and Limited Amounts for Sale

For those who ordered yearbooks, they are now available for pickup from Ms. Shirk in JW 158.

If you missed ordering, there are limited amounts of yearbooks available for sale in the main office for $60. Each copy is over 80-pages and is hardbound.

Have a great week!

Created By
Jonathon Marowelli


Created with an image by Markus Spiske - "Boy collects chestnuts at colorful autumn meadow with leaves."