The HS Yearbook Staff has been made aware that some people have experienced difficulty accessing the Senior Activities Survey. Please use this link to get directly to the survey https://goo.gl/forms/2H4uodUlK8WEUyz32 Deadline has been pushed to Dec 15.
Friday after school we were alerted to a questionable social media post about our high school. We immediately reported it to the authorities to investigate. Based on their investigation the post was immediately found to be unsubstantiated. Since the post may have been seen by others and misunderstood, the police volunteered to be at school for arrival on Monday to alleviate any potential student concern. There are a number of false reports circulating and we felt it important to share the facts and squelch these rumors. Rest assured, all students and buildings at Garfield are safe.
Reminder: Senior Athletes should report to the commons after school for their banner photos.
There are only 4 hours left to cast your vote on Issue 8. If you have visited the polls, thank you for voting! If you have not, please head to your polling place and vote on Issue 8 before 7:30pm.
Today is the day! Exercise your right and remember to visit the polls between 6:30am and 7:30pm to vote on ISSUE 8.
Reminder: Senior Photos are due to Mr. Coll by November 30 for inclusion in the yearbook.
There are only four more days until election day. Please remember to vote on Issue 8 next Tuesday, November 6!
Congratulations Sara Petrie, another successful JAG graduate! #Unite https://business.ohio.edu/about/news/meet-the-ambassador-sara-petrie/
Reminder: There is a College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting at Hiram College on Monday, October 22nd at 6 pm. If you are planning on taking CCP courses next year, this can count as your mandatory CCP meeting.
Please join us as we welcome Jesse Weinberger, the internet safety specialist, who will be speaking tomorrow night at 6:30 PM in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Learn how to navigate the tricky world of the internet. Only adults are invited to this important event. #UNITE
JV Football defeats Windham 34-14. #Unite
The middle and high school had a fire alarm that was a false alarm due to a faulty sensor.
Final few hours to vote....Go G-Men! https://fox8.com/2018/09/17/fntd-game-of-the-week-5-nominees-4/
Jesse Weinberger, internet safety specialist, will be speaking on September 25th at 6:30 in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Parents and adult community members are invited to attend.
Operation Keepsake completed another film, warning of the dangers of "Lean". Give it a view and HIT THE LIKE BUTTON. Share with your family and friends! Thank you for viewing! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbzuEqItUB8
Vote now! G-Men vs. Bombers for Game of the Week! https://fox8.com/2018/09/17/fntd-game-of-the-week-5-nominees-4/
Tomorrow is the last day to order your mums! Please order in the high school office or at www.myschoolbucks.com!
Come see The Stray tonight in concert and hear Brad Hurtig speak....Middle and High School students bring your ticket. 7:00 in the Auditorium. See you there!
Jesse Weinberger presented topics on internet safety to our GMS students today. The presentation was informative, timely, and eye-opening. Ms. Weinberger will present a parent and community session at 6:30 p.m. on September 25. Thank you to the MVPs for their sponsorship of these events. #UNITE
The high school is selling mums just in time for fall. Place your order at www.myschoolbucks.com or in the high school office. Orders can be placed until 9/12, pickup will be on 9/15.
Bus 4 has just left the elementary school.
Reminder: Community Information Session on School Earned Income Tax issue is tomorrow, Wed., SEP 5 @ 6pm in high school auditorium. #UNITE
ALL buses out for Elementary routes by 7:45 this morning! Best time all week! Parents, please remember this is first day with kindergarten and Prek students. Please be patient. #UNITE
Transportation Update: A significantly better day today! We met personally with ANY student who was unsure of which bus to ride and gave them colored reminder cards to help them board the correct bus. We also created customized communication lists and communicated via text with parents on each bus as it left the elementary. Our route times decreased significantly today due to these tweaks.....Kudos to our drivers and elementary staff! We know that we have one route, bus 2, that is still running late and are working to have a solution by Friday. We will communicate with the impacted parents individually. Tomorrow is the first day for PreK and Kindergarten riders. Please be patient as we will most likely slow a bit due to pictures being taken and having our youngest G-Men riding for their first time! Thank you again for your patience as we fine-tune our routes. Go G-Men! ~Ted
James A Garfield High School is sponsoring a Mum Fundraiser. Order yours on www.myschoolbucks.com and see the school website for more information.
Today we had some obstacles on our bus routes in the afternoon. As a staff, we are disappointed with how we communicated with parents and the fact that these routes ran late. We have already met to address these issues and are working to make them better for you beginning immediately. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make things better each day moving forward. Our sincerest apologies to anyone who was impacted by a late bus. We will be better. ~Ted Lysiak
Bus 2 and bus 7 are finishing up their routes now. They are experiencing delays. Thank you for your patience.
A huge thanks to our bus drivers this morning! The updated routes went well, running a little late but nothing worse than a first day in past years! Thanks parents for trusting us with your children and being patient on day 1! #UNITE
Updated MS/HS Bus Routes Pickup Times (estimated): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-xtW1c5faaZ9jbre7pJCZ8hde12pA1LI #UNITE
Updated Elementary Bus Route Pickup Times (estimate): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Le5VSAo0ke10n2NGyQBr7DFH-3EgKGNF #UNITE
Print your back to school banners for "First Day Photos" tomorrow! Use #JAG #UNITE in your posts! Go G-Men! http://www.jagschools.org/o/jag-local-schools/browse/9621
Bus Route Update: Village Drive will have two group pickups for both EL and MS/HS. One at duplexes and one at corner of Village Dr. and Vanderslice Ct. Updated route times will be posted by 5pm tomorrow.
Bus Route Update: Both EL and MS/HS bus routes will make the loop on Elm and Forest Streets for pickup and drop off. Updated route times will be posted by 5pm tomorrow.
Bus Route Update: South Park - EL and MS/HS bus WILL GO DOWN SOUTH PARK for a group pickup at the corner of South Park and Southview Drive. Updated route times will be posted by 5pm tomorrow.
Maplewood Pickup Monday 8/27: Nelson community center 7:20 pick up 2:40 drop off. JAG high school 7:30 pick up 2:30 drop off. Freedom town hall 7:40 pick up 2:20 drop off. Home pickup begins on Tuesday. #UNITE
The band is ready! Let’s kick this season off! #Unite
This morning our attendance calling system made a test call. If you received an attendance call it was only a test. Please disregard.
Freshmen in the KNOW is Thursday (tomorrow) from 9:00 - 11:30! We hope to see all the freshmen there!
Reminder-Chromebook pickup for grades 6-8 is tonight from 6pm-8pm. Insurance remains at $23. Pickup in Middle School Media Center. #UNITE
REMINDER: Information Sessions on the upcoming tax issue: WED, SEP 5 @ 6pm and SUN, SEP 16 @ 4pm. Both will be in the HS Auditorium. #UNITE
Reminder-Chromebook pickup for grades 10-12 is tonight from 6pm-8pm. Insurance remains at $23. Pickup in Middle School Media Center. #UNITE
Youth Bowling Camp at Skylanes is Aug 13-15 10am-1pm includes instruction on fundamentals and lunch. Call 330-527-9999 to reserve a spot!!
August 16th from 6 to 8 pm the YMCA in Garrettsville will be having an open house for the before and after school program. All are invited!
View the 2018-19 Yearly Calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/134448/201819_School_calendar.pdf
There will be a public information session on Wednesday, 8/1 for the Earned Income Tax Issue in the Iva Walker Auditorium at 6:15pm.
If you've purchased a 2018 HS yearbook July 25th is the cut-off to customize your book. Visit jagyearbook.org to finish yours!
CONGRATS to JAG Graduate Issac Russell for receiving the gold and placing 1st (Industrial Motor Controls) @ Nationals today in Louisville!
We’re coming up on the deadline to order and customize your 2018 HS yearbook. Visit jagyearbook.org to make/finalize your book.
Congrats to the Quiz Bowl as they are 2-1 at Nationals in Chicago!
The graduation live-stream is up and running at https://twitter.com/jag_yearbook/status/1003323333029478400?s=21
Congratulations to Junior Tyler Klouda on finishing fourth in the 1600 at the state track meet! #1JAG
An anonymous tip was recieved last night about a possible threat to the high school. Police were immediately contacted and assisted with an investigation. The threat was thoroughly investigated and found to be false. All is safe.
HS Band: summer uniform tommorrow (khaki shorts, black band tee, tennis shoes) Meet behind Rite-Aid @ 8:30 Band room will be open 7:45-8:15
The middle and high school will be conducting their regularly scheduled emergency drill today.
JAG sixth graders should arrive back at the school around 11pm from DC.
Come support the Garfield baseball team with the Gmen Mother’s Day flower sale! Held from 8-4 Saturday across the street from speed way.
JAG HS earns U.S. News & World Report’s Top Schools in The Country award! #1JAG https://ohio.com/akron/news/local/u-s-news-world-report-hands-out-gold-medals-to-hudson-and-aurora-school-districts
Thank you to all JAG Staff! We appreciate all you do for the students of our schools. YOU are what makes us great! Thank you!
Wednesday’s Pancake breakfast is being held at the High School. ALL are invited!
We are hiring! JAG is looking for part-time custodians (5 hours/day). Please call the board office at 330.527.4336 to inquire.
Congrats to the band for earning a 1 at state competition today! Well done!
Reminder - Test drive a car and earn $20 for the JAG Arts Department tomorrow at Kepich Ford from 11am-3pm! WE NEED 300 DRIVERS! Support Local Business & ARTS!
Reminder: Community Safety Meeting is tomorrow from 6-7:30 in HS Auditorium with district officials and first responders.
Sign up to test drive a car at Kepich Ford on April 14, to get $20 donated to the JAG Arts Program! Visit https://goo.gl/7ajaTK to sign up!
Thanks to all the students, Mr. Pfleger, Ms. Kisabeth and the cafeteria staff for an awesome pancake breakfast this morning! #1JAG
Due to snow day yesterday today's lunch will be choice of Pizza Hutt or Chicken Alfredo with garlic toast.
Garfield Schools will be closed today due to the weather. Please be safe. Go Gmen! #1JAG
A huge THANK YOU to the Garfield Elementary PTO for organizing such an AWESOME Father-Daughter Dance last night!
Good luck to our Gmen wrestlers as they wrestle for a shot at the State meet next week! We are very proud of you! #1JAG
Congratulations to our band for earning a 1 at district contest, qualifying us for the state contest in April! #1JAG
Tonight's Boys Basketball State playoff game will be played at 7pm as scheduled. Band members report at 3:30 to leave at 5 for Contest.
Since Maplewood and most other competing districts are closed today, the Math 24 competition has been rescheduled for Friday, March 9.
JAG Schools will be closed today due to weather. Status of evening events will be posted online by noon. Please be safe.
There is a rumor of a threat to JAG Schools. This is FALSE and unfounded. Please contact the superintendent with any questions.
Juniors: ACT tomorrow! Report to your testing room by 7:46. Don’t be late!
There’s a great crowd at Chipotle for the JAG basketball team. Come join us!
Come support the JAG boy’s basketball team at the Streetsboro Chipotle tomorrow Feb. 25 from 4-8.
10th and 11th grade students who are donating blood...permission forms are on your class pages.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team on their 2018 PTC Title! #1JAG
High School Parents: We still have plenty of openings for conferences tomorrow, Feb. 15th from 3:30-6:30. Call the high school office.
After Prom Volunteer meeting Thursday 2/15 at 6:30pm in the Commons. Everyone is welcome!
JAG Schools will be closed today due to the weather. Status of evening events will be posted by noon today. Be safe and Go Gmen!
Girls sweep Waterloo. JV wins 32-10. Varsity wins 44-34. #1JAG
Congrats to our Musicians of the Month: Rachel Rader Laina Galayde
GHS After Prom fundraiser at Facet 2/14 all day. 20% of all sales from products and services donated back!
Freshmen boys win over Crestwood 46-26.
Congratulations to the 7th grade boys basketball team on their 24-21 win over Creaswood. #1JAG
Seniors: the panoramic picture will be at 7:30 am Wednesday morning in the gym.
Students on Bus 3 have been taken home thanks to Mr. Deakins on bus 10! Everyone is safe. Thanks for your patience.
Middle School student council is hosting Pennies for Patients in the upcoming weeks. This is a part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation that our students proudly support each year. This week is “dressing for donations”. We are asking that students who participate donate $0.50 per day or $2 for the week for these fun dress differently days. Thank you for all of your support!
Lady Gmen up 25-21 at the half at Southeast.
Comgratulations to the JAG Band, Mr. Cebulla and Mr. Logan on earning a 1 at competition today! Awesome job! #1JAG
Good Luck to the Band at Solo and Ensemble today!
Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling team for taking Home the overall team title at the Berkshire Invitational!
Garfield Middle school wrestlers take 3rd at Chardon with 6 out of placing. #1JAG
Boys take Crestwood in a hard fought battle. 57-53 final.
JAG Schools will be closed Friday, January 12 due to mid-day sleet, freezing rain and ice forecasted during dismissal. Please be safe.
JAG Schools are closed due to extremely icy road conditions. Info on after school events will be posted by noon. Be safe! Go Gmen!
All senior portraits must be turned in by tomorrow night (Jan. 5th). Pictures may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All middle school events are cancelled for tonight. High School Varsity Wrestling match at Mogadore will be played as scheduled.
JAG Schools will be closed today and tomorrow due to weather. Evening event status will be posted by noon. Go Gmen.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the entire JAG Family! #1JAG
7th and 8th grade bous both defeat Newton Falls. #1JAG
Tonight's boys JV game at Cardinal will begin at 5:30.
The fourth grade concert has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening (DEC. 15) at 7pm. Students should arrive at 6:45.
JAG Schools are closed today due to the weather.
Buses may be up to 15 minutes late due to a house fire on Route 88 that held up our Maplewood bus this afternoon.
We hope everyone is enjoying time with their family on Family First Night! #1JAG
Congratulations to JAG Junior Tyler Klouda on an 18th place finish at D2 State Cross Country Meet! Proud of you! #1JAG
Jr Cav's BBall at YMCA! Age 3 thru 6th grade are welcomed. Last day to sign up is October 27th. Starts October 28th.
Support the Skylane's 50-50 drawing this Sunday at 6 PM... proceeds to benefit the James a Garfield marching pride!
Good luck JAG runners at PTC League meet today! #1JAG
Crestwood has cancelled this Friday’s football game.
2018 yearbooks are now on sale. Order yours by September 30th to save 15% on your purchase. Visit jagyearbook.org to claim yours!
Reminder that all class tee-shirt money is due to your class advisor by Wednesday Sept. 15th.
JAG students create ant-bullying video for Friends of Friends Film Festival. Vote by 'liking' the video: https://goo.gl/czeSGF
Rodger Pettit '53 was recognized at Friday night's football opener for his many years of service to JAG schools. Thank you Mr. Pettit! #1JAG
8th grade students have the Niagara Falls field trip information to bring home this weekend. Forms are due back on Thursday, Sept. 7th.
Middle school students are invited to sit in the new bleachers with the High School spirit club. The theme for tonight is Beach.
Download & print your "JAG Back to School Banner" for first day photographs! Available for EVERY grade! http://www.jagschools.org/o/jag-local-schools/browse/14032
Please disregard attendance message that was delivered. There is no school today. We are testing our new system.
Parking Pass Info: Students should fill out their parking pass permit on Final Forms. Students should park in the back during the 1st week and see Mrs. Fisher with their driver's license, proof of insurance, and $10.00 to receive their spot. After the first week students MUST park in their assigned spot.