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Discipline Committee addresses uniform violations

Discipline Committee addresses uniform violations

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
February 17, 2017
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

On Monday, Feb. 6, Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl announced during advisory that teachers would begin to issue more warnings and detentions regarding uniform violations, effective immediately. Students quickly began to talk, and within a few days, students heard that the women whose skirts are...

Going Global

Going Global

Elizabeth Harmison, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

As senior Anna Smith sits in her Christian Life Choices class, her head slips into her hands as she starts to doze off. She has been taking religion classes since she was in elementary school, and this one is nothing new for her. Many seniors share Smith’s experience, and by the time second semester ro...

In case you missed it: Week of Feb. 6

In case you missed it: Week of Feb. 6

Anna Kotula, Contributor
February 15, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Honors Receptions During the week of Feb. 6, students with first or second honors for second quarter were recognized. On separate days, different grade levels had a reception in the Brown Room and an optional dress down day. In the last 10 minutes of their lunch mods, honors students were invited to ...

Marchers demonstrate in D.C. streets

Marchers demonstrate in D.C. streets

Lauren Becker, News Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under News, News Outside JC, Top Stories

Over the course of about a week, three large gatherings occurred in Washington, D.C. including President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, and the March for Life. An estimated 535,000 people have marched through Washington since Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The...

Food Committee makes changes to cafeteria

Food Committee makes changes to cafeteria

Ianna Pirozzi, In-Focus Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

On Jan. 11, Chief Financial Officer Kathy Cullen announced a variety of changes that would be made to the cafeteria in accordance with the results of Dec. 6 survey from the Food Committee. The survey, which received almost 270 responses, led to decreases in prices, the availability of healthier optio...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 30

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 30

Anna Kotula, Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Catholic Schools Week Throughout the week, JC celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a variety of activities. On Monday, students helped make hats during advisory for children with cancer, and on Tuesday, there was a Catholic School trivia contest. Student Appreciation Day was celebrated on Thursday. As stu...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 23

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 23

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 31, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Return of the Salad Bar On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the salad bar returned to the cafeteria upon student request. Financial Officer Kathleen Cullen sent out a school-wide email announcing the event. In the email, Cullen included the information that on Tuesday a salad bowl would be free in order to promote...

Counseling department searches for part-time college counselor

Counseling department searches for part-time college counselor

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
January 30, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

The search for a new part-time college counselor has been underway since November. According to college counselor Carrie Siemsen, the department was given the opportunity to hire a part-time college counselor near the end of the first semester. According to college counselor Kelly Smith, they are still going...

Cyber days declared unlikely for school year

Cyber days declared unlikely for school year

Daniel Robinson, General Staff Member
January 27, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

There will most likely not be any Cyber Days this school year. According to Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology Brian Powell, there are seven snow days built into the schedule this year before Cyber Days will be used, as opposed to four in the previous years. “The seven days are basica...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 16

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 16

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 24, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Start of the second semester Monday, Jan. 17 was the start of the second semester. After midterms, Christmas break, and then ten more days of the first semester, students transitioned into new classes and possibly new schedules. The beginning of the new semester marked a fresh start for students tire...

Guidance counselor settles into new position

Guidance counselor settles into new position

Elizabeth Harmison, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

On Monday, Dec. 12, Jennifer Behler started her first day on the job as a new guidance counselor and co-advisor with Coordinator of Service Learning Susan Strawbridge. Her arrival comes several months after the retirement of guidance counselor Kathleen Barnes on Sept. 16, who served the JC community...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 9

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 9

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 19, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Mock Trial On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Mock Trial team traveled to the Harford County Courthouse and competed against Joppatowne High School. At these events, students are assigned roles and carry out an imitation trial. The team competed in their first meet of the season, and they defeated Joppatow...

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