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January 2019

Viking Voice - January 25, 2019

Rock Internship Program

Attention Juniors: Are you interested in a paid summer experience where you’ll have an opportunity to work at a local business that matches your career interest? Please come to the Large Auditorium to see a speaker present about the 2019 Summer Rock Internship Program. When: Feb. 5th during ACP Advisory Contact: Sara Ofner sofner@janesville.k12.wi.us or call Student Services 608-743-5651.


Parking Second Semester 

As of Tuesday, January 22, the cost for a student parking permit is $50. Students wishing to secure a parking stall will need to provide $50 cash or check (payable to School District of Janesville), a valid driver's license, and proof registration and insurance for the primary vehicle. It is an option to pay with debit/credit card via the Infinite Campus parent portal with prior approval. Contact Ms. Connie Stratton in the AP office with questions,cstratton@janesville.k12.wi.us or 608-743-5665.

 


Janesville Multicultural Teacher Scholarship

Winter is application season for the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Scholarship (JMTS). JMTS is seeking applicants of color who are interested in becoming teachers in Janesville. The scholarship, worth $5,000/year for up to 5 years, is open to current and past graduates of Parker and Craig, as well as to Janesville adults. Do you know a local person of color who might be interested in a teaching career in Janesville? It could be a former student, a parent or a sibling of a student, an aide, a neighbor, or a friend. If so, please encourage them to apply! Applications for both traditional and non-traditional college students are available on the web site of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin: https://www.cfsw.org/scholarships/community-scholarships/jmtos/ Deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 1, 2019. If you would like more information on how the scholarship works, contact Christine Moore, JMTS chair at 608-290-7127 or chremoore@charter.net


Student Detentions

All students with outstanding detentions must serve them by the end of the semester, Thursday, January 17, to avoid additional consequences. Detentions should be served in the Assistant Principal's office during the student's lunch period, but may be served before school (starting at 7:25) or after school (ending at 4:00). Please contact Ms. Stratton, AP Secretary (743-5665) or Mrs. Porter, ISS/Detention Supervisor (743-5662) with questions.


Rock Internship Program

Attention Juniors: Are you interested in a paid summer experience where you’ll have an opportunity to work at a local business that matches your career interest? Please come to the Large Auditorium to see a speaker present about the 2019 Summer Rock Internship Program. When: Feb. 5th during ACP Advisory Contact: Sara Ofner sofner@janesville.k12.wi.us or call Student Services 608-743-5651.

 

February 2019

Scholarship Updates 

March 1st is right around the corner. The Local Scholarship and Community Foundation Scholarships are all due on March 1st. Check out the current senior newsletter for further information. Don't wait until the last minute for the Community Foundation scholarships. As part of the scholarship procedure you must email your counselor so they can attach your transcripts to the application. The Community Foundation will not allow applications to be submitted late. Contact Diane Schroeder for questions at 608-743-5651.

Parent Letter for juniors

February 11, 2018 Dear Parker Parents and Guardians: On Wednesday, February 20, 2018 and Thursday, February 21, 2016 all juniors in Wisconsin will be take the ACT and the WorkKeys Assessment. There is no cost for the ACT; colleges accept these scores for admission. WorkKeys is an assessment that certifies students to be ready for the workplace. It is required that your son or daughter participates in both assessments. If possible, please schedule your student’s appointments around these two days. The following schedules will be used: Wednesday, February 20 8:00- All Juniors report for ACT testing; all freshmen, sophomores, and seniors WILL NOT report to school. Breakfast will be available. 12:30- Juniors will complete testing and be dismissed for the day. ACT does not allow a lunch break; a snack will be provided for all students in the morning. Lunch will not be served. Students with accommodations may have a shorter or longer day. Students who will be dismissed at a different time will be provided specific information by separate letter. Thursday, February 21 8:00- All Juniors report for WorkKeys testing. 11:45- Juniors complete testing; report to lunch. 11:55- Hot lunch served for all students, students in grades 9, 10 and 12 may begin to arrive at Parker. 12:25- All student (9-12) report to 1st period class. 3:28- All students dismissed Yellow bus routes will run a normal morning route to pick up for juniors and run again approximately 3 hours later for freshmen, sophomores and seniors. To help your student prepare for the ACT and WorkKeys, please do the following: 1. Remind your student to be on time. Students who arrive after 8:05 may not be able to test. 2. Encourage your student to leave all electronics at home. Per ACT rules, cell phones, smart watches, fit bits, Chromebooks, and any other personal electronics ARE NOT allowed in testing. Electronics must be collected until after testing. 3. Bring only a #2 pencil for testing. Each student will need a calculator; we have limited calculators to provide. If you wish to bring your own calculator, it must meet ACT criteria. 4. Books, magazines, homework, beverages, snacks, and other materials ARE NOT allowed in the testing room. 5. Each student must bring a student ID or driver’s license. 6. The ACT has strict rules for student behavior during testing. If a student violates these rules, his or her test as well as the test of others may be voided. Make up for the ACT is on March 12; make up for the WorkKeys is March 13. As the make-up days are set by the state, students who have to test during the make-up time will miss classes. Please contact us if you have questions about testing. Sincerely, Chris Laue Principal 743-5600 Sara Ofner PHS Counselor 743-5651

Parent Letter for Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors 

February 11, 2018 Dear Parker Parents and Guardians: On Wednesday, February 20, 2018 and Thursday, February 21, 2018 all juniors in Wisconsin will be take the ACT and the WorkKeys Assessment. Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors will have a modified schedule. Wednesday, February 20  Juniors report to school for ACT testing starting at 8:00 a.m. and will be dismissed at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Freshmen, sophomores and seniors DO NOT report to school. Thursday, February 21  All Juniors report for WorkKeys testing starting at 8:00 a.m.  Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors may begin to arrive at Parker no sooner than 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will be served for all students from 11:30-12:25.  All student (9-12) report to 1st period class at 12:25. All classes will meet for an abbreviated time.  All students will be dismissed at 3:28. Yellow bus routes will run a normal morning route to pick up for juniors and run again approximately 3 hours later for freshmen, sophomores and seniors. Please contact us if you have questions about next week’s schedule. Sincerely, Chris Laue  PHS Principal 743-5600 Sara Ofner PHS Counselor 743-5651