Social Media at JLHS

Social media is stealing precious educational time from the school.  Instagram has been used by over two thirds of our students at the Jr. High and High school to share pictures with their followers that contain words in the picture (called memes) to make fun of, bully, harass, or embarrass other students and staff members.  Some of these pictures can be viewed as humorous, unless it is you or a loved one that is being targeted.  Our server and all school devices block Instagram.  Many students are accessing this form of social media on their personal cell phone, usually during non-school hours.  To ensure Instagram is not being used during the school day I have asked the Administration and Staff members to follow our district policy and not allow students to use their phones during class.  If your child is caught using his phone during class our staff has been instructed to take it.  If the student refuses to give up his or her cell phone I have instructed our Principals to out of school suspend students who do not comply with their request.  Without parent and community support these “memes” may lead some of our students to consider harming themselves or others, are inappropriate in nature, and will not be tolerated at school.  

Royce R. Powelson Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools

Jayhawk USD #346

Office 913-795-2247

INFORMATION FROM MS. BRUNER regarding 7-12 Schedules for the 2017-2018 School Year

JLHS students grades 9-12 are encouraged to check their schedules on Powerschool prior to enrollment (Wednesday, August 2 from 8-2 and Thursday, August 3 from 1-7 p.m.)  AND submit any requested changes to the following link-

ALL requested changes must be submitted through the above link.  
A computer station will be set up during enrollment for 9-12 students without computer or internet usage to check schedules and complete this process.

ALL FIRST SEMESTER schedule changes must be completed by 3 p.m. on MONDAY,  August 21. 
NO CHANGES will be made between 8:00-3:15 on August 17, 18, or 21 so students are highly encouraged to finalize schedules prior to the first day of school.

7th and 8th grade schedules will be available for pick up at enrollment on Wednesday, August 2 from 8-2 and Thursday, August 3 from 1-7 p.m. 

2nd Annual JLHS Awards Ceremony

You're invited to join us for the 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony honoring JLHS Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in the JLHS Auditorium. Academic, Athletic, and Club Awards will be given out during this time.