Online forms are now ready for students/parents to complete! If you filled out Final Forms last year, simply verify your information is current and sign off on the 2019-20 handbooks. VERY EASY! Please visit https://garfield-oh.finalforms.com to complete your forms.
Class of 2020 have you scheduled your free senior portrait yet? Visit jagyearbook.org/senior-pics to sign up for a time!
Looking for events or news as we approach the start of the 2019-20 school year? Download the free JAG Mobile App or visit http://jagschools.org to access events, news and documents! For help you may also call the Board Office Mon-Thu from 7am-5pm. Go G-Men!
Congratulations to senior Gianna D'amico for placing 1st with a time of 22:37.0 in the women's division of the Friends of Melana 5k.
Parents of incoming Kindergarten students: It is not too late to register your child for Safety Village! This will take place at the school August 13-16. You can find the registration form at https://5il.co/8ke7
2019 Graduates & Families, Your Commencement photos are available on Inter-State Studios’ print fulfillment website. Here’s how to access them: * Go to http://seemyprints.com * Search for and select: JAG High School Graduation 2019 * Type in a valid email address * Password: Jag19 (capital J, no spaces)
Correction: Physicals on Saturday will run 9:00-12:00 only.
The "Last Day of School" printable sign is ready for use in your end of year photos. Download it here: https://5il.co/7x8m
“We have learned so much from our time in this school, and we’re about to learn a whole lot more. Let’s look at today as the start of a new journey, not the end of one. [..] let’s promise ourselves to make the most of it.” - Addison Varner, Senior Class Treasurer
“No matter what your plans are or where you’re headed, you know as well as I that the road we’re traveling stretches onward for miles in advance. [..] Life is changing, but it’s certainly not ending. The exciting part is how we get to change it.” - Zoe Swenson
“Failures will happen, and that must be acknowledged. But it is how we respond to these failures that will truly show our character. But even with the struggles, the coming years in our lives are special, and I challenge you all to make the most of them.” - Tyler Klouda
“People go through hard times, harder than I can fathom, but there is a purpose. Those situations teach you something to help you face the next obstacle in your path.” - Racquel Koleszar
“[..] the definition of success is different to each and every person here, and we must overcome the many trials and tribulations that will prevent us from accomplishing our goals.” - Andrew Pemberton
“I challenge each and every one of you to embrace the changes in your life, and make the most of them.” - Rachel Rader
"We may not feel ready for it right now, but it's time that we take control of our responsibilities and start toward acquiring our dreams." - Alexander Bell, Senior Class President
The Class of 2019 commencement page is now live. Congratulations to our outstanding senior class! https://www.jagschools.org/o/jag-high-school/page/class-of-2019--5
The safety drill has been completed.
The 2019 high school yearbook includes 150 full-color pages, “built-in” video clips from the year, and a link to download the 2019 Graduation video. Order your copy at jagyearbook.org.
JAG Schools will be conducting our second required safety drill tomorrow. We will be testing our internal communications and response times. We will notify you when the drill is complete.
Congratulations to our boys track team! The G-Men are District track champions! #Unite
There will be a clinic provided by the Portage County Health Department to provide the mandatory 7th and 12th grade immunizations at the Garfield Middle School Office on Thursday, May 16th from 6-7:00pm.
Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club is seeking families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student (to attend JAG) for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call Rotary President John Crawford at 330.527.4415 if you are interested.
What's Trending: Parent Conference on Hot Topics May 14th 6:30-8:45 James A. Garfield High School
Maplewood students welding team places 1st @ State Skills USA! Among them GARFIELD student, Karsyn Reider! They will be competing @ Nationals!
Maplewood Bus runs over JAG Spring Break: pickups- 7:20Nelson circle, 7:30 at high school, 7:40 at Freedom town hall and dropping off at same locations.
Our Safety Drill is now complete and went well. Thank you for your cooperation.
As a part of our safety planning, we will be conducting a campus-wide safety drill tomorrow. This drill is required by the State and you may see emergency vehicles on campus. The drill should last about 10 minutes and we will send a notification when the drill is complete.
Order your tickets for Cinderella The Musical. Shows are tonight and tomorrow! https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2361
Wow! If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the spring musical, Cinderella, yet do it now! What an awesome show! Great job cast and crew!
Congratulations to JAG Seniors Dylan Wilson and Lucas Wordell! Dylan and Lucas placed 2nd and 3rd place respectively at the Bebras Regional Final Computing Challenge at Gannon University Saturday! http://www.gannon.edu/EventDetail.aspx?id=8062 #1JAG
Congratulations to the band and Mr. Cebulla on earning straight Superior ratings at OMEA today and earning a spot at State competition! You sounded GREAT! #1JAG
Attention new and returning CCP students: If you haven't submitted your CCP application to the college you need to do so ASAP! See your counselor with questions.
Congratulations to Karysn Reider for placing 3rd in the SkillsUSA competition in welding!! She will be headed to the state competition.
Congratulations to junior Noah Hoffmann, who will be representing the G-Men in Columbus at the state wrestling tournament! #1JAG
Congrats to Travis Synnestvedt as he placed 1st in Industrial Motor Controls at the SkillsUSA competion.
Good luck to Tim Sommer, Logan Rutherford, Connor Hrubik, Jonathon Hundzsa and Noah Hoffmann as they wrestle at Districts for a chance to represent the G-Men in Columbus!
Good luck today to the Garfield students who are competing for Maplewood Career Center at SkillsUSA. Travis Synnestvedt - Electrical Motor Controls Gillian Grantz Joshua McCullough Karsyn Reider - Welding Team Event
There’s a whole lot of talent and skill on display at the JAG Schools tonight. Break a leg Elementary Talent Show performers, and good luck Varsity Boys!
Our Solo and Ensemble participants did great today At Springfield High School, earning 19 superior and 5 Excellent ratings! Great job!
Congrats to Liz Hilverding on being the January Employee of the month at The North Face!
Join us for tonight’s #seniornight livestream as the Lady G-Men take on Mogadore. Watch live at jagyearbook.org/watch
Vote now for Garfield's Grace Mills - MaxPreps Athlete of the week! http://www.maxpreps.com/news/Qxv1nUqS9kWQtvBaK_taVA/maxpreps-ohio-high-school-athlete-of-the-week-award--vote-now.htm
JAG Middle School begins STEM Club Monday! Thanks to Ms. Wallack for making this such a magical experience for our kids! Learn more at https://sites.google.com/jagschools.org/jagmsstemclub/home
Middle School students Robert Torres, Riley Swigonski, Lauren Whan and Haley Ihrig show off a few of the cards that were made in their class. The students in Mrs. Gilmer's classes created handmade Valentine cards with sentiments of thanks to our troops through Operation Valentine. 150+ cards were delivered to the local sponsor, Carlson Funeral Home for pickup and distribution to our military members serving overseas from our students. This is an annual event and we are proud to be participating again this year.
Due to extreme cold temperatures, JAG Schools will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Please stay warm!
JAG will be on a two hour delay today due to the weather. Morning Pre-K is cancelled. All buses will run 2 hours later than usual.
Due to the weather, the JAG Campus will be closed for all events from 2pm today through Sunday. Please stay safe and warm!
Congratulations Noah Baker, our final #FanOfTheGame. Come out to the weight room to claim your prize. A $10 Domino’s gift card
Tonight's basketball game will be streamed by the yearbook at jagyearbook.org/watch. Tune in to cheer on the team from the comfort of home!
Congratulations to Senior Samantha Brys! Another outstanding JAG student serving the community! https://www.record-courier.com/news/20190107/portage-teens-recognized-for-work-at-polls
Reminder: Tonight’s Fan of The Game prize is presented by Garrettsville Domino’s. Cheer on the G-Men for your chance to win!
Reminder: Tonight’s Fan of The Game prize is presented by Two Travelers Tavern. Cheer on the Lady G-Men for your chance to win!
JAG National Honor Society will be hosting a Wrap-a-thon on Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 1:00-4:00 at the high school. Take some stress off yourself and let our kids wrap for you! Donations accepted. (Bring your own box!)
High School Students and Parents What: 1 Day Intensive ACT Prep Course When: Jan. 12th 8:00-2:00 Where: JAG High School Cost: $99.00 (lunch provided) Register: www.ActTestPrep.info
Just an FYI- highway patrol and Garrettsville PD are on campus conducting a safety walkthrough of our facility. No reason for alarm.
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 email@example.com.
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.