Welcome to Jonathan Alder Junior High School

Congratulations!  Jonathan Alder Junior High School is honored to have been awarded a 2014 SOAR Award for High Progress!  To be a recipient of a 2014 SOAR Award for high progress, Jonathan Alder Junior High was among the top participating SOAR schools, based on the 2014 annual school composite analysis.

Congratulations and special thanks to the JAJH students, parents, teachers and community members for your continued support in helping achieve gains with our students each and every day.

Dear Parents,

On Monday, May 18th, 7th grade students will be asked to rank elective choices for next year in 8th grade. Some classes are semester classes and other classes are all year.  Please note that this form will not be sent home as the students will complete this in class. Below is a list of the electives offered.

Art (Semester)

Physical Education (Semester)

Band (All Year)

Choir (All Year)

Information Technology II (All Year)- Students will explore many topics such as: Support Services (component identification, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, installation and optimization of software and device-drivers and system configuration), Interactive Media (website design, creating and working with computer animations, and graphic design), Network Design (design and implementation of computer networks, working with network adapter cards and cabling, troubleshooting and network storage devices). The students will also learn how to write Java code during the Programing and Software Development unit.

Engineering Principles (All Year)- Students will explore all facets of the engineering field throughout this year long course.  Students will advance their design skills by making VEX robots provided through Ohio’s RAMTEC program.  Additional topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, kinematics, material properties, electrical control and fluid power systems.

Spanish I (All Year)- Please note that Spanish I is being offered and students can receive high school credit for the course.  The grade they receive for the course will count toward their GPA in high school. This will be a new course that has not been offered before at the junior high level.  We expect a high level of interest for this course.  Please know that students will be randomly selected if the interest exceeds the class limit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kati Muhleman, School Counselor or Mr. Hayes, Principal.


Please see important dates below...

Tuesday 5/19- Spring Choral and Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditeria.

Monday 5/25 - No school

Wednesday 5/27-Junior High Awards Assembly, JAJHS gymnasium 12:30pm

Thursday 5/28-Field Day/School Cookout, Talent Show 

Friday 5/29-8th grade Pool Party

June 1-4 8th Grade travels to Washington DC 


School dismisses for the summer May 29th.  Classes resume August 19th.  Office personell will not be available June 1-4.  



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