Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Congratulations, Mr. Januszeski!

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Tom Januszeski on being named the Staff Member of the Month for February here at JTHS. Mr. J. has been working tremendously with his students to prepare for the upcoming robotics competition. He has frequently spent his entire day on Saturdays to be here with them. He offers our students such unique experiences and has built lasting relationships with them over the years.

Here's a few things his students have to say about Mr. J.:

"He has made my high school experience."

"He teaches in a different way, so it sticks with us."

"We learn what we have to learn, but the way he explains things is different and we remember it."

Here’s a few things the staff has to say about Mr. J..:

"Mr. J. invests countless hours into the robotics program preparing students for the competitions. He has clearly made an impact on his students, which is evident in their abilities to construct such successful robots."

"The students have found a home in his classroom as they meet there before, during and after school."

"Mr. J. serves as an example for all of us as he goes above and beyond in his support of our students."

Last year, the robotics team made the semi-finals, which is the best they have done to date. This year, Team 2600 has high hopes for the competition season with a goal of making the finals. See them in action on Saturday, 3/11 at Mount Olive High School. Great job, Mr. Januszeski!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Congratulations, Miss Brueno!

Please join us in congratulating Miss Kaitlyn Brueno on being named the Staff Member of the Month for January here at JTHS. Miss Brueno is new this year, but you wouldn't know it! She has worked tremendously hard to become a dedicated and involved member of our staff. Her cheerful disposition and willingness to help both students and teachers have made her an ideal recipient of this honor.

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Ms. Brueno:

"Kaitlyn goes above and beyond ensuring that ALL students have the opportunities and tools necessary to be successful. She has a soft and quiet demeanor which helps students feel supported and comfortable in her efforts to make them better readers, clearer writers, and more articulate speakers."

"Miss Brueno greets everyone with a warm smile and "hello." Her positivity is contagious!"

"She stayed after school, came in early, and worked during her lunch and duties to ensure students were prepared for a summative assessment."

"She plays an integral role in not only the success of our students but to my personal success as a teacher."

"Kaitlyn has a way of rewording questions as well as manipulating language to make even the most sophisticated vocabulary attainable, even for students with special needs."

Wow, Miss Brueno! Enjoy this award, and thanks for all you do!