Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2001

'Lock-in' for freshmen

A "lock-in" for Juneau-Douglas High School freshmen will be happening at the high school, Friday, Sept. 7, from after school at 2:15, until the start of the year's first dance at 9 that evening. Ninth graders are invited to a variety of free, fun and safe activities, including movies, relays, open gym, root beer floats, pizza, music, crafts and games. Other activities will be available for a small fee, such as snacks at Mac's Cache (the student store) or getting a temporary tattoo. There also will be a backdrop to take pictures if kids want to bring their own cameras.

Kids who bring a plain black, red or white T-shirt can use materials to decorate it with their class colors to wear to the dance that night.

Students are welcome to stay at the lock-in as long as they like, but if they leave, they can't get back in until the dance starts. For more information, or for adults who would like to volunteer, please call Monica Brandner at 789-5676.

Screenings, evaluations available

Each year, the Juneau School District offers free screenings and evaluations for children 3 to 21 as part of an effort to identify children who may be in need of special education services.

Parents or professionals who are concerned about particular children may refer them for screening. If an evaluation is necessary, it will be performed only with written parental consent.

Special education services are provided to students who experience some type of disability or exceptionality. A packet that describes parent and student rights in these matters can be obtained from the Student Services Office, in the District office at 1208 Glacier Avenue. Call 463-1710 for details.

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