J-D Day Preview
By Ryan Wright
Jamesville-DeWitt High School has entered the final stretch of the 2011-2012 school year. To celebrate, JD Day will be held Thursday, May 24. “Only half a day of classes, plenty of food and games to relax, it’s a great way to start the weekend,” said junior Willie Walker.
Student government adviser and social studies teacher Meghan McGee has worked to organize this year’s JD Day. “It’s supposed to be a beautiful day Thursday, we will have half the day of classes in the morning then go to the auditorium to see the new Slate introduced for next year,” said Ms. McGee. After the one Slate is introduced, the afternoon will be filled with food and fun activities. “There will be inflatables, a photobooth, and clubs and activities selling all types of delicious food,” said Ms. McGee. “Ticket prices will be 50 cents a ticket. A list will go out to each homeroom on food and activity prices that day,” said Ms. McGee.
The JD school store will also be open on JD Day. “We’ll have a table set up by the bus circle, selling JD merchandise,” said English teacher Terri Skeele. Mrs. Skeele encourages students to come check out the deals and special bundles of merchandise.
Students at J-DHS are excited for this year’s JD Day. “I can’t wait to go in the bouncy house, it’s by far the best thing to do,” said junior Taylor-Rae Danforth. Junior Nick Wright also enjoys the bounce house. “I enjoy all the activities they have around the school and the big blow up house is always fun,” said Wright. Other students like to take it easy on JD Day. “It’s a nice, laid back break from school work,” said sophomore Shannon Nesterowicz. “I like that it’s a chill kind of day with lots of activities and social time to hang with your friends,” said sophomore Mopati Kuswani. Sophomore Sam Rigney agrees with Kuswani, “I like that it’s a day to relax and chill.”
Something new will be held at this year’s JD Day. Sophomore Armauni Allen will be showing off his DJing skills during the afternoon. “I’m excited to be DJing, I just want to show what I can do and who I am as a person,” said Allen. “I like that JD Day’s a day with a lot of freedom at the school which you rarely get and a time to hang with your friends,” added Allen. “I’m excited to DJ.”
Many students hope future JD Day’s will be different. “I wish it would be the whole school day, and not just half the day,” said Kuswani. Danforth and sophomore Cedayzia Judge believe you should be able to leave and comeback during the day. “I don’t see the big deal why you can’t leave early during JD Day,” said Danforth. Other students look for better activities. “I usually just play hoops with my boys, but I wish someone would bring a game console to have a Madden tournament or something,” said Walker. “I wish there was more grade vs. grade activities to get students participation,” said Allen.