by Alyssa Pena | staff writer

Long after school lets out for the summer and students are sleeping off the nine months of the previous year, the main office as well as the counseling office are wide awake as they set to work completing tasks for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. In addition, staff may also be tying up a few loose ends from the most recent semester.

“We work four days a week; Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 5:30 pm starting June 6, except for the week of July 4. We will work Tuesday, that’s July 5-8, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday that week,” administrative assistant Connie Barton said. “After July 28, in the first week of August, we go back to regular Monday through Friday hours – 8 am to 4:30 pm.”

The offices remain open during the months of June, July, and August to welcome newly-registered students and prospective teachers, and help them become a proud Johnson Jaguar.

“We do our final hiring during the summer in this [main] office,” Barton said. “In the counseling office [with the registrar], parents can come and file paperwork and set up appointments to register their students.”

While the main office is hard at work, the counseling office is diligently working on finalizing schedules and providing important documents to current students and seniors that have already graduated.

“The registrar, Mrs. Malissa Cox, issues out VOE passes and transcripts for seniors that need to take transcripts to colleges,” Barton said. “She also accepts change of addresses for somebody that has moved from an apartment to a house or something and they’re bringing in their lease. She takes care of all those things.”

If during the summer students and parents would like to get in contact with the offices, they can call the main line for more information.

“We can be contacted through our main number: 356-0400. We are answering that phone all summer long; there will be someone there. Or you can email either myself or Mrs. Malissa Cox in the counseling office,” Barton said.


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About The Author

Alyssa Pena is a senior at Johnson High School and a first time writer for MyJagNews. Alyssa has been in orchestra for 4 years and is currently the student president of the organization. #Bosstakovich She is also involved in Model United Nations where she is the Sargent at Arms, and multiple honor societies. In her scarce amount of free time, Alyssa spends a majority of her time on YouTube watching videos of nerds playing video games for a living and ridiculous pop culture memes. She also enjoys reading, writing, and fangirling over celebrities who don't know she exists. She has 6 cats, most named after fictional characters, and one dog named after a Beatles song. She's extremely excited to be writing for MyJagNews, and hopes her fellow writers are prepared for her obsessions with Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Haywood #imstillintheair, as well as the revolutionary musical "Hamilton".

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