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The student news site of Jonathan Alder High School

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What’s new at Jonathan Alder 2023-2024


Each year, there are new improvements and changes to the way we operate school. This year, the high school is adding parking passes, advisory period and E-hallpass. 

Parking passes

Unlike the past, students are expected to pick a numbered spot instead of parking in a random space everyday. Students in the regular parking lot can only pick a space that is numbered. Parking in the unnumbered spots makes it difficult for buses to park in their spots. According to the JAHS News update from Mr. Hayes, student parking passes cost $40. If you get your license in the middle of the year, you won’t be expected to pay $40. Instead, you will pay $10 per quarter. 

Advisory period

After period seven, there is a 39 minute home base period. During this time, announcements, class meetings and visits to your guidance counselors or teachers are available. You can also use this time to catch up on work if you don’t have a study hall. 


This year, instead of students being able to roam the halls whenever they please, an e-hallpass will be needed instead. The pass requires you to pick a teacher, then a destination. Students can log in on a web browser or download an app. Downloading the app and saving favorites (for both to and from location) can make the process faster for students. 

The e-hallpass keeps track of how long students are gone. Physical science teacher, Wendy Hall, says, “If I forget to end their pass, after ten minutes it’ll put a little flag by their name.” This is why it’s important to tell your teacher to end your session when you get back. Hall adds, “Administration knows to look for flags.”


On August 8, students and parents received an email that began, “Unfortunately we learned today that Walsworth, our Yearbook provider, made an error on the binding.”  he spine of the yearbook says “Jonatthan Alder High School” as well as “Powerhorn” instead of powderhorn. If you picked up one of these faulty yearbooks, you can turn it in to the front office for a new, correct copy. The exchange will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays. 


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Maddie Saiter, Staff Writer, Social Media Manager
Maddie Saiter is a second-year journalism student, who is a senior this year. You can recognize Maddie by her awesome hair. You’ll often see Maddie playing the guitar, or at least doing something musical, as she is also in the Marching Band. Maddie intends on being a marketing major at Ohio University. 

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