CAMPUS LIFE

Stay true to the values of Respect, Determination, Excellence and Family.
The power of respect: I find success through empathy and integrity.
The power of determination: I have the will to succeed.

The power of excellence: I must take ownership in my learning to succeed.
The power of family: I succeed when we all succeed.

ATHLETICS:
*All Seasons
Warrior: Mr. Bruder & various teachers
*Autumn
Boys Soccer: Coached by Mr. Bueckendorf

Girls Volleyball: Coached by Ms. Grow
*Winter
Boys Basketball: Coached by Mr. Hervey & Mr. North

Boys Wrestling: Coached by Mr. Konen
Girls Basketball: Coached by Mr. Boykin
*Spring
Girls Soccer: Coached by Mr. Adams

Boys & Girls Track: Coached by Mr. Harris & Ms. Bowman

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Academic Games: Ms. Foster
Bella’s (Female Mentoring Program): Ms. Crumpton & Ms. Lindsey
Book Club: Ms. Kang
Butta Team: Ms. Grow
Chess Club: Mr. Bueckendorf
Debate Team: Mr. B. Harris
Male Mentoring Program: Mr. Harris & Mr. North
National Honor Society: Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Foster
PILOT Program: Mr. Bueckendorf & Ms. Grow
Student Government: Ms. Colaccino

ARTISTIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Music Hall Vocal Jazz: Ms. Weeden
Step Team: Ms. Velinor 
Strike Team (Cheer/Dance): Ms. Parer & Ms. Lindsey

JRLA AWARDS
“Stomping Out” Annual High School Step Show Competition – 1st Place

BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN - 2013-14 BEST GIRLS’ ALL-STATE TEAMS
Class C Honorable Mention: Teonna Cochran, Arionne Lee & Ashley Looper

BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN - 2013-14 GIRLS’ TEAM ACADEMIC ALL STATE
Class C Honorable Mention

ADDITIONAL MENTORING PROGRAMS 

MERIT’S FATE (2012 – present): Saturday program that provides resources and opportunities for underserved youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens; Goal is to ultimately expose students from an at-risk community to an institution of higher education (U of M, Ann Arbor) consistently; While in Ann Arbor, students are motivated through interactive and engaging workshops put on by Community Partners at various nonprofit, university, and corporate entities. View the launch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdvlhM1enRU

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FOR LIFE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (2013 – present): Coordinated by Mr. Bruder, U of D Mercy scholar-athletes mentor JRLA scholar-athletes on Tuesday evenings.  Students take field trips to the campus of U of D to study in the library, attend basketball games, and be a part of college-style lectures and learning.  For more info on U of D, visit: http://www.udmercy.edu/ 

WALL STREET
The mission of JRLA is to get students to be great in and graduate from college.  If students don’t do their homework, they won’t pass their classes to be promoted.  Students must have the discipline to do their homework every day without any excuses.  Business people who work on Wall Street in NY do not get to go home until they complete their assignments.  If a person on Wall Street goes home before his/her job is done, then he/she will be quick to lose their job.  We are serious about our mission.  If a student does not have his or her homework completed in class, then he or she will stay after school to complete the homework in “Wall Street.”  Students must do their homework to be successful in school and life. Failure is not an option. 

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