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.
Warrior: Coached by Mr. Tenbusch, Mr. Bruder & various teachers
Boys Soccer: Coached by Mr. Bueckendorf
Girls Volleyball: Coached by Ms. Grow
Boys Basketball: Coached by Mr. Hervey & Mr. Morgan
Boys Wrestling: Coached by Mr. Konen
Girls Basketball: Coached by Mr. Boykin
Girls Soccer: Coached by Mr. Bueckendorf
Track: Coached by Mr. Ornelas
Coming Soon… Boys Lacrosse: Coached by Mr. Bruder
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Academic Games: Ms. Foster
Book Club: Mr. Bueckendorf
Chess Club: Mr. Bueckendorf
PILOT Program: Mr. Bueckendorf, Ms. Colaccino & Ms. Foster
Science & Robotics Club: Ms. Davis
Coming Soon… National Honors Society
Coming Soon… Senior Council
ARTISTIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Academic Games: Ms. Foster
Music Hall Vocal Jazz: Ms. Weeden
Step Team: Ms. Velinor & Mr. Ofori
Strike Team (Cheer/Dance): Ms. Colaccino
“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
2013-14 STUDENT GOVERNMENT OFFICERS
President: Myles Barnes
Vice President: Unique Bailey
Secretary: Jayla Coleman
Historian: Brianna Burton
Junior Class Representatives: Chanelle Miles and Abdul Abdullah
Sophomore Class Representatives: Jan-Ida Ripton and Ahmad Abdullah
Freshman Class Representative: Akari Pack
Staff: Ms. Colaccino
JRLA MENTORING PROGRAMS
CHRYSLER (2011 – present): After school program where JRLA students are paired with JEEP employees; one mentoring session will be held per month and topics during the mentoring sessions consist of curriculum from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, including, without limitation to, goal setting, career planning and social skills. For more info on the Jeep brand, click here: http://www.jeep.com.
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/
LADY JAGS MENTORING PROGRAM (2013 – present): Coordinated by Ms. Colaccino, this program is a long term enrichment program to provide young women with a positive role-model and mentor. Through the program, mentoring relationships will be fostered and participants will be guided through a series of focused interactions to encourage students to successfully meet the rigors of high school and beyond. Students meet with their mentors bi-monthly during facilitated meetings with a variety of focuses.
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.