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STAAR Constructed Responses Graded by Computer

Athena Metzger, Writer May 3, 2024

The Texas Education Agency announced in December 2023 in their paper, Scoring Process for STAAR Constructed Responses, that the constructed response questions in the 2024 STAAR tests will be graded by...

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Published Article Opposed By District Officials

Avery Humphries and Daniella Moreno April 2, 2024

A Jag Journal article headlined “Teacher Distributes Alcohol To Students” was removed by Hays CISD officials on March 19. District officials later wrote and published a retraction statement under no...

Brett Miksch headshot submitted on Johnson High School homepage.

Principal Resigns After Five Years

Avery Humphries and Daniella Moreno April 1, 2024

Effective immediately, JHS principal Brett Miksch resigned on March 27. He will be pursuing an opportunity outside of the education field. With his resignation, David Pierce will be appointed as the interim...

Retraction Statement:Teacher Distributes Alcohol to Students

March 18, 2024

Retraction and Apology On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Jag Journal ran an article entitled Teacher Distributes Alcohol to Students. The Jag Journal now retracts the article in its entirety and issues...

The JHS library was full of journalists from the central Texas region attending a midwinter journalism workshop on Jan. 25

Mid-Winter Journalism Workshop

Jayme Estrada, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Johnson hosted a mid-winter journalism workshop for students and teachers with different keynote speakers from the University of North Texas, Texas Association of Journalism Educators, and more. “I...

Senior Noah Moore practicing his solo

Choir solo and ensemble

Ryan Sheely, News Writer February 2, 2024

Solo and ensemble UIL is an event where choir students sing their respected memorized songs in front of a singular judge to get their rating from five being the worst and one being the best. Students prepare...

The second floor hallway at Johnson tends to have the most congestion.

Johnson Hallways Overflow with Students

Jayme Estrada, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

As the bells ring for class, students flood the halls to get to their next class, but during this time, they also catch up with their friends and walk around with the remaining time. However, this is a...

Hays District Weather Requirements for School Cancellations

Jayme Estrada, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Weather is something that affects day to day life, but for students, it truly affects one aspect, school. Hays receives meteorological reports from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

League of Historians president, Maryam Ali, going over the club agenda.

League of Historians Celebrates Thanksgiving

Daniella Moreno, Writer December 12, 2023

The league of historians meets once a month to discuss history and connect with one another. At their last meeting, they celebrated Thanksgiving before going on break. “It is not history class,”...

Salon Nights occur every so often to support the funding of cosmetology program.

Understanding Cosmetology and Its Advantages

Chloe Youngkin, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Steam prowlers over straightened hair strands menacingly in a hot flurry. The chemical scent of hairspray is potent in the room and tangy. The first dip of fresh nail polish is nothing but a shine of black...

Junior, Ruben Guerrero petting Ruthie who came for Mutts on Mondays on Oct. 16.

Dogs Days of Johnson

Jayme Estrada, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Kids head to the counselor's waiting area after the lunch bell to pet the soft, smooth, and joyful dogs after eating a good lunch and possibly relieve stress from school work. With kids feeling happy,...

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