Johnson High School



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    Principal Miksch

    August 3, 2020: Important message from Principal Miksch:

    JHS Family,
    Attached you will find a letter from Mr. Miksch detailing what we know as of today. The letter has important dates as well as other information that you might be interested in.
    Please take a moment and submit the survey below regarding your student’s learning preference beginning September 28th. This information if solely for the JHS administration for planning purposes. This survey does not bind you to your choice. We just want to see what the pulse of our Johnson community is.
    Thanks again for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through this unique time! WE GOT THIS!!!
    Brett Miksch
    Principal - Johnson High School
    Hays CISD
    (o) 512-268-8512
    Dual Credt
    Dual Credit Students!  All students enrolled in Dual Crediit for the Fall of 2020 should join the Dual Credit Google Classroom for announcements and information regarding ACC policies and procedures.  Classroom code: ier5zgr 

    Summer Assignments:

    Social Studies  

    Grade Level


    Google Classroom Code

    P-AP World Geography 9th grade


    AP Human Geography 9th grade


    AP World History 10th grade


    AP US History 11th grade


    AP European History 11th grade




    Summer Reading


    Grade Level


    Google Classroom Code

    JHS 9th Grade: P-AP ELA I

    9th Grade PAP Assignment


    JHS 10th Grade: P-AP ELA II

      10th Grade PAP Assignment


    JHS 11th Grade:  AP Literature 

      11th Grade AP Assignment



    Biology is life

    AP Biology Summer Assignment   Google Classroom Code: dwtfesv


    Summer School 2020
    Please see the following links for the HaysCISD Summer School Program.


    Annual Physical Exam


    In light of the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIL has waived certain requirements for students to undergo a physical examination prior to participation in UIL marching band or UIL athletic activities. 

    Athletes with current physicals for 2019-2020 School Year

    • Students who have previously submitted to the District a completed current Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) form will not be required to submit a new PPE form in order to be eligible to participate in the 2020-2021 school year unless the student answers “Yes” to questions 1-6 on the Medical  History QuestionnaireAll students will be required to complete the Medical History Questionnaire prior to participation in 2020-2021.

    Students New to Athletics/Incoming 7th Grade Athletes & 9th Grade Band Students

    • Students seeking to participate in UIL marching band or UIL athletic activities for the first time and who do not already have a completed PPE form on file with the District will still be required to complete and submit a PPE form prior to participation.

    For more information and link to the Online Forms go to the JHS Jag Athletic Training Page link on the school website it can be found in either the Parent tab or Jaguar Zone tab.


    Registration is Open

    2020-2021 School Year register here.

    Johnson High School

    Johnson's very FIRST yearbook is almost SOLD OUT! We want you to receive these books as safe as possible and get them signed by your friends and teachers! We are planning on distributing books during orientation when students get their schedules and go around to see their classes in August. There only 70 books left, so get one before they are gone!

    Buy a yearbook!


    International Video Game Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Donn Nauert!

    Donn Nauert

    Golden Age Gamer

    Donn Nauert – Donn served as Team Captain for the US National Video Game team in the late 1980s.  He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for high scores on Crossbow, Cheyenne and Vertigo and is mentioned seven times between 1985 and 1987. ​Donn would move into the industry side, working for several magazines, Electronic Gaming Monthly and VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, and video game companies such as Acclaim Entertainment and THQ during the 1990s. Today, Nauert is a teacher in the Austin, Texas area where he coaches/sponsors the school’s eSports team and is working to establish eSports as an officially sanctioned school activity at the high school level.

     Check out the website for International Video Game Hall of Fame here.

    Teen Drivers
    VOE information:
    Our campus is currently closed and we are unable to receive VOE form requests at this time.  As soon as our staff can be back on campus our attendance secretary will be able to accept requests and will create a system for student/parent pick up.  
    Also, please be sure to check the DPS website for updated info.  Currently DPS is waiving the VOE requirement during COVID-19



    Trouble with connections or technology?  

    Contact the Hays CISD Help Desk


    Information for parents from our counselors   Parents

    Parents of Current Jaguars

    Parents of Future Jaguars


     Please take note : we will no longer print progress reports (or report cards) at JHS.  

    • Parents can access Progress Report and Report Card grades via Parent Portal.  

    • If a student needs a printed copy to take home they can pick one up at the counseling center ~ they will need to present their ID at the time of the request.

     Parents can email with any questions regarding parent portal OR  click here: Parent Self-Service Portal for instructions.

    Letter from Principal Miksch!

    Late Bus Sign Up Form

     Bell Schedule

    Student Registration details.



  • Congratulations to Team Hays Scholarship Recipients!

    The Hays Education Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Team Hays Scholarship recipients. Thanks to the generous payroll donations from Hays CISD employees, the foundation was able to award 45 scholarships. To view recipients, click the headline above.

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  • Online Student Registration Now Open!

    Student Registration 2020-2021: Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open for all new and returning students. Click headline for more information.

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  • School Supplies

    Click headline to view the JHS 2019-2020 school supply list.

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  • Meet JHS Principal Brett Miksch

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Brett Miksch as the principal of Johnson High School, which is scheduled to open in August 2019. The Hays CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Miksch at its meeting on October 29, 2018. Click headline to learn more.

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  • Board Sends Letter to State Officials Regarding COVID-19

    Our teachers and campus staff are the heart of our community. Our teachers, staff and administrators would like nothing more than to welcome every one of our over 21,000 students back to school; but when staff, many of whom have children in the District, are afraid to come back for in-person instruction due to an increase in the number of positive COVID cases, we have a problem that needs to be addressed. As conditions worsen and doubling rates increase, how can we honestly justify putting educators and their students in peril. At some point, when this health crisis levels off, it may be safe to bring everyone back into the classroom, but, as it stands right now, local school districts need the flexibility to make decisions based on a measured response to local conditions and data. As educators, we know that one size does not fit all.

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  • Board Votes to Retire Hays High School Rebel Mascot

    On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to retire the Hays High School rebel mascot, clearing the way for a new mascot selection process to being in the coming months. The district said in a July 6, 2020 statement, “Based on student, teacher, and community feedback, the Hays CISD administration will recommend that the Board of Trustees vote to change the Hays High School rebel mascot. The mascot of a high school is supposed to serve as a unifying symbol and a rallying-point for school pride – a way for all students to collectively celebrate their academic, athletic, and fine arts accomplishments and cheer on their teams. When a mascot mires the school in political controversy and pits students, families, and community members against each other; it is time to change.”

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  • Ginn Named New Dahlstrom MS Principal

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday that Dedrah Ginn, current Dahlstrom Middle School assistant principal, will serve as the new principal for the campus beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement followed approval by the Board of Trustees at its June business meeting. Ginn brings with her more than a decade’s worth of experience in teaching and campus leadership.

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  • Morales to Lead Lehman Mariachi Program

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Alondra Morales as the director of the award-winning Lehman High School mariachi band program, which includes the ensembles Mariachi Los Lobos, Mariachi Azul y Plata, Mariachi Luz de Luna, and Mariachi Primaria. She brings with her a combination of teaching and professional performance experience.

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  • A Message from Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright: We Are Stronger Together

    Nine days ago, nearly nine heartbreaking minutes were captured on video. In those minutes, George Floyd was murdered. Today, all four of those responsible were finally criminally charged. Mr. Floyd’s murder has opened, yet again, a suffering in America that continues to wound our collective soul. Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his close confidant and Civil Rights Movement icon in his own right, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young, has said, “We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King, but what killed Martin Luther King" – an observation that still haunts us more than 50 years later. It is my hope and commitment that, this time, we can all do our part to unite in the cause of love and healing. Silence on the matter is no longer acceptable, because it is tantamount to complicity.

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