Community Newsletter for Stockbridge High

2018 is shaping up to be the YEAR OF THE TIGER!


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In this issue:

  • A Letter from the Principal
  • Personalized Learning in SHS
  • Events around the Bridge
  • Counseling Department
  • Assistant Principals' Corner
  • Prom 2018 Information
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A Letter from the Principal

Driving Issues

An excerpt from Love and Logic

On average, about 6,000 teens die behind the wheel each year. By following the suggestions below, you can dramatically increase the odds that your teen will not contribute to these sad statistics:

· Offer your teen “good guy” auto insurance. This means that you pay the premium based on your teens maintaining a B average in school, achieving a flawless driving record, and in most states, having completed driver’s education. If your teen gets a ticket or declining grades, you can respond empathy, “This is such a drag. Your insurance is going to go up now. How do you think you’ll pay for the increase?”

· Don’t buy your teen a car unless they are an ultra-responsible, nose-to-the grindstone kid. Even if this is the case, the car you buy should be an old one.

· Remember that you have the right to restrict who rides with your teen an when your teen is driving.

Eric Watson, Ed. S.


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Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 7-9pm

800 North Moseley Drive

Stockbridge, GA

State qualifying game! Come out and show your TIGER PRIDE!!!!
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Personalized Learning in SHS

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It might be the year of the dog, but in Stockbridge, it's ALWAYS the YEAR OF THE TIGER!

Here are some of our accomplishments just in January alone!

SHS Mock Trial

SHS Swimming Team

SHS Helping Houston

SHS Wrestling


SHS Boys Basketball

SHS Mock Trial

We proudly announce that the Stockbridge High School Mock Trial Team has set a school record! This weekend the SHS Mock Trial team competed in their 12th Region Competition and came home with Second place in the Region and will advance to District. Additionally, the SHS team members brought home more awards than any other school at competition.

In their three rounds of competition Saturday:

Malina H. won a Most Outstanding Attorney Award

Christina M. earned 2 Best Witness Awards

Stella J. won 3 Most Outstanding Attorney Awards

Autumn L. earned 4 Best Witness Awards

Together the team brought home 15 PERFECT TEN scores!

Please congratulate the SHS Mock Trial Team members and wish them the best at District Competition February 17.


Nagea K.

Malina H.

Maxwell A.

Jenicihia G.

Stella J.

Rayne L.

Christina M.

Jezzalyn J.

Autumn L.

Christina M.

Sundu S.

Morgan M.

Taheerah A.

Adonnis D.

Jayla J.

SHS Swimming Team

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, congratulate the Lady Tigers Swim Team on their PHENOMENAL performance at the county championship yesterday. The girls placed in the top 5 in 4 events and these are events that had 25-34 girls in individual events and 9 teams in relay.

Here are some of our highlights:

-Macharia M., Jaidi D., Malani M., and Tabitha D.- placed 5th in 200 Medley Relay

-Macharia M. placed in 3rd in 200 yd Medley

-Macharia M. placed 2nd in 100 yd backstroke; Tabitha D. placed 7th (this was out of 32 swimmers)

-Jaidi D. placed 5th in the 100 yd Breaststroke

These girls have worked so hard to make our swim program develop at Stockbridge over the past four years and they truly showed yesterday that Stockbridge is a force to reckon with! Please congratulate the following ladies and an awesome season:

Yaneshia A.
Maya C.
Tabitha D.
Jaidi D.
Erin G.
Macahria M.
Malani M.
Aierial R.
Jalyn R.
Yhambria S.

Also shout out to Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. A. Walker and Mr. Amun for their support!


ALSO: Please congratulate Macahria M. for making the first ever All County Swim Team! This team was created based on the swimmers that scored the most amount of points at the county championship Saturday. Macahria and the other swimmers will be highlighted in the Henry Herald.

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SHS Helping Houston

We are so proud of the work our TIGERS did to help the poor and disenfranchised suffering after Hurricane Harvey in Houston.



















Below is the video documentary that highlights Stockbridge High School’s FBLA and Inter-Club Council’s community service personalize learning trip to Houston Texas 1/4 thru 1/8/2018. One goal was to help victims of Hurricane Harvey retrieve documents lost in the storm. Another was to help Key Middle School students with digital literacy.

Thanks and appreciation is extended to the Offices of Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry V Davis - District B and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Special thanks also goes to Mr. Bilal Khan, City of Houston, Director of Community Affairs and Director of Communications, Ms. Diana Cicago. Without their partnership this project would not have gone so incredible well.

The documentary also highlights our partnership with Francis Scott Key Middle School (a Title 1 School), in Houston to teach students digital coding and also to create a T-shirt enterprise business - the beginning of a student enterprise franchise. Credit is given to Dr. Paula Whatley Matabane, Professor Emeritus, Howard University Dept. of Radio and Television for video footage and Edwin “Alex” Garcia for additional video footage, editing and producing the film.

Be blessed!

Dr. Joyce Elliott Atkinson

SHS Wrestling Team

We had all four young men that wrestled in the GHSAA State Sectional Tournament place in the top eight in their weight classes. That means that these young men will advance on the wrestle in the GHSAA State Wrestling on 2/8 through 2/10/2018 at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum. This is a huge accomplishment for our program and these young men. I hope everyone can come out and show their support for these young men. I have attached the schedule and information for the State Tournament in this email. The tournament will be held from 2/8/2018 through 2/10/2018.

GHSAA State Tournament Location

Macon Centreplex Coliseum

200 Coliseum Drive

Macon, GA, 31217

Below are the SHS Wrestler that will be representing the school, their family and themselves at this year’s State tournament.

Please congratulate them when you see them in the building.

Luchiano J.-2nd place 132 lb. weight class

Desmond S.-3rd place 138 lb. weight class

Tim C. -3rd place 160 lb. weight class

Tyrone J.-3rd place 285 lb. weight class

Please come out and support these talented young men in the Georgia High School State Championship!

Thomas Clark

Head Coach

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SHS FBLA Regionals

Cydne W. placed 3rd in FBLA Region Leadership Competition in Intro to Public Speaking and Amanda C. placed 7th in Job Interview Skills. Please look for our news article in the Henry Neighbor, Feb. 8th.

SHS Boys Basketball

Please help to me congratulate our varsity boys basketball team on their 20 win regular season. They completed the 2017-2018 regular season with a record of 20-5. This is a school record for regular season wins!!! We begin region tonight and we would love to have your support. These boys have worked hard all season long and are primed for not only a long region tournament but also in this years state tournament. These student-athletes would love to have you out to cheer them on. Our 1st round region tournament game will be next Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018 at Woodland HS. at 7PM. We are one win away from the state playoffs! Again thanks in advance for your past and continued support and we look forward to making The Bridge proud!

Rodney Latham

Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

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Events Around the Bridge in February

February 2018

Thursday, Feb 1:

5:30 G Soccer @ Morrow

Friday, Feb 2:

Monday, Feb 5:

Tuesday, Feb 6:

5:30 G Soccer vs. Luella @ Hampton

Wednesday, Feb 7:

Thursday, Feb 8:

5:30 Dual Enrollment Informational

5:30 G Soccer vs. Jones Co @ Mt Carmel

5:55 V Baseball @ ELCA

Friday, Feb 9:

Saturday, Feb 10:

9:00-11:00 Tutoring Session

9:00 SHS Track @ New Manchester High School, Douglasville

Monday, Feb 12:

Georgia Milestone Mid-Month Administration

Progress Reports

4:30 V Baseball @ MLK

Tuesday, Feb 13:

Georgia Milestone Mid-Month Administration

5:30 G Soccer @ ELCA

5:55 JV Baseball vs. Union Grove @ SHS

Wednesday, Feb 14:

Georgia Milestone Mid-Month Administration

MAP Testing – 9th grade only

Thursday, Feb 15:

Georgia Milestone Mid-Month Administration

NAEP Testing – Select Seniors Only

MAP Testing – 9th grade only

5:30 V Baseball @ Alcoy

5:30 G Soccer @ Mt. Zion

5:55 G Lacrosse @ Woodland

Friday, Feb 16:

Georgia Milestone Mid-Month Administration

5:30 G Soccer vs. Union Grove @ Mt. Carmel

Saturday, Feb 17:

12:00 V Baseball @ South Cobb

Monday – Friday, Feb 19-23:

Winter Break – No School

Monday, Feb 19:

5:45 V Baseball vs. MLK @ SHS

Tuesday, Feb 20:

5:55 JV Baseball @ Hampton

Wednesday, Feb 21:

5:45 V Baseball vs. Lithonia @ SHS

Thursday, Feb 22:

5:55 JV Baseball vs. Spalding @ SHS

Saturday, Feb 24:

SHS Track Team @ Heritage High School, Conyers

2:00 V Baseball vs. Baldwin @ SHS

Monday, Feb 26:

Professional Learning Day – No Students

5:55 V Baseball @ New Manchester

Tuesday, Feb 27:

5:30 G Soccer vs. Ola @ Mt Carmel

5:55 JV Baseball vs. Griffin @ SHS

Wednesday, Feb 28:

5:55 V Baseball @ Union Grove

Counseling Department

-February 8 at 5:30 PM SHS counseling will host Post Secondary Options Night. The evening will include presentations from local colleges, Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies , Georgia Student Finance Commission , and SHS counselors for PSAT/PreACT score explanation presentation.

-All PSAT and PreACT scores were distributed to homeroom teachers for dissemination to students who recently tested.

-Counselors are in the process of preparing course requests for current Stockbridge students as well as rising 9th graders who will come to us in the Fall from our feeder middle schools. Copies of course requests for the 18/19 school year will be available online by March 5, 2018.

-The Spring sessions of Signs of Suicide training for all 9th graders are currently underway and will be completed by March 2018.

-Preparations are underway for Georgia mandated Bridge Bill advisement with all students grades 9 through 12. More information will be disseminated over the coming weeks.

-All students are encouraged to submit their college acceptances to the counseling department as they receive them. A display wall and weekly announcements will highlight these seniors and their academic achievements.

-KITT Institute young women leadership program has reconvened for their second training session of the year.

-Austin Road Middle and Stockbridge Middle Schools completed their 8th grade transition tours of SHS CTAE departments this week. Kudos to everyone who played a part in making the visitations a success.

-Congratulates to all SHS Tigers who worked hard, focused themselves and finished the course in time to graduate high school early! We are proud of these ambitious scholars!

Assistant Principals' Corner

from the Office of Cassandra Jackson

Attached is an “Everyday Preventive Action” plan that can assist in fighting the spread of germs such as the FLU. As well as a “Too Sick for School” information sheet. Please take the time out to read the attached flyers especially since we are in "flu season". Also a reminder that no student should be wearing a mask unless they have provided documentation to the clinic and have received approval from an administrator. Please feel free to contact the clinic if you have any additional concerns or questions. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

from the Office of Lavonda Clarington

Below is the timeline of testing that will occur this semester. Please plan accordingly.

February 12 - 16 - Georgia Milestone Midmonth Administration

February 14th and 15th - MAP Testing (9th grade only)

March 13 - 21 - Georgia Milestone Midmonth Administration

April 11 - 20th - CTAE End of Pathway Assessments

May 7th - 18th - AP Exams

May 2nd - May 18th - Georgia Milestones

May 2nd -3rd - American Lit

May 4th - Economics

May 7th -8th - 9th Grade Lit

May 9th - Analytic Geometry

May 10th - Algebra I

May 11th - Makeup

May 14th - Physical Science

May 15th - US History

May 16th - Biology

May 17th - 18th - Makeup


What is NAEP?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP Testing (12th Grade Students Only) is February 15th.

PROM 2018: Deep Sea Dreams

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Below is the link for our 2018 Prom. The packet needs to be read THOROUGHLY. Be aware of the prices, as it goes up closer to the event. The location is at the Georgia Aquarium downtown.
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Special Thanks to Mr. Amun (Say Cheese Pictures), Beth Gallegos, Meagan Parks, Elizabeth John, Melissa Bell, Dr. Atkinson, Thomas Clark, Rodney Latham!