The Creekside Chronicles 3/25/2019

The Official Newletter of Creekside High School

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Principal Frankie Pollock Jr.

Principal's Message

Greetings Seminoles,

We often use the phrase “Begin with the End in Mind” and although we are still not at the end of our school year, we are approaching the final few weeks, which mean we are preparing for assessment season. The assessment season will begin upon our arrival back from Spring Break beginning with our Pathway Assessments, EOC’s, AP Testing, and concluding with Final Exams. In preparation for Creekside assessment season, we have a series of Academic Bootcamps that will be held during school, after school, and on select Saturday mornings. These “Bootcamps” are an opportunity for students to have another opportunity to review material taught throughout the unit and school year to reinforce their learning. We ask that students stay focused and take advantage of all the opportunities for support throughout the rest of the year. If more information is needed about our Academic Bootcamps, or how you can support your scholar please feel free to contact the Creekside High School main office. Have a Great Week and Spring Break.

Frankie Pollock Jr.

Principal

Creekside High School Safety Survey Results

On last weeks newsletter, a safety survey was presented to gather thoughts from all stakeholders on the direction of safety as it relates to Creekside High School. Fulton County Schools Police Department, and Fulton County School Administration were also a part of the conversation to ensure the decision was effective but also fell within board policy and remained within the legal rights of individuals.


We have decided to take a short and long term approach to safety based on the results of the survey.


Please see the upcoming changes that address safety and the dates of implementation.


1. Random/Unannounced Locker Checks - School lockers are property of Fulton County Schools. We will be conducting locker checks on unannounced dates and times. Any item found inside the locker that is a violation of policy will lead to further investigation of the student or students associated with the locker.


Implementation Date - April 8th, 2019


2. See Something/Say Something - Students have been encouraged to immediately communicate with an adult in the building if there has been a threat of danger. We are asking parents and staff to remind students that withholding information about a weapon or threat of violence on campus can endanger many people. We have school personnel throughout the building that will be available to receive any tips or information that will ensure the safety of our campus.


Implementation Date - Immediately


3. Clear Bookbags/Purses - There is not a 100% solution to ensuring weapons are not brought to any school campus, however this effort will lower the threat of a weapon on campus. It will be mandatory for all students to have a clear/plastic bookbag and purse for the 2019-2020 school year. We will communicate this to all current and new students for the remaining of this year and throughout the summer to allow students and parents to purchase these items. We believe this is the best option to address weapons or any other unauthorized materials being brought on campus. This option was highly recommended by all school stakeholders.


Implementation Date - 2019/2020 School Year

Stakeholder Safety Survey Results

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The Don'ts and Don'ts of marijuana Edibles

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Creekside High School Personalized Learning Device Collection

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Seniors, College Acceptance Day is quickly approaching, please make sure that a copy of all college acceptances have been submitted to your guidance counselor. The Creekside High School Academic Signing Day will be held on Thursday May 2nd.

Seminoles,

As we prepare for the end of an awesome school year of teaching and learning, we are collecting all student issued devices. We will continue our 2019 Device Collection during 2nd block on Monday, March 25th , Tuesday, March 26th, and Wednesday, March 27th. All students are expected to return their device and charger no later than Wednesday, March 27th. Collection will take place on the 400, 500, & 600 halls on Monday, and 700 & 800 halls on Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th. In addition, devices can be returned to the media center during all lunch periods. Thanks for your continued support.

Congratulations to the Creekside High School Chorus

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The Creekside HS Advanced Women's Chorus received Straight SUPERIOR ratings on their performance at LGPE and a standing ovation from the judges. The group received an "EXCELLENT" rating in Sight-reading. We are so proud of them. Congratulations to Mr. Holman and students on this recognition.

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Shout Out the Creekside Art Students

The CHS Art Students participated in the South Side Showdown competition at the High Museum this week. Student Julietta Carvajal won a $1400 scholarship to the SCAD Summer Institute and 1st Place in the "Balance Collage" competition.
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Creekside High student Logan Harper Recognized at FCS Board Meeting

Thursday March 21st, Student Logan Harper was honored by FCS Chief Finance Officer Robert Morales for her artwork chosen for the cover of the CAFR. Logan had an opportunity to be recognized and meet the Fulton County School Board. Logan also took pictures with the school district Interim Superintendent Dr. Loe and Area Superintendent Dr. Whitaker. Great Job Logan!
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Creekside High School Testing Schedule

We are preparing for our Testing Season at Creekside High School. Please see the Testing Schedule below. Please remember it is important that all students are present and on time for their assessments.
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A Look Inside Creekside High Week of March 18th

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Week at a Glance Week of 3-25-2019

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