Hooch Happenings

October 8, 2021

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Families,

This weekend (if you didn't know) is a big (4) four day weekend for ALL students with Columbus Day and the teacher workday.

As a reminder, Wednesday the 13th is the PSAT testing day with students in grades 9, 10, 11 sitting for the PSAT. Please get your student(s) up on time and out the door as, once the test begins and is underway, students will NOT be permitted to enter their testing room. Like past assessment days, Wednesday will be an EARLY RELEASE day for students and buses rolling out between 12:40-12:50. Students being picked up, driving, or walking can plan on leaving campus by approximately 12:30-12:40.

Lastly, as we go in to the 2nd quarter of this year, stay vigilant in monitoring your son/daughter's progress in their courses. If they need additional support, we will be providing FREE TUTORING opportunities for "on demand" 24/7 tutoring through FEV Tutor. More info will be coming on this as we are waiting on our budget to be approved at the district level.

Make it a great weekend and stay safe!

Partners in Education,

Dr. Mike Todd


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Keep Your Child On Track in School: Pay Attention to Attendance


Communicate with the school

• Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties.

• Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not becoming excessive.

• Seek help from school staff, other parents, or community agencies if you need support.

• Questions about the attendance policy?? Please visit: ATTENDANCE MATTERS

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PSAT Information

Seniors and students not taking the PSAT will have asynchronous study through their course Teams that day and should not report to campus.

The PSAT (NMSQT version) will be given to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders starting at 8:20am on Wednesday, October 13th.

Students should arrive to campus as a normal start day and report to their regular 2nd period class or other designated testing room before 8:20am. Room assignments were sent out in an email on October 6th. If students have accommodations approved by the College Board, they will be notified where to report by their case manager and 2nd period teacher.

Students should get a good night’s rest on Tuesday evening and bring a photo ID or printout of their student information from Infinite Campus if they are testing with a teacher other than their regularly assigned 2nd period teacher; two sharpened # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils); their calculator approved for math classes and a backup calculator or battery; and a healthy snack and water for the break.

Students are encouraged to do their best as the PSAT indicates college readiness as well as potential for AP courses.

All personal electronic devices must be turned off and turned into the teacher/proctor prior to students taking their seat in the testing area. No electronic devices of any kind should be in the student’s possession from the time they take their seat until all tests and exam materials are turned in and accounted for.

Buses are expected to leave campus at approximately 12:50pm. Students with accommodations for extra time are encouraged to have transportation arranged to return home after their exams are complete. Students without alternate transportation, please complete this Form. This later bus will depart campus at 3:30pm to take students home, if needed.

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October Late Start Day

October 25th is our next county Late Start Day. Please note below which departments will have a protected PLC day and which will be available to work with students.

PLC Time

Social Studies

World Language


Working with students

English, Science, PE, Math, Fine Arts, CTAE

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PTSA Information

Senior Treats

Senior Parents,

Please remember to submit your payment for your son's/daughter's senior treats for the year, graduation yard sign, tailgate and gold envelopes. On Monday, Oct. 18th we will be serving Auntie Anne’s pretzels for all who have paid. Here is the link to make it easy.



Theme: I Will Change The World By...

Entries will be taken for Photography, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Literature and Film.

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 (New date)

Should you have any questions, please email: hoochptsavp2@gmail.com

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Counseling Corner

The Counseling Department is hosting a Class of 2023 Junior Information Meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 5:30 pm virtually. We will be discussing college/career search and exploration tools available in the Naviance portal, SAT/ACT info, Hope/Zell Miller info, timeline/important dates through the rest of your junior year and into Senior year, and more. It is mandatory that all parents/guardians and students either watch the presentation or look at the PowerPoint before scheduling their Junior Advisement meeting with their counselor. The link will be posted to our Counseling website as soon as it is available.

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Sports updates:

Softball - 10-11 overall record, 6-8 in region 7-6A play

Volleyball – 19-14 overall record, 3-4 in region 7-6A play, Region tourney begins next week at Centennial which will determine playoff teams

Football – 1-5 overall record, 0-4 in region 7-6A play

Cross Country – Girls X Country ranked in top 10 in 6A

Flag Football – Season begins this Wednesday with a scrimmage at home – This is a new GHSA female sport at Chattahoochee. Come out and support!

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Administrators and Department Chairs

Jonathan Adel - ELA and Fine Arts
David White; ELA; Whitedp@fultonschools.org

Lori Buonamici; Fine Arts; BuonamiciL@fultonschools.org

Garin Berry - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Beth Smith; Math; Smithec@fultonschools.org

J.J. Hicks; PE; Hicksj@fultonschools.org

Nadia Ali; World Language; Aliahmady@fultonschools.org

Amanda Wile; TAG; Wile@fultonschools.org

Gwen Harris - Science and CTAE

Matt Mihordea; Science; Mihordea@fultonschools.org

Kylie Dayton; CTAE; Daytonk@fultonschools.org

Ingrid Parham - Social Studies and IRR
Tim Reeder; Social Studies; Reedert@fultonschools.org

Jeanne Dongieux; IRR; Dongieux@fultonschools.org

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