Cambridge High School

September 16, 2022

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Homecoming Week - September 19 through 23

Katie Reeves Community Meeting - September 20 (9:30 am at Innovation Academy)

Performing Arts Premiere Concert - September 20

Change to Bell Schedule (Pep Rally) - September 23

Homecoming Dance - September 24

BRIDGE to Community Parent Meeting - September 27

Family Night (no homework) - September 28

Senior Breakfast (Senior PTSA Members) and Stadium Picture - September 30

Columbus Day Holiday, building closed - October 10

Professional Development Day - no school for students - October 11

Teacher Work Day - no school for students - October 12

PSAT - 9th through 11th grade - October 25 (see below)


For more information, visit www.cambridgehs.org.

Cambridge Homecoming Week Events

View all the Homecoming events and Spirit Week. Homecoming events.


From Ms. Agans - Friday, September 16 at 2:00 pm

Good afternoon, Bears and Bear Families,


As many of you know, we limited Homecoming tickets this year. In the past, we were lucky to have 600 students come to the Homecoming Dance. Based on that number, we decided 800 tickets would be more than enough for demand, and it would allow us to have the dance in the cafeteria. The cafeteria has restricted capacity but is the ideal location for the “90’s GLOW OUT” theme. To our surprise, we sold out all 800 tickets within 24 hours of the GoFan link going live! Our students are begging us to allow more students into the dance, and I am so happy they are excited about Homecoming!


To deal with ticket demand, we are opening the GoFan link at 2:00 pm today (Friday, September 16, 2022) and taking off the restriction to ticket numbers. We will close the GoFan link at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022, to determine the number of tickets sold. That number will drive decisions for the best venue on the property to hold the dance. Due to increased numbers, we will need to reconfigure the venue, security, chaperones, lights, decorations, and possibly music. Please understand that we will not be able to open the link to purchase after Monday at 4:00 pm, and we will not be selling tickets at the door on Saturday night. We will let students know on Tuesday where the dance will be held on campus. Depending on the numbers, we may also be asking for parent volunteers to help chaperone the dance.


Again, I am thrilled that so many students are excited to join in the Homecoming fun! Information on the week, including Spirit Days, Homecoming Court, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Game, and the B² Homecoming Door Decorating Contest, are all on the Homecoming Page of our website. I can’t wait to see everyone dress up, show out, and join in on all the fun! Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we try to make this week and this event the best experience for our students. Be safe. Be the BRIDGE. GO BEARS!

Welcome Dr. Harrell

Cambridge is proud to introduce our new Assistant Principal, Dr. Jeff Harrell. Dr. Harrell graduated with an Undergrad in History and a Master's in Education from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He completed his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction: Design and Educational Technology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.


Dr. Harrell served as a special education teacher at Carolina High School in Greenville, South Carolina, and Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia. He moved to Fulton County Schools in 2019. In Fulton, Dr. Harrell served as the Specially Designed Instruction Coach for Centennial High School and Johns Creek High School. His most recent role was supporting high schools in Fulton County Schools Zones 4-7 as the English Language Arts Program Specialist.


Additionally, Dr. Harrell is an Air Intelligence Officer in the Georgia Air National Guard. He flies the 8s (aka, JSTARS). Previously, he has been deployed to Kadena AB, Hickam AFB, Ramstein AFB, NAS Key West, and various TDYs. Dr. Harrell will officially start on September 21, just in time for Cambridge Homecoming! He is excited to join our team, and we are so happy to welcome him to Bear Country!

Math Help Sessions

Students who need math help are encouraged to seek assistance from their primary mathematics teacher - either by visiting during office hours or by scheduling an appointment at a time outside of office hours. Students also can seek assistance from another teacher of the same subject should the primary teacher not be available.


View a matrix of math teacher morning and afternoon help sessions

BRIDGE to Community

The next BRIDGE to Community parent meeting is on Tuesday, September 27, at 5:30 pm in the Cambridge Theater. These meetings are held monthly, either in person or via Teams, to provide updates on the school and a Q&A session.

Signs of Suicide Program - 9th Grade

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, during B2, a video will be presented to 9th-grade students called Signs of Suicide. Signs of Suicide is a suicide prevention program that educates students about the relationship between suicide and depression. The program encourages students to seek help from trusted adults, whether they have concerns about themselves or friends, using the Acknowledge, Care, and Tell message. Signs of Suicide is used in thousands of schools around the country and is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts.


If, as a parent/guardian, you do not want your student to participate, then you can opt out using the form below. Please return the opt-out form by Friday, September 23, 2022, to Bridge West (formerly known as the Counseling Office). Only return the form if you do not want your student to participate.


Signs of Suicide Opt-Out Form

Attendance Awareness Month

Attendance Matters – All Day, Every Day. Showing up Matters for R.E.A.L

Attending school regularly provides an opportunity to:

  • Build Routines
  • Increase Engagement
  • Provide Access to resources
  • Support Learning


Routines: Establishing a routine of daily attendance helps reduce stress at home and supports a habit of attendance that will help your teenager get and keep a job.

Engagement: Being in school helps students to get to know each other and school staff and builds relationships that can motivate participation in learning.

Access to Resources: Schools provide access to valuable resources such as meals, health and mental health supports, and fun enrichment activities such as sports, clubs, music, and other afterschool and summer programs.

Learning: Students who attend school regularly do better academically in middle school and are more likely to graduate high school.


For more information on Attendance at Fulton County Schools

PSAT

The PSAT will be administered to all 9th to 11th-grade students on Tuesday, October 25, from 8:20 until 12:30 pm. At that time, all students will be dismissed.


A reminder to our 11th-grade students, National Merit Scholarships are determined by a student's 11-grade administration of the PSAT. We encourage all students to be in attendance.


Seniors will have an asynchronous student day on that date.

PSAT Practice Scores

If your student took the online PSAT practice test on August 24 and has not received their scores, please email info@applerouth.com from a non-FCS email address with the student's first and last name. The student's score reports will be emailed within three business days.

Counseling Update

U.S. Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand. There is also a $10,000 college scholarship for each delegate. The 2022-2023 United States Senate Youth Program application is available on the Georgia Department of Education website and is due October 7, 2022. Any high-school senior may choose to apply, provided they secure signatures from their principal and school counselor. See your counselor by October 3, 2022, to get signatures.


United States Presidential Scholar

The U.S. Presidential ​Scholars Program from the U.S. Department of Education was established in 1964 by the executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The 2022-2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar nomination/application form is available on the Georgia Department of Education website and is due November 15, 2022. Any Georgia high school student may complete the application, provided they are scheduled to graduate between January 2023 and August 2023 and obtain signatures from their principal and school counselor. See your counselor by November 9. 2022, to get signatures. Visit the Georgia Department of Education for more information and criteria.

Swim and Dive

All athletes interested in trying out for the swimming and diving team must visit the athletic website to complete registration for the upcoming season, place uniform orders, and get information about physicals. Registration must be completed by October 1st for tryouts on October 12th. Please contact Coach Hall if you have any questions (halllauren@fultonschools.org).

Seniors

Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,600 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $78 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


For more information on available scholarships and to apply.


Davidson College

Is your senior interested in Davidson College? Nominations are now open for the John M. Belk scholarship for academic excellence and the Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship for athletics. For more information, scholarships. Seniors interested in applying should contact Ms. Evans at evansjl@fultonschools.org.


Scholarships


Yearbook

Purchase your 2022.2023 Cambridge Yearbook today for $85.00. Don't forget your senior ad - the deadline is January 20. Order your yearbook, purchase and design your senior ad at:


Cambridge Yearbook


Graduation Package

It is that time to start ordering your senior's Graduation Package. The package for 2023 will include:

  • Cambridge custom graduation gown
  • Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
  • Cap and 2022 tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue fee

The Graduation Package is $150, including the online transaction fee ($5:00). To order, visit 3rd Ascent. We encourage seniors to purchase their packages as soon as possible. Please note that we do not have a graduation date at this time.


For more information on the Graduation Package

Senior Celebration - PTSA

Senior Membership numbers are low for this time of the year. The PTSA asked that seniors join by today to ensure they can plan for the next PTSA Senior Event, the senior breakfast on September 30. Seniors are now encouraged to join the Cambridge PTSA to enjoy their senior benefits all year! Senior Membership is just $50 for the year.


Seniors can also join by leaving an envelope made out to the CHS PTSA at the front desk with a $50 check and the senior's name, address, email, and t-shirt size.


Stay in touch with all senior activities, action items, and graduation at www.fultonschools.org/seniors or navigate www.cambridgehs.org > Students & Families > Seniors and Graduation.

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BEAR BOOK is available now for preorder! The Bear Book is a 60-page full-color book that honors and highlights Cambridge band, cheer, football, and feeder programs. This is a quality keepsake, with Senior Ads and photos of each program. Books will be distributed in October. Be sure to place your order now!


To order BEAR BOOK

New Door Alarms

To increase security on our campus, the District has provided door alarms on exterior doors that should only be used in an emergency. When opened from the inside or exterior, an alarm will go off. Students were asked to please be aware of these doors and not to use them unless it is an emergency.

Student Announcements

Each morning before school begins, students receive daily student announcements in their FCS student email. Cambridge Headlines provides news, celebrations, activities, and information they need to know each day. Cambridge Headlines is also posted on our website, www.cambridgeh.org. Encourage your student to check out Cambridge Headlines each day to say informed at school.

Check Out/In Procedures

Please remind your student(s) that they must check out through the attendance office (or clinic if ill) when leaving the school. Even with a pre-arranged check-out time, they must stop by and check out at the attendance office.


Please view these reminders for when students are ill, have an appointment, or when circumstances arise where a walk-up check-out is required.


Checking students out and in

College Visits and Information

View the upcoming Virtual College Visits at Cambridge for Juniors and Seniors. Sign up to hear from admissions representatives from your favorite colleges and universities through Naviance.

FCS Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook

The Fulton County Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook contains vital information that will help your student understand the expectations of the Fulton County School District. All students above ten years of age and their parents/guardians are asked to sign acknowledging receipt of the Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.


To view the FCS Code of Conduct

CAA Fundraiser

Dear Cambridge Community,


Become a part of the winning tradition of Cambridge athletics and join those who support the Cambridge Athletic Association’s commitment to the excellence and growth of our Cambridge High School students and athletes.


The Cambridge Athletic Association has been working on a scoreboard replacement project to install a 20’ x 35’ state-of-the-art video scoreboard (with sound system) to replace the existing scoreboard. The target completion date would be the fall of ’22. Not only will this new scoreboard greatly enhance the fan experience, but it will also provide a tremendous opportunity for current and prospective sponsors to take advantage of a wide variety of advertising packages, which in turn will generate new revenue streams for each Club.


We need your help! We are conducting a fundraising drive and are kindly asking for each family to donate a one-time, tax-deductible financial contribution. Any amount you contribute will be greatly appreciated, and no amount is too small!

You can donate here: Cambridge Video Scoreboard Donation.


Additionally, we would also be grateful for any referrals to business owners and/or local executives who we could speak with about sponsorship /advertising opportunities. Please direct all referrals to Katie Klepak @ katiecolombo3@gmail.com.


Thank you, and GO BEARS!

Cambridge Athletic Association