Cedar Shoals High School Newsletter

for the week of September 24, 2018

A message from the principal


We've had another great week at Cedar Shoals! Please continue to log in to parent portal to check your student’s tardies and attendance. The tardy policy with consequences is shown below.

We are enforcing our parking passes for students who drive, and these students now have assigned parking spots. Please make sure your student has purchased a pass and is parking in their correct spot if they are driving to school. In addition, if your student needs additional support in any classes, please encourage him/her to stay for tutoring after school. As always, please let our administrative team know if you have any questions or concerns. We hope everyone has a great weekend! Go Jags!

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Parent Portal Access

Please see the document below for directions on creating a Parent Portal account.

WJAG-TV Weekly News


Career Academy News

Are you interested in attending the Career Academy? ACCA Counselor, Laura Hyer, will be available to meet students this Monday, September 24th from 2-3:30 in the Parent Resource Center. To schedule an appointment please email Ms. Hyer at hyerl@clarke.k12.ga.us

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Teacher of the month voting!

Students, we need your help to recognize a deserving teacher who has gone above and beyond to help his/her students this month. Visit bit.ly/totm918 to nominate your choice for September Teacher of the Month.

Senior Dues

Class of 2019, Senior dues are $80. You are welcome to make payments of at least $20 as long as the full amount is paid by the due date. There will be no refunds. Your dues include the Senior Breakfast, Senior Picnic, Senior T-shirt, and other apparel. If you are interested in participating in these activities, someone will be available outside of the cafeteria to collect these funds on October 2nd & 16th, November 2nd & 16th, December 3rd & 18th. No monies will be accepted after December. Please pay your dues before the deadline. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Willis in Room A203.

Makeup Picture Day

Makeup pictures and retakes will be Tuesday, October 2. Anyone who was absent or missed photos (like Career Academy students for example) can get it done on that day. Students can retake pictures if they are unhappy with their proofs that should arrive sometime in late September.

Athletic Department News

Cedar Shoals shuts out Oconee County

If you missed Ceda Shoals' win over Oconee County High School during last week's Homecoming football game, check out the link below for pictures from that evening.

Girls' Basketball

Any girl interested in playing basketball this year must attend the interest meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd at 3:45 in Coach Wall's room. See Coach Wall if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Athletic Events

Varsity Football:

Friday, Sept. 28 Clarke Central Away 7:30 PM

B Team Football:

Thursday, Sept.27 Loganville Home 6:30 PM

C Team Football:

Thursday, Sept.27 Gainesville Away 5:00 PM

Varsity Softball:

Tuesday, Sept.25 Johnson Home 5:30 PM

Thursday, Sept.27 Region Make Up TBD

JV/Varsity Volleyball:

Saturday, Sept.22 East Jackson Away TBD (Varsity ONLY)

Monday, Sept.24 Heritage/Oglethorpe Home 5:00/7:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept.25 @Loganville/Walnut Grove Away 5:00/6:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept.26 Hart Co/Prince Ave Home 5:00/7:00 PM (Senior Night)

Student Clubs and Organizations


  • The JROTC Department will be hosting our Annual Classic City Raider Meet this Saturday beginning at 0800. Over 400 students from around the state will be competing. All are invited to come out and support the Jaguar Battalion Raider Teams.


  • Cedar Shoals FFA is seeking sponsorship to support the chapter. Currently there are 172 students that are enrolled in the Agriculture Classes. The chapter raises the money needed for all students to be FFA members. Support is needed for travel, projects, supplies, and service projects. If you would like to sponsor the FFA please email Mrs. Throne for more information, thronej@clarke.k12.ga.us

  • FFA is selling Smoked Boston Butts from Striplings. Presales are currently being taken, pick-up will be at the ACCA on Thursday, Sept 27th 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Please contact Mrs. Throne if interested thronej@clarke.k12.ga.us.

Forum on Creating Welcoming Schools for Immigrant Students

Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 10am-2pm

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, GA

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Scholarship Opportunities

Athens Area Human Relations Council

The Athens Area Human Relations Council, Inc. invites area seniors to its 2018 Scholarship Orientation on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Athens Regional Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens. AAHRC will soon be selecting students to receive scholarships at our 40th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Banquet in January 2019. To qualify, you must attend the orientation and be a high school senior attending high school in one of our member-represented counties: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, or Oglethorpe. You must graduate at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applicants must complete an application package. With the package include an official high school transcript, a copy of your S.A.T. or A.C.T. scores, and two letters of recommendation forms. You must provide a non-school district e-mail address to receive correspondence from AAHRC, i.e. johndoe@gmail.com or janedoe@yahoo.com. Members of the Human Relations Council may not write recommendations for applicants. In addition, you will need to write an essay on a topic pertaining to human relations (see end of application). Be sure to have someone proofread your application and essay.

Applications and supporting materials (official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation) must be post-marked by October 27, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status by December 2018. The awards banquet will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street in downtown Athens at 7:00 pm. Each student awarded a scholarship must attend the banquet and will be given a complimentary ticket as our guest. Additional tickets are $45 each and need to be purchased in advance.

Again, to receive a scholarship application, students must attend the scholarship orientation on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Athens Regional Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens at 6:00 pm. Thank you for your interest in applying for our scholarship. We wish you the best. Please contact Marvin J. Nunnally at mjnunnally@gmail.com or (706) 338-9301 for more information.

High School Essay Contest

The Zeta Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. sponsors a yearly essay contest for all High School College Bound Seniors. The first place winner wins $200 and the 2nd place winner wins $100. The 1st place winner's essay will then be forwarded to participate on the state level and the national level, and possibly win a $5000 scholarship. The deadline for the essay contest is October 19,2018. Please see the flyer below for more information. <Attach Flyer>

Rensselaer STAR Program

Rensselaer Admissions, in coordination with members of Rensselaer's Black and Latinx communities, invites academically talented underrepresented seniors to apply for Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer (STAR). The STAR Program allows high school seniors to stay on campus, attend classes, and explore a day in the life of a Rensselaer student. Activities include

  • Academic exploration

  • Interactive leadership activity

  • Campus tour

  • Laboratory tours

  • Student panels

  • Lodging and meals with current students

STAR begins on Thursday evening with a dinner reception and concludes Saturday at the close of the Fall Open House.

Travel assistance may be provided for students who present financial hardship. Requests must be submitted through the STAR application. Pick-up can be scheduled for students arriving via train, plane, or bus.

Students may apply online https://admissions.rpi.edu/STAR by September 24, 2018 to participate in the STAR Program. A copy of the students’ high school transcript is required to complete the STAR application prior to the deadline date of September 24, 2018. Students accepted to participate in the STAR Program will receive a confirmation email from Rensselaer. At the end of the event, all participants will receive an official letter confirming their participation in the event.

Jack Cooke Kent Scholarship

The Jack Cooke Kent Foundation Scholarship goes live on September the 6th! This scholarship is open until November 20th. What type of candidates are they looking for? Cooke College Scholarship recipients are selected from a nationwide applicant pool each year. As minimum criteria, students must:

● Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2019.

● Intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college in fall 2019.

● Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school.

● Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.

● Demonstrate financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $26,000.

Cooke Scholars come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and from rural, suburban, and urban communities. Many scholars are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

Check out the flyer below if you meet the qualifications!

Cadet Scholarship at UNG

The state of Georgia funds 42 scholarship each year to Georgia students interested in joining the Georgia Army National Guard and the University of North Georgia Corps of Cadets. This means you can still have a full time job after graduating from college and be a part of the National Guard. Recipients of the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS) are even able to make $30,000-40,000 during their four years of college as a Cadet. This scholarship covers room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms, and fees andis worth over $70,000.

For additional information about this and other Cadet scholarship offered at UNG, please visit their website at www.ung.edu/cadet and click on the “Scholarships” tab. Have more questions? You can call their office at 706-867-2918 or email them at cadetrecruiting@ung.edu.

CAMP Scholarship

If you or your parents have ever worked in “seasonal” or “temporary” activity within the last two years (including in nursery/planting, poultry, egg houses, or working in agricultural/field work), there is a scholarship opportunity at the University of North Georgia that may be available to you. Please contact Becky Cruz at becky.cruz@ung.edu to find out more about the CAMP Scholarship!