Concord Community Schools Newsletter
This week I wanted to share more information about Google Classroom. All teachers across the district are using Google Classroom as the access point for all instruction, activities, and assignments. Our high school and middle school students are accessing all of their work in Google Classroom whether they are virtual or face to face. Plus, a large portion of our elementary students are or will be accessing their learning materials in Goggle Classroom as well. Therefore, it is important that our parents have some knowledge about how to navigate Google Classroom. However, Google Classroom is a newer learning platform so many parents have not used it which makes it difficult for families to monitor student work.
The video below has GREAT information about how to find information in Goggle Classroom. The key to using this video is to have your students log in to their account, and then you can follow along with the video. Next Friday, I will be announcing some small group parent technology training dates, so stay tuned.
High School YellowJacket Swarm to the Challenge
Therefore, it shouldn't be surprising that about 25% of our juniors and seniors have enrolled in either dual enrollment classes or the Jackson Early College program this semester. These students are taking both high school and college classes. Depending on the program they are enrolled in, they are potentially earning high school and/or college credit before they even graduate high school. The dually enrolled and JCEC students are taking classes just like any college class that post-high school students may take. There is not a "high school" version of the college class. These are tough courses. On top of that, many of these students are also taking Advanced Placement courses, playing sports, and working. We are very proud of the huge challenges these students have taken on, and cannot wait to see what the rest of the semester brings.
JV and Varisty Volleyball Live Streamed Tonight!
We will be live streaming tonight's volleyball matches v. Camden-Frontier. If you want to watch live, click the links below.
Concord HS vs Camden-Frontier JV Volleyball (5:30 pm) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9v-V16vptI&feature=youtu.be
Concord HS vs Camden-Frontier Varsity Volleyball (7:00 pm) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ-kNeEHJAc&feature=youtu.be
Under current restrictions, each athlete only gets two spectators at the event. Hopefully, those that cannot attend can enjoy as well.
We Have Some Good Humans
This week the middle school cross country team opened their season at home. Both the boys and girls teams ran away with the win on Thursday, September 17th. The wins were incredible, but what was most impressive is the team spirit and support the kids showed each other. As the kids finished their race, they gathered around the final stretch of the course to cheer, chant, and support their fellow racers. It was an incredible display of sportsmanship and just another reason why it is great to be a YellowJacket!!! The middle school team takes on Bronson at Bronson on Monday night.
Please Monitor Your Students for Illness
Elementary YellowJacket Trait of the Week
Social-emotional learning addresses the very important skills our students need to be top-notch YellowJackets. The skill for this six weeks is self-awareness. Inside the area of self-awareness, this week's focus area is showing gratitude. Gratitude is being thankful for all of the things
Throughout this week, the elementary school students were given challenges and learning opportunities around self-awareness and being grateful. Above you can see one of the activities. It was the gratitude tree. The students were able to use the leaves to identify things they were grateful for. The grateful YellowJackets of the Week are in the announcements below.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS
Our 100% virtual students will receive their meals for free as well. Pick up for our virtual students will remain on Wednesday from 12-1. Those meals must be preordered using the Preorder Form linked to the newsletter. Further, face to face families wishing to have meals for Wednesday will need to use the Preorder Form as well. Please encourage and remind your child to pick up and bring the food home.
9/23 High School SAT (12th graders only)
9/21 HS Picture Day
9/25 HS Picture Day
10/6 ES and MS Picture Day
10/14 HS PSAT (9th-11th graders)
10/16 ES/MS End of the first quarter HS end of the first semester
10/19 No School for Students
11/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00 p.m.