CCHS Newsletter

Issue #2 - November, 2022

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A Message from Your CCHS Admin Team

Fall sports are wrapping up and we are excited to announce that we have three teams in the State Playoffs. Congrats to Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football. Please join us in wishing all teams good luck as they head out to compete this week.

School spirit was stronger than ever during homecoming last week, with record turnouts to the dance and high engagement in all activities. We are so proud of our students and grateful for the hard work of our ASB leaders who made Homecoming 2022 so special.

The countdown is now on for the end of trimester one. If your student is struggling with academics and/or attendance, please know that we are here to help! Consider contacting administrators, counselors, or teachers to coordinate support for your student in accomplishing their goals. We want all students to graduate with ample opportunities; every trimester is critical to each student’s success.

We hope all of our students and families enjoy an excellent Thanksgiving break. We can’t express enough how thankful we are for our amazing students and their families!


CCHS Admin Team

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Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar

  • Nov. 5th SAT Exam

  • Nov. 10th AP Exam Registration Deadline

  • Nov. 10th Band, Choir & NJROTC Veterans Day Concert at 7:00 PM

  • Nov. 11th No School Veterans Day

  • Nov. 14th Southern Oregon University visit at lunch in the library

  • Nov. 15th Cookies with the counselors: Come meet the counselors and enjoy a cookie!

  • Nov. 21st-25th Thanksgiving Break

  • Dec. 1st End of Trimester 1

  • Dec. 2nd No School, grading day

  • Dec. 2nd Last day to make schedule changes for Trimester 2

  • Dec. 3rd SAT Exam

  • Dec. 5th First day Trimester 2

Now is a great time to request any schedule changes for Trimester 2. All Schedules will be set December 5th, plan ahead!

Why Take the AP Exam?

With the AP Exam Registration deadline coming up quickly, consider why your student might want to take the AP exam.

  • The college credit can be transferred to multiple colleges and universities across the country. It is particularly impactful to have received AP credit if your student is considering attending an out-of-state college.

  • Each time students take an AP exam, they increase their chances of passing the next AP exam.
  • Students are presented with a unique format when taking an AP test; the more often they see the format, the better they understand expectations.
  • An AP exam can also help sharpen skills regarding test taking and preparation needed as students transition from high school to college.

  • The research shows students who complete AP exams have better outcomes in college.

Students of the Month!

CTE: Career Technical Education Update

Program Highlight: Business and Marketing

Mrs. Crofcheck's marketing class partnered with Clear Alliance of Prineville. Clear Alliance is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and educates youth and adults to prevent substance abuse and impaired driving. Students participated in two projects. First, students evaluated the social media accounts of Clear Alliance and broke down strategies on how to market to CCHS students and teenagers more productively. The second part of the project was where students were challenged to create: ads, videos, or different information for their different social media platforms. They created marketing plans for Clear Alliance and actual ads they could use to post. Students' projects ranged from short video clips to posters. Many of these ads will be used on social media and posters around the middle and high schools in Crook County and Central Oregon. Please take a look at a few of the posters below.

Example Posters:

Knife Policy Clarified

Please remember that knives of any kind are not allowed in school. They are considered weapons, and disciplinary actions are taken seriously.

Consequences for policy violation per Student Handbook may include:

  • 3-5 day suspension with parent contact

  • Referral to police

  • Possible Expulsion

We understand that many of our students use pocket knives as tools outside of school, but within school grounds, under no circumstances may a student have a knife in their possession.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

NJROTC Annual Inspection & Pass-In Review

The cadets completed a personnel inspection conducted by guest inspector commander Russ Robison, retired United States Navy, and Bend-area recruiters from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. During the inspection, cadets were graded on their uniforms and knowledge. The inspectors identified eight deserving cadets awarded with the exemplary personal appearance ribbon.

  • C/SR Audie Edwards
  • C/SR Tyler Fleury
  • C/SR Lillian Paustian
  • C/PO1 Nathaniel Pieratt
  • C/LT Orrin Rosebrook
  • C/CPO Isabel Sherman
  • C/PO3 Trace Shrauger
  • C/LTJG Lakyra Walker

The drill team also performed the Unarmed Regulation Drill Sequence #1. Along with the color guard, physical fitness team, and marksmanship team, they will attend the first Cascade Mountain League competition of the year this Saturday at Lebanon High School. They will compete against the Army, Marine Corps, Navy & Air Force JROTC units from Oregon and Washington. We wish them well. Go, Cowboys & Cowgirls!

PRIDE Claps are a Tradition at CCHS as Mr. Lowenbach Recognizes Students for Accomplishments and School Spirit

CCHS Pride Claps!

Homecoming Fun, Flap Jack Friday, Haunted House, and Donuts & Coffee for Staff. Good Vibes at CCHS!