CCHS Newsletter for the Week of November 12, 2018

Get LIT to GIVE!

All this week we are asking all students to bring in canned goods to support the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank! Cans should be turned in to your LITerature teacher! The LIT class with the most cans gets a pizza party. Only one class will win! Come on & Let's Get LIT to GIVE!
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Saturday School remediation/retakes will be offered on the following dates. Students must complete remediation prior to retake.

December 1

  • Session 1 - Unit 1 test remediation
  • Session 2 - Unit 1 test retake

December 8

  • Session 1 - Unit 2 test remediation
  • Session 2 - Unit 2 test retake

Please see your Coordinate Algebra teacher if you have questions or concerns.


One Day Bus Pass Request

All requests must be written and received in the Attendance Office by 10:00 am.

Early Dismissal Request

All requests must be written and received in the Attendance Office upon school arrival. Students that drive to school must have a DISMISSAL REQUEST FORM to leave the parking lot. This form MUST be given to security at the security gate.

Certificate of School Enrollment Forms

Students, if you’re planning to apply for a learner’s permit or driver’s license, the Georgia Department of Driver Services requires a Certificate of School Enrollment. This form is located in the Front Office. Please fill out Part A only and bring to the Attendance Office to be signed. Once it’s signed please take this form back to the Front Office to be notarized. Please bring this form during your lunch period or upon school arrival. Forms will not be signed or notarized during class periods.

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College Advising Corner

Need tips for college planning? We’re here to help!

Follow @CCHSCollegeBound on Instagram for daily college advising updates.

If you would like 1-1 assistance to talk about your college plans, complete your college applications or financial aid applications, please make an appointment with your college adviser Ms. Johnson. Parents are also welcomed to schedule meetings along with their student. At this time of year, meeting priority goes to Senior students and parents. In the Spring, Juniors will be able to schedule appointments as well. Please email Ms. Johnson with meeting requests or any questions at

Check out the Counseling Department’s Senior Newsletter.

The Counseling Office will be posting all scholarship announcements, links to scholarship databases, and information about state aid on our new Scholarship Guide which is available at . Please check this document weekly for updates/additions.

Seniors: if you have not yet registered for the SAT or ACT, please plan to do so ASAP. SAT and ACT scores are usable for 5 YEARS, so even if college is not your plan at the moment, you can use these scores to your benefit in the future.

Juniors: please plan to take the SAT or ACT in the Spring or Summer for the first time if you haven’t already. It is best to have at least one test under your belt before the beginning of your senior year.

Check Out the Info Below about the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) program and Apply!

¡Sígueme! is a day put on by the Students for Latin Empowerment at UGA in which Hispanic Georgia high school students (open to ALL grades) are invited to shadow a student at the University of Georgia and experience the daily life of a college student. They will receive a tour of campus and the opportunity to eat at one of our award winning dining halls. Students also receive advice on admissions, financial aid, and scholarship tips. This year ¡Sígueme! will be hosted on Friday, February 1st. If you are interested, please sign up here:

Need a fee waiver? If your student needs a fee waiver for SAT and/or ACT exams, they will have to see their College Adviser, Ms. Johnson, in the counseling office.

Here are the test dates and registration deadlines for 2018-2019. A fee waiver will not cover late registration fees, so be sure to register on time.

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Who is my Counselor?

Kanika Barnett-Jewell -- Last Names A-D

Toawondia Underwood -- Last Names E-J

Ashlee Perry -- Last Names K-Q

Angelia Bruce -- Last Names R-Z

Tonia Jones -- Graduation Coach

Brionna Johnson -- College Adviser

REMINDER: ASVAB Test is this Wednesday, November 14th

Registered students should arrive no later than 8:30 am. Bring a Pencil & Come to the JROTC Building for Testing. Students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to register for The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. The ASVAB provides one of the best Career Interest Inventories available and is therefore relevant to ALL students. However, taking the test does NOT equate to a commitment to join the military.The ASVAB provides direction on courses of study in post secondary as well as possible vocations based on individual results and is FREE! It's not too late to register. Please click the link below to sign up for the ASVAB

Athens Community Career Academy Info

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We are excited to announce that the CCHS Media Center has received a new shipment of books this week. Students and staff, please come to the Media Center to check out the great additions to the Manga, Graphic Novels, Fiction and Spanish collections.

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Student Parking Permits

Student parking permits are now on sale. Please make sure you have the parking permit application completely filled out before taking it to Officer Loggins. The cost is $25 cash or check and you will need to have your license and valid proof of insurance for your vehicle.

After School Enrichment & Tutoring Programs

21st Century After School Program

Application Required

The 21st Century Program will offer academic and enrichment opportunities. We provide transportation and a snack for the AFTER SCHOOL sessions only.

  • Days of operation: Morning Session: Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 am After School Session: Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:15.

  • Activities offered: Lit/e2020 Support, Biology Support, Social Studies Support, Math Support, E2020/Credit Recovery (AM and PM), Robotics, Recreational Basketball (Boys & Girls), Raiders, Bellas of Distinction, ELL Support, Jewelry Making, Agriculture/Floral Design, and Silent Study Hall (Activation Lab).

  • Applications: Room 347--Ms. Miller

  • Schedule: Look for our flyers in the Freshman Academy and in Mell Lobby!

Pathways Tutoring

  • No application necessary!

  • Tuesdays 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

  • Snacks are provided.

  • If you need a bus you must sign up at, you will receive an email from Ms. Jones when you’ve been added to the routes. You need your own ride until you receive this email confirmation.

  • Schedule:

    • Language Arts: Ms. Guidry - Room 214

    • Math: Ms. Pringle - Room 307 and Mr. Ritzler - Room 132

    • Science: Mr. Sava - Room 189

    • Social Studies: Ms. Costley - Room 286

Saturday School



The award-winning ODYSSEY Newsmagazine is offering subscriptions. The price for mailed subscriptions is $20. Please make checks payable to CCHS ODYSSEY. Find online exclusives at For advertising information, contact

Follow us on social media: @ODYSSEYNEWSMAG on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can view our broadcast work on YouTube.

Gladius Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be on sale during Monday and Friday lunch periods in the Mell Lobby. FAMILY of SENIORS: The Ad Sale Deadline has been extended until November 14th. If you haven’t found your spot in this year’s Gladius, visit to find the right ad for you.

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It’s time to schedule your senior meeting with your counselor ASAP! Please see Ms. Jewell in the Counseling Office ASAP to schedule your meeting. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Counselors will be reviewing progress toward graduation and helping students/parents develop a plan for reaching post-secondary goals. Counselors will also review and finalize the spelling of your name for printing diplomas.

Applications for the Georgia Scholar Program are now being accepted. This program is a special recognition program through the GADOE that honors students who have achieved excellence in school and in the community . Click on the GA Scholar Information Link for more information. If you are interested in applying and think you meet the criteria, please see Ms. Bruce in the Counseling Office. Complete applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019.

The Counseling Office will be posting all scholarship announcements, links to scholarship databases, and information about state aid on our new Scholarship Guide which is available at: . Please check this document weekly for updates/additions.

Yearbook Senior Ads are for sale: Contact for pricing and questions

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Junior Dues for Prom are now $25 and can be paid to Ms. Jones (room #:291) or Ms. Croft (room #: 287) with cash or check. Please make checks out to Clarke Central High School.

Dues will go up to $50 AFTER winter break. We will only take dues BEFORE or AFTER school. This payment covers entrance into prom. If you paid dues as a junior and are now a senior, you do not have to pay again. If you are unsure, or have questions. Please see Ms. Jones ( or Ms. Croft (

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Bellas of Distinction

Bellas of Distinction is a group that promotes leadership, positivity and unity among young women. Join us Mondays & Wednesdays after school in the Media Center.

Black Culture Club

Black Culture Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 in Mr. Ash's Room #219.

Chess Club

Chess Club meets Mondays in room 108 from 3:35 to 4:30.

Ecology Club

Ecology Club meets every Monday at 8:10 am in Rm 186. Come if you are interested in volunteering and helping the environment!


The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets every Thursday morning at 8:15 in Coach Cavin’s room (Rm 134).

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

We have a great team established! We will meet Wednesdays at 3:35 pm in the Media Center.

Humane Society

Meets 1st Thursday of every month in Room 108 from 3:45-4:30 pm.

International Club

International Club will meet Wednesday, December 5th, after school in Ms. Jones’ room, 291.


Please support the JROTC fall/winter fundraiser...Jittery Joe's coffee!! We are selling a dark roast and medium roast, either ground or whole bean, for ONLY $12!! This is $3 cheaper than you can purchase Jittery Joe's at their locations! We will run the fundraiser through December 7th 2018, but will continue to sell the coffee indefinitely! We take cash, checks (made out to Gladiator JROTC Boosters) or PayPal! Contact Colonel McMickle or see a JROTC Cadet. Orders are submitted every Friday.

Mock Trial

The CCHS Mock Trial Team meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm in Room 242.

Mu Alpha Theta

A national honor society for 10th, 11th, 12th grade students with a 90 or above cumulative math average meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Rm 106.


SAGA, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, will meet in room 332 on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15. LGBT students and allies are encouraged to come.

Spanish Club

Join us on the first Monday of the month at 8:00 am in room 393. All are welcome, regardless of the language you study! ¡Nos vemos!

Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA Meets Thursdays from 3:45-4:30 in Room 136.'

Women’s Studies

The Women’s Studies Club meets every Monday after school in Ms. McNeeley’s Room 321.

Yoga Club

Yoga Club meets Mondays & Fridays at 8 am in Room 389. All are welcome to join!

The Young Democrats Club

The Young Democrats club meets Wednesdays after school in room 111. The club is open to all and we encourage new students to join -- no political experience needed! The club focuses on making political change in Georgia and getting students informed and politically involved.

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June 2020 Experience Thailand

Come travel to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam!

If you are interested check out the enrollment site for details or see Ms. Shelden in room 164. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore these beautiful countries, their food and their cultures! If you have any questions email Ms. Shelden: or check out the travel page:

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Nov 14 - Wrestling at Rockdale County

    • Nov 15 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Monroe Area (H)

    • Nov 15 - Wrestling hosts Athens Academy

    • Nov 16 - Varsity Basketball vs. Banks County (at North Oconee)

    • Nov 16 - JV Basketball vs. North Oconee (A)

    • Nov 16 - Freshman Boys Basketball vs. North Oconee (A)

    Important Notes

    • The Gladiator Thanksgiving Youth Basketball Camp: Dates:Nov 19– Wed Nov 21; Ages: 6-14 (boys and girls); Camp Time: 9:00-12:00; Cost of Camp: $60 Pre-Registration; $75 Walk-up; Click here for Registration Form.

    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Wednesday, Nov 14 in the Main Gym Gallery. Food at 6:30; Speaker at 7:00. All are invited to enjoy the food and fellowship.

    • Purchase Gladiator Spirit Wear online - New items are available.

    • Watch Gladiator Athletics on NFHS Digital Network. Subscribe to the NFHS Network and a portion of your subscription purchase will be given back to Clarke Central High School. Watch live sporting events and stats whenever you want, wherever you are. Click here to subscribe.

    • Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities - Clarke Central High School and the Athens-Clarke County business community have a long-standing relationship of mutual respect and support. Each year our student-athletes benefit from the financial contributions of the Athens business community and the Gladiator family is greatly appreciative of the support. Click here to find out how your business can support the Clarke Central Athletic Program.

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Congrats to our Governor's Honors Program Nominees

After a lengthy nomination and interview process, Clarke Central High School has nominated the following students to apply for the Governor's Honors Program at the state level:

Shea Peters - Communicative Arts

Kevin Chen - Engineering

Alexander Robinson - Social Studies

Katie Grace Upchurch - Agriscience

Melody Morgan, Band

Casey Pendley, Dance

Maggie Demaria, Dance

Jodi Bolgla, David Ragsdale, Joy Sapp, April Croft, Kimberlyn Jackson, Dea Pool, Doug Sherer, and Robert Lawrence and his Fine Arts Team were instrumental in selecting the most promising students from a large pool of talented and gifted young people.

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  • November 14 - ASVAB Testing 8:30 am JROTC Building

  • November 14 - CCHS College & Career Fair 11 am - 1 pm - Large Gym

  • November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break

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Holiday Blues

With the onset of the holiday season many are filled with anticipation, excitement, and joy, while for many others, this time marks the beginning of a very stressful and often difficult or even painful season. The impact of mental illness, suicide, and other mental health challenges reaches our children, as well as adults, and may be exacerbated in times of high stress.

Our counselors, social worker, and school nurse are all here to help. If you know of someone who is at risk for suicide, the best thing you can do for them is to get them some help. Talk with a trusted adult if you are not sure of the proper course of action.

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