Concord Community Schools Newsletter
THIRD GRADE ROBOTICS UNITS THROUGH DREAM MAKERS!!!
JOIN US FOR SNOWCOMING TONIGHT!!!
BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL GETS BIG WIN AGAINST HOMER!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL- 7TH GRADE FINISHES THE REGUALR SEASON UNDEFEATED
The 7th-grade girls' basketball came to play last night against Jonesville and defense was the name of the game. The Lady Jacket cruised to a 31-21 victory over the previously undefeated Comets.
Bradie Lehman scored a team-high 15 points, made 9 steals, grabbed 6 rebounds, and handed off 3 assists to lead the way. Reagan Mehl, Haley Stimer, Nevaeh Martin, and Avery Arbuckle each scored 4 points. Avery led the team with 7 rebounds and solid defense in the post. Nevaeh made 4 steals and grabbed 3 rebounds to help the cause.
Concord is now 7-0 and will host the Big 8 7th grade Tourney starting on Monday. The girls will play at the high school at 7:15 pm. Great job!
Last night the 8th-grade girls' basketball team lost a tough game against Jonesville 29-36. Emma Burbo had a double-double with 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 steals. CeCe Barrett had 11 points, 9 steals, 4 rebounds, and a block. Bella Coppernoll had 5 rebounds and 2 points. Lillie Vandenburgh had 2 rebounds and an assist. Gabby Herzberg had a point. Our next game is next Monday against Bronson. It will be at Quincy for the Big 8 tournament.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS FROM MRS. OTTO
FAFSA DUE DATE
Seniors, it is very important that you are completing the FAFSA by the end of the day February 28th. The application is due by that date. Please sign up on the clipboard outside Mrs. Otto's office if you would like help from Mr. Mojume in getting this completed. You do not want to wait until the end of February to take care of this task.
The following are 2 events being put on by the College and Career Access Center that can help you with the FAFSA completion as well. The first is a workshop scheduled for Wednesday, February 16th from 6-7 and will be held via Zoom. Look for the email coming from Mr. Mojume with the link to this event. The second event is on President's Day, February 21st from 11-7 at the College and Career Access Center. This event is in-person and has free food and prizes as well.
NOTICE FOR SENIOR SLIDESHOW
To seniors and their families,
As the yearbook advisor, I am writing to inform you of the requirements for the senior pictures and baby pictures in the yearbook and the senior slideshow for graduation. The yearbook staff would like one wallet size professional picture sent digitally by email or USB. We would prefer the pose to be that of a traditional head and shoulders shot without props, words or logos. Please inform the photography studio of these requirements. Many studios will provide them for FREE when you purchase your son/daughter’s senior pictures. The pictures must be sent to the school before Spring Break. I will be working with Mr. Couling, who is in charge of graduation and the senior slideshow, so you or your photographer can send the 300 dpi at wallet size photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not plan to have photos taken before then, we will be using the “school” photo as the official photo for the yearbook. We will also need a baby picture for the yearbook and senior slideshow. Digital copies can be emailed to Mr. Couling at the address above, or a physical image can be brought in to Mr. Couling to be scanned and uploaded. If you have any questions about the yearbook, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 524-8384 ext. 6111.
WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations are owed to Collin Thompson for making it to the consolation finals and finishing 3rd place at the Big 8 conference tournament!!!
CONCORD SENIOR EARNS HONORS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A JOB AT CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS???
SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14TH
REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION
Seniors, another local scholarship has been added by the Orthopedic Rehab Specialists. Anyone going into the healthcare field can apply. This scholarship is posted in your graduating class Google classroom and is due March 25th.
Seniors, please check the Google Class of 2022 for a new scholarship that has been posted. The scholarship comes from the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation. Requirements include:
- Be a senior attending a public or private Michigan High School Graduate by August of the application year.
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
- Complete an application form and essay
- And, meet additional requirements as noted in the application package
All applications are due by 11:59 pm on March 1st. Start now, as you will need to gather certain documents for this. This scholarship gives out 40 $2,000 scholarships each year.
Seniors, as you apply and wait to hear if you have been awarded a scholarship, please be sure to check your spam folders as there are times that emails will send important notices like these to that spam folder.
Any senior interested in a construction-related career should check out the scholarship posting in the Class of 2022 Google classroom titled, "Construction Related Career Scholarship". This $1,000 scholarship is offered by the Jackson Commercial Contractors Association and is due March 21st.
Seniors, another scholarship opportunity. Aeroquip Credit Union will be awarding 4 scholarships. This is a fairly local scholarship and a pretty simple application. Look for the Aeroquip Credit Union Scholarship posted in the Class of 2022, under the topic Scholarships.
Seniors, Community Choice Credit Union has a scholarship that is worth up to $5,000. This is fairly local as it is for Michigan residents, multiples are being given out, and you can apply if you plan to attend college or a trades school. This scholarship is due February 28th and is posted in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom.
Students, if you would like an appointment with Mrs. Otto, please sign up on the clipboard outside her office.
Attention Seniors - Reminder that if you are considering college for your future, please make sure you have attended to the deadlines of their applications. It is important that you get the date for each college application deadline directly from their website.
Are you a senior who is not certain what you want to do after high school? Please check out the email sent to you by Mrs. Otto yesterday (1/13/22) to see the opportunity provided by Southeast Michigan Works. It is a "great opportunity to attend an interactive showcase of the best careers in our region." By attending you will gain invaluable insight into the workforce with fun, hands-on demonstrations led by top-tier employers across a variety of industries from manufacturing, health sciences, construction, energy, and more.
Let Mrs. Otto know if you register for this event.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Dear Class of 2022 Parents and Guardians,
I wanted to pass on this scholarship information to you in the hopes that it will open the opportunity for you to encourage your student to apply for scholarships.
I have shared with them our (all can be found in our Class of 2022 Google Classroom):
- Local Concord scholarships
- Local Jackson County resident scholarships
- Calhoun County resident scholarships
- A couple of different legit scholarship search engines
- Check the financial tab on the websites of colleges that they have applied to and review that institution's scholarship opportunities.
- Check with each business that they visit to ask if they have scholarship opportunities (the worst they can say is no)
- Check with the banks and/or credit unions that they may be a member of for scholarship opportunities.
- Keep checking the listings as new ones may be added at any time.
Never count yourself out. Apply, and let the scholarship committee decide. The only guaranteed no is not applying.
There is also a spreadsheet that I made for them to use to keep track of scholarships that they are applying for. This will be good to keep with them if they choose to go the college/trades pathway, as many scholarships are renewable or can be applied for beyond their freshman year of college. Scholarships are out there for both college and trade schools.
Myself and Mr. Mojume (from the College and Career Access Center) are here to support them and have offered our assistance in scholarship completion. Looking ahead, we are going to begin working on applications and resumes for those headed to the workforce.
I hope that you all have a very restful break surrounded by your loved ones,
GRADUATION DATE FINALIZED
LETTER FROM THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - SCHOOL VIOLENCE
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page
Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??
If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates, announcements, and student photos; the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.