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THIRD GRADE ROBOTICS UNITS THROUGH DREAM MAKERS!!!

Our 3rd graders are participating in an 8-week program called Dream Makers Robotics. They are having a blast constructing their robot and programming it to dance. WAY TO GO THIRD GRADE!!!
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JOIN US FOR SNOWCOMING TONIGHT!!!

The Concord Boys JV and Varsity Boys basketball teams will be in action tonight taking on Springport, Friday, February 11th. JV tips off at 5:30 with the Varsity set to begin immediately following at approximately 7:30. Tonight is a great night to support our league-leading Jackets because you will also get to see some amazing seniors honored as snow-coming court candidates. #ONEHIVE
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BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL GETS BIG WIN AGAINST HOMER!!

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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.

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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.


FAFSA EVENT

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 brian.couling@concordschools.net. 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 jessica.osterhout@concordschools.net or call me at 524-8384 ext. 6111.

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WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

The concord wrestlers were fantastic at the Big 8 Tournament. Each wrestler left it all on the mat and did extremely well. Ethan Rose, Hayden Curry, and Isiah Krieger did not place today but were in some tough matches and did a great job.

Congratulations are owed to Collin Thompson for making it to the consolation finals and finishing 3rd place at the Big 8 conference tournament!!!

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CONCORD SENIOR EARNS HONORS

One of our outstanding seniors, Cole Gannon, was recognized for his performance in the JACC Agriculture Science program. Cole earned demonstration second place and will be advancing to regionals. CONGRATULATIONS COLE!! Good Luck at Regionals!
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A JOB AT CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS???

On March 15th, Jackson County will be hosting a virtual job fair. Many districts and programs across the county are hiring for many different positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in a school district, please check out the opportunity below. Concord will be looking for several different positions this year. We would love to have you join our #ONEHIVE!!!
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SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14TH

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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

SENIOR REMINDERS

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.



Counselor News

Students, if you would like an appointment with Mrs. Otto, please sign up on the clipboard outside her office.


Seniors

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.


Seniors

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
I have informed them to:



  • 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,

Kelly Otto

GRADUATION DATE FINALIZED

Ms. Price announced the date Concord will host the graduation ceremony this week. It is earlier than it has been in the past. Please see the letter that was sent to the parents of our seniors for more information.
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LETTER FROM THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - SCHOOL VIOLENCE

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

This fall we have been working on upgrading the look of our website. Our hope was to make it more visually appealing and easier to navigate. The website is still under a bit of construction as some of the pages are begin reviewed for relevancy, but the new site is live. You can see the link below for more information. This winter we will be launching a new application for access information about the district on your mobile device. Stay tuned for updates.

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.


Concord Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page


Concord Community Schools Facebook Page

YELLOWJACKET TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED!!

Our district is facing a staffing shortage. We are in need of bus drivers, food service staff members, coaches, and individuals willing to work through EduStaff as Guest Teachers or subs for all of our positions. These staffing shortages are wreaking havoc across the state. If you are interested and able, we would love to have you on our team. Below you will find information about signing up to work as a Guest Teacher through Edustaff along with our fall Guest Teacher Incentive. Further, you can view unfilled positions on our website. If you have any questions, please call one of our offices.
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SOCIAL MEDIA ALERTS - PARENTS PLEASE READ

JACKET JAVA

At Jacket Java, on Tuesday Mr. Arbuckle talked about social media and 10 unsafe apps that parents need to be aware of. You can view the recording by following this link. Additionally, you can find more parent resources through this link.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT BACKPACK PROGRAM RETURNS

The Food For Thought Backpack Program for Concord will be starting up soon. This program offers FREE wholesome food to students for the weekend. To become a part of the program parents must sign and return the registration form. If you are interested in receiving this free program, stop in the office for the registration form.
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Upcoming Events

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