Howard Husky POP

MAY 2019

Promoting Our Pupils

Final 9th Grade Parent Open House and Report Card Pick-up

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TODAY!

Wednesday, May 1st

4 - 6 pm in the Atrium

Stop by any time to pick up your child's progress report and meet with teachers.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Finish Strong, students!

Last day of school for seniors: May 17

Last day of school for underclassmen: May 24


Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Final Exam Exemption Policy

PROM

Saturday, May 11

The Terminal Station

SENIORS

GRADUATION

Friday, May 24 -- 5:00 pm

Macon Centreplex Coliseum

John Sweat named Howard High School Teacher of the Year for 2019

Congratulations to John!

Team RoboBibb

Our Robotics team competed in the State Championship in Emerson GA in early April and qualified to return to the World Championship in Houston, TX.


Congratulations RoboBibb!

CTAE

Business Industry Certification On-Site Visit - Friday, April 26

Representatives from the State DOE came to evaluate our Business & Computer Science programs. The process is similar to SACS review in importance. Business students presented to these officials on what they have learned in their CTAE classes, FBLA students presented on our chapter, teachers gave presentations on the CTAE department and the school, and our advisory board members were interviewed.

The CTAE department met all requirements to maintain our Business Industry Certification. Join me in CONGRATULATING our CTAE department!

Awards Ceremony

Please join us as we reflect back on our successful year, recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their achievements and introduce our 2019-2020 Officer Team.


The Future Business Leaders of America Awards Ceremony:

Thursday, May 2

2:45 pm

HHS Media Center

Shakeria Glynn named 2019 Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year

On April 10, Shakeria Glynn was named the 2019 Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year. This prestigious award is highly competitive among students within the district.


Each high school nominates students to compete against each other for the recognition of SCHOOL CTAE Student of the Year. Then the various schools compete against each other for DISTRICT CTAE Student of the Year.


The process looks at student overall GPA, CTAE GPA, a CTSO resume, community service hours, and includes both an essay (on "How CTAE has helped prepare me to be college and career ready") and interview. All of those are scored and combined to give a total score. It was announced that the difference between first and second was a tenth of a point, that's how competitive it is.


If you have ever known Shakeria, you probably think of her as a shy student with a quiet demeanor and grace. At the ceremony, she spoke in front of everyone in the room and gave the absolute best speech of everyone who spoke. During her speech, a video accidentally played on a panel. She paused, waited for the technical error to be fixed, and then continued. It was phenomenal.


Shakeria has been in Howard FBLA for the last four years and, alongside Kat Butler, serves as one of the Presidents of Community & School Involvement. She is currently taking full-time dual enrollment college classes, so if you ever wondered where she's seemingly disappeared to her senior year - she's off already working on a college degree.


Shakeria Glynn is the 6th Bibb County CTAE Student of the Year to come from Howard High School. There have been eight Bibb County CTAE Students of the Year altogether. If you happen to run into her at prom or graduation, please take a second to congratulate her. She's a wonderful young lady and she has come so far to receive this accolade!

Infamous Jarvis get his "DO"!

Elizabeth Rodenroth was challenged by Mr. Jarvis to kick 25 soccer goals this season. The deal: Should she be successful, he would succumb to her hairdressing skills in giving him a Mohawk.

DECA

DECA student competitions led them all the way to the International Competition! Look for results on the HHS website.

In Other Husky News...

The Rolling Huskies

The Science Club and JROTC teamed up to compete in the Magnolia Soap Box Derby. They were featured in the Macon Telegraph as they prepared to races. Chief Spradlin and the ROTC students did a tremendous job partnering with Science Club to get the car ready to race.

Macon Telegraph GOLDEN EAGLE

Leah Duval received the prestigious Macon Telegraph Golden Eagle award in the Music category, our first time to have this honor in that category. Leah is a phenomenal soprano and a wonderful violinist as well.


Keely Testa was the runner up in the Journalism Marketing Communications Category.

She has worked so hard with the video announcements this year. Keely is also a violinist in the orchestra as well and serves as the concertmaster for our 5th period Advanced Orchestra.


Mr. Morgan Jarvis was awarded the 2019 Teacher Excellence Award! This was no small feat as 5 teachers have received this award in previous years. However, this year The Telegraph scaled this back to only one award! This speaks volumes about what a fantastic educator he is!

Service Club Competitions

Macon Exchange Club Student of the Year - Keely Testa

Keely Testa was selected as the Macon Exchange Club Student of the YEAR! She and Garrett Patterson were two of six students selected for Exchange Club Students of the Month out of 34 applications.

Rotary Speech Contest

Eunice Chon place 3rd and advanced to the next level of competition.


Congratulations Eunice!

Jay's Hope

Akudo Echebelem and Anastasia Riggins when you see them! They were selected to serve on the HOPE Council for Jay’s HOPE for 2019-20. This group consists of 10 students who will work on fundraising efforts for the organization as well as work with the families of the children with cancer that Jay’s HOPE serves.

FINE ARTS

Art of Life Art Contest

It is with great pleasure that we were informed that LeSylvia Price is the 3rd place winner. LeSylvia received a $100.00 Visa gift card, a certificate, and a 3rd place white ribbon. Her referring teacher, Ms. Courtney Bath, also received a $50.00 Visa gift card. Congratulations to Ms. Bath and LeSylvia
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PBIS

The P.A.C.K. at Rigby's

Yes, there are students who Do Right. And they were treated with a trip to Rigby's on Friday, April 19. Check out these photos!

ATTENDANCE RECOVERY --- CREDIT RECOVERY --- CREDIT REPAIR

NO CRY BABIES

CREDIT REPAIR

If you receive a final grade of 64 -- 69 in a class, you have an opportunity to

bring that grade up to a 70.


Attend Credit Repair from

Wednesday, May 29 -- Thursday, June 7

9:00 AM -- 12:00


You must be finished by Thursday, June 7.

ATTENDANCE RECOVERY

Remember, if you have accrued 6 or more unexcused absences in a class, you will not earn credit for that class at the end of the semester.


What to do?


  • Easy! Come to Attendance Repair to make up your missed class time.


When?


  • Monday-Thursday: 2:45 p.m. (DO NOT BE LATE) until 4:05 p.m.


Where?


  • Monday-Tuesday: Lab 124 (with Mr. Bray)
  • Wednesday-Thursday: Media Center (with Mrs. Fox)


Deadline?


  • March 29, 2019 (for attendance issues from January and February)

RELAY FOR LIFE

Please support Howard's efforts in raising money for Relay for Life. Donations will be take throughout the MONTH OF MAY. Donations may be turned in to the front office or to Ms. Eve Fincher, room 132.



Click here to view the TEAM page for BCSD - Howard High Huskies

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=2413590&pg=team&fr_id=91364&s_locale=en_US&et=zAZFFlFODcFMRx004tW1Yg&s_tafId=2175145

NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR "SWEET"

DUAL ENROLLMENT

APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY!

Wednesday, MAY 1



Applications and test scores must be submitted by this date if you plan to participate in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-20 academic year.


If you need assistance with an application, see your counselor for dates when Dual Enrollment representatives from Central Georgia Technical College and Middle Georgia State University will be at HHS.

Media Center

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THE BOOK SHELF

New books arrive monthly in the media center. Please come check them out! (lol)


CHALLENGE: #readwoke

Dr. Smith toured Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett County and learned about the #readwoke movement founded by their media specialist, Mrs. Cecily Lewis. Dr. Smith wants every HHS student exercising his or her right to freedom.


Are you WOKE?

'Woke' is increasingly used as a byword for social awareness.

See the full definition in Merriam-Webster website here.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/woke-meaning-origin



What is a Woke Book?

A Woke Book must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

The list below is by no means a comprehensive one, but is a great introduction to some amazing books that will hopefully open eyes up to the experiences of different cultures, races, and religions.

Read Mrs. Lewis' full column in the School Library Journal here.

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=read-woke-school-reading-challenge-makes-impact



The challenge is to read 3 Woke Books and receive a #readwoke T-shirt.

ATHLETICS

GOLF

Proud to announce the Howard girls golf team qualified for the State Championship by finishing 2nd in the area tournament! They will compete on May 20-21st. Please congratulate these athletes!

Kameryn Ragin

McKensie McElmurray

Logan Smith

MacKenzie Carroll

Abby Mitchell

Coach David Denson

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GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Congratulations to the soccer team


GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Merritt Busbee

Claudia Flores

Rachel Flores

Carlie Harriger

Perry Holliday

Alivia Johnson

Diana Medrano

Alyn Ovell

Kayla Roberts

Elizabeth Rodenroth

Genesis Serrano

Rose Tran

Willow Tyson

Chelsea Venditto

Bianca Witron

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