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Chico High's Weekly Newsletter for March 21-27, 2016

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March 22 - NRP (National Recognition Products) – Cap and Gown Delivery – Noon – Commons Area

Marine Corp Staff Sergeant Darbin in Library – 2nd lunch
JV/Varsity Softball at Enterprise – Enterprise HS – 4:00pm
Boys Tennis vs Enterprise – CHS Courts – 3:30pm
Coed Track & Field at Paradise – Paradise HS – 3:00pm
Boys Volleyball at Yuba City – Yuba City – 5:00pm

March 23 - Girls Who Code – Library – 3:00-5:00pm
Varsity Baseball at Santa Rosa Tournament – Santa Rosa – 10:30am/1:30pm
March 24 - Varsity Baseball at Santa Rosa Tournament – Santa Rosa – TBD
Boys Golf at Pleasant Valley Invite – Bidwell Golf Course – 1:00pm
Boys Tennis at Foothill – Foothill HS – 3:30pm
March 25 - JV/Varsity Softball at Paradise – Paradise HS – 4:00pm

Coed Track and Field at Eagle CI Relays – West Valley HS – TBD

March 26 - Varsity Boys Volleyball at Dougherty Varsity Tournament – Dougherty Valley HS – 8:00am


The April 5th Butte College Orientation Trip is fast approaching. Get your permission form turned in right away!
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Juniors and Seniors

Interested in applying for the NROTC scholarship? Staff Sgt. Darbin will be in the library conference room on March 22nd during 2nd lunch to answer all of your questions!
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CONGRATS TO Rikaela Cook!

Chico FFA member Rikaela Cook was elected the Superior Region FFA President, allowing her to now represent over 5,000 FFA members from Northern California on the State level! Rikaela also was awarded the Superior Region Agriculture Education Proficiency, where she exhibited her dedication and commitment to Agriculture and its future by working on a recent Fracking Initiative here in Butte County. This work allowed her to expand her knowledge in Agricultural Policy. In addition, she won the Regional Public Speaking Competition for Extemporaneous and will represent Northern California at State Finals this April!

student FYI!

Prom is less than a month away. Take care of your Saturday Schools and tardies if you have any. You have only 3 Saturdays before prom (April 2nd, 9th and 16th), and you will not be allowed to attend if you have 2 Saturday schools by Prom night.

SENIOR reminder

You will not be allowed to walk at graduation if you have ANY Saturday Schools!
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The top 6 original Birdhouse Auction posters created by Digital Arts I students are up for voting! The Senior Birdhouse Auction is a longstanding CHS tradition. Proceeds benefit Sober Grad Night.



Caps and gowns will be distributed again by NRP (National Recognition Products) onTuesday, March 22nd in the Commons at lunch. Please make sure to stop by and pick yours up. The next time they will be here to deliver isn’t until April 14th.
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Jose Sanchez, Maggie Hall, Kory Nichols and Rikaela Cook along with Chet Hervey and Johana Sicheneder (not pictured) were awarded the California State Degree. This is the highest degree CA FFA can bestow on a member, exhibiting their dedication to agriculture. To receive the award, FFA members must invest 500 hours into their Agriculture project and receive a minimum of $1000 in profit.

choral Music Festival

The Choral Music Festival is Thursday, March 24th at CSU Chico. Mixed Chorus performs at 8:30am and A Capella at 1:00pm. Both performances take place in PAC 134. The festival is free and open to the public!


Saturday, April 2nd, 6pm

1110 West East Avenue

Chico, CA

Catering provided by Smokin' Mo's BBQ. Raffle, Silent and Dessert Auction, too! Music provided by Go Big Entertainment.Tickets are $40.00 and are available through the parents of baseball players or email


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered on Thursday, April 14th from 8-11a.m. This is a great opportunity for you to find out what you have an aptitude for and how you can turn that into a career. Sign up in the counseling office.
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Looking for a summer job?

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is looking for you! Be part of a fun 5-person team performing outdoor conservation work at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge complex. These are full-time summer positions working 40 hours per week at $10/hour. Employment will last 8 weeks, from June 13th through August 5th. Priority will be given to applications received by April 15th. For job requirements and more information please call the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge at (530) 934-2801.
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Butte County Office of Education 2nd Annual Juried High School Art Show – 2016 Winners from Chico High School

Aline Henriksen – Stained Glass Mosaic

Eloise Deflandre – Photography

Grace Maness – Pencil

Jessalyn Ayers -- Sculpture

Gabriella Mace -- Pottery

CHS students won 5 of the 16 awards given. All together there were 115 works of art submitted by Butte County High Schools. Each school was able to enter ONLY 20 pieces, our students took nearly 1/3 of the awards. Great job, Panthers!

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One of the great things about Chico High is how we celebrate all the ethnicities that are a part of our community. On April 8th, we are having a multicultural rally, and if you are interested in performing, please talk to Mr. Simmons in rooms D5 or S6. Be sure to represent your culture and show off what makes you unique!
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Just a reminder, Panthers -- Awareness Week is coming up April 4-8! Each day will represent a different cause that we believe is important to share with CHS. Stop by the Student Government booth to learn more about each topic!


CHS student Ella Geise is heading up a relay team for Relay for Life as part of her Health Career class! Check out the link below to learn more and to donate!


If you are a student with an interest in a career in the medical or health-related fields, apply to be a part of Enloe’s Junior Volunteer Program. Applications are available at and are due on or before Friday, March 25th, 5:00pm. If you have any questions or need more information, please see your counselor.
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Surprise your friends with a Singing Birthday Gram – Only $5.00 – Sung by Chico Chic or Sac Street Boys. Purchase in D2 before school, after school or both lunches. Performed 3rd period.
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guess who?

A CHS 3-sport athlete. A member of Block C. Loved playing in the band. Graduated in 1984. One of Chico High School’s BIGGEST fans! Come see A Little Bit About My High School Self(ie) in the library to see who it is!
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Re: New immunization requirements for 2016

Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at, or contact your local health department.

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