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STATE QUALIFYING RUNNERS HEAD TO STATES ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH!!

This Saturday our incredible runners are heading to the states at MIS. We are so excited and proud of their accomplishments!! Below you will find the rundown of the last two events leading to Saturday.


Friday, October 29, 2021

This past Friday the cross country teams traveled to Ella Sharp Park for a Regional competition. There were 15 schools competing all with the same desire to qualify for the State Finals next Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. The top 3 teams would qualify and our girls ran well, just not quite as well as we hoped and finished in 5th place. Individually though Haley Rinehart and Caitlin Wright both did qualify to run this Saturday at MIS. Haley ran her fastest time of the season and earned All-Regional honors. Caitlin and Paige Morris both ran their fastest time ever. Caitlin by 50 seconds and Paige by 1 minute 9 seconds. Also running was Riley Adams and Gwen Bulko who placed 22nd and 42nd.

In the boy's race, the focus was on beating Hillsdale Academy who is ranked third in the State, and ninth-ranked Adrian Lenawee Christian to earn the Regional Championship. The guys' team went out and earned that title with 36 points to beat out Hillsdale Academy by 8 points. Leading the way was Jonathan Mikovits who took first and he was followed by Joe Bulko in second, Adair Artis in fourth, Isaac Waldron in tenth, Nolan Korman in twenty-third, Lleyton Bauman in fiftieth and Ashton Artis in 69th. Running his fastest time ever was Lleyton who beat his best previous time by 27 seconds. Congratulations to Jonathan, Joe, Adair, and Isaac who all earned All-Regional Honors. Congratulations guys on our 24th Boys Cross Country Regional Championship in the last 47 seasons.



Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Last night at the Stockbridge Last Chance Invitational we had 3 Concord athletes compete. Malachi Boyd ran a fantastic race as he beat his best time of the season by one minute and fifty-six seconds. Then came Ashton Artis as he beat his time from last Friday. Stealing the highlight was Paige Morris with her fastest race ever by an amazing two minutes and thirteen seconds. Way to go Paige. The cross country teams now look to Saturday for the State Finals at Michigan International Speedway. The Girls race at 9:30 am and the boys at 10:50 am.



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GOOD LUCK JACKETS!!!

NHS BLOOD DRIVE

Quick shout out to NHS for their successful blood drive last Monday. We really appreciate the time and effort NHS puts into planning this opportunity for people to support the community.

SENIOR VOLLEYBALL

I wanted to take a minute and recognize the amazing seniors who wrapped up the last volleyball game of their career this week. These athletes are not only high-quality team players they are rockstars in the classroom. Many of them will be recognized by the conference for both their state sheet and their report card. They are impressive leaders of our school community!! Congratulations on a season well played!! You will be missed!!

SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8th

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ANOTHER NEW HIGH SCHOOL COURSE

Intro to Computer Science Course IS one of many new courses offered this year at the high school. You can find more information on the course in the Concord Chronicle below.

MS. JESSICA GETS SLIMED

Last week, during the book fair, the PTO sponsored a Penny War. The winners of the PTO-sponsored penny wars got the chance to slime Ms. Jessica. Our kindergarten group stole the show ending up in first place. This afternoon they earned their prize. Mrs. Spicer, Mrs. Hotchkin, and Mrs. Bauman really enjoyed flinging slime this afternoon. Check out the action in the video below.
Penny war slime

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SEL STANDARDS CURRENTLY UNDER BOARD REVIEW?

Concord Community Schools has worked for the last two years to write their own K-12 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards. The work was started after our school board made the commitment to focus on the positive well-being of our students. Written through research to meet the needs of our students and reflect the values of our community the standards include five competency areas: self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and social awareness. Each area represents a skill set that is critical to the success of our students here at school and out in the community.


The SEL standards are currently under review by our school board. Review means that the entire board has the opportunity to read the standards, provide feedback, and offer suggestions on the work before adoption. A smaller committee spent several hours discussing and reviewing the standards last week. The standards are now posted on our website. Parents have the opportunity to read them and then have any questions answered at a parent meeting on November 8th at 6 pm in the high school media center. If you have questions, please join us. If you are unable to make the meeting, feel free to call the administrative building and make an appointment for further discussion.

K-8 YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK!!!

This week we recognized our most trustworthy YellowJackets!


Someone who is trustworthy has the ability to keep promises, to be honest, reliable, and principled (principled means that you stick to your own personal morals and values- this sometimes takes A LOT of courage!), while never inappropriately betraying a confidence (this is just a fancy way of saying you don’t betray people’s trust- example: if a friend tells you something, you don’t tell a bunch of other people. A trustworthy person is someone you can count on.

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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

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT INFORMATION

On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released information for school districts regarding the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). The EBB is a temporary federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program. To date, more than 6 million eligible households have enrolled, and approximately $2.5 billion of the $3.1 billion appropriated for the program remain available.

We encourage you to use the resources below to share this opportunity with schools and districts in your networks, whose communities may qualify for the EBB, so they can access these additional resources.

The Department of Education's EBB website has further information about the program. On the website, you will find an introductory letter and “Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document to assist schools in learning about the program and includes strategies for reaching out to their school community about the EBB. The letter and FAQ can also be found at the following website. In addition, an “Outreach Toolkit" with sample templates can be found online.

For the list of qualifying criteria for the EBB program, please see FAQ B-3 on the Department of Education's EBB website. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your colleagues who serve stakeholders who may meet such qualifying criteria.


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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