Concord Community Schools Newsletter
Because attendance is so important, please send your child to school every day unless he or she has a contagious illness or is running a fever.
We have included a chart with this letter that will help you keep track of your students absences. We will also monitor students' absences across the semester so we can work with families when the number of absences puts a student at risk. We will be happy to work with you to help your student attend regularly and have greater opportunities for success. If you are concerned about your child's attendance, please reach out to the appropriate building secretary. They will be able to connect you to a variety of supports.
DO YOU KNOW A CHILD THAT TURNED 4 BY DECEMBER 1, 2022??
HOW MANY MS WRESTLERS???
DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT THAT LIKES TO SING??
HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT CLASS TOURS THE CAPITAL
SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2023
CHRONICLE SPORTS UPDATES
Let's go Jackets!
The Motto: Attitude and Togetherness
STUDENT ATHLETIC PASSES
THE VOICE OF CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL: THE CONCORD CHRONICLE
Snowcoming week encourages school spirit
2023 Snowcoming Pep Assembly
Concord welcomes their 2023 Snowcoming King and Queen
YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK
This week our students were working on compassion. What a wonderful group of students that demonstrated the ability to show compassion all week! #ONEHIVE
FOOD SERVICE BITES
SENIOR NEED TO KNOWS
In case you missed the meeting with Mrs. Otto on Wednesday about the new Concord Educational Foundation scholarship that was presented - the Margaret and Lyle Cunningham Memorial Scholarship was unveiled for the first time ever. This scholarship is offered to two different candidates, one for a graduating Concord High School senior pursuing a career that requires a certificate or associate's degree and the other for a student pursuing a career that requires a bachelor's degree. There were also 2 scholarships passed out for those pursuing a degree in the medical field. Please see Mrs. Otto for a copy of any of these applications.
Reminder to all seniors, the Concord Educational Foundation scholarships are due the Monday before Spring Break. Do not wait to ask for recommendation letters.
Are you a senior interested in a trade-related career? The Jackson Commercial Contractors Association is hosting an event to give you insight into trade-related careers, as well as the opportunity to network with local businesses for potential jobs in the trades right after graduation. You will want to bring a current resume to this event. You must RSVP by January 30th to be able to attend. Details of this event and the link to RSVP have been sent to you by Mrs. Otto in an email on January 11th with the subject line Trade Related Career Opportunity.
Attention Seniors - new Scholarship Opportunity. Please check in your graduating class Google classroom for a new LOCAL scholarship called the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.
Daughters of the American Revolution are now accepting grant proposals for the DAR American Revolution Legacy Grant Program. We hope you will read through the information, give this some careful consideration, share with any colleagues you think this might be applicable to, and apply.
• The Daughters of the American Revolution is offering PreK-16 teachers and administrators “American Revolution Legacy Grants” that support educational initiatives or student programs (for young and old), enhance student academic performance, and reward creative approaches to support higher levels of student learning.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING:
• Application Opens: JANUARY 2, 2023
• Due Date: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2023 AT 11:59PM
• The .pdf application form (attached) will be submitted by the applicant to the DAR Chapter Regent/Committee Chair. The application must contain the signature of the applicant and principal/supervisor and be included in the electronic submission.
• DAR Chapter Regents/Committee Chair will complete the online application at https://fs6.formsite.com/Le0SJx/NSDARGrant_App/index.html no later than March 10, 2023.
• The electronic application must contain the electronic signature of the DAR Chapter Regent/Chair.
• Maximum grant amount: $5,000 per application
• The programs/initiatives in the 2023 application must be executed during the 2023-24 school year.
• Winning grants will be for new projects/initiatives that focus on the theme of “Stars and Stripes Forever: The Enduring Legacy of the American Revolution”
• All grant requests should focus on a project, not a purchase. For example, DAR would consider funding for programs like a school musical, a grade level field trip to a museum, or a science fair centered on how Revolutionary-era inventions continue to improve modern societies; or an initiative like a school-wide history club, a campus History-Bee, or a district-wide traveling American Revolution exhibit. DAR will not fund salaries/stipends, furniture or classroom sets of Chromebooks/iPads.
• When creating your program/project budget, research carefully and be realistic. Small grants are just as likely to be awarded as large grants. Partial funding will be considered so please include other funding sources if applicable.
• Up to 20 grants will be awarded during the 2023 grant program (for use during the 2023-24 school year). The final number and dollar amounts of awards will depend upon the quality of applications received and on funds available from DAR. Monies would be awarded no later than May 1, 2023 (to occur in proximity to National Teacher Appreciation Week 2023).
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
• Employees of a school district, community college district, or accredited university, college, vocational, or trade school who are involved in the instruction of PreK-16 students or related support services benefiting PreK-16 students are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed by committee and recommendations will be made to the DAR National Chair of the Community Classroom Committee for final approval. Applicants will be notified by email of decisions by the Committee Classroom Committee.
• Employees of DAR Schools, DAR Approved Schools, Bacone College, Chemawa Indian School, and Indian Youth of America Inc. are not eligible to apply for this program.
• Grants may fund instructional and classroom materials, parent involvement programs, or any activity or material which connects to the legacy of the American Revolution and supports higher levels of student academic achievement.
• The awards must be used for the purposes intended.
• The program/project must be fully implemented, and the final report must be submitted to the DAR Community Classroom Committee complete and on-time (no later than May 1, 2024).
• Grant recipients must agree to share photos and project summaries for use in future DAR programs and promotional materials.
• Grant recipients may only receive one grant per DAR administration (2022-2025).
• The degree to which the application supports the 2023 DAR American Revolution Legacy Grants theme of “Stars and Stripes Forever: The Enduring Legacy of the American Revolution.”
• The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of grant program objectives.
• The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including (a) specificity of objectives; (b) clarity of description of instructional procedures, methods or treatments; and (c) correspondence among evaluative procedures, objectives and treatments.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Our Hannah Tracy Grant DAR chapter, which serves the Albion, Concord and Homer school districts, can submit 1 proposal to the State for consideration…maybe it will be yours!
REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE LATCH KEY PROGRAM, SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND BEGIN THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS!!!
A NEW LINK TO ACCESS POWERSCHOOL
FOLLOW CONCORD MIDDLE SCHOOL ON INSTAGRAM
If you would like to watch middle school action unfold follow Concord Middle School on Instagram. Their account is @concordyearbook. The yearbook club is going to be updating it more frequently than the Facebook page with pictures.
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