Hello CHS Students, Families, and Canes Community,
We will begin our FAB Wednesday schedule this week. We will send out a video and documents over the weekend to inform everyone of our FAB Wednesday procedures. We hope everyone has a great weekend.
Upcoming Dates and Information:
*please visit the recently added CHS Counseling Information section of the newsletter.
Homecoming will be held on Friday, September 17.
Homecoming Dress-up Days (September 13th - 17th)
Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - College Spirit Day
Thursday - Cowboy vs. Alien
Friday - Canes Spirit Day
Float Building (Old Kia Dealership) - Mon, Sept 13th - Wed, Sept 15th @4 -7:30p
Parade- Thursday, September 16th beginning at 6:00 on Main Street. The parade will end in the CHS student parking lot.
Dance- Friday, September 17- will begin at the conclusion of halftime of the football game. The dance will end at 11:00.
**Check out our PTC Information (below) in the newsletter for additional homecoming information.
Homecoming Dance- $5
Dance contracts must be signed by a parent and student prior to purchasing a ticket.
Dance contracts are available for CHS and Non-CHS students in the Attendance Office, @Front desk, and in Media Center.
Tickets may be purchased before the dance in the Attendance Office for $5 now until Thursday, Sept 16th (1st 100 students will receive a Homecoming Spirit Ribbon!)
Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $5 (must have signed contract to purchase at the door)
**For students planning on going to Governor's Town Club in Acworth for pictures, please know they are not allowing pictures to be made on in or around their clubhouse unless you are a paying member.
Do you love to read? If so, the CHS Book Club is where you will find others sharing your passion. Join us for an interest meeting in the Media Center on Tuesday, September 21 at 3:50 P.M. If you have questions, contact email@example.com
BETA CLUB NEWS- Congratulations to 78 CHS Seniors that have been invited to join the National Honor Society! We are very proud of you and your academic achievements. Remember the dues deadline is Monday, September 27, and can be paid online. The Induction Ceremony will be Tuesday, September 28, at 6:00 pm in the CHS Auditorium.
Congratulations to many CHS students that have qualified for membership in the CHS Chapter of the National Beta Club. Invitations are being delivered to students during the next few days. The deadline for dues is Monday, September 27. (see details on invitation) The Induction Ceremony will be Tuesday, September 28, at 7:30 pm in the CHS Auditorium.
The Booth Western Art Museum is currently looking for teenaged volunteers to help with events coming up this fall and next spring – events are on Saturdays or on Thursday evening (when the museum is open until 8pm). No experience necessary. Volunteer shifts are usually no more than two hours, and students are only expected to work one shift per month.
Volunteering with the Booth is a great way for students to meet community service and graduation requirements and it looks great on a resume for college and job applications! If you know any mature, reliable, students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors, please tell them to email Mrs. Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Recognition Ads are on sale now! Order by September 12th to secure your early bird pricing at https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01372100.
As a reminder, when students are absent, he or she must provide a parent excuse or medical excuse when they return to school. The parent note or medical note can be turned in to Mrs. McCoy in the attendance office. If students know they are going to be absent, they must communicate with their teachers to make up their missed assignments or assessments.
The last issue we are dealing with in regards to attendance is student tardiness to school. If students arrive to school after 8:30, they MUST sign-in through the attendance office.
For more detailed attendance information, please visit our student handbook at https://www.cartersvilleschools.org/Page/4510
Juniors interested in taking the PSAT for possible National Merit Scholarships can sign up in the counseling office with Melissa Sloan. The cost for juniors is $15, payable to CHS. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 6th
Message from Coach Tobin: All Boys who are interested in trying out for basketball must attend an informational meeting in the Storm Center on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:10 am. If you have any questions contact Coach Tobin. Make No Mistake, We Fast Break.
Flu shot update- Students will receive a flu shot form in 3rd period on Monday 8/30/21. Students who plan on getting a flu shot shot must return their completed and signed forms to their third period teacher by Monday 9/20/21. The Health Department will not accept any late forms.
The Health Department will be here on Thursday, October 14th in the Storm Center to administer the flu shots.
Cartersville City Schools is partnering with West End Pharmacy to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at no cost. The event, which is open to everyone in our community ages 12 and up, will be held on the Cartersville High School campus at the Storm Center (the main gym located behind the high school and can be accessed from McEver St.) on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, pre-registration is encouraged.
Please register at https://form.jotform.com/212386127474155 For those who receive the first round of the vaccination at this event, the second dose will be offered on Sept. 25 at the same location.
Ms. Boyer, our Work-Based Learning Coordinator, has created a job posting board for students. Please use the following link to access the job board: https://padlet.com/sboyer22/wbljobopenings
The Bartow Youth Action Team is for looking for students with various leadership skills, creativity, and a drive to make a difference in their school and community. This is a great opportunity for our students to give back to our community. Please see the flyer posted at the end of this newsletter for additional information.
BETA CLUB - Please check your Schoology account for your Beta Club course listing. Here you will find important documents and information. Service Projects are also listed here, and these are updated often, so please try to check your account on a weekly basis.
We have a number of students being dropped off and picked up t in our student driver parking lot. We are asking families to please refrain from doing this. We have a lot of student drivers, and we cannot allow additional traffic in our student parking lot. Thank you for your help with this!
REMINDER: Students can be dropped off and picked up in two locations on campus: the front entrance off of Church Street and the back entrance off of McEver Street (enter from Tennessee Street).
PLEASE drive slowly and carefully while on our campus. We have construction taking place, but more importantly, we have many students and staff members on campus and their safety is of most importance.
*Please do not park in front of the Storm Center to wait on students for pick-up because this blocks the buses...thanks.
Don't forget to check out our Canes Athletic website for all athletic information including schedules for each team. https://canesathletics.com/
Juniors and Seniors-
The ACT and SAT will be offered at CHS on the following dates:
ACT: September 11, 2021 (August 20 late registration deadline), and February 12, 2022 (Jan. 21 registration deadline).
SAT: November 6, 2021 (Oct. 8 registration deadline), and March 12, 2022 (Feb. 11 registration deadline).
Grow in Bartow job fair information flyers are posted at the end of this newsletter. Please check out this information.
Ms. Boyer, our work-based learning coordinator, has created a job posting board for students looking for employment opportunities. Check out the new job posting board Cartersville High School Job Board (padlet.com)
Meningitis vaccine- earlier in the summer an email was sent to all upcoming juniors (Class of 2023). Please check your email for the vaccine information and let us know if you have any questions.
Cartersville City Schools App- The Cartersville Schools App is great means of receiving school and school system information. You can access your students' PowerSchool information, Schoology information, view and manage your students' lunch account information, receive our weekly newsletters, and have access to many more features. This is a free app, and you can visit the Cartersville City Schools web page for information regarding this app. Cartersville City Schools homepage: https://www.cartersvilleschools.org/
Helpful Links and Information
2021-2022 Student Handbook:
We are not handing out paper copies of our student handbook this year. We have our student handbook posted on our school's website. Link to handbook:
*Students need to get in a habit of checking their CHS Office365 email on a weekly basis. This is our best method of communicating with students. Students can access their CHS Office 365 email accounts by visiting office.com
Login---(student lunch number)@cartersvilleschools.org
Password--student date of birth (mmddyyyy-----8 digits, no dashes)
**Students, please remember your school email is not a personal email account. School email is monitored for inappropriate content.**
COVID Information- Please use the following link to visit the Cartersville City School's COVID protocols- https://bit.ly/3C0IXFp
USA Test Prep Information:
School Name: Cartersville High School
Account ID: cartersville
Student Activation Code: stu3323
Student PowerSchool Login:
Students may use their student number for their PowerSchool login and their O365 password for their password.
Our PowerSchool website for students:
Parents, please let us know if you do not have access to PowerSchool. We can get this set up for you.
CHS Counseling Department:
Dr. Scott- serves students in grades 10-12, last names beginning with A-F.
Stephanie Pate- serves students in grades 10-12, last names beginning with G-M.
Dr. Chaja Pinkard serves students in grades 10-12, last names beginning with L-Z.
Mrs. Albrina Burger, our new CHS counselor, will serve as our 9th grade counselor.
Please visit our counseling web page at: https://www.cartersvilleschools.org/domain/1679
School System Calendar:
Words of the Month
Please use the following link to sign-up to help with our homecoming dance:
Our PTC (Parent Teacher Committee) officers would love for more parents and guardians to join PTC this year and get involved with the many school activities that take place throughout the school year. The fee to join the CHS PTC is $5.00 and can be paid through My School Bucks. Here is the link for anyone that wants to volunteer in PTC:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9kJO0_xg7yVD6NICJDOSTZkbbVhdNU1b7Jwd9z1Mu8OWu9Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Class Representatives are in need of supplies, snacks and volunteers for Homecoming float building (September 13-15). To volunteer, here are the links from each class:
Freshman Class - Class of 2025:
Sophomore Class - Class of 2024:
Junior Class -Class of 2023:
Senior Class - Class of 2022:
CHS Counseling Department Information
Updates and Upcoming Events:
Please see the college entrance exam information posted at the end of this newsletter.
9/21/21: Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. The program is managed by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC), whose sole mission is to disseminate information and stimulate interest in post-secondary education for students in Georgia. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation attend Probe each year to reach thousands of Georgia high school Juniors and Seniors. Probe Fair will be @Clarence Brown Center on 9/21/21 from 9:00-11:00am. To register, please visit https://www.gaprobe.org/student-fair-registration/. Student registration information has also been posted in the C/O 2022 & 2023 Schoology groups.
9/22/21: UGA Virtual Visit @1:00pm (registration link provided in Schoology)
9/28/21: Senior Packet Distribution & FaceBook Live Parent Q&A Session. This session will be an informal, informative session designed to answer questions regarding Senior Year.
9/30/21: Financial Aid Night W/GSFC @6:00pm (event will be COVID-19)
10/01/21: FAFSA Opens
*NEED A TRANSCRIPT: When students need a transcript for college admissions and/or personal purposes, please use the following link to make your request. https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=RJJun7TDCESognLh4PPu3o3VpCO99YFHvJN1BDTCk7lUMVpFV0UxNDREQjdJTjUyUUVPUEIzNDFNWi4u Transcripts are sent via physical mail the following business day after students make their request. Please note that if you utilize Common App, SendEdu, Coalition, etc, for college applications, students do not need to submit a transcript request. Transcripts are automatically uploaded electronically as school counselors complete the school report/counselor recommendation section.
*INTERESTED IN SCHOLARSHIPS: The School Counseling Department will be coming out with a scholarship newsletter within the next 1-2 weeks which will then be updated on a weekly basis.
*ALL CHS Students need to check their respective "Class Of" 2022/2023/2024/2025 Schoology Group. School counselor updates, program opportunities, etc. are posted in the platform on a regular basis.
CHS School Improvement Goals
- Reduce the number of students failing a course resulting in student grade level retention.
- Use MAP assessment data to identify students who show deficits in reading and/or math and implement a FAB Wednesday plan that will help close the learning gaps.
- Development of monthly professional learning opportunities for teachers that will improve instruction.