Hello CHS Students, Families, and Canes Community,
We hope all of you have enjoyed the weekend. Our girls’ basketball played hard on Friday but came up short against a very good Jackson Girls Basketball Team. We are extremely proud of how they represented our school and our community in the state playoffs. As we were at the game on Friday, I was receiving text messages from teachers about the many other great things we had going on.
On Friday, our CHS Math Team brought home several awards at the University of West Georgia Math Day Competition
- Michael Wells 1st place Calculus competition
- · Sahaj Patel 2nd place Calculus competition
- · Will Reed 2nd place Algebra competition
Our team won 2nd place in Ciphering (18 problems, 2 min to complete each problem working as a team).
Also, on Friday, our HOSA Team Philmore won the State Anatomage Tournament at this year's HOSA State Leadership Conference. Team members:
- · Nate Hardy (Muscular and Skeletal)
- · Karla Benancourt (Nervous and Endocrine)
- · Corbin McKay (Cardiovascular and Digestive)
- · Jacky Vargas (Urinary and Reproductive).
The win secures an invitation to the National Anatomage Tournament in Las Vegas in June.
We also had students win in the following academic testing areas:
On Saturday, Harper Eubanks & Gavin Crimminger placed 3rd at the Georgia Student Technology Competition for their award-winning retail artificial intelligence robot, Will-Oh!
As our winter sports season is winding down, our spring sports seasons and our fine arts spring seasons are getting started. Please come out and support our students at the many everts we have coming up.
As I was watching the girls’ basketball game on Friday while receiving good news messages from other teachers and coaches, I thought about how talented and well-rounded our students are. They are impressive, and I am always amazed by the things they accomplish throughout the school year. I am proud to work with such wonderful students and staff.
Have a great week and Go Canes!
Weekly Dates and Information
Second Semester FAB Wednesday Dates:
March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8
AP EXAM ordering information:
Payments can be made through MySchoolBucks--$50 per exam. Students who sign up to take an AP exam can pay March 2-13. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Surrett at email@example.com
Please visit our website for more information regarding AP exams:
CHS Counseling Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/CHSCD02192024
CHS Tutoring Schedule: Do you need help with your classes? Please see the departmental tutoring schedule posted in this week's newsletter.
Message from Harvesting Scholars:
We are excited to offer our 8th annual college fair and job expo on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville. We would love your help with sharing and advertising to get as many students and families as possible to the event. More information: https://www.harvestingscholars.org/
It is FREE and open to the public. There will be resources available for students and families to help navigate the next steps after high school and beyond.
Georgia Highlands College
Cartersville, GA 30121
Class of 2024 Georgia Scholar Applications:
Dr. Pinkard posted information in the Class of 2024 Schoology group for Seniors interested in applying for the honor of being recognized as a Georgia Scholar.
We hope Seniors who quality will apply.
Please let Dr. Pinkard know if you meet the criteria and are interested in pursuing the Georgia Scholar recognition.
Senior Yard Signs now available!!!!
Celebrate your hard work and high school achievements by purchasing your Senior yard sign today! Cost is only $25 and signs will be delivered after Spring Break. Scan the QR code to order now!
Did your student apply for dual enrollment?
Please remind your student who plans to participate in dual enrollment that after the college application is submitted, there are additional steps. A major one is a transcript request. Students should request their transcript using the link they were given at the dual enrollment application workshop. After going to that page, they should choose "Current Student." When filling out the online form, they need to click "Add Delivery Address," and add the name of the college they need the transcript sent to for dual enrollment. This will enable our registrar to send a secure digital transcript directly to the institution. Colleges will NOT accept a transcript from the student. It must come from our school. Let your school counselor know if your student needs help!
Did your student miss the application workshop?
Please keep in mind that students must apply to their institution no later than April 1, 2024 in order to participate in the DE Program in the fall. There's still time, so please have your 10th or 11th grader reach out to their counselor for help getting started.
You must be logged in to your “My School Bucks” account to purchase tickets.
Please visit this school web page dedicated to answering any questions:
The prom will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center on March 16, beginning at 7 and ending at 11. The Senior Walk will be held at 7:30 (lining up begins at 6:30 and must be in line no later than 7pm), although parents and outside guests will not be allowed. We will live stream the walk and also provide a video link on the CHS website and begin at 7:30pm.
Prom tickets will be $60 per single ticket beginning January 25th. Tickets will be sold online only and will not be sold in person or at the door. Prom tickets are sold only to CHS students classified as either JUNIORS or SENIORS Underclassmen are welcome as dates. The deadline to buy tickets is March 7.
Also, in an effort for all of the information for the evening to be accurate and on file, those bringing a date who is not a CHS student will need to fill out a form and provide a copy of identification of the student BEFORE PROM. This information is specificized clearly when you purchase a ticket, and it is crucial you pay attention to this so that both you and your date can attend. All prom attendees must be at least a freshman in high school, but no dates may be above the age of 21.
On March 19, 2024, Seniors and Juniors who are looking to enter the workforce or who are not sure they want to do after graduating are encouraged to attend the 11th Congressional District Skilled Trade Fair. The fair will be held at Georgia Highlands College. We will depart at CHS at 10:00 a.m. and return around 12:30 p.m. We have attended this evert before, and it is a great experience for our students. Please stop by and see Ms. Boyer in the WBL Career Center or by the CHS Counseling Office to pick up a permission form. This event is free for our students, and we encourage our Juniors and Seniors to attend. Form are due to Mr. Boyer by March 8.
ELA Tutoring- The CHS English Language Arts Department will begin to hold a study hall every Wednesday from 3:40 to 5pm in Mrs. Zaldivar’s room.
Previous/Older Newsletter Information
Message from Mrs. Barnes to Seniors:
"PLEASE PAY ATTENTION SENIORS: THE ETOWAH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPENS JANUARY 10TH.
Starting January 23rd, I will be holding scholarship workshop help in the media center to work with groups of students (8) at a time. In order to be ready to start your application, please go ahead and get some items together to be ready to begin the application:
- Be prepared to start your FAFSA form. This is required for all need-based scholarships. The application SHOULD open the beginning of January at studentaid.gov. BUT, if you will go ahead and create an FSA ID, this will help speed up the process. If you need assistance with your FSA ID and FAFSA, your counselor or I will be able to assist you. Come see me in my room (N105) in the old attendance building. Or if it’s easier for you, message me here and I can meet you in the media center.
- If you have not already asked a teacher, mentor, pastor, etc., for a Letter of Recommendation, go ahead and ask someone you know in one of those roles to give them time to write one for you. This is not required, but STRONGLY encouraged.
- You will HAVE TO HAVE a college acceptance. Meaning, you will need to have already applied to a technical, 2-yr, or 4-yr college and received an acceptance letter/email and have it available to add to your application. This doesn’t mean you have to attend that particular school. If you have applied to several schools and are still waiting to receive an acceptance letter for your dream school, that’s fine. We will just need to see your intent of attending a post-secondary school.
I will be sending our reminders next week, every day, to help keep this in front of you. This is FREE MONEY for you and comes from your local community who want to see you be successful. If you have any questions, please reach out to me and I am happy to work with you. That is why I am here." ~Mrs. Barnes
Link to sign up for help with the Etowah Scholarship Application: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CACAA23A75-esfscholarship1
As a reminder, when students are absent, they have 5 days to turn in a parent note or medical note to the attendance office. We ask that the student's full name, ID # (lunch number), and parent/guardian signature be included on the note.
The Chipper: https://chschipper.com/ (online school newspaper)
Capturing Kids Hearts Family Newsletter
Helpful Links and Information
2023-2024 Student Handbook:
We have our student handbook posted on our school's website. Link to handbook:
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.**
Don't forget to check out our Canes Athletic website for all athletic information including schedules for each team. https://canesathletics.com/
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Georgia
If at any time you or someone else is in danger, DIAL 9-1-1, or if you or someone else is in distress, feel like there may be a risk of suicide, or having a crisis related to mental health, substance use, or a developmental disability DIAL 9-8-8.
CHS Counseling Department
Dr. Shamela Scott (Grades 9-12, Last Names A-D)
Mrs. Albrina Burger (Grade 9-12, Last Names E-J)
Mrs. Stephanie Pate (Grades 9-12, Last Names K-Q)
Dr. Chaja Pinkard (Grades 9-12, Last Names R-Z, Reset and CVA)
Mrs. Melissa Sloan (Registrar)
Please visit our counseling web page at: https://www.cartersvilleschools.org/domain/1679
School System Calendar: