Hello CHS Students, Families, and Canes Community,
I am sure by now many of you have heard about a new school-targeted Tik-Tok craze that has surfaced on social media. Based on what we have seen, students are stealing items from schools and posting the stolen items on Tik-Tok. The items include staplers, laptops, fire hydrants, hand sanitizer, toilet paper dispensers, etc.
Please be aware of this and let your children know we will punish students who do this. Our admin team is taking this seriously, and depending on the items or damages to property, the punishment could range from ISS to long term suspension (alternative school placement), and even the possibility of criminal charges. As much time as we spend on our Canes Code and character education, I was hoping our students would not engage in this nonsense. Unfortunately, we have experienced the theft of some school items this week. Please do me a favor and talk to your children about the seriousness of theft and vandalism of school property. We do not want to see our students make poor decisions that could negatively impact their futures. Thank you in advance for your support.
Have a great weekend and GO CANES!
Wrestling Meeting- There will be a meeting on Monday, September 20 at 8:15 for anyone interested in wresting this season. The meeting will be held in the Wrestling room in the Storm Center. Please email Coach Rosario if you have any questions.
Art Club Sign-up
Sign up is on Myschoolbucks or bring a check to room 401, $30. Meetings will be once a month after school on Tuesdays. The deadline is September 30th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Ribbon Week T-shirt Design Contest- The Bartow Youth Action Team has decided to include a t-shirt design contest as part of this year's Red Ribbon Week Campaign. One t-shirt design will be chosen by the YAT and that design will be used on all of our campaign shirts this year. Designs can be emailed to Ms. Crenshaw at email@example.com The winner will receive a small gift basket for their creativity and hard work!
*See flyer at the end of this newsletter.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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:
Commended Canes Words of the Month
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:
CHS Counseling Department Information
Updates and Upcoming Events:
*check out the upcoming college visits section posted below the CHS Counseling Department Information
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.
9/28/21: 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.
Upcoming College Visits
Georgia Southwestern State University
9/20/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
9/21/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person)Auditorium Lobby
University of Georgia
9/22/21- UGA Virtual Visit @1:00pm (registration link provided in Schoology)
University of Connecticut
9/22/21 (FAB)--9:00-10:00 AM
Georgia College & State University
9/22/21 (FAB)--10:00-11:00 AM
Belmont Abbey College
9/23/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Log on during your study hall!
Kennesaw State University
9/28/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
9/28/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
University of South Alabama
9/30/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
10/1/21--11:15-1:30 (In-Person) Auditorium Lobby
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.