The Hornet Buzz 2023
C.A. Johnson High School Biweekly Newsletter 01-22 to 02-03
We Are Ready!
Let this be a time to refocus on why we do what we do. I encourage everyone---teachers, students, and parents--- to develop smart goals. It is urgent that we develop goals and strategies to address the needs of our students. We are all accountable for the educational outcomes of C.A. Johnson High School students.
Remember...Together WE CAN DO THIS!
With Hornet Pride,
Mr. Isaac McClinton, Principal
Hornets Exceeding and Excelling
Q2 Honor Roll
2023-2024 Calendar Survey ~ Cast Your Vote
Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program Recruiting Students; Information Session to be Held February 1.
Upcoming Athletic Events are:
- January 24: Hornets @ Great Falls
- January 27: Hornets @ Lewisville
- January 30: Hornets vs. Riverwalk @ CAJ
- Feb 3: Hornets vs. Governor's School @ CAJ
- January 23: Hornets @ Westwood
- January 25: Hornets @ Edisto
- January 31: Hornets vs. Eau Claire @ CAJ
To view the entire Winter Sports Schedule please visit this link: Winter Sports Schedule
Game Day Expectations
Students and visitors are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and behavior that positively reflect on our school and community. Failure to comply will result in removal from the game. Please remove all hats, hoods, headbands, and bonnets while inside of the building. Proper shoes must be worn. IDs must be worn to enter any C.A. Johnson athletic events.
Please be aware of the Richland One Clear Bag Policy. The policy will be enforced at all games, all sports. Thanks for helping us keep everyone safe!
Hello Hornet Families
News from Nurse Scipio
Parent and Family Engagement News
- R1 first Family Engagement Summit was a success. To view video from the event, please visit this link from WACH News: https://wach.com/news/local/richland-one-hosts-first-family-engagement-workshop#
- Social Media can be one of those things that make raising a teenager such an adventure! Parents of high school students need to stay on top of it. Because while social media has great benefits, it can also cause some not –so significant side effects for your student. Students should use social media responsibly, and with guidance from adults, social media can open up the world for a high school student. For example, from the safety of their home, they can hop on Snapchat or Instagram and chat with friends worldwide. The bad news is that social media can give access to people and things that aren’t safe or that teens do not need and are not ready for yet. The risks are real, so parents need to stay involved in their teens’ online lives as in their real lives. There is much to help your teen make the most of social media. It can be challenging at first, but it can be done.
Attendance News: Stay the Course---Support Attendance
Bad weather in the winter times can cause challenges to getting children to school. Please view this handout, “Promoting Good Attendance, All Winter Long” from Attendance Works to help parents to develop strategies and plans to overcome weather-related challenges of getting children to school.
Please sign up to take either the SAT or ACT. March 1 is SAT Day and March 7 is ACT Day. The cost? It's FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
What is AVID? Advancement Via Individual Determination --AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.
To support student on this path towards college and career readiness, each student will receive an AVID Binder. What is an AVID Binder? The AVID Binder is a system for keeping essential school materials and class assignments organized into one binder. A proper AVID Binder contains all the materials in the “Required Items” section of the AVID Binder Checklist.
The AVID Binders will be distributed next week. Information on how to organize your AVID binder will be discussed in homeroom and also on the video below:
Our Community Partners - Thank you!
Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program Recruiting Students; Information Session to be Held February 1
ConnectED Library Card Project
- Please remind students that they can go to any Richland County Public Library to get a free card or apply online (https://www.richlandlibrary.com/librarycard). They are already set for a county Public Library Card. Student ID number is their library card number, and their four-digit PIN is based on their birthdate (MMDD).
- Free Education cards are available for K-12 teachers, daycare employees, and college students who are currently teaching or enrolled in college in Richland County educational institutions.
- The ConnectED Library Card Project is part of the nationwide Leaders Library Card Challenge, a federal program supported by IMLS and ULC and developed in 2015 by President Obama's administration.
C.A. Johnson High School
RICHLAND ONE MISSION STATEMENT
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
RICHLAND ONE VISION STATEMENT
Richland School District One, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.
C.A. JOHNSON MISSION STATEMENT
C.A. Johnson High School is committed to ensuring a culture of excellence through expanded opportunities for every learner through innovation, collaboration, compassion, and equitable learning.
C.A. JOHNSON VISION STATEMENT
C.A. Johnson High School will create an environment of high academic and social expectations through the development and implementation of cultural and climate improvement measures.
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Mrs. Nicole Irby, Assistant Principal
Mr. Martin K. Hodge, Assistant Principal
Dr. Connie Mitchell, Guidance Director
Mrs. Margie Lee, SCDE Transformation Coach
Mr. Damon Franklin, Athletic Director