Cardinal Chronicles

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May 1, 2023

From the Principal

Dear Cardinal Family,

WE WILL BE FINISHING EOC TESTING THIS WEEK! The kids and teachers have been working hard and we are excited for students to SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW! Please remember, all testing will be done online & we do have chromebook testing carts. . Also, please DO NOT make doctor's appointments on the following dates:

Biology STAAR EOC - May 2nd

US History STAAR EOC - May 3rd

Algebra 1 STAAR EOC - May 4th

(Students should check posted rosters in the cafeteria so they know what room to report to.)

Please read through this edition of the Cardinal Chronicles closely, as it also has semester exam information and information for seniors. Please be sure to follow our calendars, website, and this newsletter to stay informed about end-of-year events, testing, graduation, and more!

AP testing began today, Monday, May 1st. All students enrolled in an AP course were registered for their exam(s) through their AP course(s). Reminder: All students should review the AP Terms and Conditions (linked here) before their test day. For all other matters regarding the exams, please contact Ms. Brittani Rerich.

Every single day I'm proud to come to work and I'm proud to call myself a cardinal! As always, we are committed to creating an environment where students and teachers alike can: LEARN WITH PASSION, ACT WITH COURAGE, AND CHANGE THE WORLD! #EverUpwardCardinals

Your Partner In Education,

Mich Etzel

Twitter: @ColumbusHS1894

Instagram: @columbushs1894

Facebook: @columbushscardinals

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Important Dates

5/1: AP US Government Exam

5/2: CHS Academic Medic Lab 7:15 in the library (also after school)


5/2: AP Psychology Exam @noon

5/2: Band Banquet @Live Oak Art Center 6pm (Etzel attending)

5/3: AP English Literature Exam (8am)


5/3: A-Team Meeting 2PM (admin team)

5/3: School Safety Protocol Meeting with office Staff and Admin 3:45pm in the Library


5/4: CHS Academic Medic Lab 7:15 in the library (also after school)

5/4: OAP Field Trip (see email from Ms. Walla - kids who must test aren't going on this trip_

5/4: FFA Banquet 6pm @CHS cafeteria and CISD auditorium (Rerich attending)

5/5 & 5/6: State BBQ competition for our CHS BBQ team! (good luck!)

5/5: AP US History Exam (8am)

5/5: Lady Card SB vs. Cotulla@ Kenedy, TX 7pm

5/5: Card Baseball vs. Randolph @Flatonia 7pm

5/6: Lady Card SB vs. Cotulla@ Kenedy, TX 1pm (game 3 will follow if needed)

5/6: Card Baseball vs. Randolph @Flatonia 12pm (game 3 will follow if needed)



5/8: AP Calculus Exam (8am)

5/8: CISD Board Meeting @6pm

5/9: AP English Language and Composition Exam (8am)

5/9: CHS Academic Medic Lab 7:15 in the library (also after school)

5/10: AP Biology Exam (8am)

5/10: Principal's Advisory Committee (during both the library - invites sent to members)

5/10: All Sports Awards Ceremony 5:30pm @CHS

5/11: AP World History Exam (8am)

5/11: Red's Rewards (PBIS Rewards store during both lunches)

5/11: End of Year Band Concert in the CISD Auditorium @6pm

5/12 & 5/13: State Track Meet in Austin


Upcoming Events

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INFORMATION FOR SENIORS - this was email to ALL seniors last week

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5/8-5/12 Is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Please joins us in showing our AMAZING TEACHERS the appreciation they deserve!
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Cardinals In Action Announcement!!!!

Cardinals in Action is looking for officers for the 2023-2024 school year. You must have at least 20 hours of community service to apply. If interested, applications will be available in Mrs. Schobel's room. Applications are due April 28.
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Information for Spring Semester Exam Exemptions

Seniors to qualify for exemptions:

● Passing the class.

● Have no outstanding fines/fees.

● No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School (for discipline), OSS, or DAEP placement.

● May Have to sit for exam if on an Attendance Improvement/Intervention Plan(AIP).

● MUST be FAFSA complete.

9th-11th to qualify for exemptions:

● 90+ semester average and no more than 7 absences in that class OR 80+ semester average and no more than 5 absences in that class. (absences coded A or U)

○ Extra-curricular, Co-curricular, College Visits, Funeral/Bereavement, and confirmed/documented COVID absences will not count for exemption purposes.

● No major infractions resulting in ISS, Saturday School (for discipline), OSS, or DAEP placement.

● 9th may exempt 2 exams / 10th may exempt 3 exams / 11th may exempt 4 exams

Final Exemption Policy ** Students enrolled in AP courses may take the AP exam for that course during the spring semester. AP exams are rigorous and offer the student the opportunity to earn college credit. If a student chooses to take the AP exam, they may exempt their regular final exam for that course. For Juniors/Sophomores,, the AP exam does not count toward one of the four possible exempted exams for juniors and 3 possible exemptions for sophomores. **Dual credit courses cannot be exempted**

Volunteer Packet Online

Good news!! We now have the volunteer application available on our website for anyone interested. You will fill out the form electronically and it will be submitted straight to the HR office. If you are ready to be a volunteer or join the WatchDOGS program, please complete this form and reach out to Ms. Etzel.

CHS Academic Medic Lab

Our kids are doing AMAZING things to help other kids.....check it out and encourage your child to go to our student-led tutoring center!
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CHS 2022-2023 Bell Schedules

Columbus ISD 2022-2023 School Calendar & Testing Calendar

CHS UIL / Extracurricular / Clubs

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CHS Club Information

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School Safety

La seguridad de la Escuela

La seguridad y el bienestar es lo más importante para la escuela de CHS. *** Cualquier estudiante queriendo salir de la escuela después de que ha empezado el día tendrá que ir a la oficina para poder salir. Los estudiantes solo pueden salir con el permiso de su padre/s ; guardián (no importa la edad que tenga el estudiante). Los Padres o guardianes podrán

retirar a su hijo en persona o llamando con 24 horas de anticipación para una cita médica programada previamente. Para circunstancias atenuantes, se puede hacer una llamada telefónica de los padres el mismo día, pero se necesitará la aprobación de un administrador antes de que el estudiante abandone la escuela.Los estudiantes que faltan por causa de cita de médico, tendrán que traer la nota del doctor cuando regresen a la escuela.

Precauciones de seguridad adicionales

  • Todos los estudiantes entrarán y saldrán por las puertas de enfrente (AM & PM)

  • Los estudiantes tendrán que traer todos sus materiales que necesitan para el día por la mañana, no podrán salir a su coche durante el día para ir por algo que no tienen. Que entren preparados con todo.

  • En la hora del almuerzo, los estudiantes se mantendrán comiendo en el comedor, ya nadie podrá almorzar en las mesas de afuera.

  • Todos los estudiantes tendrán que traer su tarjeta de identificación visible todo el día.

  • Cuando un visitante llegue a CHS, tendrán que mostrar una identificación a la cámara ANTES de entrar al edificio.

  • Si un familiar viene a dejar un almuerzo , tendrán que entrar al edificio con identificación. Ningún estudiante está autorizado a salir al parqueo por el almuerzo. Si no está dispuesto(a) a entrar al edificio con identificación a dejar un almuerzo, mejor no lo traiga.

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Next Cardinal Chronicles......

  • Will be published on 5/15/ be on the lookout!