Cambridge High School
November 15, 2021
Thanksgiving Break - November 22 - 26
Georgia Honors Program Nominees
Jack Frank (10th Grade) - Music, Woodwind, Flute
Ashlyn Long (11th Grade) - Music, Woodwind, Bassoon
Harshini Mahesh (11th Grade) - Science, Biology/Environmental Science
Amelia Martinez (11th Grade) - Visual Arts
Sabrina Morales (11th Grade) - World Languages, French
Sarayu Reddy (11th Grade) - Engineering, Computer Programming
Samantha Schaich (11th Grade) - Mathematics
Charlotte Sow (11th Grade) - World Language, French
Nicholas Wandrick (11th Grade) - Music, Woodwind, Clarinet
Aerica Worrell (11th Grade) - World Languages, Latin
Cambridge Students Selected for Honor Chorus
Congratulations to our Cambridge Singing Bears, selected for the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Advanced Honor Chorus. These students were chosen from hundreds of audition applicants from 11 states in the Southeast region of the United States. They will travel to Raleigh, NC, at the end of February and prepare for a phenomenal performance opportunity.
Cambridge Cheer State
Cambridge Latin at Fall Forum
Cambridge Latin students and members of the Junior Classical League recently participated in the Georgia JCL's Fall Forum, an annual gathering of Latin students from around the state. Several students placed in various competitions:
Nina Roush - Best in Show for Graphic Arts & 1st place in Textiles (see picture)
Tallulah Newell - 1st place in Colored Pencil
Lindsey Hildrum - 2nd place in Latin Language advanced; 5th place in History advanced; 5th place in Mythology advanced
Andy Hildrum - 4th place in Latin Language intermediate
Andrea Gamboa - 4th place in History novice
Ite Ursae! (Go Bears!)
13.5 Week Progress Reports
Bell Schedule - Week of December 13
Please note that Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are half days with lunch periods first. Students may check-in late during their lunch period and arrive by 10:30 am. Students on campus during their lunch period will report to the cafe.
See the complete bell schedule and class schedule for the week of December 13.
Missed Financial Aid Night?
Financial Aid Night was held on November 8, 2021. A Georgia Student Finance Commission representative presented to juniors, seniors, and their families about state and federal financial aid available to Georgia students. For those who missed the meeting, the recording is available.
Financial Aid Night Recording
From the Counseling Department
Apply Free to Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College will waive the application fee during November. For more details, visit Georgia Gwinnett Colege admissions. The priority admissions deadline for Fall 2022 is May 3.
Highlighted Career of the Week
This week we are showcasing the Apprenticeship Programs. Earn your degree, diploma, or certificate, an hourly wage, on-the-job experience, and entry into a career path — all at the same time! The Technical College System of Georgia has teamed with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship to offer students the opportunity to work with Georgia’s manufacturing leaders as registered apprentices.
Selected students will be hired as full-time employees and will attend classes on a part-time basis. At the completion of the apprenticeship program, apprentices will be awarded a U.S. DOL certificate of completion that indicates specialized training in a particular occupation.
(occupations below program)
- Industrial Systems Technology
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
- Mechatronics Technician
- Machine Tool Technology
- CNC machine Tool Operator
- Electrical System Technology
- Electrical Controls Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
Junior Meetings with Counselors
Juniors and their parents/guardians are asked to view the informational presentation below before the meeting with their counselor. In addition, the following Naviance tasks must be completed by the student before the appointment:
- Complete SuperMarch college search and save at least three colleges to their Naviance account.
- Compete the Dual Enrollment survey.
- Complete the Workforce Development survey.
Transcripts and College Applications
If your student has a January 1 to January 5 college application deadline, they should submit their request for transcripts and recommendation letters by December 3, 2021. School is closed from December 18 until January 2 for Winter Break. No request will be processed during that time.
All transcripts for college applications require ten (10) school days to process, including required forms and letters. The counseling department does not process transcripts, forms, and recommendation letters on weekends, after school hours, or school holidays. Please keep this in mind when planning applications and making requests ahead of time to ensure your deadlines are met.
All transcript requests for current students must be placed in Naviance. Seniors must ensure the following items are completed in Naviance when applying to a college.
- Indicate in Naviance how you are applying to the college - Common App or directly to the college.
- If using Common App - it is important that the application deadline is correct in Naviance.
Note: students have indicated that they have a first-semester deadline but Naviance is showing they selected deadlines in the second semester. Deadline dates need to be correct in Naviance to ensure your student's documents arrive at the college to which they are applying on time.
- Complete the Senior Information Survey located under 'Important Tasks' in Naviance so that transcripts can be processed and letters of recommendations can be sent from the counselors.
- Complete the FERPA Waiver section in Common App so teachers and counselors can send your documents to colleges.
- Add colleges to 'Applying List' before requesting an initial transcript.
- Always ask a teacher before putting their name as a recommender. If a college requires teacher letters, they will ask for one to three, maximum. Please do not request a letter from more than three teachers for one college application.
Seniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to view the resources on requesting transcripts, adding colleges in Naviance, and requesting letters of recommendation from teachers on the Senior Naviance Help page.
Naviance Help Session - November 17
if you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, call 911.
2022 Georgia Scholar and Presidential Scholar
Presidential Scholar: Due December 1, 2021, at noon
Click here for the 2022 Presidential Scholar nomination/application form. The application is due Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at noon. Any Georgia high-school student may complete the application, provided they are scheduled to graduate between January 2022 and August 2022.
Georgia Scholar: Due February 15, 2022, at noon
Click here for the 2022 Georgia Scholar application form. The application is due Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at noon. Any 2022 graduating senior attending a Georgia high school may complete the application, provided they met the criteria (outlined in the application).
Student Leadership Program
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2022 Student Leaders® program. The application deadline is January 28, 2022.
Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create an impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
- A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
- The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., from July 25 – 30, 2022, where students experience aspects of civic, social, and business leadership and provide them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create a positive community change.
Graduation Package Deadline is December 17
If you have not ordered your Graduation Package, please order it before the deadline of December 17, 2021. The senior Graduation Package includes:
- Cambridge custom graduation gown
- Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
- Cap and 2022 tassel
- Diploma and diploma cover
- Graduation ceremony and rehearsal venue
- The price of the package is $135.
Our goal is that all senior families order their Graduation Package before the end of the semester, December 17, 2021. Meeting this deadline will allow 3rd Ascent time to ensure all caps and gowns arrive on time. During this time of shipping delays and difficulty in getting materials, it is important that we ensure all orders have been placed by this deadline.
Please know that families in need can reach out to their Guidance Counselor, or our Social Worker, for assistance. If you need help, we ask that you reach out to them today.
Cambridge High School Graduation Committee
Please review our attendance reminders:
- Pre-approved or remote absence request, which includes college visits, are required before the absence occurs.
- Parents and guardians can alert the school of a student's absence by submitting a handwritten note to the Attendance Office or emailing it to CHSAttendance@fultonschools.org. These notes must be submitted within five (5) days of the absence. After three (3) consecutive days, a doctor's note will be required.
- All students must check out with the Attendance Office if they are leaving campus during their academic day. If a student is ill, they should report to the clinic to be checked out there if needed.
- If your student needs to check out during the day, we ask that you have your student drop off a check-out note at the beginning of the day. At this point, the student will be given a check-out slip to allow them to leave at the designated time. When drop-in or emailed check-out requests are presented, we cannot guarantee how quickly we can arrange for the student to leave his/her classroom. We do not interrupt classrooms for check-outs.
- Parents and Guardians will be notified regularly when students are absent. Infinite Campus (IC) will send an email when an absence occurs. In addition, an automatic phone call will be made when your child is absent at various intervals. These alerts are generated automatically through IC. Please take a moment to review when attendance alerts will take place and what you can expect. If you have questions, please contact the Attendance Office.
- You can also monitor your student's attendance through Campus Parent.
If you have questions, please contact the Attendance Office at CHSAttendance@fultonschools.org.
Fulton County Technology Competition
The 2021-2022 FCS Technology Competitions are all virtual this year. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. More information about the competition, including the categories and judging rubrics, can be found at the link below.
Mid-November through December 4 - Student registration
December 6 through December 16 - Project submission window
January - Judging window
February - County results announced
Students with questions should contact the school's liaison, Ms. Yarrington, in room 2.445.
Brick Legacy Pavers - Sponsored by the PTSA
- Congratulate a graduating senior
- Commemorate a graduation year
- Honor accomplishments
- Recognize business partners
- Highlight special events
- Send a message to a student or teacher
Now is your chance to help support the Cambridge front area beautification project while leaving a permanent legacy that will be enjoyed year after year. Personalized brick sales will fund patio/walkway installations that feature the pavers and grounds beautification in the current grass plots in front of the school.
- Bricks are available in 4x8 ($50) or 8x8 ($100) sizes.
- Orders will be accepted through December 10.
Social and Emotional Resources - Home Connections
#BeTheBridge with GENEROUS praise to a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child. Complete the form below, and we will RESPECTFULLY recognize their hard work and support!
To help students and parents prepare for the new year, we have provided all the information needed for a successful year at Cambridge High school in our new Student and Parent Handbook.