The Hornet Buzz 2023

C.A. Johnson High School Biweekly Newsletter 03-06 to 03-17

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Spring is in the Air

Hello Hornet Family,

Yes, Spring is in the air. Spring brings a renewed sense of focus, joy, and the promise of sunshine and fair weather. Parents and students, this is the time to go that extra mile. Quarter 3 content Recovery has begun. Report Cards will be issued on March 16th.

Parents, please refer to our school's calendar of events listed below, which also can be found on our website. We encourage you to participate in school-related activities that will enable you to learn about your child's academic and social activities. Talk to your child about his/her grades, OR you can check your Power School account to determine the status of their grades. A Parent/Teacher Conference is scheduled for March 20th; however, if you want to meet earlier, contact your child's teacher to learn how your child is progressing.

Parents, we encourage you to attend our monthly PTO/PTA/SIC meetings and continue to encourage our children to improve in school. Empower them to be the best they can be and continue working towards earning their high school diploma. As Principal, I am committed to doing all that I can do to invest in our children's future and continue the success of this tremendous historical institution. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve the C A Johnson High School community.

With Hornet's Pride,

Isaac McClinton, Principal

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  • March: Women's History Month, Youth Art Month, National Nutrition Month, Music in Our Schools Month
  • March 1: SAT Day
  • March 2: PreACT for 9th graders, Read Across America Day
  • March 3: Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 5-11: School Social Work Week
  • March 7: ACT Day
  • March 10: Social Emotional Learning Day (#SELDay) & End of Q3
  • March 12: Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • March 13: No School for Students/Teacher Work Day
  • March 14: Pi Day
  • March 16: Reports Cards Issued
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 18: ROTC Ball
  • March 20: First Day of Spring & Early Release & Parent/Teacher Conference
  • March 27: Author Visit
  • March 31: Club Day
  • April 10-14: Spring Break
  • April 29: Prom
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Spring Athletic Schedule

To view the schedules of Baseball, Softball and Track, please click on this link
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AVID Strategy of the Month: World Cafe' - Mr. Bodi's Class

Black History Program Photos

C.A. Johnson High School: Health Science Magnet Program

C.A. Johnson Health Science Magnet Program is being spotlighted on the R1 Website this week. Please click on the link to read the article and view the video: C.A. Johnson Health Sciences Magnet Program Gets Students Career-Ready By Graduation ( Congratulations to Mrs. Capers and student, Z'onia Rogers on a job well done!
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Hello Hornet Families

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PTO Meeting Dates

PTO Meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month unless canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. To view PTO Meeting dates and locations, please click here.

Parent and Family Engagement

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled on Monday, March 20, 2023. This is an excellent time to meet with your child's teacher to share important information about your child.

You're both experts.

· Most parents know their children better than anyone else.

· Your child's teacher has special training and experience with many children.

Showing an interest in your child's school life can help them:

· Have a positive attitude toward learning and School.

· Feel proud of your achievements.

· Do their best in School.

Tips for a successful parent-teacher conference

· Find out if your child has any missing assignments.

· Remember, you and the teacher are both interested in your child's success.

Contact the School to confirm the parent-teacher conferences time.

Cindy Andre-Noel

Parent & Family Engagement Specialist

Office of Federal & State Programs

Richland County School District One

1225 Oak Street Columbia SC 29204

Cell: 803-741-6783 Fax: 803-929-3877

College News

  • Seniors, check your email for scholarships information and college acceptance letters. If you would like to discuss scholarship information, please visit Dr. Connie Mitchell, Guidance Director.
  • March 7 is ACT Day. The cost? It's FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Please visit our Guidance Center if you have questions.
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Our Community Partners - Thank you!

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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 ( 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.
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C.A. Johnson High School


We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.


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 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 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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Mr. Isaac McClinton, Principal

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

Black History Program Photos