Creekside Chronicles

The Official Newsletter of Creekside High School

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Principal's Blog

Greetings Seminole Families,

It is often noticed that schools that display an increase in data rarely sustain the high results. In some cases the data declines shortly after reaching its peak. There are many variables that may result in this national trend. One of the identified reasons for the lack of sustainability is teacher attrition or the lack of staff retention. Teacher retention is often linked to school climate or culture. While this could be true, teachers leaving the school or the field could also be linked the feeling of not feeling valued. Recent data shows that there is a huge dip in teacher retention after four years in the field while the number of experienced teachers over fifteen years remains constant. This information means that we are losing intermediate teachers to other fields and the issue will get worse once experienced teachers choose retirement. It is a goal at Creekside High School to ensure we support teachers new to the field while engaging experienced teachers in the process. The New Teacher Program meets monthly with teachers new to the field, and Fulton County, to ensure we give the proper support where needed. We are fortunate to have recruited a large number of experienced teachers who will bring their knowledge to the school and classroom. We also have made it a point to build capacity with Creekside staff veterans. Creekside High School veteran staff members have had opportunities to serve as teacher leaders and extend the reach of their knowledge beyond the classroom. The impact of of these focus areas will allow teachers to grow and ultimately give students the best opportunities to be successful. We will continue to be the best we can be for our students and remain Mission Focused.

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Creekside High School Professional Learning Day

Thank You to our wonderful Teacher Leaders

A special recognition goes out to the following staff members who organized and led Professional Learning during our Full Release Day on Friday September 14th.

Ms. Whitney Wynn-Thomas

Mrs. Patti Lee

Mrs. Alicia Scott

Mrs. Angela Lyons

Mrs. Cheryl Royal

Ms. Erica Veasey

Mrs. Sonya West-Jones

Mr. Kenneth Andrews

Ms. Kross

Dr. Gonzalves

The information presented during the PL day will keep our staff Mission Focused.

Homecoming 2018

Creekside took a trip to the Bayou last week to celebrate its annual homecoming celebration. The Mardi Gras themed event was a week of excitement that led to the Homecoming Football game on Friday night. Staff members Johnathan Hall, and Toriano Parker along with supporting staff members set the stage for what some say was the best homecoming in years. Students and staff participated in themed days during the week including character day, celebrity day, twin day, Fat Tuesday, and Spirit Day. The coronation drew a packed auditorium to see the announcement of the new 2018 Mr. and Miss. Creekside High School. The Zulu Ball dance was a new addition to homecoming festivities and in true New Orleans style even had King Cake. The Pep Rally was hosted by radio personality Fly Guy DC who brought a host of music artist to entertain the crowd. Finally the Varsity football team brought it home with a 21-0 victory over Tri-Cities High School to close the week. Great Job to all the staff and students who participated in the annual event. The list of the Homecoming court is below.

2018-2019 Homecoming Court

Mr. Freshman-Baillo Diallo

Miss Freshman-Chyna Evans

Mr. Sophomore-Rashuan Booker

Miss Sophomore-Madison Williams

Mr. Junior-Alexis Strozier

Miss Junior-Nyla Dix

Mr. Senior-Armoney Hush

Miss Senior-Kierra Thomas

2nd Attendant to Mr. Creeksdie- Deandre Arnold

2nd Attendant to Miss Creekside-Linae Morris

1st Attendant to Mr. Creekside-Jarvis Hudson

1st Attendant to Miss Creekside-Ashley Dixon

Mr. Creekside 2018-2019-Jalen Harris

Miss Creekside 2019-2019-Laura Banks

Clubs and Organization Kings and Queens

Mr. Debate Team-Taejon Enriquez, Junior.
Miss Debate Team, Chayah Magee, Junior
Mr. FFA-Jaden Williams, Junior.
Miss FFA Makayla Yarrell, Junior
Mr. Marching Band, Aaron Furr, Sophomore.
Miss Marching Band, Aliyah Jefferson, Junior.
Mr. DECA-Cedric Brandon, Senior
Miss DECA-Kamili Francis-Senior
Miss JV Cheerleader-Ebony Morris-Freshman
Miss Varsity Cheerleader-Makayla Franks, Senior
Mr. Next Generation Men-Matthew McKnight-
Miss Next Generation Women-Marilyn Diaz, Sophomore
Mr. AVID-Gabriel Perkins, Senior
Miss AVID-Ashauna Pearson, Senior
Mr. CBI, Dejon Hill
Miss CBI, Quamese Thomas
Mr. CIS, Quartez Lawrence, Senior
Miss CIS, Kiara Wilson, Senior
Mr. Next Generation Men 11th Grade, Jotavious Williams, Junior

Mr. Gentlemen’s League, Jordan Reid, Junior
Mr. National Honor Society-John Igieobo
Miss National Honor Society- Achia Mensa, Senior
Mr. Beta Club- Ayodeji Fayemi, Senior
Miss Beta Club- Regania Reed, Senior
Mr. French Honor Society, Aziz Oniya, Junior
Miss French Honor Society, Andrya Khabeer, Junior

Miss Golden Essence, Krystal Walker, Senior

The Sparkles, Sparkle on their debut performance

Thank you to all students, staff, and community members who assisted with the Creekside Sparkles Cheer leading team. The students did a great job and made us proud during their first performance. Keep up the great work.

Creekside High School will be represented at Super Bowl LII

The visual art department has been accepted to join a super bowl themed art exhibit that will take place at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Only 4 high schools from Fulton county were accepted. Kudos to our Visual Arts department

SAT/PSAT at Creekside High School

The PSAT and SAT will be administered on Wednesday October 10th. Parents and Guardians, It is imperative that students are in attendance and on time this day. For more information please contact Mrs. Yolanda Magee at

About Us

Creekside High School will be empowered to coordinate and implement research-based strategies to close the achievement gap. We will continue to “Build Bridges and Break Barriers” that will lead to dramatic school improvement and provide opportunities for every student to pursue his or her college or career path of choice. We have the opportunity not only to impact the lives of students but also to transform our school community.