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SUPPORT THE CLASS OF 2024 AND EAT FOOD TRUCK FOOD!!!

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FULL METAL JACKETS ADVANCED TO STATES!!!


The Full Metal Jackets were incredible last weekend at their state qualification meet. They advanced to alliance selection after match play and were RANKED THIRD. The team then went on to advance out of the semifinals and quarterfinals. They won their first match in the finals, but after putting up a good fight the team lost in the finals finishing second, but they made a lasting impact. They took home the Excellence in Engineering Award and a berth in the state tournament.


The state competition is being held at Saginaw Valley State University this weekend. Events kick off at 9:30 am today. GOOD LUCK TEAM #5205!!!!


For more information on the team, please see their website below. You can follow the team's progress and watch live footage through links on the First in Michigan website posted below.


https://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/state-championship/

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YOUTH WRESTLING

Our Youth YellowJacket Wrestlers had another successful season. I am very proud of the hard work, discipline, and positive attitude that they gave each practice. The future of our Wrestling program is looking very bright, because of this group of great kids. Also, a huge thank you to Jordyan Metcalf for being an outstanding youth coach.


Your Yellow Jacket Wrestlers are:

2nd grade: Pierce Morrell, Marquise Bentley, Brennan Labram, Austin Natter, Azariah Donaldson, Levi Hodges, Leo Gonzalez, Bethany Jordan, Vernetta King, and Connor Cain.

3rd grade: Juanita King, Drake Hotchkin, Rex Reynolds, Damian Schock, Abigail Reiniche, and Trenton Houghtby.

4th grade: Ty Sinden, Kollin Harrel, Ian Tyler, Piper Morrell, Boss Bowman, Mason Stumph, Avery Richardson, Riley Striker, and Derek Bisonet.

5th grade and team leaders: Alexis Hamilton, Madison Russell, Jayden Metcalf, James Jordan, and Karson Frazer.

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ROBOTICS, SCIENCE AND STEM EXPO

The ENTIRE community is invited to come and see our K-8 student's robotics, science, and STEM work. With the addition of several new programs this year, almost all of our students have had the opportunity to build, design, create, or test projects and ideas that will be on display Wednesday, April 27th, from 5:00-6:30 in the elementary/middle school gym. There will be a bond table at the event, so it would be an opportunity for you to get your questions answered.
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SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 18TH

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2022 BOND INFORMATION

May 3, 2022, Concord Community Schools will have a bond proposal on the ballot. f you are unable to attend one of the events and have questions, please feel free to send your questions to rebecca.hutchinson@concordschools.net
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PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We had a couple of parents that we were unable to make the parent advisory committee meeting so we are rescheduling it. The day, time and location will be set next week. SO If you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please complete the form below. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.


rebecca.hutchinson@concordschools.net

YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK

Please help us recognize our latest group of YellowJackets of the Week; these are our most dependable students!


If a person is dependable, it means they are trustworthy and reliable. Dependability is fulfilling what you consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.


Have you ever used a compass to help you find your way? No matter where it is, a compass always points north. You can depend on it! You can be dependable like a compass by keeping your promises, even when it is hard. If you change your mind, forget what you promised, or back out of an agreement when things get tough, others will find it hard to trust you in the future. Keep your commitments so others can count on you as a dependable student, family member, and friend.

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INFORMATION ON CONCORD CLASSIC WEEKEND

Below is the link to information about Concord Classic Weekend 2022 including Bounce Houses, Cornhole, 3 on 3 Basketball, 4 on 4 Sand Volleyball, and NEW THIS YEAR...Spikeball. There will also be a home run derby and a 3-pt. shooting contest during the weekend and the Concord Elementary/Middle School will sponsor a carnival for kids. Lastly...we have some new food trucks this year! We hope to see you there!


2022 Concord Classic Weekend

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COME JOIN THE HIVE!

As we head towards the spring, we are excited to begin planning for Kindergarten Roundup. The event will be in May and consists of several different components. We have two dates for roundup scheduled:


Monday, May 2nd from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 3rd from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm.


If you have a child that will be five by December 1, 2022, they are eligible to participate in either Jr. Jackets or kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Any interested parent should complete the Google Form below to schedule a time to bring their child to Roundup and also plan on attending the parent meeting on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria for more information about the kindergarten enrollment process.

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PROM ANNOUNCEMENT

Junior/Senior Prom Announcement 2022

The Junior class announces that Concord High School’s Junior/Senior Prom will be held Saturday, May 7th from 7-11 pm. This year’s venue is the Cascade Manor at 1970 Kibby Road, in Jackson. The theme is a Masquerade Ball. Appetizers and drinks will be served, and a DJ will be providing entertainment. Tickets will be sold April 18-23rd during lunch periods. Career Center students may purchase their tickets during Flex 1 classes on Wednesday morning. Students purchasing tickets must have Junior or Senior status as must their guests. This includes guests from other schools. Guest forms should be completely filled out and turned into the school office by April 18th.

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ABOUT A NETFLIX SHOW STUDENTS ARE WATCHING

We want to make you aware of a Netflix show that kids are talking about here at school and that seemingly has content that is not appropriate for younger kids to watch. The show is called Squid Games and it has repetitive violence throughout it that is connected to themes generally associated with children (like outdoor games, ie: Red Light Green Light). The content can be traumatic for children to watch and is leading to increased anxiety among children as it can be extremely gruesome. The next thing to be aware of is a mobile video game called Among Us. It is a murder-mystery game where cartoon-like characters use weapons to kill each other. A great resource to check out in regards to dangerous media Common Sense Media
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LETTER FROM THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - SCHOOL VIOLENCE

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

This fall we have been working on upgrading the look of our website. Our hope was to make it more visually appealing and easier to navigate. The website is still under a bit of construction as some of the pages are begin reviewed for relevancy, but the new site is live. You can see the link below for more information. This winter we will be launching a new application for access information about the district on your mobile device. Stay tuned for updates.

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates, announcements, and student photos; the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.


Concord Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page


Concord Community Schools Facebook Page

YELLOWJACKET TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED!!

Our district is facing a staffing shortage. We are in need of bus drivers, food service staff members, coaches, and individuals willing to work through EduStaff as Guest Teachers or subs for all of our positions. These staffing shortages are wreaking havoc across the state. If you are interested and able, we would love to have you on our team. Below you will find information about signing up to work as a Guest Teacher through Edustaff along with our fall Guest Teacher Incentive. Further, you can view unfilled positions on our website. If you have any questions, please call one of our offices.
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Upcoming Events

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