Hooch Happenings

July 9, 2021

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Families,

It is hard to believe that in about 4 weeks, school will be back in session!! As for masks vs. no masks and other mitigation steps as we all come back face to face, please stay tuned as the district will be providing further guidance.

In this edition of Hooch Happenings there is vital information on "Info Day", locker and parking information, Meningitis booster shots, etc. So, please review thoroughly.

All the best,

Dr. Mike Todd


Information Day

Information Day will be held on Thursday, August 5th.

9th grade

Last names A-L will attend from 9:00-9:45

Last names M-Z will attend from 10:00-10:45

Students will report to the gym during their assigned time where administration, counselors, and class council sponsors and officers will speak to the students. The students will then tour the school and end their tour in the cafeteria where they can explore clubs and sports teams. If parents would like to attend, they can report to the auditorium where the head counselor will speak. They can meet their student in the cafeteria at the end of the session. Students should print or access their schedule from Infinite Campus prior to Information Day.

10th-12th grade

All students can report from 1:00-2:30. They can explore clubs and sports teams in the cafeteria. Students should print or access their schedule from Infinite Campus prior to Information Day.


Locker rental purchases are available for the 2021-22 school year on our school website. You can follow this link to the Chattahoochee HS Homepage

Click on Online School Payments (OSP) just under the picture banner and select student locker rentals. Locker fees are $15 for the year and are non-refundable.

Avoid the long lines on Information Day and come make your locker selection in our media center Tuesday – Thursday, July 20, 21, 22 from 10am-1pm. Please bring your online school payment receipt with you when you come to select a locker on these days.

Lockers may be selected during Information Day on Thursday, August 5th but OSP is the only method of payment accepted and it should be purchased online before arriving on campus.

H Hall top lockers are reserved for Seniors and G Hall top lockers are reserved for Juniors.


2021-22 Student Parking Information is now updated to show approved students for the upcoming school year on Chattahoochee’s website under “News & Announcements”. These listed students will be able to pay online for their permit starting Friday, July 2nd from the Online School Payments button on the school website.

ONLY PAY FOR A PERMIT IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE APPROVED STUDENT PARKING LIST (Round 1 or Round 2). There will be no refunds and OSP is the only accepted payment method.

Students approved during Round 1 & Round 2 will be able to physically pick up their permit starting Monday, July 12th between the hours of 10am - 1pm, only.

Students must bring the following to the school in order to pick up their permit:

  • Completed Fulton County Parking Agreement
  • Driver's License
  • Current Proof of Auto Insurance or Motor Vehicle Registration (check expiration date)
  • Payment receipt for $90 (online payment). No cash or check will be accepted.


Please note the following:

  • Sophomores are not allowed to apply for student parking for any reason.
  • Skipping class (unexcused absences) or leaving campus without administrative or parent permission will result in a suspension or revocation of your parking privilege.
  • Excessive tardies or absences to 1st period may result in a suspension of your parking privilege.
  • Please note that meeting all the eligibility requirements still does not guarantee you parking if capacity is reached. If you apply and meet the requirements but we are at capacity, your name will remain on a waitlist. Seniors on the waitlist get priority.

The current WAITLIST Approved Student Parking is listed near the bottom in the student parking information on the website.

Please email Andie Vaccaro at vaccaro@fultonschools.org with any questions.

Class of 2025 T-Shirt

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Rising 11th Grade Meningitis Vaccine Information

Counseling Corner

We are happy to welcome Ms. Laurel Fitzsimmons as our new Counselor at Chattahoochee serving students with last names Hem-Mar. Please see a brief biography about Laurel below:

Hi! My name is Laurel Fitzsimmons and I am thrilled to be joining the Chattahoochee staff as a school counselor.

I graduated from Mercer University this past May with a Masters in School Counseling and I am so excited to start my career as a Chattahoochee Cougar. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. I chose to pursue School Counseling because it allows for the combination of two of my passions: helping others and working with students.

I have lived all over the United States and most recently moved back to Georgia from Boston, MA. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my fiancé, playing with our new golden retriever puppy, Harper, and going to funny movies. I also enjoy watching live performances and tap dancing with my friends.

I am looking forward to working with all of the diverse students and learning as much as I can from the Chattahoochee High School team.

Go Cougars!


We are excited to reveal our new floor and bleachers in the Fall!

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Administrators and Department Chairs

Jonathan Adel - ELA and Fine Arts
David White; ELA; Whitedp@fultonschools.org

Lori Buonamici; Fine Arts; BuonamiciL@fultonschools.org

Garin Berry - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Beth Smith; Math; Smithec@fultonschools.org

J.J. Hicks; PE; Hicksj@fultonschools.org

Nadia Ali; World Language; Aliahmady@fultonschools.org

Amanda Wile; TAG; Wile@fultonschools.org

Gwen Harris - Science and CTAE

Matt Mihordea; Science; Mihordea@fultonschools.org

Kylie Dayton; CTAE; Daytonk@fultonschools.org

Ingrid Parham - Social Studies and IRR
Tim Reeder; Social Studies; Reedert@fultonschools.org

Jeanne Dongieux; IRR; Dongieux@fultonschools.org

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