DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: MHCHS
The first semester is coming to an end. It has been a great success for our students. Our students have gone on trips, represented us in many competitions, worked on graduation projects, studied for upcoming ACT tests and ended a quick semester on a high note. We participated in All-county orchestra, Evening of Dance and Reid Ross' Classical Challenge.
Send a hearty welcome to Mrs. Molly Malone. Due to an unforeseen absence, Ms. Wade will be out for the remainder of the year. Ms. Malone comes to us with a background at Cape Fear Regional Theater. She is licensed in Theater Arts and is off to a great start. She previously taught in North Carolina. We are fortunate to have her and look forward to her productions.
Final exams and end of course testing are on the horizon. Please make sure that students are in attendance the week before the Holidays. We do not have a lot of extra time to make up tests and end the semester. December 21st will be a full day for students and staff.
Happy Holidays to our parents and students as we prepare to celebrate with family. I hope you will take the time to enjoy your family and return focused and prepared to start a new semester.
CHOICE APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL OPEN ON THE CCS WEBSITE JANUARY 7-FEBRUARY 20, 2019!! SIGN UP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEW STUDENTS!!
It is the end of your freshman's first semester of high school. Some things to look for:
1) Check to see how your student did academically.
2) Check the schedule for next semester. (We are not changing these schedules due to the lack of alternative classes). All teachers have been assigned based on the current schedule.
3) If a student fails a class, we will put them back in the class immediately if at all possible (some are not if the class is only offered one semester per year).
Thank you for your support this first semester and if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
BEST PRACTICES: If you need to discuss an issue in a class, start with the teacher first. The teacher will have the most information about his/her class. If the issue cannot be resolved the administration will be happy to meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Call for an appointment. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are dedicated to instructional leadership, classroom visits, and teacher meetings. At the end of this document, you will find a WHO TO ASK link. It directs you to the appropriate person for certain information.
SLEIGH BELL RINGING SOPHOMORES
Sophomore dues will be collected throughout the remainder of the semester as we prepare for their college visitation. All dues will be used to finance their trip to NC State. The trip will be planned for the Spring of 2019.
Biology students and English II students should be prepared for their EOC test. Tutoring is recommended for all areas.
Ms. Massey Hill
December: 4: Work keys testing
FINE ARTS CONCERT: DBHS
December 5: SGA Luncheon
December 7: Theater Production at 6:00
December 8: Christmas Parade
December 14: GLA
December 17-21: Final exams and EOC testing
December 20: GRADUATION PROJECTS
Begin second semester schedule
December 24-January 4: WINTER BREAK
January 7: Beginning of 2nd semester
January 21: Holiday
January 24: Progress Reports
January 25: GLA
JINGLE BELL JUNIORS
Juniors are also reminded that a separate field trip to UNC-Greensboro is planned for the Spring.
PARENTS: ANY JUNIORS WHO CAN TAKE THE TWO FTCC COURSES FOURTH PERIOD ARE WELCOME TO ENROLL. BOTH CLASSES ARE ON OUR CAMPUS!! WE NEED AT LEAST 5 MORE STUDENTS TO KEEP THIS PROGRAM. IT WILL EQUAL 6 HOURS OF CREDIT.
DRESS CODE REMINDERS
- Students are not to wear boots. This includes booties, short boots, or any boots during the regular school day and on skittles day!
- Jeans must be free of holes. Students should not wear frayed, torn or jeans with holes in them. THIS INCLUDES SKITTLE DAYS.
- Skirts must be no higher than 4 inches above the knee. LEGGINGS ARE NOT TO BE WORN WITH SHORT SKIRTS. THEY ARE NOT ON THE DRESS CODE LIST. TIGHTS (WITH FEET) ARE ON THE LIST.
- Hoodies are not to be worn during the school day. Seniors may wear their senior hoodie (designed by the senior class)
Winter clothing orders have been placed and should be back this week or next week. We apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: THEY ARE BACK!! Most have received their order.
SENIOR STOCKING STUFFERS
Senior dues are still being collected. Senior dues cover the senior breakfast, senior picnic, yearbook, and hoodie. Senior parents will have several opportunities to earn tickets for graduation. All senior parents will be asked to attend one of two scheduled senior meetings that cover all graduation and end of year information. These meetings are required for graduation tickets.
Josten's met with seniors last week. Seniors are able to purchase additional graduation paraphernalia through the company. Massey Hill collects all sizes and orders all caps & gowns. We will place the order and parents pay JOSTEN's (42.80) for the Cap & Gown along with the other purchases. If the Cap & Gown are free due to the amount of the order, we will give them out in early Spring.
OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN GRADUATION TICKETS (FORM BELOW)
Fine arts concert
Proctors for testing
(See the form below)
DROP OFF STUDENTS ON THE SIDES ONLY. IT IS DANGEROUS TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP IN THE MIDDLE. The middle is for moving traffic. The driver may not be able to see your student as they dart out between cars. Please remember to enter and exit from the sides and walk along the side (not down the middle).
Temperatures in the building fluctuate. It is not always the same. The heat in our buildings is not controlled on-site.
Please monitor student sleep habits. I see lots of drowsy students in the morning.
DRINKS IN CLASS
Beverages with caffeine are not permitted per state regulations. Students may have water in clear bottles or containers.
FOOD IN CLASS
In order to keep our building as clean as possible and prevent "critters", food is not allowed in our classrooms. This includes all snacks and meals. Also, students and adults may not bring food to students unless they are the parent. Food allergies are a common concern as well as state and local policies. You may provide lunch only for your student. It is not a pleasant task when we have to ask adults not to sneak in food for others. We are all dedicated to following the rules and best practices for our students. If you do bring food, please stop by the main office. Students are not allowed to share food.
EATING WITH YOUR STUDENT
Feel free to eat lunch with your student. However, we do not allow boyfriends or girlfriends to make this a common practice. With your permission, they may have visitors once a semester. We are not a "romantic lunch" environment and it is not fair to ask the school to provide supervision for student romances. Parents or siblings are allowed as often as you like. All others will need to be cleared by the main office.
( Volunteers can sign up for the program by visiting: http://schoolwatch.ccs.k12.nc.us/ and clicking on the "Background checks" link. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kenny McKinnon at 678-2457.)