November 17, 2023
Message from Ms. Ashley Agans
Good afternoon, Bears and Bear Families!
It's hard to believe that we are already at Thanksgiving Break! It's the time of year when we gear up for lots of turkey and Black Friday shopping, but it is also the time of year when we sit back and enjoy the scenes around us: brightly colored leaves, friends and families gathered around us, decorating our houses for the season ahead.
Bears, as you go through this holiday break, please take time to drink in and etch these scenes in your memory. Take time to sit with your relatives and hear their stories of Thanksgiving past. Unplug from the phone and have conversations with those around you. Take pictures (even selfies!) with your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, friends, and loved ones. These are the moments you will remember.
I always talk about making Cambridge your best four years. Although these Thanksgiving Break moments are not technically "high school" moments, these are the memories you will have of high school. Make the most of all these experiences. Take time to enjoy them, listen, survey the scene, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Your family and friends will love that they have your full attention, and you may learn something about your family or friends you never knew. For the break, I'm handing you the baton. It is your job to make wonderful memories for yourself. It is your job to make this your best high school moment.
Be safe. Be the BRIDGE. GO BEARS!
Cambridge Teen Earns Freedom Award
A senior at Cambridge High School was the first in Milton to earn Trail Life USA’s highest advancement award, the Freedom Award. Fisher Bryant, a senior at Cambridge High School, earned the highest award in Trail Life USA, the Freedom Award.
In an October ceremony, Fisher Bryant was recognized for the accomplishment in Trail Life USA, a Christ-centered, K-12, boy-focused character development and outdoor adventure organization founded in 2013. The program serves more than 50,000 members in over 1,000 local troops in all 50 states.
Each Freedom Award candidate must serve the community with a minimum of 20 hours each school year, earn 25 Trail Badges, complete four Freedom Experiences, successfully plan and lead a Servant Leadership Project benefiting the community or a faith-based organization, complete the spiritual development "Worthy Life" award and sit for a Board of Review to become a Freedom Rangeman.
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Cambridge T-Shirt Design - Voting Closes at the End of B2
View the final six entries and vote for your favorite t-shirt design! Voting ends at 10:45 am today!
Thank you for all the great entries.
Checking Out Today!
- Hopefully, you brought a check-out note and turned it in to the Attendance Office before school this morning.
- Don't forget your hall pass so you can go to the kiosk at the correct time to check out.
We will not take requests over the phone or through email today.
- We cannot accommodate walk-up checkouts during 4th period.
- If your parents pick you up, please be patient as it may take some time to send someone for you.
Mental Health Resources Over the Break
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please seek immediate assistance and/or call 911.
We have provided multiple resources should you or someone you know need assistance over the Thanksgiving holiday. These resources include emergency Mental Health Resources, counseling services, and resources for food and housing.
The Winter Solstice Tree is Back
This year, Cambridge is teaming up with Fulton County DFACS to give gift cards to teenagers who are in foster care. Often, teens are the “forgotten ones” on holiday lists as they aren’t easy to shop for and aren’t the first picked from an angel tree, or they receive a leftover gift intended for an eight-year-old. COVID slowed us down, but we are looking to get back into the rhythm of giving. For those interested in participating (teachers, students, parents): Stop by Mr. Schuler’s room (2801) and pick up a solstice tree outside his room and return it with your gift card (either in a gift bag or wrapped in a small box) by Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSA Winter Party
Student Volunteer Sign-ups
Students can earn up to four service hours for their help working our Holiday event, December 6, 2023. Students can sign up using the link below. Once they sign up, they will receive a receipt with a Remind Code so they can get updates on when and where to report, as well as other pertinent information.
PTSA - Reflections Competition - Due Today
The deadline for this year's PTA Reflections contest is today. Represent Cambridge and boost your college resume by entering for visual arts, dance, film, music, photography, or literature! The theme is "I am hopeful because..." Please drop off your "work of art" in the Media Center today.
Rules and entry forms can be found here: https://georgiapta.org/events-programs/reflections/reflections-submissions/. Please reach out to Courtenay Emacio at email@example.com with any questions.
Come by the Cambridge Agriscience & Veterinary Education building on November 30, 2023, from 5:30-7:30 pm to support our community businesses. We will have vendors with various products, such as goat milk soaps, fresh wreaths, teas, essential oils, handmade jewelry, local honey, and much more! Each vendor accepts their choice of payment; please bring multiple methods, as some may operate solely by card or cash transactions.
All students are required to wear their Student IDs on campus. This will eventually grow to mandated IDs at all school events. This is a safety issue. We need to be able to identify students quickly in an emergency to get them help and or reunite them with their families.
Teachers check for IDs in their classes while taking attendance. The names of students who are not wearing their IDs when attendance is called will be turned over to the administration for detention. Administrators will email parents should their child be given detention for “failure to follow the rules,” as well as the information on the date of the detention.
Students who have lost their ID may purchase a new ID in the front office for $10. We will no longer offer temporary IDs. View Student IDs for more information.
UGA Young Scholars Internship
For more information and to apply, visit the Young Scholars Internship Program. The application deadline is January 31.
Students taking dual enrollment classes at Georgia State University-Perimeter Campus, UNG, Gwinnett Tech, Lanier Tech, Auburn etc. (any college except Young Harris) need to submit a copy of their spring college class schedule to their counselor as soon as you enroll in classes. We need a copy by Wednesday, December 15, 2023. Please follow the college's process for registering and abide by their deadlines.
Final Days of Semester One
- could be a minor grade, a major grade;
- could be a quiz, test, or project;
- could be cumulative or based on the last unit of the semester.
Regardless of the type of assessment, the assessment will count towards the student's final grade of the semester. Teachers will inform students of the Final Days Assessment format.
The final day, Decenber 15 will be a Recovery Day for any students who need it based off the Final Days Assessments. Students who fail to come to Recovery Day forfeit the ability to recover the Final Days Assessment. Students who do not need Recovery will not be expected to attend.
- Final days Assessments will not be given early.
- Teachers will not give assessments on December 11 or 12 to allow students time to study and prepare for the Final Assessments.
- By board policy, there have been no preapproved absences in the last two weeks of the semester. Students are expected to be at school until the last day of the semester.
The bell schedule for the final days of the semester can be found at the End of the Semester Bell Schedule. The last three days of the semester will be half-days, with buses pulling out at 12:45 pm.
Tips for Getting Ahead or Catching Up!
Thanksgiving Break is also a good time to get caught up (or ahead) in Fulton Virtual courses. There are MANY students behind in virtual right now. Please reach out to your Fulton Virtual teacher or log into Canvas to ensure you are on track to finish the course.
"6 Tips for Asking Your Teacher for Help"
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AP Exams at Cambridge
If a student plans to drop an AP class in the second semester and will not take the AP exam, please contact Ms. Weatherford, or a $40 fee will be assessed.
Late exam dates are for those who are taking two exams scheduled on the same day and at the same time. Exams for late dates will only be ordered for approved requests.
If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact Ms. Weatherford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors! Have you scheduled your meeting?
Note: Juniors who have not scheduled a meeting by November 30, the counselors will make an appointment for you for a date and time that is open on their calendars.
January 1 - 5 College Application Deadlines
Students with a January 1 through January 5, 2024, application deadline need to submit their request for transcripts and recommendation letters by December 2, 2023.
Winter Break begins, and the school and school offices will be closed, starting at 4:00 pm on December 15, 2023. Offices will remain closed until January 2, so no requests will be handled during that time. Students can continue working on college applications until the college's deadline, but counselors need the links from colleges or Common App in time to get the documents submitted before the beginning of Winter Break.
Please keep the following in mind and plan ahead. Students who need help should contact their counselor. View these important reminders.
Common Application Mid-Year Report
Common Application has the Mid-Year Report Option listed for colleges. If a Mid-Year Report is required, then your counselor will complete it for you after the fall semester grades are posted on transcripts. We anticipate this happening mid-January and for all mid-year reports to be completed by the end of January.
GEORGIA MATCH is a simple way for seniors to know where they are eligible for admission (to be admitted to college) based on their recent high school-calculated HOPE grade point average (GPA). The State of Georgia wants to make it easy for students to see where they could attend college in Georgia based on their current academic record and to apply to institutions you are most interested in attending! Students will still need to submit an application, but that will be easy – keep reading to learn how! GEORGIA MATCH colleges are on the GAfutures Student Dashboard.
For more information on GEORGIA MATCH, visit GAfutures.org / College Planning / GEORGIA MATCH.
Have you ordered your cap and gown?
Your senior’s graduation package includes their cap and gown for the commencement exercises. Please order your package through 3rd Ascent as soon as possible. Our gowns are custom-made each year, and ordering by the end of this month ensures we can provide the correct size for each order. Beginning January 1, orders must be rushed, and pricing will increase.