Cambridge High School

January 20,2023

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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

Family Night (no academics homework) - January 25

The Drowsy Chaperone Musical Performance - January 26 - 27 at 7:00 pm, January 28 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm

2023-2024 Course Registration - January 26 - March 1

Rising 9th Grade Open House - January 31, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Dual Enrollment Information Meeting - February 7, 6:00 pm

3rd Ascent at Cambridge - Letter Jackets and Rings - February 9 - During lunch

Cambridge BRIDGE to Service Day (academic day ends at 1:30 pm) - February 15

Board Member Lillie Pozatek Community Meeting at Cambridge - February 16, 9:30 am

Presidents' Day - February 20 - School is closed

Professional Development Day - February 21 - Students are off

Family Night (no academic homework) - February 22

Bridge to Community Parent/Guardian Meeting

Join Ms. Agans for our next Bridge to Community parent/guardian meeting on January 24, 2023, at 10:00 am. This month's meeting will be held on Teams. Please find the Teams sign-on information below.


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Course Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year

Course registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins February 2. To prepare for the next school year and to ensure academic success, students and families must have a plan for selecting courses that create an environment centered around learning, socialization, and the Cambridge Culture. The resources families will need to guide course selection will be available at www.cambridgehs.org > Academics> 2023-2024 Course Registration. Check this site often for updates and new resources throughout the process.


  • Tuesday, January 24- Wednesday, February 1:
    Teacher Course Recommendation- Teachers and students should communicate before and during this time.

  • Thursday, February 2-Tuesday, February 7 (4 pm):
    Initial course verification

  • Friday, February 17 - Friday, February 24:
    Elective selection in Infinite Campus

  • Wednesday, March 1- Wednesday, March 8 (4 pm):
    Final course verification


    A complete timeline and list of activities can be found at www.cambridgehs.org > Academics> 2023-2024 Course Registration.

    Dual Enrollment

    There will be a Dual Enrollment Information Meeting in the Cambridge Theater on February 7, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Students and families interested in learning more about Dual Enrollment and the enrollment process for the 2023-2024 school year are encouraged to attend.


    In addition, a video presentation will be available on January 31, 2023, at www.cambridgehs.org > Academics > Dual Enrollment. Please take a moment to review the video before the information session. This video will also be shared with students during advisement (B2).


    The deadline for applying for Dual Enrollment is March 29, 2023, for the summer and fall terms (no exceptions.) Students and parents are encouraged to review the local college information available at www.cambridge.org > Academics > Dual Enrollment to research which college your student wants to pursue Dual Enrollment. Please contact the college directly for additional information and their admissions process.

    Word Based Learning

    For rising seniors who will have one or two free periods free in the schedule next year and can work 10 - 15 hours per week, Work Based Learning could be a great option for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications will be given to students who attend one of the required information meetings for this program Space is limited in this program, so interested students should not delay in applying.


    Ms. Yarrington, advisor

    Room 2.445 at 3:30 pm

    January 25

    February 1

    February 8,

    February 15

    February 22

    Rising 9th Grade Open House

    Attendance Reminders

    Parents and guardians will be notified regularly when students are absent. Infinite Campus (Parent and Student Portal) will send an email when an absence occurs. In addition, an automatic phone call will be made when your child is absent. Note these communications are being sent by Infinite Campus.


    If you have questions regarding your student's attendance, you can check their attendance in Parent Campus. Our attendance office is available should you have any questions. For more information on attendance and attendance notification, visit Attendance Notification and Important Reminders.

    Daily Student Announcements

    In the coming weeks and months, activities such as course registration, senior events, and graduation will increase the need for our students to be informed. Encourage your student to view their daily student announcements - Cambridge Headlines, delivered each morning to their FCS email and posted to www.cambridgehs.org. Information on activities, deadlines, resources, Senior Information, and "to-do's" are included daily.
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    College Visits

    New Virtual College Visits at Cambridge have been added. Juniors and Seniors can sign up to hear from admissions representatives from their favorite colleges and universities through Naviance.


    College for Creative Studies, Tuesday, January 24, at 11:45 am

    Thales College (NC), Thursday, January 26, at 2:30 pm

    The University of Tampa, Monday, January 30, 11:45 am

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tuesday, January 31, 2:30 pm

    Oglethorpe University (GA), Monday, February 6, 10:50 am

    Commencement Exercises

    Our Class of 2023 Commencement Exercises will be held at Ameris Amphitheater. We do not have our confirmed date at this time. We hope to announce the date by the end of January or the first of February once Ameris finalizes their schedule. We will make the announcement to our seniors and senior families as soon as we have confirmed with Ameris.

    Graduation Announcements

    It is time to place your Class of 2023 Graduation Announcement order with and through 3RD ASCENT. We are all proud of you and your accomplishments, and sending graduation announcements is the perfect way to share the news and celebrate with family and friends.


    To order your Class of 2023 graduation announcements, please visit www.3RDASCENT.com, choose your school, and click the Graduation Announcement Icon.


    Graduation Announcement orders will be shipped directly back to your home. Order now so you can receive them with plenty of time to send them out! Please be sure to share this information with your parents or guardians. If you have questions or concerns before or after your order is placed and delivered, please get in touch with 3RD ASCENT.

    Email: support@3rdascent.com

    Phone: 770-594-8155

    Graduation Package Order - Late Orders

    ou can still order your Graduation Package with an expedited charge. To ensure that graduate caps and gowns arrive for graduation, orders must be placed by April 1.

    The package for 2023 will include the following:

    • Cambridge custom graduation gown
    • Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
    • Cap and 2022 tassel
    • Diploma and diploma cover
    • Venue fee

    The Graduation Package is $175, which includes an expedite fee of $25 and an online transaction fee of $5. To order:

    1. Go to 3rd Ascent
    2. Select "Cambridge"
    3. Click on the "Sr. Class Payments / Cap & Gown Package" link
    4. Choose which Cap & Gown Package you would like to order. For more information on packages, see the 3rd Ascent Flyer below.


    We encourage seniors to purchase their packages as soon as possible. Please note that we do not have a graduation date at this time.

    Stay in touch with all senior activities, action items, and graduation at www.fultonschools.org/seniors or navigate www.cambridgehs.org > Students & Families > Seniors and Graduation.

    FAFSA Applicaitons

    If your family has not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you must complete the application as soon as possible. Colleges need this information to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work student programs. For more information and to apply, visit FAFSA.gov.

    HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships

    Even though HOPE/Zell Miller is included in the FAFSA, Georgia Student Finance Commission suggests applying for this scholarship by completing the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS), which can be found at www.gafutures.org.


    Please note when tracking HOPE and Zell Miller eligibility, a student's status will not be available until later in February. To access eligibility, log in to www.gafutures.org.

    CHS PTSA Scholarships

    The CHS PTSA will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to 2023 graduates. The CHS PTSA scholarship is designed to recognize CHS seniors who have demonstrated exceptional character through school and community involvement, including leadership and achievement in areas such as academics, the arts, athletics, employment, and service to the community.


    To be eligible:

    • Be a full-time student attending CHS
    • Student membership in the CHS PTSA,
    • Demonstrated excellence in behavior and discipline during your high school career
    • Accepted by a post-high school academic program (to be verified upon graduation).


    Student applications, essays, and two required recommendation letters (submitted separately) are due by 9:00 pm, Monday, March 6, 2023.


    To apply: PTSA Senior Scholarship Application

    If you are not currently a member of the PTSA, complete your membership

    Questions: chs.ptsa.seniorscholarships@gmail.com

    Additional Scholarships can be found on our website's College and Career page.

    Carnegie Mellon University Summer Program

    Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. The programs prepare them for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.

    To learn more about the programs, please register for one of the Discover Sessions, or if you have questions, contact precollege@andrew.cmu.edu. To apply for one of the pre-college programs.

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    Cambridge BRIDGE to Service Day

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! I’m talking about the upcoming RACK (Random Acts of Cambridge Kindness) Week! Due to last year’s overwhelmingly positive response, we will have our second annual Cambridge BRIDGE to Service Day on February 15th as part of RACK week. Last year, hundreds of students GENEROUSLY participated in community service projects on campus. Students were INVOLVED and ENGAGED in making blankets for homeless shelters, creating first aid kits for first responders to distribute, grounds beautification, creating kindness rocks for our courtyard, and writing letters to soldiers deployed overseas (just to name a few!).


    Cambridge Clubs, Teams, and Organizations have been requested to submit their activity so that we can communicate service options to all our students in advance of this year’s event. On BRIDGE to Service Day, we will run a half-day of school (including lunch), then RESPECTFULLY and BRAVELY participate in community service activities the rest of the day. We will run two afternoon sessions; each session will be 45 minutes long (1:45 - 2:30 pm and 2:45 - 3:30 pm).


    Our PTSA will also be hosting service activities in the cafeteria! This is an amazing day where we all come together as a building and community to serve others. Over the next month, we will be asking for donations for service activities and asking for volunteers who may want to help with community service. If you have a great idea for BRIDGE to Service Day, please have your child reach out to their club, sport or organization sponsor. If they are not part of a club, reach out to me, and we will see if we can get that activity added to the options available for our students. At Cambridge, we are DETERMINED to be the BRIDGE to help others. Please consider supporting us on Cambridge BRIDGE to Service Day 2023!

    Will to Live Foundation 5K

    The Will To Live Foundation, a Johns Creek-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, is beginning its 13th year! John and Susie Trautwein, with the help of the kids at Northview High School, founded the foundation in October of 2010 after Will Trautwein, a 15-year-old freshman at Northview, lost his life to depression and suicide. The foundation’s mission has always been to raise awareness of teen suicide in our communities. John Trautwein has given motivational speeches throughout our school system about the power of Life Teammates in our lives to help create a culture where it is “Okay to not be Okay” and talk about it – with a goal of erasing the stigma of mental illness.


    The Where There’s A Will There’s a Way 5K - a fun run for hope is the signature event of the foundation, and its 13th running will be held this coming February 4th in Johns Creek at River Trail Middle School / Shakerag park. The money raised by this event has funded not only the implementation of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program in every public school in Fulton and Cobb counties but in high schools nationwide. For more information on the event, visit the Will to Live 5K.

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    Mental Health Resources

    Over the winter break, if you need to seek mental health resources, several resources are available to you. Most of these resources are available 24 hours a day. If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. View these resources at the link below, or download the flyer below.


    Mental Health Resources