News From Nine
Weekly Updates From CHS9 - 5/8/22
Welcome to the weekly CHS9 Parent Newsletter
Week in Review/Look Ahead
We have completed the bulk of our testing at CHS9 as of last week, and we are down to a small number of students who will take the AP Spanish IV exam on Wednesday of this coming week. Our bell schedule for the rest of the students will remain normal and shuttles will run as normally scheduled.
The biggest thing for students to focus on from here on is to finish strong academically and behaviorally. At this time of year, we expect our students to begin to behave like sophomore students. We should not be seeing immature and unacceptable behavior by this time of the school year. Please help us by reminding your child to maintain focus and meet behavioral expectations for the final three weeks of the school year. We know they can do it!
Please see the updates below and let's have a great week at CHS9!
As a reminder, on May 13th, we will be holding our 2nd ever, but intended to be annual, Cowboy Fest sponsored by our amazing PTSO! It's going to be a day of fun to celebrate all the hard work our 9th graders have put in this year.
Please remember that any student that has been assigned ISS or worse as a consequence between April 10th and Cowboy Fest will not be allowed to participate in the activities for the day.
The schedule for the entire day is below:
One of the exciting opportunities students have for lunch during Cowboy Fest is to purchase food from a few different outside vendors if they choose. The last chance to buy these lunches will be Monday and Tuesday, May 9th and 10th. If your student wishes to purchase a special lunch, they need to bring $5 per lunch ordered. Students will need to show their student ID to order a meal and will be required to show their student ID when picking up their food during Cowboy Fest.
Our cafeteria will still offer lunch on May 13th for students who choose not to order food from one of the options above.
The outside vendor options are below:
State VASE Results
This past weekend, state qualifiers from CHS9 and CHS participated in the State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event). These students had the opportunity to participate in workshops and their art was displayed and went through the state level round of judging. We are excited to announce that our students did fantastic at the state level and earned a collective of 11 State Medals and one Gold Seal!
CHS9 State Medalists (corresponding pieces pictured below):
- Richard Chen
- Melora Dominic
- Harshini Godavathi
- Claire Liu
- Nrithya Mahesh
- Sahiti Peechara
Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month, a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to American history, society, and culture. In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/ Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress passed legislation which permanently designated May of each year as “Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month.” Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have played a signiﬁcant role in our city and state, leading our community in such industries as education, medicine, ﬁnance, government, and international trade.
Sack Summer Hunger
Students Leaving Town Before the End of School
We strongly urge all students to stay in school until the end of the school year if at all possible.
Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Forms
Make your student's birthday extra special with a Marquee Birthday Wish!
Parents / guardians can now purchase a birthday wish to be advertised on the CHS9 Marquee for only $25! Your student's birthday wish will be displayed on our marquee on your student's birthday. (Weekend birthdays can be scheduled on the Friday prior or the Monday following the birthday.) Purchase must be made one week prior to the date the message is to run on the marquee. Messages will be "Happy Birthday, (student's name)! Love, (____________)"
To purchase a Birthday Wish for your student, please fill out the form below. Payment can be made through SchoolPay using the link in the form.
Counselor Requests & Appointments
If you or your child would like to visit with a counselor for academic, college/career, or social/emotional needs during the year please visit the CHS9 Website to make an appointment. We look forward to working with our learners and parents this year.
Optional Vaccine Records
If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccine and you wish to have it noted on his or her Immunization record, please email a copy of his or her vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child displays any of these symptoms, notify the nurse and do not come to campus:
-Congestions or runny nose
-Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
-Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
-Muscle or body aches
-New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
-New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
-New loss of taste or smell
-Shortness of breath
IMPORTANT - BELTLINE ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Student Clubs and Activities
Student ID Badges
As part of our CISD and CHS9 Campus Security Protocols, all students must always have their school ID on a lanyard and around their neck or clipped to their shirt while on campus. Any student that is found to be without their ID badge on campus will be immediately directed to the front office to obtain a temporary ID badge. The consequences for excessive ID badge violations are as follows:
· 4th violation – Hour Block Lunch Detention
· 5th violation – Hour Block Lunch Detention X 2
· 6th violation – Friday Night Live
· 7th and subsequent violations – Assistant Principal’s Discretion
Replacement badges are available for purchase in the front office for a fee of $5.00. Your student may also purchase a replacement lanyard for an additional $1.00. Payments must be made by cash, exact change only.
*Additionally, students who are not wearing their permanent ID badge will not be allowed to leave the cafeteria during HBL to go to areas of choice. Students without an ID badge or with a temporary ID badge will be allowed to go to tutoring only.