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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

DO YOU KNOW A CHILD THAT TURNED 4 BY DECEMBER 1, 2022??

If the answer is yes and they are looking for an incredible preschool program, please reach out to the office. We still have space in our GSRP program, and we will be enrolling students until March. Information on the program including how to enroll can be found on the flyer below.
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BUILDING A K-12 COMMUNITY WITH A NEW TRADITION

Celebrating a holiday can take many forms; being with family, visiting friends, traveling, and staying in your pajamas, are all traditions. Traditions are a part of the magic. The week before Christmas Break the #ONEHIVE family started a new tradition; K-12 Christmas Breakfast. It was a delightful morning to see our preschool students eating with seniors. It was a moment to pause and reflect and think how quickly time passes and what joy it is for us to gather. I look forward to many more #ONEHIVE Christmas Breakfast Celebrations!!!
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MLK BREAKFAST

The Keynote Address was delivered by the Willis Family. John Willis is the director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the City of Jackson. Also, his two sons Jay Willis and Khari Willis spoke. Jay is the Executive Director of Isaiah’s Hub Youth Center. Khari was an All-American football player at Michigan State and was drafted in 2019 by the Indianapolis Colts. He retired in 2022 to pursue a career in Christian Ministries.

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CAN YOU FIX A BROKEN BONE???

The Kindergarten classes recently completed a Project Lead the Way Module called “Form and Function; The Human Body”. Students learned about the major inner working body parts, where they’re located inside of us, and what each part does to contribute to our well being as a whole. Students also studied bone structure. They learned that our hands and feet alone make up over half of the bones in our body. Every child was able to look at a real x-ray to help them construct a model of the bones in their hand. At the end of the unit, kindergarten students had the task of identifying a broken bone from an x-ray (in this case a bone in the wrist). They then had to work as a team to make a cast that was light weight, water resistant, strong, and comfortable. It was fun to see how well the kids understood these ideas and used their knowledge from the module to create something amazing.


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FIRST GRADE EXPLORES LIGHT AND SOUND

First Grade students have completed their first Project Lead the Way Module called “Light and Sound”. Students learned about light waves and sound waves from several different hands-on experiences. They learned about how our eyes see light and color and how our ears hear sounds. For the final project, students had to pretend that they were lost in the forest. They were given only a handful of materials to create ways to send light signals and/or sound signals. It was exciting to see what they came up with as each group shared their ideas with the rest of the class.


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SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16TH

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WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

STUDENT ATHLETIC PASSES

Student passes are for sale at the ticket table for $30. This pass is good for the entire school year...WHAT A DEAL!! Athletes DO NOT get in free for events other than their sport. Kids that want to help in the concession stand can earn a student pass. See Mrs. Gill or Mr. Lehman for details!

THE VOICE OF CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL: THE CONCORD CHRONICLE

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT THAT LIKES TO SING??

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YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK

This week our students were working on flexible. What a wonderful group of students that demonstrated self-control all week! #ONEHIVE

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FOOD SERVICE FOCUS GROUPS

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

LATCH KEY

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE LATCH KEY PROGRAM, SEE THE FLYER BELOW AND BEGIN THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS!!!

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A NEW LINK TO ACCESS POWERSCHOOL

You may have noticed that PowerSchool was down again this week. In an effort to improve cybersecurity, changes have been made to our operating systems including PowerSchool. It is my understanding the PowerSchool app is still not working. I will keep families posted on any news I hear regarding that, BUT I know there is now a new link for students and their families to access grades and view student progress in classes. This link is active and working and can be found below. If you have forgotten your login information and/or password, please email your building administrative assistant and they can get you your PowerSchool information.

ABC DRIVER EDUCATION

Segment I and Segment 2 Driver Education classes start January 24th. You must call to register. 517-563-2005 or 800-914-4605. You may pick up a flyer in the office.

PET THERAPY

We are having our annual pet therapy Next Wednesday, January 18th from 10 to 11:30 in the gym.

You can sign up for 15 minutes for 5 dollars or 10 dollars for a half hour.

Please sign up for your slot in the office by next Wednesday!

Questions? Ask Mrs. Sigman

SENIORS NEED TO KNOW...

SENIOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM

AAre you a senior interested in a trade related career? The Jackson Commercial Contractors Association is hosting an event to give you insight into trade-related careers, as well as the opportunity to network with local businesses for potential jobs in the trades right after graduation. You will want to bring a current resume to this event. You must RSVP by January 30th to be able to attend. Details of this event and the link to RSVP has been sent to you by Mrs. Otto in an email on January 11th with the subject line Trade Related Career Opportunity.


Attention Seniors - new Scholarship Opportunity. Please check in your graduating class Google classroom for a new LOCAL scholarship called the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.
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FOLLOW CONCORD MIDDLE SCHOOL ON INSTAGRAM

If you would like to watch middle school action unfold follow Concord Middle School on Instagram. Their account is @concordyearbook. The yearbook club is going to be updating it more frequently than the Facebook page with pictures.

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates, announcements, and student photos; the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.


Concord Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page


Concord Community Schools Facebook Page

YELLOWJACKET TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED!!

We are in need of bus drivers, food service staff members, coaches, and individuals willing to work through EduStaff as Guest Teachers or subs for all of our positions. If you are interested and able, we would love to have you on our team. Below you will find information about signing up to work as a Guest Teacher through Edustaff. Further, you can view unfilled positions on our website. If you have any questions, please call one of our offices.
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SCHOOL CALENDAR

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