Hawks Happenings Monthly Newsletter

May 2022 Edition

Principal's Corner: Down the stretch!

Hello Hawks families,


As we prepare for the start of May, we know that these last few weeks of the school year truly fly by. Before we know it, summer will be on our doorsteps!


This month we will continue to have our 10th and 11th grade students engage in state required SBAC testing in Mathematics and Science. Students are also, across the board, going to have their final projects and their culminating learning activities, with due dates that will be here before they know it. Now is the time for students to plan ahead! We have a thriving snack-filled after school Academic Lab staffed with tutors for students who need to stay after school to get caught up, or need a little extra help. We also have the ability to transport home students with our 21st century partnership if students want to stay after school for help but need a ride home.


We also want our parents to note that we are seeing an increase in stress levels with our students. In the last few weeks, the number of students who have come down to talk to our counselors has been the highest it's been all year. A lot of students are feeling stressed, and we want to make sure they have the support they need to thrive!


Teacher and Nurse appreciation is the first week in May as well, May 2-6. Our teachers and nurses are amazing, and we truly appreciate everything that they do to help raise the kids in our community. We have some treats and other goodies planned for our teachers next week, but I know if you have a minute to drop some of them an email thanking them for what they do, it would be an incredibly kind gesture and well received by our staff!


In this edition of the Hawks Happenings newsletter there is information about upcoming musical concerts, Prom, Graduation commencement, and much more!


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at 509-522-3312.


Go Hawks!


Robert Aguilar, Principal

Prom 2022

We are so thrilled to be able to host a Prom for our juniors and seniors after having to cancel the event for the past two years due to COVID.


This year Prom will be on campus, outside with a flowery and festive décor out at the tennis courts.


Prom is on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00-11:00pm.


Tickets have been on sale for over the past week, and will continue to be available until Friday, May 6th.


Go Hawks!

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Class of 2022 Graduation Commencement Information and other Senior Events

College Place High School is excited to celebrate this year's senior class, the Class of 2022. Our Graduation commencement ceremony will be on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00pm, here at the College Place High School Stadium.


Families are encouraged to arrive early to accommodate the anticipated high volume of parking needs. We have partnered with Wal-Mart as an overflow parking area, and have asked our staff to park off-site as well. We are asking our graduates to arrive at 6:15pm that evening in preparation for the ceremony.


There will be no limitation to the number of guests each student can invite to Graduation. Our stadium facilities will also include ground level chair seating for the elderly or those who prefer this option. We will also provide Spanish translation receivers for our Spanish speaking families.


We anticipate a wonderful summer evening sunset as the backdrop to this event, however, should the weather forecast look unfavorable, we will communicate with the graduates and their families if we need to move the ceremony indoors.


The ceremony will also be livestreamed on our NFHS platform. Here is the link, which we will also post on our social media platforms and school website. [Link: CPHS Graduation Commencement 2022]


We also ask that guests refrain from bringing noisemakers to our event, as we want to ensure each graduates name is heard when they cross the stage.


Here is a list of senior events we have planned leading up to Graduation:


Monday, June 6th (Half-Day Early Release)

Baccalaureate; 7:00pm at the Walla Walla University Church of Seventh Day Adventists


Tuesday, June 7th

Yearbook Distribution during Hawk Time.


Thursday, June 9th

Seniors last day of school.


Friday, June 10th

Senior Awards Breakfast; 8:00am at the CPHS Commons/Cafeteria

CPPS Graduate Walk; 9:30am at Davis, Sager, and CPHS.

Commencement Graduation Rehearsal; 10:30-Noon

(Seniors, please bring your cap & gowns for the Grad Walk)


Saturday, June 11th

Commencement Graduation Ceremony; 7:00pm; CPHS Stadium

(Seniors, please plan to arrive at 6:15pm. Please plan to park at the Sager parking lot if not being dropped off.)


Again, we are very much looking forward to celebrating this amazing class of young people. We are so proud of them and look forward to hosting you for a wonderful and memorable ceremony.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the high school at 509-522-3312.


Go Hawks!

High School Band Concert

Monday, May 9th, 7pm

1755 South College Avenue

College Place, WA

Please join us on Monday, May 9th at 7:00pm as our high school band performs their spring concert here at the CPHS commons.

High School Choir Concert

Wednesday, May 25th, 7pm

1755 South College Avenue

College Place, WA

Please join us on Wednesday, May 25th for our high school spring choir concert, here at the CPHS Commons!
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Message from Gear-Up to the Classes of 2022 and 2023: College and Scholarship Opportunities!

JUNIOR Scholarship Fix


Open to the Class of 2022 and 2023

Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00-8:00 in the CPHS Commons

(See flyer)


Scholarship Fix will provide participants with a list of scholarships, insider tips on applying, resources to use over and over again, and an outline and draft of a personal statement.

This is meant for the current Juniors to prepare for their senior year, however, it is also open to Seniors.


No need to RSVP.



SENIORS - Join WSU GEAR UP for a College Survival Camp


July 6-8, 2022 at Eastern Washington University

July 11-13, 2022 at Washington State University in Pullman


You do not have to be admitted to these schools to attend this event. Come get a taste of college life and learn what it takes to live and financially survive. Housing, Transportation, and Meals are provided.


Sign up with ablethen@earlyoutreach.wsu.edu or the GEAR UP office door. Mrs. Blethen will provide you with an application packet to secure your spot.

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Cell Phone Usage Ramping Up in Classes!

We would love your help and support in talking with your student about cell phone use in class. We are seeing a large increase in students using their cell phones without teacher permission, often trying to be sneaky about it, but certainly at the expense of losing focus on the lesson and finding themselves falling behind.


We have a three strike policy for progressive cell phone discipline. The first offense is an administrative conference with the student and principal, the second offense means a student will have to turn in their cell pone to the office for the remainder of the day, and the third offense means they turn it in to the office but a parent or guardian must pick it up after school gets out. If we have students who are getting office referrals for cell phones past the three strikes than often we will ask for parent meetings and look to place students on Phone Technology Contracts until the behavior can be curbed.


Thank you for any help you can provide that encourages students to keep their phones away during classtime!

ASB Elections for 2022-2023

Is your student interested in applying to be an ASB officer next year? If so, application packets are now available! You may pick one up at the main office or with Mr. Roberts, ASB Advisor, directly in room 237. Applications are due, Friday May 6th.
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Drama Improvisation Spring Performance

Thursday, May 26th, 7pm

1755 South College Avenue

College Place, WA

Please consider coming out to enjoy an evening of improv as our drama students engage in a playful night of improv, Thursday May 26th at 7:00pm here in the CPHS commons.
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