CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of February 22, 2021

School Pictures for Grades 9-11

Hey Underclassmen, did you think we forgot you on school pictures? No way!

All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade CHS students who would like to get a school picture taken can do so by appointment on Thursday, February 25th from 3 – 7 pm and Friday, February 26th from 9am – 2pm by appointment only.

Please use this link to sign up for an appointment time:

You can pre-order your pictures through the LifeTouch Website at using picture day ID: EVTV82R6J

No one is required to attend this event, CHS is simply making an official portrait opportunity available to you.

How it will work:

· Students must sign up for an appointment through the Bookings link above.

· Students should arrive at the school and go to the back door of the Gold Gym at the corner of the building by the soccer fields at the time of their appointment.

· Masks must be worn at all times except while having your picture taken.

· Students will have their temperature taken. If a student has a temperature outside the acceptable range the Nurse will advise they not be admitted. Students who do not have all their vaccinations complete will not be allowed in the building.

· Student will proceed to the waiting area to prepare for picture then proceed to the photo booth.

· All students will exit the building directly after having their picture taken.

Wrestling Results from Districts

On February 13th, The Yellowjacket Wrestling Program competed in the MSHSAA CLASS 2, DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT. We took 9 wrestlers, ready to battle it out for a chance to go to Sectionals and then State. After a tough day of wrestling, we had 5 wrestlers qualify for Sectionals!

113 So. Eric Franklin, 4th place

120 Jr. Elijah Gunnels, 3rd Place

138 Sr. Alex Hillard, 4th Place (Captain)

182 So. Harold Tsafack, 3rd Place (1st year wrestler)

195 Sr. Nosa Ohanmu, 3rd Place (Captain)

These wrestlers move on to Sectionals at Seneca, MO on February 27th, 2021. Top three finishers move on to the State Tournament, which will be at the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence.

To our guys that fell on Saturday, you did an amazing job this season. We are so proud of you. Do not let the results from that day take away the accomplishments you made this season. Let it be the fuel to drive you into next season! It is a great day to be a Yellowjacket!

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Debaters Win Big!

The firm of DiPasqule Moore recently ran a fun essay contest challenging Debate KC students to answer a simple question: Who’s “got this” in your life? Kamryn Coppock and Damarion Mitchell were finalists in the “Mike’s Got This” essay contest!

Kamryn Coppock won first place a Macbook Pro, and Damarion Mitchell won 3rd place $250 gift card to Nike.

So proud of our debaters!

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Did you ever enjoy water gun fights as a kid? Well, meet Lonnie Johnson, the man that gave us the most famous water gun — the Super Soaker. Lonnie wasn’t a toymaker, he was actually an Aerospace Engineer for NASA with a resume boasting a stint with the US Air Force, work on the Galileo Jupiter probe and Mars Observer project, and more than 40 patents.

Yes, he is also working on the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC) which converts heat directly into electricity — but it’s the squirt gun he created that has given us all the most joy.

Extracted from:

14 Black Inventors You Probably Didn’t Know About by Pamela Rosario Pérez

Censor & Censure from Merriam Webster

A pair of commonly confused words, censor and censure were both much in the news as well, each appearing in a number of political stories.

While both censor and censure may be traced back to the same word (the Latin cēnsēre, meaning "to give as an opinion, perform the duties of a censor”), they have meanings in English that are distinct. Censor (as a verb) means “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable,” while the relevant sense of censure is “to formally reprimand (someone).”

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Did you know that the first home security system was invented by a Black nurse? Meet Marie Van Brittan Brown. Although she was a full-time nurse, she recognized the security threats to her home and devised a system that would alert her of strangers at her door and contact relevant authorities as quickly as possible.

Her original invention consisted of peepholes, a camera, monitors, and a two-way microphone. The finishing touch was an alarm button that, when pressed, would immediately contact the police. Her patent laid the groundwork for the modern closed-circuit television system that is widely used for surveillance, home security systems, push-button alarm triggers, crime prevention, and traffic monitoring.

Extracted from:

14 Black Inventors You Probably Didn’t Know About by Pamela Rosario Pérez

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