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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

FOURTH GRADE FIELD TRIP

Today the 4th Grade was able to go on our first field trip, thanks to our Smencil fundraiser. We traveled to Jackson College to watch Doktor Kaboom. We learned that science is for everyone!
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MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE NEED CHAPERONES

The annual middle school Halloween dance is coming up, Friday, October 28, and chaperones are needed!! If we do not have enough chaperones the dance will be canceled. If you can help out, please reach out to Mrs. Smith. danielle.smith@concordschools.net
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WELLNESS POLICY REVIEW

Earlier this week our wellness team met to complete the triennial review of our wellness policy and set some wellness goals. The wellness policy fits with our student and staff well-being Board commitment. The updated wellness policy went to the board for a first read, and the draft can be viewed below. There are a couple of wellness goals we will be working o over the next three years.


1. We want to increase the number of students that are eating breakfast.

2. Increase the number of opportunities for our students to participate in extracurricular activities that include physical activity.

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WHY THE HIVE

Why the Hive is written by Mr. Arbuckle and it features one student a week. The student being featured exemplifies our Yellow Jacket Character Traits and demonstrates a passion for our #ONEHIVE community. This week our Why The Hive features HALEY STIMER!!!
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PRESCHOOL AND LATCH KEY UPDATE

Unfortunately, the state has yet to release our childcare license yet. We are surprised by the delay, but we are very hopeful that it should be approved very soon. We are ready and cannot wait to get started!


As we learn more, we hope to add tuition preschool, and summer programming to serve more of our community. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE GSRP PROGRAM, SEE THE FLYER ABOVE AND BEGIN THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS!!!


We expect to make a registration announcement on K - 6th (12 years old) Latch Key as soon as we have our license. You can find the Latch Key Tuition rates in the flyer below.

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CONCORD CHRONICLE SHARING THE VOICE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

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ATHLETES HUSTLING IN THE HIVE

THE GIRLS OF FALL

Hannah Stimer was a state qualifier for our girls' golf team and played on October 14-15th in the state championship at The Meadows at Grand Valley University. She shot 116 on day one and came back to shoot 105 on day two. Her 221 2-day total was 73rd out of over 100 golfers. The girls' golf team is coached by Mike Bauman.

Kathy Lehman earned her 500th career victory on Saturday, October 8th. Her career at Concord has consisted of being the only senior on the 1986 state championship Team, earning all-state individual honors. She was also the JV coach in 1992 when Concord won the Class C state championship. Her coaching career has consisted of a nearly .750 winning percentage, including 10 district championships, 9 conference championships, 4 regional titles, and one trip to the Final 4 (2012). Overall, she's coached volleyball at Concord for almost 30 years, including 15 years at the varsity level.

Speaking of volleyball, the JV girls' volleyball team was victorious at the annual Concord JV Volleyball Tourney on Saturday, October 15th. The girls didn't lose a game during their championship day and beat Hilldale Academy in the finals. The JV girls' volleyball team also shared the Big 8 championship with a 6-1 record with Jonesville, whom they beat during the league season. The JV volleyball coach is Lindsey Lehman.

The 8th-grade volleyball team completed an undefeated regular season last week and backed it up on Saturday, October 15th by winning the Big 8 Tourney. The 8th-grade team was coached by Olivia Hotchkin. The 7th-grade volleyball team also had a successful season and lost in the semi-finals at the conference tourney to eventual champion Jonesville. The 7th-grade team was coached by Bailey Austin-Sinden

The middle school girls cross country team earned Big 8 Championship honors this fall and were victorious in all 4 Big 8 Jamborees in the process. The middle school girls' team was coached by Charlene Pyle and Bob Bates.
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HUFFMAN BASKETBALL CAMP

Huffman Basketball Camp is back!! Below is the direct link to sign up! Use the promo code CONCORD and it's only $20.
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SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 24TH

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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!

YELLOWJACKETS OF THE WEEK

This week our students were working on self-control. What a wonderful group of students that demonstrated self-control all week! #ONEHIVE
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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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SENIORS NEED TO KNOW...

SENIOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM


Attention Seniors. In your graduating Google classroom, there are scholarships posted. Please check out the scholarships with upcoming deadlines. These are posted under the topics October Scholarship deadlines and November scholarship deadlines.

All of the scholarships currently listed are valued in thousands of dollars. One is even up to $200,000 and most scholarships are offering more than an award.

Do not wait until the night before the deadline as you may need recommendation letters and it is only appropriate to give someone a 2-week window to write you a recommendation letter.

COLLEGE VISITS

Attention Juniors and Seniors:

Are you considering college? Do you have questions about the application process, campus life, specific programs offered by colleges, or just want to gather more information to help you finalize a decision about what college you would like to attend? These inquiries can start right here on our own campus by attending college visits right here on the CHS campus. The following colleges will be visiting the Concord High School campus in the near future: Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, and Spring Arbor University. If you want to join others in meeting with the college admissions representatives of any of these colleges, you must sign up in the high school's main office. See the Calendar of CHS campus college visits in your graduating class Google classroom.

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GIRL SCOUTS

Start your adventure today! Fun with friends. New adventures. Making a difference. Did you know that in Girl Scouts girls develop a strong sense of self, seek challenges, and be community problem solvers all while having fun with their friends?

You're ready to go and Girl Scouts is ready for you. All girls in K-12th grade are welcome to join. Join us today at girlscouts.org. Stop in the office to pick up a flyer.

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

*** NOTE HOMECOMING HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022****
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