Hooch Happenings

February 25, 2022

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Community,

Did you know that Chattahoochee has virtual tutoring through a partnership with FEV Tutor (https://www.fevtutor.com/) available at no cost for our students? This tutoring is one-on-one and can be done after school or on the weekends. Students work with the tutor using a virtual whiteboard and chat function. The sessions are recorded so students can go back and review concepts as needed. Students schedule at their convenience and can even upload homework for on-demand help. This service is available for all core classes. If interested, please contact Xiomara Romine in the counseling office at rominex@fultonschools.org.

All the best,

Dr. Mike Todd


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ACT Day - Tuesday, March 8th

ACT Day is Tuesday March 8, 2022. On that day:

  • All 9th & 10th graders should report to school for a normal school day

  • 12th graders will stay home for a virtual asynchronous day

  • 11th graders reporting who are not taking the ACT will spend the day in a supervised study hall

  • ACT Test Takers will report by 8:00AM – these families should be on the lookout for a detailed email on Friday 2/11 containing their room/proctor assignment and their unique, nine-digit ACT student code

Questions? Reach out to Mr. Abelkop at abelkop@fultonschools.org

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Media Center

There will be a mandatory laptop check on 2/28 (Monday) during 6th period. Any student who has a school-issued laptop must bring it in fully charged to school on Monday. The school-issued laptop must be powered on during this device check. If your student is not on campus during 6th period, he/she must see Ms. Lee or Ms. Greene at the media center for laptop check prior to 6th period on 2/28. Failure to cooperate with this process will result in a $280 fine.

Project AMP

Do you have a student that could use a mentor? Let us tell you about Project Amp!

Project Amp is a mentorship program that lets students take a break from their day to talk with a mentor about whatever is on their mind—including school stressors, relationships, coping skills, and alcohol and drug use. The mentor can help students figure out what’s working for them, what’s not, and what they would like to change. The Project Amp mentors are young adults in their 20’s who have experience going through some of the same things that high school students are experiencing. They would meet with them when it works for the student's schedule over the course of the semester.

Project Amp is also a research study to see if meeting with a mentor helps students. If you’d like to participate, you will fill out two confidential surveys and may be invited to participate in a focus group. You will earn a gift card for completing each data collection activity—up to $80 total!

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Counseling Corner

The Counselors finished with their individual scheduling meetings with the 9th – 11th graders last week. This week, they wrapped up the 10-minute scheduling meetings for parents/guardians and will follow up with any students they didn’t get to meet with in the Media Center. At this time, further changes to course requests are closed. The next time students will be able to change course requests will be on Information Day in August and will be subject to availability. To view your student’s course requests for the 22-23 school year, have your student log into their Infinite Campus portal and click on Academic Planner. Any student who was absent or did not have a chance to meet with their counselor will be called in before their course requests are closed for scheduling.

Upcoming Counseling events:


  • 3/16 - Counseling Seminar #3 - College Search Process @ 5:00 pm - Teams link: https://bit.ly/SeminarMar16
  • 3/22 - Dual Enrollment Help Session – students must complete Step 1: DE Interest Form in Naviance to be invited! Teams link will be sent to those students and their parents/guardians via Naviance email.
  • 3/31 - Dual Enrollment DEADLINE for upcoming school year – all DE info can be found at https://ChattahoocheeDE.weebly.com



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School Governance Council Elections

Calling all Hooch parents/guardians, teachers, and Johns Creek community members!

Have you been looking for a way to get more involved at our school? Are you passionate about seeing real change at Chattahoochee High School and having a voice in processes and programs, that can help our students and staff?

If so, then please consider running for School Governance Council. This is a great opportunity to share your talent and voice, with a group of teachers, parents, administration, students, and community members, all working to make CHS a better place.

Our SGC meets once a month, right after school. The term is for 2 years, beginning in the fall of 2022. The time commitment isn't too burdensome, and it's an incredible way to get more involved in our school community.

The SGC candidate declaration period is now open, and we are looking for parents/guardians/teachers/community members to run.

If interested in becoming an SGC candidate, please complete the declaration form in the following link... https://fultonschools.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efFvFOgZJCa0Rng


For more information on SGC, please visit https://fultonk12-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/schoolgovernance_fultonschools_org/EQMNG60PqeBGqgP2cIUCBa0Bnk5Lz6vKvD574cEs8ZyIhQ?e=PEo1f5

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone on our council, please don't hesitate to contact McKenzieA@Fultonschools.org.

We are very excited about the work that our SGC has accomplished to help make our school a better place! Check the SGC link on the CHS website for updates on our accomplishments and exactly how we make a difference in the strategic direction of our school.

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Congratulations to Chattahoochee's 22 Finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. 7,500 scholarships winners will be chosen from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists.
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GNFCC Emerging Leaders

The Greater North Fulton Chamber is hard at work planning for our 2022-23 Emerging Leaders (ELP) program, and we hope students from Chattahoochee High School will join us!

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers a unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors from North Fulton high schools who wish to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, outside activities, community service, and networking opportunities.

Share this program with any students who you believe could benefit from Emerging Leaders. Pillars of the program include promoting community awareness, instilling civic responsibility, and building relationships. Students engage civic leaders through program class days including:

  • Leadership Training
  • Recognizing Your Strengths
  • Working with a Team
  • Professional Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mock Interview
  • Community Service
  • Government & Judicial
  • Valuing Community Diversity
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurism
  • Public Safety & Justice

Students can apply by clicking the link here or using the QR code above. For more information, please use the contact information below.


Leadership Programs Coordinator
11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 100

Alpharetta, GA 30009
(P): 678.397.0571



Girls Basketball – Finished season 8-19 overall and 3-11 in region play.

Boys Basketball – Finished season 16-13 overall and 7-7 in region play. Advanced to the state tournament for the 4th consecutive year. Lost Wednesday night in the first round 65-57 to a great Alexander team.

Baseball – 0-4 overall record and 0-0 in region play.

Girls Lacrosse – 2-2 overall record, 1-0 in region/area play.

Boys Lacrosse – 1-3 overall record, 0-2 in region/area play.

Girls Soccer – 6-2 overall record, 0-0 in region play. Ranked #6 in 6A GHSA.

Boys Soccer – 1-3-2 overall record, 0-0 in region play.

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Administrators and Department Chairs

Jonathan Adel - ELA and Fine Arts
David White; ELA; Whitedp@fultonschools.org

Lori Buonamici; Fine Arts; BuonamiciL@fultonschools.org

Garrett Abelkop - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Beth Smith; Math; Smithec@fultonschools.org

J.J. Hicks; PE; Hicksj@fultonschools.org

Nadia Ali; World Language; Aliahmady@fultonschools.org

Amanda Wile; TAG; Wile@fultonschools.org

Gwen Harris - Science and CTAE

Matt Mihordea; Science; Mihordea@fultonschools.org

Kylie Dayton; CTAE; Daytonk@fultonschools.org

Ingrid Parham - Social Studies and IRR
Tim Reeder; Social Studies; Reedert@fultonschools.org

Jeanne Dongieux; IRR; Dongieux@fultonschools.org

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