Hooch Happenings

November 4, 2021

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Families,

Please see the Fall exam schedule below. Students may not take exams early. If a student misses an exam(s), the make-up time for this will be Monday, January 3rd (9-11 a.m. and/or 1:00-3:00 p.m.) OR Saturday, January 8th from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

In addition, per board policy the last day for students to turn in recovery/make-up work will be Friday, December 3rd.

Dr. Mike Todd

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Teacher Accolades - Impact Journal

Last month, one of Chattahoochee’s math teachers, Rachelle Abelson, was chosen as the subject for a teacher spotlight in Impact Journal. Click the link to read about how Rachelle values professional growth and how she supports the growth of her students. We are so proud to have Ms. Abelson as part of the Hooch Family!

Impact Journal - Rachelle Abelson

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If you haven't done so already, now is a great time to check in on your child's school attendance. You can do so via the parent portal. Click here to sign up. Set Up Parent Portal

Daily and on time attendance is crucial to your child's academic success and future!

When Do Absences Become a Problem?

Good Attendance: 5 or fewer absences

Warning Signs: 6 to 10 days

Chronic Absence: 10 days or more

Help Your Child Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance!

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

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Media Center

  • If your student is passionate about serving on the school technology team, please have him or her apply at www.tinyurl.com/2021ciaappform. We would love for your student to join our team and become a technology leader!
  • Come and experience simple coding and circuit with us at the media center on 11/10 (Wed) beginning at 11:55AM. Be sure to register your student at https://tinyurl.com/2021littlebits and see more details about this amazing workshop.
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Counseling Corner

Parents/Guardians of 11th graders

Have you scheduled your student’s Junior Advisement Meeting yet with their School Counselor? If not, please go to https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/24642 and get started! Links to the recorded Junior Information presentation as well as the PowerPoint are available at the top of the page, and steps to complete prior to the meeting are at the bottom of the page. This meeting is mandatory for all Juniors, and families are expected to either watch the presentation or look through the PowerPoint prior to attending the meeting. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Parents/Guardians of Seniors

The November 15th and December 1st deadlines for college applications are quickly approaching! If your student is applying to a college that requires a counselor recommendation form or letter, then they must have completed the following at least 10 school days prior to the college deadline:

  1. Complete the Transcript Choice Form
  2. In Naviance, submit a transcript request and add the college to their Colleges I’m Applying To list – be sure to select the correct deadline.
  3. If applicable, match their Common App account with Naviance and complete the FERPA waiver (click on any college in Common App, then click the Recommenders and FERPA tab). Their colleges will then populate in their Colleges I’m Applying To list in Naviance.
  4. Upload their completed Senior Profile in their Counselor’s Class of 2022 Teams

Students who are applying to colleges that do not require a counselor recommendation only need to do (1) and (2). Videos and guides for matching Common App with Naviance as well as requesting transcripts in Naviance can be found on our Class of 2022 page.

Please ask your students to double-check that their college deadlines are listed correctly in Naviance, and if not, to update them! Many students have indicated to their Counselor that they are applying for a deadline that is in 1st semester, but Naviance is showing that they selected deadlines in 2nd semester. We need these deadlines to be absolutely correct to ensure your students’ documents get to their colleges in time.

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Volleyball – 25-17 overall record, 3-4 in region play, advanced to the sweet 16 in the GHSA tournament.

Flag Football – 2-2 overall record, 1-1 in area play

Softball – 10-11 overall record, 6-8 in region play with a 5th place finish in the hardest softball region in the state

Football – 1-8 overall record, 0-6 in region play. Last home game this Friday November 5th at 7:30pm (Senior Night)

Cross Country – Boys team advanced to the state championships with a 2nd place finish in region. Girls placed 5th in region race missing the state cut by only a few team points. That’s the girls best finish in 10 years.

Competition Cheer – At Chestatee HS this Saturday from 10am-12pm. Region competition is November 13th and state championships November 19th and 20th in Macon, Ga.

Winter sports started this past week. Swim and Dive is in full swing with their first competition already completed. Boys and Girls Basketball have started already. Scrimmages are next week on Tuesday November 9th at Dawson County HS at 6:00 and 7:30pm. Lastly, wrestling has started and has their first match on Saturday November 13th at Dunwoody HS at 8:00am.

Tennis tryouts will start on January 4th. Any student interested in playing tennis should contact:

Coach Bennett (boys tennis) at bennettm@fultonschools.org

Coach Walker (girls tennis) at walkerdj@fultonschools.org

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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

Garin Berry - 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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