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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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PLANT SCIENCE CLASS TAKES ROOT

As an educator, taking risks is hard! Trying new things is scary, and being willing to struggle is tough. Teachers are driven to want to know all of the material, be the expert in the room, know exactly what to say and do, be ready for anything, anticipate problems before they happen, etc., but when a teacher is in complete control of everything the teaching and learning are typically called teacher-centered.


One of the things that we strive for as a district is to become more student-centered. Listening to student feedback and honoring their voice helps them to become empowered and independent. Over the last two years, we have seen new - student-centered - classes popping up left and right across the district. The latest one at the high school is the plant science class taught by Ms. Colangelo. The student scheduling process really demanded this class be added to the curriculum guide for 22-23, and it was the only class that had to turn students away this year.


The students are learning so much, and they are driving the projects, processes, and areas they are digging deeper into. I had the distinct honor of being a guest at the Plant Science Courtyard open house, and I was AMAZED!!! Our high school students have taken this learning opportunity and transformed our courtyard!! It is now a space that is beautiful and can be used for learning by all of our classes. The amount of work is unbelievable and I could NOT BE MORE PROUD!!! You can tell from the picture below they are pretty proud of themselves too. Plus, the courtyard is now a space that is beautiful and can be used for learning by all of our classes.


Way to go Ms. Colangelo for taking this risk and way to go Plant Science students you are an inspiration. You have reminded me what kids can do if they are allowed to lead their own learning!! THANK YOU!!

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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 MORGAN MADDOX !!!
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FOOD SERVICE CORNER

FEATURED THSI WEEK

It might be 70 degrees and sunny, but we are already thinking of Thanksgiving! Today's featured lunch entree was roasted turkey -- smoked overnight in our very own kitchen! Sides included mashed potatoes, gravy, and a salad from the veggie bar. Not ready to think about November? Students also had the option to choose an Italian sub. Yum!
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PRESCHOOL UPDATE

WE ARE 99.9% SURE WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST GSRP CLASS ON OCTOBER 18TH!! We had our licensing inspection and it went well. We are now waiting on final approval which we anticipate getting Monday or Tuesday.


Right now, we plan to open a GSRP preschool Monday-Thursday and Latch Key (after-school care) Monday-Friday (after-school care). We will have a tuition program on Fridays for our GSRP students beginning Friday, November 4th.


As we develop the program and 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 an announcement on K - 6th (12 years old) Latch Key next week.

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CONCORD CHRONICLE SHARING THE VOICE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL

GO JACKETS!!!

Good luck to the varsity football in their quest for their first Tri-River 8-Man Football League championship! They will play Northpointe Christian at Grandville Middle School: (3535 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI).
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SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17TH

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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!

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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JUNIOR JACKET CHEER CAMP

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th, Thursday, October 27th, and Friday, October 28th after School from 3 PM - 5 PM for this year's Junior Jacket Cheer Clinic led by your Concord Varsity Cheerleaders!

Current CCS students will be collected from the Elementary/Middle School Building after school these days. The cost to participate is $25 for pre-registered participants and $30 for day of registration participants. The cost includes a t-shirt if ordered.

All participants will perform a cheer routine for family/friends at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 28th.

To register your cheerleader click this link: https://forms.gle/QQFTn5xivRkXa3yWA

For additional information regarding the event, please see the flyer.

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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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