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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

OREO STACKING COMPETITION

For nearly 10 years students in my class have participated in an Oreo Stacking Competition. It is always something 2nd graders look forward to-and this year was no exception. Students get two chances to stack their Oreos in the tallest free-standing tower. Our winner this year was Owen Passmore with a stack of 19. After stacking, students get to practice adding their total stacks. We then move on to the tasting portion of the day. For this, students get one cookie from each flavor. They learn how to use all their senses to enjoy their cookie. First, we observe them with our eyes, then we smell the cookie, and finally, we take a small bite, as we savor the flavor. We score each cookie out of 10. After cleansing our pallet we move on to the next flavor. Finally, we graph our favorites and answer questions about our graph. In the last part of the day, we get messy. Students use their Oreos to create a sculpture by taking the cream out of the cookie. We had a great time integrating math and creativity into a fun competition!
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HOMECOMING

Homecoming is Friday, September 30th, 2022. The parade will begin at 5:30. Would you like to have a float in the parade? Please complete the registration form if you are interested. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/8NVDtvCfz5TvQ2327

K-8 SPIRIT WEEK DRESS UP DAYS SEPTEMBER 26TH-30TH

Please see the K-8 dress-up days below! How many participants do you think we will have??
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HIGH SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK

The dress-up days for spirit week:
Monday - Celebrity Day - come dressed as your favorite celebrity
Tuesday - Biker vs. Surfers
Wednesday - Dynamic Duo Day - find a friend and dress as a famous pair, i.e. PB & J, Salt and Pepper, Batman and Robin.
Thursday - Comfy Day

Friday - Show your Yellowjacket Pride in Purple & Gold

Make sure to dress up each day to earn spirit week points for your class! The class with the most spirit points by the end of the week will win the CHS Spirit Stick!

If you would like to request music for the dance, there was a song request form sent to your email.

SENIORS


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.

9TH AND 10TH GRADE PARENTS....

Manufacturing Technology Beginners (MTB) is an introductory program for 9th and 10th-grade students to the practices of manufacturing technology education
and the careers available within the manufacturing community.

The program is designed for students who express a clear interest in the manufacturing pathway and will feature collaborative instructional efforts by the Shop Rat Foundation and Jackson Area Career Center, as well as industry speakers provided by the Jackson Area Manufacturing Association.

Students who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to make a seamless transition to the 11th and 12th-grade Manufacturing Technology
Program at the Career Center.

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THE CONCORD CHRONICLE: THE TRAILHEAD COFFEE SHOP BY RYLEE SINDEN

JTV FEATURES SENIOR ATHLETE ANTHONY EVANS

WHY THE HIVE??

This week we are starting a new feature in The BUZZ called 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 Lucy Otto!!!
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SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26TH

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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!
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YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK!

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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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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.

DO YOU KNOW A TEACHER THAT DESRVES A NOMINATION?

Parents and students: Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Top Teacher Award. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, please visit their website at www.jacksonmagazine.com, go to events tab and select Top Teachers. The due date for 2023 nominations is October 14, 2022.

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.

PRESCHOOL UPDATE

Through the end of the summer, we have been working to open our own GSRP Preschool and Latchkey programs. The process has been a little slower than we had hoped, but we are making strides forward. We have interviewed for staffing all positions and developed handbooks, policies, and procedures. Right now, we plan to open a GSRP preschool Monday-Thursday and Latch Key (after-school care) Monday-Friday (after-school care). With some of the delays, our targeted start date has moved back to the second week of October at the earliest. Families that have registered for GSRP should be hearing from either myself or JCISD staff next week. 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!!!

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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