The Counselor Crow's Nest

Looking out for our Buccaneers Week of 5/13/2020

Counselor Contact (Last Names A - D, Chatt. Tech Dual Enrollment) (Last Names E - K, KSU Dual Enrollment) (Last Names L - Q, Department Chair) (Last Names L - Q, Department Chair) (Last Names R - Z) (Counseling Clerk)

Spotlight on Spectacular Students!

Congratulations to our local scholarship winning Buccaneers!

Abbey Kay Hebert Memorial Scholarship – Joanie Cox

Acworth Business Association - Christina Strapp

Acworth Cultural Arts Scholarships – Nia George, Danielle Maudlin and Mackenzie Roberson

Caleb Lucas Memorial Scholarship Winners - Lleyton Aguilar, Molly Chiaravalloti, Ellen Madson, Rachel Warner

PTSA Scholarships – Alexis Bateh and Carter Stumpf

Save Acworth History Foundation Scholarships – Lela Calixte and Nia George

Senator Tippins Scholarships – Tieana Duckworth, Kelli Hubinger, Austin Klepper and Christina Strapp

Turner J. Cockrell Scholar Athlete Award Scholarships – Lauren Boykins and Shane Tesler

Congratulations to our Georgia Scholar Recipients!!

Nia George

Austin Klepper

Spotlight on student work!

Mrs. Woody-Kemp gave an assignment to her Technical Theatre students to design a mask for Covid19 and explain their design. Senior Alexya Jackson created an outstanding design and explanation!

This mask is based upon the idea of transformation. Whether people want it or not, I feel like all of us are or will be going through a massive transformation as we come out on the other side of this battle. Many doors are being closed in order for many others to be opened, and although I don't know what the future will hold for us, I have hope that we'll all become better than we ever imagined. What's going on is terrible, and my heart goes out to all those who are suffering. However, if everything happens for a reason, I hope the end result is beautiful and that people learn to take time to appreciate the small, simple things in life, help others when we can, and unite together to spread happiness and light to all. Life is fragile but magnificent, and I'd rather go through it admiring what I have then despairing about what I've lost.

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COVID-19 Tips for Parents

Below is a link to a document with a list of ways that parents can support their children during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Allatoona Dads!

School may be closed, but the Allatoona Buccaneers ALL PRO DAD Chapter is still rolling!

We will be holding our 2nd ALL PRO DAD Virtual Chapter Meeting via Zoom on Friday, May 15 at 8:00 am. The topic for this month is “Integrity”. We will feature a video with ALL PRO DAD Co-Founder, Coach Tony Dungy. Our guest speaker will be Allatoona Sports Chaplain and Assistant Baseball Coach, Pastor Mike Linch. Please RSVP on our Allatoona APDC web page. (Link below)

Remember, ALL PRO DAD is for ALL Students (not just father/sons and not just athletes). The goal is for the student to invite a positive role model to join them for breakfast and hear a positive message. Please join our ALL PRO DAD Chapter and RSVP for the Virtual Chapter Meeting at:

As an Allatoona APDC Member (it’s free!), you will have access to your own member dashboard and a daily positive fatherhood message. In normal times, we meet five times per school year for a free breakfast (provided by local business sponsors) and a positive message.

So, please join us for the Allatoona ALL PRO DAD Virtual Chapter Meeting on Friday, May 15 at 8am.

Your Allatoona ALL PRO DAD Chapter Team.

SAT Updates

College Board Shares Plans to Provide Students with Opportunities to Take the SAT in 2020

Attention Allatoona Underclassmen

If you Must retrieve items before summer, please fill out this survey to sign up to enter the building on May 18th or 19th.

For additional details, please see the Admin Updates on the AHS website and scroll down to Principal's Updates:

Current Juniors

“Congratulations Class of 2021! You’re about to become a Senior and we have some information regarding your senior portraits. Please click on this link for a 90-second video from our school exclusive photographer, Cady Studios. Be sure to watch the entire video and fill out the contact form, so you will receive information on how to schedule your Senior Portraits.


*Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see all of the senior recognitions!


*PLEASE complete the following Senior "To-Do" list by June 1st!!

Senior To Do List 2.pdf

*Seniors, if you have documents saved in Office 365 that you would like to keep, you have 90 days from May 22 to save them elsewhere

More Senior Information

Attention graduates! America wants to honor you! Check out this link for more information about this one hour long national celebration on May 16 -

Attention Potential Drivers - DDS Update

Click on the link for specific information.

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High School Summer School


CCSD will deliver High School Summer School classes through distance learning for Summer 2020. If the opportunity to connect with students in a face-to-face environment becomes available, additional on-site help sessions will be held at Wheeler High school.

Cost: $250 for ½ credit; $500 for full credit

May 4 - June 2

Online registration (see link below)

(registration will close at midnight on June 2)

June 8 - June 11

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions will be provided virtually to students/parents. The purpose of the orientation session is to ensure students are familiar with the GradPoint platform, have access to needed materials, and understand the format of the blended learning component delivered through distance learning.

June 15 – June 30

(9:00 am- 3:00 pm)

Classes Monday - Thursday

Students will work independently through the GradPoint platform with daily direct instruction sessions from a certified CCSD teacher (delivered via Student Teams or Zoom). Virtual help sessions will also be offered to students.

If you need additional information, please contact: