The Buzz

Concord Community Schools Newsletter

FIRST EDITION OF 2023

Welcome Back!!


This edition of THE BUZZ is the first for the 2023 school year. My plan is to continue to use THE BUZZ to communicate with our families from the district level on a regular basis. I work through the week to compile stories for the newsletter to publish on Friday, so I will be doing my best to get it out to you each week. I will try to include exciting, interesting, and important information from each school and links to the amazing Concord Chronicle articles written by our high school publications class. If there is something you would like to highlight, please feel free to share the information with the office for review and potential distribution. I can add flyers for fundraisers, community resources, local events, etc.

FLAG FOOTBALL STARTS TODAY!!!!

Flag Football starts THIS MORNING from 9 AM -10:30 AM at the high school football field!! $10 registration. Just show up and play!! Dates will be September 10th, and 17th as well as October 1st and 8th.
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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 BELOW AND BEGIN THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS!!!
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THE CONCORD CHRONICLE: FOOTBALL HOME OPENER BY MADISYN BARRETT

JV VOLLEYBALL WINS THE HOMER INVITATIONAL

Thursday night the JV volleyball team played outstanding winning the Homer JV invitational and going undefeated the whole night! They beat Homer 25-12 25-9. Quincy 26-24 25-22. Springport 25-21 25-14. Then defeated Quincy again in the championship 25-18 25-14. Jaylyn Otto led with 24 kills, 10 digs, and a block! Lilie Vandenburgh had 24 assists, 3 aces, 7 digs, and 4 kills. Marissa Mandrelle went perfect for serving 42/42 she had 11 digs, 10 kills, and 5 aces. Taylor Cole had 11 digs, 9 aces, and 6 kills. Macy Sinden had 7 digs. Gabby Herzberg had 5 aces. Bella Coppernoll had 4 aces, 3 digs, and 2 kills. Jordyan Metcalf had 4 digs. Pyper Norris had 2 aces. And Jaylyn Knoblet had a dig and assist. Their record is now 7-2 and they will be traveling to Camden Frontier this weekend for their tournament!
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY BRINGS HOME HARDWARE

Friday evening the boys and girls middle school cross country team started their season on fire! The teams are led by two new coaches this year. Coach Bob Bates and Coach Charlene Pyle have had two short weeks to work with the team, but that did not slow the kids down. The boys' raced first and they had an outstanding showing. Two boys finished in the top five earning medals. The girls' team raced second and with the largest team in years they dominated the field. They had four girls in the top six and seven girls finished in the top 15 earning medals! The girls won the Homer Invitational with 14 points!! The start shattered expectations and next weekend the teams head to Mendon for their second invitational. GO JACKETS!!
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SPORTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12TH

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ENGINEERS SUPERCHARGED FOR A NEW SEASON

This week also marked the beginning of the 4th-6th grade FIRST Lego League season (FLL). FLL is the beginning of truly competitive robotics. The teams will work all season to build their own lego robot that has to be programmed to complete missions autonomously to score points. In December the teams will compete with other teams from around the southern part of the state for a chance to go to the state competition. With a theme of Supercharged, the teams held their got right to work. They began by watching the mission preview and building their mission models. Last season Concord had three teams with 16 students. This year there have been 27 students interested in the program which has led to the addition of a fourth team. The teams will be a nice balance of veteran fifth and sixth graders and rookies new to the program. It looks to be an incredible year!!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This morning, The K-8 building hosted the first ever live announcements!! They brought the school together in the gym to share important information, tell the joke of the day co-hosted by Tristan Davey, complete a K-8 team building activity, and announce the Yellow Jackets of the week!!

YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK!

An honest person is truthful, sincere, and fair. Many times in your life, you may be faced with the choice of telling the truth or telling a lie. But, no matter the situation, being honest

and telling the truth is usually the best choice. These YellowJackets of the Week demonstrated honesty throughout the week! Congratulations! #ONEHIVE

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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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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