Cambridge High School

October 3, 2022

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Cambridge Chorus

Congratulation to Cambridge Chorus for their appearance Sunday at Talladega Speedway, performing in front of over 100,00 race fans God Bless America. The performance could be seen on NBC during the pre-race activities.
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Upcoming Calendar Reminders

National Custodial Workers Recognition Day - October 2 - Take a moment to say thank you!

Columbus Day Holiday, building closed - October 10

Professional Development Day - no school for students - October 11

Teacher Work Day - no school for students - October 12

Picture make-up day - October 13

Student class meetings and Red Ribbon Week Presentation - October 17 - 21

Red Ribbon Week - October 23 - 31

BRIDGE to Community Meeting (Teams/Recorded) - October 24 at 10:00 am

PSAT - 9th through 11th grade - October 25 (see below)

Asynchronous Day - 12th Grade - October 25 (see below)

SAT (Seniors who are registered) - October 27


For more information, visit www.cambridgehs.org.

Thank you!

Cambridge custodial team:
  • Mr. Claude Leek
  • Mr. Sean Wicker
  • Ms. Joann Newberry
  • Mr. Arsene Saint Louis
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Non-Academic Skills

Students will receive non-academic skills feedback on the upcoming 9-week progress report. These indicators provide students and parents/guardians with teacher input in areas beyond academic mastery, such as:
  • Self-direction
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving
  • Work habits

View more information on non-academic skills in the infographic attached below.


The first 9-week progress reports will be viewable in Campus Portal (student and parent) on October 14, 2022. For more information on how to access student progress reports, view these Infinite Campus resources.


More information on Non-Academic Skills and the Fulton County Grading Policy, including videos, can be found at www.cambridgehs.org > Academics > Grading Policy or Fulton County Schools.

Bringing Food/Candy to School

As we approach the upcoming holidays, it is important to remind parents and families that candy, desserts, baked goods (store-bought/homemade), or any other edible items are not to be sold or distributed at school or on the bus unless approved in advance by the school administration. Per our Student Code of Conduct, students who do not adhere to this expectation are subject to disciplinary action for violation 7A: Failure to Follow Rules, and all candy or food items will be confiscated.


Please discuss this expectation and possible consequences with your student(s), as this will be taken very seriously. This is due to recent national and state reports about students sharing edible items and synthetic medications with other students that contain very harmful substances.


Taking these measures will help us maintain a safe environment for all students. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything they have not brought from your home, or anything not in its original sealed package. Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our students safe at school!

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Fulton County Schools Redistricting

Residents of Fulton County are assigned to a school attendance zone based on their residential address. When new schools or additional classroom capacity are added in a region, or imbalances of enrollment and capacity exist, the Board may direct staff to review attendance boundaries for modifications. This process of revising attendance boundaries is called redistricting.


If you want more information on the current redistricting process or to submit questions, visit Fall 2022 Redistricting.

PSAT

The PSAT will be administered to all 9th to 11th-grade students on Tuesday, October 25, from 8:20 until 12:30 pm. At that time, all students will be dismissed.


A reminder to our 11th-grade students, National Merit Scholarships are determined by a student's 11-grade administration of the PSAT. We encourage all students to be in attendance.


Seniors will have an asynchronous student day on that date.

Counseling Update

FAFSA

The 2022–2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is now available to students and parents. It can be completed through the myStudentAid mobile app or www.fafsa.gov. Each family with a college-bound senior must complete this form for colleges to determine financial assistance and scholarships. The deadline for submission is determined by the school to which you are applying. For more information, click here.


Mock SAT / ACT

Join Best in Class for a mock SAT or ACT on Wednesday, October 12th (school holiday) at our Johns Creek or Milton centers from 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM. This test will be followed by a private consultation to discuss how to improve your score.For more information, email chrisr@bicedu.com or call 678-332-2100. To register, click here.

College Visits and Information

View the upcoming Virtual College Visits at Cambridge for Juniors and Seniors. Sign up to hear from admissions representatives from your favorite colleges and universities through Naviance.

Seniors

Transcript Reminder

The counselors cannot send Common App transcripts or UGA materials for seniors who have not completed the Senior Information survey in Naviance through ClassLink. All seniors need to ensure they have completed this task as soon as possible.


Liberal Arts College Virtual Event

Students and parents/guardians are invited to join representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, Occidental, and Smith to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges. During a virtual session on Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm, representatives will discuss how their admissions processes have adapted in the era of COVID-19, including what the new application landscape looks like, test-optional policies, and how students can connect with colleges virtually.


To register for this event.


Virtual Meeting: 14 on the 14th

14 on the 14th is a monthly virtual college fair with 14 liberal arts colleges! The meeting is designed to allow prospective students to get to know these institutions in-depth at their own pace. On the 14th of each month, October through December, "15 Minutes of Tips" for the college application process is offered, followed by an hour-long virtual college fair. 14 on the 14th will be held on October 14 from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm. To register, click here.


University of North Georgia SOAR!

UNG Dual Enrollment students interested in continuing their education after graduation at UNG are invited to attend a live-streamed event across all five campuses on October 6 at 4:00 pm.


To register for this event.



Apply Free - University of Alabama

Apply to the University of Alabama for free the week of October 17-21.


Apply Free - Georgia Gwinnett College

Students can apply free to GGC from September 28 through October 5. Learn more about GGC during one of their On-campus Preview Days: October 1 and November 12.


Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,600 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $78 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


For more information on available scholarships and to apply.


Vilanova Presidential Scholars Program

Nominations are now open to seniors interested in the Villanova Presidential Scholars Program. The scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board, the general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight semesters and representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing their local and broader civic communities. 25 Presidential Scholarships are offered annually. See the link below to learn more about these scholarships, eligibility, and opportunities for underrepresented students. Seniors interested in being nominated for this opportunity should contact Ms. Evans (Bridge East) at evansjl@fultonschools.org. The deadline is November 15, 2022.


Presidential Scholars Program


For more scholarship information.


Senior Portrait

The deadline to have senior portraits taken to be included in the yearbook is November 15. Contact Cady Studios to schedule your senior's appointment.


Yearbook

Purchase your 2022.2023 Cambridge Yearbook today for $85.00. Don't forget your senior ad - the deadline is January 20. Order your yearbook, purchase and design your ad at:


Cambridge Yearbook


Graduation Package

It is that time to start ordering your senior's Graduation Package. The package for 2023 will include:

  • Cambridge custom graduation gown
  • Stole with the Cambridge crest insignia
  • Cap and 2022 tassel
  • Diploma and diploma cover
  • Venue fee

The Graduation Package is $150, including the online transaction fee ($5:00). To order, visit 3rd Ascent. We encourage seniors to purchase their packages as soon as possible. Please note that we do not have a graduation date at this time.


For more information on the Graduation Package

Senior Celebration - PTSA

Senior Membership numbers are low for this time of the year. The PTSA asked that seniors join by today to ensure they can plan for the next PTSA Senior Event, the senior breakfast on September 30. Seniors are now encouraged to join the Cambridge PTSA to enjoy their senior benefits all year! Senior Membership is just $50 for the year.


Seniors can also join by leaving an envelope made out to the CHS PTSA at the front desk with a $50 check and the senior's name, address, email, and t-shirt size.


Stay in touch with all senior activities, action items, and graduation at www.fultonschools.org/seniors or navigate www.cambridgehs.org > Students & Families > Seniors and Graduation.

Math Help Sessions

Students who need math help are encouraged to seek assistance from their primary mathematics teacher - either by visiting during office hours or by scheduling an appointment at a time outside of office hours. Students also can seek assistance from another teacher of the same subject should the primary teacher not be available.


View a matrix of math teacher morning and afternoon help sessions

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BEAR BOOK is available now for preorder! The Bear Book is a 60-page full-color book that honors and highlights Cambridge band, cheer, football, and feeder programs. This is a quality keepsake, with Senior Ads and photos of each program. Books will be distributed in October. Be sure to place your order now!


To order BEAR BOOK

CAA Fundraiser

Dear Cambridge Community,


Become a part of the winning tradition of Cambridge athletics and join those who support the Cambridge Athletic Association’s commitment to the excellence and growth of our Cambridge High School students and athletes.


The Cambridge Athletic Association has been working on a scoreboard replacement project to install a 20’ x 35’ state-of-the-art video scoreboard (with sound system) to replace the existing scoreboard. The target completion date would be the fall of ’22. Not only will this new scoreboard greatly enhance the fan experience, but it will also provide a tremendous opportunity for current and prospective sponsors to take advantage of a wide variety of advertising packages, which in turn will generate new revenue streams for each Club.


We need your help! We are conducting a fundraising drive and are kindly asking for each family to donate a one-time, tax-deductible financial contribution. Any amount you contribute will be greatly appreciated, and no amount is too small!

You can donate here: Cambridge Video Scoreboard Donation.


Additionally, we would also be grateful for any referrals to business owners and/or local executives who we could speak with about sponsorship /advertising opportunities. Please direct all referrals to Katie Klepak @ katiecolombo3@gmail.com.


Thank you, and GO BEARS!

Cambridge Athletic Association

FCS Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook

The Fulton County Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook contains vital information that will help your student understand the expectations of the Fulton County School District. All students above ten years of age and their parents/guardians are asked to sign acknowledging receipt of the Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.


To view the FCS Code of Conduct

Picture Make-up Day

Picture make-up day is Thursday, October 13.


Students participating in the make-up day will receive their I.D.s in about two weeks. Students who had their picture taken during picture day have already received their student I.D.s. Freshmen also received lanyards; all other students should have received lanyards last year. Students new to Cambridge this year pick up a lanyard in the front office - Bridge East.


Students will be required to wear their I.D.s during the school day.