Hooch Happenings

January 29, 2021

Todd's Tidbits

Hooch Families,

It is hard to believe that we are heading in to February already and moving toward some very busy months from a school standpoint.

  • Feb/March - Student scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year
  • April - End-of-course testing
  • May - Advanced Placement testing

And, to top off the busyness, we are planning for the good possibility of a true graduation for our SENIORS! We have been in contact with Ameris Bank Amphitheatre and hope to have more specifics in the coming week or two. I for one am very excited for the Class of 2021.

Lastly, I want to remind students and parents of the timeline on clearing any Incompletes that may have shown up on the transcript from the 1st semester. The district has made it clear that if an Incomplete is not "cleared" by attending summer school, then the "I" will be changed on the transcript to a "WF" which stands for Withdraw Failing. This is not something that can be removed from a transcript, so PLEASE look for the information on registering for summer school coming out later this spring and GET IT DONE!

Dr. Mike Todd


Hooch Exposure

On the eve of Black History Month, Chattahoochee wants to introduce the Hooch Exposure committee. This is an action committee made up of staff that have been meeting and planning on next steps to make Hooch's diversity an ongoing matter that we incorporate in the already strong culture of acceptance that we have, currently.

For now though, we have before us the month of February and have planned for several activities supported by our Black Lives Matter and Black Student Union organizations. In addition, "The Core Four", a group made up of the four Johns Creek High Schools, has kicked us off by sponsoring the trivia competition you see below. Let's Gooooo Cougars and beat our rivals!!

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Attention Rising 10th & 11th Grade Students in 2021-2022

GNFCC Emerging Leaders Program

The Greater North Fulton Chamber is hard at work planning for our 2021-22 Emerging Leaders (ELP) program, and we hope your students from Chattahoochee High School will join us!

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers a unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors from North Fulton high schools who wish to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, outside activities, community service, and networking opportunities.

We invite you and your team to share this program with any students who you believe could benefit from Emerging Leaders and with their parents. Pillars of the program include promoting community awareness, instilling civic responsibility, and building relationships. Students engage civic leaders through program class days including:

  • Leadership Training
  • Recognizing Your Strengths
  • Working with a Team
  • Professional Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mock Interview
  • Community Service
  • Government & Judicial
  • Valuing Community Diversity
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurism
  • Public Safety & Justice

In order to have your students apply by deadline, please click the link Here

For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Leadership Programs Coordinator
11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 100

Alpharetta, GA 30009
(P): 678.397.0571 |


Counseling Corner

The Counseling Department at Chattahoochee High School is pleased to host an online Dual Enrollment Information Night on February 2nd at 5:30pm through Microsoft Teams. Click here to join the meeting on 2/2/2021: Link to Virtual Dual Enrollment Night Meeting

This meeting is for both parents/guardians and students to attend - VIRTUALLY. We strongly encourage anyone who would like to participate in Dual Enrollment for the upcoming school year to attend, including current DE participants. We will explain the process that is required for students to participate, discuss the details of the program, and hopefully help you determine if it is a good fit for your student. Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school students (10th – 12th grade) to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The FCS deadline to apply for the upcoming year is March 31st, so don’t delay in getting this information. We hope you will join us online for this meeting.

Fulton Full-Time Online Applications

With the opening of a full-time online school next year, parents and students interested in this school option for School Year 2021-22 and beyond may submit an application via the FCS website. The application portal will be open until Feb. 5. and can be found here.

More details can be found via the Full-Time Online Schools’ information page.


Upcoming home athletic events:

Indoor events are 2 tickets per athlete.

Outdoor event capacity is 1047 for the stadium and 200 for baseball.

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Administrators and Department Chairs

Jonathan Adel - ELA and Fine Arts
David White; ELA; Whitedp@fultonschools.org

Lori Buonamici; Fine Arts; BuonamiciL@fultonschools.org

Garin Berry - Math, PE, World Language, and TAG
Terri Engelberth; Math; Engelberth@fultonschools.org

Chris Short; PE; ShortC@fultonschools.org

Nadia Ali; World Language; Aliahmady@fultonschools.org

Amanda Wile; TAG; Wile@fultonschools.org

Gwen Harris - Science and CTAE

Matt Mihordea; Science; Mihordea@fultonschools.org

Kylie Dayton; CTAE; Daytonk@fultonschools.org

Ingrid Parham - Social Studies and IRR
Tim Reeder; Social Studies; Reedert@fultonschools.org

Jeanne Dongieux; IRR; Dongieux@fultonschools.org

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