The Charger Connection

March 2 2017 vol. 3 issue 9

Important Information

Central is a Title-I School. Parents of students in Title 1 schools have the right to know the status of their child’s teacher(s) in relation to being Highly Qualified.

Office Hours

Central's office hours are 7:00 – 3:00. No one is available to receive calls before or after this time. If you have an emergency after 3:00, please call the district's switchboard at 478-765-8711.

Parent Visitation Policy

State law requires that all persons visiting the school at any time and for any reason MUST report to the office to receive a visitors’ pass before entering a classroom. Visitors are required to show identification to the office staff. This is not to discourage visitation, but is a safety measure. Forgotten books, assignments, lunches, etc., may be left at the office for delivery to the classroom. If you desire to visit a classroom, we ask that you notify us 24 hours in advance, so that arrangements can be made with staff. All classroom visitors must be escorted by a school staff member.

STAR Student/Teacher

Congratulations to Sarah Baldree and Mr. McCorkle for being named Macon-Bibb's STAR Student and STAR Teacher for 2017. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and a feather in Central's cap. Keep up the good work Mr. McCorkle.

Mock Interviews

Business Education and Marketing students at Central participated in Mock Interviews. Business Education Teacher, Mrs. Cassaundra Thrasher organized and planned the interviews. The students gained valuable insight that will be very beneficial to their efforts to be College and Career Ready!

Fine Arts News

For four classes in the spring, Central High School dance students have taken over classes at Miller Middle School. Teaching ballet, tap, jazz, and modern classes, high school students have not only gotten teaching and leadership experience, but have also thought critically about their own learning in dance by planning lessons and refining teaching strategies. “It’s not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I learned what to do and what not to do,” says sophomore Shania Finney. High school students worked in pairs to write complete lesson plans, practice teaching them to their peers, and rewrite the plans based on teacher and peer feedback. Finally, the students took their completed plans to Miller. “It was a great experience to teach. They caught on quickly and they are going to become great dancers,” says Mikara Brown, junior.
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Black History Through the Arts

Be in the Know!

WMAZ ran an excellent series last week entitled "If My Parents Only Knew". If you did not have the opportunity to see it, please click the links below.

State Playoff Action

Our Girls and Boys Basketball teams will open the first round of the state playoffs this weekend. The girls won the first Region Championship in the program's history last Friday. They will host Liberty County Friday night at 6:00. The boys finished as the region runner-up. They will face Appling County Saturday at 3:00. Please come out and support our teams as they begin their journey in the playoffs.

Instructional Time

It is imperative that students are in class on time every day. When students are late, it not only affects their academic attainment, but it also affects the instructional environment of their peers. We have experienced an increased number of tardies since the beginning of the Spring Semester. We have developed incentives to reward students for attending each class on time. However, this has not had the effect on the number of tardies each period that we desired. As a result, more stringent tardy procedures have been instituted.

In an effort to protect the learning environment from constant interruptions, Tardy Sweeps will be conducted intermittently. Students found in the halls after the tardy bell rings will spend the remainder of the period in Tardy Detention. If the students have reached the appropriate Tardy threshold (5), they will be assigned to Saturday School. Failure to attend Saturday School will result in Out of School Suspension. Please encourage your child(ren) to get to each class on time. If this happens, they will experience only positive effects as a result.

Fine Arts Diploma Seal

The State Department of Education notified Central High School last week that we may begin to award the Fine Arts Diploma Seal to qualified graduates beginning with the graduating class of 2017. This is an outstanding accomplishment, and will be an added bonus to our Fine Arts students as them embark on their college careers.

College of the Month

Our GEAR UP College of the month for March is University of North GA. University of North GA is the seventh largest public university. It is located in Dahlonega, GA, which is located near Atlanta GA. Some of their programs include Accounting, Art, Biology, Criminal Justice, Modern Languages, Paralegal Studies, Nursing, Music, International Affairs and more. For more information, visit

Accuplacer Information

Are you interested in obtaining Real-World experiences at Hutchings Charter Academy, or participating in the MOWR options offered at Hutchings? In order to gain program acceptance, students must take the Accuplacer exam. Click the links below to download an app which will allow you to practice for the Accuplacer, and to get an Accuplacer Study Guide.…/Dom…/110/Accuplacer%20Study%20Guide.pdf

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What's Happening at C's House

3/6 - National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

3/10 -Relay for Life Spring Dance

3/13 - ELA/Social Studies Progress Assessments/Benchmarks (Periods: 1, 3, 5, 7)

3/14 - ELA/Social Studies Progress Assessments/Benchmarks (Periods: 2, 4, 6, Adv)

3/15 - Half Day for Students

3/16 - Math/ScienceProgress Assessments/Benchmarks (Periods: 1, 3, 5, 7)

3/17 - Math/Science Progress Assessments/Benchmarks (Periods: 2, 4, 6, Adv)

3/23 - Job Shadowing (Juniors and Seniors)


4/25 - Academic Signing Day

4/21 - Junior/Senior Prom

4/28 - Relay for Life

5/16 - Senior Honors Night (6 pm)

5/17 - Golden Apple Awards (6 pm)