Biweekly Newsletter from Stockbridge High
Community Edition, 25 August 2017
In this issue:
- A Letter from the Principal
- Events around the Bridge
- Personalized Learning in SHS
- Tiger GROWL OUTS
- Assistant Principals' Corner
- Student Services
A Letter from the Principal
Thank you for your love and dedication.
Parents and students,
What a great start to the 2017-2018 school year it has been. I hope everyone has found their back-to-school rhythm by now.
I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that our mission is to provide each and every student with the best, most rigorous education possible so that our students graduate 100% college and career ready. Everything we do must be centered on that. I’m surrounded by a great staff and parents to see that mission through. Thank you, parents, PTO and community leaders for your love and dedication to our students.
Students- you have a big job in front of you. We are all here to help you be successful. I want each one of you to show up (on time) every day. Do your best, and carry yourself with respect for others. You can’t go wrong with that advice!!!
Eric Watson, Ed. S.
Stockbridge High School
Game 2! TIGER VARSITY FOOTBALL vs LOVEJOY
Saturday, Sep. 2nd, 5:30-8pm
2575 Harris Street
East Point, GA
Be an active member of Tiger Nation! Show your support for our Tigers in their season opener. $5 per ticket at the gate. #OPENTHECAGE
VENUE: Tri-Cities High School
GROWL OUT TO TIGER VARSITY FOOTBALL ON THEIR WIN vs MAYS!!! FINAL SCORE 9-0
Events Around the Bridge
Aug 26 – Sept 8
Saturday, Aug 26:
SAT will be administered at SHS. School closed from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.
9:00 Softball @ Southwest DeKalb
7:00 V Football SHS vs. Mays HS (Atl Classic)
Monday, Aug 28:
3:30 Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, Aug 29:
5:55 Softball SHS vs. Hampton @ SHS
6:00 JV Football SHS vs. Woodland @ SHS
Wednesday, Aug 30:
5:55 Softball SHS vs. Jones Co. @ SHS
Thursday, Aug 31:
V & JV Volleyball @ Woodland HS (Woodland, North Clayton)
5:55 Softball SHS vs. Union Grove @ SHS
6:00 JV Football SHS vs. Union Grove @ SHS
8:30 ASVAB testing (Please have students sign up at the Counseling Office before this date.)
Friday, Sept 01:
Saturday, Sept 02:
5:00 V Football SHS vs. Lovejoy @ Tricities High School
Monday, Sept 04: Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Sept 05:
JV Volleyball @ Locust Grove HS
V Volleyball @ Hampton HS (HHS, LGHS)
Wednesday, Sept 06:
5:55 Softball SHS vs. Dutchtown @ SHS
5:00 BOE Study Session
Thursday, Sept 07:
JV & V Volleyball vs. Lamar @ SHS
5:55 Softball SHS vs. Ola @ Ola
6:00 9th Gr Football SHS vs. Eagles Landing @ EL
6:30 – 8:00 PTO Elections and Kick-Off meeting
Friday, Sept 08:
7:30 V Football SHS vs. Dutchtown HS @ SHS
September 15 Deadline for 9th and 11th graders to register for Oct 11 PSAT; free for 10th grade
Fall picture retake Friday, September 29
Senior picture Tuesday-Thursday October 10-12
October Homecoming (Friday the 13th!)
Personalized Learning in SHS
Launching our "WE OWN IT" campaign
The "WE OWN IT" campaign will promote student ownership inside and outside of the classroom. We will also use this to promote personalized learning and student agency.
Advisory lessons are being created around academic and character education as suggested by the students on our Pre-Advisory sessions.
Tiger GROWL OUTS!
Mr. Watson and Ms. Clarington - thank you for granting the Bio Bus opportunity for our students!
Thank you Ms. Hynson for always being our gracious host to everyone here in Tiger Nation! Subway lunchbox day is always appreciated.
Chef Jackson - thank you for your hospitality with the Bio-Bus team!
Great job, Tigers!
Georgia State University's very own
Hands on experiences
STEAM students during Dr. J's 4th block class
It's all about data!
Students were gathering data using a spectrophotometer.
Assistant Principals' Corner
from the Office of Lavonda Clarington
PSAT - October 11th. Sign-up with Mrs. Johnson in the counseling office. Free for 10th graders, $15 for 9th and 11th graders. Link below to our flyer.
STEAM Student Ambassador Program application will be available on the website on Monday, August 28th. Applications are due September 8th. All STEAM students are encouraged to apply.
STEAM parents please check your email for elections for the Parent Advisory Board.
from the Counseling Department
- Individual sessions are beginning at the end of August and running through November. Be on the lookout for student notifications of scheduled day and time.
- Preliminary HOPE Scholarship reviews have taken place. Students who are eligible and almost eligible as of today have been notified and encouraged to keep up the good work!
- Dates are being scheduled for 9th Grade Parent Seminars, Move-on-when-ready informational events, Counseling Advisory Council meetings and an SHS daytime college fair…More info to come!
- Signs of Suicide (SOS) school awareness program will be implemented new this year. A schedule is being constructed for roll-out to 9th graders in the next couple of months. More information to come.
- STEAM students should make an appointment, if they have not already, to see their counselors to ensure proper course placement.
College Fairs Coming Near You!
Courtesy of PROBE College Fair Tour
*Thursday September 7th Stone Crest Mall from 6-9pm
*Monday September 11th Atlanta North Point Mall 6-9pm
*Wednesday Sept. 13th Gwinnette North Fair Infinite Energy Center 6-8:30pm
*Tuesday September 26th Clayton County Fair @Clayton State College 9am-1pm
*Tuesday September 26th Newnan Fair -Central Education Center 6pm-8pm
*Monday October 2nd Henry County High School 6pm-8pm
*Tuesday October 3rd Macon Fair Middle Georgia State University Campus 6:30-8:30pm
from C. Melissa Bell, Graduation Coach
- Credit Recovery currently on 3:30-4:30 Tuesdays + Thursdays, no buses
- SAT Administration August 26 (school is open ONLY for SAT administration)
Infinite Campus Access
This year IC password resets will be handled different regarding parents and students.
1. Martey Brown will primarily be handling the parent/guardian accounts.
2. Grace Johnson will primarily be handling the student accounts.
If a parent or student is having trouble logging on to their IC account, please send Ms. Brown or Ms. Johnson an email.
Martey Brown email: email@example.com
Grace Johnson email: firstname.lastname@example.org