Exceptional Academic Opportunities Workshop

Parents and families, please join the CHS school counselors on Thursday, November 21st at 8 am in the library for a workshop on Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Virtual Virginia, and other exceptional academic opportunities for students.

The counselors will provide coffee and donuts and will be available to answer any questions.  Contact Mr. Schuyler at rschuyler@ccps.us for additional info.

Beauty and Barber

TRICKS OF THE TRADE:Collaborating within the division to give our high schoolers the opportunity to practice using their vocational skills while helping meet the needs of our elementary school students.

GWENDOLYN GREEN(an ISS Coordinator at CHS)TIA COURTNEY(a cosmetology teacher at CHS), andSOPHELIA ROLLINS(an ISS Coordinator at BGE), all came together to create a program called Beauty and Barber.  This program was developed to not only help elementary students feel good about themselves by providing free haircuts and styles once a week, but also to give high school students an opportunity to practice their cosmetology skills.  The program includes the collaboration of building principals for approval, teachers to identify students who can participate, transportation to get students from school to school, and students to cut and style the hair.  

[Beauty and Barber originated with a non-profit organization called Colorless Missions that aims to help improve families through livelihood programs, providing school supplies, and support outreach programs.  They help to heal, restore, and build lasting relationships in the community through outreach, service projects, acts of kindness, and prayer.]

Barber and Beauty collageTeachers with Beauty and Barber

Career Center Information from Ms. Hummer

  • The Career Center salutes all past, present, and future Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine, and Coast Guard men and women. Thank you for your service. Interested in a military career? Please visit https://www.todaysmilitary.com/ to learn more.
  • November is National Career Development Month. The Career Coach celebrated this month with a trip to Luck Stone to learn about workplace readiness skills and career pathways of the organization.
  • The Career Coach will also be having a Career Cafe with a Surveyor from Virginia Association of Surveyors on November 14 with Mr. BLack’s class. Please check out Get My Future to learn about careers, apprenticeships, applying for college, and finding jobs.
  • November 11-15 is National Apprenticeship Week. The Career Coach will be in all 3 lunch periods on November 12th to showcase various apprenticeship opportunities including Germanna Apprenticeships. Stop by to see her. Also you may visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov/ to learn more about hses great opportunities.

Virginia College Application Week

Members of the Class of 2020 from across the Commonwealth of Virginia will be applying to colleges during the week of November 18-22, 2019. We hope you join them! Remember that enrollment at a college begins with just one step: the completion of an application.  Here at CHS, we will host the following events:

  • Monday, November 18: College Application Drive: Seniors- are you still working on your college applications? Do you need to start the process? Come see Mrs. Hummer and Ms. Taylor on Monday of VCAW to get started. Ms. Taylor can help students with four-year applications while Mrs. Hummer can assist with Germanna and other community colleges. Some applications may only take ten minutes! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/QBZND1oCALbctJKS9
  • Tuesday, November 19: Longwood On-Site Admissions: On-site admissions is an excellent way to learn an admissions decision quickly. Longwood’s admissions counselor will visit CHS to review transcripts and test scores of those who would like to participate. At the end of the visit, students will learn their admissions status. Sign up here: https://longwood.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a174p000001bfsMAAQ. You must file an application in order to participate. Use the code “Instant Lancer Decision 2019” to file your application for free!
  • Wednesday, November 20: FAFSA Workshop: Submitting your college applications is only part of the process. In order to obtain financial aid, you must submit your FAFSA. Come to our workshop between 4 and 7 PM on Wednesday to get yours done. Location to be announced.
  • Thursday, November 21: College Spirit Day: Wear gear from your favorite college! There will be a gift card drawing during lunches for students who participate.

Way to GO, Alina and Kyra!

Congratulations to Alina Smith (10th-12th Grade Division) and Kyra Fox (9th Grade Division) for winning the 2019 Hanover- Caroline Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) soil poster contest.   Both young ladies will advance to the Virginia Association of SWCD state competition. The competition theme was “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”

Alina Smith