Homecoming Schedule of Events

Cavalier Homecoming 2017
Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Blue Crew Student Tailgate CHS back lawn
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Guided tours of CHS CHS Main Office
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Alumni tent CHS back awning
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. CHS Homecoming Parade CHS back parking lot
7:00 p.m. Kickoff CHS football stadium

Blue Crew Homecoming Tailgate

Don’t miss the Homecoming Tailgate sponsored by the Blue Crew.  There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks, music and cornhole.

Friday, October 6th
3 PM-5:30 PM
Cost?  FREE for CHS students
***The tailgate will be held in the lower field between the football stadium and the softball field.

Electrical Engineering Journal Lauds CHS Junior, Rebecca Button

excerpt from:  “The Bright, Bright Future of Electronic Engineering:  EE Journal Editors’ Choices for World Maker Faire 2017”  by Kevin Morris
(The Electronic Engineering Journal.  September 27, 2017) Read the full article.

Ever get booted by sandals? If high-schooler Becky Button walked into a coffee shop where you were using unsecured WiFi, you certainly might have. Becky came to Maker Faire to educate people about security vulnerabilities in older WiFi networks with some literally disruptive fashion.

Working with collaborator Naomi Wu, Button created 3D printed sandals that hold a Feather Huzzah WiFi development board and a battery pack. When she walks up to a network that is using unsecured 802.11 protocols, Button’s sandals launch a deauthentication attack, booting every other user off the network, so she can enjoy the WiFi all to herself – uh, oops, we mean – in order to highlight the security vulnerabilities so network owners will correct them.

How does one get from wanting to make some cool, custom, 3D printed sandals to exploiting unsecured WiFi network protocols? Let’s just say the mind of the brilliant budding engineer is an awesome place. Becky’s energy in explaining her project and her process are infectious. We left her booth wanting to design a black hat that could seek out Bluetooth, or some gloves that could handle… Wait, nevermind. The point, as with most maker projects, is learning. Becky built a thing that allowed her to solve challenging problems while learning new skills and disciplines. Inspired by Chinese maker Naomi Wu, Becky wanted to take a similar journey for herself, with her own creative twist. We think she’ll make an awesome engineer!

Button hopes her sandals will bring attention to the issue and encourage people to learn about network security and protect themselves from known weaknesses.

Project by Rebecca Button

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The World Language Department will be hosting a Costa Rican dance presentation as part of their celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 26, 2017 in the Caroline Middle School auditorium at 7:00 PM.

Student tickets are $8.

Contact Mrs. Andrews (mandrews@ccps.us), Mrs. Buchanan (wbuchanan@ccps.us) or Mr. Moreya (jmoreya@ccps.us) for more information.

upcoming College Visits

Attention Juniors and Seniors:
If you would like to meet with any of the representatives of the institutions below, please sign up, in advance, in the School Counseling Center.

October 5th-University of Mary Washington
October 9th-Averett
October 10th-Eastern Mennonite

Parent Conferences, CTE Open House And More On Sept 26th

Join the Cavalier Nation on September 26th for:

  • Parent/Teacher conferences (3 PM-7 PM)
  • CTE Open House (3 PM-7 PM)
  • College Application Boot Camp (3 PM-5 PM)
  • AP/Dual Enrollment Information Session (6 PM-7 PM)
  • FAFSA Information and Help (6 PM-7 PM)