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October Newsletter 2012

October Newsletter 2012

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Vice Principals:
Clinton H. Giles
Our job is to improve, not just maintain.”
Daniel RamezanWendy D BaileySusan M YoungAngela S Cruikshank 
Constitution Day/Citizenship Day Assembly09/14/12
In accordance with federal law established through an amendment to the omnibusspending bill of 2004 sponsored by the late United States Senator The Honorable Robert C.Byrd, D-WV our annual Constitution Day/Citizenship Day assembly was held here atCapital High School on the morning of September 14, 2012.The amendment that Sen. Byrd sponsored requires that any school receiving federalfunding must hold an assembly each year on September 17 (Constitution Day) unless thatday falls on a weekend. The content of this assembly must specifically provide studentswith information about the United States Constitution.The Secretary of State of the great state of West Virginia, the Honorable Natalie E.Tennant gave the keynote address on this occasion.Her biography follows
 Natalie E. Tennant was sworn in as West Virginia’s 29th Secretary of State on January 19,2009. Since taking office, Secretary Tennant has focused on initiatives to create an openand engaging government for our citizens, maintaining fair and honest elections andimplementing efficient technologies to better serve the businesses and agencies of our state.Secretary Tennant attended West Virginia University where she earned her bachelor’sdegree in Journalism and master’s degree in Corporate & Organizational Communication.While at WVU, Tennant was selected as the first female Mountaineer mascot.Following the completion of her undergraduate degree Tennant started her broadcastingcareer working at television stations in Clarksburg and Charleston where she reported thenews for more than ten years. Prior to being elected, Tennant was co-owner of Wells MediaGroup LLC, a Charleston based video production and media training company she operatedwith husband Erik Wells.Secretary Tennant is dedicated to using a practical and common sense approach in fulfillingher duties as the Secretary of State. It is her principle belief that being an elected officialallows for her to be a servant to the people of West Virginia.Secretary Tennant is very active with the National Association of Secretaries of State(NASS). She is currently Co-Chair of the International Relations Committee and only daysupon entering office presented and was awarded a bid to host the 2011 NASS Summer Conference. Tennant represented West Virginia while traveling with a dozen other secretaries of state in Taiwan. She met with Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jiao along withofficials from the Taiwanese Council of Agricultural and Mainland Affairs and other national leaders and business owners. Recently, Tennant was named one of only twenty-four (24) to the Aspen Institute's Rodel Fellowship program in public service. She is thefirst and only West Virginian to receive the fellowship in the five years of its existence.Along with her duties as Secretary of State, Tennant also sits on the boards of the AmericanHeart Association and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Secretary Tennant currently resides inCharleston with husband State Senator Erik Wells and daughter Delaney.The Secretary of State spoke of the historical significance of the United StatesConstitution, the fact that the Constitution serves as the model for most every other Constitution in existence today, the practically unlimited freedoms guaranteed by theConstitution, the need to uphold and protect the Constitution, and offered encouragementfor each and every student to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by theUnited States Constitution to obtain a free thorough and efficient education which is aresponsibility of every citizen in this federal democratic republic.
As the chief election officer of the state, the Secretary emphasized the ‘one person,one vote’ concept that is so foundational to the democratic principles we hold so dearly.The assembly began with the presentation of the colors by our award-winningCapital High School Army JROTC Color Guard. Our show choir, the Voices In Perfectionor VIPs, with musical accompaniment by the pride of Capital High, the Capital High SchoolMarching Band, rendered a stirring medley of America the Beautiful followed by our  National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner.Throughout the program the VIPs offered several instrumental and vocal musicalselections of a decidedly patriotic nature consistent with the theme of the assembly.The entire student body was commended for the mature, responsible, and attentiveway in which they conducted themselves throughout the entire assembly. The entireadministration, faculty and staff of Capital High School, as well as the Secretary of State, isextremely proud of and pleased with the collective reception and response of all our students to the Constitution Day/Citizenship Day assembly presentation.
(Suggested Locker Routine & Time Management)(When to Go to Your Locker)
– Obtain all books and materials for 1
and 2
period classes. Take all of these books and materials to Home Room with you.
- After Home Room during Extended Walk Time – Discard books andmaterials from previous periods. Obtain all books and materials needed for all classes prior to your respective lunch period
To Locker
- When going to your respective lunch – Discard books and materials from previous periods. Obtain all books and materials needed for classes before 6
 period -
Takethese books and materials to lunch with you!
(Students who have 6
period lunch may need to carry materials for 3 class periods prior to then.)
- After 6
period during Extended Walk Time – Discard books andmaterials from previous periods. Obtain all books for 7
and 8
period classes.
Extended Walk Time
Extended Walk Time (8 minutes) is provided to afford both students and teachers anopportunity to accommodate personal needs at strategic points during the school day. Anopportunity is provided mid-morning. Additionally, an opportunity is provided mid-afternoon. You are encouraged to condition yourself to take advantage of the opportunityestablished within the routine suggested above to provide for your own comfort andconvenience.
(The respective student lunch period is a naturally occurring, mid-day opportunity.)
Points of Emphasis
Always proceed directly
from one class to the next. Stopping to talk will practically ensure that you will be tardy to your next class.

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