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Challenger Early College High School

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Student Announcements
October 19, 2011 Great job with school attendance, sign-in and sign-out procedures this week!! It is part of good citizenship to be in attendance and follow the proper sign-in and sign-out procedures! Halloween at CHS: please remember that you are both a high school and college student. College students don’t dress up for Halloween on campus. Please feel free to dress up for our Monster Mash Halloween Dance. Driver’s Ed will be offered in January. Please call the NC Driving School for registration and/or questions at 828-758-7795. Calendar dates to note: 1. College Financial Aid planning night is scheduled for November 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Parents and students of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. 2. Gaotzeng Yiengyoua will speak about studying culinary arts on November 22 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. in the Auditorium. All students are invited to attend. FROM YOUR SGA: The Senior Class Movie Ticket Raffle is under way: Take a chance at winning 2 movie passes to the showing of your choice, on the day of your choice, at Carmike Theaters. Raffle tickets are on sale for just $1.00. The sale has been extended through October 27th with a drawing on October 28th during the Monster Mash Halloween Dance. See any Senior this month to purchase your raffle ticket.
Seniors: Remember that the Senior who sells the most raffle tickets (with at least 25 t ickets sold) wins 2 movie passes and a restaurant gift card for $25.00. If you need additional tickets to sell or are ready to turn in money, see Ms. Plover in the office. All money, as well as, sold and unsold tickets must be turned in to Ms. Plover by 2:00 on Thursday, October 27th. Please be sure to let those who purchase tickets know about the extended sale and new drawing date.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Join the Junior Class for a field trip to the Renaissance Festival in Concord, NC with a visit to UNC Charlotte on Saturday, November 5 th This trip is open to all Challenger students. Cost $25.00. We must sell a minimum of 25 tickets to cover the bus expenses. We will board the bus in the CVCC parking lot at 8:30am and return around 6:00 p.m. Students will need to bring spending money and either lunch money or a bagged lunch (coolers will be available on the bus). See Ms. Plover in the office for a permission slip. Permission slips and payment are due by THIS Friday, October 21st . “Friday night at the Movies” sponsored by the Freshmen Class The Freshman class will be hosting movie night in the auditorium. The class voted and we will be watching Soul Surfer. The movie is free with a minimum $5.00 purchase of concessions in the Nest prior to viewing. Bring your family and friends. Date is TBA. SGA (PSO supported) Monster Mash Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28 th at Catawba Rosenwald Gym from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Lots of fun and excitement planned; Professional DJ, dance competitions, presentations, costume contest and cool decorations! Tickets are on sale now!! Cost $5.00 in costume or $7.00 no costume - See Ms. Plover in the office for tickets and/or permission slips for outside guests. Guest approval forms are due to Ms. Plover by THIS Friday, Oct. 21. Enter the Costume Contest and win a $25.00 gift card (cost $2.00 to enter). Place your request for music in the Halloween Dance Music Box in the Nest. Guess how many pieces of Candy Corn are in the jar? Cost 25¢ per vote. The person closest to guessing the correct number of pieces wins the jar of candy. See an SGA representative each Friday in October in the Nest to make your guess! Winner announced at the dance. The top Families with the highest number of Family Points are Mr. VonDohlen’s Family, Mr. Naylor’s Family, Mrs. Americo’s Family. Earning Family Points: show exemplary Integrity, Stewardship, and/or Citizenship (including highest grade level attendance for the week). Losing Family Points: any disciplinary infraction. Don’t hesitate to ASK for points from the adult if you think you deserve Family points. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FROM YOUR PSO: We are participating in the Valley Hills Mall My School's Cool ?MSC? program!! We could be awarded up to $5,000!! Shop on Wednesday and we get TRIPLE points for ALL retail purchases! Do you eat at the Mall?? EAT on TUESDAY OR THURSDAY and we will get TRIPLE points for every food court purchased! That $1 for a coke just turned in to $3 for our school. Please Drop every receipt &/ or Points Pass from every purchase at the Valley Hills Mall in our orange drop box in the Nest OR in our CHS locker at the mall which is beside Bath and Body Works (upper level by Sears) ? Need to keep your receipt? Then just pick up a points pass from the mall office down the hallway between The Gap and Buckle M- F from 8:30 ? 5pm (down the hallway between JC Penny and Dillards lower level) OR as Mr. Rutherford for a Points Pass (he will stamp your receipt) If you or someone you knows participates in any of the Health First or other programs at the mall please request a points pass for attending and drop that also! We get lots of point for those events!! STUDY HALL NEST: Great job using the Study Hall time this year!! This support was asked for BY YOU and is an excellent addition to Challenger ECHS!! FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES: Please be reminded that you are obligated to be in Study Hall if you have more than 10 minutes between your classes. This means that if you have a break between classes that is 15 minutes or more (20, 30, etc.), you are obligated to go to the Nest for Study Hall. This is not an option for you but, rather, a requirement of attending CHS. Please see Ms. Benfield with any questions or concerns about this policy. JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Please be reminded that you are welcome to join Study Hall at any time for a quiet, supported place to study and complete assignments. The outcomes for study hall are that students will get assignments done while at school, that students will have two adults available to ask for help with their homework, and that students have a quiet place to work on assignments. Remember that others are working on their assignments so Study Hall is not the time/place for socializing. If there is room to spread out during Study Hall, please sit one student per table. Study Hall “5 for 5”: students (all freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Nest during Study Hall) must be “5 for 5” out of the following list prior to reading for fun, getting on internet for fun, sleeping, etc.
1. Do practice problems/review questions 2. Make Flash Cards 3. Rewrite notes 4. Take notes on the current chapter 5. Clean backpack/update agenda/organize binder

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

“4-year Fridays” are designated as days to wear 4-year university apparel. Wear your favorite 4-year university shirts, etc. on Fridays and support our college-going culture!! Seniors will have a “Senior Social” in the Nest on October 31 with their Family. All other students are asked to use the Auditorium for “Open Nest” on that day. Seniors: this is part of your Connections IV class for the semester. Laptops, Nest and campus computers are not personal property and, therefore, not appropriate places to download games, music, etc. Please be good stewards of the school’s property and do not download games, music, etc. Car riders – please ask your pick-up person (parent, etc.) to keep moving in the driving lane and parking lots. Campus security has asked us to make sure that cars continue to circle campus unless stopping for the moment of loading/unloading only. Clarification for all students: 1. If your high school teacher is late to class – please wait a total of 15 courtesy minutes and then send one student to the office so that an adult can come to the class to take attendance, give directions, etc. 2. If your college instructor is late to class – please wait a total of 15 courtesy minutes and then sign your name to a class list, leave the signed/dated list on the desk for the teacher, and then dismiss yourself. (Follow this procedure unless your instructor has told you differently.) Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists will provide physicals for winter sports on October 26, 2011 at St Stephens High School in the gym. They start at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $15 cash. No checks will be accepted.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Student Activities and Support Calendar
Monday Homework Club (317) Math Lab Writing Lab Senior Connections (Auditorium) Key Club (320) Drama Club (BR) Drama Club (BR) Hip Hop Club (Aerobics room) Tuesday Homework Club (317) Math Lab Writing Lab Yearbook SGA/SAC (follow your schedule, 307 CD) Wednesday Homework Club (317) Math Lab Writing Lab International Club (1st , 3rd weeks only; Auditorium) Beta/NHS (2nd, 4th weeks only, 316) Gamers Club (1st , 3rd weeks only; 310) Anime Club (2nd, 4th weeks only, 310) Drama Club (BR) Thursday Homework Club (317) Math Lab Writing Lab Raza Latina (BR) Hmong Dance Troupe (307A) Drama Club (Auditorium) Tolerance Forum (First Thursday of each month, 312) Friday

PAA Schedule Drama Club (Auditorium)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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