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Last Updated: 10/18/2021 7:36 PM

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Chief’s Wise Reminders and Announcements:

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Week October 18, 2021

 

“No matter how educated, talented or cool you are, it’s how you treat others that ultimately Tells all. Integrity is everything.” Author Unknown

 

 

2021 Education SPLOST Renewal Information

Cherokee County’s 1-percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (Ed SPLOST) shows what a penny can do when invested by a community into the success of its schools!

https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/21edsplost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7jYdBWqvIY&t=35s

 

JOIN IN

Early Voting is underway for the countywide election to consider the renewal of the existing Education SPLOST.  More info on voting is at the Cherokee County Board of Elections website at https://voter.cherokeega.com/Voter-Registration.php.  More info on the projects to be funded by the Ed SPLOST renewal is at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/21edsplost.  If the renewal doesn’t pass, there will be an automatic 25% increase in property taxes to continue paying off the bond debt “mortgage” … and all planned capital projects (construction, renovations, technology purchases, school bus purchases) would halt, while also creating new and additional constraints on the general fund portion of the budget, which is utilized to fund local longevity step increases.

 

 

Congratulations to the softball team for making the state playoffs.  The first round of the playoffs they played South Paulding beating them 2-1 and 7-1.  They have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they will take on Lee County in Leesburg on Tuesday 10/19 and Wednesday 10/20. 

 

 

Costumes for a Cause

  • If you would like to wear a costume on Friday October 29 (Halloween), you can pay $2 to buy a wristband
  • All proceeds benefit the Shop with a Chief program
  • You must have a wristband to wear a costume.
  • You can buy a wristband from Mrs. Bremer (2201) before or after school on Wednesday October 27 and Thursday October 28 and before school on October 29

 

DECA

Next meeting on Wednesday, Oct 20 at 7:40 am in Room 1225.  

 

Any student who is interested in participating in marketing activities &  DECA competitions is encouraged to attend or see Mr. Fagan in Room 1225. 

 

Fine Arts News:

Chorus and Drama are in full swing!  Check out all the upcoming activities:

 

An Evening of One-Acts: Miss Havisham’s Expectations and Fortress

Shows: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 4-6 at 7:00 p.m.: 

Tickets on sale now: Students $8 and adults $10.  Don’t miss out; get your tickets now!

https://osp.osmsinc.com/CherokeeGA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=BC012

 

The Annual Talent Show

Auditions: Tuesday, November 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the theater

Rehearsal:  Thursday, November 11, 3:30-6:00 p.m. in the theater

Show: Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. (tickets on sale soon)

 

Cinderella:

Auditions: Thursday and Friday, December 2-3 in the theater (more information coming soon)

 

Golf – Boys and Girls

If you are interested in playing golf this spring, there will be a meeting this Friday morning at 7:45 in room East 204. This is an informational meeting for both boys and girls. If you have any questions, please see Coach West or Coach Ciarletta for more information.

 

Jr. Chiefs Wrestling – interest meeting

Sequoyah Jr. Chiefs Wrestling will be having a parent meeting for all Kindergarten-8th graders interested in wrestling on Thursday 10/21 at 6 pm in the Sequoyah East Cafeteria. 

 

 

Sporting Events this week

 

October 19, 2021

 Tuesday

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Flag Football Game -- @ Cherokee HS

 October 20, 2021

 Wednesday

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Cross Country -- Boling Park

 October 21, 2021

 Thursday

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flag Football Game vs Blessed Trinity -- @RiverRidge

 October 22, 2021

 Friday

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

V Football -- SHS vs River Ridge

 October 23, 2021

 Saturday

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volleyball

 

 

Tutoring Opportunities

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Tutoring

  • Come join us for Sequoyah High School’s Friday Night School Tutoring program!
  • Tutoring is available for Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literature with SHS’s own teachers. These teachers will sit down with your student and help them through areas they are struggling with or need more clarification.
  • Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and catch up on anything they might not have fully understood. Once students have received the help they need, they are free to go home at any time.
  • There is no requirement for the student to stay for the full two-hours.

All tutoring sessions will take place from 3:30pm-5:30pm

(meet in room 1208 at 3:30pm)

Dates for October:

  • October 29, 2021

Peer Tutoring – Lunch

Students in need of extra academic help are welcome to sign up for peer tutoring which takes place during lunch periods. See this attachment for the QR code! 

 

Math Tutoring –

Ms. Bremer offers tutoring every morning for geometry in room 2201 from 7:30 -8:00. She also has several laptops if students need a quiet place to work.

 

Seniors Class of 2022

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Seniors:  Place your order for your Graduation Gowns, Announcements, and other Merchandise at http://www.herffatlanta.com.  Orders are due by December 1st and will be available for pick up at SHS on March 11th.  Anyone who orders a gown by October 29th will be placed in a raffle to possibly win CO 2022 merchandise.

 

Stay connected! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Carey Blalock at:  carey.blalock@cherokeek12.net

 

Alphabetical Group

Remind 101 Website Link

Remind 101 App Code

A – B

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022ab

@shs2022ab

C – D

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022cd

@shs2022cd

E – G

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022eg

@shs2022eg

H – K

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022hk

@shs2022hk

L – M

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022lm

@shs2022lm

N – R

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022nr

@shs2022nr

S

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022ss

@shs2022ss

T – Z

https://www.remind.com/join/shs2022tz

@shs2022tz

 

 

Senior Portrait

Have you booked your senior portrait session with Cady Studios? Please visit Cady.com to make your senior portrait appointment. All seniors who wish to appear in their senior yearbook must be photographed by November 15.

 

Senior ads

Are on sale now! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Sequoyah’s school code 10795. Scroll down to “Start your Ad” to order yours today! The last day to place an order is Tuesday, November 30th. 

 

Senior quotes

Are open now! Visit this form to enter your senior quote. The last day to submit senior quotes is Tuesday, November 30th. 

 

ATTENDANCE

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Attendance Notifications – Parent Square reminder 

Our new attendance notification system is now live and will be sending out daily notifications when your student has an unexcused absence or tardy. When you receive such a notice:

  • Please DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL - simply click on the link to write a note explaining the absence.
  • Class attendance concerns - please contact the teacher directly.
  • Doctor’s note - your student can bring it to the front office when they return to school.  

 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to shs.attendance@cherokeek12.net.

 

Emergency Contacts changes

The back to school Gateway Is now closed, if you would like to update your emergency contacts please log on to https://express.cherokeek12.net/login.  You will still need the same credentials to log on:

ID = student #

Password = Student’s GTID #

 

Check outs

  • If student drives – email attendance advising on when/what time your student has permission to check out. Student needs to sign out in person at attendance before leaving the campus.  shs.attendance@cherokeek12.net

 

  • Picking your student up? – do not call or email school, the designated person needs to come up to the front doors at MAIN CAMPUS ONLY with an ID to check the student out.

 

 

IMPORTANT / HELPFUL INFORMATION

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Nurse email

            Our nurse has a new email address – shs.nurse@cherokeek12.net

 

Bus routes and issues

If you will be riding a bus to and from school or just one way, be sure you check the bus info icon on the SHS webpage or click here.  Once on the look up page please follow the eLink User Instructions so you know your bus number and pick-up/drop-off times.

 

Transportation contact # 770-720-2112.

 

 

STUDENT SERVICES

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Virtual Curriculum Night

9th grade curriculum night power point

10th-11th grade curriculum night power point

12th grade curriculum night power point

 

Financial Aid Night

Sequoyah will be hosting a Financial Aid night on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the theater.

 

SAT

To register – www.CollegeBoard.org

Upcoming test dates

  • Saturday, November 6
  • Saturday, December 4
  • Saturday, March 12
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Saturday, June 4 

 

ACT

To register – www.ACT.org

Upcoming test dates

  • Saturday, October 23
  • Saturday, December 11
  • Saturday, February 12
  • Saturday, April 2
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, July 16 

 

Transcripts

In state colleges – https://www.gafutures.org/

Out of State colleges, use parchment – request https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/9438/account

 

Hope GPA

Anytime is a good time to track your HOPE GPA

  1. Create an account at My GAfutures 
  2. Check GPA each semester to check progress

 

Current qualifications:

            HOPE  3.0 HOPE GPA/4 rigor courses

Zell Miller 3.7 HOPE GPA/4 rigor courses/ACT (minimum 26) and SAT (minimum 1200)

 

For more information about the HOPE Scholarship please visit their site.

 

Counselors

Student’s last name begins with:

Counselor

Counselor email

A-D

MARIA BALDWIN

Maria.Baldwin@cherokeek12.net

 

E-K

WENDY FORT

Wendy.Fort@cherokeek12.net

 

L-Q

MONICA INTRAVIA

Monica.Intravia@cherokeek12.net

 

R-Z

MCKENZIE THOM

McKenzie.Thom@cherokeek12.net

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

*Please visit our home page for all available scholarships.

 

ATHLETICS

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Sequoyah spirit wear

https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/georgia/canton/sequoyah-high-school

 

Wrestling

Registration has opened. Please visit the wrestling homepage on sequoyahathletics.com

under the winter sports tab. Please email Coach Hulen at joe.hulen@cherokeek12.net if you have any questions. Youth wrestling registration information will be coming shortly!

 

Men’s Basketball

Practice starts on Oct. 25.  All prospective players must have a physical and all athletic paperwork turned in before try outs.  No exceptions!

 

Friday Night Football

Please go to www.sequoyahathletics.com

Oct 22 River Ridge               JERSEY

Oct 29 River Wood               TOGA (Seniors) all others White & Gold

Nov 5 Centennial                  WESTERN

 

Physicals

Physical Forms  - All students must have a current physical on file to participate in sports and should contact their coach with questions.

 

Any sport related questions, please contact Athletic Director, Peter Vajda at peter.vajda@cherokeek12.net

 

OTHER REMINDERS

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Picture retakes

for students who missed picture day will be on October 29. Digital learners, dual enrolled students, and work-based learners are encouraged to come to main campus to get their picture made for the yearbook. More details to follow.

 

PTSA

PTSA would love your support! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, community members -  You can join here: https://sequoyahhsptsa.memberhub.com/store

 

If you own a Business and are interested in becoming a Partner, please contact us at sequoyahptsa@gmail.com.  We have several different ways you can support our students!  Thank you for your support!"

 

YoungLife Club

            Will meet every Monday night at 7:27pm at The Farm. Address: 4563 Hickory Flat Hwy.

 

Educational Travel

Those interested in traveling to Italy and Greece Summer 2022 and /or Summer 2023? Please contact Ms. Davis Cavallaro at Deanda.davis@cherokeek12.net for more information.

 

 

College Visits and Events

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University of Alabama

Free App Week, running October 18-22, 2021.

Senior students and families will receive an email with instructions on how to unlock their free application on launch day, October 18. Students have until 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 22 to complete their free application.

If you are not currently receiving communications from The University of Alabama, please complete the form on our Free App Week webpage for more information.
 

 

 

Middle Georgia State University

MGA is not requiring Test Scores as a part of the admission process for High School Seniors! For more information and to apply click here.

 

Chattahoochee Tech

Want to take college classes in high school?

Join us for an information session to learn about Dual Enrollment, please visit our site to            register. Sessions begin Oct. 5th and end Oct. 21st.

https://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/de-information-sessions/

curious about the trade-skill industry? Campus tours, virtual session.

Free Application Week for prospective students to apply without having to pay the $30 application fee for ONE WEEK ONLY! Free Application Week will run from November 8th through the 14th. Flyer.

 

Samford University Informational Meeting

Starts: 10/19/2021 @ 8:00 am

Location: Theater

Contact: maria.baldwin@cherokeek12.net

 

Mississippi State University! – fall preview
Who is invited? Current Juniors and Seniors in high school
When? Monday, October 25, or Monday, November 22
Where? On Mississippi State University's Starkville campus

Registration for Fall Preview Day is $10 per person.
🗓 Registration 

 

 

University of Virginia

Virtual Event Series October 18-21, geared toward prospective students. Throughout the week, our admission deans and current students will provide insights about first-year and transfer admission, the financial aid process, the student experience, our academic programs, and the student resources available across the University. We would appreciate your help in getting the word out to your students about this new program.

Students may view the calendar and register for events here.

 

Fort Valley State University

Open House from Saturday is Saturday, October 30th. Students can register to attend this event; we will be making on the spot decisions for seniors who have a completed application on file. Students can use this link to register: FVSU Open House .

 

Dalton State College – Dual Enrollment

Opportunity to take dual enrollment classes at the Mountain – Ellijay campus.  Click here for more information.