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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Tarpon Family, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continually.” As we end the month of November and begin December there is a great deal to be grateful for here at Charlotte High School. I am extremely thankful for the people I get to work with, our amazing students, families and staff. They all clearly make CHS a special place. First semester exams are scheduled for December 17, 18, 19, and 20. Please remember the importance of attendance and keep these dates in mind as you schedule appointments and vacations as there will be no early exams administered. We all know that students with consistent attendance are much more likely to demonstrate academic achievement. There is a lot going on during the winter months including academic competitions, band and choral concerts, ROTC, and athletic events. Charlotte High is a small city that never seems to sleep. Thank you, parents, for all that you do so that your kids can be involved beyond the hours of the school day and remember that busy kids are usually the happy ones! The safety and security of our students is of utmost importance. Please login to FOCUS and check to see that we have an updated address and current phone numbers so we can contact you in the event of an emergency. Thank you for your assistance with this. Every year during the holidays, I spend time thinking of things I am thankful for – and there are always so many of them that it’s impossible to list them all in a letter. High on the list would be our wonderful staff who always “go the extra mile” for our students, and the wonderful kids that you share with us every day. I wish you and your family a warm and wonderful holiday season! Sincerely,
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Cathy Corsaletti Principal
“Always remember, Tarpon Pride never graduates!”
Cathy Corsaletti Assistant Principals
Nicholas Brown Jeffrey Damico Kathryn Pyle Andrew Tenney Deans
Kathleen Moore Tom Mut Guidance Counselors
Joe Haynes, 9th Grade Josalyn Leath, 10th Grade Cindy Gering, 11th Grade Lucinda Rempala, 12th Grade School Board Members
Robert Segur, Chairman Wendy Atkinson, Vice Chairman Kim Amontree, Member Cara Reynolds, Member Ian Vincent, Member Charlotte High School is known as Charlotte County’s First and Finest High School. Having first opened its doors in 1926, CHS is rich in history, community support, and tradition. Go Tarpons!
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COUNSELOR NEWS YOU CAN USE
December/January/February Minimum wage was never intended to be a career path. Important dates to remember: • CHS exams are Dec 16-20, 2019. • The next SAT is March 14, 2020, registration deadline without late fee is Feb. 14, 2020. • The next ACT is Feb. 8, 2020, registration deadline without late fee is Jan. 10, 2020. • ACT April 4, 2020, registration deadline without late fee is Feb. 29, 2020 Pre-Registration Dates: • January 8th: Juniors • January 9th: Sophomores • January 10th: Freshmen Registration Dates: • February 3 & 4: Juniors • February 5 & 6: Sophomores • February 7 & 10: Freshmen • February 11: Make up day (all grade levels) Career Center / Guidance lessons Freshmen: Pick your classes wisely and give them all you’ve got. You want colleges to see that you are serious about school from the START! Colleges and scholarship sponsors like to see how you give to the community so volunteer and get involved at Charlotte High School as much as you can. Think about what career you are interested in and speak with professionals in those fields to get more information. Sophomores: Utilize your MyCareerShines account to see what career interests fit you. Look into what colleges offer the majors you are looking for. Make sure you are selecting a good course load to help with Bright Futures and College admissions. Keep staying involved in the school/community. Juniors: Start looking into what careers/colleges interest you. Make a list of the schools you want to apply to and find out their deadlines. Start building your resume. Sign up for ACT/SAT spring tests. Make a plan for a senior schedule that will help with college admissions. Try to visit colleges you are thinking about applying to. You will know if it is a good fit once you step on campus. Seniors: Look at the College and Career Ready website and Google Classroom for all scholarship information and applications. The website is always being updated and we keep adding applications in Google Classroom as well. Local Scholarship Application information can be found in both places. Resume and Essay should be shared with Mrs. Eyster on Google Drive by December 1st. Application and Letters of Recommendations are due January 8th.
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NOTES
Schedule change requests for semester 2 Students seeking a schedule change for semester 2 are advised to see their grade level counselor before leaving for break after the last exam on December 21. All requests will be considered, but no guarantee can be made that the request will be accommodated. Seniors and Parents of seniors - Please be sure to look over your transcript to be sure that you know where you stand in regards to meeting your graduation requirements. There are 485 seniors, but only one counselor. It really helps when students and parents stay on top of these things. Ms. Rempala and Mrs. Eyster are doing their best to meet with everyone before Winter Break, so be looking for a note from us about what is left for graduation. Registration for classes for the 2019-2020 school year - Parents and students, please consider all the courses carefully before registration in January and February. When students and parents have a plan mapped out for the next year’s courses, the registration process is far more easily accomplished. Also, please remember to consider any courses of interest at the Charlotte Technical College. Tests dates: Please see our calendar of dates for more specific dates of tests. bit.ly/chstesting1819.
PARENT CONTACT INFORMATION
It is imperative we have accurate records (new addresses, phone numbers, etc.) so we are able to contact you in the event of an emergency involving your son or daughter. In addition, there are times when teachers and other school personnel also need to speak with parents and/or guardians. Please give the office a call if you need to update your information.
Coping with High-Stakes Tests • Help your child to be calm, focused, and rested on test day. This begins with a good night’s sleep. • Prepare any needed materials ahead of schedule, and take time for a good breakfast before the exam. • Remind your children that you support their effort and that daily performance is a much better indicator of aptitude than a single test. • Plan a post-exam activity your child enjoys as a reward for his or her hard work. Copyright EducationWorld.com
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DIRECTIONS FOR PARENT PICK UP
Our MAIN parent drop off area is just off Henry Street behind the Deep Creek Church. There are signs on Cooper Street directing you to this area. This is the largest area and is designed to accommodate a large volume of traffic. Students dropped off here enter the school on the gymnasium side of the campus. Our SECONDARY drop off area is at CPAC. Because of the volume of students dropped off at CPAC, there is usually a waiting time to get in and out due to the seniors who drive to school who also use this area.
JOIN A CLUB! A-Team (Athletic Team) Anime Club Art Club Blue Crew Book Club Bowling Club Creative Writing Club Debate Club Drama Club (Thespians) Fellowship of Christian Athletes Future Farmers of America (FFA) Guitar Club Hospitality Club
Interact Club Key Club Kindness/Positivity (S.P.A.R.K.) Leo Club Math Club Mock Trial Modern Music Masters/Tri-M National Honor Society Pride Club Sign Language Club Silver King Tarpon Fishing Club Tarpon Gamers’ Club Tarpon Leadership Academy
SPARK CLUB SHINES AT CHS
SPARK Club continues to spread positivity and reinforce kindness throughout CHS. Club members have been promoting good feelings by randomly selecting classrooms to receive inspirational messages, posting signs with removable tabs containing uplifting for students to take whenever they need a boost, and hanging posters reminding students that they are valuable and important. In December, SPARK Club will send its positive thoughts into the community, making small gift baskets for an area assisted living facility! SPARK Club welcomes new members all year. If you would be interested in helping us to Spread Positivity And Reinforce Kindness, please join us on Friday mornings between 6:30 and 7:10 am! We look forward to meeting you.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
National Honor Society is sponsoring a Family Fiesta 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, January 11. The race starts at 8:00 and all runners/walkers are invited to attend. Registration is $25 per entry and can be done at runsignup.com where proceeds from the event are to aid homeless students at CHS. After the race we will have walking and running tacos (small and large) and other race fare for purchase. At that time the high school students will organize races for babies who are crawling, 1-2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, and 5-6 year olds and everyone gets a prize. Pre-race registration for the little ones will be done the day of the race. Come and join the fiesta on Saturday, January 11. Race check-in will start at 7:30.
UPCOMING DATES FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR December 20 December 23-January 6 January 7 January 20 February 17
End of Quarter 2 Winter Break Teacher Work Day - NO STUDENTS Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL January 13 February 3 March 2 April 6 May 4
CHS STUDENT ID CARDS
Students are expected to wear their ID and lanyard each day. Students receive an ID and CHS lanyard on picture day in the fall. Any students who miss picture day or enroll after picture day should go to the Media Center to have an ID made. If an ID is lost or needs repair, students should stop by the Media Center to get their ID or lanyard repaired or replaced. The first replacement student ID is free. Students needing additional IDs or lanyards will pay $2 for an ID and $1 for a lanyard.
SENIOR ACTIVITY NEWS
By the time you receive this, we will have completed the Holiday Social and the next event will be the Car Show in February. The Car Show is a Renaissance Event and we encourage Seniors to enter their cars for the event. It does not have to be a fancy car or an old car, it just needs to be able to park on campus to be a part of the car show. If you have a parking permit on campus, enter your car with Mr. Smith in G121. The Long Sleeve T-shirt has arrived. If you have not picked yours up, please stop by G121, before school, after school, or during lunch to receive it. Reminder, the Senior information is available on the CHS Website under Academics & Counseling, click on Class of 2020.
PROJECT GRADUATION… WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
Statistics show that the two highest risk nights for teens being involved in alcohol and drug related traffic tragedies are Prom and Graduation nights. To help prevent the loss or serious injury of any of our 450+ graduates, Charlotte High parents and Peace River Rotary are sponsoring our 21st Annual CHS Project Graduation! This event is an all-night alcohol, drug-free and tobacco-free celebration. It is free of charge to ALL graduating seniors on Thursday, May 21, 2020. To ensure this tradition continues smoothly from year to year, we genuinely need parent participation from every grade level. Please come to our meetings...the second Tuesday of every month, from 7-8 in the Media Center. Send a quick e-mail to us at tarponprojectgrad@ gmail.com, and we will add you to our e-mail list. You’ll get alerts about the meetings, updates on meetings you miss, and info on our fundraising. Thank you! • Meeting dates: *December 10 *January 14 *February 11 *March 10 *April 14 *May 12
DRUG FREE CHARLOTTE COUNTY
As the holidays grow near many of us are looking forward to time spent with family gathered around the table or just laughing together and making memories. The sights, the smells, the excitement of little ones, and catching up or telling old stories. Even the old FL sun occasionally gives us a few days off where we get to experience a little chill in the air. One thing that many don’t think about during the holidays however is medication safety. There are however 3 steps that you can take to help keep yourself and your family safe during the holidays. 1. Safe Use – Often times when the holidays come, our schedules and routines may change a bit. These small changes may make it hard to remember if you have taken your medications yet or not for the day, or if you have given your children or adults in your care their medications or not for the day. One thing you can do is to buy a pill box and set it up for the week or even the month ahead of time to take the medication guessing game stress off of your plate so you can focus on the things you love. 2. Safe Disposal – Do you have expired medications filling your medicine cabinets? Do you have a prescription medication you stopped taking at some point in the past? The best thing you can do to avoid accidentally taking an expired medication, taking the wrong medication, or someone else accidentally taking your old medications is to dispose of them. It is not safe however to simply throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet. That could lead to pollution, plants and animals being harmed, or medications falling into the wrong hands and potentially harming someone. Charlotte County Sheriffs Office has several medication disposal locations where you can drop off unused and expired medications and know that they will be safely disposed of. A list of locations is posted below. 3. Safe Storage – With family members coming over for the holidays we often have a very busy and very full house and kids can be very curious, especially since many medications can resemble colorful candies. Or perhaps your traveling and bringing your medications with you. Putting your medications out of children’s reach, or even better – locking them up, is a great way to ensure your family and friends stay safe. There are many different types of medication lock boxes you can buy, both big and small for more permanent storage situations or for a more on-the-go travel situation. Happy holidays from Drug Free Charlotte County, and for more information and resources on safe use, safe disposal, and safe storage, please visit us online at drugfreecharlottecounty.org. See below for medication disposal locations: Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office District 1 11051 Wilmington Blvd Englewood Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office Administrative Building 7474 Utilities Road Punta Gorda Punta Gorda Public Safety Complex 1410 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda
Bullying, which includes cyberbullying, occurs when a person or group of people purposefully and repeatedly hurt, embarrass, or frighten another. During freshman year, all Tarpons participate in a classroom lesson about bullying run by our Assistant Principal and School Resource Officer. Students are educated about how to identify, react to and report bullying. As a parent, it is important to have open dialogue with your child about their experiences at school. If you become aware of a bullying situation, please report it immediately. Charlotte High School does not tolerate any form of bullying. For more information, or to report bullying, see the “Students & Parents” section of our website.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE MEDIA CENTER
AUTHOR BRIGID KEMMERER SPEAKING AT CHARLOTTE HIGH
Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost, as well as paranormal stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water. Two of her books have been nominated for the Florida Teens Read Award. She will be speaking with students at Charlotte High on February 5, 2020 about her books, creative writing, and becoming an author. The CHS Media Center is thrilled to partner with the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to bring Brigid to Punta Gorda to help students make personal connections with an author in this authentic learning experience.
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TARPON ATHLETIC SCHEDULES 2019-2020 WINTER ATHLETIC SCHEDULE DATE Dec. 3 Dec. 6 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 14 Dec. 16 Dec.18 Dec.23 Dec. 27&28 Jan. 2 Jan. 3 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 10 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb.20 Feb. 25 Feb. 28
BOYS BASKETBALL OPPONENT DeSoto HS Port Charlotte HS North Port HS Riverdale HS City of Palms (Varsity) *Braden River HS City of Palms (Varsity) North Fort Myers JV Tourney Lemon Bay Shootout (Varsity) Lehigh Shootout (JV) Lehigh Shootout (Varsity) *Venice HS Naples HS *Fort Myers HS Lemon Bay HS Wally Keller Classic Wally Keller Classic Riverdale HS Lehigh HS DeSoto HS Port Charlotte HS North Port HS Evangelical Christian School Southeast HS - Senior Night Bartow Varsity Tourney Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed Regional Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
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GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING DATE OPPONENT Dec.3 Braden River HS Dec. 13 Disparti Christmas Invite Jan. 11 Lemon Bay Invite Jan. 23 District Meet - CHS Host Jan. 31 Regional Meet @ Port Charlotte HS Feb. 14&15 State Finals @ Arnold HS * Denotes District Game
TIME 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 6:00/7:30 3:20 6:00/7:30 4:30 9:00 AM 6:00/4:30 9:50AM/1:30 6:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:40 11:20 AM 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 TBA 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00
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GIRLS BASKETBALL OPPONENT SITE Dunbar HS Home North Port HS Home Lakewood Ranch HS - Varsity Away Southeast HS Home Riverview HS Home First Baptist Academy - Varsity Away *Sarasota HS Home Port Charlotte HS Away Venice HS Away Barron Collier HS Away DeSoto HS Home Imagine School Away Lemon Bay HS Away North Port HS Away Bishop Verot HS (Varsity) Home Riverview HS Away Port Charlotte HS Home Lehigh HS - Senior Night Home *Sarasota HS Away Districts @ Highest Seed TBA Districts @ Highest Seed TBA Districts @ Highest Seed TBA
TIME 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 2:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 7:00 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 6:00/7:30 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 6:00/7:30 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 4:00 6:00/7:30 5:30/7:00 5:30/7:00 6:00/7:30 7:00 7:00 7:00
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GIRLS SOCCER OPPONENT *North Port HS Comm. School of Naples Gateway Charter (Varsity) *Sarasota HS *Braden River HS DeSoto HS *Sarasota HS Port Charlotte HS Imagine School *Venice HS Gateway Charter (Varsity) *North Port HS Port Charlotte HS Booker HS - Senior Ngt. Varsity Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed
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DATE Dec.3 Dec. 4 Dec. 6-7 Dec. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 27-28 Jan. 3-4 Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 16 Jan. 18 Jan. 24-25 Jan. 27 Jan.28 Jan.31 Feb.1 Feb. 5 Feb. 7-8 Feb.13 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Feb.28&29 Mar. 6&7 DATE Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 17 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 4 Feb. 7
WRESTLING OPPONENT CHS JV Quad Invite Riverdale Dual Meet Gary Freis Duals - Ft. Myers Captain Archer JV Tourney Captain Archer Varsity Tourney Osceola Knockout Var. Tourney Jensen Cradle Cancer Tourney District Duals @ Palmetto HS Golden Gate Titan JV Brawl Regional Duals Riverdale JV Invite State Dual Meet Championship Venice JV Meet Riverdale JV Gene Gorman Var. Showcase Gene Gorman Var. Showcase Manatee Dual Meet Clay Rotary Varsity Tourney Palmetto Ridge (Senior Ngt) Cypress Lake JV Tourney Districts @ Palmetto HS Regional Tourn. - CHS State Tourn. @ Kissimmee
BOYS SOCCER OPPONENT *North Port HS *Braden River HS Gateway Charter HS- Varsity Riverdale HS *Venice HS North Fort Myers HS *Sarasota HS ODA Port Charlotte HS Imagine School - Varsity Lemon Bay HS Gateway Charter HS- Varsity Dunbar HS Port Charlotte HS Booker HS - Var. Senior Ngt Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed Districts @ Highest Seed
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NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (NJROTC)
The Charlotte High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is accepting new Cadets for the spring semester. The mission of the NJROTC program is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. NJROTC is an elective credit that counts towards both Physical Education and Fine Arts. We teach a curriculum created by the NJROTC program that spans everything from history to nautical rules of the road. Our students are graded on three things, Academics, Physical Fitness, and Uniform Inspections. Two days a week we conduct physical training as part of our curriculum. The Cadets take the NJROTC Physical Readiness Test comprised of a timed one-mile run, push-ups and sit-ups every quarter for a grade. Our Cadets have one uniform day a week where we conduct personnel inspections on military appearance, bearing and the wear of the uniform. The uniform is provided by JROTC and it is the Cadets personal responsibility to maintain it. We incorporate optional field trips in our school year to places like the University of South Florida and the Military History Museum to broaden their horizons for opportunities after graduation. Our after-school activities include drill, air rifle, academics and orienteering. We are very active in the local community providing community service for events and organizations. Opportunities like these give NJROTC Cadets experience for how to comport themselves and the value of discipline and hard work. Our teams compete against other JROTC units from across the state in events such as academic “Brain Brawl” Tournaments, Drill Meets, Field Meets, Orienteering Events and Air Rifle Matches. Our Cadets can even earn a varsity letter and up to three pins for a letterman’s jacket. Our Air Rifle and Orienteering Teams are ranked in the top ten JROTC teams for Florida. It is never too late to join NJROTC. You might have a student who is looking to enlist, to earn a collegiate ROTC scholarship or attend a service academy. We can help the student gain confidence in themselves, their preparedness for boot camp and the indoctrination of academy summer programs. The CHS NJROTC is a community of students who are welcoming and diverse. Graduates of the Charlotte NJROTC program come back to visit regularly and always speak highly of their involvement with the unit. If your student is looking for a new opportunity in second semester to motivate themselves towards graduation, please consider our inclusive unit as an opportunity to gain new friendships and skills they will carry forward into their adulthood.
REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES OR THREATS
Students, parents, CCPS employees, and members of the community have a responsibility to report suspicious activities and potential threats to schools. Any suspicious activity or threat shall be promptly reported to one of the following individuals, agencies or reporting tools: • School Resource Officer or local law enforcement agencies. • School Administrator or any available staff member. • The FortifyFL Reporting APP or to the Crimestoppers Tipline (1-800-780-TIPS). • Contacting the Supervisor of District Security and Emergency Management at (941) 255-0808. • Calling 9-1-1.
The School Board complies with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the U. S. Department of Education. It is the policy of the Board that no person in this District shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, disability, or legally-protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U. S. Department of Education.—Policy 1122
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