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1250 Cooper Street School Hours: 7:25 am - 1:55 pm Punta Gorda, FL 33950 School Mascot: Fighting Tarpons Phone: (941) 575-5450 School Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Attendance Line: 941-575-5457 Fax: 941-575-5464
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A Message From The Principal
As principal of Charlotte High School, it is a pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our goal to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Tarpon family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities to be college and career ready by the end of their four years with us. We are only a short time away from the opening day of school on August 10. A tremendous amount of energy goes in to the start of a new school year by parents, students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. I am confident that the 2017-2018 year will offer many great opportunities for our students. Our goal is to develop a community of learners who are academically proficient, effective communicators, and responsible citizens. Charlotte High students have MOJO…Motivation for Success, Ownership of our Actions, Journeys through Education, and Optimism for the Future! Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning form failure.” Students will not come across success just by hoping for it. To achieve true success, they need the strength of mind and body to struggle and work hard to reach their fullest potential. They need the right attitude and self-discipline. Let us all work together this year to help our Tarpons learn that success will happen through hard work and learning. It is an honor to serve as the principal of Charlotte High School. Again, I welcome you to this new school year and wish you and your child a great year ahead. Until then, rest up and enjoy the remaining days of summer. Go Tarpons!
Cathy Corsaletti Principal
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OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 8TH, 2017 “Always remember, Tarpon Pride never graduates!”
Cathy Corsaletti Assistant Principals
Jeffrey Damico David Masony Kathryn Pyle Andrew Tenney
5:30 p.m. Freshman Schedule Pickup – Gym 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Freshman Classroom Visits 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sophomore/Junior/Senior Schedule Pick up-Main Concourse, Classroom Visits
Tom Mut Dale Russell Guidance Counselors
Malori Bunk, 9th Grade Lucinda Rempala, 10th Grade Joe Haynes, 11th Grade Cindy Gering, 12th Grade School Board Members
Ian Vincent, Chairman Robert Segur, Vice Chairman Kim Amontree, Member Wendy Atkins, Member Lee Swift, 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!
‘Tarpon Line’ August 2017 Published Five Times Per Year Charlotte County Public Schools 1445 Education Way Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1052 Issue # 4
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL?
A spiral notebook and a pen and/or pencil will be sufficient for the first day of school. Please limit what you bring since you will have to carry these items throughout the day. Backpacks will be allowed as you travel from class to class.
UPCOMING DATES FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR Aug. 8
End of 1st Quarter
Rising Senior Picture Make up
First Day Students
Aug. 24 & 25 Underclassman Pictures
End of 2nd Quarter
Teacher Work Day NO STUDENTS
Dec. 22-Jan. 1 Winter Break
Labor Day NO SCHOOL
Teacher Work Day NO STUDENTS
Underclassman Picture Retakes
Teacher Work Day NO STUDENTS
MLK Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
CHURCH COOPER ST
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. FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, THE VISITORS PARKING LOT IS NOT A DESIGNATED DROP OFF OR PICK UP AREA.
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 you information.
Our goal is for students to learn and achieve. We invite you to give your input on our instructional program. If you have suggestions that will help our faculty improve instruction or services, please feel free to request a form from CHS Principal’s office. Follow @CHSTarponNews for information and announcements as they are posted to our website.
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Any student that applies for a parking permit must be free of any obligations. They must bring a copy of their Driver’s License, Registration, Insurance information, and completed 2017-18 parking permit application signed by student and parent. Permits are $25.00 payable by cash or check. Applications are available in the H building 1st floor office or can be accessed through the CHS web store. Any related questions, please call 575-5450 X1802.
Each student will receive a Planner, free of charge, at the beginning of the school year. It will also assist with organizing students, and keeping them current on assignments. The planner will also be utilized as a school-wide hall pass to note and log the dates and times of clinic, restroom, and media center visits. The replacement cost for a lost planner is $5.00
CHAMP’S CAFÉ PRICES
Student Breakfast (Served 30 minutes before school) $1.20 . . Full Price Breakfast .30 . . . . Reduced Price Breakfast $1.50 . . Visiting Adult Breakfast Student Lunch $2.80 . . Full Price Lunch .40 . . . . Reduced Price Lunch $3.40 . . Adult Lunch Apply online anytime for f ree/ reduced meals at champs.your charlotteschools.net. Track your child’s account balance “for free” at PayPams. com. Pay online ($1.95 fee).
**IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE CCPS ATTENDANCE POLICY** UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
All absences will automatically be recorded as unexcused, unless the parent/guardian calls the attendance line to report the absence reason or sends a note to the attendance office upon the student’s return to school. Absences will be changed to excused when appropriate based on the reasons listed in the Code of Student Conduct. IMPORTANT: MAKE UP WORK FOR UNESCUSED ABSENCES MAY BE PENALIZED UP TO 30% OFF THE EARNED GRADE. EXCUSED ABSENCES To be considered excused, a parent/guardian must call the attendance line to report the absence reason or sends a note to the attendance office upon the student’s return to school. Absences will be changed to excused when appropriate based on the reasons listed in the Code of Student Conduct. Make up work is allowed for full credit when completed within the attendance policy’s allowable time frame. IMPORTANT: A FIVE (5) DAY ADVANCE NOTICE, IN WRITING, IS REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN ABSENCES TO BE CONSIDERED EXCUSED, AS LISTED ON PAGE 17 (SECTION a8) OF THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT. Such absences include, but are not limited to: family trips, special events, awards, and post-secondary educational institution visits. See the Code of Student Conduct for additional information.
CHS will follow the CCPS dress code, which can be found in its entirety in the 2017-2018 Code of Student Conduct. Below are a few reminders: • Pants with tears or rips above the knee can only be worn with clothing that covers exposed skin and undergarments. • Undergarments are to remain unexposed. • Length of shorts/skirts/etc. must be about the knee or longer when standing. • Pants/shorts/etc. must remained fastened at the waist. • The midriff shall not be exposed. • Halters, backless or sleeveless dresses/tops are not permitted.
For safety reasons, headphones are prohibited during school hours (7:25-1:55 daily). Ear buds may be worn in the café only, unless your teacher gives you permission to use them during class. • Teachers have the authority to set the policy for electronic device usage in their classrooms. • Red = NO electronic devices • Green = Allowed for educational purposes per teacher instruction. • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, etc.) is not considered to be an educational tool and is not appropriate to be using during class time. • Taking photos/videos of students or staff without their permission is strictly prohibited by the CCPS Code of Student Conduct.
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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Magic: The Gathering
Creative Writing Club
Modern Music Masters (Tri-M)
Drama Club (Thespians)
National Honor Society
Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
Future Farmers Of America
Tarpon Film Club
Tarpon Leadership Academy
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Blue Crew is Charlotte High School’s very own student body pep club whose purpose is to bring a spirited atmosphere to our sporting events. Blue Crew is a great way for the serious tarpon fan to save money, and show their Tarpon Pride. A Blue Crew membership costs only $40, which allows student members to be season pass holders for all home sporting events all year long. Our officers have been busy over the summer creating t-shirt designs, as well as planning activities to promote our Tarpon Spirit. Activities include pizza socials during school, ice cream socials, and special pep rally sessions for Blue Crew members only. A $40 Blue Crew membership includes the following: • Official BLUE CREW T-shirt • Official BLUE CREW Sticker placed on back of Student ID* • Free Admission to all home Athletic Events • Free Admission to Blue Crew Socials and Pep Rallies • *Official Blue Crew Stickers must be presented for free admission in to athletic events.
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Tarpon Atheletic Schedule VARSITY FOOTBALL Date
Mariner HS (Classic)
*Ida Baker HS
Fort Myers HS
*Island Coast HS
*North Fort Myers HS
*Cape Coral (Homecoming)
*Port Charlotte (Senior Ngt)
FR/JV/VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Date
ODA Preseason Classic
Bonita Springs HS (FR)
ODA Preseason Classic
*North Ft. Myers HS (JV/Var)
Cardinal Mooney FR/JV/Var
Naples HS (JV/Varsity)
Sarasota HS (FR/JV/Var)
Sept. 22&23 ODA Tournament (Var)
Lakewood Ranch Tourney (FR) Away
Braden River Tourney (JV)
Evan. Christian FR/JV/Var
LaBelle HS (JV/Var)
Port Charlotte HS (JV/Var)
Bonita Springs HS (FR)
Community Christian (FR)
*Ida Baker HS (JV/Var)
DeSoto HS (JV/Var)
*Cape Coral HS (JV/Var)
*Island Coast HS (JV/Var)
Gene Gorman Invite (Var)
Sarasota HS (FR/JV/Var)
Cardinal Mooney (FR/JV/Var) Away
*Port Charlotte HS (JV/Var)
ODA-Senior Ngt -FR/JV/Var
Community Christian (FR)
Oct.16,17,19 Districts @ Highest Seed
*Lemon Bay HS (JV/Var)
Home 5:00/6:00/7:00 TBD
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8 1984 – George Orwell (AP Language) 501 Informational Reading Questions – Learning Express A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court - Mark Twain A Doll’s House - Henrik Ibsen A Doll’s House – Ibsen (AP Language) A Land Remembered - Patrick D. Smith A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J Gaines A Night to Remember - Walter Lord A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Alive – Piers Paul Read All The King’s Men - Robert Penn Warren American Short Stories - Burton Raffel Amistad - Alexs Pate Animal Farm - George Orwell Anthem- Ayn Rand Antony and Cleopatra - Shakespeare Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne As You Like It - Shakespeare Beloved – Toni Morrison (AP Literature) Brave New World- Adulous Huxley Briar Rose – Jane Yolen Bruiser - Neal Shusterman Bruiser – Neal Shusterman Call of the Wild - Jack London Canterbury Tales – Chaucer Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah Classic American Autobiographies - William L. Andrews Copper Sun- Sharon Draper
NON-ADOPTIVE BOOK LIST 2017-2018 Cross Creek - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Cry, The Beloved Country - Alan Paton Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand Death and the King’s Horsemen (AICE Literature) Divergent – Veronica Roth Dracula - Bram Stoker Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton Euripides- Ten Plays - Paul Roche Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer (AP Literature) Fallen Angels – Walter Dean Myers Family Skeletons - Bett Macpherson Farewell to Manzanar - Houston & Houston For Whom The Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (AP Literature) Friday Night Lights – HG Bissinger Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Gulliver’s Travels - Jonathan Swift Hamlet - Shakespeare Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone- JK Rowling Hiroshima – John Hersey Holes - Louis Sachar How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster (AICE Literature and AP Language/Literature) Inkheart - Cornelia Funke Inside the Walls of Troy - Clemence McClaren Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer Ishmael - Daniel Quinn Island of Dr Moureau - HG Wells Lesson Before Dying – Mitch Album Light in August – William Faulkner (AP Literature) Lord of the Flies - William Golding Lost on the Mountain – Donn Fendler
Lysistrata – Aristophanes (AP Literature) Macbeth - Shakespeare Matilda - Roald Dahl Maximum Ride – James Patterson Medea - Euripedes Mr. Was - Pete Hautman Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare Nerve – Jeanne Ryan Night - Elie Wiesel Odyssey - Homer Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Othello - Shakespeare Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard Richard III - Shakespeare Rocket Boys - Homer H. Hickham Jr. Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Shipping Christmas - John Grisham Silent Spring - Linda Lear Songs of Ourselves (AICE Literature) Southern Short Stories- Dorothy Abbott Susan Koppelman Stories of Ourselves (AICE Literature) Story of Blima - Shirley Russak Wachtel Tales From Shakespeare - Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb The “Hunger Games” Trilogy – Suzanne Collins The Body of Christopher Creed - Carol Plum-Ucci The Book Thief – Markus Zusak The Brethren and Courage of Their Convictions – Peter Irons The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Album The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck The Great Gatsby – F Scot Fitzgerald The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (AP Literature)
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros The Journals of Lewis and Clark - John Bakeless The Jungle - Upton Sinclair The Legend of Sleepy Hollow- Washington Irving The Lightning Thief- Rick Riordian The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemmingway The Once and Future King - T.H. White The Pearl – John Steinbeck The Prince - Machiavelli The Quiet Man – Maurice Walch The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy The Shakespeare Stealer - Gary Blackwood The Shakespeare Stealer - Gary Blackwood The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way – Amanda Ripley (AP Langauge) The Taming of The Shrew - Shakespeare The Tempest - Shakespeare The Third Witch - Rebecca Reisert The Turquoise Ring - Grace Tiffany Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher This is Where it Ends - Marieke Nijkamp To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Album Twelfth Night – Shakespeare (AICE Literature) Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer Walden - Henry David Thoreau Walkabout - James Vance Marshall Whirligig - Paul Fleischman
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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