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SANTALUCES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Message From The Principal Principal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tameka Robinson Principal’s Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Wells Main Office Secretaries Elizabeth Campos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Bureau Student Services Office Dawn Loff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuwanda Simms Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula D’Alessandro Assistant Principals Terry Gaddy. . . . . . . . . Wilnic Gideon, Ed. D. . . . . . Jim Krupa Wakisha Mawali . . . . . . David Montoya . . . . . . . . Tracy Paletti Ken Ramos . . . . . . . . . Shakeica Robinson Community School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Gaddy Athletic & Activities Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Cohen Clinic Nurses . . . . . . . . . Kathy Elbaum . . . . . . . . . Jane Freitag School Counseling Office . . . . . . . . . . . .Cristina Jesus de Oliviera School Counselors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Harrell Kristin Pellecer.. . . . . . . Myrlaine Rosefort . . . . Tara Robinson Jordana Saltzman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norkeria Scott Graduation Coach . . . . . . Michelle Ferrer . . . . . Debbie Tanguay Bookkeeper/Internal Accts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Diglio Cafeteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marnor Potosme Data Processing . . . . . . . Nicole DiBelardino . . Martha Weiland ESE Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacey Motter-Fay ESE Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Swick ELL Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margarita Leonor Reading Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cynthia Lacharite

Greeting Chief Families! I cannot believe the 1st nine weeks is ending on October 17, 2019. Students are encouraged to discuss with their teachers any missed assignments and turn in all make up work. It is important to finish this quarter strong! Please note, report cards will be distributed on October 28, 2019. As you are aware, we have implemented a new safety protocol during lunch. Visitors are not allowed on campus from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm each day. Parents are asked to pick students up before 11:00 am and after 1:00 pm for appointments if needed. This policy will remain in effect until the last day of the school year. Your continued support is appreciated with this request. For parents who drop off and pick up after school please continue to use the Hypoluxo entrance each day. Chief Way and Lawrence Road are strictly prohibited. Police Officers patrol the area during arrivals and dismissal. Citations will be given to non-compliant drivers. Our monthly SAC meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. All parents and students are invited to attend. As always, check out our athletic calendar for game times and schedules. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Sincerely, Tameka Robinson Principal

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Smoke Signals • OCTOBER 2019 • Issue #4 Published Five Times Per Year School District of Palm Beach County 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., C-316 West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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2 Traffic Reminders Friendly Reminder to Students, Teachers, and Parents The speed limit on Lawrence Road is 20 mph during school Drop-off and Pick-up times. Please help us keep our students safe. Students must be dropped off in the “Parent Pick Up/Drop Off” zone off of Hypoluxo Road. Stopping or Dropping Off Students is prohibited on Lawrence Road. Please help us expedite drop off safely by dropping off at Parent Drop Off. Students dropped off on Lawrence Road and Chief Way are being issued Twilight schools. Additionally, our school police and the PB County Sheriff’s department frequently patrol Lawrence Road to enforce this law. Help us keep traffic moving and keep everyone safe!

School Counseling Corner

The 2019-2020 school year has been off to a busy and productive start for the School Counseling Department: Here are some highlights: • Meeting and greeting our Chief Family at Open House • 9th & 10th grade PSAT Classroom Visits • Progress Reports Recognition of Excellent Performance • Presenting scholarship opportunities to our students on Scholarship Wednesdays • Hosting representatives from FAMU, FGCU, FIU for admission presentations to our interested juniors and seniors Please make note of these important events coming in the month of October: October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month – On October 7th please wear blue as a unifying symbol against bullying. Activities will be held throughout the month. Information sessions for students interested in Dual Enrollment/Early Admission will be held during their lunch time on October 1st, 3rd, 7th and 10th in the Little Theater. We will also share information about the Dual Enrollment/Early Admission process at our Chief Chat Meeting for our parents. District College & Career Fair – The annual School District College & Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at the South Florida Fairgrounds from 6pm – 8pm. FAFSA Night – Parents and seniors are encouraged to attend our 1st FAFSA Night of the school year on Monday, October 28th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Representatives from Palm Beach State College will be available to assist with the application process. Representatives from Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, University of Central Florida and the University of Miami will share admission information for our interested juniors and seniors. Please visit our link on the school website for additional information and upcoming events throughout the year. Follow us on twitter @SHSCounselors1.

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4 A Visit to The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience A group of students took a Saturday to visit The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Career Panel on Saturday, Sept 21. Students (seven freshmen and three seniors) experienced three lab tours and a discussion panel with three scientists. The students were chaperoned by Mrs. Holloway. This was a great trip connecting education and careers.

(Pictured Above) Front Left: Ronique, Jonidul, Alexandria, Stephanie, Sabrina, Joeco. Back left: Mrs. Holloway, Macie, Alayna, Dion.

Tuning In To The Marching Chiefs

The Chiefs, under the direction of the new band director Tyler Nunziato, competed on Saturday, September 28th at John I Leonard High School. The Marching Chiefs took 3rd place in the 2A Category. The schedule of future marching competitions is: • September 28th at Boca Raton High School

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• October 19th at Jupiter High School • November 2nd at Park Vista High School The band will also be judged at the Marching Music Performance Assessment (MPA) at Palm Beach Central High School on Saturday, October 26th. Please join us for the competition season at one of our performances.

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5 Cambridge International School

We are pleased to announce the Class of 2019 graduates who earned the AICE Diploma: ALEXIS GROSSMAN, ETHAN JAYNE, OUASSIMA KENZI, ALIYA LINAN, TAYLOR MASON, NICHOLAS ORRICO, LUZ PEDROZA, K'BRAY POPE, KYLA PRUDENT, JACIAH RASHID, MAIDELE SAINTYL, PAOLA SALVADO, and SOPHIE SUNDERLAND Additionally, for the first time ever, we have students who earned the AICE diploma at the end of their Junior year of High School. Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2020: ISABELLA BOTERO, VANESSA CASTELLANO, SHAINA FRANCIS, MARTHA GAYTAN, OLIVIA GRIFFIN, RYAN JAYNE, LAUREN KLEMOWICH, MARBELIS LUGO, SABRINA LUU, AYANA PURCE, ALAYNA REDDICK, CHRISTINA SENTMANAT, OLIVIA SWABEK, RUBEN TREJO, and MATTHEW WOODS The AICE program is an internationally recognized, rigorous examination system for highly motivated and academically oriented high school students. Sponsored by the University of Cambridge, AICE offers a flexible, broad-based curriculum and encourages the development of skills used for independent research and investigation. The Cambridge AICE program will further assist our students in creativity, problem solving and applying skills and knowledge helping students meet the demand of a global society. To earn the AICE Diploma, students needed to pass seven AICE exams within a three year period. Congratulations! Current students on track to earn the AICE diploma in Summer 2020 should plan on attending a lunchtime meeting in the Media Center in December. Listen to the announcements for details. Scores from the June 2019 Exam Series will be distributed in December as well. Registration for the May 2020 Exam Series will begin in January 2020 after we return from the Winter Break. If you have questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Melissa Pirchio, Cambridge Coordinator and Exams Officer via email at melissa.pirchio@palmbeachschools.org.

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6 New ChemClub

ChemClub is a new club offered this year by Ms. Henderson in 8151 every other Tuesday. The club is associated with American Chemical Society and the students have enjoyed exploring chemistry concepts with hands on activities. At our first meeting in August we celebrated the creation of a chemistry club by making black snakes. A combustion reaction with sugar and baking soda that creates a long carbon snakes that seem to appear out of nowhere just like our club. At the second meeting we explored the concept of polymers by making slime. Just like the polyvinyl monomers that come together forming long polymer chains to make super stretchy slime, our club members are coming together to share a love for chemistry. At the next meeting we observed signs of a chemical change. Gummy bears reacting violently with potassium chlorate creating a beautiful purple flame, potassium permanganate changing from purple to pink to green to yellow when a solution of sugar and sodium hydroxide was added, trying to make a ziplock bag explode from the carbon dioxide gas created from the reaction of baking soda and vinegar, and finally a colorful eruption of elephants toothpaste. On October 8th we will be carving pumpkins and lighting our jack-o-lanterns with colored flames. We are looking forward to our lab coats coming in so we can tye dye our names onto them. Our club president Riley Kirk reached out to a neurologist through a program called "Scientists in Every Classroom". Mr. Kirk will to speak to the club on November 19th to discuss the chemistry connection to his research on epilepsy.

Get Your College On… The PSAT Is Here!

Freshmen and sophomores (and a few juniors who pre-registered) will be taking the 2020 PSAT assessment. The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT exam. It can give students and parents some valuable information as to where the student’s strengths lie and where the opportunities for growth are. For SOPHOMORES who do not have their ALG 1 EOC score required for graduation, the PSAT could be the answer! The math portion of the test is accepted by the state of FL as an equivalent score in place of the ALG 1 EOC. Students who earn a Mathematics score of 430 will earn the concordant score for Algebra 1. The schedule for the day is revised to allow for the 4 hour testing session, lunch and period 7 class. Opt-out forms go out the week of OCT 7th. Parents who need additional information should contact the Guidance Office at 561642-6219.

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Swim Team Shows Amazing Sportsmanship

It has been said that good players inspire themselves but great players inspire others. Our Athletic Director was the received a phone call that proved our swim team is made up of GREAT athletes. The caller, a parent from one of the opposing teams, called to let Coach Cohen know that in one of the heats a novice swimmer in last place was struggling to complete the race which had been completed by the other swimmers in the heat. The parent reported that the Santaluces swim team crowded up to the pool and clapped and cheered to encourage the swimmer. The parent stated how wonderful it was to have the team take such an interest in the swimmer and demonstrating such good sportsmanship. Knute Rockne, renowned (former) Notre Dame Football Coach, said once, “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it�. The Chief family is proud of the Santaluces CHS Swim Team and for the team being recognized for teaching good sportsmanship!

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