8th Grade Family Night
Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm
Parents of current 8th grade students zoned for Cambridge High School next school year are invited to attend an informational presentation regarding the high school scheduling process. Students are welcome and will receive similar information when they visit CHS. 8th Grade Family Night is Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm, in the auditorium.
Cambridge Thespian Troupe
Awarded Silver Honor Troupe
Congratulations to Cambridge Thespian Troupe 7858. Georgia Thespians recognizes those troupes that do tremendous work in their school and community, and achieve a high level of excellence both on and off stage. Cambridge Thespians has been awarded as a Silver Honor Troupe. Cambridge Thespians will travel to the Georgia Thespian Conference in February, at Columbus State University.
Cambridge Musicians Receive All-State Honors
One of the largest All-State Band and Orchestra events in the United States is run by the Georgia Music Educators Association every year. Over 2,000 students audition in our county alone to make a final round of auditions. he final round takes place in January and involves nearly 5,000 musicians from throughout the state of Georgia. After all the auditions are concluded, the top 400 musicians in grades 9th/10th and 11th/12th are selected to perform with the All-State Bands and Orchestras.
Cambridge is extremely proud of our nine musicians selected as All-State Musicians.
Cameron Chong, viola
Jesse An, viola
Amanda Bock, viola
Renee Wang, flute alternate
William dos Santos, bass trombone alternate
Seth Leigh, euphonium alternate
Daniel Kang, clarinet
Hailey Farbman, trombone
Ethan Nalwasky, percussion
Congratulations to our student musicians!
Crest of Honor Recipients
Ms. Faith Benda and Ms. Jamie Guzman
November Crest of Honor - Ms. Faith Benda, Math Department Chair (left)
"STEM, especially math could not survive without Faith Benda. She goes above and beyond the part time days she is here. She provides endless support to the teachers and academic support to our students. I don't think anyone realizes or appreciates how hard she works and goes way above what anyone else would. She cares so much for our school and embodies the true spirit of Cambridge."
December Crest of Honor - Ms. Jamie Guzman, French Teacher (right)
"Jamie Guzman constantly uses new, engaging, and innovative activities with her students and shares them often with the WL department. Her positive attitude is a benefit to both her students and her department. She has worked on several school-wide committees this year. She has served on the LEADS committee, the personalization team, and the scheduling team."
Welcome Ms. Jennifer Beard
Cambridge Assistant Principal - 10th Grade
Ms. Beard has always been passionate about coaching people and helping them reach their goals which is why she pursued her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her Master's Degree in middle grades social studies from Brenau University.
Throughout her career, Ms. Beard has always sought opportunities as a teacher leader to be innovative. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a Georgia Certified Master Teacher, has served on the Teacher Leadership Forum and Technology Leadership Forum, and is one of the original 25 Vanguard technology team members in Fulton County Schools.
Ms. Beard comes to us from the Assistive Technology Department where she has been for the last three years supporting students with learning differences and teacher/parent teams with tools and professional development to personalize the reading and writing process. Prior to that she taught middle grades science and social studies in both Gwinnett and Fulton County Schools for eight wonderful years. Her professional experience and personal interests have given her an expertise in Personalized Learning and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.
Ms. Beard enjoys providing feedback to teachers and watching them grow which is why she enjoyed her work as a Virtual Coach for the Teacher Induction Program (GO TIP). She is excited to join the team at Cambridge and have the opportunity to work with us in Bear Country.
Work-Based Learning (2017-2018 School Year)
Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students will real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills, and develop employability skills. Students can join the WBL course for two class periods a day. For more information, visit Ms. Campbell's site.
Students in the WBL program have the following choices:
- Work at an employer site - can be paid or unpaid. Students typically have a job already, leads are available, please see Ms. Campbell in room 2445. There will be a Job Fair February 9, 2017 in the cafeteria during all lunches.
- Teaching Assistant - if you are a Pathway completer of any Career Tech course you can intern with your teacher based on their selection practice (unpaid).
- Apprentice in the PAWS Prints school-based business - positions include: marketing, production, accounting, business operations, order fulfillment - interviews are required. Scholarships may be awarded based on production.
Student must complete an application for the 2017 - 2018 school year, sign a syllabus and be accepted into the program in any of the above scenarios. To be considered, students must have a good attendance and discipline history. Applications are due before spring break 2017.
Application and Syllabus, FBLA membership is $45. Availability is limited, so don't delay.
Cambridge Counseling Update - 1.20.17
For more information contact Cambridge Guidance
Upcoming Events from the Counseling Department:
PSAT Score Interpretation Night
January 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, Cambridge Auditorium
Financial Aid Night - by Georgia Student Finance Commission
February 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm, Cambridge Auditorium
Move on When Ready Dual Enrollment Information Night
February 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm, Cambridge Auditorium
Annual College Fair
March 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Cambridge Cafeteria