Cambridge FFA Take Top Honors at State Career Development Event
|The FFA Horse Evaluation team placed First at the State CDE and now advances to Nationals!|
(Top right) Taleen Hanna, Lauren Domenico, Ms. White - Advisor, Catherine Shu, and Grace Johnson
The FFA Vet Science team placed Second at the State CDE.
(Bottom left) Lucy Robbie, Grace Jacobsen, Angelica Madrid, and Carine Kelley
The FFA Marketing Plan team placed Second at the State CDE.
(Bottom right) Grace Fabio, Brittany Breedlove, and Hayley Desandre
SkillsUSA State Qualifiers
SkillsUSA had over 20 students at Region 3 competitions with 19 medaling and 18 qualifying for state competitions in March. Those students will join over 80 students who are already preparing for state competitions!
Cambridge Thespians...Took the State at GA Thespian Conference
The Cambridge Thespians attended the Georgia Thespian Conference or "THESCON", attended by 5, 200 Georgia High School Thespians.
Marcus Brooks was selected to perform at the IE Showcase/Closing Ceremony where he performed for an audience of 2,000.
Superior rating - Solo Musical -
Excellent rating - Group Musical -
Excellent rating - Acting -
Orien Roy and
Sofia Palacios Escobar
First Place - Britt Woods
Second Place - Andrew Cardell
The Cambridge Troup #7858 received
Silver Honor Troup - Honor based on
community service and creating
Cambridge Thespians were recognized for their outstanding original play and performance of the Businessman in the Freestyle category. Directed by Max Hasse and written by Piper Adams and Erin Hennessy.
Cambridge Teacher and Professional of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Renee Jerome the 2018 "Teacher of the Year." Ms. Jerome teaches for our Special Education Department. (left)
Our "Professional of the Year" is Ms. Carol Bybee. Ms. Bybee works in the administration office. (right)
2018 Georgia All-State Chorus
Congratulations to four of our Singing Bears who have been selected for the 2018 Georgia All-State Chorus! Lindsay Head (12), Dion Zhang (12), Jade Dickey (10), and Belle Catanzaro (10) will perform with the top high school singers in the state this weekend in Athens, GA. Our All-State students will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Andrew Minear, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama and Dr. Julie Yu, Director of Choral Activities at Kansas State University.
2018-2019 Registration Process and Timelines
Information regarding course selection for next year can be found at the follow link or "About and Academics."
2018-2019 Course Selection Process and Timeline
Registration process and timeline for current students and rising 9th grade students
Fulton County Schools Placement Guidelines and Cambridge Course Recommendation Guidelines
World Language Course Selection
Advanced placement waiver form
School Governance Council
Parent/Guardian and Teacher Elections
Cambridge High School will be electing new representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. Two parent/guardian positions and one teacher position are open for election this spring. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the Principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meeting the unique needs of our school community. This past year, our Council worked diligently to develop a request for flexibility to allow for an increase in time for our teachers to participate in Professional Learning Communities, and requested for seed funds to help address security needs.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 19 - March 23, 2018. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit to the district office by February 23, 2018.
Candidate forms may be submitted electronically from the Council Candidate Guide below, or picking up a form from the Front Office and submitting by mail by following the instructions on the back of the form. For additional information on our School Governance Council and elections, view our School Governance Council webpage or read the School Governance Council Candidate Guide.
Please find the 2018 Spring SGC Elections Frequently Asked Questions.
Message from Dr. Spurka
Yesterday, we received news about another horrific shooting in our public schools, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families, and we stand united with the Broward County Public Schools community.
Media coverage of this tragedy may prompt questions and concerns from your children, and we want to provide resources that may help during these difficult conversations. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, high-profile acts of violence in schools can confuse and frighten students who may feel they, their friends, or their loved ones are in danger. They will look to adults for guidance about how to react, and adults can help by talking with them about their fears.
For help with these conversations, please visit this online resource: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers. This printable handout is available in ten languages. We also encourage you to talk with your school counselors if you need support or see any signs of distress or concerning behavior.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. Fulton County Schools' professional Safety Team works directly with all schools and local agencies to ensure coordinated approaches to school safety, and all schools are required to have emergency action plans.
Finally, it's important to remind your children that if they "see something, say something." Research shows warning signs occur in more than 80% of violent incidents. Fulton County Schools provides a system for students, parents, educators, and community members to report concerns anonymously. The links to anonymously report a threat or tip:
firstname.lastname@example.org or https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/fultonschools/quicktip/ .
Our administration and School Police Officer will continue to provide a high level of visibility to ensure our students feel safe. Keeping our kids, teachers, and schools safe is the responsibility of everyone in our community, and I appreciate all your help and support. Please keep the families affected by yesterday's school shooting in your thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Ed Spurka
CLAWS Mentor Applications for 2018-2019
Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in serving as CLAWS mentors for the 2018-2019 school year should complete the application below. Please reade the application directions, also found below. Completed applications are to be returned to the Front Office by 4:00 pm on March 8, 2018.
CLAWS Mentor Application Directions
CLAWS Mentor Application 2018.2019.pdf
March 24, 2018
200 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Self parking (guest pay)
150 Carnegie Way
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
More information to come...
Seniors - Scholarships Available
Visit the Counseling web site to access scholarships that are available to Seniors. There are thousands of dollars in scholarship s available and this resource is updated every two weeks.
New AP Exam Registration Policy
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Cambridge High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
For the 2018 AP exams, students at Cambridge High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any device with internet access.
This year each AP exam is free for students currently enrolled in AP courses. Cambridge High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Any current student NOT enrolled in an AP courses, but wishes to sit for an AP exam in a course, will incur a fee of $94 per exam.
Online Exam registration will begin on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 7:00 am and end on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm.
For more information visit "Student Testing."
To register for an AP Exam
Parent Round-Table Discussion with Dr. Spurka
Tuesday, February 27, 9:00 - 10:30 am, in room 2.428. Discussion topics:
How do you define potential?
How do you measure it in your child?
Summer IT Internships
Are you interested in Information technology, and want to get behind the scenes of Fulton County Schools' IT Division this summer? If so, here is your chance.
Paid internship offers include:
Working at North and South County Schools from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Interviews are February 21. Bring your resume to Ms. Yarrington in room 2.445 no later than February 20 to be considered.
Read here for more information.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence Teen Summit
Dialogue and Action
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is proud to announce our 9th annual Teen Summit! As youth begin dating, it's important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy interaction. Teen Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence.
The 2018 Teen Summit will empower teens and adults to deepen the dialogue on teen dating violence, and prompt next steps that will help drive "Dialogue and Action". Through hands-on activities, workshops, and teen-led sessions, this event will equip both teens and adults with the tools necessary to not only engage in hard conversations but grow in an understanding of each other's perspectives and concerns and generate plans of action attendees can take back to their own communities.
For more information
Cambridge Law and Justice students are sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit the children of North Georgia. Please consider helping out by donating your slightly used women's, men's junior's and children's clothing to a worthy cause. Clothing bins will be placed in front of the Attendance Office and in Mr. Hart's room #1433. Clothing drive ends Monday, February 19, 2018.
Cambridge Job Fair
Open to Cambridge Community and Business Partners
The job fair will be from 10:30 am- 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018. You will be able to set up an informal stand from which you can accept resumes, hand out applications, or simply talk to students who may be interested in seasonal employment.
Work-Based Learning is also a unique program that Cambridge offers. It allows juniors and seniors, if they have a free period or two, to work for you in exchange for class credit. Many of these students can be employees year-round, in positions that are typically paid internships.
Employers benefit from the program as students are skilled, motivated and pre-screened before you ever meet them and must be accepted into the program by providing and participating in the following process:
Three teacher recommendations
Discipline and attendance records reviewed
Completed a three-year Pathway
Participated in panel interviews
Please respond to the survey if you are interested in participating - https://goo.gl/forms/Pc4cv9RhFT2ZhLp82
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event
Friday, March 2
The Rotary Club of Milton will be hosting their 4th annual meal packing event with "Rise Against Hunger" on Friday, March 2, 3:30 pm in the CHS Cafeteria. Student, parent, and teacher volunteers are needed to pack nearly 22.000 meals.
RAH is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide meals to children in developing countries. If you would like to participate, contact Ms. DeLorenzo at email@example.com.
Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month
Legal Bears Stand Out at Region Competition
The Cambridge Mock Trial team competed in the regional competition and led in several areas. Allie Kench won Outstanding Attorney, Cheney Dunwoodie won Outstanding Witness, and Srijita Nandy won two Outstanding Attorney awards.
The Mock Trial Team competed against over 100 students from four counties at region competitions. Only a handful of individual awards were given in each round and three of our students were recognized for their excellence.
Cambridge Reading Bowl Wins First Place
Congratulations to the Cambridge Reading Bowl Team who won first place in the Fulton County competition. It was an exciting finish with a North Fulton tiebreaker round against Johns Creek. Both schools will compete in the North Metro Regional competition on Saturday.
Front: Katie Krzanich, Morgan Pfohl, Kirti Muthyala, Julissa Duarte, Mayuri Jain, Carolyn Collins
Back: Katie Leffler, Rylee Ovrevik, Aditya Sayal, Daniel Jimenez, Coach Laura Morgan
FBLA Region Conference 2018
Congratulations to all who placed at the FBLA Regions Conference and will advance to State*
Congratulations to Ms. Weldy who was named the Northwestern Learning Community Special Ed. Teacher of the Month!
STAR Student and STAR Teacher
Congratulations to Madelyn Scandlen who was selected STAR Student for Cambridge High School. Seniors with the highest SAT score for the 2017-2018 school year and are in the top 10% of their class earn this honor. Madelyn selected Mr. David Pomerance as the STAR Teacher for having the most impact on her academic success.
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development.
2018 Georgia All State Reading Choir
Two of our own Singing Bears are heading to Athens, GA this week (Jan 25-27) to participate in the 2018 Georgia All State Reading Choir. Ian Shea and Dion Zhang (both seniors) passed a rigorous audition to gain acceptance into this prestigious ensemble. All State Reading Chorus is based strictly on sight-reading ability, one of the most difficult aspects of musical study.
Congratulations and happy sight-reading to Ian and Dion who will represent Cambridge Chorus and High School with great honor!
Cambridge Blankets Available
Cambridge blankets are here! Students can stop by Coach Gray's room 2.447 to get their blanket. The cost is $35. For online orders, click on "OSP – Online School Payments" (found to the right) to order yours now! Funds support the Cambridge Track & Field team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For more information for Seniors, see the Senior Page.
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