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 Announcing our Top 10!

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 It's official these seniors are our Top 10 - we'll be taking another photo as soon as #9 Jacob Lewis is back in town - congrats to: top row from left Abigail Kemp (10), Mia Schwartz (8) , Zacari Tatum (7), Mary Frances Kitchens (6), Gidon Kowalsky (5), Daniel Lopez (4), Claudia Chu (3)  and Jared Coffsky (1) and Eric Miller (2)!

 

Principal's Parent Update

    February 12, 2019

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Dear Parents,

 A reminder this week is a full school week, with Friday February 16th being one of the make-up days from Hurricane Irma. Students will be off on Monday, February 19th for President's Day.

We are proud today to announce our Top 10 Spartans, those students with the highest GPA! Of the 10 - only Jacob Lewis was out of town, so we will take another photo when Jacob return and host our traditional Top 10 luncheon for the students and their parents. Congratulations to all for the hard work you put in to realize this achievement!

And the Top 10 are  . . . 

10. Abigail Kemp, 9. Jacob Lewis, 8. Mia Schwartz, 7. Zacari Tatum, 6. Mary Frances Kitchens, 5. Gidon Kawalsky, 4. Daniel Lopez, 3. Claudia Chu and 2. Eric Miller (Salutatorian) and 1. Jared Coffsky (Valedictorian)!  

Athletics Congrats Boy's Basketball! Saturday the team beat Banneker HS to finish as the #3 seed in the Region and are now headed to the !st Round of the STATE playoffs! The Spartans will take on Southwest Dekalb HS this Saturday - February 17 at 3pm at Southwest Dekalb HS - come out and support the players and coaches and GO SPARTANS!!Springs sports are underway- here is this week's calendar.

Spartan Spectacular 2018

The Spartan Nation/PTO and Foundation is excited to announce the 2018 SPARTAN SPECTACULAR Fundraiser on Saturday, February 24th from 7:00pm to 10:30pm at the Country Club of Roswell.  It is North Springs Charter High School's largest annual fundraising event. It's a fun night with casino games, live and onlne auction items and everyone's help is needed to make it successful!  

You can participate in many different ways:

  1. Sign up to be a volunteer to help with the event. Click this link to volunteer http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aadaa22aa8-spartan
  2. Donate items (goods or services) for the auction. If you would like to donate an item, please complete the attached form and email to Theresa Wooldridge at tmwoold@comcast.net
  3. Purchase a ticket and come to this incredible fun filled night of casino games, music, entertainment, great food, and friends! Click this link to purchase tickets https://spartanspectacular18.auction-bid.org/microsite/
  4. Encourage all of your friends to purchase a ticket and attend this wonderful event

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

School Governance Council - candidate declaration period is now open!

The North Springs SGC candidate and elections are just around the corner.  We have 1 parent position (2 yr) and 1 teacher position (2 yr) open. If you are interested in being a part of the SGC and and want to help ensure the success of North Springs, please consider running for a seat on SGC.   Below are eligibility guidelines and a link to the declaration form.  The candidate declaration phase begins Monday, February 5th and ends Friday, February 23rd at 5pm.  We will address the community member and school employee seats in May.  Candidates who wish to run for re-election should visit our charter system website on February 5thClick here for nomination form

Eligibility Requirements for All Council Members

·         May only serve on 1 School Governance Council at a time

·         May NOT be an elected official of a government entity

·         Must be the ONLY member of their family serving on the Council

·         Must be 18 years of age or older (with the exception of high school student members)

Parents

·         Must have a child enrolled at the school for the duration of the term they declare candidacy for

·         May NOT be an employee of the school

Teachers

·         May NOT be the parent of a child enrolled at the school

·         Must be a school-based employee with a "home school"

·         Must be paid from teacher salary schedule

 

Graduation Update

We have been fielding calls about when graduation is.  The short answer is, we are waiting on Verizon Amphitheater to confirm the dates with us.  We selected two dates, May 22nd and May 23rd, both at 7:00 pm. It will be either one of those dates. When we signed the contract with them, we were told it would be the 1st of February that we would be locked in.  All schools that are using the Verizon Amphitheater are in the same boat as NS right now; waiting.  We have been told to expect confirmation of our dates this week.  Once we know, we will share it.

Be on the look out

This next item is for general information, to make our parents aware of a new trend that has potentially harmful effects on students.  Cigarette alternatives have been around for a while, and are starting to become more prevalent among teenagers.  E-cigs, vapes, Juuls, Heat not Burn, etc., are all dangerous alternatives to cigarettes that are highly addictive, and more harmful to your health than cigarettes. The Fulton County Code of Student Conduct (page 13, Rule 14), specifically calls out these devices as violations of the code and will result in disciplinary action.  This video from a news station in Virginia is a good introduction to these dangers, and what you can look for.

http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/are-your-kids-juuling-at-school-7-on-your-side-investigates

Upcoming Events for Rising 8th Grade Students coming to North Springs

Feb. 14th and Feb. 15th-  Sandy Springs Middle School visits North Springs.  SSCMS students ride a bus and visit North Springs with their teachers/counselor.  This is a great opportunity for our SSMS students to visit campus and see what the "buzz" is all about.

March 20th- Rising 9th grade student/parent night-  All MS parents slated to attend North Springs in the Fall will be invited to meet our school principal, 9th grade academy administrator, teachers as well as see other important aspects of high school- Athletics, Theatre, JROTC, AVID, Clubs, etc.  Counselors will also give an overview on credits and graduation.  Refreshments are normally served and provided by our Spartan Nation PTO & Foundation.  This is an informative event and open to all incoming 9th grade students and parents. 

International Skills Diploma Seals

We are excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to earn the International Skills Diploma Seal this year.  This is a new opportunity for our students, and one of the first in Fulton County. This seal is a signal to colleges and employers that the individual who receives it is prepared to participate in the global economy.  The first requirement to be awarded the seal is completion of certain required courses.  To identify our seniors that have these required courses, we are asking that all seniors complete this brief survey (click "this brief survey).  We need this survey to be completed by Monday, February 12.  We will go over all of the requirements with the students that have the required courses once surveys are complete. If you would like to see more information about the requirements prior to that meeting, please click here to see the state website.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Julie Ferris at ferrisj1@fultonschools.org

Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mLHcDGmBcEu6n9p-O6cAwqITw-jFMPpBux_5QOVnhU5UMzRJN0QwRDVKWExRRlFCTVdORjZFTTBYUC4u

State Website: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/International-Skills-Diploma-Seal.aspx

Information about Registering for Courses Next Year

The following information pertains to the 2018-2019 scheduling timeline for your students' courses (core and electives), as well as some details of each event. We hope that the majority of your questions would be answered regarding your student's schedule.

  • February 1- 9: Teachers are making core class recommendations for students using the county issued High School Initial Placement Guidelines 2018-2019.
  • February 9, 2018: Current 9-11th grade students receive elective form to take home for consultation with parent(s); make elections for elective courses; and use said form on February 16 to transfer information to color coded form. Elective teachers will also provide guidance and clarification about selecting electives.
  • February 16, 2018: Students bring their elective forms to transcribe selections to color-coded form. Students are to give these completed forms to their homeroom teacher.

March 1, 2018: Anticipated advisement date for students to receive their 1st course recommendations report. A course recommendations report contains a list of all courses, (core and elective) that your student has been recommended to take. The student turns in the recommendations form, with or without changes, by Monday, March 5, directly to the Counseling Center.

  • March 16, 2018: Anticipated advisement date for students to receive their first course recommendations report. The student turns in the recommendations form, with or without changes, by Monday, March 19, directly to the Counseling Center.
  • March 30, 2018: No additional changes can be made to schedules after this date.
  • April 9, 2018: Final course recommendations will be sent home.
  • North Springs Academic Catalogue on School Website: A comprehensive document containing curriculum information, course pre-requisite information, etc. is available on the counseling page or at the link below North Springs Charter High School 2018-2019 Curriculum Guidebook

We hope these resources will assist you and your student in making the best decisions for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. If you need assistance, please reach out to your child's guidance counselor for questions.

County Science Fair Results

This past weekend, the Fulton County Science Fair was held at North Springs.  Middle and high school students from around the district participated as winners of their local school science fairs.  We are proud of our five students who participated in the Fulton County Science Fair.

Samara Alexander- Biochemistry (Egg-stream Protein Destruction)

Isha Perry- Chemistry (No Gain with Acid Rain)

Deon Clark- Earth and Environmental Systems (Lead vs Lake)

Rukhshona Ibragimova & Masuma Taqvi- Materials Science (Bursting Bioplastic)

Sarah Szabo- Microbiology (Waving Goodbye to E. Coli 2.0)

Harika Bolla- Plant Sciences (To Grow or Not to Grow; The Effect of Aspirin on Plants)

Sarah Szabo finished in 2nd place, Harika Bolla finished in 3rd place, and Deon Clark finished as an alternate.  Congratulations to everyone that competed in both the local and Fulton County competitions.

Book Drive

Support Diallo Patterson and his Eagle Scout Project by donating books during his book drive.  Supporting The Main Street Academy's Media Center, this project runs until February 20th.  Please click on the enclosed link for more information. Drive for literacy.pdf

Lights of Love presented by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Hello! I am a Sandy Springs resident and volunteer at CHOA-Scottish Rite. I am helping coordinate a special event called Lights of Love for the children at the Scottish Rite this Valentine's Day evening. As a Volunteer Coordinator, I am providing information to various local organizations to help promote the event.  Lights of Love Flyer 2018.pdf 

Here is a link to a YouTube video of a similar event that is held nightly at the children's hospital in Providence, R.I., called Hasbro Children's Hospital Goodnight Lights.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C4_FBEld5A

Recap of snow make-up days:
 Friday, March 9th will be considered a “Digital Learning Day”, where students will work on digital assignments from home. More information about this innovative day will be coming shortly. The planned teacher work day on Monday March 12th will be a regular school day and the North Springs Cluster schools  Full Release Day scheduled on Tuesday March 13th, will be cancelled and now become a regular school day.  As previously announced Friday, February 16th will also be a regular school day.

Connect with North Springs

North Spring communicates with the community in multiple ways. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date with all the great things happening at North Springs.

Those are all of your updates for the week of February 5th. Have a great week.

 

 

Weekly reminders:

Students Ordering Food for Delivery at School

Students are not allowed to order food to be delivered to school throughout the day by delivery drivers, i.e., Uber Eats.  In addition, students are not allowed to leave the building to meet delivery drivers either on campus or just off campus. This is a violation of Fulton County policy, but more importantly raises safety concerns with students leaving the building without permission, and propping doors open to get back inside.  Administrators will begin cracking down on this, with disciplinary consequences being issued to students who leave the building.

School Dress Code

A reminder for all parents and students that with the weather turning cooler, and students dressing to stay warm, the Fulton County and North Springs Dress Code policies are still in effect.  Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandannas, or other non-religious headwear in the building. This also included hoodies. Students will be asked to remove them when entering the building.

School Checkout Procedures

A reminder that all students who are picked up by parents must check out through the attendance office before leaving school.  Failure to check out can result in class absences and discipline consequences.

Building Opens at 7:30

Just a reminder that the building opens up for students at 7:30 each morning.  Students are to remain outside the building until 7:30 when supervision starts

 

 

Follow us on Twitter @ NSSpartans or

 click this link right from the home page to see all that goes on in Sparta! Twitter is also linked to our school Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram at northspringshighschool!
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Sincerely,                                                             

                   

Scott Hanson, Principal

North Springs Charter High School

 

 

Elective course request forms: 

Students who did not receive an elective form due to an absence or other reasons, should pick up one upon their return to school. These forms are located in the counseling office.  Only one form should be turned in per student, and these forms are due by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

The following highlighted colors/forms below are based on the student's current grade and the instruction are as follows. 

  • Please encourage your students to legibly write their first and last name on the elective sheet.
  • Directions are on the back of the form but please tell your students to number their choices with number one (1) being the highest choice-  and three (3) being the lowest. Please do not put check marks on the form.
  • Please note pre-requisite requirements as well.

Current 10th Graders are Rising 11th  - Orange Forms

Current 11th Graders are Rising 12thBlue Forms

 Incoming 9th graders- Yellow Forms

If students have questions, please see a counselor or Mr. Jones. 

 

Spartan Spectacular 2018 is Saturday, February 24th! 

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Everyone's invited to attend this fun, festive fundraiser for our favorite HS- North Springs! The online auction began Friday.

 

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6 Spartans Sign!  

IMG_0725.jpgThis first Wednesday of February is recognized nationally as “College Football Signing Day”. North Springs is proud to announce that we had six Spartan Football student-athletes sign letters of intent

JoJo Green-Allen University 

Jalen Willingham-Urbana University

Jahvon Millard-North Texas University

Evan Murphy-Presbyterian

Caleb Redd-Nichols College

T.J. Faust - Savannah State

 

 Basketball heads to STATE

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The Spartans will be playing SW DeKalb in the 1st round of STATE playoffs on Sat. @ 3pm. Go Spartans!!

 

UGA Ramsey Scholars and

possibly Foundation Fellows!

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 Congrats to Eric Miller and Marshall Berton who are officially Ramsey Scholars and now enter the final big interview process for Foundation Fellows- the highest most coveted scholarship UGA offers. Pictured here with AP Psych teacher Gwen Kaminsky a former Fellow!! Good luck guys!

 

Ayo accepts full scholarship to

 Northwestern !

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Ayo Bolaji has won a Questbridge scholarship to Northwestern U in Chicago! Ayo will share his tips about this amazing scholarship opportunity this Friday in the CCC at 1:40 Sign up here!

 

Save the Date! 

     North Springs Career Expo is

Friday, March 2nd

8:30am -12noon

If you have a business you'd like to showcase or want to particpate in any way please contact Scott Greb at grebs@fultoncountyschools.org

 

2018-19  Curriculum Guidebook

 

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Click here

To see the courses that will be offered next year!

 

 New $1000 Scholarships for 2018!

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 Click here for application for 2 Spartan Nation Scholarships

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2 Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Scholarships for senior girls 

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Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Scholarhsip for a Georgia HS lacrosse player (girl or boy). $1000 scholarship renewable for 3 additional years.

March 30th is FCS Dual Enrollment deadline 

Harvard in CCC.JPGGo  to the Counseling page for all the information and forms you need!

 

Prom Tickets 

Feb Options:

2/1-2/8: Online for the price of $70

2/21-2/28: CASH ONLY, DURING LUNCHES – D101

March Options:

3/1-3/30: Online for the price of $80

3/26-3/30: CASH ONLY, DURING LUNCHES – D101

April Options:

4/1-4/19: Online for the price of $90

4/16-4/19: CASH ONLY, DURING LUNCHES – D101

4/20 - $100 @ the door

ALL guests from another school require permission – forms are located outside D101 (copy of photo ID required when turning in)

IF you are purchasing tickets online and do not know who are taking, visit Mrs. Zachry in D101 when you know (she will find you otherwise)!!

 

Order

Graduation Announcements  

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We have again partnered with Balfour to provide you with our beautiful, custom designed North Springs announcements. Our official announcement features an embossed panel with our engraved school crest and announcement text.

To place your order, please order at school on the date listed with the attachment, or order online at www.gabalfour.com. You can purchase one of their convenient Graduation Packages or choose to order your graduation items individually.  Grad Annoucements.pdf 

For your graduate . . .

Legacy Bricks 

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The perfect gift for birthdays or graduation. Order @  www.bricksrus.com/order/nschs and you'll support our ACDC* students who  install them in the brick plaza around the flagpole. *Architecture, Construction & Design!

 

 

 

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