Principal's Parent Update
October 16, 2017
It's Homecoming week and the Spartans are set to take on cross-city rivals Riverwood on Friday! There are lots of things happening for students this week, leading up to Friday's big game and Saturday's homecoming dance. The City of Stars homecoming dance is from 7-11pm at the Southern Exchange (200 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30303). Tickets are $45 thru Thursday and can be purchased online. There will be no ticket sales Friday and at the door. All students must have a ticket to enter the venue.
Georgia Milestones Field Test:
All 10th grade students will be taking a GA Milestone Field Test from the State Of GA On Wednesday Oct. 18th and Thursday Oct 19th in English Language Arts classes. Student MUST bring their charged tablet to school those days as the test will be online through their DRC Icon. Students Please check for the Blue DRC Icon on your home screen.
Freshmen Academy College Tour:
9th graders will be going on their 1st Academy College Day tour on November 9. A fee of $20 which covers transportation and lunch is due with permission slips on October 19th and can be paid online. See the Freshmen Academy webpage for more information.
Sandy Springs Education Force Footprints for the Future:
The 4th annual SSEF Footprints for the Future Road Race 5K will start and finish at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle, on November 11th beginning at 8 a.m. A certified Peachtree qualifier, runners will enjoy free onsite parking, a pre-race packet pick-up option and chip timing and professional finish line provided by Georgia Multisports Productions. Registration includes a long-sleeved, dri-balance shirt, vendor booths, snacks and a SWAG bag of giveaways from our sponsors and community supporters. We use proceeds from the race to support our mission of inspiring and supporting all Sandy Springs public school students. Our efforts help students to graduate and pursue productive lives beyond high school by providing educational and enrichment programs. Footprints-Registration-Flyer-Form-2017-Final.pdf
Please plan to join us for this wonderful community event.
We are very proud of the following Spartans -
- Junior Elaine Wen, who was honored at last Tuesday night's board meeting. Elaine is a finalist for the Women in Technology, Girl of the Year Award. We are proud of her and how she represents North Springs.
- Parent Liaison Andrea Rocha and bookkeeper Ruvae Roberts. They too were honored at the board meeting for gaining certification in Office Management and Financial Management. Congratulations!
- Drama students who won big awards at this weekend's Georgia Theater Conference:
- Ray Horne SETC 45 Minute Play Festival -All Star Cast - Jared Solovei for Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon;
- . R. Lynn Woody GHSA 55 Minute Play Festival - 2nd place overall for Four Stories (A Collection of Ten Minute Plays) performed by seniors from our drama magnet program;
GTC Secondary Division Playwriting Award - Zach Cohen -Competing against students from all over Georgia, Zach’s play was selected as the top high school play. He was honored with a plaque, a monetary prize, and several playwrighting books. (photo next week)
GTC Tech Challenge -1st Place Overall – Ben Miller, Jalexis James, Genevieve Cortez, and Jared Solovei; 1st Place Leg a Platform – Ben Miller, Jalexis James, Genevieve Cortez, and Jared Solovei; 1st Place Costume Quick Change – Jared Solovei; 1st Place Sew a Button – Genevieve Cortez (photo next week)
- Our Freshman Academy Students of the Month for September. Keep up the great work Spartans!
- Oumaima Bassit
- Klassiq Frazier
- Kethely Da Silva
- Yourianah Desir
- Annie Echemendia and Elaine Wen selected as delegates to attend the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Youth Mission to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in November!
Prospective Student Tours and Open House
Our Student Ambassador-led tours have begun. Our next tour is this Thursday, Oct. 19 at 1:40pm. Please invite your friends and neighbors who may have future Spartans to check the tour dates on the website and register for a tour. Here is the link- Our school-wide Open House has been scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd from 1:30-3pm and the magnet application window will be open November 15 - January 15!
The Senior HOT List is out. This is a listing of all the senior events this year, including graduation which will be held at the Verizon Amphitheater in Alpharetta. The date is still in negotiations, but wanted to get the word out that we are going to Verizon. SENIOR 2017 2018 HOT DATES.pdf
Interested in playing golf for North Springs? Major Powers is coaching the golf team this year, and is looking for boys and girls to join the team. Please see the two attachments for more information. Golf- Golf Flyer 2018.pdf Golf- After School Classes Flyer.pdf
Habitat for Humanity Club. We have successfully been able to get our school involved in an upcoming build of a Habitat for Humanity house for the Habitat Atlanta chapter and have been invited to join a group of volunteers from Marist School, Pace Academy, Westminster Schools, and Woodward Academy. As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat's homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners. You can read more at https://www.habitat.org.
We still have a few slots for a new Habitat home build in Atlanta that is already well in process. Many of you have already committed and spent the day building for which I am thankful, but there are still times available and these are filling up fast. Please sign-up for openings on the following dates: Sat 10/21 – 8 slots available Sat 11/4 – 3 slots available
Each day begins at 7:30am and runs through to 3:30pm. Sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0B4EA8AC2AA02-habitat Please remember that this counts towards your community service!
Habitat has set up a website specifically for our school where people can donate. If you have family and friends who are willing to donate that will be appreciated. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/northspringshighschool. We are also planning other activities to try assist in meeting this goal.
Spartans Helping Spartans
Thanks to the awesome Spartans who performed Saturday at Vintage Pizzeria in a fundraising concert for Spartans Helping Spartans -a student club and organization supported by Spartan Nation (PTO and Foundation) that helps our students/families /faculty and staff who are homeless or in serious financial need. Thanks to the great turnout by family and friends and to Vintage Pizzeria who donated !0% of sales to Spartans Helping Spartans. For more information or to donate please see Spartan Nation web page.
JUNIOR/SENIOR PARENT NIGHT
Thanks for coming
Here is the power point in case you missed it.
Upcoming College Visits
Here's the current list; register online @ CCC page.
Reinhardt University - 10/17 at 10AM
Georgia College and State University - 10/17 at 11AM
University of Chicago - 10/23 at 9AM
University of Alabama - 10/23 at 11AM
High Point University - 10/25 at 10 AM
Georgia Southern University - 10/25 at 10:30 AM
Oglethorpe University - 10/25 at 2PM
University of Miami - 10/26 at 9AM
Auburn University - 10/26 at 11 AM
Life University - 10/30 at 12 Noon
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Scott Hanson, Principal
North Springs Charter High School