Welcome

Welcome to the new home of the Calhoun City Schools Communicator. This blog will serve as the system's weekly communication and is intended to communicate the great happenings of our students, staff and community. Please visit us at www.calhounschools.org for complete coverage of our schools.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Go Jackets! #Gameon

Congratulations CCS Teachers 
of the Year! 




Homecoming 2016 Recap




STEM LAB WANTS YOUR OLD STUFF 

Deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for re-use, repurposing, recycling, and waste management. In our STEM lab we are going to use this term to describe the purposeful dismantling of everyday objects so that we can understand what makes them work. We also plan to repurpose motors, servos, and circuit boards for future robotics and engineering projects.
What Do We Need For Deconstruction Zone:
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Electronic Games
  • Remote Controls
  • RC Toys
The object does not have to be working. Since we are going to deconstruct it you will not get it back! Contact Greg Green, STEM Coordinator (greeng@calhounschools.org) to arrange for pickup.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Calhoun High School Celebrates 2016 Homecoming Week







STEM LAB WANTS YOUR OLD STUFF 

Deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for re-use, repurposing, recycling, and waste management. In our STEM lab we are going to use this term to describe the purposeful dismantling of everyday objects so that we can understand what makes them work. We also plan to repurpose motors, servos, and circuit boards for future robotics and engineering projects.

What Do We Need For Deconstruction Zone:
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Electronic Games
  • Remote Controls
  • RC Toys

The object does not have to be working. Since we are going to deconstruct it you will not get it back! Contact Greg Green, STEM Coordinator (greeng@calhounschools.org) to arrange for pickup.

Here are seven keyboard shortcuts, from BetterCloud that will make using Microsoft Word quicker and easier.







Monday, September 5, 2016

The CCS Hive is Buzzing!

There is very important information to share today. 

Please be sure and mark your calendar so that you won't miss out on an opportunity to help students and parents. 


Message from Campus Principal, Peter Coombe:

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night wondering what your student needs to do to prepare for college? Have you ever received that urgent text or phone call from your child sharing that they need money for the field trip you were unaware of? Do you want to be an informed parent when talking with your child about their school experience? Are you a planner and like to know all the important events and dates for the year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to plan on being at The Campus of Calhoun Middle and High School at 6pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 for our Middle/High School 101 Parent Meeting. Every parent will walk away with a survival guide for their child's grade level and will have an opportunity to ask any important questions on their mind during grade level breakout sessions. Click here to view Mr. Coombe's video message



Message from Complex Principal, Beth Holcomb:

State of the School Address and Parent Orientation

On Tuesday, September 20th, CES will host the State of the School Address at 5:30 pm and then there will be a PTO/Parent Orientation session at 6:00 pm. Make plans now to attend this very informative evening at the Complex. 




CCS Campus is gearing up for Homecoming 2016 would you like to be in the Homecoming Parade?

Interested in Pajama Drama? Sounds like fun! Click here to find out more information. 

Check out the new Soccer Academy and Art Program offered through Calhoun Community Education. Click here to discover all the great activities for you, your friends, and family.


Technology Tip 

This week's Technology Tip is all about short-cuts. Sometimes we just need to find a quick way to do things. Click to view the Guide to Mac Keyboard Shortcuts.



Monday, August 29, 2016

A Buzz of Activity


The Campus is gearing up for Homecoming 2016 and the Surviving Grades 6-12 Parent Meetings. Please click the links below for important details.

Homecoming 2016 Information 
Presentation of the Homecoming Court Nominees
Homecoming 2016 Parade Information
Survival Guides for Grades 6-12


The Calhoun Aquatic Center announces new programs and a variety of classes. Please click on this link to find out about new opportunities for fun and fitness.

All the students at the Complex are learning valuable social skills. Dr. Lisa Drake is the instructor for this program and students benefit tremendously from her dedicated efforts. Click for an overview of the CPS/CES Complex Guidance Program.



Technology Tip

Are you looking for digital tools to finish tasks and projects faster? Do you have a student that needs help to stay focused while working on a computer? Do you know that many of our faculty and staff are students themselves? This week learn about five Chrome Extensions that will help you work smarter. By the way, a Chrome Extension is another word for an app that works with Google Chrome. See that? You're learning already. 






A Buzz of Activity


The Campus is gearing up for Homecoming 2016 and the Surviving Grades 6-12 Parent Meetings. Please click the links below for important details.

Homecoming 2016 Information 
Presentation of the Homecoming Court Nominees
Homecoming 2016 Parade Information
Survival Guides for Grades 6-12


The Calhoun Aquatic Center announces new programs and a variety of classes. Please click on this link to find out about new opportunities for fun and fitness.

All the students at the Complex are learning valuable social skills. Dr. Lisa Drake is the instructor for this program and students benefit tremendously from her dedicated efforts. Click for an overview of the CPS/CES Complex Guidance Program.



Technology Tip

Are you looking for digital tools to finish tasks and projects faster? Do you have a student that needs help to stay focused while working on a computer? Do you know that many of our faculty and staff are students themselves? This week learn about five Chrome Extensions that will help you work smarter. By the way, a Chrome Extension is another word for an app that works with Google Chrome. See that? You're learning already. 






Monday, August 22, 2016

Celebrating Students

The Complex Celebrates Jacket Gold and Science Experiments

Third grade students,Allyson Valencia and Noah Schutz, are loving having a dedicated science segment in their day! They learned about magnets and the scientific method. Emily Leon celebrates summer reading! Elijah Bryant, Bella Crowe, Caroline Harwell, and Emme Hardin are all smiles as they enjoy a delicious Sonic slushie. We appreciate the students' hard work and commend all of the boys and girls for working to be Jacket Gold each day.



The Campus Celebrates 

The Girls State Golf Championships, Jackets Football 

and the Jackets Marching Band






Technology Tip 

We use Google for lots of things but did you know that Google can tell you about traffic jams? Here is a short video to help you get more from Google. 

CCS Nutrition: Interactive Website and Menu App

CHS Holds Advanced Placement Parent Night

CampusBuzz - A principal's blog





Celebrating Students

The Complex Celebrates Jacket Gold and Science Experiments

Third grade students,Allyson Valencia and Noah Schutz, are loving having a dedicated science segment in their day! They learned about magnets and the scientific method. Emily Leon celebrates summer reading! Elijah Bryant, Bella Crowe, Caroline Harwell, and Emme Hardin are all smiles as they enjoy a delicious Sonic slushie. We appreciate the students' hard work and commend all of the boys and girls for working to be Jacket Gold each day.



The Campus Celebrates 

The Girls State Golf Championships, Jackets Football 

and the Jackets Marching Band






Technology Tip 

We use Google for lots of things but did you know that Google can tell you about traffic jams? Here is a short video to help you get more from Google. 

CCS Nutrition: Interactive Website and Menu App

CHS Holds Advanced Placement Parent Night

CampusBuzz - A principal's blog