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November is another busy and exciting month at CTHS. The first semester is moving by very quickly and here are some highlights for the coming month.

On Monday, November 1, we will be administering the Digital SAT to our seniors. This is the new format for the SAT and we wanted our students to have an opportunity to take this exam and raise their SAT scores.

With an embedded calculator, shorter reading passages, and a shortened overall exam time, we hope our students will increase their overall SAT score. On Wednesday, November 2, we will have an Extended Day Wednesday from 2:45-4:15 p.m. for any student who needs tutorials, make up assignments, or make up time. On Thursday, November 3, students who have chosen and registered to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be testing in the morning from 7:15 – 10:30 a.m. We will also be hosting our annual 8th grade parent-student open house from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for any 8th grade students who are considering CTHS as their high school choice next year.

Students will have a holiday on Tuesday, November 8 as this is a campus staff development day. Auditions for our annual CTHS Talent Show will take place after school on Wednesday, November 9. Students may sign up or see our Art teachers for more information. Our HOSA students are sponsoring a blood drive for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on campus on Thursday, November 10 for students who are 17 or older, weigh more than 110 pounds, and have good overall health. That evening, our College Now and senior counseling team are hosting a FAFSA/TASFA event from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to meet with students and parents and assist them in completing the graduation required financial aid application materials.

On Monday, November 14, we will host the Academic Excellence Awards for students in Grades 9 & 10 and on Tuesday, November 15, we will host the Academic Excellence Awards for students in Grades 11 & 12. Both award ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. We have so many students receiving academic awards that we are hosting two evening award ceremonies! On Wednesday, November 16, Higgins Photographers will back to CTHS for senior graduation and underclassmen yearbook picture make up day. Students who missed their opportunity earlier in the year should plan on having their picture taken on this day for inclusion in the 22-23 yearbook. At 8:00 am that morning, we will also host our annual Advanced Placement Awards Celebration to honor students who are receiving monetary awards from our Board of Trustees for outstanding achievement on their Advanced Placement examinations last year. We encourage parents to attend and celebrate with their student, our Board of Trustees, and our campus staff. The Talent Show dress rehearsal will take place that afternoon in our lobby in preparation for the 2022 CTHS Talent Show which will be held on Friday afternoon during 6th and 7th periods.

Students and staff will observe the Thanksgiving Holidays during the week of November 21-25. We wish each of you and your families a very safe, restful, and happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your continued support of our students, teachers, and staff at CTHS!