Principal's Pen

September Principal's Pen

We have had an excellent start to our new school year! Thank you for all of your support as we have started the new school year. We have over 1,400 students at CTHS this year and are excited to see all of them back on campus. Tablets, chargers, and cases have been issued and instruction is well underway. Seniors have completed their yearbook graduation photographs and we are taking student photos and have begun issuing identification badges to all students.

Our College Now Coordinator is visiting with senior students through their career pathways and sharing information about college applications and the state’s graduation requirement of the Federal Application for Financial Student Assistance (FAFSA) submission. On Thursday September 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., we will host a Senior Parent/Student Night to share information about the FAFSA requirements and have time for students and parents to receive guidance on the FAFSA process and forms.

School will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. On Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13, twenty five students from across all four grade levels along with teacher mentors will participate in Safe Schools Ambassador Training. This is our second year to have this training which connects students and teachers in proactive observation, relationship building, and team approaches to maintaining a safe school environment. Students in our Personalized Learning classes will also be completing the fall administration of the MAP testing so that we can collect beginning of the year data for them.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20-21, Higgins Photography will be on campus to take yearbook pictures for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. No cost is required for the yearbook picture. Higgins will have portrait package information available for students and families if they wish to purchase.

On Friday, September 23, Herff-Jones representatives will be at CTHS to present class ring information to our junior students. Those same representatives will be back on campus during all of our lunch periods the following week on Monday September 26 and Tuesday September 27 for student to view, size, and place orders for class rings.

As required by state law, we will host a voter registration informational meeting for our senior students on Tuesday, September 27 during our morning tutorial time. Students who are eligible to register to vote will have the opportunity to submit their voter registration forms at the end of that meeting.

We will have our annual Open House for all students and parents on Tuesday evening, September 27 from 5:30-7:00 pm. We encourage you to come out, meet the teachers, and tour our beautiful campus.

On Friday, September 30, Herff-Jones representatives will be back at CTHS to present senior cap, gown, and graduation invitation ordering information to our seniors. Those same representatives will be back on campus during all of our lunch periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5 for students to try on caps and gowns, view graduation invitation, ask questions, and place orders. The excitement of senior year is already starting!

We appreciate your continued support and observance of our safety and visitor policies. Thank you for all that you do to support our students and staff at CTHS. Have a great September!