Morning Announcements 11/11/21


Nia Tabe, Editor: Saffiatu Johnson

Welcome to another Thankful, Thriving Thursday at our Mecca of Excellence! Today is an “A” day. Class starts at 7:45am. Please arrive on time, with your mask on, ready to learn!

End of the 1st Quarter 

The Quarter ends on Tuesday, November 16th. There are, therefore, four days left in the quarter. All late assignments must be submitted by this Friday, November 12th. Though students have the same amount of time that they were absent to submit assignments without penalty for excused absences, teachers are not required to accept missing assignments from unexcused absences or if students failed to submit assignments prior to the deadline if they were present. Please reach out to your teachers to inquire about their policy regarding accepting work. Continue to remain focused during this most important time of the grading period.


The Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health is seeking motivated, hard-working students who are interested in STEM careers to apply to the High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Programs (HiSTEP for juniors and HiSTEP 2.0 for seniors)! This is a paid summer internship opportunity and we are specifically seeking students who have little to no prior out-of-school STEM hands-on experiences.  The applications will open in the next week or so.


HiSTEP and HiSTEP 2.0 Info Session

We have scheduled a webinar for you and your students to learn more about the programs and the application process. Please feel free to share this information with your networks.

When:  Thursday December 9th at 7pm

Please register:

Math Tutoring

The CHF Math Honor Society is offering free after school Math tutoring again this year. Tutoring will be held weekly, every Friday on Zoom, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Meeting Link: Mu Alpha Theta Tutoring

Once you join the session, tutors (also flowers students) will assist in ALL levels of math, and also in SAT Prep. You can then identify a subject and go into a breakout room!

On time arrival 

Kudos to all of the students who make on time arrival a priority! Please be advised that the school day begins at 7:45am. Arrival after this time constitutes tardiness, will be recorded, and could have academic ramifications. During the school day, a warning bell is rung one minute prior to the late bell each period. To assist with ensuring that students focus on arriving on time, we will be conducting periodic “hall sweeps” where students will be documented and parents contacted. Continued “hallsweep” infractions will be addressed using progressive discipline. Please focus on getting to class on time!

Hall sweeps

Beginning Monday, November 8th, Hallsweeps will occur at the late bell. Teachers will be directed to lock their door when the late bell sounds. There will not be a countdown. I appreciate your efforts at arriving to class on time. For those that do not, we will use these progressive discipline measures to address tardiness:

1st instance- Verbal warning

2nd instance- Phone call home

3rd instance- Parent Conference

4th instance- ISS for a period

5th instance- ISS for the day

6th instance and subsequent infractions- Suspension

Mandatory Uniform

Please be advised that we are a mandatory uniform school. Though we have loosened the requirements, at minimum you must have some type of black pants and a green shirt under your outerwear item. Those failing to wear the uniform will receive parent contact.

 SAT and ACT Events 

CHF will be a host site for the SAT on December 4th and ACT on December 11th. Registration for the SAT occurs via the College Board and can be accessed at this link. The early registration deadline for this administration has passed, but Collegeboard is accepting late registrations until November 23rd. Registration for the ACT can be accessed via this link. Late registration for this administering of the exam must occur by November 19th. Let’s ensure that all of our Jaguar upperclassmen are college ready by taking this important step! 

SIgn up for Technica!

Sign Up for Technica! Technica is the world’s largest hackathon for underrepresented genders, hosted annually by students at the University of Maryland. This year’s Technica will be held in a hybrid format on November 13-14, and all-female, non-binary, and other individuals who identify as an underrepresented gender in tech are invited to register! No experience with coding is required whatsoever! Technica is a celebration of all underrepresented folks in STEM and is completely free to attend!


Mary Nwude will be hosting a Technica Info Session on November 9th at 6 pm. Email [email protected] if you are interested!

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 674 476 1324
Passcode: QCy1sC

Kappa SAT Prep

It was reported that our students were STARS at the last SAT Prep session! SOme of our students will be receiving special awards due to their exuberant participation. Here is a list of those students. Please plan on registering and returning for the next session on November 20th. The flyer for the event is linked here.

Achankeng Akem Charles Herbert flowers high school 11 $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Nathaniel Banjo Charle H. Flowers High School 10 $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Donald Cash Charles Herbert Flowers High School 11th $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Madison Hawkins Charles Herbert Flowers High School 10th $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Morgan Hill Charles Herbert Flowers high school 10th $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Jayla Jean Charles Herbert Flowers High School 9 $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Joshua Johnson Charles H. Flowers High 9th $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Nzinga Philbert Charles Herbert Flowers 10 $15 Chipotle Gift Card


Cyberbullying campaign

At CHF we foster an environment that is free of any bullying or harassment. This includes cyberbullying which is pervasive throughout our society. Please see this wonderful video created by our TV productions team that is directed at fighting this scourge. Let’s work together to eradicate bullying in all fashions wherever it is found!

Cyberbullying campaign

Congratulations to our Fall Sports Teams!

Congratulations to our Football Team for their victory in the first round of the Playoffs! Our Jaguars will host Bowie High School in their push for a state championship this Saturday at 1pm. Come on out and support our Football Team!

Introducing our New School Social Worker!

Please see, linked, the introductory video for Ms. El-Kahina Hunt, our new school social worker. She will be a wonderful asset to our school community as it relates to assisting our students with any social emotional issues that may arise.

Youth Art for Healing “Gift of Gratitude”

Last year a group of our students worked with Youth Art For Healing to create 24 canvases for medical centers and healthcare workers. Two Flowers students were chosen to present their paintings and participate in their “Gifts of Gratitude” video. Please check out this wonderful video!Virtual Admissions Table Event

I hope this email finds you well! It is with pleasure to invite your students back to a Virtual Admissions Table presentation featuring Howard University!
Last year we helped students all over the nation accumulate over $52m+ in scholarship offers and have hosted Scholarship Info Sessions from UNCF & TMCF for your students this year. Please have your students register by visiting today!

Hope to see you and your students in the virtual live streams (link to stream here)!

Check out our new Forbes article here! —

Applying for Specialty Programs

Here is a chart to learn how to apply to the 3D Scholars, S&T, and Fire Academy programs.

Clubs and Organizations- Meeting Schedule

Now that we have made it through homecoming, we are now ready to begin with Clubs and Organizations. Meetings can occur after school and virtually.  Here is a list of clubs and organizations with the sponsor’s contact information and meeting dates.

The Return of Manhood 101

We will host a live session tonight. All sessions will occur from 7pm to 8:30pm. Live sessions will occur bi-monthly in the CHF Media Center on alternating weeks with virtual sessions held on the opposing week.  Please reach out to lead mentor Br. Bleu Colquitt at [email protected] for more information.

Seniors Only-Virtual College and Career Center

The Virtual College & Career Center is NOW OPEN on Tuesday and Thursday from 11-12:30.  Mr.Groves and your fellow peer leaders will be available to assist you with essay revisions, career resources, navigating through Naviance, and registering for the SAT and ACT. Hope to see our seniors there!  The zoom link is listed below.

Student Code of Conduct Video and Student MOU

Please view the Student Code of Conduct Video linked here if you haven’t had the opportunity to do so. The presentation can be downloaded. You should also complete the MOU form after completing the video.–

Dr. Gorman E. Brown
Principal, Charles Herbert Flowers H.S.
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
Springdale, MD 20774
Phone: (301) 636-8000
Fax:     (301) 636-8008

Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can

John Wesley