Morning Announcements 11/22/21

Morning Announcements 11/22/21

Principal Doctor Brown and Reporter: Stacey Alexis

Welcome to another Magnificent, Motivational Monday at our Mecca of Excellence! Today is a “B” day. Class starts at 7:45am. Please arrive on time, with your mask on, ready to learn!

Congratulations to the Jaguar Football Team- STATE SEMIFINALISTS!!!!

Our Jaguars were victorious on Saturday against Broadneck High School in an exhilarating, come-from-behind overtime victory! They are now in the State Semifinals for the second time in the school’s history. Come out and support them in their quest for a state championship this weekend against Wise HIgh School!

Morning Show

Please find the first Morning Show from the TV Productions Team for the year! Excellent work TV productions!

Morning Show

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!

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

Kudos to Caleb Smith!

AFJROTC Cadet C/SSgt Caleb Smith has earned his Private Pilot’s License for Airplane Glider.  He earned a scholarship from Skyline Soaring Club at Front Royal airport in Front Royal Virginia for glider school in May 2021.  On Sunday 14 November 2021 he passed his FAA written exam, and passed his check ride allowing him to obtain his Glider Pilot’s license.  C/SSgt Smith has about 12 hours of Pilot in Command time in the Schleicher ASK-21 glider and he has time in other aircraft including Cessna 172, 182, Piper Cherokee 140/160.  He is an active member of the Bowie Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron and is a rising star in his Air Force JROTC Corps.  Please join me in congratulating Cadet Staff Sergeant Caleb Smith!

Congratulations to Shelemiah Griffiths- Johnson!

During the recent  National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Conference in Denver, Shelemiah was recognized as a Martin Jenkins Scholar. Congratulations Shelemiah!

CRI Student Community Leaders

Kudos to the students and staff of our CRI program! As part of their  leadership activities, they made donation bags with hygiene products for the homeless.  They partnered with Community Crisis Service Inc. to deliver our donation bags to help homeless people at the Comfort Inn in Beltsville.  Great work CRI Leaders!


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, Hall Sweeps 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.

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

Next Session is December 1st . 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.