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!
CLASS OF 2024 HONEY BAKED HAM FUNDRAISER
I’m pleased to inform you that the Class of 2024 is kicking off a Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser!
Starting today until December 2nd, 2021 you can ask your friends and family to order any of the delicious options on the flyer attached. Please make sure to use the “Individual Ordering Sheet” attached below to collect orders from friends and family.
Orders will be available for pick up on December 20th, 11:30 am – 6 pm. Additional information about pricing, payments, etc. can be found in the attached document. Please keep in mind that this fundraiser is only for the Class of 2024, if you wish to buy something and aren’t a part of the Class of 2024 please see a student that is a part of the Class of 2024 to purchase something. Last but certainly not least, the top seller can win $250, $150, or $100!
If you have any questions or concerns, you can email:
PLEASE SEE THE LINKED INFORMATION BELOW:
Honey baked ham flyer
Individual ordering sheet
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!
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
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.
Please find the first Morning Show from the TV Productions Team for the year! Excellent work TV productions!
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!
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!
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!
NIH HISTEP Program
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: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/204173131167021067
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!
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 and will be virtual. 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.
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