04/26/22 Morning Announcements

Nia Tabe,

Welcome to another Magnificent Monday  at our Mecca of Excellence! Today is an “A” day. Class starts at 7:45am. Please arrive on time, with your masks on, ready to learn!
The Jaguar Players present…. 
-It’s that time again! Allow yourself to be entertained by the Jaguar players in this year’s performance!
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Music heals: Notes from the heart

Maryland State Green School Recertification 

Congratulations to Dr. Ojunta and  the Green School Committee for completing the process of recertifying as a Green School!

New Principal’s Action Council Leadership Team- CONGRATULATIONS!

Your 2022-23 SY executive board is…

President – Enoch Omotayo

Vice President – Syndee Assan

Chief of Staff – Elizabeth Adeoye

Secretary – Josephine Falola

Communications Committee Chair – Zoe Tucker

Climate & Culture Committee Chair – Amari Childs

Events Committee Chair – Amber Ware

Congratulations to the ST Scholars- IEEE Robotics Competition Clean Sweep!

Two-Legged Robots

1st place – Team 56 ANA Tech

Allisha Mayo, Nathalie Oghenemaro, Alliyah Mayo

2nd place – Team 60 Space Bound

Abril Amanzar, Kelly Aguirre

3rd place – Team 21 Scarred Soul Pirates of the Caribbean

Tseai Young, Dominique Prather

Exceptional Track Award for having a record run time of 3 minutes 6 seconds.

Team 56 ANA Tech

Allisha Mayo, Nathalie Oghenemaro, Alliyah Mayo

Teams are given a 20 minute limit to run their robot on the track. This is truly exceptional!

Four-Legged Robots

1st place – Team 404 Rover

Daniel Marshall, Samuel Oluwasanmi, Nanakwandwo Coffie, Markell Morris

2nd Place – Team 407 Super Novas

Stephen Nwobike, Jada McLean, Glen Larbie-Mensah, Oreoluwa Oduwole

3rd place – Team 406 JANG

Jordan Abikoye, Amber Ware, Nico Traynham, Glory Erhabor

Perfect Score for Written Report

Team 406 JANG

Jordan Abikoye, Amber Ware, Nico Traynham, Glory Erhabor

Congratulations to these Authors!

Congratulations to the following Jaguars who earned 1st place, 3rd place and Honorable Mention in the PGCPS Write-A-Book competition and the Young Writers, a national organization.

 

PGCPS 1st place winners in their category and grade level:

  • Zavien Crooks (Play, 9th grade)
  • Keilani Terry-Barnett (Poetry, 11th grade)
  • Virginia Bates (Poetry, 12th grade)
  • Audrey Ngouazet-Gouanet (Short Story, 10th Grade)
  • Racquel Lee (Short Story, 12th grade)

3rd Place winner:

  • Zhiere Ogaldes (Short Story, 9th grade)

Honorable Mention:

  • Jessica Obimba (Short Story, 10th grade)

Young Writers winner:

  • O’Hanna Williams
  • Her short story called a mini saga was included in a printed book that contains short stories by students selected by the national Young Writers organization.

Congratulations to David Ingram and Nadia McCall!

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project recently sponsored a racial justice creative arts contest open to all Prince George’s County students attending a public, private, or homeschool program. This creative arts contest allowed students to express themselves on any topic of racial justice through the art medium of creative writing, spoken word, or visual arts. The competition was intense, and we commend all of the student participants on their intriguing entries.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that David Ingram won the 1st place prize in the Spoken Word category and  Nadia McCall has won the 1st place prize in the Visual Arts category.

Congratulations to Mary Nwude- Amazon Future Engineer Scholar

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Maryann Nwude was selected as a recipient of the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship! The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship awarded 250 college-bound seniors from underserved and underrepresented communities with a $40,000 scholarship and a guaranteed paid Software Engineering internship at Amazon after their freshman year. See her post here.
Maryann also received the NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award for Aspirations in Computing as a Maryland Affiliate Winner. This award honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Chosen students are those who have significantly demonstrated interest and aptitude for computing. View her award profile here.
 
Congratulations to Nathaniel Banjo!
 
Congratulations Nathaniel Banjo for being selected to attend Apple’s 2022 Engineering Technology Camp (ETC)! The four-week program gives students a rare and exciting glimpse into the company as well as the opportunity to collaborate with Apple engineers to solve real technical challenges. Students will participate in hands-on workshops and classes as well as engage in interactive discussions with Apple engineers. Only 30 students were selected from across the United States. Apple will provide all the equipment needed to participate including a computer!
Congratulations to Cecelia Perez Granados, Winner of the Reading Children in Hospital Challenge
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Your little brother or sister can be a little Jaguar!
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Flag Tryouts
 
Do you have what it takes to be a part of the Black and Green Marching Machine? Interested in being a flag girl? Then join our school’s very own flag team!  It’s similar to being a majorette but with a different pole. See attached flyer below for more details.
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Jaguar Spring Sports
 
Please see this link for upcoming sporting events Sports Calendar
 
Senior Updates- IMPORTANT!!!! SPECIAL SENIOR MEETING FRIDAY MORNING AT 8AM. 
 
Prom Attendance will require a covid test and posted results within 24 hours of the event.
Senior Signing Day
The National Honor Society is sponsoring the 9th Annual Senior Signing & Career Day on April 29, 2022! Senior Signing & Career Day recognizes all seniors and their future plans. This year we will also be hosting Senior Award Day at this event. Please complete the link below and indicate whether you will be attending a college, university, academy, US military, vocational/trade school, or entering the workforce. The google form will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete and is due no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 11:59pm. Please be prepared to upload a picture of yourself wearing the paraphernalia or “gear” of the school, academy, military organization, or job. If you do not have paraphernalia, be creative – upload a baby picture or a selfie holding up the acceptance letter or school/work logo on a piece of paper. If you do not upload a picture, your slideshow will have a blank space.
 
      *FINAL EXAMS AND TESTING  SCHEDULE FOR SENIORS*

May 4th, 2022 – Final Exams: (1st and 3rd period B DAY)

May 5th, 2022 – Final Exams: (1st and 3rd period A DAY)

May 9th, 2022 –  Final Exams: (2nd and 4th period A DAY)

May 10th, 2022- Final Exams: (2nd and 4th period B DAY)

May 11th, 2022 – FINAL EXAM MAKE-UP SCHEDULE

EARLY CHECKOUT WITH MS. YARBOROUGH AUDITORIUM HALLWAY

MAY 9TH, 2022 Students with last names A-K (Auditorium Hallway

May 10th, 2022 Students with last names L-Z (Auditorium Hallway

May 11th, 2022 Students Make Up Day For Checkout                      

SENIOR CHECK OUT & RETURN OF MATERIALS SCHEDULE 

May 11th, 2022- Students with last name A-K (Location TBD)

May 12th, 2022- Students with last name L-Z (Location TBD)

May 13th, 2022 – MAKE UP DAY FOR MATERIALS RETURN

May 13th, 2022 – OFFICIAL LAST DAY FOR SENIORS

     * OFFICIAL LAST DAY FOR SENIORS IS: MAY 13TH, 2022*

ALL SENIORS MUST BE CLEARED OF FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS IN ORDER  TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

PER THE STATE OF MARYLAND SENIORS SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED 24 SERVICE LEARNING HOURS AS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.

Guidance videos
 
Please see the linked videos from our guidance department for your viewing
 
Dr. Bostic Safe School Video
Become a Peer Leader!
Juniors interested in becoming Peer leaders, please see this flyer.
National Honor Society Applications and Homework Assistance 
 
Linked you will find a new Homework Assistance Program being sponsored by the  NHS. Please take advantage of the opportunities.
Computer Science Honor Society
 

The Computer Science Honor Society is committed to the embodiment of three core values: Equity, Service, and Excellence. The CSHS has a realization that any student has the potential to enroll, to grow, and to excel in computing. We empower members to become ambassadors of the computer science discipline, helping to underscore its importance as a mainstay in the school community and we have a commitment to promoting outstanding scholarship in computer science coursework.

To be eligible for membership, candidates must have completed at least one semester of rigorous computer science coursework. Courses include: Computer Science Discoveries, Exploring Computer Science, Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles, Advanced Placement Computer Science A, and Introduction to Object Oriented Programming in Computer Science, and have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Other qualifications are in the application packet.

Follow the URL or scan the QR code to download and print an application or see Dr. White in Room 408 for a hard copy.

tinyurl.com/FlowersCompSciApp 

-Cyber girls Summer Learning Experience 
Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Bowie State University (BSU) are both hosting the Compugirls Cyber Warriors summer camp from June 27 to July 1, 2022, daily from 9:00am-4:00pm. The camp will be in-person, and interested individuals can choose the camp most convenient to their location. Please see the attached flyer for more information and a link to apply.
CompuGirls Cyber Warriors provides fun programs where participants learn the latest technologies in digital media, cybersecurity, and coding. The curriculum is designed to create connections that support lifelong skill development in an empowering, creative, and fun environment. This program is funded through an educational grant with the Department of Defense and is, therefore, provided to students at no cost. Lunch and snacks will also be provided.
Please feel free to share with your networks.  If you have questions, please reach out to  (Tracy Ring, [email protected]) or Tara Nkrumah at [email protected].  Cybergirls flyer
Senior College Application Data
I will continue to post the percentages of Seniors at CHF who have applied for College weekly. We are pretty stagnant right now, but are nearing our next benchmark of 60%! Great work Class of 2022!   Our goal is for 80% of our Seniors to apply! Let’s get these numbers up!
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Social Media misuse
-Please be advised that commentary associated with the use of weapons at school, even in jest, requires that the Department of Homeland Security be involved. Don’t make a mistake posting something that you find “entertaining” that references serious incidents, such as school shootings. There will be consequences including, possibly, federal charges.

From the Desk of Ms. Hunt- School Social Worker

Please see this information on self-care practices provided by Ms. Hunt. Thank you for sharing these resources with our school community!
Dr. Gorman E. Brown
Principal, Charles Herbert Flowers H.S.
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
Springdale, MD 20774
Phone: (301) 636-8000
Fax:     (301) 636-8008Do 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 canJohn Wesley

Connectedness…Strategic…Input…Learner…Communication