Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

November 4, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **







CONGRATULATIONS

Mrs. Northcut!

We appreciate all you do for our school community.





CONGRATULATIONS

CHS Student Volunteer of the Year September Fox

&

CHS Adult Volunteer of the Year Mrs. Sheila Sexton


Thank you for generous donation of time and volunteerism to Creekside and our community. We greatly appreciate all you do!!
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Please visit the Guidance Department Web page for an abundance of information:


School Counselors will be in the small café during lunch discussing community service hours with students for Bright Future’s eligibility. They will assist students with determining how many service hours the student currently has as well as give information regarding community opportunities for volunteering.  

Parents are able to access the Guidance page using their parent access code. If you need assistance with your Schoology account, please email Mrs. Zukoski at amelia.zukoski@stjohns.k12.fl.us

SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION

We encourage you to check our senior website http://www-chs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/seniors/ frequently for updated information regarding important dates and information. 

Community Service Hours should be turned in frequently or as earned
to Ms. Hemmer in Guidance. We want to prevent a bottleneck in April.

This competition is for seniors only. Please note the following expectations:

  • All of students will need to email Mr. Savage a draft of their essay by 11/1/19 to be considered for the contest.
  • Contestants will also need to be prepared to deliver their speech to a few CHS teachers before school on 11/5/19.
LETTERMAN JACKET INFORMATION
A representative will be on campus November 8th during lunches to fit and take varsity jacket orders.

Go online to see options: www.neffco.com/neffjacketshop.com Creekside password is 25984
JUNIOR CLASS RING INFORMATION

Junior Class Rings:
Dear Parents/Guardians, Jostens is our official class ring company. Please note, Jostens will be on campus for ring orders during all 3 lunches 11/14 (when final payment is due).

 
All rings require a $60 deposit and the balance must be paid before delivery. Jostens has free insurance included with each purchase and a lifetime warranty. You can go ahead and design your ring at www.jostens.com/jewelry/high-school-jewelry.html and bring the printed order form along with your deposit to order day.

SAVE the DATE: Whoever purchased a class ring, the ring ceremony will be on 12/10 at 8:30am. If the student cannot attend the ceremony, they may pick up their ring from Jostens on 12/13 during lunches.
 
NEHS TUTORING for WRITING
ATHLETICS TRYOUTS



Boys Basketball tryouts will be held Monday, November 5 th at 5:30 PM. All athletes must be cleared on Athletic Clearance prior to tryouts. See the athletics website under forms for instructions.
 
See Coach Holmes in room #180 with any questions.


Wrestling Tryouts will be held Monday Nov 11 th from 3-5:30pm and Tuesday, Nov 12 th from 4 – 6:30pm. Must have all requirements competed and cleared on athletic clearance before Nov 8 th and must indicate wrestle as a sport.
 If you have any question please contact Coach R. Marabell @ richard.marabell@stjohns.k12.fl.us
CLUB & CAMPUS ACTIVITIES


Creekside's
Marathon High runners ran the 20th Annual 5K Pumpkin Run this past weekend.

Way to go!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Pride and Prejudice
 on three fantastic performances!


Congratulations to the Power of Creekside Marching Band for a successful final assessment (MPA) and straight Superiors in music, marching, general effect, and guard. The band is under the direction of Rick Fowler and assistant director, Jackson Gilchrist, and Ricky Belz is guard instructor.
 
POWER OF CREEKSIDE FUNDRAISING
 FOR NEW UNIFORMS
SAVE THE DATE


Winter Choral Concert December 3, 2019, Creekside HS Auditorium, 7:00 PM

AP Capstone informational meeting
for prospective students and their parents (current 10 th graders only)

December 11, 2019
8am - 9am
Auditorium

Our annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be on Saturday, December 14 at the San Jose location. Please support our media center by mentioning Creekside at the register. Volunteers are needed as well.
Provided is the Sign Up Genius link below:





  • 1/9/20: Academy Showcase (World Golf Village) - Details are forthcoming

  • 1/28/20: CHS Academy Night - TBA
MORE NEWS FROM YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes for the 2020-2021 School year…..
       
  • Creekside High School partners with St. Johns River State College for students to take DE classes either on Creekside’s campus or on SJRSC campus (online or physically at the college campus)
     
  • Students can participate in DE for 3 academic school years or 60 college credit hours – whichever comes first:

  • Students must meet all eligibility prior to being able to participate in DE classes
  • DE classes replace the high school level class but offers students both a college credit and high school equivalent credit for each DE class
  • AS a dual enrollment student, you will begin to earn college credit and also begin your college GPA
  • As a dual enrollment student, you are considered a college student and all classes/grades are governed by the college (meaning grades are not on HAC). This means you must abide to the colleges grading policy, attendance policy testing policy and college timelines.


College Visits

Please sign up in Guidance BEFORE the day of the visit.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2019
Annual Food Drive, November 16th
Volunteers needed to: place grocery bags and explanatory notes on mailboxes in designated neighborhoods on the 13th & 14th, collect food donations on the morning of the 16th, inventory and box the food donations at our two collection sites for pick up by 3 local Food Pantries. 
Volunteer to help others in St. Johns County so they may have needed food for their families. To volunteer, use the registration link under Food Drive on the www.stjohnscares.org Home Page.
 
4th Annual Turkey Trot Race, Thanksgiving Morning in Nocatee
Volunteers needed to help: set-up and clean-up, hand out water to the racers, direct racers along the course, wear the turkey costume while greeting bystanders and encouraging racers. 
Come join this family-friendly event and earn service hour certificates.
To volunteer, use the registration link under Turkey Trot Race on the www . stjohnscares.org Home Page or at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/FL/PonteVedra/PEC Turkey Trot. 
 
Annual Giving Tree Initiative
Volunteers need to help: distribute paper ornaments with wishes from non-profit organizations serving Elderly, Veterans, Homeless, Abused, Children and Animals in St. Johns County to donation host sites in mid-November. During the 2nd week of December, volunteers needed to: collect donations from the host sites, deliver to sorting location, inventory, sort and box donations for the individual non-profit organizations.
  • This is a great way to share the joy of the holidays with others.
  • Service hour certificates will be available. 
  • Volunteer registration will open at the end of October at the link under Giving Tree on the www.stjohnscares.org Home Page.
 
Please direct any questions or concerns to president@stjohnscares.org or call 904-507-7740
IN THE KNOW
Did you know

Student Volunteer Community Service hours can AND should be turned in as they are earned. Please ask your student to turn in their hours in Guidance. Ms. Hemmer has a basket on her desk to accept them.

Now, you are IN THE KNOW!