Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

September 16, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **
CLUB INFORMATION



Most clubs are off and running after school begins leading to the Club Fair which will be held during lunches one day of Homecoming Week. Until then, here is a link from our website: Creekside High School Student Life
HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES
Prizes will be given out at the end of each day for students who show
the most school spirit with dressing up each day.
Students are expected to follow the student code of conduct and dress code on each day.
Students who do not adhere to the dress code policy and procedures as well as the student code of conduct will not be allowed to dress up for the days remaining.
Food Donation Drive for Pep Rally Wristbands
Tuesday, 9/17 - Thursday, 9/19
Lunch Periods
  Courtyard
Homecoming Club Fair
  Friday, September 20
Lunch Periods
  Courtyard

Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, September 20
Will follow early release schedule with pep rally at the end of the day. Wristbands provided with can donations at lunch 9/17 - 9/19 will allow your student to attend the pep rally.

Homecoming Dance
“A Knight in Paradise”
Saturday, September 21
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Creekside Gymnasium
Tickets: $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door


Homecoming dance tickets are $20.00 in advance (online only) and $25.00 at the door. Online tickets will be available until September 20, 2019. After purchase, print your receipt as this is your ticket. You will present your receipt and show your Creekside ID to enter the dance.
PTSO NEWS






Congratulations to Anthony Saunders on the highest bid for PTSO parking spot! Also, thank you to Grade Power for matching the highest bid. PTSO collected $1,070 for funds to go towards a sunshade in the amphitheater area.
Speaking of funds going towards a sunshade in the amphitheater area...



The Creekside PTSO is only $3,000 away from its 2019 membership goal of $20,000! With those funds, we will be able to purchase a shade for over the Creekside courtyard and keep our kids safe from the Florida sun.
 
For those of you who haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late to join before October 4th and be entered to win Moe’s for a Year or Chick-Fil-A for a Year. In addition to being entered in the drawing, those who join at the Silver and Gold Levels will receive coupons for Nothing Bundt Cakes, Moe’s, Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s and Creekside cups, pens and cell phone sleeves. So, go on line now and join at 


A WORD OF THANKS
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Ms. Ashker would like to say thank you to the parent who dropped off the huge box of donated books for her classroom library. She didn't get a chance to find out the parent's name, but she hopes that the generous person sees this!

Thank you again. 
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Please visit the Guidance Department Web page for an abundance of information:

Lunch Chats with the Counselors:

Week 6: Counselors will be assisting with the Homecoming Court nominations.

Week 7: Counselors will hand out and discuss the State University System Matrix to inform students of last year’s acceptance information from Florida’s state universities.  
KNIGHTS of DISTINCTION

Congratulations to the following students for being nominated for exemplifying all six of the pillars of character on and off Creekside’s campus for the month of August.
 We commend you, Knights of Distinction!
               
Laura Rogovin
Jose Cabrera
Ian Turner
Marco Fernandez
Ava Anderson
Josiah Sanchez
Grace Saunders
Kenneth Owens
Noelle Smith
Avery Dixon
Ethan Muhl
Tai Hoang
Erica Kromer
Joshua Benavides
David Makauskas
Mason Hope
Michael Mazur


Please join us in congratulating the following students as Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Rohan Bongu
Savannah Butler
Ava Johnson
Thien Duy Nguyen
Spencer Reagan
Jenna Russom
Taylor Thomson
Henry Van Boskirk


College Visits

Please sign up in Guidance BEFORE the day of the visit.
National College Fair 2019 ** NEW**
October 12th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by: National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, FL


Students should register prior to arriving for the event to minimize wait times. Registered participants will receive an electronic barcode that will allow them to share their information with prospective colleges.

A list of College Fair Exhibitors can be found at: https://hub.nacacnet.org/CollegeFairDirectory
 
  • Workshop Topics
  • FAFSA Completion Lab
  • Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Cash for College: Federal Financial Aid
  • Countdown to College: A Year by Year Plan
  • NCAA Eligibility for the High School Athlete
  • Scholarship Search Tips: Local and National
  • Hot Jobs and Majors in the 21st Century
  • How to Maximize Your Experience at the Fair
  • Scholarship Search Tips: Local and National
  • Writing the College and Scholarship Essay
  • Selecting the Right College
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Easing the Transition to College
TESTING / PSAT INFORMATION
October 2019 PSAT/NMSQT®
      Creekside High School will administer the PSAT to all students in grades 9-11 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

The purpose of the test is to give all students an opportunity to experience taking a college readiness test and to identify students who might benefit from advanced coursework. 
Students in 9th and 11th grade must pay a $21 registration fee in order to take the test and receive their scores.

Students will receive an Official Student Guide to the PSAT/ NMSQT® through their English classes. This guide contains valuable information as well as a full-length practice test with answer keys. Please visit www.collegeboard.org/psat for more information.

To pay the registration fee, p lease make checks payable to Creekside High School and write your student’s name, grade level, and “PSAT” in the memo line. Students may submit registration fees to the Testing Coordinator, Mrs. Mackoul, before or after school in room 130.

For your convenience, payment may also be made online though School Pay: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2019-PSAT-Fee--2100/SdoJhi2   

The last day to pay for registration will be Monday, September 16 th .

All 10th grade students will receive a score report at no charge. Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will be available in mid-to-late December from College Board. 
PLEASE NOTE: Students not taking the PSAT on October 16th will be supervised elsewhere on campus.
IN THE KNOW
Did you know

Creekside has a web page all about upcoming important Senior Class dates?
Check it out throughout the year.

Now, you are IN THE KNOW!