Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

December 16, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **
MID-TERM EXAM SCHEDULE and
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
Dear KNIGHTS,
As the semester comes to an end and the testing season begins, it is our goal to ensure an efficient and positive learning environment. In order to accomplish this, we would like to share some information with you. 

1.   The semester exam schedule for the week of December 18th-20th is posted on the Creekside website. Students will remain in class for the entire scheduled exam block each day, and exams will only be administered during the designated periods and times listed on this schedule.

2.   Creekside will follow normal attendance procedures. To ensure a safe and smooth process for all students, we ask you to review and adhere the following check-out procedures on the Creekside website: http://www-chs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/parents/attendance/ . As a reminder, we are not able to accept parent phone calls for early check-outs. Early dismissal notes need to be turned into the front office before school begins.

3.   As with any other school day, students are expected to adhere to dress code. (No Pajamas)

Finally, we appreciate your continued support as we work through exam week. We wish you and your family a safe and relaxing holiday.

GO KNIGHTS!!!

Thank you,
Heather Bundshuh, M.Ed
Attendance Dean 

* Attendance Question of the Week*

During Mid-Term Exam Week, does my student need a note to leave after the exam time if they are not going to lunch? 

Answer: For Tuesday (12/17), Thursday (12/19) or Friday (12/20) – NO, a note is not needed on those days; students may leave after the exams.

However, on Wednesday (12/18), there is class after lunch so for that day only, yes, a note will need to be turned into the front office BEFORE school starts if the student is leaving earlier than the end of the school day.
Thank you to our business partners, SAT Prep Florida and Kathy Scott State Farm Insurance for their donation of reusable bags to our Testing Department.
This year, Mid-term organization was " in the bag".
MEDIA CENTER REQUEST

The Media Center is requesting donations of disinfecting wipes. Wipes are used to wipe down the tables in the Media Center where students eat their lunch. The tables are wiped down after each lunch period every day.

Thank you!
ITS (International Thespian Society)
DISTRICT 2 One-Act Festival
Congratulations to cast and crew of Eurydice on their Superior rating at the ITS District 2 One-Act Festival! Grace Byrd was named Best Stage Manager, and Grace Myers received an award for Best Lighting; Leila Browder, Maya Shandilay, and Emily Santinho were named Best Featured Performers. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on their fantastic team work!

Eurydice Cast
Eurydice – Addie Curtis
Orpheus – Brandon Dean
Father – Jonah Willens
Interesting Man – Ethan Lego
Loud Stone – Leila Browder
Little Stone – Maya Shandilay
Big Stone – Emily Santinho
Eurydice Crew
Stage Manager – Grace Byrd
Lights – Grace Myers
Sound – Jayden Ellis                                                                                                              
Stage Crew – Ruby Defaite, Chris Hiler, Colin O’Brien, Laura Rogovin, & Emily Tybeck
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. 

Seniors: Want Bright Futures to get your community service hours on time???
Service hours get updated when we send transcripts to be evaluated in January.

Community Service Hours should be turned in frequently or as earned
to Ms. Hemmer in Guidance.

NEWS FROM YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS



Please welcome our new school counselor for last names Mi-Sa, Ms. Ashley Bunnell.  Please tell your students to stop by and say hi! She is in room 128 in the front office. You can reach her at Ashley.Bunnell@stjohns.k12.fl.us or by calling 904.547.7344.

Interested Seniors should sign up in Guidance. 
It is only for Seniors who plan on attending upon graduation.  

College Visits

Please sign up in Guidance BEFORE the day of the visit.
ATHLETICS NEWS




 There will be an informational meeting for parents of athletes who want to try out for the 2020 Boys Lacrosse team. The meeting will be held December 17 th at 7:00 PM in the small cafeteria.
We now have Pixellot HD cameras at the stadium and gymnasium! Watch Knights Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Track, Football, and Volleyball live and/or on demand!

You can also watch the Knights (or any team) across the nation wherever cameras are available including Bartram, Nease, Episcopal, Bolles.

(Hint) Subscriptions make great Christmas presents for out of state friends and family!

Subscribe here:
CLUB & CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Model United Nations Conference Winners!

Congratulations to the following students:

·       Chris Morales – Superior Award as the delegate of the USA in the Security Council (Topics: Chinese concentration camps, West African independence movements)
·       Chris Morales – Best Position Paper at the conference
·       Collin Baldetti – Superior Award as Vladimir Lenin in the Russian Revolution
·       Pavel Shilenko – Award of Excellence as the delegate from Belfast (Topic: Brexit)
·       Benjamin Uy – Honorable Mention as General Larv Kornilov in the Russian Revolution

They worked hard and had a great time resolving some really intense real-world issues.
 
SAVE THE DATE
Join us for a Knight of Dinner, Dancing, Live and Silent Auction! 
Only 10 tables left!  

Tickets to Concerts , Sporting Events , Theme Parks and even Broadway shows like Hamilton will be up for grabs!
NEWS FROM ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
IN THE KNOW
Did you know

During Mid-Term Exam Week, students DO NOT need a note to leave after the exam time if they are not going to lunch on Tuesday (12/17), Thursday (12/19) or Friday (12/20).

However, on Wednesday (12/18) , there is class after lunch so for that day only, a note will need to be turned into the front office BEFORE school starts if the student is leaving earlier than the end of the school day.
Now, you are IN THE KNOW!