Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

September 30, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **
SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION
  • October 1 – 2nd Senior Order Day! Jostens will be on the CHS campus, outside in the courtyard processing cap and gown orders during all three lunches.

  • October 10– 3rd/Final Senior Order Day! Jostens will be on the CHS campus, outside in the courtyard processing cap and gown orders during all three lunches.

  • October 10 – Final chance to take any Senior Pictures during the school picture make-up day. Seniors will not be able to choose their pose. There is a $15 sitting fee.

  • October 11 – Senior Ads are due! Purchase and create a senior ad by visiting http://www.yearbookordercenter.com. All ads are in color. Pricing: Full page – $400, Half page – $250, 1/4 page – $150. Spaces are limited and purchasing begins on June 1st!


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.
SENIOR & JUNIOR CLASS INFORMATION
Senior Class:
Dear Seniors and Parents/Guardians, Jostens is our official graduation company and they were on campus on September 20, 2019 speaking with the senior class. Seniors were given order forms to bring home to discuss and orders with a $60 deposit were accepted on September 26, during lunch, at the school. Additional dates Jostens will be on campus during lunch are October 1 st and October 10 th . Thanks and congratulations to you and your senior!

 
Junior Class Rings:
Dear Parents/Guardians, Jostens is our official class ring company and they were on campus on September 20, 2019 speaking with your student’s class. They have been given information to bring home and discuss with you before order day on September 27, during lunch. Please note, Jostens will be on campus these additional dates, during all 3 lunches, for ring orders:
 
10/1
10/10
11/14 – final payment 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.
 
PTSO VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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We are celebrating National Holidays all year with our Creekside Teachers and Staff. On September 30th, we will be setting up a coffee bar for National Coffee Day and then on October 1st we are showering the staff with Homemade Cookies (YUM) to celebrate National Homemade Cookie Day. We would love any help you can provide to help make these celebrations awesome! Please click the link to review the available slots to sign up.   Thank you! 


We will take coffee on Monday also! Thanks!
ATHLETICS TRYOUTS
2019-2020 Creekside Knights Girls’ Soccer Tryouts


11 th or 12 th grader plus returning Varsity players:

Monday, October 21 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 22 4:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 23 4:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, October 24 4:00-6:00 pm Team Meeting


9 th and 10 th graders

Monday, October 21 6:45-8:30 am

Tuesday, October 22 6:45-8:30 am

Thursday, October 24 6:45-8:30 am

Monday, October 28 4:00-6:00 pm Team Meeting

All GK’s will try out Monday and Tuesday from 6:45-8:30 am then join their respective age groups Wednesday/Thursday. Players must attend all sessions. Please meet by the field next to the tennis courts behind the school. See Coach Johnson in Portable 16 if you have any questions.

Creekside CHEER – WINTER CHEER TRYOUTS - JV and VARSITY SIDELINE AND COMPETITION TEAM TRYOUTS!

October 14 th deadline for paperwork.
Email Laura.Clary@stjohns.k12.fl.us for more information.
 
CLUB ACTIVITIES

The National Art Honor Society’s applications are due and we will hold our induction ceremony on Thursday, October 22 nd at 8:30am in room 265.


Photo club’s next meeting is Tuesday October 1 st after school in Room 255.
CALENDAR ART WINNERS
Congratulations to the Creekside Betty Griffin Calendar winners!

Their work will be used to illustrate the Betty Griffin Calendar for 2020. Creekside has 8 winners: (**grades are last year’s grade level**) Winners will receive special recognition during a St. Johns County School Board Meeting, and will have their artwork displayed in the 2020 calendar and at the St. Johns County Administration Building located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084, throughout the month of October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
First Place
Vivien Mortiz- 12 th Grade
Creekside High School
Second Place
Tejashree Vijay- 9 th Grade
Creekside High School
Creekside High School
Ayushi Elhence- 9 th Grade
Cecilia Fowler- 9 th Grade
Alyssa Radcliffe- 9 th Grade
Sky Mahdiar- 11 th Grade
Helen Do- 9 th Grade
Isis Saylur- 11 th Grade

HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES RECAP
CHS Spirit Week Food Drive

Creekside's Sophomore Class Council (Class of '22) and Creekside Hugs Across the County would like to extend a huge thank you to Creekside students for donating food last week to attend the Homecoming pep rally! Every student attending the pep rally represents one or more food items donated to St. Johns schools' food pantries. With over 1500 food donations, Hugs Across the County was able to fill a new food pantry at St. Augustine High School and replenish pantries in three more schools. Every donation you provided is helping someone in need in our community. Creekside Knights are the best! Below is a special message sent to Dean Bundshuh thanking Creekside.
Hi Dean Bundshuh,
I wanted to say thank you for your support and the continued support of CHS for our food programs at Hugs Across the County! This year, we have 9 school pantries and just opened the newest one at St Augustine High School completely supported with the donations from CHS. I am happy to say, we had so many donations come in, that we are able to replenish two of our fastest moving pantries. We will also be dropping off family-oriented food (tomato sauce, cream soups, beans) at Gamble Rogers where the food pantry operates in a Wholistic manner providing recipes with the ingredients to make a family meal. So while some students may bring items we don’t typically use, I wanted you to know that every item finds a home in one of our pantries. 
Thank you again!
Holly
Photos from Homecoming Club Fair Photo Booth sponsored by the Photo Club!!
Congratulations to Creekside High 2019 Homecoming King & Queen: Connor Hults & Savannah Grace Pressly. Again, we’d like to congratulate all of our 2019 Homecoming Court.

Freshman Duke and Duchess: Ian Schultz & Olivia Carter
Sophomore Lord and Lady: Vincent Approbato & Kendall Catherwood
Junior Prince and Princess: Will Powers & Patricia Pollicino
Senior Court

Callie Beyer - Riley Frazier - Kameron Guest - Caroline Jeter
Jose Barrera - Harrison Chibbaro - Spencer Post - Morgan Sembach
2019 Homecoming King & Queen

Connor Hults & Savannah Grace Pressly
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES - Save the Date
Creekside Theatre Department presents





Mark your calendars for the first Creekside Theatre production
of the year!

Pride and Prejudice will be playing nightly October 24 th – 26 th at 7pm. 

Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
PTSO NEWS






Our Membership funds help support all of our programs such as Homecoming carnival, Parchment, Senior Activities, Freshman Day, Teacher's Appreciation and so much more! Any extra funds we raise outside of our budget we are setting aside in a Shade account to hopefully cover a part of the outdoor amphitheater. 





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


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.

Registration is closed.

All registered students will receive a Testing Notification from their English Teacher. The Testing Notification will provide specifics like the test date, testing room, and time.

Students who are registered will need to bring the following on test day:

  • Sharpened #2 Pencils with eraser
  • Calculator
  • Snack
  • Know important personal information needed - Email address and Home address


PLEASE NOTE: Students not taking the PSAT on October 16th will be supervised elsewhere on campus.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Earn Community Service Hours by refereeing Upward Flag Football on Saturdays at Fruit Cove Baptist Church. Upward needs high-schoolers to referee games for Kindergarten through 10 th grade.

Please sign up at www.fruitcove.com/upward to referee one or more games beginning Saturday, September 28 th .

You can schedule one week at a time, or schedule ahead for any games you wish to referee.
Games are scheduled as follows:
K-1 st                8:30 am
2 nd  - 3 rd           9:30 am
4 th - 5 th            10:30 am and 11:30 am
8 th - 10 th          11:30 am
6 th - 7 th            12:30 pm

A confirmation of service hours on letterhead will be provided by Fruit Cove Baptist Church.
IN THE KNOW
Did you know


Student Community Service hours are submitted in Guidance. There is a basket at Ms. Hemmer's desk. Please drop them off throughout the year. Please do not wait until April or May. Thank you.



Now, you are IN THE KNOW!