Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

October 21, 2019
** Dates and times are subject to change. **

Congratulations to CHS Teacher of the Year,

Ms. Leia Fixel!

Thank you for all you do for our community!

Congratulations to our CHS Rookie Teacher of the Year,

Mr. Ryan Hutchins!

Thank you for all you do for our students.
CREEKSIDE THEATRE 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.
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 Services 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 Soccer tryouts are next week. All athletes must be registered and cleared on Athletic Clearance. Tryouts are after school Monday and Tuesday, October 21 st and 22 nd . Meet Coach Crandall on the bleachers next to the tennis courts (practice field side). Bring running shoes and cleats both days.
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.



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 ACTIVITIES

There will be an interest meeting for “Crochet for a Cause” club on Tuesday, October 22nd after school in Ms. Hancock’s room 575. The Club is open to all who are interested in learning how to crochet and donating to charities.

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.
POWER OF CREEKSIDE FUNDRAISING
 FOR NEW UNIFORMS
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES - Save the Date

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

December 11, 2019
8am - 9am
Auditorium





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

  • 1/28/20: CHS Academy Night - TBA
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 this week to discuss Florida Bright Future’s Scholarships. They will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding applying and eligibility. 

School Counselors were in the cafeteria this week to promote Bullying Awareness Month. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to “support others who have been hurt or harmed, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people’s differences, and help include those who are left out” and to write a characteristic that makes them unique to form a chain against bullying. Students were encouraged to wear orange, the national Bullying Awareness color, on Unity Day which is October 23 rd and see Mrs. Fry in the small cafeteria to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for a local restaurant.  

The Creekside Guidance Department has recently launched a Schoology page. Parents and students are encouraged to join the Schoology page to receive the latest updates.

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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


College Visits

Please sign up in Guidance BEFORE the day of the visit.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2019
Sunday, October 27th: Noctoberfest in Nocatee from Noon to 6 PM
Come join the festivities and help promote the Turkey Trot Race on Thanksgiving Morning. Volunteers will wear the turkey costume for one hour as they greet visitors, have pictures taken with children of all ages and hand out snap bands. The costume comes equipped with a small fan inside; volunteers should wear sneakers. Come have fun, help promote the race, earn service hour certificates and receive free admission to Noctoberfest.
To volunteer, contact president@stjohnscares.org or phone 904-507-7740 and leave a message with your name, contact phone number and the hour you would like to volunteer.
 
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

The lost and found tote is located in the copier room in the main building. Many lunch boxes and clothing items are in the tote. Students may look through the items any school day. Eventually, lost items will be donated as the tote is overflowing. Check it out.

Now, you are IN THE KNOW!