Friday, May 26, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/26/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Friday, May 26.


There will be an important meeting for all boys interested in playing football this year.  The meeting is Wednesday at 730am in the gym.  See Coach Bush if you have questions.

As the year winds to a close, don't forget to order your yearbook! The price increases from $65 per book to $70 after May 24th, so act fast! Order online at jostens.com.

There will be a Mass Anthem rock concert June 10th at the Washington Street Education Center.  It starts at 7:00 and tickets are free, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the final installment of mental fitness.  The You Matter Peer Group would like to thank you for participating in our awareness activities to help reduce stigma and increase education of mental health issues.  Today’s message is on schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.  If you see yellow around the building that is the supporting color for today’s topics.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel, and behave clearly. This disorder is common and affects more than 200,000 per year and is usually lifelong. Those affected are usually in or near the age range of 16-30 and older.  Some symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, constricted thoughts and speech, flat affect, withdrawal, and lack of follow through with daily life skills.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Some symptoms include:  not eating or sleeping for days; manic states that produce very active and compulsive ‘highs’ in energy and depressive ‘lows’.  The manic stage can be dangerous with impulsive activities (spending, substance, dares) while the lows can be extreme and lead to thoughts or impulses of suicide.

Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses that require medication monitoring, therapeutic interventions and group supports. Positive community and family supports insure positive outcomes for both illnesses. Thank you for supporting our mental fitness campaign.  Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.   We all matter.

All Star Driver Education June classes are filling fast.  Enroll today and get $30 off with code Summer30.

Thursday, May 25, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/25/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Thursday, May 25.

All senior iPads are due on May 30th.  If you need your iPad to study for an exam you may turn it in at the end of your last exam.  Please remember to turn in your charger, cord, and stand. Seniors must turn in their iPad to be able to walk at graduation.

In addition, Seniors should have their lockers cleaned out today.

There will be an important meeting for all boys interested in playing football this year.  The meeting is Wednesday at 730am in the gym.  See Coach Bush if you have questions.

As the year winds to a close, don't forget to order your yearbook! The price increases from $65 per book to $70 after May 24th, so act fast! Order online at jostens.com.

Attention Theatre Guild members! Don't miss the last Theatre Guild meeting of the year today at 3pm in the auditorium. We will elect officers for next year and discuss important plans for the summer.

Calling all writers!  Are you currently working on a piece of writing?  Do you need inspiration?  Do you want feedback?  Join us after school today for Creative Writing Club from 3:00-4:00 in Room 236 (Mrs. Putnam's room).

There will be a Mass Anthem rock concert June 10th at the Washington Street Education Center.  It starts at 7:00 and tickets are free, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!

All Star Driver Education June classes are filling fast.  Enroll today and get $30 off with code Summer30.

Today’s mental fitness message involves teen substance use and chronic medical illnesses.  Both issues are critical components in achieving mental fitness.  You will see students wearing white that have loved ones affected.

 Teen substance use is an epidemic of greater proportions than depression, bullying, and obesity combined. Fifteen percent of high school students have misused controlled prescription drugs, including pain relievers (opioids and narcotics), stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives. About one-third of high school students have used marijuana, and 25 percent of students consider it a harmless drug.

It is common to feel sad or discouraged after a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, or if you are trying to manage a chronic condition like pain. You may be facing new limits on what you can do and feel anxious about treatment outcomes and the future. It may be hard to adapt to a new reality and to cope with the changes and ongoing treatment that come with the diagnosis.

 Long term pain or chronic illness puts a lot of stress on the brain and cognitive issues such as low mood, difficulty with memory or concentration are familiar, no matter what the underlying condition is. It is important not to dismiss depression with people dealing with chronic illnesses.

Thank you for supporting our mental fitness campaign.  Substance use and chronic illnesses require tremendous support networks and patience.  There is treatment available. Tomorrow wraps up our discussion.  We will spotlight schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  We are asking supporters to wear yellow to help fight the stigma. Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.   We all matter.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/24/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Wednesday, May 24.

Seniors: you may begin turning in your iPads to the media center when you are done with it for the year. All senior iPads are due on May 30th.  If you need your iPad to study for an exam you may turn it in at the end of your last exam.  Please remember to turn in your charger, cord, and stand. Seniors must turn in their iPad to be able to walk at graduation.

Attention Seniors attending Washtenaw Community College in the fall.   At 1:30 today, Mrs. Dosey from WCC will be here in the counseling office to answer your questions and, if you choose, help you enroll today.  If you are planning on enrolling at WCC this fall, doing so today with Mrs. Dosey will greatly simplify the process and help you understand all the required steps to be ready for classes in September.

As the year winds to a close, don't forget to order your yearbook! The price increases from $65 per book to $70 after May 24th, so act fast! Order online at jostens.com.

Ele's Place is planning to do a grief 101 workshop this Thursday from 10:30-12:30.  If you have lost someone or are struggling with grief issues, this is a great way to receive information involving the journey of grief and loss.  Please contact the counseling office to join us. 

Attention Theatre Guild members! Don't miss the last Theatre Guild meeting of the year, this Thursday at 3pm in the auditorium. We will elect officers for next year and discuss important plans for the summer.

Calling all writers!  Are you currently working on a piece of writing?  Do you need inspiration?  Do you want feedback?  Join us after school this Thursday for Creative Writing Club from 3:00-4:00 in Room 236 (Mrs. Putnam's room).

Thank you for participating in our Mental Fitness week.  Today is our staff You Matter day, so we decided red was our color because we all matter.  You will notice the gray You Matter shirts being worn by some students.  These students are your new You Matter Group.  The new group will start next fall and we would love to have new members join us!  You may sign up at lunches to join this project that will include positive school change, student projects, and a peer mentoring.   We hope to increase leadership, friendships, and support for all of the students at CHS.

Today’s topic is suicide and self-injury.  We wear red to support students and promote the notion that suicide and self-harm are NEVER the answer.  There is always someone available to help people in their struggles.  We are a community and school that cares and we need each and every one of you.  Each year 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury.  90% of those who engage in self harm began in their pre-teen and teen years.  Self-harm often lasts into someone’s 20’s.  Over 50% of those who self-injure are female.  This is a treatable behavior that can be successfully eliminated with proper support and coping strategies.  

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for adolescence aged 10-24.  Each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide.  For every completed suicide, there are 25 attempts.  There is help available.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7.  Their number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by texting TALK to 741-741.  If you or someone you care about is talking about suicide or death, please take it seriously.  Take action because there is help available.

Tomorrow we will become more aware about chronic medical conditions and substance abuse disorders. We will be wearing white in support of these awareness activities.    Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.  Remember, we all matter. 

There will be a Mass Anthem rock concert June 10th at the Washington Street Education Center.  It starts at 7:00 and tickets are free, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!

All Star Driver Education June classes are filling fast.  Enroll today and get $30 off with code Summer30.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/23/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Tuesday, May 23.


Join us on Wednesday for Lunchtime Career Talks in the choir room (400). This is the last one scheduled for the year! We will welcome Susan Jacobs, Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Jacobs has been in public accounting for 28 years and runs her office in downtown Chelsea. Come and enjoy pizza, salad, cookies, fruit and pop while you learn about careers as a CPA!

Attention Link Leaders for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are meeting Wednesday morning at the WSEC (Old High School) for our May Training Day. Check your email for details. This is for NEXT YEAR'S Link Leaders only!

Interact Club will have a change drive through Wednesday to help raise $1000 for shelter box.  Please consider donating your spare change during your 2nd hour class on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The winning class will win a pizza or donut party.  The shelter will be on display in the media center next week.

We are celebrating Mental Health Fitness week by providing awareness each day about topics that affect our youth.  Today’s topics are eating disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Eating disorders -- such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males.

·         At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. 1, 2

·         Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.3

·         Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.4

(PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror.  An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time.

Thank you for wearing green in support of all of our loved ones who are dealing with Eating Disorders or PTSD.  Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.  Tomorrow is YOU MATTER Wednesday.  Don’t forget to wear RED.  All of the You Matter Mentoring Program members will be wearing their new shirts, so look for them tomorrow!! Remember, we all matter. 

Ele's Place is planning to do a grief 101 workshop this Thursday from 10:30-12:30.  If you have lost someone or are struggling with grief issues, this is a great way to receive information involving the journey of grief and loss.  We are excited to have Katie Brickmann from Ele's Place join us for this generous support.  Please contact Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Bickel, or Mr. Andrews in the counseling office to join us. 

Attention Theatre Guild members! Don't miss the last Theatre Guild meeting of the year, on Thursday, May 25 at 3pm in the auditorium. We will elect officers for next year and discuss important plans for the summer.

Calling all writers!  Are you currently working on a piece of writing?  Do you need inspiration?  Do you want feedback?  Join us after school this Thursday for Creative Writing Club from 3:00-4:00 in Room 236 (Mrs. Putnam's room).

The Chelsea Community Fair is looking for contestants for this year’s Chelsea Fair Queen Contest.  Scholarship opportunities are available.  Information forms are available in the front office.

Monday, May 22, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/22/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Monday, May 22.

Congrats to the men’s track team, the 2017 Regional Champions.  For the 5th straight year, the thinclads won the regional championship.   It was truly a team effort, but several athletes also qualified for the state finals.

The girl’s track and field team lost by a half point to Tecumseh in the Regional Track Meet at Monroe-Jefferson on Friday. It was one of the closest Regional meets in the State and we have 7 girls going to States!

Attention National Honor Society Senior.  The senior breakfast will be Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:15 here at the high school in room 502.  Please stop in and have some good food to start your day.

A reminder to seniors that have been active in the area of the Arts, Theater, Music and Drama, the Chelsea Area Players Scholarship applications are due no later than Wednesday, May 24th.  Applications are still available in the Counseling Office.

Seniors, the Masonic Lodge of Chelsea Scholarship application is due by Tuesday, May 23rd.  This award is exclusive to Chelsea seniors and the application is available in the Counseling Office.

The United States Marine Corps will have a representative here this Tuesday, May 23rd during all three lunches.  If you are interested in learning more about this branch of the military the sign up is in the Counseling Office.

Interact Club will have a change drive through Wednesday to help raise $1000 for shelter box.  Please consider donating your spare change during your 2nd hour class on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The winning class will win a pizza or donut party.  The shelter will be on display in the media center next week.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  The You Matter Mentoring Program would like to celebrate Mental Health Fitness week by providing awareness each day about topics that affect our youth.  Today’s topics are depression and anxiety.

Depression is a mood disorder.  It is the main reason that people seek help.  The five main signs are: depressed mood, weight loss or appetite decline, feeling worthless/fatigues, difficulty concentrating or making decisions and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.  If you or someone you love suffers from any of these symptoms, please seek help.

There are more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year for anxiety.  18% of people in the U.S. have a form of anxiety disorder.  Anxiety comes in many forms:  panic attacks, social anxiety, and phobias.  It is treatable and often can be self-diagnosable.  There are many positive ways to treat both anxiety and depression:  seek help from a supportive adult or counselor and increase your nutritional value, sleep, and exercise to help manage and fight stress.

Tomorrow we are focused on Eating Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.  If someone you love suffers from any of these issues, wear GREEN to show support for them.  We will be back tomorrow with more mental health fitness.  Remember, we all matter.

Ele's Place is planning to do a grief 101 workshop this Thursday from 10:30-12:30.  If you have lost someone or are struggling with grief issues, this is a great way to receive information involving the journey of grief and loss.  We are excited to have Katie Brickmann from Ele's Place join us for this generous support.  Please contact Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Bickel, or Mr. Andrews in the counseling office to join us. 

The Chelsea Community Fair is looking for contestants for this year’s Chelsea Fair Queen Contest.  Scholarship opportunities are available.  Information forms are available in the front office.