Wednesday, May 31, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/31/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Wednesday, May 31.


Congrats to the men's track team, who competed at the Larry Steeb meet of champions last night.  Fifteen guys had personal bests, including the Distance Medley Team of Tom Oates, Chris Roush, Liam Heaney, and Connor Gilbreath who smashed the school record and meet record by 20 seconds.   That squad turned in the 6th fastest time in the NATION this year for that event.   Congrats to all!!

Attention students that attended prom: you have until this Friday to download prom pictures from Kate Zurenko photography by following the link in your class' haiku page.

Students and parents are invited to the annual registration meeting for Chelsea Field Hockey tonight, 6:00 p.m., at the Washington Street Education Center. Come to learn about the Chelsea High School field hockey team and June Whip-It Camp. Registration is open for the fall team and camp anytime at chelseafieldhockey.org.

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!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017



CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/30/17


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Tuesday, May 30.


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.

There will be no more Lunchtime Career Talks for this school year. The program will return next year. Thank you for attending and for helping to make it a success!

Attention students that attended prom: you have until this Friday to download prom pictures from Kate Zurenko photography by following the link in your class' haiku page.

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!

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.