Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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

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.

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