4 Etowah HS Students Honored as National Merit Commended Students!

4 Etowah HS Students Honored as National Merit Commended Students!

Four Etowah High School seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!

Twenty-four Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students, up from 13 honorees in CCSD last year.  National Merit Commendation is based on the high scores the students earned on the PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses that will be awarded in the spring.

They are:

Ricky Alvarado-Digiulio
Tommy Humphrey
Justice Hunt
Sean Waldron


Canvas: Parent Implementation Guide

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Please see the Canvas Parent Implementation Guide for information regarding CCSD’s new Learning Management System – Canvas.


Superintendent’s Key Scholars

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Congratulations to the following Etowah students who have earned the district recognition as 2017 Superintendent’s Key Scholars!

Katherine

Adams

Ricardo

Alvarado-Digiulo

Kendyl

Behrens

Madalyn

Billings

Katie

Bishop

Nazareth

Brown

Katie

Chandler

Joshua

Colby

Mary

Cory

Melanie

Coulter

Zachary

D’Aquino

MacCallum

Diehl

Kenneth

Donaldson

Kyle

Dorsey

Cameron

Elliott

Jon

Firchow

Austin

Gammill

Timothy

Gatto

Andrea

Geiger

Nathaniel

Haas

Madeline

Hamby

Emily

Hartley

Spencer

Hayes

Anna

Henderson

Abigail

Hogsten

Rachel

Hollingshead

Jacob

Hootselle

Olivia

Hopkins

Elizabeth

Hugenberg

Thomas

Humphrey

Justice

Hunt

Phillip

Hutton

Trevor

Jenkins

Brendan

Kapcsos

Jenna

Klein

Jackson

Lambert

Brooke

Lancaster

Manuel

Lopez

John

Martin

William

McGonigle

Maris

McMullen

Michael

Mills

Zachary

Mnich

Trace

Mock

Andrew

Morawa

Noah

Morrissey

Nickolas

Nagy

Emily

Nelson

William

O’Neil

Adam

Parbhoo

Megan

Poehlein

Kennedy

Pulliam

Nadia

Qutob

Michael

Riley

Andino

Rochon

Jacob

Rutherfoord

Kailey

Shaw

Jared

Shick

Skyler

Shuman

Nicholas

Slacanin

Kara

Stanley

Emma

Stephens

Kathleen

Tafoya

Gabriel

Thornburgh

Jacob

Tiberio

Elizabeth

Tillery

Joshua

Tipton

Ethan

Underwood

Hannah

Veith

Peter

Voytek

Sean

Waldron

Claire

Weathers

Jacob

Weitkamp

Diane

White

Matthew

Whitlow

Kyle

Wilson

Samuel

Wysocki

Melody

Yates

Emily

Young

Jonathan

Young

Joseph

Young


Etowah HS Senior Earns Perfect ACT Score

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Etowah High School senior Nathan Baker has achieved a perfect score on the ACT!

Nathan earned the top composite score of 36 on a recent administration of the college entrance and placement test.

Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score.  Only 2,235 out of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the exam in 2016 earned a score of 36, according to ACT.

“[This] achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda said.

The ACT includes English, mathematics, reading and science sections; each section is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four.  Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but that score is reported separately and is not included within the composite.

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges.  Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead, according to ACT.

Nathan will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board Meeting on Feb. 2, 2017.



2016 ACT Results

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ACT-Logo2016 ACT Results

2016 was the 4th year-in-a-row Etowah High School earned the #1 ACT ranking in the Cherokee County School District.  Additionally, Etowah ranked 29th in the state of Georgia!  EHS ranked 1st in ACT participants in CCSD with 370 (Highest participation in EHS history).  EHS ranked 2nd in English in CCSD.  EHS ranked 1st in Math in CCSD.  EHS ranked 1st in Reading in CCSD, the highest score in school history!  EHS ranked 1st in Science in CCSD, the highest score in school history!  The ACT Composite score of 23.6 tied Etowah’s all-time highest score set back in 2010.

Great job to ALL of the Etowah Learning Community as everyone has a hand in student success from the cradle to the stage!

 




Etowah HS Students Release Science Research Journal

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Etowah HS students have released an original journal dedicated to high school science research, New Science. The goal of the journal is to teach students how to go through the processing of getting an article accepted for publication. All students who participated in the Science Research class submitted work, as well as a student from Woodstock HS. Future goals include inviting all participants in CCSD schools, who complete a science fair project, to participate in the journaling process.

New Science Journal – Volume 1


Etowah Students, Teachers Win State ESOL Honors!

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Three CCSD students and two of their teachers have been honored with a new Georgia Department of Education recognition!

The new Georgia ESOL Star Learner program honors students who speak English as a second language; CCSD nominated students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, extra-curricular involvement and outstanding attendance and conduct.

Only 27 students statewide were selected for the honor, including Class of 2016 graduating seniors Lucas Barros and Kathy Keodouangdy of Etowah High School and Brian Quintana-Guzman of River Ridge High School.

Each Georgia ESOL Star Learner had the opportunity to nominate a Georgia ESOL Star Teacher, and they chose Pamela Holman of Etowah HS and Autumn Hamilton of River Ridge HS.

The Star Learners and Teachers will be recognized by the Georgia DOE at an Achievement Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11.

Lucas, who has a 3.25 GPA and currently is enrolled in AP Physics, played two years on the school soccer team and designed and created a bicycle-powered energy source to charge a cell phone.

“In class, he was always asking questions, helping others and desiring feedback on ways he could improve his speaking and writing,” Ms. Holman said.  “He never backed down from anything hard and overcame any language barrier in order to meet standards in his classes.”

Lucas said Ms. Holman’s ESOL classes did more than improve his reading, speaking and writing skills.

“It changed my life because I learned how to communicate better to other people and assimilate in the American culture,” he said.

Kathy, who has a 3.5 GPA and also works part-time in retail fashion, plans to study fashion design after graduation… her senior project was creating a dress of her own design.

“I have had the pleasure of watching her blossom from a shy girl from Laos to an outgoing, thriving young woman with a future in college and a bright career in fashion design,” Ms. Holman said.  “She has a happy disposition all of the time and has built a community for herself where she is beloved and respected by her teachers and friends.”

Kathy sees Ms. Holman as part of that special community.

“She was the one who actually noticed me, pushed me forward, and forced me to realize that I was actually a somebody, and not just anybody, someone who would someday make a difference,” Kathy said of her teacher.

Brian, who has a 3.5 GPA, plays soccer and tennis and volunteers at school and church, including as a mentor to newcomers at River Ridge HS.

“Often I would sit with Brian and help him work through the ‘How you say?’ conundrum that often plagues our newcomers,” Ms. Hamilton said.  “Even at times when he was frustrated, he kept a constructive, optimistic attitude.  He knew he had to keep working if he was going to make it.”

Brian said Ms. Hamilton’s support went beyond teaching him English.

“Living in the United States as a foreign student is the hardest challenge I have ever faced in my life.  But with the help of Mrs. Hamilton, I have been able to go through this challenge,” he said.  “In the beginning, like any other kid, I had trouble learning the language and also making friends, but Mrs. Hamilton never gave up on me.”