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Thursday, January 18th





Yearbooks are now on sale online.  You may purchase the yearbook for $25 but we have a limited quantity so act fast.  Order forms for cash or check purchases will be available on Friday in Home Room.  You can order online also: http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A01055800.



Shout out to Maia Quarles, 7th Grade Garnet Team!  She was one of the winners of Senator Chris Murphy's state-wide Essay Contest Challenge.

The essays were written in memory of Rev, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflected how to achieve the goals of his "I have a dream" speech.

Congratulations Maia! You did City Hill proud.

SeaPerch Robotics:  Both teams will meet here for robot maintenance until 4:00 p.m.

Music announcement:

Choral Winter Concert  tonight January 18th at 7:00 PM.  Choral students are to arrive at 6:30 PM in their concert attire.

The 7th Grade Grand Opening of the Writing Center was very successful! Just a reminder, that if you are uncertain or would like to work on a writing piece come on up to the Writing Center, located in A-23 on Day 2. We can help you! Sign up by asking your enrichment teacher. If you need help on a DBQ, you can get extra credit by coming up to the Writing Center.

The boys basketball team improved their record to 8-0 with a win over North End on Tuesday. The boys took an early lead and stretched it out to 32-11 by getting to the basket and hard-nosed defense. North End rallied back in the 4th quarter, but the boys held on to gain a 56-42 victory. Jimmy Ayash led the way in scoring with 17 points, and also played excellent defense and gathered several offensive rebounds. Ese Onakpoma scored 13 points and took two incredible charges in the 4th quarter. Elijah Garcia also scored 10 points, all in the second half, and Vonni Bennett scored 8.


The ROCKS rewards 8th Grade Cash In will be tomorrow and for 7th grade, the cash in will be on Monday.  These sweatshirts will be raffled off as part of the ROCKS rewards this week. Trade in 5-star stamps for one big star ticket and enter to win during all lunch waves of the cafe.




Good luck to our sports teams today:


  • Our swim team has a  meet against Litchfiled today 

  • The girls basketball team plays at home against Derby Middle School

  • The boys basketball team plays at Derby Middle School


Students are reminded that no headphones (either earbuds or Beat style around the neck) are to be out and visible during the day unless they are actively being used for an assignment in class. Also outerwear such as jackets, hoods, gloves, and hats are not permitted during the school day. Teachers please do a sweep in your homeroom right now and have any students with headphones, hoods, jackets, hats or gloves on remove them at this time.


It has come to the attention of the administration that students are using cell phones in the cafeteria. The expectation for students is that cell phones are off and away. This policy is also enforced in the cafeteria.  We hope we do not have to confiscate phones.  


Students please note:

All of the items that have been gathered so far in “lost and found” will be displayed on tables in the back of the cafeteria starting today.  If you are missing an article of clothing, shoes, a water bottle, etc.  please check those tables for your lost items.  They will remain there for approximately one week and, after that, any unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill.








 Let’s earn those stars.



We are raffling off a grey CHMS sweatshirt and this garnet Naugy sweatshirt.  Five stars equals 1 raffle ticket. We are also raffling off gift cards.






At the beginning of the year, we delivered lessons outlining the expectations for our CHMS Rocks in various settings.  One of the areas we reviewed was appropriate hallway behavior. The expectations is that students will walk to the right side of the hallway and keep hands and feet to themselves.  Teachers, we are asking that you reinforce appropriate hallway behavior with stars this morning and throughout the day.

 Additionally, cell phones are powered off and away, ear buds are out of sight, and hoods and hats are off.   


Students, if you have not already done so, please return your orange emergency cards to the nurse as soon as possible.  All of those who did not hand a card in were given another one last week.  If you are ill, the nurse uses the information on these cards to notify someone to come and pick you up!



Students who stay for a sporting practice or event must have a ride for the end of practice. Students who wish to stay for a sporting event should present their coach or advisor with a note from their parent indicating parental permission was granted. 


Mrs. Vaccaro's Art Class
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