Students & Families
Saturday, April 15 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost is $90 per ticket. Prices will go up on March 27th, so buy your tickets now! Ticket sales end April 12th at 3:30 pm.
For guests who are freshman, sophmores or do not go to this school, there is a Guest Approval Form in the Front Office. Once approved, a guest code to purchase a ticket can be obtained from Ms. Noonan.
Johns Creek High School News Feed
Morning Creek Community!!
Hope you are well. Hope life is treating you well. Hope you are happy. Just a few more days until I answer yes to those things more readily. Spring Break. 9 days with my people in a happy, relaxing place. Sand, sun, ocean waves. The coffee will taste a little better and the music will sound a little better. A chance to reflect and reenergize. I hope you have great plans for next week. Enjoy yourself!
Okay. I've been given a LOT to pass on to you. But first some celebrations.
Last night, I got to attend the FCS CTAE Student of the Year celebration. Aryan Thakkar was our SOTY for his work within our Engineering Pathway. It was an awesome evening. Congrats Aryan!!
Our T&F team competed in the FCS Championships. Our boys 4x800 relay brought home the gold. Coach Smith's charges made the podium for silver and bronze as well. Congrats to the coaching staff and athletes for a successful meet.
Dr. Sweigart took a TSA/engineering team to the 16th Annual FCS Hovercraft Camp and placed Second. Congrats!
And our Robotics Team travelled to Carrollton for another successful weekend. They placed 2nd overall and won the Quality Award. We are currently 12th in our district and are well-positioned for a run at State.
Finally, late last week, our Theatre troupe got some Schuler noms for The Little Mermaid. They are nominated for Costume (Debbie Prost), Scenic Design (Debbie Prost), and Lead Actress (Samantha Lane). They received Honorable Mention for Direction (Debbie Prost), Music Direction (Michael Snyder), and Choreography (Allison Polaski). Congrats Mrs. Prost and all!!
Also saying goodbye to someone before getting to the news and notes. Ms. Maddox has been offered a phenomenal opportunity and will spend her last day as a Gladiator today. Tomorrow, she starts her new position at Georgia Tech, joining the Dean's Office in the College of Computing. It's a new position that will focus on wellness and student retention. She gets to build the curriculum. It's an awesome opportunity and I am so, so excited for her. Help me wish her well.
And with that, our first bit of news.
Starting March 30, 2023, Ms. Maddox will be continuing her professional journey at the collegiate level. JCHS is committed to the success and support of all our students and a plan is in place to address this change in our counseling department. For the rest of the semester, the students currently being served by Ms. Maddox will be on new caseloads as follows:
Mr. John DeRosso: A-De
Mrs. Chelsea Dreyer: Dh-Ji
Ms. Nicole Taylor: Jo-O
Dreyer: Q, R
Ms. Samantha Latham: Sm-Z
Please note this is the same caseload breakdown as when Ms. Maddox was on maternity leave earlier this year to help ease this transition for the students.
Georgia Tech Distance Math
Students who will/have completed AP Calc BC who are interested in applying for Georgia Tech’s Distance Math Dual Enrollment program for the 23-24 school year should plan to attend the virtual information session on Wednesday, April 26th at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be hosted by Georgia Tech's School of Math, Office of Undergraduate Admission, and Professional Education Division. Students and parents who attend will learn more about the Distance Math Program and have an opportunity to ask representatives questions. https://admission.gatech.edu/dual-enrollment/distance-math
Students planning to apply still need to complete steps 3-5 (funding app, FCS DE contract, Microsoft form) of the DE application process by this Friday, March 31st.
Dual Enrollment + Senior Course Reduction + Online Contracts
These forms are due this Friday, March 31st at 3:30pm. No exceptions.
Summit Counseling Parent Workshop – Monday, March 20th 12 pm , Virtual
Want to learn how to better support and understand your teenager’s mental health?
Summit Counselor Madeline Redetzky will hold a free virtual parent workshop on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month and will focus on a different topic, and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and request future issues. See the flyer for more information and a link to attend.
Embark Parent Resource Group- Second Tuesday and third Thursday of each month from 5:30–6:30 pm @ Embark at Buckhead.
Embark Coffee and Conversations: Eating Disorders & Teens Black Girls, Boys and Everything They Want US to Know
4/19/2023 @ 10 am
Hosted by Sharnell Myles, Vice President
Both events will be held at Embark Buckhead @ 3072 Early Street NW, Buckhead, GA.
RSVP @ Brianna King Call/Text anytime (480) 466-5388 or Email: Brianna.email@example.com
Grief Support Group by Hope for Grieving Children GA starting 4/16/23
Hope for grieving children is a support group program that provides a safe and supportive environment for children grieving a death. The program encourages the expression of grief, verbally and through creative, positive lay within a peer group setting. Sessions are available to grieving children ages 4 to 16. For more, please take a look at the attached flyer.
April is a child abuse prevention month. There are many virtual training opportunities to build parenting skills!
GA Center for child advocacy will provide various virtual trainings to parents/caregivers, such as; Becoming a more resilient parent, Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexual Development, Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences, Internet Safety, Triple P- Positive Parenting Program and more.
Important announcement for Parents with Georgia Medicaid
On April 1, 2023, the state of Georgia must begin verifying eligibility for all Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids® members.
Update your contact information on Gateway now before the Medicaid redetermination deadline. You can also schedule an appt to update your contact information at your local DFCS, or by phone at 1-877-423-4746 Stay informed about your family’s Medicaid status! https://staycovered.ga.gov/
Daffodil Project Spring Blooming Ceremony
Please join us tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 pm. See attached flyer for details.
Host Family Needed
PAX - Program of Academic Exchange is seeking volunteer host families for exchange students from over 70 countries. Student would attend Johns Creek HS during the 2023-2024 school year. Students come with their own spending money and medical insurance. A host family provides three meals a day, a bed, a place to study and a warm and supportive home for one or two semesters of the academic year. If you know anyone in the Johns Creek area interested in hosting, it would be greatly appreciated!
For more information on PAX check out the website at www.pax.org
For more information on hosting, contact Roxanne Lau at 678-886-1503
If you have questions, her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAVE Enrollment Open
The enrollment application for the 2023-2024 Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence is now open and will close on April 21st. Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence serves as the Full-Time Online School option for any families enrolled in Fulton County Schools. FAVE may be a great option for students in your school who may require additional flexibility with their current daily schedule.
High Schools: Members of our High School faculty and staff are available to drop by during your school lunches for students who may have questions about our Virtual School. Please sign-up for a date and time below if your team is interested. Our staff members will be able to answer any questions and provide an overview of our Canvas curriculum.
FAVE High School Meet and Greet during Lunch
Okay. That'll do it for this week. See you in a couple of weeks. Enjoy Spring Break!
Johns Creek Upcoming Events
April 11, 2023
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PTSA Meeting
April 13, 2023
12:30 PM FCS Board Work Session
April 20, 2023
4:30 PM FCS Board Meeting
April 24, 2023
April 25, 2023
FCS District News
"Let's Talk Schools!" S2E21: Dr. Taylor Barton
In Episode 21, Dr. Looney interviews Dr. Taylor Barton, Principal of the Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence (FAVE), about how some FCS students and parents benefit from learning in an online, virtual school environment.
FCS Board Bulletin for March 24, 2023
In this issue: March 23 Board Meeting Summary, Superintendent's Report, Budget Update, Math Textbooks on Display, K-5 ESOL Textbook Adoption, New Hires and Promotions, Board Community Meetings.
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