March 12, 2020
Yearbook would like to feature the fun you have on weekends and breaks. Send your photos to Mrs. Covelle, along with a story explaining what you were up to.
If you would like help in a class or two, take advantage NHS's Tutoring Services. You can sign-up online or simply drop-in before school Mondays-Fridays in the South Cafeteria, or Tuesday-Thursday after school in the Upper Forum Room.
Applications for Journalism can be picked up in the STU and are due before Spring Break. Contact Mrs. Covelle with questions.
Attention Performers - Are you interested in acting in a low stress environment? Then audition for the Student Showcase next Monday 3/16! There will be two audition groups from 3-4 pm and 4-5 pm. Contact Mac Hamstra, Mel Maddox, or Natalie Ruthven for more information.
LINKS applications are due by 3/23. To access visit the LINKS website here. Previously accepted students do not need to resubmit an application.
A guest from Camp Sunshine with be at CHS on Friday 3/27 at 2:00 to discuss volunteer opportunities. Visit the LINKS website and complete the requirements to attend.
- There is an opening for 1 BOY for the Comerica to Coasters interim. Your payment of $450 is due ASAP. Please see Mrs. Johnson in the main office if you would like to join us.
- For those who did not pay in full, AP Exam fees are overdue. All payments will now incur a $40 late fee.
- The Caledonia Resource Center is sponsoring the ZAPS SAT Test Prep Seminar here at CHS next Wednesday and Thursday, 3/18 and 3/19 from 3-5:30 PM. Register online at inspiremenow.org.
- KCTC Visits are coming to an end. If you're still interested in checking out the program before 2020 enrollment closes in March, sign-up soon online, or in Student Services. If you've completed your visits, don't forget to submit your Enrollment Form.
- Freshmen...Launch U Enrollment has begun. If you are interested in earning an Associates Degree for FREE while in high school, attend the Launch U Lowdown at KIH on 3/19.
- LeanOnMe & Equal Alliance are making posters this week for next weeks Bring the Change Drive! If you can help out, come to one of the poster making sessions. Sessions are Thursday morning 3/12 at 7:00 in Mrs. Nawrocki's room and Thursday 3/12 after school in Mrs. Hall's room. Everyone is encouraged to attend, think about it if you need volunteer hours!
- Environmental Club meets every other Thursday at 7:20 AM in Mr. Howell's room. Join them this week on 3/12, to learn more!
- There will be a Lean On Me meeting Thursday morning 3/12 at 7:15 AM in Mrs. Nawrocki's room.
- The FFA would like to invite you to a special FFA Night at Culver's of Cascade located at 6300 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 on 3/17 from 5 - 8 p.m. where 10% of sales will benefit FFA Activities.
- Claim Your Campus, a student prayer group, meets everyday in the North Cafeteria at 7:30. If you have a prayer request, put it in the prayer box, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spring Athletes must register and pay via the Caledonia Resource Center. Those who have not participated in a sport yet this school-year, must also complete the required E-Forms on PowerSchool. Stop in the Athletic Office with questions.
- Athletes...St. Paul Lutheran Church hosts a Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. A FREE of charge breakfast begins at 6:30 AM, and a speaker presents from 7-7:30 AM. The next meeting is 3/20.
CONTESTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Gerald R. Ford Student Essay Challenge - Due 3/13
- Van Andel Institute is hosting a student lead fundraiser on 4/23 at Craig's Cruisers. Join us for a night of fun with family and friends! The fundraiser needs a t-shirt design and is looking for student designers or artists to help out. The entry fee is $5 and goes directly to cancer research. Any questions can be directed to Emily Dean, Grace Geer, or Holly Barker. Van Andel Institute looks forward to seeing what you can come up with and We hope to see you there on April 23!
25 Caledonia students competed at the DECA state competition in Detroit, Michigan March 4th - March 6th.. They competed among 5000 high school students from across the state in 80 various events in Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, and Accounting just to name a few. The Fighting Scots' business students competed in 14 events and 14 students earned overall finalist medals in 8 of those events! Three students; Amber Jakiel, Taylor Vischer and Sophie Host are overall winners and earned the right to compete at ICDC 4/28 - 5/3/in Nashville TN.
Specific results are as follows:
- Team of Amber Jakiel and Taylor Visscher overall state finalist and state champion representing team Michigan at ICDC. International Business Plan (project).
- Sophie Host, testing medal, performance medal, overall finalist and state champion representing team Michigan at ICDC. Food Marketing Services
- Monica Kinzie, testing medal, and overall finalist. Financial Marketing Services.
- Team of Jobe Anderson, Jack Buchmann, and Mitch Kinzie overall finalist. Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research (project).
- Team of Camryn Asper, Bailey Callaway and Natalie Ferriell, overall finalist. Franchise Business Plan (project).
- Team of Emily Schelling and Rylee Stafford overall finalist. Franchise Business Plan (project).
- Team of Troy Saylor testing medal, and Katelyn Wallace overall finalist. Integrated Marketing Campaign/Event (project)
DECA is co-advised by business teacher Mrs. Katie Kenyon and Mr.Jerry Keron.
The Caledonia FFA chapter had a good showing at the state convention held March 4th to the 6th at Michigan State University. Over 2500 people attended the convention where many awards were presented and the state finals in 11 leadership contests were held. Caledonia FFA had a delegation of over 20 members, parents, advisors and alumni in attendance.
The Caledonia FFA was recognized with the Superior Award for chapter programs in the areas of student, chapter and community development. The Caledonia FFA was recognized for community service and agricultural literacy as well. Voting delegates for the Caledonia FFA were: Luke Heyboer, Colton Meyer, Remi Huver and Jonah Hilton. The delegates elected new state officers and attended a legislative reception at the state capitol. FFA was recognized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives during their respective business sessions.
Caledonia FFA had 6 students earn the state FFA degree this year – Haleigh Austin, Alyssa Cooper, Remi Huver, Colton Meyer, Ethan Whitcomb and Zoey Zupin. Four students received the Outstanding Junior award – Lauren Kim, Clarissa Hirsch, Hanna Gross and Luke Heyboer. Seven students earned academic recognition from the FFA – Zoey Zupin, Alyssa Cooper, Remi Huver, Lauren Kim, Ethan Whitcomb and Haleigh Austin.
Zoey Zupin was recognized for her volunteer experience in agriculture with a gold rated proficiency award in Agricultural Education and earned scholarships to attend Michigan State University in Agricultural Education. Mia Stiver won a scholarship to attend the Washington Leadership Conference this coming June.
The Caledonia FFA is a student organization of over 75 members focusing on agriscience and natural resources, personal growth and community service. The Caledonia FFA was chartered on February 26, 1936. Nationally, over 700,000 members are involved in over 8,600 FFA chapters in the United States.
Caledonia High School senior Zoey Zupin was recently elected to serve as the Region 4 State Vice President for the Michigan FFA Association at the annual state FFA convention held at Michigan State University. Zupin will officially begin her office term on July 1st along with 11 other officers from throughout the state. The process included three levels of interviews at the local, regional and state levels. She presented a speech to the delegates at the state convention and answered impromptu questions for them as well.
Zupin is an honors student at Caledonia High School. She is involved in Student Council and many other clubs. She volunteers at elementary and middle schools engaging students in agriculture and natural resources. She plans to study Agricultural Education at Michigan State University this fall.
During her year of service, Zupin will travel over 15,000 miles representing the 8,600 members of the Michigan FFA visiting agriscience programs, agri-businesses and elected officials. She will go through extensive training before her year of service. The culminating experience will be helping conduct the 93rd Michigan FFA Convention in March of 2021.
Congratulations to our Boys Bowling Team for winning Regionals, advancing them to the State Finals!
Please congratulate our Orchetra students on a job well done at Wednesday's MSBOA Orchestra Festival in Jenison! Each of our orchestras received a 1st Division rating, the top rating available at the festival.
Earning this rating is not an easy feat and is the result of the excellent work that our students did over the last 11 weeks to prepare for this performance. This marks the fourth straight year that all three of our CHS orchestras have earned a first division rating, a distinction that sets Caledonia apart among all high schools in Kent County!
Congratulations to team "Semi-Good" on their advancement to the VEX WORLD FINALS! The team, comprised of freshmen Ethan Brown, Isaac Clark, Maddox Gaier and Sean Rice qualified after receiving the "Create Award" at this weekend's State Tournament. We are very excited to have them represent Caledonia at the April event in Lexington, KY!
Congratulations to our Choir students, as all 4 Choirs earned 1st Division ratings at the Choral Festival!