Coxsackie-Athens High School
This year, our students will have access to over 40 college-credit bearing courses, allowing for the completion of many, if not all, of the SUNY General Education requirements prior to high school graduation (at 1/3 the price). Struggling learners have flexible access to Rti "extra help" labs taught by a content-certified teacher. Our Distance Learning Program, now running in three rooms all day, has expanded career pathways electives, giving our students access to over 20 new electives, including sequences in American Sign Language and Mandarin Chinese. Internally, the talented faculty at C-A has created even more new electives.
We open this year as a fully 1-to-1 iPad high school, soon-to-be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and currently 8th in the nation for the effective use of technology within instructional program for schools our size. A student-run Tech Help Team will now provide support for this platform. Our transition to the Common Core in Mathematics is facilitated by the continuation of extended instructional time for all students in our Regents sequence courses. While only in our second year as an official Project Lead the Way school, our new Robotics program is already winning competitions throughout the region, as are many of our amazing athletic teams.
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The High School National Honor Society will hold it's annual Brooks BBQ Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 23rd from 3:15-6pm in the high school cafeteria. Tickets for rib or chicken dinners are $11 each, available to eat-in or take-out. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Mr. Guile at firstname.lastname@example.org or can be purchased with any NHS student. Checks should be made out to CAHS NHS. Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced tickets are recommended.
February 3rd marks the National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Perspective Student-Athletes signing in 2015-2016 and enrolling in 2016-2017. We recently celebrated 5 seniors who have been accepted and are planning on playing Women's Soccer at the collegiate level. Congratulations to: Sydney Buhrke, Hudson Valley Community College Izabella Coleman, Southern Vermont College Genevieve DeFrancesco, SUNY Plattsburgh Danielle DeVinney, Lancaster Bible College Alexis Pascuzzi, SUNY Cortland We will hold a second "signing day" in March for the rest of our teammates and C-A student-athletes to be recognized for their commitment to play at the collegiate level, as well.
Love playing volleyball, but don't have anywhere to play? The YMCA is running a 'Teen League Volleyball' starting Friday, February 15th. Please click here for a link to a flier with more information.
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When your student is out sick, please contact Mrs. Proper at 731.1802 or email@example.com to report the absence. This will prevent the automated call from the school to report the absence, however, a written excuse is required by New York State to excuse the absence and an excuse can only be accepted within 3 days of the absence. If your student will be out longer than initially expected and you would like to request homework, please contact the Student Services office at 731.1810.
High School students from Mrs. Radez's criminal justice class recently visited the Greene Correctional Facility and to quote one student, the trip was 'eye opening'.
On Thursday, December 18th, Senior Miranda Hartmann signed a letter of intent to bowl for Mount Mercy University in Iowa. Miranda has been a member of the C-A Varsity Bowling team since her 8th grade year and has served as co-captain of the team for the past two years. She was a member of the C-A team that went undefeated with a perfect record in the 2013-2014 season and helped the team win the Patroon Conference Tournament for the past three years. Her current average is a 172, and her all-time high game is a 275 and series is a 728. Congratulations Miranda on such a great opportunity!
Seniors, don't miss this opportunity. Hartwick College will be here on Friday, Febraury 12 for Instant Admissions. Please come to Student Services to see Mrs. Mousseau for an application if you are interested.
Do you have a special talent? The Foreign Language Club's Talent Show is back! Show us what you're made of to win $20 and a shiny trophy. See Mrs. Decker to sign up today! Sign up sheets are in the HS office, with the Club officers and Mrs. Decker.
Christian Club has been moved to the 2nd Monday of every month. It will be held 10th period in Mrs. Decker's room. This starts Monday the 8th. Our next meeting after that will be March 14th. Plan ahead, we'd love to see you there!