Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scholastic Team Set to Appear on High-Q

MARK YOUR CALENDARS... The CHS Scholastic Team is set to make two appearances on WHIO-TV's (Channel 7) "High-Q".   HIGH Q is a question and answer game played in four periods between two teams of four players; each player for each team being from the same school.  The contests are taped in advance and then played throughout the school year.  CHS will appear on April 11th and May 9th @ 8:30 AM.  Set your VCR / DVR to record!!

The Scholastic Team will be wrapping up its 2009-2010 season by participating in the Knowledge Master Open (an international competition of over 600 teams done via computer) on April 21 and the traditional Faculty-Student match in May. In addition to the Knowledge Master, the varsity team competed in nine different tournaments during the year while the junior varsity saw action in five. Highlights for the year were a strong run on Channel 7 WHIO's High-Q (tune in April 11 and May 9 at 8:30 a.m.) and a first place  finish (32 teams) at the Wright State Lake Campus Senior Scholastic Bowl.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On Sunday afternoon, 45 CHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society.  During the ceremony, new and two-year members recited the Honor Society pledge to "uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society."  Two-year members were also honored for their community service, totaling over 1,100 hours of community service by the 22 two-year members.  Earning $400 in scholarship money were Cassandra Chittum (123 hours of service) and Adam Carr (89 hours of service)the winners of the Service Scholarship award.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chicago Art Trip

CHS students stand in front of the famuous painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Mrs. Place stands next to a member of the Blue Man Group after watching a performance at the Halsted Theatre in Chicago. 

Scholastic Team Earns 1st Place Honors

The CHS Scholastic Team, coached by Mr. Hal Hoover, earned 1st place honors this week at the Senior Scholastic Bowl.
The team would like to send a big THANKS to Mrs. Place for her help from AP Art History... without the knowledge learned last week in her class, they would not have made it as far as they did!!!
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Parent Newsletter

CHAMP has sponsored a parent newsletter subscription for Celina High School.  Many of the articles we receive have shown up in the 'Bulldog Bulletin' that we send home with progress reports each nine weeks.   We also plan to send a selection of articles via the electronic community and to post those same articles on the "CHS Bulldog News" blog (chsbulldognews.blogspot.com).

Thanks for reading...

Show your teen that learning is about more than grades

You probably ask your teen how he's doing in school. You may ask how biology is going. Or if math is getting any easier. If you're lucky, he'll tell you a funny story about something that happened in art class. But be honest--that's not what you're really asking about. You want to know about your teen's grades.

That is an important concern, but remember that the learning process is just as important. Make sure you show interest in what your teen is learning at school--not just what his report card says. Ask your teen:

  • What book he is reading. What questions does he have about the story? Does he relate to the main character? Does the book remind him of any others he has read?
  • About his most recent test. Does he think the test was a good way to measure how well he knew the material?
  • About his accomplishments. How did he handle the most difficult science problem he recently aced? How did he feel after finishing that research paper?
  • If he has had any experiences in class that changed his way of thinking. You may be able to share some of your own experiences that had a similar effect on you.
Questions like these show your teen that you are interested in what he is thinking. They also show you are monitoring his development. Both of these reinforce the message that learning is about far more than just grades.

Reprinted with permission from the April 2010 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (High School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2010 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: Michael Riera, Ph.D., Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, ISBN: 0-89087-749-1 (Celestial Arts, http://tenspeed.crownpublishing.com).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

We WIN!!!!

Celina wins 54 - 45

End of Regulation
Celina 43
Clearview 43

End of 3rd Quarter
Celina 33
Clearview 39

Celina 23
Clearview 29

End of 1st Quarter
Celina 17
Clearview 16

Pep Rally

Coach Bihn gives a pep talk to student fans while the boys basketball team & cheerleaders look on.

Good Luck from East Elementary

Students & Staff at East Elementary made a good luck sign for our Boys Basketball team. 
THANKS to those students and staff and to Mrs. Duncan for delivering it this morning!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Busy Week @ CHS

We have had a VERY busy week at CHS... Freshmen and Sophmore students are taking the practice and full versions of the OGT respectively, while Juniors and Seniors have enjoyed an extra 2 hours of sleep every morning!  This all follows a big weekend of academic, athletic, and musical competitions. 

On Thursday & Friday last week, our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students participated in the state contest.  Among many other honors, Jessica Ahrns earned a 2nd place finish and qualified for Nationals (congrats Jess!).

Also on Thursday, Mock Trial competed in the state competition for the first time in a number of years.  They had a very successful season.  At the state competition, Elise Elston was named outstanding attorney and Katelyn Skoczyn earned outstanding witness honors. 

Competing during the day on Friday in the WBL quiz bowl tournament, our scholastic team had a strong showing. 

Friday night and Saturday morning, the choir and band groups performed in the OMEA ensemble contest.  By earning a superior rating of '1', the marching band advances to State Contest on May 1st.  CONGRATULATIONS!

And finally, the boys basketball team won a District Championship, advancing to Regionals, for the 1st time in 36 years!  The boys play Thursday night @ 6:15 at Bowling Green State University.  GOOD LUCK!

The cheerleaders have worked with the band to organize a pep assembly for Thursday afternoon to get the fans ready for the big game! 

Keep up the good work!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

District Champs!

The celebration began after Greg Riemisch hit the game winning bucket on Saturday night.