Delivered early, this week's edition of The BUZZ has information about Main St. being closed, state summative testing next week, summer programming, and recognizes two very talented high school writers! https://www.smore.com/759dq #ONEHIVE
This week's edition of The BUZZ highlights our top readers, shares some information about how COVID-19 is impacting our district and has information about softball and baseball registration. Have a SAFE and FUN spring break!!! We will see you Monday, April 5th. https://www.smore.com/1g7s5
This week's BUZZ has information about kindergarten round-up, reminders for seniors, and an SEL update. https://www.smore.com/sa6rt
Enjoy this week's edition of The BUZZ!! It is full of Green Eggs and Ham, Fifth Grade Camp, and other important updates. https://www.smore.com/6sgku
This week's edition of The BUZZ announces the fight song challenge winner, shares information about spring conferences, and has information about spring sports. Click the link for more information. https://www.smore.com/nbw6k
Check out this week's edition of The BUZZ! We have high school sports action, fight song voting, and a special birthday! https://www.smore.com/qbz49
Due to inclement weather, Concord Community Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 15, 2021. It will be considered a snow day. Please use tomorrow to catch up on work, read amazing books, finish projects, and play in the snow. Stay safe!
Please check out The BUZZ to see our new weight room equipment, our fight song challenge, and how the Michigan Army National Guard Jackson-based 246 Battalion provided huge support this week. #ONEHIVE https://www.smore.com/dxm5y
Reminder of schedule change Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 10th) will be a full day of school for students so no Wednesday Support will be offered this week and Thursday, February 11th will be virtual for ALL students. No school Friday the 12th and Monday the 15th.
Attention Middle School students if you did not receive your schedule for 2nd semester, stop by the office in the morning and we will have it for you. Have a great night
Good Evening YellowJacket Families, As I'm sure you all have heard by now we are transitioning K-8 to virtual learning until school resumes January 4th. In an effort to continue to provide instruction and support for our students and families we will be able to provide the following. Students who receive special education services will be contacted via phone or email to schedule time to join their resource room teacher for face to face instruction at the school for next week. Depending on your comfort level those services will also be made available virtually. Students who regularly attend Wednesday support at the school can do so on Wednesday, December 16th from 7:50-9:50am Given that middle school students have not been in the building for several weeks we have the ability to invite them into the building next week using a staggered schedule. This will allow students to wrap up assignments, get questions answered, and get additional details about their second semester courses. More details about the staggered schedule will be sent to middle school families tomorrow. Bussing will be available for students receiving support as detailed above. I appreciate your support and understanding during these unprecedented times. Know these decisions weigh heavy on my mind and I will do everything I can to make sure your student receives the best education possible while still keeping them safe. -- Mike Arbuckle K-8 Principal Concord Community Schools Office: 517-524-6650
Check out this week's edition of The BUZZ. You can find information on our virtual learning services, the power of positive reinforcement, and some help tracking down elusive missing assignments in Google Classroom. We GREATLY APPRECIATE YOU and all you are doing to support your students!! https://www.smore.com/d5qh8 Have a great weekend! #ONEHIVE
If you need Chromebook Support please contact Mrs. Clark at 517- 867-6125. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be available from 7:50-2:45.
Good Afternoon, As per the announcement made earlier, we are moving K-12 to virtual learning beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. We are making this move out of precaution and issues with staffing. The K-8 building will return on 11/30 and the 9-12 building will begin face to face instruction on 12/10/20. The letter linked in this email has a ton of information about academics, tech support, wifi, food services, etc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS3MwLt-nb41DqJwGJjC2wzXFdbQURgOrY2NP91j_Nnzh9_20ang8Ek7b4R1qbiJFkKFnmHWUG-LTsZ/pub Please let us know if you have any questions! Becky Hutchinson Concord Community Schools, Superintendent
Picture Retakes will be rescheduled. Once we have a date determined we will let everyone know. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Happy Friday the 13th!! Please check out this week's edition of The BUZZ - there is a report from the cross country state meet, a 3-minute video on The Unsubmit Button, and a link to our parent survey. https://www.smore.com/m4h7y We are working with stakeholders across the county to develop our plans for the second semester, and we need your input. Please click the parent survey link below to share your feedback. https://forms.gle/xb7SAziSbwMBGMxq8 #ONEHIVE
Middle School picture retakes are Tuesday, November 17th from 10-11am. Online students can come in during that time through the main entrance (vestibule). To order online visit mylifetouch.com and enter this code EVTNMTCT3. Make sure to return your old pictures if you are getting retakes.
Get up to date information on what is happening in The Hive by checking out The BUZZ. You can find information on our cross country teams heading to states, a short video on how to follow your student's progress, and see this week's YellowJackets of the week. GO JACKETS!!! #ONEHIVE https://www.smore.com/u6b5e
To be in the know, check out this week's issue of The BUZZ. You will be able to find the details on next week's scheduled parent-teacher conferences and our completed WiFi parking lots. #ONEHIVE https://www.smore.com/v1a38
This Friday the student council is hosting a Halloween celebration. It will be from 4 to 6 PM and will take place out on the football field. There will be music, games, and a costume competition. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Students are encouraged to wear warm clothing to keep warm since everything is outside. Tickets are $5. They can be purchased from Mrs. Blossom or Ms. Taylor ahead of time. Students who have been suspended this school year will be prohibited from the event. All students must wear a mask and keep socially distanced for the entire event. We hope to see students there and give them an ounce of “normal” in an otherwise unique school year. Let Mrs. Blossom or Ms. Taylor know if you have any questions.
Find out all the news in this week's edition of The BUZZ- including the Homecoming activities that are scheduled for Monday. https://www.smore.com/5xkt3
Check out this week's edition of The BUZZ! You can find information about parent teacher conferences, our new Partnership Project and the YellowJackets of the week. #ONEHIVE https://www.smore.com/m3294
Check out this week's newsletter, The BUZZ. It is swarming with great information and videos!! #ONEHIVE https://www.smore.com/vmcst
Free WiFi will be available to our families in the community today. The access point locations and times are listed below. Burger King Parma, 12301 W MIchigan Ave 11am-12pm Tractor Supply, Albion 12:20pm-1:20pm Pulaski Free Methodist Church 1:50pm-2:50pm
Middle School Students and Parents: Wednesday, Oct 7th is count day. To make it easier for the students we are running Zoom meetings based on their Thursday/ Friday classes. The schedule is as follows: 10:00 - 10:15 - Hour 1 10:15 - 10:30 - Hour 2 10: 30 - 10:45 - Hour 3 10:45 - 11:00 - Hour 4 11:00 - 11:15 - Hour 5 Please check your Google Classroom for the Zoom meeting code for class.
Upcoming events Picture Day is Tuesday, October 6th To order online visit mylifetouch.com Passcode is EVT22FMNQ Middle School students who are online can have pictures done from 11:00am-11:30am come to the main entrance (Vestibule) End of the first marking period is Friday, October 16th Monday, October 19th - No School for students
Good Afternoon! It is hard to believe it is the first Friday of October. Have no fear though our HIVE is still full of activity. Please check out The BUZZ for the latest information about the live-streamed varsity football game, the Elemenary YellowJacket of the Week, and how we are helping families get wifi access. Have a great weekend! https://www.smore.com/bvye4 Becky Hutchinson, Superintendent Concord Community Schools
Happy Friday!! The BUZZ has arrived! Please take some time to view our district newsletter. https://www.smore.com/6tv1y There is an announcement about an upcoming Google Classroom Parent Training session, our first home varsity football game, and the high school picture day that has been rescheduled. Becky Hutchinson, Superintendent Concord Community Schools
Good Afternoon, Concord Schools will be open tomorrow. I appreciate your patience today as we were alerted very early this morning to a new COVID-19 exposure. I felt it was really important to be safe and work with the health department to develop a plan. The attached letter has more details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vppRQwybWGySN1gPnoNmgiwOk0a8G9zj/view?usp=sharing I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Becky Hutchinson Concord Community Schools Superintendent
Concord Community School is closed today, Monday Septmeber 21, due to a positive COVID-19 case among one of our staff members. We will be working with the health department today to determine what the next action steps are. We will be sharing more information and details with our families as soon as we can. Thank you!
Catch THE BUZZ. Please view this week's newsletter. https://www.smore.com/40mjn You can find information about activities, important updates, and most importantly the great things our amazing YellowJackets are doing this week. Have a wonderful weekend!!
Good Afternoon, Catch The Buzz at Concord Community Schools! You can find information about the return of all high school fall sports, upcoming events, and Elementary YellowJacket of the week in our newsletter. https://www.smore.com/ka2n9 Please remeber all of our students K-12 can eat free breakfast and lunch every day while funding lasts, so I hope you will take adavantage of this amazing opportunity. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! #ONEHIVE Becky Hutchinson Concord Community Schools Superintendent
Greetings!! To catch the BUZZ in the HIVE this week, check our district newsletter. https://www.smore.com/bc4y7 You can find information about district events as well as a big announcement about our kids receiving FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH starting on Tuesday! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!!!
Reminder: If you would like to order student meals for your virtual student or Wednesday's at home learning day, orders are due tomorrow at 8:00AM. Ordering link & additional information listed on the Food Service webpage. Link: https://www.concordschools.net/o/concord-elementary-school/page/homepage
Please see the letter and summary table sent via email for information regarding Concord's COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. This same letter and the summary table will be placed on our website, social media, and mailed home to ensure we reach all of our families. This is the first round of communication about Concord's 2020-2021 improved safety protocols and learning options. This plan is very fluid and will adapt as information is released from the governor. We will be creating weekly communications to keep our families as updated as possible as we head toward the first day of school. Please make sure the office has an updated email address, and please check your email often. Thank you for your patience and understanding while our entire school community came together to build our plan. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Concord was recognized in the DNR weekly newsletter. You can click on the link to read the story about the Name That 250-Year-Old Tree Contest. We are so proud of our YellowJackets! #ONEHIVE https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/28b1aee
Now serving DINNER with Breakfast & Lunch Tuesday (meals for 3 days) & Friday (meals for 4 days) Drive thru pickup 11-12:30 Free for All children 18 and under. Also additional food distributed by Pulaski Free Methodist on Friday
Here is the video of the morning announcements in case you missed them. https://youtu.be/1dtpbMUH29M Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the Name that 250-year-old Tree contest. The DNR team and staff at the Mann House were very impressed with all of the entries. The top three finishers were announced this morning. The winner will have their name and the name of the tree published on a plaque that will sit beside Concord's 250-year-old oak tree in the Mann House yard. 3rd place was Zerra Reid (6th grade) she named the tree the Ethereal Tree 2nd place was Zack Stevens (3rd grade) he named the tree the Learnedness Oak 1st place was Delaney Caples (4th grade) she named the tree the Hope Oak. Great work Zerra, Zack, and Delaney!! We are so proud of all of you! Remember to practice gratitude today and share your pictures with us!
Good Morning!! This morning we shared our gritty YellowJackets of the Week. We are honored to have these Jackets by our side in the hive. Keep on grinding it out!!! The video link will take you to the recording of the live stream. https://youtu.be/MEWdDN_Gg3M Look for the YellowJacket trait of next week along with Ms. Jessica's information sheet and a new work from home challenge sheet before the end of the weekend. We want to give you credit for all of your hard work, so we are developing a virtual reward system for those that have completed their challenges. Look for more information soon and keep working hard!! We will be handing our food from 11-12:30 in the K-8 drive and drop loop. Paper packet pick up is also today from 11-12:30 in the K-8 parking lot. See you later today!!! #ONEHIVE
Good Evening! I hope everyone had an amazing day! Here are today's announcements in case you missed them. https://youtu.be/UhWPMZPVbuQ Send in your pictures of grit! Today Ms. Jessica asked for everyone to check out examples of grit in nature - the weather wasn't the best, but I hope you were able to enjoy some fresh air. I am currently thinking the snow is pretty gritty - it just won't stay away! Paper packet pick up on Friday, April 24th from 11-12:30 in the K-8 parking lot. We look forward to seeing everyone that has requested a paper packet. If you need a paper packet, please email your teachers or the office. If you have completed a paper packet, take pictures of the work and email them to your teachers. If you need help to submit your work, please let us know. See you for tomorrow's live stream announcements at 8 am! https://stream.meet.google.com...
Here is a copy of today's announcements. Video Ms. Jessica talks in the announcements about activities to learn more about grit. We would love to see pictures of our YellowJackets talking to other people about a time in their lives where they used grit to meet a goal or overcome a challenge they faced, so send us your grit pictures or stories!! Tomorrow is the last day to submit an entry for the Name that Tree contest. Let's see how many more entries we can get! Kindergarten Roundup is August 4th and 5th. Please complete the interest form to begin the enrollment process if you have a student that will be five years old as of 12/1/2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/...
We have gotten a couple more Name that Tree entries and have been very excited to share them with Laurie from the Mann House. Keep sending those entries. The deadline has been extended until April 22nd. Remember tomorrow is paper packet pick up. The weather is looking a bit rough, but we will be there rain, snow, or shine. We look forward to seeing those that have requested packets tomorrow. Join our live stream tomorrow morning where we announce our Yellow Jackets of the Week. https://stream.meet.google.com... Parents it is not too late to send in a nomination. If you think your student has really been a positive thinker this week, just email me their name and how they have chosen to be a positive thinker throughout week! #ONEHIVE email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Here is a link to today's announcementshttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.p. Tune in to the live stream tomorrow morning. https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda We have had a great response from the Name that Tree contest. The DNR is so excited they are extending the competition until April 22nd. The winner of the contest will be honored in a ceremony at some point, and will also have their tree name along with their own on a plaque next to the tree. If you have not had a chance, Name that Tree and send your entry back to me via email. Entry form - https://drive.google.com/file/d/152izJWgKFeECHmncOccGgSZkrJSo_J5n/view?usp=sharing Keep sending those pictures! we had great shots of kids doing science and exercise today! #ONEHIVE Other Updates: Foodservice will be changing next week to only Tuesday and Friday from 11:00-12:30 The first paper packet distribution will be Friday, April 17th from 11-12:30 in the ES/MS parking lot. You must contact the office or your classroom teacher to request a packet. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. We miss you and look forward to seeing you all again soon! As promised we have created a document that shared a few more details about what Concord's Continued Learning Plan looks like at the K-8. Click into this slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=5000 You will find information about what we think are some of the most important things moving forward, how to access work, work expectations, content covered, grading and feedback, continued whole school routines, the supports you can access, and how to get a hold of us. We will discuss some of the highlights of the plan in tomorrow's morning announcements. We encourage you to join the live steam if you can. https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda Here are today's announcements in case you missed them. https://youtu.be/RPyKTTfZcJ8 Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Check out our morning announcements live streamed at 8 am!! Click here to join!! #ONEHIVE https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda
This morning we tried to live stream announcements for the first time, and there were some kinks. Some people had issues viewing it, we did not get the announcements recorded, etc. We are going to try again tomorrow morning at 8 am to live stream the announcements. We appreciate your patience as we try new things to keep everyone involved and up to date. Below you will find: viewing tips, a link to tomorrow's live stream, a static copy of the announcements (which we hope to link a recording of the stream to), and a sheet on the Yellow Jacket Trait of the Week. This week's trait is Be Connected to Other Yellow Jackets #ONEHIVE. Parents can nominate their students for Yellow Jacket of the Week by sending me an email on Thursday. There is more information in the announcements. As always - keep working on the Work from Home Challenges, reaching out to your teachers, and send us pictures!! We love the community we are building even though we are apart. Tips for Viewing: If you click the link from Facebook or your device - your student will need to log into their Google account to view, but you can view once they log in. If you click the link from a device that is logged into a student Google Classroom account it should open automatically. Link to the Live Stream: stream.meet.google.com/stream/d050f6e6-ec08-4fd0-bf7e-13cce756cdda Link to the Static Announcements (these update each morning - if you click today, you will see today's announcements) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSlKb_Ndy8UMD0lDdbc_eh_VfXIpYTZgFeIpLbh69EV7hAUsAwJQousZ_Yn4KWCVeB0PTvzg1nDdJbc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
After spring break, all teachers K-12 will have created a Google Classroom to share learning opportunities with students and their families. If your K-8 student has not already joined their Google Classroom, pleasse check out the following resources to get connected! Video - https://youtu.be/N1cNVtfItvc Slide Deck Presentation Used in the Video - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ycG-GOQ0Je1K334StBUzbV-WEywUsNWTxm5MqbhujU4/edit?usp=sharing Google Technical Support Document - https://docs.google.com/document/d/11IWdfZU9gEszArWvfA_J8vlsfbuZ-t44YADwm5NqRNI/edit?usp=sharing
Today's- March 27th - read aloud video with Mr. Arbuckle and Raegan. Plus, checkout the updates letter and a new Work from Home Challenge for after spring break. Stay safe and healthy, enjoy break! Video - https://youtu.be/nAO4cI0sqrc
Today's Work from Home Challenge - March 26th - is a field trip. Come with me to outside the Mann House lawn to find the tree Concord needs you to name. You can't miss this video! Video - https://youtu.be/jLvDFF_JVeg
Today's read aloud features Ms. Jessica. Her book today is all about "peeling". Along with the read aloud she shares several other resources our families on how to get through this tough time. If you need anything, we are here please feel free to contact us via email. Video - https://youtu.be/HUzZPdmYhME
Work from Home Challenge - March 24th Mr. Arbuckle announces the winner from the Pig Story Challenge and 10 things that require zero talent. Video - https://youtu.be/rCAUDsuvp3w
Work from Home Challenge for March 23rd. Keep working hard and start the week strong! Video - https://youtu.be/hBuBef0qRaU
Today's Work from Home Challenge video is courtesy of Mr. Arbuckle. He has taken the write a short story challenge to the next level. Check out the video and write those stories!! Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Yrv4iSBG9wE&feature=emb_logo
Work from Home Challenge Video for March 19th. Play an instrument, make an instrument, or learn the fight song! Keep sharing your pictures! Video - https://youtu.be/86j39zvvxig Fight Song Words - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eNHskIH5xKPF_zYA1AmJle-ZDcdYBEkEVAbtpYz0LJI/edit?usp=sharing
We will have a crew distributing free meals for our students at the Farmer's Market in Albion on Thursday (3/19) and Friday (3/20) from 11:30-12:30. Stop by and pick up some meals for your students.
Keep working on your Work from Home Challenges. We have gotten a ton a great pictures and we love it! Keep sending them and working hard. We are very proud of all of you. Today's Work from Home Challenge Video for March 18th was done by Mr. Arbuckle. Also, I have included a Google Doc that explains how parents can access Google Classroom. Many teachers, especially the middle school staff, use Google Classroom to post announcements and daily challenges that are list on the Work from Home Challenge Checklist. Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NBjwWbySSQ&feature=youtu.be Google Classroom - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RndjDhD72L-3ekJt2ULXziAb8nNKHoJkcGQqZBP79RI/edit?usp=sharing
Work from Home Challenge video for March 17th - Please keep checking back for resources - we will be adding video updates regularly including a video chat with teachers later today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJwTE3joUls&feature=youtu.be
Dear Parents and/or Guardians, We appreciate all of your support and understanding as we work through this very fluid situation. All communication about student trips, events, practices, and district available resources - including food service- will be sent from the superintendent’s office. The K-8 office will be sending information out about how to continue your child’s learning while we are on break. All teachers sent home and explained resources, notes and/or packets on how to continue student learning during the break. To help promote participation in learning during the break, both the middle and elementary school have a Work from Home Challenge. The challenge is full of activities the students may complete throughout the course of the next two weeks. Paper copies were sent with the students today. I have attached both challenge sheets for your reference. The sheets contain a complete set of directions for the challenge. If you have any questions on the challenge, please email myself or Mike Arbuckle. We will continue with March is Reading Month and One School One Book activities according to the calendar. The most important thing you can do while we are out is read with your child. Mr. Arbuckle and I will be posting videos of a variety of books being read aloud on our website daily, so please check the live feed for that information. Further, all K-8 students can continue practicing reading skills in CORE 5 (K-5) or PowerUp (6-8) as well as practicing math skills in Imagine Math (3-8). Along with these online learning resources, we will be sending other free online learning resources throughout the course of our time off. Today was the end of the third quarter. 3-8 grades will be posted as final in PowerSchool by Thursday, March 19th. Report cards will be put in the mail for all K-8 students as long as they have no outstanding fines. If you have any questions, or need any help please let us know. Rebecca Hutchinson and Mike Arbuckle Concord Community Schools, K-8 Administration email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning. This is Mr. Funston, Superintendent of Concord Schools. As many of you have heard, Governor Whitmer made an announcement late last night closing schools beginning Monday and ending April 6th due to the COVID-19 Corona Virus. We DO have school today. We will learn more information this morning and I will send out another communication after lunch today with more details.
K-12 Parent Teacher conferences will be held Thursday, March 5th from 4-6. Middle school teachers will be in the gym and available for drop in appointments. Elementary school teachers sent home notes requesting conferences. If you did not get a conference note but would like a conference, please reach out to your child's teacher. There will be an informational meeting regarding the Read by Grade Three Law at 5pm in the ES/MS library. This meeting is open to all K-3 parents. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night!
March 4th- 7th Grade Vision Screening
Just a Reminder: Next Week March 5th Middle School conferences will be held from 4-6 in the gym. No appointment is needed.
Due to some closed back roads and slippery conditions, Concord Schools are closed today.
Concord Schools are closed today.
Concord High School has been named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2N6cSEj
The Fall Edition of The Sting just hit mailboxes. Click the link to access the digital copy. https://5il.co/b601
Friday, November 1st MHSAA District Football Varsity Football at Lenawee Christian 7:00 pm Saturday, November 2nd HS Cross Country at MHSAA State Finals @MIS D4 Girls: 9:30 am D4 Boys: 10:50 am D4 Awards Ceremony: 12:15 pm
Calling all Veterans! The bands of Concord Middle School and Concord High School will be presenting a performance at the Concord Elementary School gym on November 11th at 8:00 AM to honor our country's veterans. If you have served and are able to attend, we would love to thank and honor you at this event.
Reminder that tonight Concord High School is hosting Mario Nanos. Mario is a family man and entrepreneur in the healthcare field. His son, Yanni, died tragically in 2018 of a heroin overdose that began with his use of opioids. Please, come to Concord High School on October 16th at 6:30 p.m. to learn what Mr. Nanos learned about the signals a parent can miss in a young person who showed no signs of trouble. This is important information that will help us all be more aware and, hopefully, to avoid the loss of one of our students.
The varsity football game will be played at 4:00 pm tomorrow (gates open at 3:00). The Punt, Pass & Kick participants will be recognized at halftime. We will also recognize all military in attendance just after halftime.
Tonight’s football game is postponed until tomorrow at 4:00 PM (tentative). More information to follow.
The Donny Brigham Punt, Pass & Kick will begin at 6:00 tomorrow (9/23). Sign-in will be at 5:30. The flyer said 6:30, but it's been changed to 6:00 pm at the football field. This is for students in grades 1st thru 6th grade. We hope to see you there!
Bring your appetite on Friday night to our Homecoming Football game v. Bronson! The Concord Fire Department will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats! Special thank you to Fire Chief Lloyd Mosher and his crew for volunteering to do this! See you tomorrow for a 7:00 kickoff!
Middle School Spirit Week Info: Monday- America Day (Red, White and Blue/Patriotic.) Tuesday- Movie Day (Character or t-shirt from your favorite movie) Wednesday- Workout Wednesday (handbook approved work out clothes or favorite sports team.) Thursday- Throwback Thursday (decade dress up) Friday- Purple and Gold.
Concord Schools has a board vacancy effective August 31st due to the resignation of Mrs. Candy McCorkle. The position will be up for reelection in November 2020. Interested parties should email a letter of interest to Mr. Dan Funston at email@example.com
The Concord/HH Varsity Football game is now a final! The final score is 31-13. The game will not be resumed as originally announced! Have a great weekend!
Attention 7th and 8th graders that are interested in playing volleyball: Practice starts next week (August 26). We will practice Monday-Wednesday from 5-7pm in the middle school gym. For the first week, both 7th and 8th grade will practice together. You MUST have a physical in order to practice. There will also be an Open Gym this Thursday (August 22) from 5-7pm for any girl that would like to come up to the gym to get a few contacts in before our season officially starts. This open gym is not mandatory, but a physical is required to participate. We are looking forward to a great season! Go Jackets!
Welcome Back!! I wanted to send a few reminders as we quickly approach the first day of school. Please stop in the office at open house to pick up your updated schedule. You will be able to meet your teachers, practice getting to each of your classes, and get your locker set up for the first day of school. Open House is 8/19 from 6:00-7:00 School Starts on 8/21 7:50-11:05 First Full Day is 8/22 7:50-2:45 With many changes to our K-8 buildings, we have created a video to share information about the new parking lot, drive and drop loop, the vestibule, and office. You can view the video by clicking the link below. See What is New in the Hive Please call the office with any questions. 517-524-8854 See you on Wednesday! Mrs. Hutchinson
Attention CMS students and families: Due to some scheduling updates, please have your student stop by the office during the open house to pick up another copy of their 2019-2020 schedule.
Sports physicals and Teen Expo: Thursday, August 8, at the YMCA of Jackson, 4 – 7 p.m. Students must bring a parent/guardian to sign physical forms and $20 check or cash. Teen Expo is free. Enter prize drawings for Piston tickets, driver’s Ed courses and more! Questions? Call (517) 205-1802.
Attention Student-Athletes: The first practices for fall sports are listed below: August 12th: Varsity Football 12:00 am (Midnight Madness) & 3:00 pm HS Cross Country 7:00 am & 7:00 pm HS Sideline Cheerleading 3:00 pm HS Girls Golf 3:30 pm (Concord Hills GC) August 14th: HS (JV & Varsity) Volleyball 9:00-11:00 am August 26th All middle school sports! Times will be communicated ASAP. All students must have physicals on file to practice. The physicals MUST be dated after April 15th, 2019 to be good for the 2019-20 sports season.
Today is the day!! ANY physical dated before April 15th, 2019 will not be valid for the 2019-20 school year. ALL athletes must have a physical on file to practice and play...NO EXCEPTIONS! Due to the generous donation from the Rothenberger Foundation and proceeds from Concord Classic Weekend, the Concord School-Linked Health Center will be offering FREE sports physicals for any Concord student in grades 6-12th (2019-20 grade) on Tuesday, July 30th. from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The cost will be $30 for any non-school student. Physical forms can be found at the administration office at Concord Community Schools and will also be available on-site. Parents need to complete their sections of the MHSAA Physical Exam & Clearance & Consent Forms and sign where the signatures of Parent is required. If they do this, they don't have to be present when the students come for their physicals.
Today is the the day!! ANY physical dated before April 15th, 2019 will not be valid for the 2019-20 school year. ALL athletes must have a physical on file to practice and play...NO EXCEPTIONS! Due to the generous donation from the Rothenberger Foundation and proceeds from Concord Classic Weekend, the Concord School-Linked Health Center will be offering FREE sports physicals for any Concord student in grades 6-12th (2019-20 grade) on Tuesday, July 30th. from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The cost will be $30 for any non-school student. Physical forms can be found at the administration office at Concord Community Schools and will also be available on-site. Parents need to complete their sections of the MHSAA Physical Exam & Clearance & Consent Forms and sign where the signatures of Parent is required. If they do this, they don't have to be present when the students come for their physicals.
We are looking for families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. If interested contact Dan Strouss at 517-262-7010.
Jake Rothenberger signs with Jackson College to play at Men’s Golf!
Due to the generous donation from the Rothenberger Foundation and proceeds from Concord Classic Weekend, the Concord School-Linked Health Center will be offering FREE sports physicals for any Concord student in grades 6-12th (2019-20 grade) on Tuesday, July 30th. from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The cost will be $30 for any non-school student. Physical forms can be found at the administration office at Concord Community Schools and will also be available on-site. Parents need to complete their sections of the MHSAA Physical Exam & Clearance & Consent Forms and sign where the signatures of Parent is required. If they do this, they don't have to be present when the students come for their physicals.
We are still looks for teams for the youth cornhole and 3 on 3 basketball tournament this weekend at Concord Classic Weekend! BB https://sites.google.com/jcisd.org/concord-classic-weekend/tourney-sign-up-info/basketball?authuser=0 CORNHOLE https://sites.google.com/jcisd.org/concord-classic-weekend/tourney-sign-up-info/youth-cornhole?authuser=0
Tonight's PTO Paint a Plow activity has been cancelled. Please watch the PTO Facebook page for updates.
Yellowjacket Basketball Camp 2019 will be held on June 10-14th from 10:00-3:00 pm for students K-8. Breakfast & Lunch provided each day. $50 per student. Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/nzX35m9DjAdFFSnV9
Softball Districts at East Jackson Friday, May 31st 12:00 pm Concord v. Litchfield 2:00 pm East Jackson v. Tekonsha 4:00 pm District Finals
All MS and HS sporting events are cancelled for today. Varsity and JV baseball & softball will be made up on Friday (rain date) at the same times...4:15 pm.
REMINDER: Concord baseball and softball club will be having assessments Sunday March 24th in the high school gym. It is very important for your son or daughter to attend to assure a spot on a team. Times are- Girls 10u-11am-11:30am 12u-11:30am-12pm 14u-12pm-12:30pm Boys 10u-1pm-1:30pm 12u-1:30pm-2pm 14u-2pm-2:30pm If you have questions or are unable to attend contact Jason Blossom @517-812-7556
The 2nd Annual Concord Baseball Youth Clinic put on by the Varsity Baseball Team is 1:00-3:30 on Sunday and will be held in the High School gym. $25 Camp fee that is a fundraiser for the Baseball Program! Bleachers will be pulled out so parents can spectate! Hope to see everyone there!!!”
Up coming Middle school Events: 2/28 Most Teens Don't county wide meeting. 3/1 Robotics Field trip 3/6 Vision Screening 7th grade 3/6 Parent/Teacher conferences 4:00-8:00 3/8 Half Day- Dismissal 11:05 3/11 NO SCHOOL 3/15 End of 3rd Marking Period 3/15 MS dodge ball tournament 3/29-4/5 SPRING BREAK
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Spring is almost here! Tee ball, Baseball and Softball sign ups are underway for all ages! Registration forms can be picked up in the school office and Concord village office.
Check out our Winter 2019 Newsletter at https://www.concordschools.net/o/district/page/district-newsletters--12
Reminder: Tomorrow Friday 2/15 is a half day of school. Dismissal @ 11:05. Monday 2/18 there is NO school. Have a great weekend!
MAKEUP GAME: The 7th grade girls basketball team will play at Homer on Friday (2/15) at 4:00 pm.
The middle school girls basketball game at Homer is cancelled for today!
Concord Schools are closed today.
The middle school girls basketball game scheduled for today (2/6) is canceled.
Concord Schools are closed today due to the icy road conditions.
All sporting events scheduled for today and tomorrow have been cancelled. There will be no practices on Wednesday. Coaches will contact players with practice times as needed. Stay tuned for more information.
Next week is Snowcoming which means spirit week and time to earn prizes throughout the week by participating in the dress up days. Monday is Breakfast Wear Day - Wear your comfortable breakfast attire, whether it be pajamas or sweatpants. Tuesday is Twin Day. Find that friend that you always seem to dress like and make it an official plan to wear at least 3 items that day the same. It can be hair style, matching shirts, same shoes, matching earrings… Wednesday is Wacky Tacky Day - do it, just get dressed in the dark. Grab whatever first comes out of the drawer or your closet. Wear it backwards, inside out, mismatched shoes, hair looking crazy, the crazier the better this day! Thursday is Favorite Cereal Day. They’re Grrrrrrreat! Tony the Tiger, Snap, Crackle, and Pop, Toucan Sam, Captain Crunch, the Trix Rabbit, Buzz Bee from Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky the Leprechaun, this is the day to represent your your favorite cereal. You can dress as the character or make a sandwich board advertisement of your favorite cereal. Friday is Purple and Gold Day - the day we all turn out to represent the colors that unite us all and send the clear message that we are Jacket Strong.
MS Wrestling at Union City & MS Girls BB at Jonesville are both cancelled for today. Be safe on the roads.
The next Middle School Dance is planned for February 15, 2019. More details to come.
Important dates for February: 2/7 8th Grade Career Center field trip. 2/13 Count Day 2/15 Half Day for Students Dismissal at 11:05 2/18 NO SCHOOL 2/21 8th Grade NEAP testing
Concord Boys BB will host MC tonight...5:30 JV start. Studio 306 gymnastics will perform at the varsity halftime and tonight’s 50/50 proceeds will go to Roger Hayward, the MC athlete injured a few weeks back. #rogerstrong
REMINDER: NO school Monday January 21, 2018
American 1 Credit Union will be at the game tonight for the halftime 1/2 court shot! Two names will be randomly selected to shoot with a chance to win $500 for themselves and $1000 for the school. See you there!
Varsity Night for Concord Girls & Boys BB tonight! The girls game begins at 5:30. We will be honoring Daniel Mikovits into the Wall of Fame between games.
12/18 End of marking period
The FLL robotics team, which consists of 4th-6th graders, traveled to Hartland this weekend to compete in a 24 team tournament. The team had four matches and three judging sessions. The robot ran fantastic and the kids impressed the judges. Their high schore of 108 points earned them fifth place in match play. This score was 50 points higher than their high score in 2017. The team also won the Programming Award for utilizing computer code in a creative and efficent way. GREAT JOB ROBO JACKETS!
Tomorrow November 1st is Picture retakes for Elem/Middle school students.
Upcoming Events for October 10/3 Count Day 10/5 Robotics trip to Lomar 10/10 Walk to School Day 10/15 NO school 10/19 End of first Quarter 10/27 PTO carnival 4-7
Attention 6-8th graders and parents: If you have signed up to work on the Middle School Float we will be working on it Monday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 at Mrs.Blossom’s House this week. Specific details will go home tomorrow. Parents please have your child picked up by 8:00.
Concord Food for Thought is partnering with the food bank to bring fresh food to Concord High School each Monday with the last distribution being 8/20/18. The food bank delivers food around 9am and distribution will begin once the food is set up. Please consider volunteering to help pass out food; if you are interested in volunteering, please meet at the high school at 9 am.
LOCK IN permission slips, money and chaperone sign up sheets are due at the end of the day tomorrow. We are in need of chaperones. Without the proper number of chaperones, for safety reasons, we will have to cancel.
The Believe Kids PTO fundraiser pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st from 5:00-6:30 in front of the elementary school gym.
Concord Elementary has a Kindergarten and Young Fives Parent information meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st from 6-7 in the Elementary cafeteria.
Next week is SPIRIT WEEK!!! Spirit week dress up days are listed below. Monday - 2/12 - SUPERHERO MONDAY - Dress up as any superhero, or make your own! Tuesday - 2/13 -TWIN TUESDAY Find another person to be a twin with. Make sure that you copy at least 3 things with this friend to show your true twin spirit. Wednesday -2/14 -WACKY WEDNESDAY This is a day that getting dressed in the dark is alright! The day we get to celebrate our oddest combinations - whether in our hair, clothing, or changing up our normal style - make it your wackiest! Thursday - 2/15- PAJAMA DAY Grab your PJ’s and get to school, because it’s pajama day! Friday -2/16-PURPLE and GOLD Day This is the day to show you are part of the Jacket Hive. Dress in your purple and gold!
PTO Fundraiser - On Friday, your child was sent home with a letter and booklet explaining the PTO fundraiser that runs from 2/5-2/20. Students will get a prize if they fill out the booklet and return it to school on Monday. On Monday, there will be a fundraiser kickoff assembly. The addresses gathered will be used to create a one-time mailing list that offers friends and families the opportunity to purchase magazines at discounted rates.
No School 1/15
Holiday Happenings at CMS: Holiday Concert performed by the HS and MS band and choir 7:00pm in the HS gym The PTO Secret Santa Shop 18th-22nd- 7:40am -2:00pm in the Elementary Library First Semster Awards 12/20 at 9:10 am in the Elementary Gym Cookie Decorating 12/19 3:00pm - 3:30pm in the Elementary Cafeteria Breakfast with Santa 12/21 7:00am - 8:00am in the Elementary Cafeteria If you have questions about an upcoming event, please call the office at 517-524-8854
The Jackson County Health Department will be conducting vision screenings for all 7th-grade students on Thursday, December 7, 2017. If you would prefer your child not have a vision test, please feel free to call the office at 517-524-8854 or 517-524-6650
December 18th will be the first middle school wrestling practice, Practice will be held in the high school mezzanine. Any 6-8 grader is welcomed. Practice will be 3:00-5:00 pm.
Parent-Teacher conferences are November 2nd and 3rd from 4pm-8pm. On Wednesday, conferences will be held in the gym. On Thursday they will be in the cafeteria. The conferences are walk-in; we look forward to seeing everyone next week!
The Book Fair will be October 24th-27th from 8-2 and October 28th from 4-7 (during the Halloween Carnival)
Walk to School Day is October 4th! See the newsletter for more information.
Girl Scout Information Night is Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm. The informational meeting will be held at the Concord Youth Center, 155 Grove St. Contact Laure Skrzynski for more information 517-784-8543
Spirit Week 9/18/17 – 9/22/17 • Monday –College Team Day Wear your favorite college team • Tuesday – Favorite Super Hero Day. Dress like your favorite Super Hero • Wednesday – 60’s, 70's, or 80's Day Dress to match one of the following decades and the fads of the time • Thursday – Mismatch Wacky Tacky Day Best day to Mismatch or Wear your Wacky Tacky Attire • Friday – School Spirit Day Show School Spirit, wear your purple & gold for the team we love best. Go Jackets!
Little Ceasar fundraiser order forms and money are due Tuesday, September 12.
Registration is: August 14th from 8 A.M.-4 P.M. and August 15th from 10 A.M.- 6 P.M. Once the registration and/or enrollment paperwork is turned in schedules and locker numbers will be distributed.
The Middle School supply list for 6th-8th grade can be found on our website under documents.