• Charger Daily Bulletin 

    September 16, 2019

    Follow Us @charteroakhigh and @cohsasb 

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”  Milton Berle

    Night Rally - Attention all students!  Are you ready for some excitement?  Our Fall Night Rally is Friday, September 27th @ 5pm in the Gym. - Mrs. Bauer

    Represent your class at the Night Rally - If you are interested in purchasing a Night Rally shirt for $8 (your purchase also covers your entrance to the rally), visit the ASB Finance Office (before school, break, lunch or after school until 3pm) and place your order with Nancy.  Orders are due by Wednesday, September 18th. - Mrs. Bauer

    California Operation Lifesaver - September is rail safety month in California.  Visit the booth on Friday, September 20th @ lunch in the Quad. - Mrs. Bauer

    Attention CO! We have a new COHS Competition Cheer Squad on campus! Congrats to Dakota Bright, Madelyn Vasquez, Sara Reilly, Tiffany Moreno, Alexis Lorenzo, Jesse Cordova, Niobe Bonilla, Monica Huguez, Noah Hardman, Alexis Ballesteros, Ashley Herrera, Hailey Magdaleno, Breanna Pistonni, Emily Carlos, Charlize Udria, Julorie Cordova, Jamie Samec and Marisa Arrendondo. Let' Go CO Comp Team!!!

    ASB Finance:  The ASB Finance Office will be closed TODAY.  The Student Store will also be closed for break and lunch.  ~Ms. King

    SCHOOL PICTURES: School pictures have arrived! Please pick them up in the ASB finance office at break, lunch, or after school! ~Ms. King

    Our after-school tutoring program has been given the green light and will be offered in the Library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:45pm - 4:00pm, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17. If you need extra help in your classes, you are encouraged to attend. I am also looking for more student tutors to help our your fellow classmates while also earning service hours for your respective clubs and/or pathways. ~Mr. Dultz

    Girls Soccer: If you have not turned in your application and information sheet, please drop them off at F-7 ASAP. If you need a copy come by my room. Also, make sure your physicals are up to date. You will not be able to try out if you aren't cleared. Come see me if you have any questions or concerns. - Coach Rivera

    Girls Soccer - Returners ONLY: We will have a quick meeting in F-7 on Friday, Sept. 20th at 12:15 for returners only. ~Coach Rivera

    Attention Freshmen Baseball Players - All prospective Freshmen players and parents please join the coaching staff on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:00pm in the MPR.  The baseball program is hosting a meet and greet.  Food and drinks will be provided. - Coach Chavez

    BRANDED: Stop by room B-1 at lunch to pre-order your pink out shirt by the end of TODAY.  Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness, ONLY $10 a shirt. Limited Time Offer! Get It While You Can!

    ATTENTION FRESHMEN: If you ordered a “Class of 2023” t-shirt at registration, you can pick it up in the ASB Finance Office at BREAK and LUNCH only.  ~Ms. King

    Come see Charter Oak Choir department perform their annual Fall Showcase, September 19th @ 7pm. Tickets are on sale NOW at charteroakchoir.com or purchase them in the choir room before school or at break!  ~Mrs. Portnoy

    AP Parents, please read important information regarding AP Exam registration in the attached document or go to the IB/AP website here: http://cohsib.weebly.com/ap-exam-registration.html

    IB and AP students and parents: If you qualify or think you qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program, click here: https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx to fill out the application.  You MUST reapply every year.  If approved, students qualify for reduced registration fees on both IB and AP exams. The sooner you do this, the better! ~Mrs. Archer

    CLUBS

    Cybersecurity Club:  We have a meeting TOMORROW, September 17th at lunch in B-3. We will be discussing AFA Cyberpatriot and volunteering. Hope to see you there! -CS Team

    Literature Club: Come join Lit Club’s first meeting TODAY (9/16) during lunch in E1!  We will be setting up our poetry slam contest, so you won’t want to miss it!” See you at lunch. --Mr Higuera

    Black Student Union: We have a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in S8 at lunch. We will have t-shirt order forms and discuss upcoming events. - Mrs. Hope

    Risen: Don't forget we have our weekly meeting on Tuesdays in S8 at lunch. Come and fellowship with us as we encourage one another to "Grow Spiritually. Live Freely, and Let Our Light Shine.” - Mrs. Hope

    UNICEF:  We will be having a meeting TODAY during lunch in room BC-2. Hope to see you there!

    INTERACT CLUB: There is an Interact Club Meeting tomorrow, TUESDAY (9/17) at lunch in Q15! Come learn about fun service events on campus and in the community!  -Mrs. Marasco

    COUNSELING/CAREER NEWS

    Parents: Understanding the PSAT:  For those of you with children planning on taking the PSAT this October or any standardized tests this year, we wanted to make you aware of two back to school webinars being provided by AcceptU. During the webinar titled, “Understanding the PSAT,” we will cover how the PSAT fits into the testing process, the structure of the PSAT exam, what it means to be under National Merit Scholarship consideration and how transition from the PSAT to the SAT/ACT. The webinar is on September 18, from 8pm - 9 pm/Eastern Time.  Register at  acceptu.co/PSAT.  During the webinar titled, “Standardizing Testing Timeline,” we will cover how students and parents can plan ahead, when the SAT, ACT & SAT Subject Tests are offered, how to find test-optional schools, the difference between the SAT/ACT and how to select the right exam.  This webinar begins September 26, from 8pm - 9pm/Eastern Time. Register here: acceptu.co/TestingTimeline.

    Students and Parents: The Charter Oak Library on Arrow Hwy is hosting its Homework Center Open House TONIGHT from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet the homework center staff and receive a back to school bag (while supplies last).

    Females Interested in Engineering: The Society of Women Engineers invites you to learn about all the opportunities engineering can offer. This special event is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets are $5 to $7. For more information and to register go to:  https://we19.swe.org/events/invent-build/

    Students and Parents: "Everyone On" is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find low cost internet and affordable computers to families in need. To see if you qualify and for more information, go to everyoneon.org
     
    Scholarships valued at $10,000 each
    State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and their funders, please click here.
    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:
    Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation;
    Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
    Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required);
    Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities;
    Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;
    Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    Be a United States citizen
    The application is open annually from August 1 – October 25.

    Night School for English make-up credit will begin Tuesday, September 24th.  If you are in need of English credit please stop by and see your counselor for a referral.  Remember, the credits for this class are not college prep but they do meet the graduation requirements.

    Parents and adult supporters of COHS:  The seniors of COHS have an awesome opportunity coming up for them called 'Bite of Reality' on Thursday, November 14, 2019.  It is a financial education simulation sponsored by a local credit union and it is free of charge for our school.  What COHS does need to provide is 30-35 adult volunteers to make the event a success. Your time commitment would be from 8 am to noon in our gym.  There is no preparation needed or special skills, just your willingness to show up for our seniors.  There will be a time for instructions before interacting with the students. The credit union also provides refreshments and beverages.  If you are interested or want more information, please email TaNiya Clayton at tclayton@cousd.net.  Thank you for considering partnering in the education of our senior class!

    ATTENTION SENIORS: The following Universities and Armed Forces will be here (in room D4)  to tell you about the benefits of attending their school. If you would like to attend the presentation, please stop by the library to sign-up and grab a student activity form (you will need your 1st-period teacher's approval so make sure your 1st-period class is an ELECTIVE) - Mrs. Clayton
                                         
    9/18/19 @ 9:10 am University of Santa Barbara                                                      9/23/19 @ 8:00 am St. John's University       
    9/25/19 @ 9:10 am Cal Baptist University

    Upcoming Important Dates
    9/19 School Site Council Meeting @7am in Room M2
    9/19 Minimum Day - 12:05 dismissal
    9/19 Choir Showcase 7:00pm
    9/20 V Football @ Chino Hills 7:00pm
    9/27 Night Rally- Spirit Kick Off
    9/27 Bye Week - No Football
    9/28 Oak Tree Challenge 5k/Fun Run
    10/3 No School - Parent Conferences 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm
    10/4 V Football vs. South Hills 7:00pm
    10/11 V Football @ West Covina 7:00pm
    10/12 P.A.S.S.
    10/17 Great Shake Out