May- June 2017
Spring Swing, Friday, April 28
All current CHS students are invited to attend the Spring Swing and enjoy light and festive food, swing dancing and other activities.
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 if paid by Wednesday, April 26; the entry fee increases to $5.00 after Wednesday.
Art Show and Choir Concert, Friday, May 12
The doors will open for the Spring Art Show at 6:00 pm. There will be a wide variety of student art work to view including interactive projects and senior mini shows. The Spring Concert follows at 7:30 p.m. Concert prelude begins at 7:15.
Meet the New Principal, also on May 12
Come meet David Miller, our new principal for 2017-2018, on Friday, May 12th from 6:15-7:15. This is an hour before the prelude starts for the Spring Concert. Dessert will be served.
Speech Meet and Awards Assembly
Family and friends are welcome to attend our end-of-the-year speech meet, Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m., and the awards ceremony and senior recognition on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 p.m.
Commencement at First Presbyterian church (downtown Tacoma)
Plan to attend the commencement exercises for the Class of 2017 on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Tito Lyro, pastor of The Bible Presbyterian Church of Olympia. Commencement is at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma at 20 Tacoma Ave.
End-of-the-Year Schedule Information
Seniors’ finals will be administered during regular class periods, May 22nd -25th.
Seniors’ last day: Friday, May 26th; seniors dismissed at 11:56.
Finals schedule for grades 9-11
Friday, June 2nd
7:30 – 9:00 9 Science 10 History 11 English/ Int English
9:30 – 11:00 9 History 10 English 11 Spanish 3
Monday, June 5th
7:30 – 9:00 9 English 10 Spanish 2/Int English 11 Math
9:30 – 11:00 9 Spanish 2 10 Biology 11 no exam
Tuesday, June 6th – last day of school; students dismissed at 10:30 a.m.
Final report cards will be mailed home on or before June 9th.
All past due tuition and fees must be paid before spring semester report cards will be issued or records/transcripts will be released.
Graduating with Honors Information
Graduating seniors may earn the following honors:
Cum laude (with praise) – 3.5 G.P.A.
Magna cum laude (with great praise) – 3.75 G.P.A.
Summa cum laude (with highest praise) – 3.9 G.P.A.
Salutatorian (second highest ranking graduate)
Valedictorian (highest ranking graduate)
In order to be considered valedictorian/salutatorian, candidates must take a full year of pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, Spanish 3 and Spanish 4. In determining class valedictorian/salutatorian, the following courses will be weighted by a factor of 1.35: pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, Latin 3 and 4, Spanish 3 and 4. Grades for teacher assistant will not be included. The valedictorian and salutatorian must be students who have completed at least 3 years at CHS including the junior and senior year. Graduating with honors and valedictorian and salutatorian are determined by the entire high school record through the last progress report issued in April.
Graduated Seniors–Final Transcript Requests
Most four-year colleges require a final transcript to confirm a student’s admission status. The office will send out final transcripts to the colleges seniors have listed on their plans for next year for those seniors who have no outstanding fines or fees. Please contact the office if plans have changed and you would like us to send a transcript to a different college than the one listed.
Electives for the 2017-2018 School Year
Course selection sheets for next year will be given to students in the next week or so. You will be asked to go over your student’s course selection, sign the sheet and return it to the school office. Selection for choir, art or reading is a year-long commitment.
Congratulations to our Optimist Club Speech Contest winners. Andrew Welch took 1st place and Martina Preston took 2nd; they will both travel to Vancouver, WA for the next level of competition. Madison Stephens took 3rd place. Each of these will receive a cash prize.
New Student Orientation and Potluck – Save the Date!
All new students and their parents are invited to a potluck on Tuesday evening, September 5th, 6 p.m. at CHS in the fellowship hall. This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with CHS parents and students. Please plan to attend and become familiar with the daily routine, practices and policies of CHS. It will help alleviate some of the new school anxieties. More information will be sent over the summer.