Principal's Corner - Messages

The Principal's Corner will be used to share information from a variety of sources (messages, correspondence, Twitter, etc.) The primary form of communication will be from the School Messenger Messages sent to our families. I will paste the messages in reverse chronological order newest to oldest so that you may read them for yourself. Follow me, Dr. Miller, on Twitter as well. I am @DarkHorseDoc on Twitter. I share athletic information, upcoming events, and newsworthy items as well.

10/30/17
DarkHorse Nation: Please listen for two items from Dr. Miller. First, grades have been finalized today. Report Cards will be distributed on Friday during Advisor. Please keep an active eye out for your students academic progress by using the PowerSchool Portal. You may use the "app" or view through a web browser. Routine (weekly) viewing helps to prevent poor performance. Regular contact with teachers through e-mail reinforces the connection. Please contact CHS Guidance for your login information if you do not currently use this powerful tool. Next, please join the CHS Family for the Miss CHS Pageant on Thursday evening. The poise, leadership, and platform from Miss CHS is a tremendous opportunity for our ten #awesome contestants. Funds from Miss CHS support scholarships. Thank you. Go Horses!

10/6/17

#DarkHorseNation, this message contains two items related Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance. First, the Spirit Week Flyer is attached and on the website. Monday is Class Color Day. 9th = Green, 10th = Orange, 11th = Blue, 12th = Black. Tuesday is Decades Day. Please choose a distinct costume from 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's. Wednesday is America Day AND the Powder Puff Game in DarkHorse Stadium. Thursday is Character/Costume Day. Friday is Black & Gold Day. Plan now to show your #DarkHorsePride. We look forward to a great week culminating in Homecoming and the Homecoming Dance. Our PTSO hosts the homecoming dance. All proceeds go to support CHS PTSO Scholarships and student activities. Representatives will be selling tickets each day in the cafeteria during all lunches. Presale tickets are $15 per person. Tickets at the door are $20.

10/1/17

Good Day, this message contains information about Progress Reports, the Parent Portal, and Homecoming Week Activities. First, we have a new electronic gradebook that has delayed our normal routines for updates. However, we are 4.5 weeks into the semester and progress reports are coming home. Many went home on Friday, with the remaining coming early this week. Please e-mail teachers directly with questions or if you are missing a progress report. Second, if you do not currently check the PowerSchool Parent Portal for grades, you are missing out! With the app or website, you can stay on top of grades to the minute. CHS Guidance can help get this set up if you are a first timer! Lastly, CHS Homecoming begins on Monday October 9 and ends on Friday, October 13 with the football game and PTSO Homecoming Dance afterwards. Please refer to the attached flyer for the daily themes. We will also post the flyer under news and announcements on the website. Go Horses! See attached Homecoming Activities17-18_HomecomingActivities.pdf 

9/25/17

DarkHorse Family: We have notified your students and staff of the fact that a routine Clinton PD canine search and alert on a vehicle resulted in a search. The vehicle search led to the discovery of a duck hunting shotgun in the vehicle. At no time were your students in danger as a result of this hunting weapon being on campus. We take safety & security, and academics seriously and will continue to proactively police the campus and our building. Please review parking policies with your students if they drive to school. Additionally, please thank the Clinton PD for their proactive policing and excellent response to the incident at Clinton High School this morning. Thank you.  

9/10/17

DarkHorse Parents: This message contains information regarding the Code Red Lockdown, PBIS, and Underclass Portraits. First, Monday, September 11 is our Code Red Lockdown. We practice this lockdown to know how to respond in an emergency. We have been preparing your children for this drill for the last couple of weeks. It is imperative to take the drill seriously! If this were a real emergency, we would update you with status calls and give you a location to be reunited with your CHS student. We would most likely reunite you at the Holly Grove Church on Indian Town Road. Second, On Monday, September 25, we will take Underclass pictures with Lifetouch throughout the day. These are the only photos used for the yearbook, so please make certain that you're child is at school and dressed especially nice for the photos. We'll distribute picture package information this week and will distribute the listing of when students will be photographed. Last, we've gotten off to a great academic start. Thank you for your support. A significant part of our work with students this year includes the "soft skills" of Positive Behavior and Intervention Support. Our Renaissance Program combines citizenship, and academics with "doing the right thing at the right time. Our PBIS Team chose Hallway Conduct and Cafeteria Conduct as their two points of focus. Please emphasize to your student that they should always move with purpose from class to class and stay to the right side of the hallway as well. They should be certain to be neat and to clean up after themselves and keep their noise level to a minimum in the cafeteria at breakfast and lunch. We'll send more information about PBIS and Renaissance throughout the year. Go Horses!

8/20/17

Welcome back Darkhorse Nation: Classes begin on 8/28! This message relates to Freshman Orientation, Clinton City Orientation, College Gear Up and Parking Passes. First, all freshmen are invited to CHS on Tuesday, 8/22 from  2:00 to 4:00. The Student Government Ambassadors will spend time with students. There will be no parent session on Tuesday. The Clinton City Orientation takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, August 24. There will be a College Gear Up Session for ALL Seniors and Parents on the 24th. The session will repeat on Friday morning at 10:00. Please note that this week is spent in professional development with Clinton High Staff some services will resume in full when school begins. Parking Passes will be sold on Thursday, August 24 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.