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Updates from the Central High PTO

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Submitted by PTO Secretary Edie Myer

Accelerated Readers Reunion
Central High School students are invited to the Central Branch East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Joor Road, Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 – 3:00. CHS librarians, Mrs. Bordelon and Mrs. Smith, and the public librarians will be available to help students find summer reading that can be used as extra credit in their fall English classes.  Also, students can share what they are reading that others might like. Refreshments will be available in the meeting room for as long as they last.  Parents are welcome. Students can search online at http://www.ebrpl.com and then go to http://www.arbookfind.com  to see if the book has an Accelerated Reader quiz.  The librarians hope to see many of their students at the Readers’ Reunion.

BONUS Summer Reading for ALL CHS Students
1. Read Accelerated Reader books in your Reading Range. 2. Keep a list of titles and authors of what you read and get your English teacher to sign the list on the first day back to school.  3. Show the list to Mrs. Bordelon or Mrs. Smith, librarians, and take the quiz/ quizzes in the  library anytime during the first five days of school. You will receive extra credit in English for this summer reading! For more information, contact Ms. Bordelon or Ms. Smith.
 
Stadium Signs
Early orders for stadium signs are due by July 25.  For more information on buying stadium signs, yard signs or car window decals, email yglesiasc@yahoo.com

Volunteers Needed
Greetings PTO friends! We your summer has been full of family fun so far.  It's flying by, and orientation is just around the corner!  Lots of PTO volunteers are needed to help make book distribution run smoothly, so we wanted to get the call out early for help with orientation!  Please see the below schedule and let us know if you are available to help with any of the time slots.  We'll need 12-18 volunteers to help with book distribution as well as 4 volunteers to help with spirit store for each time slot.
The dates are:
Monday July 25 Seniors 11:30 – 2:30
Tuesday July 26 Juniors 7:30 – 10:00
Tuesday July 26 Sophomores 12:00 – 3:00
Friday  July 29 Freshmen (A-J) 8:00 – 11:00
Friday July 29 Freshmen (K – Z) 12:00 – 3:00
There will also be a makeup date the following Monday, August 1st 8:00 – 11:30. We are not planning to have spirit store that day, but will need
volunteers for book distribution.

PTO Email Updates
If your student graduated last year and you're still receiving emails from us, we will be updating our email list once everyone has had a chance to
renew their membership. We'll probably purge our address lists in early September, so you should drop off then. Until then, please bear with us.

Attention Parents! New Driving Restrictions for 2011-2012
Please be advised that because of the lack of parking at CHS, parking passes will only be distributed to juniors and seniors next year. A mandatory drug test is required in order to park on the CHS campus. Information on drug testing has been mailed; if you have not recieved this information for your child, packets are available at in the CHS front office.  Passes will be sold first to seniors, then to juniors on a first-come-first-serve basis. More details regarding registration for parking passes will be forthcoming.

Required Summer Reading for Honors/AP Courses
American History AP:
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. Students will be tested on this book within the first two weeks of the fall semester. If students have any questions concerning the course during the summer, feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell or phone (225)262-4598.

English I Honors:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and The Giver by Lois Lowry. Students will be tested during the first week of the fall semester. If students have any questions concerning the course during the summer, contact Ms. Kaiser.

English II Honors:
Night by Elie Wiesel. Students will be tested during the first week of the fall semester. If students have any questions concerning the course during the summer, contact Ms. de Leon.
English III AP: Language and Composition:
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Students will be tested during the first week of the fall semester. If students have any questions concerning the course during the summer, contact Ms. Younger.

English IV AP: Literature and Composition:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Students will be tested during the first week of the fall semester. If students have any questions concerning the course during the summer, contact Ms. Younger.
 
Summer Proficiency Testing for Incoming Students
June 28 – 30th and August 3rd – 4th
8:00am-11:00am

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