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If you would like to order a yearbook, and missed providing a form you can order online at

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Mr. Vincent is yearbook coordinator, if you have questions. 



May/June 2024

Tuesday, June 4th, Cycle Day 3

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks! 

Monday, June 3rd, Cycle Day 2

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks!

The International Travel Club will be hosting an informational Zoom meeting for any students interested in the possible France 2025 trip on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Please see Ms. Thomas in room 216 for details and the Zoom link. Please join us at 6 p.m. on June 3rd for more information on France 2025!


Friday,  May 31st, Cycle Day 1

Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

Today,

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks! 

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica from June 16-23, 2025, exclusively for high school students! This trip offers a perfect blend of excitement and education, where you can Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture through engaging with local communities and learning about biodiversity and conservation. This trip is not just about thrilling activities and breathtaking natural beauty, but also about making new friends and creating lasting memories. Please see your teacher about getting the link to the google form to fill out today.

Seniors! Please remove all stickers from your Chromebooks prior to turning your device in on your designated return day. Also, please remember that you must turn in your device, without stickers, and charger to receive your cap and gown and additionally an obligation will be assessed. 

Congratulations to the following students who will be your Senior Class of 2025 officers: President – Ella Shambaugh, Vice President – AJ Grob, Treasurer – Tim Valentine, Secretary – Sydney Beard, Public Relations – Rachel Freeman, Please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 as soon as possible for more information. Thank you!

Attention Cedar Cliff students: your 2023-2024 yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered a yearbook, you will be receiving it next week. On Monday and Tuesday, seniors will be given their books when they pick up their caps and gowns. If you are an underclassman , you will be able to pick up your book on Wednesday from ROOM 202 during the following times: Before school from 6:45 to 7:22, Any time during periods 4A, 4B, or 4C, Any time during period 6, After school from 2:45 to 3:30..Please make sure you bring your school ID with you when you pick up your yearbook. If you have any questions about yearbook pick up, you can contact Mr. Vincent in room 202.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Mel Brooks.  Born Melvin James Kaminsky, he is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, songwriter, and playwright. With a career spanning over seven decades, Brooks is known as a writer and director of a variety of successful broad farces and parodies. A recipient of numerous accolades, he is one of 19 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2010, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in 2015, a National Medal of Arts in 2016, a BAFTA Fellowship in 2017, and the Honorary Academy Award in 2024.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Dr. David Ho.  In the 1990s as the United States was dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in certain communities, Dr. David Ho was a vital part of understanding the disease. A Taiwanese American physician and virologist, Ho’s research focused on both treatment and preventing HIV transmission. He is the founding scientific director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and was named the 1996 Time Magazine Person of the Year for his invaluable work related to the disease.  


Thursday,  May 30th, Cycle Day 6

The Colts Anti-Racist Alliance (CARA) Club will be meeting today after school in room 220.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

Today,

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks! 

The American Sign Language Club will be having our last meeting of the year today, Thursday the 30th, after school in Mrs. Hyde's room 206. Join us as we celebrate a great year with snacks and games, including donuts. Anyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

Calling all intrepid travelers interested in the 2025 Costa Rica or potential 2025 France trips! The International Travel Club will be hosting an informational meeting for any students interested in either the Costa Rica or France trips tonight in room 216 at 3 p.m. There will also be a Zoom meeting for the France trip on June 3 at 6 p.m. Please see either Dr. Quinones in room 235 or Ms. Thomas in room 216 for details and to sign up. Please join us tonight at 3 p.m. in room 216 for a meeting of the International Travel Club for more information on Costa Rica and France. We hope to see you there! 

Seniors! Please remove all stickers from your Chromebooks prior to turning your device in on your designated return day. Also, please remember that you must turn in your device, without stickers, and charger to receive your cap and gown and additionally an obligation will be assessed. 

Congratulations to the following students who will be your Senior Class of 2025 officers: President – Ella Shambaugh, Vice President – AJ Grob, Treasurer – Rayna Johnson , Secretary – Sydney Beard, Public Relations – Rachel Freeman, Please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 as soon as possible for more information. Thank you!

Attention Cedar Cliff students: your 2023-2024 yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered a yearbook, you will be receiving it next week. On Monday and Tuesday, seniors will be given their books when they pick up their caps and gowns. If you are an underclassman , you will be able to pick up your book on Wednesday from ROOM 202 during the following times: Before school from 6:45 to 7:22, Any time during periods 4A, 4B, or 4C, Any time during period 6, After school from 2:45 to 3:30..Please make sure you bring your school ID with you when you pick up your yearbook. If you have any questions about yearbook pick up, you can contact Mr. Vincent in room 202.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Allen Greenspan.  Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as the 13th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. First nominated to the Federal Reserve by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987, he was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31, 2006, after the second-longest tenure in the position.  Greenspan came to the Federal Reserve Board from a consulting career. Although he was subdued in his public appearances, favorable media coverage raised his profile to a point that several observers likened him to a "rock star".  Some leaders of Congress criticized him for his support for Social Security privatization and tax cuts.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Amy Tan.  Novelist Amy Tan is best known for her best-selling book, The Joy Luck Club. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Tan began her career as a business writer before delving into the world of fiction. Her other works include The Kitchen God’s Wife and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. In addition to her novels, Tan has also written an autobiography and memoir which detail her experience living with Lyme disease and the complexity of mother-daughter relationships.  

Wednesday,  May 29th, Cycle Day 5

The Unified Bocce Team and Friends Forever would like to thank all who helped with our fundraiser benefiting the Capital Area Special Olympics (Area M).  Though, we did not reach our goal of $1000 dollars this year, we will be presenting a check for $288.00. …Now, here are the winners…..Penn State Wrestling Team License Plate goes to ….Mr. Gallagher! UFC Bobby Nikal Autographed Trading Card goes to….Anya C.! and the Jason Kelce autographed mini-helmet goes to….Lilianna Y.! Winners please see Ms. Ball and Mrs. Frey for your prizes today. Thank you for your support! Go Colts!

Calling all intrepid travelers interested in the 2025 Costa Rica or potential 2025 France trips! The International Travel Club will be hosting an informational meeting for any students interested in either the Costa Rica or France trips on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 at 3 p.m. There will also be an informational Zoom meeting for parents, community members, and students interested in the Costa Rica trip today at 7 p.m. and a Zoom meeting for the France trip on June 3 at 6 p.m. Please see either Dr. Quinones in room 235 or Ms. Thomas in room 216 for details and to sign up. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 for a meeting of the International Travel Club for more information on Costa Rica and France. We hope to see you there!

The American Sign Language Club will be having our last meeting of the year tomorrow, Thursday the 30th, after school in Mrs. Hyde's room 206. Join us as we celebrate a great year with snacks and games. We hope to see you there!

Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

Today,

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM

Mr. Reilly’s meeting was moved to tomorrow. 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks!

Seniors! Please remove all stickers from your Chromebooks prior to turning your device in on your designated return day. Also, please remember that you must turn in your device, without stickers, and charger to receive your cap and gown and additionally an obligation will be assessed. 

Congratulations to the following students who will be your Senior Class of 2025 officers: President – Ella Shambaugh, Vice President – AJ Grob, Treasurer – Tim Valentine, Secretary – Sydney Beard, Public Relations – Rachel Freeman, Please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 as soon as possible for more information. Thank you!

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Steven Allan Spielberg.  Steven Spielberg, born December 18, 1946, is an American filmmaker. A major figure of the New Hollywood era and pioneer of the modern blockbuster, he is the most commercially successful director in history. He is the recipient of many accolades, including three Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and four Directors Guild of America Awards, as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2006, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Seven of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Maya Lin.  In 1981, a competition was held to determine who would design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Out of the 1,421 submissions, the winner was Yale undergrad Maya Lin. Her memorial design has since been deemed a powerful and important piece of American history. Lin went on in her career to design many more memorials, buildings, and sculptures, many of which incorporate her views on environmentalism.  


Tuesday,  May 28th, Cycle Day 4

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Calling all intrepid travelers interested in the 2025 Costa Rica or potential 2025 France trips! The International Travel Club will be hosting an informational meeting for any students interested in either the Costa Rica or France trips on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 at 3 p.m. There will also be an informational Zoom meeting for parents, community members, and students interested in the Costa Rica trip on May 29th at 7 p.m. and a Zoom meeting for the France trip on June 3 at 6 p.m. Please see either Dr. Quinones in room 235 or Ms. Thomas in room 216 for details and to sign up. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 for a meeting of the International Travel Club for more information on Costa Rica and France. We hope to see you there! 

Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

On Wednesday, May 29th - 

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks! 

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Ruth Handler.  Ruth Handler, who was born in 1916, invented ‘adult’ dolls for children to play with. This was inspired by her daughter. After watching her young daughter ignore baby dolls to instead play with paper doll cutouts of adult women, Handler decided to invent a better doll to make it even more fun to play these games.  On March 9, 1959, Handler and her company, Mattel, introduced Barbie to the world at the annual toy fair in New York. At eleven inches tall and blonde, Barbie was the first mass-produced doll with adult-like features. Barbie and the related products have been wildly popular for decades. It remains one of the top-selling toys in the world.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee.  Born in 1896, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was an American minister and Civil Rights Leader. In addition, Lee was also a brilliant student. While in school, she excelled in English, Latin, and Mathematics. At sixteen years old she was admitted to Barnard College, the women’s college connected to the all-male Columbia University. She was the first Chinese woman to earn a PhD. in economics.  As a leader in the women’s rights movement, she campaigned for women’s suffrage; and even led a parade of nearly 10,000 people through New York.  After her father’s death, Lee took over his role as director of the First Chinese Baptist Church of New York City. She also opened a community center called the Chinese Christian Center. This center was designed to empower the Chinese community by offering a health clinic, a kindergarten, vocational training, and English classes.


Thursday,  May 23rd, Cycle Day 2

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Congratulations to the following NHS officers for next school year:

President - Rory Gannon

Vice President - Eloise Billus

Secretary - Jackson Kane

Treasurer - Tim Valentine


Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

On Wednesday, May 29th - 

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

Calling all intrepid travelers interested in the 2025 Costa Rica or potential 2025 France trips! The International Travel Club will be hosting an informational meeting for any students interested in either the Costa Rica or France trips on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 at 3 p.m. There will also be an informational Zoom meeting for parents, community members, and students interested in the Costa Rica trip on May 29th at 7 p.m. and a Zoom meeting for the France trip on June 3 at 6 p.m. Please see either Dr. Quinones in room 235 or Ms. Thomas in room 216 for details and to sign up. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 30th in room 216 for a meeting of the International Travel Club for more information on Costa Rica and France. We hope to see you there! 

All track athletes are reminded to return their uniforms and banquet forms to Mr. McClymont in room 213. Thanks for your prompt attention to this. 

All library books still on loan are now overdue and obligations are being issued for their replacement costs.  Avoid the obligation by returning the book right away.  The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Mr. Thompson requests to have all overdue materials returned and obligations resolved before summer break. Thanks!  

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Emma Lazarus.  Born in New York City in 1849, she wrote her first poetry at age eleven. She grew up to become one of the first successful and highly visible Jewish American authors. She is most famous for her poem “The New Colossus” (1883). One of the most common stanzas from this poem reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”  It is considered an expression of one of America’s fundamental values related to legal immigration policy. In 1903, her famous sonnet was cast on a bronze plaque and attached to the inner wall of the Statue of Liberty.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Ladda Tammy Duckworth, a retired Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel and Congresswoman currently representing Illinois. Duckworth was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and combat veteran of the Iraq War. In 2004 she lost both legs and some mobility in her right arm when her helicopter was hit. Despite this, Duckworth continued to serve in the Army National Guard, became a member of the House of Representatives, and then a Senator. She is the first Thai American woman and first woman with a disability elected to Congress.  

Memorial Day endures as a holiday which most businesses observe because it marks the unofficial beginning of summer. In 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act, asking people to stop for a moment of silence and remember, at 3:00 PM, those members of the military who died in service to their nation.  On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon.  It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.  The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol.


Wednesday,  May 22nd, Cycle Day 1

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Congratulations to the following NHS officers for next school year:

President - Rory Gannon

Vice President - Eloise Billus

Secretary - Jackson Kane

Treasurer - Tim Valentine


Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

On Wednesday, May 29th - 

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica from June 16-23, 2025, exclusively for high school students! This trip offers a perfect blend of excitement and education, where you can Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture through engaging with local communities and learning about biodiversity and conservation. This trip is not just about thrilling activities and breathtaking natural beauty, but also about making new friends and creating lasting memories. Please see your teacher about getting the link to the google form to fill out today.

All track athletes are reminded to return their uniforms and banquet forms to Mr. McClymont in room 213. Thanks for your prompt attention to this. 

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in playing girls soccer this fall. The meeting will be held this Thursday May 23rd, from 7am-7:20am, in the back left corner of the library.

Good morning/Bonjour Cedar Cliff, this is our last French club of this year so you may want to join us after school tomorrow .  We will be hanging out and enjoying some pizza, so don’t miss out!


In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Ruth Bader Ginsberg; a Supreme Court Justice and the second woman to sit on the court while being the first female Jewish justice. She co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 1970.  Between 1973 and 1976, she argued six cases before the court and won five of them.  Throughout her career on the Supreme Court bench, Bader-Ginsburg became a pop culture icon due to her carefully-crafted and fiery dissents. On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died after a battle with cancer. 

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Celeste Ng.  American writer Celeste Ng is an accomplished novelist and short story writer. Born in Pittsburgh, her parents immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong. Her writing focuses on the Chinese American experience. Her first novel, Everything I Never Told You, won the Amazon Book of the Year award in 2014 and her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was adapted into a miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.  . 

You may be wondering why you will enjoy a four-day weekend at the end of May.  Well, Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2024 will occur on Monday, May 27.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. 


Tuesday,  May 21st, Cycle Day 6

The Colts Anti-Racist Alliance (CARA) Club will be meeting today after school in room 220.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the following NHS officers for next school year:

President - Rory Gannon

Vice President - Eloise Billus

Secretary - Jackson Kane

Treasurer - Tim Valentine


Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

On Wednesday, May 29th - 

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

Attention all Juniors, please check your bz email for a ballot to vote for officers for your senior year. Voting closes at 3pm on Thursday May 23rd.

This is our last week of our fundraiser to benefit the Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. We have only $212 dollars towards our goal of $1,000 dollars so we need your help!  Be sure to bring $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Last chance to win a 2024 Penn State Wrestling Champions Autographed License Plate, or a UFC Bo Nikal autographed Trading Card, or autographed Jason Kelce Mini-Helmet. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, and with any Unified Bocce Team member for tickets. Prize drawing will be live on Wednesday, May 29th. 

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica from June 16-23, 2025, exclusively for high school students! This trip offers a perfect blend of excitement and education, where you can Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture through engaging with local communities and learning about biodiversity and conservation. This trip is not just about thrilling activities and breathtaking natural beauty, but also about making new friends and creating lasting memories. Please see your teacher about getting the link to the google form to fill out today.

All track athletes are reminded to return their uniforms and banquet forms to Mr. McClymont in room 213. Thanks for your prompt attention to this. 

Salt and Light will meet on Wednesday, before school, in room 215. We hope to see you then!

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in playing girls soccer this fall. The meeting will be held this Thursday May 23rd, from 7am-7:20am, in the back left corner of the library.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Louis Brandeis. Born to Jewish immigrant parents in Louisville, Kentucky, Louis Brandeis graduated Harvard Law School at the age of 20 with the highest grade point average in the school’s history. During his years in the private practice of law in Boston, he became known as the “people’s attorney” for his noted pro bono work in the public interest. He supported workers’ rights, championing fair wages and working hours. He was instrumental in creating the legal concept of a “right to privacy” by writing an article on the topic for the Harvard Law Review  in 1890.   In 1916, Brandeis became the first Jew to be nominated to the Supreme Court. During his tenure on the court, he was instrumental in shaping modern American jurisprudence. His principles and ideas on the law, democracy, and society are as relevant and useful today as they were in the first half of the 20th century — a time when individual liberties for average citizens often collided with growing governmental and corporate power.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Ann Curry.  An American journalist, Ann Curry worked as an anchor for NBC News, Dateline NBC, and the Today show. Her reporting on wars and natural disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, was vital to the process of gathering information and bringing aid to the areas. Curry, whose mother is Japanese, has won seven Emmy Awards in her career for her important and heroic coverage. 


Monday,  May 20th, Cycle Day 5

Attention students! Living Arts will be taking place tonight form 6-9 pm.  Work will be showcased from each class in the Technology Education and Art Departments.  Live performances from the Orchestra and Octet will take place as well. We hope you can come out to support and celebrate our creative, talented and hardworking students!

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Any students interested in taking an Acceleration course in summer school, must register by 3pm on May 20th.  Registration information can be found on the district website, your class Schoology page and in the Counseling Office.

Just one more week left in our fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. We have only $212 dollars towards our goal of $1,000 dollars so we need your help!  Be sure to bring $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Last chance to win a 2024 Penn State Wrestling Champions Autographed License Plate, or a UFC Bo Nikal autographed Trading Card, or autographed Jason Kelce Mini-Helmet. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, and with any Unified Bocce Team member for tickets. Prize drawing will be live on Wednesday, May 29th. 

And now a Special announcement from CARA for Cultural Day! We are Congratulating the winners for the Cultural Day raffles! We have Maria Tang who wore a Hanfu which is a traditional dress worn in China. L Musson who wore a Jamaican Kaftan which is a robe-like garment worn for comfort and modesty, originating from various cultures like the Middle East and North Africa. Lastly Andrew Duque who wore the stunning Honduran flag & painted his face with it. Congrats to the winners and thank you to all who participated. Prizes can be picked up from room 220 during 4c.

Congratulations to the following NHS officers for next school year:

President - Rory Gannon

Vice President - Eloise Billus

Secretary - Jackson Kane

Treasurer - Tim Valentine


Attention all students taking advanced classes for next year…the following meetings are taking place for summer work. You are expected to attend…

On Wednesday, May 29th - 

AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP World History with Mr. Reilly in room 220 at 8:45 AM.

Aquaponics with Mr. Weaver for Summer School in room 125 at 1:00 PM 


On Thursday, May 30th 

10th Grade Honors English, Mrs. Hyde in room 206 at 7:45 AM 

AP Chemistry, Mrs. Sellers in room 212 at 8:45 AM

AP Macro Economics, Mr. Hokenbrough in room 215 at 1:00 PM 


On Friday, May 31st

AP Biology, Mrs. Klemunes in room 127 at 7:45 AM 

AP Psychology, Dr. Collier in room 222 at 1:00 PM 

Attention all Juniors, please check your bz email for a ballot to vote for officers for your senior year. Voting closes at 3pm on Thursday May 23rd.

A reminder to all Senior Special Interest students: We will have our end-of-the-year senior special interest student meeting/celebration tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21 at 7:45 AM in the Special Interest room. See you then!

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica from June 16-23, 2025, exclusively for high school students! This trip offers a perfect blend of excitement and education, where you can Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture through engaging with local communities and learning about biodiversity and conservation. This trip is not just about thrilling activities and breathtaking natural beauty, but also about making new friends and creating lasting memories. Please see your teacher about getting the link to the google form to fill out today.

This past Friday and Saturday was the PIAA district 3 track meet at Shippensburg University. Cedar Cliff was represented by Cassandra Nugin, Olivia Walley, and Draelyn Crawford. Please congratulate all three on solid performances. Good job Cassie, Olivia, and Drae!

All track athletes are reminded to return their uniforms and banquet forms to Mr. McClymont in room 213. Thanks for your prompt attention to this. 

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Jonas Salk, a leading scientist in the 20th century. He gained recognition for creating the polio vaccine. After earning his M.D. at New York University in 1939, Dr. Salk interned at Mount Sinai Hospital and then earned a fellowship at the University of Michigan where he studied flu viruses.  In the 1940s, polio became widespread killing millions. Dr. Salk took a position at the University of Pittsburgh in 1947 where he began what would become his history-changing research on polio. He developed a polio vaccine in 1951 and four years later, in 1955, Dr. Salk’s polio vaccine was approved for general use. The vaccine reduced the instances of polio by 90% in a decade.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor David Chang, an Asian American chef, author, podcaster, and restaurateur. He was born on August 5, 1977, in Virginia, USA to an American mother and a Korean father. Creating the Momofookoo restaurant chain is perhaps his biggest and most recognizable achievement. Several well-known restaurants are part of this franchise, including Momofookoo Noodle Bar, Momofookoo Ssäm Bar, and Momofookoo Ko. On November 29, 2020, he became the first celebrity to win the $1,000,000 grand prize from the Southern Smoke Foundation.

Tuesday,  May 14th, Cycle Day 1

Keystone exams will be taking place on May 15th, 16th, and 17th. If you want to know what exams you need to take you can check with your teachers.

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Attention students!  The Living Arts Festival is taking place on Monday, May 20th from 6-9 pm.  Work will be showcased from each class in the Technology Education and Art Departments.  Live performances from the Orchestra and Octet will take place as well. We hope you can come out to support and celebrate our creative, talented and hardworking students!

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Are you a junior who is interested in being a class officer for your senior year?  Please check your bz email for an interest form to fill out.  The deadline to fill out the form is Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 or Mrs. Yamashita in room 130.

Congratulations to the 23 cedar cliff track athletes that participated in the mid penn championship this past Saturday. There were many personal records set by our team. A special congratulations to Draelyn Crawford, Cassandra Nugin, and Olivia Walley who will be competing this Saturday in the District Championship Meet. Finally, a new cedar cliff school record was set this past Saturday. Olivia Walley has the new school record in the 800m with a time of 2 minutes and 18 seconds. Congratulations Olivia!

Attention students taking Wednesday's biology Keystone exam: Are you doing some last minute studying?  If so, there is a list of printouts, handouts and books outside room 124, free for the taking. Take what you need, first come first serve.

And now a Special announcement from CARA for Cultural Day! We are Congratulating the winners for the Cultural Day raffles! We have Maria Tang who wore a Hanfu which is a traditional dress worn in China. L Musson who wore a Jamaican Kaftan which is a robe-like garment worn for comfort and modesty, originating from various cultures like the Middle East and North Africa. Lastly Andrew Duque who wore the stunning Honduran flag & painted his face with it. Congrats to the winners and thank you to all who participated. Prizes can be picked up from room 220 during 4c.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Stan Lee; a Jewish American comic book writer, editor and publisher. He was the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Lee created what fans refer to as the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby created the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and the X-Men.  With Steve Ditko, he created Doctor Strange and Marvel’s most-successful superhero, Spiderman. Lee received several awards for his work, including the National Medal of Arts. Prior to his death in 2018, he founded The Stan Lee Foundation in an effort to promote literacy.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Laurence Yep; a prolific American author of more than 60 children’s and young adult books. He is well known for two of his books, Dragonwings (1975) and Dragon’s Gate (1993), which were both named Newbery Honor books and are part of his Golden Mountain series. In 2005, Yep won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his overall contributions to children’s literature.


Monday,  May 13th, Cycle Day 6

Keystone exams will be taking place on May 15th, 16th, and 17th. If you want to know what exams you need to take you can check with your teachers.

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Attention students!  The Living Arts Festival is taking place on Monday, May 20th from 6-9 pm.  Work will be showcased from each class in the Technology Education and Art Departments.  Live performances from the Orchestra and Octet will take place as well. We hope you can come out to support and celebrate our creative, talented and hardworking students!

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Any students interested in taking an Acceleration course in summer school, must register by 3pm on May 20th.  Registration information can be found on the district website, your class Schoology page and in the Counseling Office.

Attention all juniors in the NHS. Our May meeting has been rescheduled to tomorrow morning, May 14th at 7:10 am in the auditorium. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.


Are you a junior who is interested in being a class officer for your senior year?  Please check your bz email for an interest form to fill out.  The deadline to fill out the form is Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 or Mrs. Yamashita in room 130.


The final meeting of video game club will be today. Hope to see you all in the library from 3-4PM for some gaming and snacks!

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! We are up to $200 towards our goal of 1,000 dollars. Be sure to bring $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. For our Penn State fans a 2024 Wrestling Champions Autographed License Plate, or a UFC Bo Nikal autographed Trading Card, or for that diehard Eagles fan out there, the Eagles Organization has just donated an autographed Jason Kelce Mini-Helmet. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse as well as see any Unified Bocce Team member for tickets.  Help us beat Redland in raising money for Special Olympics as well as helping us meet our goal of $1,000 dollars.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Jerry Lewis, one of the most popular actors and comedians of his time. He was born in 1926 to a family of actors and began his acting career at 16 years. At the age of 20, he began working closely with singer Dean Martin and, by the late 1940s, they had both risen to national fame.  Jerry Lewis was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a recipient of the United States Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Throughout his life, Lewis also raised more than $2 billion dollars for his Muscular Dystrophy Association Charity, Jerry’s Kids.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Salman Amin Khan, an American educator born in 1976.  He is the founder of Khan Academy, a free online non-profit educational platform with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and science. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a private in-person school in Mountain View, California.  As of December 2023, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube has 8.17 million subscribers, and its videos have been viewed more than two billion times. In 2012, Khan was named in the annual publication of time 100. In the same year, he was featured on the cover of Forbes.



Friday,  May 10th, Cycle Day 5

Keystone exams will be taking place on May 15th, 16th, and 17th. If you want to know what exams you need to take you can check with your teachers. 

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Attention all juniors in the NHS. Our May meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday morning, May 14th at 7:10 am in the auditorium. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.

Are you a junior who is interested in being a class officer for your senior year?  Please check your bz email for an interest form to fill out.  The deadline to fill out the form is Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 or Mrs. Yamashita in room 130.

Congratulations to the Cedar Cliff Track Team for a great season. But hold on for just a minute, it's not over yet! This Saturday, 23 track and field athletes will compete in the Mid-Penn Conference Championship Meet. Way to go colts!

The final meeting of video game club will be this Monday the 13th. Hope to see you all in the library from 3-4PM for some gaming and snacks!

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Irving Berlin who was born in Tyumen, Russia on May 11, 1888. Despite not knowing more than the basic principles of music composition, Berlin wrote more than 3,000 songs and produced 17 Hollywood film scores and 21 Broadway scores.  This speaks to the persistent man that was Berlin. He is best known for his hit song “White Christmas,” which, for up to  50 years, was the recognized best-selling music single in any category. Berlin went on to co-found the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). He also founded his own music company and donated millions of dollars in royalties to organizations like the Army Emergency Relief, the Boy and Girl Scouts and more.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Anjali Sud who is an American businesswoman and tech executive of Indian descent. She was born on August 13th, 1983 in Detroit Michigan to Punjabi Hindu immigrants. In July 2017, she was appointed the CEO of Vimeo and still holds the position. Under her leadership, Vimeo has experienced remarkable growth and transformation, becoming a leading platform for video creators and businesses alike.


Thursday,  May 9th, Cycle Day 4

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Mr. Burnham & Mr. Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Last Math & Snacks is today in the cafeteria. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Any students interested in taking an Acceleration course in summer school, must register by 3pm on May 20th.  Registration information can be found on the district website, your class Schoology page and in the Counseling Office.

Hey Colts! Tomorrow is CCHS Cultural Day! We're encouraging students to wear cultural outfits, bring flags for a showcase in the cafeteria, and those wearing cultural clothes can enter a raffle with exciting prizes! You can participate in various ways, whether it's wearing a jersey from a national team, bringing a flag, styling your hair differently, wearing a stunning dress from your heritage, putting on makeup, or face painting your country's flag, etc! For more info, check out the school's Instagram or the CARA board.

Attention all juniors in the NHS. Our May meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday morning, May 14th at 7:10 am in the auditorium. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.

Are you a junior who is interested in being a class officer for your senior year?  Please check your bz email for an interest form to fill out.  The deadline to fill out the form is Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shaub in room 132 or Mrs. Yamashita in room 130.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Stephen Sondheim, a prolific singer born in New York City in 1930. His singing was so good that he won eight Tony awards, an Academy award, eight Grammy awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award and  a Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement award.  His impact was so heartfelt to the extent that he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sondheim wrote lyrics for beloved musicals such as West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies and Into the Woods. His best-known song is  “Send in the Clowns.” Sondheim passed away in November 26, 2021 at the age of 91.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Michelle Wingshan Kwan is a former figure skater and current American Ambassador to Belize. She was born on 7th July 1980 to Chinese parents Danny and Estella Kwan in California. Michelle is known for her exceptional achievements as a professional figure skater. During her industrious career, she won nine national championships, five world titles, and two Olympic medals (silver in 1998, and bronze in 2002) in figure skating.


Wednesday,  May 8th, Cycle Day 3

Attention seniors who took an art class this year!  The art department is sponsoring a senior art picnic.  The picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th over the 4s in the courtyard. See your art teacher for the QR code to sign up for the picnic.  Students need to sign up by May 8th to reserve their spot.

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Last Math & Snacks is this Thursday 5/9 in the cafeteria. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Hey Colts! This Friday is CCHS Cultural Day! We're encouraging students to wear cultural outfits, bring flags for a showcase in the cafeteria, and those wearing cultural clothes can enter a raffle with exciting prizes! You can participate in various ways, whether it's wearing a jersey from a national team, bringing a flag, styling your hair differently, wearing a stunning dress from your heritage, putting on makeup, or face painting your country's flag, etc! For more info, check out the school's Instagram or the CARA board.

Attention all students enrolled in J.R.O.T.C. over the past three years.  The Annual Battalion Awards Ceremony will be held in Gym #2 from 8:45-10:00 AM on Thursday, May 9th.  The uniform for this event is your Class "A" Army Blue uniform.  Parents and Family Members are welcome to attend.

Attention all juniors in the NHS. Our May meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday morning, May 14th at 7:10 am in the auditorium. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel who was a Holocaust survivor, an award-winning novelist, journalist, human rights activist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. In June of 1944, Wiesel and his family were sent to a camp in Auschwitz. This is where he lost his mother and sister while he and his father were sent to a forced labor camp. After being moved to another camp, Wiesel’s father died due to starvation and exhaustion. Wiesel was freed  in 1945 and he  wrote his first novel, Night, in 1958. The novel depicted  the story of the horrors of the Holocaust. Elie lived by the phrase “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Born on September 30th in 1928, he died in July of 2016.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Patsy Mink, an American attorney and politician from the U.S. state of Hawaii. She served in the United States House of Representatives for 24 years as a member of the Democratic Party, initially from 1965 to 1977, and again from 1990 until her death in 2002. She was the first woman of color and the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress, and is known for her work on legislation advancing women's rights and education.

Attention fall athletes. Please report to the auditorium directly after announcements this morning for an informational meeting with the fall coaches.



Tuesday,  May 7th, Cycle Day 2

The Colts Anti-Racist Alliance (CARA) Club will be meeting today after school in room 220.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Attention seniors who took an art class this year!  The art department is sponsoring a senior art picnic.  The picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th over the 4s in the courtyard. See your art teacher for the QR code to sign up for the picnic.  Students need to sign up by May 8th to reserve their spot.

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Attention any girls interested in playing soccer for the Fall of 2024. There will be an informational meeting and meet and greet with Coach Zeiders tomorrow, May 8th at 7AM in the HS Library. 

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Last Math & Snacks is this Thursday 5/9 in the cafeteria. 

The fundraiser to benefit Capital Area Region Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (also known as Area M) is on a roll! Be sure to bring one $1 dollar or scan the QR code for a link to Venmo to buy a chance this week at some fabulous Sports Memorabilia. Raffle tickets can be purchased before class on the first floor, in the lunchroom during the 4’s and in the concourse.  Help us beat Red Land in raising money for Special Olympics as well helping us meet our goal of $1,000.00.  All money raised goes towards allowing Special Olympic athletes to practice, train and compete without paying any money. Thank you for your support, Go Colts!

Any students interested in taking an Acceleration course in summer school, must register by 3pm on May 20th.  Registration information can be found on the district website, your class Schoology page and in the Counseling Office.

Hey Colts! This Friday is CCHS Cultural Day! We're encouraging students to wear cultural outfits, bring flags for a showcase in the cafeteria, and those wearing cultural clothes can enter a raffle with exciting prizes! You can participate in various ways, whether it's wearing a jersey from a national team, bringing a flag, styling your hair differently, wearing a stunning dress from your heritage, putting on makeup, or face painting your country's flag, etc! For more info, check out the school's Instagram or the CARA board.

Attention all students enrolled in J.R.O.T.C. over the past three years.  The Annual Battalion Awards Ceremony will be held in Gym #2 from 8:45-10:00 AM on Thursday, May 9th.  The uniform for this event is your Class "A" Army Blue uniform.  Parents and Family Members are welcome to attend.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Henry Alfred Kissinger who was an American diplomat, political scientist, geopolitical consultant, and politician who served as the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor in the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford between 1969 and 1977.  Born in Germany, Kissinger came to the United States in 1938 as a Jewish refugee fleeing Nazi persecution. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and, after the war, was educated at Harvard University. In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Vietnam ceasefire and subsequent U.S. withdrawal.  He donated all his prize money to charity.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor Chien-Shiung Wu who was a Chinese-American particle and experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion.  This discovery resulted in her colleagues winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics, while Wu herself was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978.

Congratulations to the boy’s volleyball team for defeating Spring Grove last night in 4 sets. Ian McCurdy, Isaac Smith, and Evan Potvin with 16, 11, and 9 kills respectively. Parker Livingston with 2 Aces, and Cayden Holtzapple with 18 Digs.Way to go Colts!

Attention all juniors in the NHS. Our May meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday morning, May 14th at 7:10 am in the auditorium. Officer elections will be held at this meeting.

Attention fall athletes. There will be an informational and signup meeting on Wednesday, May 8th following announcements in the Auditorium. Physical forms and paperwork will be handed out at this time.

Monday,  May 6th, Cycle Day 1

Attention seniors who took an art class this year!  The art department is sponsoring a senior art picnic.  The picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th over the 4s in the courtyard. See your art teacher for the QR code to sign up for the picnic.  Students need to sign up by May 8th to reserve their spot.

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: The biology teachers will continue conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45 daily beginning again on Monday and continuing through Tuesday, May 14th.  Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Attention any girls interested in playing soccer for the Fall of 2024. There will be an informational meeting and meet and greet with Coach Zeiders on Wednesday, May 8th at 7AM in the HS Library. 

Mr Burnham & Mr Nazario are hosting an OPEN MIC night on Friday May 31st from 6pm-9pm. You don’t need to perform to attend - Parents and Friends are all welcome. Anyone Interested in performing should see Mr. Burnham in Room 12 to sign up and get details. 

Hello gamers! We will have our video game club today 3-4 PM in the library. I hope to see you all today in the library!

Last Math & Snacks is this Thursday 5/9 in the cafeteria. 

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we recognize Holocaust survivor and Korean War Veteran Army Corporal Tibor Rubin.  During a 24-hour battle he slowed the advance of an assault of Chinese troops allowing other personnel with the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete their withdrawal successfully. Although he was severely wounded in the battle and subsequently captured by Chinese forces he chose to remain in Chinese prison despite offers of an early release. While detained he risked his own safety by sneaking out at night and breaking into enemy food stores and gardens to find food for other soldiers and providing medical care to the sick and wounded prisoners.  For his heroism and selfless actions, Corporal Rubin was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize Kalpana Chawla who was an Indian-born American astronaut and aerospace engineer and the first woman of Indian origin to fly to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.  Chawla's second flight was on the final flight of Columbia, in 2003. She was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the spacecraft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere on 1 February 2003. Chawla was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.


Thursday,  May 2nd, Cycle Day 5

Prom tickets are currently on sale during all the 4s in the concourse area. No tickets will be sold after May 3rd.

Attention seniors who took an art class this year!  The art department is sponsoring a senior art picnic.  The picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th over the 4s in the courtyard. See your art teacher for the QR code to sign up for the picnic.  Students need to sign up by May 8th to reserve their spot. 

Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: Starting Thursday, the bio teachers are conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45. Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there! 

Salt and Light will meet on Monday, after school! We hope to see you then!

The Colts Anti-Racist Alliance (CARA) Club will be meeting today after school in room 220.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we recognize Albert Abraham Michelson.  An 1873 graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, he moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old and is most well-known as a physicist for his work on measuring the speed of light. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in science. He was the founder and the first head of the physics departments of Case School of Applied Science and the University of Chicago. 

And also, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American to fly in space.  Before becoming an astronaut, Colonel Onizuka had a distinguished career with the United States Air Force, where he served as a flight test engineer and test pilot. At the Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan Air Force Base, he worked in test flight programs and systems security engineering for a variety of aircraft, including the F-84, F-100, F-105, F-111 and A-1. Colonel Onizuka also attended the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. While at the school, he registered more than 1,700 flight hours. After joining NASA and completing astronaut training, Onizuka’s first space mission was aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985.  On January 28, 1986, Onizuka lost his life when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch.

If you are interested in learning about Asian American & Pacific Islander culture & history, Jewish heritage & practices, or just hanging out with friends & eating snacks? Come to room 220 after school to check out today's CARA meeting! All are invited!


Wednesday,  May 1st, Cycle Day 4
Prom tickets are currently on sale during all the 4s in the concourse area. No tickets will be sold after May 3rd.

Attention seniors who took an art class this year!  The art department is sponsoring a senior art picnic.  The picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th over the 4s in the courtyard.
 
Attention students taking the biology Keystone Exam: Starting Thursday, the bio teachers are conducting tutoring sessions after school in room 124 from 3:00 to 3:45. Schedules are posted outside the biology classrooms.  See your bio teacher or Mrs. Plassio for more details. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!
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