Cougar Day at CCHS prepares students for upcoming school year

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By Natasha Colbaugh

A new school year in a new class means new lockers and schedules for Campbell County High School students.

In an effort to prepare students prior to registration, CCHS will be welcoming students at Cougar Day on Thursday and Friday.

Preparation for the students includes school pictures, class schedules, lockers and parking passes for eligible students, according to CCHS bookkeeper Faye Comer.

The portion of Cougar Day devoted to the seniors is Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. These students will have already taken school pictures but will receive parking passes, class schedules, lockers and student handbooks.

Then from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. juniors will take part in their portion of pre-registration, but will also have their school pictures made.

On Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. sophomores are scheduled and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday freshmen are scheduled.

“This is a way of dealing with clerical issues without using instruction time to do so,” said Assistant Principal David Jones.

The Cougar Day is being split into four sessions to accommodate almost 1,400 students. While the day will help every student, Jones anticipates less than 100 percent cooperation because it is a voluntary program.

Pictures of all students except seniors will be taken in the auditorium or another designated area where students will go first. After the pictures students will proceed to the commons area where they will rent lockers and pay for parking passes if eligible.

Locker rental with combination lock is $5 and parking passes are $25.

Handbooks and schedules will be handed out together. All students should thoroughly check their class schedules for any discrepancies, according to Comer.

If classes are not correct on student schedules, then they are directed to make an appointment with the counselors to fix them before school starts.

“Any problems with the schedules can be taken care of the same day,” said Comer.

The handbooks, completely new this year, have educational tips and lists as well as calendar and school policy information.

Cougar Day is intended to prepare students for the upcoming school year, beginning on Aug. 11, with registration. Registration gives students the opportunity to find their classes and meet their teachers. Classes will commence on Aug. 12 with a full day.

County buses will run starting August 11, but it is the parents’ responsibility to bring students to Cougar Day this Thursday and Friday.

Office staff will be conducting all Cougar Day activities.

“We are excited the year has begun and excited about all that is happening at the high school,” said Jones.