Community High School

Ann Arbor Public Schools

CHS Office 734-994-2025

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  • Incoming 9th graders: Check out this short video in which Rachel Dewoskin shares the five things you need to know about BLIND, which is assigned summer reading. It will help you appreciate the book and make you want to read it right away!

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  • Split Enrollment: Community students who want to split enroll at Huron, Pioneer, or Skyline may do so beginning on August 22 at 8:00 AM. To view the schedules, see Brian or John in the CHS counseling office starting Thursday, August 18, at 9:30 AM.

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  • Check out pictures from our May 6, 2016 prom on MLive!

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  • Picture Day is Friday September 9. All students must have their picture taken for their I.D.

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  • The Community High Jazz combo Tempus Fugit has just won a major, international award: The Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance Award in the High School Combo contest. This is the biggest worldwide high school contest for our genre. Please congratulate these terrific students. They are so dedicated and hard-working, and they have a wonderful chemistry in the classroom and on the bandstand.

    Tempus Fugit's members are: Erez Dessel, Piano; Danny Freiband, Guitar; Seamus Lynch, Bass; Jonathan Lynn, Alto Saxophone; Aidan Wada-Dawson, Alto and Tenor Saxophones; Aaron Willette, Drums

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  • The Communicator (online) and The Communicator (print magazine) won the Spartan Award (the highest award in the state for publications) from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association on April 21, 2016. Communicator students also won 40 state awards. Please help congratulate these hard-working students: Kelly Arnold, Carson Borbely, Kate Burns, Conan Cekola, Olivia Comai, Hannah Davis, Mary DeBona, Erez Dessel, Sabina Fall, Matthew Ferraro, Cameron Fortune, Danny Freiband, Andrew Gechter, Matty Hack, Madeline Halpert, Alexandra Hobrecht, Grace Jensen, Grace Koepele, Anurima Kumar, Ruby Lowenstein, Frances Mackercher, KT Meono, Eleanor Olsen, Caroline Phillips, Natalie Potter, Angel Rich, Eva Rosenfeld, Hannah Rubenstein, Andreea Serban, Sophia Simon, Eliza Upton, Sam Uribe, Abe Weiner

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  • The following Community Artists were chosen to exhibit in the 34th Annual Potential Art exhibition@ The Neutral Zone. This prestigious, juried art competition showcases some of the most current and competent work by Washtenaw County area teens. This year eight CHS artists were accepted to the show. Please join us in congratulating:

    • Molly Prochaska: Best in Photography
    • Ada banks: Senior Portfolio-Photography
    • Eleanor Olson: Drawing
    • Olivia Comai: Drawing/Painting
    • Maddie McCarver: Digital Photography
    • Carl Kurtz: Drawing
    • Mira Simonton-Chao: Film Photography
    • Chloe DiBlassio: Drawing

     The exhibition continues at the Neutral Zone until Thursday April 28.
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  • A BIG shout out to Eleanor Olson, CHS Senior, who has just been awarded 1st prize in the Congressional Art Competition! Eleanor's colored pencil drawing titled "Koi Fish" was chosen as Best in Show from a field of high school artists from the entire southeast Michigan congressional district. Her piece will hang in Washington for the entire year. Congratulations Eleanor!

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  • Congratulations to the CHS poets who performed on April 14 in the 2016 City-Wide Poetry Slam! Carson Borbely (senior) tied for first place and Eleanor Olson (senior) placed in the top five. Also performing were Angel Rich (senior), Natalie Delph (senior), and Aris Chalin (freshperson). Way to represent, poets!

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  • AAPS Home Building program students performed at the SkillsUSA Michigan Leadership and Skills Conference April 8-10. The Teamworks crew of foreman and carpenter Ryan Snuverink (Skyline), plumber Nathan Weinert (Skyline), electrician Will Jones (Community), and brick mason Alex McMath (Pioneer) brought home the silver medal for second place in a tough two day competition of extemporaneous presentation, plan reading, and hands-on construction. Congratulations Will and teammates!

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  • CHS graduate Spencer MacDonald made the Kalamazoo semi-pro soccer team Kalamazoo FC. His team will be playing the Ann Arbor Football Club on May 13 in Ann Arbor. Read more and check out a YouTube clip of Spencer at http://www.kalamazoofc.net/kzfc-welcomes-spencer-macdonald/.

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  • Congratulations to Graphic Design students! 

    The CHS Graphic Design class, taught by Elena Flores, along with other young people throughout Washtenaw County, were asked by a group of researchers at The University of Michigan to design a logo for their new international network focusing on forests and climate change issues. The initiative is called Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement (FLARE). The group's mission reflects issues of social and environmental sustainability and the role of forests in sustainability.

    Over 250 entries were submitted. All submissions were judged anonymously by a panel of professional designers and professors. CHS senior Alex Spranger won a $50 3rd Place award and freshman Logan Gorman won an Honorable Mention for their unique graphic designs. Elena and the students will be attending a ceremony at UM on Thursday March 17. 

    Congratulations Logan and Alex, as well as the other CHS graphic designers, for a job well done!!!!

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  • Congratulations to Community and Pioneer jazz musicians for their excellence in performing at the 36th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival on March 12! Our students won awards in many areas:

    "Top Soloist" Award (entire festival's combo competition): Erez Dessel

    "Top Combo of Festival" (performed in evening concert): Community High's Tempus Fugit (Erez Dessel, Jonathan Lynn, Aidan Wada-Dawson, Danny Freiband, Seamus Lynch, Aaron Willette)

    "Outstanding Combo" (two of four named in competition):

    • Community High's Jamage Control (Aidan Cotner, Patrick Kollman, Avery Farmer, Mohan Ritsema, Mason Cox)
    • Community High's Kerrytown Cookers (Clarence Collins III, Sam Uribe, Mei Semones, Kai McKenney, Harry Croley, Ian Unsworth)

    "Outstanding Soloist" Awards earned by CHS students: Lucas Atkinsmith, Clarence Collins, Mei Semones, Patrick Kollman, Aidan Cotner, Aidan Wada-Dawson, Jonathan Lynn, Erez Dessel, Seamus Lynch

    Pioneer High also competed in the big band competition and was named an "Outstanding Big Band."

    "Top Soloist" Award (entire festival's big band competition): Jonathan Lynn (split-enrolled CHS and Pioneer)

    "Big Band Outstanding Soloist" Awards: Mohan Ritsema, Seamus Lynch (split-enrolled), Clarence Collins III, Patrick Kollman (split-enrolled), Jonathan Lynn (split-enrolled)

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to the CHS Mock Trial Team for winning at the Regional Tournament on February 27. Both the A and B teams are advancing to the State Finals on March 19 where they will compete with 8 other teams for a spot in the National Mock Trial Tournament.

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Welcome

Welcome back! Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. We will begin the day at 8:00 AM with our traditional Opening Day Ceremony at St. Andrew’s Church (across Division St. from the school). All students will receive a copy of their schedule from their forum leader right after the ceremony.

 
Our Mission: CHS is a rigorous academic college preparatory magnet school which encourages students to use the entire community as a resource for study and fosters the development of independent learners who practice personal and social responsibility as they prepare for their post-secondary experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 Community High School
411 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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