Colonia High School Daily Announcments
10/1 - 10/4
To continue to show our support for Team Legrand and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, our school-wide Eric Legrand Walk & Festival will take place on October 9 - that’s next week - during Blocks 2,3, and 4. You may CHOOSE to purchase wristbands for ANY block for a $5 donation. Or, if your ENTIRE class attends, the cost is only $3 per student. Individual tickets go on sale today during lunches - otherwise, talk to your classmates and teachers about attending as a whole class.
The walk and festival will feature live music by Mr. Perrino's guitar club, Italian ice, raffles, games, AND a performance by one of the NJ Pizza Boys! Hope to see you there!
10/2 - 10/4
There will be a meeting for all existing members of the Spanish Honor Society on Friday, 10/4, in Room 212 at 7:15 AM. If you cannot attend please see Mrs. Goros or Mrs. Gardella.
10/2 - 10/8
52 reasons why??? Only one is needed! CHS bELieves!
Next Wednesday Oct. 9, during Blocks 2-4, CHS will gather together together for a fun-filled festival to honor Eric Legrand and to support the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
For a $3 per person class donation, students and staff will enjoy live music by the guitar club, Italian Ices, fresh baked goods, Henna tattoos, competitive games, and a performance by one of the NJ Pizza Boys!
$5 wristbands are on sale today during lunches until October 8, for those not attending as a class.
So whether you choose to bring a blanket to bask in the sun or attempt to overthrow a cornhole champion, your support for Team Legrand WILL prove to Eric that CHS truly DOES BELIEVE!!!
The next 2019 CHS Mini-THON meeting will be on Thursday, October 3rd in cafe 1.
Come to the meeting to continue planning for this event! All students are still welcome to join. For the kids!
10/2 - 10/4
This year’s first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament is set for October 15th
and 16th in the media center right after school. Entry forms are just outside room 128. Entry fees are $3 early or $5 at the tournament. See Mr. Chester with your entry fee and any questions.
The next 2019 CHS Mini-THON bake sale is happening this Friday at the end of the
school day in the front lobby. Come get cookies, brownies, cupcakes and other sweets on your way out to start off your weekend!
Attention all student council members - officers and homeroom representatives - please go to Mr. Hutchinson’s schoolwires page. There, you will find a Remind Code and a Google Classroom code - join both groups please. In Classroom, you will find a list of Homeroom Representatives; please check the list and if there are any errors or omissions, please see Mr. Hutchinson. Also, there is a link to sign up to help out during the Eric LeGrand Walk on 10/9 - sign up today. Lastly, there is a sign up for Shoprite Bagging - all officers and homeroom representatives are expected to sign up. This allows us the freedom to focus on more service projects during the year, so please be sure to sign up. Any questions? See Mr. Hutchinson.
10/3 - 10/4
The CHS PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the clothing drive happening this Saturday, October 5th at Colonia High School. Come to counseling to sign up and earn community service hours.
10/3 - 10/8
Their will be a Mandatory meeting for all Boys interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 Colonia Boys Basketball Team
When: Tuesday, October 8th
1st Meeting 7:15am - 7:30am (Recommended for Fall Athletes)
2nd Meeting 2:35pm - 2:50am
Where: Room 110
** You are Only required to attend one of the above sessions. The morning session is recommended for the students currently participating in a Fall Sport.
**If you do not attend a meeting WILL NOT be permitted to tryout
Any questions please contact or see Coach Rodriguez.
To all students wishing to become FBLA Members: Your application and membership fee is due this Friday, October 4th. Please submit to Mrs. Kenney or Ms. Giraldo in the Business Office.
10/7 - 10/10
Attention all Science National Honors society members. We will be having our first meeting on Thursday October 10th after school at 2:35pm in Cafe 2. This is a mandatory meeting for all members. Please see Mr. Rollis or Mrs. McCoy with any questions.
Attention all film club members, today’s meeting has been cancelled. We will meet again next week. See Mr. Hutchinson if you have any questions.
CHS Mini-THON merchandise, t-shirts, and registration is going on this week! These awesome t-shirts are only $12! Come see Mr. Chester or a Mini-THON committee member to order a shirt. Bring all money, cash or check, to Mr. Chester directly. Money is due by 10/10 for pre-ordering t-shirts. For the Kids!
10/7 - 10/10
This year’s first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament is set for October 15th and 16th in the media center right after school. Entry forms are just outside room 128. Entry fees are $3 early or $5 at the tournament. See Mr. Chester with your entry fee and any questions.
10/9 - 10/10
The next 2019 CHS Mini-THON meeting will be on Thursday, October 10th in cafe 1. Come to the meeting to continue planning for this event! All students are still welcome to join!
10/9 - 10/21
There will be a Colonia Girls Basketball Interest Meeting for the upcoming 2019-2020 season on Monday, October 21 at 230pm in Room 105. Anyone who is interested in trying out must attend. Please see me ASAP if you are unable to attend this meeting.
10/9 - 10/10
Colonia Girls Volleyball Team will play JPS on Thursday at 5:15
This matchup could determine the winner of the GMC’s Red Division.
J.P. Stevens took the first match between the two on Opening Day 25-22, 21-25, 25-19 and that remains Colonia’s only loss. A win for the Hawks on Thursday all but locks up the divisional title, while a victory for Colonia could mean both teams earn a share of the crown.
JPS is currently ranked number 9 in the state. Colonia is ranked 12.
This should be an outstanding match made even better, given what’s at stake.
10/9 - 10/10
A representative from HESSA will be at Colonia High School for a Financial Aid Workshop to go over the FASFA on Thursday, October 10th. This is open to all Woodbridge Townships students and parents. It will begin at 6:30 in the Colonia Auditorium.
10/9 - 10/15
A college fair will be held at Woodbridge High school on Wednesday, October 23rd for seniors. Come to counseling to get a permission slip. Permission slips are due no later than Wednesday, October 16th. No late permission slips will be accepted.
10/9 - 11/1 (Mon / Wed / Fri)
The Ebony Suburbanites have recognized and honored young women and men that have excelled academically and contributed to their communities. The Cotillion, their main event, offers a unique opportunity for their debutantes to raise money for their educational pursuits while developing friendships that will last a lifetime. If you are a female senior with at least a “C” average, a willingness to serve others through civic involvement, and you plan to further her education beyond high school and you are interested in applying, see our counselor for more information.
The Ecology Club will be meeting after school today in Room 133. We will be continuing our work toward earning a bronze award from EcoSchools.
10/9 - 10/28
On Mon. Oct. 28th, a representative from Garden State Equality will be stopping by the Student Led Action Committee meeting to give a presentation on advocacy for the LGBTQ community. All students who are interested are encouraged to attend the presentation after school in room 203 on October 28th.
Let the countdown begin!! There are only five more days until our Team Legrand Harvest Festival AND only two more days to purchase your wristbands! Wristbands will continue on sale during lunches until tomorrow for a donation of $5, unless your class chooses to participate together.
Complete with your favorite backyard games, live music from the guitar club, and a special performance by one of the NJ Pizza Boys, our Team Legrand Harvest Festival will no doubt, offer lots of tricks and treats, but most importantly will show Eric how much CHS cares!
If anyone ordered Krispy Kreme Donuts, they can be picked up after school in the auditorium. Make sure you pick them up before you leave school.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament starts TODAY! Last minute entries are welcome! Bring $3 to the media center right after school. Get ready to play some Smash Bros.!
The Ecology Club will be meeting after school on Wednesday, October 16th in Room 133. New members are welcome.
The next 2019 CHS Mini-THON meeting will be on TODAY, October 17th in cafe 2. Come to the meeting to continue planning for this event! All students are still welcome to join!
10/17 - 11/12
Attention Seniors if you are interested in purchasing a personalized hooded sweatshirt, please see a senior class officer. Cap and Gowns measurement will be held after Fall break on Tuesday, November 12th. Please bring $25 cash only, late fees apply.
10/17 - 10/26
Attention all staff and students, if you are interested in purchasing some Professional Patriots wear, please see Ms. D'Souza, Ms. McNamara or a Tomorrow's Teacher student.
Anyone who ordered apparel from our CTown store, your orders have arrived! Please come to room 126 right after school to pick up your order. See Mrs Economos with any questions.
The next 2019 CHS Mini-THON bake sale is happening this Friday at the end of the school day in the front lobby. Come get cookies, brownies, cupcakes and other sweets on your way out to start off your weekend!
10/17 - 10/26
CHS Mini-THON is hosting the school’s first Trunk-or-Treat to raise money. Pay $5 for a spot, decorate your car, bring some candy, and participate in helping the children celebrate Halloween this year! There will be other activities as well. Come talk to Mr. Chester or a mini-THON leader to get involved!
10/18 - 10/22
It’s that time of year again for the Swimming Patriots to return to the pool. Any returning swimmer or interested athlete looking to join the CHS Swim Team must attend a mandatory pre-season meeting on Wednesday October 23rd at 7:10am in room 107. All required paperwork must be completed prior to the meeting. For more information, please see Coach DeGraw’s google site. Stay up to date with the team on instagram @coloniaswimteam. Many Talents One Family.
10/21 - 10/24
Attention CHS family, on Thursday October 24th, at 6:30 in the evening, we will celebrate the closing of the Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration of music, dance, displays of traditional artifacts and sampling of foods.
Attendance is free of charge.
Come support our school in this evening of entertainment
10/21 - 10/25
There is a community service opportunity on Friday, 10/25 at the Trunk or Treat event at School 27. Students can volunteer any time between the hours of 5-9. More info is on the community service board outside counseling. Sign up in the counseling office.
10/21 - 11/1
Any students interested in participating in the Fandom Club's Thanksgiving Super Smash Brothers tournament should pick up an entry form from Mr. Long in room 203. The tournament will be held on Friday, November 22nd. Hope to see you there!
Attention film club members: The meeting originally scheduled for today has been moved to tomorrow (Tuesday) this week. Please see Mr. Hutchinson if you have any questions.
There will be a Fashion Club meeting Tuesday, October 22 after school in cafeteria 1. New members welcome.
10/22 - 10/25:
CHS Mini-THON is hosting the school’s first Trunk-or-Treat on October 26th from 2 to 6 PM! Pay $5 for a spot, decorate your car, bring some candy, and participate in helping the children celebrate Halloween this year! There will be other activities as well. Please show up around 1:45. Come talk to Mr. Chester or a mini-THON leader to get involved!
10/22 - 10/23
The CHS Mini-THON is raising money to help fight childhood cancer on Thursday, October 24th by using paper diamonds. These are for you to show your support for $1 each! Your support goes a long way, so don’t forget to bring in a dollar on October 24th!
10/22 - 10/23
The Ecology Club will be meeting after school on Wednesday, October 23rd in Room 133. New members are welcome.
Attention all film club members: There will be a meeting today immediately after school in room 201. Anyone interested is encouraged to join the club - new members are always welcomed. The meeting will last until 3:30pm - so please plan accordingly. Any questions? See Mr. Hutchinson.
Today is Mole Day, a counting unit in Chemistry!! Come by during lunches and check out the science national honor society presentations, demonstrations, and games! Prizes will be awarded!
10/22 - 10/28
There will be an informational meeting for any boy or girl interested in joining the winter track team on Tuesday, 10/29 in the gym. Please stop by between 7:10 and 7:40am to get information. See Coach Hennessy or Coach Quick with any questions.
10/22 - 10/25
There will be practice for the Induction Ceremony for ALL NEW INDUCTEES and existing members of the Spanish Honor Society on Friday, 10/25, from 8:30-9:15 and on Monday, 10/28, during second block in the Auditorium.
The Girls Volleyball Team reached the county finals yesterday by beating Piscataway in straight sets.The finals are set for tomorrow at Middlesex County College at 2:00Colonia will play against arch rival J. P. Stevens.Colonia will have a fan bus to Middlesex County College. It’s a blue out !! Bus leaves at 12:45. See Coach Blash TODAY. First Come, First Serve.
There will be a Fashion Club meeting on Tuesday 10/29 directly after school in Cafeteria 1. New members are welcome.
10/28 - 11/1
Urban Air in Avenel is hosting a spirit night for the CHS Mini-THON on Monday, November 4th! Come between 4 and 8 PM, and make sure to mention the CHS Mini-THON for 20% of the ticket proceeds to help fight childhood cancers!
10/28 - 11/1
Registration for the CHS Mini-THON is open! Come see Mr. Chester for a form or take one from outside room 128. Return the form to Mr. Chester as soon as you can. Come join us on November 15th for a night full of fun!
Attention film club members: There is a meeting today in room 201 immediately after school for all members - old and new. The meeting will last until 3:30pm, so please plan accordingly. Any questions? See Mr. Hutchinson.
It's time to rhyme
for the Multicultural club to shine
So let's meet and greet
on Wednesday, October 30
in Room 230 at 2:30
10/29 - 10/30
The Ecology Club will be meeting after school on Wednesday in Room 133. We will be continuing our work toward earning an EcoSchool award as well as transplanting our seedlings. New members are always welcome.
10/29 - 10/31
Attention all students taking AP Exams. This is a reminder that registration and payment for AP Exams is due by Thursday, October 31st. If you will not be taking one of you AP Exams please see Ms. Galvin. If you have any questions or need any assistance registering please come to Counseling.
10/31 - 11/15
Attention Juniors and Seniors:
Anyone considering a career in Automotive Technology see Miss Giordano over the next week to sign up and speak with an admissions representative from Brookdale Community College.
Happy Halloween to all! The Science National Honors Society will be hosting a bake sale after school today! Come enjoy some home-baked treats!!
The next CHS mini-THON meeting will be TODAY directly after school in Cafe 1! There are only 2 more weeks until this fun event happens! Please come to the meeting if you can. Remember, all money goes to Four Diamonds to help fight childhood cancers. For the kids!