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Tracy Skeens

Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.

  • Mrs. Houston has emailed students in grades 10-13 who have a C-, D, or F in a college course on the 2nd set of college progress reports. Weekly lab hours have been assigned to students depending on their course average.  Weekly lab hours and check-in conferences are mandatory for identified students through the last day of classes on April 29th.  Failure to comply with school policies may result in losing sponsorship for college courses for the current spring semester along with restricted access to college courses during the fall semester.  *All absences for lab hours should be made up BEFORE APRIL 29th or the student should not register for Fall semester college courses. 

  • Mitchell Summer 2024 courses: (not recommended if traveling out of state/country this summer). Summer registration took place during the first week of April. Any changes to summer Mitchell schedules must go through Mrs. Houston.

  • Mitchell Fall 2024 courses: 

-Grades 11-13 will self-register in self-service for the Fall 2024 session on April 29. All students should have a total of 4 courses for the Fall 2024 semester.  To overload or underload, the student must have approval signatures on their MCC registration card BEFORE April 29th registration. Signed MCC registration cards are due to Houston by May 3rd.

-Grades 9-10 will register with Mrs. Houston for Fall 2024 session on April 30 during English class. These students should NOT self-register.  MCC registration cards should be signed by the student & parent by April 29th.


 

This week….

Mon, April 22:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Slaughter’s room, A311)

 

Tues, April 23:

-Grades 9-12 House Meetings from 12:30-1pm

 

Wed, April 24:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Slaughter’s room, A311) 

 

Thurs, April 25:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. April 26:

-normal block schedule 

-Graduate House Picnic from 1:30-2:15pm (attendance required, “Class of 2024” shirts will be distributed to graduates) 

-Footloose Musical in Mac Gray Auditorium. Tickets purchased at the door, $7 (cash only)

 

***Check out this FREE, LIVE online tutoring program for high school courses through each student’s ISS Classlink dashboard, click on “Varsity Tutors” icon. From there, the student can live chat with a tutor or request feedback on an essay/paper.


 

Upcoming Calendar items:

-April 29- last day of Mitchell classes for the 16-week session. 

 

-April 29- Grades 11-13 should self-register through Self Service for the Fall 2024 semester at Mitchell College.

 

-April 30- Grades 9-10 will register during English class with Mrs. Houston’s assistance.  These students should NOT self-register.  

 

-April 30- Spirit night & bake sale at Randy's BBQ in Statesville from 4:00-8:00 pm.  A portion of all sales will go back to Crossroads to help students pay for FBLA Nationals. 

 

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams. Be sure to use the final exam schedule to determine exam dates and times.  Most exams do not occur during normal class times. 

 

-May 6- N4 Seat time waiver request form and medical documentation is due to Mrs. Gonzalez for absences during 4th quarter. 

 

-May 7- Full House meeting for grades 9-13 from 12:30-2:30pm for Graduate Awards and yearbook distribution.

 

-May 9- Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal to graduates. 

 

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required. 

 

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided on MCC’s website.  

 

-May 14-20- Any freshman registered to take a Mitchell summer course must attend the ACA 111 prep course each afternoon after finals from May 14-20.  No absences are allowed. 

 

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  Buses will run at 1:15pm on May 16, 17, 20.


 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. Biology EOC Review/Prep with Ms. Simmons during lunch block on May 6, 8, 10, 13. Afterschool sessions will be on May 9 & 13.  

 

2. High School Musical Musical in Mac Gray Auditorium:  Friday, April 27th at 7pm, Saturday, April 27th at 2pm, and Saturday, April 27th at 7pm.  Admission is $7 (cash only)  

 

3. Student Council is collecting used Kcups for a composting project over the next few weeks.  The Kcup donations should not be more than 3 days past their used date.  Kcups should be dropped off in Mrs. Bedard’s classroom.  

 

4. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtain a packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, parent consent, and billing must be completed before the day of the clinic. *The deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

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Tracy Skeens

Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.

  • Mrs. Houston has emailed emailed students in grades 10-13 who have a C-, D, or F in a college course on the 2nd set of college progress reports. Weekly lab hours have been assigned to students depending on their course average.  Weekly lab hours and check-in conferences are mandatory for identified students through the last day of classes on April 29th.  Failure to comply with school policies may result in losing sponsorhsip for college courses for the current spring semster along with restricted access to college courses during fall semester.  

  • Mitchell Summer 2024 courses: (not recommended if traveling out this summer)

Grades 11-13 will self-register in self-service for fall 2024 session on April 29. All students should have a total of 4 courses for Fall 2024 semester.  To overload or underload, the student must have approval signatures on their MCC registration card BEFORE April 29th registration. 

Grades 9-10 will register with Mrs. Houston for fall 2024 session on April 30 during English class. 

 

Mon, April 15:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery rom 3:20-4:20pm (Skeens room, E318)

 

Tues, April 16:

-normal block schedule 

 

Wed, April 17:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Skeens room, A318) 

 

Thurs, April 18:

-normal block schedule 

-Senior Honors Dance Concert in Mac Gray Auditorium. $5 admission per person. 

 

Fri. April 19:

-Early release day for early college with a modified schedule. Students dismiss at 1:15pm.

-Crossroads Talent Show/Full House in Mac Gray Auditorium from 12:15-1:15pm. 

 

*Check out this FREE online tutoring program for K-12 courses: Varsity Tutors Info

 

Upcoming Calendar items:

 

-April 29- last day of Mitchell classes for the 16 weeks session. 

 

-April 29- Grades 11-13 wil self register for the Fall 2024 semester at Mitchell. 

 

-April 30- Grades 9-10 will register during English class with Mrs. Houston’s assistance.  

 

-April 30- Spirit night & bake sale at Randy's BBQ in Statesville from 4:00-8:00 pm.  A portion of all sales will go back to Crossroads to help students pay for FBLA Nationals. 

 

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams. Be sure to use the final exam schedule to determine exam dates and times.  Exams do not occur during normal class times. 

 

-May 6- N4 Seat time waiver request form and medical documentation is due to Mrs. Gonzalez for absences during 4th quarter. 

 

-May 7- Full House meeting for grades 9-13 from 12:30-2pm for Graduate Awards and yearbook distribution.

 

-May 9- Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal to graduates. 

 

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required. 

 

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

 

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  




 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. Biology EOC Review/Prep with Ms. Simmons during lunch block on May 6, 8, 10, 13. Afterschool sessions will be on May 9 & 13.  

 

2.  Beta Club meeting on Wed, April 17 from 10:55-11:15 am in the SHS Media Center. 

 

3.  Senior Honors Dance Concert on Thurs, April 18 at 7pm in Mac Gray Audiorium.  $5 admission fee.  

 

4. Student Council is collecting used Kcups for a composting project over the next few weeks.  The Kcup donations should not be more than 3 days past their used date.  Kcups should be dropped off in Mrs. Bedard’s classroom.  

 

5. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: April 8-12

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

 

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​Mrs. Houston has emailed emailed students in grades 10-13 who have a C-, D, or F in a college course on the 2nd set of college progress reports. Weekly lab hours have been assigned to students depending on their course average.  Weekly lab hours and check-in conferences are mandatory for identified students through the last day of classes on April 29th.  Failure to comply with school policies may result in losing sponsorhsip for college courses for the current spring semster along with restricted access to college courses during fall semester.  
  •  
  • M​​​​​​​itchell Summer 2024 courses: (not recommended if traveling out this summer)
  •  
  • Grades 11-13 self-registered for the summer 2024 session on April 1st.  
  • Grades 9-10 registered with Mrs. Houston on April 2nd. 
  • Students must meet eligibility requirements at the end of the spring semester to take summer college courses.  If a student is not eligible, they will receive an email from Mrs. Houston by May 30th with an update that their summer college course(s) have been dropped due to academic performance and/or attendance reasons.  
  • M​​​​​​​itchell Fall 2024 courses: MCC registration cards due to Houston by May 3rd:
  •  
  • Grades 11-13 will self-register in self-service for fall 2024 session on April 29. All students should have a total of 4 courses for Fall 2024 semester. To overload or underload, the student must have approval signatures on their MCC registration card BEFORE April 29th registration.
  • Grades 9-10 will register with Mrs. Houston for fall 2024 session on April 30 during English class. 

 

Mon, April 8:

-normal block schedule 

-UNC Charlotte field trip for Career Management & Project Management students

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Simmons room, A307)

 

Tues, April 9:

-Grades 9-12 have House meetings from 12:30-1pm

 

Wed, April 10:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Simmons room, A307) 

 

Thurs, April 11:

-normal block schedule 

-SHS Spring Chorus Concert in Mac Gray Auditorium 

 

Fri. April 12:

-normal block schedule

 

*Check out this FREE online tutoring program for K-12 courses: Varsity Tutors Info


 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-April 19- Crossroads annual talent show and early release day. Students dismiss at 1:15pm.  

-April 29- last day of Mitchell classes for the 16 weeks session. 

 

-April 29- Grades 11-13 wil self register for the Fall 2024 semester at Mitchell. 

 

-April 30- Grades 9-10 will register during English class with Mrs. Houston’s assistance.  

 

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams. Be sure to use the final exam schedule to determine exam dates and times.  Exams do not occur during normal class times. 

 

-May 6- N4 Seat time waiver request form and medical documatation is due to Mrs. Gonzalez for absences during 4th quarter. 

 

-May 7- Full House meeting for grades 9-13 from 12:30-2pm for Graduate Awards and yearbook distribution.

 

-May 9- Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal to graduates. 

 

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required. 

 

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

 

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  



 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. A HUGE shout out to Mr. Eichberg & the prom committee for planning and hosting our prom on Saturday, April 6th.  We had 191 attendees at the prom, along with numerous staff.  Photos will be posted on our Crossroads social media pages & website.

 

2.  Student Council meeting on Monday, 4/8 at 3:15pm. 

 

3.  FBLA meetings on Wed, 4/10 and Fri, 4/12 during lunch block. 

 

4. Student Council is collecting used Kcups for a composting project over the next few weeks.  The Kcup donations should not be more than 3 days past their used date.  Kcups should be dropped off in Mrs. Bedard’s classroom.  

 

5. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

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Tracy Skeens

Graduation Activities May 2024

1. Graduation from MCC:

Application for Mitchell graduation will be automatic.  We will double check to make sure your name is on the list.  You should receive an email from the registrar confirming graduation and will have specific information about graduation. Please check any emails from Mrs. Houston. 

2. Cap and Gown info:

All caps and gowns must be ordered from the MCC bookstore. Pay for caps/gowns/tassel at MCC bookstore. Graduates are encouraged to purchase their cap & gowns as soon as they are available for purchase in mid/late February. Graduates will need to get these from the MCC bookstore regardless of whether or not you are graduating from Mitchell It is what we use for high school graduation as well. 

The MCC tassel is burgundy.  The Crossroads tassel is red. Crossroads will provide your high school tassel as part of your graduation fees.  

The cost of the cap, gown and tassel set is $46.84 plus $3.16 tax = $50.00. The set will be available for purchase from the College Bookstore beginning on Monday, February 19. All purchases are final.

Graduation announcements and diploma frames are available for purchase at the College Bookstore. 

Mitchell Bookstore hours:

Monday – Thursday……….8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday………………….......8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with no evening hours

 

Mitchell Class ring information and sales: There will be a flier sent by email to all prospective Mitchell Community College graduates advertising a new event for purchasing class rings. Please check your Mitchell email in March to sign up for a one on one time with the sales representative from Herff Jones. 

3. High School Graduation fees: 

High school graduation fees are $40. Please give this money to Mrs. Goforth, or online, by 3:00 on Friday, March 31, 2023. December Graduates need to pay this before Jan 1.        

 All fees must be paid, computers and cords returned, Mitchell textbooks returned, and entry cards returned in order to walk at graduation. 

4. Crossroads Announcements and rings:

 High school graduation announcements are available at any online printing company (vistaprint, Shutterfly, etc.) or students may order through local merchants (Walgreens, Walmart, etc.). Class rings may be purchased through any jewelry store. Crossroads does not have standard announcements or rings. 

 

5. Awards Day:

Awards day is Tuesday, May 7tth from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Parents and friends can be invited. 

In preparation for Awards Day, Dr. Riley needs to know your plans/next steps after graduation (workforce, military, trade school, transferring to university/college, etc).  Please include details such as:  which school you will be attending, your major, and any scholarships awarded. Please email this information to Dr. Riley by April 26 th or you can add it to the next steps spreadsheet by April 24.  Continue to update Dr. Riley as time goes on.  

6. Mandatory High School Graduation practice:  

Please be in the lobby of Mac Gray Auditorium on Thursday, May 9 at 8:30 AM for a handheld breakfast, followed by practice at 9:00 AM. You will receive tickets for graduation at the end of practice. Students are required to attend practice in order to walk in the ceremony. Bring your cap and gown for the group photo.  

 

7. Graduation day(s):  

Crossroads graduation ceremony date: Friday, May 10 at 4 pm in Mac Gray Auditorium at our Crossroads campus. 

Crossroads graduation ceremony will begin at 4:00 PM and should last about 1 hour. Graduates need to report to SHS main gym lobby by 3:30 PM, ready and in your cap and gown. Ladies should wear a nice dress/dress pants and dress shoes appropriate for walking up/down stairs. Gentlemen should wear a collared shirt, dark pants, and dress shoes. No flip flops or tennis shoes will be allowed. The program will have your legal name in it, but if you want a different name called out, you must have a parent email Mr. Williams with the name you want to be announced.  

MCC graduation ceremony date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 

Time: 9 a.m. or 12 p.m.

Location:   Mooresville Performing Arts CenterMore information has been shared from Mitchell through MCC email and their MCC website.  Participants must sign up through MCC’s link on their website.  Only 150 graduates are scheduled for each ceremony.  Students should sign up asap if they have not already done so.  

 Curriculum Graduation web page

 

8.  Tickets for Crossroads Graduation Ceremony on May 9 at 4pm:

● Each graduating student will receive 10 tickets at Graduation practice on May 9th. Each guest must have a ticket to gain admittance. 

 

9. All fees must be paid, computers and cords returned, Mitchell textbooks returned, and entry cards returned in order to walk at graduation. 

 

10. If you are currently taking a high school course, you must return and complete your exams for that course before receiving your diploma.  

 

11Graduates can pick up your actual high school diploma on May 24th from Crossroads.  We will send your official final high school transcript to the school of your choice around the first week of June. 

12. Official Mitchell transcripts can be obtained from: 

Official curriculum transcript requests for current or previous Mitchell Community College students are handled through the National Student Clearinghouse. Please click on this link: https://tsorder.studentclearinghouse.org/school/ficecode/00294700

If you need an unofficial copy of your transcript please email records@mitchellcc.edu. Please include in your email a copy of a photo id.

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: April 1-5

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​The 2nd set of MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • ​​​​​​​Grades 11-13: Mitchell's advising & registration procedures for summer 24 & fall 24 semesters were shared with grades 11 & 12 during the House meeting on Tues, Feb. 27th.  Grades 11-12 and any returning grade 13 students should contact their MCC advisor to schedule an advising appointment during March.  Students should work on completing their MCC registration card BEFORE the registration window opens. The registration card includes mandatory signatures and procedures for accessing college courses.  Grades 11-13 will self-register for summer session on April 1st through Self Service.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to take summer courses. 
  • ​​​​​​​Grades 9 & 10 students will meet with Mrs. Houston, our MCC liaison, during March to review college registration procedures for the summer 24 & fall 24 semesters.  MCC registration cards will be dispersed to students.  Students must meet eligibility requirements for summer and/or fall college registration. Grades 9 &10 will register for summer courses during English class with the assistance of Mrs. Houston on April 2nd.  Students are NOT required to take college courses during the summer session.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to take summer courses.  

Mon, April 1:

-Grades 11-13: self-registration for summer 24 classes (See Houston's email for detailed instructions)

-No classes at Crossroads, MCC is in session as normal today.  

 

Tues, April 2:

-normal block schedule

 

Wed, April 3:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Lopez’s classroom)

 

Thurs, April 4:

-Normal block schedule 

 

Fri. April 5:

-normal block schedule

 

*Check out this FREE online tutoring program for K-12 courses: Varsity Tutors Info



 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-April 1- MCC summer registration date for grades 11-13

April 2- MCC summer registration date for grades 9-10

-Apr 6- Early College prom

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams 

-May 6- N4 Seat time waiver request form and medical documatation is due to Mrs. Gonzalez for absences during 4th quarter. 

-May 5-11- Mitchell final exam window.  Students must provide a medical excuse to reschedule finals with their college instructor.  

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required.  Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal.  

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  



 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1. Congratulations to the FBLA members on their performance during the FLBA state competition!  We have 7 students who qualified for nationals!!!!

 

2. Student Council is collecting used Kcups for a composting project over the next few weeks.  The Kcup donations should not be more than 3 days past their used date.  Kcups should be dropped off in Mrs. Bedard’s classroom.  

 

3. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

4. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: March 25-29

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

 

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​The 2nd set of MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • G​​​​​​​rades 11-13: Mitchell's advising & registration procedures for summer 24 & fall 24 semesters were shared with grades 11 & 12 during the House meeting on Tues, Feb. 27th.  Grades 11-12 and any returning grade 13 students should contact their MCC advisor to schedule an advising appointment during March.  Students should work on completing their MCC registration card BEFORE the registration window opens. The registration card includes mandatory signatures and procedures for accessing college courses.  Grades 11-13 will self-register for summer session on April 1st through Self Service.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to take summer courses. 
  • G​​​​​​​rades 9 & 10 students will meet with Mrs. Houston, our MCC liaison, during March to review college registration procedures for the summer 24 & fall 24 semesters.  MCC registration cards will be dispersed to students.  Students must meet eligibility requirements for summer and/or fall college registration. Grades 9 &10 will register for summer courses during English class with the assistance of Mrs. Houston on April 2nd.  Students are NOT required to take college courses during the summer session.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to take summer courses.  

Mon, March 25:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Eichberg’s classroom)

 

Tues, March 26:

-Grades 9-12 have House Meetings from 12:30-1pm

 

Wed, March 27:

-normal block schedule 

 

Thurs, March 28:

-Normal block schedule 

 

Fri. March 29:

-Crossroads is closed, but MCC is operating as normal today. 

 

***Check out this FREE online tutoring program for K-12 courses: Varsity Tutors Info


 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-March 1-29- Mitchell’s advising month for summer 2024 & fall 2024 semesters 

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 6- Early College prom

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams 

-May 6- N4 Seat time waiver request form and medical documatation is due to Mrs. Gonzalez for absences during 4th quarter. 

-May 5-11- Mitchell final exam window.  Students must provide a medical excuse to reschedule finals with their college instructor.  

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required.  Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal.  

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1. Congratulations to the FBLA members on their performance during the FLBA state competition!  We have 7 students who qualified for nationals!!!!

2. Student Council is collecting used Kcups for a composting project over the next few weeks.  The Kcup donations should not be more than 3 days past their used date.  Kcups should be dropped off in Mrs. Bedard’s classroom.  

3. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

4. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat 

Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: March 18-22

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may NOT request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  • ​​​​​​​The 2nd set of MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • Grades 11-13: Mitchell's advising & registration procedures for summer 24 & fall 24 semesters were shared with grades 11 & 12 during the House meeting on Tues, Feb. 27th.  Grades 11-12 and any returning grade 13 students should contact their MCC advisor to schedule an advising appointment during March.  Students should work on completing their MCC registration card BEFORE the registration window opens. The registration card includes mandatory signatures and procedures for accessing college courses.  
  • ​​​​​​​Grades 9 & 10 students will meet with Mrs. Houston, our MCC liaison, during March to review college registration procedures for the summer 24 & fall 24 semesters.  MCC registration cards will be dispersed to students.  Students must meet eligibility requirements for summer and/or fall college registration. 

Mon, March 18:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Bedard’s classroom)

 

Tues, March 19:

-Report Card distribution day. Students will pick up report cards from House advisors from 3:05-3:15pm

-Normal block schedule

 

Wed, March 20:

-Normal block schedule for Crossroads classes.  SHS will have an ER day so students with 3rd & 4th block SHS classes will report to seminar A/B during these blocks. 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Bedard’s classroom)

 

Thurs, March 21:

-Normal block schedule 

 

Fri. March 22:

-ER day with a modified schedule and House from 12:30-1:15pm.

-Prom payments & prom permission forms are due to the Crossroads office today. 

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-March 1-29- Mitchell’s advising month for summer 2024 & fall 2024 semesters 

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 6- Early College prom

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams 

-May 5-11- Mitchell final exam window.  Students must provide a medical excuse to reschedule finals with their college instructor.  

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required.  Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal.  

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1. Congratulations to the Battle of the Books participants on placing 2nd in the district-wide competition last Wednesday!  These students read 16 books to prepare for this competition.  

2. FBLA meetings Mon-Wed to prep for the state leadership conference on Thurs-Sat.  

3. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

4. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat 

Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures. 

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: March 11-15

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

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    MCC has sent progress reports for 16-week courses to Crossroads.  Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences have been assigned to students who have C-, D, F, attendance issues, and/or students who are on academic probation. Lab hours started the week of Feb 19-23. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 

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    MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may NOT request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 

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    The 2nd set of MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 

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    Grades 11-13: Mitchell's advising & registration procedures for summer 24 & fall 24 semesters were shared with grades 11 & 12 during the House meeting on Tues, Feb. 27th.  If you were absent for House on 2/27, email Mrs. Houston directly to schedule a make-up session.

  • *Grades 11-12 and any returning grade 13 students should contact their MCC advisor to schedule an advising appointment during March.  Students should work on completing their MCC registration card BEFORE the registration window opens. The registration card includes mandatory signatures and procedures for accessing college courses.  

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    Grades 9 & 10 students will meet with Mrs. Houston, our MCC liaison, during March to review college registration procedures for the summer 24 & fall 24 semesters.  MCC registration cards will be dispersed to students.  Students must meet eligibility requirements for summer and/or fall college registration. 

 

Mon, March 11:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (York’s classroom)

 

Tues, March 12:

-ACT make-up testing for juniors who were out sick on 2/27. Testing will start at 8:10am in the overflow room with Mrs. Goforth.

-House meeting for Grades 9-12

-Normal block schedule

 

Wed, March 13:

-Battle of Books ISS high school competition

-Normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Williams’s classroom)

 

Thurs, March 14: (End of 3rd Quarter)

-Normal block schedule 

 

Fri. March 15:

-Normal block schedule

-Graduate House Meeting in Mac Gray Auditorium from 1:30-2:15pm

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards for high school courses

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams 

-May 5-11- Mitchell final exam window.  Students must provide a medical excuse to reschedule finals with their college instructor.  

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required.  Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal.  

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  

 

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1.  FBLA meeting on Fri, March 15 during lunch block (10:55-11:25). 

 

2.  Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

3. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat 

Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: Feb. 26-Mar 9

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

 

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • MCC has sent progress reports for 16-week courses to Crossroads.  Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences have been assigned to students who have C-, D, F, attendance issues, and/or students who are on academic probation. Lab hours started the week of Feb 19-23. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may NOT request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. ​​​​​​​
  • The 2nd set of MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 

Mon, Feb 26:

-normal block schedule 

​​​​​​​

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (White’s classroom)

 

Tues, Feb 27:

-Juniors take the ACT from 8:10-12.  Students should email their MCC instructors if they are absent from a college class during testing and submit any due assignments. Mrs. Houston has shared a list of students who are testing on 2/27 with the MCC faculty.  Juniors will have a lunch block and house meeting from 12:30-1, along with 3rd and 4th blocks after testing.

-House meeting for Grades 11 & 12 in Mac Gray Auditorium from 12:30-1 to review Mitchell advising and registration procedures.  

-Normal block schedule

 

Wed, Feb 28:

-Normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (York classroom)

 

Thurs, Feb 29:

-Normal block schedule 

 

Fri. March 1:

-Normal block schedule

-Seat time waiver request forms & necessary docuementation are due for absences between Jan 3-Feb 29 to Mrs. Gonzalez's attendance office.

 

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal-April 30-May 6- Mitchell's final exams 

-May 5-11- Mitchell final exam window.  Students must provide a medical excuse to reschedule finals with their college instructor.  

-May 10- Crossroads graduation ceremony at 4pm at Mac Gray Auditorium at Crossroads.  Admission tickets are required.  Graduates will have breakfast, mandatory rehearsal, and a group cap & gown photo on May 9th.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of rehearsal.  

-May 11- Mitchell's graduation ceremony at Moorseville Performing Arts Center at 9am or 12pm.  Grads will choose which ceremony to attend and sign up through the Signup Genius link provided by MCC.  

-May 14-20- Crossroads final exam window.  Finals will not be rescheduled unless the student provides a medical excuse.  

 

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1.  Yearbook meetings: Wed, Thurs, and Friday during lunch block with Ms. Skeens. 

 

2.  Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

3. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: Feb. 19-23

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​MCC has sent progress reports for 16-week courses to Crossroads.  Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences have been assigned to students who have C-, D, F, attendance issues, and/or students who are on academic probation through your ISS email on 2/17.  Lab hours start the week of Feb 19-23. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 
  •  
  • MC​​​​​​​C drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  •  
  • ​​​​​​​MCC spring semester progress reports with course average and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 

 

Mon, Feb 19:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Willaims's classroom)

 

Tues, Feb 20:

-House meetings for grades 9-12 from 12:30-1pm

 

Wed, Feb 21:

-normal block schedule for Crossroads/MCC classes. 

-SHS has an ER day.  Students with SHS classes should report to seminar A/B for their SHS block.  Attendance will be taken in seminar.

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (York’s classroom)

 

Thurs, Feb 22:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. Feb 23:

-normal block schedule


 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Feb 27- all Juniors take the ACT exam from 8-12.

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal


 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1.  Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

2. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  

 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: Feb. 12-16

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

 

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.​​​​​​​
  • Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restarted the week of Jan 8-12. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. ​​​​​​​
  • MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC spring semester progress reports with course average and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • ​​​​​​​Fall  2023 college grades have been applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts.  Student GPAs have been updated.  
  •  

Mon, Feb 12:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Slaughter's classsroom)

 

Tues, Feb 13:

-normal block schedule 

 

Wed, Feb 14:

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Slaughter’s classroom)

 

Thurs, Feb 15:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. Feb 16:

-Graduate House meeting from 1:30-2:15pm

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Feb 27- all Juniors take the ACT exam from 8-12.

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. FBLA will be selling wooden roses and candy grams for Valentine’s Day. Purchase during lunch from an FBLA member or see Ms. Skeens to purchase. Items will be delivered during 3rd & 4th block on Valentine's Day.   See the attached flyer for more details.

 

2. Beta Club meeting in the SHS Media Center on Wed, Feb. 14 during lunch block (10:55-11:25am) 

 

3. FBLA state testing during 4th block in Ms. York’s classroom.  

 

4. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

5. Iredell County Health Department is excited to hold a vaccine clinic at

Statesville High School/ Crossroads Early College to administer

Meningitis vaccine to students who still need to meet the requirement

for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a state policy for all rising 12 th graders (current 11th graders). The clinic will be on Monday, May 13, 2024 starting at 9am and

continuing until the end of the school day.  Please contact the School Nurse, Janet Harris, BSN, RN, NCSN to obtaina packet to be sent home for you to complete. This packet, consent from parents, and billing must be completed before the day of the

clinic. *Deadline for packets to be back to the Nurse is Friday, May 3, 2024, so the ICHD can process the information and provide the number of vaccines needed.

Contact Nurse Harris with any questions: janet_harris@iss.k12.nc.us or # 980-391-2178

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  

 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: Feb. 5-9

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

 

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​12-week courses begin on Monday, Feb. 5th.  
  • ​​​​​​​Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restarted the week of Jan 8-12. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • ​​​​​​​Fall  2023 college grades have been applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts.  Student GPAs have been updated.  

 

Mon, Feb 5:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20 pm (Simmons classroom)

 

Tues, Feb 6:

-Grades 9-12 have House meetings from 12:30-1 pm

-3rd 9-week progress reports for high school courses 

 

Wed, Feb 7:

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20 pm (Simmons classroom)

 

Thurs, Feb 8:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. Feb 9:

-No HIGH SCHOOL classes. Mitchell is in session as normal. Students should plan personal transportation to attend class.  If a student is absent for a college class for any reason, the student should refer to the course syllabus for instructions and contact their instructor to explain their absence.  Some college instructors issue 0s for class absences if a medical excuse is not provided. 


 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Feb 27- all Juniors in I-SS take the ACT exam 

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15 pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. FBLA will be selling wooden roses and candy grams for Valentine’s Day. Purchase during lunch from an FBLA member or see Ms. Skeens to purchase. Items will be delivered during 3rd & 4th blocks on Valentine's Day.   See the attached flyer for more details.

 

2. BOB meeting from 3:30-4:15 pm in York’s room. 

 

3. FBLA will be collecting socks, hats, gloves, and scarves through February 8th.  All donations will benefit Fifth Street Ministries. 

 

4. Early College prom is April 6, 2024, at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us



 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  



 

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Tracy Skeens

Early College Application Timeline: 

  • Open enrollment:  January 1-31
  • Data Collections & Application Review: Feb. 1-Feb 29 
  • Phone calls to offer seats for the 2024-25 school year:  March 12-March 28
  • Mail home wait list letters: March 29
  • Final List of students:  The list of accepted students will sent to the district and middle schools: March 29
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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: January 29- Feb 2

Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • ​​​​​​​Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restarted the week of Jan 8-12. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • ​​​​​​​Fall  2023 college grades have been applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts. Student GPAs have been updated.

Mon, Jan. 29:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Lopez classroom)

Tues, Jan 30:

-normal block schedule

Wed, Jan 31:

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Skeens classroom)

Thurs, Feb 1:

-normal block schedule 

Fri. Feb 2:

-normal block schedule 

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Feb 6- 3rd 9 weeks progress reports, House meetings for grades 9-12

-Feb 9- teacher workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal. Students should plan personal transportation to college classes.

-Feb 16- Graduate House Meeting

-Feb 27- All juniors in I-SS take the ACT exam 

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal


 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. Yearbook meeting on Friday, Feb 2 during lunch block (10:55-11:25). 

 

2. FBLA will be collecting socks, hats, gloves, and scarves through February 8th.  All donations will benefit Fifth Street Ministries. 

 

3. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  

 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

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Tracy Skeens

Snapchats don’t last forever, but your yearbook will!   January 26th is the last chance to personalize your yearbook. Any family that would like to include their student’s name on the front cover of their yearbook you MUST order by January 26th.

February 15th is your last chance to guarantee a yearbook for this year.

Where to buy: www.jostensyearbooks.com

How much: $45

 

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: January 22-26

-Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Mitchell provides FREE tutors and free writing support. Check out https://mitchellcc.libguides.com/tutoring-and-help for more information.
  • Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restarted the week of Jan 8-12. Any absence for lab hours needs to be made up within 7 days in seminar A. 
  • MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 
  • ​​​​​​​MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 
  • M​​​​​​​CC final grades for the fall semester were posted in Self Service on Dec. 13th for students/parents to access. 
  • ​​​​​​​Fall  2023 college grades have been applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts.  

Mon, Jan. 22:

-normal block schedule 

-learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20 pm (Lopez’s classroom)

Tues, Jan 23:

-normal block schedule

-Grades 9-12 have House Meetings from 12:30-1 pm

Wed, Jan 24:

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20 pm (Lopez’s classroom)

Thurs, Jan 25:

-normal block schedule 

Fri. Jan. 26

-early release day for early college high school.  All students dismiss at 1:15 pm.  Students need to be off campus by 1:30 pm.  

1st block   8:10-9:00

2nd block 9:05-9:55

3rd block  10-10:55 

Lunch 10:55-11:25  (Jan Student Social: Snowflake making in the Commons)

4th block 11:30-12:25

House 12:30-1:15

 

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Feb 6- 3rd 9 weeks progress reports 

-Feb 9- teacher workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal 

-Feb 27- All juniors in I-SS take the ACT exam 

-Mar 4-8- Spring break at Crossroads & MCC

-Mar 14- End of 3rd Quarter

-Mar 19- 3rd Quarter Report Cards

-Mar 22- Early Release Day (1:15 pm)

-Mar 29- Holiday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

-Apr 1- Workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal

 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. Battle of the Books meeting on Monday from 3:15-4:15 with Ms. York. 

 

2. FBLA will be collecting socks, hats, gloves, and scarves through February 8th.  All donations will benefit Fifth Street Ministries. 

 

3. FBLA Campus clean-up will be on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please meet in Ms. Skeens' room at 3:15.

 

4. Student Council’s January social is snowflake making during lunch block (10:55-11:25) in the Commons on Fri, Jan 26th.  

 

5. Science Club meeting on Fri, Jan 26th during lunch block (10:55-11:25) with Ms. Simmons.

 

6. Early College prom is on April 6, 2024, at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending prom and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off-campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  

 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for the 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for the 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

red box with white text fafsa information session
Tracy Skeens

The Better FAFSA has launched!

We’re here to assist your students in completing the application so they can see all of the financial aid they qualify for. 
Parents and students are invited to join us on Saturday, January 27 from 9am-12pm for FAFSA Day!
 
FAFSA Day is a free event where local college campuses from the mountains to the coast will provide one-on-one or small-group support for the FAFSA. 


To prepare for FAFSA Day, parents and students should:
 Create their Studentaid.gov account (formerly FSA ID) in advance.
 Gather the required material and information needed to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA and bring the necessary documentation with them.
 Register in advance. Registration is not required, but highly encouraged.  

Hosted by Mitchell Community College*

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Huskins Library, Room 301
Parking is available at the West End entrance behind the Main
Building, off of North Race Street and at the South entrance off of
Walnut Street.
Candace Cooper
(704) 878-3256
*Spanish Interpretation Available

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Tracy Skeens

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. we invite you to join us as we offer an exploration experience by sharing information about the early college program in Iredell-Statesville Schools. Attendees will hear from each principal of our schools (ASEC, CCTL, and Crossroads) and learn how they can earn their high school diploma and an Associate's Degree in a smaller learning environment, completely free. While all three campuses offer students these benefits, each early college has a unique experience for its students.

If you want to learn more about the early college program or have questions you would like answered, then please join this session. We will kick off the session at 6:30 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m.

http://tinyurl.com/issearlycollege24

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: January 15-19

 

-Mitchell College Announcements:

  • Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restart this week, Jan 8-12. Check your ISS email for details about days & times. 

  • MCC drop/add window ENDED on Jan. 9th.  Students may not request schedule changes for the Spring 2024 semester after the drop/add deadline. 

  • MCC spring semester progress reports with course average and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 

  • MCC final grades for the fall semester were posted in Self Service on Dec. 13th for students/parents to access. 

  • Fall  2023 college grades have been applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts.  

 

Mon, Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

-no class at Crossroads or MCC

 

Tues, Jan 16:

-Grades 9-12 House meetings from 12:30-1pm.  

 

Wed, Jan 17

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Eichberg’s classroom)

 

Thurs, Jan 18:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. Jan. 19:

-normal block schedule 

-Graduate House meeting from 1:30-2:15pm

 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Jan 23- House meeting for grades 9-12 from 12:30-1pm

-Jan 26- early release day for early colleges at 1:15pm

-Feb 6- 3rd 9 weeks progress reports 

-Feb 9- teacher workday at Crossroads, MCC in session as normal 

-Feb 27- All juniors in I-SS take the ACT exam



 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

 

1. Beta Club meeting on Wed, Jan 17th during lunch block in the SHS Media Center. 

 

2. FBLA meeting on Wed, Jan. 17th during lunch block with Skeens. 

 

3. Yearbook meeting on Fri, Jan 19th during lunch block with Skeens. 

 

4. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

  • All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses on Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

  • Students should attend class, lab hours, and/or weekly check-in conferences as scheduled unless they are sick/contagious/or have a medical appointment.  

  • Sophomores should NOT dismiss early on Fridays during 4th block seminar (1:45-3:15) unless they are sick. This time should be used for coursework and/or studying.  

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us

  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

 

 

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Tracy Skeens

Crossroads Newsletter: January 8-12

*Crossroads Applications Window is open for 2024-22025: The 2024-25 school year application period is now open from January 1-31. Current students do not need to do anything with this, but you may receive questions from friends and/or siblings. All application info is online on our Crossroads homepage. Applications may only be submitted in January. Current Crossroads students do NOT need to re-apply.  A quick reminder that current early college students may not apply/transfer to a different early program.  

-Mitchell College Announcements:

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    1st day of MCC spring semester is Monday, Jan 8th.  Be sure to sign into LMS to complete your mandatory enrollment tasks for EACH online/hybrid course today! 

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    Weekly lab hours & check-in conferences restart this week, Jan 8-12. Check your ISS email for details about days & times. 

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    MCC drop/add window ENDS Jan. 9th.  Students should email Mrs. Houston by Jan. 9th at 11:59pm to request any schedule changes, along with the explanation for the request.  

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    MCC spring semester progress reports with course averages and attendance notes will be sent to Mrs. Houston on  Feb. 12 and Mar. 22 from MCC instructors. 

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    MCC final grades for the fall semester were posted in Self Service on Dec. 13th for students/parents to access. 

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    Fall  2023 college grades will be applied to the student’s high school & college transcripts.  

 

Mon, Jan. 8: (1st day of spring semester at MCC)

-Normal block schedule 

-MCC textbooks/access codes/pins check out for spring semester. 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Bedard’s classroom) 

 

Tues, Jan 9:

-Report Cards for 2nd Quarter, F1 grades are added to the official student transcript and calculated into GPA. (Students must maintain an unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher to be eligible for college courses).

-Grades 9-12 House meetings from 12:30-1pm.  

-MCC Drop/Add window closes at 11:59pm.

 

Wed, Jan 10:

-normal block schedule 

-Learning lab for seat time recovery from 3:20-4:20pm (Bedard’s classroom)

 

Thurs, Jan 11:

-normal block schedule 

 

Fri. Jan 12:

-normal block schedule 


 

Upcoming Calendar items: 

-Jan 15- MLK holiday at Crossroads & MCC (both campuses are closed) 

-Jan 19- Graduate House meeting from 1:30-2:15pm 

-Jan 23- House meeting for grades 9-12 from 12:30-1pm

-Jan 26- early release day for early colleges at 1:15pm


 

School Activities, Events, & Club information:

1. FBLA meetings this week:  Officers meeting on Wed, 1/10 during lunch block, Members meeting on Fri, 1/12 during lunch block.  

 

2. Early College prom is April 6, 2024 at Grace Event Center in downtown Statesville.  Grades 11-13 can purchase a ticket for $55 each online or in person through March 22. The student attending and their guest are both required to submit a prom form by 3/22.

 

3.  Yearbook & graduate recognition ads can be purchased online at https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01110237 through Monday, Jan 8th. 

 

 

Crossroads Processes/Procedures: All Grades (9-13)

  1. Spring 2024 High School & College Schedules: 

-All spring 2024 schedules will be finalized for Crossroads & MCC courses by Jan 10th.  Students may NOT request any schedule changes for the remainder of the semester. 

 

  • If a student/parent has a high school schedule question or request, please contact Dr. Jane Riley, the Crossroads high school counselor at jriley@iss.k12.nc.us . 
  • If a student/parent has a college schedule question or request, please contact Mrs. Mamie Houston, the Mitchell College liaison at mamie_houston@iss.k12.nc.us . 

 

 

  1. Grades 11-13 only: Students with SILVER-level Cardinal Passes are required to attend weekly lab hours and weekly advisory/check-in conferences as scheduled.  

  • Students with silver-level passes should have received an email from their Crossroads staff advisor that includes their lab hours and conference appointment slot between Jan 3-5. 

  • Lab hours and conferences start the week of January 8-12 and will continue until further notice.  

  • Off-campus privileges will be adjusted based on progress reports, report cards, discipline incidents, and/or  attendance.  

  • Lab absences must be made up within 7 days of the absence date.  


 

  1. All students should attend class as scheduled for high school & college courses.  

  • The I-SS high school attendance policy is in effect for high school courses.  (4 or more absences require seat time recovery after school hours through learning lab on Mondays & Wednesdays).  House absences require seat time recovery for EACH absence since it only meets a few times per month.  All absences require a parent excuse to be submitted to the Crossroads attendance office.  

-Parents should call  (704-978-0034) or submit an online attendance excuse from the Crossroads homepage to Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.  

-Attendance/Seat Time waiver request forms can be picked up from the Crossroads attendance office (Mrs. Gonzalez’s window) immediately following your return to school after an absence.  Medical documentation or official documentation  should be provided if you are requesting seat time to be waived. Waiver request forms should be submitted by March 1 for 3rd Quarter and by May 6 for 4th Quarter. 

  • The MCC attendance policy is in effect for early college students. Class attendance will be taken in each course.  Student attendance will be reported to Crossroads 2 times a semester through MCC progress reports in February & April.  Students who break the MCC attendance policy will be withdrawn from their course by their MCC instructor automatically. College instructors do NOT communicate individual attendance issues/concerns to parents or to Crossroads. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class as scheduled and follow their course syllabus for absences.  Students who are withdrawn for breaking the MCC attendance policy will receive a Withdrawal Failure “WF” on their high school transcript and are responsible for reimbursing Crossroads for the student & textbook fees for the course.  

-Students should email their teachers directly to make them aware of their absence.  Students should follow their course syllabus absence procedures.