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									                           HOUND HIGHLIGHTS
                      A Weekly PTSA E-Newsletter for Pope High School Parents and Students
                             3001 Hembree Road, Marietta GA 30062, 770-578-7900
                                Vol. 11, No.23 Thursday, February 17, 2011

                Send submissions to houndhighlights@popeptsa.org        Deadline: Tuesdays 5pm

                                       IMPORTANT DATES
                 February 21-25                      No School – Student & Teacher Break
                 March 2             Rising 8th grade Parents & Students Meeting, 7:00pm
                 March 5                                            Pope Greyhound Gala
                 March 8                                                      Blood Drive

Please help support the 6th Annual "Gimme 5 for Education" Campaign! A percentage of the donations collected
will be returned to Pope by the Cobb Schools Foundation to benefit the instructional needs of the students. The
Cobb Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the
schools, staff and students of Cobb County School District. Gimme 5 envelopes will be sent home with your
student. Please complete the form, enclose your donation, and return it to Pope. Make checks payable to Pope
High School. You may also donate on-line at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for supporting the Cobb Schools Foundation and for making this campaign a success!

AP exam registration has started. Students should go to the link on Pope website homepage to register. Please
carefully review the terms and conditions of the exams. Print off two confirmation forms. One should be turned
into Mrs. Lossner (Room 103) or any AP teacher along with the appropriate fees by Tuesday, March 1. Any
student with special circumstances must see Mrs. Lossner as soon as possible.

Join Pope Mobile by texting the word “Pope” to 90210. Real Time Alerts, School closings, Events updates, sports
scores, emergency response and more. Phone numbers will remain confidential to the school and not be shared.
Standard text rates apply.

We will begin the registration process for the 2011-2012 school year, the week of March 14. Initially we will be
receiving teacher recommendations for student placements for the upcoming school year. On Friday, March 25
we will distribute elective registration forms for students to take home and discuss with parents. They are due
back on Friday, April 1, prior to Spring Break. Please be sure to look over these registration forms with your
student, sign and return forms to Pope BEFORE you leave for the Spring Break.
A big round of applause goes out to three of our very own talented students at Pope. Please congratulate these
students for representing Pope as outstanding artists in the Reflections Contest. Their entries will continue on to the
national level for further competition.
                Winner in the Photography division is Krystal Lo.
                Winner in the Literature division is Rachel Mallis
                Winner in Film Production is Alex Alea.
Along with state recognition, each winner will receive $50. WAY TO GO Pope! We are among the only 2 ECCC high
schools that had 3 or more winners at the state level.

During the month of February, over 280 metro Atlanta McDonald's restaurants will honor the contributions of Selena
Sloan Butler, who organized the first National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and co-founded
the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, which is now the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Butler
also organized the Georgia Colored Congress of Parents and Teachers (GCCPT) in 1919 and Georgia's first African
American PTA in 1911 at Young Street Elementary School in Atlanta. Her commitment to strengthening the
relationship between parents and teachers to provide the best education possible for all youth, more than eighty
years ago is remarkably noteworthy. In honor of her contributions, McDonald's is offering a FREE coupon to all PTA
members to try their new McDonald's Fruit and Maple Oatmeal. Go to the following link
http://www.247econnect.com/listings.cfm?srchby=co&companyid=450&sst=GA to get your complimentary
McDonald's new Fruit and Maple Oatmeal coupon. Be sure to select a location from the drop-down box -- only
certain McDonald's restaurants are participating in this promotion. If you are not already a member of Community
Alliance Partners (CAP), provider for Georgia PTA perks, you will need to set up an on-line account. Just follow the
prompts to create a new account.

Random Acts of Kindness Day is Thursday, February 17. Perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind
deed will do. This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to
others. It’s a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the
giver and the receiver feel good. Please note: Random Acts of Kindness is contagious!

Many thanks to everyone who donated jeans as Pope delivered 202 pairs of jeans to our local Town Center
Aéropostale store to be donated to homeless shelters. In response, Aéropostale has provided coupons for 25%
off a total store purchase, so if you donated jeans, please pick up a coupon on the bookshelf at PPO. Thank you!

The boxed Valentine’s card drive for our sister school, Powers Ferry Elementary, was an overwhelming success.
This was primarily due to the fantastic efforts of the Future Educators of America Club and NHS who collectively
donated nearly 300 boxes of cards! In addition, the Octagon and Interact Clubs, as well as Hightower Trail Middle
School and all our Pope families donated an additional 348 boxes of cards. Thanks to the generosity of everyone,
we have an inventory for next year.

Girl Scout Troop 2446 appreciates all the gently worn shoes donated for the Nashville-based charity,
Soles4Souls. Since 2005, almost 13 million shoes have been distributed to over 125 countries with a new pair of
shoes being distributed every 7 seconds. Changing the world, one pair at a time ®
Ronald McDonald House: We have three (3) more openings for the March 5th Service Day at the Ronald
McDonald House on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. If you are interested, please e-mail Cassie Rogers, Community
Outreach Co-Chair at cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com. Please make sure you’ve deposited all your aluminum tabs in
the collection “house” located on the bookshelf next to PPO. We’d like to make a very large tab donation to the
RMH on March 5th.

Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) Hunger Walk and Food Drive: The Community Outreach Club will host a
team in the ACFB Hunger Walk/Run on Sunday, March 13th at Turner Field in the Green Lot. There is no
registration fee for the walk, but you will receive an event t-shirt if you raise $25. The 5K Fun Run is a $25
registration fee and comes with a cool moisture-wicking shirt. This is a very family friendly event, and there will
be many activities going on in the Green Lot the day of the event: DAVE FM, V-103, 104.7 The Fish, the Braves,
the Hawks, food and drinks, the Nantahala Outdoor Center and much more!

If interested in joining Pope’s team, please e-mail Cassie Rogers, Community Outreach Co-Chair at
cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com. Directions and additional information will be available after sign-up. Community
Outreach Club will sponsor a food drive from March 7-11 and collect canned goods and nonperishable items for
the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Ongoing: Save Box Tops for Education and Campbell soup labels for PFE to help fund the year-end 5th Grade class
celebration. Campbell's labels can be redeemed for much-needed PE equipment and other useful items. Please
drop Box Tops and Campbell’s labels in the collection box located on the bookshelf outside PPO. Or, you can mail
the labels to: Powers Ferry PTA, 403 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30067.

If you have questions concerning any of the Community Outreach activities, please e-mail Cassie Rogers at

Mail your RSVP in now for the Third Annual Greyhound Gala – Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Renaissance
Waverly Hotel, 6:00pm. Everyone is invited! If you’ve misplaced your invitation or need an RSVP card, go to
www.popehighschoolfoundation.com to download an RSVP form!

All booster clubs or individuals are encouraged to drop off their items at 4684 Three Springs Court (Chimney
Springs subdivision). Please be sure to attach an “Auction Item Submission Form” with each item. Blank forms are
available at the Pope Front Desk or online at www.popehighschoolfoundation.com (Greyhound Gala). The final
drop-off date is Saturday, February 26. If you need to make alternate arrangements or have any questions about
the Silent Auction, please contact Beth Wortham at 770-552-7708 or ehwortham@bellsouth.net.

Do you want to support your booster club with a $50 donation? Georgia Natural Gas’ special booster club
promotion (save two cents per therm on your natural gas price) will end on February 28, 2011. Be sure to either
‘make the switch’ or ‘designate Pope on your current GNG account’ before February 28 so your preferred booster
club will benefit! Don’t know what this is all about? Go to www.popehighschoolfoundation.com or contact Nick
Tupper at Nicholas.Tupper@ge.com
If you have not received the application via mail by early February, please pick up a copy from your guidance
department, Terri Sabo at Pope High School. Completed applications are due March 28, 2011. Scholarship
winners will be notified at the end of April and the awards will be presented on May 5, 2011 at the PTA general
meeting. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Margaret
Kollias, Timber Ridge Elementary School PTA, Grants and Scholarship Committee Chair at 678-461-5656 or

We’ve connected with some of the area’s most popular eateries and convinced them to share the love. On
Thursday, February 17, enjoy an egg roll or some moo shu pork at China Dynasty in Highland Plaza (Sandy Plains
and Shallowford Road). China Dynasty will donate 15% of your purchase to the JROTC program. Find out more
by visiting our website at: http://www.lassiternjrotc.com/thursday-dinner-out-series.html

On Saturday, February 26 at Marietta High School, please join us for the second annual Noteworthy 5K Run/Walk
starting at 9:00am. Finally a race for people of note! Come join us for the second annual benefit run. It doesn’t
matter if you run allegro or walk andante, you won’t fall flat. Your tempo will be welcome, and you will be one of
the key participants helping to support the Cobb Symphony and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Even if you aren't a runner yourself, please spread the word and encourage your friends to sign up in this
signature event.

The Fun Run will begin at 9:00am, the 5k at 9:30am. There are prizes three deep for fifteen different age groups,
as well as for overall male and female winners. We're also proud to announce that the Noteworthy is now a
qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. You'll find more information on the registration form as well as the online
registration site on our homepage, http://cobbsymphony.org/
Congratulations to the wrestling team. Pope qualified 11 wrestlers for the state tournament at the Gwinnett
Arena. We had four wrestlers win the sectional tournament at Cass High School. We also had three wrestlers
place third. The individual champions were Cameron Munsey, Patrick Anthony, Brooks Climmons, and Trevor
Stephens. Congratulations to all 11 wrestlers!!! The state tournament starts on Thursday at the Gwinnett Arena
at 5:30. In addition to the quest for individual titles, Pope is looking for their first team title. If you can't be there,
follow the action on-line and on TV. GPB Sports will televise the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship
presented by the US Army on Saturday, February 19 at 4:00pm. The event will also be video streamed live on
GHSA.tv with the championship final action of all 14 weight classes on each of the five (5) classification mats. This
is the first time that all five mats and matches will be available live on GHSA.tv. Both events will also be available
on Comcast On Demand and Charter on Demand in the Get Local and High School Sports section. DVDs will be
available on GHSA.tv.

Congratulations to the swim and dive teams. They did a great job at the state swim meet this past weekend. The
girls finished 9th as a team, and the boys finished 8th! Congratulations to Jordan Turner who finished second in
the 200 IM.

A special congratulation goes to Anna Nuemeister. She won the State Championship in the 100 backstroke and
she finished 2nd in the 100 IM.

Come out and support both teams in the Region Semi-finals Friday, February 18 at Kell High School.
                                     4:00pm GIRLS- POPE vs Chapel Hill
                                  5:30pm BOYS- Villa Rica vs Lithia Springs
                                  7:00pm GIRLS- Sprayberry vs Douglas Co
                                     8:30pm BOYS- Chapel Hill vs POPE

Congratulations to the boy’s tennis team. They won the Lassiter tournament this past weekend!

Friday's sunny afternoon match against Blessed Trinity turned into a bone-chilling nail-biter as it came down to
our #3 singles player who won a tight second-set tie-breaker after being down a set. The third set tie-break could
have gone either way, but we ended up losing the match 3-2. We came back later that night to redeem ourselves
with a 4-1 wallop over South Forsyth. And then ended the tournament on Saturday with a 5-0 sweep over
Etowah. The Pope Lady Hounds won the Consolation Round of the T3 tourney this past weekend

The afternoon started with blue skies and warm sun in our 4-1 WIN over Roswell High School on Tuesday,
February 15. All three of our singles matches finished up promptly in straight sets with great play as both doubles
matches pulled themselves out of tight spots for well-fought wins! One Doubles came back from a 1-4 deficit in
the first set to win in straight sets 7-5, 6-1 while the Two Doubles kept their heads in the game after losing a first
set tie-break for a come-back win in three sets 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. Way to go Lady Hounds!

In the year's regular season opening game, the Lady Greyhounds Varsity Girls team defeated Lassiter, with a score
of 3 - 2. Ryann Davie scored two goals, with an assist by Jessie Sexton. The other goal was scored by Jessie
Sexton, off a corner kick by Kelly Reilly. The Varsity Boys soccer team lost by a score of 4 -1 against Lassiter, with
the goal scored by David Levinson off a penalty kick. The next Varsity soccer games are on Tuesday, February 22
at home against Kell - Girls play at 5:00pm, Boys at 7:00pm.
If you love lacrosse, you’ll want to mark down Saturday, March 19 on your calendar. Go ahead and block out the
entire day. That’s when Pope High School Stadium and its brand new turf field will host ten top-rated GHSA
lacrosse teams including the 2 defending champions playing each other in the fifth annual AJO4LAX Fest.

The AJO4LAX Fest honors the memory of Andrew J. Oswald, a Pope High School lacrosse standout who died in July
2005 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Oswald wore jersey #4 playing attack for the
Greyhounds from 2002-2004 and lacrosse was his passion.

Gates open at 9:00am. By sundown, five GHSA sanctioned high school lacrosse games will be played back-to-back
on the same new turf field: Pace Academy vs. Wheeler HS @ 10:00am, followed by The Lovett School vs. Lambert
HS @ noon, followed by Northview HS vs. Lassiter HS @ 2:00pm, followed by Milton HS vs. The Westminster
School @ 4:00pm, and concluding with Walton HS vs. Pope HS @ 6:00pm.

Tickets will be sold at the door: $7 for adults and $3 for children, under the age of 12. The same ticket is good for
admission to all five games. Proceeds from the tournament will fund college scholarships, grants to youth and high
school lacrosse programs, as well as a partnership with Safe America in support of teen safe driving initiatives.

“We are pleased that the AJO4LAX Fest has become Georgia’s premier invitational event for high school teams
during the regular lacrosse season. Through our success, we hope to have an even greater impact on teen safe
driving in the future.” said Bruce Oswald, Andrew’s father and President of the Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Fund,

For additional AJO-4-LAX Fest sponsorship information, to make a tax-deductible donation, request a scholarship
application, or for advanced ticket sales contact Bruce or Kathleen Oswald, 2702 Long Lake Terrace, Roswell, GA
30075 (678) 777-3041, the_oswalds@ajo4lax.com, www.ajo4lax.com

                                                  GO HOUNDS!
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