The Communicator

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Photography by Ebba Gurney. Cindy Haidu-Banks assumes a pose she often assumes when reflecting about her teaching career.
Geneve Thomas-Palmer February 24, 2020

As the 20 years Cindy Haidu-Banks has spent teaching draw to a close, she will often sit in her room like this: with her legs up on the old wooden desk she inherited from fellow teacher Ken McGraw, kicking...

Sarah Hechler leads Cindy Haidu-Banks’ old forum

Sarah Hechler leads Cindy Haidu-Banks' old forum
Geneve Thomas-Palmer February 3, 2020

In the fall of 2016, Sarah Hechler first came to CHS as a student teacher for former social studies teacher and forum leader Cindy Haidu-Banks. By the end of the term, she knew two things: she wanted to...

Field Day 2018

Field Day 2018
Joseph Simon June 11, 2018

When the weather gets nicer and the days get longer, things change. Teachers open their classroom windows, students hang out on the back lawn during lunch, and people start looking forward to the opportunity...

Many Masks and Dances: Community High School Hosts Its First Masquerade Dance

Pictured: Well dressed students dance in Community High's Craft theatre.
Sophia Scarnecchia April 13, 2018

On Apr. 8, 2018, Craig Levin’s forum hosted their first ever masquerade dance at Community High School [CHS]. The dance started at eight o’clock at night in the CHS’s Craft Theatre. Since the...

Morgan Forum Wins BSU Talent Show

CHS teacher Robert Morgan gives an attendance rap with his forum stomping behind him.
Alexandra Hobrecht and Megan Syer May 2, 2016

Inside Room 220, Quinn Strassel was a blur of motion, putting the finishing touches on his forum's act for the BSU Talent Show. In between handing out purple and red wigs, large sweatshirts and assigning...

2015 Fall Forum Trips at Community High

English teacher and Communicator leader Tracy Anderson's forum at the Howell Nature Center try out the low-ropes course as well as a zipline above a large pond. Everyone cheered each other on and Anderson conquered her fear of heights and went on the zipline. Nearly every person in the forum came.
Andrew Gechter & Devin Weeks October 2, 2015

Field Day 2013

Field Day 2013
Kate Summers, Sofia Kromis, and Eva Rosenfeld May 24, 2013

Field Day is one of the rare instances where athleticism meets Community High. At a school where the closest thing to varsity sports is the ultimate frisbee team, it’s unexpected that forums should...

Forum Council Discusses the Current Issues at CHS

Although the topics are taken seriously, representatives from each forum have a laugh and keep the meeting fun.
Julia Raymond January 19, 2011

On Thursday, January 13th, the Community High School Forum Council met in the photo room on the first floor. After representatives from each forum signed-in, co-chairs Garrett Wood and Josh Fendrick got...

Food Gatherers Fundraiser Kicks Off at Community High

Community High Students listen to a presentation by Mary Schlitt, of Food Gatherers, on the growing need for meal assistance in Washtenaw County.
Shadi Ahmadmehrabi October 14, 2010

On Thursday, October 5th, the annual Food Gatherers fundraiser kicked off at Community High School. Forums met in Craft Theater for a presentation on the Food Gatherers organization by Mary Schlitt, the...

Community High Service Day

Ryan Shea cuts invasive shrubs on service day.
Melanie Langa October 10, 2010

On Wednesday October 6, 2010 Community High students enjoyed a "Not School as Usual" Day. While the rest of the district sat through twenty minute classes for an early release, CHS cleared invasive...

The Evashevski Clan Conquers Ann Arbor for Forum Day

Ken Ball, Oliver Hill, Christian Koch, and Matias Hänninen snuggle up on the couch at Marion's house to relax after the exhausting hunt around town.
Julia Raymond June 1, 2010

Friday May 21st was Forum Day at Community High School. Though the sky was filled with rain, all of the forums excitedly got ready for their respective trips. However, for Marion Evashevski's forum, the...

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