CHS Cougar News

April 6, 2020

From the Principal's Office

Greetings Cougar Nation!

Congratulations to us all for making it through the first week of virtual learning at CHS! I know that I sound like a broken record, but I cannot reiterate enough how COUGAR PROUD I am of all parties involved. Special thanks go out to our families for all of their support and feedback over the last couple of weeks. I am sincerely looking forward to growing in our ability to serve our students virtually.

On that note, I have decided to move from a monthly newsletter to a weekly newsletter for families. I will plan to send this out to all each week on Sundays. This issue also contains highlights from the month of March at CHS while school was in session. I believe that this will serve as an excellent vehicle to keep everyone informed and on the same page. I will also post these to the High School website under the "Communications" tab as well.

Here's to sunshiney weather and to getting through all of this together!

Mrs. Franz



Virtual Learning Schedule

All daily lessons will be posted to Google Classroom by 8:20 am:

Mondays and Wednesdays: Classes for hours 1,3,5, & 7

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Classes for hours 2,4,6, & 8

Fridays: Advisory lesson, “catch up” day and “office hours”

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How to Set Up Filters for Google Classroom Notifications

Now that we are utilizing Google Classroom on a daily basis for many classes, student emails are getting a LOT of notifications. There are two ways to minimize that.

  1. Turn Off Google Classroom Notifications

    1. Students will receive NO notifications from Google Classroom so will need to ensure that they are logging into each classroom on the assigned day

  2. Create a Gmail inbox label & filter

    1. Students will still receive notifications but they will go directly into a separate label area of their inbox so students would need to go there to view them and/or delete them.

    2. Video tutorial on these steps

Gmail Labels and Filtering

English Materials Pick Up

English 9, 10 and 11 and AP English students should go to the HS to pick up their next unit novel from Monday, April 6 to Wednesday, April 8 from 10am to 2pm. Please contact your teacher if you cannot get to the HS during these times.

*More information on Virtual Learning at CHS can be found at

Virtual Information Sessions for Careers in Nursing and More!

I hope this email finds you safe and well. Many of the seniors probably remember Bellin College visiting our school earlier this year. They reached out to me today and wanted me to inform all Seniors that they will be offering a series of Virtual Information Sessions that students can attend! These sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about Bellin and what our programs offer if you are interested in a career in Nursing, Radiology, Sonography, or Radiation Therapy.

The sessions will highlight the College, programs, financial aid and scholarship information, and the application process. Once registered, one of the Admissions Counselors will send you an email invite to join the session via Zoom. At the scheduled time of the session, all you have to do is follow the link! If you or someone you know may be interested in signing up for one of these, the link to do so is here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Don't forget to get your vote on. Election day is April 7th!


Prom, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, has been postponed until further notice.


Consistent with Governor Evers' Executive Order issued on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has updated athletic participation limitations.

There will be no WIAA athletics at any member school until further notice. This includes all participation including, but not limited to training, practices, scrimmages, and contests. Schools and/or coaches may not bring students together during this time period for extracurricular or athletic purposes. Coaches may provide individual workouts virtually, but shall not encourage or organize their team assembling in person to practice or for extracurricular purposes.

Hendricks CareerTek Scholarship

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2020-2021 Work-Based Learning

We will continue to move forward with the application and interview process for next year for Work-Based Learning students. All communication and interviews will be done virtually. If you have not turned in your application please do so ASAP. If you already turned in your application we will be scheduling interviews soon. Watch for and invite to a Google Hangout. Year 2 students, email Mrs. Benisch with release time preference if you have not already.

Specific assigned work for students will be shared via Google Classroom every other Wednesday. Opposite weeks Mrs. Benisch will be meeting with small groups of students virtually based on pathways--watch for a Google Hangout. Listed to the right are resources to help support students and/or families in work based learning related content.

Further questions or concerns contact Mrs. Benisch or (608) 676-2223 ext 2144.


Puffs: A CHS Production

Puffs is an off broadway play that parodies the Harry Potter movies. It tells the story of the lesser known house (Puffs) at a certain school of magic. This show had many milestones here at CHS: It had the largest cast-14, largest crew-12, the most props-over 300, the most special effects-over 40, the most ways to enter and exit the stage-16 and the most fun for the audience-I have never seen an audience go from ultimate laughter to shocked silence and even tears during a Clinton High School Play. In all the plays that I have produced in Clinton, this one was the most unique and fun. We have an amazing group of theater students. You will have a chance to see them this summer in Frozen Jr. July 9 & 10!

National History Day

The First Annual National History Day winners for Clinton High School are Anneea Riley and Rya Wellnitz. They created an amazing exhibit explaining the history of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Wisconsin, with a nod towards Susan B. Anthony. Congratulations to these two ladies!
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What's Been Happening in the LMC?

CHS Book Club recently discussed the book Ask Again,Yes by Mary Beth Keane. It is a book about family, addictions, mental health, forgiveness and love. The conversation about the book touched many of our lives in different ways. It is a very well written and enjoyable book. We enjoyed some snacks and talked about what possibilities we will be considering for our next book club meeting in April.

Last month was Creativity and Virtual Reality Month in the Makerspace area. Students and teachers had the opportunity to immerse themselves into virtual and augmented reality with 3D virtual goggles. Virtual technology allows users to become makers, creators and inventors!

4th Annual Someone Special and Me Dance

The 4th annual Someone Special and Me Dance was held on Sunday, March 1st at Clinton High School. CHS DECA hosted our elementary students and their special someone for a Mardi Gras themed dance party! All proceeds from the dance went to CHS DECA to help fund competition events and scholarships. We would like to thank DJ Cesar Perez for donating his time and equipment and Mrs. Enright's Foods 2 students for making the delicious cupcakes. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Esports Awards

Congratulations to the following CHS students who have earned All State recognition: David Paulson-Warn - All State MVP, All State "Jack of All Trades" - Andrew Melson, Aaron Jacobs, Miles Melson, and Logan Koch.