CHS Cougar News
April 6, 2020
From the Principal's Office
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!
VIRTUAL LEARNING AT CHS
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”
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.
Students will receive NO notifications from Google Classroom so will need to ensure that they are logging into each classroom on the assigned day
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.
Video tutorial on these steps
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.
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.
IMPORTANT UPDATES & REMINDERS
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
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 email@example.com or (608) 676-2223 ext 2144.
Puffs: A CHS Production
National History Day
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
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.