Eagle's Eye News

#EagleUp 09/26/21

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Greetings Eagle Families,

We are headed into our final week before Fall Break! Our teachers will be entering final grades for the 1st 9weeks, so please check with your child to make sure their grades are up-to-date. Students with missing work need to check with their teachers to make sure the work is entered for this 9 weeks.

If you have questions, please reach out to our teachers.


MONDAY: Jersey Day- college or professional- rock your favorite team's jersey!

TUESDAY: Spirit Day- wear your Challenger gear or colors! (#EagleUp!)

WEDNESDAY: Hat Day- wear your favorite or your craziest hat! (Hoods/hoodies are not allowed)

THURSDAY: Decade Day- dress up in clothes inspired by your favorite decade!

FRIDAY: Pajama Day- wear your coziest pj's! (No blankets or pillows)


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Book Fair Oct 18-21st. This will be in the library. Students will visit with their classes at scheduled times.

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Spring Trip

Attention All 8th Graders-

If you are interested in going to Washington, D.C. this spring as part of an 8th Grade Trip and have not registered yet, there is still time. Coach Neeley will be holding an information meeting for those who have not yet registered but are wanting to go or are interested in going. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the school A.V. Room. Tell your parents to be there. and remind them to have a mask on when they arrive. If you have questions, see Coach Neeley.

Bill Neeley

Challenger Middle School

7th Grade Civics/Geography

Head Football Coach

Athletic Director

Mark Your Calendar

  • September 27 - October 1 - Spirit Week
  • September 28 - 8th grade Career Prep A / Edgenuity progress check during Math
  • October 1- End of 1st 9wks
  • October 4-8- Fall Break
  • October 11- 2nd 9wks begins
  • October 15- Report Cards Go Home
  • November 1- Picture Make-Up Day (HVA, Clubs, Makeups) 8:30-9:15 HVA students- students will enter through the library door and pictures will be taken in the hallway or A.V. Room.
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School Pictures

  • HVA Students, Makeups, and Clubs November 1st

Career Prep A (8th Grade Only)

Parents/Guardians, please make sure to check your child's progress in their Edgenuity class, Career Prep A. Information about this class is listed below. Our goal is for all 8th graders to finish the class by the end of the 1st semester. However, if your child needs more time, I have asked HCS for an extension. The extension was granted, but we do not want this to encourage procrastination.

Attention All 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

All 8th-grade students must take Career Prep A this year. This class will be counted in the number of credits your child earns toward graduation credits. Your child must complete this course to graduate high school. Career Prep A students are taking the class via Edgenuity, which means the course is self-paced. Challenger has developed a plan to monitor your child's progress in order to assist in the completion of the course. Each Tuesday of the month Career Prep A students will have the opportunity to work on assignments in class and our teachers will be checking their progress.

September Edgenuity Dates

Tuesday, 9/7 - History

Tuesday, 9/14 - English

Tuesday, 9/21 - Science

Tuesday, 9/28 - Math

Most of our 8th Career Prep A students are at 15% complete with the course. All students should spend 10mins per night working in Edgenuity. This would be 50mins at home and once class period every Tuesday at school.

Things to remember about Career Prep A

  1. This is your first high school grade. Whatever you earn will transfer with you.
  2. If you fail, you will take this semester class again in 9th grade.
  3. Do it right the first time!
  4. Take advantage of the 1 period a week we give you to work in Edgenuity at school.
  5. If you are absent on a Tuesday, plan on working at least 45 minutes from home to catch up.
  6. It's a good idea to work ahead in this course from home. Make some time for this class each day. (15 mins) Do not procrastinate!
  7. If you have questions, ask your teacher. Don't get behind because you didn't ask questions.

Counselor News for September

Mrs. Hall is teaching lessons from the curriculum Overcoming Obstacles for all grade levels this month. She will be teaching communication skills and how this helps us get along better with others.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Eighth-grade students will receive a lesson on prevention and awareness taught by a Suicide Prevention Educator from Crisis Services of North Alabama.

Please wear one of the following colors on Thursday, September 23rd

PURPLE – to remember the loss of a relative or friend

BLUE – in support of suicide prevention

TEAL – to support someone who struggles with or has attempted suicide

S.A.I.L. Week takes place from September 24 – October 1. S.A.I.L. stands for Safe and Inclusive Leaders. Peer Helpers will assist Mrs. Hall with spreading messages about inclusion of all students and making all students feel that Challenger Middle School is a welcoming and safe space.

Upcoming events in October: College and Career Week, Red Ribbon Week

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1) Sign-In as guest

2) Select Challenger Middle School from the dropdown menu

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  • 2021-2022 Planner
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Water Bottles

All students will need a plastic water bottle, one they can fill throughout the day at the water station. No GLASS


If you plan on checking your child out, please make sure to do so before 2:30. There will be no checkouts after 2:30. CES dismisses at 2:30 and the parking lot is full of cars.
Please consider donating a box of tissues to your child's homeroom teacher.

CMS Athletics

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Click Here For Tickets

We Will Not Use Cash, Online Tickets Only

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MCEC® Parent Programs Virtual Workshop


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We will wear masks at school until further notice.

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Please keep in mind, these procedures will be updated as new guidance is issued from local, state, and federal agencies.