Chippewa Corner

News and Information for CMS Families

May 20, 2022

Message from the Principal

This school year is is quickly coming to a close! The last day for 8th grade is May 27 and last day for 6th and 7th grade is June 3rd.

If you will be leaving town for summer vacation before the end of the school year, please notify the main office (847) 824-1503 so we can ensure you receive the summer workbook and reading book early.

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Learning Look In

We may be getting close to the end of the year but the learning hasn't stop at Chippewa Middle School!
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Our STEM classes had a special guest speaker, LaTina Taylor, from NASA during their Flight and Space unit.
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Mrs. Buckley's 7th grade science classes also had a guest speaker. Chippewa parent, Mr. Paris Collingsworth, presented on Invasive Species Impact on the Lake Michigan Ecosystem.

8th Grade Dance

May 26, 2022


Chippewa Middle School Gym

Cost: $10 - last day to buy tickets is Monday, May 23!

Music, Dancing, Food, Photo Booth!

Justin Dietz will be the DJ for the 8th grade dance. Chippewa is grateful for him generously donating his time and talents!

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Maira Ochoa has generously volunteered to capture the 8th grade dance for us! Please think about her for your next event or family photo session!!

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A Hardy Party is generously donating balloons and decor for the 8th grade dance!

This Des Plaines based company offers beautiful 6’ yard poles (for grad, birthday or otherwise) for $39.99 plus tax. They last a long time and can be brought inside too.

Text or call Diane at 773-569-1208 if you're interested in buying some for your own grad or birthday party.

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Volunteers Needed

The 8th grade dance could still use a few more volunteers to help out, especially non-8th grade parents. If you have the time, and are willing, please sign up here Volunteers: Chippewa 8th Grade Dance (

Girls on the Run

The GOTR girls ran the 5K on Tuesday and they did a great job considering it was also raining! They made the best of it and finished the race with smiles on their faces! Congratulations to all the runners, we had a great season with you all!

From your Coaches: Mrs. Cohen and Ms. Cichowicz

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Warm Weather

With the wonderful warm weather we enjoyed this week, we wanted to give two friendly reminders:

1) Bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated

2) All students should follow the district dress code (p.29)

Order the 2021-22 Chippewa Yearbook!



The yearbook students and staff at Chippewa Middle School have worked hard to produce a book to remember. There are a limited number of extra yearbooks to sell on a first come, first serve basis. Order now — they’ll go fast!

Order Here

8th Grade Promotion Information

  • The last day of school for eighth graders will be Friday, May 27
  • The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be May 31, 6:00 p.m. at the Maine West Spectator Gym.
  • We will be giving each student 6 tickets for the promotion ceremony. Please call the office if you need more.

If you haven't returned the information about and fee for the Promotion Ceremony gowns, you still have time. The cost of a new gown is $20.00, but families and grads are welcome to use a red Chippewa gown that an older sibling used in a previous promotion ceremony.

These letters, on blue paper, were sent home 2 weeks ago and there are copies attached below. If you're on free lunch, you don't have to pay $20 for the gown. And, if you live in the Maine East/West choice area, we need the response form indicating which school your child will be attending. Please call the office if you have any questions.



This Week

Thursday, 5/26

  • 8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:00pm

Friday, 5/27

  • Last Day for 8th Grade

Next Week

Monday, 5/30

  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Tuesday, 5/31

  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Maine West at 6pm

Friday, 6/3

  • Last Day for 6th and 7th Grade (11:15am Dismissal)