March 28th, 2023
7- No School
10- PTO Meeting @ 5 PM
10- Boys Tennis @ Landon
11- Girls Soccer @ Hummer
13- Boy's Tennis @ Kossover
13- Track Meet @ Hummer
14- Grade 7 Social
17- Boys Tennis @ Chase
18- Girls Soccer @ Topeka West
20- Boys Tennis @ Kossover
20- Track Meet @ Hummer
21- Grade 6 Social
24- No School
25- 5th Grade Parent Orientation & STEAM Night
26- Girls Soccer @ Hummer
27- Boys Tennis City Meet @ Kossover
27- Track Meet @ Hummer
28- Family Bingo Night @ 5
1- Grade 7 Field Trip
1- Girls Soccer @ Topeka West
2 & 3- Grade 8 Visit to High Schools
2- Teacher Appreciation Day
4- Track Meet
9- Track Meet @ Hummer
11- Girls Soccer Classic @ Hummer
15- $10 Sport Physicals for 23/24
16- Band Concert @ 6 PM
17- 7th Grade Reward Trip
17- Strings and Choir Concert @ 6 PM
18- Grade 6 Field Trip
19- Grade 8 Dance @ 6 PM
22- Grade 8 to Worlds of Fun
22- $10 Sport Physicals for 23/24
23- Last Day Grades 6 & 7
24- Grade 8 Promotion @ 8 AM
From the Principal
The month of April marks the beginning of state assessments. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will take part in ELA and Math assessments. ELA begins April 4-6 and Math will take place April 18-20. Attendance is so important as we need to make sure students have plenty of time to complete their assessments. We know that students are ready to give their best and cannot wait to see their growth when scores come out in June. If you can make sure your student has a good night’s sleep the day before and during testing, and arrives at school on time, we can make sure they have a good breakfast and are ready for the day. Also, please try not to pull students out of school for appointments on these days. Give them encouragement to do their very best and to take their time. It takes a village…and we love working together with you to support students in all areas!
Yvonne Spalding~ Principal
State assessment season has arrived! Beginning the week of April 3. All students will be taking these important tests. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time each day in April and help us by making appointments after school as much as possible. Students should be allowed the opportunity to gain 8-10 hours of sleep each night and begin their day with a healthy breakfast.
March Students of the Month
Congratulations to our March Students of the Month. Showing responsibility, being respectful, compassionate, and self-aware are all characteristics of our students of the month.
6th grade - Wyatt Hundertfund
7th grade - Angelique Cushinberry
8th grade - Skyler Ortega
PTO Bingo Night- April 28
8th Grade Dance
The 8th Grade dance is quickly approaching and will be held on Friday, May 19, 6-8 PM. In order to be eligible to attend the dance all 8th graders must have:
Fewer than 5 DR's
Eligibility points remaining
No OSS during the 4th Quarter
Passing all classes
The committee is in need of snacks and drinks to be donated for these 8th graders. Please contact Mrs. Halverson at 295-3840 if you are able to help with donations.
Nursing Department News
6th Grade Students:
Students who will be entering 7th grade in the 2023/2024 school year are required to have updated immunizations including: Tdap (tetanus booster) and MCV (meningococcal). If your student has already received these immunizations, please send documentation to the nurse at this time. Students will be required to provide proof of immunization within 30 days of the start of school.
7th and 8th Grade Students:
If you have not yet provided documentation of your students most current immunizations, please do so as soon as possible. If your student has not had the required immunizations, please contact the nurse with a schedule as to when you plan to have them done. You may email or fax records to the school nurse: Shelly Garst @ email@example.com or fax 785-575-6632.
In March and April, 6th Grade ELA will be completing our Novel Study on the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Students will have access to the digital ebook through Destiny Discover as well as a hard copy in the classroom to read. Freak the Mighty is a book about embracing being different, knowing what a true friend looks like, and navigating life when challenges arise. While reading, students will complete multiple character analysis activities and complete a project at the end to wrap up the book.
5th Grade Parents Visit Chase
Welcome to middle school! Incoming 6th grade parents will visit Chase Middle School the evening of April 25. During this time parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet teachers and learn more about curriculum. If you have any questions, please call the main office at 785-295-3840.
Synergy by Edupoint
Beginning July 1, 2023, Topeka Public Schools is moving to a new fully integrated Student Information System, Synergy by Edupoint.
This one system will replace the district's current student information system into one platform that will host and manage student data in an efficient and user-friendly manner.
Synergy will provide access to both parents and students, just like our current system. However, with Synergy, Parents/Guardians will use a single sign-on to access all of their children’s information regardless of school.
As part of the seamless Synergy Education Platform, Synergy SIS enables schools and districts to easily extend functionality to include online registration, CI3T, assessment, analytics, and special education management in a single platform.
More information will be shared with families in the coming months.
Items for Families
Chase Middle School is fortunate to have acquired hygiene items to provide our families with items they may need. Here is a list of items that we currently have in stock. If your family has a need for any of these items, you can fill out this simple form, or call us with which items you need. This link will also be on our school website to access as needed.
- Laundry detergent
- 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
- Face wash
- Bar soap Hand sanitizer
ShareFest is an event created with the belief that churches and organizations can do more together than any one group could do separately. The event brings together citizens from all over Topeka to improve our community.
Landscaping, painting, and cleaning up the grounds of local schools are ways that volunteers will be spending their time to help give back. Topeka Public Schools is among the organizations to benefit from this year's ShareFest, which will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Chromebook Returning Time
Chromebook Collection Schedule:
6th Grade Tuesday May 16
8th Grade Wednesday May 17
7th Grade Friday May 19
Plan to have all work submitted prior to these dates. On each collection day, all students in that grade will need to bring their Chromebook and charger to be turned in for the summer.
WARNING: We should be getting NEW Chromebooks next year that will have touch screens. They will be much more expensive to repair. If you would like your child to leave their Chromebook at school to help reduce opportunity for damage, we can arrange for this. We will send out information in August as we have more specifics.
2023/2024 Student Sport Physical
Sport Physicals will be available to Chase Middle School Students during the month of May. Please find the below 23/24 physical form. Physicals must be completed after May 1, 2023. 23/24 physicals will be offered at Chase Middle School for Chase students on May 15 and 22nd. Students must be present with all form completed and signed. $10 cash only to provider on the day of service. If you have any questions regarding sports, please contact Ms. Soldani at 295-3847.
Please check with your child if they are turning in their library books. Most of our kids are great at this, but we have quite a few wayward books that need to make their way back to the library.
Students will be asked to help replace books that have been lost or damaged beyond repair.
If your student is returning to Chase in the fall and would like to check out library books over the summer, they may do that the last week of school after all their other books are turned in. More information will be provided to students in May.
Students who wish to take books home for the summer must meet the following requirements:
- clean library record (no missing books/lost book fines)
- returning to Chase in August
- parent agrees to responsibility for extended library checkouts for the summer with a signed note or email
- parent email and phone number to contact if needed
- Any books lost or damaged over the summer must be paid for/replaced in August
Grade 8 to Worlds of Fun
Dillons Community Reward Program
To Use the Dillons Food Stores Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit the appropriate link below..
- For Dillons Stores - go to http://www.dillons.com
- For Baker's Stores - go to http://www.bakersplus.com
- For Gerbes Stores - go to http://www.gerbes.com
Once logged into their Dillons Food Stores account they can search for Chase Middle School either by name or TK880 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Dillons Food Stores rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Dillons Food Stores rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Dillons Food Stores
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Dillons Food Stores rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Dillons Food Stores rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Dillons Food Stores Community Rewards Department
Chase Middle School Summer Program
CAPE will have a summer program offered to current Chase Middle School students. The summer program will take place Monday, June 5-Thursday, June 8 and Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 15 from 8am-noon. Your student must be signed up for the CAPE after school program if they would like to attend. There is also a required parent permission form for summer attendance. If your student is not currently signed up for CAPE but is interested in attending, contact Sara Hoyt at 785-295-3840 for details on how to register.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Topeka Public Schools, Unified School District No. 501 is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity. No person shall, on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin or ancestry be denied lawful access to any appropriate educational service, program or activity provided by the school district. The Title VI and Title IX compliance coordinator is the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching/Learning/Administration. The Section 504/Title II compliance coordinator is the Coordinator of College and Career Ready Services. For employment, the EEO/AA officer is the General Director of Human Resources. All compliance coordinators may be contacted at 624 SW 24th Street, Topeka, KS 66611-1294, (785) 295-3000. The clerk of the Board of Education has been designated to receive and redirect or handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, regulations and procedures. The clerk may be contacted by calling (785) 295-3045 or by writing to 624 SW 24th Street, Topeka, KS 66611-1294.
Topeka Public Schools
The mission of the Topeka Public School is ENGAGE students in the highest quality learning; PREPARE students for responsible, productive citizenship, and INSPIRE excellence for a lifetime.
Chase Middle School
Through the implementation of the Comprehensive, Integrated, 3-Tiered System of Supports (CI3T), all staff will guide students to succeed at their highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally.