The Cardinal Letter
Fall Edition 2018
Greetings from Principal Goodman
Dear Parents and Students,
I’m happy to report that we are off to a smooth start at Chippewa Falls High School. The students are back in the swing of routine. Most students are participating in their fall athletic season, practicing for marching band competitions, and preparing for Homecoming 2018! There is excitement in the air as we gather together in friendship and as we focus on learning. Chippewa Falls High School is a great place for students to belong.
Being new to the building, I have been impressed with our students. They are respectful to adults and peers alike, they are engaged in classroom learning, and they are being “present” with one another. Our senior speaker challenged the student body to put down their phones and talk to each other. Students are taking the challenge, and it’s making a difference.
This school year, we are focusing on improving processes, and in turn, this will naturally improve our outcomes in student learning, our building operations, and service excellence to our students and parents. With making improvements, there will be an adjustment time for everyone. With shorter lunch periods this year, I’m happy to report that we serve and seat 750 students per lunch period within 10 minutes, allowing all students a minimum of 20 minutes to eat. The students are utilizing the multi-purpose room for additional lunch seating as well as the courtyard during good weather. The kitchen staff and custodians have been working very hard to prepare, serve, and clean up our additional areas.
Another change that students requested was moving Prime Time to the end of the day. This allows students, who need to leave early to attend athletic events, not to miss instructional time. We have designed Prime Time for students to be able to schedule time with their teachers when they need additional pre-teaching, re-teaching, supported study groups, enrichment opportunities, or time to retake tests. If students simply need a quiet place for independent study, we have designated areas for larger study halls in our cafeteria and library. Our goal is to put supports in place to assist our students and promote academic growth.
We look forward to continue serving our people and empowering and challenging our students throughout this school year. I look forward to a great school year.
Chippewa Falls High School Principal
Important Dates/Deadlines to Remember!
- Senior Pictures Due - Monday, October 1 to Mr. Sikkink via email or on a disk. Disks can be dropped off to Mr. Sikkink in room 139.
- Pink Out-Dig Pink Day - Thursday, October 11
- Picture Retake Day - Friday, October 12
- School Board Meeting - Tuesday, October 16 - 7:00pm
- Early Release Day - Thursday, October 18
- Staff Workday (No School for Students) - Friday, October 19
- Winter Activity Code Meeting - Monday, October 29 - 6:30pm
- Progress Conferences - Thursday, November 1 (A-L); Tuesday, November 6 (M-Z)
- Youth Apprenticeship Information Night - Thursday, November 1 & Tuesday, November 6.
- Organizational Picture Day - Wednesday, November 14
- Professional Development Days (No School for Students) - November 19-20
- Thanksgiving Break - November 21-23
- Yearbook Early Bird Orders - Deadline Thursday, December 6, 2018 Click here to order online!
- Holiday Break - December 23-Jan 1
Activities and Athletics News
Veteran's Appreciation Night! The football team hosted the sixth annual "Veteran's Appreciation Night" to benefit the Hands Foundation on Friday, September 7, 2018. During the Miracle Minute, the freshmen football players passed around buckets and collected over $2600.00 for homeless veterans! We are so lucky to be part of a community that is "For our Culture".
This year the Athletics/Activities Department launched online registration for all teams and organizations. If your student is planning on playing a Winter or Spring sport, you can sign up at any time!
Twenty-nine...yes, 29 Community Education classes/events available! Check it out!
Click here for information regarding three Ski/Board trip opportunities this school year!
Speech and Language/Early Childhood Screening
Speech and Language/Early Childhood Screening for Three and Four Year Old Children
The Chippewa Falls Public School District is hosting a screening for all three and four year old children who live in the Chippewa Falls School District. If there are concerns regarding your child’s speech, language, or general development, please plan to attend this screening.
Please Note: All four year old children attending BB4C will be screened for speech and language at their BB4C site. Those BB4C screenings are done each fall.
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Where: River Source Family Center 403 N. High St., Chippewa Falls
Time: 3pm to 6pm
No appointment is necessary for the screening. Screening should take approximately 15 minutes depending upon the number of children attending. Come anytime within the times listed above. Please contact Vicki Johnson, SLP at 715-726-2414 ext. 5040 or Ann Seibel, SLP at 715-726-2414 ext. 3032 with any questions.