CJHS "Chargers Connection"

December 2, 2022

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From the Principals...

The Holiday season is upon us and as we reflect on the closing of 2022 we want to give thanks for the amazing CJHS staff and families for their partnership in ensuring our school is an amazing one filled with confident, honest, assertive, reliable, go-getting, enthusiastic and resilient students!! To our students, thank you for showing us what it means to #BEaCHARGER!

~Ms. Nicasio, Principal


~Mrs. Fitzgerald, Associate Principal


Sharing the Joy!

Please take a moment to help us give a shoutout to a staff member and spread Joy throughout our school community. Please fill out this form and we will share your message with them!!
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Positive Principal Referrals

We have really amazing students at CJHS and we want the opportunity to recognize the outstanding positive PBIS behaviors in our school! Our teachers have the opportunity to nominate students and we congratulate: Vanishka, MaAdwoa, Tinley, Katrina, and Kai!
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We have 10 more days of spreading cheer in December!!

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Normal West K-8 Coding Night

On Thursday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Normal West Girls Who Code Club, CyberPatriot, AP Computer Science students, and Computer Science Honor Society members will be hosting our 7th Annual K-8 Coding Night! This is a FREE event and will be held in person!

We would love to have volunteers (teachers, high school students, etc.) for this event!

Interested in volunteering? Click here to sign up!

Want to register a K-8 student? Click here to register!

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Middle School Gradebook - Infinite Campus Parent Portal

The district has provided a guide for parents in accessing and understanding grades in Infinite Campus.


It’s important for middle school students to continue to read independently during time away from school so they can maintain the growth they’ve made this semester, to develop understanding and empathy, and to learn new information about our world. Mrs. Glatt is sharing these tips to help you keep your Charger on the reading road this Winter Break.

  1. Stock up on books: Encourage your student to visit the IMC to select recreational reading materials to bring home on or before 12/16. All books checked out in December will be due after Winter Break.
    Need even more books? Visit the Normal and/or Bloomington Public Library (your card works at both) or see if the BPL bookmobile will be making a stop in your neighborhood.

  2. Ebooks are an option: Chargers may use eRead Illinois and ComicsPlus to access ebooks, audiobooks, and online comics and graphic novels through their school chromebooks or a phone or tablet. Find links to these resources on the IMC’s catalog site. Trouble logging in? Chargers can access step-by-step instructions in the IMC Google Classroom.

  3. Take reading on the road: Traveling during break? Check out an audiobook from eRead Illinois’ Axis 360 app or via Libby or hoopla with your public library card. If you’ve got bluetooth in your vehicle the whole family can enjoy an audiobook played via the free apps available on your phone. Or students can use earbuds/headphones and their device to enjoy an audio on their own.

  4. Make time to read as a family: Kids of all ages enjoy it when adults read to them. And they also benefit from seeing adults read for enjoyment, too. Perhaps 10 to 20 minutes is available during your day to set aside as family reading time.

  5. Complete a Winter Break reading challenge: You can google to find a number of free reading calendars and challenges to add even more fun to Winter Break reading. You’ll find everything from “Read a book with snow on the cover” to “Read while snuggling with a favorite animal (real or stuffed).” Here’s just one option that we recommend checking out.

* These tips were inspired by and adapted from a Scholastic article. See the original and get more information here.

Attention 8th grade Parents...

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Please click here for information on French class for families to learn and consider when thinking about high school courses for the future.

Help support our CJHS PTO Unraiser!!

Thank you to all our families who have donated to our PTO Unraiser! We still need your help!!

Each year, the Chiddix PTO asks all families for a financial contribution to help our PTO. 100% of the money raised will be used at Chiddix for students and teachers. A suggested donation of $25 per family will provide extra support for CJHS students and staff.

The “unraiser” provides another option for parents and guardians to financially support the CJHS PTO since this is our one and only school fundraiser!! In previous years, your contribution has helped to provide funding for additional classroom materials such as document cameras for the Math Department, Digital Projector for the IMC, laminating materials for the office, and teacher appreciation days just to name a few.

Please complete the form below or contribute online via PayPal:


Any questions, please email chiddixpto@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Chiddix PTO and Chiddix Jr. High!

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CJHS yearbooks are on sale!!

Click here for more information on how to order your CJHS 2022-2023 yearbook!!

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From our Family Coordinator...

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Stay Connected...

Please follow our CJHS Twitter and our NEW special "CJHS - Principal's Corner" Facebook page to showcase all the wonderful teaching and learning happening in our school!

You can also visit our school website for additional information. Please be patient as changes are being made to the website to ensure the most updated information is provided.


All visitors, including parents and siblings, are required to enter through the front door of the building and proceed immediately to the main office. Visitors should identify themselves and inform office personnel of their reason for being at school.

All visitors to school property are required to check into the Building Principal's office and receive permission to remain on school property. All visitors' log, identifying their name, the date and time of arrival, and the classroom or location they are visiting, show identification, and wear a visitor's badge.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, December 5

  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Team Quest - 6th Grade @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Grade Volleyball Practice @Sugar Creek Elem. - 4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball v. BJHS @4:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Jazz Band @6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6

  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • FCA @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball v. Pekin Broadmoor JHS @4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7

  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Chess Club @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @4 p.m.

Thursday, December 8

  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • Early Dismissal @11:45 a.m.
  • Cheer Practice @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @6 p.m.

Friday, December 9

  • 7B Field Trip to Target & Normal Theater
  • Bit by Bit Club@3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @4 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Practice @8 a.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @ Sugar Creek Elem - 8 a.m.
  • Cheer Practice @10 a.m.
  • 8th Boys Basketball Practice @2:30 p.m.

Monday, December 12

  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Team Quest Club - 7th/8th Grade @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball v. Morton @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @Sugar Creek - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13

  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • Cheer Practice @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball vs. Metcalf @4:30 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14

  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Chess Club @3:45 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Orchestra Concert @5:30 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Community Service Event @Hyvee - 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 15

  • 8th Boys Basketball Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Peoria Civic Center
  • Book Club @3:45 p.m.
  • GSA @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @4 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Banquet @NCHS - 4 p.m.
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Practice @5:30 p.m.
  • Winter Choir Concert @NCHS - 7 p.m.

Friday, December 16

  • End of 1st Semester
  • Team 6A Field Trip to Pheasant Lanes
  • Bit by Bit Club @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @Sugar Creek - 4 p.m.
  • Cheer Practice @4 p.m.

Saturday, December 17

  • 7th/8th Volleyball Practice @8 a.m.

Monday, December 19, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • Winter Break - Return to School on January 4th
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Chiddix Junior High School

Mariana Nicasio, Principal

Kelly Fitzgerald, Associate Principal

Phone Numbers:

  • General Information: (309) 557-4405
  • Guidance Office: (309) 557-4850
  • Attendance Line: (309) 557-4454
  • School Nurse: (309) 557-4687
  • Transportation: (309) 557-4287