CHS Viking News

December 12, 2018

Viking Family,

Viking Family,

It's a great time to be a Viking! I've seen great things happening in our classrooms, teachers and students engaging in some outstanding learning activities.Our students PSAT scores just came in and we are very pleased with our scores, and the continued improvement in the scores from year to year. Though the PSAT is just one piece of evidence that we use to assess academic excellence, it is always good to see that the work of our students and staff is paying off. The competitive Drama program represented CHS in spectacular fashion, winning the state Drama championship! Our brand new Viking Court held its first competitions last Friday, our wrestling room and weight room are now being used daily and the new entry is a beautiful way to enter our school every day! The year continues to fly by at an unbelievable pace, and winter break is now just around the corner. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sending your students to us, and trusting us with such an important task of educating them and preparing them for their future. I hope everyone in the Viking Community has a wonderful holiday season and a safe, relaxing time with friends and family.

Once a Viking, Always a Viking!

Bret Heller - Principal

Upcoming Events

12/24 - 1/4

No school, holiday break


Fight For The Fish (at CHS)


No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/23 - 1/24

Semester EOCAs


No school, Teacher Workday


Semester 2 Begins

2/15 & 2/18

No School, President's Day


3/25 - 3/29

No School, Spring Break

You can also view our CHS Calendar at

Congratulations to our November and December Students of the Month!



Win a Toyota RAV! A great way to support Viking Activities! Please contact your favorite CHS athlete or the CHS Activities Department for a chance to win!

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Congratulations to our State Champion Drama Team

Our Drama Team brought home the state title AGAIN! We are Viking Proud!

AND to three of our students who are FOUR TIME State Champs!!

A big congratulations goes out to Blake Presnell, Griffin McDonald and Mandy Burke! Each of these seniors has won first place at the state competition for the four years they have attended CHS. Way to go!!

We LOVE our amazing CHS Lunch Crew! They take such great care of our kids and teachers and we appreciate them SO MUCH!

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A Note From Our Counselors

The counselors are currently meeting with students to ensure they have a full schedule for 2nd semester. Students who wish to make changes to their schedule will need to follow the proper process:

  • Full-year classes: Speak with your current teacher now to initiate the change request process.
  • Semester classes: Communicate your desired change with your counselor.

Counselors will be available after final exams on January 23rd and 24th, then again from 2:30 to 3:30 on January 30th and 31st to discuss schedule changes.

Reminder: Counselors are not authorized to make lunch or teacher changes.

SENIORS!!! Class of 2019 Information

Senior Party Tickets on Sale Now!!!

Have you purchased your GRADUATION PARTY ticket yet?

Current price is only $55.00

Beginning January 7th, the price will go up to $65.00

See Kelly in Attendance

Letters of Recommendation

Students can now create and save their Personal College Profile or “Brag Sheet” for letters of recommendation electronically through their Career Cruising Account. The electronic version of a student’s brag sheet is saved automatically and can be printed or emailed to recommenders. This form will help your teacher, coach or community member write a letter that best reflects you.

To access the Personal College Profile (Brag Sheet):

  1. Log into Career Cruising
  2. Click on menu arrow – located to the right of the student name
  3. Select “My Education”
  4. Click “Update Profile” in the “Personal College Profile” Box.

Direct Admissions Letters and Apply Now Idaho

High school seniors will receive a letter from the Idaho State Board of Education this fall. This letter notifies students of which Idaho colleges and universities they meet admissions requirements for based on their GPA and test scores.

This letter is the first step towards acceptance. While the letter ensures a spot will be held for students for the Fall 2019 semester, students must complete the appropriate school application by February 15th. This process has been made easier with the roll-out of the Apply Now – Idaho website!

Idaho students can apply to 10 Idaho colleges and universities on one application. There are no applications fees when using Apply Idaho Now. The site opened October 1st.

College Representative Visits

Our college admission representatives have begun visiting Coeur d’Alene High School. You can see an updated calendar on the College and Career Website. (Go to the Coeur d’Alene High School homepage – select “Departments” – “College and Career Center” – College and Career Center Calendar”)

This list will be updated regularly, check in often to see new schools as they are added. Students may sign up online or stop by the College and Career Center to sign up.

Receive Alerts for Activity/Sports Schedules

Activity schedules change as quickly as the weather. Now you can be notified of any changes to your favorite sports schedule by setting email or text alerts. Please go to and

  • select 'email alerts' from the banner
  • select 'Register here' under Need a fan account
  • set up your profile then select 'My Favorites/Alerts' under Fan Dashboard
  • select Coeur d'Alene High School from the ADD A SCHOOL drop down menu ( just enter 83815 in the search bar then select our school
  • from the 'ADD A TEAM' drop down menu, select your sport(s), level and gender
  • select 'Alert Settings' then 'Add an Alert' and enter your preferred email, cell phone number or both and you will receive an email and/or text message

If we make a change to our schedule you will be notified immediately. This really is the best way to receive up to date information. As always, if you have any questions please call Norma at 208-667-4500.