E-Newsletter (March 8, 2023)
Message from Superintendent Dr. Craig L. Parkinson
Hello CUSD families!
Happy Women’s History Month.
Time is moving fast. The 3rd Marking period ends on March 24. That is just over two weeks away. Now would be a great time to check in with your child(ren) and their teachers.
Reminder! Monday, March 13 is a Teacher-In Service Day. There will be no school.
Walk In Wednesdays
Today, I’m holding Walk-In Wednesday office hours until 1 p.m. If you have questions or want to chat about anything related to CUSD, please stop by Chester High School.
I loved to hear from you.
If you want to make a future appointment to chat, email:
CUSD Names New Varsity Football Coach
We are excited to officially announce that Dennis Shaw has been named Head Coach for the Chester Clippers Varsity football team.
Since joining the coaching staff in 2015, Coach Shaw has held several positions including being the head coach for junior varsity and most recently serving as assistant head coach.
We are excited to have him leading our team and look forward to him continuing the winning culture and creating new opportunities for our student-athletes.
STEM Academy 2023-2024 Application
The new student application for the 2023-2024 school year at STEM Academy is here. We encourage prospective students to submit applications by March 31st, 2023.
To find out more about the requirements and to access the applications, click here.
Now Enrolling! Design Thinking Digital Academy
Learning doesn’t just take place in person. Cyber school is available.
CUSD’s Design Thinking Digital Academy has two cyber options for students to enroll.
This is a great alternative for students who prefer to learn at home.
If you think this option is great for your child, call 267-541-3218 or email email@example.com for more information.
It’s never too early to start planning for the best homecoming in the Tri-State area. This year Homecoming will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
Stay in the know and register for information by scanning the QR code on the flyer.
In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI)
Black History Events
All of our schools held public Black History Month celebrations or programs in February to highlight influential African Americans and their achievements/impact.
Kudos to the students and everyone who helped to put on productions at their school.
If you missed any of the shows, you can visit our social media pages for picture updates or Clipper TV to see some amazing video footage.
Chester Pearls Foundation Scholarship
The Chester Pearls Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications.
Graduating seniors who live in Delaware County are eligible to apply. The deadline is April 17.
Students and parents can always visit the district’s website for updated scholarship opportunities. We have a special section on the site dedicated exclusively to scholarship opportunities.
Happening in 2 DAYS! Talent Showcase
STEM and CHS’ Talent Showcase featuring staff and students is 2 days away.
This will be a fun event for the entire family. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online. https://cusd.schoolcashonline.com/.../186/422/False/True
If you need assistance purchasing a ticket, please see Ms. Dana Bowser or a building principal. All proceeds will benefit the Arts Scholarship Fund.
WHEN: Friday, March 10
WHERE: Chester High School (auditorium)
TIME: 6 p.m.
Career Readiness Day
Parent University in collaboration with EDSI Delco is hosting a “Career Readiness Day” on March 14.
Students, parents, guardians, and members of the community are encouraged to come out.
Sessions will take place in the morning and evening, and will focus on:
✔️ Mock Interviews
Be sure to mark your calendars and attend if you’re interested.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 14
WHERE: STEM Academy
TIME 9 a.m. - noon (and) 5-7 p.m.
COMING UP! Oratorical Contest & Art Competition
The Annual Frederick Douglass Oratorical Contest and the Andrew Turner Art Competition are coming up.
Students in all grades are encouraged to sign up and participate. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on March 29 at STEM Academy.
Visit the link below to see the full details for each contest and to access the sign-up form.
*** Upcoming Dates ***
- Main Street Honor Roll - March 9 at 2 p.m.
- Talent Show - March 10 at 6 p.m.
- Teacher In-Service Day - (No School)
- Parent University Career Readiness Event - March 14 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- CHS & STEM Scholarship Workshop - EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (during lunch periods)