Chequamegon North Board Report

December 2019

Monthly Report to the Chequamegon School District About the Glidden Campus

Chequamegon Middle School & Glidden Elementary School

Safety Drill Update

Students at Chequamegon North conducted a fire drill on Friday, December 6th. Students and staff exited the building in a safe and timely fashion. Students and staff are all thankful we had it in the brisk 20-degree weather last week instead of today's temperature which is well below zero! As always, safety drills spark conversations and what if statements that help us prepare for an actual emergency.

Sources of Strength Trainings

Students and Staff at CMS were trained for the Sources of Strength Program which brings peer leaders together in partnership with caring adults. Staff training was held Monday, December 2nd and student training was held on Thursday, December 5th. Students were selected because they are seen as a leader from a variety of peer groups. Students learn how they and other peer leaders can effectively get messages to other students that encourage them to connect and seek help when going through emotionally hard times. This is our second year participating in this program and it has transitioned from our Natural Helpers program that has been ongoing for approximately 20 years prior with both the Park Falls Jr. High and the Glidden Middle and High School. Students and leaders are fluid from year to year which allows us to train as many students as possible. This year's staff mentors are Mr. John Oswald, Mrs. Jane Gustafson, Mrs. Maria Brandenburg, and Ms. Sarah Kronberger who is a certified trainer with Sources of Strength. If you would like more information on the program, please visit: https://sourcesofstrength.org/ and keep an eye out for the rainbow wheel symbol throughout local schools.
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Glidden Elementary School - Ornament Update!

The Glidden Elementary Students made decorations to adorn the large Christmas tree that always graces the commons at Chequamegon North. They also participated in creating ornaments for the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree provided by the Carson National Forest that will adorn the West Lawn and 70+ smaller trees to adorn offices throughout Washington DC for the 2019 Holiday season.

Glidden Community Learning Center

The GCLC students will plan to swim once per month as part of their after-school programming. On December 17th, the students and families including the 4K/5K will be having their swimming family engagement event. The early elementary students are required to have a parent for safety purposes, but the older students may attend regardless. Please contact the Chequamegon North office if you have any questions about the program. Program Coordinator - Michelle Hanson - mhanson@csdk12.net

Community Connections

CMS Choir Caroling at Lauri Jean Zach Center

CMS choir students joined the Lauri Jean Zach Center Christmas Party Caroling under the direction of Mr. Charles Corbett on Tuesday, December 3rd. Their presence was very much appreciated!
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CMS Health Update

During the month of December, 8th-grade students will be listening to guest speakers during their Health time. One speaker is Attorney Dave Deda with Slaby, Deda, Marshall, Reinhard & Writz LLPS Offices is coming to the middle school to present information on Sex and the Law to the 8th grade Health class students. This presentation will cover a range of topics with prevention being the central message. Topics to be discussed are driving snowmobiles/ATVs/vehicles, drinking, consenting to sexual contact, and other topics. This will help students understand the legal consequences of being involved in these activities before it is legal for them to do so. Attorney Deda will include fact situations for students to have discussions and learn from these situations. He will also talk with the students about people that are abusive and how to avoid being in relationships with people that will abuse them.


Another speaker is Susie Daniels, a Price Co. nurse. Mrs. Daniels will be discussing sexually transmitted infections (STI), their impact on the human body, the life-long consequences of having an STI. She talks to the students with an emphasis on abstinence as preventing any STI. She will also have information on contraceptives and services available through the county health services.


Angela Frieze from Embrace, formally known as the Time Out Family abuse shelter, will be discussing healthy relationships, and how to encourage healthy personal relationships.


As always, parents were informed about these speakers through a letter and given the option to opt their child out if necessary due to their personal family beliefs.

Hat Day for Food Pantry

The Chequamegon Middle School Band program is conducting a community service project this Friday, December 13. Students are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable food item or donate $1 to wear a hat for the day in school, which is a treat for middle school students. The items and proceeds collected will be donated to the local food pantry to help fill the need during this holiday season!

UPCOMING EVENTS!

  • December 12 - Glidden Elementary Christmas Concert - 1:00 p.m.
  • December 15 - MS/HS Band Christmas Concert 2:00 p.m.
  • December 18 - MS/HS Choir Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Break - December 23-January 1