Chelan MS News
Nov. 11, 2022 V.3
From Mr. Brian Wood and Mr. Gunnar Baker (6th Grader). 11/01/22
Hello Pirate families,
It is hard to believe that as this letter goes out, we will be in the early part of November and the beginning of the 2nd quarter! As you look at 1st quarter grades, I want to take this time to remind families and students that our AFTERS program has begun. If you feel that your student could use some additional help, please reach out to Mr. Wood or Ms. Bremmeyer so we can begin the referral process. We currently have space for approximately 9 more students and we are hopeful to increase that number depending on staffing. I am also excited to see our boys basketball season begin on October 31st! There is still time for 7th and 8th grade boys to get signed up and join the team! Girls basketball and wrestling will begin after our winter break but interested students can get registered on family ID right now so they are ready once the season starts.
By : Mary Doyle (6th grade CMS leadership) 11/03/22
CMS Breaking News: Youtube CMS Announcements
By: Mary Doyle
The middle school announcement that we have every morning has been changed. Now, every morning Mr. Nygreen's 7th and 8th grade leadership student film (the announcements) instead of going on the speakers like they used to. They talk about stuff that you would hear on the TV news like weather, sports and upcoming events. They post on youtube and email it to our teachers to show the class.
By: Faryn Huewe
Hello CMS families, I am in charge of reporting about concerns in our school.
Students can become ineligible for clubs or sports because of grades. Families, please make sure to check your email for your students' weekly grade check. (The email should arrive every Friday with a picture of their grades).
Another issue is students having trouble communicating with their friends. If students need someone to help with problems, they can email Mrs. Bremmeyer. email@example.com
Upcoming Events - Alice in Wonderland
By Mayleen Santos and Isabella Ehlert (6th graders)
Hi CMS families! Drama club has a week left!
They are performing Alice in Wonderland. There are two performances.
November 18th (if you are going, please try to arrive by 5:30 p.m.)
The next performance is on November 19th (if you are going, please try to arrive by 12:30 p.m.) They are the same performance so you don’t need to go twice.
Clubs - Drama
By Mayleen Santos and Isabella Ehlert (6th graders)
This year, the performers for Alice And Wonderland are below.
Congratulations to everyone!
Alice - Ellarae Uttech
Dinah - Madi Cobley
Deena - Bailey Morrison
White rabbit - April Alatorre
Cheshire cat - Caden Jenkins
Humpty Dumpty - Bently Sanchez
Caterpillar - Zacary Carson
Mauve - Ryan Mccrary
Maude - Brianna Richardson
Mad hatter - Haley Moore
March hare - Ani Salinas
Dormouse - Sierra Hooten
Tweedle dee - Tatum Fahlen
Tweedle dum - Chole Hyde
Queen hearts - Krista Carlten
King of hearts - Holden Pollard
Royal cards: Catalina Valdez, Isabella padiulla, Mary Doyle, Keyma Castro, Samantha Ehlert, James Collins, Meelah Austin, Samuel Fehr, Heyday Figueroa, Henley Gardner, Brianna Mendoza, Ximena Mercado, Blake Saverdra-Alvarado.
Stage crew: Isabella Ehlert, Adriana Franco, Omar Jimenez, Annabelle Love, Fernada Mendoza, Brianna Mercado, Robert Miller, Kai Pagatpatan, Payton Richardson, Vanessa Valencia.
Litsandra G. and Jaymee S. (6th Graders)
Hello families and students here are some more Chelan Middle School policies.
If students need any medication brought to school, parents should make an appointment with the school nurse before bringing the medication to school. Any medication that a student brings to school without meeting with the school nurse are addressed by the CMS drug and alcohol policy. Students who choose to bring such medications to school could face disciplinary action. Also students may not share medication with other students for safety reasons.
School Bus Expectation:
Students are expected to respect their bus drivers at all times and must follow all rules.Younger students are required to sit in the front while older students in the back. Also, no standing up in the bus or switching seats while driving (this can lead to serious injuries). Finally, there is no food allowed on the bus.
The next 3 weeks are gonna be pretty chilly, so don't forget to get your coat and boots when you go outside, Also it's that time to start sledding and having snowball fights and have lots of fun in the snow!
By J. Hughbanks, Alexi Munoz & S.De leon
CMS Boy's Basketball
Middle school boys basketball has their first game on November 14th at home! Go watch them! Click the link below, hover over CMS, go down to school info, then down to CMS athletic schedule, and lastly click on the calendar to see when all of the games are Https://arbiterlive.com/School/Calendar/33631.
The middle school basketball games on the 14th are pretty complicated. There will be two teams for each grade! We will have basketball games in both gyms. 7th grade will be in the community gym and 8th grade will be in the high school gym.
Inspirational Quotes of the Week
“The only one who can tell you you can't win is you and you don't have to listen”
Jessica Ennis- Hill
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at one point, you will”
Around the Region
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have a game on Nov. 20th against Kentucky in Spokane at 4:30 p.m. The Wenatchee Wild hockey team plays on Nov, 16th against Salmon Arm. 6:05 p.m. -Toyota Town Center, The Wenatchee Wild also have games against Trail on November 25th and 26th. Friday's game is at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday's game is at 6:05 p.m.
Harvest Festival Interview with FFA Teacher, Ms. Mattingly
Interview with Ms. Mattingly by: Gunnar Baker
How did the Harvest Festival go?
One of the best parts of the Harvest Festival was seeing so many different groups of students and organizations all enjoying time together. The games, activities, and booths were all pretty different so there were opportunities for everyone to participate. I especially enjoyed hearing the cheering that happened when someone successfully knocked down the bowling pins in pumpkin bowling.
How did the first ever festival go?
I don't think that I could say that anything didn't go well, but we definitely came up with many ideas for next year or things to do differently. The FFA Officers only came up with the idea for this event in August at our officer retreat and began planning then. Next year, they look forward to having more time to plan and put together this event for the community.
Are we going to have a festival next year and what will be different?
I think the FFA Officers will most definitely want to host this event again. They had too much fun and had too many ideas to not do this again. Some of their ideas include a hay bale maze, more prizes for games, music, and possibly live animals. They would also love to engage more community organizations so they can enjoy the festival as well.
Family Learning Tips
Are games helpful for students?
by Janell Cisneros Espinoza
Hi CMS families! According to research, using games in teaching can help increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning, and motivate students to take risks. One study of the popular multiple-choice quiz game Kahoot found that it improved students' attitudes toward learning and boosted their academic scores. Also game-based learning offers students the opportunity to explore and experiment without fear of failure or bad grades. It also offers opportunities for increased student engagement by adding a sense of fun. I made a game that's a crossword puzzle of random things. To get into the game.
Crossword Labs: Free, Online Crossword Puzzle Maker
Written by Spencer R. & Greyson Z. (6th grade leadership)
If you have any questions about supplies we will provide all the things you need for the job of your choice no need to bring or buy anything. Please look at this new option below.
Time: 11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Benefits: Extra lunch
No experience required
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, the school custodian to apply for the job.
Local News and Events
By: Skyler Kenoyer, and Dorian Welton-Brown (6th grade)
Hello CMS students and families! Get ready for some cold weather!
Thanksgiving is on the 24th of November. On the 26th of November, Chelan Lookout’s will host the 8th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. This event is held at The Lookout Barn located at 203 Bighorn Way. It is a 2-mile course. The final stretch leads participants to the event park where runner's celebrate with hot chocolate and a selection of seasonal pies from the people at Deb’s Delights.
Who: Lookout owners, guests, and Chelan Valley community members
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Course Opens
Cost: $20 if you pre-register by November 15 (incudes t-shirt / youth & adult sizes)
FREE if you register after November 15 up until race day (doesn’t include t-shirt)
Have a great Thanksgiving and stay safe!
October Teacher Feature - Meet Ms. Christopherson
Where did you go to school? "Washington State University, Go Cougars!"
Teaching? "Woodinville- 16 years, mostly 5th & 6th grade. Chelan Middle school- 4 years, 6th grade math."
The highlight of being a teacher is... getting to have fun with my math students everyday. I love to combine learning with having fun!
What does she do away from school? She loves to ski in the winter, hangout on the lake in the summer, likes to read, and also likes to cook dinner, because she likes to eat, and also likes to spend time with family.
"I have always enjoyed working with kids and when I was in high school and college, I taught swim lessons and enjoyed getting to work with all my swim students, so I decided I wanted to become a teacher."
October Positive Pirate Practice Winners
Hello CMS families!
This article is about pirate practices. Positive Pirate Practice Awards are for students who have done great in school, are respectful, responsible, have great leadership skills, and who do the right thing when no one is looking. Students receive these rewards from CMS staff. The students recognized in October are below. Congratulations!
Mary Doyle, Cindy Acevedo, Johan Ramirez, Finn Nelson, Krista Carlton, Henley Gardner, Skyler Kenoyer, Sarah Burdick
Fernanda Renteria, Fernando Saucedo, Anh Mai, Austin Zimmer, Denali Corrigan, Kevin Mata, Kimberly Cortez-Ramirez, Nolan Harris, Carl McElvaney, Madisen Eddings, Rowan Macnamara, Taeo Redlin, Daniel Harrington.
Ariana Cruz-Magallon, Brock Didra, Jason Hardwick, Maria Acevedo Ruiz, Josie Bekel, Dayani Sanchez-Zavala, Tanner Orestad, Estrella Oliveira Juarez.
Congratulations again to these students!
A Note from the Editors
Vol 3. By: Isabella Avila, Nichole Aparico and Dulce Valeria (6th graders)
Hello CMS families,
We are the editors for 6th grade CMS newsletter. We are very excited to make these newsletters every 3 weeks. If you have any questions or see something we need to correct, please email Steven Nygreen. Have a good day CMS!