Updates from the C-Heights Admin Team
Greetings friends and families of the Cardinal Heights community! May is certainly a busy month with spring sports in full gear, the final round of STAR testing, culminating classroom assessments, annual AP testing, year-end field trips, and more. (Not to mention the events and activities filling up your own calendar.) The warmer weather also has us anticipating summer and a change in routine. Together with the usual day-to-day responsibilities this can be both an exciting and stressful time for all. We hope as part of the C-Heights community you will continue to partner with us each day to support our students and finish the year strong.
DECA Shout Outs!
Congratulations to Mr. Rippl and our outstanding Business Department for their participation in DECA National Competition. Join us in celebrating!!!
Please congratulate all of our competitors: Joy Amessoudji, Ankit Janamanchi, Carissa Murphree, and Kara Shanahan as they represented Cardinal Heights exceptionally well. They completed multiple role-play/problem solving interviews in addition to completing a 100- question business and marketing test.
Special congratulations to Ankit Janamanchi as he was recognized for his exceptional test score in his event. His test score was tops against the 130 other competitors. Well done Ankit!
No School for Students
- Friday, May 24
- This is a scheduled data retreat for professional staff.
If you think your 9th grade student may need summer school for credit recovery, sign up now!!
- Act now if there is a chance your student may fail a core academic class.
- Those waiting too long may risk securing transportation.
- You are always welcome to cancel the enrollment if summer school is no longer needed.
End of the year EVENTS!
School culture celebration
Thursday May 23 - Shortened schedule - Staff / students basketball game celebration at 1:45
NO SCHOOL Friday May 24 - teacher data analysis day
NO SCHOOL Monday May 27 - Memorial Day
All -School trip to Mt. Olympus
June 6th - as in past years, students must complete and turn in a challenge card and then a permission slip. Challenge cards are due May 23 / permission slips are due May 31.
Final Exam Calendar
- June 10 and 11 with early dismissal and buses depart at 1:55 PM.
- June 12 with early dismissal and buses depart at 11:30 AM.
- Full schedule posted on website and social media
As always, if you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, or just stop by. Our door is always open.
Incoming Freshman Athletic Orientation.
All incoming freshmen (current 8th grade) interested in participating in athletics along with their parent/guardian are encouraged to attend this very informative meeting with our Athletic Director, Eric Nee on Monday, May 20 at 6 pm in the high school Performing Arts Center.
CEOs of Tomorrow
Advance Learners Program News
Sowmith Bonday, Lily Breyer, Kaden Calkins, Ethan Flood, Cynthia Gauger, Tyler Hodges, Saanvi Kandanelli, Prisha Poddar, Josef Wolf, Nikhil Yarlagadda, Lanya Yu
Special congratulations to Saanvi Kandanelli for finishing in second place for Sun Prairie.
Also, congratulations to Sumedha Yarlagadda for finishing in first place for the 8th grade Yahara River Writers short story competition. She will be recognized at the regional awards ceremony held on Tuesday, May 14th for her story titled, "Perpetually Frozen".
Mount Olympus Trip!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Students of the Month for May 2019
If any 9th grade student has a broken Lenovo Chromebook, they should bring it to the Cardinal Heights library before May 24 to be repaired. No Chromebooks will be repaired over the summer, so this is the opportunity to start the year with a working device.
Eighth grade students will receive a new Chromebook at the start of next school year. Their current devices will be collected at the end of this school year and returned to our supplier. We will not be offering used Chromebooks for purchase. Fines will be assessed for damage and adjusted according to the age of the device in most cases.
Arrangements are being made for Summer School and AP students who will need Chromebooks. At time of publication these plans are not finalized.
Skills USA State Conference Competition!
Bronze - Jake Thering (Woodworking Display)
Silver - Kat Martinez (Woodworking Display)
Noah Berg (Related Technical Math)
Saanvi Kandanelli (Extemporaneous Speaking)
Silver - Damon Jankowiak, Hunter Zeeh, Elijah Bontrager - Chapter Display
Silver - Ethan Yang - Model Rocketry
Gold - Abhi Annabathula - Model Rocketry
Gold - Damon Jankowiak - Woodworking Display
Families with Rural Stops
If your child’s bus stop is at your house and your child or children are the only students assigned to that stop, please notify Kobussen no later than 6:30 AM if your child will not be riding the bus that day. This helps drivers stay on time and avoid driving to locations if there are no students to pick up. Call Kobussen at 825-8700, option 1 to let the dispatcher know if your child will not be riding.
When your child is riding, please make sure he/she is visible to the driver from the road.
Bus Pick-up Times
Please remember that your child should be ready and waiting at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. This will ensure your child doesn’t miss the bus if the route is running slightly ahead of time. Anything within 5 minutes of the scheduled time is considered on time.