Chequamegon North Board Report

October 2019

Monthly Report to the Chequamegon School District About the Glidden Campus

Chequamegon Middle School & Glidden Elementary School

Parent Teacher Conferences

The Chequamegon Middle School helps parent-teacher conferences on the evenings of Monday, October 7 and Thursday, October 10th. There was an approximate turn out of 40% of our students having a parent that attended one of the conference evenings. These numbers fairly consistent with what we have been seeing as with the digital age, parents and students are able to monitor their grades daily through Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal and digital communication between parents and teachers. Intervention team meetings and parent meetings are then arranged as necessary for students who are in need of more support and did not have a parent attend conferences. Parents are always encouraged to request a meeting with teachers if they have concerns and the CMS staff is more than accommodating in assisting families and teachers with a schedule.

Continued Work on a Sign

I have been working with Louis Carl, Town of Jacobs Chairman, to continue to come up with ideas for a sign indicating where to turn to access Chequamegon North. I have also been in touch with the Department of Transportation who have given me some updates that I will continue to discuss with Mr. Carl and proceed as quickly as possible.

Focus On Instruction

As this year continues to settle in, I have started observations and coaching conversations with the Chequamegon North instructional staff the earliest I have in my career as an administrator. As I reflect on this past month, my calendar iis filled with meeting reminders to have conversations with teachers about what I observed in their classrooms. It is a lot of work but so rewarding and fulfilling to be doing what I feel is my most important job as an instructional leader. It is my goal to continue and be consistent with conversations about teaching and learning and how we can provide the best possible education for our students.

Newsela: Focus on ELA Across the Curriculum

As we have discussed in board presentations, the focus of CMS is to improve English Language Arts skills. In order to support this, the high school and middle school has a subscription to Newsela. This program allows teachers to easily find articles that connect to their curriculum and modify those articles according to each students' reading Lexile level. Having students read and respond to text more regularly will help them make progress on becoming more proficient in these areas as it will become a focus in all classes, not just English. If you would like to take a look, you can find information at https://newsela.com/.

Fall Colors Field Trip

The Chequamegon Middle School attended their fall colors hiking field trip on Friday, October 4th. The trip was planned for Copper Falls State Park as it is an ideal resource as they waive the fees in order to support our attendance. This Northwoods gem also provides a variety of hiking trails for everyone to enjoy, specifically handicap accessible trails to accommodate our students with limited mobility. It was great to see everyone enjoying the day and believe it or not, it was one of the days with only some drizzle instead of being entirely soaked! A big thank you to Mr. Kilmore and the CMS PBIS Committee for organizing this event.

Photo Credit to Miss Lena Ranallo, CMS Social Studies Teacher

Heavy Metal Tour

On Wednesday, October 2 the Chequamegon Middle School 8th Graders attended the Heavy Metal Tour at the NTC-Phillips Campus. In addition to the NTC Campus, they also toured local businesses to see the industries at work and how they are interconnected. A video clip below explains the program. The event is organized in conjunction with NTC by Ms. Sarah Kronberger, Cheuqameon North School Counselor who leads the charge with Academic and Career Planning (ACP).
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Student Council Highway Clean-up

On Wednesday, October 9 the Chequamegon Middle School Student Council held their biannual highway clean up as part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Once again, they found the 1 day in the past month that was not raining! As two teams of students worked on their half of the highway, a representative from Custom Meats of Marathon Inc. stopped to thank then and provided each group of a pack of beef sticks. They were thrilled! Please see my note below thanking the company!


On Wednesday, October 9, my middle school student council was conducting their biannual highway cleanup on a stretch of HWY 77 between Clam Lake and Glidden. One of your employees stopped to thank the students for their hard work and gave each group a large pack of delicious beef sticks to share!! They were thrilled and so proud that someone noticed and thanked them for their work!

I do not know the name but I am hoping you could thank and congratulate this employee for brightening the day of a team of middle school students who were doing a positive thing! Congratulations to your organization, you must be doing great things as you employ such caring people!


Thank you,

Kacey Hanson

Chequamegon Middle School Principal

Glidden, WI

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

  • October 22 - CMS Fall Band & Choir Concert - 5:00-7:00 Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale - 7:00 Concert!
  • October 23 - See Through the Smoke Presentations at CHS (See Flyer above)
  • October 29 - Glidden Community Learning Center Mental Health Presentation - RN Klara Hartfiel