CJHS "Chargers Connection"

November 22, 2022

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From the Principals...

Reminder that there will be no school from November 23rd to 25th due to our Thanksgiving Break. During this time of gratitude, we would like to thank everyone for their continued partnership in ensuring we are meeting the needs of all our students! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break with their loved ones!

~Ms. Nicasio, Principal


~Mrs. Fitzgerald, Associate Principal


November is the month of GRATITUDE!!

Please take a moment to help us give a shoutout to a staff member and spread Joy throughout our school community. Please fill out this form and we will share your message with them!!

Positive Principal Referrals

We have really amazing students at CJHS and we want the opportunity to recognize the outstanding positive PBIS behaviors in our school! Our teachers have the opportunity to nominate students and we congratulate: Cara, Ely, Kyler, MacKenzie & Thelma!!
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Normal West K-8 Coding Night

On Thursday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Normal West Girls Who Code Club, CyberPatriot, AP Computer Science students, and Computer Science Honor Society members will be hosting our 7th Annual K-8 Coding Night! This is a FREE event and will be held in person!

We would love to have volunteers (teachers, high school students, etc.) for this event!

Interested in volunteering? Click here to sign up!

Want to register a K-8 student? Click here to register!

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Students: Stop by the Lost and Found table in the cafeteria to claim any of your items!!

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Middle School Gradebook - Infinite Campus Parent Portal

The district has provided a guide for parents in accessing and understanding grades in Infinite Campus.
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Attention 8th grade Parents...

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Freshmen Orientation - November 30

Freshman Orientation is being held at both Normal Community High School and Normal Community West High School on November 30th for eighth grade families. Details can be found in the links below. If you are not sure which high school your student is districted for, please see the guidelines in the linked flyers or call the CJHS guidance office at (309) (309) 557-4850.

Associate's Degree in Computer Science Program

The Associate’s Degree Program (ADP) is a McLean County Unit District #5 School District program that allows students to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science through Heartland Community College (HCC) while still in high school. The four-year program includes a schedule of traditional high school classes, Advanced Placement courses, HCC Dual Credit courses taken at high school, and college courses taken on the Heartland campus. Other opportunities available to students in the Associate’s Degree Program include:

  • Working with a mentor from State Farm Insurance or other local businesses to gain real world experience within the industry
  • An internship within the industry to apply knowledge & skills gained through course work
  • Participation in STEM competitions & clubs
  • Visits and field trips with industry experts to explore the field of computer science

Students interested in participating in the Associate’s Degree Program can apply during 8th grade and will begin the program as freshmen in high school. For additional information and specific details regarding a student's schedule, elective courses, program cost, and other frequently asked questions, please click here.

12th Annual Adopt-a-Family - It's better to give than to receive celebration!!

All Unit 5 schools were invited to nominate families in need this holiday season. Last year, we adopted 150 Unit 5 families providing coats, hats, gloves, outfits, toys, gift cards, and many other household items and toiletries. This year, the number in need tops even that. If you are interested in helping, please go to a signup (below), click the item you would like to purchase, label the gift (example: Snowflake Child #1) and bring the gift wrapped and labeled.


The drop off will be on from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Northpoint Elementary School. Participants will drive thru and drop off gifts in the Northpoint Parking Lot. Unit 5 volunteers will be available to take your gifts into the gym.

You can also drop off gifts on Mondays-Fridays from 7:30 am–4 pm at the Unit Office, until Dec. 8.

If you would like to volunteer to deliver gifts, Saturday, December 10, starting at 8:30 am, please click here.

Help support our CJHS PTO Unraiser!!

Thank you to all our families who have donated to our PTO Unraiser! We still need your help!!

Each year, the Chiddix PTO asks all families for a financial contribution to help our PTO. 100% of the money raised will be used at Chiddix for students and teachers. A suggested donation of $25 per family will provide extra support for CJHS students and staff.

The “unraiser” provides another option for parents and guardians to financially support the CJHS PTO since this is our one and only school fundraiser!! In previous years, your contribution has helped to provide funding for additional classroom materials such as document cameras for the Math Department, Digital Projector for the IMC, laminating materials for the office, and teacher appreciation days just to name a few.

Please complete the form below or contribute online via PayPal:


Any questions, please email chiddixpto@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Chiddix PTO and Chiddix Jr. High!

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CJHS yearbooks are on sale!!

Click here for more information on how to order your CJHS 2022-2023 yearbook!!

From our Family Coordinator...

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Stay Connected...

Please follow our CJHS Twitter and our NEW special "CJHS - Principal's Corner" Facebook page to showcase all the wonderful teaching and learning happening in our school!

You can also visit our school website for additional information. Please be patient as changes are being made to the website to ensure the most updated information is provided.


All visitors, including parents and siblings, are required to enter through the front door of the building and proceed immediately to the main office. Visitors should identify themselves and inform office personnel of their reason for being at school.

All visitors to school property are required to check into the Building Principal's office and receive permission to remain on school property. All visitors' log, identifying their name, the date and time of arrival, and the classroom or location they are visiting, show identification, and wear a visitor's badge.

Looking ahead...

Wednesday to Friday, November 23 to 25th

  • Thanksgiving Break - No School

Saturday, November 26th

  • 8th Girls Basketball Practice @8 a.m.
  • 7th Boys Basketball Practice @9:30 a.m.

Monday, November 28

  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Team Quest Club - 7th/8th Grade @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball v. Kingsley @4 p.m.
  • Volleyball Tryouts (All Grades) @Sugar Creek - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29

  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • Cheer Practice @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball vs. Evans Junior High School @5:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball Tryouts (All Grades) @Sugar Creek - 4 p.m.
  • CJHS PTO Meeting @6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30

  • Pom Pon Practice @6:45 a.m.
  • Chess Club @3:45 p.m.
  • 6th Volleyball Tryouts @Chiddix - 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 1

  • Art Club @7:45 a.m.
  • Book Club @3:45 p.m.
  • GSA @3:45 p.m.
  • Math Counts @3:45 p.m.
  • Cheer Practice @4 p.m.
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal @4 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball v. Mt. Zion @4:30 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Tryouts @Chiddix - 6 p.m.

Friday, December 2

  • Team 6B Field Trip to Nutcracker
  • Girls Who Code @3:45 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Volleyball Tryouts @Chiddix - 4 p.m.
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Chiddix Junior High School

Mariana Nicasio, Principal

Kelly Fitzgerald, Associate Principal

Phone Numbers:

  • General Information: (309) 557-4405
  • Guidance Office: (309) 557-4850
  • Attendance Line: (309) 557-4454
  • School Nurse: (309) 557-4687
  • Transportation: (309) 557-4287