High School Happenings

October 2022

Welcome to the High School Newsletter for The Campus (SSAE and PPEC)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Campus High School will have parent/teacher conferences on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 8:00-2:30 PM on the North Campus. You will have the opportunity to sign-up for a 10-minute time slot with each teacher you wish to conference with. Please check your student's teachers, so you sign up for the correct person. Please sign-up at this link: Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign-Up Genius

All LATE WORK for BLENDED CLASSES is due October 7

All late work for blended (inbuilding) classes is due October 7 by 11:59 PM. This means any work students are responsible for doing in blended classes and is recorded in Google Classroom.

Fall Break

  • Parent/teacher conferences are October 7- no school for students
  • Fall Break is October 10-21. School will start back up again on Monday, October 24.

Halloween Spirit Week

10/24 - Pajama Day! Speaks for itself - a crowd favorite! Make sure your pajamas are school appropriate.

10/26 - Adam Sandler Day- Dress up in one of the many faces of Adam Sandler.

10/28 - Fall Colors Day- Wear your leafiest, most pumpkin-spiced outfit!

10/31 - Halloween Costume Day - Please, no terrifying makeup or full masks.

Chemistry & Honors Biology

Honors Biology students continue to work hard on their Zoo Exhibit Design Project. Students wrapped up their research and Think CERCA writing project, defending why a zoo investor should financially support/fund their endangered species project. Now that they have “secured” their funding, students are in the design phase of the Zoo exhibit project. All Chemistry students continue to explore chemistry through a forensic investigation/crime scene project lens. Chemistry students have stated their claims, evidence to solve the crime, and their justification and reasoning. As a culminating activity, all blended chemistry students are headed to the Colorado Springs Metro Crime Lab this week to learn about the connections between science and community law enforcement careers. All science students should remember to submit their Think CERCA writing projects and any missing assignments as soon as possible. Once fall break is over, time flies, and before we know it, the end of the semester will be here. As a reminder, I have open Zoom "office hours" on Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am and by appointment. Please be sure you seek help if you do not understand the curriculum!

English III

English 3 students wrap up a PBL combining history and slam poetry the first week of the month. Students will use this modern poetic form to bring alive the lives and concerns of those living in a post-Civil War era that culminates in a student-created museum experience. After fall break, English 3 students move into the inquiry research process, where they will practice writing inquiry questions, researching, and writing about their findings.

Engineering & Robotics

Engineering and the design process are starting to melt the minds of Intro to Engineering students as they have advanced from the basic design process to learning CAD. We use the SolidWorks program because it is the industry leader and helps students with post-secondary skills. They'll continue to learn CAD this month as they begin designing their CO2 racecars for the Wacky Races. Principles of Engineering is experiencing the same phenomenon of mental expansion as they have just completed their Speed Bot challenge to learn how to build basic VEX robots and are now learning to code and build a fully automatic marble sorter. As for those in the challenging and prestigious Engineering Design and Development, their projects are coming along as they have now defined the problem, researched prior solutions, and are about to embark on the adventure of designing their solution. Lastly, the Robotics teams compete in their first regional VEX VRC Spin-Up Qualifier on October 1. Wish them luck, but mostly learning.

Coding is going well!

Coding 1 students completed building their coding programs for Unit 1. Students built chatbots, mad libs, calculators, and word games. Students were required to use input statements, string concatenations, and data type conversions. Ask your coding student to see their project. Coding 3 students started learning about the power and complexity of lists in python and for in range loops to sort through data and create functions. Drones students chose the coding language to start building flight plans. Students have been working through Bluetooth troubleshooting and understanding the importance of cable management for their drone remotes. Please reach out if you need any support in your Edgenuity cyber electives.

Peer Tutoring Offered

Peer support coaches are students who enjoy helping other students develop their academic abilities and provide extra support to motivate them through complex assignments. We meet every Friday from 10:40-11:55 am, and the coaches will establish their availability at various times throughout the week. Email Mrs. Shonk, jshonk@d49.org, if you are interested in joining the Peer Support team!



SENIORS ONLY- Please submit senior portraits HERE (see email for complete instructions). Also, be sure to submit your senior quote HERE. Parents, you may purchase a senior dedication page - see email for more information

Yearbook Superlatives for all Grades

Which freshman is most likely to be a famous singer? Which sophomore has the best laugh? Vote for all these and more yearbook awards HERE. Voting closes on December 9.

Yearbook wants YOUR pictures!

If you take fun pictures, in or out of school, please submit them HERE! The password is Yetis22!

Student Events

Scary Movie Night- October 26th at 6:00 PM

Vote on the scary murder mystery movie you wish to have shown. Must be logged into your d49 account to vote. https://forms.gle/Xs7uy78KEBGd1T9j9


The Campus Student Training Hub

Information on everything you want to know- for students and parents!