The CHMS Post
February 1, 2024
Challenger Middle School Mission
Hello Challenger Chargers & Families!
It's crazy to think that we're already past the 100-day mark for the 2023-2024 school year. As we embark on the month of February, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some important upcoming events and share some valuable information.
Firstly, I want to express my appreciation for the continued dedication and hard work of our students. The commitment to academic excellence and personal growth that I witness each day is truly commendable. I am proud to be a part of a community that values education and strives for success.
Interim reports will be distributed on February 7th, providing a snapshot of your child's academic progress thus far. This serves as an opportunity for reflection and discussion between students, parents, and teachers. If you have any concerns or questions about your child's interim report, please do not hesitate to reach out to the respective teachers or our guidance counselors. We are here to support the success of every student.
In addition to academic updates, I would like to highlight some exciting events taking place in February. Our school Spelling Bee and Valentine's Dance are fast approaching, and our soccer teams have been hard at work preparing for our upcoming games. We hope to see our Challenger Chargers supporting our soccer teams, as well as having some deserved fun at our other school events.
Principal - Challenger Middle
Connect with Lee
Free tutoring offered by the district with live educational experts.
Connect with Lee will be offered Monday - Thursday from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Both Teachers and Students can access this resource via the Connect with Lee app on their Launchpad!
Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbooks are still on sale! From now until March 18th, you can get a year full of amazing middle school memories now for $40.
After March 18th, they will no longer be available for sale online.
To purchase a yearbook please visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school code: 14294624
Challenger’s annual school Spelling Bee will be held on February 12th, from 10:00-12:00 in the gymnasium. ELA classes hosted class Spelling Bees to determine the finalists for our school Bee. Parents and families are welcome to root for their child in person this year! Students who have advanced to the school spelling bee will receive more information soon.
Hearts A Glow Dance
Our Hearts A Glow Dance will be on February 8th, 2024 in the Gym from 4:25 pm - 5:45 pm with prompt pickup by 6:00 pm.
Tickets have been on sale for a few weeks and the last day to purchase tickets is February 2nd!
Make sure you have your permission slip and money turned in by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND!
Challenger Middle Schools' Drama department is proud to present Aladdin Jr. the Musical!
The production will be March 6-8 at 6:30 each night.
Tickets are $5 at the door!
IN ORDER FOR ANY STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLUB OR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY, THEY WILL NEED THIS FORM FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN.
Jr. Thespians Florida State Festival
The Jr. Thespian Florida State Festival will take place from February 22nd - February 24th at the Orlando Convention Center. Challenger Middle Jr Thespian students will be selected from scores received at the District 6 festival to compete in theatre performing and technical theatre individual events at the State level.
Contact Ms. Leonard for further details.
ALL OF THE FORMS LINKED BELOW NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SPORT. YOU MUST USE THESE SPECIFIC FORMS.
NO OTHER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Class Pet of the Month
Nagini the Corn Snake
Nagini the Corn Snake resides in Mrs. Wilke's Reading/Global Perspectives class and is a favorite of student's. She got her namesake from the infamous snake in Harry Potter that is pet to the main antagonist. Our Nagini is pretty chill though, nothing like her book/movie counterpart. She spends most of her time hanging out in her rock hideaway or can occasionally be found chilling under her water dish. She can be fairly shy, but is also curious and loves to watch the students do their work sometimes. She does love being held as she is a big fan of body heat, and she'll just chill wrapped around your hand or arm for however long you want.
New Teacher Shout Out!
Mr. Moser or "Mr. G" has been around Challenger for two years now, but this is his first year teaching here - as last year he was a guest teacher very often. Although this is Mr. Moser's first year teaching at Challenger, he has 12 years of experience teaching at colleges. His favorite things to do in his free time include watching sports, hanging out with friends, and working out. When asked what his favorite part of being a teacher and he told us that it's watching the students become better human beings. We are grateful to have a teacher like Mr. Moser here at Challenger Middle!
Below are a list of dates for when both interims and report cards will be available to both students and parents. 😊
Interim – Sept. 13th
Report Card – Oct. 19th
Interim – Nov. 15th
Report Card – Jan. 11th
Interim – Feb. 7th
Report Card – Mar. 20th
Interim – Apr. 24th
Report Card – Jun. 7th
Out of Field Teachers
Heather D'Archangel - ELA
Katrina Duys - History
Alejandra Matos - Science
FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and schools.
To visit this website go to getfortifyfl.com
Per the Code of Federal Regulation we are required to put a notice out to students and parents stating the following:
EPA 40 CFR 763
This school has been recently inspected and certain asbestos-containing materials or assumed to be asbestos-containing materials such as: fire doors or roofing materials that are tested prior to repairs or removal as needed, have been located in the school buildings. Please be aware that the School District of Lee County has an active management plan designed to ensure that the building is maintained safely for all occupants. These materials are being controlled in accordance with the Asbestos Management Program for the School and following the limitations and procedures of the policies and requirements of the Asbestos O&M Program. The report lists the location, quantity, and condition of all known materials and contains the details of the control procedures, and is available at the school office for your inspection during normal school hours. Copies of the school’s asbestos file can be supplied to you at a cost upon submittal of request.
Lee County School Board
Armor Persons, District 5 (Chair)
Samuel Fisher, District 1 (Vice Chair)
Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2
Chris N. Patricca, District 3
Debbie Jordan, District 4
Jada Langford-Fleming, District 6
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7
Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney
Dr. Christopher Bernier