THE CHMS POST
September 1, 2023
Hello to all Challenger Chargers & Families!
I hope this message finds you well. It is with great pleasure that I write to you today, just over a month into the new school year. I am thrilled to see the enthusiasm and dedication that our students have displayed to make our start of year successful and enjoyable.
In these past few weeks, our school has come alive with the energy of learning, creativity, and growth. It has been heartening to witness our students immerse themselves in their classes, participate actively in extracurricular activities, and build strong relationships with their peers and teachers.
We are nearing the halfway point for Quarter 1, which means Interim Reports will be available very soon. Q1 Interims will be posted on students FOCUS portal accounts on Wednesday, September 13th. We are so very proud of the students at Challenger Middle and their academic growth. If you see that your student is underperforming please feel free to call the school to schedule an appointment with his/her teachers. Student success - emotionally, physically and academically are our first priority.
Principal – Challenger Middle
Interim Reports will be posted on student FOCUS portal accounts Wednesday, September 13th. Please take time to review your student's grades with them and reach out to their teachers if you have any questions.
Picture Day will be Thursday, September 7th!!! Forms were sent home with students at the end of August. You can also purchase easily online by going to mylifetouch.com and entering our school code: EVT7M9FFK
Challenger would like to extend a very big thank you to Bob Evans Restaurant on Pine Island and Panera on Pine Island!
Thank you for your generosity in donating breakfast for our teachers. Bob Evans was very generous in providing Biscuits and gravy, while Panera was generous in providing bagels, cream cheese, and coffee. Thank you very much to Jill from Bob Evans and Neil from Panera!
Connect With Lee Virtual Tutoring
Sports Physical Night
2023-2024 Golden Apple Nominations!
Each year the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools honors six amazing Lee County educators at the annual Golden Apple Recognition Banquet in the Spring. Please take a minute and use the form below to nominate an outstanding teacher who has impacted you or your child's life!
- Click the button below to go to the website
- Click "Register" in the top right corner
- Create your profile
- Click the dropdown and select "Golden Apple Nominations", then click "Create"
- Complete the form with the correct information
- Click "Submit as FINAL" to record your response
ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 18, 2023
Join us to help raise funds for the District 6 Jr Thespian Drama Club on
Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sky Zone located at
14181 S Tamiami Trail #140, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Everyone must have the SkyZone flyer (linked below) in order for us to receive credit, so please bring the paper flyer, OR students can show the flyer on their phones when buying tickets.
Everyone must also have the waiver filled out before they can jump, which can be found on Sky Zone's website: https://www.skyzone.com/fortmyers
In 2022, over 60,000 educators from around the world participated in Rock Your School, impacting over 1,000,000 students! That’s why we’re bringing back Rock Your School in 2023! Join us on Friday, September 29th, and Rock Your School!
Jr. Thespian District Festival Auditions
Students auditioning for the Jr Thespian District Individual Event Festival:
Prepare a memorized acting or musical theatre selection from a published play or musical. Students that are selected from the audition will need to be available for the festival held at NFMAA on Saturday, November 11th from 8 am-4 pm.
If selected there will be a registration fee.
Please email Mrs. Leonard with any questions.
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.
Science Olympiad Club
The first Science Olympiad Club meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, September 6th from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: room 1-226
What Is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a competition for students. Teams are comprised of up to 15 students. Teams compete in different events that are rooted in mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth and space science, biology, and engineering. Students engage in hands-on, interactive, and inquiry-based activities that are lab-based, research-based, or design and construct a device to test at competitions.
Students can see Mr. Ernst for permission forms.
Starting this school year (2023-2024), all middle school students participating in any sport are required to receive a health exam (also known as a physical) from their healthcare provider and submit a completed medical evaluation form to the school before the tryouts of whichever sport they are participating in.
Click the link below for the form you will need to have completed. YOU MUST USE THIS SPECIFIC FORM. NO OTHER FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Cross Country 👟
CROSS COUNTRY (XC) SIGN-UPS BEGIN TUESDAY,
Students will meet in the gym at dismissal. On the first day of the sport, students will receive information about what is needed to continue. Intramural and insurance information must be signed and returned prior to practice. Along with the intramural form, students must also submit a current medical evaluation form and an after-school activity form. These forms will go home the first day of sign ups. The day of sign ups, please have a ride by 5:00 pm, or approval and registration to go to After Care.
Contact Ms. Sierocinski, the school athletic director at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
BOTH OF THE FORMS LINKED BELOW ALSO NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SPORT.
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. 1st
Interim – Feb. 7th
Report Card – Mar. 20th
Interim – Apr. 24th
Report Card – Jun. 7th
Out of Field Teachers
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