The CHMS Post
December 1, 2023
Challenger Middle School Mission
We sincerely hope everyone had the best possible Thanksgiving holiday! We at Challenger continue to have much to be thankful for and appreciate your continued involvement in your child's education. With that being said, we have three more weeks of learning until the end of Quarter 2, Semester 1, and another much-deserved break. Please ensure your students are arriving at school on time, in the dress code, and ready to learn!
The end of the quarter and semester is fast approaching and we want to ensure your student's success. Please check FOCUS to be updated on your child's grades and performance in their classes. In addition to the end of Quarter 2 and Semester 1, we are approaching testing season as well. The list of scheduled FAST dates are posted in this newsletter and on our school website.
As we look forward to the upcoming Winter Break, I want to remind everyone of the importance of taking time for rest and rejuvenation. This break is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends, pursue personal interests, and recharge for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the new year.
Wishing you all a joyous holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished moments. May the new year bring continued success, growth, and happiness to each member of our Challenger family.
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!
Q2 Report Cards will be finalized on January 8, 2024, and will be available to parents through Focus starting January 11, 2024.
23-24 Yearbook 📚
To purchase a yearbook please visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school code: 14294624
Upcoming Testing Dates:
Chick-Fil-A Community Cares Night
Join us Monday, December 4th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Chick-Fil-A on Pine Island Road for Community Care Night.
In order to participate follow the steps below:
1. Download the Chick-Fil-A App and create an account or sign-in
2. Select Pine Island Road and your pickup method
3. Make your selections and confirm that the "Support Community Care Event" button is toggled at checkout
4. Enjoy your food! 😊
SAVE Day 💚
December 13th is SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Day!
Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club is the youth leadership initiative of Sandy Hook Promise. Led by our Youth Advisory Board, the aim is to empower young leaders to take an active role in increasing school safety and preventing different forms of violence in schools and communities.
To show our support to the SAVE Club - we will be wearing GREEN on December 13th.
December Movie Night 📽️
We will be hosting our first Movie Night of the year on Wednesday, December 13th from
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria!
Our movie night will be featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
Tickets are $10 and include 1 slice of pizza, a drink, and popcorn.
Students must have BOTH signed permission slips turned in BEFORE they can purchase a ticket. Forms have been available outside of Mrs. Wilke's room (1-325) since November 27th!
THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS WILL BE DECEMBER 8TH!
Aladdin Jr. Auditions
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.
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.
Teams will be chosen by January 29th, with practice starting the same day.
Class Pet of the Month
Basil, the Milk Snake
New Teacher Shout Out!
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