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  • CHS News for the week of Sept. 28

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 9/25/2020

    We will be using our standard, 5-day week schedule for the weeks of: 

    • September 28 - October 2

    • October 5 - 9

    • October 11 - 23 

    5-Day Week Instruction Schedule

    Students are expected to work on the Edgenuity/Canvas courses on Wednesdays (You Days) during asynchronous times. Teachers will be reaching out to students and inviting them to individual or small groups on Wednesday or daily between 8:30 - 9:30 and again from 3:00 - 4:00pm. Students are also encouraged to join their teachers (using the same Zoom links for regular classes) during asynchronous/Open Lab times for help and support. 

     

    If you need help with your iPad, Canvas, Edgenuity or anything else school-related please respond to this email or contact the main office at 253.800.6800. 

     

    Have a great week of learning!

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  • Schedule and Announcements for 9/21-9/25

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 9/20/2020

    Here are important announcements for the week of September 21st - 25th. 

     

    Instruction Schedule 

    We will have a 4-day instruction schedule this week. Friday, September 25th is a staff professional learning day and there will be no scheduled classes on this day. Students are expected to use Friday to make sure they are caught up in all of their current courses on Friday. 

    4-day Week Instruction Schedule

    September Progress Reports 

    We will have our first progress report of the year during this week. Students need to make sure all assignments are turned in to their teachers by Monday, September 21 so teachers can prepare their progress reports for September.  

     

    To be found as making ‘Satisfactory Progress’ for the month, students need to be passing at least 3 of the 4 current classes and have regular attendance/participation. Students who are not meeting these two requirements are considered to be making ‘unsatisfactory progress’. These students and families will be contacted in the coming days by Challenger support staff to see what help students need to get back on track. Also, students who are not making satisfactory progress will have to come to Challenger, or make other arrangements, to sign their progress report and intervention plans for the month in accordance with Washington State Alternative Learning Experience rules. 

     

    Using Guided Notes for Edgenuity on an iPad 

    Do you need help using the ‘Guided Notes’ in your Edgenuity courses? If so, this video will help you to find guided notes in Edgenuity, put them into Notability (you can download from Self Service), and then use a split screen to view your lessons and take notes at the same time. This process will help you stay on track in your courses and give you great notes to study from! ALL students are highly encouraged to view this short video. 

     

    Appointments for Counselor and Social Workers 

    If you would like to have a meeting with Alison VonStein (academic counselor) and/or Marlena Pelegrin (school social worker) you can schedule an appointment with them using the links below: 

     

    Alison VonStein: https://chs-alison-vonstein.youcanbook.me

    Marlena Pelegrin: https://chssocialworker.youcanbook.me/  

     

    If you need any assistance with your iPad, Canvas and/or Edgenuity please contact the main office at 253.800.6800. 

     

    Have a great week of learning!

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  • Instruction Schedule for Sept. 14 - 18

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 9/13/2020

    Here is the instruction schedule for the week of September 14 - 18. Students will have work to be completing on their own on Wednesday even though there are no scheduled classes. If students need help or support they are encouraged to join their teachers during Open Labs on Wednesday from 11:00 am - 3:00pm. 

    5-day Week Instruction Schedule

     

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Principal's Message

    • Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

      As Principal of Challenger High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year. Challenger High Schools offers students a choice. For a number of reasons, students and parents may choose a non-traditional setting for students and Challenger is a wonderful option for many students and their families. We are happy that you have chosen Challenger as your high school! 

      We have a highly qualified staff who are very experienced in working with students in an Alternative Education setting. I am very proud of our teachers and support staff and their support of students helps many to reach their goal of graduating from high school in a timely manner. The staff of Challenger High School are dedicated to the success of every student, every day.  Challenger High School renewed its accreditation through AdvancED in the spring of 2018 and the staff continues to work on improving the programs offered. 

      This year, we are very excited to announce that the new Challenger High School is currently open for students and staff to use! Phase 1 of the new building contains new administrative and support staff offices, a commons area for students to use, a physical education studio, an art classroom and state-of-the-art science lab. Planning for Phase 2 of the new building and campus remodel is currently underway!

      Parent involvement is a vital key to Alternative Education and for the success of students at Challenger. We encourage parents to monitor student progress regularly. We send out progress reports (monthly) and report cards (quarterly) and we encourage parents to download and use the Skyward App to monitor their student’s progress. Parents are welcome to set up appointments to meet with me and discuss the progress of their students at any time. Students find greater success when parents are involved and monitoring their progress and attendance throughout the year. 

      The entire staff Challenger is working towards the same goal - provide an opportunity for each student to succeed and to complete requirements for graduation. We welcome your suggestions and questions. Thank you for being part of our school’s community. 

      You may contact me or make an appointment by calling 253.683.6889. I look forward to the 2020-21 school year and working with the students, the staff and the parents of Challenger High School.

      Sincerely, 

      Jeff Johnson 

      Principal, Challenger High School

       

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