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  • January News for Challenger High School

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 1/6/2020

    New Building is Open! 

    Phase 1 of the new Challenger High School is now open for students and staff! We are so excited for the new facility and we are thankful for the support of the Construction Department and work crews who worked tirelessly to get the building completed. 

    The main office and attendance offices are now located in the new building which is located behind the Bethel Family Center. If you are visiting campus please park in the main lot (off B Street) and walk to the new building (there are signs out to guide you to the new office). There are handicap accessible spaces located near the entrance to the new building on the west side of the Family Center. 

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

    The ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new building will happen on Wednesday, January 8th at 11:00 am at the front of the new school. Please stop by to join us for this event, take a tour of the new building and enjoy refreshments in the commons. Students, parents and community members are all welcome; we hope to see you then and there! 

    Digital Learning and Late Arrival Day: January 15th 

    Wednesday, January 15th is a late arrival day in the Bethel School District to allow teachers to collaborate. We will have no scheduled classes or busing at Challenger on this day. Students will have assignments to work on at home on their teachers’ Canvas pages--please encourage your student to log on and complete these assignments. Teachers will be available for Open Labs from 11:30 - 2:30pm if students can get themselves to campus. 

    Martin Luther King Holiday: January 20th 

    There will be no school on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Enjoy your three day weekend! 

    Professional Development Day: January 29th 

    Wednesday, January 29th is a professional development day for teachers in the Bethel School District. We will have no classes on this day. 

    End of 2nd Term: January 31st 

    The end of 2nd Term is Friday, January 31st. We will have no scheduled classes or busing at Challenger on this day. Teachers will be available for Open Labs from 8:00 - 11:00 am if students can get themselves to campus. Third Term will begin on Monday, February 3rd. Students will be able to see their schedules using their iPads and the Skyward app. 

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  • Happy Winter Break!

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 12/20/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Challenger will be closed from December 21 - January 5th for Winter Break. School will resume on Monday, January 6th. Have a wonderful and restful holiday season! 

    When school resumes the new Challenger building will be open! All office staff will be located in the new building along with three teachers. Here are the staff that are moving to new classrooms over the break: 

    • Mr. Foote (art): new building

    • Ms. Hagman (science): new building 

    • Ms. Widmann (health and fitness): new building 

    • Mr. Mailhiot: moving to Portable N2

    • Mr. Nelson: moving to Portable I 

    The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new building will take place on Wednesday, January 8th at 11:00am. Stop by for the ceremony, tour the new building and enjoy coffee and cake in the commons. We hope to see you all then and there! 


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  • CHS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Jan. 8th, 2020. 11:00am

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 12/20/2019

    CHS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. January 8th, 2020. 11:00am. All are welcome!

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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 2019-20 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 under construction! 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. The new building is projected to be available for use starting in January 2020! Planning for Phase 2 of the new building and campus remodel will begin in the spring of 2020!

      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 2019-20 school year and working with the students, the staff and the parents of Challenger High School.


      Jeff Johnson 

      Principal, Challenger High School