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  • Family News 10/15/2021

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/15/2021

    SBA Testing Dates (October 18, 19, 20)

    This fall 9th, 11th and 12 grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and the WCAS (Science) tests during the month of October. Here is the testing schedule for the month. Students will take all tests using their iPads--please bring them fully changed and ready to go! Good luck on your exams! 

    -October 18: SBA English Language Arts 

    -October 19: SBA Math 

    -October 20: WCAS Science 

    10th Grade students who are not testing will be working with their ELA and Math teachers on these testing dates. We will have scheduled classes after the testing session on each day and all students are expected to attend. 

     

    Conference Prep Day (October 21) 

    Thursday, October 21st will be an early-release, conference preparation day for teachers in the Bethel School District. We will not have busing or scheduled classes at Challenger on this day. Instead we will operate on this schedule: 

    8:00 - 11:00 AM: Asynchronous Learning (Zoom) - or - Open Labs on campus

     

    Professional Development Day (October 22) 

    Friday, October 22nd is a professional development day for teachers in the Bethel School District and there will be no school for students on this day. Enjoy your 3-day weekend! 

     

    Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences (October 27, 28, 29) 

    Your student’s advisor will be reaching out to you to schedule a student-parent-teacher conference. We would like every student to complete a conference with a parent/guardian and their advisor this fall. Conferences can be in-person (preferred) at Challenger or on Zoom, whatever works best for your family! We will not have busing or scheduled classes at CHS on these dates. We will be following this schedule:

    -October 27: Conferences 8:00 - 11:00 AM, Open Labs 11:30 - 3:00 pm 

    -October 28: Open Labs 8:00 - 11:00 AM, Conferences 11:30 - 6:00 pm 

    -October 29: Conferences 8:00 - 11:30 AM

     

    Federal Impact Aid Survey

    Just a reminder to please ask your student for their Federal Impact Aid survey that was passed out to them this week in advisory. The form just takes a couple of minutes to complete. Please be sure to sign the form and return it to school with your students ASAP. Thanks! 

    HIV/AIDS Curriculum

    It's time for the annual parent preview of the HIV/AIDS Prevention curriculum. On October 19 we will hold the last four of our eleven virtual previews for this school year. Each Zoom session will last about 20 minutes. You only need to attend if you would like to view the curriculum for yourself or if you are interested in opting your student(s) out of the curriculum. You can learn more and register for one of the sessions by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXS2JCFPOJoqpdUMz-tgWKi5cuwdA_MYSeubATGX3B8/edit?usp=sharing

     

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  • October 4, 2021 Family News Letter

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/4/2021

    We have made it through the month of September and we are off to a great start here at Challenger. The month of October has several events and schedule changes. Please take note of the following: 

    Late Arrival Days 

    We will have 1-hour late arrival days on Wednesday October 6th and 13th this month. 

    -AM students, your day starts at 8:55 AM, 1-hour later than usual. 

    -PM students, your day starts at 11:55 AM, 30-minutes later than usual. 

     

    SBA Testing Dates (October 18, 19, 20)

    This fall 9th, 11th and 12 grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and the WCAS (Science) tests during the month of October. Here is the testing schedule for the month. Students will take all tests using their iPads--please bring them fully changed and ready to go! Good luck on your exams! 

    -October 18: SBA English Language Arts 

    -October 19: SBA Math 

    -October 20: WCAS Science 

    Conference Prep Day (October 21) 

    Thursday, October 21st will be an early-release, conference preparation day for teachers in the Bethel School District. We will not have busing or scheduled classes at Challenger on this day. Instead we will operate on this schedule: 

    - 8:00 - 11:00 AM: Asynchronous Learning (Zoom) - or - Open Labs on campus

    Professional Development Day (October 22) 

    Friday, October 22nd is a professional development day for teachers in the Bethel School District and there will be no school for students on this day. Enjoy your 3-day weekend! 

     

    Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences (October 27, 28, 29) 

    Your student’s advisor will be reaching out to you later this month to schedule a student-parent-teacher conference. We would like every student to complete a conference with a parent/guardian and their advisor this fall. Conferences can be in-person at Challenger or on Zoom, whatever works best for your family! We will not have busing or scheduled classes at CHS on these dates. We will be following this schedule:

    -October 27: Conferences 8:00 - 11:00 AM, Open Labs 11:30 - 3:00 pm 

    -October 28: Open Labs 8:00 - 11:00 AM, Conferences 11:30 - 6:00 pm 

    -October 29: Conferences 8:00 - 11:30 AM

    New Challenger Mascot Design! 

    The votes are in and here is the new Challenger Mascot design. Thanks to everyone who voted and helped to select this mascot to represent CHS! 

    Raven Logo

     

    Have a great month!

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  • New Raven Mascot!

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 9/30/2021

    Raven Mascot

    The votes are in and here is the new raven mascot for Challenger! Thanks to everyone who gave their input to select this design for our school! 

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    • Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

      As Principal of Challenger High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-22 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 and will be completed for the 2022-23 school year! Phase 1 (now open) 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.  Phase 2 contains 30,000 square feet of general classrooms, CTE computer lab, maker spaces, Culinary Arts kitchen, a gym, media and student center, and and expanded commons! Please excuse our dust and noise as construction takes place this school year. 

      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 Synergy ParentView/StudentView 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 goals: provide an opportunity for each student to succeed at school, to complete requirements for graduation and to prepare themselves for their futures. 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 253.800.6889. I look forward to the 2021-22 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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