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  • News for October 14 - 30, 2020

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/14/2020

    There are several important upcoming events in the next few weeks, this post will explain these for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your student be successful at school! 

    Schedule for October 19 - 23

    Here is the schedule for the week of October 19 - 23. Please note that students will have all 4 of their classes (35-minute periods) on Wednesday (PM Session) or Thursday (AM Session). Friday is a staff training day; students are encouraged to use this day to make sure they are caught up in all of their classes. 

    4-Day Week Instruction Schedule

    Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences 

    Challenger teachers will be inviting ALL families to participate in student-parent-teacher conferences on October 28, 29 and 30th. Conferences will take place over Zoom or conference calls this year. It is expected that ALL students take part in a conference this fall. During conferences your student and their advisor will cover the following information: 

    • Current grades and attendance 
    • Transcript and graduation plan
    • Short and long-term goals for the year
    • 13th Year Plan: plans for education and life after high school 
    • Senior portfolio, culminating project requirements and timeline (seniors only) 
    • Staff will also be on hand to help with FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) applications for seniors. 

    If you have not scheduled a conference date and time, please contact your student’s advisor or the main office at Challenger 253.800.6800. The schedule for the week is below. 

    Schedule for Conference Week: October 26 - 30

    During conference days there are no scheduled classes, but teachers will be assigning asynchronous work for students to complete on those days. Students are highly encouraged to attend Open Lab sessions using their teachers’ Zoom links on Thursday and Friday. 

    Conference Week Instruction Schedule

    October Progress Reports 

    Our October progress report date is Thursday, October 22nd. Advisors will be assessing each student’s progress, current grades and attendance on this date. To be deemed as making ‘satisfactory progress’ for the month students need to be passing at least 3 of 4 classes and have regular attendance. Students need to make sure all missing work is turned in to teachers by October 21st to be included on this month's progress report. 

    End of 1st Term, Start of 2nd Term 

    The end of 1st term is Wednesday, November 4th and the first day of 2nd Term is November 5th. Students can see their 2nd Term schedule in Synergy using StudentVue. 

    Have a great remainder of the month! 

     

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 14th: Open Labs and Asynchronous Work Day

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 10/14/2020

    Wednesday, October 14th is an asynchronous learning day for Challenger students and not a day off from learning! Teachers have prepared lessons and activities for students to be working on in their Canvas and Edgenuity courses even though there are no scheduled classes. Students, please use your time on Wednesday to complete these assignments and get caught up on any unfinished work so far. 

    Teachers are available on Wednesday between the times of 11:00 - 3:00 pm for individual and small group support. Students are highly encouraged to use their teachers' Zoom links to join meetings for extra help. 

    If you need iPad or tech support please call the main office at 253.800.6800. Office staff are on hand to help you with your tech needs. 

    Parents/Guardians, mark your calendars for Student-Parent-Teacher conferences on Oct. 28, 29, and 30th. Your student's advisor will be reaching out to you in the near future to schedule a time to meet with you and your student via Zoom or conference call. 

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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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    • 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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