January Newsletter 2015 - Sun Prairie Area School District

January 2015
A Note From The Principal
Heights family and friends--
Cardinal Connections
CARDINAL HEIGHTS UPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Welcome to 2015...this school year is going by fast! We have had a great
start to the year and are excited about all the great things for the remainder of the year. Second semester will be filled with many more activities and
opportunities for our students. But first thing first, Final Exams.
Please talk to your student about being ready for finals, studying hard, and
doing their very best as we head into the end of the semester. This is a very
important time for the students so your support is much appreciated. This
will be the first time for our 8th graders taking finals so please emphasize
the importance of this week.
At the start of the year we really focused on building community and respect
with the students. The part of the CORE that we will focus on for the next
few weeks is Ownership. We will be talking to our students about taking
ownership of their learning and really focusing on their academics as we
head into final week of the semester (Jan. 20-22).
Thanks for your support and we look forward to another great semester!
Ryan
M AI N O F F I C E
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Ryan Ruggles
Principal
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School
608-318-8001
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Yearbook Orders
Get your yearbook ordered before it’s too late! The CHUMS
2014-2015 yearbooks are $28.00 each. NO ORDERS WILL
BE TAKEN AFTER JANUARY 22nd.
Please remember that yearbooks are not on the fee waiver list.
Cardinal Heights After School Tutoring
After School Tutors
All students and all
subjects are welcome!
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m
Where: LMC
Students MUST arrive by 3:10 p.m. and must stay the ENTIRE
time. Computers are available as well.
Ms. Julie Flood & Ms.Ellyssa Eiring: Social Studies
Ms. Chelsea Eichhorn &
Ms. Maria Archie & Mr. Kevin Hall: English
Ms. Sarah Kerr: Spanish
Ms. Tessa Holm: Math
Ms. Jean Hilby: Reading
Miranda Zindorff: Special Education
Activity bus runs at 4:10 p.m.
We I.D. For School Safety
Dear Parents,
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Sun Prairie Area School District has adopted a policy that became effective at the start of the 2008-09 school year. All visitors to our schools must show
a photo I.D. and register in the office prior to entering the main areas of the school or the classrooms.
The term “all visitors” includes parents, volunteers, and anyone coming into the school.
Please remember that we have the best interests of our students in mind. Some of the individuals
who will be greeting you and asking for your I.D. may not know the parents and volunteers. They will quickly get to know
you, which will help to expedite the safety process as the year goes on.
Our responsibility is to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. Knowing who is visiting our schools will help us do
that. We welcome any feedback you have regarding this new policy.
Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe!
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Faculty and Staff
Nondiscrimination Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy: All students attending Sun Prairie Area School District schools may participate in educational programs and activities, regardless of creed, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, homelessness, emotional, physical, mental or learning disability or handicap,
sexual orientation or sex.
(SPASD District Policy JB)
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School Closing News
Emergency School Closing
The Sun Prairie Area School District has begun using a new
electronic notification system to communicate with parents and
guardians in a more timely and efficient manner.
In the event of a weather-related school closing or other emergency, the system allows the district to contact the guardians of
each student at 6 different telephone numbers,
2 email addresses, and via 1 text message simultaneously.
In less than 15 minutes, we are able to call, email and text
the guardians of all 7,000 students in the district at multiple
phone numbers! As in the past, school closing information will
also be posted on the district website and can be obtained by
listening to the following radio and television stations:
WKOW Channel 27 WMTV Channel 15
WISC TV Channel 3
WMAD 92.1 AM
WJJO 94.1 FM
WOLX 94.9 FM
WXRO 95.3 FM
WMLI 96.3 AM
WMGN 98.1 FM
WIBA 101.5 FM
Z104 104.1 FM
WYZM 105.1
WMMM 105.5 FM
WNWC 102.5 FM
Q106 FM
WTSO 1070 AM
WIBA 1310AM
WBEV 1430 AM
WTDY 1480 AM
Q106 1550 AM
WTTN 1580 AM
WHIT-AM/WWQM-FM
Should weather or road conditions cause the school district
to close schools once the children are in attendance,
similar announcements will be made. Every precaution
possible will be exercised in caring for your child.
Parents should have filled out and returned the emergency school
form that indicates where your child should be
sent anytime there is an emergency school closing.
The effectiveness of the notification system is dependant on
our having your most current contact information!
If you change your home phone, cell phone, work phone or
email address, please contact the office at 318-8120
Please note that you can find the Emergency School Closing information
on the Cardinal Heights website under school news on the left side.
http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/schools/cardinalheights/index.cfm
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February Winter Dance—8th and 9th Graders
“An Evening In Paris”
When: Saturday, February 14th
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: CHUMS Cafeteria/Gym
Attire: Semi-Formal
$10 at the door
Come and have fun with your friends!
Cardinal Heights Parent Group
Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month
at 6:30pm, at the H.S. library.
Upcoming Meetings
January 5th
February 2nd
March 2nd
April 6th
May 4th
President– Tonja Green
[email protected]
VP – Kelly Horton
Treasurer– Jeff Strey
Secretary- Barb Aughey
Homeroom Days
January Homeroom
January 13th
*Remember to get your club/activity *
exit passes in advance
Look at the Cardinal Heights clubs and have fun
with your friends while getting yourself involved
at Cardinal Heights. Find the complete listing on
our school website.
http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/schools/cardinalheights/student_clubs.cfm#d196094
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Exam Schedule
One lunch for
all 8th graders
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School
1st Semester Exam Schedule
2014-2015
Tuesday, January 20th
Study Hall with hour 1 exam teacher– 7:50 - 8:30
Hour 1 Exam – 8:35 – 10:05
Study Hall with hour 2 exam teacher – 10:15 – 10:43
Hour 2 Exam – 10:48 – 12:18
12:18 – 12:53 – Study Hall with hour 3 teacher (9th Grade) – Lunch – (8th Grade)
12:53 – 1:28 – Lunch (9th grade) – Study Hall with hour 3 teacher – (8th Grade)
Hour 3 Exam – 1:28 – 2:58
Wednesday, January 21st
Study Hall with hour 4 exam teacher– 7:50 - 8:30
Hour 4 Exam – 8:35 – 10:05
Study Hall with hour 5 exam teacher – 10:15 – 10:43
Hour 5 Exam – 10:48 – 12:18
12:18 – 12:53 – Study Hall with hour 6 teacher (9th Grade) – Lunch – (8th Grade)
12:53 – 1:28 – Lunch (9th grade) – Study Hall with hour 6 teacher – (8th Grade)
Hour 6 Exam – 1:28 – 2:58
Thursday, January 22nd
Study Hall with hour 7 teacher – 7:50 - 8:35
Hour 7 Exam – 8:40 – 10:10
Study Hall with hour 8 teacher – 10:20 – 11:00
Hour 8 Exam – 11:05 – 12:35
12:35 – 1:09 – Lunch (9th grade) – Locker clean-out (8th grade)
1:09 – 1:44 – Locker clean-out (9th grade) – Lunch – (8th grade)
1:44 – 2:58 Winter Pep Assembly/Staff-student basketball game
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Nation Jr. Honor Society New Members 2014-2015
8th Grade Students
The Cardinal Heights National Junior
Honor Society held its 4th induction ceremony on December 17th. We want to
congratulate our new members!
First Name
Last Name
Maura
Kalmerton
Mikaela
Alderink
Travis
Kernen
Emily
Anderson
Jason
Kintopf
Kaitlyn
Apfelbeck
Jakob
Knauss
Jacob
Starr
Grace
Aughey
Claire
Knudten
Trevor
Stein
Alexis
Baker
Hailey
Krause
Adam
Tess
Amanda
Betts
Samantha
Kreft
Madeline
Thompson
Nathan
Beyler
Grace
Kruse
Magdalana
Trilling
Gabby
Braatz
Katelyn
Kueffer
Alex
Voigt
Eric
Brendemuehl
Sophia
Kulow
Brock
Voigt
Luke
Breyer
Brody
Lederman
Grace
Wambura
Andrew
Buchheim
Laya
Lemley
Jaharee
Weah
Breanna
Bussan
Tailyn
Ludwiczak
Brendan
Wherley
Patricia (Trixie)
Cataggatan
Sara
Malinowski
Anna
Widiker
Rachel
Clark
Holly
McCloskey
Isabel
Wollerman
Kaitey
Crosby
Erin
McNaughton
Emma
Zwieg
Claire
Darmstadter
Allyson
Mengelt
Emily
Edwards
Zoey
Meyers
Madison
Faust
Erin
Milleville
Nicole
Fehrman
Dhanush
Nanjunda
Natasha
Flaten
Ashlyn
Narman
Macy
Frank
Michaela
Nelson
Corinn
Fritz
Abby
Nowicki
Richie
Gilles
Ashley
O'Connell
Hallie
Groeschel
Olivia
Oehrlein
Benett
Halbleib
Meg
Olson
Leah
Hamilton
Ashley
Plageman
Grace
Hartman
Megan
Rault
Meghan
Hebgen
Sabrina
Reuter
Analiese
Hudson
Emily
Andrew
Hunt
Halah
9th Grade Students
First Name
Megan
Last Name
Brown
Kennedy
Cutts
Luke
DePrey
Michaela
DeWitt
Kayla
Foster
Saisantosh
Gungurthi
Kayla
Haas
Emma
Hoiby
Hayley
Jourdan-Treinen
Davis
Lohr
Piersen
Maass
Rundahl
Liz
Maastricht
Augustina
Saavedra-Lincoln
Nick
McAndrew
Idrissi
Kendra
Sanderfoot
Montana
Morauske
Abhinav
Janamanchi
AJ
Shanahan
Avery
Quinton
Morgan
Jensen
Kailey
Sharpe
Andrina
Savor
Karime
Jerez-Makely
Olivia
Showers
Drew
Scharenbrock
Christopher
Jewson
Lizzie
Skalitzky
Elijah
Schimelpfenig
Haley
Johnson
Katherine
Smith
Zoe
Shinefield
Teddy
Kaeppel
Emily
Sotelo Edwards
Hannah
Soukup
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Annual Science Fair
Cardinal Heights will be holding its 1st Annual CHUMS
Science Fair on Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:00-8:00
p.m. This will take place during the 8th Grade Course
Expo night. Students who participate will present their
experiments to be judged by a panel of teachers and local business representatives and
will be eligible for prizes. Only 9th graders will compete in the Science Fair, but 8th graders and their families are welcome to walk through to see what they could be part of next
year! Biology teachers at Cardinal Heights will be able to answer any questions that you
may have about this event.
Attendance Reminder
With the onset of winter we start to see more students out ill and for more
days at a time. If your child is out sick for 3 or more consecutive days, we ask
that you get a doctor’s note to medically excuse those days. Parents may excuse up to ten days per year for illness or personal reasons; any more than
that may not be excused. Any days covered by a medical excuse are exempt
from that 10-day count and help to keep your child’s attendance in good standing.
Media Center News
A Note from the Library Media Center:
eBooks at Cardinal Heights
We now offer OverDrive, a portal to borrow eBooks and audio books for any device you might have!
Where to Access: District page—Schools—Cardinal Heights—Library Media Center
OR type this address to go right to the sign in page: http://bit.ly/spasdlib
Sign into your OverDrive account using this format:
Username is your ID number
Password is your birthdate in this format yyyymmdd
You may download the FREE OverDrive app from the following places:
If you have an issue with your device and OverDrive, please bring in the device and see Mrs. Breunig in the LMC
for assistance.
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Temporary License Exam
Any students who are 15 1/2 years old may take the temporary
license exam at the High School.
The DMV test is given at the H.S. in room 2635 at 7:30 a.m
everyday except Wed.
Fee: $200.00 Pay to the H.S. , bring receipt to the test.
Contact Mr. Olson if you have questions at 608-225-3601.
8th Grade DC Trip Reminders
•
Final Payments are due February 12th to Classic Tours.
•
Start thinking about who you'd like to room with.
Student rooms each have four kids.
•
We will be having a DC organizational meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March
3rd. Mark your calendars!"
Questions call Becci Gerbitz at 318-8097 or email [email protected]
Bringing in a special lunch for your child?
The do’s and don’ts to bringing your child a special lunch
Please DO
Only bring in food for your student
Please drop off lunch to the main office
Please Don’t
Do not bring in food for other students
Do not have lunch delivered by a delivery service
Due to the increasing number of large food orders coming in for students during their lunch hour
we found it necessary to send out a note on some guidelines. If you have any questions please call
318-8003.
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2014 Course Expo/ Career Night At Cardinal Heights
When: Tuesday February 3rd, 2015
Time: 6:00pm– 8:00pm
Where: Cardinal Heights Cafeteria/Commons
Cardinal Heights will be holding a Course Expo and Business Education Partnership Career Night.
Teachers will display past student work and answer questions about courses within their department.
Area businesses will also be available to discuss how their work relates to the course offerings and vice
versa. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to learn more about course offerings and
career paths.
PBIS Corner
How are we using PBIS to teach our students?
One of Cardinal Heights’ commitments is to a positive school climate where
each each student can perform their best. We utilize a national system of practices
called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to assist in this effort.
Each month we will be running a short article in this newsletter to inform you about PBIS, how we are
implementing it at Cardinal Heights, and the successes we have using it. To review PBIS basics, please
view earlier newsletters or the school website. This month we are taking a moment to look at how we
are teaching positive expectations to students.
Positive student expectations have been outlined in our Cardinal CORE matrix. We do not believe it is enough to simply list the expectations and have students live up to them. We take several
steps throughout the year to reinforce these ideas. Time is spent during the first week of the year outlining positive behaviors in the areas of community, ownership, respect, and ensuring safety. This is
done through group discussions, videos, and other group activities. Spending time on our expectations
at the beginning of the year sets a positive tone in our school and decreases discipline issues throughout the school year. When data shows that there is a particular area that needs reinforcing, we create
lessons that reinforce those expectations. For example, if we notice that students are becoming increasingly tardy for class we will create a lesson that will be delivered to all students to help correct this.
Incentives may also be used in order to address the issue. When major events are upcoming or a time
period where we can predict that expectations will need to be reinforced, we also implement lessons to
remind students of how they should conduct themselves. An example of this would be reinforcing expectations of students at athletic events, dances, and assemblies prior to Homecoming week in the Fall.
We also reinforce expectations by rewarding students (this will be covered in next month’s article).
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2015-2016 Open Enrollment Information
OPEN ENROLLMENT
Wisconsin’s public school open enrollment program
allows parents to apply for their children to attend school
in another school district other than the one in which they live.
The open enrollment application period for the
2015-2016 school year is February 2, 2015 - April 30, 2015.
Parents can apply online at http://oe.dpi.wi.gov/.
Online applications are recommended. However, paper applications may be printed from the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction website and delivered to the Sun Prairie School District Office at 501
S. Bird Street no later than April 30, 2015 by 4:00 pm.
You can find open enrollment information on the Sun Prairie Area School District website by going to
the District tab and then clicking on Business Services. The link is: http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/
oe_info201314.cfm.
If you have questions regarding open enrollment, please contact Lisa Sprindis, Business Services, at
(608) 834-6511; or email: [email protected]
How To Obtain A Work Permit
WORK PERMITS
TO OBTAIN A PERMIT YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
* Proof of age: Original birth certificate or driver’s license NO PHOTOCOPIES
* Social security card: Original – NO
PHOTOCOPIES
* Letter from your employer: Indicating job duties & approximate hours of work
* Parent’s signature on the employer letter or on a separate sheet
•
$10.00 permit fee (reimbursed by employer)
Work permits can be obtained from:
Hebl, Hebl and Ripp
1150 w. main street
Sun prairie
834-4325
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Band News—January 2015
Solo & Ensemble Season is coming! – Saturday February 7, 2015 @ Patrick Marsh
Students have all selected a solo or duet for this important project. This is a long-term project to help foster individual musicianship and growth.
Students have 2 options for their performance grade:
Saturday 2/7/15 – at the official WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival, Patrick Marsh
Registration & Fees have already been collected
Thursday 2/5/15 – Solo Night @ CHUMS, 3 – 6pm
No fees involved & registration will take place the week before the event
This is designed for students who are not able to attend on Saturday or would prefer a different option
Help Needed!
Email - [email protected]
OR
sign up on-line at
http://goo.gl/dcJCsC
Please consider helping out to make this event a success on Saturday February 7, 2015. It takes a couple hundred volunteers to put on this festival
between donating food, being a door monitor, helping in the cafeteria, and helping set up and tear down.
CHUMS Wind Symphony invited to perform at National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter.
The Cardinal Heights Wind Symphony has been invited to perform as part of the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter convention on
January 23, 7:00 P.M. at the Performing Arts Center in Wisconsin Rapids. This convention brings together music educators from across Wisconsin and we are excited for the opportunity for our students to share their music-making with this audience.
To help prepare for this performance we have added two rehearsals:
Sunday, January 11, 5:30-8:30 at Cardinal Heights
Thursday, January 22, 3:30-7:00
The” NBA” was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a
high level of excellence for bands and band music. For more information please visit https://www.nationalbandassociation.org/
Course Scheduling for next school year:
Students will soon be registering for classes next year (whether in 10th Grade @ SPHS or 9th Grade here at CHUMS). If you have any questions
about how to fit music into your schedule, feel free to contact one of the directors and we'll help you navigate the scheduling options.
Sun Prairie Middle School Jazz Festival - Friday, February 20 @ Sun Prairie High School:
All Middle School jazz students (Prairie View, Patrick Marsh and Cardinal Heights) will have a great opportunity to work with clinicians to work
on swing feel, style, listening, and improvisation. Students will have clinics during the school day at Cardinal Heights. After school we'll bus up
to the High School for improvisation and rhythm section clinic togethers. The day concludes with a free concert featuring all 5 bands and our
clinicians!
Wind Symphony & 9th Grade Band Tour, March 5 - 6:
Thursday, March 5th the Wind Symphony and 9th grade band will depart for clinics in the Fox Valley area. Bands will have the privilage of
working music faculty and students at Lawrence University. Permission slips and itineraries will be coming home with students soon. Cost is
expected to be around $85 – fundraising opportunities still, exist. Visit spbb.org for more information.
Don’t forget to join us for our concert March 12th at 7:00 when we welcome Dr. Carolyn Barber from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Thank you!
Joe Mesner 318-8137, [email protected]
Ian Melrose 318-8134, [email protected]
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Questions On Your Google Drive?
Google Drive for Parents & Students
Google Drive provides students a resource to do their homework, with a word processor,
spreadsheet, and presentation software. Since it is on the Internet, students can access their files
from any computer, anywhere in the world, where they have access to the Internet. Google
Drive also offers online storage for students to collaborate, share and save work via the web.
To learn more about Google Drive, take the tour at this website:
http://learn.googleapps.com/tour-drive
To help our parents and students at home, we have some tips to help use Google Drive.
Web Browsers:
Google Drive is Internet Based, and must be accessed through a web browser.
We find that it works best in Chrome, a free download.
**Computers must have access to the Internet.
Access to Site:
Students must use the link on the For Students page on the district website
to access the Sun Prairie School District Google Drive Home Page (this is different than just
opening Google Drive on the web or if you currently operate Google Drive on your home computer).
The Sun Prairie Google Drive site is a secure site that is not open to the entire web so
documents and account information is protected). Students do not have access to gmail
(google email) on the Sun Prairie Google Drive site.
Or, they can click on this link:
http://sites.google.com/a/students.spasd.k12.wi.us/spasd-gapps/Start-Page
Note: it does not matter the type of computer, browser or operating system for your computer
as Google Drive is a web based program
Username and Password:
Students use the same username and password that they set at school.
Forgotten Passwords:
Students must contact their teacher or media specialist to request a password change.
Transferring Files:
Google Drive has options for transferring files (students can load all of their information
online and not have to use a flash drive)13
UploadStudents can upload and store files from any program to their Sun Prairie Google Drive account.
Students can convert files from MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This will allow them to edit their files.
Students can export their Google documents to Microsoft word.
Students who use Microsoft tools at home can either upload the files to the Sun Prairie Google Drive page before
they come to school or bring a flash drive with their documents to upload them at school.
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Continued Google Drive Information
Sharing:
Students can share files with their teachers to post their papers electronically and not have to print the documents.
Students can share projects with other students to work collaboratively via the web which is a great 21st century
skill.
Students can save all of their school files on the Sun Prairie Google Drive site so files are accessible 24/7 from the
internet (via computer or smartphone)
Google Help:.
http://docs.google.com/support/?hl=en
Quick Start Guide: http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.google.com/en/
us/google-d-s/docsQuickstartGuide.pdf
Extra help:
HS: Mrs. Coller, LMC 834-6801
CH: Mrs. Breunig, LMC 318-8025
Access to computers before or after school:
Both CH and SPHS have before and after school hours for students to access computers to work on projects in the
LMC or teacher classroom.
Advanced Learner Program
Happy December to everyone from the Advanced Learners Resource Department! There is
a lot going on for students during these busy months.
• Several students have entered the Yahara River Writers Anthology competition.
Entries included poems, short stories and editorials. Our students did phenomenal work.
We will find out in January who has advanced to the Dane County level of competition.
• We have 10 students practicing several times a week to prepare for the 2015 National Science Bowl Regional Competition which will be held in January on the UW Madison campus. These students are Juan
Jimenez, Aidan Schutter, Dhanush Nanjunda, Thejasshri Vembakka, Abhinav Janamanchi, Halah Idrissi, Isaac
Schluesche, Laya Lemley, Ashlyn Narman
• During Homeroom Club Math24 meets - we need more players! Come join Mr. Maselter and Mrs. Enstad to
complete. It is a fast moving math competition. There will a regional competition coming up in March. Get your
Homeroom Exit Card today.
• For any student who wants to keep up to date on Advanced Learner Opportunities, please join my EDMODO page with the following code: r93m7y. I will post all the opportunities available for students as well as upcoming announcements here.
• Traveling Students - stay tuned for special schedules during Exam week! I will be emailing you and posting
the schedule on EDMODO.
Mrs. Enstad
Advanced Learners Resource Specialist
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Get Your Cardinal Blanket
Sun Praire Cardinal
Blankets!!!!
Great as gifts!
This incredibly soft blanket is
great for sporting events, or
cold winter days spent inside!
Blankets are available for
$60 (checks payable to
CHUMS). Please deliver to
Mr. Rippl in room 425. If you
are interested in checking
one out, please call Mr. Rippl
318-8092.
DECA food Drive- Way to go Cardinals!!!
Fun food drive facts....
8th grade = 16,856.3 points (50% of total)
9th grade = 16,646.85 points (50% of total)
8th grade
1st place - Dragons
2nd place - Cheetahs
3rd place - Bandits
4th place - Army
9th grade
1st place - Cyclones
2nd place - Alligators
3rd place - Ducks
4th place - Beasts
Our week long annual food
drive to support the Sunshine
Place was outstanding! A big
thank you to the students and
their families for the tremendous support.
Overall Standings to date
8th Grade
1. (tie) Cheetahs and Dragons - 12 points
3. Bandits - 10
4. Army - 6
9th grade
1. (tie) Beasts and Alligators - 11 points
3. Ducks - 10 points
4. Cyclones - 8 points
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FFA and Agriculture News
CHUMS FFA AND AG CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS,
LEADERSHIP AND THE FLYWAYS MUSEUM
Students involved with the CHUMS Ag and Natural Resources program have been learning while doing a variety
of activities.
•
Students have attended the SLW (Sectional Leadership Workshop) conference at Wisconsin Heights. This trip
was combined with our High School FFA students. Students worked on learning more about leadership and
the responsibilities that are involved with being a good leader. They also developed relationships with each
other and students from across the state.
•
Two students attended the all day Saturday FFA Fire Leadership Conference at UW Madison. They worked
with students from around the area to learn more about themselves and leadership in general.
•
Twenty FFA and Natural Resources and Wildlife Management students visited the Flyways Museum this fall.
They learned about the importance of wetlands as flood control, water purification and habitat. Students received a personal tour and had a chance to see different waterfowl species that ranged in size from the huge
trumpeter swan to the miniature green and blue winged teal.
•
The CHUMS FFA has selected different groups of students to lead various projects and committees this year.
A talented group of 8th graders that were led by Alec Silbernagel and Chandler Koch planned this year’s
Christmas party. They did a great job. The food, drink and snacks that were provided by other committee
members were appreciated by all. Roughly thirty students participated in the archery contest and another ten
or more students watched videos, played games and socialized while in the classroom.
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The Ag program has successfully completed the second annual “North Bristol Sportsman's Club Field Day.
Students spent that Friday working on the final legs of their Hunter Safety certification, Bow hunting certification principles and some introductory information related to Trapper education and Boat safety. The day included a wild game feed, dog training and foundational skills in archery. The field day was fun for all that
were involved. People interested in this class are encouraged to ask a student that is currently in the class titled “Natural Resources and Wildlife Management” about their experience. The North Bristol Sportsman’s
Club has had a very positive impact on many of our student’s lives. We are thankful during this holiday season
to have such a good relationship with the Club.
Kasy Walker-Daniels and parents
work on her SAE for class.
Dashawn Ringgenberg practices archery
for Natural Resources class
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Natural Resource students , Marty Strey
and Caden White, practice harness tying
to trees for hunter safety.
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Cardinal Heights January Calendar
January 2015
January 5
First day back from winter break
Cardinal Heights Parent Group Meeting 6:30pm @ H.S LMC
January 7-8
STAR Testing –8th Grade
January 19
No School
January 20-22
Semester Exams
January 23
No School
Upcoming Homeroom Dates
January 13th
February 4th
March 4th
April 7th
May 6th
June 3rd
Translators
TRANSLATORS
If a student or parent/guardian would prefer to have this information translated into Spanish, please contact us at
834-6655.
Si un estudiante, padre ó guardian prefiere tener esta información traducida en Español, por favor contactenos en el 834-6655.
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If a student or parent/guardian would prefer to have this information translated into Hmong, please contact us at
834-6630.
Yog tus me nyuam lub xiv los yog niam thiab txiv/tus neeg muaj cai saib xyuas tus me nyuam xav tau qhov ntawv
ntawm no ua lus Hmoob, thov hais rau peb paub rau ntawm 834-6630.
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