7th/8th Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts
Photos courtesy of Rochelle Carman, Chippewa Middle School
Chippewa Students Pitch In to Feed Children – Chippewa Middle Schoolers packed food for hungry children in Africa at Schaumburg's "Feed My Starving Children." They learned about the importance of good nutrition and the serious of world hunger. As a group, they packed more than 160 boxes of dried meals that will feed 96 children for one year.
Des Plaines School Board President receives Thomas Lay Burroughs Award
DES PLAINES – The Illinois State Board of Education named Brenda Murphy of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 as the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award. The ISBE award annually honors an outstanding school board president in the state. Murphy has served nine years as president of her local school board and 14 years total on the board.
“We are honored to present this award to Brenda, who stood out among some very strong candidates for this year’s award,” said State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico. “Under her leadership, the Des Plaines district is helping students make academic gains, and importantly, closing the achievement gap with improved technology, an emphasis on early learning education and many more initiatives.” – Learn more... | Watch award video... | Chicago Tribune... | Reception Invitation...
Wednesdays, October 30 – December 18
Presenter: Peter Martin Social Worker – Chippewa Middle School
You are invited to join us for a Free Parent Education Group
This 7-week course will teach you a fun and practical approach to raising wonderful kids. During the course, you will learn about the Two rules of Love and Logic, the Anticipatory Consequence, ways to neutralize arguing and much more.
You will walk out with information and ideas that you can use right away! The group will meet in the Chippewa Library, on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm on these dates, Session 1 - October 30 | Session 2 – November 6 | Session 3 – November 13 | Session 4 – November 20 | Session 5 – December 4 | Session 6 – December 11 | Session 7 – December 18.
For more information, please contact Peter Martin, Chippewa Middle School Social Worker, email@example.com, (847) 824-1532.
Love&Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents and care givers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.
For more information, or to register, please contact:
Peter Martin, Chippewa School Social Worker
(847) 824-1532, or firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE DISTRICT 62 FOUNDATION FOR PROVIDING THE GRANT.
Coin Wars Fill Pantry Shelves
Chippewa Middle School student council officers presented a check for $2915.94 to Debra Walusiak, Executive Director of the Des Plaines Self-Help Closet and Food Pantry, that will go a long way in replenishing Food Pantry stock. Last spring, administrative interns Ken Hommowun and Amy Cengel challenged Chippewa students and staff to dig deep into their pockets to help the community, which at that time was reeling from spring floods. Students deposited loose change in homeroom jars for two weeks. Points were counted and reported daily. If paper money was deposited, points were removed. Some donors discreetly deposited paper money, which challenged the Chippewa family to increase their coin donations. The spirited competition was so successful, that student council will launch another Coin Wars soon.
Garnett Places Third at MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition
Maren Garnett, Chippewa Middle School seventh grader, was honored by the District 62 Board of Education for winning third place in her age group of the Team Championship of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, and Run at Wrigley Field on June 23.
Chippewa had ten students compete in the Science Olympiad Regional at
Oakton Community College. The students competed in nine of the events.
Darius Hong (7th) and Carolina Laureano (6th) earned 6th place medals in
Anatomy. Dana Meskan (8th) and Emily Tracy (6th) earned also earned 6th place medals in Rock and Minerals.
The Chippewa Middle School Jazz Band kept everyone’s toes tapping at the Jazz Band Concert & Dessert Social on February 28th. Songs performed included music by American jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glen Miller, and Woody Herman, Latin music by Tito Puente/Santana, and other popular tunes. Eighth grader Steffan Argus sang “Fly Me To The Moon” accompanying himself on guitar, and the Percussion Ensemble entertained with “I Am Still The King!”. A delicious dessert buffet was provided by the parents and enjoyed by all!
The Augustana College Symphonic Band performed at Maine West HS on February 16th as part of their Midwest Tour. The concert included trombonist Kyle Amati. Kyle is a senior in music education and also performs as soloist with the Augustana Jazz Band. Present with Kyle were band directors from elementary school through college: Mr. Scott Duff Chippewa/Cumberland, Mr. Bernie Gerstmayr Maine West HS, and Dr. James Lambrecht Augustana College.
Do you love science experiments? – If so, this is the perfect event for you and your family! Chippewa will be hosting its first ever Family Science Night on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Come hang out with
your awesome Chippewa science teachers and check out some amazing science experiments! You and your family will be able to participate in hands-on science experiments. There will be many activities from which to choose!
Parents must accompany all students. See you there!
Current and Former Chippewa Students Win Essay Contests – District 62 was well represented in the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Des Plaines Post 2992 and its Ladies Auxiliary Youth Program Awards. Ten Chippewa students entered the contest under the direction of Rochelle Carman, Chippewa Language Arts teacher. Melanie Aguada, Lynn Anama, Samantha Dolatowski, Almond Gamwo, Sara Kamal, Jennifer MacDonald, Varun Nair, and Anthony Ortigoza, and Divya Patel participated in Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition. The first, second, and third place winners were Jennifer MacDonald, Divya Patel, and Anthony Ortigoza. Former Chippewa students Pariyamon Tarawa, Elisabeth Lamely, and Giada Morresi won first, second and third in the Voice of Democracy Oral Essay Competition. The top three Patriot’s Pen winners will be invited to the District 62 Board of Education meeting that is scheduled at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
PHOTO COURTEST HELGA LILLER
Chippewa Students Inducted into National Junior Honor Society On May 15, 56 Chippewa Middle School students were inducted into the James A. Roy chapter of National Junior Honor Society. The James A. Roy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society has been in existence and active since 1982-82. NJHS ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for students. Members are selected based on meeting the high standards of scholarship, service to the school and community, leadership, character and citizenship. Membership is more than an honor. It carries with it the responsibility and an obligation to demonstrate these outstanding qualities that result in their selection.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHIPPEWA PARENT, MARY MESKAN
Chippewa Discovers The Importance of Home – Last Thursday and Friday, Chippewa 6th, 7th, and 8th graders discovered that "there's no place like home" when they performed The Wizard of Oz. The musical was directed by Amy Keipert (Music and Chorus teacher) and David Lello (Drama teacher). Remember, click your heels three times for easy transport.
Open House Showcases Chippewa Additions and Renovations – Retirees, community members, and former students enjoyed the Chippewa Open House hosted by the District 62 Board of Education. One former student, Paul Gruner, was a member of the first class of students when Chippewa opened. Several Chippewa students served as tour guides. The open house preceded the annual Chippewa Jazz Concert and Dessert Café.
Chippewa Student Pens Winning Essay - Chippewa Middle School seventh grader, Anna Remus, won the 2011 Patriot Pen Contest sponsored by the Des Plaines VFW Post 2992. Recently, Anna read her essay to the District 62 Board of Education. President Murphy presented a Certificate of Achievement to Anna. Anna is the daughter of Ken and Rosemary Remus.
The Chippewa Yearbook Club is having a contest for students to design the cover of the 2011/2012 yearbook. The final three submissions are now being voted on by the students at Chippewa. The winning design will be used as the cover for the yearbook, and the other two designs will be included within the yearbook.
l–r: Alecia Corey, Spencer Pond, and Asianna Wicker
This group of talented youth from the Chicago area has been 'drumming' their way into the hearts of audiences from the WNBA to schools, corporate events, and festivals nationwide. Jamie Poindexter, the group leader, began the project as a message to Chicagoland youth. He teaches the benefits of staying in school, away from gangs, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and using your talent to uplift yourself and others in a positive direction. Now professionally touring, the message is heard laod and clear.
PHOTOS: CHIPPEWA 411 NEWSPAPER CLUB
Conference Letter – The Chippewa staff is looking forward to Fall student-led conferences. These conferences offer our families the opportunity to discuss student learning in a collaborative and productive manner. Learn more...
Ms. T's Art Page
There is so much Art, so little time! This blog will display student work, highlight lessons being taught at Chippewa and Cumberland, and offer communication with families. It will also offer student resources and tutorials for some independent learning. Check back often, as the blog is constantly being updated!
As the weather gets warmer, we ask that all families review the CMS student Dress Code.
Students are expected to come to school clean, well groomed, and dressed in a manner appropriate for a school environment. Students shall have the right to dress and groom themselves according to their personal taste as long as such dress and grooming do not present health or safety hazards, disrupt the educational process, or negatively affect discipline.
Parents are expected to assume responsibility for their children's attire. This support and cooperation is vital in order to enhance the learning environment.
- Students shall not be permitted to wear or display items of clothing, jewelry, or other symbols associated with or related to gangs or gang activities in school buildings.
- No tank, halter, or midriff tops are allowed.
- No T-shirts with inappropriate or offensive sayings or pictures.
- Hats or caps are not allowed to be worn inside the school building.
- A student’s undergarments should not be visible.
- PE uniforms are required for physical education classes.
During cold weather, students must come prepared to be outside for recess.