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8th Grade Boys’ Basketball season is almost here! Tryouts for the 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Team will be on Tuesday, October 28th from 3:00 – 5:00pm, and Wednesday October 29th from 3:00am – 4:00pm.

Students who rely on bus transportation will be able to leave tryouts at 4:00 pm. Otherwise, participants should plan to be picked up at 5:00 pm. ALL boys interested in trying out MUST have a current physical on file with our health office and a permission slip turned into Ms. Mazur. If you have any questions, email Ms. Mazur at mazurd@d62.org. Thank you, and GoChiefs!



Wednesdays, October 29 – December 10

Presenter: Peter Martin Social Worker – Chippewa Middle School
You are invited to join us for a Free Parent Education Group. Learn more...

Parenting the
Love§Logic Way

For more information, or to register, please contact:
Peter Martin, Chippewa School Social Worker
(847) 824-1532, or martinpe@d62.org





Chippewa Middle School was proud to have eight band students selected to participate in this fall's VanderCook College of Music HonorFest on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The event featured over 200 musicians from around Illinois and several surrounding states. The students had the opportunity to work with nationally known music educators in two bands along with students from many other schools. They presented a wonderful concert in the afternoon for families. Chippewa’s band director is Mr. Scott Duff.


2014 Chippewa Students NJHS

58 Chippewa Students Inducted into NJHS
On May 27, 2014, 58 Chippewa Middle School (CMS) students were inducted in the James A. Roy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). New members, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by NJHS advisor Matthew Mylinksi, and introductions by Dr. Leah Kimmelman, CMS principal, five students spoke about the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Ali Chaus, Elanor Kurutz, Zayna Hai, Ahtziri Alviso and Jennifer MacDonald spoke about scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship, respectively. Tianna Lavelle presented a tribute to the parents of the inductees. In addition to the students mentioned previously, the following were inducted into the NJHS: Jessica Martin-Ranft, Olena Andrushko, Treshur McDonald, Katelyn Aragon, Jordan Meo, Julie Brizzolara, Emily Modloff, Victoria Capasso, Matthew Montanile, Sara Centineo, Michael Montanile, Caitlin Chan, Daniel Nach, Varun Nair, Alecia Corey, Nicole Palarz, Tatsu Cornegan, Meghan Paluch, Lianntzeitel David, Alec Paschos, Julio Diez, Juhi Patel, Allison Eby, Maggie Pegoraro, Dennis Gaitan, Anthony Ponce-Sidlo, Almond Gamwo, Darelys Rivera, Henry Grant, Charles Rodd, Daniela Grimaldi, Connor Ryan, Mary Schafer, Catherine Hickey, Cory Scholler, Darius Hong, Tina Shah, Katlyn Johnson, Elizabeth Sofinet, Catherine Johnson, Greta Sorensen, Samantha Kedziora, Emily Sprague, Casandra Kopec, Sandra Stasiak, Emily Tao, Sabrina Larbi, Jenna Temple, Anjaly Thomas, Natalie Trytko, Bianca Manda, and Natalia Wolny.

Board of Education President Brenda Murphy and Dr. Kimmelman, presented certificates, pins, and stoles to inductees. The ceremony concluded with students presenting carnations to their parents.

The National Junior Honor Society is a national service organization, designed to “create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”



Chippewa Students Compete at Science Olympiad – This past weekend, Chippewa Middle School students participated in the Regional Science Olympiad Meet at Oakton Community College. Fifteen students participated in events such as Meteorology, Anatomy, Rocks and Minerals, Heredity, Helicopter, Boomilever, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Shock Value and Write It/Do It. Some of the events were written tests that students completed with a partner. Other events involved moving between stations completing tasks, and other events involved building something prior to the meet. The students earned several medals taking 3rd in Meteorology and 4th place in Anatomy.


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The mission of the Des Plaines Community Education System is to equip our students with the skills necessary for their success as responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners by providing the best possible educational climate, curriculum, resources, and staff.


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Chippewa Middle School
123 N 8th Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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