Welcome to the Chippewa summer reading program!
This reading program is for all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for the 2013-14 school year. The entire Chippewa staff will be reading over the summer, and we want the students to do the same! Each student is asked to read one Rebecca Caudill book and complete one fiction or nonfiction activity depending on the book your child reads. Rebbeca Caudill 2014 List
CHIPPEWA SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Please remind your child to bring the sheet on the first day of school, August 26, 2013. We will be having a whole school reading celebration! The best way to build a reader is to be a reader! HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS!
For program information, please contact Cathy Sears, Reading Resource Teacher, Chippewa Middle School via email email@example.com.
The last day of school is as follows:
- 10-month grades 1 – 7, Thursday, June 6
- 10-month kindergarten, Wednesday, June 5
- Revised Calendar English | Español
- Iroquois grades 1 – 7, Friday, June 7
- Iroquois kindergarten, Thursday, June 6
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Four Sworn in to District 62 Board of Education at the Annual Reorganization meeting for School District 62, Tuesday, May 7. Learn more...
District Volunteer and Administrators Honored for Public Relations Efforts – The statewide Distinguished Service Award program honors individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond on behalf of their schools, and whose efforts have enhanced education and conveyed its importance to the community at large. Distinguished Service Award winners are public relations ambassadors who have made a positive impact on communication and education. Award categories include Administrator, Board of Education member, Parent, Community Member, Support Staff, and Team.
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.
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 Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm on these dates, Session 1 - April 3 | Session 2 – April 10 | Session 3 – April 17 | Session 4 – April 24 | Session 5 – May 1 | Session 6 – May 8 | Session 7 – May 15.
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.
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.
Celebrating the Class of 2012 – Family, friends, teachers, school administrators and Board of Education members packed the venue to celebrate the matriculation from middle school to high school of approximately 198 eighth grade students from Chippewa Middle School.
Multi-cultural greetings, songs, music, speeches, and the awarding of Certificates of Promotion signaled the ending of one, and the beginning of the next phase of each student's academic life.
School District 62 congratulates each student and their family, and wishes them well in high school.
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.
The Chippewa staff will empower, engage, and inspire students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and respected members of the community. We will encourage students to pursue their dreams with confidence and passion in a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment.
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!
Students at Chippewa participated in a meaningful PBIS Booster Day! Our school is proud to be recognized as one of Illinois' Positive Behavior and Supports schools. This booster day focused on team-building and anti-bullying activities. The day was extremely successful, and we know our entire school community will work hard to Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.
Soles for Africa
Inspired by the shoeless journey many African students take to school, Soles for Africa aims to make that walk safer and free from hazards or injury to the children’s feet. Chippewa students made flyers and researched the different parasites that African children might contract because they do not have shoes. They educated their peers about this research and enlisted the entire community to contribute to this cause. Over 2,000 pairs of shoes have been collected. We are proud of our students and their desire to make a difference in the global community.
2011 National Junior Honor Society inductees – Dayna Alvaro, Zeba Chaus, Robert Davis, Ashley Fiedler, Poulette Garcia, Robin Grooms, Megan Hitch, LeeHwa Hong, Thomas Jablenski, Miranda Jackson, Merna Jajou, Bayani Julian, Suzanne Kukec, Bradley MacDonald, John Meyer, Michelle Norton, Neel Patel, Alyssa Pegoraro, Benjamin Prim, Amanda Rey, Mateusz Rychtarczyk, Sheysel Sanchez, Anna Schafer, Elizabeth Schafer, Joshua Schafer, Madeline Schiltz, Sindi Stoeva, Alyssa Suriano, Sylwia Szaflarska, Annemarie Weber, and Jessica Yepez
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
During the 2011-2012 school year, Des Plaines School District 62 will be implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program has been approved by our Board of Education and supports a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. LEARN MORE...
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.
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CONTACT: Emily Arens, Language Arts/ Literature Teacher, Chippewa Middle School – email@example.com, 847-824-1053
Anti-Bullying Bracelets Remind Students to Not Bully
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes bullying as purposely hurting or scaring another person. Examples that might occur include teasing, excluding certain kids from activities, making up rumors or physically hurting another child. Teaching children about bullying helps reduce more severe forms of bullying as students grow older.
Getting Chippewa Middle School involved in the anti-bullying movement makes it even more effective. Chippewa teacher Emily Arens and her Language Arts/Literature class created an awareness and fundraising campaign that involved researching bullying facts and the problems associated with bullying, creating an imovie that was used as a psa during homeroom, and students designing and creating bracelets that will be sold in the café during lunch for 50 cents. The proceeds will be donated to suicide.org, a prevention and awareness organization.
The students in Mrs. Arens’s seventh grade have been working hard on creating Anti-Bully Bands. They will be selling them in the Chippewa Middle School cafeteria for 50 cents each and all donations will go to a teen suicide prevention center. These students have a motto. They believe that “if we all pull together, we can make a difference.”
This campaign incorporates literacy skills, and allows students to show that they don't accept bully behaviors in their school. Students wearing anti-bullying bracelets send a message to others and reminding them to not bully.
For more information, or purchase a bracelet, please contact Emily Arens at firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-824-1053.