Welcome to our November  Edition of
 Falcon Focus
This e-newsletter is provided to parents to keep you apprised of  CHS events and activities throughout the year.

In this edition, please find a note from our high school principal, our featured Department news, information from our IT Department,  and more..
Lisa Albrecht
    From The Desk of.....

Happy November!  Students have been in school fortwo months now and the feeling of a fresh start to the school year has faded.  Students are realizing that they must prioritize responsibilities, keeping their schoolwork at the top of the list. Unfortunately some of our students have found other priorities, resulting in low or failing grades.  As a person who has dedicated my career to education, where growing a person's knowledge, understanding and skills is foundational;  thinking that school isn't important is very hard for me to understand. When I see great differences among students, I ask, "What is it that makes some students put forth their best effort; having the tenacity to stick with it in tough times and rising to challenges while other students simply do not care and throw in the towel when things get hard?"  I have read a variety of research articles and there is a reoccurring theme, the critical role parents or other adults play in forming and supporting attributes needed for academic success and positive character development.  As we continue with the 2017-18 school year, we wish to remind parents that your role is very important to the success of your child.
The article  Parent and Family Engagement: 15 Tips to Help High School Students Achieve is an excellent article that summarizes the strategies for parent involvement of high school students, which recognizes it is different than what was needed in elementary school.
In closing, as an essential partner in the education of students, I hope parents will take time to review this article.  Together, we can and will make a difference in the quality of education and experiences a student has at Central High School.  

CHS To Honor
Our Veterans

On Friday, November 10th, our high school will honor our veterans with our annual Veteran's Day assembly.
Veterans and honored guests are invited to a reception at 1:00 pm in the All Purpose Room followed by our Veteran's Day Assembly at 2:00 pm.  
Veterans and honored guests, if you plan on attending, we ask you to please contact Ms. Nancy Switalla high school principal secretary to let her know of your plan to attend. We ask for this information to ensure adequate refreshments and special seating for the assembly.  Ms. Switalla may be reached at: 843-2321 ext. 382 or you can e-mail her at: switallan@westosha.k12.wi.us

For a complete schedule of the afternoon's events, please click the link below.  

 Featured Department of the Month

Each month during the coming year, we will focus on one or two departments in the high school with an effort to provide more information on the course offerings and exciting learning activities that are occurring.  This month's department is our Science Department. 

To learn more about some of the many important curriculum activities occurring in our Science Department, please click the link below.

Tech Talk Tuesdays
Developing digital citizenship skills can empower children to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly online, allowing them to connect and collaborate in meaningful ways. In honor of digital citizenship week, please check out these parent resources. We hope that they will be helpful for continuing the conversation at home.

Central High School District of Westosha Non-Discrimination Statement 
The Board of Education does not discriminate in the employment of administrative staff on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, age, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity), pregnancy, creed or religion, genetic information, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.), national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products off the District's premises during non-working hours, declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters, or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices.