Important January Dates:
Jan. 14 - Early release day for students
Jan. 17 - Noche Latina 6:00pm in the LMC
Jan. 18 - MSCR Ski Trip
Jan. 21 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 22 - CHMS Incoming 6th Gr. Parent Information Night, 6-7pm in the LMC
Jan. 22 - Free Spanish Class, 6-8pm in Room 131
Jan. 24 - Band Concert, 7-8:30pm in the Gym
Jan. 25 - No School, Grade Reporting - End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 28 - Beginning of 3rd Quarter and 2nd Semester
Jan. 28 - West HS Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night
Jan. 29 - Free Spanish Class, 6-8pm in Room 131
Jan. 30 - CHMS Informational Meeting for Families - Title I Status & 2019-20 Schedule Changes, 6-7pm in the LMC
Jan. 31 - CHMS AVID 7th & 8th Gr. Field Trip to UW Milwaukee
Partnership for Free Books-
Cherokee Heights Middle School is partnering with The Book Deal, a Madison book store, during the month of January for free books for our students. For every book purchased in January (and every donation made to CHMS) we will receive credits for FREE BOOKS! Please help us get more books for our young people by shopping at The Book Deal THIS MONTH! 319 W Beltline Hwy.
Noche Latina Familiar Details-
FREE English and Spanish Language Classes - Cherokee Heights Middle School, will be offering FREE English and Spanish language classes for parents during the spring 2019 semester. Parents will have the opportunity to attend free weekly classes of either English or Spanish language instruction and then practice their new skills in conversation exchanges with other parents. There will be Free childcare available. Please let us know 24 hours in advance of the meeting if childcare is needed.
These classes are brought to you thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools (FMPS) and the generous donation by the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Classes begin Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and will run for 8 weeks from 6-8pm, and run to March . They will be held at Cherokee Heights Middle School. For the last 30 minutes of class, the classes join for an interchange session. This means learners of English and learners of Spanish interact, talk, and practice their skills, sharing a common ground of interchangeable knowledge.
Please let us know if you would like to attend so that we can plan accordingly by emailing Edith Beltran
Message from our School Counselor-
PARENTS OF INCOMING FRESHMEN TO WEST HIGH SCHOOL PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM in the West High School Auditorium
8th Grade Parent/Student Info Night
DEADLINE FOR 2019-20 APPLICATIONS IS 1/16/19 - Personalized Pathways:
Throughout their four years, students in Personalized Pathways will experience a combination of what is working best in Madison schools – close-knit communities, academic goal-setting, challenging and relevant coursework, integrated projects and exploration of college and career options. Students will have opportunities to explore academic subjects related to Health Services in and outside of school to deepen their learning and connect it to future possibilities. Students will also have opportunities to take honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as elective courses outside of their pathway. Students drive their decisions based on their own interest.
Parents can contact the school counselor for more information, Nehemirah Barrett, at 608-204-1269.
Jan. 30 Informational Meeting for CHMS Families - Next year, our school day will be 8:40-2:22 every Monday, and 8:40-3:52 Tuesday-Friday. In addition, the MMSD Board of Education has adopted a new wellness policy which will affect the time students are afforded for lunch and recess. These two changes will be discussed at this parent informational meeting, as well as information regarding our status as a Title I school. While this status is not changing, there is information available for families regarding what it means to be a Title I school, and the benefits we receive from being designated as such. We hope to see you there from 6-7 to learn about the current status of our school and to dialog around the changes we are working toward for the future!
Message from the PTO-
Next "Cherokee Dines Out" is Thursday, January 24 at DQ!
Mark your calendars! Our THIRD "Cherokee Dines Out" restaurant night will be at DQ (Dairy Queen) at 3030 Fish Hatchery Road on Thursday, January 24 from 4-9pm.
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Look for a facebook event soon to use to invite friends for some burgers, fries, chili or ice cream!
Mark your calendars and make plans to bring your extended family or meet up with friends for some burgers, chili, fries, shakes, and ice cream!! Or, grab dinner to go. Just make sure to mention Cherokee Middle School so 10% of your bill will be contributed back to the PTO.
- All menu items can be ordered at any time.
- Guests can eat there or order takeout.
- Guests should mention that they are from Cherokee.
- 10% of Cherokee receipts will be donated to the school.
Our first "Cherokee Dines Out" restaurant night at Gates and Brovi raised over $500! That is HUGE! Our second one, at Cafe Zupas, raised $77 - and every little bit helps. Thank you for participating and hope to see you at DQ later this month!
Our overall plan is to have one or more restaurant nights a month and plan to have a variety of locations/restaurants and price levels. This income, combined with individual gifts from as many of you as possible at ANY level, makes up what we raise to support unique opportunities for kids and educators.