Important November Dates:
Nov. 19 - Full Day of School
Nov. 20 - Evening P/T Conferences
Nov. 21- 23 - NO SCHOOL for students Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 26 - Early Release Day for Students
Nov. 30 - 7th & 8th Gr. DLI Field Trip to UW Campus/Capitol
After-school club opportunity-
Please follow this link to learn more
Dress Code: Bandanas and Hats Clarification -
MMSD Board Policy states that s
tudents may dress in any style they desire as long as their chosen attire does not cause a disruption or distraction in the school environment, reveal intimate body parts or pose a safety risk to the student or others. Bandanas are not specified - only hats are stated as not to be worn in school. Questions have arisen in regards to bandanas, so here is our CHMS clarification--
Students may wear folded bandanas on their head as long as they are not red or blue (these colors have known gang affiliation) and do not cause a disruption or distraction to the school environment.
Students are not allowed to wear hats in the school building at any time. For more information on MMSD's policy,
Cherokee Heights has a new software program to help with maintaining the security of students on their Chromebooks. If you were unable to attend the Securly parent informational meeting please see the slide shows attached below.
Positive Behaviors at Cherokee Heights are happening all the time! We have a new system this year of teaching, recognizing and celebrating positive behaviors. Using our data, we have focused on: tardies, hallways, classroom behaviors and positive interactions with peers. Together we are defining The Cougar Way. All of this will help us build positive community. Each month we emphasize different social and emotional standards. For the month of November the focus will be Respecting Others and Their Perspectives. We will kick off this theme with all students participating in a restorative justice circle led by trained student circle keepers and completing lessons on understanding different perspectives. If you have any questions about The Cougar Way and our social emotional learning please contact Elizabeth Hardy at 608 204-1335
Message from our Social Worker-
With the upcoming holidays, there are opportunities to receive food for Thanksgiving and gifts for the winter holidays. If you and your family are interested, please contact school social worker, Abby Juzwik, at 204-1276 for more information!
Message from our Counselor-
The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s PEOPLE Program is a college prep scholarship program designed for students of color and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Their journey prepares them to be a viable college candidate, apply for admission to, and enroll at the University of Wisconsin System institutions, with an emphasis on University of Wisconsin-Madison. PEOPLE provides college prep services by providing programming and opportunities for growth in four areas;
- Build and Master Academic Knowledge
- Build Cognitive Skills and Strategies
- Build Self-Management Skills
- Build Knowledge about College through Experiential Learning
PEOPLE will be recruiting 8
grade students in the Madison Metropolitan School District this year!
Online Applications will open in January 2019. There will be two recruitment sessions scheduled for prospective families to attend and learn more about the program and the time commitment it requires. Please see the information listed below for date, time and location:
- December 10th at La Follette High School, 5:30 p.m.
- December 11th at Memorial High School, 5:30 p.m.
Parents can contact the school counselor for more information, Nehemirah Barrett, at 608-204-1269.
Quilts for Sale -
Hanging along the UA corridor represents hours of work in quilt making by our own Cougarcitos! These are the first machine sewing projects of most of the students who made them. The quilts were made as group projects in Wellness to acquire sewing skills and to do community service. Families, friends and staff can purchase quilts from Ms. Jo Jensen, in room 112, before or after school. She will take it down for you and collect the money. Please make checks payable to CHMS and write “quilts” on the memo line. The quilts will be up through Parent/Teacher conferences. The money made from this sale will enable the Wellness program to replace materials like scissors, needles and pins, thread, batting other sewing supplies, and supplies for food labs. Thank you very much for your support!
CHMS Food Pantry -
Is up and running and stocked with both canned and fresh foods free of charge for families with students at Cherokee Heights Middle School.
Parents and students
come to the pantry the following times to pick out groceries to take home:
Tuesday afternoons 2-4 pm
Wednesday afternoons 2-5 pm
can come to the pantry to get groceries and food to take home:
Friday mornings 7:30 – 9:30 am
The pantry is located in the main hallway near the technology classrooms and requires anyone using it to sign in at the main office for identification. If you have any questions, or you would like to request specific items, please contact our school social worker, Abby Juzwik, at firstname.lastname@example.org