The Ohio Department of Education "School Report Card" information was released last week for the 2018-2019 school year. We are proud of Chippewa School as it was ranked 7th in the state in a roster that included over 3000 schools in Ohio. Chippewa had a performance index score of 114.1. This score is a reflection of our focus on success and growth for all students. Working together...staff, students, families...we will continue to work to meet the needs of all students. We are proud of the work that we do every day at Chippewa School...and thank you for all of your support!
A pep assembly kicked off Elementary Football night. Band members, football players, and cheerleaders came to lead Chippewa students in the BBH schoot fight song along with many cheers!
First through third grade students enjoyed participating in our end-of-the-year Recognition Assembly. Students were recognized and acknowledged for academic successes, improvements in physical education, good behavior throughout the year, and participation in a variety of school leadership roles.
Can you tell from this picture what week we are celebrating at Chippewa? You guessed it; it's Earth Week! Thanks to our PSO and parent volunteers, students have been able to enjoy learning about Mother Earth as well as participate in many other activities including a visit from a naturalist along with a great horned owl, and creating bird feeders for their homes.
Students, staff, and families have enjoyed reading our One School, One Book story of Spring According to Humphrey. Culminating activities today included jugglers from Case Western Reserve University and students dancing their way out of the gym to the Hamster Dance. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Signs of Spring bulletin board, Family reading pictures, and all the fun!
Third grade students completed a biographical research project which culminated with a Wax Museum which was visited by parents, family members, and Chippewa students. The third graders posed until someone touched their "play" button and then came to life as the person they researched to share their newfound knowledge.
Second graders will take part in a Forces and Motion STEM rotation over the next few weeks. Activities focus on building marshmallow launchers, creating marble tube runs, and many more hands-on activities to reinforce curriculum.
This week kicked off our One School, One Book family reading of Spring According to Humphrey! Each family received a copy of the book along with a bookmark noting the dates each chapter is to be read. Along with the story, please feel free to check out our website that compliments the book with many activities!
Kindergarten students used their knowledge of the Three Little Pigs to participate in a STEM project creating a house that the big, bad wolf could not blow down. Students worked with partners to problem solve and create their masterpieces.
The dance party was such a fun reward for the students a few months ago, we decided to bring it back again! Students who earned their "Bee Your Best" reward for February participated in an energetic dance party in the gym!
Students engaged in activities this week during our latest Science Discovery Zone! This DZ Day focused on animal classifications and understanding why animals have the parts they do. Students held cockroaches, touched mice, and examined a variety of animal parts such as bones, feathers, pelts, and more. Thank you to Mrs. Claridge and our always wonderful parent volunteers for making Science DZ days possible!
Third graders tie STEM and science content standards together as they study rocks and minerals. Using a variety of types of candy and cookies as rocks and minerals, students create formations that demonstrate how sedimentary rock is formed, then apply pressure to show how it can change over time.
Making sure that your son or daughter comes to school with all the supplies he or she needs will help ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please mark each item with your child’s name. Kindergarten parents should bring the school supplies to the phase-in appointment. Students in grades 1-4 should bring their school supplies to Meet the Teacher Night.