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!
When students are at school, they get to see work that each other are doing as teachers post their projects on the walls. Since students can't have that experience until we return to school, we thought we'd create a virtual display for our students and families to peruse. If you have projects or pictures that you'd like us to add, please email them to your teacher or [email protected] Enjoy!
This year's chosen book for Three Schools, One Book is Lola Levine is not Mean! by Monica Brown. Please be sure to visit our book website to participate in comprehension questions, games and activities, listen to the chapters, or see pictures of our families sharing the book together. On the games and activities page, we'd love to see your opinions about various parts of the story and what you're doing while at home by clicking on the Padlet square!
Third grade students created a Wax Museum as part of a biographical research project. Students and staff were able to peruse the "museum" and listen to the characters come to life when their "start" button was pushed.
The Chippewa PSO sponsored an assembly for Black History Month titled "Martin Luther King Jr." Students learned that the African-American Civil Rights Movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality.
Kindergarten students celebrate the 100th day of school by aging to look the part!
COSI (Center of Science and Industry) came to Chippewa this week to share its "Uncovering the Universe" program with our students. Hands on activities included Weight of the World (force of gravity acting on an object), observing the physiological effects on an object in a vacuum, designing rovers to see how they handle different types of terrain, matching the constellations, time travel around the sun, and many more activities. We are grateful to our PSO for bringing COSI to Chippewa.
Students and families at Chippewa showed their philanthropic sides recently by collecting socks for needy children at Beech Brook. Thanks to the efforts by all, almost 900 pair of socks were collected and distributed for this cause. A crazy sock day celebrated everyone's efforts!
Beginning on Tuesday, February 18th, the Brecksville Branch of the public library will be hosting a Reader Boost Camp for students struggling with their reading skills. The program is open to students in Kindergarten through Second grade, along with their parents/caregivers. Participants will need to attend each week of this four-week series.
Each session is a two-part program of information and fun! For the first part parents go separately with a reading specialist to learn tips for working with their child at home, while children remain with the librarian for fun reading-based activities. During the second part, families participate together.
Registration is required and is very limited.
This program is free of charge and is offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on February 18 and 25, March 3 and 10, at the Brecksville Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, at 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141.
Chippewa students participate in the Hour of Code, a world-wide event sponsored by Code.org, which focuses on building computer science and programming skills. This is Chippewa's fifth year participating in this event.
Thanks to our PSO and all the parent volunteers that took time out of their busy days, students at Chippewa were able to shop for their families for the holidays. It was a well-organized, fun event for students and adults alike!
Students at Chippewa took time out from their busy days to create stockings for children who will be in the hospital over the holidays. Once completed, the stockings will be filled with toys and gifts and delivered to local hospitals for distribution.
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.