Chris Testone

Spring is right around the corner. We’re hoping the worst of the winter weather is over at this point however, we want to still encourage our students, staff and parents to take all necessary precautions in the event of bad weather. The last day of school is now June 1 due to last month’s snow day. Graduation, however, will still be held on Thursday, May 24 at Northern Illinois University (NIU Convocation Center).

As we move into the spring testing season, please be aware that all Juniors will take the SAT on April 10. We are currently planning a field trip for Freshman students to visit Northern Illinois University. Sophomores will participate in sessions throughout the day focusing on SAT English, SAT Math, as well on College/Career. More information regarding these events will be forthcoming. If you have any questions related to spring testing, please contact student services.

With an eye on the 2018/2019 school year, the CHS scheduling team is way ahead of where they were last year. Please continue to keep an eye out for an e-blast from the CHS student services team for updates. Student schedules will be available as early as April.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not invite the CHS community to join me in extending our thoughts and prayers to the victims of the awful tragedy, which occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In response to the planned walkouts being planned at many schools on March 14, March 20, or April 20, I have met with the president of the Principal Student Advisory to discuss what, if any, activities in which CHS students might wish to participate to show their support for the Florida victims. I will be meeting with a larger group of student leaders on Monday, March 5 to begin planning. It is important that these plans remain respectful of the Florida victims and are created in tandem between the students and the administration at CHS. Once a final plan is drafted, we will work together with staff and district office administration to ensure the experience sends a safe, meaningful and positive message. Final plans will be shared with parents when complete.

Thank you to the entire CHS community for your continued support. We look forward to an exciting end of the school year.

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