This coming week marks the end of first semester. Monday is a school holiday as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Wednesday, the last day of the semester, will be as early release day. On Thursday, students will receive a copy of their second semester scheduled during first block. Please note that schedule changes will not be possible as all classes are at capacity. If your child has been inadvertently scheduled into the same elective he/she took first semester, please contact
AK registration night will be Tuesday, January 19. The first session will be at 5:30pm and the second session will be at 7:00pm. Sessions are for parents only and will be located in the CHMS cafeteria.
Finally, rising 6th grade nights will be advertised soon. Check out our website for a link to a handbook on Surviving 6th Grade created by one of our very own 8th grade students!!
Have a great week... Go Panthers!!
Jamie W. Brooks
12-22 Coat Drive Collection
18 MLK Holiday - No School
19 Ardrey Kell HS Information Night
20 Half Day - 1:15 PM Dismissal
25 No School - Teacher Workday
Required Reading - 6th & 8th Grades
6th Grade Standard and 8th Grade
Required Reading for 6th grade standard classes & 8th grade classes will be available online through January 24th. Books will be delivered to the student's ELA teacher the week of January 25.
Lobby sales will be Wednesday through Friday January 27-29 only.
6th grade honors teachers are doing a variety of selections so the students will be on their own to purchase. There are also many other 8th grade selections but we will only be offering those listed below.
6th Grade Standard ONLY - Temple Gradin - $11
Sarah's Key - $14
The Book thief - $13
Boy in Striped Pajamas - $10
Night - $10
Berline Boxing Club - $10
Order Now - 6th & 8th Grades Only
9th Grade Information Night for Ardrey Kell
January 19 at 5:30 PM OR 7:00 PM - CHMS Cafeteria
Ardrey Kell High School is hosting two registration information sessions for parents of rising 9th grade students on Tuesday, January 19th.
Parents of students with last names A – L should attend the 5:30–6:30 PM session
Parents of students with last names M – Z should attend the 7:00–8:00 PM session
Sandy Hook Promise
You may notice students coming home with wristbands and stickers that have the words " say something" on them. This is a program sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise for grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, of an individual who may be a threat to themselves or others and to "say something" to a trusted adult to get help. In the morning, Volunteer students are helping to hand out wristbands and asking fellow students to identify their "trusted adult" and inform them about the warning signs to look for at school.
Coat Drive - Janaury 12-22
The Beta club is having a coat drive from January 12-22. We are collecting new and gently used coats for a local school in need.
PE Wear Available Online at Pay4SchoolStuff for 2nd Semester
The 2nd semester begins January 21. PE wear is available for purchase online via
Pay4SchoolStuff.com Online orders are delivered to students' homeroom classes once a week, on Friday mornings. Orders placed by Thursday 5:00 PM are guaranteed to be delivered the same week. Students can also come to the store which is open before school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to purchase their PE wear.
3rd Annual Multicultural Fair - February 18 & 19
February 18 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Cafeteria
Join us for an inspiring evening of fashion, live entertainment & global cuisine to sample!
February 19 - During electives, parents welcome to attend
Experience the Tour of Cultures and Nations
HELP! Ethnic Dishes Wanted
If you are planning on contributing an ethnic dish to share, please email
Holly Bandel or Kathie Wilson.
A program with the evening’s events will be available soon as we finalize our student performers and the amount of food we will have to sample. Thanks you for your interest and involvement.
EGO Proctors Needed - May 31 - June 8
Community House Middle School is in need of proctors for the end of the year tests. Tests will be taking place May 31 through June 8. Each testing session is required to have a proctor. With our large size, we are in need of at least 80 proctors for each day of testing. Please visit the link below for more information and to sign up for proctoring. We cannot have successful test sessions without the help of our proctors! All proctors must be approved volunteers.
Weekly Courier Submissions
If you would like to contribute timely, pertinent information to our weekly Courier, please email CHMS PTO at
All submissions are due by 12:00pm each Friday in order to appear in the Courier for Sunday.
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