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    For the week of

    May 8-12


    Monday, May 8B

    Period 2 6th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    Period 5 7th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    Period 6-7 8th grade MCA Testing (Math)

    2:55-4pm Boys Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee

     

    Tuesday, May 9A

    Period 1-2 8th grade MCA Testing (Math)

    Period 2 6th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    Period 6 7th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help, Newspaper, Strategy Tabletop Gamers, Girls Choir Ensemble, 4SCORE

    2:55-4pm Flag Football, Girls Tennis, Track

    7-8pm 6th and 7th grade Choir Concert

     

    Wednesday, May 10B

    6th grade Penguin STEAM Project

    7-7:45am Chess Club

    Period 1 8th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    Period 6-7 6th grade MAP Testing (Math)

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help, Science Olympiad

    2:55-4pm Track, Ultimate Frisbee

    2:55-5:30pm Boys Tennis Match (Edgewood)

     

    Thursday, May 11A

    Period 7 8th grade Choir Double Rehearsal

    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help

    2:55-5:30pm Flag Football Game (Edgewood), Girls Tennis Match (Edgewood), Track Meet (Irondale)

    7-8pm 7th grade Choir Concert

     

    Friday, May 12B

    7:40-8am Student Council

    2:55-4pm Chamber Orchestra, Advanced String Ensemble

     

    ATTENTION ALL CHESS & STRATEGY GAMERS

    The end of the year Spring Table Top Game Festival will be held TONIGHT Friday, May 5,  from 6-10pm at Mounds View High School.  The Open Gaming Library will be available or bring your own.  The end of the season tournaments will be RISK, Double Bug House Team Chess (2 players teams), and Youth Magic the Gathering.

    Event details & registration are now online.

     

    MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING

    Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Competing?  Being part of team?  Join us Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30pm in the Roseville Area High School Media Center (1240 County Rd B2, Roseville) for a preseason Mountain Bike Racing Meeting.  This is open to all students grades 7-12.  For more information, see the attached flyer.

     

    SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

    Chippewa Middle School will be representing Minnesota at the National Science Olympiad Tournament May 19-20 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  This is the 4th consecutive year that Chippewa teams have won the State Tournament to advance to nationals.

     

    This year, 60 Chippewa students competed in December through February on 4 teams of 15 students at Invitational Meets in Boyceville, Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, and the Regional Meet held at Chippewa Middle School on February 4.  Two of the teams, Bonsai 2.0 and Cacti 2.0, claimed 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in a field of 27 teams at the State Meet held at St. Olaf College on March 11.  

     

    Science Olympiad is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,600 teams in 50 states.  There are 23 events each in Division B (middle school) and Division C (high school), providing a platform for students to apply and display a wide variety of talents, from design and prototyping, to technical writing, to chemistry lab skills.  A team of 15 students pairs up to tackle the 23 events which are generally spaced in six 50-minute blocks across a Saturday, encouraging collaboration, teamwork, and cross-training.

     

    Students on the State runner-up Chippewa Cacti 2.0 team are: Daisy Bai, Maggie Cai, Nikhita Chandra,  Gavin Chang, Addy Cota, Cynthia Dong, Kira Fullerton, Sydney Peng, Eunice Tong, Vibhaa Venkat, Paul Wang, Ashwin Warriar, Junha Yoo, Johnny Yue, and Sarah Zhang.

     

    Students on the 1st place State Chippewa Bonsai 2.0 team traveling to Nationals are: Amy Binder, Olivia Chen, Angie Chen, Jennie Cheng, Eric Feng, Eric Frink, Janae Lee, Dorothy Li, Arthur Nghiem, Shardul Rao, Raj Singh, Claire Stellmack, Ian Tsai, Jessica Wasson, Maxwell Ye.

     

    The Chippewa teams are coached by staff members Tucker Blegen, Peter Houseman, Kevin Swanson, and Christine Warden.

    Pictured are the Chippewa Bonsai 2.0 and Cacti 2.0 teams and coaches at the State Meet at St. Olaf.

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    CHIPPEWA ADVISORY COUNCIL (ChAC)

    Chippewa Advisory Council (ChAC) is looking for volunteers to fill positions for the 2017-2018 school year.  Positions range from a one-time project to school year commitment.  This is a great way to get in on all the Chippewa happenings and assist in directing donated funds to provide connecting activities and opportunities for students.

     

    Consider the following positions:

    Directory Chair - Collect and organize data for student directory.  This is a one-time commitment, starting in September culminating when the directory is printed and distributed (a few weeks later).

    Treasurer - Maintain budget for ChAC, keep track of income and expenses, handle reimbursements and accounts receivable.

    Fundraising Chair - This is a one-time commitment, starting at the Welcome Back Night in August and finishing in October.  Oversee direct drive, collect funds for deposit, and write thank you notes to donors.

    Vice-President - Assist president in ChAC activities and operations with the intent to serve as president the following year.

     

    If you are interested in any of these positions or want more information about ChAC, please contact Alicia Mills at griffin.alicia77@gmail.com.

     

    START TIMES FOR 2018

    After years of consideration and an intensive eight-month public review, the School Board approved start times changes that feature an 8:35am-3:15pm schedule for the high schools.  The high school’s current schedule is 7:25am-2:05pm.  The new schedule will go into effect in fall 2018, giving parents, students, and staff more than a year to adjust schedules and make plans for the 2018-19 school year.
     

    To view the 2018-2019 start times for all schools, visit the Moundsview website.

     

    Current program offerings will remain in place in all schools, and in the coming months, schools will determine how to structure before- and after-school programs. At the April 25 School Board meeting, the Board asked for a mid-year planning report in advance of the 2018-19 school year, and it committed to reviewing start times every three years as required by policy.

     

    LEC

    Save the date for our fall trip with 7th graders to Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC)!  LEC is the Mounds View Schools’ environmental learning campus!  Our 7th grade students go up for a three day experience in October and work on team building, survival, and experiential problem solving.  We are offering 2 trip dates this year, one trip for 7th grade boys and one trip for 7th grade girls.  The dates are 10/9 - 10/11 (boy's trip) and 10/11 - 10/13 (girl's trip).  Parent participation is essential for the experience to happen.  It really is quality time together and serves as an opportunity to see significant growth in your daughter/son in a few short days.  Please consider accompanying your 7th grade daughter/son.  Preliminary trip details and a volunteer sign up process will be available in May.  Check your calendars to see if there are dates that work for you and your child to join us.  Contact Gina Doe with questions. gina.doe@moundsviewschools.org

     

    SPRING INTO FALL

    You’re invited…  All incoming 9th graders who plan to participate in a Fall Activity

     

    Fall Activities include:

    B & G Soccer                                   Football

    B & G Cross Country                  Fall Musical / Theater

    Girls Swimming / Diving            Volleyball

    Girls Tennis                                 Performance Dance

    Robotics

     

    Come to MVHS auditorium Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm, to learn more about what clubs, sports, and activities are available.  Many coaches and advisors’ will be on hand to answer questions and listen to a panel of current and former MVHS students about their experiences as Mustangs.  Many of these activities start August 14.  

     

    GIRLS IN FOCUS

    Aimed at young women, Girls In Focus participants will first watch Miss Representation and discuss representations of women in the media before using CTV video equipment to create their own PSAs.  Girls In Focus is open to youth aged 11-14 who identify as female or non-binary.  They don't need any prior experience, and it's entirely free!  We can also provide transportation for those who need it.

     

    Young Lenses takes place during the first week of summer, June 12-17, at the Shoreview Library, and students can register online or print off a copy.  The deadline for registration is Friday, May 26, at 4:00pm.

     

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER CAMPS

    We are now accepting registrations for Community Education Summer Camps. There are many activities for middle and high school students.  Brochures are available at school in the front and back office, as well as, at the greeter’s desk.

    Registrations are accepted online and by mail only.  To view camps and/or to register, visit the Community Education Website.

     

    SUMMER ORCHESTRA OPPORTUNITIES

    Are you looking to maintain or improve your playing skills over the summer?  Do you want to meet new friends from all over the district while making great music in a large group ensemble?  Click here to learn more about middle-level opportunities available through the ISD 621 Summer Orchestra program.  Registrations are due by May 15.

    E-FLYERS

    Check out what is happening at Chippewa and around the community.  Here you will find additional information that might not be including in the enews.  Be sure to check back regularly, as new flyers are added often.

     


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