Mark Your Calendar
Monday, Dec. 4th - Day 6
- Grades 9-12: AP In-House Midterms Begin
- 468/486 Building: Grades 2-4 Art Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ 486 Art Room, 532
- 468 Building: Kindergarten STEM Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ Room 418
- Winter Concert: 5th & 6th Grade Band and Jazz Lab 6:00pm - 6:45pm @ 515 Auditorium
- Winter Concert: 5th & 6th Grade Choir and Orchestra 7:45pm - 8:30pm @ 515 Auditorium
Tuesday, Dec. 5th - Day 1
- Boys' Varsity Basketball vs. Unionville HS 4:00pm @ 535 Gym
- 468/486 Building: Principal Coffee Chat for Parents 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ 486 Conference Room
- Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball vs. Unionville HS 5:30pm @ 535 Gym
- Winter Concert: 150 Building 2nd Grade Choir, 3rd/4th Grade Choir, and 3rd Grade Orchestra 6:00pm - 6:45pm @ 515 Auditorium
- Winter Concert: 150 Building 4th Grade Band and 4th Grade Orchestra 7:45pm - 8:30pm @ 515 Auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Day 2
- 500 Building: Principal Coffee Chat with Parents 9:00am - 10:00am @ 500 Conference Room
- 515 Building: Middle School Coding & Robotics Program 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ 515 Building, Room 337
- 150 Building: Grades 2-4 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 150 Art Room, 908
- 150 Building: Grades K-1 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 150 Art Room, 827
- 468/486 Building: Grades K & 1 Art Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ 468 Art Room, 425
- 500 Building: Grades 5 & 6 Art Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ 500 Building, Room 228
- Winter Concert: 468/486 Building 2nd Grade Choir, 3rd/4th Grade Choir, and 3rd Grade Orchestra 6:00pm - 6:45pm @ 515 Auditorium
- Winter Concert: 468/486 Building 4th Grade Band and Orchestra 7:45pm - 8:30pm @ 515 Auditorium
Thursday, Dec. 7th - Day 3
- Character Counts Dress Down Day - Responsibility - Green Shirt w/ Uniform Bottoms
- 535 Building: Principal Coffee Chat with Parents 2:00pm @ 535 Conference Room
- 150 Elementary Student Council Meeting 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 902
- 150 Building: 3rd and 4th Grade STEM Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ Room 951
Friday, Dec. 8th - Day 4
- All Buildings: Toys for Tots Toy Collection Ends
- Grades 9-12: AP In-House Midterms End
- Grades 7-12: Cougar Pride Day - Wear Your Cougar Gear with Uniform Bottoms or Jeans
- Grades K-6: Spirit Day Sponsored by Elementary Student Council - Jersey Day - Favorite Team Jersey w/ Uniform Bottoms
- MS/HS Music Poinsettia Fundraiser Ends
- Girls' Varsity Basketball: Pottsgrove Tip-Off Tournament 7:00pm @ Pottsgrove Middle School
- Boys' Varsity Basketball: Sun Valley Tip-Off 7:30pm @ Sun Valley HS
Saturday, December 9th
- Boys' Varsity Basketball: Sun Valley Tip-Off @ Sun Valley HS
- Girls' Varsity Basketball: Pottsgrove Tip-Off Tournament @ Pottsgrove Middle School
Citadel Heart of Learning Award 2018 Nominations
It's time again for Citadel's Heart of Learning Award teacher nominations. Each year, over 1,200 teachers are nominated by thousands in Chester County. Nominations are carefully reviewed, and 15 finalists are selected. Each of the 15 finalists receives $500 to use in their classrooms. Of the 15 finalists, three are selected:
- One High School Teacher
- One Middle School Teacher
- One Elementary School Teacher
Each winner receives the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, along with an additional $1,500 for classroom use.
View the video below to learn more about the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. The deadline to nominate your favorite Collegium teachers is December 31, 2017. Use the link below for your nominations!
AP Midterm Exams
Monday, December 4th
- 7:45am - AP Music Theory, AP English Language and Composition, and AP Computer Science Principles
- 10:00am - AP World History
Tuesday, December 5th
- 7:45am - AP U.S. Government and Politics, and AP Environmental Science
- 10:00am - AP U.S. History
Wednesday, December 6th
- 7:45am - AP Physics
- 10:00am - AP European History
Thursday, December 7th
- 7:45am - AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP Spanish Literature and Culture
- 10:00am - AP Calculus AB, and AP Seminar
Friday, December 8th
- 7:45am - AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Calculus BC, and AP Biology
2018-2019 AP Course Applications
Attention 9th-11th Grade Parents and Students
Students interested in taking AP Courses during the 2018-2019 school year should attend an informational meeting in the Cafeteria during Stretch on Monday, December 4th. See Ms. Whisler in the HS Counseling Office for a pass to attend the meeting.
Applications, signed by both a parent/guardian and the student, must be submitted to current content area teachers by Friday, December 8, 2017.
Please email the HS Counseling Office with any questions.
Each week, CCS Administrators highlight common terms and philosophies in education, and explain how they impact teaching and learning at Collegium. This week's contribution comes from Dr. O'Brien, 535 Building Principal.
Collegium Charter School has forged a relationship with Delaware County Community College in response to our Mission Statement's challenge: "Our goal will continually be to prepare each student for the rigors of college life, and to hold ourselves and our students accountable for our mutual success."
As stated on the extensive Collegium High School Counseling website:
“All students have the opportunity to enroll in courses at Delaware County Community College to earn high school and college credit. Juniors and Seniors may be eligible to apply for college Pathway Programs. Students who participate in Pathway Programs may have the opportunity to earn credits towards a college degree, and leave early or come into school late to participate in this program. Pathways that are available include: Business, Liberal Arts, (Pre) Engineering, (Pre) Nursing, Electro-Mechanical Technologies, Interactive MultiMedia, Network Engineering, and Web Programming.”
Researchers have identified numerous benefits of dual enrollment for a wide range of students. Learn more by reading Elizabeth Redden's Inside Higher Ed article, "The Benefits of Dual Enrollment."
Another good resource on dual enrollment pros and cons is STUDYPOINT's website, where answers to questions like, "Why should my child consider a Dual-Enrollment Program?", and "Is there any reason my child shouldn't participate?", are discussed.
Participation in dual enrollment courses can help prepare students for the rigors of college, potentially save families thousands of dollars in college expenses, and provide students with the opportunity to try a variety of majors before deciding on their major for a four-year college.
Collegium Employee Spotlight
This Newsletter section highlights one Collegium employee each week and allows families and students to get to know them even more. Now, when you see featured employees on campus, you'll have a better chance of being able to greet them by name and strike up conversations!
CCST Candy Grams
The cast and crew of Collegium Center Stage Theatre's (CCST) upcoming production of Hairspray are selling Candy Grams from Monday, November 27th until Friday, December 8th.
Candy Grams cost $1.00 each and include candy and a personal message. They will be distributed across campus on Friday, December 15th. If you would like to send a student or employee a Candy Gram, please print out the form below and follow the directions.
Please Note: Candy Grams must be purchased with cash (no coins, please) and orders must be received by Friday, December 8th. Late orders will not be accepted. Any orders missing information (recipient's name, HR teacher, and/or building number) may not be delivered.
Questions? Please email Ms. Stell.
High School News Studio Fundraiser
Mrs. Maalouf's students are holding a fundraiser to purchase upgraded sound equipment needed to continue developing the High School's recording studio, Broadcasting and Video Production course, and Morning News programs. The new equipment will benefit Video Production and Broadcasting students through better audio production quality, greater familiarity with professional-level equipment, and enhanced technical skills.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will purchase equipment like new XLR microphones and mixers. The students use USB microphones now, which produce lower broadcast quality and limit the students' technical familiarity with sound mixing. Freeing up the USB microphones to be used individually in Broadcasting and Video Production courses, the XLR microphones and mixers would add a new dimension of technical performance to Morning News and our news broadcast projects.
The equipment to be purchased with fundraiser proceeds will also help the students prepare for when we are able to expand, as XLR outputs are the standard for professional quality sound equipment. Using a portable sound studio will enhance the quality of radio broadcasts, and having both reporter and interviewer microphones available will improve recording sound quality. Working with Apple Motion 5 and Final Cut Pro X will result in greater opportunities for customization and multimedia technology training for students.
All of our Video Production and Broadcasting students will directly benefit from the new equipment we plan to purchase with proceeds from this fundraiser. Please consider donating online today to this important fundraiser by accessing the link below!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Maalouf.
Five Below Fundraiser
Want to earn money for Collegium while completing your holiday shopping? Bring our flyer (below, printed, or on your mobile device) to Five Below, show it to your cashier, and 10% of your purchase price will be donated back to Collegium. Our fundraiser runs until Sunday, December 24th.