The CHS Choirs led by Mrs. McGinthy held their annual Sweetheart Cabaret on March 9th and 10th. This year's theme, "At the Hop", was a total gas! Congratulations to all of our singers who put in long hours of practice and setup to make it a success. Thanks also to those who came to support our students as they had a chance to sing songs of their choice as solos, duets, or small ensembles. We applaud the hard work and effort of such a huge student-run event.
Have you seen the CHS 4-Cast lately? If not, you missed a preview of two outstanding pieces of work.
This year Mrs. Packard wanted to give the CHS halls a face lift with a pop of color and a hint of Eagle Pride. There are four pieces in the works, but two are completed and ready to be hung. The pictures below do not encompass how stunning these 4 foot x 8 foot canvas creations really are.
Mrs. Allen's Honors English classes are on the move. For a little Valentine's Day fun, the SLU/Honors English III classes did peer review speed dating! Each "date" they had a specific section to evaluate and provide feedback for. Students moved every 2-3 minutes, enjoying valentine treats as they went.
Currently, Freshman Honors English is reading Of Mice and Men. So much can be discussed in this read. To allow more students the chance to talk, Mrs. Allen broke the class into three Socratic seminar circles. Each group had a ball, and only the person holding the ball can speak. Students were given tasks, such as keeping the conversation moving and productive, making sure everyone gets the chance to speak, asking questions to expand on ideas, or taking notes about the discussion.
IMPORTANT CHS TEST DATES
SAT/PSAT Testing - Tuesday, April 9, 2019
AP Test Dates (students have pre-registered)
- AP Spanish - Tuesday, May 7
- AP Eng Lit/Comp - Wednesday, May 8
- AP Chemistry -Thursday, May 9
- AP German - Thursday, May 9
- AP US History - Friday, May 10
- AP Calculus - Tuesday, May 14
- AP Eng Lang/Comp - Wednesday, May 15
These inquiring minds and bright faces never cease to amaze us! Their journey began in early February at the Regional Academic Challenge competition held at SWIC. Not to our surprise, they left the event with the 1st place trophy in the 700 Division.
The following students took individual awards:
- Chemistry: Caleb Bahr (2nd) | Tristan Oestreich (2nd) and - Eric Kuebler (3rd)
- Math: Caleb Bahr (1st) | Lauren Baur (3rd)
- Physics: Lauren Baur (2nd)
- English: Mia Boyer-Edwards (1st) | Emma Groetecke (2nd)
- Computer Science: Eric Kuebler (1st) | Mitchell Augustin (2nd)
A month later, the team returned to SWIC for Sectionals.
Individual awards were taken by the following:
- Math: Caleb Bahr (3rd)
- Computer Science: Mitchell Augustin (3rd)
- English: Mia Boyer-Edwards (2nd)
- Physics: Lauren Baur (3rd)
- Chemistry: Tristan Oestreich (3rd) | Caleb Bahr (3rd)
Another great season in the books! Way to go Eagles!
Before you read on, please take a moment to soak up the priceless moments you see to the left.
CHS and Waterloo High School had a cross categorical outing and our local West Park Bowl. The students were dining, socializing and had a great time rolling for spares and strikes.
Mrs. Adair, Mrs. Ealy and Mr. Kopp are always looking for more ways to get the students out of the building and in to the community. Their next endeavor will be at The Back Porch.
The students have the opportunity to partner with local businesses, create relationships in their community and increase inclusion in both the community and with their same-aged peers. The Back Porch is a new Waterloo resale shop run by the House of Neighborly Services (HNS) and is scheduled to open April 9th.
HNS is a non-profit dedicated to helping those in need in our community. In addition to having items for resale, HNS has invited us to make unique gifts to sell in the store. The first items we will be providing are handcrafted soaps and inside gardens with fresh herbs. At the shop the students will gain experience receiving items, laundry, interacting with customers, working the front counter, gift wrapping, sorting and organizing, and various outside duties (plants, parking lot clean up, etc.), and recycling/trash.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a leader among educational organizations that promotes recognition of students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership in the Columbia High School National Honor society is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected as a candidate, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities by maintaining high academic standards and participating in the activities of the organization.
On March 18, thirty-six seniors were inducted in to the National Honor Society.
(Pictured to the right are NHS President Mia Boyer-Edwards and Vice Preident Elaina Vitale)
CHS Save the Dates
As you know, the end of year is upon us which means banquets, recognition nights, testing dates, award ceremonies, senior events and graduation. Below is the growing list of some important dates to keep in mind as you fill your family calendars.
(Italicized items listed below are day events)
- March 27 - FFA Banquet
- April 3 - Soaring Eagle
- April 6 - Prom
- April 6/7 - After Prom
- April 9 - SAT/PSAT Testing
- April 11 - Senior Girl Tea (1 pm)/Senior Boys BBQ (noon)
- April 25 - Oerter Banquet
- April 26 - ACE Olympics
- May 2 - Spring Concert
- May 6 - Pentzler Banquet
- May 9 - Senior Celebration (8 am)
- May 19 - Graduation (1 pm)