Five CHS students to compete in state individual speech contest in eight events!
Five students from Chariton High School received a I rating at the IHSSA district speech contest held at Newton High School on February 25th and will be advancing to the state individual speech contest. Junior Kaylee Goodson will be performing in prose and literary program, junior Ashley Gress in prose and poetry, senior Lille Murphy in literary program and original oratory, junior Emily Surratt in poetry, and sophomore Gavin Mills in individual improv. This will be the second straight trip to state for Ashley Gress. “It feels great because I’ve found something that I’m good at, and proud of.” said Gress.
This marks eight state-quality performances among five students. In addition, Goodson, Murphy and Surratt are all performing pieces they wrote themselves for their events. “I feel my piece is very heartfelt and I’m glad that people empathize. Four people in my audience started crying!” said Surratt “I’m really glad the judge liked it so much that he sent me on to state.”
The group will go on to compete in the state contest on March 11th at Vinton-Shellsburg High School in Vinton, Iowa. The public is invited to attend for a $3 suggested donation to the IHSSA. If the students are successful at state, they may be selected to perform at the All-State Speech Festival in Cedar Falls. “To have so many students go to state is an incredible accomplishment,” said coach Justin Sharp. “Out of the five, I have no doubt one or more of them will move on to All-State.
Gabe Ruepke advances to the State Wrestling Tournament to be held at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - February 16, 17, & 18. The High School is working on filling a pep bus to cheer him on to a VICTORY! We are proud of you, Gabe!
Students at the high school in Mrs. Seuferer’s Computer Applications I classes had the opportunity to earn certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word and Excel during the fall semester. Jamison Owens also placed 2nd in Microsoft Word for Iowa in the Microsoft Office Specialist State Championship for the fall semester.
During the semester, 14 students achieved 19 certifications. Students earning certification were:
FOR THE 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Columbus Elementary on March 24, 2017.
If you have a child or know of a child that will be five years of age on or before September 15, 2017, please call the Columbus Elementary School at 641-774-4712 or pick up a form from the school office.
One half of the future kindergarten students will attend a two hour morning session and the other half will attend the afternoon session. Parents will bring their child to the school, help them get checked in and leave. Parents will return for the last half hour of the session to attend a parent information meeting in the Media Center to learn about our transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs. The children will be divided into groups and will rotate through a variety of activities in each kindergarten room, meeting and working with each kindergarten teacher.
Invitations will be sent to those who have registered. If your child has not received an invitation by March 20th, please contact Columbus School at 641-774-4712.
Infinite Campus (CCSD Student Information System) is now available to all parents and students as a mobile app. Parents and students can now access their Campus Portal information on Android and iOS devices using the Campus Mobile Portal app.
Follow the MOBILE APP DIRECTIONS to download the app today! If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact your building administrator.
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