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Academic Challenge Team
Competitions for the Chester High School Academic Challenge Team began on January 7th with matches against Great Falls and Lewisville in the CHS media center. The CHS team beat GFHS, but lost to LHS. The team coaches--Mr. Counterman and Ms. Perkins--thank Ms. Pomerantz for her assistance in calling out the questions and TruVista for recording the matches. The participants in the matches were: Mary Lifsey, Nathan Hinson, Ethan Johnson, Jack Counterman, Nathan Wells, William Counterman, and team captain James Commodore. On January 14th, CHS beat Blacksburg and Indian Land.  Parents and other cheerleaders for the academic team are welcomed to attend the next match at 4:00 on January 28th against York and Andrew Jackson in the CHS Media Center. 

Go Cyclones!

The Chester Senior High School Army JROTC Color Guard team--ShaQuinta Feaster, Nick Smith, Kaitlyn Greene, and Newton Whitesides--presented honors prior to the Charlotte Hornets home game against the Miami Heat on January 21st. They received many encouraging comments on their duty performance and were able to socialize with members of the Hornets entertainment staff. SFC Lewis and LTC Joye said they had a great time and represented CHS well.  Note the picture of the JumboTron...the school name was lit up in red and ran all around the arena.  More pictures, including the cadets socializing with Hugo the Hornet and the Honeybees are located on the CHS Facebook page here.

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Tech News

Information from Neil Rollins:

Beginning September 22, 2014, students, faculty, and staff eligible for Office 365 ProPlus from their school can now take advantage of a new self-service sign up process. In the past, organizations were burdened with initiating the service, creating accounts and ordering the free licenses on behalf of their users. The new self-service model removes all of that unnecessary friction and delay by simply allowing eligible users to sign up for the service themselves, while maintaining the same level of control, flexibility and security institutions have come to expect from Office 365.

To check their eligibility of the ProPlus benefit, students, faculty, and staff can go to www.office.com/getoffice365 and enter a school-provided email address. Once validated, users over the age of 13 can create an Office 365 account and get access to Office 365 ProPlus, OneDrive for business, SharePoint Online, Office Online.

Morning News



January 23
Upcoming...
  • Job Shadowing
    Ms. Parsons in the Career Center would like for all students to consider job shadowing this semester, whether you have a class at CCCC or not. 

    Job shadowing gives students the opportunity to spend time in a workplace setting, observing and learning about a career.  In order to participate, a student must:
    * Have good attendance
    * Have passing grades this year 
    * Have a good discipline record
    * Have an interest in learning about a career
    * Have reliable transportation (not relying on another student since their date and/or time may be different)  

    If you meet these criteria, sign up!  We cannot guarantee that we will find a site for everyone, but every effort will be made.  Priority will be given to junior and senior level students.    

    On the sheet**, please list any other shadowing sites you have had.  You will not be able to shadow in the same location a second time. (**Please see a teacher for sign-up sheet.)   

    Remember, your absence from class does not count against you, but you must get your work and complete it.  Also, shadowing involves more than just the actual time on site.  You must do some pre-planning to learn something about the job you will shadow, answer questions, write a thank you note, etc. for a grade that will be counted as a daily grade in either an academic or Career Center class.

  • Spring Art Show
    Students interested in participating in the Superintendent's Art Show in the spring should begin thinking about what art work you will want to enter.  The art work can be a drawing, painting, photograph, graphic design, or sculpture.  The work must be an ORIGINAL work of YOUR creation.  All entries should be turned in to Ms. Denham in Room G-2 by March 23rd and should include your name, your grade, the materials used for the work, and a title (if you have named the piece).  See Ms. Denham for more details.
CHS 2014-15 Info

CHS Mission

Chester High School strives to create a safe and nurturing environment where students are encouraged to develop academic, social and emotional competencies. To this end, we are committed to developing creative, independent students who are prepared to contribute to local, national, and global societies.

hiTEC Handbook and Video for Students and Parents

Please click on the link below to access the electronic hiTEC Handbook.

(The required video that explains CCSD tablet protocol is underneath the Student Parent handbook.)

Student Parent Tablet Handbook.pdf


Mr. Stiver's Video link: (Click here.)

2014-15 Student Council Officers

Click here for the list.

New for Food Services 2014-15

Parents/Guardians are now able to monitor their children's school meal accounts online! 
  1. Create an account by going to www.K12PaymentCenter.com 
  2. Click "Register Now"
  3. Select Chester County School District from the drop-down lists of school districts
  4. Fill in your information, input your credit or debit card information and you're ready to go!

***You will need your child's Student ID Number.  This number is printed on report cards and on their student IDs.  Please contact the school if you are unsure of this number.***


Once the account is established, you will be able to:

  • Make payments for meals online securely using your credit card (*Small fee applies for each payment.)
  • Deposit money into multiple accounts with just one payment, no matter which school your child attends.
  • Get quick and easy access to your child's account 24 hours a day.
  • See your child's meal purchases.
  • Check your child's meal account balance.
  • Get low balance alerts by email and/or text.

This web site is secure and utilizes all of the current industry privacy standards.

CHS 2014 Annual Report

2014 CHS Annual Report Newsletter.pdf
Click the link above to access the report. 

SIC Nomination Form for 2013-2014

To access the SIC nomination form please click here. More

Over 5923 Free Audio Books Online

5,923 Free LibriVox Recordings:
LibriVox provides books in the public domain that they record as audio files from volunteers. Once the files are configured for generic use, the books are posted to the net for free.  All the audio recordings are in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.

http://librivox.org/about-librivox/

https://catalog.librivox.org/
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300 Free Classic eBooks

300 Free Classic eBooks
Open Culture
: the best free cultural & educational media on the web. 
This list of Free eBooks has received mentions in the The Daily Beast andComputer World.
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S.C. Digital Library for Chester County Historical Society Archives

S.C. Specific CCSS-M Resources

S2tem Centers SC Link 

The S²TEM Centers SC CCSSM Implementation Team provides quality professional learning experiences and support resources for educators preparing for implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

Connections between the Common Core State Standards

Common Core Resources List (Plus Pearson's CC Institute Webinars

PEARSON Common Core Institute - Spring 2013 - FREE  (This link connects you to Pearson's annual webinars on the Common Core.  The webinars are also stored here for future reference and review.)
All current and past webinars are hosted here for later viewing if you happen to miss one of the presentations.


Common Core Secondary Resources List Final.docx
South Carolina’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics provides an opportunity to tap expert knowledge from a variety of resources. However, it is important to be informed consumers regardless of the resource used. The following resources are considered to be aligned to and supportive of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and should be used as deemed appropriate to meet individual needs.  The resources listed are grouped by


·         State Professional Mathematics Organizations

·         Gap Analysis, Progression and Unpacking Documents

·         Curriculum Resources and Sample Tasks

·         Teacher Content Knowledge Resources

·         Math Tools

·         Instructional Materials

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Coping With Traumatic Events

Click on the link below to access the needed information. 

Traumatic Events.docx
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CCSD Media/Video Request Form

Teachers, please complete at least 3 days ahead of when it's needed so you will have time to get approval.  Click here for form.
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