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Teacher of the Year
Mr. Robert Jordan is the CHS Teacher of the Year for 2015-16.  He recently shared a little information about himself...
Mr. Jordan is from Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and from Winthrop University and earned degrees in Integrated Language Arts for Grades 7-12 and Curriculum Development.  Mr. Jordan enjoys his job and continues to teach because he likes working with students.  He said, "Every year I modify my classroom curriculum to meet students' needs. I believe in adapting to my students as opposed to having my students adapt to me. I believe that my job is to foster critical thinking, and help my students prepare for the real world".  When asked what he wished students knew, he quoted from French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery..."A goal without a plan is a wish."

Congratulations, Mr. Jordan!  Thank you for setting high standards at CHS!  Best wishes as you compete against the representatives from the other schools too.



New eBooks!
Be the first to try out the new eBooks from InfoBase--use the widget posted below--that are now available because of a grant Mrs. Podmore received from the Chester County School District Public Education Foundation.  You need the username--which is chs--and the password--which is cyclones--to access these books.
New eBooks. Part 2
Important ACT Info
Beginning in spring 2015, the ACT test will be used as a statewide assessment in South Carolina to meet state and federal accountability requirements. With the exception of students who are eligible for alternate assessments, the ACT must be administered to all students in the eleventh grade, including students with disabilities. Eleventh-grade students are defined as students in the third year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade.

Please read these documents for important ACT/WorkKeys Info:

ACT Basic Information
ACT Flyer
ACT Tablets
Accommodations Memo for Parents
WorkKeys 
Science Waiver

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Attention SENIORS

CHS will no longer accept money for graduation merchandise.  You must pay Jostens directly.  Please call 1-800-JOSTENS (1-800-567-8367).  Se habla Espanol.  Or, go to www.jostens.com/contact .  

If you need to mail a check or money order, the address is
 
Jostens Service Center
PO Box 512
Owatonna, MN  55060

Annual Cadet Ball

The JROTC will have its annual Cadet Ball at the Gateway Conference Center on April 18th.  It begins at 6pm and the program begins promptly at 6:30.  RSVPs are due by March 18th.  Contact LTC Joye or SFC Lewis at 803 377-5098 or email at bjoye@chester.k12.sc.us / alewis@chester.k12.sc.us for further information.

Prom is May 16th

Let's Glow at the Gateway Center from 8pm until midnight on May 16th.

Thanks for the New Books!

Mrs. Podmore, library media specialist, has received $2000 in grant money to buy books and eBooks for the CHS Media Center, thanks to the Chester County School District Public Education Foundation.  More information will be posted about this exciting opportunity for the Cyclones to use their tablets for reading and for them to learn about how others in the world became successful.
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.)

NEW!! Career Planning Guide

Click here for the Chester County Career Planning Guide for 2015-16.

Tech News for 2014-15

From Neil Rollins at CCSD:
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.

2014-15 Student Council Officers

Click here for the list.

Welcome Back, Coach Floyd

(Announcement from CCSD)
The Chester High School varsity football team will have a familiar face leading them next season. Coach Victor D. Floyd has been named the new head coach for the Cyclones and is eager to return to a program he knows so well.

“Coach Floyd is a perfect fit for Chester High School,” explains CHS principal Martie Tiller. “I really like his plan to move Cyclone football forward. I like his plan for academic success for his players, and I like his views on team discipline and training."

In 2007, Coach Floyd’s team was the 3A Upper State champions. Coach Floyd was named the South Carolina 3A Upper State Football Coach of the Year and the Region Coach of the Year.

In explaining his excitement at returning to Chester High, Coach Floyd said, “I’ve always felt like I left a job unfinished. I have an opportunity to come back and possibly complete a job. I’m not making any promises, but our goal is a state title. Chester has a lot of potential and talent and I believe this team can compete on a high level--year end and year out.”

Coach Floyd and his wife Yolanda are the proud parents of 14 year old Victoria and 7 year old Victor Jr. (Trooper). Floyd is a native of Nichols, South Carolina. He is a certified teacher with degrees from North Carolina A&T State University and the United States Sports Academy.

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.

Hot Spots for CCSD Wi-Fi

The locations of free Wi-Fi access for CCSD devices are:
Roddey Building in Chester, Pine Springs Park in Leeds, Baton Rouge Park, Lowrys Park, Edgemoor Fire Department, Fort Lawn Community Center, Blackstock Market, Lewisville Middle School parking lot, Great Falls Elementary parking lot, and all high schools parking lots.

CHS 2014 Annual Report

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

Cyberbullying Information

Mr. Ferguson created a "LiveBinder" of information about cyberbullying that contains a lot of very helpful information.  It's available at http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1680760 .

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

     Assessment&
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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.

Tablet Problem?

Login to Office 365 (www.outlook.office365.com)    SEE BELOW IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS

Send an email to:Send an e-mail to:
ccsdhelpdesk@chester.k12.sc.us

In the subject line, put:        
CHS, Your Name (first and last)

In the body of the message, put as much information as you can about the problem you’re having.

One of the IT staff members will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Be sure to periodically check your email.   You will receive updates as the problem is fixed and to let you know when it’s ready to be picked up.

The IT Office is in Room F-5.


How to sign-in to email:

You have to check your email through Office 365.  This is how:

1.      Login to your computer with your first initial, last name, and the last 4 digits of your student ID number.  You set up your password this year when you logged on to a computer for the first time.  (If you haven’t logged in yet, your password is password, and you have to change it right away.)

2.      Click on the desktop icon for SIGN IN TO OFFICE 365 or open an internet browser (Chrome/Firefox, or Internet Explorer) and go to   www.outlook.office365.com  .

3.      You will login with your regular username (first initial, last name, and last 4 digits of your student ID number) but you must add   @chester.k12.sc.us   after your 4 digits.  John Doe’s log in would look like this:  jdoe4321@chester.k12.sc.us  .  This is also your email address, if you want to give it to someone.  Remember, when you graduate or leave Chester County School District, this account will no longer exist, so use it only for school-type stuff.  Use your Microsoft/gmail/yahoo accts for everything else.

4.      Your password is the same password you use when you log on to the network at school.  Same password for the network and for Office 365.

Outstanding!

  
Mr. Robert Jordan
CHS Teacher of the Year
2015-2016


Mrs. Faye Culp
CHS Teacher of the Year
2014-2015


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